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  • Current Undergraduate & Postgraduate Scholarships for Kenyans
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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.
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  • ChildFund International Economic Strengthening Technical Director Job in Kenya - Apply by 10th October 2014.
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  • KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Research Programme Post Doctoral Researcher in Statistics - Apply by 1st October 2014.
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    ChildFund International Economic Strengthening Technical Director Job in Kenya

    ChildFund International exists to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities.

    ChildFund promotes societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children.

    ChildFund Kenya intends to recruit for the following positions for a forthcoming Orphans and Vulnerable Children program in one or two regions in Kenya

    Economic Strengthening Technical Director

    1 Post

    Duties / Responsibilities

    The proposed Economic Strengthening Technical Director will have responsibility for all activities associated with improving the economic stability of households caring for OVC.

    The position will be reporting to the Chief of Party (CoP).

    Requirements / Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or higher in social sciences or social work, or a closely related field is required.
  • Demonstrated experience to develop strong partnerships (sub-recipients, government agencies, international and local NGOs, and community organizations) necessary to deliver sustainable, responsive and legitimate Economic Strengthening interventions, which interventions contribute to strengthening an enabling environment that reduces risks of vulnerability and provides children with opportunities to develop and thrive.
  • S/he must have at least three years of experience designing, implementing and Managing household economic strengthening initiatives in/for developing countries.
  • Experience in leveraging private public partnerships is preferred. Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English are also required.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse stakeholders, such as local NGOs, government officials, donor representatives, and international staff.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience with USAID-funded projects in a senior technical position
  • Three years of experience living or working in Kenya is required

    All offers of employment are made contingent upon ChildFund winning the anticipated Grant and the successful completion of all applicable background and reference checks.

    ChildFund International is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.

    All applications should be sent to hr@kenya.childfund.org

    The application deadline date is October 10, 2014

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted


    AERC Web and Communications Officer Job in Kenya

    Job Description The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), established in 1988, is one of the most active Research and Capacity Building Institutions (RCBIs) in the world, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

    The Consortium’s mission is to strengthen local capacity for conducting independent, rigorous inquiry into the problems facing the management of economies in sub-Saharan Africa.

    AERC has since March 2011, partnered with the World Food Program (WFP) to establish and run a Data Analysis and Knowledge Management Hub in support of the Purchase for Progress (P4P) pilot programme.

    The objective of the partnership was to secure high quality M&E technical support for the WFP’s Purchase for Progress programme as well as ensuring wide sharing of the extensive data collected.

    As part of the initiative’s efforts to share and effectively communicate data, AERC is in the process of establishing an open source web portal dedicated to the dissemination of global best practice and research data on local procurement, market development and market access for smallholders and low-income farmers.

    In this context, AERC is seeking suitable candidate to fill the below position, which will be based in Nairobi.

    The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, organized and creative communicator who has the ability to re-interpret and synthesize information material in order to package messages and information that meet needs of different audience groups.

    Web and Communications Officer

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the key tasks will be to:

  • Design and implement communication strategies for the open source data sharing portal;
  • Manage and plan editorial content for the web portal in collaboration with colleagues, technical service providers and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Prepare communications products that effectively convey the desired information/message to targeted audiences and are aligned with AERC corporate messaging and objective of the web portal;
  • Promote the web portal and its contents though networks and digital channels;
  • Manage content like blogs, polls, news, events calendar, social media, multimedia, e-newsletters, and any special projects like surveys as required;
  • Create images, videos and graphics, and adapt text for communications in a format suitable for both print and web-based delivery;
  • Manage and coordinate the publishing of data on the web portal;
  • Plan and organize the implementation of appropriate metadata to aid in site indexing;
  • Define workflows for content management and best practices, procedures, and guidelines for website development and maintenance;
  • Perform other duties as required.

    To be considered for this position, you must meet the following minimum requirements and experience:

  • University degree (minimum bachelors) in communications, Journalism, information or related discipline;
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in the field of communication including experience in the preparation and dissemination of information on website and social media channels;
  • Excellent knowledge and skills in computer applications of MS Office, desktop publishing programs, and website design and management;
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Working knowledge of English and some knowledge of French or Spanish is an advantage. How to Apply

    If you believe you have the qualifications and experience to match this role, please submit your application with detailed curriculum vitae, stating your current position, remuneration, email, telephone contacts, and names and addresses of three referees.

    To be considered your application must be received by October 10, 2014 addressed to:

    The Manager, Human Resources and Administration
    African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
    Email: recruitment@aercafrica.org;
    with cc to dakmah@aercafrica.org
    For more information on AERC, you can visit our website onAERC Web and Communications Officer Job in Kenya


    SACCO Branch Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Our client, a rapidly growing deposit taking SACCO with operations in Eastern and Nairobi regions of Kenya, as part of its business growth strategy, seeks to strengthen its human capital structure by recruiting dynamic and result oriented management team to fill the following positions:

    Branch Manager
    Based in Nairobi
    Ref: BM/10

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the person shall be responsible for:

    Job Description:

  • Coordinating day to day branch operations and business growth at the branch
  • Managing branch performance against agreed targets and budgets, and within policies and standards and in line with the Sacco`s strategic objectives
  • Establishing and overseeing the implementation of sound financial management systems in liaison with the branch Operations Manager and finance department
  • Ensuring branch accounting system is operated as per the accounting and finance policies
  • Seeking and continuously developing knowledge and information about competitor activity, pricing and tactics, and communicate this to relevant departments in the Sacco
  • Communicating, liaising, and negotiating internally and externally using appropriate methods to facilitate the development of profitable business and sustainable relationships with stakeholders
  • Maintaining and develop existing and new customers through appropriate propositions and promotion methods, and relevant internal liaison, to optimise quality of service, business growth, and customer satisfaction.
  • Managing the branch loan portfolio in accordance with the Sacco credit policy and procedures.
  • Management and growth of the branch savings and deposits in accordance with relevant policies, procedures as well as the overall Sacco strategic objectives
  • Ensuring that all Sacco policies, rules, procedures and other relevant laws and regulations are adhered to and all staffs are conversant with them
  • In liaison with finance department, ensure adequate branch liquidity and that there is enough cash at all paying points
  • Ensuring adequate security for cash in Sacco premises, in transit and at paying points.
  • Control the utilization of, and ensuring proper maintenance and custody of all society assets at the branch
  • Establishing and maintain appropriate systems to ensure that member’s queries and complaints are noted and addressed satisfactorily and in time.
  • Establishing and maintaining appropriate reporting systems to ensure the board and management are well appraised on branch performance and that accurate reports are prepared and submitted in time
  • Ensuring proper running and security of ICT resources at the branch in accordance with the ICT policy
  • Managing and motivate staff, train and develop staff, according to company policies and employment laws, and ensure relevant HR procedures are followed (appraisals, discipline, grievance, etc.
  • Managing branch health and safety, security and emergency systems, and ensure staff and members awareness of the same, according to Sacco policies and relevant laws
  • Developing personal skills and capability through on-going training, as provided by the Sacco or elsewhere or by self-subject to Sacco approval.
  • Any other duties as may be allocated by superiors from time to time

    Minimum Qualifications

  • University degree in Business Administration, Business Management, Commerce, Finance, Accounting or Economics.
  • Be a registered certified public accountant CPA (K).
  • Diploma in co-operative management, business management, microfinance, marketing, entrepreneurship or any other relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Have at least five years’ experience in a deposit taking SACCO/Microfinance or Banking with two of these being in a senior management position.
  • Computer proficient
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Sacco and Co-operative regulations
  • Knowledge of credit management

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who meet the above requirements are requested to email their applications together with their resume’s and testimonials, quoting the job reference as the subject header, and stating their current and expected remuneration to co-opconsultancy@co-opbank.co.ke so as to reach us by 14th October 2014.

    NB: Applications that are incomplete, received beyond the deadline or that do not meet the above stated requirements will not be considered.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    SACCO Micro Credit Manager Job in Kenya

    Our client, a rapidly growing deposit taking SACCO with operations in Eastern and Nairobi regions of Kenya, as part of its business growth strategy, seeks to strengthen its human capital structure by recruiting dynamic and result oriented management team to fill the following positions:

    Micro Credit Manager
    Ref: MCM/10

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the person shall be responsible for:

    Job Description:

  • Analysing and evaluating the demand, market segmentation and competitive situation for the target clients of micro credit products to identify opportunity in the market for new products
  • Working with relevant departments on developing and updating microcredit products concepts and its prototypes, including product policies, operational procedures, methodology guides and other supporting documents in order to meet business strategies
  • Monitoring the evolution of the microcredit portfolio (comparison with quantitative and qualitative objectives) to better assess the risk of loan portfolio
  • Following up the roll-out into the target market of new designed or improved loan products to ensure the practical, meet with risk mitigation, and competitive advantage manner;
  • Overseeing the development and follow up the implementation of Micro Credit policy, procedure, and guideline to ensure the quality management of micro credit portfolio.
  • Supporting income generation for enterprises and help to build financially self-sufficient low income borrowers/clients.
  • Providing financial services with greater flexibility at a more affordable price making microfinance services very attractive to a large number of low income clients.
  • Managing funds adequately enough to meet future cash needs in consultation with Finance and Accounts department.
  • Identifying donors who are active in microfinance and who might provide support or funding.
  • Providing consistent guidelines for the effective management of the accounts processing and credit administration functions established at each county/ field/ unit offices.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Are holders of a business degree or its equivalent from a recognised university and a diploma in Banking or its equivalent;
  • A certificate in Micro-Credit related course will be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in credit operations in microfinance/banking environment/Sacco
  • Experience in report writing, writing policy and procedure
  • Good English proficiency, both written and spoken
  • Computer literacy (MS. Office, PowerPoint, e-mail, etc.)

    How to Apply Interested applicants who meet the above requirements are requested to email their applications together with their resume’s and testimonials, quoting the job reference as the subject header, and stating their current and expected remuneration to co-opconsultancy@co-opbank.co.ke so as to reach us by 14th October 2014.

    NB: Applications that are incomplete, received beyond the deadline or that do not meet the above stated requirements will not be considered.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    SACCO Marketing Manager Job in Kenya

    Our client, a rapidly growing deposit taking SACCO with operations in Eastern and Nairobi regions of Kenya, as part of its business growth strategy, seeks to strengthen its human capital structure by recruiting dynamic and result oriented management team to fill the following positions:

    Marketing Manager
    Ref: MM/10

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the person shall be responsible for:

    Job Description

  • Developing new products and marketing strategies within approved budgets.
  • Marketing the Society’s products through field visits, seminars, brochures, face to face talks and media coverage with existing and potential clients.
  • Initiating, planning and co-ordinating member education.
  • Conducting market research and analysis on market trends, customer satisfaction and product development.
  • Co-ordinating the customer care function in all branches to ensure that members are served in an exemplary manner.
  • Creating rapport between Society and the external and internal stakeholders.
  • Studying implication of press and other information to the sustainability of the Sacco and to advise management accordingly. Handles members’ grievances by conducting field visits and maintaining follow up records on action.
  • Identifying public relation issues and advises the General Manager on how to resolve such issues.
  • Handling customer queries and complaints.
  • Playing the role of the Public Relations Officer in the Society
  • Coordinating all the Branch marketing activities.
  • Ensuring that marketing activities are within the approved budget.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or a Diploma in Marketing
  • Computer proficiency in computer application, especially in accounting packages and systems
  • Thorough knowledge of the Society’s products and services
  • Knowledge of the operating environment, the Sacco movement and Sacco regulations.
  • At least three years’ experience in a similar capacity or banking experience

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who meet the above requirements are requested to email their applications together with their resume’s and testimonials, quoting the job reference as the subject header, and stating their current and expected remuneration to co-opconsultancy@co-opbank.co.ke so as to reach us by 14th October 2014.

    NB: Applications that are incomplete, received beyond the deadline or that do not meet the above stated requirements will not be considered.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    UNDP Technical Advisor on Devolution 4 Months Consultancy Jobs in Kenya

    United Nations Development Programme

    Recruitment of International Individual Consultant - Technical Advisor – Devolution 4 Months Consultancy

    Background: The adoption of the Constitution of Kenya (CoK 2010) was aimed at fundamentally altering the governance framework through far reaching reforms.

    Of these, devolution of political power, responsibilities and resources has the most profound and transformative impacts on governance and the management of resources.

    If effectively implemented, the CoK 2010 in general, and devolution in particular, should lead to a revolutionary transformation of Kenya and facilitate the achievement of the Kenya Vision 2030.

    The 47 County Governments came into existence following the conclusion of the general election in March 2013.

    This is a major transformation in the governance of Kenya and in public administration at both national and local levels.

    The UN must therefore continue to position itself to strategically engage at both national and county levels and work with development partners in supporting the effective implementation of devolution.

    The UN in Kenya has developed a new United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2014-2018).

    Within the UNDAF, Devolution and Accountability is an outcome area under the Transformative Governance Pillar. Further devolution is a crosscutting theme within the UNDAF as the UN will have to implement its programmes within the framework of the devolved governance.

    There is also a UN Joint Strategy on Devolution that provides an overall framework for UN support to devolution.

    Objective: The overall objective of this assignment is to support the design of the UN Joint Programme on Devolution.

    Application Procedure

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications which should include the following:

    1. UNDP Personal History Form (P11) Template provided

    2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae

    3. Proposal for implementing the assignment - Template provided

    Please quote “Technical advisor Consultant - DGU” on the subject line.

    Applications should be emailed to consultants.ken@undp.org to reach us not later than Tuesday, 14 October 2014 at 12.00 Noon Kenya Time.

    Please see the Terms of Reference, the P11 form, the Individual Contract Proposal form and the Terms and Conditions of Individual Contracts by visiting the UNDP Kenya Website: - UNDP Technical Advisor on Devolution 4 Months Consultancy Jobs in Kenya


    Mercy Corps PROGRESS Programme Sub-Grants Coordinator Job Opportunity in Nairobi Kenya

    Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

    Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve.

    Mercy Corps is looking for a committed and dynamic individual to take up the following position:

    Sub-Grants Coordinator, PROGRESS Programme – Nairobi

    Programme / Department Summary: The PROGRESS Sub-Grants Coordinator will play a critical role in the successful implementation of a proposed multi-year project as part of DFID’s BRACED initiative (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters). Mercy Corps anticipates a programme award under BRACED to implement the “Programme for Resilient Systems” (PROGRESS).

    If awarded, PROGRESS will be comprised of a multi-partner consortium poised to deliver a 36-month initiative designed to build absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity of more than 500,000 individual households in northern Kenya (Wajir and Garissa) and northern Uganda (Karamoja).

    The Kenya-based F&A Manager will play a key role in implementation of the entire program.

    General Position Summary: The Sub-Grants Coordinator oversees the inner workings of the PROGRESS Consortium partner agreements and sub-grant resources to ensure compliance with Mercy Corps systems, donor compliance requirements, and overall efficient grant management with the aim of timely deliverables, milestones and value-for-money efforts.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Program Implementation:

  • Oversee and coordinate management of sub-grant agreements and financial management of sub-grants
  • Review and track expenses and proper documentation as per Mercy Corps procedures and donor requirements for record keeping and accountancy
  • Responsible for processing of sub-grants and issuance of payments, transfers and transactions between PROGRESS consortium members as well as locally engaged partners.
  • Oversee pre-award and post-award activities include asset control, timely reporting and contract fulfilment to check against payment
  • Work with PROGRESS Finance and Administration Manager to track budget and expenditures vis-à-vis sub-grant awards and ensure proper reporting, documentation and overall deliverables are reviewed by Senior Management and signed off on prior to issuance of payment.
  • Ensure consistency across sub-grantees on basic provisions and highlight issues that could be viewed as bias or discrepancies.
  • Provide regular reports on progress, issues, recommendations that need to be considered for operational adjustment
  • Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Reporting: Work with the PROGRESS Senior Management, M&E and finance staff in Nairobi and home office to ensure that PROGRESS deliverables are aligned with value-for-money objectives and that financial milestones are proportionate to program milestones.
  • Staff Management, Professional Development and Team building.
  • Create a work atmosphere conducive to professional growth and development of personnel at all levels.
  • Implement, and ensure all staff are effectively using, the performance planning and management system, establishing performance expectations and regularly providing constructive feedback.
  • Promote accountability by conducting staff annual performance reviews with direct supervisees, and ensuring that supervisory staff do the same.
  • Contribute to country team-building efforts, and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.

    Program Support Operations:

  • Ensure that PROGRESS financial systems are efficient and are based on smooth-running infrastructure that facilitate timely and efficient program implementation.
  • Provide regular review of field operations to ensure cost-effectiveness and provide guidance on improved operational practices for value-for-money.

    Security:

    Work with field office management teams to establish financial reporting and management systems that ensure the safety and security of PROGRESS financial resources including cash assets and records.

    Organizational Learning:

    As part of Mercy Corps’ agency-wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.

    Supervisory Responsibility: None

    Accountability:

    Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Reports Directly To: Finance and Administration Manager

    Works Directly With:

    Kenya and Uganda Country Directors and finance teams, Kenya and Uganda PROGRESS Programme Managers, Sub-Grants Coordinator and Sub-Grants Officer, and technical and support staff from Mercy Corps office in Portland, Oregon and Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, Master’s preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with grant management, including pre- and post-award management, financial analysis, budgeting and experience with DFID compliance requirements.
  • Excellent organizational skills with close attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills- oral and written.
  • Must be able to work in a cross-cultural environment with strong diplomacy and negotiating skills.

    Success Factors:

    The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • A strong team player, with good communication and diplomatic skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently as part of a regional team and with international professionals.
  • Excellent analytical and information management skills.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work under stress and in austere contexts of remote locations.
  • Flexible and creative in planning and problem solving.
  • Attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Proven excellence maintaining professional internal and external relationships.
  • A focus on building staff capacity.

    NB: All the positions are pending approval of our PROGRESS program by the donor.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit on or before October 27th, 2014 containing a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org.

    The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for.

    Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified. Please do not attach any certificates.

    (ONLY Qualified and selected candidates for the interview will be contacted)

    NB: Mercy Corps does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


    Mercy Corps PROGRESS Programme Manager Job in Wajir Kenya

    Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

    Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve.

    Mercy Corps is looking for a committed and dynamic individual to take up the following position:

    Programme Manager, PROGRESS Programme – Wajir

    Programme / Department Summary: The PROGRESS Programme Manager will lead the implementation of a proposed multi-year project as part of DFID’s BRACED initiative (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters). Mercy Corps anticipates a programme award under BRACED to implement the “Programme for Resilient Systems” (PROGRESS).

    If awarded, PROGRESS will be comprised of a multi-partner consortium poised to deliver a 36-month initiative designed to build absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity of more than 500,000 individual households in northern Kenya (Wajir and Garissa) and northern Uganda (Karamoja).

    The Kenya-based Programme Manager will play a key role in implementation.

    General Position Summary:

    The Programme manager will provide leadership, management and strategic vision to the implementation of the PROGRESS in northern Kenya, managing staff and resources, and consortium members, and to ensure that the program meets its targets and deliverables on-time and within budget.

    The Programme Manager will supervise program staff in Wajir and ensure accountability to Mercy Corps policies and donor rules and regulations.

    He/she will report to and work with the Programme Director to engage in program representation to donors, relevant government entities, partners, other implementers and external stakeholders.

    Managing the consortium-related aspects of this project will be key in ensuring the success of the project.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Program Implementation:

  • Provide leadership and strategic vision of program implementation, development and management.
  • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to government counterparts, communities and partners, and aligned with Mercy Corps principles, values and strategic plan.
  • Monitor adherence to grant agreement, Mercy Corps policies and procedures and relevant external rules and regulations.
  • Oversee performance of consortium partners/sub-grantees.
  • Conduct frequent field visits to all project sites and maintain strong and productive relationships with various partners and stakeholders at national, local and community levels.

    Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Reporting:

  • Facilitate the achievement of program targets and objectives and lead efforts to design effective M&E systems.
  • Oversee the scheduling and production of formal and informal reports on all aspects of the program in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ensure that M&E staff focus on assisting programs to generate practical information that can be used for ongoing program decision-making while also capturing results at the impact level.

    Coordination and Representation:

  • Represent Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO and other relevant events in the field, in close coordination with the Country Director.
  • Coordinate activities with consortium partners, sub grantees, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.

    Staff Management, Professional Development and Team building:

  • Create a work atmosphere conducive to professional growth and development of personnel at all levels.
  • Implement, and ensure all staff are effectively using, the performance planning and management system, establishing performance expectations and regularly providing constructive feedback.
  • Promote accountability by conducting staff annual performance reviews with direct supervisees, and ensuring that supervisory staff do the same.
  • Contribute to country team-building efforts, and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.

    Program Support Operations:

    Coordinate with program and finance and administration staff to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities including logistics (transport, warehousing and asset management), procurement, security, administration and human resources. Propose design of new local policies for greater efficiency and cost savings, as needed and in accordance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations.

    Security:

  • Work closely with the country teams’ security focal points to develop and maintain systems that ensure the safety and security of the team in all aspects of its work.
  • Ensure that programs are designed and implemented with a clear analysis and understanding of security management priorities.

    Organizational Learning: As part of Mercy Corps’ agency-wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their work time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.

    Supervisory Responsibility:

    Direct supervision of: Country-level Project officers,

    Accountability:

    Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Reports Directly To: Programme Director based in Nairobi, Kenya

    Works Directly With: Kenya Country Director, fellow Programme Managers in both countries (where multiple programs operate), and technical and support staff from Mercy Corps office in Portland, Oregon and Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • MA, MSc or equivalent in governance and public policy, economic development or environmental policy or related field.
  • At least five years of experience including three years in a senior management position, including at a regional/cross-country level.
  • Previous experience with and strong understanding of DFID rules, regulations and compliance issues
  • Strong writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating skills.
  • Strong management skills, with good understanding of relevant cross-cultural issues.
  • Experience contributing to donor-funded proposal processes including assessment, design, and writing
  • Proven understanding of both urban and rural livelihoods systems, climate change adaptation strategies, and resilience programming;
  • Experience implementing activities in Kenya, especially northern Kenya/ ASALs – with a strong understanding of the current political, economic, cultural and historical context. Knowledge of and experience working in Karamoja preferred.
  • Excellent quantitative skills required. Financial accounting experience preferred.
  • Experience in building and maintaining strong/productive relations with implementing and strategic partner agencies is preferred. This includes coordinating with government authorities and counterparts.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Demonstrated success building, managing and leading a team of professionals.
  • Experience working in conflict environments is preferred.
  • Security management experience in remote and insecure environments.

    Success Factors:

    The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • A strong team player, with good communication and diplomatic skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently as part of a regional team and with international professionals.
  • Excellent analytical and information management skills.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work under stress and in austere contexts of remote locations.
  • Flexible and creative in planning and problem solving.
  • Attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Proven excellence maintaining professional internal and external relationships.
  • A focus on building staff capacity.

    NB: All the positions are pending approval of our PROGRESS program by the donor.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit on or before October 27th, 2014 containing a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org.

    The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for.

    Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

    Please do not attach any certificates.

    (ONLY Qualified and selected candidates for the interview will be contacted)

    NB: Mercy Corps does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


    IPA MAICE Project Field Officer Job in Meru Kenya

    Mitigating Aflatoxin Consumption for Improving Child Growth (MAICE) Project

    Position: Field Officer
    Deadline to Apply: September 30th 2014
    Start Date: October 10th 2014
    Location: Meru Town
    Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only

    Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit research organization that creates and evaluates approaches to solving development problems. IPA disseminates the results of its evaluations to policy makers, practitioners, investors and donors around the world.

    About the Project:

    Mitigating Aflatoxin for Improving Child growth (MAICE) is a study designed to look at the correlation between the consumption of aflatoxin contaminated grain and flour and child growth between the ages of 0 – 2 years.

    IPA-Kenya seeks 10 to 15 field officers for immediate hire on a 4 – 6 weeks contract, who will assist with a variety of data collection activities.

    The position will be based in Meru town, with daily travel to villages in Meru and Tharaka-Nithi counties.

    Working outside of regular business hours (in the morning or in the evening) will sometimes be necessary.

    As a field officer, responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Explaining research objectives and obtaining informed consent from participants
  • Tracking respondents in sampled villages using GPS units
  • Conducting household surveys with selected respondents
  • Demonstrating integrity and understanding during interaction with community members and partner organization staff
  • Ensuring data integrity is maintained at all times and minimize errors in data collection
  • Assisting in daily survey organization and storage, and maintenance of equipment
  • Providing the Assistant Program Manager with daily feedback regarding surveying activities
  • On non-field days, performing office duties such translation work, filing of records, and other administrative tasks

    Key Requirements:

    Required

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.
  • Experience with data collection through household surveys, academic tests, exit interviews, focus groups or observations—show proof of this in application
  • Organized and efficient, with excellent attention to detail
  • Comfortable with interviewing individuals within their homes
  • Computer knowledge and skills mandatory
  • Ability to comfortably work with groups and within groups
  • A positive attitude and flexibility with changing circumstances

    Desired

  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in social sciences, health and /or business administration; completing secondary school is a must
  • Past experience in data collection – show proof of this in application
  • Experience in data collection using Blaise, or other computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) software
  • Good communication skills in Kimeru
  • Knowledge of Meru and Tharaka-Nithi county
  • Previous experience working with vulnerable populations and poor communities

    To Apply:

    Please send a cover letter and detailed CV including daytime phone number, an email address, and 3 professional references with telephone numbers.

    Your CV should include your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience.

    Working with the project in the past is an added advantage but no guarantee of being selected - please indicate clearly on application

    Applications can be submitted by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org, please ensure that the subject line reads: “FIELD OFFICER REF NO: MAICE-2014-09-01”.

    Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

    Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


    Water Services Trust Fund Senior Accountant Job in Nairobi Kenya

    1. Position: Senior Accountant

    Reporting to: Finance and Administration Manager

    Location: Based in Nairobi with frequent travel to the field.

    Purpose of the Position:

    As the organization’s Senior Accountant, he/she will be responsible for the maintenance of all financial records and performing all accounting functions for the Water Services Trust Fund.

    Duties and responsibilities will include but not limited to the following;

  • Preparation of periodic and annual financial reports and specific reports to development partners, the government and other stakeholders as per provisions contained in the Cooperative Agreements and International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).
  • Review of proposals and program work plans in coordinating preparations of budgets by compiling the departmental budget inputs within the government budget cycle.
  • Verification and processing of all payments through the SAP system, classifying and summarizing financial transactions of the Fund ensuring that all transactions are recorded.
  • Verification and disbursement of funds to projects as per signed sub-agreements with CBOs and Water Service Providers and the Counties.
  • Continuous development and improvement of all supporting financial and management information systems for the Fund, SAP system, maintaining chart of accounts and code analysis.
  • Maintenance of the general ledger, reconciliations and analysis through the SAP system
  • Preparation of monthly bank reconciliation statements
  • Review of all bank online transactions inputs files and disbursements to projects before approval
  • Ensuring that the internal controls system are adhered to in safeguarding financial assets of the Fund and ensure recorded systems are maintained in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (GAAP)
  • Follow up on Fund Accountability Reports (FAS) from the projects and maintenance of projects receivables aging analysis on a monthly basis.
  • Preparing for both institutional audits and projects audits as designed in the funding agreements/MOUs and responding to the audit findings.
  • Preparation of payroll on a monthly basis ensuring that statutory deductions are remitted on time
  • Ensuring proper filling system is maintained for all financial records ensuring that there is easily accessible supporting documentation for all the transactions.
  • Provide supervisory role and support to other staff in the department.

    Qualifications / Key Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or related field, with full Professional CPA(K) or ACCA qualifications;
  • A registered member with ICPAK in good standing.
  • Strong working knowledge of computer programs; MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint and ERP systems preferably SAP system.
  • 7 years relevant working experience;

    Skills and Experience:

  • Experience managing donor funds and grants from the Government of Kenya (GoK)
  • Strong communication skill
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills,
  • Strong attention to detail, integrity, responsiveness and decisiveness.
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and the public

    2. Position: Programme Manager – Result Based Aid (Commercial Financing)

    Reporting To: The Chief Executive Officer

    Location: Nairobi

    Purpose:

    Programme Manager (project finance) will be in charge of the day to day operations of the Result Based Aid that will finance projects to provide water and sanitation services to low income urban areas.

    The Fund will provide partial subsidies to the projects after these areas get access to the agreed services.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist WSTF in the establishment of the Result Based Aid facility
  • Manage the day to day operations of the Result Based Aid according to the Operations Manuals and WSTF policies and systems
  • Harmonize the operations manuals of Output Based Aid and Aid on delivery
  • Assist WSTF in procuring, contracting and managing the Independent Verification
  • Agent and ensure the output verification process follows the guidelines in the
  • Grant Agreements and the Operations Manuals.
  • Highlight the award criteria for Result Based Aid
  • Create a reporting template for quarterly project status reports and annual financial reports.
  • Oversee reporting and audit processes of the Result Based Aid
  • Manage the GPOBA subsidy
  • Support WSPs in subproject identification and preparation to make sure projects are eligible for the subsidy and assist in establishing output targets.
  • Support WSPs to identify their Technical Assistance needs
  • Support subproject oversight, including procurement of consultant and goods and works contracts to ensure compliance with procurement guidelines.
  • Review subproject implementation support and subsidy applications.
  • Track development indicators, objectives and outcomes.
  • Perform the fiduciary responsibilities of WSTF under the grant, including budgeting, payments and financing requests.
  • Monitor the compliance of WSPs with the project operating guidelines and environmental and social policies.
  • Coordinate and Collaborate with the commercial banks teams to ensure the obligation of the Grant is properly understood.
  • Coordinate with other Consultants at WSTF supporting commercial financing
  • If required, assist commercial banks’ teams in the understanding profitability and current challenges in the sector.
  • Follow up with commercial bank partners and WSP management to get updates on progress of subproject loans and provide assistance to banks where necessary.
  • Occasionally take field visits during construction phase and to accompany the
  • Independent Verification Agent in its output verification visits.
  • If required, contribute to the creation of a bank water financing tool kit.
  • Identify mechanism on how the Result Based Aid facility processes can be integrated and harmonized with WSTF operations (e.g. harmonisation of audits, reporting timelines)
  • Support and contribute to the stakeholders’ sensitization on the programme.
  • Finalize the operations manuals and
  • Document lessons learnt from the programme

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Masters Degree in a relevant field (finance, development etc).
  • Holder of CPA(K) and member of a professional body (ICPAK)
  • At least 7 years of managerial and general experience in relevant fields, 5 years in bank/finance, SME lending preferred.
  • Experience in projects financed through international development institutions.
  • Experience in the water and sanitation sector, particularly working with Water Services Providers.
  • Experience in an International Consultancy Firm is an added advantage
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Fluency in English and strong skills in written communications.
  • Must be computer literate
  • An attractive remuneration package commensurate with above qualification and experience requirement will be offered to the successful applicant.

    How to Apply

    Applicants who meet the specified requirements should send / drop their application letters clearly mark the Position you are applying on the envelope with their detailed CVs, copies of academic and professional certificates and other testimonials together with day-time telephone contact, email address and contacts of three referees, current and expected remuneration to:

    Chief Executive Officer,
    Water Services Trust Fund,
    Upper Hill, Mara Road, CIC Plaza, 1st Floor,
    P O Box 49699 - 00100,
    Nairobi.

    Email: ceo@wstf.go.ke

    To be received not later than 5.00pm on 10th October 2014

    Water Services Trust Fund is an equal opportunity employer and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    KNCHR Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution created by Article 59 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and established by the Government of Kenya through an Act of Parliament (the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Act 2011) and under the United Nations Paris Principles.

    KNCHR’s mandate includes furthering the protection and promotion of human rights in Kenya, acting as a watchdog over the Government in the area of human rights, and the provision of leadership in moving the country towards a human rights state.

    KNCHR fulfils its human rights mandate through a number of programmes, including Research and Compliance, Public Education and Training, Complaints and Investigations, Redress and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

    The Commissions main office are in Nairobi with four regional offices in Wajir, Kitale, Mombasa and Kisumu.

    Officers may serve in the Head Office or in any of the regional offices.

    1. Human Rights Officer I – Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

    Ref: KNCHR/ADM/HRO 1/13/14

    Reports to: Principal Human Rights Officer – Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

    Location: Nairobi with occasional travel

    Duration: Permanent and Pensionable

    Gross Salary: Kshs 141, 950

    Description of key duties

  • Assist in conceptualizing strategies and implementing activities to realize economic, social and cultural rights.
  • Undertaking research on economic and social rights issues and tabulate findings.
  • Providing training on economic and social rights issues.
  • Coordinating, preparing/compiling and analyzing of the project technical reports
  • Coordinate the regular reporting on the various department projects
  • Effective and efficient sourcing and management of information and networks deemed necessary to the program
  • Supervise and manage the specific field teams and consultants in various projects implementation.
  • Effective Management of the financial resources they have been assigned for the project implementation and account as per policy.
  • To coordinate planning, logistics, mobilization, for internal and external activities such as conferences, workshops related to the program and ensures
  • Assisting the department and Commission in the various other tasks as may be assigned from time to time

    Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelors Degree in Law or Social Sciences, public policy, Economics or Political Science and training in Ecosoc rights or social and economic audit skills.
  • Three years work experience in an equivalent and similar level in the field of Economic, Social and Cultural rights.
  • Should have knowledge on Evictions, Resettlement and Housing policy and legal frameworks (both local and international).

    Other attributes for both positions include:

  • Sound Knowledge and understanding of local and International Human Rights instruments and the Constitution.
  • Good organizational, writing, interpersonal, communication, people management, analytical and presentation skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines with a high degree of integrity
  • Excellent computer skills in various computer packages.
  • Ability and willingness to work under pressure and for long odd hours
  • Respect for diversity, open minded with the ability to manage complexities.
  • A good team player who is results oriented, has attention to detail and is client focused
  • Ability to work in stressful and demanding environments.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili.
  • Demonstrable commitment to social justice.

    2. Human Rights Officer 1 – Public Education and Training

    Ref: KNCHR/ADM/HRO 1/12/14

    Reports to: Principal Human Rights Officer – Public Education and Training

    Location: Nairobi, with frequent travel

    Duration: Permanent and Pensionable

    Gross Salary: Ksh. 141,950

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in designing and implementing Human Rights Education strategies and programmes for senior policy makers, law enforcement officers, media and judicial officers and the Public amongst other Stakeholders.
  • Assist in designing and implementing strategies for integrating human rights into formal and informal curricular of public and private learning institutions.
  • Ensure application of the Commission programmatic approach and guidelines on cross cutting issues in implementation of the programme activities for the Public
  • Participate in planning, budgeting preparing reports and documenting best practices within the department
  • Assist in the development and Review of curriculums, Training Manuals and IEC material on Thematic Human Rights Issues.
  • Assist in the quality control all programmed productions and materials
  • Assist in publicity, profiling, mobilizing stakeholders and partners participation in Human Rights Programs
  • Designing and implementing Education and Field learning activities
  • Assist in securing the Departments Knowledge management system
  • Build and Nurture Networks, Partnerships and Key Stakeholders.
  • Participate in fund Raising and resource mobilization efforts.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences or Law from a recognized University
  • Certificate or Diploma in Training of Trainers/ Post Graduate diploma in Law.
  • Three years experience in providing Human Rights Education and capacity building for high level public officials and the community.
  • Experience in planning and designing effective training programmes.
  • Experience in designing and evaluation of IEC materials and other learning resources
  • Experience in engaging with a broad range of participatory training approaches.

    How to Apply

    KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.

    If you possess the above qualities, please send your application clearly indicating the position, and the Reference Number on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, a daytime telephone contact, and names and telephone contacts of three referees to reach us by 10th October, 2014 to:

    The Commission Secretary,
    Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
    Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
    P. O. Box 74359-00200
    Nairobi


    Amref Health Africa Legal Officer Job in Kenya

    Amref Health Africa is the largest international health development organisation based in Africa.

    Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health.

    With headquarters in Kenya, Amref Health Africa has offices in Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Africa and West Africa providing services to over 30 countries.

    Employing over 1000 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $90 million, Amref Health Africa is a knowledge resource for donors and partners.

    Amref Health Africa is seeking a Legal Officer to provide efficient and effective legal advisory services to the organisation and ensure effective management of legal contractual risks.

    Ref: CHR/14/09-08

    Please visit the Amref Health Africa website at Amref Health Africa Legal Officer Job in Kenya to view full details and requirements.

    If you feel that you meet the required criteria, please complete the Online application form attaching your CV.

    We encourage interested candidates to submit their applications by 10 October 2014.

    Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.


    KHRC Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which was founded in 1992 and registered in Kenya in 1994 with the goal to entrench human rights and democratic values in the society.

    In 2012, the Commission evaluated its 2008-2012 strategic plans and developed a new strategic plan for 2013-2018 in which it envisions:

    A human rights state and society and outlines its mission as to foster human rights, democratic values, human dignity and social justice.

    This vision and mission will be driven by the goal which is enhancing human rights centred governance at all levels.

    KHRC seeks to recruit dynamic, organized, motivated and results-oriented individuals to fill the following positions:

    1. Job Title: Communications & Knowledge Manager

    Department: Communications

    Reporting to: Executive Director

    Contract Duration: Two year renewable contract,which is subject to performance

    Category: Senior Management

    Location: Nairobi

    Overall Purpose:

    The jobholder is responsible for offering strategic leadership in ensuring that KHRC’s mandate and key initiatives are well projected and communicated through appropriate development of the relevant content, choice of channels of communication and leverage emerging opportunities.

    The incumbent will set and guide the strategy for all communication, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate KHRC’s mission.

    They will also ensure that KHRC is viewed as the primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information within a diverse network and constituent base in Africa.

    This role also steers the translation of KHRC activities into opportunities for continuous reflective learning and improvement in program delivery.

    The role holder will work closely with a senior peer group within the organization as the communication partner on a variety of strategic initiatives.

    Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support the development, review and implementation of KHRC programmes’ strategies by cascading the overall organizational strategy into the communication strategy and plan
  • Manage the development of communication budgets and plans in liaison with the Executive Director
  • Lead the production and dissemination of KHRC communication materials, including research, writing and editing publications, newsletters, speeches, case studies and narratives.
  • Supervise, guide, train and manage performance of all programme staff on communication as well as mentor and lead team members responsible for KHRC’s website administration and coordination
  • Facilitate the development of staff, identify training needs and carry out knowledge management within programmes.
  • Build capacity of KHRC staff in relation to communication and media through the development of guidelines, training materials and briefing staff on communication messages.
  • Provide editorial support and build a pool of online contributors for KHRC online media.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communication plan across the network’s discreet audiences in collaboration with the KHRC team and constituents
  • Manage development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, annual reports, programme reports, e-newsletters, radio programmes, videos and KHRC’s website
  • Lead and facilitate the creation, production, editing and maintaining new media content for the KHRC website and ensuring that KHRC’s editorial principles and all relevant legal, contractual and copyright requirements are met Put communications vehicles in place to create momentum and awareness as well as to test the effectiveness of communication activities
  • Within the framework of KHRC’s organizational values, promote inter-office communications, though office intranet and regular meetings.
  • Actively contribute to identifying programme initiatives in line with the prevailing issues of the day at national and international levels
  • Cultivate and nurture strategic relations with key national and international media as well as other discreet audiences

    Required Qualifications and Job Competencies

    KHRC is looking for a person with the ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is critical.

    The ideal person should have:

  • A post-graduate qualification in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or any other related fields with at least five years’ experience as a communications professional
  • Knowledge of and a passion for governance and human rights issues in the region
  • A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently
  • Ability to work independently, but be entrepreneurial and enjoy creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills in English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of an international language is an advantage
  • Extensive multimedia skills, including the ability to make short documentaries
  • Extensive contacts in East Africa and international media
  • High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communication discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels
  • Ability to build relationships with the flexibility and finesse to manage through influence

    Personal Attributes & Skills

  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • A sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, programme participants, and other supporters

    2. Job Title: Programme Advisor - Equality & Non-Discrimination

    Department: Equality & Non-Discrimination

    Reporting To: Programme Manager- Equality & Non-Discrimination

    Contract Duration: One Year Renewable contract, which is subject to performance

    Location: Nairobi

    Overall Purpose:

    To contribute to the fulfillment of the organization’s Vision, Mission and Strategic Objectives by providing technical leadership in designing and implementing KHRC’s project towards enhanced representation and participation of targeted marginalized groups in political governance.

    Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identifying key social, legal and policy concerns of and designing advocacy strategies to enhance the promotion and protection of the rights of Persons With
  • Disabilities (PWDs) and those identifying as Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) at the national, regional and international levels;
  • Strengthening KHRC’s partnership with the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK) and its constituent member organizations/groups;
  • Enhancing the capacity of the LGBTI community to effectively represent their issues in public platforms using human rights instruments and mechanisms at the national and international levels;
  • Monitoring and documenting human rights violations against LGBTI persons and spearheading timely and effective Urgent Action/ Rapid Response initiatives;
  • Identifying, instituting and sustaining public interest/strategic impact litigation on select human rights issues of LGBTI persons;
  • Initiating and sustaining consultative dialogues with key state and non-state actors resulting in their increased capacity to effect policies on equal access of services and equal enjoyment of rights by LGBTI persons;
  • Working in close liaison with the LGBTI community towards the commemoration of
  • International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO);
  • Identifying and advising KHRC on strategic interventions for the promotion and protection of the rights of other marginalized groups such as Persons With Disabilities in line with KHRC’s mandate;
  • Advising, designing and implementing KHRC’s initiatives on the rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and other select marginalized groups to effectively enjoy their rights and actively participate and represent their human rights issues at national, regional and international levels.
  • Enhancing the capacity of select marginalized groups to effectively demand equity through the structures of devolved governments;
  • Regional and International treaty body monitoring and reporting and related advocacy within the select human rights mechanisms including Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD);
  • Developing and sustaining strategic partnerships with relevant state and non-state actors, including but not limited to the media, religious leaders and county governments;
  • Monitoring compliance with regional and international treaty obligations and designing strategies for engagement with relevant treaty body mechanisms;
  • Ensuring timely reporting and accountability in line with KHRC’s schedules and policies; and
  • Undertaking other tasks and interventions as may be assigned from time to time by your immediate supervisor.

    Required Qualifications and Job Competencies

  • A degree in law, political science or international relations.
  • Strong understanding of the national, regional and international human rights and governance issues and mechanisms.
  • At least 3-4 years’ experience working on human rights and governance issues in the society.
  • Proven track record in undertaking research, policy/legislative work and advocacy on governance and human rights issues.
  • Demonstrable experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods including experience of developing human rights-based indicators.
  • Demonstrable experience working with or coordinating partners with community and national levels organizations and networks.
  • Capacity to organize all relevant logistics to effectively carry out the responsibilities above.

    Personal Attributes & Skills

  • Passionate and committed to human rights including respect for diversity, integrity and transparency.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Results-driven, flexible, analytical and a practical problem solver.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.

    How to Apply

    If you believe you fit the profile, submit your application and CV detailing your suitability for the post and including daytime telephone contact and three referees, preferably your current or previous line managers to vacancies@khrc.or.ke quoting the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.

    The closing date for this position is on 10th October, 2014

    Disclaimer

  • KHRC is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization and will seek to recruit the most qualified person for the job irrespective of race, colour, marital status, ethnicity, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation or nationality.
  • All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

  • Canvassing will automatically lead to disqualification.

    Only successful candidates will be contacted


    ECLOF Kenya Business Risk & Compliance Manager Job Vacancy

    Vacancy: Business Risk & Compliance Manager

    ECLOF Kenya is a well established Christian financial institution.

    We are seeking to recruit highly competent candidate to fill in the above position;

    Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer

    Job Purpose; Responsible for coordinating the risk function of reviewing and strengthening internal control systems of the organization.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement business risk management strategies and policy to ensure mitigation of risk and compliance.
  • Support in the planning, designing and implementation of overall risk management process for the organization.
  • Carry out periodic risk assessment as well as identifying, describing and estimating the likely impact on the business.
  • Risk reporting in an appropriate way for different audiences (board, management etc).
  • Undertake periodic reviews on risk mitigation measures in liaison with internal and external auditors.
  • Contribute to process mapping in order to identify and mitigate areas of risk in business processes and product development.
  • Provide support, education and training on risk management to staff.
  • Evaluate systems to ensure a robust MIS to identify, monitor, manage and control business risks.
  • Evaluate all security ¡n premises, facilities, equipments and other related installations in order to enhance occupational safety and health of staff.
  • Review audit working papers from both internal and external audits reports and recommendation and advice management on areas to improve in business risk management systems.
  • Keep abreast with latest developments in the Micro finance, Banking, Audit and Accounting fields with a view to enhancing the prudent management of business risk.
  • Improve risk management readiness and create an organizational culture that places high priority on effective risk management and adherence to sound operating controls at all levels
  • Periodically review sector ceilings and exposure limits, discretionary authorities, risk acceptance criteria, security acceptance and credit risk management standards.

    Qualifications / Personal Attributes

  • Business degree preferably accounting option
  • A registered member of ICPAK
  • CIA and CISA qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • 4 years’ risk management or Audit work experience at a managerial position in a financial institution.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure amidst competing demands.
  • Keen eye for details

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should email their application letters, detailed CV listing three professional references & salary and benefits to: recruitment@eclof-kenya.org on or before Friday, October 10, 2014.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    ECLOF Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.


    Oshwal Academy Mombasa Teacher of English Language and Literature Job in Kenya

    Oshwal Academy Mombasa (Owned and managed by Oshwal Education & Relief Board)

    Teacher of English Language and Literature

    How would you like to develop your career at a forward-thinking and prestigious private International School?

    Do you take pride in your ability to offer a first class education to a diverse group of international students?

    Students who go on to top universities across the world as true global citizens prepared to take their place as the leaders of tomorrow.

    Do you see yourself as a member of a dynamic and committed school team that thrives as a result of excellent Continued Professional Development and deserving of a highly competitive salary and career progression to OD status and beyond?

    If you see yourself in this kind of environment and have recent experience as an outstanding whole class teacher and are able to offer English (Language and Literature) to both ‘A’ level and IGCSE including course work supervision.

    We would love to hear from you as opportunities have arisen as a result of our ambitious school development and curriculum expansion programmes.

    Applications should include a letter, addressed to the Principal, a recent passport photograph, the curriculum vitae and details of 3 professional contactable referees including current or most recent employer.

    This must be delivered either by post to:

    The Principal, Oshwal Academy Mombasa
    R O. Box 83021- 80100,
    Mombasa

    Closing date: Friday 3rd October 2014


    Osho Chemical Industries Floriculture Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Osho Chemical Industries, a regional Company is seeking for a suitable candidate for the position of Floriculture Manager, Floriculture Division.

    This is an exciting role which offers excellent long-term growth opportunities for an ambitious, motivated and driven person willing to travel.

    Responsibilities:

  • Development of Floriculture business in East Africa,
  • Providing technical support,
  • Establishing new market links,
  • Development and registration of new products,
  • Training of internal and external customers on products.

    Location: Based in Nairobi, Kenya, reporting to the Sales Director.

    Training and development: Thorough product training will be provided.

    Salary & benefits: Competitive, commensurate to experience and qualifications of the candidate.

    Candidate’s profile:

    Preferred age group: 35 years old and above

    Qualifications:

  • Strong educational or practical grounding in Horticulture preferably master’s degree in Agriculture / Horticulture.

    Experience:

  • 5 years of work experience essential,
  • Demonstrated interest and/or
  • Experience in Floriculture.

    Personality:

  • Result oriented person with strong customer strategy service,
  • Positive,
  • Driven,
  • Ambitious,
  • Self-starter,
  • Capable of effective time management,
  • Able to think and act on his feet, and
  • To perform required tasks with limited supervision. IT Skills:

  • Word processing,
  • PowerPoint,
  • Spreadsheet,
  • Internet and
  • Email

    Languages:

  • Excellent command of English required (written and spoken);
  • Working knowledge of Swahili required.

    Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter to HR@oshochem.com not later than 10th October 2014.

    Please indicate how your qualifications and experience qualifies you for the position.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Recruiting Office Drivers - NGO Driver Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    Recruiting Office Drivers - NGO Driver Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya. FilmAid is a development and humanitarian communications organization that harnesses the power and influence of film and media to combat critical social issues.

    FilmAid creates multimedia content designed to inform, inspire and empower, uses a strategic and integrated approach to distribution including broadcast, mobile cinema, workshops, community-based screenings and digital media and works with communities to catalyze dialogue and drive social change.

    FilmAid designs and implements communications initiatives on critical health, rights and environmental issues.

    FilmAid’s Theory-Of-Change is based on the integration of creativity, participation, access and collaboration, which drive individual and community change, contributing to positive social impact.

    FilmAid launched in 1999 delivering critical information to refugees displaced by the conflict in Kosovo.

    Since then, programs have been implemented in Kenya, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Haiti, Thailand and the US.

    FilmAid currently has offices in London, New York and Hong Kong, and field operations in Kenya and Thailand.

    Job Purpose

    The driver will be responsible for the organization vehicle by ensuring that it is fit for daily use and with it deliver quality services as directed at all time.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assigned fully to the Country Director
  • Ensure the vehicle is neat and tidy.
  • Ensure vehicle is roadworthy and in good working condition at all time.
  • Report any defects to the Administration Officer.
  • Drive the vehicle to locations specified as authorized in a responsible and professional manner.
  • Adhere to company policies regulating Vehicle management
  • Any other duties assigned by management from time to time.

    Requirements

  • Possesses a valid driving license of at least class BCE
  • At least 5 yrs driving experience in Nairobi
  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Valid certificate of good conduct
  • Defence driving certificated will be an added advantage.

    How to apply:

    Please e-mail applications with only cover letter, CV and 3 references by 10th October 2014 to: jobskenya@filmaid.org

    For Postal or hand delivery address to:

    Human Resource Officer
    FilmAid Kenya
    P.o Box 21751 – 00505
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Note that applicants who send letters of references, testimonials or any other documents apart from those requested will be automatically disqualified.

    Only short-listed candidates will be notified


    Public Health Officer Jobs in Kenya / WASH Coordinator Jobs

    Malteser International is a German non-governmental organization with its headquarters in Cologne/ Germany, implementing more than 100 projects in about 20 countries worldwide.

    In Kenya, Malteser International is present since 2001.

    So far, programmes concentrated on TB and HIV in the slums of Nairobi and in Kajiado, while also providing humanitarian assistance in emergencies such as droughts and floods in Northern Kenya.

    In August 2012, Malteser International opened an office in Illeret, Marsabit County / Northern Kenya with the aim to address the needs of the pastoralist population of the area, by supporting sustainable solutions, drought resilience and disaster preparedness.

    To support our programme Malteser International is looking for a:

    Public Health Officer / WASH Coordinator

    Location: Illeret, Marsabit County, Northern Kenya

    Reporting to: Program Coordinator

    Functions

    General:

  • Responsible for implementation of a range of water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion initiatives
  • Plan, implement, monitor and evaluation the project’s WASH interventions
  • Minister and supervise Hygiene Promoters
  • Supervise and conduct Meat Inspection at the Illeret Slaughter House
  • Conducting water, hygiene and sanitation assessments including: baseline surveys, evaluations and EIAs.
  • Collaborate with the WASH Technical Officer , Community Health Coordinators and relevant stakeholders
  • Represent MI in meetings, conferences, workshops and other forums
  • Reporting on Technical WASH activities with deadlines showing achievements against targets

    In Detail:

    Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion

  • Supervise Hygiene Promoters to deliver appropriate sustainable and environmentally friendly interventions that meet the needs of the local community on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
  • Oversee Operation and Maintenance of the Water Supplies
  • Coordinate households and families visits to promote healthy and hygienic behaviour.
  • Ensure the development of strong relationships with the designated community groups in 13 villages of Illeret Ward.
  • Ensuring that Hygiene Promoters deliver facilitated peer-to-peer hygiene promotion sessions
  • Development of a programme for delivering hygiene promotion activities for children

    Community initiatives

  • Implementing community hygiene promotion activities under the CLTS approach.
  • Implement and evaluate capacity building programs for Community Health Volunteers
  • Health and Hygiene Promotion Campaign development
  • The PHO/WASH Coordinator is responsible for undertaking structured research and assessment of hygiene-related issues
  • He/she is responsible for proposing creative and innovative ideas on how to deliver key hygiene messages

    Reporting

    Activity reporting:

    The PHO/WASH Coordinator prepares accurate and timely reports of program activities results.

    Key qualities required

  • Good communication skills – and ability and willingness to work with people in difficult personal circumstances, including cultural barriers.
  • Respectful and appropriate attitude towards the local community
  • Ability and willingness to work in physically challenging field conditions
  • Compliance with MI security procedures and protocols

    Experience required

    3-5 years of field experience in ASALs

    Education degree:

  • Bachelor Degree / Higher National Diploma in Public Health,
  • Additional training in CLTS will be an added advantage

    Languages:

    English and Swahili: Fluent

    Qualified Candidates apply via e-mail to: applicationswash@malteser-africa.org

    Deadline: 15/10/2014

    How to apply:

    Qualified Candidates apply via e-mail to: applicationswash@malteser-africa.org


    KPLC Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    KPLC owns and operates most of the electricity transmission and distribution system in the country and sells electricity to over 2.6 million customers.

    The Company’s key mandate is to plan for sufficient electricity transmission capacity to meet demand; building and maintaining the power distribution and transmission network and retailing of electricity to its customers.

    KPLC is currently implementing a new organisation structure and seeks to recruit results oriented individuals with vision and creativity to fill the following positions:

    1. Manager Supply Chain (Procurement) Reference Number: 130-PEO00187

    Department: People & Change Kenya

    Job Type: Permanent

    Location: Nairobi

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • Implementing strategies on procurement of goods, works and services to support achievement of corporate objectives.
  • Providing procurement secretarial services to the Company.
  • Developing procurement plans in liaison with users and as per company goods/works/services and financial requirements.
  • Coordinating procurement of quality materials and services to support business operations.
  • Complying with Public Procurement & Disposal Regulations.
  • Ensuring materials procured meet tender specifications.
  • Implementing purchasing schedules in liaison with user departments.
  • Executing procurement contracts to ensure adequate material availability.
  • Utilizing technological initiatives to improve the supply chain processes.
  • Ensuring procurement operations safeguard Company interests and value for money.

    Appointment Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Advanced Degree will be an added advantage
  • Graduate Diploma in Purchasing & Supplies or equivalent
  • Membership of Professional bodies
  • Ten (10) years working experience, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Chief Officer and above.

    Key Competencies

  • Understanding of Supply chain regulations
  • High level of Integrity
  • Strong Communication and Negotiation Skills
  • Analytical and strategic thinker
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Commitment to Company Vision and Values
  • Drive for results and achievement

    2. Manager Supply Chain (Logistics)

    Reference Number: 130-PEO00186

    Department: People & Change Kenya

    Job Type: Permanent

    Location: Nairobi

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • Implementing strategies on stock availability, stores administration, warehousing and material planning.
  • Implementing standards to ensure efficient distribution of stock in all Company stores and warehouses.
  • Managing stores, stock issuance, warehousing and material planning.
  • Implementing programs and schedules on stock verification in stores and warehouses.
  • Coordinating material planning to ensure adequate stock at all times.
  • Ensuring goods delivered to company stores and warehouses meet specifications.
  • Implementing procedures and controls on issuance of goods and materials.
  • Coordinating movement of stocks in all stores and warehouses.
  • Disposing of obsolete stock and other assets.
  • Utilizing technological initiatives to improve material handling processes.

    Appointment Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Advanced Degree will be an added advantage
  • Graduate Diploma in Purchasing & Supplies or equivalent
  • Membership of Professional bodies
  • Ten (10) years working experience, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Chief Officer and above.

    Key Competencies

  • Understanding of Supply chain regulations
  • High level of Integrity
  • Analytical and strategic thinker
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Commitment to Company Vision and Values
  • Drive for results and achievement

    3. Manager Security Services.

    Reference Number: 130-PEO00185

    Department: People & Change Kenya

    Job Type: Permanent

    Location: Nairobi

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • Implementing strategies on security management, crime prevention, investigations and prosecutions.
  • Advising Management on appropriate security measures and standards on security of Company assets.
  • Protecting company assets against theft, terrorism, pilferage, damage, misuse, sabotage or other harmful causes.
  • Implementing security measures to ensure maximum protection of company installations, property, revenue and staff.
  • Directing investigations into security irregularities, potential threats and taking remedial action to protect company interest.
  • Establishing and maintaining linkages with law enforcement agencies to enhance company security.
  • Collecting and collating intelligence on current trends in crime and other security matters that could adversely affect the company.
  • Implementing standards on management of contracted security services.
  • Coordinating investigations on company motor vehicle accidents and recommendations remedial action.
  • Facilitating prosecution of offenders in collaboration with the legal department and other prosecutorial agencies.

    Appointment Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Advanced Degree will be an added advantage
  • Diploma in Criminology/Forensic Science or related field
  • Military/Police/National Youth Service Training/Protective Security Services Industry Training
  • Ten (10) years working experience, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Chief Officer and above.

    Key Competencies

  • Thorough understanding of Company business
  • Strong Communication & Negotiation Skills
  • Attention to details
  • High levels of Integrity and Ethics
  • Drive for results and achievement
  • Commitment to Company Vision and Values

    4. Manager Sales and Marketing.

    Reference Number: 130-PEO00184

    Department: People & Change Kenya

    Job Type: Permanent

    Location: Nairobi

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • Implementing an integrated marketing strategy to support achievement of the Company goals and objectives.
  • Developing and implementing an appropriate marketing communication and brand strategy in line with the corporate strategy.
  • Developing and implementing the annual corporate marketing plan in line with the business growth objectives.
  • Undertaking continuous research on market trends, customer behavior and the competitive environment and recommending appropriate actions.
  • Implementing new product marketing plans for product introductions in liaison with other relevant departments.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of advertising, merchandising and trade promotion programs in accomplishing marketing and sales objectives.
  • Identifying marketing opportunities and forecasting future business growth opportunities to increase electricity demand.
  • Promoting sales growth in line with Company objectives by capitalizing on market opportunities.
  • Coordinating strategic initiatives and meetings on customer creation, power connectivity and sales growth to increase market share and reach.
  • Facilitating customer education on energy conservation and Company processes through trade fairs, exhibitions, and other promotional activities.

    Appointment Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Advanced Degree will be an added advantage
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing
  • Member, Chattered Institute of Marketing
  • Ten (10) years working experience, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Chief Officer and above.

    Key Competencies

  • Thorough understanding of Company business
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills
  • Creativity and innovation
  • High levels of integrity and ethics
  • Drive for results and achievement
  • Commitment to Company Vision and Values

    5. Manager Safety Health and Work Environment

    Reference Number: 130-PEO00183

    Department: People & Change Kenya

    Job Type: Permanent

    Location: Nairobi

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • Implementing strategies on safety, health and work environment.
  • Advising management on safety, health & work environment requirements.
  • Implementing legal provisions related to safety, health & work environment.
  • Promoting a safe and healthy working environment company wide.
  • Coordinating implementation of safety, health & work environment measures in the company.
  • Developing strategies for promoting and implementing a safety awareness culture in the company.
  • Facilitating safety inspections and campaigns to ensure adherence to safety regulations and procedures.
  • Facilitating safety, health & work environment training programmes.
  • Nurturing positive relationships with external organisations/agencies on matters of safety, health & work environment.
  • Developing and implementing emergency procedures and disaster preparedness on safety & work environment in the company.

    Appointment Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Advanced Degree will be an added advantage
  • Advanced Training in Safety, Health & Work Environment
  • Registration with DOSH
  • Ten (10) years working experience, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Chief Officer and above.

    Key Competencies

  • Knowledge of Safety, Health & Work Environment regulations
  • Drive for results and achievement
  • Excellent leadership and team building skills
  • Analytical and strategic thinker
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Strong Communication and Negotiation Skills
  • Commitment to Company Vision and Values

    6. Manager Telecommunications

    Reference Number: 130-PEO00188

    Department: People & Change Kenya

    Job Type: Permanent

    Location: Nairobi

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • Implementing strategies on telecommunications systems management.
  • Developing contingency plans to guarantee continuous systems operations.
  • Ensuring compliance with statutory and other regulatory requirements.
  • Formulating techniques and procedures for the efficient operation of power system communication to support business operations.
  • Availing technical support for the development and operation of the telecommunications systems to safeguard data integrity.
  • Ensuring security of all telecommunications systems.
  • Complying with legal and regulatory requirements in provision of telecommunications services.
  • Promoting adoption of new technological developments to enhance telecommunications systems efficiency.
  • Nurturing relationships with stakeholders in the implementation of telecommunications projects.
  • Designing specifications for various telecommunications equipment and systems.

    Appointment Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Telecommunications
  • Advanced Degree will be an added advantage
  • Registered Professional Engineer with EBK
  • Ten (10) years working experience, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Chief Engineer and above.

    Key Competencies

  • Understanding of Company business and operational processes
  • High levels of Integrity and Ethics
  • Drive for results and achievement
  • Analytical and strategic thinker
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Commitment to Company Vision and Values

    7. Manager Risk Management and Integrity

    Reference Number: 130-PEO00182

    Department: People & Change Kenya

    Job Type: Permanent

    Location: Nairobi

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • Implementing strategies on risk management and corporate governance.
  • Developing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) tools, practices and policies to manage company risks.
  • Undertaking risk assessment and implementing the necessary mitigation measures.
  • Ensuring the company risk management policies and strategies are in compliance with applicable regulations and legislation.
  • Ensuring continuous institutional alignment of the business processes to the required ethical standards, norms and procedures.
  • Implementing initiatives to foster an ethical culture throughout the company.
  • Providing insurance cover for assets, human resources and potential legal liabilities of the company.
  • Participating in drawing of insurance contracts and administering insurance policies including monitoring of claims recoveries.
  • Providing advice on insurance matters and keeping the company abreast of developments in the insurance field.
  • Ensuring implementation of statutory obligations, corporate standards and code of conduct.

    Appointment Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Insurance/Risk Management
  • Advanced Degree will be an added advantage
  • Diploma in Risk Management/Insurance/Corporate Governance
  • Ten (10) years working experience, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Chief Officer and above.

    Key Competencies

  • Thorough understanding of Company business
  • Strong Communication & Negotiation Skills
  • Attention to details
  • High levels of Integrity and Ethics
  • Drive for results and achievement
  • Commitment to Company Vision and Values

    8. Manager Legal Services

    Reference Number: 130-PEO00181

    Department: People & Change Kenya

    Job Type: Permanent

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • Implementing strategies to safeguard company interests.
  • Ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory matters.
  • Providing shares registration services to shareholders and investors.
  • Participating in drawing and vetting of contracts, leases, and other legal instruments.
  • Managing litigation and liaising with external lawyers on court cases.
  • Participating in negotiations of treaties and contracts between the company and other parties/organizations.
  • Providing legal opinions/advice on matters affecting the Company.
  • Interpreting legal instruments and statutes.
  • Keeping the company abreast on developments in the legal field.
  • Safe custody of company documents, records and securities.

    Appointment Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law
  • Advanced Degree will be an added advantage
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Certified Public Secretary (CPS) (K)
  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya
  • 10 years legal standing, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Chief Officer and above.

    Key Competencies

  • Thorough understanding of Company business
  • Strong Communication & Negotiation Skills
  • Attention to details
  • High levels of Integrity and Ethics
  • Drive for results and achievement
  • Demonstrate executive presence
  • Commitment to Company Vision and Values

    9. Manager Institute of Energy Studies & Research

    Reference Number: 130-PEO00180

    Department: People & Change Kenya

    Job Type: Permanent

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing a master plan to transform KPLC Training School to a centre of excellence.
  • Implementing strategies on energy and business research, skills transfer and collaboration with the Company and other institutions in the region.
  • Developing and implementing training programmes that contribute to human resource development in the Company and the sector as a whole.
  • Managing the selection, training and examining of trainees to ensure quality of courses and relevance to sector needs.
  • Overseeing development of physical and infrastructural facilities in the Institute and ensuring that they adequately support the institutional strategic objectives.
  • Liaising with academic and research institutions, other stakeholders and national institutions in relation to research and skills transfer.
  • Undertaking research in the energy sector and making appropriate recommendations for sustainability and growth.
  • Develop the Institute’s consultancy portfolio to facilitate staff growth and strengthen the Institute’s financial base and support the sector.
  • Undertaking business research on best practices, in liaison with other stakeholders and recommending business solutions to pertinent challenges.
  • Initiating and managing collaboration and outreach initiatives in research and training to inculcate best practices and ensure that the sector benefits from research findings.
  • Mainstreaming knowledge and skills transfer among Company staff to support Company initiatives of improving electrical quality, reliability and competitiveness.
  • Identifying and engaging potential partners and donors to support the Institute both financially and materially to effectively carry out its mandate.
  • Appointment Requirements Advanced degree. Holders of PHD degree shall have an added advantage

    Bachelor’s Degree

  • Experience in research and Consulting including published works
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies/institutions
  • Ten (10) years working experience, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Chief Officer and above.

    Key Competencies

  • Proven research experience & published works
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large, multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with government and other agencies.
  • Thorough understanding of energy sector operations
  • Drive for results and achievement
  • Commitment to Company Vision and Values

    10. Manager Information Technology

    Reference Number: 130-PEO00179

    Department: People & Change Kenya

    Job Type: Permanent

    Location: Nairobi

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • Implementing strategies on system development, maintenance and administration.
  • Reviewing IT needs and coordinating requisition of information processing hardware and software.
  • Continually developing IT systems to keep abreast with the changing environment.
  • Developing and implementing strategies for security back-up for all IT systems.
  • Designing measures on disaster recovery management.
  • Developing and implementing guidelines on distribution, maintenance and replacement of computer hardware.
  • Promoting use of cost-effective IT systems.
  • Implementing programs for safeguarding integrity of all systems data and ensuring availability of necessary technical support.
  • Implementing mechanisms to resolve user complaints and enhance their satisfaction.
  • Coordinating technical and functional improvements of the information systems in liaison with users.

    Appointment Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Advanced Degree will be an added advantage
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science/ IT (For candidates with non- computer related 1st degrees)
  • Membership with relevant Professional bodies
  • Ten (10) years working experience, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Chief Officer and above.

    Key Competencies

  • Understanding of Company business and operational processes
  • High level of Integrity
  • Drive for results and achievement
  • Analytical and strategic thinker
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Commitment to Company Vision and Values

    11. Manager Corporate Communications

    Reference Number: 130-PEO00178

    Department: People & Change Kenya

    Job type: Permanent

    Location: Nairobi

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • Formulating and implementing corporate communication and media strategies and programs to support achievement of corporate objectives.
  • Developing and distributing media releases to media outlets and proactively seeking media opportunities that support the Company’s objectives.
  • Evaluating and reporting on the reach and impact of media activities through regular media monitoring and surveys.
  • Creating and maintaining media contacts and managing relationships with key media partners.
  • Coordinating development, production and distribution of visual, audio visual, web-based advertisements and other broadcast media materials.
  • Maintaining corporate protocol and acting as the spokesperson of the Company.
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of media campaigns in consultation with other relevant departments.
  • Producing in-house journals, newsletters, corporate and other related publications in promotion of Kenya Power Brand.
  • Coordinating corporate social responsibility activities to enhance corporate and brand image.
  • Advising management on appropriate communication policies and strategies to build and maintain the brand image.

    Appointment Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Advanced Degree will be an added advantage
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Communication /Journalism / Public Relations
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies
  • Ten (10) years working experience, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Chief Officer and above.

    Key Competencies

  • Thorough understanding of Company business
  • Strong Communication & Negotiation Skills
  • Creativity and innovation
  • High levels of Integrity and Ethics
  • Drive for results and achievement
  • Commitment to Company Vision and Values

    12. Manager Business Planning

    Reference Number: 130-PEO00177

    Department: People & Change Kenya

    Job Type: Permanent

    Location: Nairobi

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • Facilitating development and implementation of corporate transformation agenda and supporting delivery of key objectives.
  • Developing Divisional and Regional plans.
  • Overseeing implementation of Divisional and Regional plans.
  • Preparing status reports on Company performance and projections.
  • Monitoring external macroeconomic indicators and assessing impact on corporate performance.
  • Maintaining key corporate performance data for planning and evaluation purposes.
  • Setting appropriate performance, service standards and developing KPI’s at the corporate level to track performance.
  • Recommending and monitoring suitable remedial actions to ensure organizational performance standards and service quality are maintained.
  • Liaising with government and the industry and disseminating information to stakeholders.
  • Collaborating with divisions and regions to formulate key strategic insights for business review and growth.

    Appointment Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics
  • Advanced Degree will be an added advantage
  • Ten (10) years working experience, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Chief Officer and above.

    Key Competencies

  • Understanding of energy sector policies and business environment
  • Analytical and strategic thinker
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Strong Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Commitment to Company Vision and Values
  • Drive for results and achievement

    13. Manager - Administration and Property.

    Reference Number: 130-PEO00176

    Department: People & Change Kenya

    Job Type: Permanent

    Location: Nairobi

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • Implementing strategies on work environment for effective execution of company’s objectives.
  • Implementing strategies on property management, cleaning services, garbage collection and pest control in Company premises.
  • Procuring and effectively managing contracts relating to cleaning, mail delivery and servicing of equipment.
  • Implementing civil work projects to provide conducive work environment and secure Company assets.
  • Providing effective and efficient property valuation, cleaning, messengerial, tea and telephone services cost effectively.
  • Facilitating leasing and letting of Company premises and properties and ensuring timely collection of rent.
  • Complying with statutory requirements relating to property acquisition. leasing and management.
  • Facilitating acquisition of land and buildings for use by the Company.
  • Ensuring safe custody of property documents, records and securities.
  • Updating management on property market issues and ensuring that Company interests are adequately safeguarded.

    Appointment Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Land Economics or related fields.
  • Advanced Degree will be an added advantage
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies
  • Ten (10) years working experience, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Chief Officer and above.

    Key Competencies

  • Thorough understanding of Company business
  • Project Management
  • Strong communication & negotiation Skills
  • Creativity and innovation
  • High levels of integrity and ethics
  • Drive for results and achievement
  • Commitment to Company Vision and Values

    14. Chief Planning Officer, Regulatory Affairs

    Reference Number: 130-PEO00196

    Department: People & Change Kenya

    Job Type: Permanent

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • Implementing policies, strategies and standards pertaining to power, wheeling and bulk supply tariffs for the Company’s financial sustainability;
  • Planning for power tariffs to customers which are adequate for company sustainability and preparing medium and long term financial projections;
  • Coordinating preparation of information for tariff analysis and facilitating studies to determine electricity tariff levels and structure;
  • Periodically analyzing retail electricity tariffs and making recommendations for submission to Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for tariff adjustments to guarantee the Company’s financial sustainability;
  • Analyzing generation projects financials projections and models provided by power plants developers to determine project costs and tariffs;
  • Analyzing energy wheeling financials projections and models provided by transmission system developers to determine project costs and tariffs;
  • Analyzing financial and economic cost- benefits of generating sources under the
  • Feed-in-Tariffs projects and Public Private Partnerships;
  • Participating in power purchase agreement negotiations and wheeling arrangement agreements for national and regional transmission projects;
  • Preparing the foreign exchange cost fluctuations, inflation adjustments and security support charges for the purpose of monthly billing;
  • Cascading electricity tariff strategies and standards to all levels in the Company and ensuring that the regulatory framework is adhered to in our operations.

    Appointment Requirements

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.
  • A Master’s Degree in Economics will be an added advantage.
  • Nine (9) years working experience, five of which should have been at a senior level in a planning function.
  • Thorough knowledge of the energy sector will be a distinct advantage.
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies.

    Key Competencies

  • Excellent analytical & strategic thinking skills
  • Understanding of the electricity subsector
  • Excellent planning, presentation, evaluation skills
  • Strong communication & negotiation Skills
  • Thorough understanding of Company business
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Drive for results and achievement
  • Computer proficiency in economic planning applications

    15. Chief Planning Officer, Regional Planning

    Reference Number: 130-PEO00195

    Department: People & Change Kenya

    Job Type: Permanent

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • Overseeing development and implementation of Regional and County transformation agenda to support delivery of key strategic objectives.
  • Identifying and implementing appropriate tools to support the Integrated Business Planning process and ensure aggregate plans can be easily translated to executable detail plans.
  • Facilitating the development of specific regional and county strategic plans in liaison with regional and county business leaders to support achievement of set objectives.
  • Guiding implementation of regional and county strategic plans and maintaining key regional performance data for planning and evaluation purposes.
  • Supporting regional and county business leaders in development of proper metrics linked to the corporate planning process to support achievement of corporate strategies.
  • Collaborating with business leaders to formulate key strategic insights for business growth and ensuring that the planning process, deliverables and time lines set are met.
  • Working closely with business leaders to analyze, plan and develop short and long term enterprise reporting requirements including emerging technologies and new data needs.
  • Studying business performance, industry trends and regulatory requirements to assess their potential impact to business operations.
  • Identifying gaps in achieving regional and county long term strategies and coordinating cross-functional teams to develop strategic initiatives to bridge them.
  • Monitoring internal and external macroeconomic indicators to assess their impact on business performance and recommending suitable remedial actions.

    Appointment Requirements

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.
  • A Master’s Degree in Economics will be an added advantage.
  • Nine (9) years working experience, five (5) of which should have been at a senior level in a planning function;
  • Thorough knowledge of the energy sector will be a distinct advantage.
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies

    Key Competencies

  • Understanding of energy sub sector business environment
  • Strong strategic thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication, negotiation and collaborative skills
  • Drive for results and achievement
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Excellent planning, presentation and evaluation skills.
  • Computer proficiency in economic planning applications.

    16. Chief Planning Officer - Corporate Planning

    Reference Number: 130-PEO00194

    Department: People & Change Kenya

    Job Type: Permanent

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • Overseeing development and implementation of corporate and divisional transformation agenda to support delivery of key strategic objectives.
  • Identifying and implementing appropriate tools to support the Integrated Business Planning process and ensuring that aggregate plans can be easily translated to executable detail plans.
  • Facilitating the development of specific divisional strategic plans in liaison with divisional heads to support achievement of set objectives.
  • Guiding implementation of divisional strategic plans and maintaining key corporate and divisional performance data for planning and evaluation.
  • Supporting divisional heads in development of proper metrics linked to the corporate planning process to support achievement of corporate strategies.
  • Collaborating with divisional heads to formulate key strategic insights for company growth and ensuring that the planning process, deliverables and time lines set are met.
  • Working closely with divisional heads to analyze, plan and develop short, medium and long term enterprise reporting requirements including emerging technologies and new data needs.
  • Studying corporate performance, industry trends and regulatory requirements to assess their potential impact to business operations.
  • Identifying gaps in achieving divisional long term strategies and coordinating functional teams to develop strategic initiatives to bridge them.
  • Monitoring internal and external macroeconomic indicators to assess their impact on corporate and divisional performance and recommending suitable remedial actions.

    Appointment Requirements

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.
  • A Master’s Degree in Economics will be an added advantage.
  • Nine (9) years working experience, five of which should have been at a senior level in a planning function;
  • Thorough knowledge of the energy sector will be a distinct advantage.
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies

    Key Competencies

  • Understanding of energy sub sector business environment
  • Strong strategic thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication, negotiation and collaborative skills
  • Drive for results and achievement
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Excellent planning, presentation and evaluation skills.
  • Computer proficiency in economic planning applications.

    How to Apply

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

    Deadline: 3rd October 2014


    BOC Gases Transport Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    BOC Kenya Limited is a market leader in industrial and medical gases, welding equipment and consumables, medical equipment and related services.

    The Company operates to the highest global standards and has access to the latest in cutting edge research and technologies provided by its parent company, The Linde Group of Germany.

    The company has established subsidiaries in Tanzania and Uganda with a distribution network of resellers within the East African Region.

    A candidate is sought to fill the following position based in Nairobi.

    Transport Manager

    The purpose of this role is to effectively manage the distribution of company products to customers.

    The key areas of responsibilities are:

  • Maintain best operating practice with respect to transport management.
  • Ensure alignment, effective implementation and on-going adherence to transport policies, procedures, systems and standards.
  • Ensure optimum utilization of the company vehicle fleet.
  • Manage maintenance of all vehicles located within the region.
  • Conduct regular inspections of vehicle repairs/maintenance at various service provider sites ensuring that repairs and maintenance are in line with manufacturer’s specification and company standards.
  • Ensure adherence to ACTSAFE.
  • Ensure all drivers are up to date with driver training as well as Traccess.
  • Timely investigate incidents and accidents and prepare reports.
  • Oversee the distribution function to ensure all product deliveries are in line with company standards.
  • Timely resolve any challenges that may hinder scheduled product delivery to customers.

  • The successful candidate should possess a Bachelor of Science degree in automotive/mechanical engineering with 10 years extensive distribution experience.

    The position is best suited to individuals who are exceptionally customer focused; have sound communication, interpersonal, negotiating and problem solving skills.

    The candidate must be results driven and be able to work without supervision in a team environment.

    The applicant must also be willing to travel and possess a valid driver’s license.

    Applications should be addressed to:

    The Human Resources Manager
    BOC Kenya Limited
    P.O.Box 18010 - 00500
    Nairobi

    Closing Date: 13th October 2014


    Media Council of Kenya Procurement Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    The Media Council of Kenya is an independent national institution established by the Media Council Act, 2013 as the leading institution in the regulation of media and in the conduct and discipline of journalists.

    The Council seeks to fill the following vacant position:

    VA/1 Procurement Officer

    Job Role:

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the overall responsibility will be the management of the entire supply chain including and coordination of procurement activities in the Procurement Section.

    A key part of this role entails effective supplier relationship management; managing and ensuring timely delivery of local and international purchases; monitoring expenditure and ensuring value for money.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategies and budgets for the Procurement Section.
  • Develop mechanisms and tools to monitor expenditure and advise the Chief Executive Officer on possible value adding and cost cutting measures.
  • Develop procurement targets and a forecasted procurement plan and integrate these into the Council’s annual budget to facilitate procurement of materials and supplies.
  • Facilitate tender and contracts management including management of supplier relationships and ensure supplier performance monitoring and evaluation.
  • Formulate a sourcing strategy for required goods and services in accordance with the Council’s needs and budgetary limits.
  • Spearhead cost reduction in procurement initiatives at the Council through implementing cost-effective stock holding levels.
  • Ensure adherence to the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, by ensuring the participation of members of relevant departments in tender/procurement/evaluation committees.
  • Develop accountability measures including service level agreements with other departments; monitor performance indicators within the department and ensure the timely preparation of periodic reports.
  • Prepare and process requisition and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.
  • Maintain records of goods ordered and received.
  • Review, develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies and procedures.
  • Prepare clear specifications for goods and services for obtaining, issuing or awarding bids.

    Minimum qualifications:

  • A relevant Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Procurement, Business Studies from a recognized institution.
  • Diploma in Procurement from a recognized institution
  • A member of KISM (Kenya Institute of Supplies Management).
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in an equivalent position in a similar institution and demonstrated outstanding professional competence.
  • Merit and ability in performance necessary to undertake the challenges attached to the position.
  • Demonstrate high degree of administrative, managerial and leadership capabilities and outstanding competence in the field.
  • Show high level of integrity.
  • Computer literacy.

    Desired characteristics:

    The Council desires to engage an officer for the position who is customer orientated, is able to organise his/her workplace, is diplomatic and tactful in handling clients, flexible, has excellent interpersonal skills and able to manage him/herself.

    Applicants meeting above qualifications should send their applications, giving full details of their age, qualifications, experience, present and expected remuneration, full contact address including daytime telephone number, detailed C.V, copies of certificates and testimonials and contact details of three referees.

    Applications should indicate position applied for including the reference number and addressed to:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Media Council of Kenya
    P.O. Box 43132- 00100
    Nairobi

    Applications can also be sent via E-mail: recruit@mediacouncil.or.ke

    Or hand deliver applications to: Media Council of Kenya, Ground Floor, Britam Centre at Mara/Ragati Road Junction in Upper Hill So as to reach not later than 11th October 2014.

    NB: The Media Council of Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

    Qualified persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.

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


    GOAL Kenya Programmes Development & Communications Manager Job Vacancy

    Vacancy: Programmes Development & Communications Manager

    GOAL Kenya is an Irish NGO operating in Kenya since 1995, addressing the needs of vulnerable children and youth living in Nairobi’s informal settlements.

    GOAL Kenya (GK) requires an experienced Programmes Development and Communications Manager who will be responsible for strengthening GK’s capacity to secure new business through effective research and identifying new funding streams, ensuring high quality on time reporting on existing grants, and promoting the GOAL brand in an effective and professional manner.

    The holder of this role works in close collaboration with GK SMT and HQ office staff, in particular with Desk Officer, Media department and Business Development unit.

    For a full job description, requirements and application form, please send an email to pdcrecruit@ke.goal.ie.

    Suitably qualified applicants are invited to apply by completing the application form and send it by email only to keapplications@ke.goal.ie

    Candidates who do not use the application form to apply for this position will not be considered.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Closing date for application is 5.00 pm October 7th 2014.

    GOAL is a child focused organization and background check will involve screening for child abuse offenses.


    Danish Demining Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a unit within the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) specialised in Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) and Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA). DDG was established in 1998 and has been operational in the Horn of Africa since 1999

    The focus of our work has increasingly moved towards AVR, including community-driven approaches to improving public security provision, conflict management and conflict analysis and sensitivity.

    In Kenya, DDG’s portfolio includes a cross-border community safety and conflict management project in Turkana, West Pokot and Karamoja and conflict assessment and GIS mapping focused on documenting and analyzing changing conflict and security dynamics with the aim of contributing to conflict prevention and management.

    DDG is starting up innovative conflict and security mapping projects using GIS mapping tools for armed violence prevention and reduction.

    To coordinate the implementation of these projects and spearhead the further development of and fundraising for DDG’s AVR programme in Kenya, DDG is looking to recruit an exceptionally talented individual for the position of Project Coordinator.

    The ideal Project Coordinator is a Kenyan citizen and has the following qualifications and personal qualities:

    1. Group Conflict and Security Mapping Project Coordinator

    Qualifications

    Required:

  • A university degree in conflict management, criminology, political science, geography or similar field, and advanced training in statistics.
  • Experience of managing staff, including distance management
  • Exceptional understanding of issues related to armed violence in Kenya and surrounding countries,
  • Experience of developing or using GIS maps,
  • Good understanding of new information and communication technologies (ICT) and how these can be utilised for peace and development.
  • Fluency in English. Excellent written English and ability to speak clearly to various audiences,
  • Excellent report and proposal writing skills. Documented capacity to write high quality funding proposals,
  • Experience of working in complex and politically-sensitive contexts, and excellent political judgement
  • Ability to work in a non-partisan manner, sensitivity to ethnic and cultural differences
  • A team player: able to demonstrate a constructive, cooperative and problem-solving approach
  • Experience of planning and carrying out workshops and trainings
  • Ability to engage effectively with all kinds of stakeholders in a respectful and professional manner,
  • High degree of computer literacy

    Personal Qualities:

  • organised, punctual and delivers on time,
  • strong ability to motivate and inspire staff and partners,excellent networking skills,
  • passionate about promoting a Kenya free of armed violence and conflict
  • intelligent and creative mind that will enable him/her to identify new and suitable solutions to local safety needs
  • analytical and able to present logical arguments, curious and seeks out information,
  • strong drive to learn new things and improve own capacity,
  • takes initiative – identifies what needs to get done and does it,
  • able to work under minimum supervision,
  • hard working and driven to achieve objectives,
  • a good team player, diplomatic, patient and persistent,
  • honest and loyal and culturally sensitive,
  • Able to resist external pressures.

    2. Consultancy: Conflict GIS Mapping

    Purpose

    To map conflict risks stemming from the construction of the Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor in Lamu and along Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia borders.

    Through data collection and visualisation on GIS maps, the project will provide stakeholders with a user-friendly tool to access and interpret data and developments related to conflict.

    The GIS maps will enable stakeholders to access credible information and data of changes in the focus areas over time.

    A key part of the analysis will be based on a participatory approach, which entails local stakeholders’ participation in analysing the data visualised through GIS mapping tool.

    The participatory analysis will provide the basis for multi-stakeholder dialogue around conflict risks and how these can be reduced through dialogue and policy-making.

    The projects will produce overview and analysis of conflict risks and make recommendations for mitigation strategies.

    For the border areas the maps will furthermore include an overview of donor supported initiatives to reduce conflict.

    2. Responsibilities

    Scope of consultancy:

    The consultant will lead the technical development of the LAPSSET Conflict Risk Mapping project and will be responsible for designing and developing a high quality conflict risk interactive GIS map and analysis of LAPSSET related conflict developments in Lamu County.

    The consultant will contribute to the development of research methodology for field research under the border areas’ conflict assessment and mapping project.

    S/he will ensure that data is collected and presented visually on a GIS map and will write up a mapping report and user guideline.

    Key Tasks:

    Carry out desk research to identify all relevant existing data about the LAPSSET Corridor projects and developments.

    Identify existing and potential conflict risks linked to LAPSSET-related developments.

    Design and lead data collection in Lamu with DDG and project partners.

    Develop indicators for future monitoring of conflict dynamics around LAPSSET in Lamu. Present to peer review group and incorporate feedback.

    Analyse the data and design GIS map in collaboration with DDG and partner staff.

    Write up findings and lessons learned from the development of the GIS map and produce a publishable report and guide to the use of a GIS map.

    Organise and carry out consultation and validation meetings with key local and national level stakeholders together with DDG and partners.

    For the LAPSSET mapping project, produce a good draft conflict risk analysis report, incorporate comments from DDG and partners and produce the final report according to structure and guideline agreed with DDG.

    Identify and collect existing conflict relevant data for border areas and issues related to destabilising transnational factors.

    Ensure that field research guide for border conflict assessment and mapping project enables collection of relevant field data.

    Review data gathered in the field and provide guidance to field research.

    Organise and visualise (in collaboration with GIS mapping specialists) the data on GIS map

    For the border conflict assessment and mapping project, analyse data and provide draft report for lead conflict analyst to incorporate in conflict assessment.

    Produce guideline for border conflict map.

    Methodology

    Desk research and identification and secure approval for the use of this data as necessary.

    Key Informant Interviews

  • Design primary data collection tools, train data collectors and oversee data collection together with DDG and partner team.

  • Analysis of data and identify how to make data visualisation on GIS map most useful to inform stakeholder dialogue.

    Key Deliverables/Outputs

  • The main outputs that the consultant(s) will provide are high quality GIS maps focused on conflict risks around LAPSSET-related developments in Kenya and cross-border conflict dynamics along the Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia borders.

  • The secondary outputs are 2 reports covering data analysis and reflections on the utility of the GIS maps along with user guidelines for the GIS maps.

  • The structure and length of the report will be agreed with DDG.

    DDG’S Responsibilities

    DDG will cover transport to and from necessary field visits and meetings. DDG will provide insurance for the consultant.

    Reporting Arrangements

    The consultant will report to the DDG Kenya Country Director

    Duration of Assignment

    To start as soon as possible.

    The assignment may be carried out by one consultant or divided between two or more consultants.

    The assignment shall be completed in 5 to 6 months.

    The number of days are to be agreed with DDG.

    The work plan is to be developed in consultation with DDG.

    Expected Profile of Consultant

  • Advanced university degree in conflict analysis, peace studies, or similar field
  • At least 5 years experience conducting high quality conflict analysis
  • Extensive experience of working with quantitative data
  • Experience of using data visualisation as a tool for communication and analysis
  • Mapping experience and flair for designing GIS maps Indebt knowledge of the region, the LAPSSET Corridor and conflict dynamics in the target areas is desirable
  • Outstanding research and analytical skills
  • Experience of developing research tools and carrying out research
  • Ability to provide clear guidance to field research teams
  • Proven ability to deliver against targets and meeting deadlines within short timeframe
  • Fluency in English and excellent written English
  • Relevant computer skills: Word, Excel, internet
  • A good team player able to work with partners with different skills sets

    3. Consultant: Writer / Editor, Nairobi

    Purpose

    To produce and edit written materials such as research reports, policy briefs, articles and proposals for DDG.

    Key Responsibilities

    Ensure high quality of written DDG products such as research reports, policy briefs, information materials, proposals

    Reporting Arrangements

    The consultant will report to DDG Kenya’s Country Director

    Duration of Assignment: As needed

    Expected Profile of Consultant

  • An advanced university degree from a reputable institution.
  • Extensive experience of working with NGOs or IOs on conflict and governance projects,
  • Extensive experience of proposal development,
  • Outstanding English writing skills and Computer literate.
  • Documented capacity to write high quality funding proposals,
  • Substantial knowledge of the Kenya political system from community to national level would be an asset

    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 Danish Demining Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    What DDG can offer:

  • An interesting and challenging position, which will provide the right candidate with a significant opportunity to grow professionally.
  • The opportunity to be part of a professional and dedicated team with friendly and helpful colleagues.
  • Exposure to intellectually stimulating issues relating to the prevention and reduction of armed violence.
  • Attractive salary and conditions in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s
  • Terms of Employment for local staff in Kenya.
  • A 6-months contract - with possibilities for extension, subject to funding.
  • There will be a 3-month probation period.
  • The position is based in Nairobi.
  • Travel may be required

    Start date: 15th October or soon thereafter.

    Application and CV

    Applications should be in English and include the following:

    1. A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria.

    2. Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages).

    The CV should include information about your university degree(s) and stipulate your grades/grade average, list of completed relevant training courses, work experience and the name and contact details of 3 relevant references, in addition to any other qualifications and information that you think are relevant for the position.

    The application should be sent to: job@ddghoa.org and the subject line should be included.

    The deadline for submission of applications is on 5th October 2014.


    Nakuru County Ward Administrators Jobs in Kenya

    Nakuru County Public Service Board

    Vacancy List No. 01 of 2014

    The Nakuru County Public Service Board wishes to invite applications from candidates who have the requisite qualifications to fill the following vacancies:

    Ward Administrators

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen.
  • Be a holder of at least a first degree from a University recognized in Kenya.
  • Working experience of not less than three years.
  • Have qualifications and knowledge in administration or management; and
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Ward administrator shall be responsible to the Sub-County Administrator for the following:

  • Coordinating, Managing and supervising the general administrative functions in the Ward Unit.
  • Ensuring effective service delivery.
  • Coordinating developmental activities to empower the community.
  • Providing and maintaining infrastructure and facilities of public service.
  • Managing the County Public Service.
  • Facilitating and coordinating citizen participation in the development of policies and plans and delivery of services.
  • Exercising any functions and powers delegated by the County Public Service Board.

    Terms and Conditions:

  • Salary Scale: Kshs.48,190 – 65,290 p.m.

  • House Allowance: 17,000 p.m.

  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 8,000 p.m.

    How to Apply

    All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope and addressed to:

    Secretary
    County Public Service Board
    Nakuru County
    P.O. Box 2870 – 20100
    Nakuru

    Or hand delivered at the Board Offices situated at Giddo Plaza along George Morara Avenue.

    Important Information to all candidates

  • The Applicants with Foreign Degrees should get clearance from Commission for University Education (CUE).
  • Remuneration package for persons serving in the Public Service of County Governments is as advised by the Salaries and
  • Remuneration Commission and is subject to review by the Commission from time to time.

    Applications should reach the Secretary, County Public Service Board on or before Monday 13th October 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    All applicants should attach copies of:

  • Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Compliance Certificate from KRA.
  • Clearance from EACC.
  • Clearance from HELB.

    Nakuru County Government is an equal opportunity employer and all persons with disability, youth, women and marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.


    British Curriculum School Teaching Jobs in Mombasa Kenya

    A well-established British Curriculum School, in Mombasa, is inviting applications from qualified, motivated and enthusiastic secondary school teachers to teach up to A level in the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • English Language
  • IT
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Art
  • Drama

    Applicants must have a B. Ed degree and a minimum of 5 years’ experience.

    Applications must include a covering letter, detailed CV, names and contacts of two referees, a recent photograph and copies of certificates.

    Should be sent by 15th October, 2014 to:

    DNA/No 1727,
    P.O. Box 80708-80100
    Mombasa


    KCEP Jobs in Kenya

    Background:

    The Kenya Cereal Enhancement Programme (KCEP) will be implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MoALF) with funding by the European Union (EU) and supervision by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

    The Programme which shall cover 8 counties has the objectives of contributing to national food security by increasing the production of the targeted cereal staples (Maize, Sorghum and Millet and pulses), increasing incomes of the smallholders in the production areas, and supporting smallholder farmers in graduating from subsistence to commercial agriculture.

    The programme will run for a period of seven (7) years.

    The Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) for KCEP located in Nairobi shall be responsible for the overall coordination and management of the programme.

    In addition, the programme will have two sub-units of the PCU, one in Nakuru and the other in Siakago Town (Embu County).

    1. Re-Advertisement: Accountants (ACC) - Nakuru or Siakago Town

    Ref. ACC13N or ACC13S

    Reporting to the SAC, there will be one ACC each in Nakuru and Siakago Town.

    Responsibilities

  • Preparation of programme accounts;
  • Preparation and submission of periodical financial reports;
  • Verification of supplier’s invoices for payment, including service providers’ requests for funds, and timely implementation of payment procedures;
  • Timely posting of all project accounting vouchers on the accounting software;
  • Exercise proper custody of all posted vouchers and other accounting documents;
  • Preparation of withdrawal applications;
  • Replenishment of operational account with programme bank account.
  • Facilitate financial audits and implementation support missions;
  • Regular sharing of account printouts by components to the heads of component for analysis and comments;
  • Advice to management on accounting and administration matters;
  • Any other duty assigned by the FMA.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in accounting and finance from a recognised institution plus a professional accounting qualification (CPA(K), ACCA or equivalent).
  • At least 5 years’ practical experience in a project financial management unit and acquainted with accounting procedures in the public administration sector or with internationally financed projects;
  • Previous experience with Donor-funded procedures and financial regulations would be an added advantage;
  • Good knowledge of computer applications in accounting such as TOMPRO, PASTEL, SUN;
  • Used to work under pressure and meet crucial deadlines;
  • Fluency (reading, writing and speaking) in English and in Kiswahili.

    2. Re-Advertisement: M&E/KM Officers (MKM) - Nakuru or Siakago Town

    Ref. MKM12N or MKM12S

    Reporting to the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, there will be one MKM each in Nakuru and Siakago Town, focussing on the Maize and Sorghum/Millet value chain respectively.

    Responsibilities

  • Developing and running an M&E system and associated Management Information System for managing data and information for overall monitoring, and for the collection and analysis of data on programme achievements and impact, based on a set of gender disaggregated indicators in line with the programme logical framework and stakeholders’ information needs;
  • Organization and supervision of focused baseline surveys at the beginning of the programme;
  • Coordinating the preparation and monitoring the implementation of the AWPB;
  • Ensuring that all participating institutions keep records on their activities and feed this information into the Programme Learning System;
  • Developing a simple reporting system for the monitoring of programme activities and preparing regular reports on implementation progress, performance and impact of operations;
  • Set up term of reference and conduct studies to assess the impact of the programme
  • Organization of training on M&E for members of the PCU, implementing partners and counties, and providing technical backstopping to implementing agencies for preparing the AWPBs and for compliance with reporting requirements;
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the KMO.

    Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, or a related field from a recognized university.
  • A post graduate diploma/certificate in MIS or M&E will be an added advantage;
  • At least 6 years’ working experience at management in M&E of donor-funded programmes
  • At least two recent professional experience proving that the candidate has been directly responsible for:
  • Identifying programme output and outcome indicators that are coherent with the sector medium term plans and the local development plan (CIDPs)
  • Conducting a base line survey for selected indicators
  • Developing an M&E system for the programme
  • Organizing the communication on the result of the M&E
  • Preparing terms of reference for the above.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Ability to use advanced computer packages for quantitative and qualitative analysis and data base storage;
  • Good knowledge and experience on the project cycle related activities and developments in the sector;
  • Strong computer and communications skills (oral, written, presentation);

    3.Re-Advertisement: Agribusiness Officers (ABO) - Nakuru and Siakago Town

    Ref. ABO10N or ABO10S

    Reporting to the Value Chain Specialist (VCS), there will be one ABO each in Nakuru and Siakago Town, focussing on the Maize and Sorghum/Millet value chain respectively.

    Responsibilities

  • Guide service providers on the identification, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of value chain support activities, including the promotion of entrepreneurial skills in farmers’ organisations;
  • Facilitate linkages and contracts between business model stakeholders including distributors, local promoters and farmers;
  • Ensure adequate synergies between post component 2 (post harvest management & market linkages) and component 3 (financial inclusion) of the programme, in collaboration with the Financial Services Expert;
  • Monitor the development of innovative business models and, in collaboration with the Knowledge Management and Communication Officer and the Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, ensure related knowledge management, including the identification of policy lessons, and participate in developing the Programme Learning System;
  • Preparing and implementing various value chain related studies;
  • Contribute to the preparation of the AWPB and progress reports;
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the PC.

    Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Rural Development or a related discipline from a recognized university.
  • At least 6 years working experience in a similar field;
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.

    4. Agronomists (AGR) - Nakuru or Siakago Town

    Ref. AGR11N or AGR11S

    Reporting to the Value Chain Specialist, there will be one AGR each in Nakuru and Siakago Town, focussing on the Maize and Sorghum/Millet value chain respectively.

    Responsibilities

  • Being the interface between KARI and KCEP in the adaptation of technologies for smallholder application;
  • Facilitating the technology dissemination activities undertaken by KARI, the country advisory services and other partners;
  • Facilitating the capacity building activities of agro-dealers by various partners on technical issues.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture with specialization in Agronomy. A relevant post graduate qualification will be an advantage;
  • 6 years’ experience as an Agronomist in a research station, public or private farm;
  • Experience in providing advisory services in a public or private sector setting;
  • Strong computer and communications skills (oral, written, presentation);
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.

    5. Re-Advertisement: Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (PME) - Nairobi

    Ref. PME09

    Responsibilities

    Reporting to the KMO, the PME is responsible for:

  • Developing and running an M&E system and associated Management Information System for managing data and information for overall monitoring, and for the collection and analysis of data on programme achievements and impact, based on a set of gender disaggregated indicators in line with the programme logical framework and stakeholders’ information needs;
  • Organization and supervision of focused baseline surveys at the beginning of the programme;
  • Coordinating the preparation and monitoring the implementation of the AWPB;
  • Ensuring that all participating institutions keep records on their activities and feed this information into the Programme Learning System;
  • Developing a simple reporting system for the monitoring of programme activities and preparing regular reports on implementation progress, performance and impact of operations;
  • Set up term of reference and conduct studies to assess the impact of the programme
  • Organization of training on M&E for members of the PCU, implementing partners and counties, and providing technical backstopping to implementing agencies for preparing the AWPBs and for compliance with reporting requirements;
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the KMO.

    Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, or a related field from a recognized university.
  • A post graduate diploma/certificate in MIS or M&E will be an added advantage;
  • At least 8 years’ working experience at management in M&E of donor-funded programmes
  • At least two recent professional experience proving that the candidate has been directly responsible for:
  • Identifying programme output and outcome indicators that are coherent with the sector medium term plans and the local development plan (CIDPs)
  • Conducting a base line survey for selected indicators
  • Developing an M&E system for the programme
  • Organizing the communication on the result of the M&E
  • Preparing terms of reference for the above.
  • Ability to use advanced computer packages for quantitative and qualitative analysis and data base storage;
  • Good knowledge and experience on the project cycle related activities and developments in the sector;
  • Strong computer and communications skills (oral, written, presentation);

    6. Re-Advertisement: Procurement Officer (PRO) - Nairobi

    Ref. PRO08

    Responsibilities

    Reporting to the FAM, the PRO will be responsible for:

  • Coordination of procurement of programme works, goods and services at the central level and assist/supervise decentralised procurement as appropriate;
  • Ensuring proper use and conservation of programme assets;
  • Preparation of annual programme procurement plans in collaboration with other members of the PCU and implementing partners, and submitting same for approval by the PSC and IFAD along with the AWPB;
  • Ensuring the preparation and advertisement of TORs and tender and contract documents for specific procurements according to GOK and Donor-funded procedures;
  • Participation in relevant tender committee meetings at the Lead Agency and assisting with the preparation of committee reports;
  • Review and advise on tender evaluation reports prepared by the Counties and other implementing agencies and making necessary follow-up;
  • Maintaining high quality procurement files and contract registers for review by supervision missions and auditors;
  • Preparation of regular financial and procurement progress reports;
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the FAM.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Purchasing and Supplies Management.
  • A post graduate qualification will be an added advantage; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Public Administration, Law, Accounting or any other related field plus a post graduate diploma in Supply Chain Management, Purchasing and Supplies Management.
  • At least 8 years’ experience at senior management level with procurement of civil works, goods and services for GOK/donor funded projects;
  • At least two recent professional experience proving that the candidate has been directly responsible for:
  • Preparing procurement guidelines for donor funded project.
  • Chairing a tender committee for national and international competitive bidding
  • Preparing tender dossier for national and international competitive bidding
  • Preparing contracts
  • Drafting and ensuring timely delivery of all administrative correspondence and communication associated to the tender and contract process.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Public Procurement Regulations is a must
  • Strong computer and communications skills (oral, written, presentational);
  • Fluency in English.

    7. Re-Advertisement: Senior Accountant (SAC) - Nairobi

    Ref. SAC07

    Responsibilities

    Reporting to the FMA, the SAC will be responsible for:

  • Preparation of programme accounts;
  • Preparation and submission of periodical financial reports;
  • Verification of supplier’s invoices for payment, including service providers’ requests for funds, and timely implementation of payment procedures;
  • Timely posting of all project accounting vouchers on the accounting software;
  • Exercise proper custody of all posted vouchers and other accounting documents;
  • Preparation of withdrawal applications;
  • Replenishment of operational account with programme bank account.
  • Facilitate financial audits and implementation support missions;
  • Regular sharing of account printouts by components to the heads of component for analysis and comments;
  • Advice to management on accounting and administration matters;
  • Any other duty assigned by the FMA.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in accounting and finance from a recognised institution plus a professional accounting qualification (CPA(K), ACCA or equivalent).
  • At least 5 years’ practical experience in a project financial management unit and acquainted with accounting procedures in the public administration sector or with internationally financed projects;
  • Previous experience with Donor-funded procedures and financial regulations would be an added advantage;
  • Good knowledge of computer applications in accounting such as TOMPRO, PASTEL, SUN;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet crucial deadlines;
  • Fluency (reading, writing and speaking) in English and in Kiswahili.

    8. Re-Advertisement: Financial Services Specialist (FSS) - Nairobi

    Ref: FSS06

    Reporting to the PC, the FSS will in collaboration with the Programme for Rural Outreach of Financial Innovations and Technologies (PROFIT), coordinate the implementation of Component 3 (Financial Inclusion).

    Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the Value Chain Development Specialist and the Agri-business Officers of the two sub-units to ensure adequate synergies between Components 2 (Post Harvest Management) and 3 (Financial Inclusion);
  • Monitor the performance of the partners and service providers intervening in the implementation of the Component;
  • Monitor the performance of limited liability companies set up by the project;
  • Develop a plan to broaden financial inclusion outreach for direct beneficiaries and associated service providers.
  • In collaboration with the KM and Communication Officer and partners/service providers of Component 3, develop knowledge management on innovative financial instruments;
  • Contribute to the preparation of the AWPB and progress reporting; Undertake any other duty assigned by the PC.

    Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Agricultural Economics or related fields;
  • At least 8 years’ experience working with the financial sector on financial sector
  • development, microfinance, rural finance or banking, 3years at management level and preferably in an international development programme or with an established finance institution;
  • At least two recent professional experience proving that the candidate has been directly responsible for:
  • Developing and implementing financial deepening strategies in rural areas including instruments such as: weather based insurances; warehousing receipts; direct or shadow equity funding; targeted subsidies to farmers operation; risk fund; loans; and others.
  • Developing specific analysis on financial deepening potential and constraints associated to value chain development
  • Developing specific communication systems to the above.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the banking and financial regulations applicable to finance institutions
  • Experience in training and capacity building of rural clients on financial services ;
  • Strong computer and communications skills (oral, written, presentation

    9. Re-Advertisement: Civil Engineer (CVE) - Nairobi

    Ref. CVE05

    Reporting to the PC, the CVE will oversee the implementation of the civil works related the construction and refurbishment of warehouses and road spot improvements.

    Responsibilities

  • Oversee the preparation of tender documents for the studies, supervision and construction/refurbishment of warehouses and road spot improvements;
  • Review and develop specific project guidelines for county staff on warehousing and spot road repair (in association with KERRA)
  • Supervise civil works activities under the programme and report on progress to the PC;
  • Contribute to the preparation of the AWPB and progress reports;
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the PC.

    Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized institution plus professional registration; a relevant post graduate qualification will be an added advantage;
  • At least 8 years relevant work experience in related field, presentation).
  • At least two recent professional experience proving that the candidate has been directly responsible for:
  • Developing specific construction and management guidelines for rural road repairs according to KERRA recommendations and along the Kenya Roads 2000 guiding policies.
  • Developing standard designs and bill of quantities for agro-product warehousing in respect of phytosanitary standards
  • Supervising (former district) county staff
  • Providing standard technical advice to private sector operators at local level.

    10. Re-Advertisement: Knowledge Management and Communication Officer (KMO) - Nairobi

    Ref. KMO04

    Reporting to the PC and working very closely with the VCS and the M&E Officer, the KMO will coordinate the establishment and operation of an integrated Programme Learning and Communication and Strategy System.

    The system will link five functions:

  • learning and adaptation for continuous improvement of performance;
  • learning-oriented M&E;
  • internal (PCU) and external (stakeholders) communication;
  • innovation and experimentation; and information management.

    Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development and implementation of the KCEP Programme Learning and
  • Communication System and Strategy;
  • Develop and implement processes and guidelines for systematic capture of knowledge, good practices and innovation, and the sharing and use of same to improve programme implementation, including in the development of the AWPB;
  • Support advocacy efforts through providing evidence of programme impact gathered through the M&E system;
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of capacity building programmes for PCU staff, the counties and implementing partners, including coaching and mentoring;
  • Provide assistance/guidance in implementing the Programme Learning System;
  • Coordinate surveys and case studies to assess achievements and outcomes of KCEP activities;
  • Develop a multi-stakeholder communication strategy along the seasonal performance of the programme including a portal for web-based feedback of beneficiaries, private sector partners and county administrations
  • Coordinate the dissemination of the findings from the impact assessment studies.
  • Foster partnerships for broader knowledge-sharing and learning;
  • Oversee communication support to awareness raising and sensitisation of programme participants;
  • Contribute to the preparation of the AWPB and progress reports;
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the PC.

    Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, Communications or other relevant field.
  • At least 8 years relevant work experience, in knowledge management and communication;
  • At least two recent professional experience proving that the candidate has been directly responsible for:
  • Developing and implementing comprehensive communication and visibility plans
  • Developing website whose purpose is to document the project profile and the periodic reporting to results and to provide a forum for stakeholders feedback during the implementation period
  • Writing reports, articles and or pamphlets depicting programme interventions and results;
  • Proficiency in the use of databases, modern information and communication technology (ICT) in development, and other computer applications;
  • Demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis and data management;
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing successful communication and knowledge management strategies for sustainable development, or in planning and implementing strategies at management level;
  • Experience in analysing complex programmes or policies;
  • Strong computer and communications skills (oral, written, presentation);
  • Ability to communicate in Kiswahili and English.

    11. Re-Advertisement: Value Chain Development Specialist (VCS) - Nairobi

    Ref. VCS03

    Reporting to the PC, the VCS shall coordinate the KCEP activities for value chain support.

    Responsibilities

  • Guide service providers on the identification, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of value chain support activities, including the promotion of entrepreneurial skills in farmers’ organisations;
  • Facilitate linkages and contracts between business model stakeholders including distributors, local promoters and farmers;
  • Ensure adequate synergies between Components 2 and 3 of the programme, in collaboration with the Financial Services Expert;
  • Monitor the development of innovative business models and, in collaboration with the Knowledge Management and Communication Officer and the Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, ensure related knowledge management, including the identification of policy lessons, and participate in developing the Programme Learning System;
  • Guide the preparation and implementation of the various value chain related studies;
  • Contribute to the preparation of the AWPB and progress reports;
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the PC.

    Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Rural Development or a related discipline from a recognized university.
  • At least 8 years working experience in a similar field, 3 of which in senior management position;
  • At least two recent professional experience proving that the candidate has been directly responsible for:
  • Identification and development of guidelines for specific value chains Managing the consultative process during the identification of specific value chains
  • Developing specific analysis on bottlenecks affecting development of value chains
  • Conducting Training need assessment for the promotion of specific value chains.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating value chain development, value chain analysis and in building capacity of value chain actors;
  • Knowledge of technologies and issues for value chain development, business development, and rural livelihoods;
  • Strong computer and communications skills (oral, written, presentation);
  • Strong proposal and report writing skills.

    12. Re-Advertisement: Financial and Administrative Manager (FAM) - Nairobi

    Ref. FAM02)

    Reporting to the Programme Coordinator, the FAM shall lead the coordination of the overall financial and administrative functions of KCEP.

    Responsibilities

  • Develop and put into operation the programme financial and procurement system;
  • Manage programme funds effectively and efficiently , ensuring that programme accounts, disbursements and replenishment procedures are executed in accordance with the provisions of the Financing Agreement and the relevant financial guidelines of Government of Kenya (GOK) and/or one of the multilateral development partner;
  • Ensure that all procurement of goods and services are in compliance with the provisions of the Financing Agreement;
  • Ensure administrative management of service provider and other procurement contracts;
  • Conduct training of partners’ and service providers’ staff to ensure that they carry out financial reporting and procurement in accordance with multilateral donor guidelines;
  • Ensure proper use and conservation of programme assets;
  • Ensure accurate costing for the AWPB;
  • Prepare regular financial and procurement progress reports;
  • Prepare annual financial reports for external auditing in compliance with the provisions of the Financing Agreement and any specific EU reporting requirements;
  • Put in place system to supervise the day-to-day office administration including staff performance , use of movable assets, inventory and ;disposal of assets
  • Assist the PC in preparing the Completion Report and in conducting programme completion and financing closing activities as per the Financing Agreement;
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the PC.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounts options), Finance or Business Administration degree from a recognized university plus professional accounting qualification (CPA-K or equivalent);
  • At least 8 years’ experience at management level in financial and administrative management of government-donors funded development programmes;
  • At least two recent professional experience proving that the candidate has been directly responsible for:
  • Ensuring the compliance of programme management to guidelines
  • Leading the finance and administrative reporting costing AWP
  • Experience in financial management/accounting in a government ministry/department and donor-funded projects.
  • Computer literate, especially in specialized accounting packages;
  • Good working knowledge of accounting, personnel and procurement policies and procedures;
  • Good working knowledge on banking, financial control, and procurement;
  • Strong management and communication skills.

    13. Re-Advertisement: Programme Coordinator (PC) - Nairobi

    Ref. PC01

    Reporting to the Principal Secretary (PS), State Department of Agriculture, MoALF, the PC will be responsible for the overall management and coordination of KCEP activities.

    These include the provision of strategic guidance on day-to-day implementation of KCEP activities, Secretary to the Programme Steering Committee (PSC), which is chaired by the PS, State Department of Agriculture.

    Responsibilities

  • Provide effective leadership to the PCU
  • Be responsible for the overall management of the programme and of the PCU staff
  • Lead in the preparation of the annual work plan and budget (AWPB) and associated Procurement Plan;
  • Ensure the effective utilization of programme funds and other resources according to the AWPB and Procurement Plan through supervision and monitoring;
  • Ensure that progress, audit and other reports are produced and submitted to the appropriate parties on a timely basis;
  • Ensure the implementation of the programme Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Strategy and Action Plan;
  • Ensure the timely dissemination of programme experience and results to relevant stakeholders within the learning community;
  • Ensure adequate liaison and networking with other agencies either working in the programme area or potentially concerned with programme activities and with other relevant interventions;
  • Represent the programme at relevant functions and meetings;
  • Implement the decisions of the PSC;
  • Undertake programme completion and financing closing activities when due; and
  • Perform any other duty relevant to the programme as may be assigned by the PS.

    Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher qualification in Agriculture, Economics, Business
  • Studies, or other relevant field;
  • At least 10 years’ experience at senior level in management of national-wide programmes with focus in agricultural production, marketing or business development;
  • Demonstrated recent experience in implementing a programme aiming at increasing the competitiveness and inclusiveness of value chains, including agricultural value chains;
  • At least two recent professional experiences showing direct supervision of professional and support staff, quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables, and contract management;
  • At least two recent professional experiences indicating the candidate ability to liaise with a wide range and levels of organizations (Government, Donors, private sector, NGOs, and research institutions).
  • Demonstrated creativity, willingness to innovate, think systemically and design catalytic approaches to programme activities;
  • Strong communications skills (oral, written, presentation);

    Application Process

    1. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the above positions.

    Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

    2. Each application should be accompanied by a CV and cover letter indicating the Reference Number for the position.

    The prescribed format of the CV should be downloaded from the ministry’s website:KCEP Jobs in Kenya

    Applicants for positions in the Nakuru or Siakago Town sub-units should clearly indicate the preference (Nakuru or Siakago) as in the reference numbers.

    Photocopies of Identity Card and relevant certificates and credentials should be enclosed.

    3. Those who had previously applied should re-apply if they meet the qualifications

    4. Each application in a sealed envelope should be addressed to:

    The Principal Secretary
    Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
    State Department of Agriculture
    P.O. Box 30028-00100,
    Nairobi.

    The applications should be received by Friday, 10th October 2014 at 10.00am.

    Only short-listed candidates will be notified.


    IAT Centre Manager Job in Kenya

    The Institute of Advanced Technology (IAT), a leading computer training Institution in East, West & Central Africa is seeking to recruit a Centre Manager who will be responsible for running one of IAT’s eight Centres and enhancing its Educational Products and Services.

    The position reports to the CEO and Key Focus Area is:

    Ensuring the Centre grows its business training opportunities by demonstrating entrepreneurial and innovative skills and creating new business initiatives.

    The Person:

    The suitable candidate should:

    Have a Business Degree or Commerce Degree with an Accounting or Finance option from a good institution of learning – a Masters in related areas will be an added advantage.

    Be conversant with Business Education in Kenya and the region with proven record of this.

    Have at least three years’ experience in the Centre management focused on Accountancy / Finance Education and Training Have one professional qualification such as CPA, ACCA, CFA would an advantage.

    Have excellent networking and business acquisition skills with proven record of social and business networking at senior level.

    Be able to handle demands, targets, guidelines, and high stress situations

    Have advanced leadership and organizational skills

    Be able to flawlessly present and communicate in both written and verbal forms Be consistent, dependable and efficient

    If you strongly believe that you have the qualities outlined above, kindly apply stating ”Centre Manager” enclose your detailed curriculum vitae (not more than 2 pages), all certificates and cover letter stating why you think you are the right person for the job.

    Applications must reach the HR Director not later than 5 p.m. on Monday 6th October 2014.

    Address applications to:

    HR Director
    IAT,
    P.O. Box 14201, 00800,
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Email: HRD@symphony.co.ke


    Kirinyaga University College Job Vacancies in Kenya

    Kirinyaga University College (KyUC), was established by Legal Order No. 108 of August, 201 as a constituent college of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

    The University College aims at becoming a world class university in training, research, technology and innovation for development.

    Located in a serene and conducive environment, Kirinyaga University College is only 1 ½ hour drive from Nairobi.

    The University is strategically located next to Kirinyaga County Headquarters and is serviced by tarmac road from al directions.

    The University College invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons with excellent academic credentials to fill the following positions:

    A. Academic Positions

    1. School of Business & Economics

  • Lecturer - 2 Positions Ref: KyUC/AC/05/09/2014

  • Tutorial Fellow - 1 Position Ref: KyUC/AC/06/09/2014

  • Area /Field of specialization - Economics, Management, Accounting or Finance

    2. School of Computing & Information Technology

  • Lecturer - 1 Position Ref: KyUC/AC/07/09/2014

  • Tutorial Fellow - 1 Position Ref: KyUC/AC/08/09/2014

  • Area/Field of specialization - Computer Science or Information Technology

    3. School of Pure & Applied Sciences

  • Lecturer - 2 Positions Ref: KyUC/AC/09/09/2014

  • Tutorial Fellow - 1 Position Ref: KyUC/AC/10/09/2014

  • Area/Field of specialization - Pure or Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Physical Sciences or Statistics.

    4. School of Engineering & Built Environment - 1 Position

    Ref: KyUC/AC/08/09/2014

  • Lecturer - 1 Position Ref: KyUC/AC/1/09/2014

  • Tutorial Fellow - 1 Position Ref: KyUC/AC/12/09/2014

  • Area /Field of specialization – Electrical / Electronics Engineering or Architecture

    Requirements

    Tutorial Fellows must have:

  • A bachelors’ Degree and a Master’s Degree qualification from a recognized/a credited university in the relevant field plus at least three (3) years post qualification experience;
  • Registered for a PhD or equivalent Doctoral degree qualification;
  • Demonstrated potential for university teaching and research.

    Lecturers must have:

  • A Ph.D or equivalent degree qualification (or a masters degree qualification in special cases) in the relevant area from recognized/accredited university;
  • At least four publications;
  • Ben registered by the relevant professional body (where applicable)

    5. Non - Teaching Positions

    Web - Master (Office of the Registrar - APD) - Grade 10 (1 position)

    Ref: KYUC/NT/015/09/2014

    Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in ICT or its equivalent from a recognized institution;

  • Should have a deep and broad understanding of the Web and website governance and software administration, hosting, on-line marketing and communications, E-commerce, customer service, Web content Development workflows, Website graphic design.
  • Should be conversant with scripting languages such as Java Script
  • Should know how to configure web servers such as Apache HTP servers.
  • Should have at least three (3) years work experience in a busy ICT environment. Additional requirements include thorough knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques, proficiency in Net family, Visual Studio, SQL, Web Programming e.g JSP are preferred.

    Records Clerk (Admissions Office)- Grade 5 KyUC/NT/016/09/2014

    Applicants must have;

  • Diploma in Records Management or equivalent field from a recognized institution;
  • Prior knowledge of filing and records keeping.

    Artisan - Welder (Estates Department) Grade 3 KyUC/NT/017/09/2014

    Applicants must have;

  • K.C.S.E level of education with minimum of D+ (plus).
  • A relevant Government Trade Test grade I .
  • At least three (3) years experience in an institution /busy organization. Terms and conditions of service
  • Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package
  • Employment will be on permanent and pensionable terms except for Tutorial Fellows who will be employed on two (2) year contract renewable depending on progress towards achievement of the PhD degree.
  • Those with degrees from foreign universities should attach certificates of equation and recognition of qualifications from Commission for University Education.

    Mode of application

    Applicants must submit six (6) copies of applications giving details of the educational and professional qualifications, age, detailed work experience, present post and salary, applicants telephone number and e- mail address.

    Enclose certified copies of certificates and testimonials giving names and addresses of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicants competence and areas of specialization, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and a copy of most recent letter of appointment.

    Interested applicants should send the applications to the undersigned, quoting the reference number for the job applied for so as to be received on or before 10th October, 2014.

    The Principal
    Kirinyaga University College
    P. O. BOX 143-1030
    Kerugoya

    For details related to job requirements please visit our website Kirinyaga University College Job Vacancies in Kenya and Kirinyaga University College Job Vacancies in Kenya

    Kirinyaga University College is an equal opportunity employer therefore applicants of either gender and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    One Acre Fund IT Officer Job in Bungoma, Kenya

    Industry: Non-profit / International Development / Agriculture

    Function: IT Systems Support

    Employer: One Acre Fund

    Job Title: IT Officer

    Job Location: Rural Kenya, Bungoma

    Contract: 3 Months

    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; we are seeking individuals to take position in the organization as an IT Officer.

    One Acre Fund is looking for experiences, talented and candidates who are committed to making a difference in farmers’ lives.

    Contract details: 3 months contract

    Job Details:

  • Ensuring all District office laptops, printers & accessories are functioning.
  • Performing scheduled PC hardware and software Upgrades to above.
  • Assist in setting up and configuring routers, switches and Access points.
  • Periodical maintaining and updating the I.T inventory and updating the I.T manager.
  • Performing preventive maintenance on the organization I.T equipment.
  • Reporting to the Network Administrator of any faults on the OAF LAN and WAN and wireless devises.
  • Assist guest connect to wireless devises & solve I.T. problems.
  • Performing repairs for PCs and peripherals.
  • Updating maintenance check lists and updating the I.T Manager on the progress.
  • Configuring and troubleshooting Internet connectivity in OAF user laptops & desktops.
  • Offering first line of support to OAF KHQ and District office users.
  • Project report writing and presentation to I.T. Team.
  • Liaison between the I.T manager and the OAF user

    Candidate Profile

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

    We are seeking professionals with and a passion for working in sustainable agricultural development programs in Kenya.

    We are looking for candidates willing to learn so please only apply if you fit these criteria:

  • At least a minimum of a college Diploma certificate or its equivalent in ICT studies, specialization in Computer & Network support disciplines is a plus.
  • At least two years’ work experience in I.T industry preferably in hardware & software support.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills is a must have.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Windows operating systems, Mac OS and its operations.
  • Multitasking ability, willing to work long hours during busy seasons.
  • Integrity, be proactive and with a positive attitude.
  • Demonstrate analytic thinking with strong attention to detail
  • Team player, self-motivated and ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Fluent in Kiswahili and English Required.

    *Ladies with a passion for the ICT field are encouraged to apply.

    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.

    The candidate must be willing to reside in the Western region of Kenya.

    Preferred Start Date: October 2014.

    Time Line: Resumes should be submitted by 8th October, 2014.

    Compensation: Competitive Salary with Performance Based Incentives

    Benefits: airtime and transportation allowances related to work

    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; both women and men of integrity are invited to apply.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    To apply Email cover letter and resume kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: IT Officer + the place you heard of the position) and Salary Expectation


    Kituo Cha Sheria Jobs in Mombasa, Kenya

    Law Center (KITUO) is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) whose mission is to empower the poor and marginalized people to effectively access justice and realize their human and peoples rights.

    This is done through advocacy, networking, lobbying, legal aid and education, legal representation and research.

    KITUO seeks to recruit a qualified, energetic, dynamic, result oriented and capable person to fill the following positions in the Regional Office – Mombasa.

    The positions are on a 1 year contract renewable to a maximum of 3 years.

    1. Finance Assistant

    Ref: KCS/DRV-MSA/APP

    Responsible to the Coordinator, Finance and Administration for analysing and reconciling financial information as well as preparing monthly and annual statutory accounting reports.

    Also responsible for receiving and verifying financial instructions to facilitate payment against bills, invoices, salary advances, reimbursement claims and cheque requisitions as well as preparing the payroll including cash and cheque payments against approved documents.

    Other duties include receiving collections and ensuring that all funds are accounted for and banked promptly.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Compiling and analysing financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as cash-books entry journal and general ledger accounts
  • Analysing financial information detailing assets, liabilities and capital and preparing balance sheet, surplus and loss statement and other reports to summarise current and projected financial position.
  • Reconciling all income statements against expenditure to ensure that records of income, creditors and debtors are completed at the end of each month.
  • Maintaining a fixed assets policy governing cost-effective acquisition, maintenance, valuation, depreciation, capitalization, replacement and disposal.
  • Compiling payroll data, calculating statutory and other deductions to be withheld, reconciling errors to maintain accuracy of payroll records as well as ensuring timely payment of salaries.
  • Preparing periodical reports and statements on financial expenditure and control of costs for the attention of the Coordinator, Finance and Administration.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Qualifications and Training:

  • Must be in possession a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration,
  • Commerce or Economics with CPAPart II or equivalent qualifications.

    Relevant Experience:

  • Must have gained a minimum of 2 years experience in accounting and budgeting from a busy finance department.

    Skills:

  • Must have good communication skills and must be proficient in using QUICK BOOKS accounting software package.
  • Implementation of a USAID funded project is mandatory.

    2. Programme Officer

    Ref: KCS/PO-MSA/APP

    The Programme Officer will be responsible to the Coordinator – Regional Office Mombasa for implementing programmes for providing legal services and mobilising communities to organise for local self-governance.

    Also responsible for developing improved systems and procedures as well as monitoring and evaluating programme activities and individual performance against set targets.

    Minimum Qualifications and Training:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences such as Anthropology, Economics, Education, Law, Political Science, Public Administration and Sociology or equivalent qualifications with relevant training in human rights.
  • Masters degree and adequate knowledge and experience of land and labour issues will be an added advantage.

    Relevant Experience:

  • The successful candidate must demonstrate a track record of success in social work and mobilising communities to engage in issues of governance, land, labour and housing in human rights department or programme for a minimum of two (2) years preferably within the Coast region.
  • Implementation of USAID project is an added advantage.
  • Must be familiar with Coast human rights issues, land and devolution.

    Skills:

  • Must be proactive with strong communication, interpersonal and influential skills.
  • Also must be proficient in using Computers.
  • Must have substantial experience working with Coastal communities and have insights on the issues within the region.
  • Must be a team player and a team leader with demonstrable success and impact.

    Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Coordinator-AGCP in developing proposals, plans and budgets as well as setting targets, monitoring and evaluating organisational performance.
  • Implement effective legal services and community partnership operational manuals, including financial accounting, procurement and logistics.
  • Mobilize Coastal communities in engage within strategic institutions of government with an aim to lobby for their rights
  • Assist the Coordinator-AGCP in appropriate fundraising strategies as well as sustainable alternative revenue sources.
  • Develop appropriate public relations strategies designed to promote KITUO’s image and relations with all stakeholders.
  • Review the operations and results of the organisation and providing periodical reports to the Coordinator-AGCP.
  • Manage the community justice centres in Kisauni, Msambweni and Shimo la Tewa Men’s and Women’s Prison
  • Educate communities on new governance structures and enhance their participation in these structures
  • Prepare monthly and annual reports.
  • Implementation of a USAID funded project is mandatory.

    3. Legal / Program Officer

    Ref: KCS/LPO-MSA/APP

    Responsible to the Coordinator Regional Office – Mombasa, he/she will be responsible for litigation and programme work.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic direction to other lawyers and officers
  • Provide legal advice, and court representation
  • Conduct research that enables KITUO to built evidence base that informs litigation strategies.
  • Legal awareness and education to clients and advocates in matters legal and human rights, housing, land, labour and succession.
  • Provide financial coordination and ensure responsible and accountable use of donor funds on programme work.
  • Responsible for counselling clients and sensitising communities on building a factual basis for their cases.
  • Helping communities to develop capacity to self advocate and lobby for legal protection
  • Programme work and report writing.
  • Coach, mentor and nurture skill and potential of upcoming lawyers.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Law or equivalent qualification.
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practising certificate
  • At least 3 years professional working experience in civil and criminal litigation, with a reputable human rights organization or law firm.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English and Kiswahili are mandatory
  • Good working knowledge of modern information, communication and technology systems
  • Knowledge in advocacy and negotiation
  • Implementation of a USAID funded project is mandatory.

    4. Driver

    Ref: KCS/DRV-MSA/APP

    Responsible to Coordinator Regional Office Mombasa, he/she will be responsible for the organization vehicle by ensuring that it is fit for daily use and with it deliver quality services as directed.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the vehicle is neat and tidy.
  • Ensure vehicle is roadworthy and in good working condition.
  • Report any defects to car commander.
  • Drive the vehicle to locations specified as authorized in a responsible and professional manner.
  • Adhere to company policies regulating fleet management
  • Any other duties assigned by management from time to time.

    Requirements

  • Minimum K.C.S.E with a mean grade of D plus
  • Possesses a driving license of at least class BCE.
  • At least 5yrs driving experience.
  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Valid certificate of good conduct

    Applications indicating the job reference number above, including a detailed curriculum vitae with at least three referees and copies of relevant testimonials, day telephone number, email address and an indication of present and expected remuneration should be addressed to;

    The Executive Director
    Kituo Cha Sheria
    (Centre for Legal Empowerment)
    P. O. Box 7483 – 00300
    Ronald Ngala
    Nairobi

    E-mail: hr@kituochasheria.or.ke

    The application must reach us on or before 1st October 2014.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


    afb Commissions Based Collection Agents Jobs in Kenya

    afb (African Finance Business) is a consumer finance providing ethical credit services to those who require it most.

    We provide rapidly accessible and affordable unsecured loans with strict affordability criteria to prevent unmanageable debt.

    Our customers are mainly small businesses and entrepreneurs who use our credit to grow their businesses and provide for the unforeseen.

    Our customers are our partners.

    We operate in their markets through 6-man micro branches to provide tailored relationship-based services.

    Our vision is to become the number one retail finance firm in Africa by offering the best services in terms of accessibility, affordability, value and customer experience.

    afb seeks to recruit for Commissions based Collection Agents

    Responsibilities and Requirements

    Responsibilities

  • To recover the maximum amount of outstanding debt from defaulting customers with the objective of recovering the full due amount
  • Make contact with defaulting customers either by calling or visiting them with an aim of negotiating a settlement of the arrears
  • Monitoring collection accounts allocated on a daily basis and take appropriate actions to ensure that the collection portfolio remains within accepted limits through the application of sound credit judgement within policy guidelines.
  • To investigate and resolve any customer queries and complaints through verbal or written correspondence in line with afb policies.
  • To achieve the monthly collection targets.
  • Research, verify and review customer location information and make recommendations concerning whereabouts of these customers.
  • Communication whether written or oral to be in line with the afb quality standards.
  • To be at work on time and send required reports
  • Other ad hoc tasks as defined by the Collections Manager/field CL
  • Identify and escalate deceased or disabled customers to collections management for review or collection termination.
  • Perform field visits and submit reports/action plans to recover debt.
  • Work closely with the branches on their bad debt portfolio
  • Utilize various skip tracing techniques and collection strategies (often designed by employee) to locate right parties in order to negotiate payment arrangements on high collect-ability or value accounts.
  • Overcome stalls and objections & suggest money sources for debt payment.
  • Negotiate settlements within normal guidelines stipulated in the policy.

    Requirements

  • Collections experience
  • Experience in a microfinance, bank or any other financial institution
  • A good level of general education- Diploma or degree
  • Computer literacy
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal) and Swahili

    Key Competencies

  • Customer Handling
  • Sales and Business Development
  • Enforcement of contract and repayment obligations
  • Administrative Support
  • General support to all tasks
  • Communications
  • Branch Operations
  • Information Collection

    Personal Attributes

  • Integrity and ability to work in consumer finance
  • High Motivation
  • Self-starter-functional problem solver
  • Process discipline- Ability to follow SOPs

    If you are interested and meet the above requirements and competencies, kindly send your cv and cover letter detailing your suitability for the position applied for to smartcashcareers@afb.co.ke. by 31st October

    Remember to indicate commissions-based Collector in the subject header.

    This position is commissions-based and individuals will be hired on a contractual basis


    UNSOA Administrative Assistant and Administrative Assistant Jobs in Kenya

    United Nations Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA)

    1. Administrative Assistant

    Grade: 4

    Vacancy No: UNSOA/PRO/113/2014

    Nairobi

    Qualifications

  • Education: Minimum of secondary education certificate.
  • Experience: A minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience in administrative services or related area.

    2. Procurement Officer

    Grade NO-B

    Vacancy No: UNSOA/PRO/114/2014

    Nairobi

    Qualifications

  • Education: A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in procurement, contract management, administration or related area.

    3. Procurement Officer

    Grade NO-A

    Vacancy No: UNSOA/PRO/115/2014

    Nairobi

    Qualifications

  • Education: A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Experience: A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in procurement, contract management, administration or related area.

    4. Procurement Assistant

    Grade G-5

    Vacancy No: UNSOA /PRO/117/2014

    Nairobi

    Qualifications

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Must have passed the United Nations Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) at Headquarters or an equivalent locally-administered test at Offices Away.
  • Experience: Several years of experience in procurement, administrative services or related area.
  • Competencies: Professionalism, Communication, Teamwork, Planning& Organizing, Accountability, Client Orientation.

    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 (3 October 2014).

    Email: recruitment-unsoa@un.org

    Please Quote: Vacancy Notice Number and Functional Title in the Subject of the e-mail.


    KEMI Internship and Apprenticeship Opportunities

    Internship and Apprenticeship Opportunities

    The Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI) is a Management Development Institute which serves as the capacity building agency of the Ministry of Education Science and Technology.

    KEMI is located between 5th and 6th Parklands Avenue along Mtama Road in Parklands.

    KEMI provides limited opportunities for enrolled students and recent graduates of recognized colleges and universities to undertake an internship or apprenticeship at KEMI.

    The purpose of the KEMI Internship / apprenticeship Program is to provide a framework by which youth from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to KEMI where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments and expose them to the work of KEMI.

    Suitable interns and apprentices will be attached in the following areas: Accounts, Procurement, Front Office, Housekeeping, Catering, ICT, Media, Marketing and Research and Human Resource.

    Eligible candidates interested in participating in an internship or apprenticeship at KEMI can apply by sending an application letter and attach a recommendation letter from College or University attended and a copy of Certificate of Good Conduct to the :

    Director, Kenya Education Management Institute,
    P. O. Box 62592-00200
    Nairobi.

    For more information please call, Telephone: 0202379178, 0718518422. or visit the KEMI website KEMI Internship and Apprenticeship Opportunities by 31st October

    People living with disabilities and female applicants are encouraged to apply.


    AIDS Research Organization Clinical Research Specialist Job in Kenya

    The regional office of an international AIDS research organization is looking for an experienced clinical research professional to fill the position of Clinical Research Specialist.

    Responsibilities:

  • Work with senior staff to support the organization’s clinical research and training efforts throughout Africa, including:
  • Performing activities associated with design, implementation, management and monitoring of clinical research, observational and epidemiology studies throughout Africa.
  • Coordinating and monitoring the implementation of a newly designed international training program (both degree and non-degree) and providing operational and administrative support to ensure program objectives are achieved.

    Qualifications:

  • BS/BA in a scientific/life sciences field or professional nurse (RN) or equivalent required.
  • Advanced degree desirable.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience as a CRA.
  • A proven and successful track record in monitoring and management of investigation-al sites in large multi-center trials.
  • Strong proficiency in Good Clinical Practices (GCP), ICH guidelines and regulatory procedures with the ability to train site personnel as needed.
  • Experience in developing, managing and coordinating degree and non-degree training programs is useful.
  • Excellent computer skills with knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and email are required.
  • Additional skills with MS project desirable but not necessary.

    Salary: Commensurate with experience.

    D.N.A. 1726
    P.O. Box 49010 - 00100, GPO
    Nairobi
    So as to be received no later than 10 October.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    ASAL Drought Contingency Fund Invitation to Tender for Consultancy Services

    Invitation to Tender for Consultancy Services

    ASAL - Drought Contingency Fund (ASAL-DCF) is a project funded by the European Union under the Kenya Rural Development Programme (KRDP) to facilitate timely response to drought.

    The 3-year project, which started in July 2014, is implemented by the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA).

    The project has two components focusing on early response to impending drought and financing of preparedness projects at both the community and county level.

    ASAL-DCF seeks applications from qualified candidates for consultancy services for development of a strategic and comprehensive drought preparedness framework for both national and county levels.

    The tender information, including Terms of Reference and required competencies, is available on the following websites: ASAL Drought Contingency Fund Invitation to Tender for Consultancy Services and /or ASAL Drought Contingency Fund Invitation to Tender for Consultancy Services by 31st October


    Institute of Economic Affairs Communication Officer Job in Kenya

    The Institute of Economic Affairs is a think tank specializing in the promotion of public participation in public policy development through research and informed public debates.

    It seeks to fill the position of a Communication Officer.

    The main tasks of the Communication Officer will include:

  • Undertake public relations for the institute, including developing communication messages to ensure visibility of the Institute, drafting press releases and responding to media queries;
  • Consolidate and coordinate programme reporting (Quarterly reports and annual reports);
  • Oversee the maintenance of the Institute’s website and digital communication tools;
  • Design and execute creative use of digital communications tools to reach diverse policy audiences;
  • Liaison, recruitment and servicing for the membership of IEA-Kenya;
  • Coordinate the preparation, editing, publication and dissemination of the IEA Policy Journal and other publications;
  • Knowledge management supervising day-to-day running of the IEA-Kenya’s resource center
  • Liaison with other research institutions to secure publications

    Qualifications

  • Education- a Bachelor’s degree in a social science or pertinent discipline
  • Knowledge- Competence on diverse tools for policy communication
  • Language - Superior oral and written communication in English

    Contract Duration: Medium to long-term

    Process: Interested candidates should send

    (i) applications letter stating remuneration expected

    (ii) a resume not exceeding 3 pages and

    (iii) an original writing sample of up to 500 words.

    Address: admin@ieakenya.or.ke

    Subject: COMM-Search 2014

    Closing Date for Applications: October 10, 2014


    Construction Company Site Engineer Job in Kenya

    A construction company based in western Kenya with projects all over Kenya is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate to the position of Site Engineer.

    Main Responsibilities

    Plan, organise, and manage a road construction project.

    Prepare daily and periodic progress reports, site reports, designs, and drawings.

    Ensure efficient and effective use of all resources availed.

    Establish, implement, and monitor safe working practices and procedures.

    Carry out Work measurements and Keep all site records

    Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

    The ideal candidate should have;

  • A degree in Civil Engineering from a recognised University

  • 3 Years relevant working experience.

  • Knowledge of road construction related computer applications will be an added advantage.

    All applications should be addressed to:

    DNA 1728,
    P. O. Box 947-40100
    Kisumu

    and should be received before 15th October 2014.


    Cummins Cogeneration Assistant Biomass Manager, Woodyard Supervisor and Accountant Jobs in Marigat, Baringo County, Kenya

    Cummins Cogeneration (Kenya) Ltd is recruiting competent and experienced individuals for their first biomass based power generation site in Marigat, Baringo County.

    The candidates applying for the open positions must have a proven track record, computer proficiency, strong communication skills (oral and written), ability to work in a team and organizational skills.

    1. Assistant Biomass Manager

    Job Specification:

  • Ability to manage and lead 50+ employees
  • Minimum Diploma in Procurement and Logistics, Agriculture, Forestry or related field
  • A minimum of 2+ years’ experience as assistant or in a managerial role
  • Individuals with prior work experience in semi-arid area with local communities based organizations and/or experience in agro-based industry will be preferred.

    Job Description:

    Responsible for assisting in the management of biomass procurement and preparation, transport logistics, administration and supervision.

    2. Wood yard Supervisor

    Job Specification:

  • Diploma or University Degree.
  • Work experience in managerial/supervisory position for 2+ years
  • Experience with biomass logistics, storage, inventory control, processing and/or quality control in agro-based industry will be preferred.

    Job Description:

    The Woodyard Supervisor will be responsible for the supervision of the plant’s woodyard, stock management, biomass processing, equipment maintenance.

    The primary responsibility is to ensure the right quality and quantity of biomass is received, maintained, stored and processed at the plant.

    3. Accountant

    Job Specifications:

  • Proficient in spreadsheet solutions with experience with accounting software (preferably Quick books/Sage/Pastel Net Suites)
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ work experience in a busy finance office .CPA (K), holders of BCOM Finance option is an added advantage.

    Job Description:

    The Accountant will be responsible for, supplier payment, updating suppliers ledger, verification of GRN and invoices, stock records maintenance/valuation, petty cash , production of operational reports and payroll.

    Please send your application with detailed curriculum vitae to info@cummins-power-kenya.com indicating your current salary and the job title on the subject line before 10/10/14.

    For more details you may call Patricia on +254 (0) 20 246 3787

    Cummins Co generation Kenya Ltd is an equal opportunity employer


    Internal Auditors Jobs in Kenya

    One of Kenya’s leading local aviation firms is seeking to recruit professionals of unquestionable integrity to fill positions in its Internal Audit Department.

    Position: Internal Auditors

    Desired Technical Qualifications:

    University Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration;

    Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Finalist.

    Minimum of five (5) years relevant experience and must have a track record of working with an audit firm;

    Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and staff;

    Experience in using computerized auditing and accounting applications, risk management and internal controls;

    Hand written applications accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and details of current employment and telephone contacts should be addressed to:

    DN/A 1725
    P.O Box 49010-00100
    G.P.O Nairobi, Kenya

    So as to be there not later than Friday, 10th October 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


    Garissa County 30 Ward Administrators and 3 County Chief Officers Jobs in Kenya

    Republic of Kenya County Government of Garissa

    County Public Service Board

    The County Public Service Board of Garissa wishes to recruit competent and qualified professionals to fill the following positions as per the Constitution of Kenya 2010 under Article 176 (first schedule) and sections 44, 46, & 47 of the County Government Act No. 17/2012.

    1. Ward Administrators

    30 Posts

    Re Advertisement

    The Ward Administrator will be responsible for the coordination, management and supervision of the general administrative functions of the ward unit.

    Duties and responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing Policies and Plans relating to the Ward unit;
  • Ensuring effective service delivery at the Ward unit;
  • Coordinating developmental activities to empower the community;
  • Provision and maintenance of infrastructure and facilities of public services;
  • Overseeing the County Public Service activities at the Ward unit;
  • Facilitating and coordinating citizens participation in the development of policies and plans and delivery of service; and
  • Exercising any functions and powers delegated by the County Public Service Board under section 86.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Must be Kenyan citizen.
  • Have Post-Secondary education, knowledge of administration, social work or management.
  • A first degree will be an added advantage.
  • Working experiences of three to five years.
  • Women, youth, marginalized and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Please note that those who applied earlier need not to re-apply

    2. County Chief Officers

    3 Posts

    The 3 posts are as follows;

  • Education, Polytechnics, Information and Intergovernmental Relations..
  • Roads, Infrastructure, Land, Housing and Public Works.
  • Agriculture, Livestock Fisheries and Irrigation.

    Duties and responsibilities

  • The County Chief Officer shall be the authorized officer in respect of exercise of delegated power and shall be responsible for various functions including the following;
  • Oversee management of finances, preparation and submissions of budget estimates, annual plans and programs in their respective areas.
  • Development and implementation of strategic sector plans and performance management.
  • Formulate and implement policies and plans that conform to county strategic plans and Vision 2030.
  • Promote national values and principles of good governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Be a holder of at least a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya
  • A Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.
  • Have knowledge, experience and a distinguished career of not less than Five (5) in the relevant field;
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of county development objectives and Vision 2030.
  • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented.
  • Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
  • Have ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • To be computer-literate.

    How to Apply:

    All applicants must

  • Be Kenyan citizens
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
  • Submit their applications in a sealed envelope clearly indicating the position applied for.

    All applicants should attach detailed curriculum vitae, three referees, and copies of academic and professional certificates, a copy of a National Identity Card or Passport and other relevant supporting documents.

    Applications should be addressed to:

    The Secretary, County Public Service Board
    Garissa County
    P.O Box 563 - 70100
    Garissa

    Manual applications should be delivered to office of the Secretary, County Public Service Board located at the offices of the former Garissa Municipal Council; off Kismayu Road.

    Online applications should be emailed to enquiries@garissa.go.ke

    The application should reach the Secretary County Public Service Board not later than 10th October, 2014.

    Garissa County is an equal opportunity employer.


    Kwale Water & Sewerage Company Technical Services Manager and Internal Auditor Jobs in Kenya

    Kwale Water & Sewerage Company Limited

    1. Technical Services Manager

    Will be the head of the Technical Services Department and responsible to the Managing director.

    Key Responsibilities

  • All technical activities of the organization and ensuring cost effective and accurately metered units of production.
  • Be able to plan, design and develop a water network program and oversee repairs of related structures
  • Be responsible for repairs and maintenance of reservoirs, water pipelines and pumping stations
  • Maintain a robust maintenance and service routines and attend to repairs and emergencies promptly to reduce water losses.
  • Motivate the staff in the department to achieve the company objectives.
  • Run the department as a strategic business unit.
  • Production and presentation of daily reports

    Qualifications & Requirements

  • Should possess Degree in Civil, Mechanical or Electromechanical Engineering with at least 2 years’ experience
  • or a holder of Higher National Diploma in Civil or Electromechanical engineering with an interrupted extensive hands-on experience of over 10 years in the water sector
  • Strong IT skills
  • Must be 30 – 45 years of age.

    2. Internal Auditor

    Will be in charge of the internal audit functions of the company and will be responsible functionally to the audit committee and administratively to the Managing Director.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Thorough, ardent and articulate to details and processes.
  • Help the company to prepare internal audit manual.
  • Prepare internal audit techniques and implement audit programs as well as issuing audit reports.
  • Manage the risk portfolio of the company.
  • Must be well versed with Risk Based Internal Auditing

    Qualifications & Requirements

  • Should possess a degree in Accounting and at least CPA II
  • Should have at least 3 years’ experience in internal auditing in large organizations.
  • Must be 30 – 45 years of age.

    Attractive remuneration will be offered to the successful candidates.

    If you do not hear from us by 22nd October 2014 consider yourself unsuccessful.

    Female and less able candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Applicants to be sent to:

    The Managing Director
    Kwale Water & Sewerage Company Limited
    P.O Box 18-80403
    Kwale

    So as to reach us not later than 4:30 P.M 8th October 2014.

    (Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification)


    Daystar University Jobs in Kenya

    Daystar University is a chartered interdenominational and evangelical Christian University.

    Its mission is the development of Christian Servant Leaders for the expansion of God’s kingdom in Africa and the world.

    We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions.

    Applicant to these positions must be committed Christians, who show evidence of involvement in their local churches.

    1. Assistant Security Supervisor

    Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Security & Disaster Management or Criminology
  • Must have a Certificate of good conduct
  • Not less than 3 years of active relevant experience in a similar position
  • Excellent understanding of security issues in general
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain high work standards
  • Ability to maintain independence and ethical standards in performance of assignments

    Responsibilities

  • Deployment of guards & supervision of guards
  • Instructing and coaching of the guards
  • Ensure guards maintain disciple and that disputes are settled.
  • Monitor and report students ‘discipline in the campus in liaison with Student Development Office.
  • Ensure smooth and secure operation of gate services
  • Ensuring control of movement of goods, foods, property and vehicles in and out the campus at the main gate.
  • Ensuring that main doors of the campus buildings are locked
  • Ensuring that the security lighting systems are in good working order in the university.
  • Carrying out Investigations and arrests and prosecution of culprits
  • Ensure that equipment is available, serviceable and ready for use.
  • Ensure that guards have the necessary ammunitions and office supplies
  • Ensure that night vehicles on duty are escorted.

    2. Senior Publications & Marketing Assistant

    One Year Contract

    Requirements

  • Bachelors of Arts degree in Research, Sociology & Linguistics or any other relevant field, A masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • 3 years’ experience as a Publications & Marketing Officer, with above average performance
  • Hands on skills in MS Office and Publications systems
  • Ability to draft policies related to publications e.g intellectual property rights.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good customer orientation Flexible disposition

    Responsibilities

  • To keep an up to date inventory of all the Research Centre’s publications.
  • To market and sell the publications produced by the University.
  • To collect abstracts of masters’ theses for publication
  • To keep a record of all the books sold and bank the money within the University account
  • To follow up on staff and other stakeholders who have expressed interest to publish books/articles with the Centre. This is meant to ensure that there are regular publications within the Research Centre whether books/journals
  • To liaise with the contracted printer and ensure that books for publication are published in time
  • To draft an intellectual property rights policy
  • To assist the Research Director in organizing and running workshops/seminars and conferences
  • To assist in data collection, data entry, analysis and research report writing
  • To provide support from time to time in any other area as required by the Research Centre’s activities

    3. Senior Administrative Assistant – Nuru Counselling Centre

    One Year Contract

    Requirements

  • At least Bachelor’s degree in Social sciences- Psychology & Counselling;
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a busy office;
  • Hands on skills in MS Office packages;
  • Proficient reporting and writing skills;
  • Demonstrable planning capabilities;
  • Display of marketing skills;
  • A high sense of integrity, innovativeness, diplomacy and ethical standards, including confidentiality;
  • Ability to work long hours, including evening;
  • Ability to keep confidential records;
  • Capacity to guide and advice visitors appropriately;
  • Ability to vet clients and assign them to appropriate counsellors;
  • A flexible friendly disposition.
  • Must be a committed Christian with good references to professional competencies and Christian life.

    Responsibilities

  • Providing administrative support to the Psychology Programme
  • Facilitation of the practicals for the PhD in Clinical Psychology Students
  • Receive clients and telephone calls and respond to them or direct them appropriately;
  • Do initial intake with clients and assign them to qualified approved counsellors;
  • Billing of clients according to Daystar policy; Collect payments from clients and remitting the money to finance office.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of all clientele records;
  • Avail written reports of the functioning of Nuru Counselling Centre to the Dean, School of Human and Social Sciences (DSHSS) on monthly basis;
  • Report to the Dean (SHSS) or HOD (Psychology), or any other available counsellor, cases of clients requiring crisis intervention immediately;
  • Marketing Nuru Counselling Centre
  • Facilitate liaison between the office and internal or external publics;
  • Responsible for the daily organization of the office;
  • Maintain the office’s diary.
  • Any other duties as assign.

    4. Assistant Sports and Recreation Officer

    Requirements

  • Bachelors degree (Bed, Physical Education),
  • 3 years demonstrable experience of experiential programs, group dynamics, expeditions and various challenge courses in Kenya.
  • Outdoor Education, Adventure and Leadership Training
  • Certification in Outdoor activities facilitation
  • Certification in Outdoor equipment and facility maintenance and construction
  • Diagnostic and analytical skills
  • Ability to initiate and develop adventure and community service strategic plans and programs
  • Ability to facilitate, train, and support others
  • Financial planning and management skills
  • Ability to communicate, listen, reflect, and advocate
  • Good report writing skills
  • Self starter and self motivator
  • Computer literacy

    Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Sports & Recreation Officer in guiding the day-to-day operations of Doulos: Leaders in Service program
  • Guide the Doulos: Leaders in Service unit in utilizing and maintaining Freedom Base Experiential Education Center
  • Advice relevant officials of the university on all matters relating to organizational development, strategic planning, program management, implementation strategies,
  • Recruit and train new students into the Doulos program
  • Encourage staff and students to adapt, maintain and sustain integral/fundamental service delivery systems to successful implementation of service programs
  • Mobilizing student participation in Sports and Recreational activities & ensuring excellence in performance for competing teams
  • Ensure smooth running of the stores in the recreation centre.

    5. Assistant Human Resource Officer

    Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or recognised equivalent
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management or equivalent
  • 3 years’ experience in a busy Human Resource office
  • Must be a registered member of a HR Professional body
  • Must have a thorough understanding of the labour laws
  • Demonstration of interpersonal skills and be a servant leader, creativity and ability to make decisions
  • Must possess knowledge of Human Resource Information System.

    Responsibilities:

  • Handling preliminary tasks for recruitment and selection - job advertising, sorting and short-listing of applications and coordinating interviews.
  • Preparation and processing of employment related documentations.
  • Managing orientation and induction of all new employees, updating them on HR policies & procedures
  • Facilitate general staff performance evaluations and appraisals NHIF and NSSF related matters.
  • Managing employees promotions and confirmations
  • Update the establishment monthly.

    6. Librarian - Reader Services

    Requirements

  • PhD or Master’s degree with at least two years teaching experience at the university level or relevant work experience with positive evaluation
  • Good modelling of Community service
  • Computer proficiency and knowledge of library management systems.
  • Commitment to goals of professional and spiritual growth.

    Responsibilities

  • Liaise with faculty, students and staff for selection, procurement and processing of relevant and up to date library information resources to facilitate teaching, learning and research.
  • Provide leadership in ensuring timely and quality user-centred print and electronic information service to faculty, students and staff.
  • Maintain and regularly reviews library databases (OPAC), multimedia, Special Collection, Textbook loan) to ensure a quality information service.
  • Liaison with faculty for awareness creation and promotion of new and existing library resources
  • Be a leader in integration of information literacy and training of new students, faculty and staff
  • Induct and supervise junior staff in the section and students on internship and work-study
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the University Librarian

    7. Deputy University Registrar

    Requirements

  • Ph.D or Doctorate holder or equivalent in relevant area of specialisation
  • Three years as senior lecturer or relevant research or work experience at the university level or seven (7) years at tertiary level.
  • Proficient in computer applications, systems and databases
  • Experience in research and statistical and numerical analysis
  • Knowledge of local and international examination and grading systems
  • Paper on integration of faith and learning will be required during the probation period
  • Outstanding modelling of community service
  • Involvement in developing of academic programmes
  • Outstanding skills in teaching, and research development
  • Three articles in recognised journals, or three chapters in refereed books, recognition at prestigious galleries, concerts or review books
  • Having served as a Dean or HoD will be an added advantaged.

    Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the admission process of new students to the University.
  • Oversee the printing of certificates (Pre-University, Deans’ list and Graduands) and be the custodian of all certificates and transcripts of graduands.
  • Ensure the proper issuing of graduands certificates and transcripts.
  • Oversee communication with applicants with regard to their admission status.
  • Coordinate the orientation programme with regard to Admissions and Records Department.
  • Assist in verification of certificates
  • Audit students’ transcripts.
  • Oversee the administration of end of semester examinations.
  • Spearhead the Admission Committee meetings.
  • Counsel and mentor the students and the larger Daystar Community.
  • Commune with Daystar faculty, staff and students in spiritual affairs
  • Supervise the work of Senior Assistant Registrar’ and Assistant Registrar.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the University Registrar

    How to Apply

    Those interested in these challenging and rewarding positions should submit their applications, testimonials and detailed CV with names and contacts of 3 referees to the address below on or before: 3rd October 2014

    All applications should be sent by E-mail to: recruitment@daystar.ac.ke.

    Hard copies will not be considered.

    Kindly note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    IRC Jobs in Kenya

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.

    It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.

    The ICRC’s Somalia Delegation in Nairobi implements the institution’s humanitarian activities in Somalia.

    1. Supply Chain Administrator

    The successful candidate will be reporting to the Logistics Co-ordinator.

    He/She will handle the Supply Chain Management for the ICRC respecting all given procedures.

    He/She will be responsible for the management of stocks, as well as compiling statistical data/reports of the unit for the Headquarter.

    Main Responsibilities:

  • Act as a focal point and process all Requisition Orders for the Somalia Delegation.
  • Liaise with the “Shipping Officer” and Somalia warehousing functions of logistics, to ensure the smooth functioning of the supply chain process.
  • Establish, maintain and close the documentation process for tracking and monitoring for each Requisition Order.
  • Manage stocks using the logistics software.
  • Liaise with the warehouse managers in the field, for incoming and outgoing items and keep a strict record.
  • Create a comprehensive data on stocks every week to be shared with all the concerned departments.
  • Update the logistics software as defined by internal procedures, ensuring proper item descriptions and codes.
  • Perform the monthly statistics reporting for Somalia Delegation.
  • Ensure respect of reporting/claim procedures in accordance with CRC guidelines.
  • Ensure follow-up and filing of logistics documents.
  • Report any inventory discrepancies to the Logistics Coordinator.

    Minimum requirements:

  • High Education (University or Institute)
  • 4 years’ work experience in a similar field of activity
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English
  • Very good computer literacy
  • Thorough, methodical, analytical skills
  • Management skills
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Driving license

    Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their application to the Head of Human Resource Department of Somalia Delegation on the above mentioned address/email address before 10th October 2014.

    Please indicate the position title on the subject line of your application letter.

    Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    International Committee of the Red Cross,
    Somalia Delegation - Denis Pritt Road,
    P.O. Box 73226, Nairobi - 00200

    Kenya E-mail address: bmuhengenengo@icrc.org

    2. Vacancy: Nutrition Manager (Kakuma)

    Job Purpose / Objective:

    Under the supervision of the Field Coordinator, the Nutrition Manager shall be responsible for the overall designing and implementation of a nutrition program that encompasses running of selective feeding program, nutrition surveillance, hospital feeding, and promotion of infant and young child feeding practices, nutrition education and addressing micro nutrient deficiencies in the camp.

    He/she shall be expected to monitor and ensure improvement and maintenance of public health nutrition performance indicators as per SPHERE/UNHCR/WHO standards at the Camp.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop an annual nutrition sector work plan
  • Supervise and coordinate the implementation and monitoring of nutrition project activities in line with proposal targets and work plan timelines
  • Implement recommendations arising out of joint assessment missions/ reviews with WFP and/or UNHCR
  • Conduct nutritional surveillance in the camp based on agreed camp wide methodologies including surveys, process monitoring, LQAS, SQUEAC and other rapid methods.
  • Coordinate with other IRC departments and implementing partners to develop training curricula and implementation plans.
  • Assist in response and management of any nutrition emergencies e.g. acute food shortages in the camp and participate in the development of disaster preparedness systems.
  • Promote infant and young child feeding best practices in the camp.
  • Supervise and monitor the hospital patient’s diet including the special diets for chronic diseases.
  • Plan and execute nutritional calendar events.
  • Oversee implementation and integration of comprehensive growth monitoring program
  • Participate actively in execution of operational research in the camp
  • Participate actively in annual nutrition surveys in the camp
  • Plan and actively involve the community in marking recognized nutrition related days
  • In liaison with the Administration department, recruit and maintain a nutrition team in accordance with budget specifications.
  • Directly supervise the nutrition team in the camp.

    Build refugee staff capacity to assume more management and technical positions in IRC’s nutrition program:

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  • Represent IRC in health and nutrition meetings in the Camp:
  • Coordinate with UNHCR, WFP other implementing partners and health facilities to ensure maximum effectiveness of the nutrition project.
  • Monitor all nutrition program expenditure against budgets;
  • Work with logistics team to develop accurate and timely quarterly nutrition orders;
  • Recommend grant and budget revisions for the nutrition program to the Health Team Leader;
  • Keep Health Team Leader fully informed on nutrition related issues, opportunities and development;
  • To coordinate the compilation and timely submit weekly monthly and quarterly reports of the therapeutic and supplementary feeding and other nutrition activities to the Health Team Leader.
  • Adhere and uphold the IRC code of conduct at the respective work areas of work

    Key Result Areas

  • Successful implementation of annual nutrition sector work plan as per the proposal targets.
  • Monitor and ensure improvement and maintenance of public health nutrition performance indicators as per SPHERE/UNHCR/WHO standards at the camp.
  • Promotion of mother infant and young child feeding best practices in the camp.
  • Monitor all nutrition program expenditure against budgets and ensure an appropriate burn rate.
  • Ensure steady supply of all the nutrition program supplies.
  • Ensure nutrition surveillance and assessments are continuously conducted.
  • Timely submission of monthly and donor reports.
  • Capacity building of nutrition staff.
  • Maintain nutrition team as per the budget specifications.
  • Represent IRC in nutrition meetings.

    Required Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition; Masters in Public Health Nutrition preferred.
  • Experience in designing and implementing nutrition surveys and other methodologies,
  • Knowledge in computer statistical packages such as SMART, SQUEAC, STRATA and basic data analysis skills.
  • Experience in managing a nutrition program among refugee/ displaced populations an advantage.
  • Working in resource poor environment and complex emergencies.

    To apply

    For more information and job application details, see; IRC Jobs in Kenya

    Please apply on or before 10th October, 2014

    IRC leading the way from harm to home

    IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.


    Winrock KYYC-Job advert

    Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International will be recruiting applicants for the positions of Financial Management Specialist and Organizational

    Development Specialist. The positions will be based in Kakamega, Kenya.

    1. Position Title: Financial Management Specialist

    Job Code Reference: KYYC001

    The Financial Management Specialist will work with youth Bunge organizations and SACCOs to provide support and training on organizational financial management, oversight and grants management and financial compliance.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Train, mentor and provide direct support to youth leaders in all aspects of financial and administrative management of their organizations.
  • Ensure that all YYC- Western grant recipients understand financial administration, documentation, reporting and management.
  • Assist the grant recipients, County Bunge Forums (CBFs) and SACCOs are compliant with the USAID regulations and Winrock Policies.
  • Maintain close collaboration with all relevant CBF and SACCO members in preparation of proposals and financial reports.
  • Oversee and ensure forward planning and preparation for Winrock and USAID report writing, and timely submission of financial documentation and financial reports are submitted to YYC-W.
  • Ensure that related administrative financial processes and procedures are standardized and consistently implemented throughout the program, including milestone check list, milestone disbursements, and partner capacity-building training

    Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Business Administration (Finance or Accounting option):
  • Qualified holder of CPA (K) with at least three years post qualification experience.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience working on donor-funded projects preferably proven experience in financial reporting on USAID or USDOL.

    Skills:

  • Experience and ability to provide direct training/coaching to youth and leadership of youth organizations.
  • The successful candidate must possess strong workflow management skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to work cooperatively and diplomatically with a culturally diverse group of people.

    2. Position Title: Organizational Development Specialist

    Job Code Reference: KYYC002

    The Organizational Development Specialist will work with youth Bunge organizations and SACCOs to provide technical support and training in effective organizational development, assisting the youth organizations to operate with high standards of governance, transparency, program planning and implementation, and management.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct, with youth, institutional assessments to determine areas of strengths and weakness in governance, member participation, operations and program implementation.
  • Provide training and technical support to youth organizations at the bunge, district and county levels in all aspects of institutional development, including but not limited to board development, strategic planning, engagement and accountability to members, program development and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, stakeholder engagement, fundraising and others.
  • Monitor program activities conducted by the youth organizations.
  • Assist youth organizations with preparation of program and monitoring and evaluation reports, development of “success stories and reports for donors and members.
  • Contribute to the development of strong data collection and monitoring & evaluation plans within each grant proposal, including well-designed log-frames and indicators, and ensure that project indicators are regularly and systematically monitored and reported on.
  • Prepare quarterly reports on all YYC-W activities conducted by youth as well as their institutional development efforts.

    Education:

  • University Degree in community development /youth psychology, or other closely related social science field.

  • Supplemental training in youth development, civic education, gender main streaming, good governance, income generation/entrepreneurship, monitoring and evaluation preferred

    Work Experience:

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in a technical role implementing youth empowerment, enterprise development, vocational training or democracy and governance programs in East Africa. Experience working in USAID-funded programs is preferred.
  • Knowledge of local and international players addressing the issues of youth empowerment in Kenya preferred.

    Applications:

    If qualified and interested in any of the positions, please send current CV and cover letter to Kyycw.Vacancy@winrock.org referencing the job code in the subject line no later than October 3, 2014.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All applicants will be treated with strict confidence.


    APDK Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    The Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK) is a Public Benefit Organization providing Rehabilitation Health care services to Persons with disabilities in collaboration with Government line Ministries in Health, Education and Social Security and Development in Kenya.

    The Organization has branches in Mombasa, Nairobi, Kisumu, Nakuru’ Eldoret, Kisii, Busia, Siaya, Machakos and Embu with support to 32 Counties.

    1. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

    We wish to recruit a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to be based at APDK National office Headquarters in Nairobi.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collecting, compiling and analyzing monthly and quarterly analytical M&E reports (both qualitative and quantitative) from Branch Managers and preparing consolidated progress report for project management in accordance with the approved reporting formats.
  • Review and develop standardized M & E Reporting tools in line with the international and National requirement.
  • Write qualitative and quantitative reports, lessons learned and case studies of the project activities.
  • Oversee, manage and guide M&E data collection and data entry and link with other Government reporting standards.
  • Undertake regular visits to the field, evaluate project performance and disseminate them as appropriate in consultation with the National Programs Manager.
  • Document the learning and success of the project for wider dissemination.
  • Working directly under the National Programs Manager and National Director.

    Job Requirements:

  • Basic degree in Social / Behavioural Science, Monitoring and Evaluation, Health information Systems or any other relevant qualification.
  • At least 3 years relevant working experience in Monitoring & Evaluating program activities.
  • Knowledge on health and disability issues and ready to work with Persons with disabilities.
  • Experience in working with the health sector and donor funded programs e.g. USAID, EU, JICA, DFID.
  • Demonstrate ability to work both independently and in team settings.
  • Computer literate and experience with e.g. statistical software (STATA, SSPS).
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Ready to travel most of the time.

    2. Records Officer / Data Clerk

    We wish to recruit a Records Officer / Data Clerk to be based at APDK National office Headquarters in Nairobi.

    Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain a detailed database of appliances issued to clients via various funds availed by donors to APDK.
  • To coordinate the generation of donor reports by maintaining up-to-date spread sheets on items donated to various needy clients through APDK branch networks.
  • Maintain proper and up-to-date records of all clients sponsored for auditing purposes.
  • Work closely with the production department, stores and accounts to make sure items produced and issued a duly recorded and invoiced.
  • Review documents submitted for donor funding and confirm all necessary information is captured before final submission.
  • Visit fields and reconcile all information on production of assistive devices.
  • Work under the supervision of Monitoring and Evaluation officer in consultation with the National Programs Manager.

    Required Qualifications:

  • A Diploma in Social development, health records and information systems or any other relevant qualification.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a related field.
  • Above average knowledge of the use of excel spread sheets , Microsoft word, Access, outlook and sage accounting programme will be an added advantage.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision and meet strict deadlines in reporting to management.
  • Able to work independently and as a team.

    If your background matches the above requirements, please send us your letter of Applications, including your current curriculum vitae citing your current remuneration in a work document.

    Persons with Physical challenges are encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

    Applications with CV, three references, current and expected remuneration to be submitted to:

    National Director/CEO,
    Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK),
    P O Box 46747 – 00100,
    Nairobi

    Waiyaki Way – opposite ABC Place/Oilibya Petrol Station

    So as to reach him not later than 7th October 2014


    Population Services Kenya (PSK) Finance Director Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Finance Director

    Reports To: CEO and PSI Country Representative

    Supervises:

  • Senior Manager, Finance
  • Accounts Manager
  • Payroll Accountant
  • Financial Analyst

    The Organisation:

    Population Services Kenya (PSK) is a local NGO working in the health sector with a mission to improve the lives of Kenyans.

    PS Kenya is part of the PSI network which is a global health non-profit whose aim is to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy and plan their families by marketing affordable health products and services.

    PS Kenya’s management team drives some of the most innovative programs in the PSI world.

    This is a team that you want to join!

    The Job:

    Your value add to PS Kenya will be your general strategic contribution, and your financial expertise in particular, to our management team.

    You will also be expected to enhance operational efficiency, integrity and transparency of financial and administration operations, based on the needs of the organization.

    Enhancing donor compliance and the effectiveness of the policies, procedures and standards by which our financial, administration, logistics, physical and information resources are managed will also be core.

    Key Responsibilities:

    1. Strategic financial planning and technical support:

  • provide leadership to annual budget preparation and monitor utilization against strategic objectives;
  • provide financial expertise in proposal development

    2. Reporting:

  • ensuring the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual statutory, financial, management and or donor reports

    3. Systems, processes and controls:

  • provide leadership on the utilization of Lawson ERP, establishment and enforcement of internal financial procedures and controls
  • Provide PS Kenya management with necessary support and information on donor requirements, on donor projects performance, etc and recommend ways to increase program efficiency and effectiveness;

    4. Risk and Compliance:

  • monitor procedures of local platform;
  • manage the external audit and ensure audit recommendations are being implemented; and
  • manage the resolution of government and donor audits as they pertain to grant management and compliance;

    5. Representation:

  • Participate actively in partner, donor and others meetings, working groups and other coordinating bodies;

    6. Tax compliance:

  • apprise self and all on local tax legislation and other statutory requirements,
  • manage tax exemptions, VAT reimbursements, annual tax returns, and annual NGO board returns

    7. Optimal management of PSK cashflow:

  • operating advance requests, cashflow forecasting and management to ensure optimal utilization, and security of available cash resources; 8. Payroll management including:
  • preparation of staff payroll and payroll returns,
  • pension management and
  • performing duties as a trustee for staff pension scheme;

    9. Monitoring program activities:

  • vendor pricing & payment, credit sales control,
  • inventory management, staff advances,
  • cash and bank management and petty cash and resolve project financial issues

    10. Departmental management:

  • preparation and monitoring of departmental budget,
  • managing, developing, mentoring and coaching the finance team,
  • ensuring excellent performance and effective succession planning in the department.

    Who We Are Looking For!

    A seasoned leader who easily engages peers, supervisors and subordinates, has a results focus and is open to new ideas.

    In addition you will have:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Finance, Economics or Commerce or equivalent, and CPA(K)/ACCA qualification with valid membership
  • 10+ years’ experience in financial management, 4 years at management level which includes large donor funded projects and Board level reporting
  • Strong leadership skills with proven strategic and analytical thinking capabilities
  • Customer centric with superior communication skills - written and oral - and relationship building and management skills;
  • Strong consensus-building skills with the ability to drive change and innovation

    How to Apply:

    Your application, including a cover letter highlighting the experience that is relevant to this role, a detailed CV, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees, should be sent to:

    Adept Systems Management Consultants

    Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

    Closing date: 3rd October 2014

    Visit Population Services Kenya (PSK) Finance Director Job in Kenya for more information


    NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    1. Resource Mobilization Officer

    Industry: NGO

    Location: Nairobi

    Salary Range: $500 - $600

    Our Client, an international, non-sectarian organization which promotes an innovative value-based approach to peace building is seeking to recruit a Resource Mobilization Officer.

    The candidate will be a key figure in the organization and will work closely with all the departments to ensure that he/ she is an accurate voice of the organization when liaising with funding agencies.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a resource mobilization strategy for all organization programs based on strategic assessments of budgets.
  • Identify potential donors for organization programs and activities, Develop a donor database,
  • Respond to calls for proposals and undertake follow-up of potential funding opportunities.
  • Manage and build new partnerships with public and private sector institutions to ensure funding for new programs and activities and foster support for the organization.
  • Explore and develop strategies for long-term sustainability of the organization
  • Develop business plans in collaboration with the finance department to initiate income generating activities.
  • Any other duties as may arise from time to time and as may be assigned to the Employee.

    Professional Skills and Competencies

  • Diploma/ Degree in English, Communications, Business Management, Marketing or related field desired.
  • 2-3 years of related experience, 1 year of which has been spent in grant/resource mobilization, funding or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the skills knowledge and ability necessary to perform the tasks.
  • Experience in an NGO preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work within a multicultural environment.
  • Team building capability.
  • Excellent communication skills

    2. Vacancy: Partnership Facilitator

    Location: Vihiga

    Company description: A US based NGO.

    Job Description:

    The Partnership Facilitator will facilitate all Kenyan partner projects by supporting local community groups to design, implement and monitor community or group projects.

    The Partnership Facilitator will lead regular meetings with each group where they will guide them through the planning process and provide leadership support.

    The Facilitator will also engage with these community groups so they can implement their own development projects, and provide advice, creative problem-solving ideas and on-going support throughout the implementation process.

    The Partnership Facilitator will also work with the Training Coordinator and external experts to build the capacity of each group to ensure the sustainability of impact.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Project facilitation (80%)

  • Support local community groups to develop proposals for submission for review
  • Facilitate implementation of selected projects through regular check-in meetings with local community groups to assess project progress and help the community deal with challenges
  • Management and delivery of project contributions to ensure project success
  • Provide regular reports to office on project and partnership indicators to ensure targets are being met
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Capacity building (20%)

  • Conduct regular capacity assessments for selected groups and create Capacity Development Training Plans for each group
  • Organise in-house trainings for groups, based on Capacity Development Training
  • Plans – in collaboration with the Education and Training Coordinator.
  • Identify and contract external trainers where necessary

    Skills Specifications

  • Exemplary project management and leadership skills
  • Capacity to motivate, inspire and train local community groups
  • Self-motivated and able to work without direct supervision – a “can-do” attitude
  • Strong analytical skills and a flexible and creative approach to problem solving
  • Strong interpersonal and effective communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Competence with MS Office applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and
  • Access – database experience an advantage
  • A passion for sustainable community development and empowerment
  • Ability to operate effectively and meet targets in a fast-paced environment, and thrive as part of a dynamic and evolving team

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • University degree in any field, but particularly Engineering, Economics, Public
  • Health or Community Development
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with local community groups and implementing development projects in rural areas
  • Previous experience in organizational development and/or capacity building (desirable)
  • Qualification in project management (desirable)

    To apply, send your CV and a one page cover letter, explaining how your skills and experience apply to this role to cvs@flexi-personnel.com before Wednesday 1st October 2014.

    Clearly indicate the position applied for and your minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

    Only qualified candidates encouraged to apply


    Sportpesa Jobs in Kenya

    1. Digital Designer

    Sportpesa is seeking to recruit a talented designer with experience across multiple digital interfaces including Mobile, On-line and TV

    The role requires the holder to work across business areas, including the Marketing and R&D teams and will have responsibility & accountability for:

  • Produce digital assets, such as banners and icon
  • Site design of new products, campaigns and services across all devices, including prototype development
  • Translating existing services from on-line to other digital media
  • Ensuring sites are W3C compliant
  • Ensuring a consistent, quality and on-brand experience is delivered across all product and services across multiple digital interfaces
  • Updating and maintaining Design Guidelines
  • Researching and sharing best practice or just new ways of doing things better
  • Liaising with the experience teams carry out user testing and analysis

    Qualifications

  • Should have an excellent eye for design. You should know great web/ mobile web UI when you see it, and be able to explain why it's great (even if you didn't create it).
  • Should be a Photoshop ninja and fluent in Illustrator, or whatever you use to create wire frames.
  • Experience in non-mouse driven navigation is a must
  • You should have at least a working knowledge of XHTML/CSS.
  • We're looking for self-starters - candidates who can jump in quickly without a lot of direction, and learn by asking the right questions.
  • Should have a solid portfolio of web design.

    We want to see projects that have broken new ground and evidence that you can apply your design to more than one

    2. Java Developer

    Sportpesa is seeking to recruit a Java Developer who will provide full software life cycle expertise to the software development team The role will have complete responsibility for the quality, accuracy and sustainability of the assigned software development.

    In addition, it is responsibility of this role to ensure that all assigned work is performed within the agreed constraints, specifically the time and budget.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • University degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science
  • Strong experience with multi threaded & multi-process real-time applications
  • Extensive experience in architecting, designing and developing highly scalable N tier software with C++ and Java
  • Strong Component & N-tier Architecture, excellent Object Oriented design and programming skills (SOA, Web Services, XML)
  • Experience with fine tuning real-time server systems for performance, reliability and scalability
  • Minimum 2 years of Cross-platform mobile development experience
  • Minimum 2 years in development of web services, database (SQL- flavour, Oracle and MYSqL SQL) and GUI development
  • Experience with source control, code coverage tools and automation tool
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with team members and managers

    Additional Qualifications / Certifications

  • Good command of Python, C++ and JAVA technologies
  • Experience with WEB, Mobile and XML tools
  • Knowledge of Database connectivity tools (Oracle, MySQL)
  • Experience in a web hosting environment or supporting a development environment
  • Exposure to managing, securing, and performance tuning Web / Java application servers

    3. Assistant Graphic Designer

    Sportpesa is seeking to recruit Assistant Graphic Designer who will be responsible for designing the graphics, ensuring that they are exciting, innovative and appropriate for the target market culture.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Campaign creation for digital and print work, above and below the line
  • Print and design for magazines‚ national newspapers‚ digital media ‚ POS and sponsorship
  • Act as a front line brand guardian to help ensure the integrity of our brand.
  • Develop a visual identity for each media, keeping all elements consistent in style for both the base game and all subsequent bonus games.
  • Designs innovative and exciting graphics for new games.
  • Creates innovative themes and story board graphics.
  • Executes an initial idea visually from the conceptual stage, through to production and conceptualizes the artistic look and style of a product.
  • Works with Software Developers to ensure appropriate platform development.
  • Conducts research and development activities on maximizing the use of existing technology, creates design efficiencies and evaluates design packages and tools.
  • Provides recommendations based on expertise.

    Skills and experience required

  • Superior skills in the Adobe product set including Photoshop, Illustrator, In
  • Design and ideally After Effects and flash
  • High degree of creativity and innovation
  • Good typography, layout and art working skills
  • Working knowledge of other web design/development tools such as HTML, CSS and WordPress
  • A relevant degree
  • Passionate, friendly and expert in all that you do

    Interested candidates who qualify for this position should send their CV to hr@sportpesa.com before 1st October 2014


    Postbank Senior Investigations Officer Job in Kenya

    Postbank is a leading Savings Bank with a National Branch network and offering a wide range of financial services.

    Postbank is seeking to recruit high calibre, results-oriented and experienced professionals for the following position:

    Senior Investigations Officer

    Position Function:

    To formulate and implement sound investigation policies and procedures towards eliminating loss of Bank resources through fraud or theft and ensuring a free and peaceful banking experience.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Conducting fraud risk assessments and pro-active reviews aimed at detecting and preventing fraud in bank operations.
  • Perform fraud and forensic investigation
  • Carry out trend analysis and make recommendations towards reducing incidences of fraud within the bank.
  • Initiate and implement preventive measures to minimize fraud.
  • Interact with external partners such as law enforcement, vendors and other banks to validate information to check fraudulent activities.
  • Provide expertise advice to staff regarding detection and prevention of fraud.
  • Supervising staff, review documents and information gathered in the course of investigation.
  • Preparation of investigation reports.
  • Carry out fraud awareness among staff.

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • University degree from a recognized institution preferably in Social Science
  • At least 6 years of substantial experience in the disciplined forces in investigative work
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Understanding of criminal law
  • Computer knowledge
  • Certified Fraud Examiner – will be an added advantage

    For detailed scope of work, application procedure and application form, please visit: Postbank Senior Investigations Officer Job in Kenya then click on About Us and go to Careers to apply.

    Note that only online applications will be accepted.

    Please Do Not attach certificates

    Closing Date: Thursday 9th October 2014

    Postbank is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to implementing affirmative action.

    In this regard, women, people living with disabilities and people from marginalized groups with requisite qualifications are encouraged to apply.


    Tea Trading Manager Job in Mombasa Kenya

    An established tea trading (buying and exporting) company based in Mombasa Kenya is looking for a Tea Trading Manager.

    Qualifications

    1. At least a university degree.

    2. Excellent marketing and communication skills.

    3. Knowledge on tea buying, tea blending, tea export and related documentation.

    4. Ability to secure clients abroad and within.

    5. Knowledge on tea quality analysis e.g. tea tasting and pricing.

    6. Some knowledge on accounts would be an added advantage.

    Apply to:

    Director
    P.O. Box 12439-00100
    Nairobi


    Mavoko Water & Sewerage Company Internal Auditor Job in Kenya

    Mavoko Water and Sewerage Company invites applications to fill the following vacant position.

    Internal Auditor

    Job Profile

  • Design and execute audit plans in compliance with conventional Audit guidelines and best practices.
  • Plan, implement and execute detailed audit programme that will ensure internal control systems are in place and are adhered to.
  • Advise the company on risk exposure and device strategies to minimize risks and safeguard its assets.
  • Prepare audit reports for management, board Audit committee indicating performance, findings and recommendations.
  • Assist in evaluation of company’s performance and recommend changes to improve operational efficiency.
  • Evaluate the existing internal controls and recommendations for improvement.
  • Carrying out special audits and investigations as may be required from time to time and preparing reports on finding.

    Person Profile

  • Certified Public Accountant - CPA (K) and 6 years’ experience
  • Or Holder of bachelor Degree in Business Management or Commerce (Finance / Accounting option) plus CPA Part II and 3 years’ experience
  • Have professional compliance in auditing and computerized accounting
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Good report writing and good communication skills
  • Aged 40 years and below

    Interested candidates who meet the prescribed requirements for the position should forward their applications enclosing copies of the following.

  • Academic, professional certificates and testimonials
  • Detailed curriculum vitae including telephone number & contact-mail address
  • Name and contacts of three referees

    Applications should be received by 9th October, 2014 to:

    Managing Director
    Mavoko Water & Sewerage Company
    P.O. Box 582-00204
    Athi River


    ACDI / VOCA Chief of Party Job in Kenya

    Since 1963 and in 145 countries, ACDI / VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy.

    Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI / VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

    ACDI/VOCA has approximately 76 projects in 36 countries and revenues of about $170 million.

    Chief of Party, Kenya

    We are currently seeking a Chief of Party for an ongoing, multi-year USAID-funded program focused on reducing poverty and hunger by improving the inclusiveness and competitiveness of the livestock value chain in two counties in the arid lands of Kenya.

    The program will support the construction and rehabilitation of several market and livestock infrastructure through its Community Contracting Fund, an innovative funding mechanism aimed to alleviate market infrastructure constraints and generate opportunities.

    For this position, we are looking for an individual with extensive experience working with pastoralists and the ability to oversee and manage small-scale infrastructure construction projects.

    Kenyan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

    The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, with significant travel required to Marsabit and Isiolo Counties.

    Responsibilities

  • Provide overall leadership and technical direction for the program, including leading the strategic planning, implementation and reporting.
  • Design, develop and implement strategies and project work plans to improve livestock productivity, strengthen market linkages, and expand access to markets for pastoralists.

    Oversee the implementation of the Community Contracting Fund, including but not limited to:

  • Develop and implementation of construction management plans for infrastructure investments;
  • Assist with the production of RFPs, RFQs, or BOQs, and provide input on specifications, deliverables, and evaluation criteria within the document.
  • Participate in the selection of proposals and bids submitted by offerrors;
  • Provide technical leadership to ensure that all construction design documents are produced are of high quality and within the context of scope, schedule and budget;
  • Manage the technical inputs and outputs of all staff, consultants, engineers, subcontractors, and project partners;
  • Ensure sound and inclusive community-driven implementation of Community Contracting Fund; and
  • Ensure compliance with USAID and Government of Kenya environmental and building codes reporting and management.
  • Serve as the principal liaison with USAID staff, government partners, and private sector value chain actors to secure commitment and ensure open dialogue that benefits the program goals.
  • Lead efforts to collect, synthesize and disseminate clear information through technical reports and periodic progress reports.
  • Develop professional relationships, and further program goals and objectives. Oversee program administration, human resources management, budget pipeline, and finances, ensuring compliance with USAID and ACDI/VOCA policies and procedures.
  • Communicate effectively with other USAID project managers, donors, and other indigenous and international NGOs to ensure positive visibility of project activities.

    Qualifications

  • Strong written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to productively interact with a wide range of organizations (government, private sector, NGOs, research institutions).
  • Demonstrated ability to be collaborative across projects, flexible and creative.
  • Demonstrated skill in strategic thinking and policy analysis and ability to dialogue with host country government.
  • Proven ability to manage a multi-disciplinary team of technical experts.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience working in livestock or agricultural development programs in the Horn of Africa, especially in the pastoral areas.
  • At least 5 years of experience overseeing or providing direct technical assistance in the design, procurement, and construction of small-scale infrastructure.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience as COP/Senior Programme Manager or an equivalent position managing large (at least $5 million), complex livestock and/or agricultural development programs with a value chain growth and resilience focus, preferably within an African context, experience working in Kenya or East Africa strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant field or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with an additional 7 years’ experience to the required minimum above.
  • The ideal candidate should have Bachelor’s degree in, Engineering, Architecture, or related technical field.

    How to apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; ACDI / VOCA Chief of Party Job in Kenya

    No phone calls please.

    Only finalists contacted.

    Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

    EOE.

    Please apply by close of business on October 31, 2014.


    ADRA Somalia Program Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Somalia is an International Non-Governmental Organization registered in Kenya and operating in Somalia.

    ADRA’s mission is to change one life at a time through enhancing development in individuals and communities.

    ADRA Somalia desires to hire a qualified and experienced professional to fill the position of Program Officer.

    Location: Nairobi with frequent visits to the Somalia

    Responsibilities;

  • Assist in organizing of field assessments.
  • Assist in finalizing and dispatch of concepts papers and proposals.
  • Assist in compilation and dispatch of project reports.
  • Attend coordination meetings as Somalia Support Secretariat, NGO consortium meetings and forums as requested.
  • Develop /updated external communications materials including following of quarterly reports, annual reports, country profile and brochures.
  • Develop project briefs and update project profiles.

    Qualifications/Experience:

  • A degree social sciences, community development or development studies.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in general program development and implementation preferably in INGO.
  • Must have a strong data collection and collation skills.

    If you meet the above requirements, please submit your application including your CV/resumé via e-mail not later than 3rd October 2014 to hr@adrasom.org.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Kenyatta University Jobs in Kenya

    Kenyatta University wishes to recruit qualified and dedicated applicants for vacant positions in the following offices:

    1. Directorate of University Health Services

    i. Physician – Grade 13

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Internal Medicine from a recognized university
  • Specialist recognition certificate in Internal Medicine
  • At least two (2) years relevant post-qualification work experience in a busy and demanding out-patient/in-patient hospital set up
  • Registered by Medical and Dentist Practitioners Board
  • Specialist recognition License in respective discipline
  • Current Medical practice License
  • Be eligible for admission rights in various hospitals in Nairobi and its environs
  • Willing to provide clinical orientations to medical students when need arises
  • Team player, willing to work long hours and attend to emergencies

    ii. Paeditrician – Grade 13

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Paediatrics from a recognized university
  • Specialist recognition certificate in Paediatrics
  • At least two (2) years relevant post-qualification work experience in a busy and demanding out-patient/in-patient hospital set upPage 2 of 7
  • Registered by Medical and Dentist Practitioners Board
  • Specialist recognition License in respective discipline
  • Current Medical practice License
  • Be eligible for admission rights in various hospitals in Nairobi and its environs
  • Willing to provide clinical orientations to medical students when need arises
  • Team player, willing to work long hours and attend to emergencies
  • Successful candidates will be required to work full-time for the University.

    iii. Registered Nurse – Grade E/F

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division II KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) and above
  • Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN) Diploma from a recognized institution
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Proficient in Ms Office Suite
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
  • Experience in Reproductive Health & Emergency Care
  • At least five (5) years relevant work experience in a busy hospital

    2. Office of the Deputy - Vice Chancellor

    (Administration)

    i. Petrol Station Manager – Grade C/D

    Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Business Management or related field
  • KCE Division III/KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) and above
  • At least five (5)years experience in Petroleum Industry
  • Computer literate
  • General knowledge and experience in overseeing Petrol Station Operations

    Duties:

    The candidate will be in-charge of overseeing the Petro station operations as follows:

  • Forecourt Operations
  • Tyre Centre Operations
  • Car/Truck Wash Bay Operations
  • Shift controls
  • Lube Bay Operations
  • Employee Management
  • Administration of documents and filesGrade

    ii. Secretary – Grade

    A/B (Main and Kericho Campus) Grade

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division III or KCSE Mean Grade C (plain) and above
  • Credit or Grade C and above in English
  • Type-writing speed of 50wpm
  • Shorthand speed of 100wpm
  • Office practice II
  • Office management
  • Business English III
  • Computer literate
  • At least three (3) years relevant work experience

    iii. Clerk Typics – Grade III/IV

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division IV or KCSE mean Grade D+ (plus) and above
  • Certificate in Office Management or related field from a recognized institution
  • Typewriting speed of at least 40 wpm Page 4 of 7
  • At least three (3) years relevant work experience
  • Computer literate

    iv. Registry Clerk - Grade III/IV

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division IV or Mean Grade of D+ (plus) and above
  • Certificate in Records Management or related field from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years relevant work experience
  • Computer literate

    v. Messenger – Grade III/IV

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division IV or KCSE Mean Grade D (plain) and above
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct
  • At least two (2) years relevant work experience

    3. Office of the Deputy Vice - Chancellar

    (Finance & Development)

    Estates (Maintainance) Department

    i. Clerk of Works – Grade A/B

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division III/KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) and above
  • Ordinary Diploma in Building Construction/Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years post-qualification experience as Clerk of Works/Foreman in a construction firm or in a large organization

    4. Directorate of Accomodation Services

    i. House Keeper – Grade A/B (Main and Kericho Campus)

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division IV/KCSE Mean Grade D+ (plus) and above
  • Ordinary Diploma in Institutional Management, Housekeeping and Laundry services or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years relevant work experience as Assistant Housekeeper or Room Steward in a busy work environment

    5. Digital School of Virtual & Open Learning

    i. Coordinator - Grade 12 (Kericho Campus)

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Education or related field from a recognized university
  • Five (5) years relevant work experience in teaching and or administration

    Duties:

  • Promoting efficient management of Kericho Campus
  • Co-ordination of academic and administration activities at the university
  • Assisting and advising students when required
  • Serve as a liaison officer between the centre and the university
  • Marketing Kenyatta University programmes

    ii. Administrative Assistant – Grade C/D (Kericho Campus)

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division II or KCSE mean Grade C+ (Plus) and above
  • Bachelors Degree from a recognized university
  • Qualification in Management, CPS or equivalent will be an added advantage
  • At least three (3) years relevant post qualification work experience
  • Computer literatePage 6 of 7

    iii. Accounts Assistant – Grade C/D (Kericho Campus)

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division II or KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) and above
  • CPA Part II or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • At least five (5) years working experience in a busy organization
  • Working experience in a computerized environment

    iv. Hostel Night Attendant – Grade III/IV (Kericho Campus)

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division IV/KCSE Mean grade D+ (Plus) and above
  • Discharge Certificate, If applicable, from discipline forces indicating the rank
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • At least three (3) years work experience in a relevant area

    Duties:

  • The successful candidate will be charged with the following duties:
  • Look after student welfare in the hostels
  • Enforce rules and regulations of the hostels
  • Look after university property

    Teams of Service:

    For those applying for teaching positions above Tutorial Fellow they will be employed on permanent and pensionable terms.

    The terms of service for non teaching positions include a generous medical scheme, house allowance and commuting allowance.

    Successful candidates will be offered two (2) year renewable performance - based contract and gratuity will be paid at the end of the contract.

    The application letter should give full details of educational and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.

    Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

    Applicants and Referees should write directly to:

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
    Kenyatta University
    P. O. BOX 43844 – 00100
    Nairobi

    Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than Monday 13th October 2014

    Enquiries:

    For details related to job specifications and general requirements, kindly visit our website, see; Kenyatta University Jobs in Kenya

    Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.


    Research Internships in Kenya

    Research Intern for the Kenya Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas (KCSPOG)

    Duration: 3 months (with option to renew for another 3 months)

    Location: OXFAM GB Kenya

    Nairobi, Kenya

    The main task of this internship will be to provide administrative and research support to the Platform Coordinator in all matters relating to the Platform’s oil and gas programme.

    Main duties and responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the Platform Coordinator

    1. Research on the oil and gas sector—both desktop and fieldwork research will be required.

    2. Update Platform website and databases.

    3. Provide administrative support to the Platform Coordinator including, but not limited to, arranging meetings, taking minutes, organising events, preparing presentations and liaising with other members of the Platform.

    4. Review reports related to the oil and gas sector.

    5. Carry out media reviews on oil and gas concerns including daily media scans for relevant material.

    6. Liase with the host organisation on administrative and logistical matters.

  • The Research Intern must maintain absolute confidentiality on all matters pertaining to the Platform and its work that may come to his/her knowledge.
  • The Research Intern shall not purport to speak on behalf of the organisation or bind it to any undertakings.
  • Intern will be expected to conduct themselves honestly, work diligently and ensure that he/she delivers on agreed tasks.

  • The intern shall abide by the host organisation’s rules and regulations.

    Key outputs

    1. Research reports

    2. Updated databases and listservs

    3. Media reviews and briefs

    The Research Intern shall be expected to demonstrate absolute commitment to his/her job over the period of internship.

    Skills

  • Excellent research, analytical and writing skills
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills, with a keen attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office, internet research and social networking tools

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

    To apply, please submit your application and CV including a day time contact by applying online at Research Internships in Kenya by 3rd October 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    At Oxfam we are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equity within our organization.

    Diversity, the difference starts with you


    DLCI Jobs in Kenya - Recruiting Program Assistants and Managers

    The Dryland Learning and Capacity Building Initiative (DLCI) for improved policy and practice in thedrylands of the Horn of Africa was previously known as the Regional Learning and Advocacy Programme for Vulnerable Dryland Communities (REGLAP) and has been carrying out evidence based advocacy since 2008.

    Since its inception REGLAP became recognised for its drylands expertise and its high quality synthesis documentation and awareness raising on critical issues for dryland resilience.

    Following an extensive review and planning processes, DLCI was launched as an independent organization in January 2014, to focus more on building community and government capacity foradvocacy and builds on the work done under REGLAP and focuses in its first year on the following:

    1. Mapping and organizational capacity assessments of active dryland advocacy organisations at country and regional level with a view to developing joint strategies for community capacity building for policy engagement, including collaborative development of tools and materials.

    2. Support to community awareness-raising on key policy issues and the identification of legitimate dryland representatives that can engage with policy processes at national and regional levels.

    3. Review of good practice approaches, key actors and advocacy strategies for the following keyresilience issues deemed of strategic importance but currently receiving little structured attention:

    4. Education: integrated and more effective education provision for the drylands (including the use of modern technology in delivery),

    5. Water and irrigation: strengthening the evidence base and targeted advocacy for more appropriate water and irrigation development in the drylands.

    6. Integrated planning and land use planning: promoting shared visioning and land use planning with government and communities.

    1. Finance and Administration Manager

    DLCI is seeking to hire a Finance and Administration Manager for a stimulating and diverse role that requires a professional able to meet the strategic and operational objectives of the organization as well as perform a variety of accounting tasks and be responsible for processing, accounting and reporting in compliance with general accounting principles.

    As well as perform tasks related to the monthly financial processes includin balance sheets and balance sheet reconciliation maintain general ledgers and prepare financial information for the organization.

    The incumbent will manage a finance and administration assistant and other support staff and report to the DLCI Head of Office.

    The incumbent will also be responsible for grants management ensuring that DLCI is compliant with donor requirements and reporting on time.

    The incumbent must have experience with USAID grants.

    2. Programme Assistant

    DLCI is seeking to hire a Programme Assistant for an exciting and dynamic role in this new organization.

    The programme assistant will have the opportunity to work with a professional and passionate programme team, providing operational and administrative assistance.

    Please note that this position will initially be for ten months with an option of an extension.

    DLCI will offer competitive salary and statutory benefits.

    24 days paid holiday in addition to public holidays and private medical insurance.

    If you meet the skills and requirements for this position, please, tell us why in a covering letter and send it along with your full CV to mnaggaga.dlci@gmail.com.

    Application should be sent by the 24th of October 2014, applications received after that deadline will not be considered.


    Human Resources and Administration Officer Job Vacancy - Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops General Secretariat

    The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops

    General Secretariat

    Introduction:

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

    It is seeking an outstanding and results oriented individuals to fill the following key positions.

    Human Resources and Administration Officer

    Purpose:

    To provide all round HR support for the human resources office and is involved in a wide range of human resources management, employee relations and recruitment activities for the organization.

    Duties include:

  • Coordination with line managers on training and staff development programmes
  • Monitoring and evaluating the induction and appraisal systems
  • Implement staff welfare activities for motivation
  • Manage HR data, maintenance of HR records for all program staff
  • Plan and facilitating HR activities in the team: contract, recruitment, employee relation
  • Implement Performance Management in liaison with the HRM and Line manager
  • Follow up service providers to ensure their services meet required standards
  • Maintenance of the Secretariat inventory of all furniture and equipment and ensure that the insurance cover is up to date
  • Prepares and maintain accurate personnel records, files and reports
  • Assists in recruitment processes , including developing job descriptions and job advertisements, screening candidates

    Qualifications

  • First degree Legal or Humanities
  • A Dip. Human Resources Management
  • Experience of managing contracts and employment registration
  • Good knowledge of Labour Law 2007
  • The enthusiasm and energy to encourage innovation and identify opportunities for continuous improvement

    Personal Qualities

  • Able to work under minimum supervision
  • Has good interpersonal and communication skills including Coordination
  • A good knowledge of social teachings of the Church, and Ethical principles

    Applications should be addressed to:

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

    hr@catholicchurch.or.ke

    To reach him on or before 3rd October 2014

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Nine One One Group Limited Jobs in Kenya

    Nine One One Group Limited is a leading integrated security solutions provider with its presence in all major cities in Kenya and other selected cities in the East African region.

    The company seeks to fill the following vacancies;

    1. Branch Manager (Kisumu) 1 Position

    2. Sales Manager (Security Services) 1 Position

    3. Sales Manager (Fleet Management Solutions) 1 Position

    4. Operations Manager (Manned Security) 1 Position

    5. Office Administrator (Kisumu ) 1 Position

    6. Sales Executives 20 Positions

    Interested candidates should send their application letters and CV addressed to the Human Resources Department by email through hr@911group.co.ke indicating their current and expected pay to reach us on or before 1st October 2014.


    Peponi School Director of Sport and Head of Science Jobs in Kenya

    Peponi School is a small, international, co-educational school in Kenya set about twenty-five kilometres outside Nairobi near Ruiru.

    It was founded in 1989 and has been very fortunate to enjoy very early success and would now be rated amongst the best schools in the Kenyan education system.

    Peponi follows the British System through to IGCSE and A Level.

    The School is situated in our own very spacious grounds on the beautiful Sukari ranch. Our pupils have developed a fine reputation for success in the classroom, on the games field and for both Music and Drama.

    Our unashamedly holistic approach, as a boarding school, is a key feature of our aims.

    Extra-curricular activities are very much part of school life.

    These same successes are now driving a substantial growth and Peponi is currently seeking to appoint, for January 2015, a dynamic and inspirational teachers to lead both our outstanding Sports Department and our very successful, expanding Science Department.

    1. Director of Sport

    Peponi School’s sports teams have an enviable and growing record and hold an impressive list of titles in a wide range of sports.

    Our reputation for sportsmanship is even more important.

    The Director of Sport will be expected to build on these and set new standards at the head a large department.

    The ability to teach Physical Education as an academic subject will be required.

    2. Head of Science

    The successful Head of Science candidate will be able to contribute to the teaching of at least two of the sciences to IGCSE level and have a specialism at A Level and for Oxbridge preparation.

    Peponi School is one of the leading British Curriculum Schools in Kenya and prepares its pupils for entry to universities in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada.

    Many of our leavers enter Science, Medical and Engineering courses.

    Interested applicants should contact the school with a letter of application, CV and the contact details of two referees by e-mail before or on Friday, 10th October 2014 to:

    Mr Mark Durston
    Headmaster
    Peponi School

    Email: applicants@peponischool.org

    Website: Peponi School Director of Sport and Head of Science Jobs in Kenya

    Because of the volume of applications it will not be possible to respond to all candidates.

    Interviews will be held in School on or after 20th October 2014.


    CIAT Driver & Logistics Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya

    The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - a member of the CGIAR Consortium - develops technologies, innovative methods, and new knowledge that better enable farmers, especially smallholders, to make agriculture competitive and profitable as well as sustainable and resilient.

    CIAT conducts research for development in tropical regions of Latin America, Africa, and Asia

    CIAT is seeking for Driver & Logistics Assistant with responsibility of managing official vehicles in Nairobi and providing logistics support to the procurement and logistics unit.

    Main responsibilities include:

  • Drive staff and/or materials to the field and delivery of official documents;
  • Monitor and follow-up with garage to ensure efficient servicing of all official vehicles;
  • Conduct normal pre-drive checks and ensure cleanliness of official vehicles is maintained;
  • Maintain a database of all official vehicles and coordinate allocation of vehicles to staff for official trips;
  • Record vehicle mileage details in Excel and send monthly reports to Procurement & Logistics Officer;
  • Manage a schedule of vehicle running costs incurred by various projects, and provide a summary report to the Accounts office on a monthly basis.

    Logistics support:

  • Liaise with Clearing and Forwarding Agents for clearance of official shipments ensuring documentation to facilitate process is in place;
  • Assist in all areas of Fleet Management - vehicle registration, insurance, maintenance, security, usage monitoring, vehicle ownership transfers and disposal;
  • Assist in managing the daily logistic issues of Staff Transport Service, working closely with HR and the service provider;
  • Update staff on various emerging Traffic issues in Kenya;
  • Follow-up on Protocol matters for the organization and its eligible staff - includes handling of visas, work permits and Diplomatic Identity Cards;
  • Submit applications for Duty/VAT exemptions with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and KRA and follow-up with relevant Government Ministries for approval of exemption and regulatory documents, issuance of motor vehicle number plates and logbooks as necessary.
  • The candidate shall have the following competencies, skills and experience: Diploma in Transport & Logistics Management;
  • Valid and clean driving license and certificate of good conduct
  • At least two (2) year’s work experience gained in an international organization with good mechanical knowledge and good knowledge of Nairobi and its environs;
  • Good computing skills with knowledge of MS Office applications, particularly MS Excel;
  • Good written and oral communication skills;
  • Courtesy, tact and the ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural background.

    Terms of employment:

    The position is nationally recruited, will be based at CIAT Offices in Nairobi, Kenya.

    The contract will be for one year period, subject to a probation period of three (3) months, renewable depending on performance and availability of resources.

    How to apply:

    Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies, skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees.

    All correspondence should be sent to ciatkenyainfo@cgiar.org and should clearly indicate “Driver & Logistic Assistant” on the subject line.

    Email applications and CV’s should be saved as one file using the applicant’s last name and first name for ease of sorting.

    Closing date for applications: 3rd October 2014

    All applications will be acknowledged; only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Tharaka Nithi County Consultancy Services to Conduct Baseline Surveys / Human Resources Policies

    The Tharaka Nithi County Assembly

    Office of the Speaker

    Request for Expression of Interest

    Consultancy Services to Conduct Baseline Surveys / Human Resources Policies

    Tharaka Nithi County Assembly now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the above services.

    Interested consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications, capacity and relevant experience to perform the services.

    The short listing criteria are;

  • The consultant firm should have at least 5 years’ experience in provision of similar services.
  • The firm should demonstrate that it has carried out at least 2 similar assignments in Kenya.
  • The company profile, capability of key personnel and their CVs.
  • Certified copies of certificate of registration/ Incorporation.
  • Registration with the relevant body.
  • Tax compliance certificate.
  • PIN.
  • Last two years audited accounts.

    A complete EOI document in a plain sealed envelope clearly marked (EOI) Consultancy Services to conduct baseline surveys/Human Resource policies and be addressed to:

    The Clerk
    County Assembly of Tharaka Nithi
    P. O Box 694- 60400

    Chuka

    Email: tharakanithicountyassembly@gmail.com

    And be deposited in the tender box located at former Meru South County Council Offices at Chuka on or before 13th of Oct,2014 at 12:00 noon and thereafter the opening on the presence of the bidders/ representatives who wish to attend.

    M.K Kariuki
    Assembly Clerk


    Domino’s Pizza Brand and Coldstone Creamery Brand Jobs in Nairobi and Mombasa Kenya

    Om Nom NomLtd is a Private Company owned by the Management and our Best Performing Employees.

    We believe shared ownership motivates our employees to go that Extra Mile for our Customers.

    We strive to bring to the Kenyan and East African Consumers the taste of the Best Pizza Brand in the World “Domino’s” and the Best Ice Cream Brand in the World “Cold Stone Creamery”.

    We are looking for applicants who match below profile

  • Age between 20 yrs & 30 yrs

  • Dynamic and outgoing personality
  • Self-driven and Interest in personal growth & learning
  • Interest in Quality F&B Products
  • Analytical skills
  • Experience in Hospitality Industry (Culinary & Customer Service) will be an added advantage.

  • Interest in working in a FUN loving environment.

    A. Vacant Positions - Domino’s Pizza Brand (Ref No. HR/DP/10/2014)

    Location: Nairobi & Mombasa

    1. Assistant Unit Manager

    2. Supervisor

    3. Customer Service Representative (Cashiering Skills)

    4. Pizzaiolo

    5. Rider - Motor Bike

    6. Steward/Cleaner

    B. Vacant Positions - Coldstone Creamery Brand (Ref No. HR/CSC/10/2014)

    Location: Nairobi & Mombasa

    1. Assistant Unit Manager

    2. Supervisor

    3. Customer Service Representative (Cashiering Skills)

    4. Entertainment Director

    5. Steward/Cleaner

    Candidates who suite the above profiles are advised to forward their Application Letter & Updated CV.

    In your Application, include the Position, Brand Name, Location & Reference Number.

    Send your Online Application through Email: hr@omnomnomafrica.com on or before 5th October 2014.

    We are an equal opportunity employer.


    ResponsAbility Investments AG Senior Investment Officer (Equity) Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Are you looking for a new perspective?

    responsAbility Investments AG is one of the world’s leading independent asset managers specializing in development-related sectors of emerging economies.

    They comprise the areas of finance, agriculture, energy, healthcare and education.

    responsAbility provides debt and equity financing to non-listed companies with business models that target the lower-income section of the population and can thus drive economic growth and social progress.

    responsAbility offers professionally managed investment solutions to both institutional and private investors.

    For the Financial Institutions Equity Investments Department we are looking for an experienced

    Senior Investment Officer (Equity) in Nairobi

    Your main tasks:

  • Leading the development of responsAbility’s equity portfolios in Africa
  • In charge of the full investment cycle including sourcing, due diligence completion, portfolio management, monitoring and de-investment
  • Shaping the development of investee financial institutions through non executive board positions
  • Contributing to fund-raising activities
  • Representing the company at conferences, seminars and other relevant events

    Your experience and skills

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in private equity investments in financial institutions in developing economies
  • Operational experience in retail/SME banking, leasing or insurance and experience as non-executive Board member
  • Market know-how and existing contact network in Africa
  • Degree in business administration, finance, economics, law or a related field
  • Analytical mindset and a high degree of diligence as well as strong writing and presentation capabilities
  • Flexible and self-reliant personality who is comfortable in communicating with different cultures
  • Excellent oral and written English and French language skills
  • Enthusiasm for development finance
  • Readiness to travel 30-40% of the time
  • An exciting job with plenty of room for personal initiative and within a multicultural global growth environment awaits you.

    To apply for this position, use our online application form, on ResponsAbility Investments AG Senior Investment Officer (Equity) Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Or email to hr.africa@responsability.com, by 24th October 2014.


    Kamwenja Teachers’ College Assistant Librarian Job in Nyeri Kenya

    Kamwenja Teachers’ College

    Applications are invited from qualified persons for the following vacant post:

    Assistant Librarian

    1 Post

    Job Group F

    Qualifications

  • A person must have attained C plain and above in K.C.S.E .
  • Must have a certificate in Library Studies.
  • He/She must have worked in busy and big institution for at least two years in the above capacity.

    Salary starting point: 10,717X537 - 11,254X563 – 11,817X599 – 12,416 P.M

    Applicants should apply in own handwriting, enclosing the relevant photocopies of I.D, Academic, Professional certificates and testimonials.

    Note that all categories of people are encouraged to apply (e.g. Youth Physically challenged, women e.t.c)

    These should reach the undersigned on or before 5/10/2014.

    The Secretary,
    Board of Management,
    Kamwenja Teachers’ College,
    P.O. Box 152,
    Nyeri.

    Tel. 020-2327232/0726238121/0731176054


    Christian Student Leadership Centre Director Job in Kenya

    The Christian Student Leadership Centre (CSLC) is a not-for-profit ecumenical Christian organisation based in Nairobi and jointly sponsored by the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) and the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).

    The mission of the Centre is to provide a place for ecumenical fellowship, worship, pastoral care, guidance and counselling, and to promote the development of Christian leadership and other skills to University students and the University communities at large.

    Vacancy: Director

    The Job:

  • Responsible for efficient and sustainable running of the Centre based on Christian values, principles and standards
  • Develops, reviews and implements Corporate Strategy
  • Supports Centre operations and administration for excellent service delivery Oversees the design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of programmes, products and services
  • Formulates and implements effective financial controls and management in accordance with current laws and regulations
  • Creates a conducive working environment that fosters innovation and creativity while supporting talent growth and retention
  • Oversees resource mobilization planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements and establishing funding strategies thereof ensuring the Centre’s financial sustainability
  • Board Secretary
  • Maintaining linkages with the Sponsors and various target groups

    Person Specification:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent, from a recognized university
  • At least five (5) years of proven experience at senior management level
  • A mature person between 35 and 50 years of age
  • A proven track record of high integrity and ethical practice with proven experience in business management, hospitality management, networking and resource mobilization
  • Good communicator with good report writing skills, interpretation and understanding of financial issues and legal documents
  • Computer literacy and proficiency
  • A committed practising Christian with good standing with his/her local church and a willingness to work in an ecumenical environment
  • Membership to a professional body will be an added advantage

    Application:

    Interested persons who meet the above qualifications may send application letters to reach the address below on or before 24th October 2014.

    The application must include a contact telephone number, certificates, testimonials, a detailed CV with 3 referees one of whom must be the Priest / Pastor of the local church that the applicant attends.

    The applicant shall state his/her emoluments with the current or latest employer.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing by any candidate will result in automatic disqualification.

    The Director
    P.O. Box 48802-00100, GPO,
    Nairobi


    Pan Africa Life Internal Auditor Jobs Kenya

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Internal Auditor Jobs Kenya

    Pan Africa Life is a leading Life insurer in Kenya.

    We take pride in a 68 years heritage of success, innovation and continuous growth.

    We have a passion for our people and we care for the community.

    Pan Africa Life wishes to recruit a results oriented individual with vision and creativity to fill the position outlined below:

    Senior Internal Auditor

    S/He will be responsible for the execution of risk-based internal audits in accordance with the annual audit plan, as well as assisting with other matters and projects.

    The selected candidate, will also be responsible for maintaining relationships with management and other assurance providers such as External Audit and following up on the implementation of recommendations made.

    Key Result Areas

  • Perform control adequacy reviews of business processes
  • Perform control effectiveness reviews of business processes and policies
  • Perform consulting assignments independently or by assisting the Sanlam Internal Audit team
  • Prepare draft audit reports for discussion with clients and audit committee, verbally communicate findings to senior management and draft comprehensive and complete report of audit area
  • Follow-up of management action against target dates
  • Create relationships with local management and other assurance providers e.g. Risk Management and External Auditors
  • Coordinate the audits according to the audit plan which has been prepared by Sanlam Group Internal Audit
  • Assist with audits in other East Africa countries
  • Interact participate in the Internal Audit profession in Kenya and remain up to date with requirements specific to the local chapter of Internal Auditors

    Skills and Competencies

  • Degree in Accounting/Diploma in Internal Auditing (or related subjects)
  • CPA (K) or ACCA
  • Member of ICPAK
  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant Internal Audit experience
  • External Audit experience crucial
  • Auditing experience in Financial Services Industry will be an added advantage
  • Strong analytical thinking

    If interested, kindly send your current detailed CV and cover letter detailing your experience, qualification and motivation for the job to hrvacancies@pan-africa.com, clearly indicating the job title as the subject and address it to the Human Resource Manager before close of business on Friday 10th October 2014.


    CFC Life Business Development Manager (Deposit Administration) Job in Kenya

    Employment Practices

    It has been and will continue to be the policy of CfC Life Assurance Ltd to be an equal opportunity employer.

    All company employment decisions are made by utilising objective standards.

    Our employees deal with the company's customers and fellow employees without discrimination based on sex, religious, tribal, ethnic or racial considerations.

    Current Openings

    Business Development Manager– Deposit Administration

    Reporting to: Head of Deposit Administration

    Main Purpose Of The Job

    To grow new DA (Deposit Administration) business by driving sales through the existing channels to achieve the Departments business targets.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Prospect, develop and create direct sales channel and work with other delivery channels (Agency, Brokers, Tied Agents, independent Agents) to deliver sales for DA Targets and ensure consistent growth.
  • Develop sales budget and marketing strategies to achieve business targets in line with Business Strategy.
  • In conjunction with the business, Design and develop new innovative insurance solutions to satisfy the current market segment
  • Grow the Direct sales channel and ensure quality sales in across multiple products in DA.
  • Monitor and manage the effective growth of new products.
  • Act as the primary contact for DA and update the business of prospects and sales progress.
  • Understand clients’ needs and translate them into actionable solutions to drive relevant product mix.
  • Be involved in planning aspects around the development and growth of DA business
  • Lead, develop and implement long term customer centric sales plans for DA to ensure high business acquisition.
  • Build and strengthen relationships with our delivery channels to maximize on business support.
  • Position DA products strategically with all delivery channels for effective sales.
  • Develop and train brokers, sales distribution network for the target products.
  • Build up detailed knowledge about the company’s products and keep abreast of market conditions and developments

    Requirements

    Education

  • Bachelors degree in a business related field
  • Insurance Industry professional qualification : ACII or FLMI and COP is an added advantage
  • A strong qualification in Sales & Marketing

    Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years work experience in a insurance/financial services industry, 3 of which are in direct insurance sales preferably to Corporate clients
  • Key account management
  • Job Related Knowledge
  • Excellent relationship management
  • Experience in investment / pensions marketing environment
  • Experience in business development and marketing of group insurance / individual retirement products
  • A strong knowledge of insurance and financial services regulatory compliance requirements

    In depth understanding and delivery within a relevant operating environment If you meet the above requirements please email a detailed and updated CV with contacts of three professional references to hr@cfclife.co.ke

    -Or-

    Send a hard copy to reach the undersigned by 1st October, 2014.

    Please remember to include the Job Title in the subject matter.

    The Human Resource Department
    P.O. Box 30364 – 00100 Nairobi


    World Vision Program Development and Grants Acquisition Director Job in Nairobi Kenya

    World Vision Kenya is a leading Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

    Our programmes are spread across in most parts of Kenya.

    We are seeking a highly competent and outstanding individual to fill the following position based in Nairobi.

    Director – Program Development and Grants Acquisition (PDGA)

    Purpose of the Position:

    To lead the development and direct implementation of clear and tangible strategies for ensuring:

    1) effective stakeholder engagement at all levels of the organization,

    2) well-coordinated and target responsive resource acquisition efforts that focus on WVK’s programmatic priorities and core competencies and

    3) strengthen grant compliance within the organization

    For more information, please visit: wvi.org/kenya/careers

    All application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three referees should be addressed to The Director, People & Culture,

    Email: recruit_kenya@wvi.org to reach us not later than September 30, 2014 midnight.

    Must put job title as the subject.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    World Vision Kenya neither uses employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews, or medical checks.

    World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children.

    Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse related offenses.

    World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.


    The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) Job opportunities in Nairobi Kenya

    The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) is an independent Commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the National and County Governments; sharing of revenue among the County Governments and make recommendations on other matters concerning the financing of, and financial management by county governments.

    The Commission seeks to recruit a qualified and competent person to fill the following positions:

    1. Macroeconomics and Public Finance Senior Analyst The successful candidate will be in charge of the macroeconomics and public finance division, which covers policy analysis and econometrics / modeling sections.

    The Senior Analyst will monitor developments at the macro economy and their impact on CRA’s constitutional mandate.

    She/he is also expected to work with other institutions dealing with macroeconomic management, develop a suite of models for policy simulation and forecasting, and conduct research on thematic areas.

    The position will be based at the Commission’s headquarters in Nairobi.

    Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Day-to-day running and management of the division (macroeconomics).
  • Work with the director in running the department.
  • Develop a suite-of-models for revenue sharing and forecasting.
  • Conduct policy analysis on macroeconomic management.
  • Monitor and report on national and county economic developments.
  • Conduct research to inform decision making on the Commission Mandate.
  • Spearhead preparation and review of the Commissions Publications.
  • Collaborate with partner institutions in generating objective research to Inform Commission decisions.
  • Work jointly with the statistics division to update CRA’s socio-economic database.
  • Perform capacity building and mentoring of junior staff within the division.

    Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in economics or any related field from a reputable university.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant progressive experience in policy analysis and economic modeling.
  • At least three (3) years of work experience in a supervisory position.
  • At least two research publications.
  • A good understanding of econometrics theory and ability to use standard econometrics software to conduct research and modeling such as Eviews, Stata/SPSS, RATS and CATS.

    General Competencies

    The applicant to the above position should possess the following general competencies:

  • He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Excellent Report Writing and Presentation Skills; and
  • Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading teams.

    2. Resources & Administration.

    The successful candidate will provide technical leadership in the Human Resource / Capital & Administration function and support the Commission in developing and implementing sound HR strategies & systems that will deliver employee engagement, retention, efficiency and productivity.

    The position will be based at the Commission’s headquarters in Nairobi.

    Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop/Review and implement sound HR Strategies that deliver employee engagement, retention, efficiency and productivity to achieve the Commission’s mandate, strategic objectives and goals.
  • Develop, review and maintain appropriate human resource management policies, information systems and procedures.
  • Coordinate recruitment and selection process of human resources at the Commission to inform succession plans, staff engagement and productivity.
  • Lead, implement and manage talent and career development and training programs.
  • Review and execute performance management processes aligned to the Strategic goals.
  • Develop and implement optimal reward, recognition and benefits systems, processes and standards.
  • Administer the provision of employees’ medical and insurance packages.
  • Implement employee health and safety standards ensuring compliance with Employment Laws and Regulations.
  • Develop and implement the Facilities/Administration policies and procedures for seamless administrative flow at the Commission.
  • Undertake any other duties and assignments as may be required or as may be assigned from time to time by the Commission.

    Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or Social Sciences.
  • Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management.
  • A minimum of Seven (7) years of hands on progressive experience in human resources in a busy organization with at least three (3) years in Senior Management.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body.
  • Possession of good knowledge of the Kenyan labor legislation.
  • Commitment to national values and sensitivity to cultural and gender issues.

    General Competencies

    The applicant to the above position should possess the following general competencies:

  • He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player.
  • A high level of attention to detail, result oriented and able to work under pressure.
  • Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading team.
  • Ability to collaborate with people and organizations of diverse backgrounds.
  • Be computer literate specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work in a team-modulated and collaborative environment.

    Terms and Conditions of Service

    The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package and will be appointed on permanent and pensionable basis.

    Application Process

    If your training, experience and competence match or exceed any of the above minimum requirements, please send (2) separately secured copies of your application, a detailed up-to-date curriculum vitae, indicating current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts, together with copies of certificates and testimonials.

    You should also give the names of three referees who must be familiar with your previous work/academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email addresses.

    The application cover Must clearly indicate the position being applied for.

    Application should be addressed to the Commission Secretary, CRA and be sent by post or hand delivered to the Commission offices at 14 Riverside Drive by Friday 10th October 2014 as follows:

    Application

    To:

    The Commission Secretary Commission on Revenue Allocation
    Grosvenor Block, 2nd Floor 14 Riverside Drive
    P.O. Box 1310 – 00200
    Nairobi

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    If you do not hear from us in the next three months from the date of this advertisement then consider your application unsuccessful.

    The CRA is an equal opportunity, gender sensitive and compliant


    Kericho County Jobs in Kenya

    Kericho County Public Service Board wishes to recruit a competent and self-driven, person to fill the following positions pursuant to section 63 of the County Government Act NO. 17 of 2012.

    1. Information Officer

    KCPSB-V .NO /11/2014

    JG -‘J’

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    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in sourcing for appropriate television and radio programs to disseminate information on activities of the County.
  • Documenting the County events through video, Photography and press cuttings,
  • Preparing and placement of Radio and TV infomercials,
  • Assisting in preparation of exhibitions and trade fairs, and
  • Assisting in the development of communications and media strategy.

    Requirements for appointment

    For appointment to this grade, a person must:

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • Be a degree holder in the following disciplines:- Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Communication studies, Media studies/Sciences or any other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution in Kenya or
  • Be a Diploma Holder in the disciplines indicated in (2) above with at least three years experience
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Terms of service: Permanent & Pensionable

    Remuneration:

    Salary scale: Kshs 24,662-29,918 /= p.m

    House Allowance: Kshs 4,500/= p.m

    Commuter Allowance: Kshs 4,000/= p.m

    2. Principal Information Officer

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    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Development and distribution of press releases and other materials to the media.
  • Coordinating and organizing press teams for prompt and effective coverage of the County Government.
  • Drafting speeches and talking notes for the Governor, and
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

    Requirements for Appointment;

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Be a holder of at least a Bachelor degree in any of the following disciplines:
  • Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Corporate Communication studies, Media studies/Sciences or any other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a University recognized in Kenya.
  • Have knowledge, experience and a distinguished career of not less than five(5) years in Public communication; and
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution.

    Terms of service: Permanent &Pensionable.

    Remuneration: Kshs: 48,190 – 65,290 p.m

    House Allowance: Kshs: 17,000/= p.m.

    Commuter: Kshs 8,000/=p.m.

    3. County Secretary

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    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Head of the County Public Service and secretary to the County Executive Committee.
  • Responsible for arranging the business and keeping the minutes of the County
  • Executive Committee.
  • Ensure efficient management of resources.
  • Coordination of County Government Programmes.
  • Interpret, disseminate and oversee implementation of National and County Government policies.
  • Convey the decisions of the Executive Committee to appropriate persons or authorities,
  • Provide direction and guidance to public officers in the County. Perform any other duties as directed by the County Executive Committee.

    Requirements for appointment

  • Be a Kenya citizen.
  • Be in possession of a Bachelors degree from a University recognized in Kenya.
  • Have not less than 10 years experience in leadership position at senior management level.
  • Possess adequate knowledge of organization and functions of Government.
  • Have thorough knowledge of the structural, legislative and regulatory framework of the public service.
  • Those who have undergone the Strategic Leadership Development Programme or equivalent courses will have an added advantage.
  • The possession of a masters degree from a University recognized in Kenya will be an added advantage.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Terms of Service: Contract

    Remuneration: Kshs: 135,000 – 180,000 P.m

    House Allowance: Kshs: 70,000/= p.m.

    Commuter: Kshs 20,000/=p.m.

    How to Apply:

    Applicants should:

  • Attach clearance certificates from:

  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission
  • CID (Certificate of Good Conduct)
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)( where applicable)
  • Indicate their respective Wards and Sub-Counties if they are from Kericho County.

    Submit their applications attaching copies of National Identity Card / Passport, Curriculum Vitae, Testimonials, Academic and Professional Certificates clearly stating position applied for on top of the envelope and addressed to:

    The Secretary,/CEO
    County Public Service Board,
    P.O. Box 1376-20200
    Kericho.

    Or Hand delivered to: County Public Service Board Offices located next to Kericho Primary School.

    Important:

  • All applications to reach the Secretary/CEO, County Public Service Board on or before Wednesday 1st October, 2014
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Beware of fraudsters who will claim that they can assist secure Jobs in the County Government.
  • Those who had applied earlier need to apply afresh.

  • The Board wishes to assure the Public that it has and will always conduct its business in the most transparent manner.

    NB: Kericho County is an equal opportunity employer.

    Persons with disability and marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.


    USAID TIS Program Jobs in Kenya

    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.

    1. Seeking: Human Resources / Administration Officer

    Do you want to make a difference in Somalia?

    Do you enjoy travel and adventure?

    Job Description

    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.

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

    Supervisory Responsibilities: None

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: Directly to the Nairobi based HR/Office Manager

    2. Seeking: Procurement / Logistics Officer

    TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals. The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Procurement and Logistics Officer.

    As our Procurement and Logistics Officer, you will work closely with the operations coordination and all other TIS functional teams to include and not limited to the program and grants team, the program grantees and vendors to support the above-referenced program objectives.

    The work of Procurement / Logistics Officer requires detailed knowledge and Somalia experience, highly developed collaboration and networking skills and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility.

    Qualifications and skills sought

  • University degree level or equivalent in Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce, Logistics/Procurement and Supply Chain Management or any other appropriate field.
  • Minimum four (4) years relevant experience in a similar position, with specific focus on local/international procurement, clearing & forwarding, VAT exemption processes, Kenyan/Somalia laws and regulations, fleet management, insurance and inventory/stock/supplies management, development and control.
  • Previous experience with USAID funded program, International or Local NGOs is preferred.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with senior government personnel, colleagues, donor partners, private sector, and other actors that may be involved in the overall implementation of the project
  • Ability to maintain high integrity in performing assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and work with minimal supervision under tight deadlines.
  • In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties and work irregular hours under unpredictable conditions.
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously within a multicultural team.
  • Demonstrated expertise working in Somalia
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and Internet applications.
  • Fluency in English, Knowledge of Somali language is preferred
  • Must have a valid passport that allows travel within the East African/ Horn region.
  • Interest and availability to travel throughout Somalia.

    3. Seeking: Grants Intern

    Grants Department

    The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Grants Intern to join our Nairobi based grants team.

    Qualifications and skills sought:

  • Student with degree in either Accounting, Commerce, Financial Management, Political Science, International Relations, International Development or appropriate field.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines.
  • 2 – 3 months internship experience preferably with International NGO is highly desirable.
  • Work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Excellent computer skills (Outlook express, MS Office, emails).
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task and self-manage
  • Ability to work with multi-ethnic team in a culturally appropriate manner
  • Must have a good command of English in both oral and writing skills. Somali speaking is an asset.
  • Be able to interact with partners and peers.
  • Ability and willingness to learn and work with teams based in Nairobi and field sites.

    Do you have the above qualifications and skills?

    How to Apply

    Please send

    1) a CV

    2) current position and salary history and

    3) three supervisors who can provide references to TIS@dai.com.

    Closing date: Sunday, October 05, 2014.

    Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Old Mutual Procurement Kenya Jobs

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Procurement Kenya Jobs

    Exciting Career Opportunity:

    Old Mutual plc. is a leading multinational long-term savings, protection and investment Group with over 169 years of experience. It has operations in Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia, supported by over 56,000 employees serving over 16 million customers. Old Mutual plc. is listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

    Old Mutual Kenya comprises of Old Mutual Life Assurance, Old Mutual Investment Group, Old Mutual Investment Services, Old Mutual Securities and Faulu Micro finance Bank.

    As part of its growth strategy, the company has opportunity for qualified, experienced and talented individual to Head the Procurement Function for the Kenya operations.

    Group Procurement Manager

    Reporting to the Group Chief Financial Officer, and working closely with the respective Business Heads, this role contributes to the broad procurement strategy across Kenya Operations comprising of banking, insurance, Investment and stock brokerage.

    The role holder aggregates group purchasing power to leverage the pricing of goods and services, minimizes process costs, duplication, time wastage while ensuring quality and value creation of the procurement process.

    The key roles for this position are:

  • Responsible for implementing and reviewing the group procurement strategy.
  • Aggregates group purchasing power to facilitate optimal usage of the procurement platform.
  • Builds strategic sourcing alliances with group associates and subsidiaries.
  • Accountable for the development and implementation of change management processes to shift organisational procurement behaviour to a shared process which optimises group leveraging opportunity.
  • Responsible for operational management of the Group Procurement Office and the subsidiary procurement functions.
  • Directly manages the day to day management of the Group Procurement functions.
  • Responsible for the development of new banking and insurance branches.
  • Accountable for the procurement expenditure against budgets and highlighted costs reduction.
  • Setting up and aligning the procurement functions of the subsidiaries and acquisitions to the group procurement standards.
  • Represent Old Mutual Kenya in procurement contracts negotiations and tendering process.
  • Any other allocated duties and projects.

    Qualifications and experience

    This role cuts across banking, insurance, investment management and stock brokerage divisions.

    As a result we are looking for an established and seasoned procurement professional with proven capabilities within these sectors who meets the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a business related field. Master’s degree qualification in Procurement, Supply Chain or related areas will be a definite advantage.
  • Professional qualification in procurement, supply chain or related qualifications.
  • Must be a current member of a reputable procurement related professional body.
  • Over 10 years’ experience in a senior procurement role within the financial services sector preferably in a multinational or large corporate.
  • High degree of transparency and integrity.
  • Proven leadership capability across cross functional teams, a mandatory requirement for this role.
  • High levels of maturity, energy, drive, creativity and innovation.
  • Exposed to change management process within Group setup.
  • Demonstrate good negotiation skills.

    Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are requested to apply for the role through Job Tittle by 3rd October 2014.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    Pentecostal Church Jobs in Kenya

    Our client is a Pentecostal Church seeking to recruit Born-again, pro-active and self-driven individual to fill the positions:

    1. Job Vacancy : Head of Human Resources

    September 23, 2014

    Job Description

    Job Purpose:

    The Human Resource Manager will initiate activities aimed at enhancing efficiency and effectiveness in the work performance results and the development of human resource in the organization

    Key Responsibilities

  • Formulate & implement HR policies & procedures within the legal framework
  • Develop and implement HR strategies in line with organization’s strategic plan
  • Participate in the training needs identification process in consultation with line managers and coordinate the implementation of the training plan
  • Coordinate and monitor employee appraisals and performance evaluation
  • Develop good rapport and relationship with HR agencies and other support service providers
  • Develop Human Resource management strategies and comprehensive action plans
  • Develop HR management plans to ensure effective succession management in the organization
  • Liaise with line managers to understand their business strategy and develop HR plans accordingly
  • Implement and manage the performance management system and ensure its effective execution through the line managers
  • Handle administration of staff contracts and translation of terms of service
  • Manage Industrial Relations within the organization and ensure the organization adheres to the labour laws
  • Advise management on grievances and appeals, adverse actions, employee discipline and related matters within the framework of the Labour laws
  • Investigate and resolve complaints, appeals, and oversee employees disputes settlements and legal issues of workforce
  • Enforce safety regulations within the organization
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection and placement process of staff
  • Handle staff correspondences related to enquiries and promotions
  • Participation in the preparation of annual budget for staff salaries and wages
  • Management of the staff medical scheme
  • Management of confidential and employee records, effective leave, benefits and payroll administration
  • Supervise HR & Administration staff in the department

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science or Human Resource Management
  • Higher diploma in Human Resource Management
  • A Master’s degree will be an advantage
  • Excellent skills and familiarity in HR soft ware
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Human Resources Management five of which must have been at senior management level with a direct functional reporting to the head of the business
  • Generalist HR practitioner with a sound knowledge in the Employment laws, labour relations and driving employee performance
  • Good negotiation, interpersonal and analytical skills

    Personal Attribute

  • Must be a born again Christian
  • Spiritually conscious and strong in faith
  • Ability to lead teams and offer organisation wide leadership
  • Thorough Knowledge of the Kenya labour laws

    Tact and diplomacy:

  • Ability to lead and instil sense of general discipline
  • Strong level of influence and negotiation skills.
  • Ability and initiative to work in a dynamic, high profile environment
  • Well-developed communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to manage established processes and systems
  • Has a keen eye for details
  • Ability to present information in forms, tables, and spread sheets

    Salary: Attractive Package

    Unique Working Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (full time)

    2. Head of Finance reporting to Executive Pastor.

    Job Purpose:

    The job holder will be responsible for many finance-related tasks within the organization i.e. will be in charge of evaluating the current state of the business.

    This role will encompass analysis and report on key financial data within the organisation ensuring that managers receive timely, accurate and relevant information in areas that may include financial advice and support to the Executive Pastor and Senior Managers to enable them to make sound business decisions.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Preparing and evaluating surplus and loss and cash flow statements to determine which areas of the business are sustainable and which areas are under performing
  • Managing investment activities by overseeing investment opportunities and ensure that a cash management strategy is in place
  • Determine long-range development and investment strategies in order to ensure the organization is profitable and cash flow positive
  • Monitoring and interpreting cash flows and predicting future trends
  • Supervises investment and raising of funds for organization
  • Direct financial strategy, planning and forecasts
  • Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization
  • Oversee the management and coordination of all financial reporting activities for the organization
  • Formulating strategic and long-term financial plans
  • Developing financial management mechanisms that minimise financial risk
  • Managing a organization’s financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems
  • Studies, analyses and reports on trends, opportunities for expansion and projection of future organization growth
  • Oversees all organization accounting practices, including accounting departments, preparing budgets, financial reports, tax and audit function
  • Recruiting, training, motivating, retaining and leading an effective finance team

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Finance
  • Masters in Finance will be an added advantage
  • Minimum 8-10 years in a senior finance position
  • CPA(K) or ACCA
  • An understanding of the GAAP
  • Demonstrable experience of working in financial management
  • Good knowledge of management and finance-related tasks
  • Strong understanding of Accounting Systems.
  • Proven expertise in strategic financial planning & execution Realistic and accurate budgeting
  • Accurate financial trends and business robustness in financial reporting
  • Identify significant expense averages in operating expenses
  • Ensure that the organization’s internal controls in cost processes are adequate, functional and confirm to regulatory guidelines

    Personal Attribute

  • Must be a born again Christian
  • Spiritually conscious and strong in faith.
  • Ability to Lead Teams and offer organisation wide leadership
  • Excellent presentation & communication skills
  • Analytical thinking & logical reasoning skills
  • Proven expertise
  • A professional with high personal integrity & commitment
  • Ability to generate & interpret financial data, financial modelling & business plan

    Salary: Attractive Package

    Unique Working Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (full time)

    How to Apply

    If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you.

    Please send a copy of your updated resume, salary and benefits to info@dorbe-leit.co.ke with the Job Title as the subject before close of business 30th September, 2014.

    Only successful candidates will be contacted.


    United Nations OCHA Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    Background:

    The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has created a new humanitarian data platform – the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX).

    The goal of HDX is to make humanitarian data easy to find and use for analysis.

    The platform will include three technical components:

    a dataset repository for sharing data from across the community; data visualization and analysis functionality to compare indicators across countries and crises; and standards for the exchange of humanitarian operational data (the Humanitarian Exchange Language or HXL).

    HDX is being piloted in Colombia and Kenya in 2014.

    As part of its roll out in Kenya, the HDX team will be establishing a Data Lab in Nairobi. 1. Data Manager – Humanitarian Data Exchange, Data Lab

    Position Type: Consultant

    Duration: 3-6 months

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Date: as soon as possible

  • The Data Lab will serve as a front line, in-person service to the HDX platform and create a neutral, physical space for humanitarian partners, government officials, technologists, universities, and international stakeholders to collaborate on all things data.
  • Data services will include data extraction, cleaning, storage, analysis and visualization.
  • The Lab will also provide the opportunity to find new ways of working together on humanitarian data.
  • Nairobi was chosen as the initial location for the Data Lab because it is a regional setting that is often dealing with multiple emergencies.
  • We also wanted to explore the relationship between data and resilience in a region that has persistent drought and food insecurity.
  • As we get established, we hope to benefit from the experience of local innovators involved in the local tech scene.
  • The HDX Data Lab requires an experienced Data Manager to collaborate with data partners.
  • The consultant will be part of the HDX Data Lab team which will include a Lab Manager and a Data Analyst.
  • The Data Lab team will be expected to work closely with staff from the OCHA regional office, based in Nairobi, and with the global HDX team.Reporting

    Relationships:

  • The consultant will report to the Lab Manager with oversight from the Statistician and Analytical Lead of the Humanitarian Data Exchange project who is based in New York.

    Accountabilities Within the limits of delegated authority, the consultant will be responsible for the following:

  • Work with partner organizations to support their data management processes.
  • Advise partners on the use of data extraction processes for their data systems;
  • develop scripts and APIs for data transferring when appropriate.
  • Monitor the use of HDX by partners in the region and undertake outreach to bring new organizations into the HDX community.
  • Ensure data freshness of region-specific data in HDX
  • Promote the use of shared data and interoperability standards within partner spreadsheets and systems using the Humanitarian Exchange Language (HXL).
  • Manage and distribute standard reference data, including taxonomies, code lists, and geodata.
  • Clean the common operational datasets for countries in the Eastern Africa region and move the cleaned files into the HDX platform.
  • Work with non-traditional data sources (telcos, social media) to see what data can be used to inform humanitarian decision making.
  • Take part in HDX project team meetings as required.

    Deliverables

  • Cleaned partner data and logical processes for sharing data with HDX.
  • Agreements with data providers for sharing data with the HDX platform.
  • Ongoing curation of data into the HDX analytical database.
  • Cleaned common operational datasets for countries in the region.
  • The use of HXL in partner spreadsheets or systems.

    Qualifications Education:

  • First level university degree in computer science, information management, information technology, or related field.

    Experience:

  • At least five years of professional work experience with managing data systems.
  • Proven experience in database programming.

    Demonstrated experience in technical communication.

    Experience with the following a plus:

  • the Java and Python programming languages,
  • relational databases,
  • the CKAN open-data portal.

    Language:

  • Fluency in English is required (both oral and written).

  • Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

    2. Vacancy: Data Analyst Consultant – Humanitarian Data Exchange, Data Lab

    Posted in: Graduate Jobs in Kenya|September 23, 2014

    Duration: 3-6 months

    Date of Entry: as soon as possible

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    As part of its roll out in Kenya, the HDX team will be establishing a Data Lab in Nairobi.

    The Data Lab will serve as a front line, in-person service to the HDX platform and create a neutral, physical space for humanitarian partners, government officials, technologists, universities, and international stakeholders to collaborate on all things data.

    Data services will include data extraction, cleaning, storage, analysis and visualization.

    The Lab will also provide the opportunity to find new ways of working together on humanitarian data.

    Nairobi was chosen as the initial location for a Data Lab because it is a regional setting that is often dealing with multiple emergencies.

    We also want to explore the relationship between data and resilience in a region that has persistent drought and food insecurity.

    As we get established, we hope to benefit from the experience of local innovators involved in the local tech scene.

    The HDX Data Lab requires an experienced Data Analyst to collaborate with data partners.

    The consultant will be part of the HDX Data Lab team that will include a Lab Manager and a Data Analyst.

    The Data Lab team will be expected to work closely with staff from the OCHA regional office, based in Nairobi, and with the global HDX team.

    Reporting Relationships: The consultant will report to the Lab Manager with oversight from the Statistician and Analytical Lead of the Humanitarian Data Exchange project who is based in New York.

    Accountabilities

    Within the limits of delegated authority, the consultant will be responsible for the following:

  • Work closely with staff from partner organizations to prioritize business and information needs for the purpose of conducting analysis.
  • Organize, design and carry out the evaluation and analysis of Eastern Africa-specific data sets through meaningful statistical techniques.
  • Understand, document, and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency and comparability within Kenya and across the region, where applicable.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and management of new indicators, together with its accompanying data, to be included in a Common Humanitarian Dataset.
  • Advise on methodologies for key humanitarian indicators such as the ‘number of people affected’ and the ‘number of people in need of assistance’ and their application and use in humanitarian crises in Eastern Africa.
  • Make recommendations, as needed, on the data visualization and analytic functionality of local systems and their relationship to the HDX platform.
  • Develop ad hoc analysis on demand for partner organizations.
  • Take part in HDX project team meetings as required.

    Deliverables

  • Clean and validated high-value datasets produced by the humanitarian community.
  • Data visualizations and analysis of regional data, using both print and web technologies, conveying key insights for use by partner organizations and within the HDX platform.
  • Oversight and curation of data analytics for the relevant pages (e.g. country, region, crisis, or topic) in the HDX platform.

    Qualifications

    Education:

  • A first level university degree in statistics, mathematics, economics, computer science or related field is required.

    Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data or related area.
  • Proven experience of statistical software to analyze and evaluate complex data is required (e.g. SPSS, SAS, STATA).
  • Knowledge of geographic (GIS) data, its analytical procedures and software is a plus.
  • Knowledge of statistical programming languages (e.g. R, Python / NumPy) is a plus.
  • Knowledge of web-development technologies is a plus (e.g. JavaScript, HTML, CSS).
  • Experience with humanitarian data and indicators desirable.

    Language: Fluency in English is required (both oral and written).

    3. Lab Manager - Humanitarian Data Exchange - Data Lab

    The Data Lab will serve as a front line, in-person service to the HDX platform and create a neutral, physical space for humanitarian partners, government officials, technologists, universities, and international stakeholders to collaborate on all things data.

    Data services will include data extraction, cleaning, storage, analysis and visualization.

    The Lab will also provide the opportunity to find new ways of working together on humanitarian data.

    Nairobi was chosen as the initial location for the Data Lab because it is a regional setting that is often dealing with multiple emergencies.

    We also wanted to explore the relationship between data and resilience in a region that has persistent drought and food insecurity.

    As we get established, we hope to benefit from the experience of local innovators involved in the local tech scene.

    The HDX Data Lab requires an experienced Data Manager to collaborate with data partners.

    The consultant will be part of the HDX Data Lab team which will include a Lab Manager and a Data Analyst.

    The Data Lab team will be expected to work closely with staff from the OCHA regional office, based in Nairobi, and with the global HDX team.

    Reporting Lines: The consultant will report to the Project Manager of the Humanitarian Data Exchange project in New York.

    Accountabilities

  • Oversee all aspects of the Nairobi Data Lab including operational (staffing, resource allocation, office logistics) and programmatic elements (community building and outreach, partner services, representation, data management/analysis, and user experience research).
  • Support the hiring process of local lab staff in close coordination with the OCHA Regional Office in Nairobi.
  • Research, recommend, and secure a physical office space(s) for the Data Lab and oversee the set up of that space.
  • Maintain rigorous financial records and contribute to donor reporting for the Data Lab grant; write blogs and other communications material as needed.
  • Define the services for the humanitarian community to be offered by the Data Lab based on an understanding of the needs of humanitarian partners with a focus on innovation and collaboration.
  • Conduct formal and informal outreach to the humanitarian community to promote these services. Develop partnerships and identify useful networks for Data Lab staff to cultivate.
  • Offer training and events through the Data Lab aimed at increasing the data capacity and connectedness of the humanitarian community; host innovation and research projects within the physical lab.
  • Support the creation of a virtual Data Lab through the HDX platform to promote projects and connect collaborators.
  • Represent the HDX project in high level meetings, trainings, workshops, hackathons and conferences; communicate the goals of the
  • Data Lab and the HDX platform to a variety of audiences.
  • Develop a user experience component to test country, regional, and crisis specific pages and features.
  • Provide feedback on user experience elements to the HDX project team on the specific needs of local users.
  • Take part in HDX project team meetings as required.

    Deliverables

  • Well-functioning HDX Data Lab in Nairobi.
  • Hiring and management of local staff.
  • Clear understanding by partners of the work of the Data Lab and the services it provides.

    Qualifications Education:

  • First level university degree in business development, management, information management, information technology, or related field.

    Experience:

  • At least five years of professional work experience with business development, project management and innovation projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in staff management and communication. Humanitarian or tech experience a plus.

    Language:

  • Fluency in English is required (both oral and written).

  • Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

    Send CVs to Mark Slezak at slezak@un.org with a copy to hdx@un.org. by 31st October


    Chief Protection Officer Job Re-Advertisement - State Organ in the Security and Administration of Justice Sector

    Posted in: Graduate Jobs in Kenya|September 21, 2014

    Vacancy: Chief Protection Officer

    J/G-3

    Ref. 01/2014

    Re-advertisement

    A State Organ in the security and administration of justice sector seeks to recruit a Chief Protection Officer.

    Applicants must be Kenyan Citizens with strong managerial and high conceptual skills who are committed to delivering results and ready to work for long hours under minimum supervision.

    They must be team players who respect diversity, maintain confidentiality and be proficient in the use of computer application packages.

    The State Organ offers competitive packages to successful candidates.

    Duties and responsibilities

  • The Chief Protection Officer will be reporting to the Deputy Director, Operations.
  • Duties at this level include management of the covert and other protection related operations aimed at securing the safety of clients and related persons nationally.

    In addition, the officer will be responsible for;

  • Coordination of risk and threat assessment programmes;
  • Gathering and dissemination of intelligence information;
  • Coordinating operational procedures and training programmes;
  • Supervising the conducting of special operations and investigations;
  • Ensuring that adequate security is provided to clients during court appearance;
  • Organizing and supervising the procurement, distribution, training, usage and management of protective equipments, reintegration and removal process of clients as provided by law;
  • Managing offices, buildings, safe houses used by the Organ;
  • Dissemination of information and intelligence gathering;
  • Ensure effective coordination with law enforcement agencies and intelligence services;
  • Coordinating the development and implementation of standard operating procedures for the Organ and coordinating training programs;
  • Reviewing confidential documents and material for the purpose of expunging protected information, security of protected clients and classifying documents;
  • In addition, the officer will be required to coordinate the resettlement of foreign and local clients and related persons in liaison with other State Organs;

    Qualification and Experience

    For appointment to this grade, an applicant must have:

  • A degree in Law, Criminology, Public Administration or comparable qualifications from a recognized university;
  • Served in a senior Gazetted Position in the National Police Service, Military, Intelligence or other Law enforcement Agencies;
  • Knowledge and experience in investigation of crimes, protective security and covert operations;
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system functions and services; A valid driving license; and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    Note:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage. Women are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants should ensure that they clearly state their current designations, Salary Scale/Job Group, and date of appointment to the post.
  • Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications should send their applications with a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, National Identity Card, and other testimonials; telephone contact, e-mail address, and names of three referees with their contacts.

    In addition, Candidates should obtain clearance certificates from the following bodies:

  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Directorate of Criminal Investigation
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Credit Reference Bureau
  • Any other Professional bodies to which the candidate is a member

    Applications clearly indicating the Job title and reference number on both the letter and envelope should be send to the address below on or before 3rd October, 2014.

    DNA 1724
    P.O. Box 49010-00100
    Nairobi


    FSD Kenya Job Vacancies

    Call for Proposals at FSD Kenya Poverty Impact Virtual Team

    1. Poverty Impact Virtual Team Consultant Specialists

    Job ID: 50377

    Job Views: 34

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Category: Consultant

    Employment Type: Contractor

    Posted: 09.22.2014

    Job Description

    FSD Kenya (Financial Sector Deepening)

    Call for Proposals

    Despite the progress made in building financial inclusion in Kenya in the last decade, 25% of the adult population still remains totally financially excluded.

    This excluded population falls largely within the poorer segments of the population.

    Unlocking access by this lower segment of the market is key to achievement of FSD’s financial inclusion goal and is specifically targeted by a number of interventions.

    These initiatives are managed under FSD’s direct poverty impact theme.

    On-going work encompasses client focused initiatives, especially looking at the needs of households engaged in smallholder agriculture finance and community based forms of finance encompassing, savings groups, financial services associations and savings and credit co-operative societies (SACCOs).

    While FSD maintains a core full-time project management team, our approach is to supplement this technical capacity through the use of technical specialists.

    For this we are seeking to assemble a small team of specialists to support us in the formulation, execution and monitoring of financial inclusion initiatives with direct impact on the poor and vulnerable.

    The consultant specialists will form a ‘virtual’ part of FSD’s poverty impact team which will encompass its core full-time staff and a small number of specialist technical advisers.

    Those selected will be pre-qualified to undertake specific assignments as they arise in the course of FSD’s work.

    Support is sought in the following areas of FSD’s work:

  • SACCO reforms
  • Savings groups
  • Financial graduations
  • Agricultural finance
  • Proposals are sought from qualified consultants.

    How to Apply

    See; Poverty Impact Virtual Team Consultant Specialists to download detailed Terms of Reference and application criteria

    2. Digital Financial Inclusion Technical Advisers

    Job ID: 50378

    Job Views: 22

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Category: Consultant

    Employment Type: Full time

    Posted: 09.22.2014

    Job Description

    FSD Kenya (Financial Sector Deepening)

    Call for Proposals

    While Kenya has made impressive strides in broadening the outreach of financial services, the cost of transactions and access to finance still represent major constraints to deepening financial inclusion and increasing the impacts of financial services on poverty.

    Exclusion remains high among the lowest income groups and for many others, low levels of usage point due to the limitations of current services.

    Technology opens up possibilities to tackle both affordability and relevance.

    With the overall goal being to stimulate the development of digital finance in Kenya as a means to deepen and expand financial inclusion, FSD realises that success can only be achieved through appropriate specialist advice and technical expertise.

    The aim is to stimulate the practical development of business cases and solutions that accelerate financial inclusion and uptake as well as establish and apply the knowledge base to underpin realisable solutions to improving the financial capabilities of low-income people.

    FSD is therefore seeking to assemble a team of specialist advisors as part of its execution team.

    They will form a ‘virtual’ part of the FSD team, joining FSD’s in-house country based specialists, broadening and deepening strategic and technical capacity to work across a range of digital financial projects on a demand-driven basis.

    Proposals are sought from qualified experts in the following general areas:

  • Financial solution design and development:- Human centred design; Financial solution/product development.
  • Business case research, analysis and modelling:- Business modelling; Data analytics; Quantitative research; Social network analysis; Data visualisation, databasing and dashboards. New approaches to microcredit:- Credit scoring and analysis; Cognitive computing; Cash-flow based lending; Behavioural analysis; Credit risk management. Insurance:- ƒ ƒStrategy; Financial solution/product development; Actuarial analysis, costing and pricing; Channel design.

    How to Apply

    See; Digital Financial Inclusion Technical Advisers to download detailed Terms of Reference and application criteria

    3. Investment Specialist, New Ventures

    Following successes from innovations such as M-PESA and M-Shwari, East Africa is considered a potential hub for financial inclusion innovation.

    A number of new gathering spots and incubator / accelerator programs have sprung up, adding to the energy but not yet demonstrably adding to success stories.

    Despite a large volume of ideas, these have rarely promised breakthrough success and teams rarely have the mix of skills and experience necessary to prove the ideas and take them to scale.

    It is for this reason that FSD Kenya and its ecosystem partner, Accion Venture Lab, have been in discussions about where start-ups can fit and succeed in the financial services landscape and how the two can support such innovation.

    Ultimately, we believe that promising early-stage start-ups are in need of support that extends beyond financial investment to mentorship, business model advice, access to potential partnerships among others.

    We are now seeking to recruit an investment specialist who shares our passion for innovation in the financial inclusion space.

    You will serve as a direct communication link between FSD Kenya and Accion Venture Lab to formalise this partnership.

    You will work with Venture Lab to engage ecosystem players to source financial inclusion related start-ups including support on analyses, due diligence and deal execution processes.

    You will in addition spearhead FSD Kenya’s direct engagement with the start-ups once they are selected.

    You will be responsible for delivering a demanding set of outputs and will therefore need to be self-driven and able to deliver a range of tasks simultaneously.

    At a minimum you will have:

  • A first degree in a relevant field (masters preferably)
  • Practical hands-on experience in business innovations
  • First class business analysis skills
  • Experience working in or with start-ups or growth-stage enterprises in emerging markets
  • Outstanding relationship management skills
  • Advanced computer/web skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Proposals are sought from qualified consultants.

    How to Apply

    See; Investment Specialist, New Ventures to download detailed Terms of Reference and application criteria

    Applications should thereafter be submitted to tenders@fsdkenya.org.

    Please put the subject line.

    Closing date: 4 pm Monday 6th October, 2014.

    FSD Kenya operates as an independent Trust registered in Kenya under the supervision of professional trustees, with policy guidance from its programme investment committee.

    Finance is provided by a number of leading development agencies including the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation together with the Government of Kenya.

    Further information can be obtained from our website:www.fsdkenya.org


    Advocacy & Communications Director Job in Kenya – Commission on Administrative Justice (Office of The Ombudsman)

    September 22, 2014

    Job Description

    The Commission on Administrative Justice (Office of The Ombudsman) is a Constitutional Commission established under Article 59 (4) and Chapter Fifteen of the Constitution, and the Commission on Administrative Justice Act, 2011.

    CAJ seeks to recruit a qualified Director – Advocacy & Communications

    Job Grade 3

    Reporting to: Commission Secretary

    Overall Job Purpose:

    Responsible for overseeing the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the CAJ advocacy and communication programmes, existence of proper advocacy and communications strategies and policies which support CAJ programmes.

    Job Profile

  • Provide leadership for the CAJ Communications and advocacy Department.
  • Lead the documentation of program evidence and use it to support implementation of communications and advocacy plans.
  • Oversee the documentation of program achievements, lessons learnt and good practices from programs of CAJ and ensure the appropriate packaging for different audiences including the Government of Kenya, development partners, civil society, private sector, general public users among other users.
  • Manage partnerships, resource mobilization and donor liaison.
  • Work with technical managers and heads of department to ensure that advocacy and communication strategies are mainstreamed in programmes/projects.
  • Direct CAJ brand management, quality assurance and co-ordination for all communications including publications.
  • Design and oversee the implementation of civic education and outreach programmes.
  • Oversee general protocol at the Commission.
  • Manage and advise on media relations
  • Oversee management of the CAJ website and online social media platforms.
  • Represent and feed CAJ advocacy agenda in local, regional and international advocacy fora.

    Person Profile

  • Bachelors Degree in Communications/PR/Journalism and Masters Degree in a relevant field.
  • Be a member of good standing in a relevant communication or journalism professional body.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in the use of the relevant Computer applications.
  • At least 8 years progressive senior management experience.
  • Proven staff supervisory experience.
  • Proven experience in public relations.
  • Fluent speaker in both English and Kiswahili.
  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Kenyan Constitution.

    Key Competencies

  • Strong leadership skills including effective interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiations skills.
  • Excellent speaking skills and a strong ability to write edit and undertake research to inform media releases.
  • Diverse experience in event planning and management which should include protocol, press briefing.

    How to Apply

    Suitably qualified candidates should apply in confidence to the address below by 3rd October 2014 at 4:30 pm. enclosing CVs with full details of education background, professional qualifications, and relevant experience and attach copies of certificates.

    Applications may also be dropped at our Reception at the Head office, West End Towers, 2nd floor or posted to:

    The Commission Secretary
    Commission on Administrative Justice,
    2nd Floor,
    West End Towers – Waiyaki Way
    P.O. Box 20414
    City Square 00200
    Nairobi

    Applicants will be short listed based on their qualifications and work experience

    Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    The Commission on Administrative Justice is an Equal Opportunity employer


    Ministry of Health and KfW Development Bank Consultancy Services for Voucher Management Agency (VMA) for OBA Programme

    Republic of Kenya and KfW Development Bank

    Request for Proposals (RFP): Consultancy services for Voucher Management Agency (VMA) for OBA Programme

    RFP Tender No: MOH/004/OBA/2014/2015

    Ministry of Health – Kenya and KfWEntwicklungsbankBenkengruppe

  • Support to Health Financing Strategy Programme No 2010 65 853
  • The governments of Kenya through the Ministry of Health (Programme Executing Agency – PEA) and Federal Republic of Germany through KfWEntwicklungsbank have jointly been supporting the Reproductive Health – Output Based Approach (RH-OBA) Programme since 2005 to date.
  • The main objective of the project is to improve equitable access of the economically and socially disadvantaged members of the community to financially feasible and accessible health care particularly in the field of sexual and reproductive health.
  • The programme currently operates at five counties of Kiambu, Kitui, Kisumu, Kilifi and unplanned settlements of Korogocho and Viwandani in Nairobi and will be extended to four additional counties (Busia, Kakamega, Makueni and Uasin Gishu).
  • The programme is currently on its third phase of implementation with Phase I running from 2005-2008, Phase II from 2008-2011 and Phase III running from 2011-2014.
  • The third phase of implementation is expected to be extended for 24 months and an additional option of one year.

  • The Programme Executing Agency intends to engage a voucher management agency (VMA) to provide various services within the programme for the extension period of the third phase.
  • These services include, but are not limited to production, marketing and distribution of OBA Voucher / Health Card, recruitment and management of voucher/health card distributors, claims processing and payments and, service quality monitoring on behalf of the Programme Executing Agency.
  • The VMA is required to carry out this assignment with close collaboration with the PEA and other implementing agencies.

    The successful VMA will this;

    a. In constant consultation with the PEA, develop and implement the appropriate institutional structure, processes and capacities (systems) to manage assigned aspects of the voucher distribution, marketing and claims settlement.

    b. Develop and implement a voucher marketing and distribution strategy which is efficient and effective in reaching the target population

    c. On the recommendation of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation agency, contract and manage a network of health services providers that ensures easy access by the voucher clients for voucher services and from public, private and not-for-profit sectors

    d. Conduct training of all facilities that are designated to join the programme, and carry out refresher training for existing facilities in the areas of claims generation and use of integrated claims processing system

    Apart from having the necessary technical capacity to carry out this assignment, the agency to be recruited is anticipated to have strong local presence and ability to closely interact with Kenya health systems at all levels.

    Capability to mobilize essential technical personnel and financial resources is deemed important for this assignment.

    Applications

  • The PEA is inviting legally established and qualified international, regional or national consultancy firms to apply for consideration for this assignment by submitting proposals in the format and procedure described in the Conditions of Tender (CoT).

  • The CoT documents including detailed terms of reference and further bidding instructions and procedures can be collected upon registration at;

    OBA-PMU Offices
    Department of Health Promotion Building
    KMTC Nairobi Campus Compound adjacent to KNH
    Ministry of Health
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Or Downloaded from the GTAI (with registration promptly done through mail – muitex@yahoo.com)

    See; Ministry of Health and KfW Development Bank Consultancy Services for Voucher Management Agency (VMA) for OBA Programme Renderers should deposit a sealed package with (one (1) original and one (1) copy of each proposal to the tender box marked “Ministry of Health” situated in the Ground Floor, Afya House, Cathedral Road, Nairobi Kenya on or before 10.00 am East African Time on 3rd November 2014.

    Bids received thereafter will not be accepted.

    The package should be addressed to;

    The Principal Secretary,
    Ministry of Health
    P.O Box 30016-00100
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Attn: Head of Supply Chain Management

    Proposals will be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of bidders or representatives who may choose to attend.

    Head, Supply Chain Management

    For: Principal Secretary


    Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company Call for Directorship Applications

    Job ID: 50396Job

    Views: 51

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Category: Consultant

    Employment Type: Full time

    Posted: 09.22.2014

    Job Description

    Application for Appointment of Directors for Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company Limited

    The Lake Victoria North Water Services Board in collaboration with the County Government of Uasin Gishu, invites interested persons with passion and vision to serve as member of the board of directors of Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company Limited for a term of three years.

    Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company Ltd has been appointed to provide water and sanitation services in Eldoret Municipality and Kesses Centre in Uasin Gishu County.

    The persons sought to be directors, apart from three professionals representing the sole shareholder of the company, the County Government of Uasin Gishu, should come from the following stakeholder groups:

    1. Two members from the business and manufacturing community.

    2. One local professional from the professional bodies.

    3. Two representatives from resident organizations.

    All applicants should be nominated by their respective bodies.

    Eligibility Criteria

    To be eligible, the applicant should be:

  • Literate and numerate to at least Diploma level.
  • Demonstrate experience and acumen in a business or any profession of at least 7 years.
  • Demonstrate participation in local development initiatives.
  • Have experience as change management agent.
  • Resident in area served by the water company
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Suppliers or other trading associates of the company and persons in current professional or social relationships with management of the company are not eligible to become directors in the company.

    Interested persons should submit their applications and curriculum vitae (CV) including certified copies of academic testimonials, professional certificates, national identity card and letter of nomination by their stakeholder group or institution to which they belong.

    The applications should be submitted on or before noon on 10th October 2014 in plain and sealed envelope marked “Application for Directorship of Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company Ltd,’’ and addressed to:

    The Chairman
    Uasin Gishu County Public Service Board
    P.O. Box 1175-30100
    Eldoret.

    Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Women, youth and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    Jobs for Cellulant Mobile Applications Software Engineer in Nairobi, Kenya 2014.

    Job Description

    Vacancy: Mobile Applications Software Engineer.

    Department: PD

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Posting: 22-09-2014 until 03 -10-2014.

    Starting Date: Immediate.

    Who are we?

    Cellulant is a mobile commerce company. We operate Africa’s number one mobile commerce network and aim to connect 100 million customers to our mobile commerce ecosystem.

    We are the mobile commerce partner of choice and our goal is to connect all of our corporate customers, including top Pan African banks, various merchants, to the richest mobile commerce ecosystem in Africa, helping them provide better communication, more services, and more value to their end consumers.

    We do that by providing services like mobile banking, mobile payments, music, information services and other mobile related services.

    Cellulant was founded in 2003 and has currently operations in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and every year moving into new countries.

    To be able to meet these aggressive growth expectations we need to grow our dynamic team.

    We invite you to be part of that growth by submitting your application to the following role.

    Mobile Applications Software Engineer

    She/he will develop software that offers users high-quality performance and reliability

    Responsibilities:

    Software Design

  • Estimate effort and time required to deliver a project.
  • Prepare and document and share project plan.
  • Analyse and critique requirements and make recommendations on possible solution designs.
  • Make recommendations on possible solutions.
  • Establish all possible options for designing and deriving the best solutions based on sound analytical judgment, team input and the customers’ best interest.
  • Research new technologies that push the boundaries and capabilities of design and provide insight.
  • Design projects/products with longevity, foresight and saleability in mind.
  • Assist in continual improvement of software configuration management process. Software Development
  • Accountable for optimization-focused design to ensure that all code written is loosely coupled and caters for high availability.
  • Accountable for efficiency-focused software that serves to ensure that all code is highly reusable and modular.
  • Develop push and pull data interfaces using the latest web and data sharing technologies
  • Develop software according to functional and technical design specifications and maintain a “common sense” approach that serves to recognize potential design gaps and provide insight into closing them
  • Develop patches and defect fixes
  • Arrange, prepare and execute training for other teams

    Documentation

  • Author and maintain technical design documentation that fully defines all application code and the underlying methodology for the design decisions made.
  • Author user documentation for any projects/products worked on.
  • Prepare road-map documentation identifying key features that should be included in products.

    Product Testing

  • Provide feedback on test cases and test coverage to the quality assurance team.
  • Review code for potential performance issues, re-usability, and/or anomalies
  • Ensure that unit tests are written for all code
  • Perform and assist with quality assurance activities as needed
  • Ensure that the solution/products delivered meets the customers’ expectations “the promise”

    Product Support

  • Assess, troubleshoot, document and resolve issues
  • Troubleshoot client problems both remotely and on site
  • Research and identify cause of reported defects and issues
  • Develop and contribute to the improvement of maintenance procedures
  • Adhere to the terms of the Operating Level Agreement.

    Reporting

  • Recording of time and tasks
  • Escalating and documenting any issues identified
  • Ensure reports capture the four I’s (Information, Insight, Implementation, Impact)
  • Consume analyse and critique reports within the team

    Guidance and Mentoring

  • Participate in peer reviews.
  • Identify areas of improvement, prepare material and organize training within the team.

    Who are you?

    Required skills:

  • 4+ years of professional mobile (Android , Objective C, C#) development experience.
  • Expertise in the following programming languages e.g. Java, PHP, Android, Objective C, C#.
  • Expertise in at least 3 Web presentation languages and frameworks e.g. html, CSS, Javascript, ExtJS, Zend, jQuery, Code-ignitor, Yii e.t.c
  • Degree in IT, Computer Science or related fields of study.
  • Excellent understanding of Software development methodologies and related SDLC’s
  • Expertise in design disciplines and processes, experience in client server solution architecture, MVC Models, OOP and High performance solutions.
  • Expertise in consuming public APIs for at least one public service.
  • Expertise using collaborative software tools such as SVN, GIT, CVS, Mercurial, e.t.c
  • Expertise in at least 2 database management systems e.g. MySql, Oracle, Postgresql.
  • Expertise in solutions administration, customer engagement and issue resolution.
  • Advanced skills in Office Tools for publishing and presentation preparation. In depth understanding of spreadsheet manipulation and reporting.
  • Experience in system support, support processes, tools and reports.

    What do we offer you?

    When working at Cellulant, you can expect to work on a diverse range of problems, with inspiring and creative colleagues. You will have ample opportunities for growth and career development, and we highly value continuous learning.

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

    Apply now!

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

    Apply by sending an e-mail with your CV and a convincing cover letter to jobs@cellulant.com

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

    The deadline for application is October 3rd , 2014.

    Due to the high volume of applications received only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Do you have questions about this vacancy?

    Visit our website at :Jobs for Cellulant Mobile Applications Software Engineer in Nairobi, Kenya 2014

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


    International Management Standards Consultants / Lead Auditors Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Consultants / Lead Auditors – International Management Standards

    Self-employed experienced IRCA or equivalent lead auditors required for freelance duties in Nairobi.

    Applicants must be and qualified to deal with ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001.

    Applicants must have access to a computer and car and have excellent written English skills.

    Please supply your CV by email to nadinebryars@imsm.com


    Kirinyaga Water & Sanitation Company Internal Auditor and HR & Admin Manager Jobs in Kenya

    September 22, 2014

    Job Description

    Kirinyaga Water & Sanitation Company is one of the Water Service Providers contracted by Tana Water Services Board (TWSB) as an agent to provide water and sanitation services in Kirinyaga and part of Embu County.

    To strengthen our team of staff, we invite applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates with excellent credentials to fill the position of an Internal Auditor and Human Resources and Administration Manager.

    1. Internal Auditor

    Overall Job Purpose:

    Reporting functionally to the Board of Directors and administratively to the Managing Director, the Internal Auditor will be responsible for assisting management and the Board in the effective discharge of their responsibilities by furnishing them with reports containing analysis, recommendations, counsel and information concerning the activities/operations reviewed including risk Management systems and governance.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Designing, reviewing and developing audit techniques and procedures for assessing comprehensive financial and systems audit reporting.
  • In consultation with the Board, formulate, implement and review corporate audit policies, norms and procedures.
  • Reviewing and appraising the soundness and efficiency of all internal control systems including but not limited to financial, operations and procedures.
  • Preparing the annual audit programme and ensuring that it is effectively and efficiently implemented.
  • Analyzing outcomes of audit activities, providing timely and accurate reports and following through to ensure that recommendations are considered and implemented in a timely manner.
  • Carrying out special audits and investigations as may be required from time to time and preparing reports of findings for the Board.
  • Liaising with the external auditors as appropriate to ensure timely external auditing is carried out on the organization.
  • Any other duties allocated by the Managing Director

    Job Specifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree preferably in accounting/auditing option or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Certified Public Accountant – CPA(K)
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a busy audit environment
  • Have demonstrated professional competence in auditing and computerized accounting
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Good report writing and communication skills
  • Must be between the age of 30-45 years

    2. Human Resource and Administration Manager

    Overall Job Purpose:

    Reporting to Managing Director, the Human Resource Manager will be responsible for the management of Human Resources and Administration function of the Company.

    Key Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development, execution and evaluation of HR policies and procedures and provision of strategic HR advise and recommendation
  • Responsible for the effective management of the Human Resources functions of the Company
  • Aligns the company’s human resources requirement to the Company’s immediate, short, medium and long term goals for the achievement of the Company’s goals and overall objectives
  • Play a key role in staff recruitment, placement training and development
  • Guides and coordinates periodic staff appraisals
  • Deals on day to day basis with diverse human related issues
  • Manages staff grievances in accordance with the Company Policies and Kenyan Labour Laws
  • Provide data, information and advice to the management on all issues relating to Human resource
  • Coordinates the Company’s disciplinary matters
  • Prepares the Human Resources budget components for the Company
  • Liaises with the relevant government and other related institutions on staff matters
  • Responsible for the development of administrative policies and procedures
  • Manages the administrative function of the company
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines with minimum supervision

    Job Specification

  • Minimum of 5 years hands on experience in Human Resource position in a busy environment.
  • A first degree in Social Sciences or related field.
  • Relevant Diploma in Human Resources Management
  • Computer literate in human resources based systems
  • Well Versed with the Kenya labour law
  • Aged between 30-45 years
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their applications with updated CVs and copies of education and professional qualifications, indicating day time telephone contacts and three professional referees, current and expected remuneration in envelopes clearly indicating the position applied for to the address below.

    Managing Director
    Kirinyaga Water and Sanitation Company
    P.O. Box 360-10300
    Kerugoya.

    Or Email: kiriwasco2006@gmail.com

    Applications should reach the undersigned not later than 14th October, 2014

    Physically challenged persons, women and youth are encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    NGO Nutritionist Jobs in Kenya

    Founded in 1979, ACF International (Action Against Hunger) is an international humanitarian organization that delivers programs in over 40 countries.

    Recognized worldwide as a leader in the fight against hunger, our mission is to save lives through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations and conflicts.

    From crisis to sustainability, ACF tackles the underlying causes of malnutrition and its effects.

    By integrating our programs with local and national systems, we further ensure that short-term interventions become long-term solutions.

    With Head Offices in France, the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States and Canada, our international network shares its combined resources, breadth of experience and technical expertise in pursuit of a world without hunger.

    ACF has been present in Kenya since 2001.

    Currently the organization is implementing program activities in West Pokot, Isiolo, Tana River, Garissa Counties and in Dadaab refugee camps.

    1. Name of the position: Head of Nutrition Department

    Country: Kenya Base: Nairobi with frequent visits to the field

    Direct line manager: Deputy Country Director

    Line management of: Deputy Head of Nutrition

    Department, Nutrition Program Managers

    Starting date: As soon as possible

    Ending date:

    Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Country Director, the Head of Nutrition Department’s responsibilities will be:

    Objective 1:

  • To contribute to the overall Country Strategy of ACF.
  • Ensure a clear vision for nutrition department that incorporates government, donor and nutrition sector needs plans and strategies both at the County and National level.
  • Ensure that the Program Managers understand and implement the Country Strategy objectives as well as the cross- cutting issues stipulated within the mission documents.
  • Participate in monthly/quarterly program strategic review meetings and ensure that clear vision of nutrition sector is articulated in the different areas of implementation, this will involve presenting the analysis of the lessons learnt from field visit, recommendations from various reports and to identify opportunities that will strengthen the nutrition approaches and strategies to support the nutrition vision.
  • Participate in the reviews of the Country Strategy and ensure integration with other sectors and articulation of emerging current issues to maximize on creating impact in ACF programming.
  • Participate in identifying and developing partnership that will help the vision of the organization to build on each other’s strength and build synergies to maximize impact of programs.

    Objective 2:

  • To coordinate and ensure quality implementation of nutrition program within the mission
  • Oversee the work of the nutrition program managers in order to ensure the good compliance of the activities with the objectives of the mission’s Country Strategy, donor’s rules and regulations and program’s proposal objectives.
  • Supervision of the nutrition program managers through: induction, follow up, performance appraisal, evaluation, team-building and coaching process to ensure they are motivated to carry out their duties.
  • Ensure timely and quality reporting in the nutrition sector by reviewing ACF’S internal and external reports to donors and other partners, in collaboration with the Nutrition technical advisor and management team.
  • To fully participate in the design and proposals of nutrition programs and ensure involvement of other department such as WASH, FSL, Finance, logistics and field teams , the design should ensure that; the needs are representative of the community and incorporates County development integrated plans and other views of the communities per the needs. Validate other external and internal reports in collaboration with the Technical advisor, DCD and CD.
  • Establish and maintain accurate report system through continuous evaluation of both field and base staff reports and provide feedback to the staff to maintain program quality assurance
  • Guarantee of the technical quality of the nutritional activities (respect of ACF protocols and Country national guidelines)
  • Validation of the technical manuals and guidelines used within ACF-USA nutrition programs, and promotion of new technical protocols in compliance with ACF nutrition policy.
  • Technical justification and technical aspects of new nutrition programs/activities as needs arise in collaboration with the DCD, technical advisor and CD.
  • To train ACF-USA nutrition teams on technical issues (methodology, protocols, and guidelines) as needs arise.
  • Ensure that information sharing on new program development acquired from the meetings and technical forums is shared adequately with respective teams and it is applied accordingly by various recipients.

    Objective 3:

  • To act as a liaison between the nutrition program managers and the support departments in Nairobi (Fin, Log, & HR and coordination team)
  • To be the focal point for the program managers with respect to issues that need to be followed-up by support departments in Nairobi.
  • To give feedback to the program managers on the BFU and coordination meeting held in Nairobi.
  • To ensure budget expenditure is in line with programs objectives and timeline assisted by the Deputy Head of Department-Nutrition.
  • To follow up of the logistics requirements with the Logistics Department assisted by the Deputy Head of Department-Nutrition.
  • To complete monthly logistic orders, cash forecast in collaboration with Program Managers, Log/Admin/Country Director/Deputy Country Director.
  • Identify the key areas of training for the nutritional staff and give recommendation to Human Resource.
  • Coordinate with the program staff to identify training needs and areas of support during field visit and on job training and coordinate with HR for kind of support.
  • To participate in recruitment of key nutrition position and others with high level of integrity based on competencies.

    Objective 4:

  • To represent the organization and the program managers in external and internal fora at Country and global level.
  • Support in creation and negotiation of MoUs at the Country level where necessary,
  • Maintain good relationship with nutrition donors and ensure that any critical information affecting the program is communicated accordingly in close liaison with DCD and CD.
  • Ensure that the nutrition technical meeting are attended and other relevant working group and other linkages meeting within the nutrition sector.
  • With support from the advocacy Manager ensure that ACF ideas are integrated in the discussion within the nutrition forum and network during the
  • Participate in other coordination meetings with partners as the need arises.

    Objective 6:

  • To ensure program integration with FSL, WASH programs and other cross cutting issues to ensure an integrated approach.
  • In liaison with the DCD organize together with the WASH and FSL Head of Department lessons learnt forum to exchange information on the situation analysis, assessment recommendations, new donor strategies and other emerging issues to support integration opportunities and identify connector for quality programming.
  • Ensure that adequate feedback by other sectors (WASH, FSL) is given during Nutrition survey, KAP and other assessment implementation to ensure that the tools, findings are well triangulated and reflect the true reflection of the field analysis.
  • Ensure that forums/ workshops /meetings that involve integration of activities are well attended and clear lessons drawn to improve programs.
  • Ensure the project design reflects high level of synergies with other sectors and is contributing to a common goal/vision of the organization.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science with a major in Nutrition or Bachelor of Nutrition (should be registered to relevant board)
  • Master’s degree desired

    Essential Skills and Experience

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in nutrition related programs
  • Good skills on reporting, data interpretation and presentation
  • Good skills in donor engagement and negotiation skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Good experience in strategic planning and project management especially related to nutrition programs.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and coordination skills.
  • Fluency in English with good verbal and written communication skills.

    Preferred

  • Experience working with national, provincial and local authorities in Kenya
  • Previous experience with ACF preferred though if not available strong experience with an international humanitarian agency would be acceptable.

    What ACF will offer:

  • Start date: As soon as possible.
  • Duty station: Nairobi Office with frequent travel to the field bases. ACF will provide transport and accommodation plus meals when travelling to the field bases
  • Remuneration package: Very Competitive salary package with additional benefits to include:
  • International career development opportunities with ACF
  • Minimum of one International training per year.
  • Comprehensive medical cover for self and dependants
  • Opportunity to work in a good and friendly environment with a dynamic and motivated team

    Closing Date: 2nd October 2014 by Close of Business 5pm.

    Applications sent after the closing date and time will not be considered.

    Interested candidates should forward their applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and telephone contacts and email addresses of 3 referees preferably former/current supervisors (certificates will be required later on in the recruitment process) to:

    Email: recruit.ke@acf-international.org :

    Indicate the position on the subject line of the email.

    Position opened to Kenyan Nationals only


    KNEC HR Officer Jobs in Kenya

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 8:18 am
    HR Jobs in Kenya
    The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) wishes to recruit a self motivated and qualified professional for the following vacant position:

    1. Human Resources Management Officer II
    KNEC Scale EC 9
    One Post

    The Human Resources Officer II will be reporting to a Head of Section in Human Resources Management Division.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform tasks related to staff recruitment, promotions, placements and discipline;

  • Draft routine documents as instructed including tracing and access to documents;

  • Update and maintain accurate staff complement and HR Information System;

  • Participate in staff welfare and discipline related activities including training and induction of new employees; and prepare and implement leave roaster.

  • Provide support to the various critical HR functions and initiatives.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors degree in Human Resource Management or any Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized institution;

  • Higher or Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (KNEC);

  • Three (3) years relevant working experience in Human Resource Management;

  • KCSE mean grade C+ and above or equivalent qualifications;

  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in computer applications;

  • Member of the Institute of Human Resource Management of Kenya (IHRM).

    Terms of Offer:

  • The Council will offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with seniority and responsibilities of the position.

    2. Examinations Secretary III, Marine Engineering
    KNEC Scale EC 10
    One Post

    The Examinations Secretary III will be reporting to a Head of Section, in the Test Development Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Being in charge of organizing and guiding Test Development programmes in Marine Engineering Examinations and related activities.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Education (Technology) or a Bachelors Degree with Post Graduate
  • Diploma in Education and Marine Engineering plus at least three (3) years experience handling Examination/Test
  • Development related activities in a reputable institution.

    Or

  • Higher Diploma in Engineering specializing in Marine Engineering with Post Graduate

  • Diploma in Education plus 3 to 6 years experience handling Examination/Test

  • Development related activities or equivalent in a reputable institution;

  • Evidence of being well grounded in theory and application of Examination Administration, Psychometrics, Curriculum Design and Educational Assessment, Research, Setting, Marking and Moderation of examinations;

  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications;

  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.

    3.Examinations Secretary III: (Library & Information Science
    KNEC Scale EC 10
    One Post

    The Examinations Secretary III will be reporting to a Head of Section, in the Test Development Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Being in charge of organizing and guiding Test Development programmes in Library Science Examinations and related activities.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Education (Library and Information Science) or a Bachelors

  • Degree in Library and Information Science with Post

  • Graduate Diploma in Education plus 3 to 6 years experience handling Examination/Test

  • Development related activities in a reputable institution.

  • Evidence of being well grounded in theory and application of Examination Administration, Psychometrics, Curriculum Design and Educational Assessment, Research, Setting, Marking and Moderation of examinations;

  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications;

  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications

    4. Chief ICT Officer, Network Administration
    KNEC Scale EC 12
    One Post

    The Chief ICT Officer will be reporting to the Head of Division in the ICT Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Managing infrastructure servers to ensure availability and reliable data communications;
  • Manage and administer the security and backup systems;
  • Manage the Council e-mail system for quotas, accessibility, upgrade and abuse for efficient communication;
  • Manage the physical network infrastructure including wired and wireless LAN, to ensure access to the network;
  • Liaise with contracted vendors on maintenance of WAN/LAN resources to ensure optimum availability;
  • Evaluate and recommend the acquisition of network hardware and software;
  • Perform project management functions when necessary;
  • Providing regular feedback on network performance and system administration for administrative purposes;
  • Assign and review the work of network and system administrators in the section.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/Information Communications Technology or any other ICT related discipline;
  • Masters Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • ICT qualifications such as CISSCO, CCNA, CISSA, .NET etc;
  • Microsoft Certification MCSE (Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange Server) & CCNA;
  • At least three (3) years experience as a Senior Information Communication Technology Officer OR nine (9) years work experience at a senior level in a related field;
  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a reputable institution;
  • Thorough knowledge of LAN and WAN technologies, such as VSAT, WLANs, VPN, etc;
  • Data centre skills and certifications will have an added advantage e.g. certified data professional, blades certifications;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications.

    5. Research Officer II
    KNEC Scale EC 10
    Three Posts

    The Research Officer II will be reporting to a Head of Section in the Research Division.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify research problems, develop research proposals, plan and implement research projects;
  • Conduct pro-active research studies in educational assessment;
  • Develop research proposals on research problems related to KNEC examinations;
  • Train data collectors; programme and implement data collection exercise; disseminate research findings.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Education with specialization in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Masters Degree in Education in Measurements and Evaluation or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Must have six (6) years relevant experience from a reputable institution;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.

    6. Research Assistant I
    KNEC Scale EC 9
    Five Posts

    The Research Assistant I will be reporting to a Head of Section in the Research Division.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify research problems, develop research proposals, plan and implement research projects under limited supervision from more senior research officers; Conduct pro-active research studies in educational assessment;
  • Develop research proposals on research problems related to KNEC examinations;
  • Train data collectors, programme and implement data collection exercise and disseminate research findings.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Education with specialization in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Must have three (3) years relevant experience from a reputable institution;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications.
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications;

    7. Manuscripts Secretary III
    KNEC Scale EC 9
    One Post

    The Manuscripts Secretary III will be reporting to a Head of Section in the Manuscripts Division.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • An officer at this level will be expected to receive manuscripts from subject officers, type, typeset, proof read, design and format the document;
  • Effect changes/corrections as directed and handle machine copies confidentially and maintain security in storage and retrieval;
  • Capture and bank pre-tested items received in the Division for future use;
  • Assist in the coordination of specific technical and administrative initiatives in the Division.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • At least a Bachelors Degree in Education in Secretarial or Business Studies from a recognized institution; Or
  • Bachelors Degree in relevant discipline plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Secretarial Studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education;
  • Relevant experience for at least three (3) years;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications;
  • KCSE mean grade C+ and above or equivalent qualifications.

    8. Principal Examinations Secretary, Research
    KNEC Scale EC 13
    One Post

    The Principal Examinations Secretary, Research will be reporting to a Head of Division in Research.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and analyze statistical data related to examinations and National Assessment and produce examination research reports as well as ensure quality assurance of KNEC examination processes for school and post school examination;
  • Provide the supervision link and coordinate specific technical and administrative initiatives in the Department.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Education with specialization in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Masters Degree in Education in Measurement and Evaluation from a recognized institution;
  • Must have served for (3) three years in similar position and a minimum of fifteen (15) years cumulative experience handling examinations administration related matters in a reputable institution;
  • Must have attended Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • Must have evidence of being well grounded in handling examinations administration/assessment/research;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications;
  • Must have evidence of knowledge in computer skills.

    9. Principal Examinations Secretary, Research

    KNEC Scale EC 13

    One Post

    The Principal Examinations Secretary, Research will be reporting to a Head of Division in Research.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and analyze statistical data related to examinations and National Assessment and produce examination research reports as well as ensure quality assurance of KNEC examination processes for school and post school examination;
  • Provide the supervision link and coordinate specific technical and administrative initiatives in the Department.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Education with specialization in Mathematics, Economics,
  • Statistics or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Masters Degree in Education in Measurement and Evaluation from a recognized institution;
  • Must have served for (3) three years in similar position and a minimum of fifteen (15) years cumulative experience handling examinations administration related matters in a reputable institution;
  • Must have attended Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • Must have evidence of being well grounded in handling examinations administration/assessment/research;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications;
  • Must have evidence of knowledge in computer skills.

    10. Chief ICT Officer (Systems Development)

    KNEC Scale EC 12

    Two Posts

    The Chief ICT Officer will be reporting to a Head of Division in the ICT Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with user departments to understand the business processes/problems, review and evaluate existing/proposed systems and make recommendations on suitable solutions;
  • Design and develop systems for administration and management of business processes as well as conducting trial runs of the systems to ensure compliance with desired results;
  • Develop a deployment plan for the systems developed including installation, testing and training;
  • Progress the existing software system applications and architecture in various areas as business process demands;
  • Guide, mentor and supervise a team of developers;
  • Managing access controls and security;
  • Monitor the performance and integration of specified applications at section level;
  • Perform project management function when required.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/Information Communications Technology OR any other ICT related discipline;
  • Masters Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology, OR equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • ICT qualifications such as CISSCO, CCNA, CISSA, .NET etc;
  • At least three (3) years experience as a Senior Information Communication Technology Officer or nine (9) years work experience at a senior level in a related field;
  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a reputable institution;
  • Hands-on experience in use of Java, visual Studio, SQL Server, Business Intelligence reporting tools or other web application frameworks;
  • A record of successful delivery of large application systems as a team or leader.
  • Those with examinations-related applications will have an added advantage;
  • Ability to work with technical and non-technical business process owners to get things done;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications

    11. Principal Examinations Secretary, Test Development

    KNEC Scale EC 13

    Three Posts

    Languages

    Humanities

    Applied Sciences & Graphics Exams

    The Principal Examinations Secretary will report to a Head of Division in Test Development Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organization, programming and coordination of development of question papers for either school or post school Examinations depending on their specialization;
  • Provide the supervision link and coordinate specific technical and administrative initiatives in the Department.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Education in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution
  • Or Bachelors Degree in a relevant discipline with Post Graduate Diploma in Education;
  • Or Higher National Diploma in a relevant discipline plus Post Graduate Diploma in Education
  • Or Higher National Diploma in Technical Education;
  • Masters Degree in Education in a relevant field;
  • Must have served for (3) three years in similar position and a minimum of fifteen (15) years cumulative experience handling examinations administration related matters in a reputable institution.
  • Must have attended Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • Must have evidence of being well grounded in handling examinations administration/assessment/research;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications;
  • Must have evidence of knowledge in computer skills.

    12. Principal Legal Officer / Corporation Secretary

    KNEC Scale EC 13

    One Post

    The Principal Legal Officer / Corporation Secretary will be reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, KNEC and will head a Section.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advise and facilitate the effective provision of legal services to the KNEC Council Board and Management;
  • Implement Board’s policies and strategies as regards the legal function;
  • Interpret legal legislation pertaining to sector regulations, rules, guidelines and protect legal interests of KNEC;
  • Implement the performance management system within the Legal section;
  • Coordinate the legal activities in the Section;
  • Draw terms of engagement with private legal firms;
  • Monitoring changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and taking appropriate action;
  • Liaise with external lawyers on legal issues and undertaking arbitration and out-of- court settlements;
  • Witness on behalf of the Council the signing of Official Secrets Act by Council staff, and compile budget and procurement plan for the Legal section;
  • Provide corporate secretarial services to the Board and Management committees;
  • Advise the Council Board and Management on governance issues.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Served in a similar position for at least three (3) years and twelve (12) years relevant work experience preferably in a large and reputable institution;
  • Master of Laws Degree from a recognized institution;
  • Current legal practicing certificate;
  • Senior Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Must be computer literate.

    13. Deputy Secretary, Research

    KNEC Scale EC 14

    One Post

    The Deputy Secretary – Research will be reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, KNEC and will head a Division.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning, coordinating and monitoring research activities in examinations and education including writing research proposals, conducting research, data entry, analysis, report writing and dissemination of findings;

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Education with specialization in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Masters Degree in Education in Measurements and Evaluation or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Served in a similar position for 3 (three) years but with relevant cumulative working experience of at least fifteen (15) years in a large and reputable organization;
  • Must have attended Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized Institution;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications;
  • Must have evidence of knowledge in computer skills.

    14. Deputy Secretary, Information Communications Technology

    KNEC Scale EC 14

    One Post

    The Deputy Secretary will be reporting to the Senior Deputy Secretary, Information Communications Technology Department and will head a Division.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate ICT program activities as well as implementation of ICT projects
  • Prepare ICT status reports and ensure that professional standards and guidelines are adhered to;
  • Undertake periodic review of ICT system projects and procedures and recommend improvements;
  • Initiate policy review and update existing regulations on computing management.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/Information Communication Technology/Electronics Engineering or any other ICT related discipline;
  • Masters Degree in Computer Science/Information Communication Technology, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution plus Post Graduate professional ICT qualifications such as CISSCO, CCNA, CISSA, NET etc;
  • Served in a similar position for at least 3 (three) years or with relevant cumulative working experience of at least twelve (12) years in a large and reputable organization;
  • Must have attended Strategic Leadership Development Program lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized Institution;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications.

    15. Deputy Secretary, Manuscripts

    KNEC Scale EC 14

    One Post

    The Deputy Secretary will be reporting to the Senior Deputy Secretary, Printing & Manuscripts Department and will head a Division.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate Senior Manuscripts Secretaries in the production of question papers through various technical processes;
  • Supervise and coordinate activities pertaining to storage and retrieval of examination materials;
  • Maintain proper records of question papers;
  • Supervise capture and banking of pre-tested items received in the Division; and
  • Co-ordinate regular auditing of received question papers in the Division.

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors degree in Education in Secretarial or Business Studies from a recognized institution;
  • Or Bachelors Degree in a relevant discipline with Post Graduate Diploma in Secretarial Studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education;
  • Masters Degree in Education or an equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Served in a similar position for 3 (three) years but with relevant cumulative working experience of at least eighteen (18) years in a large and reputable organization;
  • Must have attended Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized Institution;
  • Must have a minimum grade of C+ and above in KCSE or equivalent qualifications;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.

    Terms of Offer:

  • The Council will offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with seniority and responsibilities of the position.

    Application Procedure

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications enclosing certified copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of day time telephone contact, e-mail addresses, current remuneration (enclose copy of your latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of two referees on or before Friday, October 03, 2014 to:

    The Head of Human Resources Division
    The Kenya National Examinations Council
    P O Box 73598 – 00200
    Nairobi

    Note:

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.

    All short-listed candidates will be subjected to a psychometric test to be administered by the Council.

    KNEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and people with Disability are encouraged to apply.


    EAC LVBC Job Vacancy

    Technical Assistant / Individual Consultant
    September 22, 2014
    Job Description

    East African Community Lake Victoria Basin Commission Secretariat

    Technical Assistant / Individual Consultant

    The East African Community (EAC) through the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) Secretariat has received funding for the implementation of the Lake Victoria Water Supply and Sanitation Program Phase II (LVWATSAN II) from African Development Fund (ADF) and LVBC Secretariat intends to apply part of the funds to strengthen the program management unit by engaging a Technical Assistant (TA) for the program in Burundi, to support program delivery.

    The LVBC Secretariat is coordinating the overall regional implementation of the LVWATSAN II program, which is being implemented in all the five EAC Partner States of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

    In Burundi, the program is being implemented in Ngozi, Muyinga and Kayanza towns by Régie de Production et de Distribution de l’Eau et de l’Electricité (REGIDESO) as the Implementing Agency, a state Parastatal in the Ministry of Energy and Mines.

    The program contributes towards the attainment of the shared Vision for the management and development of the Lake Victoria Basin through strengthening of the regional and national institutions for governance of transboundary resources in the basin; and contributes to the improvement of the livelihoods and health of communities in the basin, through the reversal of the pollution of the lake and through improvements in sustainable water supply and sanitation infrastructure LVBC Secretariat in collaboration with REGIDESO therefore hereby invites applications from suitably qualified experts for the TA position

    Main Purpose of the Position:

  • The TA for Burundi will assist the program implementation team in REGIDESO towards successful implementation of program.

  • He/she will also have the main responsibility of building the capacity of the program staff in line with the TORs posted in the LVBC website www.lvbcom.org, so as to enhance the implementation of the program.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the IA in contract management, reviewing and providing inputs to technical submissions from the consultant;

  • Ensuring that the project work plan and Procurement Plans are executed on time;

  • Contribute to preparation and improvement of the program’s periodic reports prepared by REGIDESO ensuring quality control;

  • Contribute to institutionalising overall program Monitoring and Evaluation;

  • Assist the IA in quality tender documents and evaluation reports for procurement of works;

  • Support the IA in supervision of project contracts to ensure compliance with contract requirements;

  • Reviewing of consultant’s and contractor’s periodic reports and advising REGIDESO and LVBC,

  • Participate in engagements with all relevant actors including respective Permanent Secretaries, AfDB Burundi Office and UN Habitat (Burundi) to ensure smooth implementation of the Program;

  • Provide on the job training and skills transfer to the project team on aspects of project management, time management, contract management and any other aspects that may be informed by the needs of the team in Burundi;
  • Carry out any other task as required by LVBC and REGIDESO.

    Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Competencies

  • Bsc. in Civil Engineering from a recognized Institution;
  • MSc or MBA with focus in project management or a related qualification;
  • At least 10 years post qualification experience in implementation of water and sanitation projects, including but not limited to project planning, design, monitoring, procurement and implementation of contracts;
  • Experience in managing donor funded projects and an understanding of MDB procurement rules and procedures;
  • Demonstrated use of engineering design softwares like Water & Sewer CAD and related technologies;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication, exhibiting fluency in French and a working knowledge of English and ability to transmit ideas and information in a clear, accurate and effective manner;
  • Knowledge in program management policies, principles and procedures for donor funded development programs; and
  • Excellent Team player, interpersonal and analytical skills

    How to Apply

    Application accompanied by a detailed CV, copies of certificates, names and addresses of three reputable referees, financial proposal, contact details (e-mail, telephone) should be sent to the undersigned.

    Application may be sent by post office, deposited at LVBC Secretariat Office at the address below, or by e-mail in word or PDF at lvbc@lvbcom.org and tenders@lvbcom.org.

    All applications must be submitted not later than 10.00 .a.m 6th October 2014. The Executive Secretary
    Lake Victoria Basin Commission Secretariat,
    East African Community
    P.O Box 1510-40100
    Kisumu, Kenya
    Tel.: +254 57 202 387/894
    Fax.: +254 57 202 6324
    The EAC is an equal opportunity employer.
    Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
    LVBC Secretariat shall only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements


    Kinangop Wind Park Community Liaison Officer Job in Kenya

    September 20, 2014

    Job Description

    Kinangop Wind Park

    Community Liaison Officer

    Background:

    Rural Focus Limited (RFL) is a private Kenyan company based in Nanyuki, with a field office in Nairobi.

    RFL works in a variety of fields, including building water security for communities and commercial enterprises, linking community managed water projects with micro-finance institutions, water development and management in arid and semi-arid areas, rural and peri-urban water supply and water resource management.

    RFL works with public and private sectors, development organizations and research institutions to pilot and scale up innovative approaches to solve water resource delivery and management challenges, and has undertaken projects in Eastern and Southern Africa.

    Rural Focus has been contracted by the Kinangop Wind Park to provide community support services.

    Kinangop Wind Park:

    Kinangop Wind Park (KWP) is a 60.8MW wind farm that will be constructed over the next 18 months in the Magumo area of Kinangop.

    The project anticipates 38 turbines feeding into the Naivasha substation which will deliver clean, renewable energy to the main power grid.

    The project area covers parts of Nyandarua and Nakuru counties.

    The project has met all government licenses and approvals.

    Position Summary:

    RFL seeks a Community Liaison Officer to manage a community liaison office and provide a mutually beneficial interface between the community and the client.

    The position will:

    Report to: Director of Rural Focus Ltd

    Location: Based in Kinangop

    Salary: 80 – 120K p.m. (negotiable)The Community Liaison Officer (CLO) will manage the community liaison office and staff assigned to the office which currently consists of an assistant community liaison officer and an administrative assistant.

    The office is located in Magumo and has been operational for approximately 6 months.

  • The CLO will additionally be responsible for delivering on the Terms of
  • Reference between Rural Focus Ltd and the Client.
  • The TOR revolve around the following areas
  • Consultation and communication;
  • Grievances;

  • Social development and implementation of the CSR framework.

    Responsibilities:

    The Community Liaison Officer will:

  • Keep RFL Directors and client appraised of all developments in the projects and serve as key link between the client, the community, stakeholders and other project partners;
  • Be the preferred point of contact for community issues;
  • Manage the community liaison office, ensuring that the office is properly staffed, responsive to the community and client needs, and provides a facilitative role for community and client relations, handles local employee applications, and provides effective communication for the community, client and other stakeholders;
  • Implement the Public Consultation and Disclosure Plan (PCDP) which involves preparation and delivery of communication materials, and open and regular communication with stakeholders through a variety of channels including meetings, barazas, one-on-one, emails, newsletters/circulars, mass media etc.
  • Preparation of monthly progress reports and specific activity reports;
  • Preparation of communication materials in English, Kiswahili and, if required Kikuyu;
  • Active engagement with stakeholders to ascertain community issues and concerns;
  • Facilitate the establishment and regular meetings of the community coordination committee;
  • Facilitate the implementation of the grievance protocol;

    Maintain and enhance databases relevant to the functioning of the community liaison office which include:

  • Database of local stakeholders;
  • Record of communication materials and consultations events;
  • Register of grievances;
  • Employment database;
  • Socio-economic indicators;
  • Implement the CSR Framework;
  • Undertake socio-economic baseline and impact surveys, and ensure proper monitoring of the socio-economic status within the project affected communities;
  • Provide community development support in the broadest sense to ensure progressive and sustainable development of the project affected communities;
  • Ensure that project deliverables, such as reports and financial statements, are prepared and submitted to partners and stakeholders on time.
  • Mentor and directly supervise subordinate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Desired Qualifications & Competences

  • Preferred Masters in a field related to community development, sociology, and communication
  • Required – Bachelor’s degree in community development, sociology, political science, communication or relevant degree.
  • At least five years of relevant experience, preferably in CSR activities, community development, communication.
  • High degree of competence in preparation of reports and communication materials;
  • Experience conducting social science research, with skills in survey design, supervising data collection and teams of field workers.
  • Cultural sensitivity and demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse communities is required.
  • Experience leading community and stakeholder consultation processes;
  • Competence in project planning and implementation;
  • High degree of competence in basic computer software – word processing, power points and worksheets.
  • Interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and complete fluency in English is required.
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and a team player.

    How to Apply

    A covering letter and CV (including details of 3 references) should be sent to Eng. Mike Thomas at HRD@ruralfocus.com, and cc’d to Nairobi@ruralfocus.com.Deadline to apply:

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

    Start date: September 2014

    Length of commitment: 1 year, renewable


    Catholic Diocese of Kericho Community Mobiliser Job in Kenya

    Catholic Diocese of Kericho

    Job Vacancy : Community Mobiliser

    September 21, 2014

    Job Description

    Organisation:

    Catholic Diocese of Kericho (CDOK) covers the two counties of Kericho and Bomet. The area covers 4,800 km2 with a population of about 1.8 million. Kericho County appears like is a green paradise with its tea plantations, receiving high rain fall and having no obvious water problems.

    However, on a closer look, one discovers that the greenery is not an indicator of the whole region. In the same county, there are semi-arid zones particularly in Kericho West, Bomet and the lower parts of Kipkelion.

    These areas are plagued with low rainfall, inadequate water sources and a generally harsh environment.

    Due to their proximity to the tea growing zones, they are often neglected in terms of service provision especially regarding water, sanitation and agriculture.

    Apart from water shortage and food insecurity, these areas also face the challenge of low income levels due to reduced productivity of land, land fragmentation and increased incidences of cattle rustling.

    Caritas Kericho as part of the CDOK has in past two years in partnership with Caritas Swirtzerland and Caritas Kenya supported these communities to improve food security and health status through a joint project.

    The project aimed to sustain the earlier emergency responses by bringing in development oriented components through the sustainable management and delivery of the water systems.

    Caritas Kericho plans for a new WASH project and is therefore seeking to recruit two competent Community Mobilisers for its project office in Kericho.

    Position: Community Mobiliser, Kericho

    Reporting to: Technical Field Coordinator

    Duration: To be confirmed

    Location: Kericho County

    Key tasks & responsibilities

  • Lead community mobilisation process;
  • Function as main liaison person between communities and CAKE;
  • Participate in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all project activities;
  • Sensitise local authorities and other stakeholders on the ground on project goals, objectives and activities;
  • Identify and register exact beneficiary households in operation areas;
  • Prepare and submit monthly report on field activities.

    Essential requirements & qualifications

  • Fluent in Kipsigis language, Kiswahili and English are required;
  • Diploma in Community Development or Project Management;
  • At least three years progressive experience in community development;
  • A thorough understanding of local cultures and community dynamics;
  • Good knowledge and experience in implementing WASH projects are advantages;
  • Familiar with and having participatory methodology skills for engaging and mobilising local communities;
  • A self-driven person who takes appropriate initiatives to responding to project issues;

    Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

    If you feel you fit the required profile, please let us know how your qualifications, experience and career ambitions match the requirements of this position.

    Send your application latest by Monday, 22nd September 2014 via email to caritas.kericho@gmail.com indicating ‘Community Mobiliser Kericho’ in the subject line.

    Please provide a Curriculum Vitae (CV) that contains details of your qualifications, experience, present position, and current remuneration, earliest date of availability, names and telephone contacts of three referees.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) Trade Policy Analyst Job in Kenya

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    EAGC Careers 2014

    Vacancy: Trade Policy Analyst

    The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) is a membership-based organization registered in Kenya with country offices in Uganda and Tanzania.

    Our members are key stakeholders and players in the grain value chain including cereal growers, millers and processors drawn from within Eastern Africa Region.

    Our core mandate is to develop and promote orderly structured marketing systems and provide market information for grains so as to reduce transaction costs and eliminate barriers’ to regional trade

    Reporting to the Regional Programs Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following amongst others:

  • Developing policy agenda in consultation with stakeholders to bring out key policy issues.
  • Conducting policy monitoring, research and impact analysis.
  • Preparation of policy briefs and position papers for policy advocacy and dialogues.
  • Communication and representing EAGC in various forums.
  • Developing partnerships with other organizations in policy advocacy.
  • Liaising and coordinating with other secretariat team members on policy matters and for input into the policy advocacy agenda.

    Qualification, Skills and Experience:

  • University degree preferably in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics or related field.
  • 5 years relevant experience in industry association, research academia or agribusiness.
  • Masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent intellectual rigor and an interest in developing strong researched briefs.
  • Be able to demonstrate high quality written and oral communication skills.
  • Have experience of dealing with high profile stakeholders.
  • Proactive and self-motivated individual capable of engaging persuasively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Exceptional communications and presentation skills, both written and oral.
  • Experience of writing briefing papers and reports on complex issues.
  • Capacity to manage several tasks simultaneously, be flexible and be willing to assume a range of unanticipated assignments.

    If your background and competence match the above specifications, please send your application demonstrating how your experience matches our requirements.

    It should include an updated C.V., your current remuneration package, valid email address, daytime contact number and full contact details of 3 referees including day time telephone number to: hr@eagc.org copied to dkiai@eagc.org by 3rd October 2014.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    KOMAZA Business System Administrator Job in Kilifi Kenya

    Job ID: 50351

    Job Views: 119

    Location: Kilifi, Kilifi, Kenya

    Job Category: Information Technology

    Employment Type: Full time

    Posted: 09.19.2014

    Job Description

    Industry: Social Business / International Development / Start-Up / Non-Profit

    Employer: KOMAZA

    Position: Business System Administrator

    Function: Technology

    Location: Kilifi Town

    Comp / Benefits:

    Competitive, provides for a comfortable standard of living in Kilifi, Kenya

    Application Deadline: Open until filled

    Start Date: As soon as available

    About KOMAZA:

    KOMAZA is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise working to end rural poverty by developing economic opportunities for smallholder farmers living in Africa’s infertile and drought-prone regions.

    Founded in 2006 and based in Kenya, our innovative grass roots model dramatically boosts household income for rural families by equipping them with resources, knowledge and market linkages to produce high-value climate- appropriate crops on their previously degraded land.

    The Role

    The Business System Administrator will be responsible for assisting the technology manager in leading the IT and system development strategy for KOMAZA.

    He/She will partner with other functional teams to drive KOMAZA operations forward by developing appropriate technology solutions.

    This is a dynamic position that requires a creative mind combined with a proven ability to create and manage various parallel projects and implement business management solutions.

    The Administrator’s responsibilities will be broken into two primary objectives:

    Design, Development, and Training of the Komaza Management System

    You will work in conjunction with the current Technology Manager to perform the following tasks:

  • Determine operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats.
  • Translate current business operations and detailed user requirements into system processes and data flows.
  • Maintain the Sales force platform which will house the system and allow for future scalability and easy flexibility.
  • Monitor project progress by tracking activity; resolving problems; publishing progress reports; recommending actions.
  • Ensure the integrity of data within the system
  • Implement tailored office applications to aid in managerial processes. Create customized and interactive reports and trends.
  • Help configure mobile applications that will tie into the primary management system.
  • Train office and field staff how to utilize the system.
  • Provide technical support to office staff
  • Create and maintain websites and other mediums for external data presentation
  • Assist in improving internal IT operations

    You will work in conjunction with the current IT Technician when needed to perform the following tasks:

  • Analyse and Implement technical training for staff.
  • Managing the web strategy - website, blog, wiki, and social media channels - with a view to improving visibility, fundraising, and recruiting.
  • Handling day-to-day IT needs at head office and helping to design and roll-out KOMAZA's network infrastructure for rural offices.
  • Creating and maintaining office protocol regarding IT assets and operability.
  • Creating and maintaining an IT budget.
  • Maintain network operability.

    Qualifications & Experience

    The candidate needs to possess the following qualifications and experience:

    Education:

    Top performing undergraduate and/or graduate background in Computer Science and/or Computer Engineering and/or Information Systems. Relevant Work Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in systems development and IT management:
  • Research and Designing Business Management Systems
  • Software Engineering and programming
  • Computer Networks
  • Mobile Development

  • Database Design and Maintenance
  • End User Training and Support
  • Basic computer repair and troubleshooting
  • Interface and Graphic design with an emphasis on high usability

    Computer Skills:

    Candidate needs a thorough understanding of the following technical skills:

  • A fundamental understanding of Software Engineering and Business Management Systems.
  • A fundamental understanding of Database Administration
  • Conceptual understanding of APIs

  • Highly refined logical problem solving

    Microsoft Office: Especially Excel and Word

    System Administration:

  • FTP, SharePoint, File Systems, Security Fundamentals Web design and maintenance

  • A profound understanding of Human-Computer-Interaction Analytical Skills
  • Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills with impeccable business acumen.
  • Strong and proactive communicator
  • Personable yet persistent; developing detailed and high-quality work output materials.
  • Ability to convey project details to shareholders in a clear and concise manner.
  • Independent Manager
  • self-managing;
  • Managing multiple projects and deadlines;
  • Taking ownership over independent projects; budgeting;
  • Developing work plan, goals, and deadlines.
  • Ability to take a task with little instruction and do everything necessary to carry it through to a timely solution based on quality and elegance.
  • Problem Solver at high and granular levels
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills and impeccable business judgement;
  • Ability to think “big picture” and dig into details.
  • High quality execution
  • Executing projects/tasks and implementing recommendations – quickly and with flawless accuracy, with great systematic attention to detail.

    Preferred

  • Sales force Administration
  • Programming Experience

    To Apply

    Please visit KOMAZA Business System Administrator Job in Kilifi Kenya go to the The Application Page to begin the application process.


    AADL Project Manager (Power) Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job ID: 50358

    Job Views: 104

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Category: Management

    Employment Type: Full time

    Posted: 09.19.2014

    Job Description

    Summary:

    Aldwych Africa Developments Limited (AADL) is a Kenyan registered company fully owned by Aldwych Holdings Limited, registered in the England and is an InfraCo Africa partner.

    The Aldwych group of companies develops, finances, owns and operates power plants across Africa.

    In Kenya, we boast the building, owning and operating of the 90MW Rabai Power plant near Kaloleni and we are nearing the commencement of construction of the Kshs 75 billion, 300MW Lake Turkana Wind Power Project.

    As AADL, we are building a team to be based in Nairobi to develop and bring to market more power project opportunities with support from our London and Dar es Salaam offices.

    We are, therefore, seeking talented, motivated, skilled individual to fill the position of Project Manager - Power

    Job Purpose:

    You will be responsible for assessing the viability of opportunities in the energy sector, negotiating contracts, permitting, and project financing. You will be expected to mobilise and coordinate the project stakeholders involved in project implementation and monitor the same to ensure that implementation is according to agreed budgets and timelines and quality standards are met.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Support negotiations for power projects with stakeholders in the energy sector.
  • Lead efforts to secure required permits for projects
  • Coordinate the implementation of power projects
  • Track key covenants and terms and conditions with the relevant stakeholders
  • Participate in planning and tracking of project deliverables including reporting to ensure that the project remains on track.
  • Supervising the work of consultants and other third parties
  • Assistance in ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements
  • Develop a Knowledge system that captures the knowledge and experience gained in the project in a manner that is easy to retrieve, cross reference and disseminate

    Requirements

  • University degree with an emphasis in energy or Engineering
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience building and commissioning and/or operationalization of large energy/power projects
  • Experience in dealing with contractors, consultants, third parties
  • Be commercially astute and have a strong understanding of business issues
  • Understanding of, and interest in renewable energy technology
  • Excellent planning, organizing and Project Management skills
  • Experience in project financing is an added advantage

    How to Apply:

    Send your application including a cover letter demonstrating why you are the best suited candidate for this role, a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience and especially your flagship projects, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by Close of Business Friday 3rd October 2014

    Applications and enquiries to recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.


    Pathfinder International Advocacy and Communication Officer Job in Kisumu Kenya

    Job ID: 50362

    Job Category: Management

    Employment Type: Full time

    Posted: 09.20.2014

    Job Description

    Vacancy: Advocacy and Communication Officer

    Location: Kisumu

    Pathfinder International is an international non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating access to and improving the quality of family planning, reproductive health and community-and facility-based HIV and AIDS care and services.

    Pathfinder strives to empower women, men, adolescents, and communities to make choices and create environments conducive to healthy reproductive behaviors.

    The Health of People and Environment within Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) is a cross boundary population health and environment (PHE) project implemented in Kenya and Uganda.

    The HoPE-LVB project has successfully developed and tested a model of integration, addressing existing and emerging threats to the vulnerable biodiversity of the LVB area and associated ecosystem services, while addressing the poverty and wellbeing challenges faced by the population who depend on this area.

    The project aims at improving the quality of life in target communities through greater access to quality health services (especially FP and maternal care), and also through eco-friendly income generation activities and better management of existing and emerging threats to the vulnerable biodiversity of the LVB area and associated ecosystem.

    Further, targeted community engagement will be sustained by well-informed citizens, supported by improved local governance.

    We are seeking a highly motivated, talented and hard working individual to join the Health of People and Environment Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE LVB) Project in Kisumu in the position of Advocacy and Communication Officer.

    Reporting to the Program Manager, the officer will increase the profile and disseminate the project’s work and messages through planning and implementation of all project communication activities, including fact sheets, success stories, publications, press releases, press briefings, op-ed articles, letters to the editor, etc.

    The Officer will also support policy advocacy activities, under the supervision of the project managers for national level activities, and with input from field staff for local level activities.

    These activities might include documentation of key meetings, supporting advocacy activities at District/County levels by working with District Committees and Champions, designing advocacy strategies, drafting policy language such as supporting the development of local ordinances, letters to policy-makers, visits to government officials, and speech-writing.

    Job Requirements:

  • Degree in Communication, Journalism, International relations, political science or development studies.
  • At least three years of professional experience in communications, public relations and/or advocacy, preferably at a health or development NGO
  • Strong interest in local and global public health and/or environment conservation
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with government, NGO partners, and international organizations at various levels.
  • Strong writing and reporting skills in English.
  • Demonstrated experience writing quality communication pieces and reports.
  • Writing sample will be required
  • Some experience of communications work (especially doing electronic and print publications).
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications.
  • Ability, willingness and flexibility to travel to field projects and offer trainings to team members
  • Ability to work in a team environment, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills: verbal, written, listening, presentation and facilitation.

    Languages:

  • Fluency in English, Swahili and local languages a distinct advantage.
  • Demonstrated excellence in time management and planning skills.

    Candidates who may require a more detailed Job description should request the same through kenyajobs@pathfinder.org.

    Candidates who meet the above requirements should send their CV and cover letter detailing current and expected salary and clearly indicating daytime telephone contacts to kenyajobs@pathfinder.org.

    Closing date for applications is 2nd October, 2014.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Pathfinder International is an equal opportunity employer


    Kimisitu Sacco Jobs in Kenya

    Job Description

    Kimisitu Sacco is a national Savings & Credit Society drawing its members from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Embassies, International Missions and other Reputable Organizations in Kenya.

    We are seeking suitable candidates to fill the following temporary vacant positions;

    1. Position: Procurement Officer

    Job ID: 50369Job

    Views:

    : nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Category: Purchasing-Procurement-employment

    Type: Full time

    Posted: 09.20.2014

    Supervisor: Finance & Administration Manager

    Position Summary: The position holder will provide value added services in procurement and the disposal of unserviceable or surplus stores and equipment in accordance with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate the development and implementation of procurement plans, budgets, pre qualification of suppliers and administer logistic services
  • Secretary to the Procurement Committee and management of all procurement reports and minutes
  • Ensure materials procured for the Sacco are as per the specifications, quality and within budgeted cost
  • Raise purchase orders for timely procurement of goods and services in liaison with the user department
  • Responsible for all Stores and Inventory control management
  • Manage and recommend disposal of unserviceable stores in accordance with the PPOA and Sacco supplies policies and procedures
  • Monitoring contract management by user departments to ensure implementation of contracts in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contracts
  • Prepare progress and annual reports showing achievement of the procurement and logistics functions and providing justifications for performance variances
  • Carrying out market survey prior to placing of orders or adjudication by the procurement committee
  • Conducting periodic and annual stock taking
  • Certifying invoices and coordinating payment to suppliers
  • Processing and custody of contract documents
  • Liaison with Sacco service providers to ensure continuous provision of efficient services, review of their performance periodically
  • Co-ordinate Sacco forums such as Members Education Day, AGM, Board and Staff functions as well as internal meetings, etc.
  • Marketing of the Sacco

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A Diploma in Procurement Management with Chartered Institute of Purchasing and
  • Supplies Management or other recognized institutions
  • Membership to the relevant professional body
  • At least three years relevant experience in procurement department

    Skills:

  • Good analytical skills
  • Good communication and inter personal skills
  • Must be a team player and able to work under minimum supervision.
  • Hands on experience in using ERP software and Microsoft Office packages. (Experience with Navision software will be an added advantage)
  • Ability to interpret and apply public procurement policies, procedures and directives issues to public sector organizations
  • Basic accounting knowledge

    2. Request for Proposal: FOSA Feasibility Study

    Terms of Reference

    1. To carry out a feasibility study to determine the financial implication, costs/overheads and economic viability of establishing a FOSA

    2. Analyze business case potential of the proposed FOSA site

    3. Forecast the business continuity potential (Prepare a feasible 4 year business plan for the FOSA)

    4. Highlight key risks and mitigating factors

    5. To determine the adequacy of infrastructure, financial and Human Resource Capacity for FOSA Operations

    6. Based on your recommendations, offer technical guidance on implementation

    Requirements to accompany the proposal:

    1. Curriculum Vitae of the lead team to carry out the engagement

    2. Registration certificate

    3. Company profile

    4. Current year’s tax compliance certificate

    5. Last 3 years audited accounts

    6. Four (4) References by Saccos that have successfully implemented FOSA after your recommendations within the last 3 years

    7. Time plan (days) indicating the various components of the engagement

    8. Quoted itemized consultancy fees inclusive of all taxes, incidentals, etc.

    The proposal documents should be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Procurement Officer” and “Proposal for FOSA Feasibility Services” respectively addressed to, The Chief Executive Officer, Kimisitu Sacco Society Limited.

    The bid should be dropped into the tender box at the Sacco office along Woodland Road, Off Lenana Road, Kilimani on or before Friday 3rd October 2014 noon.

    Bids shall be opened on 3rd October 2014 at the Sacco offices at noon and tenderers may send their representatives to witness the opening.

    Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply online by filling in the data form from the link Kimisitu Sacco Jobs in Kenya

    The data form must be filled in full.

    Incomplete forms will be disqualified.

    In addition, the applicants should send Application letter with a detailed CV to: jobs@kimisitusacco.or.ke by 3rd October 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Kimisitu Sacco is an equal opportunity employer.


    Steel Fabrication Company Jobs in Nairobi Kenya – Massive

    September 20, 2014

    Job Description

    We are a 40-Year old Steel Fabrication company based in Nairobi, with main product areas focused on Design Fabrication and all types of structural steel works for commercial, industrial and public buildings.

    As an ISO standard company, we operate throughout Eastern and Central Africa.

    Due to Expansion and growth, we are looking to employ Key staff members with the following backgrounds:

    1. Site Supervisor

    Salary 20,000 – 50,000 gross, depending on experience.

    The ideal candidate will be required to have;

  • A Diploma in Engineering.
  • 7-10 years’ experience in the management and execution of structural steel and concrete related projects.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate projects.
  • Good understanding of steel fabrication drawings.
  • Ability to inspect and manage quality of work at site.
  • Ability to manage a team and coordinate resources.
  • Excellent use of English language for written and verbal communications.
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision

    3. Erection Supervisor

    Salary 50,000 – 70,000 gross, depending on experience.

    (Two positions)The ideal candidate will be required to have;

  • A Diploma in Engineering.
  • 10 years’ experience in the erection of steelwork.
  • Good understanding of steel fabrication drawings.
  • Knowledge of Autocad.
  • Excellent use of English language for written and verbal communications.
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision

    2. Senior Engineer

    Salary 70,000 – 120,000 gross, depending on experience.

    (Two positions)The ideal candidate will be required to have;

  • Bsc. Degree in Civil / Structural Engineering.
  • 5-7 years’ experience and knowledge in steel fabrication and RC design.
  • Has experience at a senior level in the management and execution of structural steel related projects and supervise concrete work.
  • Excellent use of English language for written and verbal communications.
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision.


    RCTP Jobs in Suba / Rongo Districts, Kenya

    Program Description:

    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, Care and Treatment program working in 140 clinics in Nyanza Province, Kenya.

    RCTP is seeking motivated, proactive individuals to fill the following positions in the Sustainable East African Research on Community Health (SEARCH) Study.

    SEARCH is a five-year cluster randomized trial to test whether universal ART can improve health, Educational, and economic outcomes.

    We are going to be conducting a household census in 12 communities and annual multi- disease diagnostic health campaigns.

    We will also be supporting ART delivery through FACES clinics.

    1. Job Title: Medical Laboratory Technologist

    (6 Positions)

    Reports to: SEARCH Laboratory Coordinator

    Duty Station: Suba/Rongo Districts

    Duration: 9 Months

    Vacancy Number: FN-42-09-2014

    Job Summary:

    Successful applicants will be responsible for running tests in the field laboratory station during the community health campaigns, Post CHC tracking and processing samples in the mobile RNA laboratory station.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Perform SEARCH study specific assays:

  • POC CD4 using PIMA™ analyzers, HIV rapid tests, Malaria RDTs, Sputum for AFB, and Blood glucose levels, Full haemogram and blood Chemistries e.g. Liver function tests and renal function tests

    Sample collection and processing:

  • Infant DBS and finger prick whole blood capillary blood for viral load RNA
  • Adhering to Professional Code of Conduct and Research Ethics
  • Preparing Sample aliquots, archival and storage in the freezer works software
  • Performing maintenance and troubleshooting on laboratory equipments
  • Laboratory Waste segregation and management
  • Stock control using stock cards
  • Ensure efficient chain of custody of all samples collected, laboratory study documents, results and perform tests as per the specific laboratory SOPs
  • Projection on consumables and reagents, and re-ordering whenever due.
  • Any other duty as assigned by the laboratory coordinator

    Key Requirements:

  • Diploma in Medical laboratory Technology from the Kenya Medical Training College or any relevant, recognized institution
  • Registered with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB)
  • Current KMLTTB Practising License
  • Current and valid Motorcycle riding license would be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    . Laboratory Skills:

  • Good clinical and laboratory practices training (GCLP)

    Phlebotomy :

  • Venous whole blood and capillary blood collection
  • Conduct rapid HIV antibody testing, Malaria RDT test, Blood sugar tests, Sputum for AFB and DBS sample collections
  • Sample archival and storage

  • CD4 count using PIMA Machine

  • Laboratory commodity management

    2. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English and Dholuo

    3. Should embrace community-based development work.

    4. Knowledge of computer software applications including MS-Office suite.

    5. Interest in working in an innovative and demanding environment with extensive travel to rural sites in Suba/Mbita and Rongo Districts.

    2. Job Title: Study Clinical Officer

    Posted on September 20, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Medical Kenyan Jobs

    Reports to: The Principal Investigator

    Location: Suba

    Duration: Oct 2014 through to 30 April 2015

    Vacancy No. FN-41-09-2014

    Job Summary:

    The incumbent will oversee daily clinical activities of the research project at the Suba site.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry out medical and neurological examinations, interpret laboratory results, perform lumbar punctures
  • Conduct neuropsychological testing
  • Dispense and manage medications
  • Accurate and prompt study documentation, safety monitoring and follow-up of adverse events
  • Assist with data entry and verification
  • Reports to the Assistant Study Coordinators
  • Other duties as assigned

    Key Requirements:

    Education:

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine with current registration with Clinical Officers Council of Kenya

    Experience:

  • At least one year experience with clinical research
  • At least one year experience in provision of HIV care including anti-retrovirals

    Other Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent leadership, management and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Fluent spoken English, Dholuo, and Kiswahili required

    Applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available to start work on the project
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
  • At least two recommendation letters, preferably from previous employers

    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 2nd 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.

    KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer.

    Women, the Youth, people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    National AIDS Control Council (NACC) Head of Legal Services Job in Kenya

    Republic of Kenya

    Ministry of Health

    National Aids Control Council

    Career Opportunity: Head, Legal Services

    NACC Grade 3

    The National AIDS Control Council (NACC) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Health whose mission is to provide policy and a strategic framework for mobilizing and coordinating resources for the prevention of HIV transmission and provision of care and support to the infected and affected people in Kenya.

    The NACC wishes to recruit a highly motivated individual to serve in the position of Head, Legal Services who fulfils the following requirements:

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Have served in a comparable position in a large organization for at least seven (7) years
  • A Masters degree in a relevant field
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Law
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Be in Possession of CPS (K)
  • Have the current law practising certificate
  • Possess computer application skills
  • Have demonstrated outstanding professional competence, ability and integrity as reflected in work performance and results
  • Fulfil the expectations of Chapter Six of the constitution including getting the clearances from HELB, KRA, CID, EACC and a recognized CRB.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The duties and responsibilities will include;

  • Head the Legal Unit and report to the Director on all legal matters of the Council
  • Advising on Legal and regulatory matters; constitution of the Council and stakeholders meetings
  • Advising on corporate governance ; ensuring safe custody of collaterals and chattels and other Council properties
  • Coordination of issuance of legal undertakings
  • Advising on negotiations and taking part in corporate deals
  • Providing secretarial services to the Council and its committees and liaising with external lawyers and other legal bodies.
  • Responsible for drawing contracts and agreements and initiate periodic legal reviews of Legal Notice No. 170 of 1999
  • Interpreting and advising the Council accordingly on other related laws
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with the regulatory framework and managing litigations and advice on procedures and legal requirements on matters relating to property management, staff discipline
  • Any other issues that may attract litigation
  • The successful candidate will be offered a three (3) year contract renewable subject to appraisal and satisfactory performance.

    Application

    The application with a detailed CV and copies of certificates, names of at least three (3) professional referees should be addressed to the undersigned and received on or before October 3, 2014:

    The Director
    National AIDS Control Council
    Landmark Plaza 9th Floor Argwings Kodhek Road
    P.O. Box 61307 – 00200
    Nairobi

    NACC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate any applicant on the basis of ethnic background, sex, religion, disability, HIV or marital status yet is attentive to gender, regional and ethnic balance.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    For more details about the NACC and its programmes please visit the website at; National AIDS Control Council (NACC) Head of Legal Services Job in Kenya


    Trocaire Somalia Programme Support Manager Job in Kenya

    Trocaire Somalia is recruiting a Programme Support Manager as part of the Senior Management Team and he/she will have overall management responsibility for ensuring the provision of effective programme support services for Trócaire’s Somalia Programme.

    This includes managing the finance, administration, logistics, grants management and human resource functions.

    She/he will work with colleagues to build the capacity of District Health Board (DHB) staff in programme support functions.

    She/he will represent Trócaire Somalia in internal and external coordination forums and meetingsand will deputise for the Country Director as and when required.

    The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelors degree (in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance), a related professional Diploma, and/ or Masters degree in Business Administration.
  • A minimum five years of managerial experience in programme support services in an international NGO.
  • Extensive experience in Finance, logistics, HR and Administration.
  • A sound understanding of budgets, financial management, audit, programme management and administration principles.
  • Extensive experience of grant management, donor funding, reporting and compliance
  • Demonstrable field experience of logistics management
  • Problem-solving skills, analytical skills, ability to work under pressure and good communication skills.
  • A high level of reliability and objectivity
  • Experience of working in the Somalia context.

    If you feel you fit the required qualification and experience, please check the job details on Trocaire Somalia Programme Support Manager Job in Kenya by 31st October

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    HR Manager, Retail Chain Manager, Sales Representative, Professional Makeup Artist and Secretary Jobs in Kenya

    1. Human Resource Manager

  • Degree in Human Resources Management from a Reputable University,

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in a reputable firm, preferably at a FMCG distribution company

  • Experience in Recruitment & Integration of Staff to Company

  • Experience in using performance management tools, HR modules at Reputable ERP

  • Adequate knowledge in MS Office Applications

  • Conduct Training sessions to the staff from different departments especially to Sales and Marketing

  • Must have knowledge with labor laws

    2. Retail Chain Manager

  • Degree in sales and marketing from reputable university
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in retail management and sales, preferably in cosmetics
  • Adequate knowledge in MS Office Applications
  • Ability to manage the efficiency of Flormar Point of Sales , staffs and ensure smooth running of all the retail shops in an orderly and timely manner
  • Excellent communication and presentational skills

    3. Sales Representative

  • Degree or Diploma in sales and marketing.
  • Experience in sales of Fast Moving Consumer Goods preferably in cosmetic products in Supermarkets
  • Excellent communication skills both written and spoken
  • Ability to travel all over the country
  • Adequate knowledge in MS Office Applications

    4. Professional Make-up Artist

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience of make up application
  • Diploma in Beauty and Make Up from recognized training institution
  • Creative in Ideas about Social Media Marketing, and able to manage Social Media
  • Ability to conduct training especially both off and on location

    5. Secretary

  • Minimum diploma in secretariat
  • Excellent data entry skills
  • Excellent in Microsoft office packages especially Microsoft excel
  • Presentable and very organized

    Please send your application to vacancy@ycl.co.ke and include your cv, passport size photo by 30th October.


    KIPPRA Assistant Accountant Job in Kenya

    The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a public Institute established in 1997 to support public policy by contributing to the formulation of medium and long-term strategic perspectives for development of the country as well as developing the required human and institutional capacities.

    This is achieved by undertaking economic forecasting, policy analysis and research, and through capacity building for the achievement of national development goals.

    It is governed by the KIPPRA Act No. 15 of 2006.

    The Institute is seeking qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

    1. Job Title: Assistant Accountant

    Ref. AA/2014

    Grade: KIP 6

    Division: Finance & Investment Division

    Supervisor: Finance and Investment Manager, Accountant

    Supervisory Responsibilities: None

    Position Summary:

    The Assistant Accountant will providing support in the Finance Division by ensuring that accounting standards and practices are adhered to, payments processing, banking, assisting with preparation of quarterly financial reports.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Financial data processing
  • Production of quarterly financial and management reports
  • Maintaining the fixed asset register
  • Preparing receipts and invoices
  • General Ledger and Bank reconciliation
  • Vouching and control of staff advances
  • Custodian of Petty cash and related transactions

    Qualifications & Attributes

  • A Bachelors degree in Commerce, Business Administration or Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant CPA Part II ,CPA-K will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years in a busy accounting environment
  • Experience in donor fund accounting desirable
  • Practical working knowledge of the Microsoft Navision Financial Reporting System
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

  • Team player

    2. Job Title: Internal Auditor

    Ref. AUD/2014

    Grade: KIP 6

    Division: Internal Audit.

    Reporting to: Board Audit Committee

    Supervisory Responsibilities: Assistant Internal auditor

    Position Summary:

    Assess the adequacy of risk management, control and governance processes of the Institute; design and enforce systems for effective and efficient running of the Institute.

    Key Responsibilities

    The key responsibilities are:

  • Review the reliability and the integrity of financial and operating controls and recommending effective control mechanism
  • Ascertaining the extent of compliance with the Institute’s established policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Working with External auditors to enforce and review audit recommendations
  • Identify and evaluate the risks that impact on the operations of the Institute then assist in identifying the appropriate strategies, policies, procedures and controls to manage these risks
  • Communicate audit issues and recommendations to the board and senior management through a comprehensive and complete audit reports.
  • Carry out forensic audits where and when required and as may be appropriate.
  • Secretary to the Board Audit Committee.
  • Follow up outstanding audit issues to confirm that corrective/remedial action is taken on reported audit findings and recommendations.

    Desired Technical Qualifications

  • University Degree in accounting, finance, or Business administration. Masters will be an added advantage
  • At least 5 years experience in audit
  • Certified Public Accountant final-CPA (K)
  • Professional Qualifications in Audit: CISA, CIA, CFE, CRMA
  • Experience in using computerized auditing and accounting applications, risk management and internal controls

    Behavioural Competencies

  • Ability to plan, work and execute projects with minimum supervision and to complete work within required deadlines
  • Demonstrate excellent analytical skills
  • Demonstrated high levels of initiative, autonomy, adaptability, maturity and sound judgement
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and staff

    Terms and Application Procedure

    KIPPRA offers competitive terms and conditions of employment.

    Successful candidates will be employed on a 3-year contract, renewable on the basis of performance.

    Interested candidates are invited to submit an application letter indicating the reference number of position applied on both letter and envelope, copy of updated/detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, current and expected salary, and names and contacts (telephone and e-mail) of three (3) professional referees who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications and work experience.

    The application should be addressed to:

    The Human Resource and Administration Division,
    Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,
    Bishops Garden Towers, 2nd Floor, Bishops Road,
    P.O. Box 56445-00200, City Square,
    Nairobi

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    All email applications should be sent to: hr-september2014@kippra.or.ke

    Applications should reach not later than close of business 3rd October 2014.

    KIPPRA is an equal opportunity employer.

    Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification


    Global GAP Trainer Job in Kenya - Agricultural Development Company

    Vacancy: Global GAP Trainer

    A Kenyan development organization dealing with management of Agricultural Value chains is seeking an individual or firm to provide training to over 800 farmers in Kwale County on Global GAP Standards to be implemented in production and marketing of Yellow Passion Fruit.

    The training of the farmers will be administered through already formed groups organized into Production and Marketing structures.

    Objectives for the Consultancy:

    The main aim of the training is to introduce the farmers, Production and Marketing Centre management as well as Centre Production Coordinators to Global Gap Systems through systematic and in-depth training on good Agricultural Practices while introducing them to quality control systems and record keeping.

    The farmers in the 21 Production and Marketing centres, the centre management, and the Centre Production Coordinators from the Collection Centres will be targeted for these training programmes.

    Call for Proposals

    Individuals or firms are invited to send a detailed proposal for undertaking this assignment.

    The proposal should include:

  • Well elaborated methodology on how this work will be undertaken.
  • The timeline (man-clays) for the training and reporting.
  • Professional qualifications of the team to be involved in the assignment and experience in carrying out global gap training.
  • Detailed organization profile (for firms) and detailed CVs for individuals.
  • The budget (financial proposal), for the assignment should be submitted as a separate document and not as part of the technical proposal.
  • The assignment is expected to commence on Monday, 13th October 2014.

    The Terms of Reference for the Assignment are available on request.

    Qualified individuals or firms should send technical and financial proposals (as separate documents) to globalgaptrainer@gmail.com by 12.00 noon on Friday 3th October 2014.

    Proposals received after the stipulated date and time will not be considered.

    Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Email queries and answers will be responded to via email.


    Avenue Healthcare Facilities Manager and Training Manager Jobs in Kenya

    Avenue Healthcare Vacancies

    Facilities Manager

    The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring that all Avenue facilities are properly maintained, refurbished and renovated to preserve and sustain them for safe and optimal use.

    Supervise and train existing maintenance / support staff in the assembly and fabrication of new facilities and furniture.

    Coordinate with external contractors / suppliers and manage projects to ensure successful and satisfactory completion on time and within budget.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Experience in building management, analytical knowledge of plumbing, electrical engineering, fire & safety, air conditioning systems, solar hot water systems and gas systems.
  • Occupational health & safety and environmental guidelines.
  • Three years working experience in the private sector, preferably in facilities / building management or hospitality services.

    Training Manager

  • The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and implementing a continuous internal training curriculum for staff in all Avenue Healthcare facilities.

    Minimum Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree, from a reputable institution, in Public Relations, Human
  • Resources, Business Administration or Education.

  • A post graduate diploma or degree in organizational development, human resources management, media or communication will be an added advantage

    Please email, or deliver your application and CV with copies of relevant certificates and references on or before Friday 3rd October 2014 to:

    Avenue Group - Head Office Nairobi

    Attn: HR Dept. 9th Floor, Orbit Place corner of Westlands Road & Chiromo Lane

    E-Mail: vacancies@avenuehealthcare.com


    icipe Consultancy to Redesign the Infonet-Biovision Online Database

    Consultancy to Redesign the Infonet-Biovision Online Database

    Ref No. NRS/74/092014

    Terms of Reference

    Location: The Consultant will work from own office but be able to travel to icipe for face-to-face consultations with the Biovision FCP team when required.

    Duration: To be agreed upon but to be completed by latest April 2015

    Starting date: By 3rd November 2014 or soon thereafter.

    icipe - African Insect Science for Food and Health is an intergovernmental organisation headquartered in Nairobi and funded by various governmental aid agencies, UN organisations and private foundations to carry out research and training in environmentally sound and sustainable management of insects (arthropods) for improving comprehensive health and agricultural productivity in the tropics.

    icipe has 400 staff that undertake its research and capacity building programmes located at various sites in eastern Africa, particularly Kenya and Ethiopia, and collaborating with partners globally.

    icipe wishes to urgently engage a suitable Systems Developer to Redesign the Infonet-Biovison Online Database (www.infonet-biovision.org) under the Biovision Farmer Communication Programme (FCP).

    The overall goal of the FCP is to enable small-scale farmers and other users to access and utilise information on ecologically sustainable agriculture through integrated communication channels that include the Infonet-Biovision platform, The Organic Farmer (TOF) magazine, The Organic Farmer Radio (TOF Radio) programme and Farmer Communication Outreach.

    The Infonet-Biovision database and the other FCP information dissemination pathways recently underwent an assessment that identified areas of revision and recommendations for guiding the redesigning of the database into a content management system (CMS) that will make the Infonet platform easy to access and use by different user groups, easy to manage, host and update and with improved synergies with the other FCP communication pathways and partners.

    Tasks of the Consultant

    With the guidance of the FCP team and its technical advisor, the service provider will:

  • Develop layout and structure for the new website and CMS-based Infonet database that embody the Biovision Farmer Communication Programme brand, is attractive, user-friendly and covers the 4-H strategic areas of health (animal, plant, environment and human).
  • Develop an appropriate Infonet Content Management System (CMS) based on Drupal CMS.
  • Migrate the current Infonet-Biovision content into the new CMS.
  • Develop adequate documentation for future use by system developers (system’s technical documentation of the website and the CMS, complete with the most common troubleshooting guidelines).
  • Develop training and user-guide materials for users, content administrators and editors/authors.
  • Train FCP programme staff and a few key partners on how to work with the new CMS-based Infonet.

    Outputs and Deliverables

    The following are the minimum expected outputs from this consultancy:

  • A well-functioning CMS-based Infonet with all the current content successfully migrated and stabilised.
  • Complete easy-to-read technical and user manuals for the new Infonet.
  • FCP staff and key partners trained on the use of the new Infonet.

    Requirements / Qualifications:

  • The consultancy requires an individual or organisation with proven understanding and experience in systems analysis, design, development and knowledge management.

    The following specific qualifications are desired:

  • A university degree in Information Technology or related field with a minimum of five years of relevant experience in ICT applications or related field;
  • Excellent knowledge and use of information management systems and software packages for data collection, storage, retrieval, security and sharing;
  • Experience of working with Internet service providers and online hosting companies;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop complex web-based information management systems for various organisations;
  • Demonstrated professional competence and efficiency in meeting commitments, using time efficiently, observing deadlines and achieving quality results as per realistic work schedules agreed upon.

    Other desirable attributes:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills that encourage two-way communication and ability to work effectively and harmoniously with project team; and
  • Ability to plan and work with limited supervision.
  • The selected candidate should be available to start as soon as possible.

    How to apply for the Consultancy:

    The Consultancy is available immediately.

    All applications must arrive via email on or before 5 pm on Wednesday the 1st of October 2014.

    Please quote the reference number NRS/74/092014 on the email subject line.

    Interested individuals or companies should send their CV or Company Profile, key qualifications and experiences relevant to this type of task (e.g. web links to previous work), cost (fees) of undertaking this consultancy, type of maintenance support agreements and warranty details, timeline for the consultancy, names/addresses of three referees (with daytime telephone numbers, and email and fax numbers), and a one-page write-up on how you consider yourself suitable for the above consultancy to SystemsDeveloperFCP@icipe.org.

    Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    icipe is an equal opportunity employer


    Vessel and Offshore Security Officers Jobs in Kenya

    Company looking for vessel and offshore security officers in support of seismic vessels.

    Mandatory pre-requisites are as follows:

  • At least 5 years military experience
  • Must have maritime security experience or have served within the military in the last 3 years in an operational capacity
  • BOSIET or Offshore Survival Equivalent
  • STCW 95 (All 4 modules)
  • Seafarer’s Medical
  • Offshore Medical
  • Dental Clearance
  • Seaman’s Discharge Book
  • Medical Qualification (FPOS Intermediate standard and above preferred) NEBOSH qualification (desirable not mandatory).

    This position is on a rotational basis, and personnel are expected to provide security services up to 8 weeks at a time.

    This position requires a person:

  • With mental alacrity, and a can-do approach to work.
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
  • Strong Team work and leadership skills.
  • Needs to be very trustworthy and professional, and place extreme importance on confidentiality.
  • Needs an awareness of external influences, such as legislation within legal, national and HSSE frameworks.

    Applications must be sent to applications.offshore@gmail.com


    Premier Academy Deputy Head of Primary Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Deputy Head of Primary

    Premier Academy is a leading British Curriculum School with a strong reputation for academic strength and all round excellence.

    We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, results oriented Deputy Head who is committed to high standards of performance and achievement by both children and educators.

    The Deputy Head will assist the Head in Subject Coordination, student discipline and general leadership of the primary section in order to secure its success and improvement, ensure high quality care and education for the children.

    In order to achieve and elevate standards of education, the successful candidate must have a requisite background including:

  • A Bachelor’s degree – Early Childhood Education
  • A Masters degree will be an added advantage
  • A Child- Entered approach to teaching
  • A minimum of 5 years exposure to the British National Curriculum
  • Excellent inter-personal and leadership skills
  • Minimum experience of 5 years as a Primary Teacher and 3 years in a leadership position

  • TSC Registration.

    If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send your application quoting the job title.

    Include your updated CV, testimonials and give full contact details of 3 referees to: recruit@premier-sri.ac.ke to be received not later than 11th October 2014.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted


    Murang’a Water Directors Call for Applications

    Application for Appointment of Directors

    The Tana Water Services Board (TWSB) is responsible for the efficient and economical provision of Water and Sanitation Services within her area of jurisdiction in accordance with Water Act 2002 through Water Service Providers under Service Provision Agreement (SPA) among them, Murang’a Water & Sanitation Company Ltd (MUWASCO).

    In this regard TWSB in concurrence with County Government of Murang’a is spearheading the recruitment of Four (4) Board of Directors for Murang’a Water & Sanitation Company.

    The primary function of the Directors is overseeing the conduct of the Company’s business and operations so that it is effectively managed in the long-term interest of stakeholders.

    TWSB now invites suitably qualified applicants with the following background and who MUST be Local Residents within the MUWASCO’s Service Area:

  • One Member from a duly registered Water users Organizations nominated/endorsed by their Bodies.
  • One Member from Women Organizations nominated/endorsed by their Bodies.
  • One Member from Youth Groups nominated/endorsed by their Bodies
  • One Member from an organization of physically challenged persons nominated/endorsed by their Bodies.

    NB: Women are encouraged to apply for these Positions.

    Eligibility criteria

    The applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Provide a nomination letter from their respective group offices Literate and numerate to at least O level.
  • Demonstrate experience and acumen in a business or any profession of at least 7 years.
  • Demonstrate participation in local development initiatives.
  • Have experience as a change management agent.
  • Be of age between 21 and 70 years old.
  • Suppliers or other trading associates of the company are not eligible for directorship in the company.
  • Persons in current professional or social relationships with directors of the company cannot become directors in the company.

    Interested persons should submit their Applications and Curriculum Vitae (CVs) including Certified Copies of Academic Testimonials and Professional Certificates and Letter of Nomination by the Stakeholder Group or Institution to which they belong.

    The application should be sent in a plain and sealed envelope marked “Application for Directorship” and addressed to the undersigned so as to be received not later than Thursday 2nd October 2014.

    Chairperson, Selection Committee,
    P. O. Box 1050 – 10200
    Murang’a


    Management Sciences for Health Project Director Job in Kenya

    Management Sciences for Health

    Vacancy: Project Director

    Overall Responsibilities:

    MSH seeks a Project Director for an anticipated procurement to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Kenya (GoK) to manage a high performing, sustainable, public-health-oriented laboratory service system.

    The goal of the project is to improve Kenya’s capacity in stewardship, technical guidance, and oversight to implement country-owned and-led quality integrated laboratory services. As such, s/he provides strategic and technical leadership and managerial oversight for the Project.

    S/he is the official representative of MSH for the project and maintains all communication with appropriate CDC officials, project partners and local stakeholders, and other MSH managed projects in Kenya to ensure adequate coordination of laboratory technical assistance.

    The Project Director is fully responsible and accountable for the development, execution and management of the project, including

    (1) vision and technical strategy,

    (2) project and financial management,

    (3) documentation, communication and reporting of project activities,

    (4) client(s), partners and stakeholder(s) relationships, and

    (5) coordination and synergy with other MSH Projects and collaboration with the MSH Country Representative and Country Operations Country Management Unit (COMU).

    S/he ensures project activities and results are responsive to the goals and objectives of both CDC and PEPFAR and that they comply with the policies of the GoK.

    S/he bears primary responsibility for all administrative requirements to fulfill the performance objectives and other requirements specified in the project cooperative agreement.

    Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide overall direction for all technical and managerial activities under the project as mandated by CDC.
  • Function as the primary liaison between CDC and MSH on all technical and financial matters related to the project.
  • Provide leadership in establishing effective technical assistance, collaboration and communication with GoK departments and other stakeholders responsible for the implementation and/or support of laboratory services.
  • Provide strategic and technical leadership in the development and implementation of capacity building strategies needed to strengthen the delivery of laboratory services in Kenya that are locally appropriate and sustainable.
  • Adapt, implement, and oversee an annual project management cycle which formulates the annual continuing application, comprehensive work plans, budgets and reports in accordance with the Cooperative Agreement, CDC annual planning cycle, assures control of expenditures and timely disbursement of funds.
  • Assure integration of technical activities with each other, and with the overall operational strategy of the project.
  • Work with the MSH financial support team to implement a Financial Pipeline Tracking System for effective budget monitoring and cost control, based on sound financial and accounting principles, MSH Standard Operating Procedures and MSH and CDC financial reporting requirements.
  • With the MSH financial support team, develop and adapt (as needed) a project financial plan in line with the CDC Cooperative Agreement budget and received obligations, technical strategy, work plan and reporting requirements.
  • Ensure implementation of the Project Cooperative Agreement in compliance of the agreement clauses, MSH and CDC policies, regulations and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Maintain effective communications with the designated MSH contracts officer, finance operations staff, COMU, other MSH management support staff both in the US and in the CDC-Kenya office to ensure responsiveness in project operational and financial matters.
  • Oversee and support the implementation of MSH project management systems and assure project compliance with MSH policies and procedures in the process of implementation, documentation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, and results management.
  • As a member of the Kenya Leadership Team (KLT) attend KLT meetings with other project directors in the MSH-Kenya office to support the implementation of the Integrated Country Strategy (ICS); cooperate and collaborate with the COMU Director and other relevant COMU staff in Kenya to ensure timely fulfillment of the administrative requirements and CDC-specific operational and financial regulations for this project.
  • Assure reciprocal flow of technical exchange and knowledge transfer between the project and other MSH projects and programs engaged in laboratory systems strengthening, both in Kenya and elsewhere. Assure the integration, consistency, and high quality of the direct and subcontracted work under the project.
  • Maintain productive programmatic communication and a strong working relationship with MSH’s sub-contractor(s) on this project, to ensure timely and quality achievement of expected deliverables.
  • Together with MSH CPM senior managers and appropriate staff, maintain good working relationships with all partners and subcontractors to assure that the project receives the full benefit from their specific areas of expertise.
  • Ensure project staffing, structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs, local context and available resources.
  • Manage project staff as per MSH values, policies and guidelines, and implement an effective performance-management program focusing on results and individual accountability, including regular check-ins, annual appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards, training, coaching and career development support.
  • With support of supervisor, develop technical assistance plan and budget in line with CDC requirements.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for maximum project impact and business strategies using a variety of communication strategies and media.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher, in International Public Health, Biomedical Science or equivalent related field.
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience in management positions, implementing programs of similar size and scope in international health.
  • At least 5 years management experience on USG or other donor-funded programs supporting strengthening of national laboratory systems in developing countries, preferably with experience in Kenya and/or Africa.
  • Strong knowledge and technical skills in the following key areas: laboratory leadership, management and governance; development and implementation of national laboratory policies, strategic plans, standards, guidelines, standard operating procedures and capacity building materials; laboratory information systems; laboratory equipment and supply management; quality systems and accreditation; infrastructure development; networking and referral systems; and biosafety.
  • Familiarity with USG regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor-assisted projects.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with CDC project management is preferred; demonstrated leadership skills in working and collaborating with PEPFAR, other donors, host country institutions, and international organizations.
  • Strong strategic vision, management, and leadership qualities.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, government agencies, NGOs, other USG-funded cooperating agencies and donor organizations.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and partners to successfully bring groups together to achieve project goals.
  • Experience advising on the development, modification, and/or implementation of regulatory and policy frameworks in developing country context to facilitate changes in policies and regulations.
  • Strong understanding of the need for laboratory capacity building and readiness to recommend and follow through on solutions.
  • At least five years relevant supervisory experience of professional (technical) staff
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellent English (both written and oral) with the ability to conduct business in English.
  • Fluency in Swahili is preferred.

    How to apply:

    Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

    To apply for this position, please submit a resume to Management Sciences for Health Project Director Job in Kenya

    Closing date: 01 Oct 2014


    LVCT Health Data Analysis of Voluntary Counseling, HIV Testing and AIDS Care Study Consultancy Opportunity

    Terms of Reference:

    Data Analysis of Voluntary counseling, HIV Testing and AIDS Care Study Consultancy

    LVCT Health is an independent Kenyan non-governmental and non-profit organization.

    LVCT Health provides technical assistance to the government of Kenya and other governments in Africa, civil society and private sector partners in strengthening responses to HIV prevention, care and treatment, Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) interventions.

    We seek a highly capable individual to conduct descriptive, exploratory and inferential data analysis of Voluntary counseling, HIV testing and AIDS care in standalone community centers and health facilities Project 2004-2010

    Study Background

    Project Title:

    Voluntary counseling, HIV testing and AIDS care in standalone community centers and health facilities Project 2004-2010

    Study Aim:

    Project Goals:

    To conduct secondary analysis of program data collected from 2004 – 2010 for program evaluation

    Project Objectives:

    a) For training data:

  • To write a descriptive report on the trainings conducted from 2004 – 2010 to identify LVCT’s contribution to training of HTC providers;
  • Describe developments in training of providers;
  • Provide supportive evidence for documentation of developments and trends in the HIV response in Kenya.

    b) For HIV testing and counselling ( HTC) data:

  • To identify factors associated with HIV seropositivity
  • To establish behavior trends and clinical characteristics among clients attending HTC, stratified by relevant demographic characteristics
  • To establish factors associated with HIV sero-conversion among previously HIV negative clients attending HTC services
  • To identify factors associated partner uptake of HTC

    c) For Care and treatment data:

  • To describe socio-demographic characteristics of clients attending the care and treatment clinics
  • To determine the patterns of and factors associated with the uptake, adherence to and retention in HIV care and ARV medication among HIV infected individuals and couples
  • To identify and patterns of disease progression among clients attending care and treatment services
  • To describe the toxicities associated with specific antiretroviral drugs and other drug regimens
  • To describe the relationship, effect and burden of TB on the management of HIV
  • To describe and identify factors associated with the uptake of prevention measures among HIV positive clients and their partners

    Sampling Methodology:

    Subsets of data from each database will be purposively selected for analysis as is appropriate for each question and objective.

    This selection of subsets of data may be based on demographic characteristics, geographical spread and other considerations relevant to the objective.

    For example, to determine the factors associated with the uptake, adherence to and retention in HIV care and ARV medication among HIV infected couples, only data for those tested as couples will be selected for analysis.

    Expected application of results:

    These project analytic results are expected to:

  • Inform policy, planning and review of curriculums for pre- and in-service training of community and facility based HIV service providers delivering integrated HIV services
  • Provide evidence to facilitate targeted prevention messaging within integrated services and prevention programs
  • Provide evidence for effective HTC approaches for reaching HIV positive clients and couples.
  • Provide evidence to strengthen delivery of care and treatment options with optimal outcomes for patients on different regimens
  • Demonstrate feasibility and effectiveness of the voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) plus model in increasing uptake of care and treatment among HIV positive clients

    Purpose of consultancy:

    The purpose of this consultancy is to do develop a data analysis plan, carry out data cleaning; analysis; interpretation of results; report writing to answer the study objectives and present findings.

    This assignment requires:

  • Culling information across multiple data files; producing a descriptive summary of findings;
  • Producing a report that summarizes and analyzes findings of the study.
  • Expected results
  • Develop together with project team data analysis plan.
  • Organise, clean and prepare data for analysis.
  • Carry out descriptive and inferential analysis to answer study objectives.
  • Prepare and present results report.

    Location: This position will be based at LVCT Health HQ offices.

    Availability for face-to-face meetings and working with study team when required is necessary.

    Key competences, technical background, and experience required:

  • Advanced university degree in Statistics/Biometry/Biostatistics/Applied statistics/Public Health, Epidemiology or related field, with knowledge of information management, data management and statistical analysis using SPSS and NVIVO.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the area of data analysis for biological and social sciences or related field.
  • Ability to summarize and analyze large amounts of data, highlight critical findings and draw pertinent conclusions.
  • Excellent, clear and concise English writing skills and style. Ability to condense information into sharp, short paragraphs.
  • Ability to critically think through and propose a method for summarizing and presenting information for policy makers and programmers.
  • Knowledge of health systems is an asset.

    Applications should be submitted in soft copy to recruitment@lvcthealth.org or in hard copy, hand delivered to LVCT Health HQ located off Argwings Kodhek Road on or before Monday, 22nd September 2014 indicating:

    Expression of Interest: Data Analysis of Voluntary counseling, HIV testing and AIDS care Study Consultancy in the subject line or on the envelope.

    Applications must include: CV of lead consultant, demonstration of previous similar completed assignments, indicative budget and two referees.

    Those who do not meet the above criteria need not apply.


    Migori County Finance and Economic Planning County Chief Officer Job 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 Section 45.

    County Chief Officer, Finance and Economic Planning

    One (1) Post

    Ref: MCPSB/100/2014

    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:

  • General Administration and Coordination of Finance and Planning Department;
  • Development and implementation of County Integrated Development Plan (CIPD);
  • Development and Implementation of Strategic Plans and Sector Development Plans;
  • Promotion of National Values and Principles of Public Service and good governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
  • Development and implementation of Financial Policies and Sector Plans to attain Vision 2030;
  • Overseeing management of finances, preparation of budget estimates, annual work plan and programmes.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • Be a holder of first degree from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • Be a holder of CPA (K)
  • Be a Member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya(ICPAK);
  • Masters degree in Administration/ Management or equivalent qualification will be an added advantage;
  • Must have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than ten (10) years in
  • Administration and Financial Management;
  • Be conversant with the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and County Government Act 2012;
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of County Development Objectives and Vision 2030;
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the National Values and Principles of Public Service and Governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
  • Must be conversant with Computerized Accounting Packages.

    Terms of Service: Contract

    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 1st 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.


    Northern Water Services Board (NWSB) Jobs in Kenya

    Northern Water Services Board (NWSB), a state corporation under the ministry of environment water and natural resources invites applicants for the following positions:

    1. Clerical Officer

    Ref: NWSB/03/2014

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Human Resource Manager the clerical officer will be responsible for general clerical duties.

    Specific duties and Responsibilities:

  • Filing, dispatch, record keeping and file movement
  • Data compilation
  • Preparation of payments, leave and medical records

    Qualifications/key competences

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) C- or its approved equivalent
  • Must have working experience of at least 2 years
  • Be Computer literate
  • Have ability and skills in record keeping
  • Certificate in Business Studies will be an added advantage

    2. Internal Auditor

    Ref: NWSB/02/2014

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer the Internal Auditor will be responsible for the Audit function of the Board

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Control and Coordination of the Audit Section and maintenance of high audit standards within the Board
  • Preparation and supervision of Audit programme for financial, operational and management audits
  • Preparation of timely financial audit reports
  • Making recommendation on cost effective controls adoption
  • Ensure compliance with the laid down policies, procedures and regulations

    Qualifications / Key Competences:

  • A Bachelor Degree in Commerce (Accounting/Audit option) or Business Administration and CPA (K)
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a busy audit office preferably in the public sector or a large private enterprise
  • Demonstrate good knowledge of planning and organization skills
  • Person of high integrity
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare reports and meet deadlines
  • Be familiar with Kenya Government policies and its procurement and financial procedures
  • Computer literacy

    3. Sociologist

    Ref: NWSB/01/2014

    1 Position

    The Sociologist reports to Technical Manager, Rural Water and Sanitation Services (RWSS) under the technical services manager.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of proposals on community water projects that require funding
  • Carry out socio-economic surveys / impact assessment
  • Mobilization of communities to form community water service providers
  • Identify capacity building needs for community based water service providers

    Qualifications / Key Competences

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, or Community Development or Development studies from a recognized University. A Masters Degree in any of these fields will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant experience
  • Experience in community mobilization using relevant tools like Community Project Cycle and Participatory Rural Appraisal methods
  • Professional competency in work performance in Government, Middle level NGO in the development of water and sanitation services
  • Team player with relevant communication and computer skills

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates should submit their applications together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three referees to:

    The Chief Executive Officer,
    Northern Water Services Board,
    Maji House - Kismayu Road,
    P. O. Box 495 – 70100,
    Garissa - Kenya.

    E-mail: info@nwsb.go.ke, northernwsb@yahoo.com

    To be received not later than 1st October 2014 by close of business

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Northern Water Services Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Females and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply


    Communications Authority of Kenya Provision of Integrated Communications and Advertising Agency Services

    Communications Authority of Kenya

    Expression of Interest:

    Provision of Integrated Communications and Advertising Agency Services

    The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the regulator for the ICT industry with responsibilities in telecommunications, e-commerce, broadcasting and postal/courier services.

    CA is also responsible for managing the country’s numbering and frequency spectrum resources.

    As a public body, the Authority is expected to create public awareness on its regulatory functions, its regulatory initiatives in the ICT sector as well as educate consumers on their rights and responsibilities with regard to information and communications services.

    In light of this, the Authority wishes to engage an integrated communications and advertising agency to develop and implement public awareness campaigns, consumer education activities, carry out market research, produce corporate publications, media buying, advise on public relations and reputation management.

    The agency will also be expected to manage the Authority’s brand, manage the Authority’s digital and social media assets, and coordinate corporate events as well as other communications activities.

    The Authority invites Expression of Interest CECI) from interested firms for provision of integrated communications and advertising services.

    The EOI documents must be accompanied by copies and/or information of the following:

  • Company profile (company history, contacts, services, affiliations)
  • Certificate of business incorporation/registration of the firm
  • A Valid KRA tax compliance certificate
  • Two copies of the expression of interest CECI) documents( Original and a copy);
  • Details of at least three(3) similar consultancy services the firm has undertaken in the past three (3) years but not limited to corporate and promotional campaigns, consumer campaigns, event execution and samples of publications designed
  • Reference letters from the three (3) organizations mentioned in 5 above with contact persons indicated.

  • Demonstration of financial capability in carrying out the provision of the services by attaching certified copies of the firm’s audited accounts for the last three (3) years (i.e. 2011,2012 and 2013): and
  • A summary of the table of contents of the framework and methodology to be used once awarded the tender.
  • The framework will include proposed strategies for the Authority’s communications agenda.

    Expression of Interest (EOl) documents should be submitted in plain sealed envelopes, clearly marked; CA/PROC/EOI/02/2014-2015 - “Expression of Interest (EOl) for provision of Integrated Communications and Advertising services”

    The EOI documents should be deposited in the CA Tender Box situated on the ground floor of CA Centre along Waiyaki Way and addressed as below so as to reach on or before 1st October, 2014 at 230 p.m.

    The Secretary,
    Tender Committee, Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), P.O. Box 14448, Nairobi 00800,

    Tel: +254 (020) 4242000,

    Mobile: +254 703-042000, +254 730-172000,

    Email: tenders@ca.go.ke

    Website:Communications Authority of Kenya Provision of Integrated Communications and Advertising Agency Services

    EOI documents shall be opened immediately thereafter at the 1st floor Meeting Room 2, CA Centre, at 2:30pm in the presence of Bidders representatives who choose to attend.


    Techno Brain Kenya Limited (TBKL) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Company Profile:

    Techno Brain Group, a leading provider of ICT Solutions and its subsidiaries provide a wide range of information technology - related products and services including application development, business process outsourcing, capacity planning, consulting, enterprise software, IT infrastructure, identity management, business intelligence and technology education services.

    Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.

    If so, we’d like to hear from you.

    We’re building a world class organization and need you to help us to build it the right way.

    1. Job Title: Quality Assurance Manager

    Department / Group: Admin / Delivery

    Location: Nairobi

    Role and Responsibilities

  • Capable to build, implement, maintain and improve Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Should be able to supervise corrective and preventive actions at all units (Business & Support Functions)
  • Should be capable to manage and coordinate the activities of the ISO committee effectively
  • Should work closely with the higher management for building quality management system
  • Should pro actively involve in supporting the implementation of ISO 9001:2008
  • Better knowledge on setting up, application, maintenance and improvement of quality management system
  • Should be able to plan and organize internal quality audits and monitor corrective and preventive actions
  • Should effectively plan and implement management review meetings on periodic basis as defined in QMS
  • Responsible for considering all the quality management system documents before submitting the higher management
  • Should define process and ensure the compliance of the process across the organization
  • Should be innovative in generating the quality reports
  • Ensure the continuous review and improve the quality processes, procedures and guidelines
  • Identify process improvements at projects and organization level
  • Should be able to motivate and enthuse others in implementation of the QMS at all business units
  • Should possess strategic skills including setting up of vision, objectives and ability to contribute and drive organization in strategic direction
  • Should possess better understanding of the standard procedure and processes within a software development environment

    Experience Profile

  • 5 + yrs. Experience with knowledge of ISO 9001:2008 implementation in the capacity of lead auditor
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Good knowledge on ISO 9001:2008 Standards
  • Should be familiar with various Software Development Life Cycles (Water Fall Model, V Model, SCRUM & Iteration Model Etc.,)
  • Should have done at least 2 – 3 ISO 9001:2008 Implementations and 1 ISO/IEC 27001:2005/2013
  • Experience in developing Business applications

    Personal Attributes

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • Committed and driven to achieving goals
  • Ambitious and passionate about the role
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal and resource management skills

    2. Job Title: Bid Executive (French Speaking)

    Reports to: Bid Manager - Africa

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Techno Brain French Speaking Bid Executive Job in Kenya
  • The Bid Executive will work alongside internal teams and stakeholders to manage client and prospect tender responses (RFPs/RFIs, EOIs, Pre qualifications)

  • Developing and drafting bid (including pre qualification and expression of interest) documents in conjunction with the Bid Managers
  • Assist the respective Bid Manager to print and compile the tender response documents prior to submission.
  • Ensure that the materials always look professional and reflect the TBL brand
  • Work with respective Bid Manager to ensure timely submission of local bids Gather Tender Opening details and circulate to all stakeholders Proper soft copy and hard copy filing of all tender related documents Other priority tasks as needed

    Key Skills and Experience:

  • The ability to work to deadlines and attention to detail is essential
  • The successful candidate will have either a bids or administration background within the Professional services sector (but this is not essential)
  • Vast knowledge and use of MS Word and MS Excel
  • Demonstrate flexibility and be willing to go the extra mile
  • Good organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic and pro-active, with the ability to work autonomously when required as well as within a team

    Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organisational skills with outstanding grammar and communication
  • Strong analytical and administrative skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight and demanding deadlines
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues at all levels Willingness to learn

    Education:

  • Preferably a Diploma in Business Administration
  • Training in MS Word and MS Excel
  • Minimum of ½-1 year experience in a corporate environment needed.
  • A good understanding of French both written and spoken is A Must.

    How to Apply

    If you meet the above requirements and are ready to join a winning team kindly send an updated CV, three referees and a daytime telephone number to recruitmentafrica@technobrainltd.com on or before Monday 22nd September, 2014

    Indicate the Job title in the subject line.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Evidence Action Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    About Evidence Action:

    Evidence Action is assuming management and growth responsibility for two programs tested and incubated at Innovations for Poverty Action that are currently making a difference in the lives of millions of people in Africa and Asia: the Deworm the World Initiative (DTW) and Dispensers for Safe Water Initiative (DSW).

    Evidence Action scales proven development interventions and crafts resilient business models for long run success.

    About Dispensers for Safe Water: Each year, over 1.8 million children under the age of five die from diarrhea, a leading cause of which is unsafe drinking water.

    DSW is an entrepreneurial team tasked with scaling the Chlorine Dispenser System (CDS) – a proven innovation for dramatically expanding access to water treatment at extremely low cost.

    DSW’s work is growing rapidly – we currently serve over 1 million people in Kenya, our primary country of operations, and plan to reach 25 million in the next 5 years.

    Our program has ambitious plans to expand in 2-3 countries in the coming 2 years.

    Our work is based on strong proof of Chlorine Dispenser impact – a randomized controlled trial in Western Kenya demonstrated a six-fold increase in the number of households treating their water with chlorine.

    Such a dramatic expansion in safe water usage will prevent over 1.4 million cases of diarrhea and 1,300 child deaths each year once we reach our Kenya target of 5 million people served.

    1. Job Title: Senior Associate - Supply Chain

    Ref Code: ENG-02

    Location: Nairobi

    Deadline: October 1 (Applications are reviewed on a Rolling Basis)

    Reporting To: Manager: Engineering And Research

    Start Date: November 1, 2014

    About the position:

    The Senior Associate Supply Chain will be a key member of the Engineering, Supply and Innovations team, providing strategic oversight and planning of the dispenser hardware supply chain.

    They will be one of two key staff on the Manufacture, Maintenance and Supply Team.

    This team focuses on delivering and optimizing current hardware-related operations. They must ensure all custom products for Program delivery are available in the most cost-effective way to programs in a timely manner.

    They will be focused in ensuring the lifetime cost of a product is minimized and that the supply chains are well-designed and cost-effective.

    The Senior Associate: Supply Chain will ensure hardware is imported, assembled, and shipped to our field programs in the most cost-effective manner.

    Their time will be shared equally between imports, exports, and domestic logistics, with a particular focus on finding cost-savings in our supply chain.

    The initial focus will be on cutting costs in our international imports, as this has the biggest opportunity for cost savings.

    As our international programs grow, there will be an increasing need to coordinate export logistics, examine new supply chain structures, cost out different regional manufacturing options, and be a client-serving face to the overall order process.

    Key Responsibilities:

    1. Import and international suppliers:

  • Identify and negotiate with international suppliers to ensure transparent and cost-effective sourcing
  • Through understanding of shipping options, and the implications on tax, transit times, and overall risk
  • Developing order plans to ensure time and cost-effectiveness of orders

    2. Supply Chain Strategy

  • Using our growth plans, map out options for regional and global manufacturing hubs
  • Develop optimal dispenser hardware and chlorine resupply models
  • Map out current supply chain and identify key areas for improvement

    3. Client Serving order lead:

  • Be the point person for all programs to order and manage dispenser hardware orders
  • Lead on all exports to ensure goods are delivered cost and time-efficiently

    4. Standards and registration lead:

  • Work with KEBS to standardize necessary components
  • Register our product with a Kenyan Certificate of Origin
  • Work with Uganda, Malawi and possible expansion countries to document our products as necessary

    Key Attributes:

  • Keen planner- be prepared to show evidence of effective planning and strategic thinking
  • Independent, proactive and willing to take initiative
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic to take on a role with significant responsibility while developing personally and professionally
  • Keen to quickly step into a position in a fast-paced, rapidly-growing program
  • Motivated by the program's high potential for widespread impact on global health
  • Interested in a work environment that is flexible, creative, and constantly changing
  • Demonstrations of enthusiasm and commitment in the discharge supply and logistics duties

    Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years experience managing complicated supply chains- particularly between China and East Africa.
  • Bachelor’s degree in logistics, supply chain, or similar field.
  • Experience with KEBS/COMESA registration
  • Contacts with suppliers in China and Kenya

    Indicate the REF Code and Title on the subject line. (ENG-02 Senior Associate Supply Chain)

    2. Job Title: Senior Associate - Product Design

    Ref Code: ENG-01

    Location: Nairobi

    Deadline: October 1 (Applications are reviewed on a Rolling Basis)

    Reporting To: Manager: Engineering And Research

    Start Date: November 1, 2014

    About the Position:

    The Senior Associate: Product Design will be one of two key team members on the Design and Innovations team.

    The Design and Innovation team is dedicated to collaborating with our programs to discover opportunities for innovation.

    In order to meet our programs’ ambitious targets as well as grow as an organization, we recognize that we must continuously search for opportunities for radical program improvements.

    The vision of this team is to apply Human Centered Design methodologies to identify and design solutions for drastic improvements programmatic outcomes.

    The Senior Associate:

    Product Design is responsible for the design and prototyping of hardware focused innovations.

    Initially, the majority of this person’s work would focus on the Dispensers for Safe Water program, but would also do some design work for the Deworm the World Program (and others) as needed.

    The SA Product Design will focus on key hardware design aspects such as the solid chlorine dispenser, valve redesign, the tablet pole, and any other hardware issues that have been identified as priority for the programs.

    Key Responsibilities:

    1. Finalize the design of the current generation dispenser hardware

  • Assess the current dispenser for design improvements
  • Redesign the dispenser valve with a focus on durability in harsh conditions and other dispensing mechanism options.
  • Redesign any other components that are identified as weak or in need for improvement
  • Ensure the CAD design of our product line is up to date and complete
  • Generate documentation of all dispenser components including drawings, material specifications, costings, and packing.

    2. Design next-generation dispenser:

  • Using solid chlorine could save up to 90% of our supply chain costs.
  • Building on the initial prototypes, design a dispenser that accurately and consistently doses very small volumes of powdered chlorine
  • Lead the field test of the solid chlorine dispenser

    3. Bring components to manufacturing:

  • Develop a manufacturing plan for redesigned components with input from the Senior Associate:
  • Supply and Logistics to examine global options
  • Develop tooling designs for new components

    Key Attributes:

  • Practical, hands-on and keen understanding of mechanisms
  • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, systematic attention to detail, structured thinker, goal-oriented, and flexible
  • Creative thinker, able to brainstorm and address current dispenser issues

    Qualifications:

  • 5 years’ experience detailed design work
  • Bachelors’ degree in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Industrial Engineering, or similar
  • Competent in Autocad Inventor
  • Proactive, willing to take on new challenges
  • Experience with powders, dispensing mechanisms (desired)

    Indicate the REF Code and Title on the subject line. (ENG-01 Senior Associate Product Design)

    To apply, please submit a CV/Resume, Cover Letter, and Design Portfolio to: kenyajobs@evidenceaction.org by 1st October 2014


    MSF Switzerland Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    Medecins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland Kenya Mission

    MSF is a medical humanitarian organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need.

    In Kenya, the Swiss section of MSF works in Dadaab and is in charge of emergency response over the North Eastern and Cost regions (other MSF sections covering the rest of the country).

    1. Job Title: Head of Mission Assistant (Senior Management Role)

    Location: Nairobi and occasional travel to MSF intervention areas

    Start date: ASAP

    Length of contract: 1 year with possibility of extension

    The role is a senior management post reporting to the Head of Mission.

    He/she will be required to support the Head of Mission on the administrative part of coordination tasks, ensuring the relation with other agencies, local and national authorities.

    Package:

    Attractive package on offer with additional benefits including comprehensive health cover.

    Supportive learning environment within a large, dynamic International Medical Humanitarian Organization with dedicated career paths for proven staff.

    Main Tasks include, but not limited to:

  • Contributing to the analysis of the political and humanitarian context in the country and region.
  • Taking active part in medical humanitarian emergency response, needs assessments, project design and management processes.
  • Assisting the HoM on external and internal communications.
  • Ensuring the administrative follow up of dossiers related to special authorizations.
  • Facilitating contacts with local authorities and other humanitarian actors.
  • Developing the associative aspect of the mission.

    Requirements:

  • Be a holder of at least a Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (medical, paramedical, political science, international relations, humanitarian studies, business administration, communication or other relevant field).
  • Extensive experience in and exposure to working in a dynamic political, security and humanitarian environment.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar position. Previous MSF experience is an advantage.
  • Excellent analytical and negations skills with a proven experience at representation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, strong initiative, able to handle complex assignments with proactive attitude.
  • Organized, autonomous and attentive to details.
  • Punctual, reliable and flexible to work long hours when required.
  • Good level of Somali language.

    5. Job Title: Assistant Vehicle Mechanic

    Location: Coordination Office, Nairobi

    Start date: ASAP

    Length of contract: 6 months with possibility if extension

    Employment type: Part time

    The selected candidate will be reporting to the Logistics Support Activity Manager and he/she will provide logistical support to the project.

    Main Tasks include, but not limited to:

  • Perform maintenance and repair of MSF vehicles to ensure. they are in perfect condition for their use, in particular:
  • Perform maintenance according to the instructions in the logbook.
  • Hands on experience on 4x4 and light vehicles
  • Fully conversant with the gear box transfer, differential and engine repair/maintenance
  • Strong knowledge of drive train
  • Good knowledge in maintenance of power generators, water pumps and all motor machines
  • Good diagnostic skills in auto-electrical system
  • High skills in diagnostic
  • Capacity to use diagnostic tools
  • Well organized and able to prioritize his/her work
  • Good workshop tools management

    Requirements:

  • Essential Grade 1 (government test or equivalent).
  • Knowledge of vehicle computer-controlled systems, engine fuel and ignition, ABS braking and transmission functions
  • Valid driving licence preferably class B, C and E
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • At least 2 year experience demonstrated mechanical experience. Previous MSF experience is an advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, strong initiative, able to handle complex assignments with proactive attitude
  • Organized, autonomous and attentive to details
  • Punctual, reliable and flexible to work long hours when required

    If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter, copies of certificates/diplomas and registration documents, mentioning on the envelope the subject line to

    msfchkenya@gmail.com:

    or to

    The HR Coordinator
    MSF-Switzerland, Kenya Mission
    P.O. Box 25091 – 00603
    Lavington, Nairobi

    or deliver the application to:

    Deputy Field Coordinator

    MSF Office – Dagahaley Refugee Camp

    Applications must be received on or before 6th October, 2014.

    Please not that due to the high volumes of applications that are received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    PELUM Kenya Results Based Management Programme Officer Job Vacancy

    Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM Kenya) Association is a national network of 44 Civil Society Organisations working with small holder farmers in Kenya and located in Thika.

    The organization seeks to fill the position of a Results Based Management (RBM) Programme Officer.

    The recruited officer will be responsible for ensuring that PELUM Kenya achieves optimal results and impact in its operations.

    The ideal candidate should as a minimum have the following:

  • At least a first degree in agriculture, environmental science, and any other community development related discipline.
  • A post graduate diploma or degree in project management or results based management will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in strategic planning and performance evaluation methodologies and techniques.
  • Have at least 6 years continuous experience in similar work with a reputable NGO or network.
  • Have proven skills in participatory development approaches and have a passion for results based development.
  • Have proven experience and skills in resource mobilisation including fundraising through proposal writing.
  • Be over 30 years, a team player and builder and able to work for long hours with minimal supervision.
  • Have excellent skills in facilitation at national, regional and international meetings and events
  • Have excellent skills in communication and must have a keen eye for details.
  • Be computer literate with the proven ability to use essential software packages, particularly word, excel, power point, emails and the internet.
  • Have very good writing skills especially on narrative reports
  • Be willing to travel extensively within and outside the country.

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronic applications stating current and expected salary and detailed CVs with a contact mobile phone number and names and contacts of three referees to pelumkenya@gmail.com to reach by September 25th, 2014. Applicants should not attach any scanned copies of certificate or testimonials. Only short listed applicants will be acknowledged.


    Kenya Red Cross Society Job Vacancies in Nairobi

    Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in Kenya.

    Its mission is to be the leading humanitarian organization in Kenya delivering excellent quality service of Preventing and Alleviating Human Suffering.

    The Society in collaboration with the American Red Cross International Services Department seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians.

    The Society is looking for a qualified person to fill the above positions:

    1. Vacancy: Regional Program Manager, Eastern Africa

    Reporting to the Regional Representative for Eastern Africa, the Regional Program Manager will be responsible for design and delivery of high quality programming in Eastern Africa, while ensuring programmatic integration and impact across all projects in the Region.

    The position will be based at KRCS Headquarters, Nairobi.

    Specific duties and accountabilities:

  • Ensure completion of all planning, implementation and technical program deliverables in the Region, including work planning, implementation, and performance tracking and reporting.
  • Support project results and deliverables, ensuring timely and quality implementation of program activities.
  • Supervise in-country designated project staff across the various operating countries.
  • Coordinate with Region, country and headquarters teams to complete required project monitoring and performance reviews, assessments and surveys for enhanced programming quality, sharing and learning.
  • Lead the documentation, communication and sharing of project information, promising practices among program countries.
  • Pro actively network with and represent Region programming interests within and beyond the Red Cross including with academia, private donors and corporations.
  • Contribute to Region resource mobilization for programming by seeking strategically aligned grants, contracts or private funding.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters degree in social sciences, project management, international and humanitarian development or related fields.
  • At least seven years’ experience in project design and management responsibilities, including needs assessments, proposal development, project implementation planning, and performance tracking and reporting.
  • Eastern Africa region experience, including substantive programming knowledge in specific countries of interest.
  • Practical programming and knowledge in Communities’ asset building, Health, Disaster Risk management, Youth and Organization Governance and Leadership.

    Key Competencies

  • Proven project planning, organization, coordination and control skills. Demonstrated experience implementing projects through partner organizations and collaboration with academia, private donors and corporates for program quality.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and achieve results through teams and collaboration.
  • Understanding of project financial budgeting and resource management.
  • Ability to work in environments with ambiguity, and with teams of diverse languages and cultures.
  • Willingness to travel extensively in the region (up to 50%).

    Applications should be sent to the following address to be received on or before 5:00 pm Friday, 30th September 2014.

    2. Position Title: Project Officer – Maternal and Child Health (MCH)

    Reporting to: County Manager

    Job Location: Madogo

    Position Summary:

    The principal function of the post holder is to provide technical leadership and management at the community Level of day-to-day implementation of to the MCH project in Tana North District, Kenya.

    The Post holder will oversee the implementation of the MCH Project initiatives in close collaboration with MoPHS to improve the accessibility, utilization and quality of maternal and child health services.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    General

  • Follow up public health situation in general in the country, region and county to inform relevant counterparts as well as to adjust project plans accordingly
  • Manage the project assistant and ensure that his/her skills and competencies are supported to meet the needs of the project
  • Representation at county level health fora, sharing of Red Cross role as an auxiliary to the Government, project progress and best practise
  • Contribute to documentation of the project lessons to enable learning from the action.

    Technical support to project

  • Establish Project Steering Committee in Tana North -Madogo project site and ensure linkages with HQ Project Steering Committee
  • Support to setting up community structures, including training, according to the Community strategy and project plans

    Community units

  • Resource persons

  • RC volunteers
  • CHW
  • CHEWs

    Local health facility staff

  • Support the trained resource persons in the implementation of community activities as per community assessments and action plans
  • Set up and support running of mobile clinics in collaboration with MoPHS
  • Identify and support setting up services for Obstetric Fistula services
  • Familiarise with local issues related to Gender Based Violence and support the volunteers and relevant project staff to develop sensible and feasible ways to influence positive change
  • Coordinate with MoPHS at the field level regarding mobile health message delivery pilot
  • Ensure at the field level that project volunteers and staff have necessary tools for implementation of the planned community work including relevant adapted IEC materials
  • Continuously assess the skills and capacities of the project staff and volunteers to implement the work; organise and facilitate regular opportunities for volunteers to update their knowledge and skills e.g. through monthly / quarterly meetings

    Quality Assurance

  • Ensure that project plans and budget reflect the actual situation in implementation and suggest adjustments when necessary
  • Compliance with policies, strategies and standards (RC and MoPHS)
  • Prepare concept papers, periodic progress and annual reports showing achievements against planned targets as well as providing justification for performance variance and areas of improvement
  • Liaise with County Health Office about health data management and support when necessary through community units supported by the project
  • Encourage and seek opportunities for community participation in monitoring and demanding for quality health services.

    Coordination

  • Conduct annual district/county workshops to explain project strategy, engage relevant decision-makers such as MoPHS, social services, county authorities and community leaders in monitoring of the project progress.
  • Ensure coordination at different levels within the project framework (HENNET) and externally
  • Provide technical support and supervision to project the Nutrition assistants of the MCH project in Tana River.
  • Coordinate capacity building of MoPHS health workers as CHEWs at project supported health facilities through training on Community strategy and MCH related trainings.
  • Coordinate capacity building of CHW’s health workers at project supported community through training on Community strategy and MCH related trainings.
  • Oversee all community-based activities including outreaches, Community Conversations (CC) sessions and Mobile clinics, and encourage community participation in monitoring and demanding for quality health services.
  • Coordinate and conduct monthly and quarterly coordination meetings by and with CHW’s and DHMT meetings on MCH and other aspects relating to the project. Identify and recruit CHW/Vs: collaborative effort Coordination teams/MoPHS-supervisors/Community Health Committees (CHCs) (minimum 1 woman/team).
  • Establish/revitalise/reinforce CHCs to support Red-Cross-CHW/Vs, activities, health-system linkages.

    Project Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Establish Project Steering Committee in Tana River-Madogo project site. Good! But assume will have HQ involvement as well?
  • Train locally recruited branch – level Red Cross- facilitators: Red Cross induction package, Red Cross Community-based Health and
  • First Aid (CBHFA), MoPHS’ MCH approach, effective educational-transfer techniques, MCH-related BCC messages and communication skills.
  • Develop and implement clear handover/exit strategy to MoPHS. GooD
  • Support overseeing baseline, MTR and endline/evaluation at the field level with the support of the RHO at the regional level and the Project Manger at the national level

    Minimum Qualifications

  • BSc in Environmental Health or equivalent qualifications
  • Indepth experience and understanding of Infant, young child and maternal health interventions in rural areas.
  • At least two years field experience, preferably with an NGO and or MoH.

    Key Competencies

  • Strong background in training and committment to capacity building.
  • Project management skills including PMER
  • Coordination and networking
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Strong computer skills Flexible, ability to work both as an individual and as a team leader and under stress in what can be a harsh environment.

    How to Apply

    Applications should be sent to the following address to be received on or before 5:00 pm Friday, 31st October 2014.

    Late applications will not be considered:

    Secretary General
    Kenya Red Cross Society
    P.O. Box 40712-00100,
    Nairobi Kenya


    HelpAge International Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    HelpAge International's vision is one of a world where older people fulfill their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives.

    We are an international network, bringing together more than 114 affiliates and 200 partners working with older people in over 50 countries.

    The EWCA Regional Development Centre works with a range of partners across Africa to deliver programming in a number of key areas: HIV/AIDS & health; income security & livelihoods; emergency response & DRR and rights of older people.

    1. Job Title: Programme Officer

    Grade: NS3

    Department: Programmes

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    HelpAge East, West and Central Africa (EWCA) Regional Office is looking for a Programme Officer who will support execution of Sweden/Norad in accordance with the plans, budgets and terms and conditions of the contract project.

    Reporting to: Sweden-Norad Grant Manager and Regional Programme Manager for Secure Incomes and Social Protection

    Key Relations:

  • Regional Development Centre staff – to ensure consistency of approach in HAI’s work in the region and to ensure the development of complimentary activities.
  • Affiliates, partners and HelpAge country Development Programmes. UK Secretariat staff
  • Staff and Volunteers of NGOs, INGOs, academic institutions and Governments.

    Overall Purpose of the Job:

    To provide support on the delivery of HelpAge targets with specific focus on two thematic areas of Social Protection and HIV within the EWCARDC Strategic Plan, and to support delivery of the Sweden/Norad project with specific focus on M&E and financial monitoring.

    The incumbent will provide support to the execution of the programme in accordance with the plans, budgets and terms and conditions of the contract.

    Job Content and Key Tasks

    General

  • Maintain the programme database and ensure the data entry meets quality standards
  • Support in project data entry and analysis and provide information on overall trends in collaboration with the Regional M&E Coordinator
  • Liaise with the M&E Coordinator and the Programme Coordinator to ensure accurate data for learning, advocacy work and preparations of reports;
  • Train HelpAge’s staff on collection and saving of data; Support the programme team in the coordination of the research component by:
  • Conducting literature search and preliminary reviews
  • Track consultants timelines through setting of timelines and reminders
  • Work with consultants by providing backup skills in analysing data and providing feedback as advised by HelpAge
  • Provide initial proof reading of the work, identifying the gaps and ensuring that it is in tandem with HelpAge’s procedures and branding in consultation with
  • HelpAge communication team.
  • Support the following operational researches will be supported by this position:
  • On Human Rights and Gender Mainstreaming in Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia and Tanzania – led by the Programme Manager
  • Situational analysis of women and girls of participation, GBV, vulnerability, livelihood and coping strategies in two targeted countries – led by the Programme Manager
  • Access to services by LGBT – led by the Programme Coordinator
  • Support in publication of programme learning documentation
  • The publications include: The OCMG (Older Citizen Monitoring Groups) Manual, BCC (Behavioural Change Communication) Guide, Nesting model etc
  • Follow-up with HelpAge partners and staff to develop and send articles for in-house publications
  • Support programme learning outputs by collecting and collating case studies being generated from the project for documentation and publication
  • Support Operations Research through participation in the ongoing operations research by mining data from the various sources like Internet, in-house reports and publications
  • Support advocacy through providing technical support and guidance to the project advocacy groups and to partner organizations in implementing regional level advocacy initiatives
  • Manage and provide technical support to specific designated countries within Sweden/Norad grant (Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Uganda and Zambia);
  • Build the capacity of partners in to develop sound data bases for the project, through effective training events and timely mentoring;
  • To participate in the activities of the HelpAge EWCARDC Regional Development Centre
  • To undertake any other duties as assigned by the Regional Director or his Appointee.

    Extent of Authority:

    The Post holder will make day to day decisions regarding the implementation of work within an agreed framework and budget limitations.

    Person Specification

    Essential

  • Bachelors Degree
  • At least 3 years work experience with an NGO
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience of compiling, producing and disseminating information
  • Experience in budget monitoring and preparing financial reports

    Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Portuguese would be an advantage.
  • Strong computing skills preferably with knowledge/experience of Word, Excel and Access
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to write narrative reports of a standard required by international donor organisations.
  • Knowledge and Interest of ageing issues preferred

    2. Job Title: Regional Programme Coordinator - Health, HIV and Social Protection

    Grade: NS2

    Location: East, West and Central Africa Regional Development Centre (EWCARDC), with regional travel

    Responsible to: Regional Programme Manager, Secure Incomes and Social Protection

    Reporting to: Sweden-Norad Grant Manager and Regional Programme Manager for Secure Incomes and Social Protection

    HelpAge East, West and Central Africa (EWCA) Regional Office is looking for a Regional Programme Coordinator who will work with the Secure Incomes and Social Protection Programme Manager for the effective implementation, monitoring and reporting of the Sweden-Norad supported project in five countries.

    Relations with Others:

  • Affiliates, partners, Country Development Programmes - to support, train, monitor and evaluate in the implementation of a Sweden-Norad supported project and keeping in line with the wider Health, HIV & AIDS and Social Protection strategy of the EWCARDC;
  • Regional Development Centre staff – to ensure synergy and linkages across HelpAge thematic areas, Advocacy and Communications and promote donor compliance, build the knowledge base at the EWCARDC and ensure consistency of approach in HelpAge International’s work in the region and to ensure the development of complementary activities;
  • Development organizations working on HIV and Social Protection – to share information and influence changes in policies and practices;
  • Relevant national and regional Health, HIV and social protection networks, forums and working groups, the media and associations of PLHIV to ensure that we are building appropriate alliances in our quest for inclusive policies and programmes;
  • Staff and volunteers of NGOs, INGOs and Governments to ensure maximum coordination, disseminate learning and sharing of experiences.

    Overall Purpose of the Job:

  • To work with the Secure Incomes and Social Protection Programme Manager for the effective implementation, monitoring and reporting of the Sweden-Norad supported project in five countries.

    Job Activities

  • Provide ongoing daily support to HelpAge partners in the project for its effective and timely implementation within the framework of the donor and project contracts;
  • Support the Programme Manager to consolidate narrative reports from partners in five countries and to develop quality control mechanisms to ensure efficient reporting to Sweden-Norad;
  • Support the Programme Manager in strengthening best practices in governance in partner organizations;
  • Support the implementation of Traditional Healers’ and Practitioners component within Sweden-Norad project;
  • Build the capacity of partners to develop and implement sound HIV & AIDS and SP programmes, through effective training events and timely mentoring;
  • Liaise with the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer in data quality assurance issues and the Programme Officer to ensure consistency in data for learning, advocacy work and preparation of report;
  • Lead on the research on LGBT that is planned under the Sweden-Norad programme;
  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of information on key lessons learnt in the HIV and Social Protection work within and beyond the HelpAge network in Africa and globally;
  • Develop links and share experiences with other stakeholders in order to promote the mainstreaming of ageing issues in HIV & AIDS and SP, poverty reduction and advocacy programmes;
  • Participate in the activities of the HelpAge International Africa Regional Development Centre and undertake additional duties as requested to achieve the Regional Development Centre’s and HelpAge International’s overall objectives.

    Extent of Authority:

    The post-holder will make day-to-day decisions regarding the implementation of work within an agreed set of Performance Objectives worked out with the post-holder’s line manager.

    Person Specification

    Essential

  • Degree level of education in Social Sciences for Development Studies
  • A minimum of three years experience in working with NGOs managing and implementing development programmes;
  • Experience in advocating issues affecting vulnerable groups and influencing policies and strategies in line with this;
  • An in-depth understanding of HIV & AIDS and Social Protection related issues in Africa;
  • Extensive experience in programme development;
  • Experience in institutional strengthening and partner capacity building;
  • Appreciation of and experience in operational research and its application in programming;
  • Understanding of participatory knowledge management and willingness to document and disseminate lessons learnt;
  • Experience in the operation of an international development organization;
  • Fluent spoken and written English;
  • Ability to write narrative of a standard required by international donor organizations and interpret financial reports;
  • Skills in working with local and national agencies and to represent the work of HelpAge International to them and their beneficiaries;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a wide range of people, including project participants;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet agreed upon deadlines. Desirable

  • Knowledge and interest of ageing preferred
  • Familiarity with social science research
  • National Position based in Nairobi, Kenya

    Salaries will be in Accordance to HelpAge Salary Structure

    Please Note: These are national positions in Kenya and all applicants must have the existing right to work in Kenya.

    How to Apply

    Please send a CV and Cover letter to jobs.ewca@helpage.org

    Closing Date: 26 September 2014


    GE Career Opportunities

    GE is a global technology and infrastructure company with over 300,000 employees worldwide and with revenues of 150bn+.

    We are here to support the sustainable development of Arica with advanced infrastructure technology, services and solutions across the Oil and Gas, Transportation ,Aviation , Healthcare and Power and Water Industries.

    Our Kenyan operation is home to GE Africa’s headquarters based in Nairobi.

    GE offers vast array of products and solutions supporting the country’s infrastructure growth in power energy management, healthcare and aviation.

    The GE healthcare division is looking to hire & develop the best talent for its potential operations within East Africa.

    We are looking fill the following opportunities.

    1992992 – Logistics Specialist

    1992988 – Service Centre Specialist

    1992991 – Service Engineer Team Leader

    1992983 – Environment Health and Safety Leader

    1992985 – OTR Project Management Coordinator

    1992976 – Director of Service - Healthcare

    1992974 – Applications Specialist

    1992889 – Senior Project Manager

    1992887 – Indirect Channel Partner (ICP) Performance Manager

    1992881 - Customer Care Leader

    1994814 – Power & Grounding Leader - East Africa

    1994836 – Regional Support Engineer - Healthcare

    1994829 – Service Delivery Leader

    1998599 – East Africa Operations Director

    1998586 – Supply Chain Leader

    We would like to invite interested individuals from health-care or related industries to register their applications by applying with their CV to GE Career Opportunities and searching for the above opportunities.

    Use the indicated reference numbers in submitting the application.


    United Nations Office - Expression of Interest (EOI) Procurement Notice in Nairobi

    Expression of Interest (EOI) Procurement Notice

    Provisional International Courier Services to the Un United Nations Office at Nairobi , (UNON) , Gigiri

    Ref No. : EOI/UNON/14/049

    Issue Date: 12/09/2014

    Closing Date : 10/10/2014

    The United Nation Office at Nairobi (UNON) invites qualified contractors to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to participate in the tender process for the International Courier Services .

    The contractor should be a fully accredited International Air Express Services company, familiar with the requirements of the United Nation.

    The contractor should posses facilities, corporate governance policies, qualified management team and staff should be ready to perform the desired services - International Courier Services .

    Venders interested in the above services are invited to submit their Expression of Interest by visiting our website United Nations Office at Nairobi , and filling out and returning the Vender Response Form by Email/ Fax to the contact person indicated in the EOI form, not later than 10th October, 2014.

    UNON subsequently intends to issue Request for Proposal (RFP) to pre-qualified companies who in UNON’s opinion are capable to provide the services in accordance with the requirements that will be specified in the solicitation document.

    Information on tendering in the UN Procurement System is available free of charge at the following address.

    Venders interested in participating in the planned solicitation process must be registered with UNGM and may wish to visit United Nations Office at Nairobi for full registration process.


    Cordaid NGO Jobs in Kenya

    Post: Extractive Advisor / expert

    Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Cordaid believes in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for a just and sustainable society where every person counts.

    We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between North and South, between farmers and businesses, between activists and policy-makers.

    Where poverty, conflict and exclusion tear up societies, we connect people and communities.

    We also stand for professionalism, expertise and solidarity across borders, to make a difference where it is most needed.

    Together with more than 600 partner organizations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America we structurally improve the living conditions of the poorest and most excluded populations - the bottom billion.

    Cordaid has been active in South Sudan for more than 20 years, with a strong focus on civil society capacity-building and currently has programmes in the areas of health, disaster response, entrepreneurship, investments, food security, women’s leadership, security & justice, and extractive.

    Extractive programme

  • The objective of Cordaid’s Extractive programme is to ensure that the exploitation of extractives (oil, gas and minerals) contributes positively to local community development,
  • To increase the number of companies operating as responsible corporate citizens and to increase good national and transnational governance of the benefits of extractives.
  • To this end, Cordaid supports local communities and civil society to become informed, legitimate and capacitated partners in negotiations with international oil, gas and mining companies and governments.
  • Our work is centred around four main product areas: contextualization, stakeholder engagement, community development agreements, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • We provide grant management, project management, advocacy, training and education, as well as technical advice and consultancy.
  • Cordaid’s Extractive team works in South Sudan, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Guatemala and Colombia.

    Responsibilities and tasks

    Strategy Development and Technical Advice

  • Play a lead role in the development of strategies on stakeholder engagement and multi-stakeholder dialogue, in particular civil society, government and extractive industry partners;
  • Organize and co-facilitate trainings on relevant extractive issues, incl. stakeholder engagement, grievance mechanisms, revenue transparency and budget monitoring, community development, social, environmental, human rights, conflict impact assessments, community development agreements;
  • Provide technical advice and share information on guidelines, voluntary principles and international standards and best practices on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and community development in extractives;
  • Identify, design and/or manage the development of research and advocacy materials to influence decision-makers;
  • Support documentation of human interest stories, lessons learned, best practices and strategic opportunities related to Cordaid / partners’ programmes and projects.

    Programme Design, Management and Support

  • Support the development of short-term projects as well as longer-term collaborative programmes with local and international partner organizations;
  • Manage project implementation according to agreed deadlines and budget;
  • Provide regular written/oral program progress updates and collaborate in providing reports to project partners;
  • Track and report project activities/results, and provide quarterly updates;
  • Carry out other project-related tasks as required and assigned.

    Capacity Development

  • Provide technical assistance on extractives and accompany staff of local partner organizations and community representatives to enable skills-transfer;
  • Support local civil society partners in developing proposals, planning and implementing extractives-related projects;
  • Provide mentoring, project support and related follow-up;
  • Improve learning, linking and coordination to strengthen extractives-related civil society networks.
  • Networking, Representation and Business Development

  • Provide thought leadership and represent Cordaid in extractive-related meetings as a spokesperson and advocate on community-oriented extractive management;
  • Build and maintain strategic alliances with Kenya-based, regional and international NGO coalitions on extractive issues, such as the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) coalition;
  • Explore potential areas for collaboration and mobilize opportunities and resources to co-create new programs with innovative solutions;
  • Translate ideas for advice and collaborative programmes in attractive technical and financial proposals and expressions of interest for bilateral, multilateral organizations and private foundations.

    Qualifications

  • Academic degree or equivalent in development, governance, conflict studies, law or related fields;
  • At least 7 years’ relevant work experience, including 3+ years’ experience working on extractive issues;
  • In-depth knowledge of CSR standards and community development best practices in the context of oil, gas and mining developed by relevant (industry) organizations (e.g. ICMM, IPIECA, IFC);
  • Practical experience with providing strategic and technical advice on CSR and community development issues and with facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes;
  • Strong project management, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Experience in working with communities, local civil society organizations, government and extractive industry actors in conflict-affected states in Africa, preferably Kenya;
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time (mostly in Kenya, sometimes also in the wider East African region);
  • Be diplomatic, culturally sensitive, result-oriented, innovative and a strong team player;
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills

    Specifics of duty station

    The Extractives Advisor / expert will be based in Nairobi at the Cordaid Kenya office, with colleagues from different thematic programmes.

    The Extractives Advisor will report to the Cordaid Country Director in Nairobi as well as the Programme Manager Extractives, and work closely with other extractives colleagues based in South Sudan, DRC as well as at Cordaid HQ in The Netherlands.

    Open to international and local candidates, the position is preferably filled by a Kenyan national.

    Please note this is a senior-level position, we kindly invite only those candidates who meet the above-mentioned qualifications to apply.

    Contract information

    Initial contract for 12 months, renewable, with a 3-month probation period.

    Starting date as soon as possible.

    We offer a Cordaid contract with a competitive salary and benefit package.

    How to apply:

    Further information & how to apply

    Applications based on meeting all the above requirements, along with a cover letter, certified copies of academic/professional certificates, an up-to-date CV, names and contacts of three referees should be sent not later than 13 October 2014, 8.00 a.m. to;

    The Country Director
    CORDAD
    P O Box 40278, 00100
    Nairobi

    Or by email to cordaidke@cordaid.net

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted on 28 October 2014.

    Tests are schedule on 30 October 2014, interviews on 3 November 2014.

    CORDAID is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any fee at any stage of its recruitment process.

    A competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful applicants.


    Kenya Jobs - Recruiting Leer Midwifery School Tutors

    Kenya Jobs - Recruiting Leer Midwifery School Tutors; The Presbyterian Relief and Development Agency [PRDA] is the relief and development wing of the Presbyterian Church of Sudan (PCOS).

    The NGO operates in both Jonglei and Upper Nile States of South Sudan.

    “PRDA is an institution of the Presbyterian Church of the Sudan (PCOS) that is focused on empowering the vulnerable Sudanese with effective community based programmes on healthy living, poverty alleviation, while emphasizing sustainable development programmes.

    PRDA currently implements Health and Agriculture programmes and with other projects that are involved in peace mediation initiatives.

    With the signing of Comprehensive Peace Agreement early 2005, has created somewhat a steady environment that shall facilitate smooth implementation of programme activities.

    PRDA has been implementing a community based health programme since 2003.

    The service outlets are one Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) - Akobo Hospital at Akobo township and five Primary health Care Units (PHCU) at the periphery in the County.

    South Sudan is rated among the countries with the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

    The current estimated maternal mortality ratio is 2030/100,000 live birth.

    Interventions to mitigate this situation shall involve a series of urgent obstetrical services provided to women at the home level, at the intermediate health facilities and at the hospitals.

    Awareness creation for the pregnant woman or the prospective mothers and the entire community on the importance of obstetric care is very vital.

    Efforts geared toward attempting to increase the number of trained and qualified Midwives cannot be overemphasised.

    Midwifery care shall then be integrated in the larger Primary Health Care (PHC) systems.

    In attempt to address this, PRDA working with several other organizations established a Community Midwifery Training School at Leer Township in Unity State in 2005 and has since qualified 26 students and 18 ladies are currently in training.

    Responsibilities

  • Shall be charged with the responsibility of assessing the performance of the students who are currently in training and select the ideal students to proceed with the Midwifery training.
  • Organize a broad master plan for training to cover 2 years of training.
  • Develop a Midwifery Training curriculum tailored in line with the GOSS guidelines.
  • Identify the specific training needs for those students to continue with community health Training
  • Liaise with community and other health Institutions in the county for attachment to accomplish their practical training needs.
  • Link with other community Midwifery Training institutions and share their past experiences and challenges.
  • Identify the training materials-Visual aids, chats, books to be procured for smooth facilitation of the training.
  • Maintain and keep safely all the training records, examinations results and present the qualifying students who must be certified.

    Qualification

  • Post-graduate degree in Public Health or Community Health or related field with Diploma in midwifery is preferred.
  • At least five years of experience as a Midwifery tutor working in post conflict setting.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in capacity building, mentoring and supervisory and training students.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Creativity and ability to work with limited resources.
  • Excellent decision making skills’.
  • Must work independently under difficult conditions.
  • If appropriate, represent PRDA in sector coordination meetings with the government and key players.
  • Experience with working with Christian Health Care based organization shall be an added advantage.
  • Experience of working in South Sudan
  • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.
  • A good team player.
  • Creativity and ability to work with limited resources.
  • Sound diplomatic, tactical and negotiating skills.
  • Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into PHC.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English. Basic spoken Arabic will be an added advantage.
  • Good working knowledge of standard computing software.

    Accountability

  • Report to Health Project Coordinator and work hand in hand with the resident administrator and the school caretaker.

    This is unaccompanied position and the successful candidate shall be required to stay at the site and take R & R every 12 weeks if the School is relocated back to Leer, Unity State, and South Sudan.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to prda_nairobi@yahoo.com Mobile No: +25714162376; +254722616804 Closing Date: 6th October, 2014


    REDA Chemicals Career Opportunities

    If you are looking for a career full of challenges, opportunities and growth, we invite you to join our team.

    As a leading chemical distributer in the middle East, Africa and India, we offer a wide range of career choices ,professional growth opportunities and an atmosphere where people enjoy working together.

    Sales Engineer and Technical Sales Executive Plastic Industry and Food Ingredients Industry JB203 – Kenya

    The Sales Engineer will be responsible for the sale of Raw Materials in PVC/ Plastic and Plastic Transformation Industry and Technical Sales Executive of Raw Materials into Food Processing Industry, Identifying new business/product opportunities in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.

    Stations in: Nairobi

    Role Functions:

  • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with existing/ potential customers.
  • Flexible to travel overseas up to 25% of working time.
  • Achieve or exceed annual planned sales objectives for the assigned territory or market segment.

    Sales Engineer (Plastics)

  • 4 – 5 years experience in Sales of Raw Materials in PVC// Plastic and Plastic Transformation Industry in Kenyan Market.

    Technical Sales Executive (Food Technology)

  • 4 – 5 years Sales experience of Raw Materials into Food Processing Industry into Kenyan Market.
  • Chemical Engineering or Food Technology Degree

    Applicants must have a valid Kenyan or Tanzanian driving license, valid passport document and fluent in English.

    Kindly send your C.V to careers@redachem.com In word format (cv-yourfullname.doc) stating the job reference.


    African Elephant Database Manager Jobs in Kenya

    African Elephant Database Manager Jobs Kenya; The IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG) maintains the African Elephant Database (AED).

    The Data Review Working Group (DRWG) of the AfESG oversees the AED, and all issues relating to the management of data on elephant distribution and numbers collected by, stored by, managed by, or disseminated by the AfESG.

    The AED consists of a PostGIS relational database, with a web-based data acquisition and visualization front end; African Elephant Database Manager Jobs in Kenya

    Ruby on Rails and Google Fusion Tables are used in the web components.

    A Database Officer is in place in the AfESG, responsible for data input and primary outputs (tables and maps).

    Main reporting line is to the Chair, IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group (Volunteer - IUCN ESARO) and with a technical reporting line to the Chair, Data Review Working Group of the IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group, the Database Manager is responsible for running the AED.

    This includes managing the database systems, overseeing updates to the system and web interface, supporting the DRWG and the AED user community, and overseeing the production of outputs derived from the AED.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    A. Technical

  • Administer the AED and oversee all its technical aspects.
  • Oversee major updates to the AED structure and web interface.
  • Promote use of the AED with wildlife authorities and experts.
  • Network with wildlife and other sectors to obtain elephant population and distribution data.
  • Ensure integration between the African Elephant Database and the African Elephant Library
  • With the DRWG Chair, coordinate the activities of the DRWG.
  • Coordinate and oversee the survey review process, as outlined in the AED governance structure.
  • Maintain formal and informal contacts with governments, NGOs, and other data providers and data users.
  • Oversee relationship with the CITES MIKE programme and coordinate reporting to the CITES community.
  • Control quality and categorization of data input into the AED.
  • In coordination with the DRWG, develop and enhance the analytical capabilities of the AED.
  • In coordination with the DRWG, conduct spatial and statistical analysis of elephant populations and other relevant datasets.
  • In coordination with the DRWG, explore possibilities for undertaking trend analysis of data in the AED.
  • In coordination with the relevant task force, provide support to the Red List Assessment process.
  • Coordinate the production of products deriving from the AED, including the African Elephant Status Report and periodic reports to the Standing Committee of CITES, amongst others.
  • Prepare the first draft of African Elephant Status Reports and coordinate review process with relevant DRWG members.

    B. Administrative

  • Supervise the Database Officer.
  • Plan and execute the production of outputs deriving from the AED.
  • Prepare and ensure adherence to standard operating procedures.
  • In coordination with the Administrative Officer, the DRWG Chair and AfESG Chair plan and organize meetings of the DRWG.
  • Produce technical reports to donors.
  • Manage AED funds and budgets in liaison with the Administrative Officer.
  • Raise funds to ensure the continuity of the AED.

    Qualification & Requirements

    Formal training in biology, ecology and statistics (postgraduate degree preferred)

  • Familiarity with wildlife survey datasets
  • Demonstrated ability in and extensive experience with the use of GIS software, and ArcGIS and QGIS in particular
  • Demonstrated ability in PostGreSQL database management and administration
  • General familiarity with programming languages and web development frameworks. Current knowledge of (or capability to self-learn) how to maintain an application written in Ruby on Rails
  • Ability to conduct statistical and spatial analyses, and competence in the use of statistical packages such as Statistica and SPSS
  • Aptitude in the use of software applications at advanced user level, including office software, graphic manipulation and layout software, bibliographical database software, and website design software
  • Dedicated team worker, positive attitude
  • Ability to support and network with people from different backgrounds
  • Ability to present information – both written and graphical – in a clear and concise manner

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and at least a basic level of French, written and spoken

  • Experience in budgeting and fund administration

    Closing date: 18 October 2014

    For full job description, job application contacts and other requirements - African Elephant Database Manager Jobs in Kenya


    Ministry of Devolution and Planning

    Request for Expression of Interest for the Recruitment of a Governance Specialist.

    Background Information

    The Government of Kenya wishes to monitor and engage a wide spectrum of stake holders and other interested parties on the county’s performance with regard to governance, social and economic reform.

    This will entail monitoring and detailed analysis of the indices that help to explain performance in these areas.

    Resultantly, interventions would be advanced to the relevant institutions and agencies aimed at improvements and sustained reforms.

    In view of this, the ministry needs to engage an individual consultant who will undertake the functions envisaged in the scope of assignment.

    Purpose

    The purpose of this call is to invite individuals with expertise in the areas outlined, to express their in providing the requested service

    Objective of consultancy

    The objective of the assignment is to undertake monitoring of governance related indicators including corruption.

    The holder of the position will be responsible for developing reform strategies that would promote improvement in the various indicators monitored.

    The governance specialist will be responsible to the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Devolution and Planning.

    Deliverables

  • Report on all relevant governances global indices ranking of Kenya.
  • Annual Kenya factsheet on governance indicators.
  • Development of a governance reform policy programme.
  • Development of a structured engagement programme within government and with other relevant external actors.
  • Development of a public engagement strategy and implementation of the same.
  • Any other deliverables that may be required by the Cabinet Secretary in the course of the assignment.

    Qualification and experience

  • The candidate must have a minimum qualification of a master’s degree in law, Economics, Political Science or any other relevant field.
  • The candidate should have a strong research back ground with at list 15 years’ experience in a similar position in the public service or private sector dealing with governance related issues.
  • A PhD qualification is desirable.

    Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services by submitting their CV's, copies of academic services and other relevant material demonstrating experience in similar conditions and availability of appropriate skills.

    Completed expression of interest (EOI), 1 original and 2 copies, in plain sealed envelopes and clearly marked with the relevant consultancy, should be addressed to:

    The principal Secretary/Planning
    Ministry of Devolution and Planning
    Treasury Building
    P.O.Box 30005-00100
    Nairobi

    And be deposited in Tender Box on 9th Floor, Treasury Building, so as to be received on or before 1st October, 2014 at 10.00a.m Kenyan local time.

    Bulky documents that may not fit in the tender box should be deposited in the supply chain management office, room No.716 in the same building.

    Bids submitted after closing date and time shall not be accepted.

    Request for Proposal (RFP) documents will be issued their after to short-listed candidates only.

    Head Supply Chain Management Unit
    For: Principal Secretary.


    Maasai Mara University Vacancies

    Maasai Mara University is a successor of Narok University College which started in 2008.

    The university was granted a charter on 12th February, 2013 upon which it became a full fledged university.

    The university is located in Kenya, 140 kilometres South west of Nairobi and 2 kilometres from Narok town, off Narok Sotik road and next to the Maasai Mara junction.

    The mission of Maasai Mara University is to provide quality university education through innovative teaching, research and consultancy services for development.

    We are looking for Associate Professors, Senior Lectures, Lectures and Tutorial Fellows in the following schools:

    1. School of Science

  • Computer science (software)
  • Physics (Solid State/ Electronics)
  • Pure Mathematics (Statistics)
  • Botany (Taxonomy)

    2. School of business and economics

  • Hotel and Hospitality

  • Economics (Economic Theory, Econometrics, Finance, Quantitative Methods)
  • Agricultural economics and Resource Management
  • Business (Finance and Accounting)

    3. School of Education

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Psychology

    4. Scholl of tourism and natural resources Management

  • Wildlife Management; Mammology, Ornithology and Herpetology, Animal Behaviour and Animal Genetics.
  • Tourism Management; Animal Science and Ecology, Cultural Heritage, Travel and Tour operations, Sports and Event Management.
  • Department of forestry; Forest in victory and Mensuration, Plant breeding and Silviculture, Survey and photogrammetry, Wood Science, Forest engineering.
  • Environmental Studies; Biological Science and Earth Science.

    5. School Arts and Social science

  • Linguistics
  • Communication and Publics Relations
  • Communication and Journalism
  • Social Work
  • Political Science and public Administration.

    Requirements for the Positions.

    Tutorial Fellow/ Research Assistance Scale 11

  • Must have a 1st degree and a master degree from a recognized university
  • Should for PhD degree
  • Should demonstrate potential for university teaching and/or research

    Lecturer scale 12

  • Should have a PhD degree from a recognized university
  • Have a master degree in addition to a 1st degree from a recognized university plus 3 years of experience at university level degree and at least two publications.
  • Should be registered by relevant professional body (where applicable).

    Senior Lecturer Scale 13

  • Should have a PhD degree or its equivalent from a recognized and accredited university, and must have at least three years of teaching or research experience university level since becoming Lecturer/ Research Fellow.
  • Must have minimum of 4 publications in refereed journals since appointment as Lecturer/Research Fellow.
  • Should have supervised 4 post graduate masters degree candidates or attracted research funds or
  • Must have a masters degree plus 8 years of university teaching experience after becoming Lecturer and 4 publication Registration with relevant professional body [where applicable]
  • Should have attended and contributed at learning conferences, Seminars or workshops.
  • Should show evidence of continued research and evaluated effective teaching.
  • Should show evidence of contribution to university life through active participation in departmental matters, student academic advising, faculty and university meetings, committee membership and others.
  • Should show evidence of contribution to university life as well as national and international life.

    Associate Professor Scale 14

  • Must have a PhD degree or its academic equivalent in a recognized and accredited university.
  • Should have at least 3 years of teaching and research since being appointed as senior Lecturer/ Research Fellow.
  • Must have at least minimum of 4 articles refereed journals or cumulative publication score of 8 Equivalent publication points for appointment as a Senior Lecturer.
  • Should have supervised 5 post graduate degree candidates of which at least one must be a PhD candidate.
  • Should have attracted research funds.
  • Should have evidence of membership of professional societies.
  • Should have evidence of continued research and effective teaching.
  • Must be recognized and registered / have potential to be registered by relevant professional boards.
  • Should show evidence of contribution to university life as well as national and international life.
  • Should show evidence of academic leadership in his/her area of specialization.

    Salary Scales

    Associate Professor (Scale : 14) – Kush. 127,985 x 4,263 – 140,775 x 4,907 – 180,034/= p.m.

    Senior Lecturer (Scale: 13) – Ksh. 98,068 x 2,824 – 103,717 x 4,001 – 123,722 x 4,263 – 140,775/= p.m

    Lecturer ( Scale : 12) – Ksh. 886,771 x 2,824 – 103,717 x 4,001 – 123,722/= p.m

    Tutorial Fellow ( Scale: 11) – Ksh. 72,649 x 2,824 – 103,717/= p.m

    In addition, successful candidate should be entitled to a generous house allowance commensurate with their seniority.

    Application should be received by 2nd October, 2014.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Applications ( 5 copies ) should be submitted giving full details of applicants age, marital status, educational and professional qualifications, working experience, present post and salary, telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees plus copies of certificates and testimonies:

    Maasai Mara University is an equal opportunity employer; Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Applications should be addressed to:

    The Deputy Vice-Chancellor
    (Administration,Finance and Planning)
    Maasai Mara University
    P.O. Box 861- 20500, Narok


    Living Goods Jobs in Kenya

    At Living Goods, we believe that our technology and data systems will become our most transformation tools for success: empowering our agents to sell and earn more, dramatically lowering our cost to market and monitor, enabling real time sales force management and igniting social connections that drive impact and business success.

    Living Goods’ future success increasingly depends on the mastery of data, communications and the latest mobile tools, apps and technologies.

    1. Vacancy: Technology Manager - Operations

    We are seeking an energetic and resourceful Technology Manager - Operations.

    Reporting to the Director of Technology Innovation, this position will be based in Uganda and shall be responsible for managing all our existing systems there and leading the deployment of new systems, services, tools, and strategies that improve our profitability and deepen our impact

    Responsibilities

  • Oversee the deployment design and management of Android across LG operations in Uganda by deployment of quality control, monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Provide project management support for the countrywide scale-up and rollout of Android through project tracking, reporting and documentation.
  • Provide advisory and technical support to the Android development process though regular involvement and interaction with the development team.
  • Manage the LG database on a day-to –day basis and facilitate training, data extraction and reporting as the need may be.
  • Work in consultation with the LG country director to develop and design an I.T policy to guide operational support and I.T infrastructure management.
  • Manage cross-departmental knowledge sharing, content design and provision on behalf of the tech-department.
  • Act as principal coordinator in the identification, selection and management of vendors for I.T related functions.

    Qualifications

    1. Project management

  • 4+ years of project management or equivalent experience
  • High degree of competency with project management including: planning & organizational skills, prioritization, tradeoff management, issue and risk identification and management, dependency and milestones tracking, and establishing accountability across the team
  • A passion and proven track record for shipping high quality software across all phases of the engineering cycle is required
  • Experience in Rapid Application development methodologies - agile, scrum, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in presenting complex ideas and visions, to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Enthusiasm and interest in project management and process design Excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to collaborate effectively across teams and locations to achieve desired outcomes

    2. Android development and deployment

  • Expertise in Java and Android development.
  • Proficiency in data parsing (e.g. XML and JSON).
  • Experience with a version control system (e.g. Git, Subversion, etc.).
  • Experience with JUnit or other xUnit test frameworks.
  • General understanding of good UI practices and creating high-performance mobile application experiences.

    3. Database administration and management

  • 4+ years of DBA experience
  • In-depth Oracle, Access and MSSQL database development experience
  • Involvement in MSSQL database development and support activities
  • Experience in SQL server (2008 -2012)
  • Access development and SSRS/SSIS skills
  • Front end development experience (C#.net/ASP.net/VB.net)

    4. Data analysis and reporting

  • 4 years+ small to medium data management environment experience
  • Perform Data Profiling and conduct Data Quality reviews
  • Validate Data and Workflows output from all test cycles
  • Review and validate Error Handling, and confirm with requirements
  • Create custom SQL in a DB2/Unix environment
  • Create source to target mapping documents for ETL development purposes
  • Management experience a strong plus.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive for results.
  • Exceptional natural leader with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Flexible and willing to travel across Uganda or Kenya and stay for some nights up-country
  • Ability to work with minimal direction
  • Experience managing resources

    2. Vacancy: Marketing Manager

    Living Goods is seeking Marketing Manager to support this development and to implement strong marketing plans both at the branch level and at the community health worker level.

    As the Marketing Manager for Uganda you will develop and implement all point of sales displays, marketing activities and product support for Uganda.

    Reporting to the Uganda Sales and Performance Director, you will be a key contributor to drive sales and health impact in Uganda.

    This position is based in Kampala, Uganda.

    Responsibilities

    Point of sales branding and Marketing activities

  • Ensure great Living goods visibility including developing and implementing relevant merchandising at Ugandan branches and CHP level.
  • Plan and design successful marketing activities throughout the year to support CHP work and sales: promotions, SMS campaigns, outdoor events, launch plan… Liaise with 3rd party when needed and ensure the quality and creation of all editorial design, production and distribution of all LG marketing materials generated in Uganda.
  • Ensure timely and flawless execution of the activities on the ground including support to sales team and training team
  • Measure success of activities both on performance and return on investment
  • Identify new marketing opportunities through consumer insight research, competitive analysis, and analysis of internal data

    Products and analysis

  • Analyse performance of our product portfolio
  • Work with procurement to make recommendation on pricing
  • Support the product team to improve our portfolio performance and develop and/or launch innovations

    Partnerships

  • Manage marketing partnerships with suppliers/NGOs including on the ground implementation, monitoring and relationships with partners
  • Develop new partnerships to increase Living Goods impact and efficiency

    Testing

  • Create, develop, implement and evaluate innovative marketing tests quickly and cheaply based on LG’s objectives

    Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in sales, marketing or communication
  • Minimum 4 years work experience marketing and/or trade marketing
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive for results.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, both in English and Luganda.
  • Computer literate, Proficient in adobe a plus.

    Compensation:

    A highly competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.

    The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

    What is Living Goods?

    Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights.

    Living Goods seeks nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in emerging markets, through networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible prices to the people who need them most.

    By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of undeserved communities.

    Living Goods has been featured in The New York Times, NBC News, The Economist, and The Huffing ton Post.

    Life at Living Goods: Living Goods is aiming to make disruptive changes, dramatically improving the lives of undeserved communities.

    We think big, but we operate small and nimble.

    At Living Goods, you will have the chance to use your creativity and work with your team-mates to conceive and test new ideas every day.

    If you work well in a dynamic, highly collaborative culture, if you set high standards for yourself and your colleagues, if you know how to fail fast and learn fast, if you meet challenges with calm determination and a sense of humor, you will thrive at Living Goods.

    See; Living Goods Jobs in Kenya

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Living Goods Jobs in Kenya by 31st October 2014

    In lieu of a cover letter you will be asked to answer a few short questions that will help us learn a little bit more about you and your interest in working with Living Goods.


    Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Jobs in Kenya

    Applications are invited from professionally trained Graduate teachers for the following positions

    1. Quality Assurance and Standards Officers.

    Successful candidates will be deployed as TSC Quality Assurance and Standards Officers at the County or Sub-County level and will continue to serve under the current Terms and Conditions of service of teachers.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with professional and ethical standards in the teaching service.
  • Ensure adherence to the value and principles of Public Service and promote the
  • Teachers Service Commission’s image and core values.
  • Validate the reports from relevant agencies to facilitate appropriate action by the Commission.
  • Liaise with other relevant Government Agencies in Standards Assessment;
  • Enforce teacher registration in all Educational Institutions
  • Monitor performance of teachers in schools and ensure that all teachers are appraised.
  • Any other relevant duties assigned.

    Requirements:

  • Must be holders of a Bachelor of Education Degree or Bachelor of Science /Bachelor of Arts with a Post Graduate Diploma in Education.

    Must be conversant with:

  • Trends in Education and Training.
  • Curriculum development, Implementation, Supervision and Evaluation.
  • Structure and functions of TSC under the new constitutional dispensation.
  • TSC Act, Code of Regulations for Teachers, the Code of Conduct and Ethics and relevant legal provisions.
  • Must be an employee of TSC with a teaching experience of not less than 10 years
  • Be in Minimum Job Group M.
  • Have posted good performance in core curricula and school curriculum delivery including participation in National Examinations.
  • Must comply with the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution and have consistently maintained a good performance record.
  • Masters Degree, Computer literacy and attendance of a Management course is an added advantage.

    This application must be received on or before 1st October 2014

    2. Teachers Service Commission Sub-County Directors

    The TSC established under Article 237 of the constitution is mandated to undertake Teacher Management functions.

    Applications are invited from professionally Trained Graduate teachers for the position of TSC Sub – County Directors.

    Successful candidates will be deployed as TSC sub-county Directors.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Teacher Management functions at the sub-County.
  • Process staffing data of educational institutions in the subcounty.
  • Enforce Teacher Registration in all Educational Institutions.
  • Ensure equitable distribution of teachers in the sub county.
  • Ensure adherence to the values and principles of public service and promote the
  • Teachers Service Commission core values
  • Facilitate the process of teacher recruitment.
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on teacher performance.
  • Implement TSC policies on teacher management at the subcounty.
  • Any other relevant duty assigned.

    Requirements

  • Must be holders of a Bachelor of Education Degree or Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts with a Post graduate Diploma in Education

    Must be conversant with

  • Trends in Education and Training
  • Curriculum development, implementation, supervision and Evaluation.
  • Structure and functions of TSC under the new constitutional dispensation TSC Code Regulations for Teachers and the Conduct on Ethics and relevant legal provisions.
  • Must be a public servant with a teaching experience of not less than 10 years.
  • Be at Job Group ‘N’
  • Must comply with the requirement of chapter six (6) of the constitution and have maintained a clean performance record.
  • Have posted good performance in implementation of school curriculum including National Examinations.
  • Master’s Degree, Computer Literacy and attendance of a Management Course is an added advantage.

    The closing date for this application is 2nd October 2014.

    Mode of Application

    Applicants should apply online here on the form provided at Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Jobs in Kenya.

    All fields in the form must be completed.

    To check advertised posts and access the application, one must open the TSC website Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Jobs in Kenya


    Fountain Micro-Finance Bank Jobs in Kenya

    FEP Holdings Limited is one of the fastest growing group of companies in Kenya with investments in Financial Services, Hotels, Schools, Real Estate and Media among others.

    Fountain Micro-Finance Bank, an associate of FEP Holdings Limited is seeking to recruit suitable candidates for the following position:

    1. Loan Officers

    Job Summary:

    To grow a high yield portfolio in deposits, loans and manage all client relationships to ensure world class customer service and maximum returns.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Growing the deposits through individual customers, corporates, self-help groups and others as per the set target.
  • Growing the loan book as per the set target.
  • Maintaining a quality Loan Portfolio as per the set target.
  • Timely loan processing, disbursement and customer issues resolution.
  • Mobilize daily and weekly deposits as per the target.
  • Facilitating customer loan appraisal.
  • Marketing to prospective groups or individual customers.
  • Loan application processing and presentation at the Branch credit committee
  • Qualifications and Skills Required
  • Business management, Microfinance with a minimum of one year experience in micro finance a minimum.
  • Working experience of 1 year experience as a Loans officer. 2. Customer Relations Officer / Cashier

    Job Summary:

    Coordinating customer relations activities and ensuring provision of quality customer service so as to attain high levels of customer satisfaction and experience and promoting good corporate image of the Bank.

    Ensuring adherence to proper counter procedures and methods of safety, custody, accuracy and maintenance of cash and related assets at the counter

    Key Responsibilities

  • Attending to customer enquiries and issues.
  • Coordinating and facilitating accounts opening.
  • Facilitating the flow of information between the Bank and its customers.
  • Analysing and classifying customer complaints, compliments, suggestions and queries and submit regular and timely reports.
  • Perform cashiering duties.
  • Custodian of cash and other accountable documents.
  • Selling the Bank products and information to customers on new products

    Qualifications

  • Minimum KCSE Level certificate of C+ grade or equivalent with C grade in both English and Mathematics.
  • Bachelor degree in a business related field from a recognized institution.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency.
  • 2 years working experience in Customer service or related field 3. Branch Manager

    Job Summary:

    Responsible for the business growth, service delivery and ensuring efficient day to day operations of the branch.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Growing and managing the loan portfolio.
  • Building business relations in order to grow the deposit portfolio.
  • Promoting sales and service culture through coaching, guidance and staff motivation.
  • Providing leadership, training and supervision.
  • Responsible for attaining the set branch goals through active participation in sales management.
  • Ensuring the provision of high quality and timely services to customers.
  • Monitoring the branch revenue on a monthly basis and ensure that the branch performance is on track with the organization’s overall budget.

    Qualifications

  • A Business related degree, ACIB/AKIB or equivalent business qualifications.
  • 2 years proven branch management experience in financial institution.
  • Knowledge of local business environment and experience in cross selling and relationship marketing.
  • Strong credit analysis, communication skills and team leadership
  • The position requires a candidate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work under pressure amidst competing demands.

    4. Legal Officer

    Job Summary:

    Provide strategic legal advice to The Board and Management so as to enhance good corporate governance and compliance with set laws and regulation.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out research and prepare legal opinions on matters such as business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Ensure compliance and adherence to statutory requirements and corporate policies and procedure.
  • Organize and prepare minutes of board meetings and annual general meetings.
  • Manage the company’s litigation cases in liaison with external lawyers and offer legal advice and recommendations on a wide range of business areas.
  • Monitor changes in legislation and regulatory environment, undertake legal research and recommend appropriate action to ensure compliance.
  • Negotiate, review and draft documentation for business transactions and prepare and advise on the necessary checklist to be adopted to ensure information is submitted on time.
  • The custodian of all business contracts, leases and other legal instruments.
  • To undertake general conveyance including purchases, sales, charges, leases, tenancy agreements, surrenders, draw, peruse and interpret legal documents on behalf of the company.
  • Advise management in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor of laws Degree (LLB) from a recognized institution.
  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current advocate’s practising certificate.
  • At least 3 years’ experience, two (2) of which should have been as legal officer in a commercial environment.
  • The position requires a candidate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work under pressure amidst competing demands.

    5. Risk Manager Job Summary:

    Responsible for coordinating the risk function of reviewing and strengthening internal control systems of the Bank.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Put in place a system to ensure that the Bank’s operational risks are identified, analyzed and properly addressed.
  • Provide both management and the Board with a regular assessment and opinion on the effectiveness of the Banks risk management and control systems.
  • Develop risk management policies and procedures.
  • Quantification of managements risk appetite through specific risk indicators and tolerance levels,
  • Improve risk management readiness and create an organizational culture that places high priority on effective risk management and adherence to sound operating controls at all levels through communication, training programs and risk-based performance measurements.
  • Ensure compliance with all Central Bank requirements and other applicable laws.

    Qualifications

  • Business degree preferably Accounting option
  • A registered member of ICPAK
  • CIA and CISA qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • 3 years’ experience risk management in a financial institution

    6. Operations Manager Job Summary:

    Responsible for ensuring efficient and effective day to day operations of the bank.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Initiate process and quality reviews and contribute to plans that deliver process improvements ensuring effective implementation and ultimately improved productivity.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of credit policy which provides suitable protection and facilitates business growth and asset distribution.
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of loan policies and procedures; evaluate loan vetting structures and enforce credit standards according to company goals and policies.
  • Direct and guide all operational procedures and controls through the development and implementation of procedures and controls to promote communication and adequate information flow, and thereby manage operational risk and solidify management control and the direction of the business unit.
  • Improvement in operating procedures to increase profits and/or make the business unit more efficient.
  • Developing strategies and implementation plans to improve and standardize all aspects of operations.
  • Lead and manage the team to deliver a culture that supports and contributes to the achievement of financial objectives of the business and meets service standards.
  • Support the Regional managers’ efforts to increase employee productivity by assisting to coordinate and manage the activities in Business Finance and assist to develop and implement strategies for increasing growth.
  • Produce timely, detailed management reports as needed for monitoring and management of all business finance operations

  • Management of registry and archives

    Qualification

  • A Business related Degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Senior Management role and dynamic team.
  • Excellent credit skills Knowledge.
  • Commercial experience in the micro finance or banking industry is required.

    7. Marketing Manager

    Job Summary:

    Responsible for executing the Marketing functions of the Bank which includes: advertising, promotions, branding, media & events management, public relations, corporate communications and corporate publications.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Handling all communication, marketing, advertising, promotional activities and providing the required marketing support to the business units.
  • Vendor management which include: supplier identification and sourcing, procurement, quality control for various marketing material including corporate gifts, marketing stationary etc.
  • Timely distribution and dissemination of marketing material to branches and sales units,
  • Branding of all branches, corporate events, functions, sales activations etc
  • Management and maintenance of billboards and signages.
  • Ensuring contents of allocated sections of the banks website is relevant and up to date
  • Media booking

    Minimum Requirements

  • Marketing related degree.
  • Good Innovative, creative and analytical skills.
  • Excellent coordination, planning and organization skills.
  • Good Interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • 3- 4 years’ experience in a marketing function within the banking industry

    8. Internal Auditor

    Job Summary:

    Responsible for reviewing company operations and controls, risk management processes and compliance with prescribed policies, procedures and regulations

    Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinating and conducting the audit of receipts and payments,
  • Continually monitoring the effectiveness of internal control systems,
  • Making follow-up of implementation of audit recommendations,
  • Undertaking surprise checks on sensitive areas in the Bank,
  • Conduct audit investigations,
  • Review the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management processes

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelors of Commerce degree in Accounting option, or Business finance
  • CPA III
  • At least 2 years’ experience in auditing
  • Applicants with experience in auditing banking and IT environments have added advantage.
  • Ability to prepare audit reports, interpret business records on finance, merchandise, and equipment.

    9. ICT Manager

    Job Summary:

    Lead the ICT team to deliver all planned and agreed department and individual performance targets to ensure that the ICT department is efficient and value adding to the organization.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Provide exemplary internal and external customer service to both internal and external customers by providing uninterrupted, fast and satisfactory ICT experiences.
  • Clearly identify the bank’s long term ICT requirements that will support and deliver the bank’s strategic plans.
  • Develop, maintain and review the bank’s ICT policy and procedures which support the strategic objectives.
  • Establish a continuous ICT strategic planning cycle which will ensure that the bank benefits from emerging ICT technology.
  • Ensure the organization has appropriate and up to date ICT functionality, software and hardware in an effective, efficient, secure and cost conscious manner.
  • Ensure adequate backup and recovery strategies and systems are in place and reviewed regularly.
  • Manage, evaluate and ensure security concerns for the bank are addressed.
  • Establish appropriate management controls to ensure that projects deliver the required functionality on time as per budget allocations.
  • Prepare and manage annual ICT budget, expenditure, cost reduction and ensure value for money is achieved.
  • Establish a Disaster Recovery Plan in tune with the business continuity plan.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A degree in computer science with a professional qualification in l.T.
  • At least 4 years of working experience in senior IT management capacity.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in managing IT service delivery.
  • Strong understanding of Core banking applications and operating systems
  • Strong understanding of Core operating systems —Unix, NetWare, and Windows NT,& 2000
  • Added advantage to those experienced in a micro-finance environment

    10. Credit Manager

    Job Summary:

    Responsible for managing the Bank’s credit function efficiently and effectively in order to ensure profitability, maintain a quality loan book and ensure that the Bank is not exposed to credit risk.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement of the Bank’s credit strategy.
  • Formulate and implement the Bank’s credit policy.
  • Conduct regular reviews of the credit policy to ensure its relevance to business requirements and CBK and statutory regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with the Bank’s credit policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that customers’ financing needs for working capital and capital expenditure are addressed appropriately and profitably through the offer of suitable credit products.
  • Formulate and optimize credit scoring strategies in various business areas.
  • Manage credit risk though regular analysis and evaluation;
  • Make recommendations and develop techniques and strategies to manage, control and mitigate risk.
  • Liaise with the Credit Reference Bureau on prospects/ commitment clients and report the under performing loans to ensure non- migration of bad assets within the industry.
  • Carry out credit appraisals to vet all credit proposals from branches and other lines of business.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelors Degree in Business, Finance or related field.
  • A minimum of 5 year’s experience in a credit function in a senior managerial level within a bank, financial institution or other service oriented organisation.
  • Good understanding of credit processes, lending and customer care.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Banking Act and Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) clearing procedures and prudential guidelines.

    11. Finance Manager

    Job Summary:

    Responsible for developing and managing accounting systems for the institution.

    Timely preparation of financial statements and reports to support management decisions, the Board and other external stakeholders.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that appropriate financial management procedures and accounting systems are in place and are fully understood and complied with at all times;
  • Ensure that complete and accurate accounts of the Bank’s operations, treasury, equity investments, subscriptions, assets, liabilities, revenues and expenditure are maintained;
  • Responsible for comprehensive insurance of all the assets of the Bank;
  • Ensure all tax obligations are filed in accordance with the law.
  • Coordinating external audit process
  • Ensure that expenses incurred are in accordance with Bank polices and the approved budget
  • Preparation of the annual budget and quarterly forecasts.
  • Ensure that client loan accounts are established promptly and that accurate and complete records relating to loans, including authorized signatories, list of goods and services, declaration dates of loan effectiveness

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Finance or Accounting degree
  • Professional accounting qualification such as CPA or ACCA;
  • 5 years management experience in a busy organization in position of Financial
  • Controller, Chief Financial Officer or other relevant senior role;
  • Ability to solve and manage complex issues effectively
  • Must possess a proven track record of having developed innovative processes and the ability to work in a highly dynamic environment;
  • Good report writing and communication skills.

    12. General Manager

    Job Summary:

    Responsible for providing leadership to position the company at the forefront of the microfinance industry.

    Develop a strategic plan to advance the company’s mission and objectives and to promote revenue, profitability and growth.

    Oversee company operations to insure production efficiency, quality, good customer service, and cost-effective management or resources

    Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, develop, and implement strategies for generating resources and revenue for the bank.
  • Develop and recommend company operational procedures, corporate policies, and standard and internal regulation
  • Setting strategy and vision and Identify new opportunities for growing the bank
  • Provide leadership in the development, management and implementation HR, IT and compliance policies, procedure and practice in compliance with legal requirement;
  • Provide leadership in the development of short and long-range financial plans and goals and projections with input and advice from the other members of the Senior Management Team.
  • Provide timely and accurate financial analysis to senior management and relevant Board Committees, and the Board of Directors;
  • Oversee and evaluate operating and financial performance, in conjunction with operations manager and finance manager.
  • Ensure regular, consistent, high quality input and output of information essential to the company function and accountability.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business preferably in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Commerce
  • Professional qualifications e.g. CPA, ACCA, ACIB will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 to 10 years relevant experience in a financial institution or similar position
  • Knowledge of software application used in banking/DTM.
  • General knowledge of a wide range of micro banking products and services
  • Advanced knowledge of Retail Banking operations, industry products or services

  • The positions require candidates with strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work under pressure amidst competing demands.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should email their application letters, detailed CV listing three professional references and your 24 hours telephone contact to: recruitment@fep-group.com on or before Friday, September 19, 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    FEP Holdings Limited is an equal opportunity employer, any lobbying or canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Waumini Sacco Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Waumini Co-operative is a national Sacco based in Nairobi offering financial services to members.

    We intend to fill the positions below on 2 years renewable contracts:

    1. Assistant Systems Administrator

    (1 Position)

    Key Responsibilities to this Position

  • Ensure the routine maintenance on ICT equipment is carried out.
  • Ensure that virus protection software is installed on all PCs are updated regularly.
  • Providing technical support to system users and ensuring system & equipment maintenance.
  • Perform system administration tasks including required upgrades & integration.
  • Train staff in application usage and troubleshooting.
  • Ensure timely printing and delivery of periodical member statements.
  • Ensure that the society’s software and networks are working at all times.

    Minimum Qualifications and Attributes

  • Advanced Diploma in Information Technology.
  • High integrity.
  • Team player.
  • At least 2 years experience in a financial institution.
  • Accounting qualifications.
  • Possess a Certificate of Good conduct.

    2. Finance Manager

    Key Responsibilities

  • Cash flow management
  • Preparation of management and financial reports
  • Coordinating auditing of Sacco reports
  • Customer service from finance perspective
  • Inducting, coaching and motivating Finance Staff
  • Investment of Sacco funds
  • Budget preparation and monitoring
  • Performance management of finance operations
  • Compliance to statutes, policies & Board resolutions
  • Monitoring, evaluation and improvement of internal controls -
  • Formulate a strategic financial plan encompassing directing and control process to enhance the overall business growth.
  • Ensuring that there is effective and prudent financial controls and risk management procedures in place to provide a sustainable assurance and improvement of the organisation assets,
  • Strongly maximize income while reducing expenses.
  • Formulating a sustainable and cost effective processes and product development
  • Promoting a positive ethical and corporate culture practises.
  • Manage and prepare timely monthly, and year end accounts closure,
  • Oversee and make sure that all accounting functions are thoroughly concluded to presentation for auditing, and responding to correspondents thereon
  • Maintain an up to date financial position of the organisation
  • Be a team player in development, nurturing and improving synergies within the institution to effectively attain the set objectives.

    Minimum Qualification & Attributes

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business related field
  • CPA K
  • Membership to a professional body e.g ICPAK
  • 3 years’ experience at the same level in a financial institution
  • Good analytical, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • High degree of integrity
  • Track record of good management and development skills
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems

    3. Marketing Manager

    Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake product research and business development strategies
  • Drive all membership development services to enhance loyalty, retention and growth
  • Develop and implement membership drive strategies according to market trends and member demands
  • Coordination of Public Relations activities
  • Promotion of Society’s services and image
  • Marketing and selling the Society's products both BOSA and FOSA to the members and potential members.
  • Recruitment of new members.
  • Represent the society in any forum as directed by Chief Executive Officer or Board of Directors.
  • Educate the members on all society's applicable policies, new products and functions of the society's activities.
  • Recruitment of new members.
  • Prepare periodic reports to the Chief Executive Officer performance of the society in relation to the department.
  • Promote, foster and protect members' interests in relation to the core society functions.
  • Customer Retention.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Ensure that marketing activities are within the approved budget

    Minimum Qualification & Attributes

  • University Degree in Bachelor of Commerce, Business Administration (marketing option).
  • Diploma in Marketing or equivalent certification will be an added advantage.
  • Must demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities and professional competence in marketing management.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience preferably in Financial sectors such as SACCOs and banks.
  • Membership to a Marketing professional association.
  • Knowledge of accounting, credit and lending principles.
  • Knowledge of SACCO practices and legal requirement will be an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated track record of team work.
  • Effective organization, time management and problem solving skills. Possess a Certificate of Good conduct.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants MUST fill the online application form; submit their current CV giving their day time telephone contact, (3) referees who should be present or previous employers and a covering letter explaining suitability for the position to hr@wauminisacco.com on or before 31st October 2014

    NB. Please include the Position Title you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Standard Group Job Vacancies in Kenya

    The Standard Group comprises, The Standard Newspapers, Game Yetu, The Nairobian, KTN, Radio Maisha, PDS, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services.

    The Group is looking for highly motivated, qualified, experienced and reputable team players to fill the following positions:

    1. Region Manager, Sales & Distribution

    The incumbent will work closely with the MD – Print Operations to deliver the sales and market growth objectives through profitable volume and market share growth.

    Leading the sales and distribution team he/she will assess the industry’s key unmet needs and identify opportunities where Standard Group can create new markets for their products and sustainable competitive advantage.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Lead sales and distribution teams to deliver sales and revenue targets
  • Improved market share
  • As a key player in the Sales and Operations process, ensure alignment in the demand and supply of our products
  • Working with the marketing division, execution of marketing programs within agreed calendar & timelines
  • Identify distribution gaps, test new ideas and drive penetration into new markets; track performance and pro actively take corrective measures.
  • Develop strong customer/partner relationships to help drive commercialization Work with key stakeholders to optimise route to market (distribution, Finance & Regional management Team)
  • As a custodian of external customer Service, manage key stakeholders & contributors (distribution partners, Sales, Supply Chain )
  • Develop and maintain clear understanding of the market & regulatory trends as well as key drivers and barriers affecting SGL product distribution in selected markets

    Qualifications & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in sales & Marketing, Commerce, Engineering or related discipline
  • 5-7 years sales and operations Management experience
  • Experience in developing winning distribution growth strategies
  • Strategic and creative thinker who can develop competitive plans
  • Vast knowledge of regional markets
  • Trade marketing or operational marketing role in FMCG will be an added advantage
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team is crucial

    2. SAP ABAP Developer

    The Standard Group is implementing SAP ERP/IS-Media across core business areas of the organization and is looking for a highly motivated, qualified and experienced individual for the position of SAP ABAP Developer.

    The incumbent will be reporting to the Business Systems Manager, ICT.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Gather and analyse end-user requirements for SAP ERP/IS-MEDIA development needs
  • Design, develop, and test programs and reports for all SAP ERP/IS-MEDIA modules and functions
  • Designs forms and screens using tools such as SAP script and Smart Forms
  • Debugging and correcting problems with SAP WRICEF objects
  • Managing transports for SAP development objects across the system landscape
  • Development and implementation of required changes in accordance with set out change management process and procedures
  • Provide training, technical support and assistance to business users for the various SAP modules
  • Prepare and maintain technical program documentation including specifications, test conditions, test plans, and test data
  • Advise the business on SAP products, process improvements, technologies and general operational matters

    Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree in IT-related field from a recognized university
  • At least 3 years’ SAP/ABAP development experience
  • Knowledge and proficiency in ABAP Objects, ABAP Reports, interface/dialog programming, BAPIs, user exits, batch programming, IDOC, ALE development/maintenance, ABAP Dictionary, tables, global classes, function modules and other development objects
  • Development knowledge in SAP FICO, PS, MM, IS-MSD/MAM/MAMC, PP, and PM modules
  • SAP ABAP Development Certification will be an added advantage

    3. News Editor - Radio

    To manage and coordinate the sourcing and coverage of news and events: to select and edit news and to liaise with reporters to ensure comprehensive coverage of news and events

    Key Responsibilities:

  • To assign duties and guide reporters attached to the News Desk in sourcing news and in the production of copy
  • To allocate work, brief, debrief and supervise reporters to ensure that the copy is delivered on time for presentation
  • To liaise with the ME’s in charge of other departments to request for allocation of duties to reporters in case they require to co-opt additional reporters from the general pool
  • To follow news leads and to maintain close and effective contact with news sources
  • To maintain an up to date diary of major events and news of interest, to prepare a schedule of assignments for discussion with Head of Radio / PC and to assign the agreed assignments to the reporters
  • To keep the Head of Radio /PC informed of work progress, any problems encountered and areas where he may require assistance and/or facilitation to complete assignments within the agreed deadlines
  • To produce high quality news (and programmes) ensuring that they are topical, informative, credible and analytical
  • To read back the news to ensure that it is balanced, properly presented, free of error and adheres to Company editorial policy and house-style

    Qualifications & Experience:

  • Basic University Degree
  • Post graduate diploma in Radio Production
  • 5 years’ experience in radio ,two of which must be in a senior position
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work odd hours
  • A good grasp of English and Kiswahili language – both written and spoken

    4. News Readers – Radio Maisha

    To organize the news flow and read news; and to source, collect, write and submit stories/reports and articles within set deadlines so as to inform, entertain and educate our listeners.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • To select broadcast copies from the news pool, update and re-angle stories in consultation with the news editor and load the news flow
  • To deliver news products in an authoritative manner that adheres to the Station’s house-style, and thereby raises ratings.
  • To go out on assignments given by the Editor, take notes, carry out interviews, check out facts and submit stories within set deadlines
  • To research and collect background information required to make stories complete, topical, informative, credible and analytical
  • To write and process the stories collected and to read back to ensure that they are balanced, properly presented, free of error and in line with laid down editorial policy and house-style
  • Writing and delivering news scripts on time
  • To keep the Editor informed of work progress, any problems encountered and areas where he may require assistance and/or facilitation to complete assignments within the agreed deadlines
  • To identify areas of improvement / development in daily news reporting and to make appropriate recommendations to the Editor.

    Qualifications & Experience:

  • University Degree in journalism
  • Diploma in Radio Production
  • 3 years’ experience in News Reading on Radio
  • A good grasp of English and Kiswahili language – both written and spoken

    5. Business Executives

    The Business Executives will be charged with selling advertising for Radio Maisha, KTN and The Standard, providing effective services to clients so as to maximize advertising sales volumes.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Achieving set annual and monthly targets for multimedia advertising sales
  • To increase advertising opportunities within Standard Group’s products which will translate to higher revenues
  • To deliver high quality customer service to clients
  • To support, maintain and grow business contacts with both the existing and potential advertising clients and agents.
  • Develop strategy to increase sales volumes and market share

    Qualifications & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business related field.
  • Professional diploma qualification in Marketing
  • Full competence in presentation skills is required
  • Experience of 2 years preferably in media sales
  • Verbal and written communication skills

    If you possess the above qualifications and have the drive to meet the challenges, visit our website see; Standard Group Job Vacancies in Kenya to browse through the current vacancies and apply not later than 6th October 2014

    Please note that Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    The Standard Group is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification.


    NGO Teaching Jobs in Kenya

    Job Title: Kiswahili Language Teacher

    Industry: Nonprofit / International Development

    Function: Administration and Operations

    Employer: One Acre Fund

    Job Location: Bungoma, Kenya

    Teaching Jobs Kenya - Commitment

    Two-year minimum Organization Description:

    One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania 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 seven years, we have grown to serve 180,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff.

    Job Description:

    We are looking for an extremely organised, passionate and capable individual to take charge of providing Kiswahili language tuition to a number of members of our team – primarily people for whom English is a first language.

    This includes developing lesson plans, providing classes directly to individual people or groups, tracking progress, and developing assessments.

    All of this will need to be done for people who will start with many different levels of skill in Kiswahili and languages in general, but with an aim to bringing these people to being able to work fluently in Kiswahili within a short period of time.

    The successful candidate may also be asked to provide some translation services to our organisation, depending on workload.

    Essential Skills and Experience

  • At least 2 years’ experience teaching Kiswahili to English speaking adults.
  • Ability to develop plans and timelines for students’ learning needs.
  • Ability to motivate students to improve their skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Strong writing and email correspondence skills are a must.
  • Competent with computer software, including Microsoft Office (Word and Excel in particular).
  • A welcoming and humble demeanour, essential for making students feel comfortable and supported.
  • Strong ability to work within deadlines and stick to schedules
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise – You will be managing lesson plans for a number of people with very different needs.
  • Attention to detail – One Acre Fund has exceptionally high standards and it is the responsibility of everyone on the team to meet these standards.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision

    Our aim is that the successful candidate will be in a position to manage this language service independently after a short time with us.

  • Must live or be willing to relocate to Bungoma, Western Kenya.

    Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Leadership experience – We need a pioneer to lead the development of this service.
  • Experience working in an NGO environment or in the ‘International Development’ sector.
  • Personal field or farming experience in rural Kenya
  • Ability to work long hours – All One Acre Fund employees are passionate about what they do.

    We are a professional organisation and our employees often work outside regular hours in order to achieve fantastic results.

    Career Growth and Development:

  • One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills.
  • We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through regular mentorship and career reviews.
  • We are a rapidly expanding organisation and there is significant capacity for career growth in this role.

    Areas of Responsibility

    Teaching of Students:

  • Hands-on development of language skills for many members of our team.
  • You should provide clear lesson plans, give students timelines as to how they should progress, regularly assess their development, and give constructive feedback to them based on these assessments.
  • It would be our aim that someone who commits to your classes would be able to work well through Kiswahili after 16 weeks.

    Scheduling Your Work:

    You would provide current and prospective students with tools which help them to book time with you and to have ownership over their schedules.

    Student Motivation:

  • You will be responsible for finding creative ways to mobilise students to take your classes, and motivate students to continue to improve.

  • Your manager will support you with these, but development of ideas for incentive systems or motivation techniques will need to come from you.

    Translation Services:

  • Depending on your workload, you may be asked to support other parts of our team by providing translation services for field materials.
  • You will be responsible for developing tools which will allow other members of the One Acre Fund team to reserve time with you to provide these services.

    Timeline:

    Resumes should be submitted by September 24th 2014

    Compensation:

    25,000Ksh monthly with possibility of future increases based on performance.

    Benefits

    NSSF and NHIF, airtime and transportation allowances

    Career Development

  • Twice Annual career reviews and constant feedback.
  • Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.
  • One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

    To apply Email cover letter and resume to kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Kiswahili Language Teacher + the place you heard of the position) and include salary expectations.


    KCB Jobs; Kenya Commercial Bank wishes to recruit for the following positions;

    1. Unix Administrators

    Job Ref: I.T 15/2014

    The Position

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Banking Systems Operations, the role will ensure the system health and optimization of the core banking system infrastructure.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Administer the T24 HP/UX Unix servers and the High availability clustering solution and ensure system availability within the required RTO (Recovery time Objective) and RPO ( Recovery Point Objective )
  • Installation, configuration and upgrading of T24 application environments as and when required.
  • Perform T24 application tuning and performance monitoring
  • Coordinate extraction of business/MIS reports and ensure distribution to relevant 3rd party systems such as Data warehouse in addition to availing the same to respective business units
  • Administer the T24 data storage and clustering infrastructure and formulating disk space management policies
  • T24 application tuning and performance monitoring.
  • Upgrades, patch release implementation and software development into the production environment.
  • Provide T24 test environments on request to various departments in the bank.
  • Troubleshoot, escalate and follow up resolution of errors warnings generated by the T24 Unix servers, T24 application, NetApp disk storage and the backup system.
  • Coordinate with the T24 operators in resolving T24 operational and COB related issues

    The Person

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field from a University recognized by Commission for University Education.
  • An MBA will be an added advantage
  • Must possess certification in Unix administration
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of and high regard for T24 as a business delivery channel for both bank corporate and retail customers.

    Effective leadership skills

  • Exceptional planning and organizing skills
  • Excellent problem analysis and attention to detail
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in I.T, with hands on experience in:
  • T24 application management & close of business processes.
  • Web Sphere and Message Queuing setups.
  • Systems development life cycle.

    For more information and job application details, see; Unix Administrators

    2. Oracle Database Administrators

    Job Ref: IT 16/2014

    The Position

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Data Base Administration, and the successful candidate is expected to ensure the health and optimization of all oracle data based applications

    Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and support high performance, highly available and mission critical database platforms for the Core Banking and other systems.
  • Review and design database structures to support business requirements including logical and physical database modeling.
  • Install, configure and maintain database instances, creates various database objects, create users with appropriate roles and levels of security.
  • Implement database security policies that are consistent with laid security guidelines.
  • Implement and perform database backup and recovery strategies that meet recovery and availability requirements.
  • Implement best practices and incorporate them in DBA procedures.
  • Manage and support Enterprise Data warehouse including the development of reports from the data warehouse platform

    The Person

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field from a University recognized by Commission for University Education. An MBA will be an added advantage
  • Must possess Oracle OCP certification
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of Oracle RAC and Oracle Data Guard
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of Unix
  • A team player with Effective leadership skills
  • A minimum of 5 years’ hands on experience in Oracle administration
  • A minimum of 3 years’ hands on experience in
  • Data warehousing, data mining and business intelligence
  • Unix platforms HP/Solaris/IBM AIX
  • Knowledge of administration in the following areas will be an added advantage
  • T24 core banking systems
  • Web sphere and MQ series
  • Self-driven with highly innovative skills For more information and job application details, see; Oracle Database Administrators

    3. Network Infrastructure Integration and Support Specialist

    Job Ref: IT 13/2014

    The Position:

    Reporting to Network Infrastructure Integration and Administration Manager, the job holder will be required to provide technical support to Network Infrastructure service outages and service requests in line with business needs through integration, configuration, administration and management of Network Infrastructure elements across the Bank’s Enterprise Network while ensuring high availability and a secure data network for delivery of business services.

    Key Responsibilities

    Provision of timely and high quality and cost effective infrastructure Maintenance of network up time and improvement of network management solutions Improving network security to reduce threats of attacks Researching on and deployment of modern technologies and their application of industry standards and best practices to network installations Ensure that installations adhere to industry standards and best practices Reduction of overall network infrastructure costs through increased efficiency and convergence of services on the network

    The Person

    In order to be considered for the above position all applicants should have:- Must have Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from an institution recognized by Commission for University Education. Must be a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associates). Possession of additional IT certification e.g. ITIL, CCNP, CCVP, CCSP and COTIT, will be a definite advantage A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Information Technology with hands on experience in Networking (Routing and Switching). A minimum of 2 years working experience with IP telephony systems-(Telephony and Voice). Good understanding of emerging trends in the industry and possible improvements in corporate data and voice networks. Proven skills in configuring security perimeter firewalls, IPS systems, and advanced security configurations on Cisco Devices. Demonstrate in depth understanding of troubleshooting skills and resolution of Network infrastructure issues. Demonstrate understanding of the Bank’s IT Policy and Procedures Strong networking and interpersonal skills A results driven “team player”, personality with a willingness and ability to work in a dynamic working environment Excellent planning and organizing skills Excellent customer service

    4. Brand Managers

    Job Ref: MKT 08/2014

    The Position:

    Reporting to the Head, Business Marketing the job holder will be required to develop and execute activity plans that drive the business growth and objectives of assigned brands in order to realize customer numbers, revenue and product penetration of assigned products.

    Key Responsibilities

    Development and execution of marketing plan for the assigned products and/or business units. Work closely with the unit heads, product development team and sales teams to achieve the business objectives. Participate in projects driven by the respective business units supported.

    Campaigns/Promotions - The key components of this item are:

    Develop briefs for campaigns and promotional projects in line with the business and brand objectives. Work with partner agencies and suppliers to ensure timely execution of promotional projects and campaigns with the aim of achieving the business and brand objectives. Implement an internal marketing plan Regular performance tracking and compilation of a report on each activity which is circulated to the respective stakeholders. Close out all campaigns/promotions with a duly signed off report. Coordinate partner agencies and suppliers to execute product activations for the products effectively within set timelines. Conduct Market Intelligence – The key components of this item are: Utilize research reports such as Brand Tracker, Usage and Attitude surveys and product specific surveys to inform and develop marketing plans. Track and analyze assigned product performance through sales numbers and value, monthly Share of Voice (SOV) and monthly competitor advertising and industry trends, and utilize to prepare monthly reports with recommendations to the line manager. Work closely with regional sales teams and branches to ensure sales support at marketing activations and events as well as provide sales teams with any required support during sales driven activities. Liaise with Procurement to ensure merchandise ordered is as per correct specification and meets brand guidelines. Liaise with Procurement to ensure supplier sourcing is done in accordance to budget and business needs while maximizing savings through effective negotiations with service providers.

    Position Qualifications & Experience

    For the above position, the successful applicant should have:- Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from an institution recognized by Commission for University Education Possession of a postgraduate degree or professional qualification in a Marketing will be an added advantage. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Marketing or similar role. Experience in Marketing & Sales. Knowledge of Banking Operations. Demonstrate excellent Planning and organizing skills. Excellent communication skills. Project Management Skills. Proven track record in delivering results.

    5. Vacancy: Manager, Partnerships

    Job Ref: MKT06/2014

    The Position:

    Reporting to Head, Product Innovations the job holder will be required to manage, negotiate and close partners to drive products development, features enhancements, brands promotions and blue and white label programs for products.

    Key Responsibilities

    Seek and manage contracts to resolve systems integrations, commercial requirements with large corporate, parastatals, counties and central government to generate new products, features enhancements, new markets, customer offers for brand promotions and cross sell opportunities. Negotiate and develop billers for channels to drive direct integration and aggregator programs to rapidly expand the existing portfolio to lead in channel utility. Seek and close white and blue label partners to meet loyalty program revenues and customer targets. Work with business and cross functional teams to rapidly execute partnership programs – commercial and contract alignment internally. Developing new & leveraging existing community building programs for customer recruitment, engagement & retention. Provide leadership, creative and strategic oversight over partnership negotiations.

    The Person

    Must have Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from an institution recognized by Commission for University Education. Possession of Professional Qualification in Marketing and MBA will be an added advantage. At least 5 Years Partnership Management Experience. Must have at least 5 years’ experience in Sales and Marketing, and 3 of which should be at management level in management of sales and marketing of the banks’ products Ability to build strong working relationships, internal and external to the organization Experience in Banking Operations Ability to work effectively under pressure and tight deadlines Experience in projects management will be an added advantage

    6. Manager, Loyalty Programs

    Job Ref: MKT07/2014

    The Position:

    Reporting to Head, Product Innovations the job holder will manage the Enterprise wide loyalty program for customers across the Bank’s products and services whose focus will be to attract new customers, increase products penetration, customer engagement and retention.

    Key Responsibilities

    Continuously developing the program design, customer journey, technology components, services and processes required to deliver strong consumer propositions. Define, implement and manage multi-channel loyalty scheme rewards and communications that drive customer engagement and sales revenue/margin. Working with the partner consultants and internal stakeholders to develop the business case, ROI forecasts and the key metrics to measure scheme success. Work with business development to identify partner opportunities, as required, to fill solution gaps and redemption programs opportunities. Manage 3rd party partnerships for blue & white label programs in order to deliver revenue and customer number targets. Ensure customer facing staff and all staff across all areas of business have access to appropriate training and information to be able to efficiently resolve all loyalty scheme customer queries. Delivering analysis and reports to demonstrate the effectiveness of loyalty communications including recommendations for future improvements and testing. Test and learn – put in place robust testing plans to continually optimize activity and demonstrate ROI. Manage the direct and cross functional teams working with the program to coach and inspire exceptional delivery.

    The Person

    Must have Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from an institution recognized by Commission for University Education Possession of Professional Qualification in Marketing and MBA will be an added advantage. Have at least 5 Years’ experience in marketing management position, 3 of which should be in management of loyalty program. 2 Years in product development Demonstrate excellent communication skills Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills Should have a thorough knowledge of Retail Banking Products, services and the financial services Industry.

    7. Senior Market Risk Analyst

    Job Ref: RISK 04/2014

    The Position:

    Reporting to the Head, Market Risk, the position will support coordination of the Group’s market, liquidity and country risk management.

    The position will support the identification and evaluation of market, liquidity and country risks, provide support to the Business units, perform risk return analytic s, development of economic capital and oversight on the maintenance of the Treasury Front Office and Market Risk System.

    Additionally to contribute to the development and implementation of strategies to ensure KCB is Basel compliant.

    Key Responsibilities

    The main responsibilities of the department are:

    Maintenance, development and customisation of market, liquidity and country risk policies, procedures and controls for the Bank and its subsidiaries Monitoring the market, liquidity and country risks of KCB on a global level Overseeing the maintenance of the Treasury Front Office and market risk system across the Group Calculating the economic and regulatory capital of the trading activities and development of criteria for allocating economic capital to business and trading units Production of risk versus return reports for the respective Treasury products to obtain an optimal trading portfolio, risk-transfer strategies which ensure compliance with the risk tolerance and maximise economic value Validation and maintenance of pricing and value at risk models for both current and new Treasury products as they are introduced including back testing Utilisation of statistical forecasting techniques to predict movements in market factors and use this information to develop meaningful scenarios and stress tests for scenario analysis and stress testing Preparation of the respective risk reports to ALCO and Board Providing guidance to the junior market risk analysts across the Group Supporting the Group’s “New Product Approval Process” for Treasury products Oversee the MTM process by ensuring that the MTM sources are updated and reflective of market rates/prices Establish and maintain control framework to ensure compliance with internal policies, procedures, BASEL requirements, Codes, and applicable external laws and regulations Contribute towards development of the Group’s strategic risk management capability for Treasury and risk/return assessments and benchmarks Any other duty as may be assigned by Head Market Risk on ad hoc basis

    The Person

    For the above position, the successful applicants should have:

    A University degree from an institution recognized by Commission for University Education in a relevant field, e.g. Statistics, Maths, Economics, Finance, Computer Science etc preferably with an MBA or other relevant postgraduate qualification Professional Banking qualification or equivalent – PRM, FRM, ACI Dealing Certificate 6 years of wide ranging bank experience - 5 years middle management experience, in a market risk or Treasury unit of a bank Comprehensive understanding of Treasury products Some understanding and command of SQL programming language or prior experience with database management especially oracle or SQL Servers Good management skills including organizational, presentation & communication and problem solving skills Demonstrated high integrity and team spirit Possess excellent analytical skills, be open-minded and have the ability to identify alternative solutions

    The above positions are demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates.

    If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke

    To be considered your application must be received by Sept. 26, 2014.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    NGO Logistics Jobs in Kenya

    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 Logistics Officer. Under the supervision of the Finance and Administration Manager whilst working closely with the HR and Administration department, the Logistics Officer will assist in management of daily logistics tasks.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To maintain appropriate records of purchases.
  • To assist in preparation of annual general procurement plans.
  • Maintain the records of the purchase orders and goods purchased under the same and hand over the goods to the concerned staff in proper way.
  • Annually analysing pre qualification of suppliers for various goods and services.
  • Ensure compliance of financial rules in the purchase of goods and services.
  • Assesses and organizes logistics in terms of transport requirements, receipt, handling, storage and distribution of items and establishes proper recording systems.
  • Establishes a detailed procurement plan to determine appropriate specifications of required items, according to established guidelines and procedures and in coordination with relevant teams.
  • Liaises and keeps close contacts with staff involved in programme implementation and assists them in all matters pertaining to logistics and procurement;
  • Devises methods of stock control, closely monitors and regularly submits situation reports on stocks and equipment.
  • To receive and issue vouchers, delivery notes and invoices.
  • Checks all invoices for logistics services against service requests made.
  • Monitors the status of incoming supplies, status monitoring and correspondence with the suppliers.
  • Monitors and summarises all expenditure and provides activity report to management.
  • Processes logistics requests from the project and ensures follow-up action completed.
  • Executes additional tasks such as fleet management.
  • Maintain and update stock inventory records and location of goods.
  • Update and maintain inventory control databases
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications

    Education

  • Minimum of B.A/B.Sc Degree in Business, Logistics and Supply Chain Management or Transportation /Logistics Management or any Social Sciences.
  • Higher National Diploma in purchasing & supplies management.
  • Five years of professional work experience in logistics management at the national level.
  • Excellent mathematical skills and attention to detail.

    Skills & Competencies

  • Ability to identify potential problems before they occur. Proactive in preparation and uses initiative in response.
  • Ability to manage day to day interactions with contracted external service providers and analyse their performance.
  • Demonstrated capacity for self-organization.
  • Experience in administrative duties and data entry.
  • Computer literate in MS Office Suite and ability to particularly work with spreadsheet.
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment and work overtime when required.
  • 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 Swahili

    Closing Date: 19 September 2014

    How to apply:

    Please send a cover letter and resume to recruitment@hiasafrica.org indicating the job title in the subject line.

    Important:

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.
  • Late applications will not be considered.


    NRHS Jobs in Kisumu, Homa Bay & Siaya Counties

    Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Kisumu dedicated to improving the reproductive health of men and women.

    NRHS has a variety of research projects, it runs support groups for PLWHA and MARPS, and it is working with the Ministry of Health to scale up male circumcision for HIV prevention in Nyanza Province.

    1. Job Title: Project Coordinator

    Location: Kisumu, Homa Bay & Siaya Counties

    Reporting to: Project Advisor

    Contract Type: One year, renewable

    Salary: Commensurate with experience/education

    Job Description:

  • Oversee all aspects of the Family planning integration
  • Ensuring that field activities are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Make arrangements with suppliers of family planning products to supply or sell contraceptives to local NGO partners
  • Ensure training activities of the project are carried out as per the work plan
  • Work with and advise the Project Advisor on emerging trends that can used to strengthen project operations
  • Establish a strong and harmonious working relationship with NRHS partners implementing the project
  • Oversee the logistics of all field operations
  • Train, and manage project team.
  • Prepare comprehensive timely project reports.
  • Represent NRHS FP Study to the MoH, taskforces, donors, and others as necessary.

    Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Social work or Diploma in Community health programming
  • Minimum of three years job experience, at least one in supervisory
  • Previous program implementation experience
  • Familiarity with the Kenyan health system and governmental structures
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Excellent writing, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Computer literacy; capability in data management and analyses a plus
  • Licensed health provider (nurse or clinical officer) will be an added advantage

    2. Job Title: Assistant Accountant / Admin Assistant

    Location: Oyugis, Homa Bay County, Kenya

    Job Description:

  • Prepare and circulate monthly donor monitoring (expense vs. budget) report to programme managers by 10th day of the month for assigned projects Assist Project
  • Coordinators with developing proposal budget to various donors,budget re-aligmnet ,review and preparation of the NRHS annual and mid-year financial review (MYFR) budgets.
  • Review monthly donor reports with the relevant Project Coordinator identifying areas with financial risks in line with donor conditions for the managers to take proactive corrective action.
  • Promptly follow-up and make adjustments to monthly reports based on feedback from the Project Coordinator and HoF
  • Assist project managers with budget re-alignment and other budgetary issues
  • Ensure expenses are charged to correct project and budget lines
  • To review monthly budget projection from Project Coordinators and forward to the HoF for consolidation and raising Request For Funds to donors
  • To review monthly cash flow forecast from Project Coordinators and forward to the HoF for project funds transfer to the sub-office
  • Perform office administrative duties
  • Handling petty cash
  • Generate NRHS finance reports and send for review by HoF10th day of the month
  • Prepare payments to vendors and other parties and ensure proper coding to reflect correct expenditure is charged to appropriate projects and line item
  • Assist with preparation of monthly cash flow for timely donor funds transfer to ensure adequate working capital for NRHS
  • To ensure confidentiality and security of NRHS financial information is maintained in line with NRHS document retention, retrieval and archiving policy.
  • Prepare banking slip for cash refunds/receipts and reconcile to receipts before banking
  • Prepare payment vouchers (PV) by filling in charging details, amount payable and confirming attachments.
  • Verify invoices for arithmetical accuracy and match to purchase order (or contract) and goods received note as applicable and attach to the PV
  • Ensure correct expense-coding information and necessary budget control approvals on the requisition and fill the correct coding on the PV
  • Verify that the quantity of each item on the good received note is equal to the quantity of each type of item on the printed contract purchase order and on the invoice and attach these documents to the PV.
  • Determine whether the vendor has an outstanding advance on the Accounts Payable and deduct from the current payment

    Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor`s degree in Business Administration or relevant degree majoring in
  • Accounting or Finance from a recognized institution
  • Minimum of two years job experience in an NGO setting
  • CPA II certification
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

    3. Job Title: Office / Hygiene Assistant

    Location: Kisumu County

    Job Description:

  • Maintenance of high hygiene standards at the NRHS office & surgical instruments, processing department based at the facility.
  • Preparation of sterile surgical packs for the mobile and static MC/IMC teams based in the assigned areas of work.
  • Ensure that the Infection Prevention and Universal Precautions guidelines and standard operating protocols are strictly adhered to at the facility.
  • To help in providing guidance to clients to various designated service provision theatres and consultation rooms
  • Ensure a steady supply of sterile MC/IMC packs for both static and Mobile teams.
  • To recommend replacement of broken or non-functional equipment especially instruments that are brought to the facility for autoclaving.
  • Ensure the instruments are maintained in a manner that does not expose them to breakages and misuse
  • To ensure operating theatres, consultation rooms, and recovery areas are cleaned and ready for use before during and after the service provision
  • To perform any other duty that may be assigned by your supervisor or his/her designee
  • Run office errands for various projects operating within the organization.
  • Ensure security of equipment & staff property

    Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • At least a holder of Form 4 KCSE or its equivalent
  • Must be able to work in a team
  • Able to run office errands
  • Past experience in a similar environment will be an added advantage.

    4. Job Title: AccuCirc Study Project Coordinator Location: Kisumu and surrounding areas Reporting to: NRHS Scientific Director and Principal Investigator Contract Type: One year, renewable (project duration three years) Salary: Commensurate with experience/education Job Description:

  • Oversee all aspects of the AccuCirc study of infant male circumcision
  • Ensure adherence to study protocols.
  • Train and manage project team.
  • Prepare comprehensive timely project reports.
  • Oversee quality of services and research practice.
  • Oversee community outreach and infant circumcision education and mobilization activities
  • Represent NRHS and the AccuCirc study to the MoH, Male Circumcision Taskforces, donors, and others as necessary.

    Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor`s degree in a health-related field
  • Licensed health provider (nurse, clinical officer or medical officer)
  • Minimum of five years job experience including experience in management
  • Previous research experience
  • Familiarity with the Kenyan health system and governmental structures
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Excellent writing, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Computer literacy; capability in data management and analyses a plus
  • Experience with infant circumcision and/or theatre experience
  • Maternal, neonatal and child health experience
  • Newborn basic life support certification
  • MPH or equivalent is preferred

    Applications Should Include:

  • Cover letter detailing current work, prior experience and qualifications including the areas described above, telephone and e-mail contact
  • Current CV
  • Names, telephone and e-mail contacts of at least 3 professional referees

    Apply via email to humanresources@nrhskenya.org with the job title on the subject line.

    Applications submitted by October 10, 2014.


    Kenya National Land Commission Vacancies

    The mandate of the National Land Commission (NLC) is drawn from the National Land Policy of 2009, Constitution of Kenya 2010, National Land Commission Act, 2012, the Land Act 2012 and the Land Registration Act of 2012.

    The commission invites applications from suitable candidates for the following positions;

    1. Chief Environment and Natural Resources Management Officer, NLC Grade 5 (1 Post)

    2. Principal Environment and Natural Resources Management Officer, NLC Grade 4 (2 Post)

    3. Valuation Assistant , NLC Grade 8 (6 Posts)

    4. Chief Valuation Officer, NLC Grade 5 (10 Posts)

    5. Principal Investigation Officer, NLC Grade 4 (1 Post)

    6. Senior Legal Officer, NLC Grade 6 (3 Posts)

    7. Chief Legal Officer, NLC Grade 5 (2 Posts)

    8. Principal Legal Officer, NLC Grade 4 (1 Post)

    9. Chief Land Use Planning Officer, NLC Grade 5 (4 Posts)

    10. Principal Land Use Planning Officer NLC Grade 4 (4 Posts)

    11. Secretaries/ Typists, NLC Grade 7 (7 Posts)

    12. Senior Secretaries, NLC Grade 6 (5 Posts)

    13. Supply Chain Management Assistant, NLC Grade 8 (2 Posts)

    14. Supply Chain Management Officer, NLC Grade 7 (2 Posts)

    15. Senior Chain Management Officer, NLC Grade 6 (2 Posts)

    16. Accountant, NLC Grade 7 (7 Posts)

    17. Senior Administration Officer, NLC Grade 6 (2 Posts)

    18. Senior Accountant, NLC Grade 6 (2 Posts)

    19. Principal Finance Officer - Budget, NLC Grade 4(1 Post)

    20. Deputy Director Administration , NLC Grade 3 (1 Post)

    21. Assistant Human Resource Officer, NLC Grade 8 (4 Posts)

    22. Human Resource Officer, NLC Grade 7 (4 Posts)

    23. Senior Human Resource Officer NLC Grade 6 (2 Posts)

    24. Principal Human Resource Officer, NLC Grade 4 (2 Posts)

    25. Deputy Director Human Resource, NLC Grade 3(1 Post)

    26. Deputy Director Human Resource Management, NLC Grade 3 (1 Post)

    27. GIS & Data Assistant, NLC Grade 8 (8 Posts)

    28. GIS/ Data Officer, NLC Grade 7 (8 Posts)

    29. Senior GIS Analyst/ Data Officer, NLC Grade 6 (4 Posts)

    30. Principal Data Officer/ Principal, GIS Officer NLC Grade 4 (2 Posts)

    31. Deputy Project Director NLIMS, NLC Grade 3 (1 Post)

    32. Senior Network Administration, NLC Grade 6 (1 Post)

    33. Senior System Administrator, NLC Grade 6 (1 Post)

    34. Chief Network Administration, NLC Grade 5 (1 Post)

    35. Chief System Administrator, NLC Grade 5 (1 Post)

    36. Chief Database Administrator, NLC Grade 5 (1 Post)

    37. Chief Internal Auditor, NLC Grade 5 (2 Posts)

    38. Information and Publication Officer, NLC Grade 7 (1 Post)

    39. Advocacy Officer, NLC Grade 7 (1 Post)

    40. Senior Advocacy Officer, NLC Grade 6 (1 Post)

    41. Research Officer, NLC Grade 7 (1 Post)

    42. Senior Research Officer, NLC Grade 6 (1 Post)

    43. Deputy Senior Research Officer, NLC Grade 3 (1 Post)

    For full job descriptions, job application contacts and other requirements, see; Kenya National Land Commission Vacancies


    One Acre Fund Jobs in Kakamega, Kenya

    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 1,000 full-time field staff.

    Job Description:

    One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; increasing the number of sub locations and districts we work in each year.

    We are about to construct a new office facility to accommodate around 250 employees and a residential facility with 60 dwellings in the Kakamega region.

    We are seeking individuals to manage the programming of on-site construction activities on behalf of One Acre Fund.

    Contract details: Project and subject to performance, possibly leading to a permanent position

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

    1. Project Programmer

    Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture

    Function: Corporate

    Employer: One Acre Fund

    Job Location: Kakamega, Kenya

    Commitment: Project Position

    Candidate Profile

  • Experience of working construction projects is preferable, but not essential;
  • IT literate, good level of skill with Microsoft Project or similar software is preferable;
  • Pro-active problem solver;
  • Good ability of working in a team situation;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Good computer literacy and database management abilities;
  • Quick learner and team player;
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator in English and Kiswahili;
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility;
  • A logical mind with the capacity to overcome difficult problems creatively;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • A strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity;
  • Ability to work under pressure, producing quality work with little supervision;

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • To regularly update the project progress of both sites throughout the construction phase;
  • To produce a robust and realistic project programme in the pre-construction phase;
  • Produce weekly progress reports to be issued to the One Acre Fund Construction Manager and Infrastructure Associate;
  • Manage the production and compilation of project progress photos;
  • At the pre-construction phase to be working with the Finance Assistant to produce a projected cash-flow throughout the construction phase;
  • Making programme assessments of the time implications of variations to the scope of works;
  • Represent One Acre Fund in a professional manner, reporting on progress and anticipated issues arising;
  • Report to One Acre Fund Construction Manager;
  • Provide constructive feedback to One Acre Fund of ways to improve the financial reporting procedure, and to be constantly looking to deliver a high quality project and ensure that best practice is followed.

    2. Construction Manager

    Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture

    Function: Corporate

    Employer: One Acre Fund

    Job Location: Kakamega, Kenya

    Commitment: Project Position

    Candidate Profile

  • A Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering, Building and Construction, Architecture or other relevant field from recognized college and universities;
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in construction, architecture or engineering, preferably in a role similar to that of a Clerk of Works;
  • Experience of working on large scale construction projects, with proof of being able to deliver high quality construction projects;
  • Excellent people management skills;
  • Strong work ethic and strong numerical skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Good computer literacy and database management abilities;
  • Quick learner and team player;
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator in English and Kiswahili;
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility;
  • A logical mind with the capacity to overcome difficult problems creatively;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • A strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity;
  • Ability to work under pressure, producing quality work with little supervision.

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • To be One Acre Fund’s full time representative on-site throughout the construction phase;
  • Manage the appointed contractor efficiently to ensure that the project is built safely, to the required high quality standards and to the agreed budget within the agreed timescale;
  • Liaise with local authority representatives to ensure compliance with local building regulations;
  • Manage One Acre Fund’s on-site staff. This is anticipated to consist of four members of staff working in areas of safety, quality control, finances and project programming;
  • To manage the implementation of One Acre Fund’s construction policies and procedures;
  • Manage public relations with local residents and businesses;
  • Represent One Acre Fund in a professional manner, reporting on progress and anticipated issues arising;
  • Manage the recording of daily on-site activities;
  • Manage the materials testing schedule, measuring of completed works, and issuing of sectional completion certificates;
  • Report to One Acre Fund Infrastructure Associate;
  • Provide constructive feedback to One Acre Fund of ways to improve the construction procedure, and to be constantly looking to deliver a high quality project and ensure that best practice is followed.

    3. Finance Assistant

    Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture

    Function: Corporate

    Employer: One Acre Fund

    Job Location: Kakamega, Kenya

    Commitment: Project Position

    Candidate Profile

  • Completion and good results in high school and college;
  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar capacity, with excellent references.
  • Construction experience is preferable, but not essential;
  • Accounting/Finance background preferred;
  • Strong work ethic and strong numerical skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Good computer literacy and database management abilities, particularly with
  • Microsoft Excel;
  • Quick learner and team player;
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator in English and Kiswahili;
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility;
  • A logical mind with the capacity to overcome difficult problems creatively;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • A strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity;
  • Ability to work under pressure, producing quality work with little supervision;

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • To protect One Acre Fund’s financial position throughout the construction phase;
  • Approve and agree the appointed contractor’s monthly valuation;
  • Helping to create a robust Bill of Quantities prior to construction and compiling an estimated project cost;
  • At the pre-construction phase to be working with the project programme to produce a projected cash-flow throughout the construction phase;
  • Working with an assistant to confirm measured works completed and comparing with the Bill of Quantities;
  • Comply with One Acre Fund’s financial audit procedures to ensure financial transparency of the project;
  • Represent One Acre Fund in a professional manner, reporting on progress and anticipated issues arising;
  • Report to One Acre Fund Construction Manager;
  • Provide constructive feedback to One Acre Fund of ways to improve the financial reporting procedure, and to be constantly looking to deliver a high quality project and ensure that best practice is followed.

    4. Health and Safety Officer

    Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture

    Function: Corporate

    Employer: One Acre Fund

    Job Location: Kakamega, Kenya

    Commitment: Project Position

    Candidate Profile

  • Experience of working on large scale construction projects, with proof of being able to address health and safety issues on construction projects;
  • Preferably 5+ years’ experience in a role relating to construction health and safety;
  • Excellent people management skills;
  • Good ability of working in a team situation;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Good computer literacy and database management abilities;
  • Quick learner and team player;
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator in English and Kiswahili;
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility;
  • A logical mind with the capacity to overcome difficult problems creatively;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • A strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity;
  • Ability to work under pressure, producing quality work with little supervision;

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • To be One Acre Fund’s full time health and safety representative on-site throughout the construction phase;
  • Manage the appointed contractor efficiently to ensure that the project is built safely;
  • Deliver One Acre Fund site inductions to every new worker on site, outlining the health and safety expectations of the site;
  • Enforcing One Acre Fund’s high standards of safety throughout the construction phase;
  • Developing training sessions and regular toolbox talks (short training sessions) for all staff on site, as well as operation specific training as required;
  • Monitor the provision and upkeep of welfare facilities for the workforce;
  • Represent One Acre Fund in a professional manner, reporting on safety issues and developing a culture of safe working;
  • Manage the recording of daily on-site activities;
  • Report to One Acre Fund Construction Manager;
  • Provide constructive feedback to One Acre Fund of ways to improve the safety of the construction process, and to be constantly looking to deliver a high quality project and ensure that best practice is followed.
  • One Acre Fund aims to deliver both of these projects with zero accidents. This role will be fundamental in delivering that goal.

    5. Vacancy: Construction Trainer

    Industry: Non-profit / International Development / Agriculture

    Function: Corporate

    Employer: One Acre Fund

    Job Location: Kakamega, Kenya

    Commitment: Project Position

    Contract details: 6 month full time position, with the possibility to extend subject to performance / organizational needs

    Candidate Profile

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

  • A proven track record of producing and delivering engaging training sessions to groups of people;
  • Experience of working on large scale construction projects, with proof of being able to address health and safety issues on construction projects;
  • Preferably 5+ years’ experience in a role relating to construction health and safety or training;
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator in English, Kiswahili and Luhya;
  • Good ability of working in a team situation;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Good computer literacy;
  • Quick learner and team player;
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility;
  • A logical mind with the capacity to overcome difficult problems creatively;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • A strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity;
  • Ability to work under pressure, producing quality work with little supervision;

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • To produce and deliver relevant training sessions on a range of health and safety related issues to the construction workforce throughout the construction phase of this project;
  • Working with One Acre Fund’s Health and Safety Officer to deliver site inductions to every new worker on site, outlining the health and safety expectations of the site;
  • Enforcing One Acre Fund’s high standards of safety throughout the construction phase;
  • Developing training sessions and regular toolbox talks (short training sessions) for all staff on site, as well as operation specific training as required;
  • To develop robust systems for recording the training requirements and experience of the on-site workforce;
  • Represent One Acre Fund in a professional manner, reporting on safety issues, skills gaps in the workforce and developing a culture of safe working and personal development;
  • Manage the recording of daily on-site activities;
  • Report to One Acre Fund Construction Manager;
  • Provide constructive feedback to One Acre Fund of ways to improve the safety of the construction process, and to be constantly looking to deliver a high quality project and ensure that best practice is followed.
  • One Acre Fund aims to deliver both of these projects with zero accidents.

    This role will be fundamental in delivering that goal.

    Career Growth and Development:

    One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentor ship 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: Kakamega, Kenya

    Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

    Compensation: Competitive Salary.

    Benefits:

    Airtime, Transportation allowances and performance based Incentive

    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; both women and men of integrity are invited to apply.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    To Apply:

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

    Interested Applicants to submit their resumes and cover letter by the 15th of October 2014.


    Research Assistant Job Opportunities in Kenya

    Samuel Hall is a research consultancy that specializes in public and private sector consulting, socio-economic research and aid and development analysis. Established in Afghanistan in 2009, Samuel Hall is a field-based organization with offices in Kabul, Nairobi and Dubai.

    We work primarily with humanitarian and development partners, donors, private sector partners and academic institutions.

    Our areas of expertise include monitoring and evaluations; economic development; migration and displacement; governance and rule of law; education; urban studies; and marginalized communities.

    Our teams of field practitioners, academic experts and local interviewers have years of experience conducting evidence-based research.

    We use our expertise to balance the bottom-up [people’s needs] and the top-down [policy needs] requirements of development, enabling us to:

  • Acquire a firm grasp of the political and socio-economic context,
  • Design data collection methods and statistical analyses,
  • Apply cross-disciplinary knowledge to provide integrated solutions,
  • Recommend strategies for humanitarian & development practitioners.
  • Samuel Hall was created to bridge the gap between the academic world of research and the practical ground of implementation in the humanitarian and development fields.

    Over the years we have built a team an interdisciplinary team of researchers with impeccable academic backgrounds in political science, economics, sociology, international development, anthropology, archaeology and philosophy, and first-hand experience of operating on the ground in challenging and demanding environments.

    Our staff members and associate experts are able to demonstrate:

  • University-level qualifications - Ph.D. and Masters levels from leading universities in North America, Europe and Asia (Harvard, Cornell, Oxford, LSE, UCL, King’s College, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Sciences Po, etc.)
  • Sector knowledge acquired through continuous partnerships with academic experts in Political Science, Economy, Justice, Health and Migration
  • Field experience acquired through more than five years of prolonged contact with stakeholders from national capitals to remote villages in (post-)conflict settings.
  • We are looking for capable, dedicated and experienced researchers to support our work in East Africa, based out of Nairobi.

    Job Description

    The national researcher will assume all responsibilities of the project cycle, from A to Z, with the assistance, support, and overall guidance of their Project Manager.

    This will include the design of the research methodology and tools, coordination of the research team members, relationship with the client, fieldwork and travels to provinces, analysis and report writing, presentation to the client as needed.

    The research assistant may be required to work on several projects simultaneously.

    Projects cover private and public sector research, evaluation of humanitarian and development programs, as well as more strategic consulting services to assist practitioners and policy makers in improving their programs in East Africa.

    Requirements

  • Advanced University / minimum Master’s degree in Social Sciences
  • Proven experience working in research in East Africa
  • Proven experience work on at least one of Samuel Hall’s areas of thematic expertise (M&E, migration and displacement, economic studies, governance and rule of law, education, urban studies, protection & marginalized communities)
  • Strong interest in supporting the policies and operations of humanitarian and development actors through field-based research
  • Strong English report writing skills, fluency in KiSwahili and knowledge of Somali a plus and, prior experience.

    Duration: 3 months renewable contract leading to a 12-month contract.

    Starting date: October 2014 (exact date TBC)

    Location: Nairobi with potential project related travel in East Africa

    Monthly salary: TBD based on profile and past experience

    How to apply:

    If interested, please send:

    A cover letter, 2 writing samples, 3 references and your CV to: development@samuelhall.org


    Chemonics - USAID Job Vacancies in Kenya

    Chemonics seeks a long-term assistant national technical manager for the ongoing USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET III​) project based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    FEWS NET III is the world's premier provider of high-quality food security analysis and early warning.

    Created in response to the 1984 famines in East and West Africa, this $200-million, five-year project (2012-2016) collaborates with international, regional, and national partners to provide timely and rigorous early warning and analysis of potential, emerging, and/or evolving food security issues in order to inform humanitarian response.

    The project currently covers 31 countries. Within the context of local livelihoods, FEWS NET professionals in Africa, Central America, Haiti, Central Asia, and the United States monitor a range of relevant data sources (e.g., remote sensing imagery, price and trade data, and nutrition information).

    This information informs a scenario-building process, which is used to project future food security outcomes.

    FEWS NET then uses a suite of decision support products to communicate this analysis to U.S. government, United Nations, national government, and NGO decision-makers.

    These products include regular briefings to senior USAID staff, quarterly Food Security Outlooks, and Food Security Alerts.

    FEWS NET staff also provide advisory support to regional and country-specific contingency and response planning efforts as well as in-depth studies related to livelihoods, markets and trade, and nutrition.

    FEWS NET also aims to strengthen regional and national capabilities in food security monitoring and analysis.

    This is done through proactive, hands-on collaboration with partners and counterparts in the various stages of monitoring, assessment, analysis, and information dissemination.

    The goal is to share FEWS NET knowledge and methods with partners in local, regional, and global food security networks so together network partners can achieve the global objective of assuring food security for all.

    We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

    Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain a knowledge base composed of, at a minimum, livelihood zone profiles, commodity trade flow maps, subnational seasonal monitoring calendars, and technical databases covering commodity prices, rainfall, agricultural production, population, historical assistance flows, and nutrition/health
  • Develop and update seasonal monitoring plans
  • Provide high-quality, effective communication of actionable food security analysis
  • Conduct strategic planning and execute technical activities including early warning, livelihoods and vulnerability assessments, monitoring tools and methods development, capacity development, markets and trade analysis, response planning, and developing and strengthening networks
  • Collaborate with national, regional, and international partners in food security monitoring and analysis through the implementation of the Integrated Phase
  • Classification protocols

  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships, both formal and informal, with USAID mission/representatives, U.S. Embassy technical contacts, U.N. agency representatives, government ministries, and key international NGOs to facilitate technical exchanges, promote consensus-building, and resolve any potential conflicts
  • Work with USAID mission to support broad food security efforts, including Feed the Future programs
  • Collect, archive, analyze, and share food security data
  • Organize documentation and files of the project and update all essential data used in early warning and food security monitoring and assessment
  • Conduct regular field assessments of food security conditions, both independently and with partners, especially members of the network
  • Develop capacity and consensus with network partners on technical issues and activities to facilitate joint, coordinated actions to mitigate food insecurity
  • Fulfill monthly reporting requirements including writing food security outlooks and updates and providing regular briefings to the U.S. government and other partners
  • Contribute to other FEWS NET information products required locally and by the Washington-based technical team
  • Ensure current and accurate information on the country page of the FEWS NET website
  • Reinforce network capacity and management at the national and subnational levels through training and skills transfers
  • Contribute to FEWS NET methods development and testing
  • Travel extensively within Kenya; at times international travel within Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and the United States may be required

    Qualifications:

  • ​Master's degree in a discipline relevant to the work of FEWS NET, such as agricultural economics, agronomy, nutrition, climatology, anthropology, or social geography
  • Minimum five years of relevant experience in early warning/food security information systems, food security analysis, or other related fields
  • Ability to work in Kenya
  • Excellent computer skills; GIS applications and mapping skills a plus
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English​​

    How to apply:

    Send electronic submissions to FEWSNETKenyaANTM@gmail.com by September 26, 2014. Please include "Kenya Assistant National Technical Manager" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please.

    Finalists will be contacted.

    This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and is open to all qualified Kenyan national citizens. ​

    In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification formand submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.comwith only "Kenya Assistant​ National Technical Manager-FEWSNET Kenya ANTM" in the subject line.

    If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.

    Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.

    ​​​​Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.​​


    Kirinyaga County Procurement Officer Job Re-Advertisement

    County Assembly of Kirinyaga

    Kirinyaga County Assembly Service Board

    Procurement Officer (One Position)

    Re-Advertisement

    KIR/CASB/2014/1

    Job Group “P”

    Salary Scale: 77,527 x 3,877 - 81,404 x 4,070 - 85,474 x 4,274 - 89,748 x 4,487 - 94,235 x 4,712 – 98,947 x 4,947 -103,894 p.m.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning and co-ordination of supplies management services
  • Enforcement of Government procurement regulations, systems and procedures
  • Preparation of supplies estimates of expenditure and control of vote
  • Initiation of policy, review and updating of existing regulations, supplies management instructions, inspection, training and development of supplies personnel
  • Receiving requisitions and specifications from users, doing tendering and acquisition of good s and services
  • Commissioning of procured goods and services, issuing of goods and retiring of bonded goods

    Requirement for Appointment

  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Procurement
  • Relevant Masters degree will be an added advantage
  • Served as a senior procurement officer for at least five years in public sector
  • Membership to professional organization

    Persons interested in filling the above position should submit their application letters, accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating their telephone numbers and email address, copies of relevant Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identity Card or Passport and other relevant supporting documents

    In addition, applicants should submit certificate of clearance from

  • The Ethics and Anticorruption Commission
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Criminal Investigation Department and
  • Kenya Revenue Authority as part of compliance with Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

    Applications should be delivered and handed over to the Human Resources Manager’s Office at the County Assembly of Kirinyaga Offices addressed to

    The Clerk
    County Assembly of Kirinyaga
    P.O Box 55
    Kerugoya

    Closing date: Friday September 19, 2014 at 5.00pm.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    National Museums of Kenya Director General Job Vacancy

    Vacancy: Director General

    The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a multi-disciplinary State Corporation established under the National Museums and Heritage Act No. 6 of 2006.

    NMK’s core mandate is identification, preservation, conservation and development of Kenya’s rich and diverse heritage.

    The position of Director General requires competitive filling and we are seeking to recruit an exceptional Kenyan with strong administrative, organizational and leadership skills and who demonstrates a strong understanding of natural sciences, research, heritage and collections to fill this position.

    Key duties and responsibilities:

    The Director General shall:

  • Be the Chief Executive Officer of the National Museums Kenya and shall be responsible to the Board for the day to day management of the institution;
  • Develop and recommend to the Board the long-term strategy, business plans and annual operating budgets; and establish proper internal monitoring and control systems and procedures;
  • Ensure that there is effective communication between the management and the Board as well as between different levels of management;
  • Ensure continuous achievement of the NMK’s financial and operating goals and objectives;
  • Provide leadership to employees as well as maintaining an environment for attracting, retaining and motivating employees;
  • Act as the Principal spokesman of the NMK;
  • Perform any other responsibilities as may be necessary to achieve the NMK’s objectives.

    Requirements:

    For appointment to the position of Director General, an applicant shall have:

  • An earned Doctorate degree or equivalent qualification from a University recognised in Kenya, in a field of research relevant to NMK’s mandate. Experience in the natural sciences will be an added advantage;
  • Long term and outstanding management experience and performance in the natural sciences, heritage or cultural resources management sector;
  • A proven record of scientific leadership and achievement as demonstrated by high output of scholarly works – books, book chapters, journal articles, including peer reviewed publications;
  • A track record of success and performance characterized by visionary and strategic thought;
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, with highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism;
  • Exceptional leadership and team building skills with capacity to deal with local, national and international agencies;
  • Proven track record of fundraising, networking and resource mobilization.

    The full job description is available on the National Museums of Kenya website: National Museums of Kenya Director General Job Vacancy

    This position will be offered to a successful candidate on three-year contractual term with eligibility of contract renewal upon satisfactory performance.

    How to Apply:

    Qualified and interested applicants may apply.

    Electronic applications shall be in PDF format and include scanned copies of the following documents: A cover letter, detailed resume, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials, and other relevant supporting documents. Names and addresses of three (3) referees (include telephone contact and email) should also be provided.

    Candidates who will be shortlisted will be required to avail copies of the following documents on the date of the interview:

    Certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Clearance certificate from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Clearance certificate from Higher Educations Loans Board (HELB) Clearance certificate from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    The applications should be marked “Application for the position of Director General” and addressed to: The Chairperson, Board of Directors, National Museums of Kenya, P.O Box 40658-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

    Hand delivered applications should be dropped in a box marked “Application for the position of Director General” located at the National Museums of Kenya Headquarters ,Museum Hill Road Nairobi at the Heritage Centre on 2nd Floor.

    Electronic applications should be sent to: boardchair@museums.or.ke.

    All applications should reach us not later than Wednesday 15th 0ctober, 2014 at 4. 30 p.m.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    The Chairperson, National Museums of Kenya


    USAID FEWS NET Assistant National Technical Manager Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Assistant National Technical Manager

    USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) is the world’s premier provider of high quality food security analysis and early warning.

    FEWS NET collaborates with international, regional and national partners to provide timely and rigorous early warning and analysis of potential, emerging, and/or evolving food security issues in order to inform decisions and guide response.

    Chemonics International Inc., a leading international consulting firm based in Washington, DC, has been contracted by USAID to manage FEWS NET technical and field activities.

    Chemonics seeks applications from qualified and experienced Kenyan national professionals for the position of Assistant National Technical Manager (ANTM), who will work closely with the National Technical Manager (NTM) to support all FEWS NET activities in Kenya.

    Where appropriate, the ANTM may also support remote-monitoring of selected countries.

    In particular, the ANTM will support the following activities:

  • Efficient, focused food security monitoring, early warning analysis, and response planning.
  • Effective communication of this analysis to partners and decision-makers though high quality reports and briefings.
  • Capacity strengthening and network management.
  • The ANTM will assist the NTM to provide quality control for the deliverables of the project and will help ensure that activities and products are delivered in a timely manner.

    The ANTM will be required to travel intensely within Kenya, and some international travel in sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and the United States may be required.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the work of FEWS NET, such as agricultural economics, agronomy, nutrition, climatology, anthropology or social geography;
  • At least five years of relevant experience in early warning/food security information systems, food security analysis, as well as other related fields;
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent computer skills, GIS applications and mapping skills an advantage

    The full Terms of Reference for the ANTM can be found at USAID FEWS NET Assistant National Technical Manager Job in Kenya

    Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to: FEWSNETKenyaANTM@gmail.com by September 26, 2014.

    This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and is open all qualified Kenyan national citizen.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    OSIEA Learning, Evaluation and Achievement Program Director Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Director - Learning, Evaluation and Achievement Program (LEAP)

    We seek a dynamic Director to head a new cross-cutting program to promote organizational learning, evaluation, and knowledge sharing.

    The Director reports to the Executive Director.

    The LEAP Director provides strategic vision and leadership on internal monitoring and evaluation efforts; staff and grantee learning and training initiatives; and the integration of the organizational values into the work environment and product.

    The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa promotes vibrant, tolerant democracies in the region by awarding grants, developing programs, and bringing together diverse civil society leaders and groups.

    Responsibilities

    Tracking Impact

  • Develop and apply innovative strategies to assess, document, and report on the effectiveness of OSIEA programs and their outcomes to improve performance.

    Staff Learning and Training

  • Promote and encourage innovative thinking and knowledge sharing at OSIEA.
  • Organize regular all-staff trainings and identify learning opportunities for staff on an individualized basis.
  • Create learning opportunities to improve network program collaboration.

    Portfolio reviews

  • Support program teams to design and undertake effective program portfolio reviews.
  • Integrating the Organizational Values
  • Lead innovative initiatives to uphold and integrate the organizational values into the performance of duties and tasks on a daily basis to foster healthy inter-office communication

    Grantee Learning and Training

  • Support program staff to incorporate capacity building and institutional strengthening components into grant making.
  • Oversee a grant portfolio to oversee these aspects as well as to support opportunities for promising young leaders.

    Qualifications

  • Relevant advanced degree and proven commitment to the protection of human rights in the Eastern African region
  • Knowledge of innovative approaches to assess, document, and report on effectiveness of programs and their outcomes
  • Experience in capacity building and organizational development
  • Extraordinary initiative, creativity and capacity to think strategically
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array of people
  • Team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style
  • Ability to manage multiple liaisons within OSIEA and the larger Open Society Foundations network in a fast paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail
  • Integrity, diplomatic manner and professional discretion essential
  • Willingness to travel as needed

    For more information: see; OSIEA Learning, Evaluation and Achievement Program Director Job in Kenya

    Compensation: Competitive salary, with good benefits package

    No phone calls, please.

    Only successful candidates will be contacted

    Send resume and cover letter to jobs@osiea.org

    Search Closes: October 1, 2014


    KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Research Programme Post Doctoral Researcher in Statistics

    KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Research Programme

    Post Doctoral Researcher in Statistics

    KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme is well known internationally for its medical research.

    Post-Doctoral opportunities are important in the career development of independent researchers, and we are particularly keen to develop strong capacity in statistical research.

    We would like to appoint a post-doctoral researcher to join a team of a Principal Investigator, 2 PhD students (working on statistical analysis and on molecular biology) and a research assistant to work on a project characterizing the spatial heterogeneity of malaria transmission to inform malaria control strategy, using epidemiological analyses and molecular data.

    We will offer a 3 year contract, hoping to renew after 3 years depending on further funding.

    We are looking for a candidate who has a PhD in statistics or mathematical modelling, a proven publication record, and who is ready to train and supervise PhD students.

    The closing date for receipt of applications is 1st October 2014.

    For a full job description and application procedure details, please check our website at; KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Research Programme Post Doctoral Researcher in Statistics

    Please apply through the website. Queries regarding the post can be addressed to pbejon@kemri-wellcome.org


    Ministry of Devolution and Planning Governance Specialist Job in Kenya

    Republic of Kenya

    The Presidency

    Ministry of Devolution and Planning

    Request for Expression of Interest for the Recruitment of a Governance Specialist

    Background Information:

    The Government of Kenya wishes to monitor and engage a wide spectrum of stakeholders and other interested parties on the country’s performance with regard to governance, social and economic reform.

    This will entail monitoring and detailed analysis of the indices that help to explain performance in these areas.

    Resultantly, interventions would be advanced to the relevant institutions and agencies aimed at improvements and sustained reforms.

    In view of this, the Ministry needs to engage an individual consultant who will undertake the functions envisaged in the scope of assignment.

    Purpose:

    The purpose of this call is to invite individuals with expertise in the areas outlined, to express their interest in providing the requested service

    Objective of Consultancy:

    The objective of the assignment is to undertake monitoring of governance related indicators including corruption.

    The holder of the position will be responsible for developing reform strategies that would promote improvement in the various indicators monitored.

    The Governance Specialist will be responsible to the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Devolution and Planning.

    Deliverables

  • Report on all relevant governance global indices ranking of Kenya.
  • Annual Kenya factsheet on governance indicators.
  • Development of a governance reform policy programme.
  • Development of a structured engagement programme within government and with other relevant external actors.
  • Development of a public engagement strategy and implementation of the same.
  • Any other deliverables that may be required by the Cabinet Secretary in the course of the assignment

    Qualification and Experience

  • The candidate must have a minimum qualification of a Master’s degree in Law, Economics, Political Science or any other relevant field.

  • The candidate should have a strong research background with at least 15 years’ experience in a similar position in the public service or private sector dealing with governance related issues.

  • A PhD qualification is desirable.

    Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services by submitting their CV’s, copies of academic certificates and other relevant material demonstrating experience in similar conditions and availability of appropriate skills.

    Completed Expression of Interest (EOI), one original and two copies, in plain sealed envelopes and clearly marked with the relevant consultancy, should be addressed to:

    The Principal Secretary/Planning
    Ministry of Devolution and Planning
    Treasury Building
    P.O Box 30005-00100
    Nairobi

    And be deposited in the Tender Box on 9th Floor, Treasury Building, so as to be received on or before 1st October, 2014 at 10.00 am Kenyan local time.

    Bulky documents that may not fit in the tender box should be deposited in the supply chain management office, room number 716 in the same building.

    Bids submitted after closing date and time shall not be accepted.

    Request for Proposal (RFP) documents will be issued thereafter to shortlisted candidates only.

    Head Supply Chain Management Unit
    For: Principal Secretary


    Finlays Supply Chain Manager (Tea Extracts) Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Supply Chain Manager – Tea Extracts, Kenya

    The Organization:

    Finlays is a vertically integrated and geographically diversified agri-business that takes a leadership role in sustainability.

    The group has established itself as a reliable, responsible, innovative and sustainable producer with a deep knowledge and passion for its products.

    Sustainability is pivotal to the group’s success and it lies at the heart of what Finlays does and stands for.

    Finlays is Kenya’s largest agricultural export group employing over 22,000 people and annually exporting over 300 million stems of flowers, 7 million kilos of vegetables, 26 million kilos of black tea and 3 million kilos of tea extract.

    The organisation is geographically located in Nairobi, Naivasha, Kericho, Mt. Kenya and Mombasa and works with 1,200 vegetable out growers and 10,000 tea out growers.

    A vacancy has arisen for a supply chain professional who is a dynamic and self focused self starter with a passion for excellence, customers, people development and quality products.

    The position is based at our Tea Extracts operation located in Kericho, Kenya. Tea Extracts Kenya is part of the global Finlays Tea Solutions business.

    The Job:

    Reporting to the General Manager – Tea Extracts Kenya, the successful candidate will work as an integral part of the tea extracts team and strategically deliver a high level of supply chain performance so that it is efficient, cost effective and ensures the best quality and highest value to our customers.

    The key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Ensuring optimal availability of production materials including green leaf from tea estates and packaging materials from suppliers;
  • Managing finished goods including storage and shipment to suppliers;
  • Effective management of supply and logistics contracts such as those covering haulage to port, freight forwarding and storage;
  • Ensuring the best practice and cost effective supply chain policies, processes and systems exist including those relating to inventory management, planning and scheduling and materials requirement planning;
  • Maintaining high standards of discipline in regard to HACCP, GMP and Health and Safety requirements throughout the supply chain;
  • Ensuring working capital optimization through management of inventory levels;
  • Coordinating with customers with regard to product availability, packaging and shipping schedules to achieve flawless documentation and execution to the satisfaction of all customers;
  • Supervision and development of supply chain staff and effective teamwork within and outside the department;
  • Responsibility for developing and achieving supply chain key performance indicators in areas of supplier performance, customer service, consumer complaints, product distribution and cost control; and
  • Achieving continuous improvement throughout the supply chain;

    Minimum Requirements

  • Degree holder in supply chain/business/logistics related discipline;
  • Five years demonstrable experience, devising and implementing supply chain strategy, preferably within a large company.
  • Depth of skill including problem solving and experience should ensure that sound people, line management and functional competence can be taken for granted;
  • Self driven, reliant and motivated, being energetic and positive in outlook
  • with hands on approach to see things through to completion;
  • Highly numerate and computer literate
  • Experience in handling and planning across a multi-site operation with good project management and preferably lean manufacturing knowledge;
  • Able to structure a plan, marshal resources, work as a team and deliver on commitments.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills: persuasive and with the gravitas to gain senior management confidence.

    How to Apply

    If you meet the requirements of this position, please submit an application including a detailed CV, your postal, e-mail and telephone contacts and the names and addresses of three referees so as to reach us by not later than 30 September 2014 and be addressed to:

    Human Resources Director,
    P.O. Box 223 20200,
    Kericho.

    Email: careers@finlays.co.ke

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Save the Children Jobs in Kenya

    Child Safeguarding:

    Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

    Dimensions:

    Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners.

    Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH.

    In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya.

    By Feb 2013, we will have completed a second transition, which will see us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own.

    Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Meru and Wajir – with plans to expand into Bungoma and Turkana in 2014.

    We work through partners in many other parts of the country.

    By February 2014, we will have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$25 million

    Role Purpose:

    SCI Kenya is in the process of implementing a signature maternal and newborn health (MNH) programme that is expected to significantly contribute to achievement of Kenya’s MDG 4 and 5 targets.

    The programmatic model will actualize continuum of care approach mixed with an integrated package of quick wins, a minimum community health care package and a strengthened health system approach to maternal and newborn health programming across Save the Children’s Theory of Change.

    Save the Children will work with the government of Kenya at both national and county levels and communities to address the maternal and neonatal health challenges in the country in a way that would deliver significant impacts for women and children by the end of the 5 year period.

    Scope of Role:

    Working closely with the Community development coordinator, the post holder will play a key role in implementation of the Behaviour change communication plan of the signature project.

    The post-holder will also support the design, development and implementation of context-specific BCC material for health communication (focused on maternal and newborn health).

    He/she will be able to engage with versatile and current media strategies (including digital and mobile media) for communication as well as participate in health advocacy.

    1. MEAL Officer

    Team / Programme: Adolescent Girls Initiative Kenya

    Location: Wajir

    Grade: TBC

    Post Type: National (1 year with possibility of extension)

    Reports to: MEAL coordinator - Wajir

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Supporting the development of systems and processes for the implementation of M&E policy and procedure based on Save the Children best practice, developing frameworks to integrate impact assessment and learning and knowledge management into the programme and project cycle;
  • Maintaining a tracking spreadsheet for M&E activities and events – baselines, assessments, reviews, evaluations – tracking trends and recommendations, progressing their implementation where appropriate;
  • Coordinating the sharing of learning related to M&E practices across offices, and providing support when internal/external reviews, evaluations, and lessons learned exercises should be employed;
  • Developing national programme internal reporting schedules & templates, clarifying what level of information is needed and where, with key responsibilities assigned, and reviewing proposals, with a particular focus on checking log frames and ensuring indicators are are followed up and project milestones achieved;
  • Participating in the development of tools and guidelines for data collection, collation and reporting, with a focus on establishing Output Tracking, systemically checking this data for quality, accuracy, and consistency, and providing feedback as necessary;
  • Contributing to the design of M&E methodology and child-focused indicators by the programme team, and to the promotion of child participation in M&E planning and accountability
  • Support the implementation of processes to review the quality of existing project data, information collection methods and the suitability of the existing data for the provision of sound baseline information;
  • Ensure accountability assessments are conducted and capacity built of staff to undertake accountability assessments.
  • Professionally document and pro actively share information and learning with Save the Children stakeholders
  • Ensure sensitive complaints collection and handling through system development and functional at ground level
  • Ensure effective community complaints response mechanisms in collaboration with communities are developed and functional
  • Take an active role in ensuring staff are compliant in uploading data into necessary app systems.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • First degree in Statistics or Mathematics or relevant area
  • Minimum three years practical experience in M&E system coordination/implementation in a large international non-governmental organisation or other international relief/development body;
  • Demonstrable track-record in data tracking and evaluation, with the ability to support staff and partners on M&E methodology and analyze and disseminate complex information to a range of stakeholder audiences;
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Working knowledge of data/statistical programmes e.g. SPSS
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills in English, with experience working in multicultural, multi location, values driven teams;
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

    Competencies:

  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili (both spoken and written).
  • Understanding of importance of quality and timely data
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Good typing and data entry speed.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation and with government and development partners
  • Proven ability to work as a team.

    2. Adolescent Girls Initiative Programme Assistant

    Team / Programme: Programme

    Location: Nairobi 50% Field 50%

    Grade: 5

    Post Type: National (1 year contract with possibility of extension)

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Make various payments

  • Provide support to the Programme Team including participation and assistance to preparation and conducting of programme meetings, quarterly and annual reviews and other relevant programme meetings and events.
  • Support the programme in spot checks and the compilation of reports.
  • Ensure all files and documentation – including contracts, proposals, and field travel TORs – are well organised digitally as well in hard copy and regularly updated.
  • Ensure that invoices (payment vouchers) are processed for payment on time and are well documented.
  • Assist in the drafting of consultancy contracts, process consultants’ expenses reports, and coordinate consultants travel needs.
  • Assist in closing the documentation cycle in contract management and payment processing.
  • Draft letters and undertake basic correspondence on behalf of the program unit as needed.
  • Assist in organising training/workshops for program Drafts correspondence, takes dictation and instructions on a variety of programme related subject-matters.
  • Keeps list of names, addresses and telephone numbers of Programme counterparts and Ministers, Government Officials.

    General Responsibilities

  • Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring, reporting and information dissemination of programme activities.
  • Participate actively in organisation-wide learning and other joint activities.
  • Undertake any other tasks as may be assigned by the Supervisor. Values
  • Personal integrity/Commitment to mandate-holds himself accountable for actions taken.
  • Knowledge sharing/continuous learning – Takes responsibility for personal learning and career development and actively seeks opportunities to learn through formal and informal means. Learns from others inside and outside the organisation adopting best practices created by others.
  • Valuing diversity – observes and inquires to understand the perspectives of others and continually examines his/her own biases and behaviours.
  • Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

    Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

    Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

    Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

  • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • At least two years’ experience related to your responsibilities
  • Very good writing skills in English with keen attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience of working in teams
  • Demonstrated an ability to set clear and appropriate priorities focussing on tasks and activated, which have strategic impact on results
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate and meet information needs of the team and other stakeholders.
  • Commitment to excellence.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, preferred Commitment to Save the Children values

    4. AGI-K Programme Officers

    4 Positions

    Team / Programme: AGI-K Programme

    Location: Wajir

    Grade: 4

    Post Type: National (1 year with possibility of renewal)

    Reports to: AGI-K Programme Coordinator

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Support to Programme Delivery

  • Under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator, provide technical oversight and capacity-building through training, mentorship and on-the-job support for community health extension workers (CHEWs) and community mentors for the delivery of the safe space model
  • Provide leadership and guidance regarding project activities under each cluster to all community workers to ensure all programme activities meet best practice standards as well as taking lead in discussions sessions for adolescent programming
  • The AGI-K officer will programmatic support required for the successful implementation of Adolescent girls programming and will support the programme coordinator in awareness raising activities, including the provision of information on available health services and facilitating referrals through the support of CHEWs.
  • Work with AGI-K program team to monitor project activities regularly, ensuring adolescent girls attend discussion sessions as laid out in the program model
  • Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders and groups to ensure support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners.
  • Participate in development of monthly outreach plans with community workers, based on program needs; include strategies to reach girls who are more isolated.
  • Ensures strict adherence to the guidelines as outlined for the various interventions and clusters.
  • Assist with developing adequate project monitoring systems and help to ensure that community workers utilize these systems correctly and consistently
  • Support the community facilitators and mentors develop referral pathways for violence prevention & response and ensure a community perspective is included.
  • Ensure referral pathways are shared and understood within the community
  • Encourage parent/caregiver partnerships in participating in the wellbeing of adolescent girls

    Partnerships for social mobilisation

  • Good coordination with partners including the community in the program area Capacity of implementing partners in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting is strengthened, in particular with community contracts
  • Actively participate in forums and other relevant forums at sub county level

    Monitoring and evaluation

  • Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team and the operations research partner for monitoring and evaluation of programme activities including preparation of monitoring reports, documents and lessons learned.
  • Supports the implementation of an accountability mechanism for participants in the AGI-K programme
  • Carry out regular field monitoring/spot checks
  • Participate in milestone meetings for monitoring of the progress of the programme such as mid-term reviews, strategy meetings, previews and reviews and annual reviews.
  • Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

    Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

    Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

    Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced University Degree in the social/behavioural sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education)
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional work experience in the development, planning and management of social development programmes with practical experience of working with women and girls.
  • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls, in addition to child protection
  • Demonstrated experience of developing effective working relationships with senior stakeholders from government agencies, international organisations, community NGO, academics and opinion-leaders.
  • Experience in community mobilisation and child participation within the development context.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in facilitation and training skills in non-formal settings
  • Strong expertise and understanding of key issues affecting adolescent girls in Northern Kenya such as early marriage, FGM.
  • Excellent communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and strong inter-personal and advisory skills

    Competencies:

  • Has high-level communication skills’, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
  • Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation and with government and development partners
  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Proven ability to work as a team.
  • Somali speaking individuals will be added advantage.

    5. Adolescent Girls Initiative Coordinator

    Team / Programme: AGI-K Program

    Location: Wajir

    Grade: 3

    Post Type: National (1 year with possibility of extension)

    Staff directly reporting to this post: 4x Programme Officers

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Support to Programme Delivery

  • Provide programmatic support for the implementation of the community mobilisation and participation aspect of AGI-K, including training, materials adaptation and monitoring of outcomes.
  • Work with the SPM AGI-K manager for the development, management and facilitation of the community dialogue/ contracts, plan of action and activities for strategic communication and promotion for social and behavioural change in support of the AGI-K Programme delivery.
  • Support in the development; conduct as well as supervise trainings on the safe space model to mentors and community facilitators, to ensure programming meets quality standards
  • Plan, organize and implement quality community sensitization forums in partnership with the community.
  • Work closely with SCI’s Education, FSL and reproductive health teams in Wajir to implement holistic programming to meet the diverse and unique needs of women and girls.
  • Work with the SPM-AGI-K and the various Technical Advisors in the development of behaviour change communication (BCC) strategies and approaches related to interpersonal, small group, community mobilization and mass media interventions and translate these into action to improve school attendance and adoption of healthy behaviours

    Partnerships for social mobilisation

  • Develop partnerships with religious groups, women’s groups, health care providers, community health committees and other organised groups in the community to orient them on the programme goals and to solicit their involvement in the implementation of the programme
  • Develop close collaboration with various professional groups and non-governmental organisations implementing the community health strategy to facilitate cross organisational learning.
  • Provide effective coordination and technical support to county government counterparts and other partners in community development
  • Represent Save the Children in county and national fora to share good practice and ensure the achievement of advocacy and policy objectives.

    Monitoring and evaluation

  • Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team and the operations research partners for monitoring and evaluation of programme activities including preparation of monitoring reports, documents and lessons learned.
  • Together with the MEAL officer, ensure spot checks are undertaken regularly and corrective action undertaken where necessary, with adherence to the regulations set under each intervention/cluster
  • Supports the development and implementation of an accountability mechanism for participants in the AGI-K Programme.
  • Support in facilitating dissemination of communication research findings, and ensures exchanges and sharing of experience, lessons learned, best practices, and new methods to government officials, programme staff, and other SCI partners as well as within the organisation
  • Staff and community capacity building, training and development
  • Support the SPM in identifying staffing, programmatic and material capacity gaps that impact on program implementation. Directly supervise and monitor performance of AGI-K field based program officer’s
  • Together with the SPM, ensure Community Health Extension Workers are well trained on relevant topics in order to supervise community mentors.
  • Provide technical oversight and capacity-building through training, mentorship and on-the-job support for community health workers (CHWs) on AGI-K awareness-raising, and referrals where necessary
  • Provide ongoing support to ensure CHWs understand basic SCI principles and are not doing any harm. Develop messages and IEC materials for community facilitators to use within the community.
  • Support in the development of appropriate discussion topics for adolescent girls

    Grants Management and Reporting

  • Oversee the implementation of the activities, develop and maintain work, spending and procurement plans for the project.
  • Participate in Grants Opening, Mid-Term and Closing meetings.
  • Prepare activity spending plans and ensure project activities and outputs are completed.
  • Contribute actively to the preparation of internal and donor reporting requirements.
  • Oversee project activities budget expenditures and ensure they are allowable and allocable according to SCI and donor regulations; together with the SPM review monthly Budget vs.
  • Actual and expenditure sheets and collaborate with the Finance department to ensure accurate expenditures and reporting.
  • Actively participate in the generation of quarterly, semi-annual and annual program performance reports
  • Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

    Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

    Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

    Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Qualifications and Experience

  • BA/MA/ in social science, humanities or related degree.
  • Minimum five years of relevant professional work experience in the development, planning and management of community development programmes with practical experience in overseeing, monitoring, and reporting on project outcomes, as well as research
  • Experience in community mobilisation and child participation within the development context. Experience working with the Kenya Community Health Strategy is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated experience of developing effective working relationships with senior stakeholders from government agencies, international organisations, donors, NGO, academics and opinion-leaders, including successful advocacy and influencing.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in project management
  • Strong expertise and understanding of key issues in the field of Women protection and empowerment, and children’s rights
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and strong inter-personal and advisory skills

    Competencies

  • Has high-level communication skills’, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
  • Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation and with government and development partners
  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Proven ability to work as a team.
  • Candidate must be willing to abide by the Save the Children Child Safeguarding
  • Policy in all aspects of work.

    6. Community Liaison Officer (CLO)

    Team / Programme: AGI-K Programme

    Location: Wajir

    Grade: 4

    Post Type: National (1 year with possibility of renewal)

    Reports to: Adolescent Girls Initiative (AGI-K) Coordinator

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Support to Programme Delivery

  • Ensure that the community mobilisation and participation aspect of the AGI-K
  • Programme is implemented according to plan, including training, materials adaptation and monitoring of outcomes.
  • Support in the development, management and facilitation of the community engagement strategy, plan of action and activities identified by the community.
  • Together with the AGI-K project officers, ensure regular mentoring and monitoring of community workers in particular selected community mentors
  • Work with community workers to raise awareness on cultural backgrounds and issues for communities to advocate for change of behaviour
  • Identify and oversee / support the identification and selection of community volunteers and train community mobilisation teams and facilitators from the community.
  • Support the development, pre-testing and production of culturally relevant communication materials to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery including facilitating behavioural change where necessary.
  • Ensure the implementation of identified strategies and approaches by selected schools and communities related to interpersonal, small group, community mobilization interventions are translated into action to improve the well-being and value of girls in the community
  • Identify, assess and recommend appropriate approaches to community mobilization to ensure maximum community involvement and participation
  • Devise and implement a strategy for active case finding (screening) within identified catchment areas using AGI-K project team
  • Ensure systems for screening follow-up and feedback to AGI-K project officers are implemented.

    Partnerships for social mobilisation

  • Develop partnerships with religious groups, women’s groups, community members, health care providers, community health committees and other organised groups in the community to orient them on the programme goals and to solicit their involvement in the implementation of the programme

    Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Carry out regular spot checks in the intervention areas with project officers to feed into progress reports
  • Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team and the research partners for monitoring and evaluation of programme activities including preparation of monitoring reports, documents and lessons learned.
  • Participate in milestone meetings for monitoring of the progress of the programme such as mid-term reviews, strategy meetings, previews and reviews and annual reviews.
  • Facilitate the dissemination of communication research findings, and ensures exchanges and sharing of information between SCI and the community
  • Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

    Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

    Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

    Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science from a recognized university or Higher National Diploma with at least two (2) year relevant experience.
  • Experience of and commitment to utilizing participatory approaches
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with all beneficiaries and their carers
  • Possess training skills, must be a trained facilitator
  • Ability to work in teams and with rural communities.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English & Kiswahili
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrable ability at report writing
  • Knowledge of local language e.g. Somali language

    Competencies:

  • Has high-level communication skills’, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
  • Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation, community and with government and development partners
  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Proven ability to work as a team.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org by 3rd October 2014 indicating the Position Code on the subject line.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    DAI East Africa TIH Project Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    East Africa Trade and Investment Hub

    Background:

    The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (TIH) project is intended to spur inclusive economic growth by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment and increasing East African trade and investment, particularly to and from the United States.

    The project will build upon prior investments to increase regional trade competitiveness and reduce poverty.

    1. Scope of Work: M&E Assistant

    Objectives and Duties:

    The M&E Assistant will support the Knowledge Management and M&E team with data collection and analysis to inform program implementation and management.

    The M&E Assistant will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:

  • Support day‐to‐day implementation of the project’s M&E plan, focusing on data collection methodology, data quality, and indicator validity.
  • Contribute to baseline assessments and specialized studies.
  • Maintain the TIH M&E database, providing timely inputs of data and supporting data analysis.
  • Support TIH technical teams in data collection.
  • Train and oversee short‐term enumerators.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • At least 4 years of experience in M&E on donor-funded development projects.
  • Previous experience working in M&E on USAID-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated experience with statistical analysis programs, such as SPSS or STATA, is preferred.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The M&E Assistant will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The M&E Assistant will report to the Knowledge Management/M&E Director.

    2. Scope of Work: Logistics Coordinator

    Objectives and Duties:

  • The Logistics Coordinator will oversee all logistics-related activities for East Africa TIH in the Nairobi office.
  • S/he will ensure that the outlined logistics policies and procedures are implemented.
  • The Logistics Specialist will provide and maintain complete and accurate data for all logistics files.
  • The Logistics Specialist will perform the following functions, but not limited to:
  • Manage the customs clearance program and document filing system and liaise with customs authorities as necessary.
  • Oversee day‐to‐day logistics issues, including travel schedules and itineraries, reservations, and support for planned TIH events and activities.
  • Manage the regional travel of staff, including flight and lodging accommodations.
  • Coordinate the daily use of vehicles and other shared office equipment.
  • Work with Finance and Procurements teams on the receiving of goods and inspection processes.

    Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent in related field
  • 4 years work experience in the administrative support field preferably with international donor-funded projects, UN agencies, or NGOs.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer literate with e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheet experience.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Logistics Coordinator will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Logistics Coordinator will report to the HR/Office Manager.

    3. Scope of Work: Knowledge Management / M&E Officer

    Objectives and Duties:

  • The Knowledge/M&E Officer will support the development and day-to-day operations of the knowledge management and M&E systems to document project progress and results and inform program implementation and management.

    The Knowledge Management/M&E Officer will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:

  • Support development of the TIH Performance Management Plan (PMP) and M&E system.
  • Support baseline assessments and specialized studies.
  • Provide day‐to‐day management of the project’s M&E plan focusing on data collection methodology, data quality, and indicator validity.
  • Lead training and capacity building activities for monitoring-related techniques and methods for TIH staff.
  • Apply GIS technology to support the project’s overall development planning, design, and monitoring and evaluation.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • At least 8 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation on donor-funded development programs.
  • At least 3 years of M&E experience on USAID‐funded programs.
  • Previous experience managing a team of M&E staff.
  • Demonstrated experience with statistical analysis programs, such as SPSS or STATA, is preferred.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Knowledge Management/M&E Officer will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting:

    The Knowledge Management/M&E Officer will report to the Knowledge Management / M&E Director.

    4. Scope of Work: Knowledge Management Assistant

    Objectives and Duties:

  • The Knowledge Management Assistant will support the Knowledge Management and M&E team to retain and disseminate institutional and programmatic knowledge.

    The Knowledge Management Assistant will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:

  • Support the Knowledge Management/M&E Director in all knowledge management activities.
  • Conduct research, draft knowledge management materials, and edit materials submitted by technical teams.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in knowledge management activities for donor‐funded, development programs.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Knowledge Management Assistant will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Knowledge Management Assistant will report to the Knowledge Management/M&E Director.

    5. Scope of Work: IT Support Officer

    Objectives and Duties:

  • The IT Support Officer is responsible for the IT needs of the East Africa TIH office, including system installations, maintenance, and technical support.
  • S/he is responsible for ensuring that standards set by the DAI home office are followed and project solutions are the most efficient and cost effective.
  • S/he will ensure that proper back up, anti-virus and disaster recovery procedures are identified and followed and that end users have access to shared files, printers and email.

    The IT Support Officer is responsible for, but not limited to, the following functions:

  • Establish office IT local area networks and ensure secure IT systems.
  • Manage all software, servers, and local networks.
  • Assess local availability of IT equipment.
  • Procure and provide staff with appropriate IT and communications equipment (cell phones, satellite phones, laptops, etc.)
  • Negotiate service arrangements with Kenyan and regional ICT service providers.
  • Check systems in order to optimize performance and initiate recovery action after system failures.
  • Make suggestions for network hardware and software system improvements.
  • Maintain inventory of IT and communication equipment.
  • Provide IT support assistance to project staff.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or other relevant field.
  • At least 5 years of experience developing and managing IT solutions.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The IT Support Officer will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The IT Support Officer will report to the ICT Team Leader.

    6. Scope of Work: HR / Office Manager

    Objectives and Duties:

    The HR/Office Manager will oversee human resources and manage office facilities for the TIH project.

    The HR/Office Manager will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:

  • Oversee all human resources operations on the project, including recruitment, hiring, employee on‐boarding, staff orientation, performance reviews, and disciplinary action in compliance with USAID rules and regulations, DAI policies, and local labor laws.
  • Facilitate recruitment and hiring process by advertising vacancies, shortlisting resumes, scheduling and observing interviews, collecting required documents, checking references, and verifying salary history.
  • Coordinate and supervise the preparation of employment agreements for staff.
  • Train supervisors charged with conducting evaluations of staff members in their units and monitor compliance with the process.
  • Mitigate and resolve human resource conflicts and issues, seeking assistance and guidance from the Director of Operations or other senior staff members as needed.
  • Develop and maintain the Human Resources Management section of the TIH Field Operations Manual, ensuring updates as needed.
  • Maintain personnel files in hard copy and TAMIS for all long-term and short-term project staff.
  • Work with Chief of Party to fill surge capacity technical needs, including identifying and hiring long‐term and short‐term technical experts in a timely fashion.
  • Oversee the administration of the TIH Nairobi office, including coordinating equipment maintenance with the relevant departments and managing office supplies and other office needs.

    Qualifications:

  • At least 6 years of work experience in human resources, recruitment, office administration, and other relevant areas.
  • Knowledge of local laws and USAID rules and regulations related to personnel management and compliance.
  • Previous supervisory experience for office/HR teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: The HR/Office Manager will supervise the Administrative Assistant, Logistics Coordinator, and Drivers.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The HR/Office Manager will report to the Director of Operations.

    7. Scope of Work: Director of Finance

    Objectives and Duties:

    The Director of Finance will oversee all financial management and accounting functions for the East Africa TIH project.

    The Director of Finance will be directly involved in the budget planning and tracking.

    The Director of Finance will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following functions:

  • Directly supervise the work of the Finance Department including the Project
  • Accountants and Cash Custodian/Finance Assistant.
  • Review payment requests per the Project Schedule of Authorities.
  • Review and approve project expenses allocation and allowableness vs the budget
  • In collaboration with the home office project management team and TIH leadership, participate in the project’s financial planning, budget tracking, and quarterly forecasting.
  • Ensure the finance reports are prepared and submitted to the HO and the local tax authorities correctly and on time.
  • Ensure the invoices, contracts, payroll, bills and other payments are made correctly and on time.
  • Ensure the petty cash account is maintained properly.
  • Organize smooth cooperation between the project finance team and other departments including the HO project management team.
  • Maintain the project and bank relationship.
  • Ensure project financial transactions, including payroll, are in accord with the local legislation, USAID regulations, and DAI policies and procedures.
  • Customize, implement, and oversee adherence to the project’s financial management policies and procedures.
  • Facilitate internal and external audit processes.
  • Other tasks as required by the Deputy Chief of Party.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Master’s degree highly preferred.
  • At least 7 years of work experience in accounting and finance management areas, preferably on a USAID or other international donor-funded project.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasks.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Strong knowledge of local tax laws. Some knowledge of international accounting regulations and USAID rules and regulations.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Director of Finance will supervise the Project Finance Department, including the Project Accountants and the Cash Custodian/Finance Assistant.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Director of Finance will report to the Deputy Chief of Party

    8. Scope of Work: Component 2 Lead - Senior Agricultural Trade Expert

    Objectives and Duties:

  • The Senior Agricultural Trade Expert will provide leadership and day-to-day management for activities to increase the competitiveness of selected regional agricultural value chains.
  • S/he will work to design and lead strategies to address broad-based policy changes to advance regional integration and agricultural growth, including increasing the predictability of the policy environment, reducing tariff and non-tariff trade barriers, and supporting the approval and implementation of harmonized standards.
  • S/he would also guide TIH’s technical assistance to improve the competitiveness of staple value chains focusing on promoting financing and trading mechanisms, facilitating commercial partnerships, and supporting the evolution of sustainable market information systems and ICT to promote regional trade and increase profitability for farmers and private-sector businesses.

    The Senior Agricultural Trade Expert will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:

  • Design and lead strategies to improve the enabling environment for agriculture, including providing support to partner-country governments and regional economic communities to harmonize trade, facilitate harmonization and implementation of science-based food safety and nutrition standards, and support improved regulations on warehousing and financing systems that increase farmer income and increase trade opportunities;
  • Oversee technical assistance to improve the regional competitiveness of commodities throughout the value chain, including facilitating commercial partnerships, and supporting the evolution of sustainable market information systems and ICT to promote regional trade and increase profitability for farmers and private-sector businesses.
  • Work with producers and enterprises across East Africa to develop their capacity to identify and respond to regional and international business opportunities in the potential value chains;
  • Facilitate strategic, commercially viable partnerships between value chain actors; and
  • Facilitate private sector engagement and investment among various levels of target value chains including but not limited to producer, processor, wholesaler and exporter levels.

    Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree required, Strongly preferred Master’s degree or equivalent in international trade, agricultural economics, public policy, business administration, agricultural development or related area or equivalent.
  • At least ten years of relevant experience, five of which shall be in developing countries, preferably in Africa.
  • At least five years of experience (strongly preferred over five years of experience) related to developing an enabling environment for agricultural investment and trade.
  • Demonstrated ability in policy development and in providing technical assistance in implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-country setting.
  • Excellent English writing, speaking, reading, with good communication skills.
  • Ability to use the latest ICT technology and computer software program.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Senior Agricultural Trade Expert will supervise the Component 2 team, including the agricultural trade specialist, the staple food markets specialist, and the agricultural trade advisor.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Senior Agricultural Trade Expert will report to the Chief of Party.

    9. Scope of Work: Communications Officer

    Objectives and Duties:

    The Communications Officer will work with the Senior Communications Specialist to assist in the production, distribution, and organization of promotional materials, research documents, reports, and other East Africa TIH publications.

    The Communications Officer will also provide backstopping support in the formatting and researching of East Africa TIH documents before distribution.

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

  • Assist in the production of content for East Africa TIH communications material including success stories, brochures, one-pagers, posters, and other publications and facilitate their distribution.
  • Assist in the production of all required program reports for USAID including daily updates, monthly reports, quarterly reports and other documents as needed.
  • Manage East Africa TIH’s photograph archives.
  • Liaise regularly with staff to stay up to date on program activities, upcoming projects, and program successes.
  • Coordinate submission of activity reports for the preparation of USAID reports.
  • Liaise with relevant partners to increase East Africa TIH’s visibility and maximize coordination.
  • Monitor press coverage of East Africa TIH’s efforts, providing monthly updates to East Africa TIH management of press coverage.
  • Travel to project sites, events, and activities to take photographs or video footage, collect quotes from participants, and prepare written summaries and descriptions.
  • Review, edit, and revise written translations.

    Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or other related field.
  • 5 years of relevant experience in reporting and communications, preferably in media or communications for USAID or other international donor-funded programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private‐sector partners and stakeholders in a multi‐country setting.
  • Demonstrated experience developing content for communications products, including social media content, success stories, web content, and other mediums.
  • Experience with still photography, video, radio and/or television production preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word and Power Point), graphic arts and/or desktop publishing software a plus.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Communications Officer will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Communications Officer will report to the Senior Communications Specialist.

    10. Scope of Work: Senior Communications Specialist

    Objectives and Duties:

    The Senior Communications Specialist will oversee and manage all areas of project communications and reporting.

    S/he will oversee the East Africa TIH communications strategy and portfolio, and ensure that all communications platforms comply with USAID regulations and contractual requirements and are delivered on time.

    Working closely with the Chief of Party and USAID, the Senior Communications Specialist will prepare materials, including media campaigns, project success stories, and other communications products for dissemination to the project’s stakeholders, beneficiaries, and partners.

    The Senior Communications Specialist will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:

  • Develop the TIH Program Communication Strategy, including utilization of social media platforms, for internal and external communications.
  • Develop innovative communications products to actively engage TIH stakeholders across the EAC region, including institutional and private sector partners.
  • Oversee TIH deliverables for reporting, including establishing TIH reporting schedules and developing reporting templates.
  • Build the capacity of TIH staff in developing content from project activities. Collect and organize data-calls to the relevant programmatic teams to solicit information on progress of project activities and service delivery projects.
  • Integrate, edit, and finalize TIH communications products, including draft written materials, success stories, press releases, and regular reporting requirements (monthly, quarterly etc.)
  • Manage and store all documents in DAI’s management information system (TAMIS) Maintain and develop content for the project’s website in coordination with the IT team and USAID.
  • Work with East Africa TIH programmatic staff to develop and produce marketing, outreach, and materials for events.
  • Serve as the point of contact for local media inquiries.
  • Review and edit project documents submitted by subcontractors and grantees. Serve as liaison with media groups to cover specific and relevant project activities, such as opening and closing ceremonies.
  • Provide quality assurance on USAID branding and marking. Liaise with relevant stakeholders, including institutional and private sector partners, to increase visibility and maximize coordination.
  • Monitor press coverage—including news wires, local newspapers, television and radio.
  • Coordinate on-demand information for USAID or other stakeholders.
  • Represent East Africa TIH at large scale events and meetings as required.

    Qualifications:

  • Strongly preferred master’s degree in communications, journalism, literature or other related field.
  • At least 8 years of progressively responsible experience in communications, reporting, communications product development, and knowledge management for USAID or other international donor-funded programs.
  • Excellent writing skills and experience preparing well-researched reports; Demonstrated experience designing strategic communications plans, developing and implementing knowledge management tools or systems, and developing content for social media platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private‐sector partners and stakeholders in a multi‐country setting.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word and Power Point), graphic arts and/or desktop publishing software a plus.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Senior Communications Specialist will supervise the Communications Officer.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Senior Communications Specialist will report to the Chief of Party.

    11. Scope of Work: Procurement Officer

    Objectives and Duties:

    The Procurement Officer is responsible for the procurement of goods and services for the East Africa TIH project, including technical and operational needs, and ensuring that all procurement operations are executed in accordance with USAID regulations and DAI policies.

    The Procurement Officer is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the integrity of the procurement process, including accurate procurement documentation.

    The Procurement Officer is responsible for, but not limited to, the following functions:

  • Manage all field‐initiated procurement processes, ensuring compliance with DAI, FAR, and AIDAR regulations.
  • Conduct vendor negotiations, negotiate purchase order terms, and write negotiation memoranda.
  • Prepare and issue solicitations and amendments.
  • Prepare purchase orders, modifications, and requests for operations subcontractor consent, as necessary.
  • Manage proposal evaluation and vendor selection processes.
  • Maintain and track all local procurement and operations subcontractor data in TAMIS, and ensure close‐out documentation is completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all supporting documentation is complete, accurate, and uploaded to TAMIS.
  • Monitor, track and expedite all TIH procurement activities and delivery status of goods/services.
  • Manage and maintain/update vendors list on regular basis. Ensure timely and accurate entry of vendor information in the system.
  • Coordinate and expedite purchases either locally or internationally, collaborating with the Home Office if necessary.
  • Identify potential vendors and suppliers both domestically and internationally.
  • Participate in activity work planning, and proactively conduct market research in support of anticipated operations and technical needs.
  • Train local staff in aspects of the procurement process, including evaluation committees.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in subcontracts, grants administration, and/or procurement required
  • Good working knowledge and experience administering government contracts, subcontracts, and grants with FAR regulations is essential.
  • Prior experience with government contracting/subcontracting methodologies is required
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer literate with e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheet experience.
  • Strong judgment and a commitment to fair and ethical procurement practices.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Procurement Officer will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Procurement Officer will report to the Director of Operations.

    12. Scope of Work: Driver Objectives and Duties:

    The Project Driver will maintain all project vehicles and drive project staff to and from meetings, appointments, and all other project-related travel.

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

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

  • Vehicle maintenance including regular check-ups, cleanings, and fueling.
  • Maintaining an accurate vehicle log.
  • Working with HR/Office Manager, manage daily vehicle and trip scheduling as needed.
  • Maintaining accurate records and paperwork on all vehicle-related purchases and maintenance.
  • Providing safe transportation to and from locations for project staff.
  • Ensuring compliance with all DAI and local driving laws and regulations.

    Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of English.
  • Excellent driving record.
  • Valid local driver’s license.
  • At least 2 years of work experience as a driver, preferably for a USAID or
  • other international donor-funded project.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Project Driver will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Project Driver will report to the HR/Office Manager.

    13. Scope of Work: Cash Custodian / Finance Assistant

    Objectives and Duties:

    The Cash Custodian / Finance Assistant will assist the finance and accounting team to process the payment documents received in the Finance Unit and manage the Nairobi office petty cash account.

    The Cash Custodian / Finance Assistant will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following functions:

  • Receive and record the incoming payment requests such as bills or invoices and distribute to the appropriate technical and operational staff
  • Manage petty cash account and maintain detailed documentation in accordance with DAI policies and procedures and USAID rules and regulations.
  • Review documentation for small and uncomplicated payments under the supervision of the Director of Finance.
  • Other tasks as required by the Director of Finance.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or a related field.
  • 3 years of work experience in financial operations, preferably on a USAID or other international donor-funded project.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Some knowledge of local laws, international accounting regulations, and USAID rules and regulations.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Cash Custodian/Finance Assistant will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Cash Custodian/Finance Assistant will report to the Director of Finance.

    14. Scope of Work: Administrative Assistant

    Objectives and Duties:

    The Administrative Assistant will support the HR/Office Manager in the performance of all the administrative duties for the East Africa TIH office in Nairobi.

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

  • Handle calls, mail, and electronic communications and routing messages and information to appropriate individuals.
  • Receive incoming phone calls and guests.
  • Make appointments and maintain a group calendar.
  • Taking notes during meetings or training sessions as requested.
  • Maintain administrative files and office supplies; request additional supplies as needed.
  • Regularly audit office inventory and update TAMIS.
  • Schedule and prepare materials for meetings.
  • Assist the HR/Office Manager, as needed, with recruitment and personnel administration.
  • Assist with processing of local work permits and travel visas for project staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least 2 years work experience in the administrative support field, preferably with USAID or other international donor-funded projects.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literate with e-mail, word processing and spreadsheet experience.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work as part of a team.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Administrative Assistant will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Administrative Assistant will report to the HR/Office Manager.

    15. Scope of Work: Accountant

    Objectives and Duties:

    The Accountant will, in coordination with the other members of the finance and accounting team, manage all financial transactions related to the East Africa TIH Project.

    The Accountant will ensure that all expenditures are properly recorded and that the outlined financial policies and procedures are implemented and followed.

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

    Cash Management

  • Process all cash transactions and wire transfer payments.
  • Manage all banking activities including withdrawals, deposits, and preparation of all bank payments and checks.
  • Record all financial transactions in Field Accounting System or FERs on a daily basis.
  • Ensure the security of all project funds.
  • Make recommendations to the Chief of Party regarding improvements to the cash safety and disbursement procedures.
  • Receive and verify suppliers’ and consultants’ invoices along with justification documents
  • Ensure that project vendors are paid on time.
  • Track VAT exemptions and reimbursements.
  • Prepare bank reconciliation.
  • Prepare requests for funds transfers in a timely manner per DAI procedures and requirements.
  • Maintain an accurate filing of payment vouchers and other financial documents.
  • Upload the FERs based on DAI’s schedule.
  • Scan and upload the monthly financial documentation to DAI BOX.
  • Work as complete back up for the other project accountant when needed.
  • Salary Calculation and Disbursal
  • Ensure that the employee profiles are up to date.
  • Ensure that salary is disbursed, payroll is recorded in the accounting system, and individual paystubs are distributed to all employees on schedule.
  • Collect all employees’ time sheets twice monthly, check coding and approval signatories.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

    Travel

  • Work with the Director of Finance to approve travel advance amounts based on TIH’s travel advance policy.
  • Calculate and distribute travel advances.
  • Audit travel vouchers and reconcile travel advances.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or a related field.
  • At least 3 years of work experience in accounting or financial management, preferably for a USAID or other international donor-funded project.
  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID contractor policies and USAID regulations preferred.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Accountant will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Accountant will report to the Director of Finance.

    Interested candidates should e-mail their CV to EastAfricaTrade@dai.com.

    Candidates must reference the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email.

    CVs are due by September 18th, 2014.

    No phone inquiries will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    KCB Bank Jobs in Kenya

    1. Unix Administrators

    Job Ref: I.T 15/2014

    The Position:

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Banking Systems Operations, the role will ensure the system health and optimization of the core banking system infrastructure.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Administer the T24 HP/UX Unix servers and the High availability clustering solution and ensure system availability within the required RTO (Recovery time Objective) and RPO (Recovery Point Objective)
  • Installation, configuration and upgrading of T24 application environments as and when required.
  • Perform T24 application tuning and performance monitoring
  • Coordinate extraction of business/MIS reports and ensure distribution to relevant 3rd party systems such as Data warehouse in addition to availing the same to respective business units
  • Administer the T24 data storage and clustering infrastructure and formulating disk space management policies
  • T24 application tuning and performance monitoring.
  • Upgrades, patch release implementation and software development into the production environment.
  • Provide T24 test environments on request to various departments in the bank.
  • Troubleshoot, escalate and follow up resolution of errors warnings generated by the T24 Unix servers, T24 application, NetApp disk storage and the backup system.
  • Coordinate with the T24 operators in resolving T24 operational and COB related issues

    The Person

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field from a University recognized by Commission for University Education. An MBA will be an added advantage
  • Must possess certification in Unix administration
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of and high regard for T24 as a business delivery channel for both bank corporate and retail customers.
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Exceptional planning and organizing skills
  • Excellent problem analysis and attention to detail
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in I.T, with hands on experience in:
  • T24 application management & close of business processes.
  • Web Sphere and Message Queuing setups.
  • Systems development life cycle.
  • Oracle administration

    The above position is demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates.

    2. Oracle Database Administrator

    Job Ref: IT 16/2014

    The Position:

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Data Base Administration, and the successful candidate is expected to ensure the health and optimization of all oracle data based applications

    Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and support high performance, highly available and mission critical database platforms for the Core Banking and other systems.
  • Review and design database structures to support business requirements including logical and physical database modeling.
  • Install, configure and maintain database instances, creates various database objects, create users with appropriate roles and levels of security.
  • Implement database security policies that are consistent with laid security guidelines.
  • Implement and perform database backup and recovery strategies that meet recovery and availability requirements.
  • Implement best practices and incorporate them in DBA procedures.
  • Manage and support Enterprise Data warehouse including the development of reports from the data warehouse platform

    The Person

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field from a University recognized by Commission for University Education. An MBA will be an added advantage
  • Must possess Oracle OCP certification
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of Oracle RAC and Oracle Data Guard
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of Unix
  • A team player with Effective leadership skills
  • A minimum of 5 years’ hands on experience in Oracle administration
  • A minimum of 3 years’ hands on experience in
  • Data warehousing, data mining and business intelligence
  • Unix platforms HP/Solaris/IBM AIX
  • Knowledge of administration in the following areas will be an added advantage
  • T24 core banking systems
  • Web sphere and MQ series
  • Self-driven with highly innovative skills

    The above position is demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates.

    If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke

    To be considered your application must be received by Sept. 26, 2014.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    One Acre Fund Payments Associate Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy: Payments Associate

    Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture

    Function: Corporate

    Employer: One Acre Fund

    Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Commitment: Long Term Career Position

    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 1,000 full-time field staff.

    Job Description:

    One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; we are seeking individuals to take position in the organization as Payments Associate.

    One Acre Fund is looking for experienced, talented candidates who are committed to making a difference in farmers’ lives.

    Contract details: Permanent and subject to performance

    Candidate Profile

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

  • Completion and good results in high school and college
  • 1-3 years’ work experience in a similar capacity, with excellent references
  • Accounting/Finance background preferred; CPA not necessary but useful
  • Strong work ethic and strong numerical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good computer literacy and database management abilities
  • Quick learner and team player
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility
  • A logical mind with the capacity to overcome difficult problems creatively
  • Good organizational skills
  • A strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure, producing quality work with little supervision

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • Bookkeeping and payments request for the Nairobi office and corporate staff Manage Books accounts
  • Record and update accounts using source documents, using proper description, location and code
  • Verify and reconcile cash balances for all accounts if there are discrepancies
  • Get approval of month-end account balances from all account holders
  • Submit the Books each month on time
  • Track and file all payment documentation

    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: Nairobi, Kenya

    Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

    Compensation: Competitive Salary.

    Benefits: Airtime, Transportation allowances and performance based Incentive

    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; both women and men of integrity are invited to apply.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    To Apply:

    Email cover letter and resume to Kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Payments Associate + the place you heard of the position).

    Interested applicants to submit their resumes and cover letter by the 20th of September 2014.


    Mercy Corps Jobs in Kenya

    Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

    Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve.

    Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individuals to take up the following positions.

    1. Senior Program Officer – Lodwar

    Program / Department Summary:

    Mercy Corps drives high quality, analytical work in tough places.

    We have been operating in Kenya since 2009 and currently manage a breadth of programs in three regions Rift Valley, Central and North Eastern Kenya) with funding from different donors.

    We partner with a range of private, public and civil society actors to systemically broaden opportunity for people across Kenya.

    Mercy Corps in partnership with PACT is implementing a 5 year Peacebuilding USAID funded cross-border program in five countries—Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan.

    PEACE III Program is designed to strengthen cross border Conflict Management in the Horn of Africa. It will strengthen horizontal and vertical linkages within and between local, national, and regional conflict management actors.

    In North Western Kenya, PEACE III will be implemented in the Lokichogio/Kapoeata, South Omo/Lake Turkana and West Pokot/Amurdat border areas with operational offices in Lodwar Kenya, and Moroto Uganda.

    The Senior Program Officer will be responsible for the implementation of PEACE III Program at the community level out of Lodwar office.

    S/he will be in constant contact with stake holders and targeted communities to ensure full participation and implementation.

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Organize, facilitate and conduct trainings and workshops related to PEACE III Program;
  • Assist communities using participatory methodologies to identify and implement PEACE III related projects;
  • Meet regularly with the supervisor to evaluate project progress; identify successes, challenges and lessons-learned; and adjust practices as necessary to improve performance.
  • Implement activities and monitor project progress.
  • Maintain and strengthen the partnerships with relevant government stakeholder and target communities.
  • Apply Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) and Appreciative Inquiry (AI) tools and techniques to all activities.
  • Submit reports of specific events, field trips and meetings attended on behalf of Mercy Corps.
  • Provide on-going feedback on the Performance Management Plan and database management of the PEACE III Program, to enhance measuring the impact of the program against objectives and indicators.
  • In coordination with the Program Manager conduct regular field visits to ensure that all stakeholders fully understand and utilize PEACE III approaches and methodologies.
  • Provide the team with quarterly data analysis reports, to feed into quarterly review and reflection meetings.
  • Support the team in effectively utilizing established monitoring and evaluation formats, and provide feedback for their improvement.
  • Develop case studies and success stories to better articulate qualitative changes as a result of PEACE III Program.
  • Maintain updated (paper and electronic) filing system for all M&E forms/ surveys, protocols, planning tools, and manuals.
  • Write reports and project documents and submit to Program Manager as required.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to positively acknowledge Mercy Corps and to support its humanitarian mission.
  • Any other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

    Supervisory Responsibility: None

    Accountability

    Reports Directly To: PEACE III Program Manager Works Directly With: PEACE III Program Manager, field finance officer, procurement and logistics officer.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s peace studies, social sciences, rural development, or related field
  • Minimum of three years professional experience in implementing peace and conflict related projects
  • Ability and commitment to team work
  • Ability to interact effectively with the diverse project stakeholders
  • Knowledge of the local languages is an added advantage
  • Working experience in conflict or post conflict settings and conflict sensitive programming.
  • Working experience with stakeholders including youth and women groups.
  • Experience in Project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • Adequate knowledge and skills on word processing, spread sheet, power point and internet retrieval.

    Success Factors:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and appropriate flexibility.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with Mercy Corps target populations and partners.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Willingness to travel frequently to remote locations.
  • Ability to quickly learn and implement new information/concepts.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.

    2. Procurement & Logistics Assistant - Nairobi

    General Position Summary:

    The Procurement and Assistant is responsible for facilitating the procurement and logistics aspects of Mercy Corps’ procurement and logistic operation. Working closely with Program, Administration, Finance and; Procurement and Logistics Assistant is instrumental in supporting program activities through his/her services.

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Daily coordination of MC procurement activities;
  • Has a full understanding of MC procurement policies and formats. Assists, as needed in training staff on these policies;
  • Assist staff as needed on creating clear and understandable purchase requests and other documentation;
  • Collects quotations and bids from the market for PRs as assigned by supervisor – as per Mercy Corps standards and formats;
  • Interact with vendors and service providers during collection of quotations – explain Mercy Corps formats and ensure that vendors will use the provided forms.

    Ensure fair competition and strictly adhere to MC procurement rules regarding vendor relations as described below:

  • Always accord prompt and courteous reception and fair and equal treatment to all vendors/suppliers and their representatives.
  • Provide equal opportunity for vendors/suppliers to make price and specification quotations.
  • Guarantee the confidentiality of all specifications and price quotations made by vendors/suppliers.
  • Decline to take advantage of vendors/suppliers’ errors, and show consideration for vendors/suppliers’ difficulties by co-operating with them whenever possible.
  • Avoid subjecting vendors/suppliers to needless expense or inconvenience when requesting quotations or returning goods.
  • Explain as clearly and fully as possible to vendors/suppliers the reason(s) for the rejection of their bids/proposals.
  • Remain scrupulously free of obligations to any vendor/supplier.
  • Remain informed about sources of supply, methods, services and materials and encourage vendors/suppliers to test and develop improved or expanded products and services.
  • Inform vendors/suppliers about current and anticipated requirements.
  • If for any reason, one vendor/supplier is permitted to re-quote (submit a revised quotation), all competitors should be given the same opportunity.
  • Re-quoting should be kept to an absolute minimum.
  • Interact with contractors, in coordination with the Procurement and Logistics Officer;
  • Prepare the required documentation of supplies and ensure transactions are completed to MC standards.
  • Assists with asset management. Identify assets during the course of procurement and notify the Asset Controller on receipts of assets.
  • Act as receiving officer at Nairobi office and maintain relevant documents Coordinates shipments to and from other field offices in Kenya and maintain waybills
  • The Procurement and Logistics Assistant will conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Other duties as assigned

    Supervisory Responsibility: None

    Accountability

  • Accountable for Mercy Corps Field Procurement Manual, Field Asset Management Manual, Fleet Management Policy Guidelines and the MC Code of conduct regarding procurement activities and MC Conflict of Interest policy.

    Reports Directly To: Procurement and Logistics Officer

    Works Directly With: Program, admin and finance

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Diploma in Supply chain management or equivalent.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in supply chain management; international business or related field.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel.
  • Good oral and written English skills.
  • Good computer skills in MS Office programs, especially in MS Excel.
  • Demonstrate ability to multi-task and process information into action as to not delay program activities.
  • A clear understanding of procurement ethics and donor compliance is essential.

    Success Factors:

  • Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgement
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Computer literate and strong organizational skills.

    3. Procurement & Logistics Officer - Nairobi

    Program / Department Summary:

    The Logistics and Procurement Department is committed to implementing and maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and integrity in the logistics and purchasing of goods and services for country office in Nairobi, Kenya.

    The overriding objective for all Mercy Corps procurement and logistics activities are the prompt and effective provision of procurement and logistical solutions as well as materials and services to Mercy Corps’ beneficiaries in compliance with Mercy Corps’ and donor policies, procedures, regulations and specifications.

    General Position Summary:

    The Procurement and Logistics Officer is responsible for overseeing general aspects of Mercy Corps procurement and logistics operations including procurement, warehousing, asset management and fleet management.

    Implement field testing of all approved logistics and procurement policies and procedures in coordination with the Operations Manager, Finance and HR personnel and consultation with Chief of Party, Program Managers and key staff both national and international.

    Provide feedback on system including additional recommendations.

    Essential Job Functions:

    The Procurement and Logistics Officer is responsible for managing the day to day operation of procurement, fleet, warehousing and asset inventory mainly in NBO office and strengthening the skills of the skills of the logistics and procurement staff to ensure compliance with Mercy Corps’ systems.

    Procurement:

  • Read and comply with Mercy Corps procurement management policies and procedures.
  • Supervise the Procurement and Logistics Assistant and provide oversight to the procurement process including; use of paperwork in procurement such as Purchase Request, Request for Quotations, Quotations Analysis, Purchase order / Contracts,
  • Good Received Note, Purchase Records and Payment Requests.
  • Ensure all Mercy Corps employees are well versed in procurement procedures and ensure procurement thresholds and approval procedures are utilized appropriately.
  • Ensure procurement files are well maintained in orderly and up to date systematically in hard and electronic forms. These include regular review of on-going and master PR lists.
  • Coordinate with Finance department to ensure that, payments to vendors and service providers are made on time and without any unnecessary strain on the Mercy
  • Corps financial systems. In cooperation with finance staff, help to ensure compliance with established financial management rules and procedures for Nairobi based procurement personnel.
  • Ensure all Mercy Corps procurement activities are legal and ethical.

    Fleet Management

  • Ensure Nairobi fleet and transport management complies with Mercy Corps Fleet Management Policy Guidelines.
  • Supervise the transport management and provide oversight to the management of Mercy Corps vehicles including; ensure proper use of vehicles, ensure vehicle files are completed and up to date, ensure that accident reports are completed and filled, ensure major repairs are done in timely manner.
  • Oversee the vehicle usage and rental calendar with rental agencies (if applicable) and follow up monthly payments.
  • Assist and facilitate in importing vehicles and registration of new vehicles with Kenya Revenue Authority.
  • Ensure vehicles are managed properly in accordance with all security regulations and measures.

    Asset Management

  • Read and comply with Mercy Corps Field Asset Management Manual for asset management procedures.
  • Ensure maintenance of proper inventory of all equipment and fittings belonging to Mercy Corps program in Kenya with special attention to Nairobi.
  • Monitor and implement asset tracking system including use of asset tags, movement of assets, disposal of assets and update asset registry both manually and electronically including proper registration of newly purchased assets.
  • Coordination with Administration and IT to ensure the tracking of assets including those assigned to staff.

    Others

  • Strong understanding of Mercy Corps internal controls and procedures.
  • Conduct performance evaluations of subordinate staff and assist them in developing their development plans in line with Mercy Corps objectives.
  • Represent Mercy Corps in a professional manner to government officials, local & international community groups, suppliers, the UN and others as needed.
  • Act as senior national staff member; attend meeting and share information to those under direct supervision.
  • Conduct himself / herself both professionally and personally in such manner as to bring credits to Mercy Corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission in Kenya.

  • Other duties as assigned

    Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Directly supervises Procurement and Logistics Assistant and Drivers in Nairobi office.

    Accountability:

  • Accountable for Mercy Corps Field Procurement Manual, Field Asset Management Manual, Fleet Management and Warehouse Management Policy Guidelines and other in-country policies and procedures in logistics and procurement management as well the MC Code of conduct regarding procurement activities and MC Conflict of Interest policy.

    Reports Directly To: Operations Manager

    Works Directly With:

  • Nairobi based regional team
  • Finance team
  • Nairobi based Logistics and Procurement staff
  • Co-ordinates with Mercy Corps program and operations staff regarding procurement planning and activities

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Degree in a relevant business field is desired.
  • At least 2 years of experience in large scale logistics, supply chain management and/ or international business.
  • Must demonstrate understanding of logistics procurement ethics and good management skills with diverse team and large flow of information and activities.
  • Must be able to work independently and prioritize, show initiative experience in an NGO setting.
  • A strong understanding of donor compliance and budgets required.
  • Good report writing skills and ability to make recommendations for improvements;
  • strong computer (MS Office) skills, filling and organizational skills.
  • Excellent spoken and written skills in English; willingness to travel throughout field office when required.

    Success Factors:

  • Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgment
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Good spoken and written skills in local languages and sometime dialects.
  • Thorough understanding on Kenya logistical challenges, market mechanism and supply chain.
  • Computer literate and strong organizational skills.
  • Good team spirit.

    4. Office Cleaner - Lodwar County

    Locals only

    General Position Summary:

    The Office Cleaner will be responsible for office cleaning, preparing tea/coffee and general office assistance for the Mercy Corps Lodwar office.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Overall responsible for office cleaning, preparing tea/coffee and general office assistance aspects of Mercy Corps’ administration functions in Lodwar office with compliance with MC administration and in-country policies.

    Office Maintenance:

  • Wash dishes in the kitchen
  • Clean washrooms and kitchen daily
  • Empty garbage cans and dust bins daily
  • Sweep the office daily
  • Clean the refrigerator
  • Track the office cleaning supplies

    Kitchen functions:

  • Prepare tea/coffee for the office staff
  • Prepare refreshments for meetings
  • Maintain stock of kitchen items and consumables
  • Track kitchen consumable items

    General Office Assistance:

  • Deliver documents among departments on request
  • Make photocopies on request
  • Refill papers in printers and photocopiers

    Supervisory Responsibility: None

    Reports Directly To: Logistics and Administration Officer

    Works Directly With: Lodwar team.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 1 years’ experience in general office assistance;
  • computer skills are required,
  • have strong cleanliness skills and
  • fluency in English and Swahili languages (both written and spoken).

    Success Factors:

  • Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgment
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel
  • Good spoken and written English

    5. Driver - Lodwar County

    Locals only

    Program / Department Summary:

    The Driver will work within the Logistics department of Operational Support structure, committed to provide reliable and compliant support to program activities in order to achieve efficient service to program beneficiaries.

    General Position Summary:

    The driver will provide safe transport services for Mercy Corps program and support staff in Lodwar.

    The driver will adhere to all traffic and Mercy Corps safety rules and follow the transport guidelines required by the Mercy Corps transport department.

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Operate Mercy Corps vehicles as assigned by supervisor;
  • Maintain vehicle log-sheets in accordance with Mercy Corps policies/regulations;
  • Check the vehicle conditions after each trip/routinely – report needs and problems to transport management;
  • Adhere to all safety and communication protocols as advised by Mercy Corps and supervisor;
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, spares etc.; Keep the vehicle ready, clean and on standby – ready for use at all times;
  • Assist, as required, with logistics in the office daily workloads;
  • Cooperate and be of assistance to staff and visitors – assist in troubleshooting potential problems during daily business;
  • Report all maintenance needs of the vehicle to transport management on a regular basis;
  • Undertake field assignments as assigned;
  • Adherence to all Mercy Corps policies and procedures as outlined in Mercy Corps policies and procedure manuals;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation;
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibility: None

    Accountability

  • Accountable for Mercy Corps Fleet Management Policy Guidelines and the Code of conduct.

    Reports Directly To: Logistics and Administration Officer

    Works Directly With: Logistics Team

    Co-ordinates with Mercy Corps program and operations staff in the office

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Valid driver’s license and experience driving 4x4 vehicles.
  • Must respect and adhere to all safety and traffic rules.
  • Basic understanding of English and fluency in all local languages is required.
  • Knowledge of routes, duty stations, project areas, the NGO and diplomatic community is required.

    Success Factors:

  • Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgement
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel
  • Good spoken and written English.

    6. Administration and Logistics Officer - Lodwar

    General Position Summary:

    The Administration and logistics officer is responsible for facilitating the administration and logistics functions at Mercy Corps field offices.

    Working closely with Program, Operations and Finance the Administration and Logistics Officer is instrumental in supporting program activities through his/her services.

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for operations functions at the field office as follows:

    Procurement

  • Daily coordination of MC procurement activities;
  • Ensure full understanding and adherence to MC procurement policies and formats.
  • Assists, as needed in training staff on these policies;
  • Assists staff as needed on creating clear and understandable purchase requests and other documentation;
  • Collects quotations and bids from the market for PR-s as assigned by manager – as per Mercy Corps standards and formats;
  • Interact with Vendors during collection of quotations – explain Mercy Corps formats and ensure that vendors will use the provided forms.
  • Ensure fair competition and strictly adhere to MC procurement rules regarding vendor relations
  • Maintain up to date Mercy Corps Procurement data management system.
  • Interact with contractors, in coordination with the Program & operations Manager;
  • Prepare the required documentation of supplies and transactions are completed to MC standards.
  • Ensure proper asset management; maintain proper and updated asset register with clear asset identification tags.

    Fleet management

  • General management of agency vehicles in co-operation with the Operations Manager.
  • Ensure that all vehicles are safe and road-worthy.
  • Collecting and distributing of vehicle log-sheets to drivers; responsible for monthly compilation and submission of log-sheets.
  • Schedule vehicle use to meet programmatic and operational needs.
  • Maintain vehicle board daily.
  • Oversee fuel consumption purchase and tracking including coordination with gas station(s)
  • Organize regular service schedules for vehicles. Maintain service schedule files.
  • Collect Vehicle Service Requests from drivers. Submit VSR-s to the Operations Manager for approval
  • Ensure major repairs are done in a timely manner.
  • Ensure security measures for vehicles such as parking, storage of keys, emergency supplies, etc.
  • Ensure that security incident reports are completed and filed (if related to vehicles).

    Administration

  • Ensure proper management and coordination of staff travel arrangements including transport and security
  • Ensure good general office management
  • Ensure adherence to Mercy Corps administrative, IT, HR and logistics procedures and staff policies by MC staff.
  • Provide training and guidance to MC staff, as needed.
  • Prepare, update and track needed changes in staff files including timesheets, leave system tracking, and other personnel matters as required.
  • Manage and renew office and house/apartment rental agreements.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate filing systems for office correspondence.
  • Ensure that the office is run in a professional and responsible manner including hosting guests, cleaning, receptionist duties and general contact and liaison with outside agencies.
  • Purchase of office supplies.
  • Co-ordinate any other necessary administrative and office management details including the maintenance of the premises.
  • Preparing comprehensive, accurate and timely monthly reports.
  • The Administration and Logistics officer will conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.

    Supervisory Responsibility:

  • The Administration & /Logistics Officer will oversee/manage the Office cleaner and Driver.
  • Ensure that all technical, administrative and management systems and standards agreed upon for the agency is adhered to

    Accountability

  • Accountable for following Mercy Corps Field Procurement Manual, Administration manual, the MC Code of conduct regarding procurement activities and MC Conflict of Interest policy.

    Reports Directly To: Operations Manager

    Works Directly With: Program, Logistics team

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Degree in a relevant business field is desired.
  • At least 2 years of experience in large scale logistics, supply chain management and/ or international business.
  • Must demonstrate understanding of logistics procurement and administration ethics and good management skills with diverse team with large flow of information and activities.
  • Must be able to work independently and prioritize, show initiative experience in an NGO setting.
  • A strong understanding of donor compliance and budgets required.
  • Good report writing skills and ability to make recommendations for improvements;
  • Strong computer (MS Office) skills, filling and organizational skills.
  • Excellent spoken and written skills in English;
  • Willingness to travel throughout field office when required.

    Success Factors:

  • Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgment
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Good spoken and written skills in local languages and sometime dialects.
  • Thorough understanding on Kenya logistical challenges, market mechanism and supply chain.
  • Computer literate and strong organizational skills.
  • Good team spirit

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit on or before September 24th, 2014 at 4.00 p.m. a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org.

    The email subject Line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for.

    Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

    Please do not attach any certificates.

    Only Qualified and selected candidates for the interview will be contacted

    NB: Mercy Corps does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


    Kencall EPZ Help Desk Engineer Job in Kenya

    Position: Help Desk Engineer

    Do you enjoy supporting users and resolving issues and at the same time learning about new technology?

    This might be the role for you.

    We require Help Desk Engineers to work resolving our customers computer and internet related problems via telephone, email and chat.

    We are looking for people who have the potential to be great with IT and who are willing to grow further in to the business.

    Job Requirements

  • Must have excellent Telephone skills and a neutral accent.
  • Must have excellent written communication skills and a high level of comprehension
  • Must have understanding of POP3/SMTP/FTP/HTTP protocols.
  • Must have understanding of DNS and domain name registration.
  • Must have understanding of the Internet and how it functions.
  • Must have understanding of WiFi and connectivity with phones, tablets, PCs, MACs and other devices.
  • Must have knowledge of Windows and applications commonly used on home computers.
  • Must have knowledge of Apple MAC computers and applications.
  • Must have knowledge of mobile devices (phones and tablets) email and wifi setup.
  • Must have knowledge of VoIP and how it functions.
  • Must have the ability to learn about new communication technologies as required.
  • Must have good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Must keep good accurate records and have excellent time keeping management.
  • Degree in related technical field.
  • Must have up-to-date technical knowledge.

    Kindly post the advert with the subject: Application for Help Desk Engineer.

    Let the applicants emails go to recruitment@kencall.com with a deadline of 18th Sep 2014.


    Del Monte Sales Representatives Jobs in Thika Kenya

    The Company:

    Del Monte Kenya Limited located in Thika – Kenya is a leading producer, marketer and distributor of premium quality foods, fresh and processed pineapple fruit and fruit juice beverages.

    As part of our commitment to meeting our performance objectives, we are looking for top class individuals to fill vacant positions in Sales & Marketing Department.

    Position: Sales Representative

    2 Positions

    Reports to the National Sales Manager.

    Purpose:

    The job holder will ensure achievement of agreed set sales targets and flawless execution of Del Monte brand in the assigned territory.

    Key Functions:

  • Achieve sales volume objectives as per sales targets set and agreed, Monthly, Quarterly, Annually.
  • Debt Collection – Ensure all account receivables are collected at the agreed times and that distributors operate within approved limits.
  • Ensure Del Monte products availability in all targeted outlets in the assigned territory.
  • Create new outlets as agreed with the Supervisor monthly, quarterly, annually.
  • Deploy trade marketing equipments – coolers, merchandising units, point of sale material etc.
  • Execute the Del Monte picture of success as directed by the Supervisor.
  • Gather own and competitor market intelligence and report to Supervisor weekly, monthly.
  • Build value based and strategic “win-win” relationships with Del Monte Distributors.
  • Lead Distributor training and development modules and capability building initiatives targeted at Distributor Sales team.
  • Sell the entire range of company products.

    The Person

    The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • Aged between 27 and 32 years.
  • The candidates must demonstrate detailed understanding of the core sales capabilities of order generation, delivery, merchandising and account development.
  • A University degree in Commerce, Economics or Business Administration (with bias in Marketing) or an equivalent qualification.
  • At least 5 years working experience in a Fast Moving Consumer Goods environment.
  • Must also hold a clean and valid driving license with 3 years of continuous driving.
  • An individual who can demonstrate that he/she has lots of energy, drive, enthusiasm, positive mental attitude and track record of achievement.
  • Pleasant, results oriented, hard working, persuasive individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who is able to think strategically, and effectively present ideas in an organized manner.

    Applications:

    Interested candidates should send Application letter and CV ONLY to the addresses shown below indicating Telephone/Mobile contacts.

    These must be received not later than 24th Sept., 2014.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Send your application to:

    The Human Resources Manager
    Del Monte Kenya Limited
    P O Box 147
    Thika – 01000

    Email: hrkenya@freshdelmonte.com


    Kenya Revenue Authority (Customs Service Department) Jobs

    Kenya Revenue Authority is the principal revenue collection agency for the government of the Republic of Kenya.

    The Authority’s vision is to be the leading Revenue Authority in the world, respected for professionalism, integrity and fairness.

    The Authority is seeking result oriented and self driven individuals with high integrity to fill the following positions in the Customs Services Department:

    1. Chief Manager - Customs Service Department

    KRA 7

    Overall Purpose of the Job:

    To ensure that Customs Services Departmental policies and strategies are implemented at the Divisional Level for the purpose of achieving Departmental and Corporate goals.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Effectively and efficiently executing Departmental policy directives within respective sphere of control /Liaison with Ministries and private sector on matters relating to the various tax laws under the Department’s mandate.
  • Interpretation and application of policy decisions affecting Customs laws and procedures
  • Managing Customs operations within respective jurisdiction.
  • Reporting on the activities in their respective areas of operation.
  • Managing staff matters including staff discipline, performance, management, and training in the respective area of operation.
  • Proposing strategies for enhancement of Revenue collection within Customs Department.

    Personnel Specifications

    Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in a business related field from a recognized University.
  • A Masters Degree in a relevant field.
  • Revenue training from Kenya School of Revenue Administration.
  • Good knowledge of Customs laws and Customs Protocols such as WCO, WTO, COMESA and EAC.
  • Good knowledge of Customs procedures such as RS classification, Valuation and Rules of Origin.
  • Knowledge of Customs Regional and International Conventions
  • 5 years experience at a managerial level.
  • Serving staff and those who had satisfactorily served and left the Authority are eligible to apply.

    Competencies required for this Role

  • Leadership and Managerial competences
  • Personal management and communication skills.
  • Customer focus
  • Good conduct

    2. Assistant Manager - Customs Services Department

    KRA 5

    Overall Purpose of the Job:

    To ensure that Customs Services Departmental policies and strategies are implemented at the Unit or their station of responsibility towards the attainment of Departmental and Corporate goals and objectives.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interpret and enforce various tax laws
  • May be in charge of an operational area within a Region or head a functional unit within a Division.
  • Reporting on the various activities in their respective areas of operation.
  • Supervise staff under their control, offering guidance on performance as well as discipline issues.
  • To ensure that recommendation for training, promotion and recognition is done.
  • Oversee the collection of revenue as well as put in place strategies to enhance the same.

    Personnel Specifications

    Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in a business related field from a recognized University.
  • Revenue training from Kenya School of Revenue Administration.
  • Any other professional qualification in any relevant discipline will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to interpret the Customs International/Regional Protocols and Customs laws such as EAC, WCO, WTO and COMESA Protocols.
  • 3 years experience at a supervisory level position.
  • Serving staff and those who had satisfactorily served and left the Authority are eligible to apply.
  • Competencies required for this Role
  • Demonstrate leadership and managerial competencies
  • Customer focus
  • Personal management and communication skills

    3. Manager - Customs Services Department

    KRA 6

    Overall Purpose of the Job:

    To ensure that Customs Services Departmental policies and strategies are implemented at the Sectional of their station of responsibility towards the attainment of Departmental and Corporate goals and objectives.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deputizing the Chief Manager in executing Departmental policy directive, liaising with ministries and private sector organizations on matters relating to various tax laws as per their area of operation.
  • May be deployed as Officer in Charge of a large functional area.
  • Proposing policy amendment as well as formulation strategies and plans in their functional areas.
  • Supervising staff under their control, offering guidance on performance as well as discipline issues.
  • Ensuring that recommendation for training, promotion and recognition is done.
  • Reporting on the various activities in their respective areas of operations.

    Personnel Specifications

    Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in a business related field from a recognized University.
  • A Masters Degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Revenue training from Kenya School of Revenue Administration.
  • Ability to interpret the Customs International/Regional Protocols and Customs laws such as EAC, WCO, WTO and COMESA Protocols.
  • 3 years experience at a managerial level
  • Serving staff and those who had satisfactorily served and left the Authority are eligible to apply.
  • Competencies required for this Role
  • Leadership and Managerial competences
  • Customer focus
  • Personal management and communication skills.

    4. Supervisor - Customs Services Department

    KRA 4

    Overall Purpose of the Job:

    To ensure that Customs Services Departmental policies and strategies are implemented in their area of responsibility towards the attainment of Departmental and Corporate goals and objectives

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage a small station or functional area.
  • Interpretation of the Customs Services Tax Laws and Tariffs,
  • Monitor transactions under their jurisdiction and supervise assessment of duties and taxes.
  • Implementing and maintaining quality and safety procedures.
  • Handling cases involving offences under the Customs Services act.
  • Managing and supervising of staff under them.
  • Coordinating with other government agencies as well as attending joint operation meetings as per functional requirement.
  • Reviewing/Analyzing of reports

    Personnel Specifications

    Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in a business related field from a recognized University.
  • Revenue training from Kenya School of Revenue Administration.
  • Any other professional qualification in any relevant discipline will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to interpret the Customs International/Regional Protocols and Customs laws such as EAC, WCO, WTO and COMESA Protocols.
  • 3 years experience at an operational level.
  • Serving staff and those who had satisfactorily served and left the Authority are eligible to apply.
  • Competencies required for this Role
  • Have supervisory skills
  • Understand functional priorities
  • Customers focus
  • Personal management and communication

    5. Vacancy: Deputy Commissioner - Marketing & Communication

    Minimum Requirements

  • A first degree in marketing or related field; and
  • At least seven (7) years’ senior management experience handling relevant functions in a large and reputable organisation.
  • A relevant Master’s degree is an added advantage.

    Key Competencies

  • Strong leadership orientation;
  • Superior communication skills;
  • Strong organiser and team builder;
  • Well-honed analytical and research skills;
  • Proactive, innovative, business oriented go getter;
  • Strong change orientation;
  • Demonstrated understanding of “new media” trends; and
  • Demonstrated competence in managing media relationships.

    If you fit the required profile please download the employment form from the KRA Website Kenya Revenue Authority (Customs Service Department) Jobs complete and submit to the address below to be received not later than 26rd September, 2014 by close of business.

    Deputy Commissioner, Human Resources
    Kenya Revenue Authority
    Times Tower Building,
    Haile Selassie Avenue
    P.O Box 48240-00100
    Nairobi

    Notes for Applicants:

    1. Hard copy applications are to be submitted in sealed envelopes marked “Application indicating respective position.

    2. Applications may be delivered at Times Tower Building, Nairobi or sent by postal mail to the address above.

    Hand delivered applications will be deposited in designated boxes on the ground floor of Times Tower Building.

    3. Applications not containing the information stipulated above or those not meeting the prescribed criteria shall not be accepted.

    4. Short-listed candidates will be subjected to oral and or psychometric test interview. Only candidates who make it to the final selection list shall be contacted.

    5. Canvassing shall lead to disqualification.

    6. Those who may have previously served in KRA and left the organization in good standing are encouraged to apply.


    Jumia Jobs in 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 is expanding 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 to an entrepreneurial adventure that will lead to the future stars of the web universe.

    If you want to become an entrepreneur in e-commerce businesses and be part of the fastest growing company in the world, join us!

    1. News Letter Associate

    Job Description:

    Your tasks will be to take responsibility and drive all activities related to Newsletters and will include:

  • Design and manage transactional templates
  • Design and Manage Newsletter Email templates
  • Coordinate with graphics manager for newsletter banners
  • Creating and managing email related voucher codes
  • Coordinating with the Commercial Planner to create the email marketing channel calendar
  • Analyzing reports on CRM sales
  • Manage and dispatch the customer satisfaction survey on a weekly basis.

    Skill Set Required

  • IT Related degree / Software Engineering.
  • Strong analytical skills and very good knowledge of Excel.
  • Graphic sense, skills (Photoshop) would be a plus.
  • Programming knowledge PHP, HTML, CSS, or JAVA

    2. Vacancy: Hub Manager, Mombasa

    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 Mombasa

    Qualification:

  • Very good knowledge of Mombasa 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

    3. Vacancy: Customer Service Agents

    Job Description

  • Assist Selling processes for our customers and generate additional Sales
  • Coordinate information to customers browsing our websites during store discovery, order and checkout. Including after sales support.
  • Perform phone conversation with customers to answer their questions, provide information and advise them.
  • Handle special requests and complaints of customers
  • Collect and store useful data within our backed system
  • Ensure follow up through emails, phone or any required means.

    Qualifications and experience

  • A basic degree.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good computer and keyboard skills
  • Some experience in customer service an added advantage

    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

    Join the journey!

    Please apply using this link: Jumia Jobs in Kenya by 31st October 2014


    UNICEF Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

    Kenya Country Office, Nairobi

    1. Vacancy Announcement: Wash Cluster Coordinator

    Temporary Appointment (NO-C)

    Duration: 9 months

    Date of Issue: 03 September, 2014

    Closing Date: 17 September, 2014

    Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Temporary Appointment position in the WASH Section, UNICEF Kenya Country Office

    Purpose of the Post:

    Under the guidance of the Chief of WASH, UNICEF Kenya, and supervision of the IASC Humanitarian Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for the day-to day leadership and facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated and effective WASH response in Kenya.

    Background and Justification:

    Kenya experiences humanitarian emergencies linked to natural disasters such as drought and floods, and outbreaks of human and livestock diseases. Drought and flood patterns have become more frequent, intense and unpredictable with the number of people living in areas vulnerable to these disasters in Kenya increasing annually.

    They affect over 10 million people, mostly living in arid and semi-arid lands - which cover more than 80 per cent of the country’s land mass.

    Additionally, there is often a risk of population movements due to ethno-political or resource-based conflicts.

    Humanitarian emergencies often require coordinated multi-sectoral humanitarian response.

    It is for this purpose that the Water and Environmental Sanitation Coordination mechanism (WESCOORD) was established as a technical arm of Kenya Food Security Steering group (KFSSG) - shortly after the La-Nina related drought of 2000/2001.

    This sector coordination platform brings together agencies active in responding to humanitarian WASH needs of populations affected by emergencies in the country.

    Overall, the coordination of WASH interventions in Kenya is led by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (MEWNR), and the Ministry of Health (MoH).

    UNICEF, as the WASH Cluster lead agency, is responsible for ensuring that the cluster approach is effectively carried out in Kenya.

    In the last couple of years, WESCOORD’s performance as a sector coordination forum improved greatly after the establishment of a permanent secretariat at the MEWNR offices; and UNICEF’s increased technical capacity support to WESCOORD for coordination and information management.

    Scope of Work

    Responsibility for WASH Cluster Coordinator

    Under the guidance of the IASC Humanitarian Coordinator in Kenya and UNICEF (as the lead agency for the IASC Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Sector), and in collaboration with the State Authorities, the main purpose of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Cluster Coordinator post is to provide leadership and facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, coherent, strategic, and effective WASH response in Kenya by a mobilized and adequately resourced groups of agencies, organizations, NGOs, local communities etc.

    Given the frequency of emergencies caused by conflict or natural phenomena in Kenya, as well as the commitment of UNICEF to support WASH cluster coordination even in more “normal” times and ensure a well-functioning sector with clear strategies of DRR, recovery and support to building resilience and coping mechanisms especially in more vulnerable communities, it is felt important to create a National post to continue supporting the government in this critical sector on a medium term basis.

    The post in close coordination with the Chief of WASH and WASH section will focus on enhancing the institutional capacity of the cluster members and systems strengthening in DRR in normal times for a more coordinated and effective response in emergencies and to mitigate its effects.

    The IASC Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) retains the principle responsibility for the overall humanitarian response and thus the WASH Cluster Coordinator will report to the Humanitarian Coordinator, through UNICEF representative and Chief of WASH Section on all issues related to the functioning of the WASH Sector.

    The AISC HC will be supported by OCHA and may delegate some reporting tasks to others.

    The role of WASH Sector Coordinator is facilitation of the coordination process.

    Accountabilities and Scope of Work

    The accountability and key end-results set out below are those of the WASH Sector Lead Agency.

    It is the role of the WASH Sector Co-ordinator to ensure these are attained through the combined efforts of him/herself, of the WASH Sector Support Team (when provided) and of the WASH Country Sector Group.

    The WASH Sector Co-ordinator may supervise a number of staff (provided either solely by the lead agency or in collaboration with others such as UNOCHA and other WASH organizations) as the WASH Sector Support Team.

    In Kenya the sector is jointly coordinated by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Ministry of Health and UNICEF through the WESCOORD secretariat.

    The WASH Cluster Coordinator will be expected to divide his/her time between the two offices.

    In line with the transformative agenda, the WASH Cluster Coordinator will provide leadership and ensure improved accountability and coordination.

    The Cluster Coordinator will support and strengthen capacity of the government to effectively lead the cluster and support the sub-national coordination mechanisms.

    The exact tasks and responsibilities will depend on the nature, size and scope of the emergency/programme, as well as existing capacity of national government and the international community.

    In this respect they will include but may not be limited to the following:

    1. Inclusion of key humanitarian partners:

  • Ensure inclusion of key WASH humanitarian partners in a way that respects their mandates and programme priorities
  • Act as focal point for inquiries on the WASH Sector’s response plans and operations.

    2. Establishment and maintenance of appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanisms:

  • Ensure appropriate coordination between all WASH humanitarian partners (national and international NGOs, the International Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, etc…), through maintenance of appropriate WASH Sector /sector coordination mechanisms, including working groups at the national and, if necessary, local level;
  • Secure commitments from WASH humanitarian partners in responding to needs and filling gaps, ensuring an appropriate distribution of responsibilities within the
  • WASH group, with clearly defined focal points for specific issues where necessary;
  • Ensure the complementarity of different WASH humanitarian actors’ actions;
  • Promote WASH emergency response actions while at the same time considering WASH within early recovery planning as well as prevention and risk reduction concerns;
  • Ensure effective links with other Sector /sector groups;
  • Provide support to Ministry of Environment, Water & Natural Resources and Ministry of Health to maintain and strengthen WASH Cluster functions and WASH Emergency Sector Coordination through the WESCOORD (Water & Environmental Sanitation) structure under the Kenya Food Security Group.
  • Ensure effective links with and participation in existing GoK emergency structures such as the Crisis Response Centre (CRC), National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC) etc.
  • Ensure that WASH coordination mechanisms are adapted over time to reflect the capacities of local actors and the engagement of development partners;
  • Represent the interests of the WASH Cluster in discussions with the Humanitarian Coordinator and other stakeholders on prioritization, resource mobilization and advocacy;
  • Maintain information on all current and potential WASH partners, their capacities and areas of work (including Who, What, Where and by When).

    3. Coordination with national/local authorities, State institutions, local civil society and other actors:

  • Ensure that WASH humanitarian responses build on local capacities;
  • Ensure appropriate links with national and local authorities, State institutions, local civil society and other relevant actors (e.g. peacekeeping forces) and
  • Ensure appropriate coordination and information exchange with them.

    4. Participatory and community-based approaches:

  • Ensure utilization of participatory and community based approaches in WASH related assessments, analysis, planning, monitoring and response.

    5. Attention to priority cross-cutting issues:

  • Ensure integration of agreed priority cross-cutting issues in WASH assessments, analysis, planning, monitoring and response (e.g. age, diversity, environment, gender, HIV/AIDS and human rights);

    6. Needs assessment and analysis:

    Ensure effective and coherent WASH assessment and analysis, involving all relevant partners

    7. Emergency preparedness:

  • Ensure adequate WASH related contingency planning and preparedness for potential significant changes in the nature of the emergency;

    8. Planning and strategy development:

  • Ensure predictable WASH action within;
  • WASH assessment and analysis; development (adaptation of generic standards) of standard assessment formats;
  • Identification of gaps in the field of WASH and conceptualize how sectoral needs can be met through collective delivery
  • Developing/updating agreed WASH response strategies and action plans and ensuring that these are adequately reflected in the overall country strategies, such as the Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP) an integral component of the CAP process.
  • Drawing lessons learned from past WASH activities and revising strategies and action plans accordingly;
  • Developing an exit, or transition, strategy for the WASH interventions and key Sector /sector partners.

    9. Application of standards:

  • Ensure that WASH Cluster /sector participants are aware of relevant policy guidelines, SPHERE standards, technical standards and relevant commitments that the Government/concerned authorities have undertaken under international human rights law;
  • Ensure that WASH responses are in line with existing policy guidance, technical standards, and relevant Government human rights legal obligations.
  • Support compilation and sharing of WASH Sector standard designs, best practices and unit costs of WASH emergency intervention infrastructure.

    10. Monitoring and reporting:

  • Ensure adequate monitoring mechanisms are in place (with OCHA support) to review impact of WASH interventions and progress against implementation plans.
  • This specifically needs to include an analytical interpretation of best available information in order to benchmark progress of the emergency response over time.
  • That is monitoring indicators - quantity, quality, coverage, continuity and cost.
  • Target population data including desegregation by sex and age of service delivery which are derived from working towards meeting previously defined standards.
  • Ensure adequate WASH impact reporting and effective information sharing (with OCHA support) to demonstrate the closing of gaps.

    11. Advocacy and resource mobilization:

  • Identify core WASH advocacy concerns, including resource requirements, and contribute key messages to broader advocacy initiatives of the HC, UNICEF and other actors;
  • Advocate for donors to fund WASH actors to carry out priority WASH activities in the sector concerned, while at the same time encouraging WASH actors to mobilize resources for their activities through their usual channels.

    12. Training and capacity building:

  • Promote and support training of WASH humanitarian personnel and capacity building of humanitarian partners, based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity;
  • Support efforts to strengthen the WASH capacity of the national/local authorities and civil society.

    13. Provision of assistance or services as a last resort:

  • Where critical gaps in addressing WASH priorities are identified the WASH Cluster/Sector Coordinator will:
  • Lobby for implementing humanitarian partners (including UNICEF WES) to address the gaps.

  • With advice/support from the HC and support from other humanitarian partners will advocate, as appropriate, on the adequate provision of resources and safe access.
  • If persistent gaps remain then with the full support of the UNICEF Country Representative will specifically request that the UNICEF take action to fill the critical gaps through direct implementation action.

    AWP Areas Covered

    WASH Output 4:

    Institutional Development:

    National and County platforms for coordination of WASH activities including emergency WASH coordination strengthened and information management systems improved to support planning and evidence generation.

    Expected Deliverables

    The WASH Sector Coordinator will deliver the following:

  • Assist the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and Ministry of Health in setting the agenda and chairing national WESCOORD meetings and also to strengthen WASH coordination at sub-national levels;
  • Representation of WASH Cluster/Sector in all inter cluster, donor, government or other relevant meetings of for a;
  • WASH Cluster Coordination functions as per IASC accountabilities are fulfilled;
  • Capacity gaps identified and assessed and relevant training courses facilitated to address the gaps;
  • All WASH Cluster/WESCOORD reporting requirements are fulfilled in a timely manner (accountability);
  • Leadership/Supervision of staff supporting the cluster coordination.

    Desired Background & Experience

    Candidate Profile:

  • The WASH Cluster Coordinator requires both technical skills relevant to the position, as well as managerial and organizational skill sets.

    The following profile should be used as a guide:

    Technical Profile

  • Minimum of 5 years WASH Sector experience at least two of which would be based in the field at Team Leader/WASH programme management level;
  • Significant experience in responding to emergency situations;
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of WASH Cluster Approach;
  • Experience in emergency preparedness and response planning preferably within the AISC cluster framework;
  • Experience of proposal and appeal writing preferably within cluster framework;
  • Experience of planning and facilitating workshops, trainings, meetings, etc;
  • A minimum of 5 year experience with either the UN and/or NGO. Additional work experience(s) with UNICEF and/or WASH partners desirable

    Managerial Profile

  • Able to manage and work with a multidisciplinary team of WASH professional and provide leadership and guidance for coordination operations
  • Good written and oral presentation skills
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness and ability to work in hardship environments
  • Cultural and Gender sensitivity
  • Good knowledge of humanitarian coordination practices
  • Ability to lead in context of partnership-building and consensual decision-making
  • Fluency in English.

    Education:

  • Advanced university degree in appropriate subject/areas of WASH, eg. Health
  • Promotion or Education, Civil or Public Health Engineering, Public Health (MPH), Environmental Health, etc.

    Competencies

    ] Communication

  • Drive for Results
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Relating and Networking
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Learning & Research
  • Working with People
  • Planning and Organizing

    Languages: Fluency in English. Knowledge of Kiswahili would be an asset.

    Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that they forward their applications along with their curricula vitae, to;

    Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/WASH/2014/063” in the email subject.

    Interested candidates should also complete the Personal History (P11) form, which can be downloaded from the UNICEF Kenya website at UNICEF Wash Cluster Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

    2. Education Specialist (ECDE)

    “KCO/EDUC/2014-062”

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Post: Education Specialist (ECDE), NO-C Type of Contract: Fixed Term

    Post# 82818

    Date of Issue: 24 September 2014

    Closing Date: 07 October 2014

    Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position of Education Specialist, Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO).

    Purpose of the Post:

    Under overall guidance of Chief of Education, assist in the development, design, planning, implementation and management of the Early Childhood Development Education programme for Education within the Country Programme of Cooperation.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    Technical Leadership in ECDE:

  • Provide technical leadership, guidance and direction for ECDE programme management and evaluation of the programme through periodic meetings, individually and in groups with the various sectoral team members.
  • Ensure exchange of information, experience, identify new strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve delivery of services and achieve programme requirements and objectives.
  • Programming and Management of Programme: Be responsible for overall development and establishment of workplan, monitoring compliance, and providing support and guidance to ensure objectives are met.

    Coordination:

  • Interact with Government and other partners, NGO’s, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of programme implementation, to follow up on implementation of recommendations and agreements.
  • Provide technical support, orientation and guidance to government officials, technicians and partners on appropriate technical and institutional capacity-building measures to achieve programme goals and expand coverage of services.

    Field Monitoring:

  • Conduct field assessment visits for evaluating programme effectiveness, identifying problems and instituting remedial measures.
  • Support the Section chief for the management of the section programme

    Resource Mobilization:

  • Identify major donor for ECDE project.
  • Prepare project proposal for ECDE projects

    Monitoring:

  • Monitor the overall planning and disbursement of programme funds for (sector), ensuring they are properly administered, liquidated, and utilized in accordance with the Plan of Action and programme budget allotment.

    Reporting:

  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of progress/status reports required for management, Board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis and assessment, annual reports, etc.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced University Degree in Education or social sciences as related technical field.

    Experience:

  • Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme Planning and management in related field with emphasis on strategic planning.

    Language:

  • Fluency in English and another UN working language required.

  • Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.

    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)

  • Leading and Supervising [Level I]
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [Level II]
  • Analysing [Level III]
  • Relating and Networking [Level II]
  • Deciding and Initiating Action [Level II]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [Level III]

    How to Apply

    Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their curriculum vitae, P-11 form, (internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports), to:

    The Human Resources Manager
    UNICEF Kenya Country Office

    Email address: kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

    Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/EDUC/2014-062” in the email subject.

    UNICEF is a smoke-free environment

    Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply

    Zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse

    UNICEF is a smoke-free environment


    Security Manager Job Vacancy for Property near Maai Mahiu

    Security Manager for Property near Maai Mahiu.

    Candidate will have previous experience in security related operations (ex-KWS / ex-army preferable not necessary).

    Required to be stationed on property permanently.

    Pro-active in following duties:

  • Surveillance
  • Organising convoy escort & patrols in vehicle & on foot
  • Training of new recruits
  • Carrying out security drills
  • Organise security that is low profile but effective
  • Maintain fair but firm relationship with neighbouring communities
  • Ability to use radio communication
  • Communication & interaction with local police force and KWS rangers
  • Intelligence over brute force
  • Team leader with dignified manner

    Email applications to ContactUs@mc.co.ke or call 0731310165 by 30th October


    Jesuit Refugee Service Livelihood Support Project Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya (KES 45K)

    Job Title: Project Assistant – Livelihood Support

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Incorporation date: As soon as possible

    Organizational Context:

    Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic organization, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.

    JRS has a priority to work wherever the needs of displaced people are urgent and unattended by others, and offers a human service to refugees and the communities through a wide range of rehabilitation and relief activities, many of which center around formal and informal education needs.

    Description:

    This is a position based in Nairobi. The holder will be actively involved in planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of the vocational skills training program.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Analyzing vocational skills training student’s and enterprise development applications, short list candidates and interviews candidates to benefit from the education programme.
  • Identification and assessment of beneficiaries of enterprise development.
  • Carry out home visits for all the possible vocational skills training beneficiaries and prepare the home visits reports and recommendations.
  • Maintain a proper filling system for all vocational skills training student’s documents and records.
  • Coordinating the student’s placement in institutions of learning.
  • Maintaining and updating student’s enrollment and performance databases.
  • Hold monitoring meetings with students
  • Analyze student’s performance and offer guidance and counseling appropriately.
  • In liaison with the institutions of learning, carry out students monitoring in schools, identifying and advocating for the emerging needs.
  • Receive and analyze students’ requirements list at the end of every term
  • Keep an updated inventory list of all students materials purchased and distributed.
  • Attend to livelihood support clients at the JRS reception area
  • On – going participation in preparation of student’s fees/subsistence allowance payment and follow up payment receipt.
  • Represent JRS in livelihood related meetings.
  • Participate in any other programme activity as agreed with the Project Director or the Country Director.

    Qualifications

  • Degree in economics / sociology / Education Economics and at least two years practical working experience preferably in project management in INGO, together with relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in managing people/teams
  • Ability to build effective partnership and collaborate with other team members.
  • Ability to work sensitively with refugee population of different ethnic background and/or demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Kiswahili (written and oral) and
  • Good knowledge of MS word/Office.
  • Flexibility, resilience to stress and ability to adapt to changing working environments
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and planning skills and monitoring and evaluation skills/experience.
  • Patience, perseverance, proactive, self motivated and ability to work in stressful environment

    Starting Salary: Kshs. 45,150.00

    (Applications that have not met these guidelines will not be considered only short listed candidates will be contacted)

    How to Apply:

    Please send your Cover Letter that indicates what skills and experience one has that meets the criteria and when one is available to start.

    Please also include a CV that should include contacts for three referees to kenya.applications@jrs.net.

    Closing Date: 12 Sep 2014


    ACTED M & E Jobs in Kismayo and Elwak Somalia

    ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) is a non-political and non-confessional International NGO founded in 1993 with its headquarters in Paris, France.

    The organization’s vocation is to save lives, assist vulnerable populations and bring hope to those in need for better future.

    ACTED is looking for professionally confident, self motivated, experienced and committed team player to fill the below positions in Somalia - Kismayo and Elwak

    1. M & E Assistants

    4 Positions

    Department: M & E

    Direct hierarchy: M & E Officer

    Contract duration: Six Months

    Location:

    2 x Kismayo

    2 x Elwak

    Starting date: September 2014

    Responsibilities:

  • Assist the AMEU officer to prepare and implement monitoring and evaluations plans to measure project progress and impact indicators
  • Assist in planning and conducting field level data collection and project monitoring using different techniques including household surveys, market data collection, focus group discussion, key informative interviews, etc.
  • Conduct training and supervision of enumerator teams , including checking questionnaires for reliability and consistency
  • Support the implementation and evaluation of the feedback response mechanism
  • Conduct quantitative data entry and recording of qualitative field notes and conducting quality checking and cleaning of data
  • Support analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, writing reports to inform programme development and implementation
  • Improve AMEU process and procedures including data collection skills, data quality, analysis and report writing
  • Develop case studies, success stories and lessons learnt papers
  • Perform any other task assigned by the manager.

    Qualifications / Required Skills:

  • Diploma in a social science or related field; Degree in social sciences or related field is preferred; at least one year experience in working with International NGO in the similar level.
  • Experience in participatory assessments, monitoring and evaluation, data processing and analysis
  • Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, social and cultural constraints and realities
  • Ability to organize and train field teams
  • Reliable, honest and sincere work attitude
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to coordinate with other departments.
  • Highly motivated and ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relationships.
  • Experience and willingness to travel within Somalia areas where ACTED is active.
  • Excellent communication skills, personal, calm and good sense of humor
  • Fluent in written and spoken Somali and English
  • Proven ability to handle large and varied workloads, and deal constructively with stress

    2. Monitoring & Evaluation Officers

    2 Positions

    Department: M & E

    Direct hierarchy: M & E Manager

    Contract duration: Six Months

    Location:

    1 x Kismayo

    1 x Elwak

    Starting date: September 2014

    Responsibilities:

  • Develop AME project monitoring and evaluation plans, M&E tools, data collection tools and methodologies specific to field projects.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the collection of accurate, reliable and useful data for project implementation and development.
  • Daily supervision of AMEU field teams to ensure field monitoring, evaluation and other AME tasks are followed.
  • Check and ensure data collection, identify problem areas and recommend solutions.
  • Compile AME reports and in collaboration with the Database officer/Data Analyst and analyse AME findings.
  • Updating work plans and AME tasks for all field teams.
  • Support the field teams in collection of monthly market data (food baskets) and compile into comparative reports.
  • Forecast AMEU team finance, logistics and administrative (FLAT) needs in advance of activities planned.
  • Oversee quick and accurate reporting of monitoring results to ensure ACTED, donors and other organizations can build upon successes and lessons learnt during program.
  • Provide technical assistance to Somalia project team in developing strategic and implementation plans in design process.
  • Develop/consolidate key indicators and subsequently incorporate them in all agreements and amendments under the projects.
  • Ensure transparent and accountable participation of project beneficiaries in AME activities.
  • Provide internal ACTED reporting as required for the coordination team.
  • Any other duty that may be assigned by the manager.

    Qualifications / Skills / Profile Required

  • Degree/ Higher Diploma in Sociology, Community Development, Statistics, or related field.
  • Extensive experience of social research methods to conduct monitoring and evaluation for humanitarian and development initiatives/interventions.
  • Knowledge and experience of participatory rural appraisal methods an asset.
  • Excellent analytical skills in order to interpret qualitative and quantitative data and discern useful recommendations for programme implementation and development.
  • Statistical analysis including use of SPSS and Excel for data analysis;
  • At least 3 years of work experience in a similar field; former experience with humanitarian organizations is an asset.
  • Somalia National with good English communications skills (both oral and written) and ability to travel to Kenya and other Somalia bases where ACTED is operational.
  • Strong team player of high integrity, pleasant personality, ability to work under least supervision and meet strict deadlines.
  • Computer literate and with excellent IT Knowledge.
  • Strong people management and leadership skills

    Application Procedure:

    Qualified Somalia persons with the required skills and qualifications are invited to submit their detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter to kenya.jobs@acted.org and received on or before 12 September 2014.

    Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered.

    When applying, please indicate your preferred/suitable duty station. ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Oxfam Jobs in Kenya

    Somalia experienced a major drought in 2011, prior to that population in South Central had experienced decades of conflict compounded with unpredictable poorly distributed rains leading to displacements and influx of IDPs in search of resources.

    In 2010, Oxfam initiated an EC funded project to address humanitarian needs, which FSNAU had indicated that 31,000 of the host community of the almost 400,000 people in Lower Juba were in acute food and livelihood crisis (AFLC) with a risk of deteriorating again if support was not provided.

    The nutrition levels were also very critical with GAM rates were above the emergency threshold of 15%.

    Generally two thirds of the population do not have access to safe water and among agro-pastoralists more than 80 % do not have access to safe water. Access to health facilities is very limited, with the rural areas of Juba almost lacking health facilities altogether.

    In general the transport infrastructure is poorly developed with poor road networks. The project primarily was aimed at providing support within the livelihood (food insecurity, low economic activity, and farm inputs), health and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

    Due to conflict and intensified insecurity, access to the anticipated project site was limited and therefore we Oxfam adopted an innovative approach dubbed “Alternative ways of working in hard to reach areas”.

    This is entirely a community driven approach that empowers community to identify their priority needs and projects through participatory community focussed action planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

    This project targeted beneficiaries in 30 rural villages (46,667 households) in Lower and Middle Juba

    1. Consultant: Project Effectiveness Review Somalia

    Ref: INT0828

    Overview:

    As part of Oxfam GB’s Global Performance Framework, the Project Effectiveness Review will rigorously assess the impact of this project on the people it supported. Impact will be evaluated particularly against Oxfam GB’s global indicator for livelihoods.

    Data will be captured through the administration of questionnaires, both to project beneficiaries and to comparable non-beneficiaries (about 600-1000 in total).

    The consultant will manage the field work and data entry for the Project Effectiveness Review by training and supervising teams of enumerators and data-entry personnel to ensure that data collected and entered is of high quality.

    Essential skills and qualifications

  • Relevant university degree (postgraduate degree preferred).
  • Knowledge and experience of working in rural areas of Somalia, particularly in Lower and Middle Juba regions, with strong understanding of agricultural activities in the area.
  • Experience in administering household surveys, preferably as a field supervisor or coordinator responsible for checking the quality of work of enumerators.
  • Exceptionally high level of attention to detail in carrying out surveys and data entry.
  • Strong management skills – able to organize the work of teams of enumerators so as to complete the work on schedule and to the required standard.
  • Basic information technology skills.
  • Command of relevant local languages (Desirable) Good working level in spoken English.

    Key Tasks

  • Design a feasible sampling strategy in collaboration with Oxfam and project partners (determine sampling frame)
  • Identify valid comparison population
  • Prepare a list of sampled intervention and comparison households + list of replacement households in collaboration with Oxfam and project partners
  • Design the household questionnaire in English, in collaboration with Oxfam and project partners
  • Have the household questionnaire translated into the local language by a professional translator
  • Recruit field supervisors and enumerators (number to be determined after consultation with the Oxfam team)
  • Lead and organise a thorough in-house training workshop for enumerator candidates and supervisors (including arranging all logistics, such as finding venue, printing, stationary, etc.)
  • Lead and organise at least one-day piloting exercise with enumerators and supervisors (including arranging all logistics, such as car rentals)
  • Finalize the field work planning together with the field supervisors
  • Prepare a detailed budget + time schedule for the actual data collection and data entry process, to be approved by Oxfam
  • In collaboration with the supervisors, carefully prepare the field work by visiting all beneficiary and comparison cells prior to the field work, to 1) introduce the survey to region/district/village officials as appropriate, 2) to make all required appointments for interviews.
  • Prepare all required field work logistics as appropriate (printing out sufficient number of questionnaires, rent cars, arrange accommodation if necessary, etc.).
  • Each respective survey team must stay together in the same accommodation for security reasons + to enable evening discussions + review of the questionnaires. Manage the survey work in the field, ensuring that the enumerators interview the correct respondents, surveys are carried out to a high standard, and that targets for numbers of respondents to be interviewed are met.
  • The consultant is expected to be present in the field throughout the data collection process, to supervise the field work and to assure data quality.
  • Supervisors should review the completed questionnaires in detail at the end of each day of work, provide details feedback to the enumerators, and send them back to the respondents to make corrections if necessary.

  • Consult the Oxfam head office advisor about any problems which affect the selection of respondents for the survey or the number of respondents to be interviewed.
  • Manage the data-entry process.

  • In order to minimize data-entry errors, each questionnaire is to be entered twice by different personnel, and both copies submitted to Oxfam.
  • Oxfam staff will compare the two entries for each questionnaire and will produce a list of discrepancies, which must be checked against the original surveys. (A data-entry interface can be provided by Oxfam if required.)

  • Ensure that the data files are submitted online (e.g. through DropBox) and burnt onto a CD and submitted to the Nairobi Oxfam office on completion of the data-entry work.
  • Write a brief report on the conduct of the field work, including details any problems which were encountered and how they were resolved, and any feedback which may be useful for future surveys.
  • Please note that the consultant is not expected to conduct data analysis.

    How to Apply

    To apply,use this link: Consultant: Project Effectiveness Review Somalia

    Closing Date: 19 September 2014

    2. Consultancy: Topographical Survey of Lodwar Water and Sewerage Company Water Supply Scheme Ref: INT0825 LOWASCO Summary:

    Lodwar Water and Sanitation Company Ltd (LOWASCO) is a corporate entity that was established in 2007 under the Companies Act, Cap 286 Laws of Kenya.

    The core business of LOWASCO is the provision of efficient and affordable water and sanitation services to the residents of its area of jurisdiction as defined in the Service Provision Agreement (SPA).

    Currently:

  • LOWASCO serves approximately 28,000 persons though the population within the area of supply is 116,580 persons.
  • The Company has 8 operational boreholes that are located along River Turkwel, 7 No. Boreholes are electrically driven while 1 No. Borehole is Solar powered.
  • Production is on average 100,000m3/month.
  • LOWASCO has 1,600m3 of storage capacity.
  • The reticulation system has approximately 170km of pipeline ranging from 32mm to 200mm both GI and uPVC.
  • The reticulation system is divided into two zones and 8 sub-zones.
  • It has 32 water kiosks and 4,700 Individual Connections (ICs). Only 28 kiosks are functioning at the moment.
  • LOWASCO serves both the commercial customers and institutions besides the ICs. Assignment
  • To survey and produce a topographical map of the LOWASCO water distribution network including the location of all infrastructure i.e. BH, pipeline routes (size, class and lengths, road crossings etc), storage facilities, water kiosks, air valves, gate valves, washouts, boundary of supply zones, proposed pipe extensions and any other assignment that will be agreed upon.

  • Deliver the survey data in formats that Oxfam/LOWASCO can be able to utilise (data should be opened preferably with Microsoft office suite and other reliable open source applications).

  • The map should be multi layered.
  • Oxfam/LOWASCO intend to map all individual connections, this information should be also be mapped alongside the information listed in No. 1 above.
  • Deliver all data in both hardcopy and softcopy (survey data, pipeline profiles and maps).

  • This information has to be validated in a workshop and approved by government.

    Location: The project area is Lodwar town in Turkana County.

    How to Apply

    Use the following link to apply:Consultancy: Topographical Survey of Lodwar Water and Sewerage Company Water Supply Scheme

    > Closing Date: 11 September 2014


    Plant Maintenance Supervisor Job in Nakuru Kenya

    Plant Maintenance Supervisor

    Industry: Manufacturing

    Location: Nakuru

    Our client, a leading manufacturing company of Oil, Fuel, Hydraulic and Air Filters, seeks to recruit a Plant Maintenance Supervisor to coordinate installation, maintenance and repair work in buildings, plant equipment, machinery and related facilities.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for maintenance of the production plant including repair and installation of all electronic, electric, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical equipment
  • Establish schedules and methods for providing maintenance and repair services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources according
  • Participate in the development of policies and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures
  • Perform the more technical and complex tasks of the work unit including purchasing of all maintenance and repair equipment and supplies
  • Oversee the construction of electrical systems in the plant including assisting engineering with complex electrical drawings
  • Participate in the selection of plant maintenance staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures
  • Participate in the preparation and administration of the plant maintenance program budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures

    Professional Skills and Competencies

  • Minimum B.Sc /B.TECH/B.E desired, and over 7 years of experience in related field with background and experience in engineering and maintenance of equipment
  • Good understanding of the Health and Safety requirements in the workplace
  • Demonstrated ability in planning and organizing, controlling, coordinating and directing a Plant / Maintenance Department

    Indians are encouraged to apply

    To apply, send your CV only to applications@flexi-personnel.com before Friday, Sep 12th 2014.

    Clearly indicate the position applied for and the minimum salary expectation on the subject line.


    Centre for Health Solutions Chief of Party Job in Kenya

    Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is an indigenous, not-for-profit organisation that utilises local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure the implementation of evidence informed solutions and interventions to existing and emerging public health concerns.

    CHS works in partnership with various stakeholders including the Ministry of Health’s National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Unit (NTLD - Unit) towards implementation of Tuberculosis (TB) care and control activities across all of Kenya’s counties.

    This is part of a US Government initiative against TB in Kenya funded by USAID.

    CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual for the following position.

    Chief of Party

    Ref: 0015/CHS-USAID/CoP/2014

    Overall Job Function:

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of TB ARC program implementation including technical, financial and administrative management, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting, assuring the quality, impact and cost effectiveness of the program.

    Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Fostering collaborative working relationships with the Ministry of Health, NTLD- Unit among other key stakeholders
  • Maintaining a collaborative relationship with USAID, ensuring activities and targets are closely monitored
  • Providing leadership and overall technical and management responsibility for program implementation, including staff and program activity supervision
  • Managing quality, timely reporting to USAID through monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Leading in the development of the annual work plan and monitoring and evaluation plan
  • Participating in program monitoring and evaluation including development of tools and use of data to inform program planning
  • Continuously evaluating program effectiveness and determining corrective actions needed to improve goal achievement
  • Ensuring and supervising regular financial reporting, closely monitoring project expenditure Ensuring project expenses including procurement are reasonable, allocable and prudent and spent in accordance with USAID rules and regulations, and support annual auditing procedures
  • Ensuring proper technical capacity of staff and providing technical assistance when required
  • Facilitating and encouraging professional development initiatives among staff
  • Ensure adherence to CHS policies, guidelines and values by all staff
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the CEO

    Qualification and Skills Required

  • MBchB
  • Masters Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Management,International Health or a related field
  • A minimum of 10 years experience in project management of large, health sector development programs that have implemented successful activities
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organisational, teambuilding and representational skills
  • Must have senior level experience of at least three (3) years including managing a large team
  • A clear track record of leading complex projects
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level Government of Kenya officials, USAID, NGOs, private sector groups, cooperating agencies and donor organisations
  • Working knowledge and understanding of USAID program rules and regulations Professional maturity: maintains a positive outlook, motivates self and team to work constructively under pressure

    Analytical Thinking: builds a logical approach to address problems or opportunities; manages the situation at hand by drawing on own knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources as necessary

    Oral and Written Communication: proficiency in English, clearly and effectively expresses ideas, thoughts and concepts verbally and in written form

    Decision maker: demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills; capable of directing and managing change, inspiring teamwork and high performing teams

    Strategic planning and integration: demonstrates the knowledge and capacity to foster development of a common vision

    Interested candidates are required to send in their application to vacancies@chskenya.org on or before September 19, 2014 clearly indicating ‘Chief Of Pary: 0015/CHS-USAID/CoP/2014’ as the subject line.

    For more information and job application details, see; Centre for Health Solutions Chief of Party Job in Kenya

    Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification


    Chemonics International Chief of Party and Other Technical Specialists Jobs in Kenya

    Chemonics International, a U.S. based international development consulting firm, seeks a chief of party and other experienced professionals for the anticipated USAID-funded Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Program in Kenya (KIWASH).

    The program aims to strengthen water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services and water resource institutions and improve access to those services.

    It will also include work in integration of WASH and nutrition services and financing/credit for services.

    Ultimately the project will lead to at-scale adoption of sustainable models of WASH service delivery.

    Chief of Party

  • Masters degree in international development, water/sanitation engineering, public health, business administration, economics, or related field of study required
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a senior leadership position managing WASH-focused programs or working in health, environment and natural resources management, policy and financing, preferably in Kenya
  • Success in project leadership, management oversight and technical direction
  • Strong communication skills and proven ability to work collaboratively with senior Kenyan government officials, donor organizations, and other key stakeholders
  • Other Technical Specialists

    We are also seeking technical specialists in the following areas:

  • WASH Engineering
  • Sanitation and CLTS
  • Nutrition and Community Health
  • Water Resource Management
  • Business Development Services
  • Community Development and Participation
  • Water Policy
  • Local Governance
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Finance and Administration

    Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in relevant technical area preferred
  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible work experience
  • Proven record in successful delivery of technical assistance
  • Strong understanding of the nutrition and WASH challenges in Kenya

    Application Instructions: Send resumes and cover letters to kenyawashrecruit@gmail.com by September 9, 2014.

    Applications will be accepted beyond this date if positions remain unfilled.

    Please indicate which position the application is for in the e-mail subject line.

    No telephone inquiries, please.

    Only finalists will be contacted.


    OSIEA Deputy Director Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Position Available: Deputy Director

    Search closes: September 25, 2014

    The Open Society Institute works worldwide to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.

    OSIEA implements initiatives to advance justice, free speech, public health, and independent media in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan and South Sudan.

    The Deputy Director is a key member of the senior management team providing program and administrative management and for ensuring office operations are conducted effectively and efficiently in support of OSIEA programs.

    Based in Nairobi, the position works with the entire team and reports to the Executive Director to ensure performance standards are met.

    Responsibilities

  • Program Management and Staff Supervision
  • Assist the director to provide strategic vision, guidance and leadership on matters relating to OSIEA’s programming, strategy, management, governance, and budget
  • Supervise, mentor, and provide substantive guidance, feedback and support to designated program staff in refining the overall strategic direction of OSIEA’s focus areas, in establishing program priorities, and in designing and carrying out projects
  • Assist the director to put into place a process to oversee the preparation of the annual program strategy and budget plans with the director, program staff and board, including an annual staff retreat
  • Assist the director in overseeing the production of OSIEA communications and publications, including by writing and editing documents.
  • Develop and apply learning, monitoring and evaluation criteria to better measure the effectiveness and outcomes of OSIEA projects
  • As required, represent the Director at meetings within the OSI network and externally
  • Develop and coordinate special projects as requested by the Director Office Management and Administration
  • Oversee the financial and administrative departments and ensure that operations in all OSIEA offices are streamlined efficiently in compliance with legal and and administrative requirements.
  • Assist the director in planning for and preparation of OSIEA board meetings, including the grant approval process.
  • Develop and oversee mechanisms for regular staff communication, including monthly conference calls and regular meetings/calls between relevant colleagues as well as the board.
  • Put into place oversight mechanisms to ensure compliance with internal policy and legal requirements
  • Serve as the primary contact for financial oversight throughout the year Oversee security procedures

    Qualifications

  • Advanced degree and at least ten years work experience
  • Substantive knowledge of the East African region
  • Five years’ experience as a manager with an understanding of the principles and practices involved in the effective management of a complex institution.
  • Must enjoy management.
  • Proven commitment to the protection of human rights and knowledge of the East African region
  • Extraordinary initiative, creativity and capacity to think strategically
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array of people
  • Team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style
  • Ability to manage several simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail
  • Integrity, diplomatic manner and professional discretion essential
  • Willingness to travel as needed

    Compensation: Competitive salary, with good benefits package

    At OSIEA, all staff are expected to work at integrating the organizational values into the performance of their duties and tasks on a daily basis and participate in in-house working groups designed to uphold the values and foster healthy inter-office communication.

    For more information see; OSIEA Deputy Director Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Compensation: Competitive salary, with good benefits package

    No phone calls, please.

    Only successful candidates will be contacted.

    To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to jobs@osiea.org


    IBTCI M&E Verifications Assistants Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    IBTCI seeks M&E Verifications Assistants to play a central role in the day-to-day verification activities carried out by the Somalia Program Support Services (SPSS).

    Based in Nairobi with ongoing work inside Somalia, the team will be responsible for all verification-related activities, including research, planning, training, supervision, database management, quality control and final report editing.

    The Verifications Assistants will focus efforts on quality control and report editing under the Monitoring and Verifications Manager.

    Requirements:

  • Kenyan citizenship
  • Very strong written English language skills & demonstrated report writing skills and research skills
  • Previous M&E experience, or experience with an international donor on a similar program focusing on M&E
  • Very strong inter-personal skills and ability to work with a close-knit team
  • Strong time management, planning, research, training skills

    Highly Desirable:

  • Somali speaking skills
  • Local knowledge of Somalia and/or experience in Somalia
  • Professional journalism, research and/or formal written communication experience

    Applications (cover letter with CVs) should be sent via e-mail to mepsrecruiting@ibtci.com.

    Application deadline: September 30, 2014.

    Full job descriptions available upon request.

    Only candidates being actively considered for employment will be contacted.

    There is an immediate vacancy, so interested individuals are encouraged to apply promptly.


    FHI 360 Jobs in Kenya

    About FHI 360:

    FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.

    Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges.

    FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

    1. Technical Advisor I, Strategic Information and Monitoring & Evaluation

    Job ID: 14599

    Job Sector :Global Health, Population & Nutrition

    Of Openings Remaining 1

    Job Locations: Kenya-Nairobi

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • The Technical Advisor, Strategic Information and Monitoring and Evaluation will work closely with Director and other team of member of the SI/M&E unit to develop and maintain an integrated and coordinated portfolio of surveillance, program monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in support of FHI 360’s strategic plan, goals and objectives.
  • The surveillance portfolio includes third/new generation behavioral as well as bio-behavioral surveillance, mapping, size estimation, modeling etc.
  • The M&E portfolio covers development of comprehensive M&E plans, establishment of robust program monitoring system, conducting process assessments and undertaking outcome as well as impact level evaluations.
  • The incumbent should possess a high level of scientific and management expertise and substantial experience relevant to planning and implementing surveillance and M&E activities.

    Responsibilities include:

  • Develops and provides scientific and technical leadership, as well as personnel and budget oversight, in support of department and organizational strategic plan, mission, goals and objectives.
  • Contributes to FHI 360’s efforts to build and sustain capacity in core topic areas.
  • Provides technical assistance and contributions through the review and/or writing of proposals, protocols, papers, reports and ensures their accuracy and appropriateness.
  • Represents FHI 360 at scientific meetings and with funders such as USAID, NIH, CDC as well as private foundations, international organizations, and implementing agencies.
  • Ensures coordination with other FHI 360 units, departments and groups to foster collaboration, innovative approaches and technical excellence.

    Qualifications:

  • MS/MA in relevant field and 15+ years of relevant experience that includes 10+ years of supervisory experience or PhD in relevant field and 12+ years of relevant experience that includes 10+ years of supervisory experience.
  • Proven skills in resource development including identifying opportunities and leading or participating in the proposal development process.
  • Expertise in one of the core topic areas (surveillance, program monitoring, evaluation).
  • Substantial experience in planning and implementing programs and/or projects in developing countries.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills. Personnel management and grantsmanship experience. Ability to travel nationally and internationally as needed, including travel to developing countries.
  • This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.
  • This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment.
  • Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

    2. Senior Technical Officer, Partnerships

    Job ID : 14117

    Job Sector :Health

    Of Openings Remaining 1

    Job Locations: Kenya-Nairobi

    Project Description:

  • The Senior Technical Officer, Partnershipswill provide overall leadership and oversight on Public Private Partnerships to the anticipated USAID/Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus in Kenya aiming at improving the nutritional status of Kenyans.
  • Under the supervision of the DCOP, Technical, the position will be responsible for the initiation and expansion of Public Private Partnerships for sustainability, promotion of innovation, incorporation of private sector exertise and capitalize on corporate social investment into the program.
  • The position is contingent on funding.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Sets the agenda for public private engagement; pursing and relationship-building with private sector in support of Nutrition Assessment Counselling and Support (NACS).
  • Identify and secure opportunities towards funding and establishing sustainable financing for the expansion of private health care facilities providing NACS services.
  • Implements internal and external marketing efforts aimed to identify, leverage, and secure innovative funding opportunities for the expansion of raw material production and manufacture.
  • Provide timely and accurate reporting to to FHI 360, and donor on all partnership project activities and results.
  • Facilitates and conducts training and skills-building relevant to partnerships Serve as principal project liaison with private sector partners and stakeholders.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field such as Economics, International Affairs, or Business Administration.
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • 5-7 years experience implementing local economic development initiatives facilitating income generation, investment attraction, streamlined business processes, and public-private partnerships.
  • Previous experience implementing inclusive economic growth programs funded by international donors, preferably familiar with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Previous experience in East Africa is strongly preferred; Kenya experience is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior writing skills
  • Proven management skills and ability to negotiate effectively with donors and partner agencies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

    3. Commodities and Distribution Manager

    Job ID : 14116

    Job Sector Health

    Of Openings Remaining 1

    Job Locations: Kenya-Nairobi

    Project Description:

    The Commodities and Distribution Manager will provide management of procurement, distribution and monitoring of supplemental nutrition support to the anticipated USAID/Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus in Kenya aiming at improving the nutritional status of Kenyans. The position is contingent on funding.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Leads in the implementation of the product supply chain including a system for the procurement and distribution of the nutrition products.
  • Interacts with the tehnical teams in the preparation of appropriate documents:
  • Supply plans, Supply / contracts requisitions and purchase orders, etc.; according to procurement specifications and supply procedures.
  • Faciliate efficient clearance, storage and distribution of the nutrition products to facilities from ports of entry and warehouses.
  • When required, maintains contact with customs and immigration officials, follows up on preliminary supply clearance documentations to facilitate timely customs clearance of the products in keeping with established protocol.
  • Undertakes local procurements, as required.
  • Undertakes field visits to project sites to inventory and monitor supply inputs.
  • Proposes corrective actions to improve logistical procedures.
  • Identifies training needs and develops training activities in supply management for FHI 360’s staff counterparts, designed to improve supply delivery.

    Qualifications:

  • University degree in Business Administration, Supply & Logistics Management or related field.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in similar role in a large donor funded program in Kenya.
  • Demonstrated experience in logistics management and coordination within the field of supply chain management, fleet/ transport management and asset management and distribution support.
  • Strong planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
  • Familiarity with US government programming, rules and regulations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

    4. Finance Manager

    Job ID 14115

    Job Sector Finance

    Of Openings Remaining 1

    Job Locations Kenya-Nairobi

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • The Finance Manager will provide overall financial management to the anticipated USAID/Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus in Kenya aiming at improving the nutritional status of Kenyans.
  • Under the supervision of the DCOP, Operations, the Finance Manager responsibilities will include monitoring project finances, preparing project budgets, managing financial reporting to clients, ensuring adherence to funder rules and regulations, coordinating with headquarters on financial information, providing financial technical assistance to develop the capacity of FHI 360 partner organizations and entities in the country, and acting as a resource for project staff on finance-related issues.
  • The position is contingent on funding.
  • Position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and is contingent upon receipt of award and funder approval of key personnel.

  • Directs and manages the project budget in accordance with the approved annual budget and monitors the expenditures on an on-going basis.
  • Oversees the timely completion and accuracy of monthly financial reports prepared for submission to FHI 360 headquarters and donor.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of adequate financial resources to support monthly program operations and subproject reimbursements.
  • Ensures all activities related to financial management are carried out in conformance with policies and procedures established by FHI 360 and the funder.
  • Coordinates with related staff to ensure that project budgets, accounting, and fiscal control procedures are implemented effectively.
  • Oversees the pre-award audit of new implementation agencies and guides the project budget development with country office staff.
  • Oversees the monitoring and review of project financial reports to ensure compliance with project budgets and FHI 360 policies.
  • Provides support with the internal audit functions.
  • Participates and contributes to the overall mission of FHI 360.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Qualifications:

  • MS/MA/MBA or BS/BA in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Must be a CPA (K)
  • 5-7 years’ experience in similar capacity in accounting/budgeting management
  • Strong working knowledge of computer programs: Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
  • Experience managing US government funds;
  • Experience working with an international organization an added advantage
  • Good planning and organizational skills

    5. Finance Manager

    Job ID 13904

    Job Sector Administration

    Of Openings Remaining 1

    Job Locations Kenya-Nairobi

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • The Finance Manager will provide overall financial management for a public health project in Kenya.
  • Responsibilities include monitoring project finances, preparing project budgets, managing financial reporting to clients, ensuring adherence to funder rules and regulations, coordinating with headquarters on financial information, providing financial technical assistance to develop the capacity of FHI 360 partner organizations and entities in the country, and acting as a resource for project staff on finance-related issues.

  • Position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and is contingent upon receipt of award and funder approval of key personnel.

    The Finance Manager will:

  • Provides leadership and support for all project financial management areas including, accounting, payments, reporting systems and procedures for FHI 360 Kenya.
  • Directs and manages the project budget in accordance with the approved annual budget and monitors the expenditures on an on-going basis.
  • Oversees the timely completion and accuracy of monthly financial reports (GFAS and other reports recommended by funding agencies) prepared for submission to FHI 360 headquarters and funding agencies.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of adequate financial resources in-country to support monthly program operations and subproject reimbursements. Ensures all activities related to financial management are carried out in conformance with policies and procedures established by FHI 360 and the funder.
  • Coordinates with related staff to ensure that project budgets, accounting, and fiscal control procedures are implemented effectively.
  • Oversees the pre-award audit of new implementation agencies and guides the subproject budget development with country office staff.
  • Oversees the monitoring and review of subproject financial reports to ensure compliance with subproject budgets and FHI 360 policies.
  • Provides support with the internal audit functions. Participates and contributes to the overall mission of FHI 360.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Qualifications:

  • BS/BA in Accounting, Finance or related field, and 5-8 years combined experience in accounting/budgeting management; or MS/MA/MBA with 5 - 7 years combined experience in accounting/budgeting management.
  • Must be a CPA (K).Strong working knowledge of computer programs: Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
  • Experience managing US government funds.
  • Experience working with an international organization an added advantage.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and public

    6. Technical Officer III, Monitoring & Evaluation

    Job ID 13903

    Job Sector Administration

    Of Openings Remaining 1

    Job Locations Kenya-Nairobi

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and implementation of a comprehensive M&E plan and activities for a public health project in Kenya, focusing specifically on systems for collecting data to measure project implementation, effectiveness, quality assurance, documentation and reporting.

  • The position overseas implementation of data management and M&E activities in accordance with guidelines stipulated by the funder and the Government of Kenya and regularly updates project staff on progress towards implementation of the work plan and designing methods for demonstrating program outputs, outcomes and impact.

  • Position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and is contingent upon receipt of award and funder approval of key personnel.

    The Technical Officer III, Monitoring & Evaluation will:

  • Manage and coordinate implementation of M&E for the project.
  • Supervise and provide guidance to relevant project staff.
  • Lead development of quality assurance systems for the project to ensure data quality.
  • Ensure appropriate data collection tools and systems are in place and are being used correctly by staff and partners to collect required and accurate data for performance, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Oversee and guide development of the project’s management information system and database.
  • Prepare and review program performance monitoring plan (PMP) as required by the funder.
  • Operationalize the PMP, including data collection and verification and prepare project performance and data reports as required.
  • Identify M&E technical assistance (TA) needs of partners, facilities and/or government counterparts and provide/organize TA through training, mentorship, and/or on-site supervision.
  • Participate in program monitoring visits/forums with other project staff as necessary.
  • Ensure all relevant project staffs are aware of and adhere to funder and government monitoring, evaluation and reporting guidelines and requirements.
  • Continuously review and analyze collected data and advise program management on needed program revisions.
  • Contribute to progress reports for the funder and other program deliverables as required.
  • Advise and promote best practices in data management and M&E among project staff and partners.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent in social science or public health with minimum eight (8) years relevant experience.Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must have at least 5-7 years of experience in managing and executing M&E activities for donor-funded programs.
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, databases, spreadsheets, including advanced skills in at least two of the following programs: SPSS, Excel, Epi Info, Stata, and MS Access.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability lead a team.
  • Experience with US government-funded programs and reporting requirements is an advantage.
  • Proven experience in public health-related research and/or surveillance is a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English Interested candidates may register online through

    7. Chief of Party (Project Director)

    Job ID 13902

    Job Sector Administration

    Of Openings Remaining 1

    Job Locations Kenya-Nairobi

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • The Project Director / Chief of Party (COP) will be the project’s senior supervisor and will oversee all aspects of performance for a public health project in Kenya.
  • Under the supervision of the Country Director, the COP will serve as the project’s principal contact point for funder, government, civil society, and implementing partners.

  • The COP will supervise and oversee project staff and consultants. S/he will have overall responsibility for ensuring that procedures are established and adhered to for activity development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting.

  • S/he will provide overall supervision of implementing partners and ensure timely progress against schedules, achievement of deliverables, and quality of results.

  • This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and is contingent upon receipt of award and funder approval of key personnel.

    The Project Director will:

  • Lead and provide day-to-day management oversight and technical guidance to the project, including general financial oversight and programmatic monitoring, ensuring quality and timeliness of all activities.
  • Oversee project technical and strategic planning including Country Operational Plan and annual work plan, budget, progress reports, and financial reports, and ensure timeliness and quality of project deliverables.
  • Ensure programming complies with priorities and systems of the Government of Kenya, the funder, and FHI 360/global rules and regulations, and that systems are in place so that local implementing agencies fully comply with programming, implementation, reporting and evaluation procedures.
  • Serve as the primary liaison for the project with the funder, government counterparts, other stakeholders, and FHI 360 headquarters, playing a coordination role as needed.
  • Provide ongoing programming/technical support and guidance to build the capacity of the government counterparts and civil society in coordinating, managing and implementing relevant public health services.
  • Conduct appropriate monitoring of subprojects to achieve financial, administrative, and programmatic goals.
  • Manage the selection, development, supervision and evaluation of assigned staff and budgets including recruitment, establishment of performance expectations, performance assessments, recommended action based on performance (e.g., recognition, disciplinary action).
  • Provide leadership and team building at the project level and supervise project staff.
  • Represent the project and FHI 360 with external audiences as needed.
  • Participate in country office strategic planning and resource development efforts, if necessary.
  • Participate and contribute to the overall mission of FHI 360. Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or its international equivalent in international development, public health or related field with minimum 10 years of relevant experience with at least 5-7 years of senior-level project management experience in coordinating development efforts in public health, preferably in Kenya or East Africa .
  • Experience managing US government funded projects with sub awards to local partners highly preferred.
  • Experience living and working in Kenya preferred; Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, lead teams, make high-level decisions, and navigate politically-sensitive terrain. Familiarity with US government programming, rules and regulations
  • Experience working with an international non-governmental organization (NGO) preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

    8. Chief of Party / Project Director

    Location: Kenya

    Reference: FHI360-COP-098

    Position Summary:

    The Chief of Party (COP) will be the project’s senior supervisor and will oversee all aspects of performance for a public health project in Kenya.

    Under the supervision of the Country Director, the COP will serve as the project’s principal contact point for funder, government, civil society, and implementing partners.

    The COP will supervise and oversee project staff and consultants. S/he will have overall responsibility for ensuring that procedures are established and adhered to for activity development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting.

    S/he will provide overall supervision of implementing partners and ensure timely progress against schedules, achievement of deliverables, and quality of results.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD in relevant field with 7-9 years of experience or MS/MA/MPH in international development, public health or related field with 9-11 years of relevant experience with at least 5-7 years of senior-level project management experience, preferably in Kenya or East Africa or BS/BA in public health or related fields with 11-13 years relevant experience with at least 8 years senior-level experience in coordinating development efforts in public health.

  • Experience managing US government funded projects with sub awards to local partners highly preferred.

  • Experience living and working in Kenya preferred; Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, lead teams, make high-level decisions, and navigate politically-sensitive terrain.
  • Familiarity with US government programming, rules and regulations
  • Experience working with an international non-governmental organization (NGO) preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

    9. Associate Director, Clinical Care

    Location: Kenya

    Reference: FHI360-ADCC-099

    Position Summary:

    To assist the Project Director, in coordinating and managing the clinical technical implementation of a comprehensive HIV care and treatment program; to ensure technical assistance to GOK and other partners is provided in a well-coordinated and unified manner.

    The post holder will also be responsible for providing technical assistance to both the public and private sector clinical services.

    The Associate Director will play a key liaison role with the both the Ministries of Health and private health care facilities.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • MBA/MA/MPH with 7-9 years relevant experience in project management, or BA/BS in relevant field with 9-11 years relevant work experience.

    10. Senior Technical Officer

    Ref: FP/RH/MCH/ PMTCT/)

    Location: Kenya

    Reference: FHI360-STO-100

    Position Summary:

    The Senior Technical Officer (FP/RH/MCH/ PMTCT/) has the overall responsibility for achieving the objectives of the reproductive health (RH) and HIV/AIDS integration component of the project by providing programmatic and technical leadership in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the stipulated family planning, reproductive health, maternal child health and PMTCT and service delivery activities in geographical program areas.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Medicine or Public Health with 5-7 years working experience in FP/RH/MCH/PMTCT/ in a technical capacity and two years of experience working with integrated health programs, BS/BA in relevant field with 7-9 years’ experience.
  • Experience in training and supervision of large MNCH programs and familiarity with MOH PMTCT guidelines and procedures
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and excellent computer skills on Ms Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated technical assistance and consulting experience related to public health responses to FP/RH/MCH service delivery and STI/HIV/AIDS prevention.
  • Demonstrated leadership in facilitating multi-sectorial alliances and partnerships at local, national, and international levels in the area of FP/RH/MCH.
  • FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer.

    11. Associate Director, Laboratory Strengthening Project

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reference: FHI360-ADLSP-102

    Position Summary:

    The Associate Director will be the project’s senior supervisor and will oversee all aspects of performance for the laboratory strengthening project in Kenya.

    Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Associate Director will serve as the project’s principal contact point for funder, government, civil society, and implementing partners.

    Associate Director will supervise and oversee project staff and consultants.

    S/he will have overall responsibility for ensuring that procedures are established and adhered to for activity development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting.

    S/he will provide overall supervision of implementing partners and ensure timely progress against schedules, achievement of deliverables, and quality of results.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or other field related to Health with 7-9 years’ relevant experience in international development program management, cross-cultural communications, US Government rules and regulations.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or its international equivalent in Public Health, or other field related to Health sciences with a minimum of 8 + years’.

    12. Technical Officer, Laboratory Technologist

    6 Positions

    Location: Nakuru, Baringo, Narok, Mombasa, Garisa, Meru

    Reference: FHI360-TOLT-103

    Position Summary:

    The Technical Officer will be responsible for providing mentor-ship, coaching and regular updates to laboratory service providers.

    They will be responsible for working closely with the service providers to ensure that the quality of laboratory services are sustained across as defined by the MOH quality standards.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology or equivalent with at least 5-7 years related work experience within a clinical or research laboratory including experience with laboratory quality control and quality assurance systems and implementation;
  • Or Diploma in Medical laboratory technology with 7-9 years of experience will be considered. Supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Ability and aptitude to provide laboratory accreditation mentor-ship services and to perform quality assurance assessments against accepted national and international standards and regulations.

    FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package.

    Interested candidates may register online through FHI 360's Career Center at FHI360 Jobs in Kenya or

    Through the Employment section at FHI360 Jobs in Kenya by 31st October 2014.

    Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements.

    Please specify source in your application.

    FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

    FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.


    NGO Jobs in Kenya - Recruiting Project Assistants

    Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic organization, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.

    JRS has a priority to work wherever the needs of displaced people are urgent and unattended by others, and offers a human service to refugees and the communities through a wide range of rehabilitation and relief activities, many of which center around formal and informal education needs.

    Description

    This is a position based in Nairobi.

    The holder will be actively involved in planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of the vocational skills training program.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Analysing vocational skills training student’s and enterprise development applications, short list candidates and interviews candidates to benefit from the education programme.

  • Vocational & Enterprise development

  • Identification and assessment of beneficiaries of enterprise development.

  • Carry out home visits for all the possible vocational skills training beneficiaries and prepare the home visits reports and recommendations.
  • Maintain a proper filling system for all vocational skills training student’s documents and records.
  • Coordinating the student’s placement in institutions of learning.
  • Maintaining and updating student’s enrollment and performance databases.
  • Hold monitoring meetings with students
  • Analyze student’s performance and offer guidance and counseling appropriately.
  • In liaison with the institutions of learning, carry out students monitoring in schools, identifying and advocating for the emerging needs.
  • Receive and analyze students’ requirements list at the end of every term
  • Keep an updated inventory list of all students materials purchased and distributed.
  • Attend to livelihood support clients at the JRS reception area
  • On – going participation in preparation of student’s fees/subsistence allowance payment and follow up payment receipt.
  • Represent JRS in livelihood related meetings.
  • Participate in any other programme activity as agreed with the Project Director or the Country Director.

    Qualifications

  • Degree in economics / sociology / Education Economics and at least two years practical working experience preferably in project management in INGO, together with relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in managing people/teams
  • Ability to build effective partnership and collaborate with other team members.
  • Ability to work sensitively with refugee population of different ethnic background and/or demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Kiswahili (written and oral) and
  • Good knowledge of MS word/Office.
  • Flexibility, resilience to stress and ability to adapt to changing working environments
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and planning skills and monitoring and evaluation skills/experience.
  • Patience, perseverance, proactive, self motivated and ability to work in stressful environment

    Starting Salary: Kshs. 45,150.00

    (Applications that have not met these guidelines will not be considered only short listed candidates will be contacted)

    How to apply:

    Please send your Cover Letter that indicates what skills and experience one has that meets the criteria and when one is available to start.

    Please also include a CV that should include contacts for three referees to kenya.applications@jrs.net by 30th October


    ACTED NGO Jobs in Kenya

    1. AMEU Assistants (4 positions)

    Department: AMEU

    Direct hierarchy: AMEU Officer

    Contract duration: Six Months

    Location: 2 x Kismayo 2 x Elwak

    Starting date: September 2014

    Responsibilities:

  • Assist the AMEU officer to prepare and implement monitoring and evaluations plans to measure project progress and impact indicators
  • Assist in planning and conducting field level data collection and project monitoring using different techniques including household surveys, market data collection, focus group discussion, key informative interviews, etc. Conduct training and supervision of enumerator teams , including checking questionnaires for reliability and consistency
  • Support the implementation and evaluation of the feedback response mechanism Conduct quantitative data entry and recording of qualitative field notes and conducting quality checking and cleaning of data
  • Support analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, writing reports to inform programme development and implementation
  • Improve AMEU process and procedures including data collection skills, data quality, analysis and report writing
  • Develop case studies, success stories and lessons learnt papers
  • Perform any other task assigned by the manager.

    Qualifications/Required skills:

  • Diploma in a social science or related field; Degree in social sciences or related field is preferred; at least one year experience in working with International NGO in the similar level.
  • Experience in participatory assessments, monitoring and evaluation, data processing and analysis
  • Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, social and cultural constraints and realities
  • Ability to organize and train field teams
  • Reliable, honest and sincere work attitude
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to coordinate with other departments.
  • Highly motivated and ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relationships.
  • Experience and willingness to travel within Somalia areas where ACTED is active.
  • Excellent communication skills, personal, calm and good sense of humor Fluent in written and spoken Somali and English
  • Proven ability to handle large and varied workloads, and deal constructively with stress

    2. AMEU Officers(2 positions)

    Department: AME

    Direct hierarchy: AMEU Manager

    Contract duration: Six Months

    Location: 1 x Kismayo

    1 x Elwak

    Starting date: September 2014

    Responsibilities:

  • Develop AME project monitoring and evaluation plans, M&E tools, data collection tools and methodologies specific to field projects.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the collection of accurate, reliable and useful data for project implementation and development.
  • Daily supervision of AMEU field teams to ensure field monitoring, evaluation and other AME tasks are followed.
  • Check and ensure data collection, identify problem areas and recommend solutions.
  • Compile AME reports and in collaboration with the Database officer/Data Analyst and analyse AME findings.
  • Updating work plans and AME tasks for all field teams.
  • Support the field teams in collection of monthly market data (food baskets) and compile into comparative reports.
  • Forecast AMEU team finance, logistics and administrative (FLAT) needs in advance of activities planned.
  • Oversee quick and accurate reporting of monitoring results to ensure ACTED, donors and other organizations can build upon successes and lessons learnt during program.
  • Provide technical assistance to Somalia project team in developing strategic and implementation plans in design process.
  • Develop/consolidate key indicators and subsequently incorporate them in all agreements and amendments under the projects.
  • Ensure transparent and accountable participation of project beneficiaries in AME activities.
  • Provide internal ACTED reporting as required for the coordination team.
  • Any other duty that may be assigned by the manager.

    Qualifications/Skills/Profile Required

  • Degree/ Higher Diploma in Sociology, Community Development, Statistics, or related field.
  • Extensive experience of social research methods to conduct monitoring and evaluation for humanitarian and development initiatives/interventions. Knowledge and experience of participatory rural appraisal methods an asset.
  • Excellent analytical skills in order to interpret qualitative and quantitative data and discern useful recommendations for programme implementation and development.
  • Statistical analysis including use of SPSS and Excel for data analysis;
  • At least 3 years of work experience in a similar field; former experience with humanitarian organizations is an asset.
  • Somalia National with good English communications skills (both oral and written) and ability to travel to Kenya and other Somalia bases where ACTED is operational.
  • Strong team player of high integrity, pleasant personality, ability to work under least supervision and meet strict deadlines.
  • Computer literate and with excellent IT Knowledge.
  • Strong people management and leadership skills

    3. Security Coordinator

    Department: Coordination

    Direct hierarchy: Kenya/Somalia Country Director

    Contract duration: Six Months (with possible extension)

    Location: Nairobi – with frequent travels to Somalia and Kenya field offices

    Starting date: September 2014

    Main objective:

  • To provide overall leadership and management of security procedures, protocols and systems in ACTED’s Kenya and Somalia bases. This includes but is not limited to: Compound security; travel SOPs; base set-ups and security reviews; and security management.
  • The role will require active management of security processes, technical management of a Security Officer in Somalia and an advisory role for all bases.
  • The Security Coordinator will work closely with the Kenya and Somalia Coordinators, as well as with the logistics department on the procurement of essential security items and processes, systems and procedures for travel etc.

    Responsibilities:

  • To regularly assess and analyse the security situation, identify and implement appropriate risk mitigation measure in Nairobi and in all ACTED areas of intervention in Kenya and Somalia.
  • To technically supervise field security officers and focal points. Daily security check-in with the field security focal points recorded in the Security Monitoring Plan.
  • To participate in relevant meetings and build a strong network of contacts in Kenya and Somalia.
  • Adjust security procedures and revise security plan as needed and ensure their implementation in coordination with the field coordinators and their security focal points (ex. staff movements, communication, clearance, etc.)
  • Oversee the implementation of security and safety measures as stated in ACTED Security Plan or decided with the Country Director and with the Kenya and Somalia Coordinator.
  • Provide security briefing to staff as needed and ensure that all staffs adhere to security policies and procedures. This includes briefing to all newly recruited staff joining ACTED
  • In collaboration with the Coordination team develop security procedures, SOPs and field security briefings for new arrivals with the field security focal points.
  • Advise on security equipment and on premises, conduct periodic security assessment of the same and advice on improvements and solutions appropriately.
  • Advise Coordination on security matters for project development, implementation and routine work.
  • If possible, advise on humanitarian access negotiation
  • Provide training and capacity building for staff members in order to increase the level of technical ability and skills in terms of safety and security. Ensure that staff members are proficient in the use of safety and security equipment, including communications equipment, vehicle emergency equipment and personal security safeguards required for work in the field.
  • Facilitate security clearances for areas where required.
  • Provide advice on the security of transportation and logistics.
  • Responsible for complying with all the reporting requirements within the various sub departments to the country department team, HQ as well as donor requirements within the FLAT process.
  • Ensure proper filing/file maintenance of security related documents.
  • Manage all compound security and reporting from bases on agreed time-frames.
  • Develop security guard training tools for Kenya and Somalia and security equipment maintenance check-lists / calendars.
  • This position will require frequent travel to ACTED’s areas of intervention in Kenya and Somalia.

    Qualifications/Skills Required

  • A minimum of three years relevant experience on security, preferably at a management position, in an INGO.
  • Good understanding of the Somalia context.
  • Strong analytical skills (context, people …)
  • Flexibility/pragmatism and dynamism/commitment.
  • Good understanding of security procedures and equipment.
  • In-depth knowledge of security management and risk management.
  • Excellent resistance to stressful situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective work relations at all levels,
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to manage varied workloads, and deal constructively with stress and working long hours.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision, pro-active and a good team-player.
  • A commitment to documented systems and procedures.
  • Computer literate
  • Capacity to build a maintain a strong professional network

    4. Head of Operations

    Department: Coordination

    Direct hierarchy: Somalia Coordinator

    Contract duration: Six Months

    Location: Mogadishu

    Starting date: September 2014

    Main objective:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Somalia Coordinator, he/she is responsible for overseeing the overall functions of the Mogadishu office and all field bases.
  • This includes oversight of all office functions, compliance processes and human resource management.
  • All field based staff will report directly to the Head of Operations (HoO) who will be the focal contact for the Nairobi office on strategic, office or program related issues.
  • This is a senior position with a great deal of responsibility and opportunity as ACTED’s programs continue to expand. Under the direction of the Somalia Coordinator, the HoO will take a lead on coordination of the Somalia operations. S/he will also provide input into the strategic direction of ACTED’s programming and initiate processes for exploring further areas of intervention.
  • This is an exciting post at a time of expansion for ACTED’s activities for a highly driven, professional, structured and organised leader with high attention to detail and a commitment to capacity development of Somali nationals.
  • The successful candidate will be passionate about providing humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable and have an uncompromising commitment to transparency and accountability.

    Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate office functions and ensure operations of Somalia field offices are in compliance with ACTED policies and requirements.
  • Directly supervise and provide overall leadership to the Somalia team under the guidance of the Somalia Coordinator.
  • Provide operational guidance to Somalia field offices and facilitate coordination between departments toward common objectives.
  • Ensure ACTED programs are implemented with full transparency and accountability to both donors and communities.
  • Ensure that all activities are monitored, and key performance indicators reported on a regular basis to achieve the set objectives.
  • Travel to field bases and provide strong leadership on program when necessary.
  • Travel to field bases and ensure all compliance procedures are being followed and that human resources match/meet the needs of program activities.
  • Ensure weekly, monthly and other technical reports and are submitted to relevant managers on timely manner and provide operational support to all other major project deliverables.
  • Provide support to technical support departments to ensure best practices and ACTED’s policies and procedures are being followed, including: HR; Finance; Security; Programs; Logistics and Procurement.
  • Oversee overall day to day operations of ACTED Somalia field staff in planning, systems and controls.
  • Play a significant role in long-term planning for ACTED’s field operations, including initiatives toward operational excellence and increased presence according to needs of communities.
  • Facilitate and coordinate teams in the set-up of new offices and bases as required.
  • Maintain a professional culture and positive working atmosphere focused on teamwork and shared responsibilities.
  • Provide leadership and structure to team/departments to ensure functions are being fulfilled and work conducted in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Provide recommendations to the Somalia Coordinator on developing office and personnel structures toward more effective and efficient operations.

    Qualifications/Required skills:

  • Somali national.

  • A competent professional with experience in management, coordination of field offices, HR, logistics and finance processes.
  • Capacity building and ability to guide and delegate responsibilities effectively.
  • At minimum of 3 years direct experience in operations management.
  • Adaptive management and intercultural, communication skills; experience with managing cultural differences.
  • Dedication to ACTED’s mission and oriented to its goals and vision for assisting the most vulnerable.
  • Strong background and work experience in Finance, HR, and Logistics.
  • A responsible and independent work attitude.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word, outlook, and access.
  • Fluent in both Somalia and English
  • Knowledge and experience in organizational effectiveness and operations management implementing best practices.
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff groups and major projects or initiatives.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace.
  • Excellent people manager, open to direction and collaborative work style and commitment to get the job done.
  • Leadership, supervision and decision making skills are required.
  • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization.
  • Ability to look at situations from several points of view.
  • Appreciation and commitment to line management structures and systematic and structured approaches to management.
  • Commitment to accountability, transparency and strict documentation of compliance procedures.

    5. Beneficiary Engagement Coordinator

    Department: Program

    Direct hierarchy: Somalia Coordinator

    Contract duration: Six Months (with possible extension)

    Location: Nairobi – with travel to Somalia

    Starting date: September 2014

    Main objective:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Somalia Coordinator, he/she is responsible for ensuring ACTED continuously engage in meaningful two-way dialogue with communities it serves.
  • The Beneficiary Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring the implementation and management of a complaints mechanism, pro-active engagement with project beneficiaries and ensuring issues, questions and complaints are followed up in a meaningful and genuine manner.
  • This is a new role and suited to a dynamic, committed and hard-working individual who embraces innovation and the development of new initiatives.
  • The successful candidate will line manage field based Community Engagement Officers and influence the overall future strategy of ACTED’s work in this area.
  • This is a very exciting initiative for those interesting and passionate about ensuring communities have direct influence in aid interventions and how they are carried out.

    Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate ACTED Somalia beneficiary engagement strategy and field activities Supervise ACTED Somalia beneficiary engagement officers
  • Liaise with communities/beneficiaries to ensure meaningful two-way dialogue and feedback.
  • Pro-actively engage project participants to ensure communities are active participants in shaping appropriate approaches to project implementation.
  • Conduct trainings on community mobilisation, complaints handling and commination with communities to ACTED mobilisation staff.
  • Design and develop innovative ways to engage beneficiaries in projects.
  • Manage a complaints mechanism and ensure timely feedback is provided to beneficiaries.
  • Document all interactions with communities and create a referral system to handle complaints appropriately.
  • Assess and map community structures in ACTED areas of operation to ensure beneficiary engagement mechanisms are culturally appropriate and ensure the involvement of all groups, including vulnerable or marginalised groups.
  • Create weekly and monthly reports on activities and interactions.
  • Create and maintain beneficiary databases.
  • Create and maintain call logs, action points, referrals and feedback databases.
  • Working closely with program teams to ensure beneficiary feedback is incorporated into better practices and future programs.

    Qualifications/Required skills:

  • University Degree in relevant field.
  • Previous experience working with an NGO is an advantage.
  • Good IT skills and proven ability to learn new software quickly including: Word, Outlook, Excel.
  • Innovative, idea driven and able to learn new technology. Somalia nationals are encouraged to apply.
  • Practical work experience working in NGO projects is an advantage.
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices.
  • Ability to coordinate with other departments.
  • Motivated and creative in approaches to work.
  • Highly motivated and ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relationships.
  • Experience and willingness to travel to and work in Somalia.
  • Excellent communication skills, personable and articulate.
  • Fluent in written and spoken Somali and English.
  • Proven ability to handle large and varied workloads, and deal constructively with changing priorities.
  • Flexible, to adapt to new approaches and influence strategies.
  • Committed to humanitarian principles and community inclusion in aid programs.

    6. Beneficiary Engagement Officers (3 positions)

    Department: Program

    Direct hierarchy: Beneficiary Engagement Coordinator

    Contract duration: Six Months

    Location: 1 x Kismayo

    1 x Elwak 1 x Baidoa

    Starting date: September 2014

    Main objective:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Beneficiary Engagement Coordinator, he/she is responsible for ensuring ACTED continuously engage in meaningful two-way dialogue with communities it serves.
  • The Beneficiary Engagement Officer will be responsible for ensuring the implementation and management of a complaints mechanism, pro-active engagement with project beneficiaries and ensuring issues, questions and complaints are followed up in a meaningful and genuine manner.
  • This is a new role and suited to a dynamic, committed and hard-working.
  • This is a very exciting initiative for those interesting and passionate about ensuring communities have direct influence in aid interventions and how they are carried out.
  • This initiative is about given a voice to communities and ensuring accurate needs and feedback is being listened to and acted upon in ACTED programs.

    Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with communities, beneficiaries, local authorities and community leadership structures at field level.
  • Conduct weekly meetings on a structured basis including: focus groups discussions; household interviews; village relief committee meetings; key informant interviews (authorities etc).
  • Produce weekly and monthly reports and databases on feedback gathered.
  • Act as a focal point for complaints and feedback on ACTED programs.
  • Map and assess community structures to ensure feedback is representative of all groups.
  • Work closely with program teams to ensure all feedback is incorporated into approaches and future programs where possible.
  • Provide timely feedback to all stakeholders based on complaints and feedback.
  • Work closely with community mobilisation teams as when necessary as a technical advisor on community focal points, structures and inclusivity of all groups.

    Qualifications/Required skills:

  • University Degree in relevant field.
  • Somali national
  • Practical experience working with communities.
  • Previous NGO experience is an advantage but not essential for the right candidate.
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices.
  • Ability to coordinate with other departments.
  • Highly motivated and ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relationships.
  • Experience and willingness to be based in the relevant field location.
  • Committed to community participation in humanitarian interventions.
  • Dynamic and flexible to changing priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills and able to engage with communities, officials and community leaders.
  • Fluent in written and spoken Somali and English
  • Proven ability to handle large and varied workloads, and deal constructively with changing priorities.

    7. Food Security and Livelihoods Advisor

    Department: Coordination

    Direct hierarchy: Somalia Coordinator

    Contract duration: Six Months (with possible extension)

    Location: Mogadishu

    Starting date: September 2014

    Responsibilities:

  • Ensure effective implementation of ACTED FSL programming in accordance with program requirements and in line with international standards and best practices.
  • Provide technical support for all FSL program components and develop strategies for FSL interventions with a particular focus on diversified livelihoods.
  • Develop ACTED best practices on FSL interventions in Somalia alongside the Program Manager.
  • Conduct feasibility studies on potential new FSL interventions, including but not limited to: cash interventions; vocational livelihoods; agriculture; livestock.
  • Ensure the timely implementation of ACTED FSL components in coordination with field teams and Coordination.
  • Plan the procurement of FSL inputs and recruitment of technical livelihoods trainers.
  • Represent ACTED in Clusters and coordination forums on FSL related issues alongside the logistics and procurement departments.
  • Support the development of M&E tools and assessments to inform FSL interventions.
  • Provide technical input into proposals and programs as required.
  • Supervising and conducted FSL trainings and training of trainers (ToTs).
  • Other duties as required

    Qualifications/Required skills:

  • Somali national.
  • A diploma/degree in agriculture; livestock keeping; project management; or other relevant field.
  • A minimum of five years (if a diploma holder) and 2 years (degree if a degree holder) experience in working/programming in either emergency/relief or development, including working on community-based FSL interventions.
  • Background in training of communities and involvement in FSL trainings.
  • Experience in providing technical input into project design, proposal writing, needs assessments, surveys, and information management.
  • Experience in supervising, training, and coaching staff.
  • Good understanding of SPHERE and other international standards.
  • Ability to conduct and effectively communicate community FSL activities.
  • Ability to conduct trainings for staff and communities, including ToTs.
  • Experience in compiling high quality reports and strategy documents to inform future interventions.
  • Computer literacy (MS Office).
  • Fluency in English & Somali.
  • Experience of working in a team and coordinating the work of project staff of different cultural backgrounds.
  • Able to handle, prioritize, multiple tasks simultaneously.

    8. Wash Officer Department: Program

    Direct hierarchy: Somalia Coordinator

    Contract duration: Six Months (with possible extension)

    Location: Mogadishu

    Starting date: September 2014

    Responsibilities:

  • Ensure effective implementation of ACTED WASH programming in accordance with program requirements and in line with international standards and best practices.
  • Provide technical support for all WASH program components and oversee the selection and repair of selected water sources.
  • Develop ACTED best practices on WASH interventions in Somalia.
  • Conduct feasibility studies on potential new WASH interventions, including but not limited to: Water source construction; Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS); and other programming focusing on hygiene and sanitation behaviour change at the individual and community-level.
  • Conduct training of trainers (ToTs) on hygiene promotion and design hygiene and other sanitation and hygiene campaigns.
  • Represent ACTED in Clusters and coordination forums on WASH related issues.
  • Provide technical input into proposals and programs as required.
  • Other duties as required

    Qualifications/Skills Required

  • Somali national.
  • A diploma/degree in Water Engineering, Water Resource Management, Hydro-geology or a related field (Public Health, etc.).
  • A minimum of five years (if a diploma holder) and 2 years (degree if a degree holder) experience in working/programming in either emergency/relief or development, including working on community-based water, health, and sanitation projects with evidence of successful implementation of similar projects (CLTS, sanitation infrastructure, hygiene promotion, etc.)
  • Background in training of communities and involvement in WASH or health campaigns.
  • Experience in providing technical input into project design, proposal writing, needs assessments, surveys, and information management.
  • Experience in supervising, training, and coaching staff.
  • Good understanding of SPHERE and other international standards.
  • Ability to conduct and effectively communicate community WASH (including sanitation and hygiene) needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH activities.
  • Experience in compiling high quality reports and strategy documents to inform future interventions.
  • Computer literacy (MS Office).
  • Fluency in English & Somali.
  • Experience of working in a team and coordinating the work of project staff of different cultural backgrounds.
  • Able to handle, prioritize, multiple tasks simultaneously.

    9. Security Coordinator

    Department: Coordination

    Direct hierarchy: Kenya/Somalia Country Director

    Contract duration: Six Months (with possible extension)

    Location: Nairobi – with frequent travels to Somalia and Kenya field offices

    Starting date: September 2014

    Main objective:

    To p