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    Research Officer Job in Kenya - Office of the Controller of Budget

    The Office of the Controller of Budget is an independent Office established under Article 228 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

    Its core mandate is to oversee implementation of the budgets of the National and County governments, approve withdrawals from the Consolidated Fund (Article 206), County Revenue Fund (Article 207) and Equalisation Fund (Article 204) and report on Budget Implementation to Parliament every four months.

    Pursuant to Article 252 (1) (c) of the Constitution, the Office seeks to recruit a highly qualified and competent staff to fill the following vacant position:

    Research Officer

    Grade COB 7

    1 Post

    Reporting to the Principal Research & Planning Officer, the officer will be responsible for implementation of the research policies, systems and procedures considering best practices for research.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Implement research and planning strategy, policies, systems and procedures on budget implementation;
  • Implement the strategic plan of the institution;
  • Collate and analyzes macro-economic, socio-economic and fiscal data;
  • Undertake objective research and analysis on budget implementation in policy issues with the ultimate goal of advising on improvement in budget implementation;
  • Collaborate with external research institutions, policy makers and other stakeholders;
  • Implement the organization’s research and planning assignments;
  • Prepare and implement the departmental work plans;
  • Prepare research and planning reports;
  • Research and carry out presentations as required by the Controller of Budget.

    Requirements for the position

  • A Bachelors degree in either Economics, Statistics, Commerce, Business Administration, Social Science or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Must have at least 2 years relevant work experience.
  • Must be versed with the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;
  • Broad knowledge of Research and project management.

    Required Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity
  • Team player
  • Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act

    Terms and Conditions of Service: Successful candidates for the above positions will be offered a competitive remuneration package and will be appointed on a three (3) year contract term.

    Application Process

    Qualified interested candidates should submit their applications quoting the job title on both the envelope and the cover letter.

    Enclose a detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae, indicating your current remuneration, Home County, e-mail address and reliable daytime telephone contacts, together with copies of your certificates, testimonials and national identity card.

    You should also give the names of two referees who must be familiar with your previous work/academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email addresses.

    Applications should be addressed to:

    The Controller of Budget
    Bima House 12th Floor, Harambee Avenue.
    P.O Box 35616-00100
    Nairobi

    The closing date is 15th September, 2015.

    Only complete applications received by this deadline will be considered.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    The Office of the Controller of Budget is an equal opportunity employer.


    ACDI / VOCA Livestock Policy and Gender Officer Job in Isiolo, Kenya

    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.

    Livestock Policy and Gender Officer, Kenya

    We currently seek a Livestock Gender and Policy Officer 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.

    This position will report to the Deputy Chief of Party and will be based in Isiolo with frequent travel to Marsabit.

    Responsibilities

    Training

  • Designing and delivering context specific training on organizational gender policies and relevance of gender to programmatic components
  • Working with sector specific technical staff to develop formal trainings and informal sessions with a gender lens utilizing new or existing resources
  • Training staff on the delivery of gender specific topics that are relevant to livestock, with particular emphasis on addressing sensitive issues (i.e. GBV, child/forced marriage, human rights)

    Analysis

  • Supporting other technical specialists, advisors, and/or consultants in conducting relevant project analysis and incorporating a gender perspective (e.g. barrier analysis, value chain analysis, market systems analysis)
  • Fostering internal and external relationships for coordination and collaboration, including, but not limited to, program partners, government entities and organizations doing similar work

    M&E and reporting

  • Supporting the design of M&E tools for gender indicators and monitoring for negative impacts
  • Collaborating and coordinating with the M&E manager to support the collection of M&E data, particularly with attention to gender targets and impacts
  • Regularly review M&E data and interpret results and findings
  • Based on data, develop recommendations to modify activities or mitigate risks and negative impacts
  • Reviewing of reports to donor and providing input where needed
  • Developing and sharing materials on lessons learned internally for project staff, partners and HQ
  • Offer direct coaching to project beneficiaries that help the program meet gender related targets

    Ensure staff are held accountable for their role in promoting gender equitable opportunities and identifying and reporting potentially harmful strategies and activities.

    Developing and implementing advocacy strategies and corresponding activities to advance livestock markets and animal health best practices in Marsabit and Isiolo county

    Cultivate and strengthen relationships with relevant county level policymakers, government and key ministry of livestock officials and staff, livestock markets associations and key opinion leaders to promote priority policy and legislative changes necessary to implement best practices

    Build relationships with livestock Markets Associations, key livestock market and animal health actors and other county level civil society organizations’ working in Marsabit and Isiolo to advance economic growth agenda through market and animal health best practice implementation

    Analyze existing policies and practices and work with relevant livestock officials, county government to remove the bottlenecks that curtail livestock value chain competitiveness as well as spur livestock markets and private-sector led solutions.

    Collaborate with communications officer to develop innovative advocacy materials and disseminate Livestock Markets and Animal Health best practices to effectively promote priority changes based on above analysis to key policy makers and other external audiences

    Plan and coordinate events related to the above, which may include advocacy and outreach meetings, workshops, briefings and conferences with relevant actors

    Oversee the programs gender inclusion strategy/policy and develop innovative steps to realize project goals

    Qualifications

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, economics or livestock related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience developing mainstreaming gender in the livestock/agriculture sector and/or implementing a wide variety of advocacy and policy initiatives in livestock sector in the Kenyan context
  • Experience working in arid lands communities will be an added advantage

    Required Skills

  • Demonstrated success in planning and conducting advocacy activities to influence and achieve livestock or development-related policy outcomes
  • Knowledge of livestock sector in arid lands. Extensive knowledge of the political, social, economic and cultural context of horn of Africa.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and writing) complex issues in a concise, compelling and easily understandable manner
  • Demonstrated skill in strategic thinking and policy analysis and ability to dialogue with host country government

    The deadline for applications is September 07, 2015.

    Please reference the job title and send your Curriculum Vitae to regalag@joinav.org


    HelpAge International Strengthening Social Protection End of Project Evaluation Consultancy in Kenya

    Call for Consultants

    Invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI) and proposal to undertake End of Project Evaluation

    Project Name: Strengthening Social Protection to prevent and mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS and poverty in sub - Saharan Africa

    Project Goal: To contribute towards equitable and sustainable development of vulnerable groups in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Start and end date of project: January 2011- April 2016

    Helpage Reference AFR611

    Geographical Coverage: Mainly Eastern and Africa Southern

    Contracting Organization: HelpAge International: East, West and Central Africa Regional Development Center

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Duration: August 30th to November 15th, 2015

    1.0 Introduction: HelpAge International is inviting qualified External Evaluators to submit an expression of interest with interpretation of the Terms of Reference and proposal to undertake an evaluation of the project entitled, ‘Strengthening Social Protection to prevent and mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.

    With funding from Sweden / Norad, the project is jointly implemented through a “nesting” arrangement involving HelpAge International East, West and Central Africa regional office based in Nairobi Kenya; The Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) based in Nairobi, Kenya; University College London (UCL) based in London, UK; and The Coalition for Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (The Coalition) based in Toronto, Canada. HelpAge is the coordinating organization.

    HelpAge International (HelpAge) is a network of not-for-profit organizations with a mission to work with and for disadvantaged older people worldwide to achieve a lasting improvement in the quality of their lives.

    HelpAge International helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives. In Africa, HelpAge has a network of 33 Partner organizations and affiliates.

    The Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) was established in 2008 consisting of a group of national and regional organizations from across the African continent with the mission to create partnerships with Civil Society and other organizations to engage with Governments, Regional and Continental Bodies and International Development Agencies (IDAs) to develop and implement innovative Social Protection policies, strategies and programmes in order to make a difference in people’s lives in Africa.

    The Coalition on Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (The Coalition) is an independent collaborative entity composed of private or public funders and re-granting organizations, from both the North and the South, that provide grants to improve the lives of young children living in the context of HIV/AIDS.

    University College London (UCL) works locally, nationally and internationally to reduce the population impacts of infection, and to promote individual health by means of prevention and treatment of communicable diseases.

    2.0 Background

    Geographically, the programme targets sub-Saharan Africa where HelpAge focuses on Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique and Zambia; APSP works in 23 African countries divided into regional disaggregation of AU (East, West, Central, North and Southern Africa) and the UCL Community Care research project carried out by the Research Department of Infection and Population Health in collaboration with Stellenbosch University in South Africa is currently working in Malawi and South Africa.

    The Coalition works globally but with a focus on vulnerable children and families affected by HIV and AIDS in Africa.

    The programme results were to be achieved through combined approaches linking vulnerable groups to grassroots service delivery mechanisms alongside national and regional policy influencing processes.

    The project was to build the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) to effectively engage in social protection policy dialogue and in the design and implementation of social protection programmes.

    In addition, the project focused on building evidence for effective policy action, promoting networking and learning among civil society, government, and research and academic institutions.

    The overall objective of the project is to improve universal {Types of services as defined by UNAIDS which include physical, psychosocial and economic support} access to HIV and AIDS services and social protection mechanisms for vulnerable groups in sub-Saharan Africa by 2014.

    The project has four key result areas:

    1. Increased access to HIV and AIDS services and Social Protection Mechanisms for Vulnerable groups.

    2. Regional and National level HIV & AIDS {Addressing the needs of older people and their dependants} and Social Protection policies and related [policies] plans and budgets increasingly incorporate measures which address the needs of vulnerable groups.

    3. Increased participation of Civil Society organisations in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of National and Regional HIV and AIDS and Social Protection policies and strategies.

    4. Evidence on effective {Effectiveness in this case is defined as policy action with clearly earmarked resources} action contributing to the achievement of universal HIV & AIDS and Social Protection services gathered, documented and shared and acted on among CSOs, Governments and other stakeholders.

    The programme has reached 90% of its implementation period and an agreed final evaluation will take place between September and November 2015.

    3.0 Context: Building Linkages in Social Protection, Poverty and HIV& AIDS

    This programme seeks to build links between risks and vulnerabilities caused by HIV and AIDS and to demonstrate the effectiveness of social protection measures in realizing the rights of vulnerable people to achieving universal access in HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support, and treatment.

    These measures include livelihoods support, cash transfer programmes and universal pensions and other grants.

    Social protection provides access to resources to meet basic needs and HIV and AIDS and health services and prevents the transmission of intergenerational poverty often affecting older people and children.

    4.0 The Scope of the Final Evaluation

    The final evaluation will examine the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, sustainability and coherence within the project on all cross cutting issues and standards.

    5.0 The purpose of the Final Evaluation

    The purpose of the final evaluation is to assess and document the impact of the project on the target population and policies and analyse the project’s key learnings during implementation.

    The final evaluation report will be used in guiding future programming, both in terms of appropriate implementation and relevant ways to work.

    The main objectives and scope of the final evaluation are to:

    a) Assess the extent to which the methods and approaches employed in the programme have guided the project to achieving the results and overall objective and make recommendations accordingly.

    b) Assess the value for money principle in ensuring that grant is maximised to improve the quality of life of vulnerable populations (Children, People with disability, older people and their households).

    c) Assess the extent to which the project result areas have been met and this will include:

    Reviewing the effectiveness, efficiency and relevance of the project implementation processes. Review the effectiveness, efficiency and the relevance of the project’s advocacy strategies and how they helped achieve the result areas. Review the timeliness of the project activities; whether activities were implemented within agreed timeframes. Assessing the extent to which the project activities resulted in any unintended/unplanned results and outcomes.

    d) Establish how issues of human rights, older persons, persons with disabilities and children are being addressed by the project and effects of the project on these populations.

    e) Assess the extent to which the project contributes to Sweden-Norad Strategy for HIV and Social Protection in Africa (including any ways in which this could be enhanced/increased in future).

    f) Document and demonstrate impact and major successes and challenges with global, regional, national and local structures including influencing key actors in the HIV and AIDS and Social Protection responses.

    g) Measure, document and demonstrate the impact created, reviewing how the different interventions including policy advocacy work, have improved the well-being of vulnerable groups such as older persons, gender, persons with disabilities and children, and their respective communities in alleviating the impact of HIV.

    h) Review the relevance of the project’s result areas in view of the changing scenarios vis-à-vis HIV and Social Protection, community needs as well as individual country HIV and Social Protection Strategic Plans, Policies and Guidelines.

    i) Assess the effectiveness of the organisational management systems in the delivery of the project and the HelpAge – Partner and HelpAge - Nested Organisations management and coordination structures and processes contribute to, or inhibit the delivery of the project result areas.

    j) Review the effectiveness of the project’s M&E system and how feedback has been used to inform and improve implementation of the project.

    k) Document at least two case studies or good practices from each of the nested organizations under the project for future reference and replication purposes. This can be achieved through both field visits and review of documentation.

    l) Assess how the projects responded and contributed to changes in various aspects including politically, policy wise, economically, socially and culturally in the project sites or sphere of influence.

    m) Take stock of the 2013 MTE findings and recommendations and how they were incorporated in the implementation of the second half of the project.

    n) Identify examples/models of effective programme actions that can make significant and sustainable improvement to the lives of extremely vulnerable people.

    6.0 Output and Report delivery

    The potential consultants are expected to deliver as follows

    a) Send to HelpAge their expression of Interest including interpretation of the TOR and proposed methodology, timeframe and professional fees. Consultants are also expected to explain their competence to deliver the ToR and provide evidence of similar work undertaken in the past including names of references.

    b) After the offer of the consultancy and signing the Professional Services Agreement, the selected consultant will then submit an inception report together with tools for the field work and timeframe for the completion of the evaluation exercise.

    c) The inception report will cover analysis of the project achievement on the basis of desk review of project proposal, research reports, interim reports to date, Sweden-Norad Strategy for HIV and Social Protection in Africa, and other relevant self sourced documents and provided by HelpAge.

    d) Preliminary debriefing of Final Evaluation findings after the field study, to be presented to HelpAge within 7 days of completion of the fieldwork and associated tasks, a draft report for review and comments by HelpAge and implementing partners and Nested institutions.

    e) Meeting to debrief on main findings from field work and consultations

    f) Soft and hard copy (40 page maximum) of the final report clear and free from excessive jargon. Technical details should be confined to appendices. Recommendations should also cover how they should be implemented.

    g) The content of the Final Evaluation Report should include at minimum a contents page; abbreviations glossary; executive summary of no more than 3 pages focusing on key findings and recommendations; Summary of project/project objectives, Evaluation methodology, Results and findings, Discussion, including lessons learned, Conclusions and recommendations.

    h) A clear set of conclusions, recommendations and key lessons emerging from the evaluation work in 2 pages, including guidelines for sustainability and continuity all related to the findings of the evaluation.

    i) Annexes of any supporting documents that might include approach, and people consulted, project sites visited, raw data sets, case studies etc.

    7.0 Timeframe

    The consultancy is expected to last not more than 50 working days.

    The activities are expected to be as follows:

    Activity Dates
    Call for consultancy issued Aug 28th, 2015
    EoI and Interpretation of TOR submitted Sep 11th, 2015
    Review of EOI Sep 14th – 16th, 2015
    Selection and professional services agreement finalised Sep 25th, 2015
    Desk review and submission of inception report and data collection tools Sep 28th – Oct 2nd, 2015
    Field work and Interim report Oct 5th – 23rd, 2015
    Submission of first draft report and presentation to HelpAge 6th Nov 2015
    Feedback on Interim report to consultant 13th Nov 2015
    Presentation of results at validation workshop 17th Nov 2015
    Final report from consultant 30th Nov 2015
    8.0 Consultant’s Profile

    8.1 Core competencies

  • Ability to research, collate and synthesize a range of information and data (qualitative and quantative) into useful, strategic and practical analysis and recommendations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people within Government, development agencies at various levels and UN/international agencies.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity, tact and diplomacy, and projects a positive image.
  • Able to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner and protocol appropriately.
  • Managerial experience in organizational development including granting making through consortia.
  • Ability in using online data collection tools across the globe.
  • Ability to write high quality and concise technical reports with high proficiency in written and spoken English, within agreed terms of reference and deadlines.

    8.2 Education and Experience:

  • At least 10 years of relevant and diversified professional experience in international development (social protection, poverty reduction programmes, HIV&AIDS, psycho social support, social research, organizational development)
  • Proven experience in conducting, evaluations of complex development programmes in HIV and AIDS, social protection, policy analysis and research
  • Excellent knowledge and experience on issues of international development in relation to Africa
  • Strong knowledge on rights based approaches to programming
  • Proven experience in participatory reviews and research, and capacity assessments.

    9.0 Expression of interest

    All interested consultants/firms are requested to write an expression of interest by describing their competence in management and a proposal to show how they will deliver on the identified tasks:

  • Interpreting the TOR

  • Explaining in detail the methodology to be used in carrying out the assignment

  • Providing a detailed professional budget in US $ (indicating daily professional rates)

  • Explaining their competences to meet the requirements of the assignment

  • Attaching brief technical biographical data of the core team-members

  • Providing the duration of the assignment and when ready to undertake the assignment.

  • Providing evidence of similar work undertaken in the recent past (not more than 3 years)

    10.0 Tax Liability:

    Settlement of any tax liability arising from this agreement will remain the responsibility of the consultant.

    Deadline for submission of EoI and interpretation of ToR: September 11th, 2015

    Email for Applications: hr.ewca@helpage.org


    ILRI vacancy: Research scientist – Livestock Genetics/Genomics

    The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Scientist – Livestock Genetics/Genomics to build the biosciences research capacity of scientists and graduate students in the east and central Africa region, in particular to support the many regional researchers who come to the BecA-ILRI Hub to conduct their own agricultural biosciences research projects.

    ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases.

    ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD 83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia.

    ILRI also manages the Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) Hub, a shared research and biosciences platform. BecA is an initiative developed within the framework of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)/African Union African Biosciences initiative.

    It consists of a Hub based on the ILRI campus in Nairobi, Kenya and a network of regional nodes and other affiliated laboratories and organizations throughout the region.

    The BecA Hub is a modern, state of the art biosciences facility, a suite of shared platforms established for research, capacity building and research related services in support of African and international agricultural scientists.

    The BecA Hub facilities are world class, with a range of advanced molecular biology, immunology, diagnostics, crop research, genomics laboratories and bioinformatics platform all equipped with an up-to-date suite of specialized bioscience equipment (e.g. Illumina MiSeq sequencer, ultra high performance liquid chromatography with mass spectrometer (UHPLC-MS), atomic absorption spectrometry(AAS) and specialized facilities (e.g. Biosafety level 3 laboratory, plant growth facilities).

    The Hub hosts and conducts research in crop, microbe and livestock areas where new developments in science offer promise to address previously intractable problems constraining Africa’s development.

    Capacity building is a major goal of all activities. The scope covers agriculture and food security and their intersections with human health and nutrition, and the sustainable use of Africa’s natural resources.

    Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute experiments in livestock genetics using advanced genomics and bioinformatics tools.
  • Use existing and develop novel methodologies for the characterization of livestock genotypes.
  • Interact and plan experiments with relevant partners and reseachers.
  • Contribute to building the research capacity of scientists and postgraduate students from regional National Agricultural Research institutes and universities.
  • Contribute to the development of new research proposals and mobilize funds for further research.
  • Publish research results in high quality peer-reviewed international journals.
  • Develop and foster close relationships and linkages with key institutions to enhance regional livestock biosciences research capacity.
  • Actively promote the BecA-ILRI Hub within the region and beyond.

    Requirements

  • PhD in a subject directly related to livestock genetics/genomics.
  • At least 3-5 years highly productive post-doctoral experience in livestock genetics/genomics.
  • Experience with DNA/RNA sequencing technologies and high volume data analysis is essential.
  • Experience in teamwork/ management of technicians in a multicultural environment.
  • Experience in resource mobilization.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to maintain excellent working relations with project leaders, scientists and technical staff.
  • Strong technical science writing and communication skills.

    Post location: The position is based in ILRI Nairobi, Kenya.

    Position level: Scientist Level 1, 4C dependent on qualifications and experience.

    Duration: 3 years fixed term with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

    Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes 15% Pension, Medical insurance, Life insurance and allowances for: Education, Housing, Relocation, Home leave, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

    How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development.

    The position title and reference number REF: RS/BecA/ 08/2015 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

    All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: Research scientist – Livestock Genetics/Genomics by 30 September 2015.

    ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.


    Human Resource Officer Job in Kenya - Catholic Diocese of Muranga

    The Catholic Diocese of Muranga is seeking an individuals to fill the following position.

    Human Resource Officer

    Purpose of the position: The Human Resource Officer is responsible for providing support in the various human resource functions, which include recruitment, staffing, training and development, performance monitoring and employee counseling.

    Scope: The Human Resource Officer will provide advice and assistance to the CDM Secretariat. He will also offer advice assistance to the various functions in the Diocese that participate in Human Resource Management.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the CDM Secretariat in developing skills and capabilities of staff.
  • Assist in the formulation and implementation of Human Resource policies in the Diocese.
  • Ensure that accurate job descriptions are in place and are updated regularly and appropriately
  • Coordinate staff recruitment and selection process in order to ensure a timely organized and comprehensive procedure is used for the entry and exit of the staff.
  • Provide advice and assistance when conducting staff performance evaluations for staff working in the Diocesan offices.
  • Identify training and development opportunities for staff and assist in organizing staff trainings, workshops and activities.
  • Provide advice and assistance in developing human resource plans in the Diocese, and in the various functions that have HR.
  • Maintain and manage employees’ HR files.
  • Provide advice and recommendations on industrial relations and disciplinary actions.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

    Requirement for Appointment

  • Higher National Diploma in Human Resources Management, First degree in Relevant area will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in active Human Resource Department
  • Recommendation letter from the Parish Priest

    Personal Qualities

  • Able to work under minimum supervision
  • Has good interpersonal
  • A good knowledge of social teachings of the Church, and Ethical principles

    Applications should be addressed to:-

    Coordinator - Catholic Secretariat
    Catholic Diocese of Murang'a
    P.O Box 734-10200
    Muranga

    To reach him on or before 12th September 2015

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Rift Valley Railways (RVR) Credit Coordinator Job in Kenya

    Rift Valley Railways (RVR) Ltd is in the middle of a Ksh. 25 Billion (USD.287M) turnaround process with major investments going towards expanding and modernizing the fleet, improving rail infrastructure, introducing high - end technology with a vision of becoming the premier rail and logistics provider.

    Exciting career opportunities in Finance department has risen and we now seek to recruit a strategic, committed & results driven

    We require an all - round Credit Coordinator

    1 Post

    Main Purpose of the Job: Based in Mombasa, the individual will manage the company’s customers by ensuring payment is fully and timely received for services rendered.

    Key Duties / Responsibilities

  • Managing and monitoring the collection of debts according to the approved Procedures
  • Ensure customers’ accounts are reconciled to the SAP system statements.
  • Ensure correct billing in customer accounts
  • Ensure freight invoices are delivered to customers timely.
  • Ensure Superior Customer Experience to all internal and external clients
  • Prepare weekly and monthly collection reports.
  • Minimize customer disputes related to freight services

    Job Skills

  • Knowledge of ERP
  • Application and exploitation of IT
  • Excellent Customer Care

    Competencies / Behaviors

  • Customer Focus
  • Negotiation skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Professionalism
  • Creativity
  • Team Player
  • Leadership
  • Innovative
  • Interpersonal & communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Organizational skills

    Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM - Finance) degree or its equivalent,
  • Must: have CPA-II
  • Must have a Certificate of good conduct
  • Credit Control/Debt Collection background
  • Relevant experience in the shipping lines a distinct advantage
  • Corporate collections experience a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office – excel essential

    How to Apply:

    Suitably qualified applicants should submit their application letters, with detailed CVs including a day time contact phone number and email addresses citing the relevant job title on the subject line to:- recruitment@rvr.co.ke

    Note: The deadline for submitting application is before by close of business on 4th September, 2015

    NB: In the event that you are successful, we will require that you provide us with a certificate of Good Conduct that is not more than 6 months old.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Laikipia University Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Research) Job in Kenya

    Laikipia University

    Office of the Vice-Chancellor

    To give the University a dynamic and strategic leadership, the Laikipia University Council invites applications for the following senior management position from suitably qualified individuals with excellent credentials;

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Research) – LU/ADM/5/15

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Research) will be in charge of the Academic Division and will oversee the Research and Academic programmes.

    Working under the general direction of the Council and being responsible to the Vice Chancellor on a day to day basis, the successful applicant shall:-

  • Have the responsibility of direction, organisation and administration of learning and research programmes in the University.
  • Ensure that the University Senate is properly advised in the development of learning and research programmes in conformity to ethical standards and legally recognized professional bodies.
  • Ensure effective accountability to the Vice-Chancellor for the proper management of the Academic and Research Divisions.
  • Responsible for promoting and co-ordinating research, scientific publications, innovation, extension and technology transfer to industry and business community.
  • Mobilise and solicit financial support for research
  • Maintain collaboration and linkages with both local and international institutions of higher learning for academic, research and innovation programmes.
  • Co-ordinate workshops and seminars on outreach programmes and technology transfer.

    Qualifications and Experience

    The candidate should possess the following qualifications and experience:-

  • Be at least an Associate Professor of a recognized University with an earned Ph.D.;
  • Have at least 6 years of experience of academic and research experience in a leadership role in an academic or research institution;
  • Have capacity to promote learning and research in a competitive environment;
  • Have ability and leadership skills to effectively co-ordinate learning and research functions;
  • Demonstrable research and academic leadership;
  • Knowledgeable in strategic planning in research and educational development;
  • Proven capacity to promote learning, teaching, research and development in a university;
  • Knowledgeable of national laws and policies in education;
  • High ethical standards, integrity and professionalism;
  • Should have published widely in internationally refereed journals; and Show evidence of attracting research grants/ funds.

    Terms and Conditions of Service

  • Successful candidate will be offered competitive remuneration package including house allowance and other benefits in accordance with the Kenya Government public service guidelines.
  • The appointment will be for a contractual period of five (5) years renewable for a further period of five (5) years subject to satisfactory performance.
  • Applicants should submit ten (10) copies of detailed curriculum vitae (detailing academic qualifications, awards/ scholarships/ funding, membership to professional associations and linkages), copies of certificates, e-mail addresses and telephone contacts.
  • They should also provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of three referees.

    Ten (10) copies of the application and referees’ confidential reports on the applicant’s suitability for the post should be sent via registered mail or courier in an envelope marked “Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Research) and Reference number on the left hand side of the envelope” and sent to the under-signed to be received on or before September 14, 2015.

    The Chairman,
    Laikipia University Council,
    P.O. Box 1100-20300,
    Nyahururu, Kenya

    Email: councilchairman@laikipia.ac.ke

    Laikipia University is an equal opportunity employer

    Laikipia University Marathon will be held on Sunday 4th October 2015.

    Laikipia University 3rd International Conference will be held from 24th to 27th May 2016.


    National Water Conservation & Pipeline Corporation Jobs in Kenya

    National Water Conservation & Pipeline Corporation (NWCPC) is a State Corporation established under the State Corporations Act Chapter 446 of the Laws of Kenya vide Legal Notice 270 of 24th June, 1988.

    The Corporation is under the Ministry of Water & Irrigation and home to exciting, inspirational and innovative professionals within the Water Sector in Kenya.

    The Corporation recognizes the key role played by its human resource in the execution of its mandate and achievement of set goals and objectives in the development of water infrastructure in the country.

    The Corporation offers exciting and challenging career opportunities with attractive and competitive remuneration package to its highly qualified and professional staff.

    In the endeavor to execute its mandate, the Corporation is seeking to recruit a suitable, self-driven, result oriented and qualified individual of high integrity to fill in the following position:

    1. Job Title: Engineer II

    Grade / Scale: NWC 7

    Vacancy No.: NWCPC/2015-2016/05

    Positions Vacant: 1

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Must possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University
  • Computer proficiency
  • A minimum experience of three (3) years in a similar and/or equivalent position.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning, designing, construction, operation and maintenance of water projects and conservation structures or in any other relevant engineering discipline;
  • Undertake projects as per the departmental work plan and complete them to the satisfaction of the supervising Engineer;
  • Assist in the preparation of the specifications, contract documents and costing of various operations that go into the design, construction, operation and maintenance of water projects and conservation structures as well as in other engineering areas;
  • Any other relevant duties assigned from time to time.

    The position is on permanent and pensionable terms.

    2. Job Title: Chief Engineer - Construction

    Grade / Scale: NWC 10

    Vacancy No.: NWCPC/2015-2016/04

    Positions Vacant: 1

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from a Recognized University
  • Registered with Engineers Registration Board of Kenya
  • 6 years relevant working experience
  • Demonstrated experience in use of engineering software
  • Experience in construction of large dams
  • Experience in Contract Management is desirable
  • Possession of a Masters degree in related field from a recognized University and attendance of a senior management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks will be an added advantage
  • Computer proficiency.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for projects including planning, design construction of water conservations structures or in any other relevant engineering projects;
  • Ensuring that clear policies and criteria are laid down for identification of projects, feasibility studies, setting of standards selection of consultants and contractors;
  • Supervision of technical staff and making recommendation for recruitment and promotions as necessary;
  • Plan long and short-term programmes on water conservation and other hydraulic structures, including feasibility studies as well as setting performance targets for the division;
  • Set standards for selection of consultants and contractors to undertake the projects in line with the Government procurement policy;
  • Prepare annual budgets and long term investment plans;
  • Give recommendation for recruitment, deployment and promotions;
  • Undertake supervision, training and development of the technical staff – professionals, technicians and artisans.

    The position is on permanent and pensionable terms.

    3. Job Title: Chief Engineer - Planning & Design

    Grade / Scale: NWC 10

    Vacancy No.: NWCPC/2015-2016/03

    Positions Vacant: 1

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from a Recognized University
  • Registered with Engineers Registration Board of Kenya
  • 6 years relevant working experience
  • Demonstrated experience in use of Engineering Software
  • Experience in design of large dams
  • Experience in Contract Management is desirable
  • Possession of a Masters degree in a related field from a recognized University and attendance of a senior management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks will be an added advantage
  • Computer proficiency.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for projects including planning, design construction of water conservations structures or in any other relevant engineering projects;
  • Ensuring that clear policies and criteria are laid down for identification of projects, feasibility studies, setting of standards selection of consultants and contractors;
  • Supervision of technical staff and making recommendation for recruitment and promotions as necessary;
  • Plan long and short-term programmes on water conservation and other hydraulic structures including feasibility studies as well as setting performance targets for the Division;
  • Set standards for selection of consultants and contractors to undertake the projects in line with the Government procurement policy;
  • Prepare annual budgets and long term investment plans;
  • Give recommendation for recruitment, deployment and promotions;
  • Undertake supervision, training and development of the technical staff – professionals, technicians and artisans.

    4. Job Title: General Manager, Technical Planning & Design

    Grade / Scale: NWC 11

    Vacancy No.: NWCPC/2015-2016/02

    Positions Vacant: 1

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Bachelors degree in Civil /Structural Engineering from a recognized University
  • A Masters degree in a relevant field from a recognized University
  • Registered with Engineers Registration Board of Kenya
  • 8 years relevant working experience, 3 of them at a managerial level
  • Demonstrated experience in design of large dams
  • Demonstrated experience in relevant engineering software
  • Computer proficiency.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    You will be reporting directly to the Managing Director and will be responsible for the following:

  • Directing, coordinating controlling and managing the Corporation's planning and design functions;
  • Developing technical standards and criteria to guide the performance of the various researches, planning and design of infrastructural works;
  • Undertaking effective consultation with all key stakeholders at the conceptual and planning stages;
  • Developing departmental strategies, policies and plans to facilitate achievement of overall objectives of the Corporation;
  • Taking responsibility for the training, development and motivation of the technical staff;
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance by technical staff and consultants;
  • Carrying out operations, administration and financial management of the department;
  • Preparing and implementing departmental budgets, procurement plans and work-plans;
  • Advising the Managing Director and Board on all matters relating to Planning & Design functions.

    5. Job Title: General Manager - Construction

    Grade / Scale: NWC 11

    Vacancy No.: NWCPC/2015-2016/01

    Positions Vacant: 1

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Bachelors degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from a recognized University
  • A Masters degree in a relevant field from a recognized University
  • Registered with Engineers Registration Board of Kenya
  • 8 years relevant working experience, 3 of them at a senior managerial level
  • 5 years experience in supervision of Civil Engineering works
  • Demonstrated experience in use of engineering software
  • Computer proficiency.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    You will be reporting directly to the Managing Director and will be responsible for the following:

  • Directing, coordinating, controlling and managing the Corporation's Construction & Electro-Mechanical department;
  • Managing all construction works and utilizing available resources;
  • Developing technical standards and criteria to guide in the performance of the various infrastructural works;
  • Ensuring proper management of assets such as plant, equipment & machinery through effective maintenance and repairs;
  • Developing departmental strategies, policies and plans to facilitate achievement of overall objectives of the Corporation;
  • Taking responsibility for the training, developing and motivating of the technical staff;
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance by technical staff and contractors;
  • Carrying out operations, administration and financial management of the department;
  • Preparing and implementing departmental budgets, procurement plans and work-plans;
  • Advising the Managing Director and Board on all matters relating to Construction & Electro Mechanical functions.

    Additional Requirements

    All the interested applicants must meet the requirements of Leadership and Integrity as set out in Chapter 6 of the Constitution, 2010 and should have the following:

    1. Certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)

    2. Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

    3. Clearance certificate from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

    4. Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).

    How to Apply

    If you are interested and meet the above mentioned requirements for any of the above positions, please send your applications attaching a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certified academic/professional certificates and testimonial, names and contacts of three (3No.) referees stating your day telephone and e-mail contacts to the following address on or before Friday 11th September, 2015.

    The Managing Director
    National Water Conservation & Pipeline Corporation
    Dunga Road, Industrial Area
    P. O. Box 30173 – 00100
    Nairobi

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

    National Water Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and all Kenyans in their diversity are encouraged to apply.


    Homa Bay County Assembly Jobs in Kenya

    Homa Bay County Assembly invites applications for Secretary and Receptionist.

    These positions shall be on short term contracts.

    1. Minimum Qualifications for Secretary

  • We shall only consider the following qualifications from KNEC;
  • Shorthand III (110 w.p.m)
  • Typewriting III (minimum 40 wpm) / computerized document processing)
  • Office Management III / office administration and management III
  • Business English III / communications II
  • Commerce II
  • Secretarial Duties II OR

  • A diploma / Higher Diploma in secretarial studies from the Kenya National Examinations Council or equivalent qualifications and certificate in computer Applications.

    2. Minimum Qualifications for Receptionist:

  • KCSE grade D+ and
  • Certificate in Customer Care/Customer relations/Public relations/Telephone Operations

    Interested candidates may mail their applications (CV and application letter only) on or before 14th September 2015 to hr@homabayassembly.go.ke.


    DSW Young Adolescents Project End-term Evaluation Consultancy in Kenya

    Young Adolescents Project: End - term evaluation consultancy

    Background: DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbe voelkerung) is an international development and advocacy organisation, which focuses on achieving universal access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

    DSW’s mission is to empower young people and communities in low and middle-income countries by addressing the issues of population dynamics and health as a way to achieve sustainable development.

    In order to address young adolescents’ SRHR needs and situation, DSW with funding from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, developed a three years project called the Young Adolescents Project (YAP Kenya) in 2013.

    The project intention was to contribute broadly to the improvement of health and well-being among young adolescents aged 10-14 years in Kenya.

  • YAP Kenya was to replicate and build on identified good practices from YAP Uganda, such as all-inclusive dialogue and involvement of various stakeholders in design and implementation of the project;
  • Addressing cultural barriers to parent-child communication on issues of sexuality;
  • Supplementing peer education by building teacher capacity;
  • Ensuring steady and correct flow of SRHR and HIV&AIDS information; and also
  • Being flexible and adaptive to the needs of the target groups and the cultural, behavioural and environmental contexts.

    Project objectives and results

    Specifically, the project sought to improve the SRHR situation among young adolescents in nine primary schools in Kilifi County.

    The following three key results were anticipated to be achieved throughout the project period:

  • Increasing SRHR knowledge, skills and access to services among young adolescents in nine primary schools in Kilifi County
  • Creating a supportive school and community environment for young adolescents' SRHR Institutionalizing, documenting, and widely sharing project approaches and methodologies.

    Purpose of the End-term evaluation:

    The independent End-term evaluation report needs to be a substantial document that (a) answers all the elements of the Terms of Reference (ToR);

    (b)provides findings and conclusions that are based on robust and transparent evidence; and

    (c) where necessary supplements DSW’s own data with independent research.

    Objectives of the End-term evaluation

    1. To assess the achievement of the key expected results and overall performance of key indicators measured in the baseline as well as assess on how the project incorporated the Baseline recommendations.

    2. To assess the extent to which the project performed well and was good value for money, which includes considering;

    1. How well the project met its objectives;

    2. How well the project applied value for money principles of effectiveness, economy, efficiency in relation to delivery of its results;

    3. What has happened because of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceutical’s funding that wouldn’t have otherwise happened; and

    4. How well the project aligns with national and county health goals/priorities of supporting the delivery of the MDGs.

    5. What worked well and how it can be replicated

    6. How have the programme objectives contributed to DSW strategic objectives.

    7. Examine and assess Donor visibility during implementation of the action.

    3. To independently verify (and supplement where necessary), DSW’s’ record of achievement as reported through Annual Reports and defined in the project’s logframe;

    Proposed Evaluation Process

    The following process will be followed;

    1. A desk-review of relevant project documents, including project proposal, log frame and other relevant documents, a range of which will be agreed upon and made available prior to implementation of the survey.

    2. An inception report, detailing the survey design, methodology, indicators, tools, work plan schedule and budget to carry out the assignment.

    3. Data and relevant information will be collected data through field work in the project area. Data will be analysed and findings interpreted. Recommendations based on this should be made.

    4. After data collection, the Consultant will make a presentation to DSW on the provisional findings and likely recommendations. 5. Present draft report for input by DSW, partners and stakeholders as appropriate. The report shall be comprehensive and provide detailed specific findings and providing key recommendations on the way forward.

    6. Finalise report and re-submit to DSW.

    Deliverables from final evaluation

    1. Inception report – relate to key issues targeted by the End-Term evaluation

    2. Summary of field visit reports

    3. Draft final report – submitted for review accompanied by a debriefing of the key findings

    4. Final report – compiled based on the feedback gathered

    Methodology

    It is anticipated that the Consultant will interact with project personnel and beneficiaries and collect data and information for the evaluation through various methods relevant to the exercise. The Consultant will need to be cognizant of furthering data collection techniques utilized during the project baseline to ensure consistency of the evaluation approach. Hence, use of LOT Quality Assurance sampling (LQAS) data collection methodology is highly recommended.

    The Consultant should provide every possible opportunity for project stakeholders and beneficiaries to participate in and contribute to the end-term evaluation.

    In particular the Consultant will be expected to:

    a) Study the key project documents including proposal and logframe.

    b) Study the project summary and interim technical reports for year 1 and year 2.

    c) Study project baseline, key events, work shop, training and accreditation reports.

    In carrying out the evaluation, the Consultant should ensure independence and impartiality to ensure objectivity of the evaluation.

    Qualifications and Experience

    The Consultant must have post-graduate qualification in relevant field (social/health sciences, business, economics and gender issues) with good specialization in Sexual Reproductive Health.

    The Consultant should have demonstrated knowledge and experience in monitoring and evaluating health/development projects regionally.

    Specifically, the Consultant(s) selected must have the following qualifications to be considered:

  • At least 8 years research experience in Sociology, demography, and gender issues in a development setting (evidence will be required);
  • A Masters’ degree in any of the above relevant fields would be an added advantage;
  • Experience in undertaking research in the informal sector i.e. the regulatory framework, and participation by women and youth (evidence will be required);
  • Experience working on a regional level with particular focus in the coastal region of Kenya
  • A demonstrated high level of professionalism, and an ability to work independently and work within the limits of given deadlines.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and presentation skills.
  • High proficiency in written and spoken English is required.

    Work Plan: The consultancy is for twenty one (21) days to be completed before 16th October, 2015.

    On starting the consultant is expected to develop his/her timetable or work plan together with the DSW team;

    Application Procedure

    Interested Consultants/firms are requested to send their applications via email to info@dswkenya.org by Wednesday 9th September 2015 with the title ‘Consultancy: YAP End-term evaluation’ clearly indicated in the subject line.

    Applications should include the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Interpretation of the ToR
  • Capacity statement including a minimum of three (3) samples of reports developed by the
  • Consultant(s) addressing similar issues;
  • Detailed resume(s) highlighting the work that the Consultant(s) has undertaken, which is relevant to this assignment;
  • Detailed work plan and timeframe
  • Costed budget (in Ksh.) covering each stage detailed in the workplan;
  • Brief outline of the methodology the Consultant(s) will use to guide the process; explaining in detail the methodology and tools to be used in carrying out the assignment.
  • Proposed outline for the report.

    NB: Shortlisted consultants will be required to make a presentation on 11th September, 2015 at the DSW offices


    Bible Translators (Chuka, Taveta and Marakwet) Jobs in Kenya

    Bible Translation & Literacy E.A

    Opportunity to Serve

    Bible Translators

    BTL, a faith-based organisation involved in Bible Translation, Literacy, Language and Community Development is seeking to recruit highly motivated born again Christians of high integrity with demonstrated spiritual maturity, a good Christian Standing and a calling to serve to fill the positions above among the Chuka, Taveta and Marakwet communities.

    The candidates should possess excellent communication and people skills, strong analytical skills, proactive and capable of working both individually as well as in a team.

    The Translator shall be responsible for translating scriptures in the Native Language in a natural, clear, and accurate manner.

    He/She shall work closely with the Translation Specialists, the Local Church, Local Community and other relevant Stakeholders.

    Qualifications

  • A First Degree in Theology or Biblical Studies is preferred or a diploma in Biblical Studies with work experience. Any other degree or diploma in Social sciences may be considered
  • Minimum C plain at KCSE
  • Introductory Course to Translation Principles (ICTP) certificate will be an added advantage
  • Valid license and ability to ride a motor cycle will be an added advantage
  • The applicant must be an excellent speaker of any of the following languages: Chuka, Taveta or Marakwet
  • Good Computer Skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • A team player who is honest and of high integrity and respect within the community

    Applications with a detailed CV, copies of certificates, and three referees (Professional, Social and Church), Office and mobile telephone contacts for both applicant and referees be emailed (preferred) or sent to the address below by Wednesday 9th September 2015

    Human Resources Manager
    Bible Translation And Literacy,
    P.O Box 44456 – 00100
    Nairobi

    Email : hrm@btlkenya.org

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted


    Tachonyi Linguistics Assistant Job in Kenya - Bible Translation & Literacy

    Bible Translation & Literacy E.A

    Opportunity to Serve

    Tachonyi Linguistics Assistant

    BTL, a faith-based organisation involved in Bible Translation, Literacy, Language and Community Development is seeking to recruit highly motivated born again Christian with demonstrated spiritual maturity and a calling to serve within the Tachonyi community in the above position.

    The candidate must possess excellent inter-personal and communication skills, strong analytical skills, proactive and ability to work with minimum supervision.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Basic linguistic work for the Tachonyi language,
  • Community mobilization and creating awareness about the work of Bible Translation and Language Development,
  • The Linguistics Assistant will work closely with the Tachonyi Language Development Steering Committees, the Local Church, the Local Community and other relevant Stakeholders in the orthography development process.

    Qualifications

  • Must be a born again Christian with a good Christian standing
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics,
  • Excellent speaker and knowledge of Tachonyi language
  • Excellent mobilization skills,
  • Excellent report writing and computer skills,
  • Good research skills.

    Applications with a detailed CV, copies of certificates, and three referees (Professional, Social and Church), Office and mobile telephone contacts for both applicant and referees be emailed (preferred) or sent to the address below by Wednesday 9th September 2015

    Human Resources Manager
    Bible Translation and Literacy,
    P.O Box 44456 – 00100
    Nairobi

    Email : hrm@btlkenya.org


    Davis & Shirtliff Group Jobs in Kenya

    The Davis & Shirtliff Group is the leading supplier of water and energy solutions.

    The group is Kenyan based and operates through a network of Kenyan branches as well as regional subsidiaries in Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda and Southern Sudan.

    The company has a total complement of over 500 highly trained and professional staff spread across the region.

    We are looking for qualified and talented young accounting professionals to fill the following positions:-

    Accounts Interns

    This is a three month internship programme that provides a challenging and stimulating work environment with excellent growth opportunities.

    Candidates who are successful in this programme stand a chance to be deployed within the company's business units on permanent basis.

    The main tasks during the internship period are: -

  • General ledger maintenance and analysis
  • Cash office operations
  • Bank reconciliation and cash book management
  • Job costing
  • Management accounts preparation

    Role Specifications: -

  • Graduate in a relevant discipline from a recognised university
  • Minimum Upper Second Class Hons Degree
  • Fully Qualified CPA III
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Basic computer skills including MS Office packages
  • Experience in financial packages will be an added advantage
  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills
  • A good team player

    If you meet the set requirements and would like to be considered, please apply for the role through Accounts Interns before 5th September 2015.


    Kickstart RCT Project Field Officer Job in Tharaka Nithi, Kenya

    Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

    Kickstart RCT Project

    Job Title: Field Officer

    Start Date: 14th September 2015

    Location: Tharaka Nithi

    Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only

    Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a research organization that seeks to improve the understanding of how people living in poverty make decisions and to leverage that knowledge to produce better social outcomes.

    It enables researchers to conduct rigorous laboratory-based studies in behavioral economics in a developing country and applying the outcomes of research to real-world problems.

    About the project: Busara is working with KickStart international and ChildFund to conduct a randomized control study in Tharaka-Nithi County .

    This study aims to test whether providing smallholder farmers in Kenya with manual irrigation pumps improves their livelihoods with regards to income, time use, consumption, wealth, as well as female empowerment.

    The study will run for a period of 4 weeks.

  • General Field Officer Duties
  • Prompt arrival at work.
  • Administer household surveys
  • Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner.
  • Successfully working in a team.
  • Organizing data collected from the field.
  • On non-field days: conscientious performance of office work (such as matching IDs, translation of work, photocopying, etc.)
  • Assist in daily survey organization and storage
  • Ensure data integrity is maintained at all times and minimize errors in data collection
  • Maintaining high standard of professional integrity in all activities.
  • Providing the Project Lead with daily feedback regarding surveying activities.

    Key Requirements:

    Required

  • Should be a Diploma or Degree holder in social sciences
  • A Kenyan citizen residing in Tharaka- Nithi county
  • Should be very fluent in the local language
  • Should be computer literate
  • Should have experience in data collection in the field
  • Should have good communication skills both written and verbal.

    Desired

  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in social sciences, Past experience in data collection- show proof of this in application
  • Experience using computer assisted interviewing or ODK is a plus

    To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to jobs@busaracenter.org and ensure that the subject line reads: “Field Officer”: REF NO: BU-2015-08-31”.

    Deadline to Apply: 4th September 2015

    Only online applications shall be considered.

    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    StarTimes Media Job in Kenya

    StarTimes Media (Kenya) Co. Ltd

    Job Title: Regional Channel Sales Manager

    Department: Sales

    Reports to: Sales Director

    Objective of the position:

    To drive sales through distribution channels by identifying, developing and supporting partners; monitoring results; increasing sales; maximizing revenues.

    To also ensure smooth and efficient operations of the Sales & Marketing Department through coordination and cooperation within department and between departments to ensure achievement of the expected sales targets and safety of company’s property according to Company’s policies and procedures.

    Will develop a strong understanding of key differentiators, internal / external systems, sales methodologies and processes.

    Should be an innovator who will help our global company discover new ways to improve our service and drive new business initiatives to increase partner success and productivity.

    Should have a proven track record of success, good problem solving skills, high energy and motivation, and the can-do attitude to make a difference in a fast paced environment.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify, recruit and bring on-board new channel partners within assigned territory
  • Conduct regular business review and planning meetings with top and emerging Dealers in assigned region
  • Develop and maintain the market agents
  • Implement the channel sale policy, and formulate promotion plan
  • Enlarge channel sales market and achieve expected sales targets
  • Address partner related issues, sales conflicts and pricing issues in a timely manner
  • Serve as internal channel advocate to ensure partner and customer satisfaction
  • Analyze market trends and accordingly develop sales plans to increase brand awareness.
  • Develop positive working relationship with partners to build business
  • Communicate up-to-date information about new products and enhancements to partners
  • Analyze the information of dealers and market, and forecast the market trends
  • Statistical analysis of agent delivery volume data, sales volume data (weekly, monthly), performance evaluation of agents, recycling receipts and original documents
  • Deliver customer presentations and attend sales meetings and partner conferences
  • Participation in industry events such as trade shows and seminars
  • Assist in partner marketing activities such as tradeshows, campaigns and other promotional activities
  • To assist the Sales Director with any issues related to the Marketing Department.

    Qualifications / Skills / Competencies

  • University Degree in a related discipline is required
  • Should have a minimum experience of 5 years and above of preferably in Digital Channel
  • Should have a proven track record and experience in leading a sales team
  • Have great network in the industry and able to seek and forge partnerships for the company
  • Working knowledge of all the television data
  • A good understanding of a multi-channel environment
  • A good understanding the digital migration concept
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office and all relevant marketing software
  • Creative and innovative and always ready to try new ideas
  • Great ambition to earn more money on an attractive commission structure.

    Qualified candidates should send their application letters and CV’s quoting relevant skills and last a copy of the most recent last pay slip to jobs@startimes.co.ke

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

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

    Closing date: 30th September 2015 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    MSF Switzerland Base Logistician Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Medecins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland Kenya Mission

    MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need.

    Job Title: Base Logistician

    Location: Coordination Office, Nairobi

    Start date: ASAP

    Length of contract: One year with possibility of extension

    The selected candidate will be reporting to the Project Logistics Manager / Logistics Coordinator and he/she will provide logistical support to the project.

    Main Tasks include, but not limited to:

  • Fleet management with the mission
  • Repairs and maintenance of facilities to ensure facilities remain in good state
  • Power supply and cold chain management
  • Security management
  • Equipment management
  • Expatriate support visiting the Capital.

    Requirements:

  • Certificate or Diploma in technical skills (motor vehicle, electrical installations or WATSAN) preferred.
  • At least 2 years’ experience is desirable. 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
  • Computer literacy with practical use of MS-Office applications an advantage

    If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter on or before 10th September 2015 to MSF Switzerland Base Logistician Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    We apologize that due to the volume of application we receive; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Ol Pejeta Conservancy Jobs in Kenya

    The Organization: The Ol Pejeta Conservancy (OPC) – a leading wildlife conservancy that works to conserve wildlife, provides a sanctuary for great apes and to generate income through wildlife tourism and complementary enterprises for re-investment in conservation and community development is seeking high caliber, self-motivated and dedicated individual to fill the positions of:

    1. Marketing Coordinator.

    The Location: Located three and a half hours from Nairobi, Ol Pejeta Conservancy lies directly on the equator, just outside Nanyuki town, with Mt. Kenya rising up on the near horizon. Links from Nairobi to Nanyuki are excellent with the Thika Highway a proportion of the way and good roads the rest of the journey.

    Nanyuki town is between 30-40 minutes’ drive from the HQ offices in the Conservancy and has all major amenities and supermarkets. Ol Pejeta sits on the Laikipia plateau, recognized globally as having some of the richest densities of wildlife anywhere in the world.

    Role Summary: The mission of the role is to lead the marketing department on a day-to-day basis by developing the strategy for, oversee the execution of, manage the budget, and measure the success of all mobile, online and direct marketing efforts for Ol Pejeta.

    Specifically:

  • Increase Ol Pejeta’s reach worldwide using social media, online and database tools
  • Improve the visitor experience by focusing on conservation messaging
  • Reports to the Marketing Manager

    The Role Deliverables:

    1. Develop and maintain Salesforce and Campaign Monitor database for the organisation

  • Where possible collect emails received by the conservancy and funnel them into the Salesforce while ensuring to keep the Salesforce and Campaign Monitor synched.
  • Increase the database numbers by 15% on an yearly basis
  • Take the lead on how to communicate with visitors before and after their visits to Ol Pejeta using Salesforce. Specifically, explore creative ways to obtain customer feedback.

    2. Build a relationship with our followers through our e-communications

  • Identify content for and send out the Ol Pejeta e-newsletter once a month.
  • Review the promotional calendar at the beginning of each month and assist in crafting and sending out promotional e-newsletters for our tourism department and partners.

    3. Manage and improve our Social Media Platforms

  • Develop social marketing strategy and ensure Ol Pejeta stays updated on digital marketing best practices.
  • Responsible for managing and growing all social media platforms by 20% on a yearly basis.
  • Responsible for sourcing and posting content on the respective social platforms while observing an equal mix of conservation, people and tourism posts.
  • Plan and manage online advertising - this involves providing a monthly advertising plan for Marketing Manager's approval.
  • Provide a monthly report (monthly measures) on all social media tools and online coverage.
  • Use data reflected on the monthly measures for decision making.

    4. Travel review sites

  • Where Ol Pejeta appears on travel review sites, ensure the information is up to date and accurate.
  • Post in at least 5 travel and review sites a month.
  • Pay particular attention to Trip Advisor - where possible replying to client queries and concerns.
  • Explore ways of increasing the Trip Advisor reviews to at least 15 a month

    5. Conservation Education

  • Create and maintain educational displays at tourism spots like the Morani Information Center, Hippo Hide and the Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • Ensure correct delivery of the Ol Pejeta mission throughout tourists visits.
  • Manage stock and distribution of environmental education materials

    6. Planning and delivery of all local marketing

  • Ensure at least one promotional send-out per month in a local mailing list (Nanyuki News, Rift Valley News)
  • Place Ol Pejeta posters in at least 3 prime locations either in Nanyuki or Nairobi every month.

    7. Conservation and Tourism Awards

  • Responsible for identifying at least 5 relevant tourism and conservation awards for Ol Pejeta per year.
  • Responsible for putting together entries for awards and submitting them

    8. Internal Communications

  • Responsible for writing an English and Swahili staff newsletter once per year.
  • Assist other departments with marketing/branding services needed.
  • Assist Marketing Manager in implementing new branding guidelines when required.

    Competencies Expected

  • 3 years’ experience in a similar field
  • Business / Marketing related university degree
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Drive, motivation and initiative
  • A creative approach
  • The ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • The confidence to 'sell' your ideas
  • Attention to detail
  • Design skills a plus (use of Photoshop and InDesign software)

    The Cultural Fit we are looking for:

    We look for ‘Role Models’, people who lead and demonstrate every day the values and personality that we believe in.

    The values we believe in are:

  • Guardianship: Our people take their role as protectors of endan¬gered species, wildlife in general and the environment seriously. Whilst we aim to have a fun and humorous working environment, we keep in mind the global importance of what we do.
  • Innovation: Our people are always looking for new and better ways to do things, from the big (e.g. integrating cattle and wildlife) to the small (e.g. new requisition systems). We are prepared to fail as long as we learn from it.
  • Authenticity: Our people keep scientifically credible conservation and measurable community benefits at the front of mind in every decision they make – especially the commercial decisions.

    The personalities we look for are:

  • Responsibility: Our people are accountable for their work, taking responsibility for both successes and failures, focusing on long-term results and not just short term tasks.

  • Inspirational: Our people get the people around them (whether it be their teams, tourists or supports) excited about the value of the wildlife and of communities so that they want to further support our aims. Our people have a sense of humour and make work fun.
  • Passion: Our people get enthused and excited by conservation and community development

    2. Research Officer.

    The Location: Located three and a half hours from Nairobi, Ol Pejeta Conservancy lies directly on the equator, just outside Nanyuki town, with Mt. Kenya rising up on the near horizon.

    Links from Nairobi to Nanyuki are excellent with the Thika Highway a proportion of the way and good roads the rest of the journey. Nanyuki town is between 30-40 minutes’ drive from the HQ offices in the Conservancy and has all major amenities and supermarkets.

    Ol Pejeta sits on the Laikipia plateau, recognized globally as having some of the richest densities of wildlife anywhere in the world.

    Role Summary: Responsible for ensuring an efficient management of OPC’s rangeland by generating information from analyzed field data collected by or in the domain of the Ecological Monitoring Unit and preparing reports while highlighting any emerging trends and/or patterns of concern for management.

    Role Deliverables

  • Ensure all databases relevant to Ecological Monitoring Unit are updated
  • Assist in timely data analysis and production of quarterly and annual reports on status, trends, viability of fauna and flora or as per the agreed frequency and highlighting any trend or patterns that may require further investigation or management intervention
  • Assist in developing work plans and implementing effective ecological monitoring program designs to ensure consistency in data collection and analysis using appropriate statistical software and tools
  • Develop monitoring tools including a set of indicators that allows for the collection and reporting of rainfall and temperature data, wildlife mortalities, movements of wildlife across corridors, grass biomass monitoring including NDVI data, and vegetation monitoring in general
  • Training of field assistants and interns in field work projects that include among others, field preparation activities, data entry templates, data cleaning and archiving of data sets

    Competencies Expected:

    Qualification

  • Minimum BSc. degree preferably in statistics and its application in natural resource management or related Science discipline

    Experience

  • At least 5 years in the field of wildlife management operations in Kenyan rangelands and data analysis skills.

    Key skills and qualities

  • Good written and spoken English.
  • Proactive team-player requiring minimum supervision and to work under pressure.
  • Good administrative skills and capable of working within the Kenyan rangelands environment. Contacts Arising from the Job

    Within the Organization;

  • Chief Conservation Officer
  • Deputy Managers in the Conservation Department
  • All other Conservation Department personnel

    Outside the Organization;

    Third party researchers on OPC, other local wildlife conservation agencies including KWS, LEWA, Laikipia Wildlife Forum etc

    The Cultural Fit we are looking for:

    We look for ‘Role Models’, people who lead and demonstrate every day the values and personality that we believe in.

    The values we believe in are:

  • Guardianship: Our people take their role as protectors of endan¬gered species, wildlife in general and the environment seriously. Whilst we aim to have a fun and humorous working environment, we keep in mind the global importance of what we do.
  • Innovation: Our people are always looking for new and better ways to do things, from the big (e.g. integrating cattle and wildlife) to the small (e.g. new requisition systems). We are prepared to fail as long as we learn from it.
  • Authenticity: Our people keep scientifically credible conservation, and measurable community benefits at the front of mind in every decision they make – especially the commercial decisions.

    The personalities we look for are:

  • Responsibility: Our people are accountable for their work, taking responsibility for both successes and failures, focusing on long-term results and not just short term tasks.
  • Inspirational: Our people get the people around them (whether it be their teams, tourists or supports) excited about the value of the wildlife and of communities so that they want to further support our aims. Our people have a sense of humour and make work fun.
  • Passion: Our people get enthused and excited by conservation and community development

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with updated CV, cover letter and testimonials by Wednesday, 4th September 2015 to:

    jobs@olpejetaconservancy.org

    Address to:

    The Human Capital Manager
    Ol Pejeta Conservancy
    P.O. Box Private Bag,
    Nanyuki -10400


    Innovation for Poverty Action Field Officer Job in Kisumu, Kenya

    Innovation for Poverty Action

    EMERGE Storybooks for Promoting Early Literacy Project

    Position: Field Officer

    Deadline To Apply: September 11, 2015 (early applications encouraged)

    Start Date: October 1, 2015

    Location: Kisumu with frequent travel throughout Nyanza

    Eligibiligy: Position open to Local Kenyan hires only

    Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA): Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems.

    In close partnership with decision makers - the policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors working with the poor around the world - we design and evaluate potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations, the most rigorous evaluation method available.

    We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.

    About the EMERGE Project: EMERGE is a randomized control trial which aims to improve early childhood literacy and school readiness. In Kenya and throughout sub-Saharan Africa, many primary school children read below grade level.

    While there are many causes of low literacy in primary school, a key contributing factor to the widespread lack of literacy is low level of child readiness for primary school.

    Our research focuses on an innovative, light touch early childhood intervention to improve school readiness and classroom-level pedagogy through the provision of children’s books and dialogic reading training to parents of children between 2 and 6 years of age in rural, Western Kenya.

    We will work in partnership with a local NGO, Maria’s Libraries, to distribute storybooks in official and local languages.

    This impact evaluation measures the impact of distributing children’s storybooks and supporting family reading on a range of child, household, and school-level outcomes.

    We seek: first, to quantify the effects of inexpensive literacy interventions on learning outcomes; second, to quantify parent behavioral responses to the availability of the new educational materials; and third, measure the change in classroom environment brought about by improved student preparation before school age.

    The Position: The Field Officer, under the supervision of Senior Field Officers and Field Managers, will be primarily responsible for field data collection activities, including interviews and observations of children, mothers, and other household members.

    The Field Officer will also be expected to assist with office tasks such including translations and data entry.

    The Field Officer may also play a role in delivering the intervention training to mothers and will be expected to learn and practice the training script in advance of delivering the intervention.

    Specific Duties:

  • Conducting surveys in EMERGE evaluation sites throughout Nyanza
  • Visiting and tracking of survey respondents to administer questionnaires
  • Data collection prep work, including translations, pretesting, and piloting
  • Assisting with intervention training delivery, including prep and practice
  • Diligent completion of checklists and other means of monitoring data
  • Data entry tasks as assigned by the Project Management
  • Helping to have materials organized in readiness for field work and for data processing and organizing data collected from the field
  • Ensuring high data quality (low error rates)
  • Proper use and maintenance of project equipment (phones, GPS machines, headphones, etc)
  • Prompt arrival at work and completion of scheduled activities each day
  • Successfully working in a team and avoiding/minimizing conflicts with the rest of the team members
  • Participating in staff trainings and making efforts to improve one’s capacity
  • On non-field days, conscientious performance of office work (respondent phone calls, translations, data entry, photocopying, organizing data, etc.)
  • Other tasks as assigned by Project Management

    Qualifications and Experience:

    Required:

  • Diploma in relevant field (social sciences, development studies, early childhood education, or community development) ;
  • Excellent oral and written communication in both English, Kiswahili, and Dholuo;
  • Excellent management and organizational skills;
  • Computer literate.

    Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (social sciences, development studies, early childhood education, or community development) ;
  • Experience working with children and mothers;
  • Experience working on health, education, or early childhood development projects;
  • Experience in data collection and survey administration, preferably using CAI (SurveyCTO).

    How to Apply:

    Please send by email a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address.

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

    Applications must be submitted by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org.

    Please ensure that the subject line reads: “Field Officer” REF NO. EMERGE- 2015-08-01.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

    Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a Rolling Basis


    Save the Children Medical Logistics Assistant Job in Bungoma, Kenya

    Save the Children

    Medical Logistics Assistant - Kenya Country Office

    Position Code: SCI MED LOC 2015

    Team / Programme: Signature programme-CMAP

    Location: Bungoma

    Grade: 5

    Post Type: National

    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

    Role Purpose: Save the Children is implementing a Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) programme in Bungoma, Busia and Wajir counties which aims to contribute to a reduction in maternal and newborn mortality.

    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.

    We will work with the MoH to scale up several high impact interventions for MNH including the Use Chlorhexidine gel to prevent neonatal sepsis.

    Scope of Role: This post will play a critical role in all logistical related support for the Chlorhexidine managed access programme (CMAP) activities under the Health signature program.

    The Medical Logistician is accountable for providing technical support and assistance to the programme for the formulation, execution, monitoring and evaluation of the chlorhexidine managed access program (CMAP).

    The post-holder will also be responsible for promoting the capacity of the health facilities to handle and correctly store and utilize CMAP gel commodities

    Dimension: 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.

    In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own.

    Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country.

    We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million

    Reports to: Maternal and Newborn Health Coordinator -Bungoma

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Support to CMAP Programme Delivery

  • Contribute to the delivery of a generic pilot programme for enhancing access to chlorhexidine gel for newborn babies in select sub counties of Bungoma in partnership with the MoH
  • Maintain regular and effective Communication and management of supply plans with all facilities in scope
  • On monthly basis, amending plans for re-supply based on data collected on Inventory on hand and average Monthly Consumption data
  • Collation of revised demand into weekly, bi-weekly or monthly buckets for raising purchase requisition with Nairobi Teams.
  • Regular Communication with GSK Nairobi on their delivery schedule.
  • Processing of receipts from Nairobi warehouse e.g. downloading of temperature monitoring and feedback to GSK Nairobi team.
  • On weekly basis creating planned despatches for facilities and booking transport via Movement Requests, ensuring stock in store supports shipments.
  • Collating supporting documents for despatches and assisting with compliant loading of goods into transport. Briefing of drivers on special needs of supplies during transit and storage in terminal facilities.
  • Collecting Supply Plan data from drivers on return including review of despatch and any issues arising (see CHX Gel Distribution Information Capture Form above)
  • Work closely with the MNH coordinator to manage of any issues arising relating to CHX Gel supply e.g. quality rejects or transport issues with Nairobi teams, raising complaint forms, help or clarification as well as report any adverse effects.
  • Partnerships for social mobilisation
  • Provide effective coordination and technical support to county government counterparts and other partners in maternal and newborn health.
  • When called upon, represent Save the Children in county fora to share good practice and ensure the achievement of advocacy and policy objectives when required.
  • Monitoring and evaluation accountability and learning
  • Work with the (MEAL) team and the operations research group for monitoring and evaluation of programme activities including preparation of monitoring reports, documents and lessons learned.
  • Supports the development and implementation of an accountability mechanism for participants by Capturing data on user acceptability data on the training and product application over the first 6 months of delivery
  • In collaboration with the MNCH coordinator provide technical advice to programme staff, government officials and partners to coordinate and manage the evaluative elements of CMAP.

    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

  • Diploma in pharmaceutical technology or equivalent from a reputable institution and registered with the relevant professional body
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant professional work experience in the development, planning and management and general administration of medical logistical programmes especially working with the Kenyan MOH health system.
  • Previous experience working with an NGO, ideally working in a similar role or working in clinical trial program.
  • Working knowledge of the Kenya Community Health Strategy is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable commitment to health and development and to the right of the poorest to quality health and health services, with strong experience of health programming.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrable knowledge in data collection and report writing.
  • Strong expertise and understanding of key issues in the field of health, such as, health system strengthening, the right to health and health service delivery.
  • Excellent communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and strong inter-personal 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.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter to bungoma.jobapplications@savethechildren.org indicating the Position Code on the subject line by 11th September 2015.

    Applications will be reviewed as and when they are received.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Nine One One Group Marketing and Trade Development Officer Job in Kenya

    Nine One One Group a leading integrated security solutions provider with a presence in all major cities in Kenya and other selected cities in the East African region .

    We seek to recruit a Marketing and Trade Development Officer

    Overall Job Purpose: Provide administrative support to the sales and marketing function and increase brand awareness.

    Main Responsibilities

  • Review tenders in the news papers, ensure tenders are collected in good time, prepared and returned within stipulated time frames.
  • Collect sales information from all branches, consolidate and analyse the sales reports
  • Drive brand awareness campaigns
  • Drive digital marketing
  • Provide administrative support to the sales and marketing function
  • Gather market intelligence
  • Planning, exécution and monitoring brand media stratégies and coordination of brand media PR activités to enhance brand image and sales
  • Managing all sales and marketing évents
  • Managing traffic on all our social sites and keeping them up to date with current affairs

    The ideal Candidate Must Possess:-

  • A minimum of University degree/ Diploma with a Bias In Marketing
  • Experience – Minimum 3 years in a busy Marketing Functions

    Interested candidates both who meet the above minimum requirements should send their application and CV addressed to the Human Resources Department by email to reach us on or before 8th September 2015 .

    Only successful applicants will be contacted.

    Please indicate your current and expected pay.

    Nine One One Group
    P. O. Box 79448– 00200
    Nairobi.

    hr@911group.co.ke


    Save the Children Campaign and Communication Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Save the Children

    Position Name: Campaign and Communication Assistant

    Location: Nairobi

    Contract duration: 2 months

    Team / Programme: Advocacy and Communications

    Location: Nairobi

    Grade: 5

    Post Type: National (Fixed Term of 2 Months, September – October 2015).

    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.

    Role Purpose: The Campaigns and Communications Assistant will support the Country Office in delivering the Action 2015 Campaign' objectives in a timely and accurate manner for a period of 2 months beginning September.

    Scope of Role:

    Start Date Requirement: Be ready to start by 10th September 2015.

    Reports to: Action 2015 Campaign Manager

    Dimensions: Inspired by the opportunity presented by the agreement of the new development framework and the culmination of climate negotiations, Save the Children is working in coalition with a huge range of partners to build a global campaign to add profile and urgency to the context within which these frameworks are negotiated.

    Scope of Role: The Action/2015 campaign will be a radically inclusive ‘flotilla’, creating a compelling umbrella brand and narrative that will bring together and empower existing campaigns and dramatically increase public and political awareness of their issues.

    We are now recruiting the key role of Action/2015 Campaign and Communications Assistant, to support the alignment of this global coalition behind the agreement of ambitious goals in 2015 for a period of two months.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: N\A

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Support the Campaigns Manager to develop and implement the annual communications plan to ensure excellent communication within the campaign and externally to supporters, stakeholder's, and the general public.
  • Research, write, edit, update and proof read a range of materials for both internal and external audiences to ensure consistency and compliance with branding, values, key messages and style guidelines.
  • Liaise with external suppliers, distribute briefs and obtain quotes for specific pieces of work, ensuring that best value is achieved for the work. To monitor and review agreements with suppliers accordingly.
  • Produce and distribute high quality internal and external online and print communique, including email.
  • Research and coordinate opportunities for raising the profile of the Campaign externally, including speaking opportunities; conferences and exhibitions; awards entries; and contributions to external publications.
  • Provide administrative support to the communications function, including arranging meetings; logging media coverage and maintaining press clippings files; and updating forward planning Schedules.
  • Act as the first point of enquiry for information, communications and branding queries internally and externally, including supplying logos and brand guidelines and providing advice to colleagues and stakeholder's on communications and branding issues as appropriate.
  • Support the Communications Manager to organise external launches and events, and internal programme meetings and events.
  • Be the Digital lead; updating and editing the website and provide social media cover as needed.

    Deliverables:

    Communications and Campaign:

  • Manage the media tracking component of the Action 2015 Campaign.
  • Initiates and contributes to the design, implementation and oversight of communications strategies for the campaign and program/portfolio teams.
  • Serves as a partner with other communications leaders in executing on team-specific and organization-wide strategic communications objectives.
  • Provides communications input to program/portfolio teams.
  • Extensively uses social media and traditional media relations to promote the work and expand the reach of Action 2015 and Save the Children.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the changing landscape of public interest communications and a willingness to experiment with new channels to reach new audiences.
  • Active involvement in Action 2015 coalition building and representation of Save the Children in meetings in the absence of the Manager.
  • Prepares monthly summary of communications activities and achievements.
  • Learning, Dissemination, Audience Identification and Development
  • Implements and manages Save the Children’s communications model that fosters impact.
  • Collaborates with Manager to develop plans to disseminate research products that demonstrate organization-wide impact, including content to be featured on website.
  • Organization and Field Contributions
  • Provides communications support to members of senior management in preparation for public appearances; prepares support materials for meetings and media outreach opportunities.
  • Participates in conferences, seminars and other professional development activities to maintain and enhance professional status.

    Competencies

    1. Leading

  • Delivering Results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/organisation.
  • Developing Self and Others: Invests time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realise their full potential, and to build the organisation’s capability for the future.
  • Leading and Inspiring Others: Demonstrates leadership in all our work, role models our values and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve goals for our children.

    2. Thinking

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.
  • Applying Technical Expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards, promotes and shares best practices within and outside the organisation.
  • Innovating and Adapting: Develops and implements innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in an ever – changing, uncertain work and global environment.

    3. Engaging

  • Working Effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross- boundary working.
  • Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and Influence, Promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.
  • Networking: Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save the Children.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field.
  • Experience in campaigns and communications may be considered an advantage.
  • Excellent social media and online strategist.
  • Events planning, organization and implementation.
  • Strong working computer skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing and negotiation.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • An eloquent and bold public speaker and writer with mastery of verbal and written English and Swahili.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org with a copy to bill.kembo@savethechildren.org indicating the Position Code on the subject line by 7th September 2015.

    Applications will be reviewed as and when they are received.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    M-KOPA Solar Technical Writer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    M-KOPA Solar is seeking:

    Position Title: Technical Writer

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Position Start: Immediate

    Contract: 1 year

    Reporting to: Head of Engineering

    Overall Purpose: M-KOPA Kenya Limited seeks a skilled Technical Writer to meet the hardware / software documentation and technical writing needs of its Engineering team.

    The Technical Writer will work on a range of documentation projects, supporting various smaller teams consisting of testers, firmware developers, hardware designers, and product managers. The Technical Writer is expected to have a solid understanding of hardware and software development, as well as electrical engineering, manufacturing and mobile communications.

    Introduction

    About M-KOPA Solar: M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of "pay-as-you-go" energy for off-grid customers.

    Since its commercial launch in October 2012, M-KOPA has connected more than 240,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, and is now adding over 500 new homes each day.

    The success of M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan.

    Customers acquire solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage "credits" for Kshs 40, or less than the price of traditional kerosene lighting. After one year of payments customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to more power.

    All revenues are collected in real-time via mobile money systems (such as M-PESA in Kenya) and embedded GSM sensors in each solar system allow M-KOPA to monitor real time performance and regulate usage based upon payments.

    This connected design means that M-KOPA is processing vast amounts of data (i.e. over 10,000 mobile payments per day) via the company's proprietary cloud platform, M-KOPAnet.

    As of January 2015 M-KOPA employs over 500 full time staff across East Africa and sells through a network of 1,000 direct sales agents. It has also commenced licensing its technology to partners in other markets.

    M-KOPA has been recognised for its pioneering business mode and scale, notably winning the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize, being selected as the top New Energy Pioneer at the 2014 Bloomberg New Energy Finance awards and earning the 2013 FT/IFC Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award.

    Role Profile

    Key Accountabilities

  • Research product and technology, as well as users' information needs
  • Participate in product design process
  • Liaise with subject-matter experts to gather necessary information
  • Develop product documentation requirements
  • Write business requirements to hand over to product team
  • Write firmware specifications i.e. detailing business requirements for developers to code
  • Write and update release notes
  • Write and catalogue hardware specifications
  • Write product technical specifications
  • Manage document version control and sign-offs
  • Index and catalogue information and documents
  • Develop an architecture for information tracking
  • Create work-plans and schedules for documentation
  • Work to set standards of quality (internal, external, industry)
  • Create copy text for UI, user support manuals and developer guides
  • Create tutorials and reference materials
  • Create end-user and staff training modules

    Incumbent Requirements

    Education:

  • Engineering, software or relevant technical degree

    Experience:

  • Strong understanding of hardware and software development
  • Experience in writing technical hardware and software documentation
  • Experience researching, writing, editing and proofreading technical data
  • Experience using word processing and illustration/graphics software

    Knowledge/skills:

  • Excellent written English
  • Ability to grasp and translate technical concepts into clear, logical textual/visual format
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Proactive and creative approach to own work and problem-solving
  • Attention to quality, accuracy and detail

    Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

    How to Apply

    To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the subject ENG-TW-2808

    Deadline for applications is September 15, 2015.

    Please Note: Due to the large number of applications received by us, we regret that you will not be contacted unless you are short listed for the post and invited for an interview.

    Therefore, if you have not heard from M-KOPA within 4 weeks of the date of the deadline your application, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

    This measure has been taken in the interests of efficiency and cost effectiveness and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


    Kenafric Industries Sampling Representative (Confectionary) Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Sampling Representative

    Area: Confectionary

    Job Purpose: The candidate will be responsible to handle for overall sampling co-ordination

    Number of Staff Supervised: 2

    Key Accountabilities:

  • Product Development
  • Sourcing.
  • Sampling.
  • Coordinating with the job workers.
  • Complete execution technical packs design into samples.
  • Coordinating with buyers.
  • Assisting the Manager / VP for sampling.

    Minimum Qualifications: diploma in food science and technology / Sales / Marketing

    Minimum Experience: 2 Years in a busy food industry.

    Skills: Good communication and planning skills

    Competencies:

  • Basics in computer knowledge and operations.
  • Good people skills
  • Familiarity with sugar confectionery products.

    Deadline should be Wednesday 3rd Sep 2015 and applicants should send their applications through recruit@kenafricind.com


    Dynapharm Kenya Nutritionists Jobs in Kenya

    Dynapharm Kenya, a leading player in the healthy food supplements, beauty products and agricultural sectors in Kenya.

    The company intends to recruit young, dynamic and results-oriented professionals who will be instrumental for the achievement of the Company’s Strategic Plan

    The company is looking to recruit the following job position.

    Nutritionists - Regions (Lake Region - Kisii and Kisumu)

    Overall Purpose: Reporting to the Chief Trainer / Health Consultant, He/She will be in charge of training activities, business promotions and health consultations.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Meet or exceed sales targets of food supplements ,beauty products and organic folia fertilizers
  • Offer training and demonstrations to sales staff and potential clients
  • Manage product promotions in liaison with the Training Department
  • Offering training on health benefits of the products, Dynapharm compensation plan, health disorders and life style change to distributors/ prospects aiming at increasing sales.
  • Giving answers on a daily basis on everything to do with products and compensation plan to Dynapharm distributors/clients
  • Provide tips to staff and administration on better nutritional practices.

    1. Sensitize distributors about business opportunities

    2. Moderate distributor interactions with management on prescribed days.

    3. Offering consultation services to Dynapharm clients including both distributors, non-distributors and recommend the best products for their health.

  • Prepare weekly / monthly /annual reports of the section for presentation to the Chief Trainer and General Manager.

    Qualifications:

  • A diploma in clinical medicine or nursing. A bachelor’s degree in health sciences and nutrition will have an added advantage.
  • Must have 3-5 years experience in the above field.
  • Must be ICT literate.

    Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and goal oriented individual, with excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to develop strategies and action plans for new opportunities, products and markets.
  • Ambitious and passionate candidates with strong customer orientation.

    Dynapharm Kenya is an equal opportunity employer; interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by copies of key certificates only and indicating the current and expected remuneration to sndura@dynapharmkenya.co.ke before 4th September, 2015.

    Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.


    Capital Markets Authority - Jobs in Kenya

    The Capital Markets Authority is a statutory agency charged with the responsibility of regulating and developing an efficient capital market in Kenya.

    The Authority invites applications from dynamic, goal - oriented, high performers, with strong problem - solving skills, for the following position:

    1. Head Risk Analysis and Stress Testing – Derivatives Unit

    Ref: HCA/FHRAST/8/2015

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Manager, Derivatives Unit, the successful candidate will be responsible;

  • To monitor volatility of Derivatives contracts to determine adequacy of price and position limits;
  • To advise and guide on initial determination and continual adequacy of initial margins, special margins, delivery margins, etc. for each and every futures contract;
  • To advise and guide on initial determination and continual assessment of adequacy of worst case margins, clearing limits and position limits from market level to the client level;
  • To guide on initial determination and continual adequacy of price limits, circuit breakers and any other risk management tools;.
  • To review and advise on stress testing the adequacy of Settlement Guarantee Fund;
  • To conduct credible stress testing scenarios;
  • To keep abreast with and advise Senior Management on best practices and trends on margining methodology and stress testing techniques (including for Central Counter Parties-CCCPs);
  • To monitoring volatility of all futures contracts listed at the Derivatives exchange and in particular, building up of price bubbles and/or extreme price moves; and
  • To interact with ‘Price & Market Surveillance’ Head on any unexpected or unusual price movements and determine reasons thereof. Performing other duties as assigned from time to time

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics, econometrics or in actuarial mathematics or relevant field.
  • Proficiency in risk management and market surveillance is definite advantage
  • Minimum of six (6) years relevant experience in the derivatives markets sector with at least 3 years’ experience in conducting risk management and surveillance in a Derivatives market environment

    Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  • Ability to optimize the use of the surveillance system to identify unusual price and position movements in a Derivatives Exchange, through effective risk management;
  • Ability to conduct regular back testing and stress testing of the Derivatives market’s default waterfall using various methodologies ;
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook Express including financial and statistical packages;
  • High level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships;
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences;
  • Ability to develop and implement performance management systems, giving candid performance feedback, rewarding desirable behaviours and providing support to professional development efforts linked to Derivatives market risk management;
  • Ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas and to transfer knowledge and skills; and
  • Ability to deliver results and to manage change,

    2. Head Price & Market Surveillance – Derivatives Unit

    Ref: HCA/FHPMS/8/2015

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Manager, Derivatives Unit, the successful candidate will be responsible for;

  • Identifying incidents of market manipulation, investigating complaints of the Derivatives Exchange and monitoring and surveillance of trades in Derivatives contracts;
  • Monitoring and Surveillance of trades in Derivatives contracts
  • Undertaking price/volume analysis and the basis relationship;
  • Monitoring daily settlement of trades and collection of variation margin data;
  • Interacting and liaising closely with the Head of Clearing & Settlements or similar functions of Derivatives Exchanges to monitor clearing and settlement of Derivative contracts;
  • Identifying incidents of market abuse and referring the same to the Unit’s Head of Licensing, Inspection, Audit & Compliance for further action;
  • Investigating complaints specific to trade /margins /settlement of specific nature, having direct bearing on current trades at the Derivative Exchange; and
  • Referring specific findings to the Enforcement Department for action.
  • Performing other duties as assigned from time to time

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A Degree in Economics, Statistics, Finance, Information Technology or relevant field
  • Proficiency in risk management a definite advantage.
  • Minimum of six (6) years relevant experience in the capital markets sector with at least 2 years’ experience in conducting surveillance on Derivatives market platforms

    Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  • Appropriate work experience in market/product research to ascertain consumer behavior in a Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) environment;
  • Strong presentation and communication skills including ability to generate and interpret Derivatives trading and settlement surveillance reports;
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook express including financial and statistical packages;
  • High level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships;
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences;
  • Ability to develop and implement performance management systems, giving candid performance feedback, rewarding desirable behaviours and providing support to professional development efforts linked to strategic objectives;
  • Ability to empower surveillance staff by removing obstacles hindering effective price and market surveillance and delivering what is promised, on time and within budget;
  • Ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas and to transfer knowledge and skills; and
  • Ability to deliver results and to manage change

    3. Head Derivatives Contract Development and Market Research – Derivatives Unit

    Ref: HCA/FHFCDMR/8/2015

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Manger, Derivatives Unit, the selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing of spot commodities and financial derivatives market research and policy analysis:
  • Determining the suitability of Derivatives contracts to be listed in a Derivatives Exchange
  • Development and continuous review of relevant guidelines on design and development of Derivatives Contracts
  • Maintaining continual contact with market players and coordinating the review of Derivatives contracts prior to approval for listing
  • Developing pricing analyses, conducting surveys,
  • Developing & maintaining a data base of daily spot and derivatives prices
  • Maintaining continual contact with spot market players to ascertain supply/demand situation in the spot market as Derivatives contracts approaches expiration
  • Performing other duties as assigned from time to time

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics or any other related field;
  • Professional qualification (CFA, CISA or equivalent) and membership to relevant professional body added advantage.
  • Minimum of six (6) years relevant experience in the capital markets sector, in Derivatives market research and policy formulation.

    Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  • Ability to undertake research in financial and commodity markets;
  • Knowledge of relevant commodity supply chain including major spot market players;
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with spot market players;
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Product suite is a must;
  • Extensive experience in designing cash settled futures contract requires extensive research to ensure that the futures contract meets the hedging requirements of the cash market participants; and
  • Develop a detailed framework for developing both deliverable and cash-settled contracts.

    4. Head Licensing, Inspection, Audit &Compliance – Derivatives Unit

    Ref: HCA/HLIAC/8/2015

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Manager, Derivatives Unit, the successful candidate will be responsible for;

  • Overseeing and undertaking review of financial statements, investigating complaints, inspecting and auditing Derivatives exchanges and market intermediaries;
  • Undertaking the Licensing process of Derivatives exchanges and market intermediaries;
  • Undertaking review of the financial statements submitted by all other Derivatives market regulates;
  • Investigating complaints against Derivatives exchanges and market intermediaries;
  • Inspection and audit of Derivatives exchanges and market intermediaries; Market vigilance and intelligence;
  • Reviewing the governance of Derivatives Exchanges including the Minutes of the Board &
  • Committee Meetings of such Exchanges; and
  • Coordination of Self-Regulatory Organizations (SRO) actions for non-payment of variation margin and, in liaison with the Head of Compliance of Derivatives Exchange recommending appropriate disciplinary action.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business , Finance, Commerce or any other related field; and
  • Professional qualification (Chartered Accountancy, CPA or equivalent)
  • Membership to relevant professional body is an added advantage
  • Minimum of six (6) years relevant experience, 2 of the years to have been in a Management level in the capital markets sector dealing with Derivatives markets licensing and inspections

    Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  • Experience must include audit & compliance;
  • Keen to learn a new line of business;
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Product suite is a must.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook Express including financial and statistical packages;
  • High level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships;
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences;
  • Ability to develop and implement performance management systems, giving candid performance feedback, rewarding desirable behaviours and providing support to professional development efforts linked to Derivatives market risk management;
  • Ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas and to transfer knowledge and skills; and
  • Ability to deliver results and to manage change.

    5. Manager Derivatives – Derivatives Unit

    Ref: HCA/HDU/8/2015

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Chief Executive, the selected candidate will provide strategic direction on and coordinate regulatory oversight and development of the Derivatives market in Kenya including but not limited to: Derivatives trading, clearing and settlement platforms; derivatives market intermediaries; and their clients.

    The key requirements of this job are as follows:

  • Providing strategic direction to the Derivatives Unit’s function heads in derivatives contract development
  • Providing strategic direction in market research; licensing, inspection, audit & compliance; price & market surveillance; risk analysis and stress testing;
  • Proactively engaging internal and external stakeholders at all levels to build consensus and support for the growth of a vibrant derivatives market in Kenya;
  • Coordinating with the Director of Market Operations on overall industry risk management and mitigation in the Derivatives market; and
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a team on technology development and implementation.
  • Preparation of the annual budget for the unit and coordinating its implementation
  • Providing leadership to the unit team
  • Performing other duties as assigned from time to time

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A Master Degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Business Law or other relevant field.
  • Professional qualification (Chartered Accountancy, CPA or equivalent) and membership to relevant professional body added advantage
  • Minimum of seven (7) years relevant experience in derivatives market regulation sector, with 3 years having been in Senior Management

    Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to deal with sensitive issues with tact and discretion;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, demanding environment and to balance multiple competing demands;
  • Be a solution driven individual;
  • Knowledge of securities laws and regulations preferably in the Derivatives markets sub-sector;
  • Ability to identify policy, legal and regulatory impediments to a Derivative market environment through gap analysis and to provide practical solutions;
  • Strong presentation and communication skills including ability to develop proposals, concept papers, policy papers as well as write reports on Spot Commodities and Derivatives market;
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook express including financial and statistical packages;
  • High level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships;
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences; and
  • Strong relationship-building, networking and leadership skill.

    6. Product Development Officer

    Ref: HCA/PDO/7/2015

    Re - Advertisement

    2 Positions

    Reporting to the Assistant Manager Market Development, the Product Development Officer is responsible for:

  • Conceptualizing , researching and engaging stakeholders on the development of new capital markets products, revamping existing products and managing product life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities;
  • Providing technical and logistical support to the Market Development Department on capital markets product research, design, launch, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Conducting gap analysis and providing advisories to senior management on emerging evolving global trends on capital markets products and services;
  • Supporting effective implementation or operationalisation of internal and collaborative research recommendations on capital markets products and services;
  • Developing and implementing policies, procedures, methodologies and quality standards for introducing new products and services into the capital markets; and
  • Analysing and recommending potential partner relationships for product development.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics or any other related field;
  • At least two (2) years demonstrable experience in product development and management in a Product Development Department/Section in a financial markets intermediary, financial institution or financial markets regulator.

    Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  • Natural flair for innovative ideas that can be translated into new products and services;
  • Ability to analyze capital markets and economic statistical data to project market trends and consequent products and services demand;
  • Knowledge of International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO principles and local regulatory framework in relation to product and services development;
  • Excellent understanding of vanilla and structured capital markets products and their benefits to issuers and investors;
  • High level of creativity with strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Advanced experience in using MS Product Suites and statistical packages;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Team player disposition
  • Organization and analytical skills
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism

    7. Internal Auditor

    Ref: HCA/IA/8/2015

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Internal Audit, and the selected candidate will be responsible for;

  • Conduct audits on operational procedures, systems, policies and records to ensure conformity with laws, regulations and policies and consistency with the Authority’s established objectives and goals in accordance with the annual internal audit work plan.
  • Develop audit programs and review procedures relevant to audit objectives;
  • Document audit work papers and findings in accordance with accepted auditing standards;
  • Obtain and review audit evidence and ensure that the audit conclusions reached are supported by appropriate and relevant audit evidence.
  • Draft audit reports for assignments undertaken identifying observations made and providing recommendations for their resolution.
  • Following up on the implementation of internal audit report recommendations for assignments undertaken and ensure implementation of agreed corrective actions;
  • Assisting in the planning and execution of any special audit investigation or forensic audit as may be called upon.
  • Assisting in the preparation of board papers for meetings of the Audit, Corporate Governance and Risk Management Committee of the board.
  • Undertaking any other responsibilities as and when assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a Business, Finance or related field
  • A Professional qualifications in either CPA(K) , ACCA, CIA or CISA
  • A minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience in a reputable organisation.

    Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Initiative and self-drive for high quality performance;
  • Problem solving skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Experience on use an appropriate Audit Management Software
  • High level of creativity with strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Advanced experience in using MS Product Suites and statistical packages;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Team player disposition
  • Organization and analytical skills
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism

    8. Risk Analysis Officer

    Ref: HCA/RAO/8/2015

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    1 Position

    Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Risk Analysis & Compliance the selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Assessing the governance and financial strengths of market participants and infrastructure providers to determine levels of risk exposure
  • Analyzing the risks inherent in the products offered by market participants across all asset classes including new complex derivative transactions
  • Participating in evaluating potential risks to market and systemic stability arising from newly introduced products and business lines in the market.
  • Participating in business relationship management by covering specific portfolio of intermediaries and or infrastructure providers with a responsibility for maintaining a close relationship with and deep understanding of assigned firms in order to identify business developments that could potentially impact firm’s risk profile
  • Evaluating and sharing information for a thorough assessment of the overall business environment and internal control factors of intermediaries’ and infrastructure providers and developing trend analyses.
  • Reviewing of business practices, changes in key personnel, changes in nature of service/products offered by market participants to identify key risks
  • Preparing bi-annual risk profiling reports highlighting intermediaries risk profiles to inform proper allocation of regulatory resources
  • Maintaining a comprehensive risk database that includes the profiles of the various intermediaries and infrastructure providers with highlights of key vulnerabilities and appropriate recommendations
  • Visiting intermediaries to evaluate their risk management processes and advise on ways of improvement
  • Circulation of risk and corporate governance questionnaires to market participants and review self-assessment reports from market participants
  • Organizing workshops to sensitize market participants on key risks identified in the market and mitigation measures
  • Undertaking any other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Mathematics or other related field
  • Any relevant professional qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable Two (2) years relevant experience in a similar position in a reputable organisation.

    Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  • Pro-active and self-driven person with a great eye for detail, strong analytical skills and a strong desire to critically evaluate capital markets operations and risks
  • Strong quantitative and technology training
  • Presentation and communication skills including ability to write reports;
  • High level of creativity with strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Advanced experience in using MS Product Suites and statistical packages;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Team player disposition
  • Organization and analytical skills
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism

    9. Senior Human Resource Officer - Training & Development

    Ref: HCA/SHRO/3/2015

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    1 Position

    Reporting to the Manager Human Capital and Administration, the selected candidate will be:

  • Coordinating change management initiatives across the Authority to help deliver on key strategic needs across the directorates / departments.
  • Champion implementation of e-learning delivery in the Authority including liaising with infrastructure and content providers.
  • Consolidating suggested annual training needs, evaluating them against desired competencies and developing a strategically appropriate annual training plan and overseeing its implementation.
  • Justifying annual training budget by demonstrating received/potential return on investment.
  • Working closely with Director Corporate Services and Manager Human Capital and Administration ensure effective implementation of management trainees program.
  • Coordinating strategic Human Capital development and targeted training initiatives
  • Ensuring adequate knowledge management of lessons and experiences from training and tracking adoption into the work environment
  • Assisting in development of baseline trainings required at different levels of the organisation
  • Driving the culture of costs versus sustainable benefits analysis through aggressive evaluation of training plans and courses undertaken to determine return on investment and effectiveness in line with targeted business needs.
  • Coordinating the day to day operations of the Training and Development Function; liaising with Heads of departments and staff in identification of training needs in line with the strategic plan, performance management system and emerging business needs including monitoring submission of training reports, evaluations and other relevant documents by staff after training,
  • Implementing the internship programme in liaison with directorates and departments as per the laid down policy
  • Implementing the staff induction programme in line with the policy.
  • Liaising with external training providers on training arrangements and organizing in house trainings as required.
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelors Degree in business, social studies or a technical field backed by with a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Membership to a professional body
  • 4 years’ experience in Human Resources services with hands on exposure in actual implementation of change management, training and development programmes in a reputable organization. Experience in e-learning delivery will be a strong advantage

    Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures.
  • Planning skills, communication skills (written and oral), and ability to be flexible and responsive to changing dynamics
  • High level of creativity with strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Advanced experience in using MS Product Suites;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Team player disposition
  • Organization and analytical skills
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism

    10. Data Analyst

    Ref: HCA/DA/8/2015

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Strategic Projects Manager, the selected candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Under the guidance of the Strategic Projects Manager, assist with the implementation of the section’s strategy;
  • Provide administrative support to the office of the Strategic Projects Manager on a day to day basis;
  • Preparation and maintenance of key projects data, charts, budget and overall project trends;
  • Liaising with Directorates & Departments on behalf of the Strategic Projects Manager to identify strategic projects to be selected from the pool of Authority’s projects database;
  • Assist the Strategic Projects Manager in preparing presentations; drafting briefing papers and /or compiling pertinent background materials and preparing summaries for discussion;
  • Assist Strategic Project Manager in tracking proposals on new sources of income and fundraising activities;
  • Updating the database on key metrics relevant for regional and international bodies that are crucial to the Authority’s strategic projects portfolio; and
  • Preparation and maintenance of annual, half yearly, quarterly and continuous reports emanating from the office of the Strategic Projects Manager
  • Undertaking other assignments as allocated from time to time

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Social Sciences / Communications or equivalent
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience relevant experience in project management, research and data management

    Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  • Project monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Proficiency in data analysis using MS Product Suites and/or Project Management software;
  • Knowledge of resources mobilization, public relations/international relations skills
  • High level of creativity with strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Team player disposition
  • Organization and analytical skills
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism

    11. Strategic Projects Manager

    Ref: HCA/SPM/8/2015

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Chief Executive and facilitating Senior Management, the selected candidate will serve as the primary focal point for coordinating, monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the Authority’s key organizational initiatives being carried out as strategic projects.

    The Manager, Strategic Projects will also support the Chief Executive in the coordination of sectoral, national, regional and international engagements and stakeholders in support of and complementary to the strategic delivery of the organization.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of strategic projects by core functions and department of the Authority including but not limited design and introduction of new products and services, driving organizational change and efficiency and troubleshooting and launch of initiatives to improve service delivery internally and/or in the capital markets subsector in areas of regulation and market development ;
  • Evaluate existing and develop appropriate tools and techniques to be used by the Authority to manage, monitor and evaluate strategic projects to ensure that they are delivering the projected benefits and features and functioning consistently within the organization’s strategic goals;
  • Supporting Senior Management and owners of strategic projects to implement appropriate techniques and tools to ensure timely and impactful implementation including supporting negotiation of changes in project resources as necessary to achieve objectives and timelines ;
  • Develop organization wide monitoring and evaluation tools to ensure projects are proceeding according to timelines, meeting quality & cost targets and expectations and adhering to established operating parameters;
  • Preparing presentations, briefing papers and pertinent background materials and summaries for discussion in respect of cross cutting projects and initiatives;
  • Develop and oversee work-plans and budget for the Office of the Chief Executive;
  • Support Senior Management in the identification and development of new sources of income and tracking funding proposals for the Office of the Chief Executive and Authority’s strategic projects teams for raising funds to supplement the Authority’s other revenue bases;
  • Support the Office of the Chief Executive with the coordination of engagement with and responses to strategic partners of the Authority including regional and international member organizations;
  • Prepare annual, half yearly, quarterly and continuous reports to Senior Management on the status of implementation of the Authority’s strategic projects;
  • Carrying out any other duties as assigned by the Chief executive, including working closely with the Directorates within the Authority.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Social Sciences, Project Management or equivalent
  • Project portfolio management; resource portfolio management; project management mentoring and project management tool development and assessment qualifications are a definite advantage
  • Minimum of seven (7) years relevant experience, three (3) years of which has been in senior management, in project management and related functional areas, with an ability to carry forward ideas and monitor implementation of projects from conception to execution and conclusion

    Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  • Understanding of the Kenyan Capital Markets Master Plan and knowledge of financial sector flagship projects under the Kenya Vision 2030 economic blueprint is a key advantage;
  • Track record of taking initiative in managing competing organizational and Directorate/departmental priorities and working under pressure;
  • Track record of thinking conceptually, mastering complex matters quickly and conveying such concepts in a clear, concise and logical manner;
  • Superior critical analytical skills with capacity to identify and appropriately assess and prioritize competing interest amongst different projects;
  • Exceptional research and communication skills with focus on report writing for decision making;
  • Proficiency in Project management applications;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team as well as work with minimal supervision;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with counterparts at different level of seniority with tact and discretion
  • Excellent organization and planning skills;
  • High level of creativity with strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Advanced experience in using MS Product Suites and statistical packages;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism

    12. Manager, Investigations and Enforcement

    Ref: HCA/MIE/8/2015

    1 Position

    Reporting to Director Market Operations, the selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Designing, documenting, implementing and evaluating effective Investigation and Enforcement policies, and procedures
  • Developing and implementing long term strategies and objectives of the Investigations & Enforcement Department
  • Coordinate investigations at the Authority
  • Reviewing reports on incidents of violations, market malpractices and fraudulent operations and recommend appropriate enforcement action in line with CMA requirements
  • Regularly preparing reports in relation departmental progress
  • Develop and supervise staff in the department
  • Implementing Risk management activities and measures
  • Undertake any other responsibilities as and when assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Law, Finance, Economics or any other related field
  • If a lawyer, must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, hold a current practising certificate with a professional qualification.
  • Otherwise possess professional qualification such as CFE or related and be a member of the relevant professional body
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in a regulatory environment and demonstrated leadership

    Key skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  • Strong understanding of investigations and enforcement of capital markets operations as well as financial sector operations
  • Strong understanding of the Kenyan legislative system.
  • High level of creativity with strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Advanced experience in using MS Product Suites;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Team player disposition
  • Organization and analytical skills
  • Efficiency and objectivity in reviewing investigations and enforcement reports
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism
  • Ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas and to transfer knowledge and skills;

    13. Head, Legal Affairs

    Ref: HCA/HLA/8/2015

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Director Corporation Secretary and Communications, the selected candidate will be responsible for;

  • Overseeing the procurement of legal services from external legal services providers/ advocates.
  • Drafting pleadings and coordinating their timely preparation and ensuring filing
  • Preparation of legal opinions on legal issues pertaining to the Authority’s mandate and issues arising in its engagement with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Liaison with external advocates on matters they are handling on behalf of the Authority.
  • Providing legal advice on legal issues as they arise from business operations Overseeing contract execution and supporting directorates on contractual issues
  • Overseeing litigation of court and tribunal cases.
  • Liaising with external advocates on witness identification and preparation of witness statements.
  • Development and supervision of staff
  • Performing other duties as assigned from time to time

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Law
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law – Kenya School of Law
  • Admission to the Bar- Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Certified Public Secretary
  • At least 6 years’ experience in a busy commercial law firm or government agency.

    Key skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  • Qualifications as advocate with broad understanding of capital markets operations and legal framework.
  • Deep understanding of the laws of Kenya
  • Skills in drafting of legal pleadings
  • Contract negotiation skills
  • Contract management skills
  • Case management skills
  • High level of creativity with strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Advanced experience in using MS Product Suites and statistical packages;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Team player disposition
  • Organization and analytical skills
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism

    14. Assistant Accountant - Revenue

    Ref: HCA/AA/8/2015

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Assistant Manager Finance, the selected candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Preparation and posting of revenue invoices in accordance with the Capital Markets Act
  • Preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly revenue reports
  • Bank reconciliation of designated bank accounts
  • Constant follow up of debts from customers as per the debt management policy.
  • Effecting all banking transactions related to cash deposits, cheque deposits, collection of bank correspondences.
  • Reconciliation of debtors’ accounts and ensuring that proper accounting entries have been captured.
  • Accuracy of coding, posting, reconciliation and timely surrender of advances and imprests.
  • Posting of general journals, receipts and direct bank entries into the Accounting system
  • Maintaining an accurate up to date assets register by updating additions, disposals, monthly depreciation and amortization charge, and ensuring that the register is reconciled to the General ledger at all times.
  • Prompt tagging of asset additions and ensuring that low value assets are recorded and verified on a regular basis.
  • Monitoring of investments made by the Authority in financial instruments by maintaining an updated investment registers and ensuring that the Authority strives to maintain its investments portfolio as per its Investment Policy.
  • Maintaining monthly schedules of assigned accounts including consumables stocks.
  • Preparation of the monthly cash-flow projection and cash position report
  • Supporting in the annual audit process.
  • Supporting the annual budget preparation process.
  • Assisting in preparation of follow up letters, demand letters for debts and other correspondences to customers.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor of Commerce Degree or related Business / Finance degree
  • CPA II
  • Experience with use of computerized accounting systems ( ERP) and online banking systems
  • 2 years relevant experience

    Key skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  • Knowledge of IFRS or IPSAS,
  • Knowledge of accounting principles
  • Knowledge of preparation of Financial Statements.
  • Ability to multitask effectively
  • Willingness to accept challenging assignments & responsibilities
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to be persistent
  • High level of creativity with strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Advanced experience in using MS Product Suites;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Team player disposition
  • Organization and analytical skills
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism

    15. Manager, Corporate Approvals

    Ref: HCA/MCA/8/2015

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Director, Market Operations, and the selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Participating in the formulation and development of the Authority’s strategic plan including monitoring and evaluating the implementation of work plans related to the licensing of market intermediaries; approval of issues and listing and registration of approved institutions.
  • Preparing annual department work -plans and budgets
  • Providing leadership and coordination of the review of applications for licensing market institutions and intermediaries.
  • Supervising the coordination of the review of the information memoranda and other documentation
  • Participating in the review of applications from publicly listed companies to offer additional securities to the public in line with capital market requirements.
  • Coordinating the review of applications from publicly listed companies as well as equity and debt instruments.
  • Overseeing the registration of Collective Investment Schemes in line with the requirements of the Capital Markets Act and Regulations issued thereunder.
  • Overseeing the review of notices, announcement and advertisements by market intermediaries and listed companies and make recommendations of the suitability for publication.
  • Overseeing the review of periodic financial statements by market intermediaries and listed companies
  • Development and supervision of staff.
  • Undertake any other assignment as and when required

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Law, Finance, Business Administration or any other related field
  • Must be a member of a relevant professional body.
  • If a lawyer, must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and hold a current practising certificate with a professional qualification
  • Otherwise should possess a professional qualification in accounting CPA (K) or equivalent e.g. ACCA, CFA etc.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years relevant experience in legal or regulatory processes in the financial sector and demonstrated leadership

    Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  • Strong understanding of capital markets operations and institutional policy
  • Strong understanding of the Kenyan Law
  • Understanding of capital market operations
  • Strong knowledge of corporate commercial law and transaction advisory.
  • High level of creativity with strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Advanced experience in using MS Product Suites;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Team player disposition
  • Organization and analytical skills
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism
  • Ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas and to transfer knowledge and skills;

    How to Apply

    If your background, experience and competence match the specifications outlined, please send your application, quoting the reference of the position you are interested in, including your current curriculum vitae, copies of your certificates and other testimonials, salary history, three referees (one of who must be either your current or previous employer), day telephone number, e-mail address and details of your current salary and benefits to:

    The Chief Executive,
    Capital Markets Authority
    P. O Box 74800 – 00200,
    Nairobi

    Applications should be received on or before 11th September 2015

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    “Capital Markets Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply”.


    M-KOPA Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    M-KOPA is seeking:

    1. Position Title: Customer Care Representative

    Location: Nairobi

    Position Start: ASAP

    Contract: Yes

    Reporting to: Team Leader

    Overall Purpose: To work with M-KOPA customers to ensure their customer care needs are met in a way that is exceptional and becomes the best customer experience that our customers have ever experienced.

    This will be done through answering customers queries received from Telephone Calls, SMS or Email, diagnosing them and resolving their problems. The role requires a very high degree of personal ownership.

    As an entry level Customer Care Representative there is a whole career path within Customer Care, which will lead to increasing the skills of CCRs to fix solar devices and take on additional responsibilities.

    About M-KOPA Solar: M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of "pay-as-you-go" energy for off-grid customers.

    Since its commercial launch in October 2012, M-KOPA has connected more than 240,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, and is now adding over 500 new homes each day.

    The success of M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan.

    Customers acquire solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage "credits" for Kshs 40, or less than the price of traditional kerosene lighting.

    After one year of payments customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to more power.

    All revenues are collected in real-time via mobile money systems (such as M-PESA in Kenya) and embedded GSM sensors in each solar system allow M-KOPA to monitor real time performance and regulate usage based upon payments.

    This connected design means that M-KOPA is processing vast amounts of data (i.e. over 10,000 mobile payments per day) via the company's proprietary cloud platform, M-KOPAnet.

    As of January 2015 M-KOPA employs over 500 full time staff across East Africa and sells through a network of 1,000 direct sales agents. It has also commenced licensing its technology to partners in other markets.

    M-KOPA has been recognised for its pioneering business mode and scale, notably winning the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize, being selected as the top New Energy Pioneer at the 2014 Bloomberg New Energy Finance awards and earning the 2013 FT/IFC Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award.

    Role Profile

    Key Accountabilities

  • Delivering Customer Care excellence to our customers.

    Incumbent Requirements

    Education: There are no specific education requirements for this role.

    Experience: The incumbent should have the following experience:

  • Previous Call Centre experience.
  • Previous Customer Care experience
  • Demonstrated a desire to make customers lives better.

    Knowledge / Skills:

  • Articulate & empathetic telephone manner
  • An ability to multi-task
  • Quick learning
  • Tenacious in problem solving
  • Computer savvy
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Typing speed of no less than 30 words per minute

    Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

    2. Position Title: Team Leader

    Location: Nairobi

    Position Start: TBC

    Contract: Yes

    Reporting to: Deputy Operations Manager

    Overall Purpose: Lead and mange one of the ten teams that make up customer care for M-KOPA and ensure we provide unbeatable customers service to our customers.

    You need to grow CCRs in your team and continually find ways of improving the service we provide our customers, through skill, experience, ingenuity and tenaciousness.

    About M-KOPA Solar: M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of "pay-as-you-go" energy for off-grid customers.

    Since its commercial launch in October 2012, M-KOPA has connected more than 240,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, and is now adding over 500 new homes each day.

    The success of M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan.

    Customers acquire solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage "credits" for Kshs 40, or less than the price of traditional kerosene lighting. After one year of payments customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to more power.

    All revenues are collected in real-time via mobile money systems (such as M-PESA in Kenya) and embedded GSM sensors in each solar system allow M-KOPA to monitor real time performance and regulate usage based upon payments.

    This connected design means that M-KOPA is processing vast amounts of data (i.e. over 10,000 mobile payments per day) via the company's proprietary cloud platform, M-KOPAnet.

    As of January 2015 M-KOPA employs over 500 full time staff across East Africa and sells through a network of 1,000 direct sales agents. It has also commenced licensing its technology to partners in other markets.

    M-KOPA has been recognised for its pioneering business mode and scale, notably winning the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize, being selected as the top New Energy Pioneer at the 2014 Bloomberg New Energy Finance awards and earning the 2013 FT/IFC Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award.

    Role Profile

    Key Accountabilities

  • Lead and manage the team to provide excellent customer care
  • Develop the team so they become increasingly capable and skilled
  • Understand the business function of your team, how it fits into the goals of M-KOPA and improve the performance of it.

    Incumbent Requirements

    Education: There are no specific education requirements for this role. However operations related studies are an advantage.

    Experience:

    The incumbent should have the following experience:

  • Proven team leader skills, including both Management & Leadership
  • Ideally will have worked in a call centres
  • Has developed soft skills that allow the incumbent to meaningfully develop team members

    Knowledge / Skills:

  • Can understand data and is proficient in excel
  • Strong personal communications skills
  • Can analyze and develop processes
  • Soft skills to allow coaching of both groups and individuals
  • Public speaking in front of groups up to 100 people Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

    3. Position Title: Collections Agents

    Location: Nairobi

    Position Start: TBC

    Contract: Yes

    Reporting to: Collections Team Leader

    Overall Purpose: To call customers and help them find ways of paying back their M-KOPA device, if they have experienced difficulty in paying.

    You require good negotiation skills combined with patience and tenaciousness.

    About M-KOPA Solar: M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of "pay-as-you-go" energy for off-grid customers.

    Since its commercial launch in October 2012, M-KOPA has connected more than 240,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, and is now adding over 500 new homes each day.

    The success of M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan.

    Customers acquire solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage "credits" for Kshs 40, or less than the price of traditional kerosene lighting. After one year of payments customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to more power.

    All revenues are collected in real-time via mobile money systems (such as M-PESA in Kenya) and embedded GSM sensors in each solar system allow M-KOPA to monitor real time performance and regulate usage based upon payments.

    This connected design means that M-KOPA is processing vast amounts of data (i.e. over 10,000 mobile payments per day) via the company's proprietary cloud platform, M-KOPAnet.

    As of January 2015 M-KOPA employs over 500 full time staff across East Africa and sells through a network of 1,000 direct sales agents. It has also commenced licensing its technology to partners in other markets.

    M-KOPA has been recognised for its pioneering business mode and scale, notably winning the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize, being selected as the top New Energy Pioneer at the 2014 Bloomberg New Energy Finance awards and earning the 2013 FT/IFC Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award.

    Role Profile

    Key Accountabilities

  • Telephone accounts assigned to you and negotiate payments on arrears
  • Help customers come up with solutions of how they can pay, so they become unblocked.
  • Maintain high level of Promise to Pay success rates.

    Incumbent Requirements

    Education: There are no specific education requirements for this role.

    Experience:

    The incumbent should have the following experience:

  • Strong negotiation experience
  • Previous collections experience with financial institutions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Collections methodology
  • Have worked in a call centre environment

    Knowledge / Skills:

  • Strong Negotiation skills
  • Empathetic with customers
  • Articulate telephone manner
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Typing speed of no less than 30 words per minute

    Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

    To Apply

    To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the subject EV-CCR-2708

    Deadline for applications is August 31, 2015.

    Please Note: Due to the large number of applications received by us, we regret that you will not be contacted unless you are short listed for the post and invited for an interview.

    Therefore, if you have not heard from M-KOPA within 4 weeks of the date of the deadline your application, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

    This measure has been taken in the interests of efficiency and cost effectiveness and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


    mHealth Lead Software Developer Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Lead Software Developer

    mHealth Kenya is a limited liability company that brings together a team of experts with a diversity of knowledge and experience, and a deep understanding of ICT for Health.

    mHealth Kenya’s purpose is to bridge communication gaps among remote healthcare facilities, community workers, and central government headquarters to improve care and treatment.

    mHealth Kenya endeavors to explore numerous applications of mobile health (mHealth) technology, such as increasing direct patient care, rapid lab results communication, worker training, and drug supply-level management.

    Over the last several years, mHealth Kenya has risen to be at the forefront of facilitating improved public health through use of mobile technologies.

    mHealth Kenya has recently launched an ambitious 5 year strategic plan that aims to position the company as a regional leader in technology solutions that improve quality and delivery of health care.

    This vision will be achieve by developing, implementing and sustaining innovative solutions that are agnostic to existing technologies.

    To assist in achieving this goal, the following opportunity has arisen for a qualified, ambitious and passionate professional:

    Lead Software Developer

    The role will primarily be responsible for the scoping, planning and designing of solutions for mHealth Kenya.

    The role will manage mHealth Kenya’s technology teams to develop, implement, maintain and support all solutions as required by our stakeholders.

    The role will operationally report to the Chief Technology Officer and will offer tactical guidance to the technology team which consists of software developers, implementation engineers and support engineers.

    Solutioning

  • Lead technical scoping for existing and new solutions
  • Oversee requirements gathering for all solutions and develop product and solution documentation
  • Lead solution development and liaise with all stakeholders’ teams to ensure adherence to budget and timelines
  • Manage all implementation of solutions as per stakeholders’ needs.

    Technical support and service management

  • Develop, manage and operationalize all client SLA’s
  • Ensure effective monitoring of services
  • Ensure accurate and fast ticket and incident management
  • Engage with stakeholders on matters around technology operations.
  • Oversee timely and effective issue escalation and resolution with third party service providers.
  • Ensure accurate and regular service reporting for all client services.

    Stakeholder management

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with all stakeholders to establish mHealth Kenya as the partner of choice for m/eHealth products and solutions.
  • Together with the CTO, COO and CEO, pitch new partners.
  • Build and maintain trustworthy relationships with key stakeholders CTO/CIO/COPs/IT Heads/Directors.

    Continuous Service Improvement

  • Maintain and manage a roadmap of technology deliverables that are important to ensure continuous improvement of products and services.
  • Drive usage and activity efforts from a technology POV to optimize user experience.
  • Review and propose cost reducing improvements to products and solutions offered to mHealth stakeholders

    Project delivery

  • Manage the delivery process to ensure timely and high quality delivery of new products for mHealth Kenya
  • Manage required internal relationships to ensure prioritization and sufficient resources
  • Resources management (People and Capacity)
  • Build and manage people capacity to develop, implement and support mHealth Kenya’s products and solutions
  • Provide technical guidance and professional leadership for all technical teams.
  • Develop/roll out training programs for technology staff to be able to handle their responsibilities and the meet business goals.
  • Improve productivity and efficiency to ensure costs are in line with budget plans
  • Provide input to the business for budgeting, estimating, planning and objective setting with respect to technology operations.
  • Define and improve the governance structures required to effectively manage, control and improve technology.
  • Mature mHealth Kenya’s technology operating practices against global benchmarks using ITIL

    Qualifications, skills and knowledge

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, software engineering or related field Minimum of 5 years of technology experience, with at least 3 years’ experience in leadership role
  • At least 3 years of experience in developing, deploying and managing technology solutions (software development, mobile applications and web development)
  • Project Management Certification is desired

    Skills / Requirements:

  • Effective written and oral communication with all levels of the organization including senior leadership
  • Sharp analytical abilities and problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize and synthesize action items from disparate options and trains of thought
  • Mature judgment, negotiation, and leadership skills
  • Excellent leadership skills and teamwork skills
  • Results oriented, high energy, self-motivated

    Desired Experience

  • Working knowledge of PHP (Laravel), Javascript (Angular, Node), HTML5, CSS/CSS3, Linux
  • Demonstrable expertise around specifying, designing, and/or implementing payments solutions
  • Experience managing teams of project managers and engineers to deliver against project plans and SLAs.
  • Strong experience and detailed technical knowledge in technical support, incident management and issue resolution for 24x7 environments.
  • Demonstrable experience in implementing strategic technology goals across a multidisciplinary business.
  • Experience in engaging client senior staff in scoping for technology solutions needs

    All application letters and detailed CVs, copies of certificates, telephone contacts together with names of three referees should reach us no later than 6th September, 2015

    to Email: info@mhealthkenya.org

    mHealth Kenya Ltd.
    Rosami Court, 3rd Floor, No.6
    Muringa Road, Kilimani
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    IPA MAICE Project Job in Meru Town, Kenya

    Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

    Mitigating Aflatoxin Consumption for Improving Child Growth (MAICE) Project Position: Associate Field Manager - Nurse / Phlebotomist

    Deadline to Apply: September 3, 2015 but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

    Start Date: September 11, 2015

    Location: Meru Town

    Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only

    Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems.

    In close partnership with decision makers - the policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors working with the poor around the world - we design and evaluate potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations, the most rigorous evaluation method available.

    We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.

    About the 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 6 Associate Field Manager (nurses/phlebotomists) 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.

    Associate Field Manger (Nurse/Phlebotomist) will provide support to the MAICE (Mitigating Aflatoxin for Improving Child Growth in Eastern Kenya) team.

    In order to satisfactory complete this assignment, you will be expected to:

  • Explaining study objectives and obtaining informed consent from all respondents
  • Accompanying the field work team to the field and collect venous blood samples from all eligible children 0-24 months in study households
  • Measuring maternal and child anthropometry, observing all required research protocol
  • Administering specific endline tool to mothers, with a focus on immunization and anthropometry
  • Ensuring safe disposal of all medical equipment such as needles, alcohol swabs, etc.
  • Ensuring adequate storage of blood samples while in the field, to avoid any destruction or loss to the sample
  • Ensuring that Shorrboards and SECA scales are handled carefully to avoid damage and that all equipment is returned to the office at the end of the day
  • Ensure that lab request forms thoroughly for completeness and correctness, with special attention to name of the child, child PID, HHID and barcode ID for the respondent.
  • In the morning, organize all the equipment needed for blood sample collection as per field checklist
  • Every evening, after fieldwork, ensure blood samples are delivered to the lab for separation together with the lab request form
  • Careful record-keeping of surveys completed; children measured; blood samples collected using control sheets
  • Liaise with lab personnel to ensure that materials, such as icepacks, are sufficient for the next day’s exercise
  • Take part in training and re-training, as necessary
  • Administrative tasks such as printing, data entry, and filing, as needed
  • Reports to the field manager and research associate

    Skills / Experience

    Required

  • Valid phlebotomy license or nurse license (must be valid through to November 2015)
  • Demonstrated experience with phlebotomy
  • Demonstrated experience working with young children
  • Adaptability in challenging situations and a team player
  • Flexibility with work hours
  • Detail-oriented

    Desired

  • Interest in research
  • Previous work experience in rural areas
  • Past work experience with household-based survey desirable
  • Previous research experience

    How 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: “Associate Field Manager-Nurse/phlebotomist REF NO: MAICE-2015-08-01”.

    Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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

    Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the (Associate Field Manager-Nurse/phlebotomist).

    The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.

    Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant.

    Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to jobs- kenya@poverty-action.org.


    Catholic Relief Services Jobs in Kenya

    About CRS: Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations.

    We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

    1. Job Title: Information Officer – Turkana County

    Ref. 2015/27

    Department: Programming

    Job Location: Turkana County

    Band / Grade: Grade 5

    Reports to: Snr. Officer - County Program Lead – Turkana County

    Background: Catholic Relief Services Kenya is seeking an Information Officer for a multi-donor funded 5-year WASH & Livestock program in Kenya.

    In day to day operation the Information Officer will take the specific responsibility of coordinating all Information/ICT related activities.

    Reporting to the county program lead, S/he will work closely as a member of the County Coordinating Unit based in Turkana and with other technical leads/officers in the program.

    The Information Officer will be located in Turkana County. It is a full time position. The position is contingent upon successful signing of an agreement with donor.

    The Kenya Resilient Arid Lands Partnership for Integrated Development (KENYA RAPID) is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) program, in which multiple partners cooperate.

    It aims to support sustainable and resilient livelihoods in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL’s), by improving water availability and water service delivery to people and livestock, and improve rangelands.

    KENYA RAPID mobilizes financial and technical resources from development partners, national government, county government and the private sector.

    Over the next five years (2015-2020) the KENYA RAPID program focuses on five Kenyan counties with high poverty rates, chronic food and water insecurity and low access to basic services: Marsabit, Garissa, Isiolo, Wajir, and Turkana.

    The Kenya RAPID program will facilitate a process that supports the growth and capacity strengthening of public, civil society, community and private sector institutions to increase access to water for people and livestock and rebuild a healthy rangeland management ecosystem.

    The program is designed to create a successful intervention model that, with local adaptation, can be replicated by other counties and thus substantially contribute to the Government of Kenya’s goal of universal coverage of WASH services in Kenya by 2030.

    There are three strategic objectives:

  • A responsive and accountable governance framework is in place and operational at county government level that ensures sustainable provision of water and pasture;
  • Replicable and scalable business models for sustainable WASH and livestock service delivery are developed and operationalized; and
  • Communities have increased access to sustainable WASH services and improved rangeland management

    Reliable and regular information on key metrics is required to deliver and sustain services over time.

    However, reliable data on issues such as water point functionality status, revenue generation, asset condition, life cycle costs, and tariff structures for people vs. livestock and commercial vs. domestic uses, simply do not exist on any level in any of the five counties where the program will operate.

    KENYA RAPID will focus on supporting established county government agencies/authorities to access data, information, and communication and technology tools for improved investment, efficiency, and managerial decision-making in the WASH and livestock sectors.

    One of the program results will be the development and roll out of a Water Management as a Service Platform (WaMasP).

    IBM Research Africa and SweetSense Inc. (www.sweetsensors.com) will play a crucial role to develop this, supporting a systematic approach towards collecting and managing information, managing communication flows and supporting informed decision making processes in order to enable full adoption of (new) solutions.

    Existing data available in Kenya such as water point mapping studies and migration routes will be combined with new data generated and integrated in the WaMasP.

    The WaMasP system will be owned and managed by the county government; however, the vision is that key data contained within it will be available in the public domain.

    The Information Officer is expected to support and facilitate the development of the WaMasP and ensure uptake among end users.

    Job Summary: On a day to day operational level, the KENYA RAPID program will be coordinated by a County Coordination Unit (CCU), led by a County Program Lead and located within the Turkana County Government administrative offices.

    The Information Officer will be part of this CCU and S/he will work closely with the developers of the WaMasP and with county employees assigned to work with the CCU from relevant ministries (e.g. water, agriculture, livestock, health, planning) to implement the approved work plan for the county.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Responsibility 1: Project implementation and reporting including monitoring, evaluation and learning.

  • Support IBM Research, Sweetsense and other development partners in the development of the Water Management as a Service Platform (WaMasP);
  • Support in the development of ICT tools to improve access to Integrated Water Resource Management information for CCU and county extension staff;
  • Lead the roll out process of the WaMasP and other ICT tools;
  • Provide hand on technical assistance to the CCU and County extension staff on use of the WaMasP and other ICT tools;
  • Train trainers on use of ICT tools and (mobile) data collection;
  • Diagnosing hardware and software problems;
  • Liaise with the CCU and development partners to troubleshoot, provide technical support and give feedback on any weaknesses and issues with the WaMasP and other ICT tools;
  • Install/configure new computers/android phones with WaMasP and other ICT applications;
  • Repair/upgrade PC hardware, software and android phones;
  • Ensure tracking and documentation of project progress, beneficiaries and report back to MWA;
  • Collaborate with selected Counties to identify their project needs and feedback into management decisions;
  • Collaborate with selected Counties in mentoring assessing the performance of the extension staff;
  • Work with the CCU and ICT development partners to develop a framework to monitor and evaluate the progress and impact of the WaMasP and other ICT tools;
  • Ensure the identification, documentation, sharing and adoption of best practices and lessons learned;
  • Facilitate dissemination and learning platforms to discuss findings from surveys, evaluations and special studies and to generate and document lessons;
  • Identify and escalate situations that require urgent attention;
  • Stay current with system information, changes and updates;
  • Participate in the preparation of periodic reports for submission to the donor.

    Responsibility 2: Networking, representation and collaboration

  • Strengthen capacity of ICT department at county level;
  • Advance the use of WaMasP and other ICT tools within KENYA RAPID;
  • Organize meetings/workshops with the respective Counties for critical thinking and learning to guide decision making and action;

    Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: None

    Key Working Relationships:

    Internal:

  • County Program Lead - Turkana County, Project Manager/County program lead Isiolo, Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods officer – Turkana County, CRS Program Quality and Support Department (PQSD).

    External:

  • The Turkana County Government’s ministries of water, irrigation, health, finance and planning, information and communication;
  • Program consultants;
  • IBM Research Africa, SweetSense Inc., County Program Steering Committee, Millennium Water Alliance Program Coordinating Unit and the program technical leads.

    Competencies Relevant for the Specific Position:

  • Knowledge of backup and disaster recovery solutions;
  • Overall knowledge of software and hardware firewalls;
  • Basic network troubleshooting skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods;
  • Familiarity with adult learning principles/techniques;
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and written/verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize competing activities;
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment;
  • Good communication skills using speech and writing;
  • Experience with working with county governments, civil society, donors and local communities;
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills
  • Demonstrate high levels of initiative
  • Flexibility in tasks undertaken
  • Extensive knowledge of participatory approaches
  • Understanding of development/relief issues
  • Experience in ASAL counties, proven sensitivity to the setting and its challenges

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in a field related to ICT and project management, a master’s degree will be an added advantage;
  • IT Certification, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate or equivalent;
  • At least 5 years work experience in progressive responsibility in relief and development programs, including some significant time in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL);

    Required Foreign Language: None.

    Required Travel (where and expected %): 30% field travel and 70% office in Turkana.

    Work Environment: Turkana County.

    2. Job Title: Project Officer - Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods – Isiolo County

    Ref. 2015/25

    Department: Programming

    Job Location: Isiolo County

    Band / Grade: Grade 5

    /Reports to (Job title): Project Manager – K-RAPID WASH Program/ County Program Lead -Isiolo

    Background: Catholic Relief Services seek a Project Officer - Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods Officer (PO - FSNL) for a multi-donor funded 5-year WASH & Livestock program in Kenya.

    In day to day activities the FNL Officer will take the specific responsibility of coordinating all food security, nutrition and livelihoods related activities.

    Reporting to the County Program Lead/Manager, S/he will work closely together with the Millennium Water Alliance FSNL Specialist based in Nairobi and with other technical leads/officers in the program. The FSNL Officer will be located in Isiolo.

    This is a full time position. The position is contingent upon successful signing of an agreement with donor.

    The Kenya Resilient Arid Lands Partnership for Integrated Development (KENYA RAPID) is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) program, in which multiple partners cooperate.

    It aims to support sustainable and resilient livelihoods in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL’s), by improving water availability and water service delivery to people and livestock, and improve rangelands. KENYA RAPID mobilizes financial and technical resources from development partners, national government, county government and the private sector.

    Over the next five years (2015-2020) the KENYA RAPID program focuses on five Kenyan counties with high poverty rates, chronic food and water insecurity and low access to basic services: Marsabit, Garissa, Isiolo, Wajir, and Turkana.

    The Kenya RAPID program will facilitate a process that supports the growth and capacity strengthening of public, civil society, community and private sector institutions to increase access to water for people and livestock and rebuild a healthy rangeland management ecosystem.

    The program is designed to create a successful intervention model that, with local adaptation, can be replicated by other counties and thus substantially contribute to the Government of Kenya’s goal of universal coverage of WASH services in Kenya by 2030.

    There are three strategic objectives:

  • A responsive and accountable governance framework is in place and operational at county government level that ensures sustainable provision of water and pasture;
  • Replicable and scalable business models for sustainable WASH and livestock service delivery are developed and operationalized; and
  • Communities have increased access to sustainable WASH services and improved rangeland management

    Job Summary: On a day to day operational level, the KENYA RAPID program will be coordinated by a County Coordination Unit (CCU), led by a County program lead manager and located within the Isiolo County administrative offices.

    The FSNL Officer will be part of this CCU team and will report to County program lead and work closely with the FSNL Specialist based in Nairobi and with county employees assigned to work with the CCU team from relevant ministries (e.g., water, agriculture, livestock, health, planning) to implement the approved work plan for the county.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Responsibility 1: Project implementation and reporting including monitoring, evaluation and learning.

  • Lead the development and implementation of an innovative Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods programme, through community based systems, addressing the needs of the most vulnerable members of society;
  • Lead in development of a contextual analysis of economic policy, food security, nutrition and livelihoods issues affecting the county and particularly the target groups;
  • Facilitate the county in development of a detailed food security, nutrition and livelihoods strategy that aligns with the county integrated development plans
  • Formulate food security and livelihoods related guidelines, regulations and plans for KENYA RAPID operations at the county level and ensure the program operates efficiently and effectively;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of operational work plans in accordance with the budget, results framework, and administrative guidelines approved by the Program Steering Committee (PSC);
  • Participate in budget processes and periodic budget reviews for Food security, Nutrition and Livelihoods related activities;
  • Stay abreast of new developments in Food security, Nutrition and Livelihoods and participate actively in related technical working groups and forums;
  • Provide technical assistance in the areas of agricultural/livestock productivity, seed systems, agricultural/livestock value chains, land and water management and trade/marketing of agricultural/livestock products;
  • Implement decisions made by the Program Steering Committee (PSC) and the County Program Steering Committee (CPSC);
  • Select intervention sites, expansion areas and (new) program partners based on set criteria by the county and after consultation with all stakeholders;
  • Support the CCU team in compiling reports every six months to be provided to the CPSC that summarizes program achievements, key challenges, lessons learned to date and detailing budget expenditures and investment plans from all stakeholders.
  • Develop a MEL plan for the FSNL activities in the program in close consultation with the information/data management officer;
  • Monitor progress of FSNL activity implementation, identifying issues (technical and coordination) and formulate solutions to address the identified issues.

    Responsibility 2: Networking, representation and collaboration

  • Strengthen program linkages and foster good working relations with civil society organizations, government representatives, private sector and community based organizations;
  • Facilitate training needs identification and capacity building for the county staff and other public and private partners;
  • Support the information/data management officer to develop annual learning agenda, data analysis from the field and producing customized reports for various applications/interventions;
  • Coordinate the adoption of new products and/or approaches in Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods development and marketing;
  • Technical support to the CCU in launching tenders and calls for proposal; contract service providers and implementing entities;
  • Monitor compliance of FSNL contract service providers, consultants and implementing entities contracted by the CCU;

    Supervisory Responsibilities: None

    Key Working Relationships:

    Internal:

  • Project Manager/County program lead Isiolo, information officer – Isiolo County, CRS Program Quality and Support Department (PQSD).

    External:

  • The Isiolo County Government’s ministries of Water, irrigation, health, finance and planning, agriculture and livestock.
  • Program consultants
  • County Program Steering Committee, Millennium Water Alliance Program Coordinating Unit and the program technical leads.

    Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

    Competencies Relevant for the Specific Position:

  • A broad grasp of socio - economic policy issues with respect to food security, nutrition and livelihood development in both in rural and urban settings
  • Technical knowledge in Food security, Nutrition, Livestock and other Livelihoods, Social Protection, Gender issues and Environment
  • Experience with working with county governments, civil society, donors and local communities;
  • Diplomacy, tact and negotiating skills;

    Training/coaching skills

  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills
  • The ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically and work effectively within a team
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detailed understanding and experience of gender and diversity issues and commitment to addressing inequalities in all the key areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrate high levels of initiative
  • Flexibility in tasks undertaken
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines
  • Extensive knowledge of participatory approaches
  • Understanding of development/relief issues
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action
  • Needs good strategic thinking and vision
  • Strong financial/budget management skills required

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Agriculture/ livestock or related development field, a master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • At least 5 years work experience in Food security, Nutrition and/or Livelihoods programming

    Required Foreign Language: None.

    Required Travel (where and expected %): 30% field travel and 70% office in Isiolo.

    Work Environment: Isiolo County.

    Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

    Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Friday September 4, 2015;

    Human Resources Manager
    Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program
    E-mail: hr@ke.earo.crs.org

    Please indicate the Reference Number (Ref: 2015/27) on the ‘email subject.

    Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment.

    Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment.


    Program Manager (Fundraising) Job in Nairobi, Kenya - SOS Children's Villages Somalia

    SOS Children's Villages Somalia

    Vacancy: Program Manager - Institutional Partnership Development (Fundraising) Location: Nairobi, Kenya (with travel to Somalia and Somaliland).

    Position Summary: The Program Manager, Institutional Partnership Development (Fundraising) works with the National Director and the Program Team to mobilize institutional funding for SOS Somalia / Somaliland.

    He/she develops and implements institutional partnership strategies and is a key contributor to the growth of the funding portfolio as well as day to day donor relationship management with bilateral donors, international organizations, governmental institutions, embassies and any other concerned national or international organization.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Institutional Partnership Development

    Fundraising and Donor Liaison

  • Identify institutional partnership opportunities at the national local level (from bilateral, multilateral, international organizations and embassies and foundations)
  • Coordinate with the program team to conduct assessments and feasibility studies that inform program design. Conduct background research relevant for designing projects
  • Coordinate and write program proposals and be the link between program, finance and submit this to potential institutional donors
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with donors by ensuring regular communication, knowledge exchange and effective reporting.
  • Working with the National director, be the link between SOS Somalia/Somaliland and donors especially in management of institutional funding contracts. Ensure regular communication with the SOS international and regional offices.
  • Coordinate, monitor and assess the quality of donor reporting making sure that donor requirements are met during the project implementation phase.
  • Prepare and submit IPD monthly updates and quarterly reports to the regional office.

    Donor Contract Management

  • Responsible for Donor Contract Management (DCM) of institutional (restricted) grants, including contract preparation, development of consortium agreements, compliance with donor requirements, submission of reports.
  • Develop and maintain a mechanism for management of institutional contracts.
  • Ensure all funding files, (electronic, system and paper) are complete and kept up to date.
  • Undertake routine donor contract administration for country programmes including maintenance of records on donor contracts in Somalia/Somaliland.
  • Establish a close working relationship with the Finance Department and provide advice to ensure synergy in donor budgeting, contract management and reporting.

    Strategy, Capacity Building

  • Develop and implement an institutional fundraising and partnership strategy in line with the needs of SOS Children’s Villages Somalia/Somaliland and ensure this is infused within the national plans
  • Review and implement the recommendations of the donor market survey
  • Train and support relevant staff in Project Cycle Management and Logical Framework Approach
  • Build fundraising capacity within the programme team, by training staff on funding policies donor relations, reporting, contract management, etc.

    Partnership Development and Networking

  • Establish and maintain regular contact with donors by organizing donor roundtables, face to face meetings, attending donor forums etc
  • Negotiate collaboration with partner institutions and government departments in support of SOS Somalia/Somaliland subject to approval from the National director
  • Assess and where possible develop partnerships and consortiums with other like-minded organizations for purposes of bidding for large donor projects.
  • Represent SOS Somalia/Somaliland in sector level meetings (development and humanitarian/emergency) and other networking forums and use this to aggressively develop funding partnerships
  • Participate in regional IPD networking and training forums and contribute to development of new IPD strategies to improve practice

    Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • A holder of a Bachelor’s degree in development/social sciences (Sociology, Development studies, Economics or related field). A Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • A thorough understanding of program design and development especially in the sectors of Education, Health, Livelihoods or Child Protection
  • He/she should have 5-8 years extensive experience in planning, securing and managing funds from institutional donors as well as a thorough understanding of development programming.
  • Potential candidates should demonstrate evidence of medium/large proposals they have developed and won. Experience with ECHO and USAID is an added advantage
  • Experience in social science research; the candidate should have extensive experience conducting assessments, evaluations etc.
  • A thorough understanding of PCM, training approaches is required.
  • The post holder should have the following competencies, leadership, and innovation, flexible, self-drive and have the ability to work very fast and under strict deadlines.
  • He/she should be highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-point and the use of Internet for research.
  • The position requires excellent skills in proposal and report writing
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills with the ability to represent SOS in donor forums, develop partnerships with other NGOs
  • Experience of capacity building non-funding staff in all aspects of funding and contract compliance.
  • Works effectively with others in a team situation to achieve fundraising targets.
  • Organizational awareness - understanding how to get what information and who to keep informed.

    Application Process

    Interested applicants who meet the required criteria are invited to submit a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae with three traceable referees to hr@sossomalia.org and indicate “Program Manager Institutional Partnerships” in the subject line by 06th September 2015.


    Concern Worldwide Data Analyst and FIM Urban Programme Manager Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Concern Worldwide is an international non - governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified Kenyan nationals for the following positions in our Indicator

    Development for Slow Urban Emergencies Project (IDSUE)

    Job Title: Data Analyst

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Contract: Fixed Term Contract - One Year

    Job Summary: The incumbent will support Concern and Partners to analyse and interpret the data from their project areas.

    S/he will also build partner capacity in data analysis, collate and holistically analyse each round of data collection across all sites.

    Job Specification:

  • A Masters Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Applied Economics or relevant field
  • At least three years’ experience in qualitative and quantitative analysis of large-scale datasets in an urban slum environment in an early warning/surveillance context.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer applications, statistical software (SPSS, Stata or R) and digital data gathering technologies

    Job Title: FIM Urban Programme Manager

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Contract: Fixed Term Contract - One Year

    Job Summary: The incumbent will now focus on upstream and advocacy aspects in the implementation as the IDSUE project looks to be mainstreamed as part of a long-term surveillance framework to monitor and respond to slow-onset urban emergencies up to and including managing and coordinating these partnerships in order to achieve the desired long-term objectives.

    Job Specification:

  • A Masters Degree in Humanitarian / Development Studies, Public Health, Nutrition, Biostatistics, Food Security or relevant field
  • Experience working with government and Partners on urban advocacy issues in an urban slum environment in an early warning/surveillance context
  • Proficiency in the use of statistical software (SPSS, Stata or R), digital data gathering technologies and computer applications

    Detailed ToRs for these positions may be obtained by sending an email to the following address: concern.kenyavacancies@concern.net

    Interested applicants, who meet the above requirements, should send their CV and Cover Letter only to nairobi.hr@concern.net with the job title of the position that you are applying for as the subject of the email.

    Each application should include at least three referees who can validate technical expertise.

    Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application.

    The closing date for applications is Sunday, 6th September 2015.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

    Concern’s Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation

    Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer


    Achelis Jobs in Kenya

    Achelis Group of Companies

    An international company specializing in the supply and after sales service of equipment wishes to fill the following positions:

    1. Human Resource Administrator

    Reporting to the Finance Director the successful candidate shall be responsible for:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Talent and performance management
  • Update, develop and maintain policies in line with the Company strategy
  • Compensation and benefits administration
  • Employee welfare
  • Ensure legislative compliance of the Company

    Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree / Higher Diploma in Human Resource
  • Computer proficiency
  • 3 years’ experience
  • Effective written and communication skills
  • Result oriented, consistent and reliable

    2. Product Support Manager

    Reporting to the Group General Manager the successful candidate shall be responsible for:

  • Ensure after sales service and support of construction equipment
  • Contact and meeting with existing and potential customers
  • Continuously improve product knowledge and sales technique
  • Travel throughout the assigned territory to call on regular and prospective customers

    Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or equivalent from a recognized university
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in product support in a reputable organization
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Result oriented, consistent and reliable
  • Ready to travel

    Only candidates who meet the set criteria should submit their application together with their CVs including contact details, current and expected remuneration quoting the position as the subject matter to be mailed so as to reach the Human Resource Administrator to the address below not later than 4th September, 2015.

    Human Resource Administrator
    P.O. Box 30378 – 00100,
    Nairobi

    or hr.admin@acheliskenya.co.ke


    Heifer International Programme Manager (Eastern Kenya) and Training Manager Jobs in Kenya

    Heifer International is a humanitarian development organization dedicated to ending hunger and poverty and caring for the Earth by empowering small holder families around the globe to become self-reliant and attain sustainable livelihood through economically viable agricultural enterprises.

    Heifer international Kenya seeks to fill the positions below to support its country programs

    Programme Manager Eastern Kenya

    Eventually based in Wote, Makueni County you will oversee the implementation of the FOOD FOR ALL Project and eventually the Eastern Kenya Integrated Enterprises Project in Makueni, Machakos and Meru.

    You will provide overall leadership and management of Heifer Kenya’s programmes in Eastern Kenya including managing a field office in Wote, Makueni and leading the partnership with county governments in the area.

    Reporting to the Director of Programmes you will:

  • Assume overall responsibility for the management of all Heifer Kenya Eastern Kenya Projects including the Food for All Project, the Eastern Kenya Integrated Enterprise Development Project and other additional Livestock and Dairy Initiatives to be developed in Eastern Kenya.
  • Be responsible for the development of annual budgets and workplans and technical and financial reports for Heifer Projects in Eastern Kenya consistent with the project documents and donor contracts.
  • Undertake quarterly budget monitoring and variance analysis with all project coordinators and support the projects in reviewing and tracking spending to adhere to annual budgets.

    Minimum requirements

  • Degree in Animal Production/Science, Veterinary Medicine, Range Management and or other equivalent qualifications plus post graduate qualifications desirable in a relevant professional discipline.
  • 6 years relevant experience in extension, dairy and agribusiness work with at least 2 years at a supervisory/ managerial level.
  • Thorough knowledge of programming processes, project cycle management and budget management.
  • Strong donor technical and financial reporting experience and of managing donor contracts.
  • Sound knowledge of agribusiness and of the dairy value chain particularly with Dairy Cooperatives in governance, business development milk bulking and marketing will be a distinct advantage

    Training Manager

    Based in the Nairobi Country Office you will provide leadership and overall support to ensure the quality and consistency of all Heifer Kenya training programs undertaken by Country Projects and partners.

    The Training manager leads in particular in the delivery of Social Capital Strengthening, Group Development, Savings and Credit Mobilization and Organizational development trainings for Country Projects, project partners, farmers and Heifer Kenya staff in accordance with Heifer objectives, policies and procedures.

    Reporting to the Director for Programmes you will:

  • Be responsible for the development and updating of training modules and related training materials for Social Capital Strengthening, Savings Mobilization and Organizational Development.
  • Coordinate the development of Heifer Kenya training programs including developing annual training plans and budgets and assessing the implementation and effectiveness of trainings.
  • Support the undertaking and delivery of trainings and workshops including for Heifer Cornerstones, Review and Planning Processes, Group Management and Governance for Heifer staff and project partners.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree in Community development, Animal Health, Social science or related field required, plus three years of experience.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in the development sector preferably as a trainer working directly with farmers and farmer groups and farmer based organizations.
  • Experience with group training and group dynamics, organizational development and savings and credit mobilization.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of participatory training methodologies and in the development and application of training modules.

    To apply for these positions please visit Heifer international Kenya

    Closing date for all applications Friday September 11, 2015


    Plant Electrical / Automation Engineer Job in Kenya

    An International franchise bottling and manufacturing Soft Drinks seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to the position of Plant Electrical / Automation Engineer

    Key Accountabilities

  • Monitor implementation of preventive maintenance of automation/electrical equipment.
  • Monitor regularly status of automation / electrical equipment and coordinate repair activities in all plants.
  • Plan and coordinate electrical and control installations, expansions and upgrade projects.
  • Ensure timely delivery of quality troubleshooting services to all bottling and utility equipment as required in eliminating breakdown.

    Competencies

  • Excellent technical knowledge and design of control systems, pneumatics, electronics and electrical systems
  • Additional knowledge of drive systems (wide range of frequency converters and servo drives) would be beneficial
  • In depth knowledge of Siemens Simatic S7, WInCC, Zenon among others. Knowledge of Siemens S5 programming will be an added advantage
  • Good experience in high/low voltage control circuits and electric motors.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Diploma in Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Automation, Industrial Software, Instrumentation Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience, which must be at managerial level in an FMCG environment preferably a bottling plant
  • Strong knowledge of plant manufacturing operations.

    All applications should be addressed

    DNA 1484
    P. O. Box 49010 - 40100
    Kenya

    And should be received before 15th September 2015


    Car & General Sales Engineer, HSE Officer and Management Trainees Jobs in Kenya

    We are a Blue Chip Commercial listed Company seeking to enhance and consolidate our market leadership position.

    We pride ourselves in making our customers smile in every street in every town.

    We provide a rich, diverse and conducive working environment.

    We wish to recruit dynamic, creative and results-oriented professionals for the following positions:

    1. Management Trainees - Accounts

  • Fresh graduates aged between 25 and 28 years
  • University degree in Finance
  • Professional qualifications such as CPA (K), ACCA or equivalent
  • A person of high integrity
  • High degree of proficiency
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate

    2. Management Trainees – Engineers

  • Fresh graduates aged between 25 and 28 years
  • University degree/Diploma in Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering
  • Desire to enter sales and marketing, service and maintenance
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ambitious and aggressive, self motivated
  • Computer literate

    3. Sales Engineer for Compressors

    Requirements:

  • University degree / Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Must have a background preferably of Electro - Mechanical engineering
  • Must have a working experience of 5 years in sales of compressed air solutions. Piston and Rotary screw type will be an added advantage.
  • Aged between 28 – 35 years
  • Must have a clean driving license of at least 5 years
  • Excellent Communication
  • A person of integrity
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills with strong belief, and conviction in customer satisfaction
  • Computer literate
  • Must be able to work independently and meet strict deadlines.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct sales and visits to clients
  • Exploring new markets
  • Market intelligence
  • Supervision and provision of guidance to the sales team
  • Assessment of customer satisfaction
  • Management of contracts and projects
  • Giving monthly sales reports
  • Preparation of tender documents for Compressors
  • Updating customers on products
  • Visiting existing customers.

    4. Health, Safety and Environmental Officer

    Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a science or engineering discipline from a recognized University. Plus a Diploma in Occupational safety and Health and/or Environmental Management studies from a recognized training institution.
  • A minimum of three (3) years relevant working experience in an Engineering establishment or as an Occupational Safety and Health Officer in DOHSS
  • Approval as a safety and Health Advisor or Environmental Auditor/or Impact Assessor will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision
  • Ability to foster a harmonious working relations with the relevant regulatory authorities, government officers, business partners and other stakeholders.
  • Good HSE inspection, auditing and incidents investigation skills
  • Good working knowledge and experience of HSE statutory requirements

    Duties:

  • Develop and implement health, safety and environmental strategy, policy and objectives in line with Company’s corporate goals and the statutory requirements.
  • Develop emergency response plans and safe operating procedures (SOP’s) for all tasks.
  • Nurture a HSE culture throughout the organization through training and leadership
  • Develop and implement HSE initiatives which enhance the Company’s corporate image and reputation.
  • Report, investigate and identify root causes of HSE accidents and incidents and recommend remedial action and follow through the implementation
  • Liaise with the relevant HSE regulatory authorities, service providers, business partners and other stakeholders.
  • Lead and manage the HSE internal audits in all branches and co-ordinate the statutory audit programs, advise management on all HSE issues.

    If you meet the above requirements, please write to the undersigned before 4th September 2015,enclosing current CV, including mobile contact and current e-mail address to:

    Human Resource and Administration Manager
    Car & General (Kenya) Ltd.,
    P O Box 20001 – 00200,
    Nairobi

    OR info@cargen.com


    KenGen Internal Audit and Risk Manager Job in Kenya

    Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) is the leading power producer in the country.

    In order to strengthen the Corporate Strategy and our market leadership, we invite dynamic, innovative and self motivated candidates to submit their applications for the following position.

    Internal Audit and Risk Manager

    (1 Post)

    Ref: HR/IA&R/01/04/15)

    Job Profile

  • Reporting to the Managing Director & C.E.O and the Audit & Risk Management Committee of the Board, the job holder will be responsible for the following:

  • Coordinate and provide thought leadership in the development and implementation of internal audit and risk management strategies, policies and procedures to achieve KenGen’s strategic objectives.
  • Lead, coordinate and supervise audit staff to ensure implementation of audit plans as approved by the Audit & Risk Management Committee of the Board including preparation of individual assignment audit plans.
  • Lead in preparation of all audit plans to ensure they include auditing of processes, procedures, company’s projects and related systems. The role will also include reviewing internal controls and IT infrastructure, carrying out risk assessment review of internal controls as well as detection and prevention of frauds.
  • Plan and co-ordinate the timely performance of special audit investigations and forensic audits as necessary.
  • Supervise and coordinate the preparation of audit reports on completion of each assignment and ensure timely issuance to the Managing Director & CEO and the senior management team for implementation of recommended actions.
  • Prepare risk based annual audit plans aligned to KenGen’s objectives for the continuous audit of the organization’s risk management, internal controls, governance processes and financial statements.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of appropriate risk management frameworks in line with KenGen’s corporate goals and objectives.
  • Ensure that the company’s projects and related processes meet the required standards, procedures, processes and contractual obligations by conducting routine audits of Kengen projects.

    Key Job Requirements

  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree preferably in Accounting, Finance, Commerce (Finance or Accounting option) or related discipline.
  • A CPA (K) or ACCA is mandatory
  • Membership of ICPAK is mandatory
  • A CIA or CISA qualification is mandatory
  • Institute of Internal Auditors or ISACA is mandatory
  • Knowledge of information management systems is essential.
  • At least Ten (10) years working experience in Internal Audit and Risk Management, Five (5) of which are at Senior management level in a large organisation.
  • Previous experience as an auditor with an international audit firm is an added advantage.

    In addition possession of risk assessment skills and the ability to plan effectively to ensure adequate coverage of all high and critical risks is essential.

    Additional Requirements.

    Candidates shortlisted for the interview will be required to submit the following:-

    1. Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations

    2. Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

    3. Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

    4. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission ( EACC)

    5. Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    Detailed Job Descriptions are posted in our website.

    Interested applicants should submit application letters complete with detailed resume and copies of certificates to Ag. Human Resources & Administration Director, Stima Plaza, 7th Floor Room 7.06.

    The reference number of the job applied for should be clearly indicated on the envelope.

    Closing date for applications is 11th September, 2015 at 4.00 p.m.

    NB: KenGen is an equal opportunity Employer.

    Canvassing and falsifying or misrepresentation of qualifications will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Bright Technologies Sales Account Managers Jobs in Kenya

    Bright Technologies Ltd is a leading ICT provider of Hardware, Software and services.

    To strengthen our Corporate Sales Division, we have vacancies for Sales Account Managers.

    Applicants should have 3-5 years sales experience, preferably in ICT field.

    They should be self-starters with drive, able to work with minimum supervision.

    A competitive remuneration package, including performance based commission will be paid.

    Minimum Requirement for the above position:

  • Should be a Graduate or Diploma Holder in a relevant field
  • Should have a wide network of client base across the economy including corporates, NGOs, Saccos, Government, Education, Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Excellent skills in communication, presentation, business reporting, proposal writing and negotiation skills.

    Applications should reach us latest by 15th September. 2015.

    E-mail your CV to hr@bright.co.ke


    Sacco Internal Auditor Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    We are a medium size country wide Sacco with Head Office in Nairobi.

    We are looking for a competent internal auditor to fill our vacant position.

    Qualifications

  • Must be a registered CPA(K) with ICRAK
  • Must have a degree in Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance or any other related degree relevant to the position)
  • Must have experience of not less than 3 years in auditing/ Finance / Accounting
  • Diploma in Cooperative management will be added advantage
  • Must be above 30 years of age

    Applications to be send through:

    DNA 1848
    P. O. Box 49010 - 00100
    Nairobi

    Deadline by September 10, 2015.


    World Vision Associate Director (Finance) 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 Associate Director – Finance position, based in Nairobi.

    Purpose of the position: The position is responsible for designing, developing and accessing organizational financial management strategies and systems that support Financial Risk Management.

    The position holder is specifically responsible for cash management, payroll management, financial reporting and implementation of financial policies to ensure effective resource utilization and safeguarding of WVK assets.

    For more information on the job and on line application procedures, please visit: Associate Director (Finance)

    Submit your online applications including detailed CVs together with names of three referees through our above website link to reach us not later than September 2, 2015 midnight (apply).

    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.


    CIMMYT Communications Officer (DTMASS) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy: Communications Officer (DTMASS), CIMMYT

    About the Organization: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT® (www.cimmyt.org), is a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries, and through offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

    Through strong science and effective partnerships, we create, share, and use knowledge and agricultural technologies to increase food security, improve the productivity and profitability of farming systems, and sustain natural resources in developing countries.

    We participate in an extensive global network of people and organizations who share similar research and development goals, including the public and private sector, non-governmental and civil society organizations, farmers, and the development assistance community.

    The Position: The Communications Officer will actively communicate on behalf of DTMASS on a regular basis, and occasionally on other DTMASS related CIMMYT projects in Africa.

    He/she will build and nurture relationships with in-country partners (Seed Companies and stockists), target populations (different types of farmers) donors, policymakers, the scientific community, media, and other stakeholders.

    Key Responsibilities:

    1. Communication Products

  • Contribute to the formulation and implementation of the DTMASS Communications Strategy to advance CIMMYT’s research for-development in Africa. This will include an Awareness/ Demand Creation Strategy, Media Engagement Strategy.
  • Write, edit and oversee the production of publications, including newsletters, scientific reports for media, etc.
  • Write Research Summaries of CIMMYT and partner research for various audiences (seed companies, national research partners, farmers, the CGIAR Consortium, donors, press, and others).
  • Develop content and functionality for a DTMASS Knowledge Sharing website and multi- and social-media outlets for external partners.

    2. Capacity Building and Support

  • Develop and deliver capacity training on Communications to DTMASS staff and in-country partners as needed.
  • Provide Communications support to Project partners as needed.
  • Provide communications support for key events, workshops, meetings, conferences and other fora.

    3. Internal Coordination

  • Coordinate with CIMMYT Communications and Knowledge Management staff in Country, Regional and Global CIMMYT offices as needed, and ensure DTMASS compliance with CIMMYT and Donor style and branding.
  • Support the DTMASS teams (Technical; Marketing; and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning) in communications-related tasks as needed, including technical and donor reporting, proposal writing, communications capacity building, and other tasks.
  • Liaise between DTMASS Management Committee and CIMMYT’s Project Management Unit on donor reports and products.
  • Curate project-specific contact database and distribution lists.

    Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations or related discipline.
  • Minimum of (5) five years’ experience in international development in East and/or Southern Africa.
  • Technical writing / Science or Research communications: ability to express technical concepts in clear, simple language for diverse audiences, including the general public, is critical.
  • Specific expertise in communications, marketing, public relations and media campaigns.
  • Experience in agribusiness or nonprofit highly desired.
  • Proficiency in developing website content and use of social- and new-media tools is a must.
  • Experience in event organization and promotion.
  • Excellent written and spoken English; strong writing and editing skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office package (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook), social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Knowledge of photo- and video-editing software desirable.

    Terms of offer: CIMMYT is hosted by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) which is an equal-opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender sensitive working environment.

    We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence and strongly encourage applications from qualified women.

    This position is on local terms and will be for an initial period of two (2) years renewable, subject to six (6) months’ probation period.

    The position will be based in the CIMMYT office in Nairobi, Kenya but will require travel to the field inside and outside the country.

    How to apply:

    Go to CIMMYT Communications Officer (DTMASS)

    Applications will be considered until 8th September 2015.

    Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

    We invite you to learn more about CIMMYT and World Agroforestry Centre by accessing our web sites www.cimmyt.org and www.worldagroforestry.org


    Program Quality Manager Job in Nairobi - Kenya Red Cross Society

    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 is the Principal Recipient of Global Fund Round 10 HIV Grant and seeks to fill the following position:

    Position Title: Program Quality Manager

    Reporting to: Programmes Advisor

    Job location: Headquarters - Nairobi

    Overall Purpose: Reporting to the Programmes Advisor, the Programme Quality Manager is responsible for programme implementation to ensure quality in programming and alignment to National policies, guidelines and strategies.

    S/He will lead and coordinate capacity strengthening of the Sub Recipients (SRs) and ensure effective and quality program design, development and implementation of Comprehensive HIV/AIDS programmes aimed at combating and reducing the prevalence and impact of HIV/AIDS on vulnerable communities.

    Job Description

  • Provide technical support for programme implementation to ensure quality in programming and alignment to National policies, guidelines and strategies.
  • Provide overall support to the Program team and SRs to ensure high quality programming
  • Coordinate with Regional GF staff to ensure SRs develop an integrated HIV/AIDS programme plans in line with the government’s efforts towards reducing prevalence and impact in the country.
  • Operationalization of the quality standards, procedures and specification for HIV programme to ensure continuous quality improvement.
  • Support and coordinate the design, development, implementation and evaluation of capacity building/training programmes aimed at equipping and strengthening SRs and communities with capacity to manage comprehensive HIV/AIDS programmes
  • Coordinate and/or supervise all the trainings and other capacity building initiatives within the programme including mentorship and coaching.
  • Build the capacity of partner staff (SR) and strengthen partner systems through mentoring, training, facilitation, fundraising and exposure visits
  • Ensure all program guidance, standards and operating procedures are developed and utilized in programming
  • Represent KCRS in high level meeting with Government and donors

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, health, MBA, MPH or equivalent qualifications.
  • Minimum 5 years of Program management experience focused on HIV and AIDS in a relief/development context, out of which 3 year must be INGO
  • Proven experience in all aspects of project management, including project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, budget management and report writing
  • Proven experience managing a team
  • Experience with institutional strengthening and partnership building as well as working with sub grantees.

    Key Competencies

  • Technical expertise in strategic management, project planning and budgeting, resource management as well as programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Ability to perform in a team approach and accomplish multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated competence in resource mobilization including implementation of effective fundraising strategies to increase resource through grant proposals
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the organizations strategic objectives
  • Strong communication and presentation skills in both English and Kiswahili, including ability to develop reports and prepare relevant publications
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including the ability to build collaborative relationships with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic and political issues
  • Ability to maintain high standards of personal integrity; establishing productive relationships; treating individuals with fairness and respect.

    Application Procedure

    Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their applications to the address below on or before 11th September 2015.

    Applications should have a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contacts of three referees.

    Secretary General
    Kenya Red Cross Society
    P.O. Box 40712-00100,
    Nairobi


    Monitoring and Evaluation Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya Red Cross Society

    Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in Kenya.

    Its mission is to work with vigor and compassion through our networks and with communities to prevent and alleviate human suffering and save lives of the most vulnerable.

    The Society is seeking to fill the following position:

    1. Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer – Disaster Management

    Reporting : Main reporting line: head of Monitoring and Evaluation

    Sub reporting line: Disaster Management (DM) Strengthening Manager

    Job Location: KRCS Head Quarters Nairobi

    Job Summary: Reporting technically to the Head of M&E, and programmatically supported by the DM Strengthening Manager, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for providing M&E technical and operational support to Emergency operations unit of KRCS.

    He/She will operate within the M&E unit to support development and operationalization of the Disaster Management M&E, accountability and Learning Framework.

    This will involve support for M&E tools development and review, M&E capacity strengthening of the staff and volunteers, Evaluations, Data management, quality reporting and documentation of responses.

    The incumbent will closely monitor program performance and continually update the operations team on the same.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Development and review of the Disaster Management Strengthening program M&E frameworks and tools as required.
  • Strengthen M&E capacity of the programme staff and volunteers on the use of M&E tools, data collection, data management, reporting and data utilization
  • Ensure Quality and timely programmatic and financial reporting to the donors and other stakeholders based on required standards and through prescribed systems/platforms.
  • Support preparation of periodic work plans, budgets and performance targets for the programme and track programme performance with regular feedback to the program teams.
  • Coordinate reviews and evaluations of the programme and ensure proper documentation of innovative approaches, lessons learnt, success stories and good practices for dissemination
  • Support the set up and implementation of a Beneficiary Communication and Accountability Mechanism within the program.
  • Facilitate routine data quality checks, entry, analysis and presentation.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of e-system for archiving M&E related products.
  • Assist in gathering, summarizing and disseminating relevant technical updates.
  • Support Operations research component of the program
  • In consultation with the Programme Finance Officer, provide timely financial M&E data to guide overall performance and management of the budget
  • Represent the KRCS M&E unit at meetings, conferences and workshops and other forums to promote and articulate M&E issues related to this programme as well as humanitarian relief

    Qualifications

    Essential

  • Bachelors Degree in humanitarian related studies, Public Health , development studies or related subject.
  • At least three years of work experience in Monitoring and Evaluation

    Desirable:

  • M&E Experience in organizational system strengthening and /Disaster management programs.
  • Experience/Knowledge in Red Cross movement reporting requirements for emergency operations
  • Experience working with programs supported by multiple donors/partners

    Key Competencies

  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Excellent facilitation skills in both English and Kiswahili
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, email and utilization of the internet
  • Ability to undertake data analysis and interpret findings

    2. Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer

    Reporting to : Head of Monitoring and Evaluation

    Job Location: KRCS Head Quarters Nairobi

    Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for providing M&E technical and operational programs in KRCS.

    The incumbent will facilitate development and operationalization of M&E tools and frameworks. He/She will also be responsible for technical support and capacity building of program staff.

    He will ensure quality reporting and data management to enable utilization of data for decision making within the program.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Development and review of M&E frameworks and tools as required.
  • Strengthen M&E capacity of the programme staff on the use of M&E tools, data collection, data management, reporting and data utilization
  • Ensure Quality and timely programmatic and financial reporting to the donors and other stakeholders based on required standards.
  • Support preparation of periodic work plans, budgets and setting performance targets for the programme and tracking the same with regular feedback to the program teams.
  • Coordinate reviews and evaluations and ensure proper documentation of innovative approaches, lessons learnt, success stories and good practices for dissemination
  • Support the set up and implementation of a Beneficiary Communication and Accountability Mechanism within the program.
  • Facilitate routine data quality checks, entry, analysis and presentation.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of a system for archiving M&E related products.
  • Assist in gathering, summarizing and disseminating relevant technical updates.
  • Support Operations research component of the program
  • In consultation with the Programme Finance Officer, provide timely financial M&E data to guide overall performance and management of the budget
  • Represent the KRCS M&E unit at meetings, conferences and workshops and other forums to promote and articulate M&E issues related to this programme as well as humanitarian relief

    Qualifications

    Essential

  • Bachelors Degree in Public Health, development studies or related subject. M&E training
  • At least three years of work experience in Monitoring and Evaluation

    Key Competencies

  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Excellent facilitation skills in both English and Kiswahili
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, email and utilization of the internet
  • Ability to undertake data analysis and interpret findings

    (The above statements are intended to describe the general work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job as well as guides to priority performance areas. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities, competencies etc required of the position.)

    Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications and experience, should send their applications with a cover letter detailing how your skills and experience apply to this role, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of at least three (3) professional referees and expected Salary to the following address to be received on or before Friday, September 11, 2015.

    Secretary General
    Kenya Red Cross Society
    P.O. Box 40712-00100,
    Nairobi


    First Assurance Massive Recruitment Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    First Assurance is one of the leading Insurance Companies in East Africa. We have a strong financial base and 80 years of experience in the Insurance Industry.

    In line with the Company’s expansion program, we are inviting applications for the following key positions based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    1. Business Development Manager

    Reporting to the Managing Director

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Development of Key distribution channels for our products.
  • Development and execution of marketing strategies and action plans
  • Presentation of the Company’s products and services to prospective clients and at key marketing events;
  • Development of training and marketing materials

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong undergraduate degree in Marketing, Business Administration or a related field
  • Professional certification in Marketing or a related discipline
  • Proven experience of meeting and exceeding sales target
  • Experience of developing profitable distribution channels for Insurance Products and services.
  • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • At least 5 years in a similar position

    2. Human Resource Manager

    Reporting to the Managing Director

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Formulate and Implement Human Resource Policies and Procedures
  • Ensure the Company complies with the Kenyan Employment Law
  • Ensure that staff records are maintained in accordance with the Company policy and statutory requirements
  • Establish a comprehensive appraisal process and grading system where appropriate
  • Accountable for the execution and implementation of the business unit people strategies that supports the delivery of the business unit area plans.
  • Has a basic understanding of the global market place, competitive position and commercial drivers for a complex, large scale business.
  • Responsible for Management team talent reviews, succession planning activities and talent and capability development.
  • Delivers Leadership and learning programmes via specialists, specifies internal capabilities gaps and ensures relevant assessments, development and coaching in place.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor of Administration Degree or LLB
  • Professional qualification of Diploma in Human Resource, CPS will be an added advantage
  • Commercial awareness and business acumen skills
  • People strategy development skills
  • At least 5 years’ Experience of working in a similar position

    3. Compliance Manager

    Reporting to the Board risk and audit committee and administratively to the Managing Director.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the compliance management in the company by ensuring that applicable regulations, laws, guidelines, policies, procedures and processes are adhered to.
  • Design and rollout of compliance tools, policies, procedures and processes
  • Identify, assess, report on and address key legal and regulatory obligations, and the risks associated therewith;
  • Drive compliance enforcement across all business units
  • Keep up-to-date on financial crime regulatory related issues across a range of topics by awareness of current regulatory / process changes
  • Report to the Board on an assessment of how the various parts of the insurer (e.g. divisions, major business units, product areas) are performing against compliance standards and goals;
  • Report to the Board on an assessment of the key compliance risks the insurer faces and the steps being taken to address them;

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of compliance/risk management experience or related experience
  • Professional qualifications/competencies in compliance/risk management will be an added advantage.

    4. Retail and Bancassurance Manager

    Reporting to the Operations Manager - General Business

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement the company strategy in regard to banc assurance business as per the set company guidelines and strategic plan.
  • Develop new and maintain existing partnerships with various banks locally and regionally.
  • Develop production targets and review performance on monthly basis.
  • Participate in development of new products for banc assurance customers.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong undergraduate degree in Marketing, Business Administration or a related field
  • Professional certification in Marketing or a related discipline.
  • Proven experience of meeting and exceeding sales target.
  • Experience of developing profitable distribution channels for Insurance Products and services.
  • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • At least 5 years in a similar position

    5. Executive Assistant Manager

    Reporting to the Managing Director

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • On request from the Managing Director, attend selected committee meetings on his/her behalf including operational risk forums and project steering committees to stay up to date with operational conditions and provide early warning any probable issues and proposed solutions.
  • Act as key advisor to the Managing Director by providing knowledgeable review and recommendations based on an assessment of proposed process or product changes submitted by process owners or managers in the business unit. Support these managers to refine business cases if required.
  • Ensure that tactical decisions taken by the Managing Director are communicated to the correct audience in a timely manner and gauge the understanding and commitment from the audience.
  • Act as initial point of entry for escalated client queries. Redistribute the resolution or respond directly to the stakeholders where appropriate and report only major issues to the Managing Director.
  • Review financial reports prepared by line managers in the business unit and advise the Managing Director on substantial issues and actions that have been created to address these.
  • Review all new marketing and internal communication material from a style and content perspective prior to it being reviewed by the Managing Director and request required changes before presenting for signoff.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Business Administration, Finance or Marketing
  • Financial management experience
  • Presenting and communicating information competencies
  • Writing and reporting competencies
  • Relating and networking competencies
  • At least 5 years’ experience of working in a similar position

    6. PA Manager

    Reporting to the Managing Director

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the diary of the MD, in an efficient manner by using Outlook, to set up meetings requested by the line MD or to accept meetings requested by others where the MD’s presence is needed.
  • Track and monitor the acceptances and declines obtained from the relevant parties that have been invited to the meeting. Where possible, resolve issues independently but where needed escalate any concerns and issues to the MD
  • Liaise with relevant parties to re-schedule any meetings, based on a request from either the MD or the original meeting organiser.
  • Liaise with the travel agency to make the travel bookings for any domestic and international trips the MD is required to make and in so doing ensure adherence to the required travel approval process.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • 5 years in an administrative position, preferably with secretarial duties on a one on one basis
  • Advanced Computer literacy (MS Office Suite, Internet and Email, PowerPoint) is essential
  • Shorthand speed of at least 100 -110 w.p.m
  • Typing speed of at least 40-60 wpm is essential. Experienced in the use of a variety of technological office equipment
  • Focus on quality and accuracy
  • Ability to use initiative and able to act pro-actively
  • Relating and networking

    7. Actuary

    Reporting to the Operations Manager

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop rating models for various products underwritten by the Company and adequate reserving to ensure profitability of the business.
  • Develop rating models for various products underwritten by the Company.
  • Product design and pricing
  • Guide the Company on reserving
  • Anaylsis on performance for various products

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Candidate must have a degree in relevant field in business actuarial science mathematics or statistics and at least 3 professional Actuarial papers from institute of Actuaries UK or Society of Actuaries USA.
  • Three years’ experience in General insurance or life Insurance Company.

    8. Risk Surveyor

    Reporting to the Operations Manager

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the risks placed with the company are surveyed and risk improvement recommendations are implemented by the clients and the underwriters.
  • Develop risk survey guidelines
  • Survey risks as per Company guidelines and prepare reports.
  • Guide the underwriters in risk assessment based on the survey reports issued
  • Carry out resurveys to monitor any changes in risk exposure and confirm implementation of the recommendations.
  • Adjust non motor claims as guided by the management.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Candidate must have a degree in relevant field in business and ACII qualifications. Seven (7) years’ experience on General insurance risk assessment with a risk surveyor or loss adjuster firm.

    Interested candidates should send a detailed CV and copies of professional/educational certificates by 3rd September, 2015 to:-

    Human Resources Manager
    First Assurance Company Limited
    P O Box 30064 00100
    Nairobi

    Email: hr@firstassurance.co.ke


    NSE Jobs in Kenya

    The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is a company licensed by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) to facilitate the trading of financial products through the provision of a trading platform for listed securities.

    The NSE is looking to establish a globally competitive derivatives exchange that will enable spot and futures trading of multi-asset classes.

    In line with this, the NSE is seeking to recruit a qualified, dynamic, self - motivated and results - oriented individual to fill the following position:

    1. Treasury Accountant

    Overall Purpose: Reporting to the Manager, Finance, the position holder will manage NSE liquidity and third party funds including seeking the best investments for these funds.

    He/ she will have a primary responsibility to support the derivatives team in managing liquidity arising from trading on a daily basis.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing funds arising from trading on a daily basis particularly from the derivatives market;
  • Investing such funds in the most ideal investment vehicle;
  • Production and provision of appropriate treasury related reports and guidelines;
  • Review of daily settlement reports against clearing member reports;
  • Daily settlement of balances with clearing members;
  • Initiation of funds transfer instructions & internal/ inter-account/inter-bank transfers;
  • Negotiating best returns in investment of margin funds, following up on maturity of the same and computing interest to be credited to respective clearing members;
  • Creating a portfolio of investments for short and longer term funds;
  • Reporting periodically on the performance of investments made;
  • Liaison and managing relations between NSE clearing members bankers for all treasury related queries and correspondences; and
  • Managing the liquidity position of the NSE and making relevant recommendations.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or any other related field;
  • Professional qualification needed;
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Excel, word, power point;
  • Minimum 4 (four) years working experience in banking, treasury management or branch operations function will be an advantage.

    Desired

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent analytical skills and customer orientation;
  • Ability to plan and follow through and be accountable & responsible.

    2. Risk Analyst, Derivatives

    Overall Purpose: This position will report to the Director, Derivatives Market and will be responsible for the management of risk as pertaining to the derivatives market.

    Responsibilities

    1. Carry out risk and internal controls examinations and include reviews of the following areas:

  • Ensuring adequacy of resources and systems used for risk management; and compensation or other incentives that may adversely impact independence;
  • Market risk in exchange trading, clearing and settlement activities and firm assets, including VAR (value at risk), economic models (margin methodologies), scenario analyses, stress testing, and daily back testing;
  • Funding, liquidity and credit risks, including counterparty credit risk across all products and businesses, credit limits, pricing models, valuation, guarantees, collateral, margin, and settlement and legal risks;
  • Operational risks, including segregation of duties; checks and balances; protection of client funds and securities; controls to prevent identity thefts, phishing attacks, and inappropriate release of sensitive customer information; operating systems; management information systems; management reporting; front and back office operations; security; and contingency planning and disaster recovery;
  • Utilize system infrastructure and control framework knowledge to recognize and challenge potential infrastructure efficiencies and control gaps, and proactively partner with own colleagues and other teams in the development of both infrastructure and control improvements and major enhancement projects, including comparing and evaluating multiple courses of action and selecting and implementing the most appropriate resolution for the business; and
  • Ensure that new products and activities are assimilated into the risk management system in a timely and appropriate manner.

    2. Risk & Control Operations - supports the firm by ensuring the integrity of books and records, assessing regulatory requirements, and interfacing with regulators frequently;

    3. Ensure a well-documented system of internal controls designed to manage material risk exposures which will enable the Exchange management to identify, analyse, and manage the risks inherent in the firm’s business activities with a view to safeguarding the organisational physical and IS assets and preventing significant losses;

    4. Provide the Exchange with critical control indicators that assess economic, regulatory, and operational risks, while providing oversight of the Operations Division Risk Framework;

    Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in analytical science or financial related subject;
  • Appropriate professional qualification - professional training/ certification in information systems audit will be an added advantage;
  • Minimum 4 (four) years relevant professional experience in market risk management gained from an organization with a strong internal control framework, preferably financial institutions;
  • Robust analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • General knowledge of cash and derivative markets;
  • High attention to detail, accuracy and risk awareness;
  • Strong risk & quantitative analysis, organizational and interpersonal skills; and
  • A dynamic self-starter with ability to prioritize and to work independently as well as in a team.

    Desired:

  • Exposure to the financial services industry is essential, preferably in cash or derivatives markets;
  • Working knowledge of varied systems and information systems audit will also be a plus;
  • Familiar to internationally driven standards relating to financial market infrastructures; and
  • An appreciation of global risks and their impact on local economic dynamics

    How to Apply

    Applications should be sent to the address below by close of business on Friday, 4th September 2015.

    The Chief Executive
    Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited
    The Exchange, 55 Westlands Road
    P. O. Box 43633-00100
    Nairobi

    Email: recruitment@nse.co.ke

    Dropping Zone No. 243 Revlon Professional Plaza, 2nd Floor

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


    IPOA Head of Communication and Outreach Job in Kenya

    The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) is a state Authority created under an Act of Parliament No.35 of 2011, which provides for civilian oversight over the work of the police.

    IPOA is mandated to hold the police accountable to the public in the performance of their functions.

    To enable the Authority achieve its mandate and vision for “a robust civilian accountability mechanism that promotes public trust and confidence in the National Police Service”, the Authority wishes to recruit a results oriented Kenyans citizen with drive, vision and creativity to fill the position below:

    Head of Communication and Outreach

    Ref: IPOA/HR/20/2015

    IPOA Grade 3

    1 Position

    The Head of Communications and outreach will be report to the Chief Executive Officer / Secretary and will supervise Communications and outreach officers.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    Main duties and responsibilities will entail:-

  • Developing and implementing departmental plans in line with the Authority’s objectives;
  • Serving as the contact on relevant advisory and networking matters with internal and external audiences;
  • Ensuring an institutional relationship with the National Police Service that enhances police reforms;
  • Ensuring production of Information Education & Communication materials and other Authority’s publications with effective messages, translated into various languages and distributed throughout Kenya;
  • Formulating departmental budget proposals and work plans;
  • Providing technical expertise to senior management on communication strategies and participating in training of staff on effective communication;
  • Coordinating protocol and reception of all the Authority’s visitors;
  • Producing and coordinating drafting of speeches;
  • Authoring, coordinating and supervising production of articles, and other information material for various media;
  • Managing media relations as a means of highlighting the Authority’s mandate and building internal capacity to work with media effectively;
  • Producing, printing and distributing in-house journals, newsletters, and other related publications;
  • Monitoring and evaluating attitudes of various publics to the organisation and providing appropriate advise;
  • Identifying, organising and coordinating outreach activities for IPOA throughout the country, targeting specific publics which may involve working with different stakeholders;
  • Overseeing the Authority’s branding, design principles, and guidelines for all materials and products ensuring their consistent application;
  • Supervising, appraising and developing staff in the department and ;
  • Maintaining information data and photo library.

    Profile: Must be a citizen of Kenya.

    Job Specification

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

  • Served for a minimum of three (3) years in the grade of Principal Communication & Outreach Officer or twelve (12) years in the Public/Private Sector three (3) of which must have been at a senior management position;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Public Relations /Communications, Mass Communication, Journalism or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:-Public Relations/Communications, Mass Communication, Journalism or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Diploma in Public relations
  • Member of a relevant professional body;
  • Certificate in computer application skills; and
  • Demonstrated capability in the management of public communication as reflected in work performance and results.

    Required Functional Skills

  • The incumbent will have strong leadership qualities coupled with excellent communication skills and track record of successful traditional communication, outreach, branding, web management, and experience in social media management;
  • Advanced writing and editing skills especially for reports and documents for public dissemination and for the website;
  • Experience and demonstrated ability working effectively with a diverse workforce and stakeholders;
  • Strong analytical communication skills and;
  • Cross-cultural communication & cooperation, negotiation & conflict resolution acumen.

    Required Behavioural Skills

  • Must be a person of high integrity and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Proactive, results driven, with a high performance and teamwork orientation and;
  • Work accurately with close attention to detail and within tight deadlines.

    How to apply:

    Interested persons who meet the above criteria are invited to send their applications by completing ONE job application form (CLICK HERE to download Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) ).

    Any other application formats will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Applications in a sealed envelope with the job reference number clearly marked should be received by the undersigned on or before Friday 11th September 2015.

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Independent Policing Oversight Authority
    P.O Box 23035-00100
    Nairobi.

    email: careers@ipoa.go.ke

    Only shortlisted candidates will be conducted.

    IPOA is an equal opportunity employer and shall not in its recruitment discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, ethnic origin, political affiliation, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, disability, health or social status.


    Strathmore Research and Consultancy Centre (SRCC) Managing Director Job in Kenya

    Strathmore Research and Consultancy Centre (SRCC) is a private company owned by Strathmore University.

    The centre exists for the purpose of aiding the University achieve its research and consultancy objectives.

    Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified professionals for the job opportunity below.

    Job Title: Managing Director, Strathmore Research and Consultancy Centre (SRCC)

    Reporting to: SRCC Board of Directors Strathmore University Management Board.

    The Managing Director will work with SRCC Board and SU Management Board in formulation and implementation of the strategy.

    In addition they will provide leadership in day to day operations in SRCC.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare a strategy for SRCC aligned to the University’s key strategic objectives of enhancing student experience, research and enterprise and service to society.
  • Prepare an annual budget and three years financial projections based on the strategy
  • Prepare a board charter and relevant operational policies to guide the governance of the company. This will include board committees and their terms of reference.
  • Come up with appropriate policies and structures to guide and facilitate consultancy and corporate training of various schools and centers within and beyond our Kenya borders.
  • Act as the Secretary of the Board of Directors and ensure quarterly board meetings are held to discuss the performance of the company.
  • Report the performance of the company to the SU Management Board twice a year or more frequently as may be requested from time to time.
  • Manage subsidiaries and special purpose companies that may be incorporated under SRCC to meet specific objectives of the University.
  • Manage the day to day operations of the company and be the liaison person between SRCC and various schools and centers of the University.

    Reporting: The position will be reporting to SRCC Board on a quarterly basis and to the SU Management Board at least every six months

    Qualifications:

  • An MBA or a business related Masters Degree. Experience:

  • 10 years’ experience in Strategic Managerial position.

  • Skills & Personal Attributes:

  • Effective Leadership skills
  • Adept learning and research skills
  • Keen observation
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Good communication skills

    How to Apply

    Are you qualified for this position and are interested in working with us?

    We would like to hear from you.

    Send a copy of your updated resume and letter of application quoting Managing Director - SRCC to srccrecruitment@strathmore.edu by 11th September 2015.

    Due to the large number of applications we may receive, kindly note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Cytonn Investments Job in Kenya

    Introduction: Cytonn Investments is an independent investment company offering privately placed alternative investment solutions (real estate, private equity and structured products) targeting institutional investors, high net-worth investors and the diaspora.

    To grow its investment team, the company is looking for a dynamic and hardworking individual with strong leadership and entrepreneurial skills to join the team.

    The successful candidate will have an opportunity to participate in our share ownership plan.

    1. Vacancy: Senior Investment Analyst

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducting fundamental company & investment opportunity research and analysis, in Real Estate, Private Equity, Structured Products, Equities & Fixed Income;
  • Financial modeling and data analysis;
  • Analyzing historical and projected financial statements & investment data;
  • Preparing written reports and verbal presentations;
  • Conducting country, industry and capital markets research;
  • Participating in the evaluation, formulation and implementation of investment strategies;
  • Contributing in Investment meetings and review sessions;
  • Actively participate in value creation and portfolio operations post investment;
  • Training and development of analysts and interns in the investment department.

    Required Skills and Attributes

  • Minimum of 2 years of analysis experience;
  • Bachelor’s Degree, First Class or Upper Second (achieved);
  • Minimum of a B+ in KCSE;
  • Professional qualifications in Finance/Investments e.g. CFA or be a registered student and actively pursuing the CFA, CPA or CAIA qualifications;
  • Professional attitude;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Ready to take on challenges;
  • Demonstrated leadership capability;
  • Innovative and solution oriented individuals.

    2. Business Administrator.

    The role plays a vital part in the administration team and smooth-running of the business throughout the company.

    Responsibilities

  • Lead the Administration team in proactively seeking to solve and manage business and staff matters;
  • Executive Assistant to the Managing Partner;
  • Facilitating the procurement of office items and maintaining a rich supplier directory;
  • Front office duties, which include but are not limited to: meeting room management, sending meeting invites and managing the reception area;
  • Directly assisting the Management team with ad hoc tasks to ease their workload;
  • Organizing and co-ordinating events;
  • Assisting with HR Administration, ensuring that the business has the relevant equipment and tools for onboarding each employee;
  • Maintaining stock of office equipment, stationery and library and keeping appropriate re-order quantities;
  • Preparing daily and weekly activity reports;
  • Co-ordinating staff travel and accommodation;
  • Ordering and managing office supplies, groceries, and in-office catering;
  • Manage the signing for, the distribution of mail, packages, and other deliveries;
  • Maintain a tidy, organized office environment including conference rooms, supply closets, kitchens, and other common spaces.

    Professional and Academic Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years experience managing a busy office preferably dealing in Financial services;
  • Undergraduate degree with a second upper and must have had a B+ and above in high school;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills;
  • Ability to work long hours in a fast paced environment;
  • Excellent Computer skills;
  • Ability to keep records in an orderly and structured manner.

    3. Finance department.

    The successful candidate will have an opportunity to participate in our share ownership plan.

    Responsibilities:

  • Overview and assist with the preparation and maintenance of all the books of accounts, among them the profit and loss account, the balance sheet, cash flow statement etc. for Cytonn and its affiliates.
  • Develop and maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures to be followed.
  • Overview and assist with the preparation of payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements.
  • Ensuring compliance with taxation and any other financial legal requirements.
  • Preparation of company budgets with the help of the rest of the team
  • Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Communicate and reconcile portfolio activity with custodian banks and administrators.
  • Review and analyze monthly portfolio reconciliations to ensure accuracy of reporting.
  • Timely release of accurate data.
  • Train, run internship programmes, and assist others within a team environment.
  • Provide strategic advice related to finance, accounting and operations matters to the executive team.

    Skills:

  • 5 years of work experience in a finance related role. Previous management experience is an advantage.
  • Completed CPA qualification, or equivalent, is required.
  • Strong IT skills will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills as well as the ability to analyze data.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, with great accuracy, organization, attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Ability to carry out assigned projects to completion with minimal directions.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain solid relationships with staff members, clients, administrators and custodians.

    4. Project Finance department.

    The successful candidate will have an opportunity to participate in our share ownership plan.

    Responsibilities:

  • For existing projects, regularly oversee project budget review processes and finances to ensure proper tracking of project expenses and accurate projection of project funding needs;
  • For potential new projects, work with the Cytonn Real Estate team to develop a project budget, timeline, and financing strategy;
  • Assist in cash management and project management tasks associated with project due diligence, design development, entitlements, and construction management where necessary;
  • Coordinate all communications with existing and potential lenders;
  • Preparing cash flow projections and reports;
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with loan agreement and financing structures for the existing projects;
  • Assist in communication with Board of Directors, interested parties and planning of quarterly board meetings;

    Skills:

  • 5 years of work experience in a project finance related role.
  • Strong IT skills will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills as well as the ability to analyze data.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, with great accuracy, organization, attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Ability to carry out assigned projects to completion with minimal directions.
  • Effective communication skills, with ability to communicate issues clearly to diverse stakeholders and across a large, cross-functional project team
  • Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources and distill the most important takeaways to guide next steps
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain solid relationships with staff members, clients, administrators and custodians.

    If you feel that you possess the above qualifications and would like to be considered for this job, please visit the Careers page on Cytonn Careers and upload your application letter and current CV by the end of day on Friday 4th of September 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.


    Living Goods Android Field Officer Job in Thika, Kenya

    Vacancy: Android Field Officer - Thika

    Living Goods supports a network of over 800 micro-entrepreneurs in Uganda and Kenya who teach families in their communities how to improve health and well-being while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook-stoves, and solar lights.

    We believe that successful deployment of technology, specifically mobile tools, will be a critical element in contributing to achieving the organization’s commitment to managing a community health program that is scalable, impactful, and cost effective.

    Living Goods Android Field Officers (AFOs) play a key role in supporting Community Health Promoters’ (CHPs) usage and adoption of mobile tools.

    In addition, the AFOs are critical in providing feedback from on-the-ground usage to improve the services, tools, and strategies for most effective deployment.

    This role is a contract position and will be based in Thika, Kenya.

    Responsibilities

  • Provide training of CHPs on the device (either in the base training for new CHPs or at the branch.)
  • Provide intensive field support to CHPs during the deployment of the Android.
  • Provide support from the branches during restocking days to CHPs.
  • Use the console to inform work plan.
  • Provide the branch team and supervisors ongoing feedback on usage, challenges and suggested solutions.
  • Provide the IT coordinator ongoing feedback on technical issues.
  • Provide administrative and technical support for Android related projects.

    Qualifications

  • Diploma in IT or Computer Science required.
  • Experience operating and troubleshooting Android smartphones a must.
  • Willingness to travel in the field.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, both in English and Kiswahili.
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.

    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 underserved communities.

    Living Goods has been featured in The New York Times, NBC News, The Economist, and The Huffington Post. Check out these articles and more on our press page.

    How to Apply

    To apply for this position please visit our career page and apply for Android Field Officer - Thika through our applicant tracking system.

    Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

    Closing date: 18th September 2015


    Kenya Orient Insurance Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    At Kenya Orient Insurance, we take pride in our highly qualified professionals who deliver our mission every day to provide Unique, Relevant and Innovative insurance solutions that exceed our customer’s expectations.

    We are seeking to recruit the following high calibre individual to join our team of young professionals.

    1. Job Title: Bonds Officer

    Location: Nairobi

    Positions: One

    Division / Department: Underwriting

    Immediate Supervisor: Underwriting Manager

    Overall Responsibility: To assess risk for Bond products and accounts in a market segment. Make appropriate decisions and recommendations

    Key Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Building and maintaining relationships with the bonds clientele
  • Ensuring bonds are retired on a timely basis
  • Ensuring compliance with the underwriting requirements
  • Monitoring outstanding bond transactions
  • Ensuring bond clientele have submitted all relevant documentation before bonds are executed
  • Providing periodical reports on status of bonds and the company’s exposure
  • Liaising with the relevant authorities in matters relating to bonds
  • Develop and leverage productive agency/ client relationships through a high level of visibility with agents, brokers and clients.
  • Underwrite more complex accounts and risks, considering different approaches
  • Understand and execute segment strategies to produce budgeted results.
  • Accountable for accurate underwriting documentation / information management system
  • Understand, embrace, execute, and foster Bond Guiding Principles.
  • Identify and capture new business opportunities and effectively cross sell company products
  • Demonstrate superior Customer Service Standards
  • Participates in industry functions to increase visibility in the market place

    Requirements

  • Bachelors degree from a recognized University
  • Computer skills
  • Underwriting Experience
  • ACII or AIIK. Considerable progress may be considered
  • Insurance Qualifications will be added advantage

    Competencies

  • Adept at framing issues and solutions for bonds clients
  • Ability to communicate with confidence and influence outcome of interactions.
  • Work well independently as well as in a team environment.

    2. Job Title: Assistant Underwriting Executive

    Location: Capitol Hill & Machakos

    Positions: 2

    Division / Department: Underwriting

    Immediate Supervisor: Branch Supervisor

    Overall Responsibility: To assess risks in accordance with laid down underwriting procedures in the company and to ensure effective and efficient service delivery to customers.

    Key Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review all applications for insurance –determine the profiles of risks presented to the branch/company for insurance and assess their acceptability or otherwise.
  • Review all reports from various service providers relating to proposals for insurance. Review proposals for insurance and adjust benefits where necessary by reviewing previous files, worksheets, etc.
  • Ensure all related activities to underwriting are properly coordinated and enforced
  • Participate in sales initiatives.
  • Ensure timely preparation and despatch of policy documents.
  • Review of suspense items and follow up on outstanding requirements with a view to reconciling them in record time.
  • Timely processing of quotations and tender documents.
  • Liaising with intermediaries for business support.
  • Processing of credits and refunds.
  • Any other duties assigned by management in line with task.

    Requirements

  • Bachelors degree from a recognized University.
  • Pass in at least two papers in ACII or equivalent.
  • At least 2 years relevant experience.

    Competencies

  • Ability to communicate with confidence and influence outcome of interactions.
  • Work well independently as well as in a team environment.

    How to Apply

    If you are interested in the position and have the required qualifications, skills and experience you can fill it in in Google Forms Here and submit a duly filled application form on or before Wednesday, 2nd September, 2015.


    On-Call Child Minder Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    International Organization for Migration (IOM)

    Position title: On-Call Child Minder

    Notice no: IOMKE/CFA/035/2015

    Position grade: Ungraded (daily / hourly contract)

    Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Duration of Assignment: N/A

    Seniority band: Band V

    Job family: Core Migration

    Organizational unit: Operations Department

    Position number: No

    Position rated: No

    Subject to rotation: No

    Reporting directly to: Accommodation Assistant

    Overall supervision by: Program Support Officer

    Managerial responsibility: n/a

    Directly reporting staff: n/a

    II. Organizational Context and Scope

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

    As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management; advance understanding of migration issues; encourage social and economic development through migration and uphold the human dignity and wellbeing of migrants.

    In Kenya, IOM has since significantly diversified its programming, since 2005.

    IOM currently implements interventions within the areas of emergency and post-conflict response, preparedness and response, disaster risk reduction, livelihoods, healthcare and psychosocial assistance, assisted voluntary return of migrants, immigration and border management, migration and development, resettlement and repatriation,. Family reunification, counter human trafficking, assistance to vulnerable migrants and labour migration.

    III. Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Under the overall supervision of the Program Support Officer the direct supervision of Accommodation Assistant in IOM’s Transit Center in Nairobi, the incumbent will be responsible for performing the below mentioned duties:
  • Waking and putting the minors to bed.
  • Ensure that minors are, at all times, well groomed.
  • Ensure that the minors are entertained, kept busy with games and reading materials.
  • Ensure that the minors eat their meals, food proportions are enough and to their fill.
  • Accompany the minors during embassy visits.
  • Ensure that all documents are well filled when making visa application.
  • Periodically checking up on the minors at night.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Accommodation Assistant

    IV. Competencies

    The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies

    Behavioural

    Accountability

  • Accepts and gives constructive criticism
  • Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies
  • Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs
  • Monitors own work to correct errors
  • Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings

    Client Orientation

  • Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work

    Continuous Learning

  • Contributes to colleagues' learning
  • Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills

    Communication

  • Actively shares relevant information
  • Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience
  • Listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience

    Performance Management

  • Provides constructive feedback to colleagues

    Professionalism

  • Masters subject matter related to responsibilities
  • Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities
  • Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation
  • Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress
  • Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity
  • Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts
  • Knowledgeable about and promotes IOM core mandate and migration solutions

    Teamwork

  • Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment
  • Contributes to, and follows team objectives
  • Gives credit where credit is due
  • Seeks input and feedback from others
  • Actively supports and implements final group decisions

    Technical

  • Ability to carry out all aspects of a large operation; identify obstacles and solutions that may arise in the field and closely adhere to the recommended standards and procedures.

    V. Education and Experience

  • Secondary School Diploma
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in assisting refugees with previous work experience in humanitarian organization is an advantage
  • Practical computer skills, including MS Word, Excel.
  • Required IOM functional competencies: effective communicator, successful negotiator, creative and analytical thinker, active learner, team player, and cross cultural facilitator.
  • Ability to read, understand and apply written instructions and guidelines; interpret instructions
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions such as heavy workloads and deadlines.
  • Attentive to details. Willing to accept flexible work schedule including working nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Thorough knowledge of English, Swahili and Somali is an advantage.

    VI. Languages

    Required

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English, Kiswahili /Somali and Oromo/Amharic

    Mode of Application:

    Submit applications’ cover letter and updated CVs, including daytime telephone or e-mail contact to:

    Human Resources Department,
    International Organization for Migration (IOM),
    P.O. Box 55040 – 00200,
    Nairobi, Kenya

    or send via e-mail to hrnairobi@iom.int

    Closing Date: 5th September, 2015

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

    Note

    No Fee: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, process or training). IOM does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank details.


    Nursing Officer Job in Kisii Kenya

    Job from - Impact Research and Development Organization Impact Research and Development Organization (IRDO) is a registered Kenyan NGO with a main office in Kisumu and regional offices in 10 counties of Kenya.

    IRDO’s principal mandate is to design, implement and evaluate HIV/AIDS research and intervention programs that improve the health status of individuals and local communities.

    IRDO is currently funded by Kenya Red Cross Society through Global Fund Round 10 HIV/AIDS Project to implement HIV prevention, care and treatment services targeting Key Populations in Kisii County.

    We are looking for qualified and experienced personnel to fill in the following position from October 2015.

    Nursing Officer

    Job Summary: Provide or assist in the provision of Minimum Package of Clinical services at the Tumaini Wellness Centre - Kisii and during community outreaches targeting Key Populations as per the set National Guidelines / standards

    Reports to: The Wellness Centre Coordinator

    Location: Based in Kisii Central Sub-county, with frequent field visits to provide outreach services outside the sub-county.

    Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assess clients and establish health care needs as necessary.
  • Diagnose simple common health conditions, prescribe, and administer treatment.
  • Provide appropriate healthcare service; e.g. administration of treatment, dispensing drugs, etc.
  • Provide health education and counseling to clients on identified health problems and socio-economic issues related to their health.
  • Keep clinical environment tidy and safe; ensure efficiency and safety of assigned nursing commodities.
  • Ensure that the health care services are friendly, responsive to the needs and offered at the convenient
  • time of Key Populations and their clients.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Diploma in Registered Nursing from a recognized nursing training institution and in possession of a registration certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Must have at least one year’s experience in a busy health facility.
  • Training and practical experience in Key Populations Intervention, an added advantage.
  • Knowledge on HIV/AIDS care and treatment added advantage; ability to diagnose and treat STIs.
  • Must be pleasant, have good communication skills and willing to work in challenging environments and under pressure.

    Submit applications, complete with CV, copies of certificates and testimonials, names and telephone numbers of three professional referees, current and expected salary, to reach the undersigned not later than 5th September 2015.

    The Human Resources Manager
    Impact Research and Development Organization
    Baring Drive, Off Awuor Otiende Road, Opp. KBC Transmission Center
    O. Box 9171 - 40141
    Kisumu.

    e-Mail: info@impact-rdo.org

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    Evidence Action Advocacy and Policy Senior Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Organization: Evidence Action

    Position Title: Senior Manager for Advocacy and Policy

    Department / Section: Advocacy, Communications and Policy Team

    Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reports To: Director, Kenya – Deworm the World Initiative

    Application Deadline: September 01, 2015

    Start Date: October 2015

    About Evidence Action: Evidence Action scales proven interventions to improve the lives of the poor in Africa and Asia. We implement cost-effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence.

    We identify innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and build best practice operational models. We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling with a commitment to transparency on progress, impact, and value for money.

    About Deworm the World Initiative: The Deworm the World Initiative enables governments to eliminate the public health threat of worms through school-based mass deworming programs.

    We advocate for school-based deworming to policymakers and provide technical assistance to launch, strengthen and sustain school-based deworming programs.

    We work directly with governments to rapidly scale programs targeting all at-risk school-age children. Currently, we provide technical assistance for school-based deworming in Kenya, India, Ethiopia, and Vietnam.

    About the National School-Based Deworming Program (NSBDP): The National School-Based Deworming Program (NSBDP) is a government program implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) with the goal of eliminating parasitic worms as a public health problem among children in Kenya.

    The Program aims to treat at least 5.8 million children aged 2-14 years in over 15,000 primary schools across Kenya for at least five years.

    The program is in its 4th year covering all areas where there is evidence of worm burden that is high enough to warrant mass drug administration according to World Health Organization (WHO) criteria.

    The Deworm the World Initiative at Evidence Action is the fiscal manager and technical assistance provider for the NSBDP.

    About the Position: The Senior Manager for Advocacy and Policy will report to the Director of the Deworming Program in Kenya and will be based in Evidence Action’s regional office in Nairobi.

    In Year 3 of the program implementation, we began identifying opportunities to sustain the program’s impact beyond the current funding period. Evidence Action’s support to the Kenya National School-Based Deworming Program in Year 4 will seek to transition a world-class program from direct Evidence Action management to the government by strengthening government accountability, ownership, coordination and capacity.

    We are seeking to entrench the existing program and establishing a stronger foundation for long-term program success.

    As a result, our policy and advocacy work will focus on implementing a sustainability strategy that will define plans for the period following this current 5-year grant.

    Key considerations for program sustainability include fostering political goodwill, engaging with high-level government officials, securing funding for future rounds of deworming, risk mitigation strategies to ensure deworming remains a national priority, and increasing government ownership of the program.

    Evidence Action will also support the government on policies around drug management, and advocate for the program at the national and international level.

    Responsibilities:

  • Support the Program Director who is the lead on government and partner relationships such as investigating, building and codifying new relationships, managing existing relationships both tactically and technically (e.g. managing contracts, meeting planning and tracking), understanding and observing appropriate protocols. Formulate, articulate, and execute key policy goals and objectives for the Deworm the World Initiative - Kenya.
  • The Senior Manager will collaborate closely with other managers to achieve advocacy and policy-related outcomes.
  • Perform research and analysis of relevant policy and regulatory issues at local and national levels that are affecting Deworm the World Initiative - Kenya.
  • Advise the program on the development of appropriate and strategic governance structures that advance the goals of the program.
  • Translate technical details of programmatic work into strategic opportunities for the program.
  • Execute a communications strategy for Deworm the World Initiative – Kenya; work with program team members to effectively communicate their work with key decision makers.
  • Perform strategic policy roles as assigned by the Program Director.
  • Promote the use of evidence for decision-making.
  • Live out and promote Evidence Action values internally and permeating into our external relationships, communications and actions.

    Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in law, business, social sciences, political science, sustainable economic development, economics, international relations or related field from a recognized University strongly preferred.

    Qualifications and Skills:

  • Track record of senior-level advocacy and policy leadership heading up a policy team required with at least 5 years of experience (8 years with a bachelor’s degree).
  • Substantial and demonstrated experience developing policy and advocacy strategy, and lead policy analysis required.
  • Skilled at building relationships with senior leaders and policymakers, and highly experienced and comfortable working collaboratively across teams and cultures required.
  • Very Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Tech-savvy and experienced in advocacy and policy strategy and research online and on social media.
  • Extraordinary problem solving skills, patience, and perseverance.
  • Significant experience in developing countries in general, particularly Kenya, required.
  • Subject matter expertise in health, education, economic development, HIV/AIDS, deworming, water & sanitation, or other development areas strongly desired.
  • Demonstrated superb analytical skills with proven action-oriented output.

    Personal Attributes

  • Passionate about social impact and experienced in social enterprise, entrepreneurial nonprofit, or start-up environment.
  • Highly detailed, yet visionary manager with a successful track record of managing and motivating people.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work as a part of a team and across multiple groups.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced working environment and be flexible.
  • Proven skill in negotiation and managing complex relationships.
  • Excellent networking skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Able to manage workload and meet deadlines.
  • A sense of humor.
  • To apply, please make sure you include the following materials in your application:
  • A cover letter detailing why you want to work for Evidence Action and what you see as our key policy, and advocacy issues in Kenya related to health and education;
  • Your CV/resume;
  • A writing sample that includes at least one of the following: A substantive policy analysis authored by you; a write-up of a strategic advocacy plan you have executed. (Feel free to redact any identifying information from these documents if they refer to previous work you have done). NOTE: Please upload writing sample in same document as your cover letter;
  • At least three references, two of which from people you have reported to, and at least one of which of a subordinate whom you have managed or a lateral relationship/colleague;
  • Not required but additional useful information - your online presence such as Facebook and Twitter handles, blogs you write or contribute to, links to online materials of relevance. NOTE: include this at the end of your CV/resume.

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply online Evidence Action Advocacy and Policy Senior Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya


    Nation Media Group Agency Business Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Agency Business Manager

    Job Ref: HR-BM-08-2015

    The Nation Media Group, is an independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in Print, Broadcast and Digital media.

    It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, and seeks to consolidate this position by recruiting a Business Manager in Advertising Department.

    The job holder will be based in Nairobi for the Agency section.

    The Role: The Agency Business Manager will report to the Commercial Manager - Advertising.

    He/She will be responsible for project planning, coordinating, motivating and leading teams of Business Executives to generate and meet agreed team’s volumes against set annual revenue targets.

    Key result areas will include:

  • Planning, coordinating and leading a team of Business Executives who are expected to deliver agreed sales volumes and revenue;
  • Leading teams in innovative advertising concepts for agency projects;
  • Motivating the sales team to deliver departmental objectives;
  • Growing market share and developing client service and relationships;
  • Initiating new sales strategies and creative communication campaigns that will provide value to advertisers;
  • Maintaining and fostering business relationships with all clients of the company and
  • Initiating and executing annual multi – media partnerships that will yield revenues to the business.

    Skills, knowledge and experience requirement:

  • Basic University Degree;
  • Diploma in Sales and Marketing;
  • At least 3 years’ working experience in a sales and marketing environment;
  • Proven track record of performance in agency business management;
  • Leadership and people management skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure for long and odd hours; and
  • Creative and innovative.

    If you meet the above criteria, please send your application and a detailed CV online to Agency Business Manager before 6th September 2015.

    N/B: We shall only contact the shortlisted candidates.


    UNDP Programme Officer (Support to Sexual and Gender Based Violence) Job in Kenya

    United Nations Development Programme

    National Individual Consultant

    Programme Officer – Support to Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV)

    Background: In mid-2014, UNDP Kenya Country office initiated a project on Accelerating Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Sexual and Gender Based Violence.

    The project is being implemented by UNDP Headquarters with pilots in Kenya and Bangladesh, and funded by the Government of Korea.

    The Kenyan pilot focuses, in part, on providing better police services through increased community awareness and enhanced response in order to achieve increased access to justice for survivors of SGBV with a special focus on women in conflict prone communities and south Sudanese refugees.

    It seeks to address the demand and supply side of access to justice, with an aim to strengthen the capacities of rule of law institutions and local communities for the prevention and response to GBV.

    Objective: Following the successful launch and implementation of the first year’s Annual Work Plan, UNDP is seeking a National Individual Consultant to support the project and enhance Country Office delivery.

    Application Process

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

    1. UNDP Personal History Form (P11)

    2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae

    3. Proposal for implementing the assignment

    Please quote “Programme Officer – Support to SGBV)” on the subject line.

    Applications should be emailed to consultants.ken@undp.org to reach us not later than Wednesday, 9 September 2015 at 4.00 P.M Kenya Time.

    This position is open to Kenyan nationals only

    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 P11 form

    UNDP Kenya reserved the right to accept or reject any application


    Thogoto Teachers College Driver Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Motor Vehicle Driver

    (1 Position)

    Qualifications

    1.Academic qualifications - Minimum K.C.S.E. D+ (plus)

    2. Driving license class ABCE

    3. PSV Certificate

    4. Certificate of Good Conduct

    5. Competency Certificate from Department of Public Works.

    6. Age - between 30 - 45 years.

    Training in First Aid and Motor Vehicle Maintenance shall be added advantage.

    Interested persons should apply enclosing certified copies of Certificates and testimonials addressed to the undersigned by 9th September, 2015.

    The Senior Principal / Secretary BOM
    Thogoto Teachers Training College
    Private Bag, Kikuyu


    Nairobi Women’s Hospital Jobs in Kenya (Updated)

    At The Nairobi Women’s Hospital, we are changing to better deliver on our promise and live to our vision “We are Trusted with The Health Care of Our Women In Africa”.

    As part of this change, exciting vacancies have arisen, and we invite suitably qualified talent to join this winning team in the following positions.

    1. General Ledger Accountant

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Chief Accountant this position will be responsible for consolidating and maintaining accurate accounting records and information.

    This position will also be responsible for supervision of an accounts team

    Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree with professional qualification at diploma level (CPA finalist or its equivalent), a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar position, with supervisory responsibility for a minimum of 1 year.

    2. Tutor (School of Nursing)

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Head of Department, School of Nursing, the position will be responsible for delivery of quality instruction to health care trainees, in line with the Nursing Council guidelines.

    Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, with more than 2 years post internship work experience, of which 1 year must be in delivering teaching to health care trainees.

    In addition, they must be able to commit consistent hours per week to deliver training.

    Possession of Pedagogy training will be a distinct advantage.

    3. Tutor & Head of Department (School of Social Work)

    1 Position

    Reporting to the College Principal, this position will be responsible for coordinating and delivering quality instruction to students undertaking social work studies, in line with the curriculum requirements. This position will also serve as the head of department.

    Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, with more than 2 years post graduation work experience of which 1 year must be in delivering teaching to social work trainees. In addition the applicants must have working knowledge on KNEC requirements for the course and be able to commit consistent hours per week to deliver training.

    Possession of Pedagogy training will be a distinct advantage.

    4. Assistant Credit Controller

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Credit Controller, this position will be responsible for ensuring timely credit collections and reconciliation of creditors’ accounts.

    This position will also be responsible for supervision of the credit collections team.

    Applicants must be in possession of professional qualification in accounting and/ or credit management and a minimum of three years’ experience in a similar position, with supervisory responsibility for a minimum of 1 year.

    5. Credit Officer - Collections

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Hospital Manager, with matrix technical reporting to the Assistant Credit Controller, this position will be responsible for collection of all credit for services rendered in line within defined company policy and guidelines.

    Applicants must be in possession of a Professional qualification in accounting or credit management with 1 to 3 years of experience in a similar position.

    For all positions, the Following Key Competencies will apply: Customer Focus, Team Work, Managing performance, Results Oriented, Reliability with demonstrated interpersonal skills and a high degree of professionalism and ethics

    Interested candidates are invited to send their application and CV on or before Friday, 4th September, 2015 To: vacancies@nwch.co.ke quoting the position applied for as the subject line.


    Global Fund HIV Project Coordinator Job in Homa Bay, Kenya

    Impact Research and Development Organization is looking for qualified and experienced personnel to fill in the following position from October 2015.

    Project Coordinator

    Impact Research and Development Organization (IRDO) is a registered Kenyan NGO with a main office in Kisumu and regional offices in 10 counties of Kenya.

    IRDO’s principal mandate is to design, implement and evaluate HIV/AIDS research and intervention programs that improve the health status of individuals and local communities.

    IRDO is currently funded by Kenya Red Cross Society through Global Fund Round 10 HIV/AIDS Project to implement HIV prevention, care and treatment services that target PLHIV, key populations, and expectant mothers, etc. in Homabay and Kisii counties.

    Job Summary: To provide overall oversight and coordinate the implementation of the HIV Prevention Interventions in selected sub-counties.

    Successful candidate will coordinate the above Project.

    Reports to: The Programs Manager

    Location: Based in Homabay Sub-county, with frequent field visits to, Rachuonyo South, Kasipul, Kabondo-Kasipul, Suba, Mbita, Ndhiwa, Rangwe, Homabay, and Kisii Central sub-counties.

    Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop up-date and oversee the implementation of Project Work Plans.
  • Ensure that Project activities are carried out according to the laid down guidelines.
  • Ensure that correct information is relayed to clients and other stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Serve as a liaison person between the IRDO, staff, clients and the general community.
  • Prepare and submit progress reports at required intervals; present at meetings and workshops.
  • Work with Programs Manager to oversee staff orientation, supervision, training and performance.

    Minimum Qualifications and Competencies

  • Must have at least a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences or health related field
  • Must have 3 years supervisory experience in HIV prevention programs, preferably in a busy NGO.
  • Experience with Global Fund HIV/AIDS projects is an added advantage.

    Competencies:

  • Ability to multi-task; excellent writing and presentation skills; excellent communication skills and teamwork; can work long hours, including weekends and public holidays when necessary; proficient in Microsoft Office packages; experience with stakeholder management

    Other competencies: Ability to multi-task; excellent writing and presentation skills; excellent communication skills and teamwork; can work long hours, including weekends and public holidays when necessary; proficient in Microsoft Office packages; experience with stakeholder management

    Submit applications, complete with CV, copies of certificates and testimonials, names and telephone numbers of three professional referees, current and expected salary

    The Human Resources Manager
    Impact Research and Development Organization
    P. O. Box 9171 - 40141
    Kisumu.

    Info@impact-rdo.org

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    CSP Social Worker Job in Kenya - PCEA Evergreen Student Centre

    Vacancy: CSP Social Worker

    KE917 PCEA Evergreen is a Church based project in Partnership with Compassion International which operates under the management of the PCEA Evergreen Church.

    The Centre is committed to holistic child development.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • In charge of the socio-emotional and physical development of the project children/mothers.
  • Coordinate proper maintenance of children’s folders both CSP and CDC program.
  • Ensure that children/families communicate to their sponsors through scheduled letters.
  • Monitor mother child units’ attendance at the project.
  • Ensure that mother child units’ updates are done.
  • Ensure timely distribution of gifts.
  • Coordinate health issues and maintain health records
  • Ensure the implementation of the socio-emotional, health and hygiene curriculum
  • Coordinate home visits for registered children/Mother child units
  • Any other relevant tasks that might be assigned.

    Qualifications

  • Born again Christian.
  • At least a degree/diploma in Social Sciences or its equivalent.
  • Knowledge and skill in Community Health is an added advantage.
  • Relevant work experience; (a minimum of 2 years in similar position is desirable).
  • Be a good team player.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Explicit desire and passion to work with children.
  • Age limit is between 25 - 35 years.
  • Relevant work experience is an added advantage.
  • Ability to work with children, students and youths between the ages of 3 – 22 years.
  • Must be committed to excellence, integrity and stewardship
  • Have a current official pastor’s recommendation letter.

    Interested and qualified candidates should send or submit the following documents:

  • Copies of academic certificates and testimonials, Identity card and Current C.V. Scanned documents sent via mail will be accepted but original documents will be required during the interviews.
  • A recommendation letter from your Pastor not more than 2 months old
  • A hand written application letter (you can scan for email) including daytime telephone numbers to reach:

    The Chairperson
    PCEA Evergreen CDC
    P.O.Box 1383-00621
    Village Market.

    Email address ke917pceaevergreencdc@gmail.com

    (NB- Drop your application at the office or send via email.)

    Deadline 5th Sep 2015

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    The candidate should be ready to work in a slum set up.


    Cytonn Investments Human Resources Manager Job in Kenya

    Job Vacancy: Human Resources Manager

    Cytonn Investments Management Limited is an independent investment company offering privately placed alternative investment solutions (real estate, private equity and structured products) targeting institutional investors, high net-worth investors and the diaspora.

    To manage its rapid growth, the company is looking for a dynamic and hardworking individual with strong leadership and entrepreneurial skills to join the team in the Human Resource department.

    We are looking for a HR leader who can develop, motivate and retain high performing teams in strong partnership with the various business drivers.

    The successful candidate will have an opportunity to participate in our share ownership plan.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    A. Recruitment and Talent Management:

  • Develop and implement long-term strategies for spotting and attracting exceptional talent;
  • Evaluate the needs of the business as regards human capital needs and coordinate the recruitment, shortlisting and interviewing process;
  • Develop training and development programmes as well as motivation and retention strategies in order to offer a conducive work environment for staff;
  • Scheduling various staff programmes/trainings and team building exercises;
  • Putting in place an effective performance management system and overseeing the exercise to ensure that staff performance is well managed;
  • Acting as a strategic advisor on human resource and talent matters in order to assist the business meet its needs;
  • Manage the Cytonn Young Leaders Program

    B. Human Resource Administration

  • Issuing staff contracts;
  • Ensure all staff files are up to date;
  • Monitor the Leave System;
  • Develop and act as custodian of various HR manual, processes, policies and their adjacent forms;
  • Co-ordinate staff insurance records and act as a liaison with the insurance company / broker;
  • Deal conclusively with all staff issues;
  • Oversee staff, subsistence, travel and associated cost management;
  • Communicate to staff on general staff matters.

    C. Benefits and Payroll Management

  • Design innovative and competitive remuneration structures;
  • Co-ordinate the payroll and ensure it is timely and accurate;

    Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years in a management / leadership role is required, preferably in a HR role and in the financial services industry;
  • A minimum of an upper second Bachelors degree and a minimum of a B+ grade in high school;
  • HR practitioners certification or path to certification;
  • Commercial and business astuteness;
  • Ability to lead and develop strategic HR practices;
  • Excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills;
  • High levels of energy and enthusiasm and ability to work long hours and under pressure to deliver timely solutions/deliverables;
  • Global markets experience / exposure will be added advantage.

    If you feel that you possess the above qualifications and would like to be considered for this job, please visit the Careers page on cytonn.com/careers and upload your application letter and current CV and daytime contact by the close of business on Friday the 4th of September 2015

    Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.


    AfricarTrack International Corporate Marketing Executives Jobs in Kenya

    Corporate Marketing Executives

    Are you a young vibrant and energetic individual who has a desire to succeed and win new business?

    A fast growing company is looking for dynamic and self-motivated professionals to work as corporate marketing executives in Thika, Athi River town, Kitengela and Eldoret and the environs of this towns.

    Company Definition: AfricarTrack International Ltd is a Personal Vehicle Tracking and Fleet Management Solutions provider. We also provide Asset Tracking and Stolen Vehicle Recovery Tools.

    This is an award winning company having won COMESA Innovation Awards 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during the AU Head of States Summit and African Achievers Awards 2015 in Sandton, South Africa.

    The COMESA Innovation Awards was presented to the company by H.E Mulatu Teshome, the president of Ethiopia and signed by H.E Joseph Kabila, the president of Congo and Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya, The COMESA Secretary General. Our system was voted the best in Africa.

    The company has bagged many other prestigious awards and has wide media coverage across the continent and beyond. Therefore, our clientele base is growing fast because of product acceptance, innovation and continuous improvement.

    The clients include; insurance and banks, transport and logistics, taxis and car-hire companies, individual car owners, government institutions, NGOs, schools, travel and tours companies.

    Therefore, we are currently seeking experienced and professional Marketing Executives to join our

    Sales and Marketing team.

    They will report to the Regional Sales and Marketing Manager.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Generate new business and use existing network in the industry
  • Achieving sales targets on monthly basis
  • Identify new sales opportunities within existing accounts
  • Delivering sales presentations to new customers
  • Attending customer meetings
  • Maintaining and expanding relationships with existing customers
  • Follow up of sales leads and closing the deal
  • Interact and coordinate with the sales team and other staff members in other departments
  • Completing all the administrative sales work as required
  • Preparing and submitting timely weekly and monthly sales reports

    Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in business or related field
  • 6 months experience
  • Result-oriented with ability to work under strict deadlines and meet sales targets
  • A high sales drive and a strong will to succeed
  • Mature, confident, articulate and with strong communication skills

    AfricarTrack International Ltd is an equal opportunity employer.

    If this position is of interest to you, kindly email your C.V and Cover Letter explaining how you would meet the demands of this challenging position, giving full names and contacts of 3 referees to hrmanager@africartrack.com

    Closing date of this application is 02/09/2015.

    AfricarTrack International Ltd will only contact candidates that will be selected for interviews.

    Our remuneration model will be based on performance and commissions. The first 3 months will purely be based on VERY GOOD commissions after which a confirmation will be issued depending on performance.

    This position targets candidates in Thika and its environs, Athi River and environs and Eldoret and its environs. Kindly state this in your email subject when applying.


    DNDi Africa Project Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) Africa office is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the following vacant position

    Position: Project Coordinator

    Reporting to: Clinical Trial Manager, Nairobi & Clinical Manager, Geneva - for HIV study

    Supervises: Clinical Research Associates.

    The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is a patient-needs driven, not-for-profit research and development (R&D) organization that develops safe, effective, and affordable medicines for neglected diseases that afflict millions of the world’s poorest people.

    DNDi focuses on developing new treatments for the most neglected patients suffering from diseases such as sleeping sickness (or human African trypanosomiasis), leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, malaria, specific filarial infections, and paediatric HIV.

    The initiative’s primary objective is to deliver 11 to 13 new treatments by 2018 and to establish a strong R&D portfolio for these diseases.

    DNDi accomplishes its work through collaborative partnerships with public sector research institutions, particularly in disease-endemic countries, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, academia, non-governmental organizations, and governments worldwide.

    It also works to strengthen research capacity in disease-endemic countries and to advocate for increased public responsibility for neglected disease R&D.

    DNDi was established in 2003 by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), Brazil’s Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), the Ministry of Health of Malaysia, Institut Pasteur in France, and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), with the WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) as permanent observer.

    DNDi Africa was established in 2003, and is based at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

    This regional office conducts R&D projects in the region, including clinical activities and data management for clinical trials for treatments for leishmaniasis, paediatric HIV, and others.

    It also leads capacity building projects through multi-country research platforms. Role Profile

    Overall purpose of the job:

  • Will be the lead person for paediatric HIV study.
  • Coordinating the clinical trials and studies sponsored by DNDi according to Good Clinical
  • Practice (GCP) standards, according to the specific responsibilities set out below under the direction of the and Clinical Trial Manager (CTM) and the Director of DNDi Africa Regional Office, Nairobi
  • Carrying out the specific requests of the CTM at the trial sites in relation to any of the trial activities as requested.
  • Submitting the required documentation and reports in a timely fashion and to an agreed format
  • Attending meetings associated with the project at times and places as requested.

    Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Review of monitoring reports and identifying and resolving issues identified during the monitoring visits
  • Provide backup, support and advice for trial monitors including co-monitoring and substitute monitoring as and when required
  • Prepare weekly project status updates and monthly report of trials activities and issues for DNDi Project Management in Geneva / trial coordination office and DSMB Chair.
  • Provide backup for the clinical trial manager for Serious Adverse Events (SAE) reporting
  • Provide liaison and support for trial data management centre particularly Trial Statistician and Data Managers
  • Liaise with DNDi Africa office Regional Operations Manager for trial related activities and payments
  • Support and respond to requests from trial site team members and country PIs on trial related matters
  • Arrange trial specific training for trial site teams
  • To participate in preparing regulatory documentation for conducting clinical trials (submission and approval of protocols), registration of trial medication and protocol amendments.
  • Supervise the Clinical Research Associate(s)
  • Prepare and review as appropriate, scientific documents, reports to be used in clinical trials or submitted to Ethics Committee/Regulation authorities.
  • Setting up clinical trial sites
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned

    Skills & Qualifications

  • Medical Doctor. Postgraduate training would be an added advantage
  • Proven track record in clinical research management.
  • At least 3 years recent experience of clinical trials and GCP as investigator/monitor /trial manager
  • Complete fluency in written and spoken English
  • Able to work alone and unsupervised in an organised and professional manner and with financial integrity
  • Good interpersonal, people and time management skills
  • Problem solving and helpful approach
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel as required
  • Shares DNDi mission and vision.
  • Experience conducting HIV related studies will be an added advantage

    Terms of Employment:

  • The position is full time based in Nairobi with frequent travels locally, regionally and internationally
  • Excellent salary commensurate with skills and experience and in line with DNDi Africa remuneration scales.
  • Contract is 2 years, renewable by mutual agreement and subject to exemplary performance, 3 months probation, notice period 2 months.
  • Preferred start date: 5th October 2015 or earlier

    Applications are due no later than: 4 September 2015 should be sent via email to:

    Regional Operations Manager
    DNDi Africa Regional Office
    Kenya Medical Research Institute
    Email: africarecruitment@dndi.org

    Applications should include the following:

  • Application letter explaining why you are applying for this post
  • Current Curriculum Vitae listing names of three references with their contact details (Telephone and E-mail)
  • Contact Telephone Number
  • Certificates and Diplomas or transcripts to be availed during the interviews


    WFP Somalia Driver (Roster) Job Vacancy

    UN World Food Programme – Somalia

    Vacancy Announcement No. 019/2015

    Post Title: Driver (Roster)

    Contract type: Service Contract

    Post Grade: SC 2

    Duty Station: Bossaso, Galkacyo, Hargeisa, Mogadishu, Dolo, Dhobley, Garowe, Kismayo, Berbera, & El Wak

    Duration: One year (initial)

    Date of issue: 26 August 2015

    Closing Date: 08 September 2015

    Organizational Background: The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, humanitarian air and logistics services, food coordination and emergency rehabilitation projects.

    This position is open to qualified Somali candidates with good knowledge of the local area. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Under the direct supervision of the Senior Administrative Assistant and the overall supervision of Head of Area Office/Sub-Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide reliable driving services by using assigned means for the transport of authorized WFP Staff members, officials and visitors as per authorized routing following UN safety and Security rules and regulations;
  • Deliver and collect goods, mail, documents and other items;
  • Meet official personnel at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs formalities as required;
  • Take care of the day-to-day efficient maintenance of the assigned means of transport, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc;
  • Perform minor repairs and arrange for major repairs and ensure that the vehicle is kept clean and in good running condition at all times;
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc;
  • Produce weekly records of mileage travelled and fuel consumed;
  • Negotiate, liaise and coordinate with local authorities to facilities vehicle movements in designated areas;
  • Check means of transport for mechanical fitness and the security of the cargo, ensuring that cargo is protected against all weather conditions;
  • Identify any apparent problems during field deliveries and report them to the supervisor;
  • Take the steps required in accordance with the rule and regulations in case of an accident;
  • Perform other duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Education: Primary school education. Formal drivers training with a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Defensive driving and first aid training is desirable.

    Experience: At least two years of work experience as a driver; with safe driving record.

    Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somalia is a requirement.

    Knowledge: Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs, knowledge of radio, email, telephone and other applications.

    Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:

  • All applications must include an accurately filled in Personal History Form (P11) available at the following link UN World Food to be sent by e-mail to HR-SOM@wfp.org
  • Quote the Vacancy Announcement number, job title and location;
  • Hand delivered applications will not be accepted;
  • Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded;

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    VSF Belgium Uganda Consultant to Assess Pastoralist Land Use in Karamoja through Holistic Land & Livestock Management

    VSF | DZG Belgium Terms of Reference for Consultant

    Assessing pastoralist land use in Karamoja through Holistic Land & Livestock Management

    Program: Karamoja Livestock Development Program 3

    Result area: Enhanced sustainable management and peaceful sharing of natural resources

    Donor: DGD - Belgian Development Cooperation

    Objective of the study: The overall objective of the assignment is to assess the land use by pastoralists in Karamoja, including the changes it has undergone due to decades of insecurity and outside interventions, through the concept of Holistic Land & Livestock Management.

    Expected starting date of the assignment: October 2015

    Deadline for applications: 15 September 2015

    1. Background information: VSF Belgium Uganda has been operating since 2007 in the Karamoja region of Uganda. Its areas of intervention focus on animal health, animal production and natural resources management (NRM). The current main program, Karamoja Livestock Development Program, is now in its third phase.

    This program is implemented in partnership with Matheniko Development Forum (MADEFO) for Moroto District and Dodoth Agro-Pastoral Organization (DADO) for Kaabong District.

    Agro-pastoralism is the main livelihood of Karamoja, a semi-arid region in the north east of Uganda.

    The Karimojong pastoralists rely on subsistence agriculture and on mobile livestock production, migrating seasonally to find water and pasture for their livestock. This mobility is a key strategy of pastoralists, enabling them to adapt to climatic variability such as drought and erratic rainfall.

    The region faces several challenges, such as land conflicts which limit pastoralists’ mobility, environmental degradation and high poverty rates. The interventions of VSF Belgium on NRM aim at peaceful and sustainable use of the available natural resources in this agro-pastoralist environment.

    To improve the sustainability of the management of natural resources, VSF Belgium calls for a rangeland expert to conduct a study on Holistic Land & Livestock Management in Karamoja. The concept of Holistic Land & Livestock Management is increasingly being regarded as a useful tool to sustainable manage communal grazing lands.

    It is an adaptation of the initial concept of Holistic Rangeland Management of Allan Savory, suited to meet the needs of pastoralists and farmers who herd their livestock on communal lands. The study will provide an assessment of the land use by pastoralists.

    2. Objectives

    The overall objective of the assignment is to acquire in depth knowledge on the use of land by pastoralists in Karamoja, including the changes it has undergone due to decades of insecurity and outside interventions, and to assess this land use through the concept of Holistic Land & Livestock Management.

    This in depth knowledge will contribute to

    (1) improved quality of natural resource management projects through a better understanding of pastoralists’ use and management of natural resources and to

    (2) informed and sensitized local authorities on holistic land & livestock management to enable them to support sustainable management of rangeland by pastoralists.

    3. Methodology

  • Technical assessment of the ecological literacy: an understanding of the processes at work in this environment
  • Collaboration with relevant local actors and communities for qualitative input Sensitization of local authorities on the linkage of HRM and pastoralism in Karamoja
  • Maintain regular contact about the progress with VSF Belgium’s NRM officer (see below for reporting requirements)

    4. Outputs

  • Analysis of the “ecological literacy” of Karamoja (soil coverage, water…)
  • Overview of current and traditional use of land by Karimojong pastoralists (use of grass and water, migration patterns…) and the rationale behind
  • Assessment of land use by Karimojong pastoralist through the concept of Holistic Land & Livestock Management
  • Recommendations to improve sustainable land management by Karimojong pastoralists
  • Overview of crucial HRM indicators to measure ecological, social and financial changes in Karamoja region in an accessible and cost-effective way
  • One day training for VSF Belgium staff and partners on HRM and findings
  • One day training for district authorities on HRM and findings

    5. Geographical area to be covered

    Karamoja region with a focus on the (agro-) pastoralist zones of Kaabong and Moroto district.

    6. Duration: Broadly speaking we expect the consultant to conclude the work in 2 weeks, give findings in a dissemination workshop and produce a final report in 2 weeks.

    7. Expertise and qualifications required

  • University degree in Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Rural Development or related areas
  • Degree in Holistic Rangeland Management
  • Experience in Holistic Land and livestock management
  • Demonstrated experience of working with pastoralists in the horn of Africa
  • English essential, knowledge of Ngakarimojong desirable

    8. Reporting requirements

    The consultant will submit the following reports in English, both in soft and hard copy:

  • Draft final report of maximum 20 pages (main text, excluding annexes). This report shall be submitted no later than 2 weeks after start of implementation of tasks.
  • Final report, incorporating any comments received from the concerned parties on the dissemination workshop. The final report shall be provided by the latest 15 days after the reception of the comments on the draft final report. The detailed analyses which underlie the mission's recommendations will be presented in annexes to the main report. The final report must be provided along with the corresponding invoice.

    How to apply

    Please send your proposal to uganda@vsf-belgium.org highlighting the following:

  • A brief introduction of bidding firm or person attaching relevant CVs
  • Your understanding of the Terms of Reference
  • Proposed methodology and approach
  • Proposed work plan and budget
  • Your availability


    Save the Children Jobs in Bungoma Kenya

    Save the Children

    1. Administration Intern – Kenya Country office

    Position Code: SCI/ADMIN INTERN/2015

    Team / Programme: Signature Programme

    Location: Bungoma

    Grade: Internship

    Post Type: National

    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

    Role: SCI Kenya is in the process of implementing a signature maternal and newborn health (UNH) 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 both national County communities to address the maternal and neonatal health challenges in the country in a way that would deliver significant impacts for Children and Women by the end of the 5 year period.

    Scope of the role: To support in the administration function office the office and ensure delivery of quality administrative support services to Bungoma area office.

    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.

    In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country.

    We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million.

    Staff reporting directly to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Receive and welcome visitors to the office and direct them accordingly
  • Support in organising for meetings, trainings and workshops
  • Receiving, sorting and distributing incoming and mails to the respective staff members
  • Making photocopies, scanning documents
  • Ensure proper filing of documents.
  • Maintain an adequate level of stock for office supplies
  • Maintaining up to update stock records for office supplies
  • Undertake any other duties assigned
  • Organize travel arrangements for staff

    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

  • A first degree in business administration/equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to manage multiple requests and to liaise with several different departments.
  • Assertive and pro-active, with the ability to work on own initiative with little supervision.
  • Ability to cope with varying workloads and interruptions and to organize activities to provide efficient services
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and other Global Policies
  • Fluent in English and Swahili
  • Commitment to Save the Children Values

    Competencies:

  • Good organizational, planning and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage workload and prioritize activities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems

    2. Driver – Kenya Country Office

    Position Code: SCI/BUG DRV/ 2015

    2 Posts

    Team / Programme: Programme Operations

    Location: Bungoma

    Grade: 6

    Contract: National ( 1 year contract with possibility of renewal)

    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

    Role Purpose: The Driver is responsible for safe driving of vehicles and staff for Save the Children Kenya programme.

    He/ She should ensure proper maintenance and cleanliness of vehicles in compliance with safe driving standards.

    Ensure the vehicle is fuelled in time for trips and carry out proper management of fuel supply for the assigned vehicle in accordance with SCI policies and procedures.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Logistics Officer

    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.

    In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own.

    Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country.

    We employ nearly 300 staff and we have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Driving and Maintenance:

  • Maintain vehicle log and fuel consumption documentation
  • Keep the vehicle document folder up to date
  • Prepare daily vehicle usage report, including trip use, mileage and fuel consumption
  • Providing periodic usage report of vehicles including total mileage, fuel consumption and expenditure
  • Maintain valid driver license, registration and valid permits all the time
  • Organise the transport of supplies directly to SC designated location of use. Control of Vehicles
  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are authorized in advance by line managers
  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys to be recorded in the logbook at the start and completion of journeys
  • Ensure that keys and vehicle documents are kept in secure place when the vehicle is not in use
  • Ensure that all passengers also wear seats before driving the vehicle Accidents
  • Ensure that the line Manager is immediately informed of any accidents and the accident reported to the police as appropriate and as soon as possible

    Vehicle checks:

  • Check the vehicle prior to its use in the morning and after use
  • Check the vehicle before departing for work
  • Check on taking over a vehicle and ensure that the items listed on the vehicle checklist and in the vehicles tools and materials inventory are present and in functioning order.

    Vehicle defects:

  • Check for vehicle defects and damage to the vehicle and ensure that he reports them to his line manager promptly.
  • Report and supervise all maintenance and repair needs of assigned vehicle.

    Cleanliness and visibility:

  • You will be responsible for ensuring that the vehicle is kept clean on the outside and inside at all times. The driver is also to keep the vehicle tidy and ensure that all dirt is removed from the vehicle after a journey.
  • Driver is to ensure SC visibility protocols are adhered to at all times.

    Other

  • Follow and abide by traffic rules, regulations, driver safety manual and any other instructions given by supervisor
  • Maintain all vehicle safety equipment, as per vehicle safety kit, in liaison with the logistics officer- including first aid kit, communication equipment and fire extinguisher
  • Work after duty hours or holidays/weekends as and when required and in prior notice from the line manager
  • Perform any other duty as requested by authorised persons.

    Personal Qualities

  • A proactive and flexible approach to work
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • A systems approach to work
  • A people oriented person who enjoys working in a team.
  • A keen interest in self development
  • A reliable, polite and professional attitude to ensure SC is perceived as such.
  • Working knowledge of the save the children Emergency procedures, sphere and convention on the rights of the child.

    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

    Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • A clean driving licence minimum class B=C=E
  • Prior experience working for NGO, UN agency or private company
  • Ability to multi task and work calmly under pressure is essential for this position.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in an insecure environment is critical
  • Some practical experience of user vehicle maintenance.
  • Those with defensive driving skills, first aid training will have an added advantage.
  • Literacy and numeracy skills of “ O “ level education
  • Recommended minimum of 3-5 years’ experience of professional driving experience in an NGO or similar environment, including significant field operations experience running both emergency and development programs
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Similar skills in Kiswahili and other local languages an advantage
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of major emergencies
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter to bungoma.jobapplications@savethechildren.org indicating the Position Code on the subject line by 11th September 2015.

    Applications will be reviewed as and when they are received.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    International Medical Corps Jobs in Kenya

    International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

    Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. International Medical Corps currently implements projects in various counties in Kenya.

    1. International Medical Corps is seeking a candidate to fill the position of a Field Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to support Nutrition interventions in the country.

    The project officer will be based in Samburu and will be required to support a few more counties.

  • Program development and implementation support
  • Support all M&E initiatives for assigned grant(s) / project(s) including monitoring data quality, tracking the progress of activities, and contributing to staff capacity building initiatives as necessary.
  • In Liaison with the field teams, hold regular review meetings to assess the progress against the set targets and advice the supervisor and the management with recommendations on the progress as per internal policies, donor regulations and the project timelines.
  • Lead in creating a framework and procedures for the monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
  • Support the Program Managers and the staffs in defining and implementing the key project performance indicators (KPI) as well as monitoring them throughout the duration of the projects.
  • Support project/program staff on ways to properly document, organize and capture program progress.
  • Support nutrition manager and staffs in reviewing the performance of existing management Information systems to help identify potential modifications or resources.
  • Be the key focal point for data analysis and Information Management.
  • Keep abreast of developments in grant/program changes and progress in order to advise and recommend tools and strategies to increase program performances and results.
  • Analyze changes and patterns in KPI indicator data and performance reports and lead the rest of the staff and stakeholders in undertaking Nutrition surveys and assessments.
  • Ensures that verifiable, quantitative data analysis is shared with relevant staffs and managers and other stakeholders within the project area to inform program design and review.
  • Communication, Documentation and Reporting
  • Support National Nutrition Manager and field program managers in development and reviewing donor reports to ensure high quality reports are submitted on time as per grant requirements
  • Assist M& E national officer and managers in establishing log frames, M&E work plans, and targets during the project designs and monitoring of the implementation of the same throughout the project period
  • Review and analyze weekly reports with the program manager to identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation and to enhance quality of reporting.
  • Seeks opportunities for information sharing and learning exchanges with local actors/INGOs to promote coordination at local and national level
  • Lead the project team in development of best practices, success stories and Lessons learnt from operations.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong back ground in community nutrition with a minimum of 2 years of experience.
  • Minimum academic qualification of a degree in Nutrition/health related field with specialization in M&E.
  • Experienced in representing former/current organization at sub-national, national and regional level.
  • Excellent team building/working skills, strong personal and interpersonal skills with demonstrated leadership and supervisory excellence.
  • Strong Analytical skills with prowess in SMART, ENA, EPI infor, SPSS, SQUEAC,SLEEK, LQAS, etc.
  • Good field work skills with good understanding of organization’s project area.

    2. International Medical Corps is seeking a candidate to fill the position of a Human Resource Manager to support the Kenya mission based in Nairobi.

    Summary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage and provide direction to staff recruitment and contracts.
  • Provide strategic leadership and technical support in Human Resource Management and Administration.
  • Assist to develop and streamline HR practices and policies that are aligned to the organization’s strategy.
  • Review staff Job descriptions.
  • Maintain and update Insurance Files.
  • Build, strengthen and share lessons learned with regard to HR best practices.
  • Facilitation of international staff movement – planning and purchasing of air tickets.
  • Maintain expatriate legal status for expatriates visiting Kenya – work permits, visas and passes.
  • Ensuring compliance to regulations including personnel policies and records, Employee Laws and Issues.
  • Maintain good inter-team communications engender good team dynamics and handle staff grievances and counseling.
  • Assist in the implementation of employee orientation programs, supervision and training needs (i.e. sexual harassment training) and career development programs.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource or Other relevant University Degree.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in an INGO.
  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.
  • Experience in utilizing computers – word processing and spread sheets.
  • High degree of integrity, very good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Should be highly organized, able to take initiative to prioritize and work independently.

    How to Apply

    Qualified and interested candidates to submit applications BY E-MAIL ONLY which should include:-

    (1) Application Letter;

    (2) Current C.V. with telephone number and e-mail address;

    (3) Three referees with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses

    not later than 2nd September, 2015

    to kenyajobs@internationalmedicalcorps.org

    Any attachments apart from the above mentioned will lead to disqualification of the application.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    Plan International Massive Recruitment of NGO Jobs in Kenya

    Plan International is a child- centered community development organization without political, religious or governmental affiliations that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas.

    Plan works to promote child rights and to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families so that all child realize their full potential. Plan has been working in Kenya since 1982 on education, health, protection, livelihoods and WASH issues.

    Plan International - Kenya is seeking qualified applicants for jobs in the following areas:

    Nairobi Based Positions

  • HIV/Aids and Health Officer
  • Civil Society Liaison Officer
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Grants Manager
  • Senior Accountant
  • HR/Admin Officer
  • Procurement and Logistics Officer
  • Mechanic/Driver (2 positions)

    Mombasa Based Positions

  • Gender Specialist
  • Early Child Development and Education Officer
  • Civil Society Liaison Officer
  • Accountant
  • Grants Officer
  • Admin/Logistics Officer
  • Mechanic/Driver (3 positions)

    To apply please send a cover letter, and resume in English through our recruitment portal ( Plan International in Kenya Recruitment Portal ).

    These documents should be merged into one document as the system will only accept one attachment. The deadline for applications is 6th September 2015.

    Applicants who fail to meet the application criteria may be disqualified.

    We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    KURA Jobs in Kenya

    The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure established by the Kenya Roads Act, 2007 with the core mandate of management, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of all public roads in the cities and municipalities in Kenya except where those roads are national roads.

    As the leading Government Agency with the above mandate, we wish to competitively fill the below position from a suitably qualified Kenyan as follows:

    1. Corporate Affairs Officer

    Ref: KURA/CA/CAO/15/01

    JG 5

    (1 Post)

    The successful candidate will report to the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer.

    Job Summary: The holder will be providing technical support in film production, preparation of presentation, photography and archiving of information.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support in the design of KURA website and digital newsletters/email advertising;
  • Undertake graphic design development for Information Education and Communication(IEC) materials;
  • Design layouts for publications such as newsletters, brochures, adverts bulletins, Cards, billboards, safety signs and signage;
  • Filming(recording)/ Photographing of KURA functions &activities;
  • Production of documentaries, video editing and review of Authority adverts;
  • Archiving of film and photographic records and other documentaries; and
  • Performance of any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications

    Appointment to the position will be made from persons who:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Business or Social Science from a recognized University;
  • A diploma in fine art/graphic design;
  • Advanced program in 3D/2D design;
  • At least Four (4) years relevant working experience in a similar position
  • Proficiency in graphical designing through adobe Photoshop Suite, dreamweaver, freehand, illustrator, InDesign and Quark Xpress;
  • Advanced Certificate in Photography /Film/television/Communication design are added advantage; and
  • Knowledge about press and electronic media, offset and large format printing is added advantage.
  • Must be creative, have knowledge of industry software with a professional approach to issues.

    2. Security Officer

    Ref: KURA/F & A/SO/15/09

    JG 5

    [1 Post]

    The successful candidate will report to the Manager Human Resource & Administration.

    Job Summary: The job holder will be in charge of all security matters in the Authority.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Formulate and implement the Authority’s security policies, strategies, standards and procedures.
  • Identify all security risk areas and develop better operational methods to mitigate the risks.
  • Overseeing availability of appropriate security within the premises.
  • Carry out security audits and surveys, review security processes, procedures, contingency plans and control in compliance with the set security standards.
  • Manage the incident reporting process to track trends and develop effective responses.
  • Assist in the selection and management of third party security providers through clear and measurable service level agreements.
  • Provide guidance in high level investigations to all reported cases against the Authority’s employees and property.
  • Ensure proper administration of departmental personnel and resources with the aim of managing costs within the approved budgets.
  • Liaise with relevant Government departments, police, local administrators, neighbourhood security institutions in handling security issues with Authority.
  • Develop, implement and supervise security emergency action plans.
  • Liaise with the contracted security firm on day to day security matters of the Authority.

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • Degree in Security Management/Administration or Social Sciences or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Diploma in Criminology or its equivalent.
  • Relevant training on investigations from CID Training School or equivalent.
  • Relevant Management courses are an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge in ICT.
  • Five (5) years working experience in a relevant field.
  • Emphasis shall be placed on the physical and emotional maturity required for the high degree of judgment and diplomacy necessary to work efficiently.
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills with management and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and achieve set targets through team work.
  • Have general knowledge of Kenyan Laws and Government regulations pertaining to law enforcement.

    3. Senior Procurement Officer

    Ref: KURA/F & A/SPO/15/08

    JG 6

    [1 Post]

    The successful candidate will report to Chief Procurement Officer

    Job Summary: The job holder will assist the Chief Procurement Officer in providing support to Head of Procurement in procurement related matters to ensure understanding of, and compliance with the applicable law, policies and procedures of the Authority.

    Key Responsibilities

  • To lead, coordinate and help develop consolidated annual procurement plan
  • Responsible for following the policies and procedures as defined in the Authority policy guidelines.
  • Supervising, scheduling the work of, professionally developing, and evaluating the performance of the procurement officers.
  • Responsible for preparing contracts and purchase orders within the guidelines of the applicable laws, procedures and policies in place.
  • With approval of the Head of Procurement, responsible for consulting with the Authority’s Legal Manager or other approved legal counsel regarding the legality of proposed procurement contracts.
  • Responsible for providing administrative support for all procurements and maintaining the official contract files.
  • Responsible for ensuring purchasing orders and/or contracts are authorized in accordance with approval matrix in place.
  • Participating fully in opening, tendering processing, negotiations and contract management.
  • Reviewing and approving the various procurement reports prepared by Procurement Officers including quarterly and annual reports.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with both existing and new suppliers and contractors.
  • Take an active lead in introduction, development and implementation of best procurement practices.
  • Manage staff within Procurement Department.

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing and Supplies Management or in Business related field from a recognized institution
  • Diploma in Purchasing & Supplies Management from a recognized institution.
  • At least Five (5) years’ working experience in the field of procurement and Three (3) years in similar position or supervisory level.
  • Working knowledge in Public Procurement and Disposal procedures as contained in the Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005 and Regulation 2006 as well as development partners.
  • A member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) or CIPS – Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies or a recognized institution.
  • Ability to work under pressure and minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge in ICT.
  • Good analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and adhere to set targets through team work.

    4. Senior Accountant

    Ref: KURA/F & A/SA/15/07

    JG 6

    [1 Post]

    The successful candidate will report to the Chief Accountant.

    Job Summary: The overall responsibility of the position will be to ensure proper functioning of the General Ledger & Accounts payable.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Processing of Authority’s payments (LSO & LPO) and other disbursements.
  • Preparation and monitoring of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and budgets for various recurrent expenditure items by undertaking variance analysis.
  • Assist in the preparation of periodic financial accounts by ensuring accurate Trial Balance and General Ledger accounts payable.
  • Verifying authenticity of financial transactions.
  • Timely remittance of statutory deductions.
  • Preparation of withheld tax certificates and their timely remittance to KRA.
  • Filing and safe custody of Authority’s payment and journal vouchers.
  • Coordinating of responses to audit queries

    Qualifications and Competence

  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Finance or Accounting Option) or Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Have full accounting qualifications (CA, ACCA, CPA or an equivalent qualification).
  • Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or a recognized relevant professional body.
  • Minimum of Five (5) years relevant working experience and Three (3) years in a similar position/supervisory level.
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems.
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills with management and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and achieve set targets through team work.

    5. Senior Surveyor

    Ref: KURA/D & C/SS/15/01

    JG 6

    (2 Posts)

    The successful candidate will report to the Chief Surveyor.

    Job summary: Assist in the formulation and implementation of survey policies and procedures.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of survey annual work plans
  • Provision of survey data during feasibility studies and final design
  • Identification of road reserves and mapping of the roads in the assigned region
  • Identification of survey requirements and standards for specific areas
  • Preparation of survey specification and terms of reference for survey works to be contracted out
  • Supervision of civil works during construction

    Qualifications

    Appointment to the position will be made from persons who:

  • Hold Bachelor Degree in Surveying and photogrammetry or equivalent qualification from a recognized university;
  • Are members of Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK);
  • Minimum of Five (5) years relevant working experience at a similar position or at a supervisory level.
  • Are conversant with modern survey equipment (GPS, Total Station etc.); and
  • Are competent in computer Aided design (CAD), GIS and Image processing software.

    6. Chief Administration Officer

    Ref: KURA/F & A/CAO/15/05

    JG 7

    [1 Post]

    The successful candidate will report to the Manager (Human Resource & Administration)

    Job Summary: The job holder will be managing, coordinating and administering all the Administration and Management Support functions and policies relating to employees, so as to ensure enhanced productivity.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure effective and efficient performance of administration related activities including transport, office space, meetings scheduling, administrative staff management, contracted/outsourced workers management, security and general office supplies e.t.c.
  • Facilitate mobility and up to date maintenance of the Authority’s fleet and buildings.
  • Ensure up to date maintenance of the Authority’s vehicle records and renewal of various licenses and insurance covers.
  • Provide administrative assistance to the regions and serve as a link person for broader administration support between the headquarters and regional offices.
  • Ensure proper staff and administrative records.
  • Coordinate responses to emergencies e.g. electricity failures, water, leakages, defective locks e.t.c. with approved service providers.
  • Coordinate provision of office supplies to officers.
  • Ensure adequate supervision of transport personnel.
  • Coordinate and advise on general outsourcing requirements for HR and administration services.

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • A Social Science Degree from a recognized university.
  • Membership to relevant professional body essential.
  • Minimum Six (6) years relevant working experience and Three (3) years of which should be at supervisory level/management.
  • Training in occupational health and safety is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of transport/fleet management and asset management.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Must possess analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal relations and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and achieve set targets through team work

    7. Senior Administration Officer

    Ref: KURA/F & A/SAO/15/06

    JG 6

    [1 Post]

    The successful candidate will report to the Chief Administration Officer.

    Job Summary: The job holder will assist in effectively managing, coordinating and administering all the Administration and Management Support functions and policies relating to employees, so as to ensure enhanced productivity.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that timely and efficient services are provided to the Authority in the areas of general administration and property maintenance.
  • Overseeing the maintenance of the Authority’s fleet and buildings
  • Facilitate upto date maintenance of the Authority’s vehicle records and renewal of the various licenses and insurance covers
  • Provide administrative assistance to the regions and serve as a link person for broader administration support between the headquarters and regional offices
  • Undertake reviews of, and maintain the Authority’s administrative procedures and provide advice and recommendations regarding their further development or improvement.
  • Maintain proper administrative records
  • Lead and manage the Administration Team and encourage improvement and development.
  • Prepare and manage the annual budget of the Administration Unit.
  • Oversee the provision of assistance for conferences and meetings as required.
  • Ensuring optimal utilization of Authority’s resources including offices, stationery, consumables, vehicles among others.

    Qualifications and Competence

  • Degree in social sciences from a recognized university.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body essential.
  • Minimum Five (5) years relevant working experience at supervisory level/management level.
  • Knowledge in occupational health and safety is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of ICT.
  • Knowledge in asset management.
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills with management and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and achieve set targets through team work.

    8. Chief Human Resource Officer

    Ref: KURA/F & A/CHRO/15/04

    JG 7

    (1 Post)

    The successful candidate will report to the Head of Human Resource and Administration.

    Job Summary: To effectively manage, coordinate and administer all the Human Resource functions and policies relating to employees, so as to ensure peaceful industrial relations and enhanced productivity.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interpreting and implementing human resource policies, procedures, rules and regulations;
  • Deputize the Human Resource and Administration Manager in performance management related activities including performance review meetings, disciplinary committee meetings, team building etc;
  • Providing guidance on matters related to appointments, promotions and confirmation of staff;
  • Plan, co-ordinate and prepare reports pertaining to the Departments Performance Contract obligations;
  • Organize induction, circulation programs and group-training sessions (in liaison with relevant HR committees) to enable employees manage the transition to new assignments and to cope with the demands of the Strategic Plan and Performance Contract;
  • Coordinate identification of training needs among the staff and recommending suitable training programmes;
  • Designing & implementing management and organizational development programs;
  • Designing systems for appraising the performance of individual staff;
  • Assisting employees in developing career plans;
  • Overseeing the management of staff personal details;
  • Designing and implementing compensation and benefits systems for all staff;
  • Ensuring that compensation and benefits are fair and consistent;
  • Managing discipline and grievance handling systems;
  • Managing provision of employee welfare facilities;
  • Ensuring safety and health of employees;
  • Designing / developing systems to ensure employee safety and health (employee wellbeing);
  • Liaise with affiliate Ministries, to ensure adherence to required labour practices and government requirements;
  • Manage and maintain peaceful Industrial relations in liaison with relevant Stakeholders;
  • Oversee the management of Authority’s payroll administration;
  • Make preparations for job evaluation exercises, help in the administration of the same, assist in developing supervisory skills for appraisal interviews, and analyze appraisal forms & co-ordinate recommendations from a selected committee;
  • Providing assistance to employees with personal problems that influence their work performance e.g. counseling

    Qualifications

    Appointment to the position will be made from persons who:

  • Hold bachelor’s degree in human resource management, social sciences or business administration or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • Have a diploma in Human Resources or CPS III or its equivalent qualifications;
  • Are members of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) or a relevant recognized professional body;
  • Have computer proficiency and ability to operate Human Resource Information System;
  • Have experience and knowledge of employment laws, procedures and policies; and
  • Have ability to maintain professionalism and keep abreast with emerging trends in Human Resource Management.
  • Have relevant working experience with similar responsibilities in like organizations for a minimum of Six (6) years; Three (3) of which should be in Supervisory level/management.
  • Knowledge of ERP System is an added advantage.

    9. Chief Internal Auditor

    Ref: KURA/IA/CIA/15/01

    JG 7

    [1 Post]

    The successful candidate will report to the Manager Internal Audit.

    Job Summary: Assisting the Manager in setting up and maintaining sound internal control management systems in the Authority.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Development of internal audit policies and procedures;
  • Coordinating the operations of the Internal Audit department;
  • Assessing internal controls to mitigate business and operational risks;
  • Advising management on effective controls and fraud prevention measures;
  • Liaising with external auditors on the annual audits and ensuring that the audit reports are implemented;
  • Designing internal audits in compliance with conventional audit guidelines and best practices;
  • Presenting periodic assurance audit reports to the Audit Committee of the Board;
  • Assessing the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information and compliance with set operating and ISO policies and procedures;
  • Reviewing all reports submitted by various sections to confirm the accuracy and correctness of figures included therein;
  • Ensuring maintenance of high audit standards of performance in the Division;
  • Undertaking risk assessment and advising Authority on the same;
  • Undertaking a variety of audit assignments relating to pre-audit of payments, evaluation and review of internal control systems;
  • Ensuring that audit trails are in place and that all entries have supporting documents;
  • Conducting special investigations as may be required from time to time; and
  • Performance of any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications

    Appointment to the position will be made from persons who:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Finance, Accounting/Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Are Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (K) or its equivalent; CISA certified information system Auditor or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor)
  • Have relevant working experience with similar responsibilities in like organizations for a minimum of six (6) years; 3 of which are in a supervisory role.
  • Are members of Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAK), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or the Institute of Internal Audit (IIA);
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision;
  • Excellent computer skills; knowledge of ERP is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership capability;
  • A high degree of integrity and dependability; and
  • Good interpersonal relations and communication skills

    10. Senior Internal Auditor

    Ref: KURA/IA/SIA/15/02

    JG 6

    (1 Post)

    The successful candidate will report to the Chief Internal Auditor.

    Job Summary: Assisting in setting up and maintaining sound internal control management systems in the Authority.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Executing internal audits in compliance with conventional audit guidelines and best practices;
  • Assessing the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information and compliance with set policies;
  • Preparing and implementing the annual audit plan for financial audit.
  • Reviewing and appraising the internal control system to ascertain its adequacy and effectiveness;
  • Reviewing financial statements before submission to the Board and the Kenya National Audit Office or any other appointed External Auditor;
  • Conducting physical verifications of KURA’s assets to ascertain their existence and the system of safeguarding them;
  • Identifying, where appropriate, areas of risks, fraud or malpractice and initiating investigations;
  • Preparing audit reports on all audit findings and making recommendations to improve compliance with standards;
  • Following up the implementation of the recommendations of the Kenya National Audit Office;
  • Reviewing all reports submitted by various sections to confirm the accuracy and correctness of figures included therein;
  • Ensuring that audit trails are in place and thus all entries have supporting documents

    Qualifications

    Appointment to the position will be made from persons who:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or any other relevant qualification from a recognized university;
  • Are Certified Public Accountant (CPA (K)) or its equivalent;
  • Satisfactorily served in a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations for a minimum period of Five (5) years, three (3) of which should be in supervisory level;
  • Are members of Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAK), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Institute of Internal Audit (IIA);
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision;
  • Excellent computer skills; knowledge of ERP Systems is an added advantage.
  • A high degree of integrity and dependability; and
  • Good interpersonal relations and communication skills

    MASSIVE RECRUITMENT OF ENGINEERS

    11. Senior Electrical Engineer

    Ref: KURA/P & E/SEE/15/01

    JG 7

    (1 Post)

    The successful candidate will report to the General Manager/Planning & Environment.

    Job Summary: The job holder will be responsible for all electrical requirements related to road construction and maintenance

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare electrical designs for various projects as required by the Authority
  • Analyze complex electrical engineering problems and offer effective resolutions
  • Creation and management of the electrical scope of work for the Authority
  • Sizing of overall electrical system
  • Specification, selection and purchase of all electrical equipment to meet the Authority requirements
  • Oversee development of detailed design drawings including one line diagrams, plans, details, wiring diagrams and fabrication drawings
  • Develop and maintain labour and material estimates for projects.
  • Preparation of bills of quantities for various electrical appliances and other related projects
  • Design and implement strategies for continuous operational efficiency and Sustainability power infrastructural facilities

    Qualifications & Skills

    Appointment to this position will be made from persons who:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Have Six (6) years relevant working experience.
  • Have been registered by Engineers Board of Kenya as a Professional Engineer.
  • Able to work effectively with a wide spectrum of people
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills and
  • Are proficient in ICT use

    12. Senior Engineer (Roads)

    Ref: KURA/MNT/SE/15/02

    JG 7

    [7 Posts]

    The successful candidates will report to the Respective Manager/Regional Manager.

    Job Summary: The job holder will be responsible for entire roads project life cycle to include design, construction, maintenance and project completion

    Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in undertaking works in the fields of quality assurance, Axle Load Control, Planning, design, construction, maintenance and structures.
  • Prepare engineering analysis of urban road projects to include: feasibility studies, detailed design, life cycle, cost and equipment selection.
  • Perform all functions related to new projects design/ development, focusing on emerging priority urban needs.
  • Prepare and interpret blueprints, drawings, layouts and other visual aids.
  • Prepare construction specifications.
  • Perform engineering duties surrounding the following; roads, public works, sub- divisions, drainage, traffic, tunnel, bridge and environmental management systems.
  • Preparation of Road Works documents.
  • Management of project issues, budgets and programmes.
  • Assist in the review and critique of proposed changes to urban road engineering standards, policies or details.
  • Review project/ programme performance in terms of achieving physical and financial targets and attainment of projects/ programme target goals.
  • Assist in the review of development plans for compliance with adopted road engineering standards and best engineering practices.
  • Prepare detailed scopes of work for technical assistance and training needs for the department and explore various options for procurement of such services.
  • Meet with the general public and/or developers, landowners, and interest groups concerning zoning, subdivision of projects, building projects, and engineering regulations, standards, or policies.
  • Assist in coordinating the activities of the design and construction teams.

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • Degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Registered Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya.
  • Be a member of Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK).
  • Six (6) years’ experience, in road design, construction and/or maintenance.
  • Demonstrable knowledge in planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of public procurement systems and processes as used by the Government of Kenya, multilateral and bilateral development partners.
  • Ability to manage staff and provide good leadership.
  • Working ICT knowledge for road management system.
  • Experience in the Ministry of Local Government, Local Authorities and/or Ministry of Roads will be an added advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal relations and good communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and achieve set targets through team work.

    13. Assistant Engineer

    Ref: KURA/MNT/AE/15/03

    JG 5

    (5 Posts)

    The successful candidate will report to the Engineer.

    Job Summary: Assist in construction and maintenance of road works, project contract documentation and management.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing Engineering Analysis of urban roads projects to include: preliminary design, life cycle cost and equipment selection;
  • Conducting surveys to gather field data;
  • Preparing and interpreting blueprints, drawings, layouts and other visual aids;
  • Preparing construction specifications;
  • Performing engineering duties surrounding the following; roads, public works, sub-divisions, drainage, traffic, tunnel, bridge and environmental management systems;
  • Preparing of road work documents;
  • Managing project issues, budgets and schedules;
  • Assisting in the review and critique of proposed changes to urban roads engineering standards, policies or details;
  • Assisting in the review of development plans for compliance with adopted roads engineering standards and good engineering practices;
  • Meeting with the general public and or developers, landowners and interest groups concerning zoning, subdivision projects, building projects and engineering regulations, standards or policies.
  • Assisting in coordinating the activities of the design and construction teams; and
  • Performance of any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications

    Appointment to the position will be made from persons who:

  • Have a Degree in civil engineering or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • Are registered as graduate engineers with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK);
  • At least a minimum of One (1) year post registration (graduate Engineer) experience
  • Good communication skills as well as interpersonal skills; and
  • Basic ICT knowledge.

    14. Superintendent (Electrical)

    Ref: KURA/P & E/SUPT.E/15/02

    JG 4

    (1 Post)

    The successful candidate will report to the Senior Electrical Engineer.

    Job Summary: The job holder will assist in ensuring all electrical requirements pertaining to Road Construction and maintenance have been met.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting in utilization of funds allocated in the assigned region;
  • Supervision of all electrical installations and maintenance works on roads infrastructure
  • Preparation of work programs as pertaining to electrical installations on roads and
  • Performance of any other lawful duty as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications

    Appointment to the position will be made from persons who:

  • Have a Diploma in Electrical Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Have an Electricians license issued by Energy Regulatory Commission class C2.
  • Have satisfactorily worked as an electrician for at least Five (5) years.
  • Demonstrated competence and ability in interpretation of electrical drawings and supervision of electrical installations and maintenance services;
  • Have good communication skills as well as interpersonal skills; and
  • Have proficiency in computer applications.

    15. Manager Roads

    Ref: KURA/MNT/MR/15/01

    JG 8

    [2 Posts]

    The successful candidate will report to the General Manager (Maintenance).

    Job Summary: The incumbent will be responsible for entire roads project life cycle to include design, construction, and maintenance and project completion.

    Performance of any other duties as assigned by the General Manager (Maintenance)

    Key Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the Road Project cycle which includes planning, design, construction and maintenance.
  • The person shall be responsible for all the resources within his/ her section which includes funds, equipment and human capital.
  • Monitor and coordinate field operations to ensure compliance with the set standards and specs.
  • The person may be designated as a Regional Manager in any of the Authority’s regional offices.
  • The person may be designated as a Project Manager in any of the Authority’s special projects.
  • Ensuring review of development plans for compliance with adopted road engineering standards and good engineering practices.
  • Responsible for implementation of the policies of the Authority.
  • Preparing annual work programs, budgets and procurement plans.
  • Supervision of road works and services.
  • Carrying out of general administration

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • Degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Registered Engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya.
  • Working ICT knowledge for road management systems.
  • Be a member of Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK).
  • Experience in the Ministry of Local Government, Local Authorities and /or Ministry of Roads will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in Labour Based Works.
  • Seven (7) years post registration experience and Three (3) years in a Senior Management position with relevant experience and responsibility.
  • Demonstrable knowledge in planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of public procurement systems and processes as used by the Government of Kenya, multilateral and bilateral development partners.
  • Strong interpersonal relations and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and achieve set targets through team work.

    16. Manager Procurement

    Ref: KURA/F & A/MP/15/03

    JG 8

    (1 Post)

    The successful candidate will be the Head of Procurement Department reporting to the Director General.

    Job Summary: The job holder will be responsible for all procurement and disposal functions and operations of the Authority.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Formulating and ensuring implementation of procurement policies, regulations and procedures;
  • Organizing and managing of the procurement function and ensuring proper interpretation of procurement policies;
  • Overseeing operationalization and implementation of all procurement laws, regulations and guidelines applicable in the tendering process;
  • Advising on procurement policies and ensuring that sound procurement processes are applied to all procurement transactions in the Authority;
  • Overseeing preparation of periodic procurement reports;
  • Overseeing preparation of required tender notices and advertisements;
  • Participating in tender committees and assisting in the preparation of committee report;
  • Overseeing pre-qualifying of suppliers;
  • Coordinating preparation of annual procurement plan of goods and services within the Authority;
  • Coordinating the evaluation of tender documents and presentation to tender committee for adjudication;
  • Overseeing payment of suppliers of goods and services;
  • Providing secretarial services to the tender committee

    Qualifications

    Appointment to the position will be made from persons who:

  • Have Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management/Procurement or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • Have both diploma and graduate diploma in Supplies/ Procurement Management from Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) level 4 – 6 or its equivalent from a recognized Institution;
  • Membership to the CIPS or Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) or an recognized relevant professional body;
  • Minimum of Seven (7) years post qualification experience and Three (3) years in a Senior Management position with relevant experience and responsibility.
  • Registered member with KISM;
  • Have knowledge of public procurement systems and processes as used by the Government of Kenya, multilateral and bilateral development partners; knowledge of ERP System is an added advantage
  • Have strong verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills; and
  • Have high degree of integrity.

    17. Manager ICT

    Ref: KURA/F & A/MICT/15/02

    JG 8

    [1 Post]

    The successful candidate will be the Head of ICT Department reporting to the General Manager (Finance & Administration).

    Job Summary: The job holder will be responsible for ensuring timely provision of ICT service to all functions of the Authority and ensuring implementation of well-coordinated systems with sufficient controls in all functions of the Authority.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Formulating, interpreting and ensuring application of ICT policies, procedures, rules and regulations within the Authority;
  • Providing appropriate information and guidance on emerging and best practices in ICT;
  • Overseeing the Authority’s network and liaising with ICT suppliers and support services providers;
  • Developing and motivating an innovative and inspired ICT team and re-evaluating their skills and output to ensure delivery of results;
  • Ensuring timely provision of ICT service to all functions of the Authority;
  • Ensuring implementation of a well-coordinated system(s) with sufficient controls in all functions of the Authority;
  • Overseeing database administration, data backups and recovery procedures;
  • Ensuring effective and efficient use of ICT resources within the Authority;
  • Overseeing proper maintenance of ICT related equipment;
  • Coordinating, developing and overseeing the upgrading of websites

    Qualifications

    Appointment to the position will be made from persons who:

  • Hold a degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or its equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Have MCSE or CCNA or database administrator diploma or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Have a minimum of Seven (7) years post qualification experience and Three (3) years in a senior management position with relevant experience and responsibility.
  • Have good communication and leadership skills;
  • Have strong interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills;
  • Have a high degree of integrity and dependability; and
  • Have demonstrated high management capability and competence in computerized information systems.

    18. Manager (Finance)

    Ref: KURA/F & A/MF/15/01

    JG 8

    [1 Post]

    The successful candidate will be the Head of Finance Department reporting to the General Manager (Finance & Administration)

    Job Summary: The job holder will be responsible for the planning, developing and evaluating financial policies, procedures, practices and systems as well as budgeting and financial resources control.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Formulating and implementing financial and accounting policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Ensuring prudent financial management in the Authority.
  • Preparing financial reports and ensuring that management information is accurate, adequate and reliable for decision making.
  • Ensuring the Authority’s assets and liabilities are safeguarded and recorded correctly.
  • Co-ordinating budgeting and budgeting control procedures, managing recurrent and capital expenditure and preparing, analyzing and interpreting various reports e.g. performance contracts and strategic plans.
  • Ensuring timely preparation of accurate financial statements and reports.
  • Ensure tax compliance and timely statutory returns.
  • Overseeing custody and control of accountable documents.
  • Provide leadership to the Finance team so as to achieve the Authority’s goals and objectives.

    Qualifications and Competencies

    The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and competencies;

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Finance or Accounting option) or Business Administration or a degree in a related field from a recognized university.
  • Full accounting qualifications (CA, ACCA, CPA or an equivalent qualification).
  • Working knowledge of computerized accounting system (ERP).
  • Minimum of Seven (7) years post qualification experience and three (3) years in a senior management position with relevant experience and responsibility.
  • Knowledge of public procurement is an added advantage.
  • Must be a member of good standing with ICPAK.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of IFRS & IAS.
  • Strong interpersonal relations and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and achieve set targets through team work.

    How to Apply

    The successful candidates may be required to work either at the Headquarter Offices or any of the Regional Offices as the case may be.

    Interested candidates are expected to fulfill the requirements of chapter six (6) of Kenya Constitution.

    Specifically they must obtain and submit with their application copies of clearance certificate from the following organizations;

  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct)

    Only candidates who meet the above criteria should submit applications in writing for the positions as well as filling the job application form (CLICK HERE to download KURA job application ) together with their updated CVs including details of their day time contacts, current and expected remuneration, notice period required to take up appointment where successful, names and contacts of three referees, while at the same time attaching copies of all certificates and testimonials to be hand delivered or mailed so as to reach the Director General at the address below not later than 8th September, 2015.

    All envelopes/applications should have the respective job reference numbers clearly marked.

    The Director General
    Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)
    IKM Building, Bishops Road
    P.O. Box 41727-00100, GPO,
    Nairobi

    info@kura.go.ke Website: www.kura.go.ke

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Kenya Urban Roads Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

    KURA IS ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFIED


    Save the Children Finance Coordinator Job in Lodwar, Kenya

    Save the Children

    Finance Coordinator

    Position Code: SCI/LOD FIN COD/ 2015

    Team / Programme: Finance

    Location: Lodwar

    Grade: 4

    Post Type: National

    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

    Role Purpose: The Finance Coordinator will support the Area Office in delivering the Finance teams’ objectives in a timely and accurate manner.

    Supervise the Finance Assistant and ensure that processing and reporting deadlines are fully met; financial controls and procedures are strictly adhered to by all field office staff.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Area Programme Manager, with a technical reporting line to the Roving Finance Coordinator, based in Nairobi

    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.

    In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own.

    Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir. We work through partners in many other parts of the country.

    We have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$20 million in 2015.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: Finance Assistant

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Maintain robust and adequate financial internal control systems and cash management across the field office in line with SCI Finance Manual, Awards management and good accounting practices.
  • Ensure sufficient cash in the field office by producing monthly cash forecasts for the Office, sending to Nairobi office and following-up to make sure cash is received in time.
  • Process GLACOS spreadsheets after verifying their accuracy ensuring that data is submitted to Nairobi office by the set deadline for processing in Agresso, preparing Field Office Monthly review report for Review by Area Programme Manager
  • Support the Area Manager and the Roving Finance Coordinator in the preparation and on-going management of the field office Master Budget with potential gaps actively highlighted and included in new proposals.
  • Verify the accuracy, validity, legitimacy of all payments completeness of financial documents, (purchase requests, work orders, pro forma invoices), proper coding and approval by responsible managers before payments are made while ensuring SCI creditors are paid promptly.
  • Support budget holders in developing proposal budgets, as well as phasing of budgets for posting into Agresso and provide support to budget holders in reviewing and understanding monthly financial budget monitoring reports and follow up on any recommended action points.
  • Liaise with the Area Manager to schedule and take lead in planning and convening the monthly finance and grants meetings in the field office ensuring relevant teams are included and action points followed up.
  • Induct new staff into financial policies and procedures applicable in the field offices while ensuring that changes in policies are communicated to staff at all levels.
  • In collaboration with the Field HR office, provide monthly information to Nairobi Financial Accounting Officer for payroll preparation and on staff departing from SCI.
  • Work closely with the Awards team in ensuring donor compliance amongst the implementing partners at the field level and that audit recommendations related to Field Finance and Awards are followed up & implemented in good time and field staff fully understand and comply with the standard financial procedures

    Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development

  • Manage performance of direct reports in the work area through:

  • Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
  • Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;
  • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
  • Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/ work plans.
  • Build the capacity of staff to monitor/ manage grants and awards as well as understand and implement compliance requirements from donors, Save the Children and/or the Government of Kenya.
  • Maintain clear communication with both the functional (direct) line manager and the technical manager to foster a smooth working relation under existing matrix structure.

    Competencies

    1. Leading

  • Delivering Results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/organisation.
  • Developing Self and Others: Invests time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realise their full potential, and to build the organisation’s capability for the future.
  • Leading and Inspiring Others: Demonstrates leadership in all our work, role models our values and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve goals for our children.

    2. Thinking

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.
  • Applying Technical Expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards, promotes and shares best practices within and outside the organisation.
  • Innovating and Adapting: Develops and implements innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in an ever – changing, uncertain work and global environment.

    3. Engaging

  • Working Effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross- boundary working.
  • Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and Influence, Promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.
  • Networking: Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save the Children.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors of Commerce degree in an area Finance or equivalent.
  • Professional qualifications in Accounting (CPA II section finalist or ACCA II)
  • Recommended a minimum of 3 years experience in Accounting/financial management; payroll, purchase ledger, cash / bank reconciliation in an INGO
  • Strong working computer skills especially in accounting packages
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter to turkana.jobapplications@savethechildren.org with indicating the Position Code on the subject line by 9th September 2015.

    Applications will be reviewed as and when they are received.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Resolution Insurance Sales Agents Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    Resolution Insurance Company Ltd is a general insurer offering innovative and responsive insurance solutions.

    We have learned to adapt in this constantly changing society, and develop comprehensive products that are relevant to our clients.

    In pursuit of our ambitious growth plan, we are looking to fill the position below in our Sales Department Resolution Insurance

    Insurance Sales Agents in Nairobi

    This is a commission-based Insurance Sales Career with high growth potential, to sell all insurance policies.

    Only candidates residing in Nairobi Should Apply

    Insurance Sales Job Duties:

  • Marketing the insurance company’s products
  • Providing services to clients’ changing insurance needs by selling Property, Accidents, Motor, Wiba, Personal Accident and Health insurance.
  • Completing coverage by delivering policy; planning future follow-up visits and evaluation of needs
  • Establishes, develops and maintains business relationships with current customers and prospective customers in the assigned territory to generate new business for the organization’s products and services.
  • Makes telephone calls and in-person visits and presents to existing and prospective customers.
  • Advise clients on market conditions and insurance related matters
  • Expedites the resolution of customer problems and complaints Reports directly to the Business development officer

    Qualifications for Insurance Sales Jobs in Kenya

  • Minimum Qualification of Diploma but University degree will be added advantage
  • Well presentable and a good communicator
  • Must be above 22 years of age
  • COP qualification will be an added advantage
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Requires minimum supervision
  • Previous experience in sales with a proven track record will be an added advantage

    If this position is of interest to you, please email your detailed curriculum vitae and covering letter to BAuma@resolution.co.ke

    Closing date: 18th September 2015


    Trócaire Regional Institutional Donor Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Position: Regional Institutional Donor Officer

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya, with regional and international travel to Uganda and Ireland in particular.

    Contract Duration: 2 years

    Trócaire works in partnership with local organisations to overcome poverty and promote justice in developing countries.

    Within the Horn & East Africa Region, Trócaire implements and manages development and humanitarian programme work in Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somalia, and Uganda.

    The Role Purpose: The Regional Institutional Donor Officer (RIDO) has overall responsibility for ensuring that the East Africa region works towards meeting regional institutional funding targets and IFU deliverables in an increasingly competitive funding environment.

    The Institutional Donor Officer provides a key support function to programmes, staff and partners, to ensure that institutional funds are secured, managed and reported on in compliance with Trócaire and institutional funders’ policies and regulations.

    The IDO plays a crucial role in supporting country teams to strengthen their capacity to attract, manage and grow institutional funding.

    The IDO in this role will be working with and supporting Trócaire’s programmes in Kenya, Somalia and Uganda.

    The Person Specification

  • Graduate level education in development studies and relevant subject matter at master level or equivalent professional qualifications in an appropriate technical subject and experience in Institutional Funding within a development context.

    Experience, knowledge and skills

  • Significant experience in working in institutional Funding (Planning, proposal and report writing, securing institutional funding through successful grant application, grants and contract management.

    For detailed Job Description, requirements and full details of the position, interested applicants should visit Trócaire Regional Institutional Donor Officer and submit applications by 1st September 2015.


    Program Assistant Officer Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Program Assistant Officer

    We are a Faith based Organization that impacts families for CHRIST through Prayer, Evangelism and Social transformation.

    We are seeking to recruit a suitable male candidate in the position of a Program Assistant officer in our Orphan and Vulnerable Children Program (OVC).

    The Program equips the orphaned & vulnerable children to meet their Spiritual, physical and educational needs in a sustainable way.

    Major Responsibilities

  • Report writing.
  • Developing learning / Training curriculum for the Bible clubs.
  • Communication with the stakeholders.
  • Supervision through field visits to existing projects.

    Minimum qualifications

  • Degree in community development and/or social responsibility or related qualification.
  • A born again Christian who will be supportive of the calling and vision of our organization.
  • Innovative and able to work under minimum supervision
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in reporting writing.
  • Passion for working with vulnerable children and their families
  • Prior work experience among vulnerable community.
  • Basic counseling skills will be an added advantage.

    Interested candidates should send Application letter and CV (including current and expected salary) to info@homecaresf.org.

    Application must be received by 6th Sept. 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Website: Home Care


    Legal Officer / Lawyer Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Legal Officer / Lawyer

    We are looking for a dynamic, career minded, Lawyer with a strong work ethics and commitment to duty.

    We are an agribusiness company also dealing in real estate

    Job description:

  • To work as the company lawyer, provide support to the organization with timely legal advice.
  • Representing the organization in all legal matters, which include, but not limited, to the following;
  • Assist in preparation of documents and legal opinions, including MOU’s
  • Preparation of purchase/sale agreements
  • Attend meetings on behalf of the company as required from time to time.
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Provide other general advice as required.
  • Participate in other areas of the company

    Key Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in law
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Have a current practicing certificate
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience

    If you meet the above qualifications send your application/C.V to:

    Managing Director
    P.O. Box 73196-00200
    Nairobi

    Deadline 15th September 2015


    Medair Logistics Officer (Warehousing) Job in Juba, South Sudan

    Medair Career Opportunity

    Logistics Officer (Warehousing) - Juba, South Sudan

    Applications are hereby invited from qualified persons to fill the position mentioned above, based in South Sudan.

    Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Carry out the day-to-day logistical functions with a focus on warehousing and stock management
  • Support other logistical activities such as procurement, transport, facilities, communication, IT maintenance and asset tracking
  • Liaise with the relevant field managers to provide effective logistical support to the projects and the field teams
  • Carry out frequent and thorough checks on the quality of equipment and supplies, ensuring that items are maintained in good condition and ensure the best use of Medair assets and resources
  • Work with relevant team members and field management, within the context of the local environment, to ensure the security of the Medair base(s) and of all Medair property and equipment
  • Ensure a clear and transparent paper trail is in place for all logistical transactions, that records are kept in an orderly and timely fashion and that the filing and archiving systems are in line with Medair and donor requirements
  • Contribute, as required, to the accurate and timely reporting of activities e.g. through weekly and monthly reports
  • Provide training, advice, mentoring and coaching as required to all relevant staff on logistical procedures with a focus on warehouse management and inventories, internal controls and the logistical requirements of donors
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with all the organisation stakeholders including suppliers, local authorities, other NGO’s representing Medair and ensuring good co-operation and partnerships
  • Maintain a transparent, honest and supportive communication structure with colleagues to ensure they are kept informed of applicable logistical activities and requirements

    Experience and Competencies

  • Graduate Degree in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Logistics or other relevant field
  • 2 years NGO experience in a similar field of logistics with a bias in Warehouse Management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Stock Management Systems
  • Self-motivated, excellent communication skills and creative
  • Highly adaptable and strong team work skills
  • Solutions oriented with strong problem solving skills
  • Strong working knowledge of spoken and written English language, spoken Arabic an added advantage.

    Applications to be sent to: Jobs-sds@southsudan.medair.org.

    Clearly indicate the position being applied for on the subject line

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

    Closing date for receiving applications is 9th of September 2015


    Aga Khan Education Service - Jobs in Kenya

    Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya AKES, K, is a non-profit service company, registered under the Companies Act, and operates 11 private schools in various cities in Kenya, striving to provide affordable quality education.

    The company, is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private development agencies established by His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, to improve living conditions and opportunities for people of all faiths and origins in specific regions of the developing world.

    Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya is now seeking to fill the below named position within its establishment:

    1. Security Officer (SO)

    Role Summary: Enforces AKES, K’s security and assets policy and reports to the Assets Manager at AKES, K

    This position maintains a safe and secure environment for internal customers that include students, school faculty and other staff, as well as parents.

    Skills required for the job:

    The SO will have mastered the operationalization of effective surveillance systems, is able to deal with uncertainty, possess good judgment, objectivity and dependability.

    They will be persons of high integrity and with good reporting skills, including writing formal reports.

    Qualification:

    Relevant Diploma or multi-year experience with a top end security services firm in Kenya.

    2. Head Teacher - Aga Khan Primary School, Mombasa

    Role Summary: The Head Teacher will be a visionary leader who will exercise ethical and moral leadership to develop the school into a School of Choice in Mombasa.

    They will improve the positioning of the school in the market by enhancing its academic, co-curricular, sports and leadership programmes.

    This position reports to the Head of Education

    Skills required for the job:

  • Should have thorough knowledge of Legal aspects of educational management especially the Education Act.
  • Excellent team building skills, with proven experience in leading, motivating and empowering people.
  • A proven track record in the effective and efficient management of fiscal and human resources in a school setting.
  • An understanding of, and practical expertise in, information technology as an integrated education tool.

    Qualifications and experience:

  • A B. Ed Degree or the equivalent.
  • At least 5+ years of experience with demonstrable achievements in leading reputable schools.
  • Experience with 8.4.4 curriculum will be preferred but comparable experience will be considered.

    3. Head Teacher - Aga Khan High School, Nairobi

    Role Summary: The Head Teacher will be a visionary leader who will exercise ethical and moral leadership to develop the school into a School of Choice in Nairobi.

    They will improve the positioning of the school in the market by enhancing its academic, co-curricular, sports and leadership programmes.

    This position reports to the Head of Education.

    Skills required for the job:

  • Should have thorough knowledge of Legal aspects of educational management especially the Education Act.
  • Excellent team building skills, with proven experience in leading, motivating and empowering people.
  • An understanding of, and practical expertise in, information technology as an integrated education tool.

    Qualifications and experience:

  • A Masters Degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction or in Educational Administration from a reputable university.
  • At least 5÷ years of experience with demonstrable achievements in leading reputable schools.
  • Experience with 8.4,4 curriculum will be preferred but comparable experience will be considered.
  • An understanding of, and practical expertise in, information technology as an integrated education tool.

    4. Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer

    Role Summary: Reporting directly to the CEO, the PA has a track record of providing high quality executive level support to senior staff in a fast moving and dynamic office environment.

    Attentive and well organized, the PA works closely with the CEO and is the primary point of contact for all external and internal stakeholders.

    Skills required for the job: The PA will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, strong written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple priorities at ago.

    Qualification:

  • Relevant academic degree and experience in a similar role.

    5. Business Analyst

    Role Summary: The Business Analyst (BA) ‘s primary duty is to support AKES, K to enforce a culture of effective use of resources, both people and technology, and reports directly to the CEO.

    The BA reviews, assesses, and recommends changes to business processes at AXES, K.

    The BA manages AKES, K’s Education Management Information System and the data/information therein.

    The BA role emphasizes horizontal-relationships with other departments at AKES, K, and therefore demands expertise in business planning, as well as analyzing and translating departments’ business requirements into new systems and/or business process.

    Overall, the BA acts as a change agent to help facilitate effective implementation/modifications to current practices at AKES, K.

    A good summary of the BA role is: the ‘bridge’ between the systems challenges at AKES, K and the solutions available to the organization.

    Skills required for the job: To be successful in this role, the BA shall have both depth and breadth in problem identification, analysis and resolution.

    The BA’s final products shall be known for business and technical soundness and appropriateness.

    Other skills: High level of business acumen, numerate and with good Microsoft-office skills, very good interpersonal and leadership skills, proactive, self-motivated, logical and objective.

    The BA shall seamlessly understand exactly what internal clients want and need from their organization.

    Qualifications and experience:

    Relevant advanced business degree and experience in a similar role.

    How to Apply

    Application with a 300 word statement that describes the applicants’ career vision and strategies for achieving excellence in the desired position, together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, and names of three professional referees should be submitted by Tuesday, September 1st 2015, to the address below.

    The Human Resources Manager
    Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya
    P.O. Box 41440-00100
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Email: hr@akesk.org

    Only eligible applicants shall be contacted.


    Kenya Red Cross Society General Jobs Vacancy

    Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in Kenya.

    Its mission is to work with vigor and compassion through our networks and with communities to prevent and alleviate human suffering and save lives of the most vulnerable.

    The Society is seeking to fill the following position:

    Deputy Secretary, General Programmes and County Management

    Reporting to the Secretary General, this position is responsible for providing technical Leadership and Strategic direction in the oversight, administration and management of high quality humanitarian relief and intergrated community development programmes: through developing capacities in resource mobilisation, program design and implementation, while incorporating approaches that contribute to the achievement of the society’s mission and vision and maximise programme impact.

    He/She is also responsible for providing leadership in seeing the effective co-ordination of County planning, budgeting, implementation and delivery of high quality intergrated humanitarian services and strethening the capacity of the society’s governance and management structure in the Regions and County Branches as well as youth and volunteer development.

    CLICK HERE for a detailed job description Deputy Secretary, General Programmes and County Management

    Applications should be sent to the following address to be received on or before Friday September 4, 2015.

    Secretary General
    Kenya Red Cross Society
    P.O. Box 40712-00100,
    Nairobi


    Aspirations Project Field Officer Job in Rongo, Kenya

    Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

    Aspirations Project

    Job Title: Field Officer

    Deadline to Apply: 8th September 2015

    Start Date: 28th September 2015

    Location: Rongo

    Eligibility: Open to local Kenyan hires only, preferably from Migori County

    Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a research organization that seeks to improve the understanding of how people living in poverty make decisions and to leverage that knowledge to produce better social outcomes.

    It enables researchers to conduct rigorous laboratory-based studies in behavioral economics in a developing country and applying the outcomes of research to real-world problems.

    About the project: This is a study that seeks to identify the effect of combination of psychological interventions alongside financial interventions to alleviate poverty.

    The psychological intervention is set to boost poor people’s sense of self-efficacy and alter their understanding of their opportunities, encouraging poor people to set and pursue their own goals without directing their choices.

    This study will examine if such interventions can enhance the already-known benefits of cash transfers.

    Key Requirements:

    Required

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Dhuluo (must), English and Kiswahili Basic computer knowledge and skills (mandatory)
  • Excellent communication, individual and group-based exercise facilitation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to recognize when questions are difficult or unclear to subjects
  • Excellent note taking ability during interviews
  • Experience in conducting qualitative research is a plus
  • Comfortable with conducting interviews with Luo respondents and facilitating empowerment exercises

    Desired

  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in social sciences, economic, development studies and/or business administration
  • Past experience in qualitative data collection and/or counselling- show proof of this in application
  • Experience using computer assisted interviewing or ODK is a plus
  • Have the following qualities: are diligent and organized, have the ability to motivate and counsel others, have a positive attitude, are active and respectful listeners, have strong interpersonal skills, and have passion for community-based social work

    General Field Officer Duties

  • Administer surveys appropriately
  • Facilitating individual and group-based exercises
  • Providing daily reports to supervisor
  • Coordinating with team members on field activities

    Duration: Successful candidates shall be hired for a duration of 3 months.

    To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to jobs@busaracenter.org and ensure that the subject line reads: “Field Officer: REF NO: BU-2015-08-21”.

    Only online applications shall be considered.


    Isuzu Parts / Warehouse Manager Job in Kenya

    A leading General Motors Parts Distributor specializing in Isuzu parts is looking for a Parts / Warehouse Manager.

    The candidate must have 7+ years dealing with Isuzu parts and be conversant with a variety of models.

    The candidate should be a mature and experienced individual with some management experience.

    His/Her duties will include:

  • Be in charge of the stock as well as stores procedures
  • Supervise the stores and parts function. In particular:

    1. Support the sales team by clarifying part numbers and availability

    2. Organize sound receiving procedures for all spare parts and accessories

    3. Organize sound warehousing procedures that take into account security of spare parts, safety of workers as well as general orderliness and cleanliness in the stores

    4. Organize sound dispatch systems that allow for traceability of the spares movement from the company to the customer

  • Arrange a systematic re-ordering procedure that optimizes on stock holding
  • Organize regular internal checks on stocks for verification purposes
  • Be conversant with the stock module in our software system and suggest changes where these may be required
  • Effectively manage a team of four warehouse keepers

    If you feel you fit the above role, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke

    N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV in our database nor for interviewing.

    Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

    Closing date: 11th September 2015


    Nestlé Decision Support Analyst Job in Kenya

    Summary: Nestlé is the world's leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company, committed to serving consumers all over the world.

    Our focus on responsible nutrition and promoting health and wellness is a core value, emphasizing responsibility and sustainability.

    The Finance and Control Department in the Region office has a vacancy for the position of a Decision Support Analyst reporting directly to the Decision Support Manager.

    Job Purpose: To ensure accurate, timely efficient and compliant financial reporting at Nestlé in the Market, (NiM) regional level and also responsible for the Budget forecasting planning processes across the businesses within Nestlé in the Market and ensures flawless execution and high quality of deliverables.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and analyze Daily Sales and provide transparency on Sales KPIs to both Local Management (Daily Sales Report) and to the Group (Magnitude Reports – SACT)
  • Review Intra group accounts (CIG report), identify any differences within and outside the region and contact the respective Operating Companies to ensure any such differences have been resolved in a timely manner within the Period End Closure, (PEC) schedule, for an issue-free and aligned reporting in balance sheet
  • Review and analyze marketing and administrative expenses reports and ensure the drivers used to allocate the costs are as per the Group standard
  • Analyze and validate Financial statements: Balance sheet and income statement (CACT, PACT) reports and ensure timely NiM / Regional consolidation to ensure transparency to both local and regional management and the Group;
  • Analyze and validate Working Capital position through Summary Table, in magnitude
  • Analyze and validate Pension reports
  • Ensure high quality Period End Closure, (PEC) output via correct controlling systems setup, regular data checks, and allocation/ distribution activities for P&L and Balance Sheet
  • Integration with other functional applications and drive resolution of issues at source Drive the execution / consolidation / reporting of the different Dynamic Forecast planning cycles, across the businesses/ countries within Nestlé in the Market, coordinating with the co-pilots and other business partners (supply chain, sales, technical, human resources) using appropriate management tools for the planning process

    Qualifications and experience:

  • Honours degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration from a recognized university
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in accounting reporting and consolidation
  • Accounting profession qualification, ACCA/CPA-K
  • Solid grounding of financial reporting guidelines to ensure consistent application of the guidelines

    Skills Required:

  • Good analytical skills using the relevant systems and applications (SAP and Microsoft Office)
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Effective benchmarking skills, enabling comparison between countries and time periods to ensure consistency in reporting
  • Soft programming skills (VBA/ Macros) will be an added advantage
  • Good organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team

    How to Apply:

    Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a day time phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Friday 4th September 2015.

    Adept Systems
    Management Consultants
    P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
    Email: 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.


    Gender Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy: Gender Manager - East Africa Trade and Investment Hub

    Background: The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) is the U.S. government’s flagship project under the presidential Trade Africa initiative, launched in 2013 to boost trade and investment with and within Africa.

    The Hub partners with East African and U.S. businesses to attract investment needed to transform the East African private sector into vibrant global trading partners.

    Improving the region’s trade competitiveness, encouraging the diversification of exports beyond natural resources, and promoting broader, more-inclusive economic growth will lead to more food secure and resilient East African communities.

    The goal of the Hub is to deepen regional integration, increase the competitiveness of select regional agricultural value chains, promote two-way trade with the U.S. under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and facilitate investment and technology to drive trade growth intra-regionally and to global markets.

    Objectives and Duties: The Gender Manager will ensure that gender considerations are integrated into East Africa Trade and Investment Hub activities by addressing gender inequality issues in formal and informal cross-border trade.

    The Gender Manager will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following tasks:

  • Oversee implementation of the Hub’s Gender Strategy, and ensure gender issues are fully integrated into the Hub work plan, Performance Management Plan (PMP), and component activities.
  • Identify and lead strategies to mainstream gender equity into trade policy, trade facilitation, entrepreneurship, and other activities. Conduct outreach to identify new partnerships and opportunities for gender-inclusive programming.
  • Work proactively with Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, Communications team and Component Leaders to catalyze efforts to increase women’s participation in Hub activities.
  • Develop systems to measure success of gender inclusion in Hub activities.
  • Monitor and report on results related to gender strategies.

    Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field; master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and leading strategies to mainstream gender issues into trade policy considerations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-country setting.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in gender, trade and policy facilitation.

    Supervisory Responsibilities: The Gender Manager will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Gender Manager will report to the Deputy Chief of Party.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants should send their CV and a cover letter via email to RecruitmentTIH@eatradehub.org by September 2nd, 2015, 10.00 am East Africa Local time.

    Only candidates who send their information by the deadline will be eligible.

    Please write “Application for Gender Manager” in the email subject line.

    Visit Gender Manager to view the scope of work and learn more about The Trade hub.


    Program Manager (Kakuma Refugee Assistance Program) Job in Kenya

    Project Manager, Kakuma Refugee Assistance Program - Action Africa Help International

    Work Location: Kakuma Refugee Camp

    About Action Africa Help International: Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is an African-led, regional organisation, working in Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia.

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

    Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is recruiting a Project Manager to leadership in the development, planning, management and monitoring the implementation of the work plan of the Livelihoods program ensuring that the project achieves its overall goal on time with effectiveness and conformity to UNHCR and AAHI policies.

    Person Specification & Experience

  • The candidate will be expected to establish clear strategy and direction for the Livelihood project in collaboration with other existing UNHCR food security projects in Kakuma in adherence to AAHI and UNHCR financial management guidelines.
  • At least 3 years of progressive responsible programme, of which at least 2 years closely related to implementing camp management activities or community settlements.
  • Minimum academic qualifications required
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications in Social Sciences, Project Management, Agriculture or Business Administration or relevant discipline. Post graduate training in management is desirable.

    Desirable Skills & Competences

  • Impeccable top level negotiation and persuasive skills in programming with donors while appreciating the desired flexibility.
  • Possess proven practical knowledge of the program development cycle and design and management qualities with proven report-writing, critical thinking, leadership skills.

    Additional Skills

  • Communications, organizational and managerial skills, ICT proficiency with degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Level of self-supervision and ability to take initiative.

    The full JD is available on the AAH-I website: Project Manager, Kakuma Refugee Assistance Program

    Application Instructions

    Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org to be received by 4th September, 2015.

    The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for.

    AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be conducted.


    MSF Switzerland Human Resources Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Medecins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland Kenya Mission

    MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need.

    Job Title: Human Resources Manager (HRM)

    Location: Coordination Office, Nairobi

    Start date: ASAP

    Length of contract: Contract, 3 months

    The selected candidate shall be responsible in ensuring that MSF is a responsible employer in the mission and supporting all proper management of HR across the board.

    He/she shall be in charge of employment policies, process and operational HRM frameworks reporting to the Human Resources Coordinator (HRco).

    Main Tasks include, but not limited to:

  • Ensures compliance and coherence of MSFCH policies with country legislations and operational objectives of the project. Assumes full responsibility of all administrative and legal issues in the Mission.
  • Ensures a qualitative HRM system database and payroll activities.
  • Provides support to all departments in the recruitment process, and ensures a qualitative recruitment process in collaboration with the HRco.
  • Supervision of HR staff in the capital and support to the field HR Team.
  • Ensures regular and qualitative HR reporting for coordination and projects

    Requirements:

  • Degrees in business and Administration, Human Resources Management and Law.
  • Knowledge and experience with HRM database, knowledge of Labour Law highly desirable.
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience with demonstrated skills in HRM with an NGO with experience in Human Resource Business Partnering.
  • People management skills with experience in supervising teams.
  • Experience in employee relations
  • Previous MSF experience will be an added advantage.

    Personal Qualities

  • Mature, open-minded person, good organization, negotiation, problem solving and communication skills.
  • Ability to listen, diplomatic, service and solution oriented.
  • Flexibility, ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.

    How to Apply

    If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter on or before 07th September 2015 to Human Resources Manager (HRM)

    We apologize that due to the volume of application we receive; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Director General Job Vacancy

    Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is a State Corporation whose responsibility is to manage and conserve wildlife in Kenya as provided for under the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013.

    Pursuant to the provisions of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013, the Board of Trustees invites applications from dynamic, innovative, self-driven and highly qualified Kenyan citizens who wish to be considered for the position of Director General, KWS.

    Key Responsibilities

    The Director-General shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Service, responsible for the day to day management of the affairs of the Service, overall leadership, implementation of the Service’s strategic goals and the management of its resources including giving direction and leadership to the achievement of the Service’s mission, the development of its strategy and the attainment of its annual goals and objectives.

    He/she will be responsible to the Board of Trustees in:

  • Providing strategic direction and leadership to KWS in order to achieve corporate goals.
  • Overseeing implementation of corporate plans and strategies based on the KWS’s business philosophy, mission, vision and core values.
  • Facilitating operations and administration of the Board of Trustees, interfacing between the board and staff and assisting the board’s evaluation of achievements of corporate objectives.
  • Overseeing financial management and investment undertakings by ensuring that sound policies and practices are adopted for optimal utilization and returns.
  • Overseeing effective management of human resources for optimal productivity through policies and strategies that attract and retain qualified and competent staff.
  • Overseeing effective management of physical and material assets for optimal returns from the investment.
  • Providing strategic linkages with the corporate world, business community, government agencies and other social partners for the benefit of the KWS.
  • Providing leadership in business growth and customer service in line with the corporate business plan and strategy.
  • Ensuring corporate compliance with all statutory, legal, social and regulatory requirements in the execution of its business strategies.
  • Overseeing development and implementation of corporate social responsibility initiatives and ensuring that the KWS image is well projected and protected.
  • Managing corporate change through adopting policies and strategies that will ensure organizational effectiveness and business survival.

    Key Qualifications

    The ideal candidate should:-

  • Hold a minimum qualification of a post-graduate degree in a relevant field, from a university recognized in Kenya
  • Have at least fifteen (15) years’ working experience in a relevant profession; and Be a person of high integrity and meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    Competencies

  • Demonstrate prudent financial management skills.
  • Have exceptional visionary leadership and negotiation skills with capacity to engage with local, regional and international organizations.
  • Have excellent communication, presentation, strong interpersonal and analytical skills, organizational and team leadership capabilities.
  • Possess demonstrable change management leadership qualities and transformative capability.
  • Be a self-driven, innovative, dynamic and capable of working under pressure with minimum supervision.
  • Have the capability to mobilize financial resources for the Service.
  • Demonstration of understanding of Kenya’s Conservation Sector is an added advantage

    Terms of Service and Remuneration

    The successful candidate will serve on a three years’ contract, renewable once subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.

    The remuneration attached to this position shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of section 5 (3) of the State Corporations Act, Cap.446.

    If you believe you meet the above requirements and are interested in this position, please send your application together with a detailed curriculum vitae indicating current and expected salary, names and contacts of at least three (3) referees, day time contacts and notice period required to take up the appointment to the postal address below so as to reach us not later than Tuesday 8th September, 2015 at 4.30pm.

    Chairman,
    Board of Trustees,
    Kenya Wildlife Service,
    P. O. Box 40241 – 00100,
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Or emailed to:

    Closing Date: 8 September, 2015

    In addition, applicants are required to attach; copies of certificates/testimonials, copy of National ID/Passport, a certificate of good conduct from the CID, Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority, Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board, Kenya Credit Reference Bureau and Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

    KWS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality within the organization. Applicants comprising persons with disability, women and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.

    Applications without relevant qualifications, copies of documentation / details as sought for will not be considered. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.


    Adeso Human Resource Intern Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Organization: Adeso - African Development Solutions

    Position Title: Human Resource Intern

    Reporting to: Human Resource Officer

    Working with: All REGAL-IR staff in Nairobi & Field

    Program / Duty Station: Nairobi

    Duration: 3 Months, Renewable

    Starting date: Immediate

    Salary Grade: Stipend

    Organizational Context: Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization.

    At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive.

    Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming.

    We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

    For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. At present, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.

    Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

    Project Summary: Resilience and Economic Growth in Arid Lands-Improving Resilience (REGAL-IR) is a 5-year project sponsored by USAID / Kenya and Feed the Future (FtF) to reduce hunger and poverty, increase social stability and build strong foundations for economic growth amongst pastoralists and transitioning pastoralists in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs).

    The program is designed to empower communities to take charge of their development and to strengthen their capacity to select, design, implement and monitor activities toward increasing their social, economic, and environmental resilience to environmental shocks.

    Adeso is the Prime for REGAL-IR and manages implementation by a consortium of partners.

    Position Purpose: Responsible for supporting the Human Resource Officer by performing a variety of HR support functions and duties.

    This position is based in Nairobi with travel to field offices.

    He/She will work with the team in Nairobi and field offices to ensure efficient running of the day to day Human Resource functions.

    Specific Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to REGAL-IR Human Resource unit in all HR functions.
  • Ensure induction pack is maintained and kept up to date.
  • Maintain effective filing system and scanning.
  • Update Timesheets, leave and contract database.
  • Conduct audit on the existing files and make follow up on missing documents.
  • Raising payment requisitions.
  • Arranging and labeling of closed files in the archive room.
  • Update the monthly staff list.
  • Process and facilitate staff IDs.
  • Process staff insurance claims.
  • Support and assist in coordinating HR communication.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned.

    Skills and Qualifications

  • Diploma in Human Resource Management or relevant field.
  • A minimum 1 year relevant experience preferably with an NGO is desirable.
  • Good oral and written communications skills.
  • Proficiency in working with computers particularly spreadsheet and word processing.
  • Experience in working with a team and team building.
  • Ability to work within a multi-cultural setting.

    Application Process

    This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional.

    If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org , quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 7th September 2015.

    Each application should be addressed to HR Director and include the following: An updated CV with updated contact details: Phone No., Email Address and Skype ID; and An application letter which should include cover letter, remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

    Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on one's background, beliefs, gender or sexual orientation


    Kajiado County Policing Authority Members Jobs in Kenya

    County Government of Kajiado

    Kajiado County Public Service Board

    Re-Advertisement

    Pursuant to Section 41 (1) (e) of the National Police Service Act, 2011, Kajiado County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to serve as members in the County Policing Authority

    a) Functions of the authority shall be to;

  • Develop proposals on priorities, objectives and targets for the police performance in the county;
  • Monitor trends and patterns of crime in the county including those with a specific impact on women and children;
  • Promote community policing initiatives in the county;
  • Monitor progress and achievement of set targets;
  • Provide financial oversight of the budget of the county police;
  • Provide feedback on performance of the police service at the county level county police;
  • Provide a platform through which the public participate on the all aspects to do with county policy and the national police service at county level;
  • Facilitate public participation on the county policing policy;
  • Ensure policing accountability to the public;
  • Receive reports from Community Policing Forums and Committees; and
  • Ensure compliance with the national policing standards

    b) Sectors to be represented

  • Appointees will be picked from the following categories;
  • Business sector
  • Community Based Organisations (CBOs)
  • Women
  • Persons with special needs
  • Religious Organisations
  • Youth

    c) Requirements for Appointment

  • Must have a minimum level of KCSE Education or its equivalent
  • Should be of good character and moral standing
  • Should not have been convicted of felony
  • Should have been a resident or employed in Kajiado County for a continuous period of not less than three 3 years
  • Satisfies the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution

    d) Applicants must

    1. Attach clearance certificates from:-

  • Good conduct certificate from the CID
  • KRA Certificate
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  • Ethics and Anticorruption Certificate (EACC)

    2. Indicate the Sub County and Ward of residence

    3. Submit application attaching copies of National Identity card, Curriculum Vitae and testimonials, Academic and Professional Certificates indicating the category applied for as shown in part (b) above.

    N/B:

  • Members of the Authority shall be paid allowances.
  • Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified persons are requested to send their application together with detailed CV and copies of certificates and other testimonials to the undersigned or hand deliver to our offices at ACK Tenebo House, Kajiado 1st floor on or before Friday 4th September,2015 at 5.00 p.m.

    Note : Those who applied earlier need not to Re-apply

    The Secretary/CEO
    Kajiado County Public Service Board
    P.O Box 664 – 001100
    Kajiado


    Kajiado County Government Jobs

    DEPARTMENT OF ROADS, PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORT & ENERGY

    1) Structural Engineer JG ‘N’ (1 Post)

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring and execution of works in the field of Structural engineering in the following: - planning, design, supervision of construction, contracts, materials, investigation and research related to the field; direction, control and supervision of maintenance of various structures/roads
  • Attend meetings and provide reports to the Chief Officer Roads on a regular basis regarding the progress of individual projects under their responsibility

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Structural Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Three (3) or more years experience in the planning and implementation of relevant projects
  • Be registered with the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya (ERB)
  • A current valid Practicing license from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications

    2) Civil Engineer JG ‘N’ (1 Post)

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring and execution of works in the field of Civil Engineering in the following: - planning, design, supervision of construction, contracts, materials, investigation and research related to the field; direction, control and supervision of maintenance of various structures/roads
  • Attend meetings and provide reports to the Chief Officer Roads on a regular basis regarding the progress of individual projects under their responsibility

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Three (3) or more years experience in the planning and implementation of relevant projects
  • Be registered with the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya (ERB)
  • A current valid Practicing license from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications

    3) Electrical Engineer JG ‘N’ (1 Post)

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring and execution of works in the field of Electrical Engineering in the following: - planning, design, supervision of construction, contracts, materials, investigation and research related to the field; direction, control and supervision of maintenance of various contracts
  • Attend meetings and provide reports to the Chief Officer Roads on a regular basis regarding the progress of individual projects under their responsibility

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Three (3) or more years experience in the planning and implementation of relevant projects
  • Be registered with the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya (ERB)
  • A current valid Practicing license from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications

    4) Architect JG ‘L’ (1 Post)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establishment of standard drawings for public works projects.
  • Co-ordination of design, supervision of construction and maintenance of Public Buildings, Civil works and other Public works.
  • Co-ordination and checking of public works tender documents including bill of quantities.
  • Counter checking of sites, measurements and variation orders, calculation of fluctuations and preparation of Final Accounts.
  • The preparation of bills of schedules of materials.
  • The preparation of bills of schedules of labour and services required in the constructions and equipment.
  • The preparation and presentation of progress reports.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen.
  • Be a holder of a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Served in the grade of Architect in the public service or in a comparable and relevant position for at least three (3) years.
  • Be registered with the Board of Registration of Architects.
  • Have a minimum of three (3) years post registration working experience.
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications and knowledge in Archi CAD and AutoCAD
  • A Master's degree will be an added advantage.

    5) Roads Inspector JG ‘J’ (4 Posts)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance and information to contractors and public concerning requirements of road construction standards and other applicable laws and statutes.
  • Prepare the bill of quantities of public works.
  • Conducts sites inspections as directed to ensure that the works are compliant to the set standards.
  • Prepare periodic progress reports of the road works.
  • Prepare, maintain and organize inspection reports for all the completed works.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a holder of a Diploma in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited institution

  • A Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering will be an added advantage

  • Two (2) or more years working experience in a similar field

  • Wide knowledge and experience in preparation of bill of quantities

  • Show administrative ability by being conversant with government procedures

  • Proficiency in computer applications

  • Good communication and inter-personal skills

    6) Works Officer JG 'J' (3 Posts)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance and information to contractors and public concerning requirements construction standards and other applicable laws and statutes.
  • Prepare the bill of quantities of public works.
  • Conducts sites inspections as directed to ensure that the works are compliant to the set standards.
  • Prepare periodic progress reports of public works.
  • Prepare, maintain and organize inspection reports for all completed works.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a holder of a Diploma in Building Construction, Architecture, Structural Engineering, Quantity Surveying or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Wide knowledge and experience in preparation of bill of quantities.
  • Two (2) years experience in project supervision
  • Show administrative ability by being conversant with government procedures.
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills.
  • A Higher Diploma in the same fields will be an added advantage.

    7) Building Inspector JG 'J' (3 Posts)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitoring and execution of works in specialized fields of public works in the following:- planning, design, supervision of construction, contracts, materials, investigation and research to buildings; direction, control and supervision of maintenance of various structures.
  • Providing various pre-design services;
  • Take responsibility for time management of assigned jobs
  • Attend meetings and provide reports to the Chief Officer Public Works on a regular basis regarding the progress of individual projects under their responsibility

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Be a holder of a Diploma in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Architecture from a recognized institution
  • Three (3) or more years experience in the relevant field
  • Demonstrate skills in the areas of design, presentation and technical area
  • Show administrative ability by being conversant with government procedures
  • Proficiency with Auto CAD/Civil 3 Dimensions
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Products and Presentation software
  • A Higher Diploma will be an added advantage

    8) Heavy Plant Mechanic JG 'J' (1 Post)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate Earth moving equipment, road construction equipment and high capacity generators.
  • Keep all tools, equipment and machinery used in heavy plant section safe and in good condition.
  • Identify required materials/spare parts and initiate the procurement process
  • Ensure compliance to occupational health and safety requirements.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a holder of a Diploma in Automotive Engineering - Heavy plant option from an accredited institution (candidates in craft/certificate level but with wide experience in operation of Heavy Plant will be considered)
  • Five (5) years relevant experience.
  • Computer literacy will be an added advantage.
  • Valid driving license (Heavy Plant)

    9) Plant Operator (Bulldozer D6) JG ‘J’ (1 Post)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Driving/Operating the assigned vehicle/Bulldozer D6
  • Carrying out routine checks on the machine cooling, oil, electrical, tyre pressure and brake systems etc
  • Detecting and reporting malfunctioning of the machines systems
  • Maintenance of work ticket(s) for assigned machine
  • Ensuring security and safety of the machine on and off the road
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the machine
  • Checking and reporting to the accounting officer on validity of insurance, inspection certificates of machine for renewal

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Must have experience of not less than seven (7) years operating a Bulldozer D6
  • Passed occupational Trade Test I for drivers
  • A valid driving license free from any current endorsement(s) for classes B, C, E, D
  • Defensive driving certificate from the Automobile Association of Kenya (AA) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Attended a First-Aid certificate course lasting not less than one (1) week at St. John Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution
  • Minimum entry age should be 25 years and above
  • Attended a refresher course for drivers at Kenya Institute of Hig

    10) Plant Operator (Excavator) JG ‘J’ (1 Post)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Driving/Operating the assigned vehicle/Excavator
  • Carrying out routine checks on the machine cooling, oil, electrical, tyre pressure and brake systems etc iii. Detecting and reporting malfunctioning of the machines systems
  • Maintenance of work ticket(s) for assigned machine
  • Ensuring security and safety of the machine on and off the road
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the machine
  • Checking and reporting to the accounting officer on validity of insurance, inspection certificates of machine for renewal

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Must have experience of not less than seven (7) years operating an Excavator
  • Passed occupational Trade Test I for drivers
  • A valid driving license free from any current endorsement(s) for classes B, C, E, D
  • Defensive driving certificate from the Automobile Association of Kenya (AA) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Attended a First-Aid certificate course lasting not less than one (1) week at St. John Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution
  • Minimum entry age should be 25 years and above
  • Attended a refresher course for drivers at Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or its equivalent is an added advantage

    11) Plant Operator JG ‘J’ (2 Posts)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Driving the assigned motor vehicle
  • Carrying out routine checks on the vehicle’s cooling, oil, electrical, tyre pressure and brake systems etc
  • Detecting and reporting malfunctioning of the vehicle systems
  • Maintenance of work ticket(s) for vehicle(s) assigned
  • Ensuring security and safety of the vehicle on and off the road
  • Overseeing safety of the passengers and/of goods therein
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the vehicle(s)
  • Checking and reporting to the accounting officer on validity of insurance, inspection certificates of motor vehicle for renewal

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Must have an experience of not less than seven (7) years
  • Passed occupational Trade Test I for drivers
  • A valid driving license free from any current endorsement(s) for classes

    a) B, C, E, D for plant operators

  • Defensive driving certificate from the Automobile Association of Kenya (AA) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Attended a First-Aid certificate course lasting not less than (1) at St. John Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution
  • Minimum entry age should be 25 years and above
  • Attended a refresher Course for drivers at Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or its equivalent is an added advantage

    12) Automotive Mechanic JG 'J' (1 Post)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carry out fault finding and diagnosis in county motor vehicles
  • Undertake transmission, suspension, braking and engine management systems for county motor vehicles and other machines
  • Assessing and undertaking repair of tyres, trim and general fitting as well as body repair, spray painting and finishing
  • Assessing the state of county motor vehicles and advising if repairs are needed
  • Carrying out repairs of county motor vehicles and other machines and replacing damaged parts
  • Undertake road testing of county motor vehicles and other machines
  • Fitting and servicing accessories of county motor vehicles and other machines
  • Carrying out standard servicing and checks
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the County vehicles while on service
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

    Requirements for Appointment

  • A holder of a Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance, Repair Principles or Vehicle Technology from a recognized institution
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in the area of Vehicle Maintenance, Repair Principles and Vehicle Technology
  • Must have experience of not less than five (5) years in Automotive Mechanic field

    DEPARTMENT OF LANDS, PHYSICAL PLANNING, WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENT, HOUSING AND NATURAL RESOURCES

    1) County Surveyor JG ‘Q’ (1 Post)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carrying out county, national and international boundary and hydrographic surveys
  • Gravity and magnetic analysis
  • Astronomical observation: establishment very long base interferometry (VLBI)
  • Supervising gravity and magnetic control observations and computations
  • Cadastral, adjudication, topographical, sub-divisional schemes, photo control engineering, surveys
  • Carrying out quality control, topographical, engineering cadastral
  • Adjudication and general boundary surveys
  • Maintaining, testing, adjudication and certifying survey equipment

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines; Land surveying and Photogrammetry, Geomatics, Geomatic Engineering, Technology in Geomatics, Technology in Geo-informatics, Geo-spatial Engineering, Philosophy in Technology(Survey) from a recognized institution in Kenya
  • Affiliate/associate member of the institution of Surveyors of Kenya(ISK)
  • Must have a certificate in computer applications and Geographical Information System (GIS)
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional competence and administrative capability

    NOTE: Applicants should specify clearly the discipline applied for.

    Shortlisted candidates shall be required to present copies of the following valid documents:

  • Certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
  • Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) but exempted for Diploma holders
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Clearance certificate from the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) Applications should be sent to the undersigned or hand delivered to our offices at A.C.K Tenebo House, Kajiado 1st floor on or before Friday 4th September, 2015 5.00 p.m.

    The Secretary
    County Public Service Board, Kajiado County
    P.O. Box 664 – 001100,
    Kajiado

    NOTE:

  • Any form of canvassing shall lead to immediate disqualification;
  • Kajiado County is an equal opportunity employer; women, youth and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Regional Governance Advisor (Africa) Job in Kenya

    World Vision

    Regional Governance Advisor, Africa

    Reference: 1612 - 17R15004

    Purpose of Position: The purpose of this regional position is to apply the relevant knowledge, skills and methods that promote the development of high performing national office governing boards and advisory councils that guide, protect and ensure the achievement of the World Vision Mission and Vision.

    To this end, the position will lead board development, provide and manage governance training, clarify decision rights and accountability in all aspects of World Vision governance in the region.

    As a member of the Global Governance Dept, the position supports regional implementation of WVIs best practice governance model by national boards, advisory councils and alignment with microfinance organizations boards.

    It also supports the Partnership national office governance Transition and Peer Review processes according to established standards.

    The position makes an important contribution to governance policy development, research and creation of quality resource materials.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Board Development & Capacity Building:

  • Provide capacity building and development facilitation and training in best practice governance to Boards and Advisory Councils, in collaboration with the RL, SDs and NDs.
  • Facilitate the assessment of governance effectiveness in National Offices and develop action plans to address identified gaps.
  • Create and implement regional governance strategy, annual work plan and Regional Forum Plan for capacity building and other learning processes.
  • Support the defining of baseline Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for governance at national, regional, and global level, to promote effectiveness and alignment to Partnership standards.
  • Ensure monitoring, observation, regular communication and quality board meeting reporting, so as to keep track of Board and Advisory Council performance.
  • Provide support and quality control for National Office Board and Advisory Council Transitions where appropriate.
  • Coach and advice national directors and senior leadership to support their boards and Advisory Councils and derive value from their work.
  • Contribute content and develop board training modules.

    Peer Review & Global International Audit (GIA):

  • In conjunction with the Peer Review department, provide support and counsel to board and staff with regard to the self-review, in preparation for Peer Reviews.
  • Provide advice for an appropriate follow-up and implementation of peer review recommendations.
  • Participate as a peer in reviews assigned and scheduled by the Peer Review Department.
  • Support GIAs risk audits related to the governance functioning.
  • Contribute to regional senior management meetings as appropriate and articulate governance issues as well as Global Governance Department planning and coordination meetings.
  • Participate in the development of a contextualized Regional Forum that is governance-focused and a development opportunity for boards and Advisory Councils.
  • Occasionally attend Board or Advisory Council meetings as a resource advisor /observer on governance with agreement of parties concerned.
  • Liaise with VisionFund governance department to ensure alignment between National Offices and VisionFund MFIs on governance issues as per WVI policies.

    Other:

  • Attend and participate in weekly chapel, devotions and regional/departmental retreats.
  • Practice the Core Values, Covenant of Partnership and Partnership Principles.
  • Undertake any other tasks that are consistent with the positions purposes, as may be required by the Partnership Leader, Global Governance.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Required:

  • Masters level or higher degree in related field such as Human Development, Law, Organisational Development, Corporate Business and related Management, or Governance.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the functioning of International NGOs such as World Vision in terms of their governance, management and operations.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of current board governance issues in the region and/or the world.
  • Experience in senior management roles, including working directly under and reporting to a board, serving on a board, preferably including experience in the non-profit sector.
  • An understanding of current practices in governance in the corporate as well as the NGO sectors.
  • Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills.
  • Proven ability to work with high level members of board and advisory councils across physical and cultural distances.
  • Understanding of peer review mechanisms.
  • Ability to lead and coordinate board assessments and facilitate board training.
  • Ability to conceive and formalize sound strategy to meet the mission and deliver on objectives and tasks on time.
  • Outstanding coordination skills, with ability to handle multiple activities concurrently, work under pressure, and meet deadlines.
  • International experience/exposure through travel or living working in other countries.
  • Ability to participate effectively in a virtual team while ensuring achievement of team objectives.
  • Good diplomatic, influencing and negotiating skill with ability to exercise discretion.
  • Demonstrated commitment to World Vision's mission statement and Core Values.
  • Proven ability to work across different cultures and nationalities within the region.
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.
  • Willingness to work outside the normal working hours from time to time, due to the need to connect with people in different time zones.
  • Ability to work in a virtual team.

    Preferred:

  • Masters Level or Higher Degree in related field such as Human Development, Law, Organizational Development, Corporate Business Management or Governance.
  • Experience in development of quality board tools and polices.
  • Board experience and board development facilitation.
  • Ability to work in a complex organization.
  • Understanding of current practices in corporate governance and NGO sector governance.

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply online Regional Governance Advisor, Africa

    Application Deadline Date: 13-Sep-15


    Regional IT Director (East Africa Region) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    World Vision

    Regional IT Director, East Africa Region

    Reference: 1296 - 17G18013

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Purpose of Position:

  • Provide IT leadership in the region and align the IT strategy to enable the ministry and contribute to its effectiveness, quality and accountability in achieving strategic business goals.
  • Provide a strategic interface between business and IT, engaging stakeholders, managing relationships and understanding business requirements to align technology solutions and services to enable the achievement of short and long term business objectives in the region.
  • Accountable for end to end delivery of IT services in region, leveraging the IT governance framework, that defines the working relationships and sharing of IT resources in the global IT organization, for the delivery of technology solutions and services to ensure business and customer satisfaction.
  • Provide leadership to the IT resources in the region, fostering a team environment, identifying, nurturing and developing talent, driving performance improvement and creating experiences that motivate, stretch and celebrate the capacities of the resources in achieving results.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Leadership & Strategy:

  • Provide IT leadership in the region.
  • Align IT strategy to enable the regional business strategy.
  • Trusted advisor and partner to the business.
  • Member of advisory board for the prioritization of IT initiatives in the region.
  • Owns regional IT operating plan (ROP).

    Engagement / Relationship Management:

  • Establish and maintain a strategic and positive relationship with business stakeholders.
  • Proactively serves as the primary point of contact from IT for business leaders and key stakeholders, enabling business to leverage WV IT technical and leadership capability.
  • Understand business context, strategy and plans, identifying customer requirements and unmet needs.
  • Maintains awareness of changes to the organization (s) strategy, goals and processes to ensure requirements appropriately reflect the needs of the organization(s).
  • Facilitates changes in services required/provided when necessary.
  • Analyzes technology trends to determine impact to the achievement of organization(s) goals.
  • Lead business through the demand management process for new requests and maintain visibility of the regional demand pipeline.
  • Negotiate Service Level expectations based on customer requirements and in accordance with the WV IT standards.
  • Advises on options, risks, costs versus benefits, and impacts on products, business processes and system priorities.
  • Works with business stakeholders in the identification and evaluation of risks associated with business decisions and supports the development of risk mitigation plans.

    Customer Satisfaction / Service Fulfilment:

  • Accountable for end to end delivery of IT services in the region according to SLAs.
  • Owns regional IT performance metrics for measuring and reporting how IT services are meeting service level expectations.
  • Owns customer satisfaction metrics for measuring and reporting how IT services are meeting customer expectations.
  • Manages customer expectations.
  • Owns Voice of Customer feedback loop for gathering customer input to drive customer satisfaction and service improvement.
  • Works with the business to validate that expected business outcomes are realized - return on investment (ROI).

    People Leadership:

  • Accountable for the performance of the IT resources in the region.
  • Set performances objectives, individual development plans and conduct annual performance reviews.
  • Drive performance improvement targeting specific identified areas of development.
  • Build trust-based relationships that foster a team environment and a team that lives the WV IT culture.
  • Create experiences that motivate, stretch and celebrate the capacities of resources in the region.
  • Coach, guide and mentor IT team in the region.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Business Administration or other related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Requires leadership, business knowledge, negotiation skills and experience/in-depth knowledge of IT infrastructure operations and/or software implementation and support across multiple countries.
  • Requires demonstrated ability to launch and deliver one or more IT project(s) across multiple countries on time and within budget.
  • Typically requires 10 15 years of IT experience, 5-7 years of experience in the areas of IT leadership, project management, process engineering or solutions management.
  • Requires experience in managing teams and building relationships with people at a variety of levels.
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary.
  • Industry certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, CoBIT, ISACA, PMI, etc.

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply online Regional IT Director, East Africa Region

    Application Deadline Date: 11-Sep-15


    Nairobi Law Firm Associate, Clerk and Secretary Jobs in Kenya

    Urgently Required By Law Firm

    Associate,Clerk &Secretary

    A dynamic & rapidly expanding Nairobi Law Firm urgently requires passionate, all-rounded & innovative Associate, Clerk & Secretary.

    Minimum 4 years’ experience in busy law firm in both conveyancing /commercial & litigation essential in all posts.

    Branch management experience preferred for Associate.

    Accounting knowledge/skills essential for Clerk.

    Relevant ICT & Customer-care training essential for Secretary.

    Apply immediately.

    Quote your current & expected remuneration.

    Attach Letter, CV & Certificates to: toplegalhires@gmail.com by Friday 4th September 2015.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted


    Adeso Program Development and Quality Unit Director Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Organization: Adeso

    Position Title:Director, Program Development and Quality Unit

    Reporting to:Chief Operations Officer

    Working with: Program Development Quality Team, Country Directors, Field Program Managers, Fundraising Team, Communications and Advocacy Team

    Employment Status: Full-time (100%)

    Program / Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Starting date: Immediate

    Commitment to Diversity: Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on one's background, beliefs, gender or sexual orientation.

    Organizational Context: Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African-based international organization, working with communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive.

    We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

    Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming.

    Adeso has been strengthening rural livelihood and delivering innovative humanitarian aid and development programs for the past 20 years. Currently, we have programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.

    Adeso is an exciting, dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

    Position Summary: The core function for this position is the leadership and management of the Program Development and Quality Unit, which provides technical and program development support to Adeso Country Programs.

    The position holder will be responsible for:

  • Lead, direct and supervise the staff and systems of the Program Development and Quality Unit;
  • Coordinating all new business development, including fundraising, brokering partnerships where required, leading proposal and concept note development, and provide quality control oversight for all reporting and submissions to donors;
  • Oversight of monitoring and evaluation ensuring the integration of robust M&E plans into all projects and best practices for accountability to quality programming are tracked and reported;
  • Providing relevant technical support to programs, including promoting technical excellence and cross-country learning and documenting and disseminating good practice guidelines based on Adeso’s program technical competencies.

    Specific Roles and Responsibilities

    Program Development and Quality Unit (30%)

  • Lead, direct and supervise the staff within the unit to ensure staff goals, performance and guidance;
  • Collaboratively establish, execute and track annual strategic goals and objectives of the unit and in line with the Adeso strategic plan(s);
  • Ensure that the business processes, systems, reporting, grant management and proposal documentation is maintained and enhanced for efficiencies going forward.

    New Business Development (50%)

  • Lead the concept note/proposal preparation process for institutional donors.
  • Coordinate across the agency to oversee the “proposal development pipeline” i.e. keep track of fundraising opportunities and agree on workload allocations to ensure that all deadlines are met with maximum efficiency.
  • Quality control of concept notes and full proposals drafted by other staff members, in line with both donor requirements and Adeso strategic priorities.
  • Coordinate the provision of technical inputs to proposals by Program Development and Quality Unit (PDQU) staff members.
  • In liaison with Country Directors and Program Managers, prepare Terms of Reference for technical consultancy inputs to proposal development when required.
  • Assist with the identification of appropriate partner organizations and the management of consortia during the proposal development process.
  • Develop and implement a proactive and engaging approach for building the capacity of program staff to improve their ability to develop and write proposals/concept notes, as well as reports for submission to international donors.

    Monitoring and Evaluation (10%)

  • Ensure the integration of the principles of quality, accountability and learning into the overall management of country programs through the M&E team of the unit;
  • Ensure the development of related program frameworks, capacity statements and guidelines for use by country program staff.
  • Support implementation of systems to promote accountability to beneficiaries by ensuring that:

    Beneficiaries widely participate in needs and baseline assessments and program design;

    Beneficiaries affected by our programs are informed about who we are and what we do;

    Beneficiaries affected by our programs are aware of their entitlements and selection criteria;

    Regular feedback from beneficiaries informs and affects the design of programs.

  • Support and ensure the development of Program Impact Measurement system and appropriate M&E tools for Adeso programs.
  • Enhance knowledge management and learning across all programs, including the development of a cloud-based data management system for program information.
  • Set up systems for sharing of evaluation findings, lessons learned, case studies and other qualitative data from programs.
  • Ensure that field project managers get related support to conduct regular progress reviews and ensure there is a clear process for staff/teams to raise concerns over program implementation and quality.

    Technical Guidance, Support & Learning (10%)

  • Participate in relevant external technical forums and disseminate information as appropriate to country program and HQ teams.
  • Support that technical visits to projects occur to impart knowledge and enhance and provide recommendations to improve programming strategies and actions.
  • In close coordination with country program teams, ensure that technical and proposal development and report writing trainings occur at HQ, country and/or project levels.

    Skills and Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in international development, social science or other relevant subject.
  • Minimum 8 years progressively responsible and directly relevant field-based and HQ-based experiences in programming and business development.
  • Effective results in formulating and executing strategy and performance metrics across an agency.
  • Demonstrable experience in at least one of the following program sectors; humanitarian assistance, economic development/empowerment/market-based solutions, rural livelihoods/ agricultural development and/or natural resource management programming in diverse contexts in Africa.
  • Track record of successful department leadership, management, fundraising and proposal development.
  • Knowledge of the global donor funding environment and how these relate to Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Africa
  • Established peer agency, multi-lateral and donor networks/relationships.
  • Skills in training, mentoring and capacity building of staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and representation skills; highly engaging.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with a preference for knowledge and experience with related qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Ability to initiate, develop and maintain cross-departmental communications.
  • Proactive problem solver.
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options, and think and plan strategically.
  • A natural networker with substantial experience of building relationships with both the private and public sectors.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with respect for diversity.
  • Willingness to travel regularly, in particular within the region (security permitting).
  • Excellent written and spoken English and a critical eye for editing and grammar.

    Application Process

    This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional.

    If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org , quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 4th September 2015.

    Each application should be addressed to HR Director and include the following:

  • An updated CV with updated contact details: Phone No., Email Address and Skype ID; and
  • An application letter which should include cover letter, remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

    Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on one's background, beliefs, gender or sexual orientation.


    Evidence Action Communication and Policy Senior Program Manager (Deworm the World Initiative) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Organization: Evidence Action

    Position Title:Senior Program Manager for Communication and Policy

    Department / Section: Advocacy, Communications and Policy Team

    Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reports To: Director, Kenya – Deworm the World Initiative

    Start Date: October 2015

    About Evidence Action: Evidence Action scales proven interventions to improve the lives of the poor in Africa and Asia.

    We implement cost - effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence.

    We identify innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and build best practice operational models.

    We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling with a commitment to transparency on progress, impact, and value for money.

    About Deworm the World Initiative: The Deworm the World Initiative enables governments to eliminate the public health threat of worms through school-based mass deworming programs.

    We advocate for school-based deworming to policymakers and provide technical assistance to launch, strengthen and sustain school-based deworming programs.

    We work directly with governments to rapidly scale programs targeting all at-risk school-age children.

    Currently, we provide technical assistance for school-based deworming in Kenya, India, Ethiopia, and Vietnam.

    About the National School-Based Deworming Program (NSBDP: The National School-Based Deworming Program (NSBDP) is a government program implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) with the goal of eliminating parasitic worms as a public health problem among children in Kenya.

    The Program aims to treat at least 5.8 million children aged 2-14 years in over 15,000 primary schools across Kenya for at least five years.

    The program is in its 4th year covering all areas where there is evidence of worm burden that is high enough to warrant mass drug administration according to World Health Organization (WHO) criteria.

    About the Position: The Senior Program Manager for Communications and Policy will be responsible for building and leading the Advocacy, Communications and the Policy team.

    This person will report to the Director of the Deworming Program in Kenya and will be based in Evidence Action’s regional office in Nairobi.

    As a result, our policy and advocacy work will focus on implementing a sustainability strategy that will define plans for the period following this current 5-year grant.

    Key considerations for program sustainability include fostering political goodwill, engaging with high-level government officials, securing funding for future rounds of deworming, risk mitigation strategies to ensure deworming remains a national priority, and increasing government ownership of the program.

    Evidence Action will also support the government on policies around drug management, and advocate for the program at the national and international level.

    Responsibilities:

  • The Senior Program Manager will collaborate closely with other managers to achieve communications and policy-related outcomes.
  • Execute a communications strategy for Deworm the World Initiative – Kenya; work with program team members to effectively communicate their work with key decision makers and the public.
  • Advise the program on the development of appropriate and strategic governance structures that advance the goals of the program.
  • Oversee all research and analysis of relevant policy and regulatory issues at local and national levels that are affecting Deworm the World Initiative - Kenya.
  • Formulate, articulate, and execute key policy goals and objectives for the Deworm the World Initiative - Kenya.
  • Ability to translate technical details of programmatic work into strategic opportunities for the program.
  • Lead government and partner relationships such as investigating, building and codifying new relationships, managing existing relationships both tactically and technically (e.g. managing contracts, meeting planning and tracking), understanding and observing appropriate protocols.
  • Promote the use of evidence for decision-making
  • Live out and promote Evidence Action values internally and permeating into our external relationships, communications and actions.

    Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in law, business, social sciences, sustainable development, international relations or communications or related field from a recognized University strongly preferred

    Qualifications and Skills:

  • Track record of senior-level communication and policy leadership heading up a communications and policy team required with at least 5 years of experience (10 years with a bachelor’s degree).
  • Substantial and demonstrated experience developing communications and advocacy strategy, and lead policy analysis required.
  • Tech-savvy and experienced in communications and policy strategy and research online and on social media.
  • Skilled at building relationships with senior leaders and policymakers, and highly experienced and comfortable working collaboratively across teams and cultures required.
  • Extraordinary problem solving skills, patience, and perseverance.
  • Significant experience in developing countries in general and at least Kenya in particular required.
  • Subject matter expertise in health, HIV/AIDS, deworming, water & sanitation, or other development areas strongly desired.
  • Demonstrated superb analytical skills with proven action-oriented output.

    Personal Attributes

    Passionate about social impact and experienced in social enterprise, entrepreneurial nonprofit, or start-up environment.

  • Highly detailed, yet visionary manager with a successful track record of managing teams.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work as a part of a team and across multiple groups
  • Strategic thinker with a passion for innovations
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced working environment and be flexible
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Proven skill in negotiation and managing complex relationships
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to manage workload and meet deadlines
  • A sense of humor.

    To apply, please make sure you include the following materials in your application:

  • A cover letter detailing why you want to work for Evidence Action and what you see as our key policy, communications, and advocacy issues in Kenya;
  • Your CV
  • A writing sample that includes at least one of the following: A substantive policy analysis authored by you; a communications strategy you have written; a write-up of a strategic advocacy plan you have executed. (Feel free to redact any identifying information from these documents if they refer to previous work you have done.) Note: Please upload writing sample in same document as your CV.
  • At least three references, two of which from people you have reported to, and at least one of which of a subordinate whom you have managed or a lateral relationship/colleague
  • Not required but additional useful information - your online presence such as Facebook and Twitter handles, blogs you write or contribute to, links to online materials of relevance.

    How to Apply

    CLICK HERE to apply online Senior Program Manager for Communication and Policy

    Application Deadline: September 01, 2015


    BAT Government Affairs Manager (East & Central Africa Area) Job in Kenya

    BAT has been present in Africa for more than a century. We are a global company with a rich heritage built by great people and teams.

    Our employees come from many cultures and backgrounds, and our business benefits from the breadth of ideas and experiences they bring.

    This diversity of top talent has strengthened our productivity, growth and sustainability in the constantly evolving market.

    We want the best people to work for us and if you have the drive and capability to build this highly successful company, here is your chance to Bring your Difference.

    Government Affairs Manager - East and Central Africa Area

    Job Purpose: The Government Affairs Manager will be responsible for shaping the regulatory landscape to provide opportunities for our business to grow, protecting our brands, commercial interests and corporate reputation.

    Skills and Experience

  • A degree in, Law, International Relations, Public Policy, Political Science, Economics
  • Working knowledge of public affairs, trade blocs and fiscal policy generally
  • Ability to apply basic project management principles to campaign execution
  • At least 6 years’work experience in a similar role within Government, International Institution or FMCG’s

    Equity Statement: British American Tobacco is an equal opportunity employer.

    Visit our website BAT to read more on the role and to apply.


    Agronomist Job in Kwale County, Kenya - Kwale International Sugar Company Ltd.

    Kwale International Sugar Company Ltd: Located in the South Coast of Kenya between Kwale and Ramisi, Kwale International Sugar Company Limited (KISCOL) is in the process of establishing a green field sugar cane estate of 5,000 hectares as well as a processing complex with a capacity of 3000TCD, in line with its vision to be a world class corporate the Company would like to recruit qualified and experienced individuals.

    KISCOL is committed to appointing and retaining the most qualified and competent staff that have proven future potential to effectively and efficiently perform duties and responsibilities that they shall be appointed to in accordance with the objectives of the organization.

    Kwale International Sugar Company Limited (KISCOL) hereby invites applications from qualified and experienced individuals.

    Job Title: Agronomist

    Location: Kwale County

    Reports To: Technical Director - Agriculture

    The job holder will be responsible for: Planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, managing and controlling the activities and resources of the Crop Production Research Program in order to help attain targets of the Agriculture Operations in economical way.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducting applied research that promote and maintain high cane and sugar yields and reduce cost of production;
  • Establishing agronomic standards, and production systems;
  • Planning, organizing, directing coordinating, managing, monitoring and evaluating the activities and budget of the Crop Production Research Program;
  • Developing, directing and implementing appropriate agricultural research strategies, policies, standards, and procedures in view of the Companies objectives;
  • Planning, coordinating, facilitating and directing the adoption, adaptation, development and promotion of agricultural research results and technologies.
  • Developing and promoting improved research management systems or new research methods/techniques in view of continual improvement research performance;
  • Enabling the mill to have high quality cane and through optimal choice of production inputs such as varieties, use of appropriate ripeners, herbicides, fertilizers as well as efficient use of water and improved sugarcane harvesting practices.
  • Undertaking crop/nursery management monitoring/ audit with respect to standard cultivation practices;
  • Planning and managing primary nursery;
  • Developing and undertaking monitoring of plant nutrient status and recommending cost effective fertilizer management strategies;
  • Developing and/reviewing working/operational standards needed for core agricultural operations;
  • Providing advisory services both to the nucleus and outgrowers;
  • Designing and establishing research and technical support systems to both the nucleus and outgrowers;
  • Conducting hands on training program at site for the technical staff of the Agriculture Operations employees;
  • Conducting seminars on progress of research projects and on new technologies available elsewhere;
  • Developing and implementing the research strategy in the fields of cane agriculture and undertakes the required capacity building activities accordingly; Participating in undertaking skill gap identification (training need assessment) of Agriculture Operations; and
  • Running and managing meteorological station;
  • Preparing periodic performance reports;
  • Performing other relevant tasks.

    Required Qualifications and Experience

  • M.Sc. in Agronomy
  • 3 years relevant experience
  • Relevant research/operation experience will be an added advantage

    Required Skills

  • Excellent writing & communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet stipulated deadlines.
  • Display professional demeanor with qualities such as strong work ethics, trustworthiness, and self confidence.
  • Strong influencing skills and consultative skills to bring efficiency and pro - activeness.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Excellent organizational, time and stress management skills

    How to Apply

    If you are up to the challenge, meet the above minimum qualifications and experience send your Application letter along with your Current CV as One Word Document, and a daytime telephone contact to;

    The Human Resource Manager
    P.O Box 46279-00100
    Nairobi.

    OR e-mail careers@kwale-group.com

    The Subject of your mail should be ‘Agronomist’


    IT Company Business Development Manager (Government Business) Job in Kenya

    Our client a leading IT company in East Africa is seeking to employ aBusiness Development Manager – Government Business.

    The incumbent will be tasked with the following duties:

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Identifying and prioritizing target accounts after considering the market, political environment, business model, and other key factors
  • Achieving target sales goals including overall revenue, number of accounts, and total end users; as well as maintaining a robust pipeline
  • Help build morale between team members and promote team work while maintaining a competitive environment
  • Sharing customer insights with product leadership to better address user requirements
  • Becoming the single point of contact for your customers and making yourself accessible in order to assure a great experience.
  • Analyzing the market to effectively identify potential clients
  • Building timely, strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Work closely with Marketing and develop an in depth knowledge of the government vertical’s customers and consumers
  • Develop and maintain with marketing, a deep understanding of our government vertical asset base, current technologies and technology trends as they relate to the vertical, and leverage knowledge into the accelerated development of new platforms and opportunities
  • Monitor external factors (mergers/acquisitions, market conditions, corporate organizations) and liaise with Marketing to measure impact on long-range business plans
  • Develop and manage relationships with key government market influencers, providing both business and technical input

    Qualifications

  • Degree in Business related field marketing option
  • 7-10 years job experience in transacting business with public and private sector, multinationals, banks, government agencies, NGOs
  • Knowledge & experience in the government bid and tender processes
  • Vast knowledge of the IT Sales with a credible performance track record

    Qualified candidates to send in CVs to careers@frank-mgt.com on or before 4th September,2015

    Kindly indicate the tile of the position on the email subject


    Civil Engineer Job in Kenya - Chemical Manufacturing Company

    Our client a leading chemical manufacturing company in Africa is seeking to fill the position of a Civil Engineer

    The incumbent will be tasked with effective development and maintenance of the Permanent Way so as to ensure that safety, health and environmental protection is fully integrated in the Company’s logistics operations.

    Principal Accountabilities

  • Participate in the formulation of infrastructural plans, the setting of maintenance standards, specifications, procedures and policies, and ensure compliance and implementation.
  • Maintain industrial harmony at work centres to ensure effective team participation in production processes and evaluate staff performance to identify their development and training needs, and set their objectives/targets.
  • Manage the maintenance and repair of the permanent way and other civil structures to ensure maximum output, availability and reliability at minimum cost and in accordance with the laid down standards and objectives.
  • Carry out investigations of train accidents and ensure that correct preventative measures are affected and safety improvement programs are carried out in line with the overall company Safety Policy objectives.
  • Provide leadership, support and expertise to operating team and frontline members in order to achieve the operational goals and objectives.
  • Identify systems and resources needed to support team performance; prepare budgets and implement controls to ensure delivery within the set financial targets.
  • Develop new designs for infrastructure and provide professional guidance, manage new capital projects and ensure planning, designing and implementation is carried out within approved budgets, specifications and schedules.

    Key Position Features

    The job holder is responsible for:

  • The Permanent Way, which is a vital component of the business as it ensures the delivery of the product to the customer and the safety of very expensive equipment that operate on it.
  • Effective and efficient management of resources to ensure the availability of a reliable Permanent Way including the co-ordination of day to day front line operations and helping the team to link their daily work with the company’s, vision, mission, objectives and strategies.
  • Planning and co-ordination ability to be able to meet tight operational requirements and other added responsibilities.

    Qualifications

  • A degree in Civil Engineering
  • 5 Years continuous experience in roads / railway projects management
  • Registration by Engineering Board or 10 years continuous experience in engineering practice
  • An experience driver with a valid driving licence

    Qualified candidates to send in CVs to careers@frank-mgt.com on or before 7th September,2015

    Kindly indicate the tile of the position on the email subject


    Social Impact Senior Evaluator (Post Project Sustainability Evaluation) Job in Kenya

    Social Impact

    Senior Evaluator, Post Project Sustainability Evaluation, USDA, Kenya

    Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives.

    We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies.

    We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis.

    SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth.

    SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

    Proposal Objective: The external evaluation will determine to what extent activities and results of the Kenya project have been sustained after USDA’s involvement ended.

    The evaluation will involve a desk review of available project data and information, and data collection in the field, including but not limited to site visits to the areas where project activities took place and/or results were realized, and interaction with local project participants and beneficiaries.

    The evaluation report will detail evidence of sustainability of project activities/practices and results, evidence of unanticipated sustained effects where applicable, and provide recommendations on what project implementers could have done to enhance sustainability.

    The evaluation will enhance USDA’s and stakeholders’ understanding of what is and is not realistically sustainable after USDA’s exit.

    These findings are anticipated to influence future project funding, design, implementation and evaluation.

    Position Description: SI is seeking a Senior Evaluator for the Post Project Sustainability Evaluation in Kenya being issued by the Department of the Interior (DOI)/Interior Business Center, Acquisition Services Directorate (AQD), under the franchise authority, on behalf of the United States Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS).

    The Senior Evaluator will be responsible for the overall technical direction and supervision of the evaluation; data collection; analysis and report drafting.

    It is estimated that this position will require 50 to 60 days of LOE, of which 21 to 28 days will be in-country.

    All activities and deliverables shall be completed by September 30, 2016.

    Responsibilities:

  • Design of the data collection methodology, following USDA Evaluation Policy guidelines, and responding to other technical guidance provided by SI.
  • Conduct a desk review of available and relevant project documents, including but not limited to the project agreement, semi-annual performance reports, site visit reports and any evaluations conducted.
  • Design and submit data collection instruments (i.e. interview guides and questionnaires, observation, and/or field guides, etc.) to USDA for review before finalizing.
  • Lead the evaluation team in conducting data collection.
  • Take detailed field notes and other data collection activities, for submission to SI.
  • With support from the other members of the assessment team, analyze the data and lead the drafting of the final report.
  • Lead evaluation team in the presentation of findings in the Final Report with USDA staff in Washington DC.

    Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years of experience in designing and conducting international development project evaluations.
  • Experience designing and conducting international development project evaluations.
  • Experience designing and implementing qualitative studies.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas strongly preferred: conducting evaluations in East Africa, especially Kenya; conducting evaluations of international agricultural development projects preferred; international agricultural development projects focused on the dairy sector.
  • Masters degree in a relevant field preferred; bachelor’s degree required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.

    Come join our energetic and innovative team!

    We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

    How to Apply:

    CLICK HERE to apply online Senior Evaluator, Post Project Sustainability Evaluation, USDA, Kenya

    Closing date: 30 Sep 2015

    SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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

    Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

    Please, no phone calls.


    International Rescue Committee Regional Recruiting Manager Job in Kenya

    Regional Recruiting Manager

    Sector: Human Resources Location:Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Background / IRC Summary: The International Rescue Committee helps those whose lives are shattered by crisis to survive, recover and gain control over their lives.

    We aim to lead the humanitarian field by implementing high - impact, cost - effective programs through which people are healthier, safer, better educated, empowered and economically better-off.

    Through our ambitious Strategy 2015 – 2020, we are committed to becoming more effective, responsive and innovative in our work, to better use of resources, and to reaching more crisis-affected people in a timely fashion through our programs.

    Undergirding IRC’s strategy is a commitment to ensuring that our internal management and operations systems are adequate to the task of supporting our fast-growing program portfolio.

    Leading IRC’s work globally, the International Programs Department (IPD) comprises over 18,000 staff working across 33 countries, with an annual budget of almost US$500 million.

    We are made up of 5 geographically-focused Regional Units, our Emergency Preparedness & Response Unit, and our HQ-based administrative and support team.

    Job Overview / Summary: The Regional Recruiting Manager (RRM) will be part of the IRC’s global Talent Acquisition team responsible for selecting top talent for mid to senior level expatriate positions as well as provide back-up support to other regional recruiters in other regions as needed.

    On occasions, the Recruiting Manager will be asked to provide technical assistance and support of large scale national recruitment efforts in the HEAZY region in coordination with the Deputy Director, Surge.

    H/she will be instrumental in implementing IRC 2020 strategic plan with the commitment of attracting the right staff faster for short-term, emergency and full-time positions to meet our mission of ensuring more and faster rescue and relief to meet the demands of donors and programs in HEAZY.

    The Regional Recruiting Manager will also initiate and implement recruitment strategies to increase the IRC’s talent pool and pipelines in HEAZY region.

    He/she will provide input to ensure that the IRC has a diverse talent at all levels to represent the global diversity of the places where we work and to attract talent that performs at a high level while responding to the changing needs of the organization.

    S/he will implement industry “best practices” that ensure the timely selection of top talent and recruit for talent in support IRC’s organizational culture, while contributing to IRC’s position as an employer of choice. 

    This position will report to the Director, Global Talent Acquisition who resides in New York. Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

    International allowances are not available for this position.

    Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

    Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement regional strategies to maintain a candidate pool and pipelines across all key sectors and regions in support international recruitment in the HEAZY region.
  • In coordination with the Regional HR Partner Director, HEAZY, oversee recruitment efforts for mid-senior level positions and working closely with senior/executive leadership team as well as technical units in HQ and the field.
  • In collaboration with technical unit, assist in promoting IRC brand as an employer of choice by attending regional technical events and conferences, leveraging social media, job boards and career fairs as appropriate.
  • Partner with Regional HR Partner Director in workforce planning to determine future recruitment needs in the region.
  • Work closely with Director, Global Talent Acquisition to find creative solutions to day to day recruiting challenges and ensure timeliness and efficiency throughout the recruitment process.
  • Execute full lifecycle talent acquisition activities for assigned positions including but not limited to completion of reference and background checks.
  • Track and identify cutting edge trends and best practices in global recruitment practices.
  • Provide back-up support to other regional and international recruiters as necessary.
  • Other responsibilities and projects as assigned.

    Job Requirements:

    Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Human Resources or related field.

    Work Experience: Minimum 8+ years of solid recruiting experience, 3+ years in international development.

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Proven experience in recruiting senior and executive level positions required.
  • Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR) certification a plus.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills as well as interpersonal skills are necessary and ability to work in a fast paced/changing, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems and use of social media to attract talent.

    Language Skills: French or Arabic a plus

    Certificates or Licenses:

  • Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR) certification a plus.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills as well as interpersonal skills are necessary and ability to work in a fast paced/changing, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems and use of social media to attract talent.
  • Proficiency in one or more foreign languages preferred (preferably French or Arabic).

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

    IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.

    How to Apply

    CLICK HERE to apply online Regional Recruiting Manager

    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.


    Save the Children Donor Reporting Coordinator (Somalia / Somalilan) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Save the Children

    Donor Reporting Coordinator - Somalia / Somaliland Country Office

    Team / Programme: Awards Department

    Location: Nairobi, with some travel to the field

    Grade: TBC (Competitive Package)

    Child Safeguarding: Level 3: the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking / vetting process staff.

    Role Purpose: The Donor Reporting Coordinator has the overall responsibility for quality donor report writing processes.

    S/he will also ensure appropriate consultation with the concerned managers as indicated in the Flow Charts for report writing and provide capacity building support to staff where required. S/he will work closely with the Area operations teams, the field and Nairobi-based PDQ team, and with the technical teams.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Donor Reporting manager (Awards Director in the Interim)

    Dimensions: Save the Children International works in 4 regions in Somalia / Somaliland with a current staff complement of approximately 350 staff and current expenditure of approximately 41$ million in 2013.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: Donor reporting assistant

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    The Donor Reporting Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the report writing process for all emergency and development programmes.

    S/he will have a support role in establishing and promoting the reporting system to ensure that our Country Office:

  • Is fully accountable towards its reporting responsibilities to members and donors
  • Is informed on the extent to which both the emergency response and development interventions are affecting the lives of the targeted populations;
  • Has evidence-based knowledge on the positive and negative impact that both the emergency response and development interventions are having over the communities where SCI works;
  • Receives regular, timely and context-specific, meaningful feedback from our staff, partners, programme participants (who are or are not targeted by our interventions), and that feedback effectively informs and signals areas where strategic attention is required.

    Quality reporting

  • Ensure the CBPs (in particular, reporting flow-chart and guidelines) are adhered to at both field and Nairobi level; provide feedback to teams on the correct use of these procedures
  • Lead on the coordination of donor reports, ensuring that all relevant teams (Area Programme and Operations teams, technical advisors) are involved in quality writing/reviewing appropriate sections
  • Work closely with MEAL and concerned subject/technical specialists to generate high quality reports
  • Ensure all reports are completed to the highest quality standards before submission
  • Provide detailed feedback on all reports received from relevant teams and inform/advise relevant team members of quality deficiencies
  • Ensure that all reports are coherent with previous submissions and that financial and programmatic information provided corresponds
  • Lead on the coordination with relevant staff and provide additionally requested information in relation to reports from donor, SCI or Save the Children members promptly and accurately and make necessary revisions based on feedback
  • Lead on the preparation and provision of a quality report-writing workshop to all field bases, including a period of time spent coaching and providing direct support with Budget Holders and Programme Managers

    Additional support to improve emergency/development donor reporting, including:

  • Highlight report sections within the donor template that need to be filled out by the field teams along with providing clearer guidance when sending out the template;
  • Create and circulate a reporting schedule of donor reports and their specific funding requirements and deadlines for report submission; track progress of reports, submission dates, etc.
  • Send out reminders at each deadline stage of the reporting schedule to relevant staff (Area Representatives and Technical Advisors)
  • Ensure all high-risk reports are reviewed by the National Programme Operations Manager or delegate before submission
  • Work closely with the Business Development Manager and National Programme Operations Manager to ensure coordination between reports, lessons learnt and proposals.

    Information Management

  • Ensure that all appropriate donors’ and Save the Children International’s report formats are available to relevant staff, as well as a clear understanding of donor requirements.
  • Ensure that the Awards tracker is updated regularly with all reporting requirements and distribute accordingly – both internally and externally.
  • Work with the Awards teams to have the final versions of all reports and annexes for upload to AMS.
  • Follow up with Finance and Awards teams on ensuring reports are signed off in a timely manner.

    Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

    Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling 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 degree in Project Planning, Development, Economics, or related fields Social Sciences
  • Minimum of 4 years of progressive work experience in fundraising environment and with substantial and proven experience of writing winning proposals and/or quality reports
  • Strong and proven hands on experience in project cycle management in general and participatory project planning processes in particular
  • Knowledge of major donors project cycle management processes and requirements
  • Demonstrated experience of coordinating and preparing strong narrative and financial reports for a variety of donors
  • Demonstrated experience developing multiple narrative and cost proposals simultaneously
  • Solid ability to negotiate, communicate and liaise effectively and diplomatically with colleagues across levels of the organization, including exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to successfully interact in a multicultural professional environment
  • Must possess a strong work ethic, have confidence, take initiative and be a self-motivated, enthusiastic team player as well as individual contributor
  • Experience working in difficult hardship environment
  • Understanding of major donors’ compliance requirements
  • Sound personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Excellent command of English language, both verbal and written
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children International’s aims, values and principles
  • Information Communication Technology literate

    Child Safeguarding Policy: Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding - Declaration of Acceptance Form and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

    This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. Save the Children's Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter quoting the Job Title and Vacancy Announcement No. SCI/SOM/22/15 on the subject line.

    The file name of the CV and attachments must be the applicants name and sent to Somalia.vacancies@savethechildren.org.

    Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Applications close on 2nd September 2015.


    UNSOA Procurement Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    United Nations Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA)

    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

    Functional Title: Procurement Assistant

    Grade: GL-6 (Two Posts)

    Sections Unit: Procurement

    Location: Nairobi

    Vacancy Announcement Number: UNSOA/PRO/001/2015

    Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships

    Work implies frequent interaction with the following: Procurement, Finance, Logistics and Administrative Officers and other staff in the immediate work unit and across the Mission, DM, DFS, other Departments and Offices within the Secretariat, Field Missions, UN Offices away from Headquarters and the Commissions. Executives and representatives of commercial, marketing and sales firms.

    Results Expected:

  • Provides effective support to Procurement Officers and clients.
  • Provides well researched analysis of procurement sources and award recommendations.
  • Accurately prepares procurement documents (e.g. Tender documents, purchasing orders, etc.).
  • Consistently applies appropriate policies, guidelines, procedures and processes.
  • Effectively and timely liaison with concerned parties at all stages of the procurement process.

    The Procurement Assistants based in Nairobi will report to Procurement Team Leaders or Heads of units.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The incumbent, within delegated authority, will be responsible for the following duties;

  • Reviews, records and prioritizes purchasing requests and obtains additional information/documentation as required; provides assistance to requisitioners in preparing scope of work and specifications of goods and services; proposes product substitutions consistent with requirements to achieve cost savings; determines the availability of funding sources.
  • Identify and recommend sources of procurement; interview potential suppliers.
  • Produces tender documents (e.g. Invitations to Bids, Requests for Proposals and Requests for Quotation) based on the nature of the requirements and cost of procurement involved.
  • Prepares abstracts of offers and compile data contained in quotations, proposals and bids to determine which supplier can deliver the required goods/services at the best terms and lowest costs possible with due consideration to quality, delivery time, prompt payment and other discounts, transportation costs, etc.
  • Enters into negotiation of terms and conditions of orders under the guidance of Procurement Officers; obtains credit and other information on proposed suppliers.
  • Finalizes purchase orders and contracts for approval by the Procurement Officer; may authorize purchases in line with delegated signature authority, and, if required, prepares submission to the Contracts Committee for review and subsequent approval by the authorized official.
  • Resolves issues/problems related to delivered goods, including discrepancies between purchase orders and items/quantities shipped or received; prepares and signs return to Vendor forms for unacceptable and/or damaged goods received.
  • Maintains relevant internal databases and files; keeps track of any contractual agreements, direct provisioning contracts, etc. and informs affected users of contractual rights and obligations.
  • Researches, retrieves and presents information from a variety of internal and external sources on sources of supply, vendors by commodity, etc., as well as obtain specifications for new products and equipment on the market.
  • Drafts a variety of correspondence.
  • Supervises and assigns and reviews the work of more junior staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Competencies:

    Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

    Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

    Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

    Qualifications:

    Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Higher education qualification with certification from CIPS or equivalent is desirable.
  • Knowledge and working experience in the UN procurement system is also desirable.

    Work Experience:

  • Seven (7) years of progressive experience in procurement public and/or private.
  • Knowledge of procurement policies, processes and procedures and of purchasing.
  • Knowledge of financial rules and regulations and ability to research and gather information from a variety of standard sources and to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given.

    Language:

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage. 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.

    Email: recruitment-UNSOA@un.org

    Deadline for Applications: 7 September 2015

    Please quote;

    Vacancy Notice Number and Functional Title in the Subject of the e-mail. Index Number (for UN staff member) and a copy of the last two performance appraisals.

    Applications received after the deadline 07 September 2015 will not be considered.


    SACCO System Administrator and Assistant System Administrator Jobs in Kenya

    A leading SACCO wishes to invite suitably qualified individuals to fill the following posts:

    1. System Administrator

    (1 Post)

    Minimum qualifications requirements:

  • BSc. Information Systems or Computer Science from a recognized Institution
  • CISCO, Networking certification
  • Excellent interpersonal awareness and communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to work in a team and cope with pressure
  • Three (3) years progressive working experience in systems and network administration
  • Knowledge of Navision system is an added advantage
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Age 27—40 years
  • Other skills: Software, Hardware, Networking and Communication

    2. Assistant System Administrator

    (1 Post)

    Minimum qualifications requirements

  • Advanced Diploma in Information Technology
  • High integrity
  • Ability to work in a team and cope with pressure
  • At least two (2) years experience in a financial institution
  • Accounting qualifications ¡s an added advantage
  • Valid certificate of good conduct
  • Age 25—35 years

    Qualified individuals are invited to send in their handwritten applications with detailed C.V. including daytime mobile telephone number to:

    DN.A/1843
    P. 0. Box 49010—00100,
    Nairobi GPO.

    To reach us on or before 4th September, 2015 by 5.00 pm.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Norwegian Refugee Council Grant Coordinator (Somalia) Job in Kenya

    Norwegian Refugee Council

    Re - Advertisement:Grant Coordinator - Somalia

    Kenya Nationals only

    Background: Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its Horn of Africa Programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011.

    Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations.

    NRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by the ongoing conflict and more recently by the drought and famine.

    The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu), Kenya (Dadaab and Molo) ,Yemen, Uganda and Ethiopia (Addis Ababa and Dolo Ado).

    2. Role, Tasks and Responsibilities

    Job Purpose: The main purpose of the Grants Coordinator for Somalia position is to oversee project and donor proposals in order to ensure quality and timely submissions, including biweekly, monthly and quarterly reports for Somalia Programme.

    Reporting To: The Grants Coordinator for Somalia reports to the Programme Director Somalia.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate project proposals and reports writing for Somalia and be responsible for the quality of required reports to NRC HQ and donor agencies/partners as well as their timely submissions,
  • In cooperation with the Programme Director be responsible for timely project modifications and revisions,
  • Be responsible for timely communication with the Area Managers and Programme Staff in the field offices on upcoming deadlines,
  • Be responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality adhoc, quarterly and final reports.
  • Take lead in ensuring that the monitoring function of the department support the delivery of high quality results.
  • Be responsible for ensuring compliance with donor agreements.
  • Keep the Senior Management Team informed about all programmatic issues of relevance to the overall management and coordination of the country programme.
  • Assists with any other duties assigned by the PD, as and when required.
  • Ensure quarterly BSC reporting for Somalia and assist the field offices on CAD reporting.
  • 15% of the Reporting Coordinator’s time may be used for other section work in supervision by the Head of Section in HQ.

    3.Achievement Indicators

    Job execution is evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Level of results achieved, according to Country Strategies, Plan of Actions, Project Descriptions, Budgets
  • Level of adherence to deadlines, and ensuring that applications and reports are submitted according to established routines, and with high quality
  • Level of support to the Area Managers and Programme Staff in Somalia
  • General contribution: policy development, protection analysis, programmes development etc.
  • Flexibility and ability to adjust to changes and new requirements
  • Level of personal contribution in supporting colleagues, teambuilding and a healthy, positive and creative work environment

    4. Profile of Person

    Professional Background

  • Solid programme management experience
  • Experience from international work, preferably with refugee/IDP-related emergencies and with legal aid, protection, education, shelter and/or camp management projects

    Essential Skills

  • Demonstrated leadership and coordination skills
  • Documented skills in formulation of programme/project proposals, budgets and reports
  • Fundraising abilities and understanding of various donors requirements
  • Ability to use Logical Framework Approach as a tool in project/programme design and follow-up
  • Significant understanding of complex emergencies and crisis contexts
  • Significant political and cultural awareness and experience of working in setting where insecurity is a major issue
  • Awareness of gender issues
  • Proven communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Fluency in the English, both oral and written
  • Above average computer literacy

    Formal Education: Relevant university degree or higher education, preferably in international relations and/or development, social sciences or management.

    Personal Qualities

  • Goal oriented and visionary
  • Ability to handle a large workload, work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Ability and willingness to work and live under difficult circumstances
  • Ability and willingness to be mobile
  • Flexible and creative

    Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of the political situation in Somalia and/or Horn of Africa.
  • Proficiency in Somali, Arabic and/or Swahili language an asset.

    How to apply:

    Candidates should CLICK HERE to apply online by going through Grant Coordinator - Somalia

    Email and paper applications will not be considered.

    Closing date: 03 Sep 2015


    DAC Aviation Quality Control Manager Job in Kenya

    DAC Aviation has been a provider of humanitarian air charter services for two decades, operating in conflict areas including Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Zambia, Angola, Ethiopia, Cote D’voire and Afghanistan among other areas throughout the African continent.

    DAC Aviation (EA) Limited provides contract air service, including aircraft, aircraft maintenance, aircraft parts, flight training, flight personnel and related aviation support systems. to add to our team of highly qualified professionals, we wish to recruit to recruit a Quality Control Manager to be part of our professional team.

    The Quality Control Manager is responsible to the Director, Technical Services for administrative matters and inspection tasks/ activities and is responsible to the Director, Quality Assurance for continuing airworthiness matters.

    Requirements:

  • Be a licensed maintenance engineer with appropriate airframe and engine or avionics ratings or
  • Be a holder of a BSC Aeronautical with training and experience on the relevant fleet or
  • Be a holder of an Aeronautical engineering diploma with knowledge and experience on relevant fleet.
  • Has undergone relevant training in the field of quality management.
  • Have at least 5 years’ experience in the field of aircraft maintenance.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • To define in conjunction with the Director, Technical services the continuous airworthiness maintenance plans for the fleet.
  • To deploy authorized inspection (certifying) personnel to programmed maintenance inspections in liaison with the Base and Line Maintenance Managers.
  • To ensure that all certifying personnel maintain set standards and best practices on all airworthiness matters pertaining to aircraft maintenance and inspections.
  • To ensure that all tools and test equipment used for work on aircraft undergo regular checks and calibration as called for and to institute tools control.
  • To check that all mandatory maintenance records for work done on behalf of the operator / customer are up-to-date before they are forwarded to the Technical Records Department.
  • To ensure that sound engineering practices and quality control procedures are followed and that entries on work sheets and work orders have been duly signed off by those responsible upon completion of each job.
  • To support the Approved Maintenance Organization to enable it improve the quality standards.

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may send their applications enclosing a CV, an application letter, copies of academic testimonials, names of three referees and a daytime telephone contact.

    The application should reach us by 4th September, 2015 sent to the address provided below.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    The Human Resources Manager,
    DAC Aviation (EA) Limited,
    P.O Box 44580 – 00100,
    Nairobi

    DAC Aviation (EA) Limited is an equal opportunity employer


    Act! Procurement Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Act Change Transform (Act!) is a leading Kenyan not-for-profit, non-governmental organization involved in diverse development initiatives in Kenya.

    Act!’s main program focus is in Environment and Natural Resources Management; Democracy and Human Rights; and Peace Building and Conflict Transformation.

    Our holistic approach to development is delivered through capacity development and grants management.

    Act! was established in September 2001 as Pact Kenya, and rebranded in 2011 as a fully-fledged national organization.

    We are seeking for a passionate, competent and committed individual to join us for the following position:

    Position: Procurement Officer

    Division: Operations

    Supervised By: Administrative Manager

    Supervises: None

    Location: Nairobi

    Job Summary: The Procurement Officer will primarily be responsible for providing procurement and logistics support to Act!’s operations in line with Act!’s policies, procedures and the laid down framework.

    Resource Responsibilities

    Budgetary Control: None

    Other resources: IT Equipment

    Reporting Line: The Procurement Officer will report to the Administrative Manager.

    Work Relationships: In addition to working under the direct supervision of the Administrative Manager, the Procurement Officer will work collaboratively with the Administrative Officer and Support staff towards ensuring operational efficiency.

    Key Internal Relationships

  • Administration staff
  • Budget holders

    Key External Relationships

  • Suppliers, Vendors

    Key Responsibilities

    Specifically, the Procurement Officer will be responsible for but not limited to:

    Procurement Management tasks

  • Source, select and negotiate for the best package in terms of quality, price, terms, deliveries and after sales services with vendors in line with the laid down policies and procedures-including but not limited to procuring travels, workshop venues, equipment, stationery and one-off goods and or services.
  • Conduct all project related procurements under the Purchase Workflow system through AccPac
  • Liaise with the administrative and logistics manager in obtaining specification of goods and services to be procured.
  • Ensuring continuous supply and timely delivery of goods and services as and when required for day-to-day operations of Act!
  • Assist in the vendor prequalification by participating in receiving and opening of tender documents.
  • Assist the Administrative Officer in handling all vendor related complaints with regards to goods and services.
  • Ensure all working documents regarding purchases are accurately completed and duly signed, recorded, filed and easily retrievable
  • Update and maintain all procurement and logistics filing systems
  • Assist in providing technical and secretarial services to the procurement team

    Key Performance Indicators

    To facilitate the tracking of the jobholder’s performance during the year, the following performance indicators have been identified and agreed upon:

  • All procurements conducted in line with laid down policies and procedures. -
  • All procurements raised through Purchase Workflow with a resultant LPO to the vendor before obtaining goods/services
  • All procurement requests to contain specifications of goods and/or services required to meet the needs of the requisition department/unit/program
  • Goods and services required for day to day operations available at the time required
  • Participation in and execution of tasks assigned during the vendor prequalification exercise
  • All vendor related complaints, queries and/or grievances responded to within 2 working days and resolved amicably; with a report prepared and filed
  • All payments duly supported with complete documentation from the procurement process
  • Meticulously maintained procurement and logistics files and documents
  • Up-to-date and duly completed minutes for all procurement team meetings

    Qualifications, Experience and Skills

    The minimum required academic and professional skills for the jobholder to perform successfully in their job are:

    Academic qualifications

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration / Management, Commerce or a related field.

    Professional Qualifications

  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management/Logistics.
  • Membership in KISM or MCIPS will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in years and indicate level of experience
  • At least 4 years’ experience in the Procurement and Logistics field with sound understanding of NGO Operations

    Essential competencies

  • Must be a team player
  • Must be result-oriented
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines
  • Must be culturally and religion sensitive
  • Ability to classify and manage priorities
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Must be cost-conscious and quality minded
  • Excellent organization and coordination skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be a person with unquestionable integrity
  • Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-point and the use of Internet for research

    How to Apply

    If you meet the requirements as contained in the job descriptions, please submit

    (1) a detailed and current CV;

    (2) an application cover letter demonstrating why you qualify for the position, quoting your current and expected gross salary and three referees including their most current contact details.

    All applications should be submitted electronically to hr.admin@act.or.ke quoting the reference number (ACT/PO/08/15).

    Only shortlisted applicants for interview will be contacted.

    Deadline for applications submission is 5:00pm Friday 4th September 2015

    Act! is an equal opportunities employer


    Danish Demining Group Jobs in Kenya

    Danish Demining Group (DDG) is part of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), DRC is an international non - governmental organization, which promotes and supports durable solution to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world

    DDG is looking to recruit exceptionally talented Kenyans for the following positions:

    1. Community Safety Project Manager

    2 Positions:

    • 1 based in Mandera • 1 based in Lamu

    2. Community Safety Programme Officers

    6 Positions

    1 based in Mandera 1 based in Lamu 1 based in Turkana South 1 based in Loima Sub county 2 based in North Pokot

    3. Admin and Finance Officers

    3 Positions

    1 based in Kapenguria 1 based in Lamu 1 based in Mandera

    4. Community Safety Program Assistant

    2 Positions

    1 based in Loima 1 based in North Pokot

    5. Finance Assistant

    1 Position

    based in Nairobi

    6. Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Officer

    1 Position

    based in Nairobi

    Qualified candidates are invited to access full job description and the requirement for this position on the link Danish Demining Group Jobs under vacancies.

    Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Closing date for applications is 4th September 2015


    GOAL Assistant Country Director Programmes Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Assistant Country Director Programmes

    GOAL is seeking ambitious and dynamic candidates to join its Kenya programme (GK) team based in Nairobi, with frequent travel to GOAL’s operational areas.

    The role of the Assistant Country Director – Programmes (ACD-P) is to ensure the effective implementation of the GK program and develop the program in line with GK country strategic plan.

    Direct reports to this position include Grants & Communication, Health, WASH, CEP, LLH and M&E Co-ordinator.

    For full job description and requirements, please email as follows acdprecruit@ke.goal.ie.

    Suitably qualified applicants are invited to apply by email only to keapplications@ke.goal.ie

    Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject area of the email.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    Closing date for applications is 5.00pm 4th September 2015


    ILRI Vacancy: Senior Scientist – Livestock Systems and Environment

    The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Senior Scientist to lead research activities on measuring the environmental footprint of livestock. We seek someone with an established international profile and record of resource mobilization.

    ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases.

    ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015 an annual operating budget of USD 83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia.

    To improve knowledge on the environmental footprint of livestock production in developing countries, ILRI has established an environmental laboratory, called the Mazingira Centre.

    The Mazingira Centre provides a qualitative improvement in Africa’s environmental research infrastructure and capacity, and aims at establishing:

  • Accurate and verifiable GHG emission factors due to livestock and crop production and land-use change.
  • Frameworks to assess socioeconomic impacts of environmental degradation.
  • Monitoring of land degradation, soil fertility, erosion and hydrology.
  • Experimental programmes to develop improved ruminant feeding that will simultaneously decrease GHG emission factors.

    Responsibilities

    1. Scientific leadership and coordination of research on the environmental footprint of livestock production with specific focus on:

  • GHG emissions due to land use change including soil carbon stock changes.
  • GHG fluxes from rangelands, including soil degradation and rehabilitation.
  • Analysis and interpretation of GHG fluxes in agricultural and livestock systems in the developing world.

    2. Contribution to studies on:

  • Livestock diet intensification as a mitigation strategy in livestock systems.
  • Trade-offs between adaptation and mitigation in livestock systems at different scales. 3. Contributions to ILRI’s research on future impact of climate change on livestock systems and development of strategies to mitigate GHG emissions from livestock systems and other negative environmental impacts (e.g. soil degradation, water eutrophication).

    4. Lead resource mobilization efforts for the ILRI Environmental Laboratory (Mazingira Centre).

    5. Lead dissemination activities in this field including:

  • Writing high quality scientific papers and reports.
  • Representing ILRI in high level panels/meetings like the Global Research Alliance on Livestock (GRA), Global Agenda of Action for Sustainable Livestock (GAA) and others.
  • Engaging in the development of policy-relevant messages and interact accordingly with key stakeholders.

    Requirements

  • PhD in Bio-geochemistry or related field.
  • Minimum seven years post-doctoral experience.
  • Established track record in environmental research with a focus on GHG emissions and environmental assessments.
  • Excellent leadership skills and demonstrated experience in managing large, complex research for development projects.
  • Experience in developing countries and agricultural research on livestock systems is desirable.

    Post location: The position is based in ILRI Nairobi, Kenya.

    Position level: Senior Scientist, Level 5A, dependent on qualifications and experience.

    Duration: 3 years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

    Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes 15% Pension, Medical insurance, Life insurance and allowances for: Education, Housing, Relocation, Home leave, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

    How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development.

    The position title and reference number REF: SS/LSE/ 08/2015 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

    All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: Senior Scientist – Livestock Systems and Environment by 20 September 2015.

    ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.


    icipe Security Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

    icipe - African Insect Science for Food and Health is a world-class research centre with a mission to alleviate poverty by ensuring food security, improving health, protecting the environment and building the capacity of researchers and communities across the developing world through the application of insect sciences.

    Employing more than 500 national and international staff, icipe is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with outposts in Ethiopia and on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya.

    icipe is recruiting for the position of Security Coordinator to be based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Ref. No. NRS/136/082015

    The position is on a 2-year contract, subject to a six (6) months’ probation period, satisfactory performance, continued relevance of the position, and adequate funding.

    Job Description: The role will be to provide protection to icipe staff, their eligible family members, and property, by ensuring timely and accurate advice to icipe management on security and safety issues (as they relate to staff security and asset protection), through careful threat identification and analysis procedures.

    Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure all icipe personnel, work sites, and facilities are safe and secure.
  • Coordinate the organisation’s day-to-day response to safety and security, and provide all the relevant actors with advice, guidance and technical assistance.
  • Advise the Centre’s management and hosted institutions on security matters, and keep them updated on security management issues.
  • Formulate and ensure implementation of security policies and procedures, through creation of awareness to stimulate understanding and adherence to security procedures and continuous enforcement mechanisms.
  • Undertake constant review of security plans, procedures and systems (as the situation may dictate), by coordinated intelligence collection and analysis to reflect the security situation and its effects on staff and property.
  • Carry out investigations on reported cases involving icipe staff and property, and submit reports to management for decision-making.
  • Liaise with the Kenya Government law enforcement agencies on staff security and safety issues (including on motor accidents, arrests, court cases, thefts and losses that would require legal and procedural advice and documentation).
  • Coordinate a 24-hour emergency response system (both within and without icipe), including roadside and residential incidences.
  • Maintain constant updates of all security issues affecting staff through alerts, advisories and bulletins.
  • Establish and activate emergency evacuation plan and procedures.
  • Publish easy-to-use reference handbooks for staff on security.
  • Ensure all Centre personnel working away from Headquarters are included in the local security plans of the country in which they are working.

    Additional Responsibilities

  • Set up, and define, emergency response procedures specific to different situations.
  • Conduct investigations on behalf of icipe.
  • Conduct intelligence gathering.
  • Ensure physical protection for the icipe staff, as well as properties in Nairobi and Mbita.
  • Establish and maintain constant coordination with other security agencies.

    Requirements / Qualifications

  • Minimum first degree or higher national diploma in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 5–9 years’ relevant experience. Core Competencies
  • Managerial, analytical, team building, problem solving, networking, and capacity building skills.
  • Proficiency in ICT.
  • Demonstrable oral and written communication skills.

    Other desirable attributes

  • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate and manage at all levels of the Centre, particularly with staff at all locations.

    Reporting: This position reports to the Administration Manager.

    The selected candidate should be available to start as soon as possible.

    How to Apply

    Applications will be accepted up to 4th September 2015, or until the position is filled, whichever is earlier.

    Interested applicants should submit:

    (a) a confidential cover letter,

    (b) detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees (including e-mail addresses, fax numbers), and

    (c) a statement illustrating suitability against the listed qualifications/competencies/attributes.

    Candidates are required to CLICK HERE to apply online Security Coordinator

    icipe offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, and believes that staff diversity promotes excellence; therefore, we strongly encourage applications from qualified women.

    A competitive and generous compensation package will be offered to the right candidate.

    Only shortlisted candidates meeting the itemised requirements will be contacted.

    icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer


    Jobs in Kwale County, Kenya

    1. Job Title: Agricultural Extension Officer

    Location: Kwale County

    Reports To: Technical Director - Agriculture

    Purpose of the Job

    The job holder will be responsible for: preparing physical and financial plans; planning and organizing training; controlling work and cost; liaising with outgrowers and community leaders; hiring of labor; implementing working guidelines and manuals; and preparation of periodic reports.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifies suitable sugarcane production areas and selects farmers who are eligible to outgrowers scheme.
  • Establishes farmers working groups to enhance proper communication and sharing of limited resources.
  • Provides or coordinates the distribution of agricultural inputs.
  • Facilitates the reimbursement of loans/credits to farmers.
  • Manages and ensure the recording of all material and financial resources diverted to outgrowers.
  • Coordinates and facilitates logistical and technical support for land development, seedbed preparation, cane cultivation, harvesting, loading and transporting.
  • Offers technical support and advisory services to farmers in conducting field adaptation/demonstrations /observation trials, technology transfer, problem assessment and surveys (soil, plant, cane sampling), etc.
  • Offers and organizes trainings, workshops, field days, visits, etc.
  • Prepares planting and harvesting schedules jointly with the Agriculture Extension Manager.
  • Advises farmers on proper utilization of inputs and cane money to improve their livelihood.
  • Facilitates the undertakings of on-farm research.
  • Coordinates and facilitates the maintenance of road networks.
  • Inspects and suggests corrective measures on quality of cane production operations;
  • Implements performance monitoring and evaluation system;
  • Prepares periodic plans and budget.
  • As deemed necessary, carries out other tasks assigned to him.

    Required Qualifications and Experience

  • B.Sc./Diploma in agriculture/plant sciences or related fields
  • 3-5 years relevant experience

    Skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet stipulated deadlines.
  • Display professional demeanor with qualities such as strong work ethics, trustworthiness, and self confidence.
  • Strong influencing skills and consultative skills to bring efficiency and pro - activeness.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Excellent organizational, time and stress management skills

    2. Job Title: Field Assistant

    Location: Kwale County

    Reports To: Agricultural Extension Officer

    Purpose of the Job: The job holder will be responsible for: preparing physical plan; facilitating training; controlling work and cost; liaising with outgrowers and community leaders; implementing working guidelines and manuals; and preparation of periodic reports.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establishes farmers working groups to enhance proper communication and sharing of limited resources.
  • Coordinates the distribution of agricultural inputs.
  • Facilitates the availability and reimbursement of loans/credits to farmers.
  • Manages and facilitates the recording of all material and labor resources diverted to outgrowers.
  • Coordinates and facilitates logistical and technical support for land development, seedbed preparation, cane cultivation, harvesting, loading and transporting.
  • Offers technical support and advisory services to farmers in conducting field adaptation/demonstrations /observation trials, technology transfer, problem assessment and surveys (soil, plant, cane sampling), etc.
  • Facilitates trainings, field days, visits, etc. for outgrowers
  • Coordinate the planting and harvesting operations as per set schedules.
  • Advises farmers on proper utilization of inputs and cane money to improve their livelihood.
  • Facilitates and implements the recommended on-farm research.
  • Coordinates and facilitates the maintenance of road networks.
  • Records performance monitoring and evaluation data;
  • As deemed necessary, carries out other tasks assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma/certificate in agriculture or related fields
  • 0-2 years relevant experience

    Required Skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet stipulated deadlines.
  • Display professional demeanor with qualities such as strong work ethics, trustworthiness, and self confidence.
  • Strong influencing skills and consultative skills to bring efficiency and pro - activeness.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Excellent organizational, time and stress management skills

    3. Job Title: Agronomist

    Location: Kwale County

    Reports To: Technical Director - Agriculture

    Purpose of the Job

    The job holder will be responsible for: Planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, managing and controlling the activities and resources of the Crop Production Research Program in order to help attain targets of the Agriculture Operations in economical way.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning, organizing, directing coordinating, managing, monitoring and evaluating the activities and budget of the Crop Production Research Program;
  • Developing, directing and implementing appropriate agricultural research strategies, policies, standards, and procedures in view of the Companies objectives;
  • Planning, coordinating, facilitating and directing the adoption, adaptation, development and promotion of agricultural research results and technologies.
  • Developing and promoting improved research management systems or new research methods/techniques in view of continual improvement research performance;
  • Conducting applied research that promote and maintain high cane and sugar yields and reduce cost of production;
  • Establishing agronomic standards, and production systems;
  • Enabling the mill to have high quality cane and through optimal choice of production inputs such as varieties, use of appropriate ripeners, herbicides, fertilizers as well as efficient use of water and improved sugarcane harvesting practices.
  • Undertaking crop/nursery management monitoring/ audit with respect to standard cultivation practices;
  • Planning and managing primary nursery;
  • Developing and undertaking monitoring of plant nutrient status and recommending cost effective fertilizer management strategies;
  • Developing and/reviewing working/operational standards needed for core agricultural operations;
  • Providing advisory services both to the nucleus and outgrowers;
  • Designing and establishing research and technical support systems to both the nucleus and outgrowers;
  • Conducting hands on training program at site for the technical staff of the Agriculture Operations employees;
  • Conducting seminars on progress of research projects and on new technologies available elsewhere;
  • Developing and implementing the research strategy in the fields of cane agriculture and undertakes the required capacity building activities accordingly;
  • Participating in undertaking skill gap identification (training need assessment) of Agriculture Operations; and
  • Running and managing meteorological station;
  • Preparing periodic performance reports;
  • Performing other relevant tasks.

    Required Qualifications and Experience

  • M.Sc. in Agronomy but having relevant research/operation experience is preferred
  • 3 years relevant experience

    Required Skills

  • Excellent writing & communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet stipulated deadlines.
  • Display professional demeanor with qualities such as strong work ethics, trustworthiness, and self confidence.
  • Strong influencing skills and consultative skills to bring efficiency and pro - activeness.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Excellent organizational, time and stress management skills

    How to Apply

    If you are up to the challenge,& you meet the above minimum qualifications and experience send your Application letter along with your Current CV as One Word Document, and a daytime telephone contact to;

    The Human Resource Manager
    P.O Box 46279-00100
    Nairobi.

    OR email: hr.user14@gmail.com

    Closing date: 14th September 2015


    LSK Secretary / Chief Executive Officer Job in Kenya

    The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) is the professional body of Advocates in Kenya, established and incorporated under the provisions of the Law Society of Kenya Act, 2014.

    Pursuant to Section 26(2) of the said Act and to ensure achievements of its mandate, the Council is seeking a professional for the following position:

    Secretary / Chief Executive Officer

    Specific duties and responsibilities:-

  • Implement the decisions of the Council;
  • Facilitate, coordinate and ensure execution of the Council’s mandate;
  • Administration and management of the secretariat resources and staff;
  • Resource mobilization for Council’s activities;
  • Manage, co-ordinate and oversee implementation of programmes, project activities and events as set out in the Strategic
  • Plan, Calendar of Events and as directed from time to time by the Council;
  • Build and Strengthen strategic collaboration, linkages and partnerships
  • Oversee the provision of services to members, the public and other stakeholders
  • Provide team leadership in research, capacity building, financial management, human and technical resource;
  • Undertake other relevant duties as may be directed by the Council from time to time.

    Minimum Qualifications/Competence/Experience

    The ideal candidate must possess the following:

  • Bachelor of Laws Degree. An advanced degree is will be an added advantage.
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of not less than 10 years standing.
  • Certified Public Secretary with at least 5 years standing.
  • Must have experience and knowledge in management.

    This is a high level position and the person is expected to possess the following competencies:-

  • Leadership qualities
  • Strategic thinking
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Decision making
  • Performance and result driven management
  • Innovativeness
  • Strong Communication and interpersonal Skills
  • Influencing and adapting to Change Environment
  • Integrity and Ethical Values
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

    Period: The Contract Period is three (3) years and renewable once subject to performance

    If you fulfill the above requirements and wish to be considered, please forward not later than 30 days from the date of this advertisement, application in a clearly marked envelope “Secretary/CEO” enclosing your detailed Curriculum Vitae and testimonials to:

    The Council,
    Law Society of Kenya
    Lavington, Opposite Valley Arcade, Gitanga Road
    P.O.Box 72219-00200
    Nairobi


    Pembroke House School Jobs in Kenya

    Pembroke House School is a full boarding school, based in Gilgil.

    It is an established, co-educational Prep School with 85 years experience in educating and developing successful children with remarkable leadership skills, enthusiasm and spirit.

    Positions Required for September 2015

    Commercial Director

    The Commercial Director is responsible for Marketing, Fundraising, diversification of income projects, and is responsible for current and long-term financial viability of the school.

    The Candidate profile includes financial, administrative and strong interpersonal skills. Previous experience is essential.

    Junior and Middle School Teacher

    Candidates are required to be passionate about their subject with a proven track record of success at 13+ C.E. examination and Scholarship.

    Willingness to be involved in the full life of a boarding school is essential.

    Applications with full CVs should be sent to the: - recruitment@pembrokehouse.sc.ke

    Telephone: +254 727108567/ +254 202312323

    If you have not heard from us by 18th September 2015 please consider your application unsuccessful.


    Plan International Project Implementation Officer (Digital Birth Registration) Job in Kilifi Kenya

    Plan International

    Position: Project Implementation Officer - Digital Birth Registration (DBR) – Advocacy

    Grade: C1

    Department & Location: Programs (Kilifi)

    Reports to (position): The DBR Advisor with a dotted line to the Tulinde Tusome Project Manager

    Purpose (How does this post support Plan’s strategy and mission?): Founded over 75 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children's development organizations in the world.

    We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty particularly those who are excluded or marginalized.

    We deliver high quality programs that deliver long lasting benefits and work in partnership with others. Plan's vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity.

    Plan believes that gender equality is central to achieving our vision for change, a world in which all children, both girls and boys, realize their full potential and societies that respect people’s rights and dignity.

    Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations and is an equal opportunity employer.

    The Digital Birth Registration (DBR) programme helps governments to improve birth registration (BR) rates and extend the reach of registration to the marginalized through the appropriate use of technology and strengthened Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems.

    The main responsibility of the Project Implementation Officer - Digital Birth Registration (DBR) - Advocacy is to work together with various partners to lead implement the non-technical DBR programme.

    The position will conduct day-to-day DBR programme activities in local communities within the framework of the 5 year DFATD grant funded project Tulinde Tusome: Creating Safe and Protective Spaces for Improved Learning in Kwale and Kilifi Counties, Kenya.

    The project aims to support the intersecting areas of education and child protection to keep children safe in schools.

    Dimensions of Role: The Project Implementation Officer (DBR) - Advocacy is responsible for the development and execution of work as per the approved DBR activity plan.

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

    The role includes Child Protection responsibilities during the implementation of the project as per the Plan International Child Protection Policy

    Key Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:

    Project Implementation:

  • Coordinate development of a strategic communication plan for digital birth registration in Kilifi and Kwale counties
  • Coordinate development of communication and behavioral impact campaigns content and subsequent implementation of behavioral campaigns within the community through various media to increase birth registration, guided by strategic communication plan.
  • Coordinates the production and dissemination of the communication messages and materials
  • Play an advocacy role to ensure that the birth registration process takes into account gender considerations in ensuring right of identity
  • Ensure that activities are implemented and are on track as per donor approved implementation plans and budget

    Capacity Building Trainings:

  • Support in various advocacy capacity building in DBR stream under Tulinde Tusome project
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management:
  • Provides technical support to government counterparts in the development and appropriate use of DBR communication for behavioural impact interventions.
  • Through collaborative approaches, engage various project implementation teams and coordinate with other partners and private sector players working within the operational areas to avoid duplication of efforts.
  • Promote effective working relations with county and sub-county stakeholders while ensuring an up-to-date stakeholders matrix is maintained.

    Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation:

  • As per the project M&E framework, contribute to design and rollout of project baseline, midterm and end-line studies, other focused surveys, routine monitoring and facilitate the dissemination of findings from such studies/monitoring to the relevant audience
  • Submit regular/scheduled, accurate and timely consolidated reports that conform to prescribed formats and other parameters from Plan and the donor.
  • Contribute to documentation and sharing of best/promising practices

  • Communication and Working Relationships:

  • Incumbent expected to maintain a high level of external communication/contact at the community, Sub-County and County levels to facilitate appropriate project implementation.
  • Medium level external communication with the INGO, LNGO and CBOs partners in the county level.
  • Low level external interface with Plan National Office (NOs) sponsorship communications.

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

    Educational Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or Development Studies.
  • Relevant experience in the area of communication, social change communication, communication for behaviour change.
  • Experience in developing communication strategies focused on behaviour and social norms changes.
  • Experience in developing communication tools/materials.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in management/coordination of a project that required significant business change.
  • Experience in project involving improvement of birth registration to ensure children are accessing right of identity an added advantage
  • Good knowledge of civil registration (registration of vital events) in Kenya an added advantage
  • Knowledge in donor reporting requirements an added advantage.
  • Conversant with gender and child rights issues.

    Key Skills specific to the post:

  • Strong behavioural impact and change advocacy skills
  • Content development skills (media campaigns)
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Community facilitation, networking, partnership development and management skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Creative and Innovative

    Behaviours

  • Committed to delivering high quality ethical work.
  • Sensitive to different people and cultures.
  • Attention to detail, and ability to work under pressure within tight deadlines, with minimum supervision.
  • Commitment to development humanitarian values and standards, gender equality and child protection.

    Physical Environment and Demands:

  • Field based.
  • Frequent travels within Kwale and Kilifi County during the entire period of the project.
  • The incumbent will use the motorbike as the primary mode of transport for the frequent visits to the field sites, guided by the fleet policy.

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

    If you meet the requirements, please visit Plan International to access the full job description and make an online application.

    The deadline for application is 2nd Sep 2015.


    KFS Jobs in Kenya

    Kenya Forest Service (KFS) is a State Corporation established by the Forests Act 2005.

    Its mandate is to conserve, develop and sustainably manage forests and allied resources for environmental stability and social-economic development of the people of Kenya.

    The following position has fallen vacant and the Institution intends to fill it in line with the provisions of the Forests Act.

    1. Chief Officer - Survey and Mapping

    Vacancy No. 6/8/15

    The officer will be reporting to the Head, Forest Conservation and Management, the Chief Officer, Survey and Mapping shall be responsible for the management of the Survey and Mapping of KFS.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct survey and Mapping of forest areas.
  • Determine boundary lines, tracing of government survey lines, re-establishment and marking survey lines.
  • Delineate areas of forest reserves and fix necessary beacons.
  • Establish and maintain an automated information system for mapping data and land boundary records.
  • Liaise with relevant agencies in the survey of forest boundaries and other Service property in acquisition of titles and alteration of forest boundaries.
  • Develop and maintain GIS based forest information system in liaison with Forest Information Systems.

    Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Have an undergraduate degree or equivalent in surveying or related discipline from a recognized university.
  • Have knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) and computer-aided software applications.
  • Have five (5) years experience in surveying and mapping in the private or public sector.
  • Be a member of the Institute of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) or a similar professional body in good standing will be an added advantage.

    In order to be considered for the above positions, the applicants must:-

  • Be a person of high integrity who meets the requirements of the Constitution.
  • Have been cleared by the Higher Education Loans Board. (HELB)
  • Have a current certificate of good conduct from the Police Service.
  • Have been cleared by the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission.
  • Have a current tax compliance certificate.

    2. Head Internal Audit

    Vacancy No. 5/8/15

    The officer will be reporting to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors functionally and the Director administratively, the Head of Internal Audit shall be responsible for providing strategic leadership in the management of KFS internal audit functions to ensure compliance with set systems and policies.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls relating to risks involved in the relevant business areas in accordance with risk management framework.
  • Review manual and automated financial systems; functions, processes, programs, operational and business risks, to identify process weaknesses and inefficiencies, establish compliance with established risk management policy, internal controls and recommend corrective measures.
  • Conduct special audits and provide advisory services on audit issues.
  • Monitor and assess internal structures and recommend improvement.
  • Conduct post-implementation audits to determine if systems, processes and programs implemented are functioning as planned.
  • Reviews distributed/centralized systems for appropriate audit trails, reliability of output, adequacy of controls and adherence to established standards of operation.
  • Prepare audit reports to the Board.

    Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Have an undergraduate degree from a recognized university in the field of Finance, Commerce, Accounts or a related discipline.
  • A masters degree in Business Administration, Finance , Management or related discipline
  • Have at least eight (8) year’s experience in the field of Audit, five (5) of which must have been in a senior management position within a large organization in the private or public sector.
  • Be a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or similar professional body.
  • Being a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) will be an added advantage.
  • Have successfully completed the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) course will be an added advantage.

    3. Head Information, Communication and Technology

    Vacancy No. 4/8/15

    The Head Information, Communication and Technology shall report to the Head Corporate Services for development and management of ICT strategies, policies and systems of the Service for the realization of the Service mandate.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all necessary ICT tools, processes and systems are in place to contribute to the achievement goals of the Service.
  • Develop and implement ICT policy, systems, procedures and infrastructure.
  • To actively monitor and respond to ICT changes and initiatives.
  • Develop and implement policies and systems for organization data security.
  • Oversee continuous improvement of all ICT systems, processes and procedures.
  • To ensure the maintenance of the forest management information systems.
  • Develop and implement ICT governance framework for collaborating with relevant institutions to ensure they meet their obligations.
  • Identify gaps and develop programs to enhance ICT proficiency in the organization.

    Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Have an undergraduate degree from a recognized university in any of the following: Information technology, computer science, systems administration or other related discipline.
  • Have at least five (5) year’s knowledge and experience in the field of Information technology, computer science, systems administration or a relevant field.
  • A Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge in database and network administration.

    4. Head Supply Chain Management

    Vacancy No. 3/8/15

    The Head Supply Chain Management shall be reporting to the Head of Finance and shall oversee all aspects of supply chain management as per the Public Procurement and Disposal Act (PPDA) and regulations.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement systems, policies and procedures for timely and cost effective procurement of goods and services within the framework of PPDA.
  • Provide secretariat support to the Corporation Tender Committee.
  • Review the procurement policies and procedures in accordance with best practice for continuous improvement of procurement and disposal function of the organization.
  • Develop capacity for supply chain management staff for effective implementation of the PPDA law.
  • Monitor contract management by user departments to ensure implementation as per the contract terms.
  • Oversee inventory management.
  • Ensure that goods and services are procured in a fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost effective manner.
  • Prepare and submit reports to the Public Procurement Oversight Authority (PPOA) as required under the Act, regulations and guidelines of the authority.

    Academic qualifications and experience

  • Have an undergraduate degree or higher national diploma in Supply Chain Management from a recognized institution
  • Have at least eight (8) years experience, five (5) of which must have been in a senior position within a large private or public organization.
  • A Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Be a member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) or equivalent professional body in good standing.

    Key Skills

  • Thorough understanding of public procurement procedures.

    5. Deputy Director Enforcement and Compliance

    Vacancy No. 2/8/15

    The officer will be reporting to the Director Kenya Forest Service for the management of the enforcement and compliance wing of the service and oversee the effective enforcement of provisions of the Forest Act 2005 and related laws.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Officer will be responsible for the following:-

  • Formulate and implement policies, strategies and guidelines for effective enforcement of forest laws,
  • Command and control of the Forest Enforcement Division of the Service.
  • Ensure effective handling, maintenance and safe custody of security equipment.
  • Ensure safe custody and security of assets of the Service.
  • Establish systems for effective collaboration with government security agencies, communities and other stakeholders for effective enforcement of forest laws.
  • Develop capacity for effective enforcement of forest laws.
  • Develop, plan and implement emergency and terrorism response programs.
  • Formulation and implementation of paramilitary policies, programs and regimes for the training of officers joining the Service.
  • Adopt modern technologies and innovation to improve the effectiveness of enforcement and compliance division.

    Academic qualifications and experience

  • Must have successfully undergone paramilitary training.
  • Have an undergraduate degree from a recognized university in any of the following; natural resource management, criminology, security, forensics, national security or related discipline.
  • Have at least ten (10) years experience in security or law enforcement service, five (5) of which must have been in a senior management position within a large organization.
  • A Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Training with the National Defense College (NDC) or any other security related course will be an added advantage

    Key Skills

  • Knowledge of constitutional provision related to law enforcement, the Forests Act and other relevant laws.

    6. Senior Deputy Director – Field Operations

    Vacancy No. 1/8/15

    The officer will be reporting to the Director Kenya Forest Service and shall ensure overall coordination of field operation nationally, be creative, committed, dynamic and result oriented.

    Duties and responsibilities

    The officer will:-

  • Be responsible to the Director for co-ordination, development and Implementation of policies, strategies and guidelines for the management, conservation, utilization and protection including law enforcement for all forest types in the Country.
  • Ensure overall co-ordination of all field operations nationally.
  • Offer strategic leadership and management of the core forestry programs
  • Manage forest related risks including but not limited to forest fires, pests and diseases, illegal logging, encroachment and unauthorized settlement.
  • Promote national interests and compliance in relation to international forest conventions and principles.
  • Advise on establishment, development and management of national forests as well as provisional forests in consultation with the forest owners
  • Oversee development, management and maintenance of forest infrastructure.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate and statutory forestry and environmental requirements Supervise, appraise and ensure optimum productivity of all field technical staff.
  • Liaise with forestry stakeholders for efficient management, development, and conservation of Forestry.
  • Coordinate the activities of the Forest Conservation Committees (FCCs) and Community Forest Associations (CFAs).
  • Handle emerging forestry issues including but not limited to climate change, green energy, carbon trading and eco-tourism.

    Academic qualifications and requirements

  • Have a degree from a recognized university in the field of forestry or related discipline
  • Have a master’s degree in forest management, environmental management, natural resource management or a related field.
  • Have at least twelve (12) years experience in forest management or relevant field, six (6) of which must have been in a senior management position within a large organization in the private or public sector.
  • Be a member of the Forestry Society of Kenya or a similar professional body in good standing.
  • Be a person of high integrity who meets the requirements of the Constitution.

    Key skills and Competencies

    The Applicant should demonstrate:-

  • An understanding of public sector procedures.
  • The capability to manage risks and operate within the socio-economic environment of the forest sector.
  • Ability to achieve and sustain high performance and compliance levels in the forest sector.

    How to Apply

    Interested Candidates who have the requirements are asked to apply so as to reach the Service not later than 9th September, 2015 by 5.00 pm.

    All applications including a current curriculum vitae, indicating current and expected remuneration, mobile number, the names and all contact details of three referees, certified copy of national identity card, certified copies of clearance certificates/letters, certified copies of testimonials, certified copies of professional and academic certificates should be sent to ;

    The Director,
    Kenya Forest Service,
    Karura, Off Kiambu Road,
    P. O .Box30513-00100,
    Nairobi, Kenya.

    Note:

    The successful candidate will serve on permanent and pensionable service.

    Canvassing will lead to disqualification.

    The Service is ISO accredited and an equal opportunity employer.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Applicants living with disabilities and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.


    DAI USAID TIS Program Field Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Seeking: Field Coordinator

    (Contract to run through 31st December 2015 with possibility of extension)

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

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

    TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals. The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Field Coordinator.

    As our Field Coordinator, you will work closely with USAID, DAI’s program team (particularly the Chief of Party, Senior Grants Manager, and Project Advisors), Somali government officials, and community leaders to identify program activities that support the above noted program objectives.

    The work of the Field Coordinator (FC) requires detailed knowledge of Somali social-political context, highly developed collaboration and networking skills and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility.

    This position will be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia.

    Qualifications and skills sought:

  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, International Development or appropriate field preferred.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible professional experience are required.
  • Three to five years of experience working with USAID or an international donor is preferred.
  • Experience in program development; monitoring and evaluation; reporting; budgeting; highly sought.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties and work irregular hours under unpredictable conditions.
  • Demonstrated expertise working in Somalia on socio-political and cultural issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships is essential.
  • Outstanding writing and communication skills.
  • English and Somali language fluency required.
  • Travel to wide range of locations in the area of operations required.

    Do you have the above qualifications and skills?

    If so, please send

    (1) a CV that includes 3 references in PDF format

    (2) A cover letter explaining why you are eligible for the position,

    (3) A filled and signed copy of the 1420 bio data form which can be downloaded from Program Field Coordinator

    Forward your application to tisdairecruitment@gmail.com and copy tis@dai.com.

    Closing date: Friday, 4th September 2015.

    Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please put Field Coordinator as the email subject.


    Humanitarian Leadership Academy Centre Director Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Humanitarian Leadership Academy

    Kenya Academy Centre Director

    Kenya Academy Centre | Nairobi, Kenya

    The role: Responsibility of leading the overall set up and implementation of the Kenya Academy Centre and the delivery of its learning and professional development portfolio largely through national learning providers, to ensure a sector leading service to meet the humanitarian capacity building needs of Kenya and outreach locations in the wider region.

    Scale and scope of the role

    Reports to Chief Executive of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy Line Management responsibility of Heads of functions in Kenya Budget responsibility of approximately £1m (GBP) per annum Up to 25% international travel

    Responsibilities include:

    1. Direct the establishment of the legal and business structure and support the development of initial governance arrangements (including the formation of an advisory group) for Kenya Academy Centre.

    2. Be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Kenya Academy Centre, leading on the development and implementation of the annual and long-term strategic priorities and business plans for the Academy Centre, in consultation with the Global Academy Office (GAO) , to ensure the design, resourcing, promotion and partnerships of the Academy Centre’s Core Services are effective to enable the Academy and its implementing partners to reach target number and quality of programmes delivered and individuals (and organisations) reached, based on need.

    3. Recruit, mentor and lead the Kenya Academy Centre team, showing particular attention to professional development.

    4. Manage the development of and subsequent implementation of learning, evidence and knowledge strategy and a portfolio of Academy products, in coordination with the GAO, and other Academy Centres, for Kenya, as the primary location of Academy Centre activities.

    5. Scope, through oversight of the commissioning of comprehensive Needs Assessments, and manage the development and implementation of learning, evidence and knowledge strategies and a portfolio of Academy products, for outreach countries covered by the Academy Centre.

    6. Ensure relevant quality standards and delivery methodologies are integrated into all of the Academy’s Kenya and outreach programmes.

    7. Lead on the management of existing in country relationships and delivery commitments, supported by the GAO

    8. Maintain partnerships with key stakeholders including national and local government, national and international NGOs, networks of NGOs, UNOCHA, Red Cross, national corporates and lead the development and management of partnerships with local vocational colleges, universities, training providers, external consultants and other relevant networks to enhance the Kenya Academy Centre’s ability to deliver, needs oriented high quality and collaborative Academy Core Services.

    9. In the long-term, drive new and existing funding partnerships, both at local and global levels, that will benefit the Kenya Academy Centre and other centres, to generate £1 million min. over first 5 years.

    10. Identify new business development opportunities within the market, establishing and promoting the Kenya Academy Centre as a facilitator and enabler of capacity and capability building for humanitarian and disaster risk reduction sectors, largely through national learning providers.

    11. Ensure the Core Services of the Kenya Academy Centre are aligned with the best of what is happening in the learning and development arena in Kenya and beyond, linking new developments in thinking and practice to programmes and regularly conduct future trend analysis around work force development.

    12. Manage the Kenya Academy Centre budget, regularly monitoring expenditure of capacity building activities and their respective cost models to ensure activities remain within budget.

    The post holder will be expected to undertake other duties as may reasonably be required to meet the changing needs of the business.

    Requirements

    Minimum:

  • Solid strategic, business development experience on a comparable scale (preferably for a start-up venture).
  • A proven record of leading a sizeable, complex service delivery operation and the development of multi-level operational plans.
  • Experience of developing and leading productive partnerships with organisations, networks, funding bodies and companies.
  • Robust knowledge and understanding of challenges of professional development in the humanitarian sector and associated learning and development needs of the Kenya audience.
  • Previous budget and financial management of at least £2m.
  • Right to work in Kenya and willingness travel to insecure environments for short periods of time.
  • Fluent in English.

    Preferred:

  • Experience in developing countries in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of humanitarian and/or development programmes with capacity building components. Exposure to a rapidly growing organisation and robust understanding of associated risks and opportunities.
  • Proven experience of inputting into sector wide initiatives, developing strong relationships, working with multi-stakeholder groups/partnerships.
  • BA/BS or above, or significant equivalent leadership experience, in a business administration, accounting, HR or economics.
  • Proven track record of leading organisational development interventions within a learning and development context and preferably the development and maintenance of quality standards.
  • Significant experience of representing organisations externally and the ability to advocate sell ideas and influence at a high level.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of how the evolution of technologies is impacting on learning and development at local and global levels.
  • Experience of employing new technologies to improve knowledge management, organisational learning, networking and distance learning.

    Personal attributes:

  • An instinctive strategic thinker and leader, able to get the very best out of a team – empowering and motivating.
  • Undeniably positive with high levels of personal resilience to lead a team and operations through change and challenges in ambiguous and unstructured environments.
  • A first class facilitator and team builder, taking a collaborative approach to dealing with people at all levels and in diverse contexts.
  • Entrepreneurial approach with confidence and intellect to challenge conventional thinking and ways of working.
  • Strong representational and communication skills, an impulsive networker.
  • Passion and energy to work in pursuit of transforming humanitarian response globally and making a reality of true collaboration. We look for people who not only have the required skills and experience but who also fit our culture, based on our organisational values.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter stating their salary expectations to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org indicating the Position Name on the subject line by 9th September 2015.

    Applications will be reviewed as and when they are received.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Save the Children Jobs in Kenya

    Save the Children

    1. Job Title: IT Application Support Officers

    Team / Programme: Information Technology

    Number Required: 2

    Location: Kenya

    Grade: 4

    Post Type: National

    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

    Role Purpose: As the IT Applications Support Officer, you will be the main driver of IT business process improvements primarily in the Financial management systems (Agresso) and Total Inventory Management (TIM).

    You will be responsible in defining functional requirements from interactions and as well as data gathering from users.

    You will engage closely with the centre, in London, in proposing solutions, driving implementation, changing and leading continuous improvement for within reporting areas.

    You are expected to work closely with other members of the regional team to help prioritise issues/responses to the country offices.

    You will provide first and second line support to country teams in building their capacity to support themselves.

    You must be articulate and comfortable with a role covering a variety of country offices, whilst working closely with high-intellect stakeholders.

    To thrive in this role, you must be highly driven and a self-starter. Training and support will take place in a number of complex countries that Save the Children operates in and you should be willing to travel to such locations.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Senior FMS System Administrator, and working closely with other departments

    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. In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own.

    Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country.

    We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: N/A

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Globally and Regionally contribute as a member of a 21st century Save the Children organization:

  • Strategic development and delivery of SCI International Programmes objectives in line with Save the Children mandate, strategy and theory of change
  • Meeting the servicing requirements of Members and their donors through first class customer service and collaborative working
  • Improving outcomes for children by contributing to the delivery of: Save the Children’s strategy, global initiatives and growth targets
  • Contribute to building a new organisation – fit for the future and harnessing the extraordinary engagement, diversity, talent and commitment of our people
  • Creating an environment of continuous learning where staff are encouraged and supported to grow and develop and are willing to be held accountable for their commitments
  • Role modelling and supporting the development of an organisational culture that reflects our values, our dual mandate and promotes accountability and high performance
  • Reporting, streamlining and analysis provision of the financial performance.
  • Provide 1st and 2nd level for the financial management , effort reporting, and/or warehousing systems to ensure calls are responded and resolved in accordance with Service Level Agreements.
  • Lead on embedding 1st level Business Systems support expertise and knowledge in Country Offices to ensure that COs are able to improve self-sufficiency (i.e. resolve issues before logging).
  • Provide follow-up end user training & support to Country and Regional Office staff
  • Provide feedback to the Global IT Application Support Team (London) on end user training materials to ensure that they continue to meet Regional & Country needs
  • Contribute to defining/ identifying functional improvements required for Agresso and/or TIM
  • Optimize use of Agresso and/or TIM in the country programmes by increasing use in the Sub Offices
  • Supporting the full spectrum
  • Role model and support the development of an organisational culture that reflects our values, our full spectrum and promotes accountability and high performance

    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 their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale

    Collaboration:

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally

    Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach

    Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • Displays consistent excellent judgement

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with IT and Financial Systems.
  • Experience working with Microsoft products like SharePoint, SQL etc.
  • Strong networking and communication skills will be needed, as the role will require close liaison with other departments.
  • Experienced trainer with track record of training delivery in a complex global organisation
  • Experience of providing end user support, including call logging, call resolution, updating knowledge base/FAQs etc…
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Exposure to the non-for-profit sector and/or developing countries is preferred
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
  • Fluency in writing and speaking in English.

    2. Job Title: Financial Management System Administrator

    2 Posts

    Team / Programme: IT

    Location: Nairobi

    Post Type: National (12 Months)

    Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – The responsibilities of the post will require the post holder to have regular contact with data about children and/or young people as part of their work.

    Role Purpose: As part of their long term strategy, Save the Children is building regional hubs of technology specialists to service their global IT needs. This role is part of the Nairobi hub focused on delivering a global service to all Save the Children countries.

    The Nairobi team will be responsible for developing and supporting the Finance Management System (FMS) implemented on Agresso.

    Scope of Role: The FMS System Administrator will be responsible for developing & supporting existing & new modules of the Finance Management System (FMS) implemented on Agresso.

    The FMS System Administrator may be required to deputise for the Senior FMS System Administrator when he is out of the office, along with other FMS Administrators in other regions.

    The FMS System Administrator will work closely with country, regional and centre based finance teams to provide reporting and analytical information to assist in the running of an efficient and effective finance global function.

    The FMS System Administrator will work with the FMS Technical Architect and other FMS Administrators in other locations to provide a reliable, scalable and performant Agresso system to all SCI countries and those members that participate in the shared service.

    In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly

    . Reports to: Senior FMS System Administrator

    Staff reporting to this post: none

    Indirect : none

    Budget Responsibilities: none

    Dimensions: This is a global role working on FMS development and support in over 60 countries, potentially expanding in future to include SCA members.

    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. In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own.

    Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million.

    Key Areas of Accountability :

  • Responsible for business analysis, requirement, design & developments, in accordance with agreed FMS Development plans and enhancement priorities from end users, ensuring appropriate and timely engagement of key stakeholders.

  • Ensure a full business analysis phase is mapped out and documented for all planned enhancements
  • Ensure that there is compatibility between all SCA instances where new enhancements are made
  • Ensure that all designs and technical specifications are fully documented
  • Ensure that all enhancements are signed off with agreed costs and timescales with sponsors
  • Provide system reports and address enquiries in accordance with business requirements
  • Manage all interfaces between applications and deal with any rejections or validation errors accordingly
  • Create and maintain configuration management items.
  • Support and document applications in line with any approved system changes
  • Assist with on-boarding new country offices, which will share Save the Children platforms
  • Business partner key stakeholders to capture new business requirements and prioritise for future development

    Shared responsibility for support for global users at centre, Regional, Country and Sub-Office levels, which includes logging and management of 3rd/4th level support calls with the Agresso vendor, Unit4.

  • Proactively check all support ticket system queues and participate fairly within the global shared support model
  • Shared responsibility for ensuring that all support tickets are responded to within the appropriate SLA
  • Shared responsibility for ensuring that tickets are escalated through tiers of support as per technical guidance
  • Ensure that vendor is engaged and meeting SLAs where appropriate in tickets that require vendor escalation
  • Ensure that feedback is given to the Senior FMS System Administrator about the vendor so that they can appropriately manage the vendor contracts

    Responsible for collaborating with the Global IT Team and other Agresso SME’s to ensure that system availability and performance is maximised.

  • Shared responsibility for the availability of the platform meeting agreed SLAs
  • Shared responsibility for ensuring that the platform is up to date with all appropriate critical software patches
  • Shared responsibility for ensuring that the vendor code is at an up to date version

    Occasional requirement to carry out regression testing to ensure that live FMS operations are safeguarded at all times.

  • Responsibility for participating in user regression testing where required
  • Ensure that all test feedback to documented in the bug tracking system

    Behaviours (Values in Practice)

    1. Leading

  • Delivering Results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/organisation.
  • Developing Self and Others: Invests time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realise their full potential, and to build the organisation’s capability for the future.
  • Leading and Inspiring Others: Demonstrates leadership in all our work, role models our values and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve goals for our children.

    2. Thinking

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.
  • Applying Technical Expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards, promotes and shares best practices within and outside the organisation.
  • Innovating and Adapting: Develops and implements innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in an ever – changing, uncertain work and global environment.

    3. Engaging

  • Working Effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross- boundary working.
  • Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and Influence, Promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.
  • Networking: Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save the Children.

    Qualifications

  • Desirable: Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field such as IT, Finance, Mathematics (candidates without such qualifications will be considering if they can demonstrate appropriate technical skills as shown in the experience and skills section)

    Experience and Skills

    Essential

  • Proven technical skills in a mainstream programming language, or database system(cross training will be provided if required)
  • A desire to work on an enterprise level ERP / finance system based on the Microsoft stack (Windows Server, .NET, SQL Server, IIS)
  • Ability to explain complex technical and non-technical information in a succinct and compelling manner to all levels of seniority
  • Experience of solving complex business and technical issues through trouble shooting and analysis, defining a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

    Desirable

  • Proven experience in implementing and managing Agresso applications
  • Good T-SQL language skills
  • Experience with any of the following Agresso modules: Financials, Project Costing & Billing, Inventory Accounting, Accounts Payable, Planner, Workflow
  • Track record of administering & supporting applications in a complex global organisation
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Experience of exposure to the non-for-profit sector and/or developing countries

    Additional job responsibilities: The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

    Equal Opportunities: The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

    Health and Safety: The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

    3. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator

    Team / Programme: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

    Location: Wajir

    Grade: 3

    Post Type: National

    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

    Role Purpose: Save the Children International is a 'full spectrum’ organisation that seeks to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and create lasting change in children’s lives.

    Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) is a core function in all Save the Children International programmes globally, representing our commitment to accountability and transparency, and is crucial aspect of programme quality management within Save the Children.

    The Wajir-based MEAL Coordinator will provide leadership in ensuring high quality programme management information systems and accountability standards are integrated into all aspects of Save the Children’s programming in Wajir, and in doing so will contribute to organisational progress against the Minimum Operating Standards and programme quality indicators.

    Key areas of responsibility for the Wajir-based MEAL Coordinator include

    (a) support programme staff in the development and implementation of Save the Children’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) systems;

    (b) assisting in the collection, entry and compilation and first-step analysis of program data and learning findings;

    (c) supporting Wajir Field Office by providing programme-level technical assistance during the design and implementation of studies, research, surveys and evaluations;

    (d) supporting in the setting up and implementation of accountability to beneficiaries mechanisms, monitor programme quality, raise red flags and support programme learning while contributing to transparent and robust reporting.

    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 & Nutrition and Child Poverty.

    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. In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own.

    Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir. We work through partners in many other parts of the country. We have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$20 million in 2015.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Initially, the Wajir Area Programme Manager (APM) operationally with close technical relationship to the Nairobi-based Head of MEAL. By the end of 2015, the position will report directly to the Head of MEAL, with close interaction with the APM on a day-to-day basis.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: Wajir-based MEAL Officer(s).

    Staff directly interacting with this post: All Wajir-based programme staff, Community Liaison Officer(s), MEAL Coordinators based in other field locations

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    General Management

  • Responsible for leading the MEAL roll out plan within the field office and for the correct implementation of the SCI Kenya MEAL Framework;
  • Ensure that MEAL is effectively integrated into programme design, and contributes to programme objectives;
  • Ensure the appropriate resourcing of MEAL activities within new budgets;
  • With Programme Managers, develop MEAL plans and related tools at award start up, including ensuring that programme Detailed Implementation Plans (DIPs) include MEAL activities;
  • Compile and provide required data for reporting to donors and SCI requirements
  • Contribute to annual planning and reporting processes, consistent with SCI operational requirements;
  • Identify recurring gaps in MEAL and programme quality themes, and actively address the causes;
  • Ensure that child participation and child safeguarding is integrated into design and delivery;
  • As a member of the Wajir SMT, ensure a conducive and productive work environment.

    Quality Monitoring

  • Work closely with the Programme Development and Quality (PDQ) team and Head of MEAL to develop and finalise Programme Quality Benchmarks
  • Use process, output and outcome level quality benchmarks as reference to undertake field monitoring visits, focusing on programme quality aspects, discuss with relevant staff and share reports with relevant colleagues
  • Work with the programme team to develop data collection tools
  • Work with programme team to regularly collect data related to their indicators
  • Perform regular field visits to ensure the quality of data collected by programme staff and to verify the accuracy of reported data

    Management Information System

  • Manage the MIS system at the field office level and ensure quality data is collected.
  • This includes keeping field level MEAL tracking tools (Accountability Tracker; Quality Action Tracker; IPTT dashboard; Evaluation Tracker) up to date.
  • Support in the compilation and analysis of quantitative and qualitative programme data and contribute into subsequent reporting of Wajir Field Office through monthly MEAL reports, flagging updates, successes and issues from the MEAL tracking tools.

    Accountability

  • Contribute to a culture of accountability and transparency on the team;
  • In close collaboration with Community Liaison Officer (s), lead in the design and roll-out of locally appropriate, financially viable, and effective complaints and feedback response handling mechanisms;
  • Support and promote two-way beneficiary communications in activity and MEAL systems design.
  • Receive accountability data from field, analyse it and share with the Country office.
  • Compile and analyze data on monthly basis and share it with program teams at various levels.
  • Maintain the Complaints and Response Mechanism database at the field office level
  • In collaboration with the Head of MEAL, support Wajir office in ensuring children’s participation, reporting back to children, and child-led MEAL.

    Evaluations and Research

  • In collaboration with relevant Technical Specialists and the Head of MEAL, support in the coordination of research field activities and ensure effective child-focused research
  • Where necessary, design and support the implementation of needs, baseline, and endline assessments and surveys
  • Supervise the development of data collection tools proposed for evaluations activities Act as the field focal point for the design, management and tracking of internal and external evaluations and impact assessments, to ensure compliance with donor and SCI requirements, as well as accountability, transparency and programme learning.

    Learning

  • Work with programme teams to utilise data from trackers for quality improvement;
  • Document good practices, lessons learned and feedback captured from programme participants (adults and children) to influence and guide the design and implementation of our programmes - (action research);
  • Organize learning meetings, events and workshops for programme units to document lessons learnt, good practices and areas of improvement;

    External relations

  • Actively and effectively represent SCI Kenya at the Accountability Working Group, and the Community Communications Working Group.
  • Represent SCI Kenya, and provide technical advice where necessary, to implementing partners;
  • Other representation as required.

    Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development

    Manage performance of direct reports in the work area through:

  • Identify capacity gaps and work with the Head of MEAL to build the capacity of the program staff and partners to ensure smooth implementation of quality MEAL systems and effective participatory evaluations;
  • Provide orientation/training to MEAL/programme field staff, both to those who are new in post and to all field office staff periodically.
  • Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
  • Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;
  • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
  • Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/ work plans.
  • Build the capacity of staff to monitor/ manage grants and awards as well as understand and implement compliance requirements from donors, Save the Children and/or the Government of Kenya.
  • Maintain clear communication with both the functional (direct) line manager and the technical manager to foster a smooth working relation under existing matrix structure

    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

    Essential:

  • Bachelor degree or higher in a relevant area of social sciences;
  • Five years’ experience working with NGOs in project program implementation, with at least two years’ experience in MEAL roles with leadership reposnibilities.
  • Experience of working on all elements of MEAL including designing, rolling out and managing systems;
  • Experience in designing Terms of Reference and successfully managing evaluations;
  • Experience of working with communities in participatory activities, including confidence in working with children and an understanding of child-friendly participatory methodologies.
  • Familiarity with international quality standards (Red Cross Code of Conduct, SPHERE Standard, HAP Standard) and experience of using these standards in practical ways to promote quality and accountable programming;
  • Proven success in managing a team and dedication to staff development.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching;
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets;
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis and action planning;
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner;
  • Ability and willingness to work in challenging circumstances, to change work practices and hours, and to work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies;
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required;
  • Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.

    Desirable:

  • Skills and experience using on line data collection and analytical soft wares
  • Experience in both emergency and development contexts;
  • Experience with health & nutrition programmes, including knowledge of DHIS preferred;
  • Somali language skills;

    3. Senior Financial Management System Administrator

    1 Post

    Team / Programme: IT

    Location: Nairobi

    Post Type: National (12 months)

    Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – The responsibilities of the post will require the post holder to have regular contact with data about children and/or young people as part of their work.

    Role Purpose: As part of their long term strategy, Save the Children is building regional hubs of technology specialists to service their global IT needs.

    This role is the team leader for the Nairobi hub focused on delivering a global service to all Save the Children countries.

    The Nairobi team will be responsible for developing and supporting the Finance Management System (FMS) implemented on Agresso.

    Scope of Role: The Senior FMS System Administrator will be the team leader for Nairobi based IT staff working on FMS and will also act as the point of contact for external Agresso consultants, organising their workload as per agreed project priorities.

    The Senior FMS System Administrator will deputise for the FMS Technical Architect when he is out of the office, along with other Senior FMS Administrators in other regions.

    The Senior FMS System Administrator will work with the FMS Technical Architect and other Senior FMS Administrators in other locations to provide a reliable, scalable and performant Agresso system to all SCI countries and those members that participate in the shared service.

    In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

    Reports to: FMS Technical Architect

    Staff reporting to this post: 6 (4 FMS Support Analysts and 2 FMS System Administrators)

    Indirect: Technical advisor to other FMS Administrators and analysts globally

    Dimensions: This is a global role working on FMS development and support in over 60 countries, potentially expanding in future to include SCA members.

    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. In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own.

    Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million.

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Managing the resource allocation and time of FMS based staff in Nairobi and collaborating with the FMS Technical Architect and other Senior FMS Administrators globally to ensure that this aligns with global FMS development plans in all regions and members.

  • Responsible for the planned delivery of FMS enhancement on time and on budget by their team
  • Responsible for BAU FMS enhancements delivered by their team
  • Responsible for ensuring all enhancements are functionally accurate and performant
  • Responsible for team capacity planning in association with global team
  • Responsible for collaborating and communicating with key business partners about the work planning timelines
  • Shared responsibility for arranging maintenance windows when required

    Responsible for business analysis, requirement, design & developments, in accordance with agreed FMS Development plans and enhancement priorities from end users, ensuring appropriate and timely engagement of key stakeholders.

  • Ensure a full business analysis phase is mapped out and documented for all planned enhancements
  • Ensure that there is compatibility between all SCA instances where new enhancements are made
  • Ensure that all designs and technical specifications are fully documented
  • Ensure that all enhancements are signed off with agreed costs and timescales with sponsors
  • Ensure security compliance of all enhancements in accordance with global IT policies
  • Contribute to global IT policy framework for Agresso design principles

    Shared responsibility for support for global users at centre, Regional, Country and Sub-Office levels, which includes logging and management of 3rd/4th level support calls with the Agresso vendor, Unit4.

  • Ensure that the team is proactively checking all support ticket system queues and participating fairly within the global shared support model
  • Shared responsibility for ensuring that all support tickets are responded to within the appropriate SLA
  • Shared responsibility for ensuring that tickets are escalated through tiers of support as per technical guidance
  • Ensure that global IT needs are considered when making changes to production systems
  • Ensure that vendor is engaged and meeting SLAs where appropriate in tickets that require vendor escalation
  • Ensure that feedback is given to the Global Application Support Manager about the vendor so that they can appropriately manage the vendor contracts
  • Responsible for holding service review meetings with key stakeholders about service quality
  • Responsible for collaborating with the Global IT Team and other Agresso SME’s to ensure that system availability and performance is maximised.
  • Shared responsibility for ensuring that aggregate system performance is regularly checked and monitored by collaborating with the FMS Technical Architect and the Infrastructure team
  • Shared responsibility for the availability of the platform meeting agreed SLAs
  • Shared responsibility for ensuring that the platform is up to date with all appropriate critical software patches
  • Shared responsibility for ensuring that the vendor code is at an up to date version
  • Ensure that the team proactively reviews system performance and user expectations

    Occasional requirement to carry out regression testing to ensure that live FMS operations are safeguarded at all times.

  • Ensure that the role holder themselves and the team participate in user regression testing where required
  • Ensure that all test feedback to documented in the bug tracking system
  • Assist the FMS Architect with designing an automated test platform to reduce the need for human testing

    Behaviours (Values in Practice)

    1. Leading

  • Delivering Results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/organisation.
  • Developing Self and Others: Invests time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realise their full potential, and to build the organisation’s capability for the future.
  • Leading and Inspiring Others: Demonstrates leadership in all our work, role models our values and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve goals for our children.

    2. Thinking

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.
  • Applying Technical Expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards, promotes and shares best practices within and outside the organisation.
  • Innovating and Adapting: Develops and implements innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in an ever – changing, uncertain work and global environment.

    3. Engaging

  • Working Effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross- boundary working.
  • Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and Influence, Promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.
  • Networking: Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save the Children.

    Qualifications: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field such as IT, Finance, Mathematics

    Experience and Skills

    Essential

  • Proven experience in implementing and managing Agresso applications within an enterprise grade implementation (candidates will be considering if they have experienced in an equivalent ERP system where their skills are transferrable)
  • Proven experience mentoring and coaching team members
  • Proven experience planning and architecting design changes and new functionality in Agresso
  • Experience with the following Agresso modules: Financials, Project Costing & Billing, Inventory Accounting, Accounts Payable, Planner, Workflow (both smart client & self-service interfaces)
  • Advanced Excel & VBA skills
  • Good T-SQL language skills for direct querying of the database
  • Ability to explain complex technical and non-technical information in a succinct and compelling manner to all levels of seniority
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets
  • Experience of solving complex business and technical issues through trouble shooting and analysis, defining a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

    Desirable

  • Track record of administering & supporting applications in a complex global organisation
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Experience of exposure to the non-for-profit sector and/or developing countries Additional job responsibilities: The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

    Equal Opportunities: The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

    Health and Safety: The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

    4. Financial Management System Support Analyst

    4 Posts

    Team / Programme: IT

    Location: Nairobi

    Post Type: National (12 months)

    Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – The responsibilities of the post will require the post holder to have regular contact with data about children and/or young people as part of their work.

    Role Purpose: As part of their long term strategy, Save the Children is building regional hubs of technology specialists to service their global IT needs.

    This role is part of the Nairobi hub focused on delivering a global service to all Save the Children countries.

    The Nairobi team will be responsible for developing and supporting the Finance Management System (FMS) implemented on Agresso.

    Scope of Role: The FMS Support Analyst will work closely with country, regional and centre based finance teams to provide resolution to support tickets raised through the service desk system.

    The FMS Support Analyst will work closely with country, regional and centre based finance teams to provide reporting and analytical information to assist in the running of an efficient and effective finance global function.

    The FMS Support Analyst will work with the FMS Technical Architect and other FMS Administrators in other locations to provide a reliable, scalable and performant Agresso system to all SCI countries and those members that participate in the shared service.

    In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

    Reports to: Senior FMS System Administrator

    Staff reporting to this post: none

    Indirect: none

    Budget Responsibilities: none

    Dimensions: This is a global role working on FMS development and support in over 60 countries, potentially expanding in future to include SCA members.

    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.

    In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own.

    Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country.

    We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million.

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Responsible for acting as the public face of IT to global finance users, business partnering with finance staff globally, assisting them to use Agresso to achieve key SCA aims of efficiency and effectiveness in operations

  • Responsible for providing Agresso reports and data extracts using browser, Excellerator and other appropriate tools, through BAU development processes in accordance with business requirements
  • Responsible for enhancing and optimising key developed reports
  • Act as an advisor to finance teams globally on how to use Agresso in a best practice fashion, as defined by SCI global standard create documentation in line with any approved system changes
  • Assist with on-boarding new country offices, which will share Save the Children platforms
  • Business partner key stakeholders to capture new business requirements and prioritise for future development

    Shared responsibility for support for global users at centre, Regional, Country and Sub-Office levels, which includes logging and management of 3rd/4th level support calls with the Agresso vendor, Unit4.

  • Responsible for taking ownership of and resolving all Agresso related support tickets within the appropriate SLA
  • Responsible for escalating unresolved support tickets to L2, L3 or vendor support mechanisms and tracking such issues through to conclusion

    Occasional requirement to carry out regression testing to ensure that live FMS operations are safeguarded at all times.

  • Responsibility for participating in user regression testing where required
  • Ensure that all test feedback to documented in the bug tracking system

    Behaviours (Values in Practice)

    1. Leading

  • Delivering Results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/organisation.
  • Developing Self and Others: Invests time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realise their full potential, and to build the organisation’s capability for the future.
  • Leading and Inspiring Others: Demonstrates leadership in all our work, role models our values and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve goals for our children.

    2. Thinking

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.
  • Applying Technical Expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards, promotes and shares best practices within and outside the organisation.
  • Innovating and Adapting: Develops and implements innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in an ever – changing, uncertain work and global environment.

    3. Engaging

  • Working Effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross- boundary working.
  • Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and Influence, Promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.
  • Networking: Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save the Children.

    Qualifications

    Desirable: Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field such as IT, Finance, Mathematics (candidates without such qualifications will be considering if they can demonstrate appropriate technical skills as shown in the experience and skills section)

    Experience and Skills

    Essential

  • Proven experience of providing technical application support to corporate applications OR proven experience of providing business support to a corporate finance team
  • A desire to work on an enterprise level ERP / finance system based on the Microsoft stack (Windows Server, .NET, SQL Server, IIS)
  • Ability to explain complex technical and non-technical information in a succinct and compelling manner to all levels of seniority
  • Experience of solving complex business and technical issues through trouble shooting and analysis, defining a clear way forward and ensuring buy in Strong Excel skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

    Desirable

  • An understanding of finance processes and procedures from a global organisation
  • Proven technical skills in a mainstream programming language, or database system(cross training will be provided if required)
  • Experience in implementing and managing Agresso applications
  • T-SQL language skills
  • Track record of administering & supporting applications in a complex global organisation
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Experience of exposure to the non-for-profit sector and/or developing countries

    Additional Job Responsibilities: The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

    Equal Opportunities: The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

    Health and Safety: The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter stating their salary expectations to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org indicating the Position Name on the subject line by 9th September 2015.

    Applications will be reviewed as and when they are received.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Plan International Country Logistics and Administration Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Re Advertisement – Previous applicants need not reapply

    Plan International - Kenya Country Office

    Plan is an international humanitarian child centered community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation.

    Plan is committed to protecting and promoting child rights and to improving the lives and futures of vulnerable children, their families and communities through a child-centered community development approach.

    Plan International - Kenya Country Office is seeking to recruit for the following position to be based at the Country Office, Nairobi on a 3 year contract:

    Country Logistics and Administration Manager

    The post holder will report to the Operations Manager.

    The post holder will have the overall responsibility for country procurement and supply chain management, fleet management, security management and administration services, and the role will cover the country office, all program units with contribution to RESA regional and global logistics and security strategy.

    The post holder is therefore responsible for efficient and effective organization and coordination of the logistics and administration teams in the country office and program units ensuring supply planning and proactive front end logistics support to meet project needs and requirements; achieving compliance to Donor Grants and Plan procedures and systems and upholding high standards in supplies ethics.

    Plan International is a development organization uniting people to advance the rights of all children. Accordingly, we are an equal opportunity employer and employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

    If you meet the above requirements, please visit Plan International to access the full job description and submit an online application.

    The closing date of applications is 2nd September, 2015.

    These positions are open to Kenyan Nationals Only.

    We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Farm Concern International Human Resource Manager Job in Kenya

    Farm Concern International (FCI) is an Africa-wide Market and Trade Development Organization focused on commercialization of smallholder farmers and agro-pastoral communities.

    FCI seeks to recruit a Human Resource Manager.

    Job Summary: Together with other departmental staff, responsible for development, implementation and review of HR Strategies, Policies and Procedures for the Organization so as to achieve efficiency and optimal application of the human resource

    He/she will implement innovative strategies for timely acquisition of talent to support service delivery

    Job Requirements

    1. Must possess a first Degree in Human Resources / Business Related from a recognized University and Professional qualification in Human Resources. An advanced degree is an added advantage.

    2. Over 7 years’ experience of which 3 should be in Senior Management position in main stream HRM in a reputable establishment is expected.

    3. Proficiency in Human Resource Management Information Systems as well as experience in Project Based Organizations/Development Agencies will be a definite advantage

    4. Exposure to Global HR management trends and systems is an added advantage

    5. Strong planning & organizing skills, Value based lifestyle with excellent documentation capacity is absolutely requisite

    Applications should be sent to hr@farmconcern.org

    Deadline date for application is 2nd September 2015.


    Oxfam Jobs in Hargeisa, Somaliland

    Oxfam

    1. Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) Technical Advisor

    Based: Hargeisa, Somaliland with travel within Somalia and to Nairobi

    One year fulltime with extension possibility

    Oxfam is looking for an outstanding individual who can provide technical leadership and guidance in CBDRM to successfully support Somalia Resilience Programme (SomReP) Consortium in promoting resilient households and communities in Somalia.

    The Role:

  • Provide strategic technical leadership in developing SomReP best practice modules and implementation plans;
  • Capacity building in CBDRM approach, supporting innovation and learning between members;
  • Initiate and promote research;
  • Development of CBDRM related policy and advocacy positions;
  • Technical support in developing program designs & proposals, M&E and project planning tools;
  • Sharing of evaluation results with partners for project redesign;
  • Technical support and quality control in project implementation;
  • Develop and maintain partnerships, coordination and harmonization of approaches with CBDRM stakeholders.

    The Person:

  • Bachelor’s degree in development studies, economics, social sciences or related degree.
  • Master’s degree in livelihoods or social enterprise highly desirable;
  • Five years minimum technical experience, in a senior capacity, on food security and CBDRM programming in Horn of Africa- Somalia experience preferred;
  • Consortium, coalition or partnership working experience highly desired;
  • Proven ability to facilitate learning &innovation and establishing effective working relations with multiple stakeholders;
  • Written and spoken English proficiency is critical- proficiency in Somali desired;
  • Strong proven experience and technical capacity in monitoring, evaluation and measuring of impact of livelihoods and/or resilience programming in Somalia context.

    2. Project Officer - Resilience

    Based: Hargeisa, Somaliland

    One year fulltime with extension possibility

    Oxfam is looking for an outstanding individual who can effectively and efficiently coordinate, facilitate planning, implementation and monitoring of a resilience project targeting IDPs, agropastoral and peri-urban populations in south central Somalia.

    The Role:

  • Provide technical input for design of programme(s) and identify credible civil society organizations to partner with in project implementation;
  • Coordinate planning, implementation and monitoring of programme activities;
  • Deliver project results within time, budget, quality, scope, risk and benefit constraints;
  • Identifying potential risks and establishing processes to address these risks;
  • Provide technical support to partners in implementation of activities and facilitate for external technical support;
  • Ensure narrative and financial reporting and other donor reporting requirements are met;
  • Prepare stories and materials for external communication on the programme(s);
  • Ensure (digital) archiving of project activities;
  • Assist in drafting country specific programme proposals;
  • Collect and present information for ON management and planning cycle.

    The Person:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in development studies, economics, social sciences or related degree;
  • Two years minimum experience in food security, community based disaster risk management and/or resilience projects in Horn of Africa-preferably with Somalia experience;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Written and spoken English proficiency is critical proficiency in Somali desired;
  • Technical capacity in monitoring and evaluation of development projects in food security and livelihood/resilience sector.

    How to apply:

    If you have strong interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with multiple stakeholders, can work in Somalia-based environment, with frequent travel to other Locations within Somalia and Nairobi and can lead or serve in working groups, this is the perfect job for you!

    Submit your application and detailing how your experience prepares you for the post to somaliajobs@oxfam.org.uk

    The closing date: 2nd September 2015.

    We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.


    Kenya Airports Authority Legal Officers Jobs

    Legal Officer

    2 Positions

    Job Purpose: To draft agreements, provide legal opinion and follows up to ensure compliance with the law.

    Main Responsibilities:

  • Drafts and review contracts, tender documents and other related documents to ensure compliance with legal obligations
  • Drafts and reviews all Leases, Licenses , Concession agreements and all other related documents to ensure that all the obligations are met and interests safeguarded
  • Studies and researches on claims , Litigations , Arbitrations and prepares draft responses for review by Legal Counsels and the Corporation Secretary
  • Analyzes debt collection and dispute claims and makes draft responses for review
  • Implements court awards and resolutions with user departments
  • Works closely with user departments by providing legal guidance in the interpretation / implementation of contracts
  • Follows up on action taken by external lawyers through letter or telephone
  • Maintains and updates records of all contracts , leases , licenses and claims
  • Ensures the effective implementation and maintenance of KAA Quality Management System

    Qualifications and Experience

  • University Degree in Law
  • Post graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in handling Legal Matters
  • Computer knowledge and application

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are required to submit an application letter, curriculum vitae and copies of certificates and other testimonials on or before 4th September 2015 to the address below quoting reference on the envelop LO-HQ/JULY/2015.

    The Managing Director
    Kenya Airports Authority
    P o Box 19001-00501
    Nairobi

    KAA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity or disability. Please note that canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    “Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.”


    TSC Jobs in Kenya

    The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) wishes to recruit a qualified individual to fill the following vacant position:

    1. Deputy Director Security Services

    Advert No. 28/2015

    TSC Scale ‘12’

    1 Post

    An officer at this level will coordinate Security and be in charge of Security in the Commission and shall report to the Deputy Commission Secretary.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Applicants must:-

  • Have a Masters Degree in Social Sciences; a Masters Degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • Have a Diploma/Higher Diploma in Safety and Disaster Management;
  • Have an Advanced First Aids Certificate;
  • Have a minimum of ten(10) years’ experience as a Security Officer three(3) of which should have been in a Senior Supervisory position;
  • Have attended an approved Security Course at Administration Police Training College, Criminal Investigation Department Training School or Military Institution;
  • Have attended a Senior Management/Leadership Course;
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya;
  • Have a Certificate in relevant Computer applications from a recognized institution.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with External Security Officers to ensure that the Commission premises are secure;
  • Induction of new Security Personnel and carry out on the Job training;
  • Maintain Occurrence Book and take appropriate action on incidents immediately;
  • Maintaining an inventory of Protected and Classified information and assets;
  • Ensuring Protected and Classified information and assets are properly safeguarded and handled;
  • Ensuring employees are briefed on security requirements and their responsibilities;
  • Manage the Control Room and ensure CCTV and Radio Communication system work round the clock;
  • Control of Security Breach and ensuring all security incidents are recorded and subsequently investigated;
  • Oversee the continuous monitoring and protection of facilities, personnel and information systems. Evaluate suspected security breaches and recommend corrective actions;
  • Serve as the enterprise focal point for security incident response planning and execution;
  • Develop and implement policies, standards and guidelines related to security;
  • Oversee the development of security awareness and training program;
  • Evaluate changes to the corporate environment for security impact and present findings to management;

    2. Facility Manager

    Advert No.27/2015

    TSC Scale ‘12’

    1 Post

    Qualifications and Experience

    Applicants must:-

  • Have a degree in Electrical Engineering, Facilities Management, Building or any other relevant degree from a recognized Institution; a Masters Degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • Be registered with the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
  • Have a minimum ten (10) years of relevant work experience three (3) of which should be at Supervisory level;
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of equipment and facility maintenance program and procedures;
  • Have considerable knowledge of safety principles and practices;
  • Have technical knowledge and skills in working with air conditioning and heating systems;
  • Have knowledge and experience with safety, fire, construction and public access regulations;
  • Have demonstratable knowledge of working with Computer;
  • Have excellent management and organization skills;
  • Be flexible and ability to cope with several tasks simultaneously.
  • Have met the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Facility Manager will report to the Director (Office and Administrative Services) and will serve as Head of Facilities.

    He/she will serve as the technical advisor on all facilities operations, policy formulation, maintenance, repair, and minor constructions for TSC-owned and long-term leased (LTL) facilities.

    In addition the Facility Manager will be:-

  • Responsible for the management of services and processes that support the core running of TSC properties;
  • Managing activities relating to the operation of the property including maintenance of the building, security of building, cleaning etc;
  • Responsible for accomplishing key financial objectives i.e. forecasting key requirements and preparation of annual budgets;
  • Maintaining existing properties and assist in resolving tenant complaints, carrying out periodic inspection and enforcing rules of occupancy;
  • Preparing periodic reports on the status of the building and other installations;
  • Responsible for supervision of facilities staff and contractors;
  • Required to ensure health and safety regulations are adhered to;
  • Required to ensure all statutory requirements/approvals are obtained and updated accordingly;

    3. Senior Deputy Director (Supply Chain Management Services)

    TSC Scale 13

    One (1) Post

    Advert No. 26/2015

    Qualifications and Experience

    Applicants must:-

  • Have served for at least twelve (12) years in Supply Chain Management or related field three(3) of which should be at a Senior Management Position.
  • Have a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce, Purchasing and Supply Chain or any other related field;
  • Have Professional qualification in Purchasing and Supplies CIPS, KISM;
  • Have a Masters degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Economics or related field;
  • Must be a member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management(CIPS) or Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM);
  • Have attended a Senior Management Course;
  • Have demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Be conversant with modern Computer package used in Supply Chain Management;
  • Meet the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The officer will report to Commission Secretary/CEO and will be responsible for the efficient and effective management of the Supply Chain Management Services Division and will perform the following duties.

  • Ensuring that procurement in the Commission is done as per the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005 and other statues, rules and regulations;
  • Implementing Supply Chain Management structures and systems for effective service delivery;
  • Coordinating the development of the strategic plans of the Division;
  • Maintain and update annual standing lists of registered suppliers required by the Commission;
  • Secretary to the Tender Committee;
  • Prepare consolidated procurement and disposal plans and budget;
  • Implement the decisions of the Procurement, Tender and Disposal Committees;
  • Prepare contract documents in line with the award decisions and monitor contract management by user departments for implementation as per terms and conditions of the contract;
  • Carry out any other functions or duties as may be provided under the Act or the Regulations and any other functions that may be stipulated by the authority;
  • Ensure that the performance targets for your Division are met;
  • Prepare Quarterly reports and submit to the relevant agencies and ensure that the Institution complies with all Public Procurement policies.

    Terms of Service: The Benefits will include good remuneration, Group Personal Accident/WIBA Cover, Comprehensive Medical cover, House allowance, Commuter allowance, Leave allowance and membership to the Contributory Staff Retirement Pension Scheme.

    Salary TSC Scale 12: Ksh.134, 151 x 3,946 - 138,097 x 3,945 - 142,042 x 3, 946 - 145,

    Applicants should submit their written applications including a one page Curriculum Vitae, certificates and testimonials to:

    The Secretary/Chief Executive
    Teachers Service Commission
    Private Bag
    Nairobi.

    To reach her on or before 4th September, 2015.

    Nancy Njeri Macharia, O.G.W.
    Secretary/Chief Executive


    TSC Massive Recruitment of Post Primary Institutions Principals, Graduate Teachers and Lecturers (1177 Jobs)

    Teachers Service Commission (TSC)

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the posts shown below.

    A. Posts for Principals of Post Primary Institutions

    Chief Principal

    Job Group ‘R’

    (19 Posts)

    Salary Scale: Ksh.1309068 x 65448 – 1374516 x 68724 – 1443240 x 70840 – 1514064 x 72924 – 1586988 x 75024 – 1662012 x 77124 – 1739136 P.A.

    Applicants must be professionally qualified Graduate Teachers currently serving as principals in the institutions indicated below, who have satisfactorily served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the level of Senior Principal Graduate Teacher Job Group ‘Q’.

    Applicants must be conversant with the current trends in Education and Training, Curriculum organization and implementation, structure and functions of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Institutional Financial Management and Procurement procedures, structure and functions of the Teachers Service Commission under the New Constitution, TSC Code of Regulations for Teachers, TSC code of Conduct and Ethics, relevant legal provisions, general administrative duties.

    The applicant must also comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Computer literacy, management course and a master’s degree are added advantages.

    Successful candidates will be appropriately deployed as administrators in the institutions indicated below:

  • Advert No. 2/2015 National Schools --- (4 Posts)
  • Advert No. 3/2015 Secondary Schools --- (8 Posts)
  • Advert No. 4/2015 TVET Institutions --- (4 Posts)
  • Advert No. 5/2015 Primary TTC --- (3 Posts)

    Senior Principal Graduate Teacher / Lecturer

    Job Group ‘Q’

    (32 Posts)

    Salary Scale: KSH.1076976 x 53844 – 1130820 x 56544 – 1187364 x 59364 – 1246728 x 62340 -1309068 x 65448 – 1374516 x 68724 - 1443240 P.A.

    Applicants must be professionally qualified Graduate teachers currently serving as principals in the indicated institutions below, who have satisfactorily served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the level of Principal Graduate Teacher I, Job Group ‘P’.

    Applicants must be conversant with the current trends in Education and Training, Curriculum organization and implementation, structure and functions of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Institutional Financial Management and Procurement procedures, structure and functions of the Teachers Service Commission under the New Constitution, TSC Code of Regulations for Teachers, TSC code of Conduct and Ethics, relevant legal provisions, general administrative duties.

    The applicant must also comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Computer literacy, management course and a master’s degree are added advantages.

    Successful candidates will be appropriately deployed as administrators in the institutions indicated below: -

  • Advert No. 6/2015 National Schools --- (4 Posts)
  • Advert No. 7/2015 Secondary Schools --- (20 Posts)
  • Advert No. 8/2015 TVET Institutions --- (6 Posts)
  • Advert No. 9/2015 Primary TTC --- (2 Posts)

    Principal Graduate Teacher I / Senior Principal Lecturer

    Job Group ‘P’

    (285 Posts)

    Salary Scale: KSH.930324 x 46524 – 976848 x 48840 – 1025688 x 51288 – 1076976 x 53844 -1130820 x 56544 – 1187364 x 59364 - 1246728 P.A.

    Applicants must be professionally qualified Graduate teachers currently serving as principals in the indicated institutions below, who have served satisfactorily for a minimum period of three (3) years at the level of Principal Graduate Teacher II, Job Group ‘N’.

    Applicants must be conversant with the current trends in Education and Training, Curriculum organization and implementation, structure and functions of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Institutional Financial Management and Procurement procedures, structure and functions of the Teachers Service Commission under the New Constitution, TSC Code of Regulations for Teachers, TSC code of Conduct and Ethics, relevant legal provisions, general administrative duties.

    The applicant must also comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Computer literacy, management course and a master’s degree are added advantages.

    Successful candidates will be appropriately deployed as administrators in the institutions indicated below: -

  • Advert No. 10/2015 National Schools --- (15 Posts)
  • Advert No. 11/2015 Secondary Schools --- (260 posts)
  • Advert No. 12/2015 TVET Institutions --- (10 Posts)

    B. Posts for Teachers / Lecturers Post Primary Institutions

    Chief Principal

    Job Group ‘R’

    (31 Posts)

    Salary Scale: KSH.1309068 x 65448 – 1374516 x 68724 – 1443240 x 70840 – 1514064 x 72924 – 1586988 x 75024 – 1662012 x 77124 – 1739136 P.A.

    Applicants must be professionally qualified Graduate Teachers currently teaching in the institutions indicated below, who have satisfactorily served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the level of Senior Principal Graduate Teacher Job Group ‘Q’.

    Applicants must be conversant with the current trends in Education and Training, Curriculum organization and implementation, structure and functions of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Institutional Financial Management and Procurement procedures, structure and functions of the Teachers Service Commission under the New Constitution, TSC Code of Regulations for Teachers, TSC code of Conduct and Ethics, relevant legal provisions, general administrative duties.

    The applicant must also comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Computer literacy, management course and a master’s degree are added advantages.

    Successful candidates will be appropriately deployed in the institutions indicated below:

  • Advert No. 13/2015 Secondary schools --- (19 Posts)
  • Advert No. 14/2015 Diploma TTCs, KISE and CEMASTEA --- (2 Posts)
  • Advert No. 15/2015 TVET Institutions --- (5 Posts)
  • Advert No. 16/2015 Primary TTCs --- (5 Posts)

    Senior Principal Graduate Teacher / Lecturer

    Job Group ‘Q’

    (68 Posts)

    Salary Scale: KSH.1076976 x 53844 – 1130820 x 56544 – 1187364 x 59364 – 1246728 x 62340 -1309068 x 65448 – 1374516 x 68724 - 1443240 P.A.

    Applicants must be professionally qualified Graduate teachers currently teaching in the indicated institutions below, who have satisfactorily served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the level of Principal Graduate Teacher I, Job Group ‘P’.

    Applicants must be conversant with the current trends in Education and Applicants must be conversant with the current trends in Education and Training, Curriculum organization and implementation, structure and functions of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Institutional Financial Management and Procurement procedures, structure and functions of the Teachers Service Commission under the New Constitution, TSC Code of Regulations for Teachers, TSC code of Conduct and Ethics, relevant legal provisions, general administrative duties.

    The applicant must also comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Computer literacy, management course and a master’s degree are added advantages.

    Successful candidates will be appropriately deployed in the institutions indicated below:

  • Advert No. 17/2015 Secondary schools --- (42 Posts)
  • Advert No. 18/2015 Diploma TTCs, KISE and CEMASTEA --- (6 Posts)
  • Advert No. 19/2015 TVET Institutions --- (10 Posts)
  • Advert No. 20/2015 Primary TTCs --- (10 Posts)

    Principal Graduate Teacher I / Senior Principal Lecturer

    Job Group ‘P’

    (742 Posts)

    Salary Scale: KSH.930324 x 46524 – 976848 x 48840 – 1025688 x 51288 – 1076976 x 53844 - 1130820 x 56544 – 1187364 x 59364 - 1246728 P.A.

    Applicants must be professionally qualified Graduate teachers currently teaching in the indicated institutions below, who have served satisfactorily for a minimum period of three (3) years at the level of Principal Graduate Teacher II Job Group ‘N’.

    Applicants must be conversant with the current trends in Education and Training, Curriculum organization and implementation, structure and functions of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Institutional Financial Management and Procurement procedures, structure and functions of the Teachers Service Commission under the New Constitution, TSC Code of Regulations for Teachers, TSC code of Conduct and Ethics, relevant legal provisions, general administrative duties.

    The applicant must also comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Computer literacy, management course and a master’s degree are added advantages.

    Successful candidates will be appropriately deployed in the institutions indicated below:

  • Advert No. 21/2015 Secondary Schools --- (660 Posts)
  • Advert No. 22/2015 Diploma TTCs, KISE and CEMASTEA --- (15 posts)
  • Advert No. 23/2015 TVET Institutions --- (35 Posts)
  • Advert No. 24/2015 Primary TTCs --- (20 Posts)
  • Advert No. 25/2015 Special schools, TAC tutors and EARC --- (12 Posts)

    Please note that:

    1. Manual applications will not be considered.

    2. Applicants who give false information will be disqualified and further disciplinary action taken against them.

    3. Teachers on Leave, Secondment and Release are eligible to apply.

    How to Apply

    Applications should be made online through the TSC Website www.teachersonline.go.ke on or before 7th September, 2015.

    Nancy Njeri Macharia, OGW
    Secretary/Chief Executive


    UNSOA Provision of Sea Transportation and Related Services Request for Expression of Interest

    United Natons Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA)

    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

    Request for Expression of Interest

    Provision of Sea Transportation and Related Services

    UNSOA is seeking qualified logistics and transportation companies with international and national networks to provide services for Sea movement of cargo that include, but are not limited to, UN-owned equipment, donor vehicles and equipment and national contingent equipment / materials, African Union equipment / material, to support UNSOA clients’ operational requirements.

    UNSOA has a requirement for the provision of door-to-door Sea freight forwarding services.

    Contractors may also be required to provide Ground Handling Services, Material Handling Equipment (MHE), associated labor, warehousing and yard storage, temporary bonded facilities and customs clearance to support sea movement of cargo.

    The services will be provided to various UNSOA locations and other nominated delivery points (referred to collectively as “Services”). All Services will be provided on an ‘as and when’ required basis.

    UNSOA intends to enter into a 1 Year Firm Fixed-Price Contract with an option to renew for another 1 + 1 year with a suitable Logistics /Freight forwarding companies (hereinafter referred to as “Contractor”), acting on behalf of UNSOA to provide all required services for collection, expediting and delivery of inbound and outbound predominantly road transported cargo from the point of entry/exit to final destination

    UNSOA is seeking Sea Transportation services, to be provided encompassing all aspects of freight movement from point of origin to point of destination vis-à-vis the Services described below.

    The intent is to identify suitable Contractors who will undertake full responsibility for all aspects of UNSOA’s movements, using multi-modal transportation as necessary to best serve the requirements of a given moment.

    The Contractor shall provide door-to-door transportation of UNOE and COE from point-of-origin to final destinations.

    This includes road and rail mode of transport, and sometimes shall require multimodal transport. Points of origin and destinations are listed, but not limited to the locations included in Section 7 Points of Origin and Destinations (below).

    Companies should be able to demonstrate their ability to provide safe and secure Sea transportation of all cargo handled on behalf of UNSOA.

    The contractor is required to work in accordance with the accepted international best practices such as, but not limited to, IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code).

    Companies interested to participate in the tender are requested to submit their EOI by fax or e-mail as indicated above.

    The EOI must include the following company’s information:

  • Company’s Name and Company profile and registration certificates
  • Postal address ,Phone number, Fax number, E-mail address
  • Name of the contact person, Title of the contact person
  • Company’s background, including experience in provision of relevant services and audited accounts.

    This Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) does not constitute a solicitation.

    UNSOA reserves the right to change or cancel the requirements at any time during EOI and/or solicitation process.

    Submission of a reply to this EOI does not automatically guarantee that such firm will be considered for receipt of the solicitation when issued.

    Only vendors, deemed qualified upon completion of an objective evaluation of their submission of EOI, will receive the final tender solicitation document.

    Submit the above in sealed envelopes, or by e-mail, clearly labeled “Expression Of Interest number EOIUNSOA11216 Provision of Sea Transportation and Related Services at the UNSOA Offices by 12:00 a.m, 4th September 2015 to the address below.

    Those interested in participating in the bidding may forward their Expression of Interest to:

    The Chief Procurement Officer,
    EOIUNSOA11216 Provision of Sea Transportation and Related Services
    C/o, UNON, Block T 2nd Floor
    P.O. Box 67578-00200,
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Tel: + 254 41 350 6161

    Email address: unsoa-procurement@un.org , njie-janneh@un.org

    Please indicate your UN Vendor Registration Number (if applicable) and refer to this EOI in your submission.

    To ensure that as many competent organizations as possible are reached, this EOI may be forwarded to potential bidders, or suitable names forwarded to the above-mentioned address.

    Please note that this notice does not constitute a solicitation and UNSOA reserves the right to change or cancel this requirement at any time in the Expression of Interest/ bidding process.

    Companies short-listed as a result of this EOI will receive enquiries to bid for services to UNSOA. Queries on this EOI may be addressed to unsoa-procurement@un.org, njie-janneh@un.org


    Kenyatta University Jobs

    1. MORTUARY SUPERINTENDENT

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division II/KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) and above
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences/Technology
  • B Sc. Degree in Human Anatomy OR Higher National Diploma in Histopathology
  • Certificate of training in Mortuary Sciences from a recognized institution
  • At least two (2) years relevant work experience in a busy Hospital or teaching Mortuary Computer literate
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct

    Duties:

  • Overall technical supervision of all Morticians and Mortuary Assistants
  • Technical advisor to the Director KUFH in matters relating to deaths and funeral
  • Receiving, preservation and dispatching of bodies

    2. MORTICIAN

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division III/KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) and above
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences/Technology
  • Certificate in Mortuary Practice
  • At least two (2) years relevant work experience in a busy mortuary or a reputable funeral home
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong English and Swahili language skills

    The following qualities will be an added advantage:

  • Certificate in Customer Care
  • Knowledge of lowering gear operations
  • Ability to work under pressure, often with tight deadlines with compromising the quality of deliverables
  • Specialization in Histopathology or Anatomic Sciences

    Successful applicants will be involved in reception, preservation, storage and dispatch of bodies in addition they will be assigned administrative duties from time to time as well as supervision of post mortem.

    3. ASSISTANT MORTICIAN

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division IV/KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) and above
  • Certificate in Mortuary Practice
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct
  • At least two (2) years relevant work experience in a busy mortuary or a reputable funeral home

    Applicants without professional Certificates but have proven cumulative five (5) years relevant work experience in a similar facility will be considered.

    The application letter should give full details of education 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, Wednesday 2nd September 2015


    Kenya National Commission for UNESCO Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM) is a State Corporation established under the KNATCOM Act of 2013 which aims to advance UNESCO’s agenda in Kenya by contributing to peace and sustainable development through promotion of international standards and best practices in the five fields of UNESCO’s competence namely: Education; Natural Sciences; Social & Human Sciences; Culture; Communication & Information.

    To enable it fulfill its mandate, the Commission wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented and self-driven persons to fill the following vacant position:

    1. Job Title: Research Officer I

    Grade: S 3 (Lower)

    Reports To: Director, Research & Development

    Directs reports: None

    Financial Responsibility: None

    Scope: Research and Development Department

    Classification: Technical Level

    Location: Nairobi, Headquarters

    Purpose of the Job: To implement policies, strategies and plans of the Research and Development Unit.

    Remuneration

  • Gross Salary Ksh. 57,020 – 71,880 Pm
  • Leave Allowance – Ksh. 6,000
  • Medical Allowance – As per scheme rules
  • Group Life & Accident Cover

    Terms P n P

    Pension Contribution rate (basic salary)

    Employee - 7.5% Employer - 12.5%

    Function of the Research and Development Department: This department exists to perform the following functions: development of research policies, strategies and plans; design of research methodologies; development of research systems and instruments; undertake researches for and development of new or updating existing programmes; analysis of research data and reporting; capacity building on research techniques; and undertaking quality checks and innovations.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The officer will be provide research support services to the Programme in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the Corporations’ goals, objectives and agreed performance targets.

    This will entail inter alia:

    Duties

  • Execute the day to day business of the Research and Development Unit;
  • Prepare Research plans and maintain proper internal controls;
  • Execute research policies, strategies, and plans and assist in their evaluation thereof;
  • Assist in the design of effective research structures, processes and systems;
  • Assist in the preparation of research papers and proposals;
  • Assist in disseminating research findings through publications and presentations at local and international fora;
  • Undertake research, and assist in the analysis of research findings and provide follow up activities as may be required;
  • Provide regular communication to the Director on key Research technical matters;
  • Provide user support in research to other staff;
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.

    Job specifications

    Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields namely: social sciences; arts or economics from a recognized and accredited institution;

    Experience

  • Possess a minimum of two (2) years of hands on experience in the research field or profession from a reputable institution
  • Good working knowledge and ability to use Statistical Data Analysis Software such as SPSS.
  • Possess practical knowledge of research processes and procedures

    General Knowledge and Skills

  • Good software knowledge, analytical skills, good interpersonal and communication skills, ethics and excellent PC skills

    Personal Qualities

  • Team player, flexible, have integrity and commitment to production results, self-motivated, organized, professional and dependable

  • Mental, Physical and Work Environment Characteristics

  • Extensive reading, occasional attendance to meetings, occasional field visits, occasional mental strain, frequent disruptions to normal working hours, and normal office setting

    2. Job Title: Chief Corporate Communications Officer

    Grade: S 5

    Reports To: Secretary General / CEO through the DSG, Corporate Affairs

    Directs reports: Corporate Communications Officer

    Scope: Corporate Communications Department

    Classification: Middle Management Level

    Location: Nairobi, Headquarters

    Purpose of the Job: To ensure policy implementation and assist in the management of the day to day affairs of the Corporate Communications Department.

    Remuneration

  • Gross Salary Ksh. 84,590 – 97,290 Pm
  • Leave Allowance – Ksh. 6,000
  • Medical Allowance – As per scheme rules
  • Group Life & Accident Cover

    Terms P n P

    Pension Contribution rate (basic salary)

  • Employee - 7.5%
  • Employer - 12.5%

    Function of the Corporate Communications Office: This department exists to perform the following functions: development and implementation of information and communication policies, strategies and plans; public relations; corporate branding; coverage of corporate activities; information gathering; verifying the accuracy of information and news; employee communications; corporate reputation; public opinion research; corporate publications and reporting; media relations and crisis communication.

    Duties and Responsibilities: The officer will be responsible to the Secretary General/CEO through the DSG, Corporate Affairs for the coordination and implementation of the Corporate Communication Services in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the Corporations’ goals, objectives and agreed performance targets.

    This will entail inter alia:

    Duties

  • Ensure the overall achievement of the functions and objectives of the Corporate Communications Department;
  • Coordinate the day to day business of the Corporate Communications Department.
  • Prepare the annual budget, plans, performance contracts and establish proper internal controls
  • Formulate, execute and communicate the Commission’s corporate communication policies, strategies, and plans and ensure their evaluation thereof;
  • Provide leadership to staff and ensure that the Departments management structures, processes and systems are effective
  • Ensure that all policy and technical papers are availed to the relevant and authorized offices in good time and provide follow up activities as may be required.
  • Provide regular communication to the Secretary General/CEO on key technical, financial, administrative and partnerships matters
  • Coordinate stakeholders matters to effectively enhance the Commission’s overall corporate image
  • Advise and coordinate the implementation of the best media practices which promote good corporate relations;
  • Ensure positive and best coverage for corporate programmes, projects and activities including writing articles and features;
  • Monitor and implement procedural or policy changes to improve operations and quality service delivery in the Department.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.

    Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields namely; Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Journalism, International Relations, Social Sciences, or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized and accredited institution
  • A post graduate Diploma in Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Information Sciences, Journalism, International Relations or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized and accredited institution

    Experience

  • Possess a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in the relevant field or profession two (2) of which should be at a comparable management level
  • Demonstrated competence and results as reflected in work performance from within a corporate communication unit of a reputable organization
  • Have good industry knowledge and experience of corporate communication processes and procedures
  • Demonstrate knowledge of corporate communication legislations and policies affecting the information and communications function
  • Possess good knowledge of governance structures and corporate communication operation framework of an organization

    General Knowledge and Skills

  • Organizational skills, software knowledge, department policy and procedure knowledge, analytical skills, good interpersonal and communication skills, ethics, PC skills and excellent editorial skills

    Personal qualities

  • Team player, resourceful, flexible, have integrity and commitment to production results, self-motivated, dependable, organized, professional and must satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity.
  • Mental, Physical and Work Environment Characteristics
  • Normal office set up, high frequency of meetings, frequent field visits, moderate international travels, occasional mental strain and occasionally prolonged working hours.

    3. Job Title: Chief Planning Officer

    Grade S 5

    Reports To Secretary General/CEO through the DSG, Corporate Affairs

    Directs reports: Planning Officer

    Scope: Corporate Planning Department

    Classification: Middle Management Level

    Location: Nairobi, Headquarters

    Purpose of the Job: To ensure policy implementation and management of the day to day business of the Corporate Planning Department.

    Remuneration

  • Gross Salary Ksh. 84,590 – 97,290 Pm
  • Leave Allowance – Ksh. 6,000
  • Medical Allowance – As per scheme rules
  • Group Life & Accident Cover

    Terms P n P

    Pension Contribution rate (basic salary)

  • Employee - 7.5%
  • Employer - 12.5%

    Function: This Department exists to perform the following functions: organizational policy development; definition of corporate goals and objectives (strategic planning); corporate organizational work planning; coordinate setting of project priorities; collection and analysis of statistical data; policy analysis; budget and economic analysis; conducting prefeasibility studies; monitoring and evaluation; coordination of sectoral/regional/international development plans; organizational performance appraisal and performance reporting.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The officer will be responsible to the Secretary General/CEO for the development, implementation and evaluation of policies and Plans in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the Corporations’ goals, objectives and agreed performance targets.

    This will entail inter alia:

    Duties

  • Coordinate the day to day business of the Corporate Planning Department.
  • Prepare the Corporate Planning annual budgets, plans, performance contracts and establish proper internal controls
  • Ensure the overall achievement of the functions and objectives of the Corporate Planning Department;
  • Coordinate the formulation, execution and communication of the Commission’s planning and M&E policies, strategies, and plans and ensure their evaluation thereof
  • Provide leadership to staff and ensure that the Departments management structures are effective
  • Ensure that all policy and technical papers are availed to the relevant and authorized offices in good time and provide follow up activities as may be required.
  • Coordinate the establishment of effective administrative structures, processes and systems in the Department
  • Provide regular communication to the Secretary General/CEO on key policy matters
  • Coordinate stakeholders matters to effectively enhance the Commission’s Corporate Planning image
  • Monitor and implement Corporate Planning procedural or policy changes to improve operations and quality service delivery.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the sectoral/regional/international development plans;
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the strategic plan, corporate plans and performance contracts
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.

    Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields namely; Economics, Economics and Statistics, Economics and Mathematics, Survey Techniques and Demographic Techniques from a recognized and accredited institution

    Experience

  • Possess a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in the planning profession two (2) of which should be at a comparable management level
  • Demonstrated competence and results as reflected in work performance from within a Planning unit of a reputable organization
  • Have good industry knowledge and experience of policy and economic analysis processes and procedures
  • Demonstrate knowledge of government economic legislations, policies, development goals and priorities
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation processes including the use of statistical and analytical packages
  • Possess good knowledge of governance structures and corporate planning operation frameworks of an organization.

    General Knowledge and Skills

  • Organizational skills, software knowledge, department policy and procedure knowledge, analytical skills, good interpersonal and communication skills, ethics, PC skills and excellent report writing skills

    Personal qualities

  • Team player, resourceful, flexible, have integrity and commitment to production results, self-motivated, dependable, organized, professional and must satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity.
  • Mental, Physical and Work environment characteristics
  • Normal office set up, high frequency of meetings, frequent field visits, moderate international travels, occasional mental strain and occasionally prolonged working hours.

    4. Job Title: Chief Internal Auditor

    Grade: S 5

    Reports To: Dual reporting to the Board through the Secretary General / CEO

    Directs Reports: Senior Internal Auditor

    Scope: Internal and Risk Management Department

    Classification: Middle Management Level

    Location: Nairobi, Headquarters

    Purpose of the Job: To ensure policy implementation and management of the day to day business of the Audit and Risk Management Department.

    Remuneration

  • Gross Salary Ksh. 84,590 – 97,290 Pm
  • Leave Allowance – Ksh. 6,000
  • Medical Allowance – As per scheme rules
  • Group Life & Accident Cover

    Terms P n P

    Pension Contribution rate (basic salary)

  • Employee - 7.5%
  • Employer - 12.5%

    Function: This Department exists to perform the following functions; development of audit and risk policies, strategies and plans; review of internal controls systems; risk management; advice on corporate governance; advice management on governance risks and controls; capacity building and audit investigation and reporting.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The officer will be responsible to the Secretary General/CEO and the Board for the coordination and implementation of the Internal Audit and Risk Management Services in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the Corporations’ goals, objectives and agreed performance targets.

    This will entail inter alia:

    Duties

  • Ensure the overall achievement of the functions and objectives of the Audit and Risk Management Department;
  • Coordinate the day to day business of the Audit and Risk Management Department.
  • Prepare the annual Audit and Risk Management plans, performance contracts and establish proper internal controls
  • Formulate and communicate the Commission’s Audit and Risk Management policies, strategies, and plans and their evaluation thereof
  • Provide leadership to staff and ensure that the Departments management structures, processes and systems are effective
  • Ensure that all Audit and Risk Management policy and technical papers are availed to the relevant and authorized offices in good time and provide follow up activities as may be required.
  • Provide regular communication to the Secretary General/CEO or the Board on key Audit and Risk Management matters
  • Monitor, recommend and implement procedural or policy changes to improve operations and quality service delivery in the Department.
  • Advise the Commission on the Audit and Risk Management best practices which may promote good corporate relations;
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.

    Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields namely; Business of Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Finance or Business Administration (Accounting Option) from a recognized and accredited institution
  • Post graduate Diploma in Internal Auditing or certificate in Certified Public Accountant Part II or CIA Part III
  • Registration with the institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) or ICPAK; Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

    Experience

  • Possess a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in the relevant field or profession two (2) of which should be at a comparable senior level
  • Demonstrated competence of working within the Audit unit of a reputable institution
  • A self motivated individual with the ability to work independently
  • Have good industry knowledge and experience of government audit processes and procedures
  • Demonstrate knowledge of government financial and accounting legislations and policies affecting the audit function
  • Demonstrated ability in the use automated audit systems
  • Possession of good knowledge of ethics, governance and Audit operation frameworks of a State Corporation.

    General Knowledge and Skills

  • Organizational skills, software knowledge, department policy and procedure knowledge, good interpersonal and communication skills, ethics, PC skills and excellent analytical skills

    Personal Qualities

  • Team player, resourceful, flexible, have integrity and commitment to production results, self-motivated, dependable, organized, professional and must satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity.
  • Mental, Physical and Work environment characteristics
  • Normal office setting, moderate frequency meetings, occasional field visits, mental strain and moderate prolonged working hours

    5.Job Title: Accountant

    Grade: S 3 (Lower)

    Reports To: Chief Accountant

    Directs reports: None

    Scope: Accounts Department

    Classification: Technical Level

    Location: Nairobi, Headquarters

    Purpose of the Job: To implement policies, strategies and plans of the Accounts Department.

    Remuneration

  • Gross Salary Ksh. 57,020 – 71,880 Pm
  • Leave Allowance – Ksh. 6,000
  • Medical Allowance – As per scheme rules
  • Group Life & Accident Cover

    Terms P n P

    Pension Contribution rate (basic salary)

  • Employee - 7.5%
  • Employer - 12.5%

    Functions of the Accounts Department: This Department exists to perform the following functions: development and implementation of accounting policies, strategies and plans; managing accounts payable (money out); managing accounts receivable and revenue tracking (money in), handling payments; taxation and cash flow control, revenue collection and receipting; cash security; reconciliation of payments; inventory management; debtors collection; monitoring property accounting; cost analysis; preparation of accounting reports and security of accounts records.

    Duties and Responsibilities: The officer will be responsible to the Chief Accountant for the implementation and execution of accounting policies, strategies and plans in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the Corporations’ goals, objectives and agreed performance targets.

    This will entail inter alia:

    Duties

  • Facilitate the achievement of the functions and objectives of the Accounts Department Implement the day to day business of the Accounts Section.
  • Implement the policies, strategies and plans of the Accounts Department and maintain proper internal controls
  • Pay authorized payments for personal and other merchant claims and receipt all money due and payable to the Commission
  • Ensure security of cash and accounting records.
  • Implement the accounting structures, processes and systems in the Commission
  • Prepare accounting reports and submit to the relevant and authorized offices in good time and provide follow up activities as may be required.
  • Prepare regular communication to the Chief Accountant on key accounting matters
  • Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns and other tax requirements.
  • Facilitate compliance with all accounting legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor and implement accounting procedural or policy changes to improve operations and quality service delivery.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.

    Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields namely; Business of Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Finance or Business Administration (Accounting Option) from a recognized and accredited institution
  • Possess certificate in Certified Public Accountant (K), ACCA or CFA from a recognized and accredited institution
  • Be registered with the institute of certified Public Accountants ICPAK and Registration of Accountants Board

    Experience

  • Possess a minimum of two (2) years of hands on experience in the accounting profession or be serving at a comparable level in a reputable institution
  • Possess good industry knowledge of government accounting processes and procedures
  • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant government financial legislations and policies related to the accounting function
  • Have demonstrated ability to develop accounting reports and financial statements
  • Demonstrated competence in the use of modern accounting packages

    General Knowledge and Skills

  • Accounting software knowledge, analytical skills, good interpersonal and communication skills, ethics and PC skills

    Personal Qualities

  • Team player, flexible, has integrity and commitment to production results, organized, professional and self-motivated.
  • Mental, Physical and Work environment characteristics
  • Normal office set up, occasional meetings, occasional Field visits local/international, occasional mental strain and normal working hours.

    6. Job Title: Senior Supply Chain Management Officer

    Grade: S 3 (Upper)

    Reports To: Chief Supply Chain Management Officer

    Directs reports: None

    Scope: Supply Chain Management Department

    Classification: Technical Staff

    Location: Nairobi, Headquarters

    Purpose of the Job: To implement policies, strategies and plans of the Supply Chain Management Department.

    Remuneration

  • Gross Salary Ksh. 65,110 – 71,880 Pm
  • Leave Allowance – Ksh. 6,000
  • Medical Allowance – As per scheme rules
  • Group Life & Accident Cover

    Terms P n P

    Pension Contribution rate (basic salary)

  • Employee - 7.5%
  • Employer - 12.5%

    Function of the Supply Chain Management Office: This Department exists to perform the following functions: development of procurement policies, strategies and plans; procurement planning and budgeting; controlling purchasing budgets; managing products specifications; management of vendors and suppliers; acquisition of goods and services; inventory custody and management; negotiation and contract management; market research and analysis; management of assets disposal; ensuring regulatory compliance and procurement reporting.

    Duties and Responsibilities: The officer will be responsible to the Chief Supply Chain Management Officer for the coordination and implementation of the Procurement Services in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the Corporations’ goals, objectives and agreed performance targets.

    This will entail inter alia:

    Duties

  • Ensure the achievement of the functions and objectives of the Supply Chain Management Department;
  • Implement the day to day business of the Supply Chain Management Department.
  • Prepare annual procurement plans and maintain proper internal controls
  • Execute and communicate the Commission’s procurement policies, strategies, and plans and ensure their evaluation thereof
  • Prepare and submit procurement policy and technical papers to the relevant and authorized offices in good time and provide follow up activities as may be required.
  • Manage the procurement administrative structures, processes and systems in the Department
  • Provide regular communication to the Head, Supply Chain Management on key technical, financial, administrative and partnerships matters
  • Facilitate stakeholder management and the enhancement of the Department’s corporate image
  • Implement procedural or policy changes to improve operations and quality service delivery.
  • Undertake market research and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability.
  • Provide support secretariat services to the procurement Committees
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.

    Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields namely; Business Administration (Supplies Mgt Option), Commerce, Marketing, Economics, Statistics, Procurement and Supplies Management Law from a recognized and accredited institution
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Procurement or Supplies Management from a recognized institution;
  • Be a member of a registered supply chain professional body

    Experience

  • Possess a minimum of four (4) years of hands on experience in the relevant field or profession or serving at a comparable level
  • Demonstrated competence and results from work performance within the supply chain unit of a reputable organization
  • Possess good industry knowledge and experience of government supply chain processes and procedures
  • Demonstrate knowledge of government procurement legislations and policies affecting the procurement function

    General Knowledge and Skills

  • Software knowledge, analytical skills, good interpersonal and communication skills, ethics and PC skills

    Personal Qualities

  • Team player, flexible, has integrity and commitment to production results, self-motivated, organized, professional and dependable.
  • Mental, Physical and Work environment characteristics
  • Normal office meetings, occasional field visits, normal working hours and normal office setting

    7. Job Title: Senior ICT Officer

    Grade: S3 (Upper)

    Reports To: Secretary General / CEO through the DSG, Corporate Affairs

    Directs Reports: None

    Scope: ICT Department

    Classification: Technical Staff

    Location: Nairobi, Headquarters

    Purpose of the Job: To implement policies, strategies and plans of the ICT Department.

    Remuneration

  • Gross Salary Ksh. 65,110 – 71,880 Pm
  • Leave Allowance – Ksh. 6,000
  • Medical Allowance – As per scheme rules
  • Group Life & Accident Cover

    Terms P n P

    Pension Contribution rate (basic salary)

  • Employee - 7.5%
  • Employer - 12.5%

    Function of the ICT Department: This Department exists to perform the following functions; development of ICT policies, strategies and plans; drawing up of hardware specifications; Installing and configuring new hardware and software’s; repairs and maintenance of hardware and software’s; software design & development; user support; undertaking hardware and software audits; researching on emerging technological and ensuring ICT hardware and software security.

    Duties and Responsibilities: The officer will be responsible for the Chief ICT Officer for the implementation of the ICT networking and software services in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the Corporations’ goals, objectives and agreed performance targets.

    This will entail inter alia:

    Duties

  • Ensure the achievement of the functions and objectives of the ICT Department; Implement the day to day business of the ICT Department.
  • Prepare annual ICT plans and maintain proper internal controls
  • Execute and communicate the Commission’s ICT policies, strategies, and plans and ensure their evaluation thereof
  • Prepare and submit ICT policy and technical papers to the relevant and authorized offices in good time and provide follow up activities as may be required.
  • Design, build, and manage the Commission’s web site and all software solutions
  • Ensure security of the website and other ICT software’s
  • Analyze user needs to determine technical requirements and provide software based solutions.
  • Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations.
  • Provide user support, diagnosing, troubleshooting, and resolving hardware, software, or other network and system problems.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware.
  • Undertake tests, repairs and maintenance of ICT equipment and associated peripherals where necessary;
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the secretary General/CEO.

    Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields namely; Computer Science/Information Communication Technology, Electrical/Electronic Engineering or other ICT related disciplines from a recognized and accredited institution
  • Possess Diploma or Higher Diploma in ICT or other ICT related disciplines from a recognized and accredited institution
  • Possess ICT professional certifications in either; data base management; website development; systems engineering; network administration; software development or ICT security.

    Experience

  • Possess a minimum of four (4) years of hands on experience in the relevant field or profession or serving at a comparable level
  • Demonstrated competence and results from work performance within the ICT unit of a reputable organization
  • Possess industry knowledge of ICT processes and procedures
  • Possess knowledge of ICT legislations and policies related to ICT
  • Demonstrated ability to develop software based solutions

    General Knowledge and Skills

  • Software knowledge, Analytical skills, Good interpersonal and communication skills, Ethics and excellent PC Skills

    Personal Qualities

  • Team player, flexible, has integrity and commitment to production results, self-motivated, organized, professional and dependable.
  • Mental, Physical and Work Environment Characteristics
  • Normal office meetings, occasional field visits, normal working hours and normal office setting

    How to Apply

    1. CLICK HERE to Download the KNATCOM 1A application form

    2. Complete the form and attach the relevant certificates

    3. Drop or mail the documents to

    The Secretary General/CEO
    Kenya National Commission for UNESCO
    P.O. Box 72107-00200
    National Bank Building, 14th Floor
    Harambee Avenue
    Nairobi

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted

    The deadline of application is 4th of September 2015 at 5.00pm


    IDRC Bilingual Program and Research Advisor Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Pursue a Career with Impact

    A key part of Canada’s foreign policy efforts, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development.

    The result is innovative, lasting solutions that aim to improve lives and livelihoods.

    We are seeking a dynamic team player for the following position in our Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa:

    Bilingual - Program and Research Advisor – Nairobi, Kenya

    Term Position until June 2018

    Reporting to the Regional Director of the Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa (ROSSA) and working closely with the Communications and Media Relations Office and the Executive Assistant, you will provide support to the Regional Director and program staff in the areas of program development and learning in the region.

    In particular, you will gather strategic intelligence on trends and policy developments to support IDRC’s strategic plan and programming.

    You will also monitor, synthesize and advise on regional program developments in the region including risk management.

    You will conduct research, analyze data, and produce various briefing papers, reports and presentations in support of specific ROSSA initiatives and regional representation.

    As well, you will be responsible for managing Flex Program funding, coordinating strategic activities (e.g. consultations, meetings and key learning events), supporting web-page management, writing extensively, preparing documentation and occasionally representing IDRC at key events.

    Overview of Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a discipline relevant to international development (e.g. applied natural or social sciences)
  • Minimum of five years of relevant international development work experience in the field of policy analysis and research management, which includes:

    1. Monitoring and gathering strategic intelligence using various networks and media;

    2. Undertaking, analyzing and synthesizing research, summarizing key findings, and drawing accurate conclusions;

    3. Making recommendations on impact of new developments and trends;

    4. Designing, implementing, managing and monitoring projects;

    5. Coordinating meetings, conferences and learning events;

    6. Preparing briefing papers, reports and presentations;

    7. Building and maintaining collaborative partnerships; and

    8. Working in developing regions, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Superior English and French language communications skills. Language testing will be conducted.
  • Knowledge of major development and strategic issues being discussed in Sub-Saharan Africa and international development community, including the role of research.

    To be considered for this position, you must possess Kenyan citizenship or have a valid work permit to work in Kenya.

    For more information about this rewarding career opportunity and to apply, please visit our website at Bilingual Program and Research Advisor

    Application Deadline: September 9, 2015 at Midnight EST

    Beyond the opportunity to work with people who are passionate about their work, we offer competitive salaries and extensive benefits.


    Kyeni Water & Sewerage Company General Manager Job in Runyenjes, Kenya

    Kyeni Water & Sewerage Company (KYEWASCO) is one of the Water Service Providers contracted by Tana Water Services Board (TWSB) as an agent to provide water and sanitation services in Kyeni and Kagaari Divisions, Runyenjes town and its environs in Embu East sub-county.

    To strengthen our corporate management team, we invite applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates with good credentials to fill the following position:

    General Manager

    Reporting to the Board of Directors, the General Manager will be expected to provide overall direction to the company through planning, directing and coordinating the activities of the company.

    The General Manager shall provide strong and inspirational leadership to performance, goals and objectives of the company and in particular improving service delivery to all customers and stakeholders.

    Terms of Offer: The job is for a 3 (three) year contract renewable based on satisfactory performance. Remuneration shall be negotiable and market based.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring full compliance with all the legal/statutory requirements.
  • Acting as secretary to the board and ensure effective implementation of the Board policies.
  • Providing visionary leadership and managing Company resources for maximum productivity.
  • Develop and operate company management systems.
  • To ensure that the appropriate cost control measures are implemented and expenditures are within the approved budget and Ensuring continuous achievement in financial and operating objectives
  • Coordinating and directing the company’s operational plans and performance targets
  • Leading in change management within the company and be consistent with the commercial principles and practices of business operating a corporate.
  • Effectively promote a positive image of the company at all times and act as the liaison between the management and the Board of Directors.
  • To communicate effectively with the employees, other stakeholders and the general public.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Board of Directors.

    Minimum Qualifications.

    Ordinary/Higher Diploma in Water/Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, and Business related field, or their equivalent.

  • Minimum of 5 years traceable experience in a managerial position preferably in water institution and have knowledge of corporate governance.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Good report writing, communication skills and team player.
  • Excellent knowledge in Computer operating packages.
  • Proven strong organizational, management, human resource skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Satisfy the integrity requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya of 2010.

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their applications with updated CVs, copies of education and professional certificates and also testimonials, indicating day time telephone contacts, three professional referees, current and expected remuneration to the address below:

    The applications to be submitted in sealed envelopes to the address below not later than 4 September 2015.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

    Chairman
    Kyeni Water & Sewerage Company
    P. O. Box 315-60103
    Runyenjes


    British Institute in Eastern Africa Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    British Institute in Eastern Africa

    Vacancy: Project Development Officer (PDO)

    General: The British Institute in Eastern Africa seeks to appoint a suitably experienced, self-motivated and skilled person to the post of Project Development Officer (PDO) in its Nairobi office on Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa.

    This is a part-time fixed term contract for two years in the first instance, with a possibility of becoming permanent for an additional 3 years to complete the implementation of the full PTRI scheme.

    This is a senior post reporting directly to the Director.

    The PDO will work on part-time basis (2.5 days a week) to support the director in the development and implementation of one of its Strategic Development Programs the Professional Training and Research Initiative (PTRI) which aims to diversify the BIEA’s income streams and expand the BIEA’s impact by contributing to the following strategic objectives:

    1. Strengthening policy making in and on the region.

    2. Advancing Research Excellence in and on Eastern Africa.

    3. Promoting internationalism through forging new forms of collaboration.

    4. Developing plans and coordinating projects to achieve these objectives.

    Task and Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and implement advanced practical research training summer schools for social sciences and humanities in Africa
  • Spearhead the hosting and administration of external research projects and international research events.
  • Design and take a leading role in the initiation of intensive language and familiarisation courses for professionals
  • Source and contribute towards the facilitation of contract research in social sciences in Eastern Africa

    Qualifications:

  • Minimum, a master’s degree in the social sciences or humanities and/or social development or their equivalent - a PhD would be an advantage.
  • Relevant experience at the national or international level providing advisory and hands-on experience in management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects, research contracts and professional training.
  • Strong written or verbal communication and organisational skills.
  • Skills in Information Technology with experience of university level teaching and service is a strong advantage.
  • Knowledge of BIEA activities will be an added advantage.

    Gross salary: 96,000kes/month, Includes medical benefits.

    Further particulars for this post can be accessed here: www.biea.ac.uk/project-development-officer

    Application process: Please send covering letter and full CV, indicating at least three referees, to this email: pdo@biea.ac.uk. Applicants should have the right to work in Kenya.

    Application deadline: 5th September 2015 6.00 PM [East African Time]

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and called for interview, on or around 29th September

    2015. Start date: To begin on, or as soon as possible after, 3rd October 2015


    Britam Insurance Sales Jobs in Kenya

    Sales Agent jobs at Britam

    We seek to recruit insurance sales agents to join our highly motivated sales team, at our Nairobi Branch.

    Job Summary

    Selling our financial services to prospective and existing clients

    Qualifications for Insurance Sales job in Kenya

  • Must be 25 years and above
  • Should have a minimum of C- in KCSE or its equivalent
  • Should be well groomed and must have good interpersonal skills
  • Experience in sales will be an added advantage
  • REMUNERATION: Based on attractive commissions and other incentives

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should E-mail their cover letter and up-dated CV on or before September 5th 2015 to ewekesa@britam.co.ke


    Officer, Business Development

    Job from International Rescue Committee

    Background:

    The IRC is one of the leading providers of high quality programming in conflict and post-conflict settings.

    In order to advance its mission of serving communities impacted by conflict and displacement, the IRC is committed to developing innovative, context-specific programs in response to strategic funding opportunities with a range of government and multilateral donors.

    This work is led by the IRC's Business Development Unit (BDU) in close collaboration with regional and country management structures, the IRC's Technical Units and a range of specialists based in the USA and Europe.

    Specifically, the BDU assists with proposal development, partnership and donor negotiation.

    The unit works closely with other departments to develop learning and management tools that will further the agency's strategic goals.

    Scope of Work:

    The Business Development Officer-Africa (BDO-Africa) will work closely with BDU staff and IRC's Regional Units in Africa to plan, manage and/or coordinate the organization's response to funding opportunities issued by the US government and multilateral donors such as the World Bank.

    Working closely with IRC country teams in Africa, particularly in the Horn and East Africa Regional Unit, the incumbent leads and supports proposal development efforts in the region, as well as in other IRC country programs as opportunities arise and circumstances permit.

    The incumbent also contributes to efforts to cultivate and develop new funding relationships for IRC with regional donors. This position requires international travel for periods of up to six weeks, with such travel amounting to approximately 40% of the time.

    Based in IRC's office in Nairobi, the BDO-Africa will report to the Senior Business Development Officer (Senior BDO) and collaborate closely with IRC's Horn and East Africa Region (with the Regional Director as his/her primary contact in Nairobi).

    Close collaboration with country program staff in the Horn and East Africa Region as well as other International Programs and Finance staff will be critical to ensure that all proposal development issues are identified and properly addressed.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as proposal team leader and/or lead writer for select proposals, as determined by the Senior BDO in coordination with the Horn and East Africa Regional Unit;
  • Support select IRC country programs to develop, write and submit competitive proposals;
  • Identify and secure sectoral and functional expertise required to pursue specific funding opportunities;
  • Ensure proposal quality, responsiveness, and compliance with donor and IRC requirements;
  • Promote consistent adherence to quality new business and proposal development practices;
  • Oversee proposal development production schedules against established deadlines and benchmarks;
  • Work with select country programs to undertake donor mapping, cultivations and representation activities;
  • With the Horn and East Africa Regional Director, meet and establish relationships with Nairobi-based and regional donors;
  • Under direction of the Senior BDO, initiate and maintain up-to-date business development plans with country programs;
  • Coordinate with IRC Finance staff to support proposal budgets;
  • Facilitate best and final offer negotiations, including negotiation of terms and conditions of awards, and revisions to grant proposals, budgets and budget narratives;
  • Develop capability statements and other standardized templates to facilitate proposal development processes and enhance competitiveness of submissions;
  • Work with BDU to identify proposal development capacity needs and provide training, coaching and technical assistance that responds to identified needs;
  • Work with the BDU's Program Manager to maintain relevant proposal development information;
  • Participate in special projects, as needed;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

    Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in international development, political science, or other related field. Advanced degree a plus;
  • Minimum five years' progressive experience in drafting winning proposals for USG and other public donors;
  • Demonstrated writing skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively manage a variety of relationships in a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to negotiate effectively with international and local partners, including teaming agreements;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate equally effectively with colleagues as team leader or team member;
  • Previous work experience in U.S. Government grants administration and proven knowledge of U.S. Government regulations regarding grants and contracts;
  • Experience and knowledge of Africa strongly welcomed;
  • Solid organizational skills: the ability to work productively and accurately while under pressure in a fast-paced, demanding environment;
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to work in a team environment & independently and ability to meet unexpected demands;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively;
  • French language skills a plus;
  • Ability to travel internationally, at times with minimum notice and for prolonged periods of time;
  • Strong computer skills: facility with MS Word, Excel, and email/internet software;
  • Desire to learn about IRC, its programs and its staff.

    To apply submit resume and salary requirements on-line: International Rescue Committee

    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. IRC is an equal opportunity employer.

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Please follow this link to apply: Officer, Business Development

    Closing date: 25 September 2015


    Evidence Action (TUMIKIA Study) Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    Organization: Evidence Action

    About Evidence Action:

    Evidence Action scales proven interventions to improve the lives of the poor in Africa and Asia.

    We implement cost-effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence.

    We identify innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and build best practice operational models.

    We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling with a commitment to transparency on progress, impact, and value for money.

    About Deworm the World Initiative:

    The Deworm the World Initiative enables governments to eliminate the public health threat of worms through school-based mass deworming programs.

    We advocate for school-based deworming to policymakers and provide technical assistance to launch, strengthen and sustain school-based deworming programs.

    We work directly with governments to rapidly scale programs targeting all at-risk school-age children.

    Currently, we provide technical assistance for school-based deworming in Kenya, India, Ethiopia, and Vietnam.

    About the National School-Based Deworming Programme (NSBDP):

    The National School-Based Deworming Programme (NSBDP) is a government programme implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) with the goal of removing parasitic worms as a public health problem among children in Kenya.

    The Programme aims to treat at least 5 million children aged 2-14 years in over 10,000 primary schools across Kenya for at least five years.

    The programme is in its third year covering all areas where there is evidence of worm burden that is high enough to warrant mass drug administration according to World Health Organization (WHO) criteria.

    In its first and second years the programme dewormed 5.9 and 6.4 million children, respectively.

    About the TUMIKIA Study:

    Building on the success of the NSBDP, the Government of Kenya (GoK) is keen to reach other members of the community also infected with worms.

    GoK wants to learn whether combining school- and community-based deworming is a more effective method of controlling and ultimately eliminating intestinal worms in Kenya compared to school-based deworming alone.

    This hypothesis is being investigated through the TUMIKIA (TUangamize MInyoo Kenya Imarisha Afya) project, a trial conducted by The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) alongside Deworm the World Initiative at Evidence Action.

    This is a two-year study leveraging the NSBDP and implemented in coastal and western Kenya.

    1. Position Title: Senior Associate, TUMIKIA Study

    Department / Section: TUMIKIA study

    Duty Station: Nairobi, with regular travel to the field

    Reports To: Project Manager

    Application Deadline: On a rolling basis

    Start Date: Immediate

    About the Position:

    We are looking for a dynamic, engaged individual to join our team as Senior Associate for the TUMIKIA study.

    The successful candidate will have a passion for programme coordination and driven by a mission to continually improve the quality of implementation and outcomes.

    The Senior Associate will manage TUMIKIA study activities at national and field level.

    The position holder will ensure that the study is implemented effectively, manage Evidence Action study staff and serve as the organization’s focal point for partner relations with the study team which comprises of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and Ministry of Health officials in Kwale county.

    This role will work closely with the Deworm the World (DtW) Kenya team that implements the national school based deworming programmes.

    The Senior Associate will be responsible for managing the study work plan, funds, and a team of three Associate Officers.

    Description of Duties:

    Budget and fiscal management

  • Manage the TUMIKIA grant at Evidence Action including oversight on efficient and cost effective budget execution
  • Develop budgets for all activities that Evidence Action contributes to the project
  • Effectively communicate budget related issues to both LSHTM and government partners in the county as may be necessary
  • Coordinate funds disbursement as provided for in the budget and the implementation strategy
  • Liaise with the DtW Kenya team on cost sharing of expenses e.g. supply chain costs

    Personnel management

  • Manage the Evidence Action team of Associates working on the TUMIKIA project in Nairobi and Kwale
  • Coordinate other non-project activities that the TUMIKIA staff engage in as part of Evidence Action or the study team
  • Ensure Evidence Action management team is informed in good time on any staffing issues arising from the work of the TUMIKIA study team

    Programme implementation

  • Act as the communication link person with partners during TUMIKIA implementation
  • Plan and coordinate execution of meetings relating to implementation of the TUMIKIA project
  • Ensure that TUMIKIA is implemented in line with Evidence Action’s policies and guidelines
  • Ensure all players (government, schools within the study have the right communication regarding the study and its relationship to the standard national school-based deworming programme (NSBDP)
  • Coordinate training activities for community based deworming
  • Ensure materials and supplies for the study are distributed to the community arms according to plan
  • Liaise with the NSBDP on programme plans in order to align TUMIKIA implementation to these timelines
  • Liaise with LSHTM on study designs for both study areas and communicate the same to team members
  • Attend relevant NSBDP meetings that provide an opportunity for TUMIKIA’s visibility and positioning
  • Liaise with the NSBDP in the management of any policy related issues that can adversely affect the project
  • Contribute to other relevant studies related to TUMIKIA that are ongoing in Kwale and which add value to Evidence Action’s Knowledge base on community treatment
  • Ensure consistent and supportive messaging of TUMIKIA and the NSBDP in Kwale so that the two projects get the requisite support from the county government

    Supply chain management

  • Ensure training, monitoring forms and community mobilization materials are designed in time
  • Work with the DtW Kenya team on the development of TUMIKIA study printing list, delivery to the printer and monitoring of packaging of materials
  • Liaise with the NSBDP and LSHTM on drugs requisition, distribution and documentation for community treatment
  • Manage distribution of materials, drugs and community mobilization materials
  • Coordinate all supply chain linkages between school-based deworming (SBD) and community-based deworming (CBD) during the cascade Programme logistics
  • Organize meetings at national and county level in collaboration with the LSHTM
  • Manage logistics for DtW participation in TUMIKIA project activities
  • Manage the logistics of drug and materials distribution for CBD
  • Support to data management and reporting
  • Work with LSHTM on the reverse cascade (data flow) within the county
  • Liaise with the NSBDP on how data from TUMIKIA sites would be used for programme reporting and avail the necessary data from the field
  • Keep track of key performance indicators of the study implementation Donor report writing

    Qualifications:

    Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Health management, Public health, Economics or
  • any other relevant social sciences from a recognized University
  • Masters in relevant field is desirable

    Relevant Experience and Key Skills

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in coordinating public health projects and working with communities
  • Experience in supply chain management
  • Experience working with the government at the county and sub-county levels in planning and implementing programmes
  • Experience in working with the Ministry of Health’s community based public health interventions
  • Experience in developing programme work plans and budgets, donor and government reports and documentation of lessons learnt
  • Experience in development of training materials
  • Experience in managing teams

    Personal Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work as a part of a team and across multiple groups
  • Strategic thinker with a passion for innovations
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced working environment
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Proven skill in negotiation and managing complex relationships
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Strong organizational skills including good time management skills

    How to Apply

    Check; Senior Associate, TUMIKIA Study to apply online

    2. Position Title: Associate, Community Liaison

    Department / Section: TUMIKIA Study

    Duty Station: Kwale County, Kenya

    Reports To: Senior Associate

    Application Deadline: On a rolling basis

    Start Date: Immediate

    About the Position:

    We are looking for a dynamic, engaged individual to join our team as an Associate who will be responsible for field engagements for the TUMIKIA study in Kwale County.

    The successful candidate will have a passion for field operations and implementation, and should be driven by a mission to continually improve the quality of implementation and outcomes.

    The Associate will support in implementation of TUMIKIA study activities in Kwale County.

    The position holder will report to the Senior Associate, who is responsible for overseeing TUMIKIA implementation at Evidence Action.

    Responsibilities & Description of Duties:

  • Field operations: Planning and implementation
  • Develop community health extension worker (CHEW) and community health volunteer (CHV) lists by cluster in consultation with LSHTM
  • Participate in the development of training tools for community deworming
  • Mobilize CHEWs and CHVs to trainings
  • Mobilize CHVs to administer drugs in the community
  • Facilitate trainings as assigned by the supervisor
  • Ensure CHEWs and CHVs have received the required materials and drugs in time for treatment
  • Ensure the county government of Kwale and LSHTM are adequately informed and represented at trainings and supervision activities.
  • Ensure the target CHEWs, CHVs and schools receive timely communication on project delivery through available channels of communication including Echo Mobile (mass SMS software)
  • Work with the LSHTM team to monitor treatment outcomes including availability of treatment data for other needs within Evidence Action
  • Coordinate field officers provided by LSHTM to support delivery of community treatment at different timelines of the cascade
  • Advise the project manager on any conflicts or challenges arising from communities or among CHVs that can compromise treatment outcomes
  • Ensure community mobilization activities are optimally implemented ahead of community deworming days
  • Attend NSBDP activities in Kwale county as may be assigned by the supervisor Reporting
  • Write progress reports on community deworming as instructed by the supervisor
  • Document lessons learnt, successes, challenges and recommendations

    Qualifications:

    Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Health management, Public health, Economics or any other relevant social sciences from a recognized University
  • Relevant experience and key skills
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in coordinating and implementation of community health projects and working with communities
  • Experience working with county and sub-county government officials in planning and implementing programmes
  • Experience in working with the Ministry of Health in community public health interventions
  • Experience in monitoring programme work plans and budgets
  • Experience in development of training materials
  • Past experience in working with volunteers
  • Excellent report writing skills

    Personal Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • ability to work as a part of a team and across multiple groups
  • Strategic thinker with a passion for innovations
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced working environment
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Proven skill in negotiation and managing complex relationships
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Strong organizational skills

    How to Apply

    Check; Associate, Community Liaison to apply online

    3. Position Title: Associate, Study Implementation

    Department / Section: TUMIKIA Study

    Duty Station: Kwale County, Kenya

    Reports To: Senior Associate

    Application Deadline: On a rolling basis

    Start Date: Immediate

    About the Position:

    We are looking for a dynamic, engaged individual to join our team as an Associate who will be responsible for coordinating and implementing field activities of the TUMIKIA study.

    This position is based in Kwale County.

    The successful candidate will have a passion for programme planning and implementation, and should be driven by a mission to continually improve the quality of implementation and outcomes.

    The Associate will support in coordination of TUMIKIA study activities at field level (Kwale County).

    The position holder will report to the Senior Associate, who is responsible for overseeing TUMIKIA implementation at Evidence Action.

    Responsibilities & Description of Duties:

    Planning and implementation

  • Coordinate the linkage between treatment schools and treatment communities
  • Manage government linkages with regard to the study at the county
  • Work closely with the LSHTM team in Kwale to understand their schedule of activities and its impact on Evidence Action’s delivery of its mandate to the study
  • Participate in the planning and execution of programme trainings and meetings at the county.
  • Work with LSHTM on review of training tools
  • Work with the Senior Associate on planning for community treatments in the study sites
  • Document lessons learnt from delivery of treatment and other study activities and any support required thereof
  • Ensure the project is implemented within agreed upon timelines
  • Ensure the government is adequately updated on the progress of community treatment plans and trainings as assigned by the study Senior Associate
  • Monitor delivery of treatment during the standard SBD and community treatment, paying attention to implications of School Based Deworming (SBD) on community uptake of treatment
  • Communicate partner linkages between NSBDP, DtW Kenya, study team (LSHTM and KEMRI) and Kwale County partners
  • Attend TUMIKIA meetings organized by Evidence Action and its partners
  • Track delivery of medicines at sub-county, health facility and community unit level for community based treatment
  • Track deworming tablets accountability forms for the study
  • Ensure consistent and supportive messaging of TUMIKIA and the NSBDP in Kwale so that the two strategies get the requisite support from the county government
  • Attend NSBDP activities in Kwale county as may be assigned by the supervisor

    Reporting

  • Contribute to donor reports that document project progress and outcomes as instructed by the supervisor
  • Document lessons learnt, successes, challenges and recommendations

    Qualifications:

    Professional qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Health management, Public health, Economics or any other relevant social sciences from a recognized University
  • Relevant experience and key skills
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in coordinating and implementation of community health projects and working with communities
  • Experience working with county and sub-county government officials in planning and implementing programmes
  • Experience in working with the Ministry of Health in community public health interventions
  • Experience in monitoring programme work plans and budgets
  • Experience in development of training materials
  • Past experience in working with volunteers
  • Excellent report writing skills

    Personal Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work as a part of a team and across multiple groups
  • Strategic thinker with a passion for innovations
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced working environment
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Proven skill in negotiation and managing complex relationships
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Strong organizational skills

    How to Apply

    Check; Associate, Study Implementation to apply online

    4. Position Title: Associate, Study Implementation Supply Chain and Budgets

    Department / Section: TUMIKIA Study

    Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reports To: Senior Associate

    Application Deadline: On a rolling basis

    Start Date: Immediate

    About the Position:

    We are looking for a dynamic, engaged individual to join our team as an Associate who will be responsible for supply chain and budgeting for the TUMIKIA study.

    The successful candidate will have a passion for supply chain, budgeting and tracking financial accountability, and should be driven by a mission to continually improve the quality of implementation and outcomes.

    The position holder will report to the Senior Associate, who is responsible for overseeing TUMIKIA implementation at Evidence Action.

    Responsibilities & Description of Duties:

  • Budgeting, disbursements and accountability

  • Work with the Senior Associate in the development of the funds disbursement protocol for community treatment.
  • Develop budgets and manage funds disbursements to community health volunteers (CHVs) and community health extension workers (CHEWs) during trainings and supervision
  • Liaise with Evidence Action finance team on modalities for funds disbursement and accountability
  • Ensure funds are fully accounted for by all officials from both government and other partners

    Supply chain

  • Develop supply chain protocol and oversee county distribution of materials to community arms of the study
  • Work with Evidence Action procurement team and the DtW Kenya logistician on vendor management for delivery of supplies for community treatment
  • Ensure proper logistical arrangements are in place for the team during implementation of the cascade
  • Manage logistics for DtW participation in TUMIKIA project activities
  • Work with the DtW Kenya Associate for Supply Chain to manage the logistics of drug and materials distribution for CBD from the national level to the counties
  • Provide updates to the team based in Kwale on any points of linkage with the NSBDP that need the study teams attention e.g. drugs allocation and distribution, materials printing and distribution and coordination of joint meetings

    Programme support

  • Monitor the policy landscape in the country at the national level and how it affects TUMIKIA’s activities in Kwale.
  • Communicate the same to the supervisor and other team members for action
  • Support the Senior Associate on TUMIKIA tasks that are executed from Nairobi office and communicate the same to the field team
  • Facilitate trainings as assigned by the study Senior Associate
  • Support organization of meetings at national and county level in collaboration with the LSHTM

    Qualifications:

    Professional qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Health management, Public health, Economics or any other relevant social sciences from a recognized University
  • Relevant experience and key skills
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in coordinating and implementation of community health projects and working with communities
  • Experience working with county and sub-county government officials in planning and implementing programmes
  • Experience in working with the Ministry of Health in community public health interventions
  • Experience in developing and monitoring programme work plans and budgets
  • Experience in development of training materials
  • Experience in supply chain management
  • Past experience in working with volunteers
  • Excellent report writing skills

    Personal Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work as a part of a team and across multiple groups
  • Strategic thinker with a passion for innovations
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced working environment
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Proven skill in negotiation and managing complex relationships
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Strong organizational skills

    How to Apply

    Check; Associate, Study Implementation Supply Chain and Budgets to apply online


    Ramco Group Jobs

    Ramco Group Jobs are always looking to employ the best people for every position within the Group.

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    Job Description:

  • Monitoring day to day activities of the accounts,collection and finance team
  • Liason with banks and insurance companies
  • Ensuring timely presentation of daily,weekly and monthly reports
  • Responsible for preparing monthly accounts
  • Overall in charge of the finance function

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: CPA( K) or ACCA, Expert in Excel

    Minimum Years of Experience: Minimum 5 years experience in a similar position

    2. Cashier (2 Positions)

    Job Description:

  • Receive cash and issue receipts for the same.
  • Bank all cash received and ensure all banking slips are forwarded to accounts department for reconcilliation
  • Maintain a daily cash book

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Accounting knowlegde

    Minimum Years of Experience: 3 years experience in a similar position

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    Job Desciption:

  • Maintain and implement cost effective and performance oriented procedures that offer staff and customers a competitive and reliable services that ensure high employee productivity
  • Coordinate timely and complete communication between management and internal and external customers
  • Ensure that all orders are serviced competently and timely to customer satisfaction

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    Minimum Years of Experience: 5 years in similar position

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    Job Description:

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  • Advise and guide the management on all hr function decisions while ensuring legal compliance,business profitability and ethics
  • Offer support in handling of all employee disciplinary and industrial relations issues while maintaining good industrial relations
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    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Degree in a business /social studies with a higher diploma in Human Resource

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  • Advise and guide the manageemnt on all hr function decisions while ensuring legal compliance,business profitability and ethics
  • Timely handling of all employee disciplinary and industrial relations issues while maintaining good industrial relations
  • Effectievly handling all recruitment matters,succession and career planning,promotion and staff training and development
  • Cordinating health and safety at workplace with aim of reducing occupational accidents and ensuring all necessary legal complaince and tiemly audits
  • Providing timely and accurate staff payroll details while ensuring they are paid correctly,legally and a timely manner
  • Create a conducive working environment that will result in culture change that is performance oriented

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Degree in a business /social and Higher Diploma in Human Resource

    Minimum Years of Experience: 4 years in a similar position

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    Job Description:

  • Review and recommend hr policy initiatives that ensure the Company maintains best hr practises
  • Facilitate identification of suitable staff training programmes
  • Ensure timely and efficient recruitment procedure is followed by the company for all vacancies
  • Implement performance management systems
  • Ensure legal complaince in all hr functions

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Higher Diploma in Human Resource

    Minimum Years of Experience: 3 years in similar a position

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    Job Description:

  • Accountable for the smooth operation of the office work,support work and related systems by organising and coordinating workflow
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  • Independently respond to diverse inquiries and make decisions when multiple courses of actions are possible
  • Coordinates and monitors multiple and diverse work processes and activities to ensure the Managing Director and other management decisions are properly carried out for timely delivery of decisions

    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: Full secretarial course and microsoft office

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    Minimum Education & Professional Requirements: KCSE

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  • Driving company executives to and from destinations in a comfortable,safe and efficient manner while ensuring the vehicle is maintained in a good working condition.

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    Job Description:

  • Engaging in all aspects of hardware sales in the company

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  • Product innovation
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    Job Description:

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