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    Steel Fabrication Company Jobs in Nairobi Kenya – Massive

    September 20, 2014

    Job Description

    We are a 40-Year old Steel Fabrication company based in Nairobi, with main product areas focused on Design Fabrication and all types of structural steel works for commercial, industrial and public buildings.

    As an ISO standard company, we operate throughout Eastern and Central Africa.

    Due to Expansion and growth, we are looking to employ Key staff members with the following backgrounds:

    1. Site Supervisor

    Salary 20,000 – 50,000 gross, depending on experience.

    The ideal candidate will be required to have;

  • A Diploma in Engineering.
  • 7-10 years’ experience in the management and execution of structural steel and concrete related projects.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate projects.
  • Good understanding of steel fabrication drawings.
  • Ability to inspect and manage quality of work at site.
  • Ability to manage a team and coordinate resources.
  • Excellent use of English language for written and verbal communications.
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision

    3. Erection Supervisor

    Salary 50,000 – 70,000 gross, depending on experience.

    (Two positions)The ideal candidate will be required to have;

  • A Diploma in Engineering.
  • 10 years’ experience in the erection of steelwork.
  • Good understanding of steel fabrication drawings.
  • Knowledge of Autocad.
  • Excellent use of English language for written and verbal communications.
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision

    2. Senior Engineer

    Salary 70,000 – 120,000 gross, depending on experience.

    (Two positions)The ideal candidate will be required to have;

  • Bsc. Degree in Civil / Structural Engineering.
  • 5-7 years’ experience and knowledge in steel fabrication and RC design.
  • Has experience at a senior level in the management and execution of structural steel related projects and supervise concrete work.
  • Excellent use of English language for written and verbal communications.
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision.


    RCTP Medical Laboratory Technologists Jobs in Suba / Rongo Districts, Kenya

    Program Description:

    Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) is collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW).

    RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment program working in 140 clinics in Nyanza Province, Kenya.

    RCTP is seeking motivated, proactive individuals to fill the following positions in the Sustainable East African Research on Community Health (SEARCH) Study.

    SEARCH is a five-year cluster randomized trial to test whether universal ART can improve health, Educational, and economic outcomes.

    We are going to be conducting a household census in 12 communities and annual multi- disease diagnostic health campaigns.

    We will also be supporting ART delivery through FACES clinics.

    Job Title: Medical Laboratory Technologist

    (6 Positions)

    Reports to: SEARCH Laboratory Coordinator

    Duty Station: Suba/Rongo Districts

    Duration: 9 Months

    Vacancy Number: FN-42-09-2014

    Job Summary:

    Successful applicants will be responsible for running tests in the field laboratory station during the community health campaigns, Post CHC tracking and processing samples in the mobile RNA laboratory station.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Perform SEARCH study specific assays:

  • POC CD4 using PIMA™ analyzers, HIV rapid tests, Malaria RDTs, Sputum for AFB, and Blood glucose levels, Full haemogram and blood Chemistries e.g. Liver function tests and renal function tests

    Sample collection and processing:

  • Infant DBS and finger prick whole blood capillary blood for viral load RNA
  • Adhering to Professional Code of Conduct and Research Ethics
  • Preparing Sample aliquots, archival and storage in the freezer works software
  • Performing maintenance and troubleshooting on laboratory equipments
  • Laboratory Waste segregation and management
  • Stock control using stock cards
  • Ensure efficient chain of custody of all samples collected, laboratory study documents, results and perform tests as per the specific laboratory SOPs
  • Projection on consumables and reagents, and re-ordering whenever due.
  • Any other duty as assigned by the laboratory coordinator

    Key Requirements:

  • Diploma in Medical laboratory Technology from the Kenya Medical Training College or any relevant, recognized institution
  • Registered with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB)
  • Current KMLTTB Practising License
  • Current and valid Motorcycle riding license would be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    1. Laboratory Skills:

  • Good clinical and laboratory practices training (GCLP)

    Phlebotomy :

  • Venous whole blood and capillary blood collection
  • Conduct rapid HIV antibody testing, Malaria RDT test, Blood sugar tests, Sputum for AFB and DBS sample collections
  • Sample archival and storage

  • CD4 count using PIMA Machine

  • Laboratory commodity management

    2. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English and Dholuo

    3. Should embrace community-based development work.

    4. Knowledge of computer software applications including MS-Office suite.

    5. Interest in working in an innovative and demanding environment with extensive travel to rural sites in Suba/Mbita and Rongo Districts.

    Applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available to start work on the project
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
  • At least two recommendation letters, preferably from previous employers


    Give Directly Field Officers Jobs in Kisumu and Siaya Kenya

    Title: Field Officer

    Reports to: Senior Field Officer

    Start date: 1st October, 2014

    Positions: 2

    Location: Kisumu / Siaya

    Duration: 3 months, with possibility of extension based on performance, availability of funds and continuity of the organisation.

    About Give Directly:

    Give Directly is an NGO that provides direct, unconditional cash transfers to the extreme poor.

    Role Overview:

    The Field Officer will be at the front-line of interaction with recipients before and after they receive their transfers.

    They will answer the organization’s hotline and help resolve recipients’ questions and problems, and call recipients to administer follow up surveys, collecting data for the improvement of the program.

    They shall also be called upon to assist with barazas and audits as necessary.

    A Field Officer must have a strong interest in advancing the distinctive values and mission of Give Directly.

    Responsibilities

    Follow up surveys:

    Call (and sometimes visit) recipients to administer surveys over the phone, To collect data used to improve the program and uncover any recipient problems.

    Hotline calls:

  • Answer the phone as recipients call in with questions or concerns,
  • Answering their questions and escalating any problems as necessary.

    Registration problem resolution:

  • For people who have not registered with MPesa or who have registered with the wrong name(s),
  • Call the recipients and advise them on how to register.

    Barazas: explain Give Directly program to recipients and non-recipients in a village meeting.

    Answer any questions.

    Audits:

  • In suspicious cases, visit recipient households and administer surveys to make a final determination of the household’s eligibility status.

  • A given Field Officer may participate in these activities to varying degrees depending on the organization’s needs.

  • For example, at some points there may not be a need for any barazas, whereas at other times there may be many.

  • A Field Officer may rotate through these responsibilities in order to foster professional development and growth.

  • For example, after mastering the follow up survey, a Field Officer may be rotated to answer more hotline calls and gain a different experience.

    Requirements

  • Diploma in a relevant field.
  • Previous working experience with vulnerable communities (1-2 years minimum).
  • Fluency in English and Luo; excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills and good typing skills.
  • Previous work experience with GiveDirectly is an added advantage.
  • Empathy, honesty, and the highest standards of integrity.
  • Comfortable interviewing individuals within their homes in the field.
  • Patience and good judgment in resolving recipient problems.
  • Ability to comfortably work with and within different teams.

    To Apply:

    Please send a cover letter and detailed updated CV.

    Your CV should include 3 references, daytime phone number(s), email address, your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience.

    Applications should strictly be submitted via email to gd.kenya.jobs@gmail.com.

    Please ensure that the subject line reads: “Field Officer – FO/09/2014”.

    Attach CV with file name your-name _CV and Cover Letter with your-name_Cover.

    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.

    Deadline to apply: 26th September, 2014.

    Disclaimer:

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Field Officer.
  • The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities.
  • The Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.

    Please note that Give Directly will never request for any form of payment from an applicant.

    More information about us is available at: Give Directly Field Officers Jobs in Kisumu and Siaya Kenya


    National AIDS Control Council (NACC) Head of Legal Services Job in Kenya

    Republic of Kenya

    Ministry of Health

    National Aids Control Council

    Career Opportunity: Head, Legal Services

    NACC Grade 3

    The National AIDS Control Council (NACC) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Health whose mission is to provide policy and a strategic framework for mobilizing and coordinating resources for the prevention of HIV transmission and provision of care and support to the infected and affected people in Kenya.

    The NACC wishes to recruit a highly motivated individual to serve in the position of Head, Legal Services who fulfils the following requirements:

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Have served in a comparable position in a large organization for at least seven (7) years
  • A Masters degree in a relevant field
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Law
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Be in Possession of CPS (K)
  • Have the current law practising certificate
  • Possess computer application skills
  • Have demonstrated outstanding professional competence, ability and integrity as reflected in work performance and results
  • Fulfil the expectations of Chapter Six of the constitution including getting the clearances from HELB, KRA, CID, EACC and a recognized CRB.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The duties and responsibilities will include;

  • Head the Legal Unit and report to the Director on all legal matters of the Council
  • Advising on Legal and regulatory matters; constitution of the Council and stakeholders meetings
  • Advising on corporate governance ; ensuring safe custody of collaterals and chattels and other Council properties
  • Coordination of issuance of legal undertakings
  • Advising on negotiations and taking part in corporate deals
  • Providing secretarial services to the Council and its committees and liaising with external lawyers and other legal bodies.
  • Responsible for drawing contracts and agreements and initiate periodic legal reviews of Legal Notice No. 170 of 1999
  • Interpreting and advising the Council accordingly on other related laws
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with the regulatory framework and managing litigations and advice on procedures and legal requirements on matters relating to property management, staff discipline
  • Any other issues that may attract litigation
  • The successful candidate will be offered a three (3) year contract renewable subject to appraisal and satisfactory performance.

    Application

    The application with a detailed CV and copies of certificates, names of at least three (3) professional referees should be addressed to the undersigned and received on or before October 3, 2014:

    The Director
    National AIDS Control Council
    Landmark Plaza 9th Floor Argwings Kodhek Road
    P.O. Box 61307 – 00200
    Nairobi

    NACC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate any applicant on the basis of ethnic background, sex, religion, disability, HIV or marital status yet is attentive to gender, regional and ethnic balance.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    For more details about the NACC and its programmes please visit the website at; National AIDS Control Council (NACC) Head of Legal Services Job in Kenya


    Trocaire Somalia Programme Support Manager Job in Kenya

    Trocaire Somalia is recruiting a Programme Support Manager as part of the Senior Management Team and he/she will have overall management responsibility for ensuring the provision of effective programme support services for Trócaire’s Somalia Programme.

    This includes managing the finance, administration, logistics, grants management and human resource functions.

    She/he will work with colleagues to build the capacity of District Health Board (DHB) staff in programme support functions.

    She/he will represent Trócaire Somalia in internal and external coordination forums and meetingsand will deputise for the Country Director as and when required.

    The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelors degree (in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance), a related professional Diploma, and/ or Masters degree in Business Administration.
  • A minimum five years of managerial experience in programme support services in an international NGO.
  • Extensive experience in Finance, logistics, HR and Administration.
  • A sound understanding of budgets, financial management, audit, programme management and administration principles.
  • Extensive experience of grant management, donor funding, reporting and compliance
  • Demonstrable field experience of logistics management
  • Problem-solving skills, analytical skills, ability to work under pressure and good communication skills.
  • A high level of reliability and objectivity
  • Experience of working in the Somalia context.

    If you feel you fit the required qualification and experience, please check the job details on Trocaire Somalia Programme Support Manager Job in Kenya by 31st October

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Project Manager, Systems Engineers, Sales Representatives, Accountant and Debt Collector Jobs in Kenya

    A leading Systems Integrator Company based in Nairobi, is looking to recruit the following positions.

    1. Project Manager (1)

    Required Qualifications:

    College / University degree in relevant discipline and 5 years’ experience in Project Management.

    Purpose of the job:

    Oversee the planning, implementation, and tracking of projects which has a beginning, an end and specified deliverables.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Achieve operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer service standards.
  • Define the scope of the project in collaboration with senior management.
  • Execute the project according to the project plan.
  • Meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing project budget; scheduling expenditures; analysing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality.
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase.

    2. Systems Engineers (2)

    Required Qualifications:

  • College/University degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.
  • 5 year Experience as a Systems Engineer.

    Purpose of the job:

  • Discovering system requirements and ensuring that the system meets the client’s operational needs.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the planning and engineering of systems infrastructure, implementation and design of hardware, software and monitoring the systems performance.

    3. Sales Representatives (5)

    Required Qualifications:

  • College/University degree in Marketing & Sales.
  • 5 years’ experience in market study and brand exposure for contracting works/projects/tender acquisitions.

    Purpose of the job:

  • Study market and brand Company’s name.
  • Expand Company activities where the company has not executed Projects.
  • Build strong relationships with existing and new clients.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Increase company’s market share.
  • Study market and competition.
  • Smart market research.
  • New client’s acquisition.

    4. Cash and Bank Accountant (1)

    Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • CPA (Part 2 Section 4)
  • 3 years’ experience in the same position.

    Purpose of the job:

    Monitoring daily cash flows and controlling all interfaces with operating systems and banking, reconciling bank accounts.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of cash management.
  • Bank reconciliation and banking relationship.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of “customers” staff, up to and including CFOs and CEOs.
  • Excellent Quick Books & ERP systems competence.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a cross-departmental environment and to represent the Company in a competent and professional manner when working with partners.

    5. Debt Collector (1)

    Required Qualifications:

  • College/University education at least Diploma level.
  • 3 years’ experience in the same position.

    Purpose of the job:

  • Achieve collection target to ensure positive cash flow.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Negotiating payments while continuing to build a positive relationship with customers.
  • Maintaining telephone contact with customers according to established guidelines and standards to ensure prompt payment.
  • Managing collection efforts with a high level of persuasiveness & professionalism.
  • Maintaining positive customer relationship and minimize bad debt exposure.
  • Some travel required.

    Application and detailed CV to be emailed to jobssearchtoday@gmail.com before closing date on or before 26th September 2014.


    Consolata Hospital Kyeni Clinical Officer and Radiographer Jobs in Embu Kenya Diocese of Embu

    Consolata Hospital Kyeni

    1. Clinical Officer

  • He/She must have a diploma in clinical medicine
  • Prior experience in paediatric and adult ART will be an added advantage.

    2. Radiographer

  • He/She must have a basic diploma in radiography.
  • Have a higher diploma in sonography.

    Applications to be received before 26th September 2014 to.

    The Managing Director
    Consolata Hospital Kyeni
    P.O. Box 38,
    Runyenjes


    HR Manager, Retail Chain Manager, Sales Representative, Professional Makeup Artist and Secretary Jobs in Kenya

    1. Human Resource Manager

  • Degree in Human Resources Management from a Reputable University,

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in a reputable firm, preferably at a FMCG distribution company

  • Experience in Recruitment & Integration of Staff to Company

  • Experience in using performance management tools, HR modules at Reputable ERP

  • Adequate knowledge in MS Office Applications

  • Conduct Training sessions to the staff from different departments especially to Sales and Marketing

  • Must have knowledge with labor laws

    2. Retail Chain Manager

  • Degree in sales and marketing from reputable university
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in retail management and sales, preferably in cosmetics
  • Adequate knowledge in MS Office Applications
  • Ability to manage the efficiency of Flormar Point of Sales , staffs and ensure smooth running of all the retail shops in an orderly and timely manner
  • Excellent communication and presentational skills

    3. Sales Representative

  • Degree or Diploma in sales and marketing.
  • Experience in sales of Fast Moving Consumer Goods preferably in cosmetic products in Supermarkets
  • Excellent communication skills both written and spoken
  • Ability to travel all over the country
  • Adequate knowledge in MS Office Applications

    4. Professional Make-up Artist

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience of make up application
  • Diploma in Beauty and Make Up from recognized training institution
  • Creative in Ideas about Social Media Marketing, and able to manage Social Media
  • Ability to conduct training especially both off and on location

    5. Secretary

  • Minimum diploma in secretariat
  • Excellent data entry skills
  • Excellent in Microsoft office packages especially Microsoft excel
  • Presentable and very organized

    Please send your application to vacancy@ycl.co.ke and include your cv, passport size photo by 30th October.


    KIPPRA Assistant Accountant Job in Kenya

    The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a public Institute established in 1997 to support public policy by contributing to the formulation of medium and long-term strategic perspectives for development of the country as well as developing the required human and institutional capacities.

    This is achieved by undertaking economic forecasting, policy analysis and research, and through capacity building for the achievement of national development goals.

    It is governed by the KIPPRA Act No. 15 of 2006.

    The Institute is seeking qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

    1. Job Title: Assistant Accountant

    Ref. AA/2014

    Grade: KIP 6

    Division: Finance & Investment Division

    Supervisor: Finance and Investment Manager, Accountant

    Supervisory Responsibilities: None

    Position Summary:

    The Assistant Accountant will providing support in the Finance Division by ensuring that accounting standards and practices are adhered to, payments processing, banking, assisting with preparation of quarterly financial reports.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Financial data processing
  • Production of quarterly financial and management reports
  • Maintaining the fixed asset register
  • Preparing receipts and invoices
  • General Ledger and Bank reconciliation
  • Vouching and control of staff advances
  • Custodian of Petty cash and related transactions

    Qualifications & Attributes

  • A Bachelors degree in Commerce, Business Administration or Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant CPA Part II ,CPA-K will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years in a busy accounting environment
  • Experience in donor fund accounting desirable
  • Practical working knowledge of the Microsoft Navision Financial Reporting System
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

  • Team player

    2. Job Title: Internal Auditor

    Ref. AUD/2014

    Grade: KIP 6

    Division: Internal Audit.

    Reporting to: Board Audit Committee

    Supervisory Responsibilities: Assistant Internal auditor

    Position Summary:

    Assess the adequacy of risk management, control and governance processes of the Institute; design and enforce systems for effective and efficient running of the Institute.

    Key Responsibilities

    The key responsibilities are:

  • Review the reliability and the integrity of financial and operating controls and recommending effective control mechanism
  • Ascertaining the extent of compliance with the Institute’s established policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Working with External auditors to enforce and review audit recommendations
  • Identify and evaluate the risks that impact on the operations of the Institute then assist in identifying the appropriate strategies, policies, procedures and controls to manage these risks
  • Communicate audit issues and recommendations to the board and senior management through a comprehensive and complete audit reports.
  • Carry out forensic audits where and when required and as may be appropriate.
  • Secretary to the Board Audit Committee.
  • Follow up outstanding audit issues to confirm that corrective/remedial action is taken on reported audit findings and recommendations.

    Desired Technical Qualifications

  • University Degree in accounting, finance, or Business administration. Masters will be an added advantage
  • At least 5 years experience in audit
  • Certified Public Accountant final-CPA (K)
  • Professional Qualifications in Audit: CISA, CIA, CFE, CRMA
  • Experience in using computerized auditing and accounting applications, risk management and internal controls

    Behavioural Competencies

  • Ability to plan, work and execute projects with minimum supervision and to complete work within required deadlines
  • Demonstrate excellent analytical skills
  • Demonstrated high levels of initiative, autonomy, adaptability, maturity and sound judgement
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and staff

    Terms and Application Procedure

    KIPPRA offers competitive terms and conditions of employment.

    Successful candidates will be employed on a 3-year contract, renewable on the basis of performance.

    Interested candidates are invited to submit an application letter indicating the reference number of position applied on both letter and envelope, copy of updated/detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, current and expected salary, and names and contacts (telephone and e-mail) of three (3) professional referees who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications and work experience.

    The application should be addressed to:

    The Human Resource and Administration Division,
    Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,
    Bishops Garden Towers, 2nd Floor, Bishops Road,
    P.O. Box 56445-00200, City Square,
    Nairobi

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    All email applications should be sent to: hr-september2014@kippra.or.ke

    Applications should reach not later than close of business 3rd October 2014.

    KIPPRA is an equal opportunity employer.

    Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification


    Global GAP Trainer Job in Kenya - Agricultural Development Company

    Vacancy: Global GAP Trainer

    A Kenyan development organization dealing with management of Agricultural Value chains is seeking an individual or firm to provide training to over 800 farmers in Kwale County on Global GAP Standards to be implemented in production and marketing of Yellow Passion Fruit.

    The training of the farmers will be administered through already formed groups organized into Production and Marketing structures.

    Objectives for the Consultancy:

    The main aim of the training is to introduce the farmers, Production and Marketing Centre management as well as Centre Production Coordinators to Global Gap Systems through systematic and in-depth training on good Agricultural Practices while introducing them to quality control systems and record keeping.

    The farmers in the 21 Production and Marketing centres, the centre management, and the Centre Production Coordinators from the Collection Centres will be targeted for these training programmes.

    Call for Proposals

    Individuals or firms are invited to send a detailed proposal for undertaking this assignment.

    The proposal should include:

  • Well elaborated methodology on how this work will be undertaken.
  • The timeline (man-clays) for the training and reporting.
  • Professional qualifications of the team to be involved in the assignment and experience in carrying out global gap training.
  • Detailed organization profile (for firms) and detailed CVs for individuals.
  • The budget (financial proposal), for the assignment should be submitted as a separate document and not as part of the technical proposal.
  • The assignment is expected to commence on Monday, 13th October 2014.

    The Terms of Reference for the Assignment are available on request.

    Qualified individuals or firms should send technical and financial proposals (as separate documents) to globalgaptrainer@gmail.com by 12.00 noon on Friday 3th October 2014.

    Proposals received after the stipulated date and time will not be considered.

    Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Email queries and answers will be responded to via email.


    English Press Graphic Artist Job in Kenya

    English Press is looking for a

    Graphic Artist

  • Must be experienced in the Adobe Creative Suite using primarily In Design, Photoshop and Illustrator.

  • A degree in a graphic design related field is appreciated but not required.

  • Fresh graduates are welcome.

  • Must have strong work practices, design discipline and ability to meet quick deadlines.

  • Must be able to work in a team environment that is fast-paced with multiple projects and must be able to graciously accept critical feedback.

    Got the skills?

    Send us your detailed CV together with a portfolio of your creative samples at eplvacancies@gmail.com.

    Applications should be received by 30th September 2014.


    Avenue Healthcare Facilities Manager and Training Manager Jobs in Kenya

    Avenue Healthcare Vacancies

    Facilities Manager

    The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring that all Avenue facilities are properly maintained, refurbished and renovated to preserve and sustain them for safe and optimal use.

    Supervise and train existing maintenance / support staff in the assembly and fabrication of new facilities and furniture.

    Coordinate with external contractors / suppliers and manage projects to ensure successful and satisfactory completion on time and within budget.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Experience in building management, analytical knowledge of plumbing, electrical engineering, fire & safety, air conditioning systems, solar hot water systems and gas systems.
  • Occupational health & safety and environmental guidelines.
  • Three years working experience in the private sector, preferably in facilities / building management or hospitality services.

    Training Manager

  • The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and implementing a continuous internal training curriculum for staff in all Avenue Healthcare facilities.

    Minimum Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree, from a reputable institution, in Public Relations, Human
  • Resources, Business Administration or Education.

  • A post graduate diploma or degree in organizational development, human resources management, media or communication will be an added advantage

    Please email, or deliver your application and CV with copies of relevant certificates and references on or before Friday 3rd October 2014 to:

    Avenue Group - Head Office Nairobi

    Attn: HR Dept. 9th Floor, Orbit Place corner of Westlands Road & Chiromo Lane

    E-Mail: vacancies@avenuehealthcare.com


    Adeso Grant Compliance and Internal Control Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya (KES 247K - 278K)

    Organization: Adeso - African Development Solutions

    Position Title: Grant Compliance and Internal Control Manager

    Reporting to: Chief Financial Officer – CFO

    Working with:

    All departments (e.g., Finance; Human Resources; IT; Programs; Communication; Logistics & Procurement etc.), program director, country director

    Program / Duty Station: Nairobi

    Duration: 1 year Renewable

    Starting Salary: Gross Kshs. 247,950 – 278,595 Monthly

    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.

    Currently, 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.

    Position Summary:

    The Grant Compliance and Internal Control Manager will report to the Chief Financial Officer – CFO by monitoring and reporting results of the assessment of compliance procedures of Adeso and in providing guidance for the senior management team on matters relating to compliance.

    The post-holder will undertake real time risk analysis of Adeso operations with regards to adherence to internal controls and donor compliance and will provide targeted context-specific sensitization, prevention measures and guidance on minimizing all major risks.

    Key to this will be the compilation of an operational risk register with detailed action plans and continuous updates on risk rating and mitigation activities.

    S/he is responsible for providing efficient and effective management of the programme’s overall grant portfolio.

    S/he is member of the country programme core Senior Management Team is responsible for ensuring appropriate grant management, ensuring compliance with donor and internal organisation requirements, and overseeing information management related to grant and programme implementation.

    S/he will have authority to implement all necessary agreed actions to ensure achievement of the objectives of the compliance program. S/he will also makes recommendations for the Senior Management team to ensure on-going compliance.

    Position Purpose:

    The purpose of this role is to work alongside the country team and in close co-operation with the finance, procurement and human resources units to minimize operational risks in relation Adeso operations; specifically risks that arise from non- compliance with Adeso global policies and non-compliance with donor regulations

    The Grant Compliance and Internal Control Manager will also perform on request investigations in relation to fraud, corruption and bribery and promote adherence to related policies.

    Specific Roles and Responsibilities

    Donor compliance and Grant Management systems:

  • Ensure full compliance with Adeso minimum operating standards for grant management, Internal control work with implementing partners when required
  • Implement and manage Adeso process for grant management, equitable cost recovery, grants close out and sub-grant management when required
  • Coordinate grant management between fields based programme staff, Nairobi and other offices.
  • Work with Budget Holders and Finance Team to monitor all grant budgets to ensure compliance with donor requirements; review budget realignment and grant request; and also monitor expenditures to ensure compliance with budgets.
  • Organise and participate in grant opening, mid-term review and closure meetings and develop, with support of the Country Directors, a mechanism to hold Budget Holders accountable for deviations from the grant contracts
  • Act as a central point of organisational expertise on donor compliance requirements, ensuring that relevant staffs of all departments are informed of donor requirements; work closely with all departments to ensure compliance.
  • Provide technical support to assess donor eligibility/allow ability of planned expenditures and identify related compliance requirements.
  • Maintain a reporting tracking system to ensure that responsible staff are aware of upcoming deadlines
  • Verify that financial reports are coherent and adhere to donor and Adeso standards before submission

    Internal Control Review:

  • Coordinate the development, implementation and review of the organisational internal control strategy for the country programme
  • Quarterly travel to Adeso field office to review the control in place and suggest any improvement if needed.
  • Perform systems audit of Adeso Country offices and ensure that all supporting documents, proposals, contracts and amendments with donors follow the internal procedures.
  • Disseminate donor and Adeso standards to relevant personnel at the beginning of the process
  • Ensure that a system is in place to analyse overhead and shared programme cost so that all aspects have been taken into account (check-list)
  • Submit monthly compliance report to his/her supervisor.

    Training:

  • Ensure Budget Holders, Finance Officers and field staff are provided with the information and training they require in order to understand donor guidelines, compliance issues and the Adeso grant management and internal control procedures.
  • Conduct regular visits to field offices and project sites
  • Conduct internal audits of grants processes and protocols to advise Budget Holders on compliance levels in the field bases
  • Ensure key donors compliance checklists are available, provide orientation to Budget Holders and follow up the implementation.
  • Developing staff and providing guidance and technical advice where necessary.

    Audit:

  • Ensure all budgets include the necessary funds for audit and that all grants are audited as per donor rules and regulations
  • Assist the Chief Finance officer and Adeso program management in responding to internal audit requirements

    Other

  • Contribute to the country strategic and operational planning and reporting

    Skills and Qualifications

    Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a reputable university. An advanced degree will be an added advantage;
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in a reputable professional services firm, large international NGO or donor organisation involved in grant making;
  • Experience of managing USAID funds and ensuring compliance with USAID requirements.
  • Knowledge of compliance requirements for major donors, including USAID, DFID, ECHO, EU and ability and skills to establish compliance systems with Adeso staff.
  • Understands risks and related relevant controls primarily in the overall grant cycle including programme, financial and procurement cycles and effectively mitigates these;
  • High level skills in written standard English and ability to transform documents and reports developed by programme staff into dissemination standard documents
  • Ability to present, discuss and supervise compliance with grants monitoring protocols with team members of varying levels
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective project files for accountability and audit purposes
  • Professional qualifications; ACCA or CPA;

    Desirable:

  • Extensive experience of managing grants with donors and working with civil society organisations.
  • High level skills in coaching, mentoring, capacity building, team development, around management of accountabilities and compliance in relation to donor funding
  • Ability to work as a team with programme staff at all levels without holding any direct line management authority
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams with members of extremely varied skills, experience and background
  • Ability to and experience of establishing partnership management and monitoring protocols with local NGO partners
  • Demonstrated ability to remain positive and productive in a harsh climatic environment.

    Application Process

    This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional.

    If you would like to join this dynamic team and be part of building resilience and economic growth in Africa, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 26th September 2014.

    Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following:

    An updated CV; and An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

    Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.


    icipe Consultancy to Redesign the Infonet-Biovision Online Database

    Consultancy to Redesign the Infonet-Biovision Online Database

    Ref No. NRS/74/092014

    Terms of Reference

    Location: The Consultant will work from own office but be able to travel to icipe for face-to-face consultations with the Biovision FCP team when required.

    Duration: To be agreed upon but to be completed by latest April 2015

    Starting date: By 3rd November 2014 or soon thereafter.

    icipe - African Insect Science for Food and Health is an intergovernmental organisation headquartered in Nairobi and funded by various governmental aid agencies, UN organisations and private foundations to carry out research and training in environmentally sound and sustainable management of insects (arthropods) for improving comprehensive health and agricultural productivity in the tropics.

    icipe has 400 staff that undertake its research and capacity building programmes located at various sites in eastern Africa, particularly Kenya and Ethiopia, and collaborating with partners globally.

    icipe wishes to urgently engage a suitable Systems Developer to Redesign the Infonet-Biovison Online Database (www.infonet-biovision.org) under the Biovision Farmer Communication Programme (FCP).

    The overall goal of the FCP is to enable small-scale farmers and other users to access and utilise information on ecologically sustainable agriculture through integrated communication channels that include the Infonet-Biovision platform, The Organic Farmer (TOF) magazine, The Organic Farmer Radio (TOF Radio) programme and Farmer Communication Outreach.

    The Infonet-Biovision database and the other FCP information dissemination pathways recently underwent an assessment that identified areas of revision and recommendations for guiding the redesigning of the database into a content management system (CMS) that will make the Infonet platform easy to access and use by different user groups, easy to manage, host and update and with improved synergies with the other FCP communication pathways and partners.

    Tasks of the Consultant

    With the guidance of the FCP team and its technical advisor, the service provider will:

  • Develop layout and structure for the new website and CMS-based Infonet database that embody the Biovision Farmer Communication Programme brand, is attractive, user-friendly and covers the 4-H strategic areas of health (animal, plant, environment and human).
  • Develop an appropriate Infonet Content Management System (CMS) based on Drupal CMS.
  • Migrate the current Infonet-Biovision content into the new CMS.
  • Develop adequate documentation for future use by system developers (system’s technical documentation of the website and the CMS, complete with the most common troubleshooting guidelines).
  • Develop training and user-guide materials for users, content administrators and editors/authors.
  • Train FCP programme staff and a few key partners on how to work with the new CMS-based Infonet.

    Outputs and Deliverables

    The following are the minimum expected outputs from this consultancy:

  • A well-functioning CMS-based Infonet with all the current content successfully migrated and stabilised.
  • Complete easy-to-read technical and user manuals for the new Infonet.
  • FCP staff and key partners trained on the use of the new Infonet.

    Requirements / Qualifications:

  • The consultancy requires an individual or organisation with proven understanding and experience in systems analysis, design, development and knowledge management.

    The following specific qualifications are desired:

  • A university degree in Information Technology or related field with a minimum of five years of relevant experience in ICT applications or related field;
  • Excellent knowledge and use of information management systems and software packages for data collection, storage, retrieval, security and sharing;
  • Experience of working with Internet service providers and online hosting companies;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop complex web-based information management systems for various organisations;
  • Demonstrated professional competence and efficiency in meeting commitments, using time efficiently, observing deadlines and achieving quality results as per realistic work schedules agreed upon.

    Other desirable attributes:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills that encourage two-way communication and ability to work effectively and harmoniously with project team; and
  • Ability to plan and work with limited supervision.
  • The selected candidate should be available to start as soon as possible.

    How to apply for the Consultancy:

    The Consultancy is available immediately.

    All applications must arrive via email on or before 5 pm on Wednesday the 1st of October 2014.

    Please quote the reference number NRS/74/092014 on the email subject line.

    Interested individuals or companies should send their CV or Company Profile, key qualifications and experiences relevant to this type of task (e.g. web links to previous work), cost (fees) of undertaking this consultancy, type of maintenance support agreements and warranty details, timeline for the consultancy, names/addresses of three referees (with daytime telephone numbers, and email and fax numbers), and a one-page write-up on how you consider yourself suitable for the above consultancy to SystemsDeveloperFCP@icipe.org.

    Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    icipe is an equal opportunity employer


    Security Group Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    Security Group Africa is a multinational security organization with fixed base operations in the East Africa region, servicing security contracts throughout Africa from its Regional Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

    The company offers a full spectrum of security services, ranging from static guards and dog patrols through to sophisticated electronic security, access control and surveillance equipment.

    With over 40 years of operating experience and employing over 12,000 personnel in the region, Security Group Africa has the resources and capability to handle all of our client’s security requirements.

    Due to the rapid expansion of our operations, we are seeking highly motivated individuals for the positions below:

    1. Bids Services Executive

    Due to the rapid expansion, we are seeking highly motivated individuals for the above position which has arisen.

    The successful candidates shall be based in Nairobi

    Reporting to the National Sales & Marketing Manager, the successful candidate will support the business in managing and developing response to client invitations to tender.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Project manages bids (Tenders, RFQs, RFPs and EOIs) response at all stages.
  • Coordination with other internal departments in the production of Bid Documents as per the set specifications.
  • Liaising with relevant tender committees in securing contracts.
  • Ensure adherence to highest bid and governance process and standards.
  • Ensure Cancellation of Bid Bonds and securities once the tender has been awarded.

    Key Attributes of the Candidate

  • Diploma in business management or business related field from a recognized institution. Possession of a University degree shall be an added advantage.
  • Minimum K.C.S.E. C Plain
  • Sales & marketing experience in the commercial security Industry desirable.
  • At least two years Bid management experience.
  • Must have strong written communication and negotiation skills
  • Must have good planning skills
  • Must be a team player, have strong work ethics and have the ability to work under pressure and deliver on tight deadlines
  • Must have Excellent IT skills – with hands on experience in word, Excel, Power Point, and Adobe
  • Must possess a high level of integrity and work ethic.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The position shall be demanding and has a competitive remuneration package.

    2. Drivers

    15 Posts

    Overall Purpose of the Job:

    Responsible to the company vehicle by ensuring that it’s fit for daily use and with it deliver quality services to our clients and stakeholders.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the vehicle is neat and tidy.
  • Ensure vehicle is roadworthy and in good working condition.
  • Report any defects to car commander.
  • Drive the vehicle to locations specified as authorized in a responsible and professional manner.
  • Adhere to company policies regulating fleet management
  • Any other duties assigned by management from time to time.
  • Minimum Job Requirements (Qualification)
  • Minimum K.C.S.E with a mean grade of D plus
  • Possesses a driving license of at least class BCE.
  • At least 5yrs driving experience.
  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Valid certificate of good conduct
  • NYS training will be an added advantage

    3. Storekeeper

    The Storekeeper will report to the procurement manager.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining accurate records of stores.
  • Ensuring safe custody of stocks and monitoring consumption and levels of the stock.
  • Making requisition for stock items as required.
  • Receiving and verifying deliveries of materials /goods against documentation and issuing the same as per approved procedures.
  • Monitoring the consumption of stores material.
  • Carrying out reconciliation of accounts as required.
  • Preparing other accounts as required.
  • Maintaining primary books in the stores.
  • Participating in processing or underwriting business.
  • Participating in procurement of office materials as required.
  • Performing any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • 2 years’ experience in stores
  • Certificate in purchasing & supplies management/ stores management or related
  • course from a recognized institution
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office Applications.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

    4. Procurement Officer

    The procurement officer will report to the procurement manager.

    Key Attributes of the Candidate

  • Should have a degree in procurement/ supplies & purchasing management/ commerce/ business administration or related discipline from a recognized University.
  • Should have a diploma in supplies & purchasing management (if the first degree is not specifically in this area) from a recognized institution.
  • At least 3 years relevant experience. Those with experience in the service Industry shall have an added advantage.
  • Must have excellent negotiation, organizational and planning skills.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and team skills.
  • Must possess a high level of integrity and work ethic.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must possess excellent computer competencies.
  • Must have a sound in-depth understanding of the Industry and must be conversant with recent technological and operational developments.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in development, review & implementation of procurement strategies, policies and procedures.
  • Participate in planning, buying goods & services in a cost effective way; timely manner while maintaining appropriate quality standards and specifications.
  • To participate in identification of suppliers through supplier vetting and negotiating and documenting agreements with suppliers
  • Build and develop relationships with key suppliers.
  • To participate in preparing Tender documents, inviting bidders, analyzing quotations and recommending appropriate suppliers.

    5. Procurement Manager

    The procurement manager will be in charge of the procurement department and will be reporting to the Administration and Facilities Manager

    Key Attributes of the Candidate

  • Should have a degree in procurement/ supplies & purchasing management/ commerce/ business administration or related discipline from a recognized University.
  • Should have a diploma in supplies & purchasing management (if the first degree is not specifically in this area) from a recognized institution.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience three of which must be at a management level.
  • Those with experience in the service industry shall have an added advantage.
  • Shall be a member of a professional body
  • Must have excellent negotiation, organizational and planning skills.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and team skills.
  • Must posses a high level of integrity and work ethic.
  • Must be a profit driven person and give priority to efficient service delivery.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must possess excellent computer competencies.
  • Must have a sound in-depth understanding of the Industry and must be conversant with recent technological and operational developments.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provision of leadership, vision and direction in the department.
  • Responsible for development, review & implementation of procurement strategies, policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for planning, developing and buying goods & services in a cost effective way; timely manner while maintaining appropriate quality standards and specifications.
  • Responsible for identification of suppliers through supplier vetting and negotiating and documenting agreements with suppliers
  • Build and develop relationships with key suppliers.
  • Responsible for departmental budgeting, implementation and monitoring.
  • Preparing Tender documents, inviting bidders, analysing quotations and recommending appropriate suppliers.

    How to Apply

    If you are interested and meet the requirements send your application and detailed C.V via e-mail to hr@securitygroupke.com clearly indicating the position you are applying for to be received on or before 24th September 2014 addressed to the Human Resource Manager.


    USAID SHOPS Project Social Franchise Advisor Consultant Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Social Franchise Advisor Consultant

    Background:

    Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Project is a global five-year USAID - funded project, which aims to expand the role of the private sector, including NGOs and for - profit entities in the sustainable provision and use of high - quality health information, products and services.

    SHOPS builds upon decades of USAID support and leadership in private health sector programming, with an emphasis on exploring and advancing private sector innovations.

    SHOPS is seeking a Social Franchise Advisor consultant to support the establishment of a wholly owned social franchise that focuses on providing care to lower income populations at an affordable price.

    The consultant will provide programmatic, monitoring, and marketing support to components of the social franchise.

    Scope of Work

    The Consultant will be responsible for the following scope of work:

  • Provide technical support for the implementation of the medical service delivery project.
  • Oversee the business training implementation within the prioritized regions in collaboration with Banyan Global.
  • This includes coordinating activities such as invitations to providers, ensuring that all administrative aspects of the training are delivered and reporting on the progress and impact of the training.
  • Managing the communication and marketing agency to develop a communications strategy for the social franchise.
  • Provide technical input on clinical guidelines and management manuals
  • Supervise and coordinate assessments linked to the set-up of the franchise.
  • Relationship and partnership building with stakeholders and partners for the successful establishment of the franchise clinics
  • Training of Franchisor management team for successful roll out and management of sites i.e. site monitoring, cost tracking, business skills

    Qualifications

  • Medical Degree with diploma in Healthcare Management or MBA
  • Experience of at least 2 years managing a large private healthcare facility in Kenya
  • Past experience with USAID funded projects will be an advantage

    Level of Effort

    This Consultancy is expected to take 90 days of the Consultant’s time from mid October 2014 through February 2015.

    The consultant will be in contact with SHOPS for any information and assistance required during this duration.

    To Apply:

    Send cover letter and CV to SHOPSKenyaInfo@shopsproject.com citing the job title in the subject of the email by COB Thursday 25th September, 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization Jobs in Kenya

    Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO) is seeking to recruit Project and Support Staff who will provide critical support to the organization secretariat at the National Office and at the Counties.

    Any former employee of the organization wishing to reapply for their positions are encouraged.

    1. Project Officers (2)

    Qualifications/Requirements

  • BA degree in Social Sciences
  • 5-10 years professional experience in development work and Project Management

    2. Project Assistant (1)

  • BA degree in Social Sciences from a recognized University.
  • 3 – 5 years professional experience in development work.
  • Public Relations / Communications Officer (1)
  • BA degree in Public Relations / Communications, 5-10 years professional experience in an NGO

    3. Accounts Assistant

  • CPA part (2), with two years working experience

    4. Data Clerk (1)

  • Certificate in computer application systems (IT),
  • 1 year experience working with data entry and \ management

    5. Registry Officer (1)

  • Certificate in computer application systems (IT),
  • 1 year experience working with data management

    6. Office Assistant

  • K.C.S.E. Certificate, Experience in office assistant work

    7. Drivers

  • Valid Driving License,
  • Certificate of good conduct,
  • 5-10 years work experience

    Applications should be sent to the following address to be received on or before 30th September 2014.

    The National Chairman
    MYWO
    P. O. Box 44412 – 00100
    Nairobi

    Email: mywohr@gmail.com


    Vessel and Offshore Security Officers Jobs in Kenya

    Company looking for vessel and offshore security officers in support of seismic vessels.

    Mandatory pre-requisites are as follows:

  • At least 5 years military experience
  • Must have maritime security experience or have served within the military in the last 3 years in an operational capacity
  • BOSIET or Offshore Survival Equivalent
  • STCW 95 (All 4 modules)
  • Seafarer’s Medical
  • Offshore Medical
  • Dental Clearance
  • Seaman’s Discharge Book
  • Medical Qualification (FPOS Intermediate standard and above preferred) NEBOSH qualification (desirable not mandatory).

    This position is on a rotational basis, and personnel are expected to provide security services up to 8 weeks at a time.

    This position requires a person:

  • With mental alacrity, and a can-do approach to work.
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
  • Strong Team work and leadership skills.
  • Needs to be very trustworthy and professional, and place extreme importance on confidentiality.
  • Needs an awareness of external influences, such as legislation within legal, national and HSSE frameworks.

    Applications must be sent to applications.offshore@gmail.com


    Premier Academy Deputy Head of Primary Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Deputy Head of Primary

    Premier Academy is a leading British Curriculum School with a strong reputation for academic strength and all round excellence.

    We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, results oriented Deputy Head who is committed to high standards of performance and achievement by both children and educators.

    The Deputy Head will assist the Head in Subject Coordination, student discipline and general leadership of the primary section in order to secure its success and improvement, ensure high quality care and education for the children.

    In order to achieve and elevate standards of education, the successful candidate must have a requisite background including:

  • A Bachelor’s degree – Early Childhood Education
  • A Masters degree will be an added advantage
  • A Child- Entered approach to teaching
  • A minimum of 5 years exposure to the British National Curriculum
  • Excellent inter-personal and leadership skills
  • Minimum experience of 5 years as a Primary Teacher and 3 years in a leadership position

  • TSC Registration.

    If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send your application quoting the job title.

    Include your updated CV, testimonials and give full contact details of 3 referees to: recruit@premier-sri.ac.ke to be received not later than 11th October 2014.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted


    Murang’a Water Directors Call for Applications

    Application for Appointment of Directors

    The Tana Water Services Board (TWSB) is responsible for the efficient and economical provision of Water and Sanitation Services within her area of jurisdiction in accordance with Water Act 2002 through Water Service Providers under Service Provision Agreement (SPA) among them, Murang’a Water & Sanitation Company Ltd (MUWASCO).

    In this regard TWSB in concurrence with County Government of Murang’a is spearheading the recruitment of Four (4) Board of Directors for Murang’a Water & Sanitation Company.

    The primary function of the Directors is overseeing the conduct of the Company’s business and operations so that it is effectively managed in the long-term interest of stakeholders.

    TWSB now invites suitably qualified applicants with the following background and who MUST be Local Residents within the MUWASCO’s Service Area:

  • One Member from a duly registered Water users Organizations nominated/endorsed by their Bodies.
  • One Member from Women Organizations nominated/endorsed by their Bodies.
  • One Member from Youth Groups nominated/endorsed by their Bodies
  • One Member from an organization of physically challenged persons nominated/endorsed by their Bodies.

    NB: Women are encouraged to apply for these Positions.

    Eligibility criteria

    The applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Provide a nomination letter from their respective group offices Literate and numerate to at least O level.
  • Demonstrate experience and acumen in a business or any profession of at least 7 years.
  • Demonstrate participation in local development initiatives.
  • Have experience as a change management agent.
  • Be of age between 21 and 70 years old.
  • Suppliers or other trading associates of the company are not eligible for directorship in the company.
  • Persons in current professional or social relationships with directors of the company cannot become directors in the company.

    Interested persons should submit their Applications and Curriculum Vitae (CVs) including Certified Copies of Academic Testimonials and Professional Certificates and Letter of Nomination by the Stakeholder Group or Institution to which they belong.

    The application should be sent in a plain and sealed envelope marked “Application for Directorship” and addressed to the undersigned so as to be received not later than Thursday 2nd October 2014.

    Chairperson, Selection Committee,
    P. O. Box 1050 – 10200
    Murang’a


    Management Sciences for Health Project Director Job in Kenya

    Management Sciences for Health

    Vacancy: Project Director

    Overall Responsibilities:

    MSH seeks a Project Director for an anticipated procurement to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Kenya (GoK) to manage a high performing, sustainable, public-health-oriented laboratory service system.

    The goal of the project is to improve Kenya’s capacity in stewardship, technical guidance, and oversight to implement country-owned and-led quality integrated laboratory services. As such, s/he provides strategic and technical leadership and managerial oversight for the Project.

    S/he is the official representative of MSH for the project and maintains all communication with appropriate CDC officials, project partners and local stakeholders, and other MSH managed projects in Kenya to ensure adequate coordination of laboratory technical assistance.

    The Project Director is fully responsible and accountable for the development, execution and management of the project, including

    (1) vision and technical strategy,

    (2) project and financial management,

    (3) documentation, communication and reporting of project activities,

    (4) client(s), partners and stakeholder(s) relationships, and

    (5) coordination and synergy with other MSH Projects and collaboration with the MSH Country Representative and Country Operations Country Management Unit (COMU).

    S/he ensures project activities and results are responsive to the goals and objectives of both CDC and PEPFAR and that they comply with the policies of the GoK.

    S/he bears primary responsibility for all administrative requirements to fulfill the performance objectives and other requirements specified in the project cooperative agreement.

    Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide overall direction for all technical and managerial activities under the project as mandated by CDC.
  • Function as the primary liaison between CDC and MSH on all technical and financial matters related to the project.
  • Provide leadership in establishing effective technical assistance, collaboration and communication with GoK departments and other stakeholders responsible for the implementation and/or support of laboratory services.
  • Provide strategic and technical leadership in the development and implementation of capacity building strategies needed to strengthen the delivery of laboratory services in Kenya that are locally appropriate and sustainable.
  • Adapt, implement, and oversee an annual project management cycle which formulates the annual continuing application, comprehensive work plans, budgets and reports in accordance with the Cooperative Agreement, CDC annual planning cycle, assures control of expenditures and timely disbursement of funds.
  • Assure integration of technical activities with each other, and with the overall operational strategy of the project.
  • Work with the MSH financial support team to implement a Financial Pipeline Tracking System for effective budget monitoring and cost control, based on sound financial and accounting principles, MSH Standard Operating Procedures and MSH and CDC financial reporting requirements.
  • With the MSH financial support team, develop and adapt (as needed) a project financial plan in line with the CDC Cooperative Agreement budget and received obligations, technical strategy, work plan and reporting requirements.
  • Ensure implementation of the Project Cooperative Agreement in compliance of the agreement clauses, MSH and CDC policies, regulations and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Maintain effective communications with the designated MSH contracts officer, finance operations staff, COMU, other MSH management support staff both in the US and in the CDC-Kenya office to ensure responsiveness in project operational and financial matters.
  • Oversee and support the implementation of MSH project management systems and assure project compliance with MSH policies and procedures in the process of implementation, documentation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, and results management.
  • As a member of the Kenya Leadership Team (KLT) attend KLT meetings with other project directors in the MSH-Kenya office to support the implementation of the Integrated Country Strategy (ICS); cooperate and collaborate with the COMU Director and other relevant COMU staff in Kenya to ensure timely fulfillment of the administrative requirements and CDC-specific operational and financial regulations for this project.
  • Assure reciprocal flow of technical exchange and knowledge transfer between the project and other MSH projects and programs engaged in laboratory systems strengthening, both in Kenya and elsewhere. Assure the integration, consistency, and high quality of the direct and subcontracted work under the project.
  • Maintain productive programmatic communication and a strong working relationship with MSH’s sub-contractor(s) on this project, to ensure timely and quality achievement of expected deliverables.
  • Together with MSH CPM senior managers and appropriate staff, maintain good working relationships with all partners and subcontractors to assure that the project receives the full benefit from their specific areas of expertise.
  • Ensure project staffing, structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs, local context and available resources.
  • Manage project staff as per MSH values, policies and guidelines, and implement an effective performance-management program focusing on results and individual accountability, including regular check-ins, annual appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards, training, coaching and career development support.
  • With support of supervisor, develop technical assistance plan and budget in line with CDC requirements.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for maximum project impact and business strategies using a variety of communication strategies and media.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher, in International Public Health, Biomedical Science or equivalent related field.
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience in management positions, implementing programs of similar size and scope in international health.
  • At least 5 years management experience on USG or other donor-funded programs supporting strengthening of national laboratory systems in developing countries, preferably with experience in Kenya and/or Africa.
  • Strong knowledge and technical skills in the following key areas: laboratory leadership, management and governance; development and implementation of national laboratory policies, strategic plans, standards, guidelines, standard operating procedures and capacity building materials; laboratory information systems; laboratory equipment and supply management; quality systems and accreditation; infrastructure development; networking and referral systems; and biosafety.
  • Familiarity with USG regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor-assisted projects.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with CDC project management is preferred; demonstrated leadership skills in working and collaborating with PEPFAR, other donors, host country institutions, and international organizations.
  • Strong strategic vision, management, and leadership qualities.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, government agencies, NGOs, other USG-funded cooperating agencies and donor organizations.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and partners to successfully bring groups together to achieve project goals.
  • Experience advising on the development, modification, and/or implementation of regulatory and policy frameworks in developing country context to facilitate changes in policies and regulations.
  • Strong understanding of the need for laboratory capacity building and readiness to recommend and follow through on solutions.
  • At least five years relevant supervisory experience of professional (technical) staff
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellent English (both written and oral) with the ability to conduct business in English.
  • Fluency in Swahili is preferred.

    How to apply:

    Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

    To apply for this position, please submit a resume to Management Sciences for Health Project Director Job in Kenya

    Closing date: 01 Oct 2014


    LVCT Health Data Analysis of Voluntary Counseling, HIV Testing and AIDS Care Study Consultancy Opportunity

    Terms of Reference:

    Data Analysis of Voluntary counseling, HIV Testing and AIDS Care Study Consultancy

    LVCT Health is an independent Kenyan non-governmental and non-profit organization.

    LVCT Health provides technical assistance to the government of Kenya and other governments in Africa, civil society and private sector partners in strengthening responses to HIV prevention, care and treatment, Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) interventions.

    We seek a highly capable individual to conduct descriptive, exploratory and inferential data analysis of Voluntary counseling, HIV testing and AIDS care in standalone community centers and health facilities Project 2004-2010

    Study Background

    Project Title:

    Voluntary counseling, HIV testing and AIDS care in standalone community centers and health facilities Project 2004-2010

    Study Aim:

    Project Goals:

    To conduct secondary analysis of program data collected from 2004 – 2010 for program evaluation

    Project Objectives:

    a) For training data:

  • To write a descriptive report on the trainings conducted from 2004 – 2010 to identify LVCT’s contribution to training of HTC providers;
  • Describe developments in training of providers;
  • Provide supportive evidence for documentation of developments and trends in the HIV response in Kenya.

    b) For HIV testing and counselling ( HTC) data:

  • To identify factors associated with HIV seropositivity
  • To establish behavior trends and clinical characteristics among clients attending HTC, stratified by relevant demographic characteristics
  • To establish factors associated with HIV sero-conversion among previously HIV negative clients attending HTC services
  • To identify factors associated partner uptake of HTC

    c) For Care and treatment data:

  • To describe socio-demographic characteristics of clients attending the care and treatment clinics
  • To determine the patterns of and factors associated with the uptake, adherence to and retention in HIV care and ARV medication among HIV infected individuals and couples
  • To identify and patterns of disease progression among clients attending care and treatment services
  • To describe the toxicities associated with specific antiretroviral drugs and other drug regimens
  • To describe the relationship, effect and burden of TB on the management of HIV
  • To describe and identify factors associated with the uptake of prevention measures among HIV positive clients and their partners

    Sampling Methodology:

    Subsets of data from each database will be purposively selected for analysis as is appropriate for each question and objective.

    This selection of subsets of data may be based on demographic characteristics, geographical spread and other considerations relevant to the objective.

    For example, to determine the factors associated with the uptake, adherence to and retention in HIV care and ARV medication among HIV infected couples, only data for those tested as couples will be selected for analysis.

    Expected application of results:

    These project analytic results are expected to:

  • Inform policy, planning and review of curriculums for pre- and in-service training of community and facility based HIV service providers delivering integrated HIV services
  • Provide evidence to facilitate targeted prevention messaging within integrated services and prevention programs
  • Provide evidence for effective HTC approaches for reaching HIV positive clients and couples.
  • Provide evidence to strengthen delivery of care and treatment options with optimal outcomes for patients on different regimens
  • Demonstrate feasibility and effectiveness of the voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) plus model in increasing uptake of care and treatment among HIV positive clients

    Purpose of consultancy:

    The purpose of this consultancy is to do develop a data analysis plan, carry out data cleaning; analysis; interpretation of results; report writing to answer the study objectives and present findings.

    This assignment requires:

  • Culling information across multiple data files; producing a descriptive summary of findings;
  • Producing a report that summarizes and analyzes findings of the study.
  • Expected results
  • Develop together with project team data analysis plan.
  • Organise, clean and prepare data for analysis.
  • Carry out descriptive and inferential analysis to answer study objectives.
  • Prepare and present results report.

    Location: This position will be based at LVCT Health HQ offices.

    Availability for face-to-face meetings and working with study team when required is necessary.

    Key competences, technical background, and experience required:

  • Advanced university degree in Statistics/Biometry/Biostatistics/Applied statistics/Public Health, Epidemiology or related field, with knowledge of information management, data management and statistical analysis using SPSS and NVIVO.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the area of data analysis for biological and social sciences or related field.
  • Ability to summarize and analyze large amounts of data, highlight critical findings and draw pertinent conclusions.
  • Excellent, clear and concise English writing skills and style. Ability to condense information into sharp, short paragraphs.
  • Ability to critically think through and propose a method for summarizing and presenting information for policy makers and programmers.
  • Knowledge of health systems is an asset.

    Applications should be submitted in soft copy to recruitment@lvcthealth.org or in hard copy, hand delivered to LVCT Health HQ located off Argwings Kodhek Road on or before Monday, 22nd September 2014 indicating:

    Expression of Interest: Data Analysis of Voluntary counseling, HIV testing and AIDS care Study Consultancy in the subject line or on the envelope.

    Applications must include: CV of lead consultant, demonstration of previous similar completed assignments, indicative budget and two referees.

    Those who do not meet the above criteria need not apply.


    Migori County Finance and Economic Planning County Chief Officer Job in Kenya

    County Government of Migori

    Office of the County Public Service Board

    Migori County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following vacant position as per the Constitution of Kenya 2010 under Article 176 and the County Government Act No. 17 of 2012 Section 45.

    County Chief Officer, Finance and Economic Planning

    One (1) Post

    Ref: MCPSB/100/2014

    Reporting to the County Executive Committee Member in-charge of Finance and Economic Planning, the County Chief Officer, Finance and Economic Planning, shall be the Accounting and Authorized Officer in respect of delegated power and shall be responsible for the administration of Finance and Economic Planning Department as provided under Section 46 of the County Government Act, 2012.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • General Administration and Coordination of Finance and Planning Department;
  • Development and implementation of County Integrated Development Plan (CIPD);
  • Development and Implementation of Strategic Plans and Sector Development Plans;
  • Promotion of National Values and Principles of Public Service and good governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
  • Development and implementation of Financial Policies and Sector Plans to attain Vision 2030;
  • Overseeing management of finances, preparation of budget estimates, annual work plan and programmes.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • Be a holder of first degree from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • Be a holder of CPA (K)
  • Be a Member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya(ICPAK);
  • Masters degree in Administration/ Management or equivalent qualification will be an added advantage;
  • Must have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than ten (10) years in
  • Administration and Financial Management;
  • Be conversant with the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and County Government Act 2012;
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of County Development Objectives and Vision 2030;
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the National Values and Principles of Public Service and Governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
  • Must be conversant with Computerized Accounting Packages.

    Terms of Service: Contract

    How to Apply:

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

    The Chairman
    Migori County Public Service Board
    P.O Box 365- 40400 Migori- Suna

    2. Hand delivered applications should be dropped at the offices of the Migori County Public Service Board located at Msomi Teachers’ College in Migori County.

    3. All applications should reach the Chairman, Migori County Public Service Board on or before Wednesday 1st October, 2014.

    4. Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original identity cards, academic and Professional certificates and testimonials.

    5. For candidates to meet the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, applicants must obtain the following clearance:

  • Tax compliance certificate from KRA
  • Clearance certificate from HELB
  • Clearance certificate from Ethics and Anticorruption Commission (EACC)
  • Certificate of good conduct from Criminal Investigation Department

    Note

  • Women, People living With Disabilities (PWDs) and Marginalized Groups are encouraged to apply,

  • Canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification;

    Migori County Public Service Board is an equal opportunity employer.


    Kitui County Town Administrator Job in Kenya

    The Government of Kitui County

    Kitui County Public Service Board

    The Kitui County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the position below as per the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and Sections 44,45,50, and 51 of the County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012.

    Town Administrator

    One (1 Post)

    Job Group ‘S’

    Salary Scale: Ksh.120,270 x 5,902 – 126,172 x 6,077 – 132,249 x 6,252 – 138,501 x6,427 – 144,928 x 7,132 – 152,060 x 13,640 – 165,700 x 14,960 –180,660 p.m.

    Terms of Service: Permanent

    Mandatory Requirements for Appointment:

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Be a holder of a Masters degree in strategic management, public administration, urban & rural development, finance or other relevant discipline from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Have ten(10) years relevant experience, five at senior leadership/management;
  • Have a valid membership to a legally recognised Professional Body;
  • Proficiency in relevant Computer applications;
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity;

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Formulate and implement strategies for sustainable development of the Town as an integrated area of economic and social activity;
  • Develop and implement effective revenue raising policies and strategies;
  • Prepare the Town Integrated plan and spatial development framework as provided for under the Urban Areas and Cities Act;
  • Implement financial and debt policies including collection of rates, taxes, levies, rent, fees and charges;
  • Initiate and undertake the urban planning process within the Town;
  • Provide strategic guidance for orderly and sustainable development of informal settlements/ commercial activities in the Town;
  • Harmonise development of the Town infrastructure and identify areas where strategic intervention is required;
  • Ensure cleanliness and provision of other services to Town residents
  • Maintain a comprehensive database and information system of the Town administration
  • Prepare and submit regular reports and the Town annual budget estimates
  • Develop and monitor performance management systems for Town services;
  • Maintain sound positive public relations between the Town, its citizens and other stakeholders and
  • Perform such other functions as may be assigned.

    How to Apply:

    Applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope with the position applied for clearly marked on the left side and addressed to:

    The Secretary,
    County Public Service Board,
    P.O. Box 33-90200
    Kitui

    Important information to all Candidates

    Salary, allowances and benefits shall be as determined and advised by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

    Applications should reach the Secretary, County Public Service Board on or before Friday, 26th September 2014.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Short-listed candidates shall be required to produce original National Identity Cards, academic certificates and clearance/compliance certificates from relevant agencies. The Government of Kitui County is an equal employer.


    Northern Water Services Board (NWSB) Jobs in Kenya

    Northern Water Services Board (NWSB), a state corporation under the ministry of environment water and natural resources invites applicants for the following positions:

    1. Clerical Officer

    Ref: NWSB/03/2014

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Human Resource Manager the clerical officer will be responsible for general clerical duties.

    Specific duties and Responsibilities:

  • Filing, dispatch, record keeping and file movement
  • Data compilation
  • Preparation of payments, leave and medical records

    Qualifications/key competences

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) C- or its approved equivalent
  • Must have working experience of at least 2 years
  • Be Computer literate
  • Have ability and skills in record keeping
  • Certificate in Business Studies will be an added advantage

    2. Internal Auditor

    Ref: NWSB/02/2014

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer the Internal Auditor will be responsible for the Audit function of the Board

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Control and Coordination of the Audit Section and maintenance of high audit standards within the Board
  • Preparation and supervision of Audit programme for financial, operational and management audits
  • Preparation of timely financial audit reports
  • Making recommendation on cost effective controls adoption
  • Ensure compliance with the laid down policies, procedures and regulations

    Qualifications / Key Competences:

  • A Bachelor Degree in Commerce (Accounting/Audit option) or Business Administration and CPA (K)
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a busy audit office preferably in the public sector or a large private enterprise
  • Demonstrate good knowledge of planning and organization skills
  • Person of high integrity
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare reports and meet deadlines
  • Be familiar with Kenya Government policies and its procurement and financial procedures
  • Computer literacy

    3. Sociologist

    Ref: NWSB/01/2014

    1 Position

    The Sociologist reports to Technical Manager, Rural Water and Sanitation Services (RWSS) under the technical services manager.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of proposals on community water projects that require funding
  • Carry out socio-economic surveys / impact assessment
  • Mobilization of communities to form community water service providers
  • Identify capacity building needs for community based water service providers

    Qualifications / Key Competences

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, or Community Development or Development studies from a recognized University. A Masters Degree in any of these fields will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant experience
  • Experience in community mobilization using relevant tools like Community Project Cycle and Participatory Rural Appraisal methods
  • Professional competency in work performance in Government, Middle level NGO in the development of water and sanitation services
  • Team player with relevant communication and computer skills

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates should submit their applications together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three referees to:

    The Chief Executive Officer,
    Northern Water Services Board,
    Maji House - Kismayu Road,
    P. O. Box 495 – 70100,
    Garissa - Kenya.

    E-mail: info@nwsb.go.ke, northernwsb@yahoo.com

    To be received not later than 1st October 2014 by close of business

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Northern Water Services Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Females and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply


    Communications Authority of Kenya Provision of Integrated Communications and Advertising Agency Services

    Communications Authority of Kenya

    Expression of Interest:

    Provision of Integrated Communications and Advertising Agency Services

    The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the regulator for the ICT industry with responsibilities in telecommunications, e-commerce, broadcasting and postal/courier services.

    CA is also responsible for managing the country’s numbering and frequency spectrum resources.

    As a public body, the Authority is expected to create public awareness on its regulatory functions, its regulatory initiatives in the ICT sector as well as educate consumers on their rights and responsibilities with regard to information and communications services.

    In light of this, the Authority wishes to engage an integrated communications and advertising agency to develop and implement public awareness campaigns, consumer education activities, carry out market research, produce corporate publications, media buying, advise on public relations and reputation management.

    The agency will also be expected to manage the Authority’s brand, manage the Authority’s digital and social media assets, and coordinate corporate events as well as other communications activities.

    The Authority invites Expression of Interest CECI) from interested firms for provision of integrated communications and advertising services.

    The EOI documents must be accompanied by copies and/or information of the following:

  • Company profile (company history, contacts, services, affiliations)
  • Certificate of business incorporation/registration of the firm
  • A Valid KRA tax compliance certificate
  • Two copies of the expression of interest CECI) documents( Original and a copy);
  • Details of at least three(3) similar consultancy services the firm has undertaken in the past three (3) years but not limited to corporate and promotional campaigns, consumer campaigns, event execution and samples of publications designed
  • Reference letters from the three (3) organizations mentioned in 5 above with contact persons indicated.

  • Demonstration of financial capability in carrying out the provision of the services by attaching certified copies of the firm’s audited accounts for the last three (3) years (i.e. 2011,2012 and 2013): and
  • A summary of the table of contents of the framework and methodology to be used once awarded the tender.
  • The framework will include proposed strategies for the Authority’s communications agenda.

    Expression of Interest (EOl) documents should be submitted in plain sealed envelopes, clearly marked; CA/PROC/EOI/02/2014-2015 - “Expression of Interest (EOl) for provision of Integrated Communications and Advertising services”

    The EOI documents should be deposited in the CA Tender Box situated on the ground floor of CA Centre along Waiyaki Way and addressed as below so as to reach on or before 1st October, 2014 at 230 p.m.

    The Secretary,
    Tender Committee, Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), P.O. Box 14448, Nairobi 00800,

    Tel: +254 (020) 4242000,

    Mobile: +254 703-042000, +254 730-172000,

    Email: tenders@ca.go.ke

    Website:Communications Authority of Kenya Provision of Integrated Communications and Advertising Agency Services

    EOI documents shall be opened immediately thereafter at the 1st floor Meeting Room 2, CA Centre, at 2:30pm in the presence of Bidders representatives who choose to attend.


    Techno Brain Kenya Limited (TBKL) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Company Profile:

    Techno Brain Group, a leading provider of ICT Solutions and its subsidiaries provide a wide range of information technology - related products and services including application development, business process outsourcing, capacity planning, consulting, enterprise software, IT infrastructure, identity management, business intelligence and technology education services.

    Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.

    If so, we’d like to hear from you.

    We’re building a world class organization and need you to help us to build it the right way.

    1. Job Title: Quality Assurance Manager

    Department / Group: Admin / Delivery

    Location: Nairobi

    Role and Responsibilities

  • Capable to build, implement, maintain and improve Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Should be able to supervise corrective and preventive actions at all units (Business & Support Functions)
  • Should be capable to manage and coordinate the activities of the ISO committee effectively
  • Should work closely with the higher management for building quality management system
  • Should pro actively involve in supporting the implementation of ISO 9001:2008
  • Better knowledge on setting up, application, maintenance and improvement of quality management system
  • Should be able to plan and organize internal quality audits and monitor corrective and preventive actions
  • Should effectively plan and implement management review meetings on periodic basis as defined in QMS
  • Responsible for considering all the quality management system documents before submitting the higher management
  • Should define process and ensure the compliance of the process across the organization
  • Should be innovative in generating the quality reports
  • Ensure the continuous review and improve the quality processes, procedures and guidelines
  • Identify process improvements at projects and organization level
  • Should be able to motivate and enthuse others in implementation of the QMS at all business units
  • Should possess strategic skills including setting up of vision, objectives and ability to contribute and drive organization in strategic direction
  • Should possess better understanding of the standard procedure and processes within a software development environment

    Experience Profile

  • 5 + yrs. Experience with knowledge of ISO 9001:2008 implementation in the capacity of lead auditor
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Good knowledge on ISO 9001:2008 Standards
  • Should be familiar with various Software Development Life Cycles (Water Fall Model, V Model, SCRUM & Iteration Model Etc.,)
  • Should have done at least 2 – 3 ISO 9001:2008 Implementations and 1 ISO/IEC 27001:2005/2013
  • Experience in developing Business applications

    Personal Attributes

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • Committed and driven to achieving goals
  • Ambitious and passionate about the role
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal and resource management skills

    2. Job Title: Bid Executive (French Speaking)

    Reports to: Bid Manager - Africa

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Techno Brain French Speaking Bid Executive Job in Kenya
  • The Bid Executive will work alongside internal teams and stakeholders to manage client and prospect tender responses (RFPs/RFIs, EOIs, Pre qualifications)

  • Developing and drafting bid (including pre qualification and expression of interest) documents in conjunction with the Bid Managers
  • Assist the respective Bid Manager to print and compile the tender response documents prior to submission.
  • Ensure that the materials always look professional and reflect the TBL brand
  • Work with respective Bid Manager to ensure timely submission of local bids Gather Tender Opening details and circulate to all stakeholders Proper soft copy and hard copy filing of all tender related documents Other priority tasks as needed

    Key Skills and Experience:

  • The ability to work to deadlines and attention to detail is essential
  • The successful candidate will have either a bids or administration background within the Professional services sector (but this is not essential)
  • Vast knowledge and use of MS Word and MS Excel
  • Demonstrate flexibility and be willing to go the extra mile
  • Good organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic and pro-active, with the ability to work autonomously when required as well as within a team

    Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organisational skills with outstanding grammar and communication
  • Strong analytical and administrative skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight and demanding deadlines
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues at all levels Willingness to learn

    Education:

  • Preferably a Diploma in Business Administration
  • Training in MS Word and MS Excel
  • Minimum of ½-1 year experience in a corporate environment needed.
  • A good understanding of French both written and spoken is A Must.

    How to Apply

    If you meet the above requirements and are ready to join a winning team kindly send an updated CV, three referees and a daytime telephone number to recruitmentafrica@technobrainltd.com on or before Monday 22nd September, 2014

    Indicate the Job title in the subject line.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    SimbaNET Sales Accounts Manager Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Sales Accounts Manager

    Business Unit: SimbaNET Kenya Limited

    Report to: Sales Manager

    Annual Targets: Monthly target is US$ 50,000 per month

    Profile and Main Purpose of the Job:

    SimbaNET (K) Limited is part of The Wananchi Group and one East African’s leading internet, data and entertainment companies, first Triple Play brand, incorporating broadband internet, cable television and voice services.

    The SimbaNET Sales Account Manager will work within the SimbaNET Sales Department and will report to the Corporate Sales Manager on Daily Activities.

    It is expected that the As Sales Account Manager will independently and manage sales within the SimbaNET Sales Department and at the Customer.

    The Main Focus will only be Sales & Collection, Client Relations.

    The Sales Account Manager will independently produce and manage quotations/proposals /tenders and will submit them to the Customer under the supervision of the Corporate Sales Manager.

    The target will be to close all sales calls.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Identifying and developing suitable Corporate, Government and Regional Prospects to approach for selling SimbaNET and Group Products, Solutions and Services
  • Carrying out sales tasks associated with the Sales & Marketing department With the approval of the Corporate Sales Manager; Negotiating rates for proposed product or solutions
  • Creating and building relationships and database with prospects with focus on Corporate, Government
  • Drafting Agreements and following up with the customers for signing; Follow up payments of customers after the invoice has been raised
  • Liaising with other departments on a quick and smooth implementation and commissioning of the projects.
  • To achieve prescribed level of sales and performance in key areas and maintain a pipeline of opportunities.
  • To work and collaborate with internal departments, pre and post sales, to ensure that all aspect of the sales are achieved effectively and on time.
  • To pro actively establish relationships with partners, key business organizations, government bodies and other bodies where required.
  • To provide regular feedback from the marketplace on the effectiveness and suitability of the products and services and new product requirements.
  • To prepare and submit weekly reports as requested by sales management.
  • To attend sales and training meetings arranged by the company and Sales Management as appropriate.
  • To provide a positive and professional image of the role and the company both to customers and colleagues at all times.
  • Identifying and developing suitable prospects to approach for selling company Products, Solutions and Services
  • Negotiating rates for proposed product or solutions.
  • Building a reputable client database
  • Drafting Agreements and following up with the customers for signing after receiving an LPO
  • Following up with the Project Team on a quick and smooth implementation after receiving an LPO.
  • Follow up payments of customers after the invoice has been raised – 1st Payment only.

    Overall Responsibilities:

  • Corporate, Government and other Vertical market - Pursue large special projects and all tenders that are viable and profitable.
  • Collections - Work with government and projects accounts to ensure payments that are due are made in a timely fashion
  • Information Exchange – Submit detailed and accurate weekly and monthly reports

    Client Relations

  • To ensure the customers’ expectations are met, that they get their money’s worth, collection, ensure all customers have valid contracts, customer visit and feedback, customer retention.
  • To manage and administer customer accounts including schedule of activities, costs, invoicing and follow-up.
  • Responsible for fore fronting the Client Relations team, which shall be overseeing the building lasting business partnerships with our corporate clients
  • Responsible for all aspects of a Client Management Process to ensure a high level of satisfaction
  • Implement a solution to a client by ensuring that all key project aspects are delivered within a timely and professional manner
  • Ensure all clients has valid contracts

    Specific Responsibilities:

    Sales Activities

    Assist the Corporate Sales Manager if required particular on:

  • Sales for the range of products;
  • Direct sales to regional end users where appropriate;
  • Quotations;
  • Marketing support;
  • Exhibitions

    Collections

  • Work with the Client Accounts Manager to assist in efforts to collect amounts from various government entities and affiliates
  • Provide accurate feedback on progress made in weekly and monthly reports Information exchange
  • Submit detailed and accurate weekly and monthly reports

    Targets: The overall company targets for the year 2014 is USD 2.1 Million

    Requirements:

  • A degree or HND in any commercial related field or Information Technology or any other suitable discipline.
  • Minimum of 3 years corporate selling experience in Telecommunications – ISP, PDNO, GSM operators, Resellers etcetera.
  • Should have good knowledge of customer relations and vastly networked.
  • Good knowledge of (but not limited to) - Wimax, Fiber and VSAT technologies, would be an added advantage
  • Ability to multi task and deliver on other tasks as may be assigned by the superiors from time to time, with minimum supervision.
  • Of good temperament, right attitude, innovative and responsive in carrying out their duties.

    Required Competencies:

  • Excellent communications skills and strong negotiation skills
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) and Kiswahili (spoken)
  • Ability to grasp the fundamentals of Sales and manage the cycle
  • Ability to quickly grasp concepts, work under pressure, deliver to meet deadlines
  • Must be self‐driven, motivated, enthusiastic, positive and pleasant individual who is result oriented
  • Ability to interface and communicate professionally and politely at all levels within a corporate environment
  • Must have emotional maturity to enable them to work with customers who may sometimes be upset
  • Must pay attention to detail to ensure all aspects of customer satisfaction are covered
  • Must be a team player and can demonstrate the ability to work with the various departments within the company to achieve the shared Vision
  • Ability to accurately report sales figures, trends and customer requirements
  • Ability to assume responsibility for accuracy and timeliness of work product
  • Ability to manage staff as well as facilitate change
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, weekends, and holidays as in when needed

    Personal Characteristics:

  • This individual must have a strongly developed sense of responsibility and work commitment.
  • He/she must be highly motivated and eager to learn.
  • He/she should be able to follow instructions and plans of action.
  • Professional and personal ethics are essential.
  • Most importantly, this individual should have a positive attitude towards work and view it as a means of intellectual achievement as well as that of living. Respect, Openness, Flexible

    Qualified and interested candidates send their application and CV to recruitment@simbanet.co.ke subject heading SALES ACCOUNT MANAGER not later than 24th September 2014.

    SimbaNET COM Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will offer competitive compensation to the right candidate.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Kwale International Sugar Company Jobs in Kenya

    Kwale International Sugar Company Career Opportunities:

    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 for the following positions:

    1. Cogen Head 1

    2. DCS Operators (Turbine) 2Urgently required - FC

    3. Boiler Fireman 3

    4. Turbine Attendant 1

    5. Foreman 1

    6. Ash Handling operator/Attendent 1

    7. Fuel Handling System Operator 2

    8. Water Treatment Plant Incharge 1

    9. Water man 2

    10. Electrical In-charge 1

    11. Wireman 2

    12. Shift Instrumentation Engineer 1

    13. Factory manager 1

    14. Preparation Juice Defecator (lnlineLine Mixer) & MOL Preparation 2

    15. Pan Man 3

    16. Asst. Pan Man 3

    17. Crystallizers operator 4

    18. Batch Centrifugal Machine Operators 2 19. Continuous Machine Operator 3

    20. Lab Incharge 1

    21. vacuum filter operator 2

    22. Syrup clarifier operator 2

    23. seed melter operator 2

    24. Stitching Machine Operator 2

    25. Sugar bag filling operator 2

    26. Limed juice tank & Sulphur Burner operator 2

    27. B & C Magma operators 1

    28. Cane carrier Attendant 2

    29. Inter carrier operator 2

    30. Bagasse carrier Attendant 5

    31. sulphur burner/MOL/Syrup clarification Attendant 2

    32. Crystalliser Attendant 2

    33. Shift Engineers 3

    34. DCS Operators - Mill House 2

    35. Hilo Operator 2

    36. Feeder Table Operator 1

    37. Oilman - Mill House 2

    38. Chopper harvester operator

    39. Grab loader operator

    40. Transport foreman

    41. Cutting foreman

    42. Cutting head men

    Detailed job description for the above positions are available on our website at Kwale International Sugar Company Jobs in Kenya

    Ideal candidates with relevant qualifications and work experience can send in their updated resumes only to careers@kwale-group.com

    Deadline is 30th September 2014


    Evidence Action Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    About Evidence Action:

    Evidence Action is assuming management and growth responsibility for two programs tested and incubated at Innovations for Poverty Action that are currently making a difference in the lives of millions of people in Africa and Asia: the Deworm the World Initiative (DTW) and Dispensers for Safe Water Initiative (DSW).

    Evidence Action scales proven development interventions and crafts resilient business models for long run success.

    About Dispensers for Safe Water: Each year, over 1.8 million children under the age of five die from diarrhea, a leading cause of which is unsafe drinking water.

    DSW is an entrepreneurial team tasked with scaling the Chlorine Dispenser System (CDS) – a proven innovation for dramatically expanding access to water treatment at extremely low cost.

    DSW’s work is growing rapidly – we currently serve over 1 million people in Kenya, our primary country of operations, and plan to reach 25 million in the next 5 years.

    Our program has ambitious plans to expand in 2-3 countries in the coming 2 years.

    Our work is based on strong proof of Chlorine Dispenser impact – a randomized controlled trial in Western Kenya demonstrated a six-fold increase in the number of households treating their water with chlorine.

    Such a dramatic expansion in safe water usage will prevent over 1.4 million cases of diarrhea and 1,300 child deaths each year once we reach our Kenya target of 5 million people served.

    1. Job Title: Senior Associate - Supply Chain

    Ref Code: ENG-02

    Location: Nairobi

    Deadline: October 1 (Applications are reviewed on a Rolling Basis)

    Reporting To: Manager: Engineering And Research

    Start Date: November 1, 2014

    About the position:

    The Senior Associate Supply Chain will be a key member of the Engineering, Supply and Innovations team, providing strategic oversight and planning of the dispenser hardware supply chain.

    They will be one of two key staff on the Manufacture, Maintenance and Supply Team.

    This team focuses on delivering and optimizing current hardware-related operations. They must ensure all custom products for Program delivery are available in the most cost-effective way to programs in a timely manner.

    They will be focused in ensuring the lifetime cost of a product is minimized and that the supply chains are well-designed and cost-effective.

    The Senior Associate: Supply Chain will ensure hardware is imported, assembled, and shipped to our field programs in the most cost-effective manner.

    Their time will be shared equally between imports, exports, and domestic logistics, with a particular focus on finding cost-savings in our supply chain.

    The initial focus will be on cutting costs in our international imports, as this has the biggest opportunity for cost savings.

    As our international programs grow, there will be an increasing need to coordinate export logistics, examine new supply chain structures, cost out different regional manufacturing options, and be a client-serving face to the overall order process.

    Key Responsibilities:

    1. Import and international suppliers:

  • Identify and negotiate with international suppliers to ensure transparent and cost-effective sourcing
  • Through understanding of shipping options, and the implications on tax, transit times, and overall risk
  • Developing order plans to ensure time and cost-effectiveness of orders

    2. Supply Chain Strategy

  • Using our growth plans, map out options for regional and global manufacturing hubs
  • Develop optimal dispenser hardware and chlorine resupply models
  • Map out current supply chain and identify key areas for improvement

    3. Client Serving order lead:

  • Be the point person for all programs to order and manage dispenser hardware orders
  • Lead on all exports to ensure goods are delivered cost and time-efficiently

    4. Standards and registration lead:

  • Work with KEBS to standardize necessary components
  • Register our product with a Kenyan Certificate of Origin
  • Work with Uganda, Malawi and possible expansion countries to document our products as necessary

    Key Attributes:

  • Keen planner- be prepared to show evidence of effective planning and strategic thinking
  • Independent, proactive and willing to take initiative
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic to take on a role with significant responsibility while developing personally and professionally
  • Keen to quickly step into a position in a fast-paced, rapidly-growing program
  • Motivated by the program's high potential for widespread impact on global health
  • Interested in a work environment that is flexible, creative, and constantly changing
  • Demonstrations of enthusiasm and commitment in the discharge supply and logistics duties

    Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years experience managing complicated supply chains- particularly between China and East Africa.
  • Bachelor’s degree in logistics, supply chain, or similar field.
  • Experience with KEBS/COMESA registration
  • Contacts with suppliers in China and Kenya

    Indicate the REF Code and Title on the subject line. (ENG-02 Senior Associate Supply Chain)

    2. Job Title: Senior Associate - Product Design

    Ref Code: ENG-01

    Location: Nairobi

    Deadline: October 1 (Applications are reviewed on a Rolling Basis)

    Reporting To: Manager: Engineering And Research

    Start Date: November 1, 2014

    About the Position:

    The Senior Associate: Product Design will be one of two key team members on the Design and Innovations team.

    The Design and Innovation team is dedicated to collaborating with our programs to discover opportunities for innovation.

    In order to meet our programs’ ambitious targets as well as grow as an organization, we recognize that we must continuously search for opportunities for radical program improvements.

    The vision of this team is to apply Human Centered Design methodologies to identify and design solutions for drastic improvements programmatic outcomes.

    The Senior Associate:

    Product Design is responsible for the design and prototyping of hardware focused innovations.

    Initially, the majority of this person’s work would focus on the Dispensers for Safe Water program, but would also do some design work for the Deworm the World Program (and others) as needed.

    The SA Product Design will focus on key hardware design aspects such as the solid chlorine dispenser, valve redesign, the tablet pole, and any other hardware issues that have been identified as priority for the programs.

    Key Responsibilities:

    1. Finalize the design of the current generation dispenser hardware

  • Assess the current dispenser for design improvements
  • Redesign the dispenser valve with a focus on durability in harsh conditions and other dispensing mechanism options.
  • Redesign any other components that are identified as weak or in need for improvement
  • Ensure the CAD design of our product line is up to date and complete
  • Generate documentation of all dispenser components including drawings, material specifications, costings, and packing.

    2. Design next-generation dispenser:

  • Using solid chlorine could save up to 90% of our supply chain costs.
  • Building on the initial prototypes, design a dispenser that accurately and consistently doses very small volumes of powdered chlorine
  • Lead the field test of the solid chlorine dispenser

    3. Bring components to manufacturing:

  • Develop a manufacturing plan for redesigned components with input from the Senior Associate:
  • Supply and Logistics to examine global options
  • Develop tooling designs for new components

    Key Attributes:

  • Practical, hands-on and keen understanding of mechanisms
  • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, systematic attention to detail, structured thinker, goal-oriented, and flexible
  • Creative thinker, able to brainstorm and address current dispenser issues

    Qualifications:

  • 5 years’ experience detailed design work
  • Bachelors’ degree in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Industrial Engineering, or similar
  • Competent in Autocad Inventor
  • Proactive, willing to take on new challenges
  • Experience with powders, dispensing mechanisms (desired)

    Indicate the REF Code and Title on the subject line. (ENG-01 Senior Associate Product Design)

    To apply, please submit a CV/Resume, Cover Letter, and Design Portfolio to: kenyajobs@evidenceaction.org by 1st October 2014


    MSF Switzerland Head of Mission Assistant (Senior Management Role) Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Medecins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland Kenya Mission

    MSF is a medical humanitarian organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need.

    In Kenya, the Swiss section of MSF works in Dadaab and is in charge of emergency response over the North Eastern and Cost regions (other MSF sections covering the rest of the country).

    Job Title: Head of Mission Assistant (Senior Management Role)

    Location: Nairobi and occasional travel to MSF intervention areas

    Start date: ASAP

    Length of contract: 1 year with possibility of extension

    The role is a senior management post reporting to the Head of Mission.

    He/she will be required to support the Head of Mission on the administrative part of coordination tasks, ensuring the relation with other agencies, local and national authorities.

    Package:

    Attractive package on offer with additional benefits including comprehensive health cover.

    Supportive learning environment within a large, dynamic International Medical Humanitarian Organization with dedicated career paths for proven staff.

    Main Tasks include, but not limited to:

  • Contributing to the analysis of the political and humanitarian context in the country and region.
  • Taking active part in medical humanitarian emergency response, needs assessments, project design and management processes.
  • Assisting the HoM on external and internal communications.
  • Ensuring the administrative follow up of dossiers related to special authorizations.
  • Facilitating contacts with local authorities and other humanitarian actors.
  • Developing the associative aspect of the mission.

    Requirements:

  • Be a holder of at least a Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (medical, paramedical, political science, international relations, humanitarian studies, business administration, communication or other relevant field).
  • Extensive experience in and exposure to working in a dynamic political, security and humanitarian environment.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar position. Previous MSF experience is an advantage.
  • Excellent analytical and negations skills with a proven experience at representation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, strong initiative, able to handle complex assignments with proactive attitude.
  • Organized, autonomous and attentive to details.
  • Punctual, reliable and flexible to work long hours when required.
  • Good level of Somali language.

    If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter, copies of certificates/diplomas and registration documents, mentioning on the envelope "Head of Mission Assistant” to

    msfchkenya@gmail.com:

    or to

    The HR Coordinator
    MSF-Switzerland, Kenya Mission
    P.O. Box 25091 – 00603
    Lavington, Nairobi

    or deliver the application to:

    Deputy Field Coordinator

    MSF Office – Dagahaley Refugee Camp

    Applications must be received on or before 30th September, 2014.

    Please not that due to the high volumes of applications that are received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    Royal Media Services Digital Division Assistant Director Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Assistant Director - Digital Division

    Royal Media Services Limited is the leading media house in Eastern Africa. It is home to award winning talent and products.

    To strengthen our position and align our products with emerging digital trends, we are looking for a suitably qualified person to fill the above position.

    Position roles and responsibilities

    The person will be the key driver for the Royal Media online content, digital management and marketing strategy.

  • They will be charged with the following roles and responsibilities;
  • To spearhead the commercialization and marketing of the content of all Royal Media product lines.
  • Develop a strategy and roadmap for the design, development and maintenance of the Royal media digital presence
  • Ensure the digital marketing programs are operating efficiently within their revenue and expense budgets and deliver the desired results.
  • Partner with internal and external content managers, editors, designers, developers and other staff to ensure digital platforms meet both audience and client needs
  • Collaborate with Marketing, Sales, Product Management and Customer Support to evaluate needs while implementing a solid social media strategy
  • Ensure agreements are in place for the delivery of digital services;
  • Manage customers’ expectations, lead in customer nurturing programs and establish clear feedback mechanisms so that customer needs are addressed effectively.

    Academic qualifications, experience and other attributes

  • MBA Degree with a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, ICT, business or other technical disciplines
  • At least 4-5 years’ experience at a senior management level with hands on leadership experience in Digital business and advertising.
  • Between 28-35 years old.
  • Experience with Content Management Systems, Project Management skills and certification in ITIL, Prince2 or PMP
  • Solid understanding of web technologies and programming languages, (.Net, HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, Java, PHP, J Query, SQL, APIs etc.)
  • Experience in web development, search optimization, e-commerce, content management systems, and online marketing industry terms, practices and procedures Solid knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics, Net Insight, Omniture, Web Trends)
  • Be up-to-date with emerging technology trends and possess solid understanding of industry digital and graphic design processes, best practices in online content management and measurement.
  • Leadership and managerial skills to lead a sizeable team and nurture and retain talent while managing performance for corporate and team growth.

    Please visit our website: oyal Media Services Digital Division Assistant Director Job in Kenya careers section for the detailed job profile and send your application to: recruitment@royalmedia.co.ke

    Closing date will be Friday 26th September 2014. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    PELUM Kenya Results Based Management Programme Officer Job Vacancy

    Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM Kenya) Association is a national network of 44 Civil Society Organisations working with small holder farmers in Kenya and located in Thika.

    The organization seeks to fill the position of a Results Based Management (RBM) Programme Officer.

    The recruited officer will be responsible for ensuring that PELUM Kenya achieves optimal results and impact in its operations.

    The ideal candidate should as a minimum have the following:

  • At least a first degree in agriculture, environmental science, and any other community development related discipline.
  • A post graduate diploma or degree in project management or results based management will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in strategic planning and performance evaluation methodologies and techniques.
  • Have at least 6 years continuous experience in similar work with a reputable NGO or network.
  • Have proven skills in participatory development approaches and have a passion for results based development.
  • Have proven experience and skills in resource mobilisation including fundraising through proposal writing.
  • Be over 30 years, a team player and builder and able to work for long hours with minimal supervision.
  • Have excellent skills in facilitation at national, regional and international meetings and events
  • Have excellent skills in communication and must have a keen eye for details.
  • Be computer literate with the proven ability to use essential software packages, particularly word, excel, power point, emails and the internet.
  • Have very good writing skills especially on narrative reports
  • Be willing to travel extensively within and outside the country.

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronic applications stating current and expected salary and detailed CVs with a contact mobile phone number and names and contacts of three referees to pelumkenya@gmail.com to reach by September 25th, 2014. Applicants should not attach any scanned copies of certificate or testimonials. Only short listed applicants will be acknowledged.


    Kenya Red Cross Society Eastern Africa Regional Program Manager Job Vacancy in Nairobi

    Vacancy: Regional Program Manager, Eastern Africa

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

    Its mission is to be the leading humanitarian organization in Kenya delivering excellent quality service of Preventing and Alleviating Human Suffering.

    The Society in collaboration with the American Red Cross International Services Department seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians.

    The Society is looking for a qualified person to fill the above position.

    Reporting to the Regional Representative for Eastern Africa, the Regional Program Manager will be responsible for design and delivery of high quality programming in Eastern Africa, while ensuring programmatic integration and impact across all projects in the Region.

    The position will be based at KRCS Headquarters, Nairobi.

    Specific duties and accountabilities:

  • Ensure completion of all planning, implementation and technical program deliverables in the Region, including work planning, implementation, and performance tracking and reporting.
  • Support project results and deliverables, ensuring timely and quality implementation of program activities.
  • Supervise in-country designated project staff across the various operating countries.
  • Coordinate with Region, country and headquarters teams to complete required project monitoring and performance reviews, assessments and surveys for enhanced programming quality, sharing and learning.
  • Lead the documentation, communication and sharing of project information, promising practices among program countries.
  • Pro actively network with and represent Region programming interests within and beyond the Red Cross including with academia, private donors and corporations.
  • Contribute to Region resource mobilization for programming by seeking strategically aligned grants, contracts or private funding.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters degree in social sciences, project management, international and humanitarian development or related fields.
  • At least seven years’ experience in project design and management responsibilities, including needs assessments, proposal development, project implementation planning, and performance tracking and reporting.
  • Eastern Africa region experience, including substantive programming knowledge in specific countries of interest.
  • Practical programming and knowledge in Communities’ asset building, Health, Disaster Risk management, Youth and Organization Governance and Leadership.

    Key Competencies

  • Proven project planning, organization, coordination and control skills. Demonstrated experience implementing projects through partner organizations and collaboration with academia, private donors and corporates for program quality.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and achieve results through teams and collaboration.
  • Understanding of project financial budgeting and resource management.
  • Ability to work in environments with ambiguity, and with teams of diverse languages and cultures.
  • Willingness to travel extensively in the region (up to 50%).

    Applications should be sent to the following address to be received on or before 5:00 pm Friday, 30th September 2014.

    Late applications will not be considered: Secretary General
    Kenya Red Cross Society
    P.O. Box 40712-00100,
    Nairobi Kenya


    HelpAge International Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    HelpAge International's vision is one of a world where older people fulfill their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives.

    We are an international network, bringing together more than 114 affiliates and 200 partners working with older people in over 50 countries.

    The EWCA Regional Development Centre works with a range of partners across Africa to deliver programming in a number of key areas: HIV/AIDS & health; income security & livelihoods; emergency response & DRR and rights of older people.

    1. Job Title: Programme Officer

    Grade: NS3

    Department: Programmes

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    HelpAge East, West and Central Africa (EWCA) Regional Office is looking for a Programme Officer who will support execution of Sweden/Norad in accordance with the plans, budgets and terms and conditions of the contract project.

    Reporting to: Sweden-Norad Grant Manager and Regional Programme Manager for Secure Incomes and Social Protection

    Key Relations:

  • Regional Development Centre staff – to ensure consistency of approach in HAI’s work in the region and to ensure the development of complimentary activities.
  • Affiliates, partners and HelpAge country Development Programmes. UK Secretariat staff
  • Staff and Volunteers of NGOs, INGOs, academic institutions and Governments.

    Overall Purpose of the Job:

    To provide support on the delivery of HelpAge targets with specific focus on two thematic areas of Social Protection and HIV within the EWCARDC Strategic Plan, and to support delivery of the Sweden/Norad project with specific focus on M&E and financial monitoring.

    The incumbent will provide support to the execution of the programme in accordance with the plans, budgets and terms and conditions of the contract.

    Job Content and Key Tasks

    General

  • Maintain the programme database and ensure the data entry meets quality standards
  • Support in project data entry and analysis and provide information on overall trends in collaboration with the Regional M&E Coordinator
  • Liaise with the M&E Coordinator and the Programme Coordinator to ensure accurate data for learning, advocacy work and preparations of reports;
  • Train HelpAge’s staff on collection and saving of data; Support the programme team in the coordination of the research component by:
  • Conducting literature search and preliminary reviews
  • Track consultants timelines through setting of timelines and reminders
  • Work with consultants by providing backup skills in analysing data and providing feedback as advised by HelpAge
  • Provide initial proof reading of the work, identifying the gaps and ensuring that it is in tandem with HelpAge’s procedures and branding in consultation with
  • HelpAge communication team.
  • Support the following operational researches will be supported by this position:
  • On Human Rights and Gender Mainstreaming in Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia and Tanzania – led by the Programme Manager
  • Situational analysis of women and girls of participation, GBV, vulnerability, livelihood and coping strategies in two targeted countries – led by the Programme Manager
  • Access to services by LGBT – led by the Programme Coordinator
  • Support in publication of programme learning documentation
  • The publications include: The OCMG (Older Citizen Monitoring Groups) Manual, BCC (Behavioural Change Communication) Guide, Nesting model etc
  • Follow-up with HelpAge partners and staff to develop and send articles for in-house publications
  • Support programme learning outputs by collecting and collating case studies being generated from the project for documentation and publication
  • Support Operations Research through participation in the ongoing operations research by mining data from the various sources like Internet, in-house reports and publications
  • Support advocacy through providing technical support and guidance to the project advocacy groups and to partner organizations in implementing regional level advocacy initiatives
  • Manage and provide technical support to specific designated countries within Sweden/Norad grant (Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Uganda and Zambia);
  • Build the capacity of partners in to develop sound data bases for the project, through effective training events and timely mentoring;
  • To participate in the activities of the HelpAge EWCARDC Regional Development Centre
  • To undertake any other duties as assigned by the Regional Director or his Appointee.

    Extent of Authority:

    The Post holder will make day to day decisions regarding the implementation of work within an agreed framework and budget limitations.

    Person Specification

    Essential

  • Bachelors Degree
  • At least 3 years work experience with an NGO
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience of compiling, producing and disseminating information
  • Experience in budget monitoring and preparing financial reports

    Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Portuguese would be an advantage.
  • Strong computing skills preferably with knowledge/experience of Word, Excel and Access
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to write narrative reports of a standard required by international donor organisations.
  • Knowledge and Interest of ageing issues preferred

    2. Job Title: Regional Programme Coordinator - Health, HIV and Social Protection

    Grade: NS2

    Location: East, West and Central Africa Regional Development Centre (EWCARDC), with regional travel

    Responsible to: Regional Programme Manager, Secure Incomes and Social Protection

    Reporting to: Sweden-Norad Grant Manager and Regional Programme Manager for Secure Incomes and Social Protection

    HelpAge East, West and Central Africa (EWCA) Regional Office is looking for a Regional Programme Coordinator who will work with the Secure Incomes and Social Protection Programme Manager for the effective implementation, monitoring and reporting of the Sweden-Norad supported project in five countries.

    Relations with Others:

  • Affiliates, partners, Country Development Programmes - to support, train, monitor and evaluate in the implementation of a Sweden-Norad supported project and keeping in line with the wider Health, HIV & AIDS and Social Protection strategy of the EWCARDC;
  • Regional Development Centre staff – to ensure synergy and linkages across HelpAge thematic areas, Advocacy and Communications and promote donor compliance, build the knowledge base at the EWCARDC and ensure consistency of approach in HelpAge International’s work in the region and to ensure the development of complementary activities;
  • Development organizations working on HIV and Social Protection – to share information and influence changes in policies and practices;
  • Relevant national and regional Health, HIV and social protection networks, forums and working groups, the media and associations of PLHIV to ensure that we are building appropriate alliances in our quest for inclusive policies and programmes;
  • Staff and volunteers of NGOs, INGOs and Governments to ensure maximum coordination, disseminate learning and sharing of experiences.

    Overall Purpose of the Job:

  • To work with the Secure Incomes and Social Protection Programme Manager for the effective implementation, monitoring and reporting of the Sweden-Norad supported project in five countries.

    Job Activities

  • Provide ongoing daily support to HelpAge partners in the project for its effective and timely implementation within the framework of the donor and project contracts;
  • Support the Programme Manager to consolidate narrative reports from partners in five countries and to develop quality control mechanisms to ensure efficient reporting to Sweden-Norad;
  • Support the Programme Manager in strengthening best practices in governance in partner organizations;
  • Support the implementation of Traditional Healers’ and Practitioners component within Sweden-Norad project;
  • Build the capacity of partners to develop and implement sound HIV & AIDS and SP programmes, through effective training events and timely mentoring;
  • Liaise with the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer in data quality assurance issues and the Programme Officer to ensure consistency in data for learning, advocacy work and preparation of report;
  • Lead on the research on LGBT that is planned under the Sweden-Norad programme;
  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of information on key lessons learnt in the HIV and Social Protection work within and beyond the HelpAge network in Africa and globally;
  • Develop links and share experiences with other stakeholders in order to promote the mainstreaming of ageing issues in HIV & AIDS and SP, poverty reduction and advocacy programmes;
  • Participate in the activities of the HelpAge International Africa Regional Development Centre and undertake additional duties as requested to achieve the Regional Development Centre’s and HelpAge International’s overall objectives.

    Extent of Authority:

    The post-holder will make day-to-day decisions regarding the implementation of work within an agreed set of Performance Objectives worked out with the post-holder’s line manager.

    Person Specification

    Essential

  • Degree level of education in Social Sciences for Development Studies
  • A minimum of three years experience in working with NGOs managing and implementing development programmes;
  • Experience in advocating issues affecting vulnerable groups and influencing policies and strategies in line with this;
  • An in-depth understanding of HIV & AIDS and Social Protection related issues in Africa;
  • Extensive experience in programme development;
  • Experience in institutional strengthening and partner capacity building;
  • Appreciation of and experience in operational research and its application in programming;
  • Understanding of participatory knowledge management and willingness to document and disseminate lessons learnt;
  • Experience in the operation of an international development organization;
  • Fluent spoken and written English;
  • Ability to write narrative of a standard required by international donor organizations and interpret financial reports;
  • Skills in working with local and national agencies and to represent the work of HelpAge International to them and their beneficiaries;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a wide range of people, including project participants;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet agreed upon deadlines. Desirable

  • Knowledge and interest of ageing preferred
  • Familiarity with social science research
  • National Position based in Nairobi, Kenya

    Salaries will be in Accordance to HelpAge Salary Structure

    Please Note: These are national positions in Kenya and all applicants must have the existing right to work in Kenya.

    How to Apply

    Please send a CV and Cover letter to jobs.ewca@helpage.org

    Closing Date: 26 September 2014


    Acorn Group Risk and Compliance Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Acorn Group – a leading Property Development Company with interests in hotels, commercial offices, retail and master – planned developments is looking for a highly ambitious candidate to fill this position in their head office in Nairobi:

    Risk and Compliance Manager

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this is a position responsible for ensuring that the Company policies and procedures as stipulated in the Company operating systems and procedure manuals and all relevant legal and regulatory requirements are complied with.

    It will also ensure that the Company’s exposure to risk is reduced, company assets are safeguarded and financial transactions are complete and accurately recorded.

    The incumbent will also help in ensuring that all the Company financial statements comply with the provisions of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the Company’s Act.

    Principal Accountabilities:

  • Create and continuously update the Risk Policy Manual that defines the Company’s risk appetite
  • Implementing a process of identifying and assessing the risks affecting the business
  • Assisting the management with integrating the Risk Management Policy within the strategic development process
  • Developing and monitoring risk mitigation strategies for the organization
  • Overseeing and implementing risk control policy in purchases, investments or other financing options, health and safety measures, liaison with regulators and business continuity plans
  • Preparing comprehensive periodic risk reports to be used for internal analysis by the various departments and the Board of directors and also for evaluation of the Company’s financial status by the government, internal and external auditors
  • Conducting periodic internal reviews or audits to ensure that compliance procedures are followed
  • Conducting or directing the internal investigation of compliance issues

    Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge

  • Bachelor's of Commerce degree (Accounting option) or any other relevant field
  • Degree in Risk Management will be an added advantage
  • CPA (K), ACCA, ACA or any other recognized professional accounting qualification
  • 7 – 10 years relevant experience in a professional accounting firm or commercial organizations with at least 5 years in Risk Management
  • Proven experience in computerised audit systems
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self – driven and results oriented

    Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke by 30th September 2014 stating their current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    NCCK Kakamega Jumuia Hospital Jobs in Kenya

    National Council of Churches of Kenya, an umbrella organisation for Protestant Churches and Christian Organisations registered in Kenya, invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates, to fill the following position in our Jumuia Hospital:

    1. Administrative Secretary, Kakamega Hospital

    Ref: AS – KH

    Reporting to: Executive Administrator

    Job Responsibilities

  • In the absence of receptionist, receive the appointment/referral slips of clients on arrival and sort them out as per their appointments.
  • Supervise the retrieval of patients’ records/files open files for those visiting for the first time.
  • To ensure smooth flow of patients documents from clinicians offices to data entry room and afterward given to receptionist for filing in Lockable cabinets. No file should be left on the tables of offices at the end of each.
  • For confidentiality, all files should be locked in the cabinets.
  • Dispatch medical reports to designated facilities/doctors and collaborating health providers using delivery book system.
  • Such reports will be given to the incumbent by the clinicians who may have written it in response to a request or providing update information for the patients who needs timely and coordinated follow-up in the Hospital’s health system.
  • Responsible for Medical records and Data entry.
  • This include reception of medical reports from hospitals/health institutions from hospital operations office and putting them in the corresponding files on/or before the date of the next appointment.
  • Updating the database with all the details of clients’ attendance on daily basis.
  • The incumbent should consult any available clinician/nurse during data entry to clarify any illegible/unclear statement to ensure accuracy in data entry.
  • To provide Medical Administrator with up to date information on any patient treatment/referral.
  • This includes maintaining an ad hoc file for all the referral slips to the health institution and ensures each slip is duly signed by the Medical Administrator.
  • Responsible for all medical linen laundry arrangements.
  • Any other related duties that may be assigned by the supervisors.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Secretarial Studies; Diploma in Business Studies
  • Computer literacy.

    Other Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required

  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational, office and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor.
  • A good sense of integrity and confidentiality
  • Dynamic and proactive
  • Good command of English and Kiswahili.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.

    2. Receptionist, Kakamega Hospital

    2 Positions

    Ref: RC – KH

    Reporting to: Executive Administrator

    Job Responsibilities

  • Greet the patients properly depending upon the timing.
  • Find out the requirement and guide them as per the following:
  • Find out if it’s a new or an old patient, so that the registration formalities can be done for the new patient and the old patients can be guided accordingly.
  • If the patient already has an appointment, guide the patient to the right doctor’s room and ask them to wait till their turn of visit
  • If the doctor suggests few investigations, guide them to the right investigation room and as well as for billing
  • Check with the patient when do they need the next appointment with the doctor
  • Co-ordinate with the Medical Records Department (MRD) to maintain the OPD Patient files.
  • Collect the feedback from the patients of their experience in the hospital, if, the patient has faced any difficulty, it needs to be intimated to the right department/person to avoid this in the future.
  • Dress code to be followed by all the staff.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced Certificate in Front Office Operations.
  • Other Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required
  • Very smart appearance.
  • Mature and courteous.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and inter-cultural orientation – should have appreciation of different cultural and religious backgrounds of the guests.
  • Good communication skills with good command of English and Kiswahili.
  • Ability to handle all complaints with tact, courtesy and initiative.
  • Be fully conversant with different departments and systems within the Jumuia Guest House
  • Good general knowledge of local and international current affairs, of local geography and of places of interest, as well as knowledge of your country.
  • Ability to work with under pressure and with minimum supervision.

    3. Executive Administrator, Kakamega Hospital

    Ref: EA – KH

    Reporting To: Medical Administrator

    Job Responsibilities

  • It is required to ensure smooth and seamless functioning of all services within the hospital unit
  • Hold responsibility for service-quality standards and adherence to budgetary restrictions of Security, Housekeeping, Engineering, Hospital Support Services,
  • Patient Care Services and Ancillary business services.
  • Manage and supervise coordination within support services to deliver on required quality standards & as per Standard Operative Procedures
  • Short-list, train, schedule and motivate all manpower (including contracted) for all non-clinical departments (that come under incumbent's direct purview) and get maximum output with respect to time and service standards
  • Plan the detailed yearly budget required for the expenditure of all the departments and control the overall budget in an appropriate manner
  • Preparation and updating of the daily and monthly MIS/reports and communicate it to the management
  • Provide safe & secure environment for all patients, visitors & staff in terms of cleanliness and hygiene at the hospital.
  • Plan all security protocol and monitoring system, material management, emergency systems, death documentation etc.
  • Maintain and manage the transport department including the ambulance effectively to ensure a smooth process of pick up and drop of patients at the time of emergencies.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration or Social Sciences
  • Diploma in Business Administration and Management
  • Other Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as a team member

    Organisational skills

  • Ready to work under pressure
  • Basic counselling, negotiation and mediation skills
  • Computer Literacy
  • Must be flexible, resilient and self-controlled.
  • Relevant Job Experience
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position

    Qualified and interested candidates should download the NCCK Job Application Form (Click Here to Download), fill it out and send it via email to recruitment@ncck.org before 5.00 p. m. on 23rd September 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    National Council of Churches of Kenya

    National Council of Churches of Kenya, an umbrella organisation for Protestant Churches and Christian Organisations registered in Kenya, invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates, to fill the following position in our Jumuia Hospitals:

    1. Executive Administrator , Kakamega Hospital (Ref: EA – KH)

    2. Receptionist, Kakamega Hospital - 2 positions (Ref: RC – KH)

    3. Administrative Secretary, Kakamega Hospital (Ref: AS – KH)

    4. Nursing Officer, Jumuia Friends Hospital, Kaimosi - 2 positions ( NO – JFHK)

    5. Clinical Officer, Jumuia Friends Hospital, Kaimosi ( CO – JFHK)

    6. Radiographer , Jumuia Friends Hospital, Kaimosi ( RL – JFHK)

    7. Laboratory Technologist, Jumuia Friends Hospital, Kaimosi ( LT – JFHK)

    8. Pharmaceutical Technologist , Jumuia Friends Hospital, Kaimosi ( PT – JFHK)

    9. Medical Records Officer, Jumuia Friends Hospital, Kaimosi ( MRO – JFHK)

    10. Billing Clerk – Kakamega Hospital ( BC – KH)

    For more information and job application details, see; National Council of Churches of Kenya - Current Vacancies before 5.00 p. m. on 23rd September 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    GE Career Opportunities

    GE is a global technology and infrastructure company with over 300,000 employees worldwide and with revenues of 150bn+.

    We are here to support the sustainable development of Arica with advanced infrastructure technology, services and solutions across the Oil and Gas, Transportation ,Aviation , Healthcare and Power and Water Industries.

    Our Kenyan operation is home to GE Africa’s headquarters based in Nairobi.

    GE offers vast array of products and solutions supporting the country’s infrastructure growth in power energy management, healthcare and aviation.

    The GE healthcare division is looking to hire & develop the best talent for its potential operations within East Africa.

    We are looking fill the following opportunities.

    1992992 – Logistics Specialist

    1992988 – Service Centre Specialist

    1992991 – Service Engineer Team Leader

    1992983 – Environment Health and Safety Leader

    1992985 – OTR Project Management Coordinator

    1992976 – Director of Service - Healthcare

    1992974 – Applications Specialist

    1992889 – Senior Project Manager

    1992887 – Indirect Channel Partner (ICP) Performance Manager

    1992881 - Customer Care Leader

    1994814 – Power & Grounding Leader - East Africa

    1994836 – Regional Support Engineer - Healthcare

    1994829 – Service Delivery Leader

    1998599 – East Africa Operations Director

    1998586 – Supply Chain Leader

    We would like to invite interested individuals from health-care or related industries to register their applications by applying with their CV to GE Career Opportunities and searching for the above opportunities.

    Use the indicated reference numbers in submitting the application.


    United Nations Office - Expression of Interest (EOI) Procurement Notice in Nairobi

    Expression of Interest (EOI) Procurement Notice

    Provisional International Courier Services to the Un United Nations Office at Nairobi , (UNON) , Gigiri

    Ref No. : EOI/UNON/14/049

    Issue Date: 12/09/2014

    Closing Date : 10/10/2014

    The United Nation Office at Nairobi (UNON) invites qualified contractors to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to participate in the tender process for the International Courier Services .

    The contractor should be a fully accredited International Air Express Services company, familiar with the requirements of the United Nation.

    The contractor should posses facilities, corporate governance policies, qualified management team and staff should be ready to perform the desired services - International Courier Services .

    Venders interested in the above services are invited to submit their Expression of Interest by visiting our website United Nations Office at Nairobi , and filling out and returning the Vender Response Form by Email/ Fax to the contact person indicated in the EOI form, not later than 10th October, 2014.

    UNON subsequently intends to issue Request for Proposal (RFP) to pre-qualified companies who in UNON’s opinion are capable to provide the services in accordance with the requirements that will be specified in the solicitation document.

    Information on tendering in the UN Procurement System is available free of charge at the following address.

    Venders interested in participating in the planned solicitation process must be registered with UNGM and may wish to visit United Nations Office at Nairobi for full registration process.


    Cordaid NGO Jobs in Kenya

    Post: Extractive Advisor / expert

    Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Cordaid believes in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for a just and sustainable society where every person counts.

    We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between North and South, between farmers and businesses, between activists and policy-makers.

    Where poverty, conflict and exclusion tear up societies, we connect people and communities.

    We also stand for professionalism, expertise and solidarity across borders, to make a difference where it is most needed.

    Together with more than 600 partner organizations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America we structurally improve the living conditions of the poorest and most excluded populations - the bottom billion.

    Cordaid has been active in South Sudan for more than 20 years, with a strong focus on civil society capacity-building and currently has programmes in the areas of health, disaster response, entrepreneurship, investments, food security, women’s leadership, security & justice, and extractive.

    Extractive programme

  • The objective of Cordaid’s Extractive programme is to ensure that the exploitation of extractives (oil, gas and minerals) contributes positively to local community development,
  • To increase the number of companies operating as responsible corporate citizens and to increase good national and transnational governance of the benefits of extractives.
  • To this end, Cordaid supports local communities and civil society to become informed, legitimate and capacitated partners in negotiations with international oil, gas and mining companies and governments.
  • Our work is centred around four main product areas: contextualization, stakeholder engagement, community development agreements, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • We provide grant management, project management, advocacy, training and education, as well as technical advice and consultancy.
  • Cordaid’s Extractive team works in South Sudan, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Guatemala and Colombia.

    Responsibilities and tasks

    Strategy Development and Technical Advice

  • Play a lead role in the development of strategies on stakeholder engagement and multi-stakeholder dialogue, in particular civil society, government and extractive industry partners;
  • Organize and co-facilitate trainings on relevant extractive issues, incl. stakeholder engagement, grievance mechanisms, revenue transparency and budget monitoring, community development, social, environmental, human rights, conflict impact assessments, community development agreements;
  • Provide technical advice and share information on guidelines, voluntary principles and international standards and best practices on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and community development in extractives;
  • Identify, design and/or manage the development of research and advocacy materials to influence decision-makers;
  • Support documentation of human interest stories, lessons learned, best practices and strategic opportunities related to Cordaid / partners’ programmes and projects.

    Programme Design, Management and Support

  • Support the development of short-term projects as well as longer-term collaborative programmes with local and international partner organizations;
  • Manage project implementation according to agreed deadlines and budget;
  • Provide regular written/oral program progress updates and collaborate in providing reports to project partners;
  • Track and report project activities/results, and provide quarterly updates;
  • Carry out other project-related tasks as required and assigned.

    Capacity Development

  • Provide technical assistance on extractives and accompany staff of local partner organizations and community representatives to enable skills-transfer;
  • Support local civil society partners in developing proposals, planning and implementing extractives-related projects;
  • Provide mentoring, project support and related follow-up;
  • Improve learning, linking and coordination to strengthen extractives-related civil society networks.
  • Networking, Representation and Business Development

  • Provide thought leadership and represent Cordaid in extractive-related meetings as a spokesperson and advocate on community-oriented extractive management;
  • Build and maintain strategic alliances with Kenya-based, regional and international NGO coalitions on extractive issues, such as the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) coalition;
  • Explore potential areas for collaboration and mobilize opportunities and resources to co-create new programs with innovative solutions;
  • Translate ideas for advice and collaborative programmes in attractive technical and financial proposals and expressions of interest for bilateral, multilateral organizations and private foundations.

    Qualifications

  • Academic degree or equivalent in development, governance, conflict studies, law or related fields;
  • At least 7 years’ relevant work experience, including 3+ years’ experience working on extractive issues;
  • In-depth knowledge of CSR standards and community development best practices in the context of oil, gas and mining developed by relevant (industry) organizations (e.g. ICMM, IPIECA, IFC);
  • Practical experience with providing strategic and technical advice on CSR and community development issues and with facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes;
  • Strong project management, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Experience in working with communities, local civil society organizations, government and extractive industry actors in conflict-affected states in Africa, preferably Kenya;
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time (mostly in Kenya, sometimes also in the wider East African region);
  • Be diplomatic, culturally sensitive, result-oriented, innovative and a strong team player;
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills

    Specifics of duty station

    The Extractives Advisor / expert will be based in Nairobi at the Cordaid Kenya office, with colleagues from different thematic programmes.

    The Extractives Advisor will report to the Cordaid Country Director in Nairobi as well as the Programme Manager Extractives, and work closely with other extractives colleagues based in South Sudan, DRC as well as at Cordaid HQ in The Netherlands.

    Open to international and local candidates, the position is preferably filled by a Kenyan national.

    Please note this is a senior-level position, we kindly invite only those candidates who meet the above-mentioned qualifications to apply.

    Contract information

    Initial contract for 12 months, renewable, with a 3-month probation period.

    Starting date as soon as possible.

    We offer a Cordaid contract with a competitive salary and benefit package.

    How to apply:

    Further information & how to apply

    Applications based on meeting all the above requirements, along with a cover letter, certified copies of academic/professional certificates, an up-to-date CV, names and contacts of three referees should be sent not later than 13 October 2014, 8.00 a.m. to;

    The Country Director
    CORDAD
    P O Box 40278, 00100
    Nairobi

    Or by email to cordaidke@cordaid.net

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted on 28 October 2014.

    Tests are schedule on 30 October 2014, interviews on 3 November 2014.

    CORDAID is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any fee at any stage of its recruitment process.

    A competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful applicants.


    Kenya Jobs - Recruiting Leer Midwifery School Tutors

    Kenya Jobs - Recruiting Leer Midwifery School Tutors; The Presbyterian Relief and Development Agency [PRDA] is the relief and development wing of the Presbyterian Church of Sudan (PCOS).

    The NGO operates in both Jonglei and Upper Nile States of South Sudan.

    “PRDA is an institution of the Presbyterian Church of the Sudan (PCOS) that is focused on empowering the vulnerable Sudanese with effective community based programmes on healthy living, poverty alleviation, while emphasizing sustainable development programmes.

    PRDA currently implements Health and Agriculture programmes and with other projects that are involved in peace mediation initiatives.

    With the signing of Comprehensive Peace Agreement early 2005, has created somewhat a steady environment that shall facilitate smooth implementation of programme activities.

    PRDA has been implementing a community based health programme since 2003.

    The service outlets are one Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) - Akobo Hospital at Akobo township and five Primary health Care Units (PHCU) at the periphery in the County.

    South Sudan is rated among the countries with the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

    The current estimated maternal mortality ratio is 2030/100,000 live birth.

    Interventions to mitigate this situation shall involve a series of urgent obstetrical services provided to women at the home level, at the intermediate health facilities and at the hospitals.

    Awareness creation for the pregnant woman or the prospective mothers and the entire community on the importance of obstetric care is very vital.

    Efforts geared toward attempting to increase the number of trained and qualified Midwives cannot be overemphasised.

    Midwifery care shall then be integrated in the larger Primary Health Care (PHC) systems.

    In attempt to address this, PRDA working with several other organizations established a Community Midwifery Training School at Leer Township in Unity State in 2005 and has since qualified 26 students and 18 ladies are currently in training.

    Responsibilities

  • Shall be charged with the responsibility of assessing the performance of the students who are currently in training and select the ideal students to proceed with the Midwifery training.
  • Organize a broad master plan for training to cover 2 years of training.
  • Develop a Midwifery Training curriculum tailored in line with the GOSS guidelines.
  • Identify the specific training needs for those students to continue with community health Training
  • Liaise with community and other health Institutions in the county for attachment to accomplish their practical training needs.
  • Link with other community Midwifery Training institutions and share their past experiences and challenges.
  • Identify the training materials-Visual aids, chats, books to be procured for smooth facilitation of the training.
  • Maintain and keep safely all the training records, examinations results and present the qualifying students who must be certified.

    Qualification

  • Post-graduate degree in Public Health or Community Health or related field with Diploma in midwifery is preferred.
  • At least five years of experience as a Midwifery tutor working in post conflict setting.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in capacity building, mentoring and supervisory and training students.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Creativity and ability to work with limited resources.
  • Excellent decision making skills’.
  • Must work independently under difficult conditions.
  • If appropriate, represent PRDA in sector coordination meetings with the government and key players.
  • Experience with working with Christian Health Care based organization shall be an added advantage.
  • Experience of working in South Sudan
  • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.
  • A good team player.
  • Creativity and ability to work with limited resources.
  • Sound diplomatic, tactical and negotiating skills.
  • Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into PHC.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English. Basic spoken Arabic will be an added advantage.
  • Good working knowledge of standard computing software.

    Accountability

  • Report to Health Project Coordinator and work hand in hand with the resident administrator and the school caretaker.

    This is unaccompanied position and the successful candidate shall be required to stay at the site and take R & R every 12 weeks if the School is relocated back to Leer, Unity State, and South Sudan.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to prda_nairobi@yahoo.com Mobile No: +25714162376; +254722616804 Closing Date: 6th October, 2014


    REDA Chemicals Career Opportunities

    If you are looking for a career full of challenges, opportunities and growth, we invite you to join our team.

    As a leading chemical distributer in the middle East, Africa and India, we offer a wide range of career choices ,professional growth opportunities and an atmosphere where people enjoy working together.

    Sales Engineer and Technical Sales Executive Plastic Industry and Food Ingredients Industry JB203 – Kenya

    The Sales Engineer will be responsible for the sale of Raw Materials in PVC/ Plastic and Plastic Transformation Industry and Technical Sales Executive of Raw Materials into Food Processing Industry, Identifying new business/product opportunities in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.

    Stations in: Nairobi

    Role Functions:

  • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with existing/ potential customers.
  • Flexible to travel overseas up to 25% of working time.
  • Achieve or exceed annual planned sales objectives for the assigned territory or market segment.

    Sales Engineer (Plastics)

  • 4 – 5 years experience in Sales of Raw Materials in PVC// Plastic and Plastic Transformation Industry in Kenyan Market.

    Technical Sales Executive (Food Technology)

  • 4 – 5 years Sales experience of Raw Materials into Food Processing Industry into Kenyan Market.
  • Chemical Engineering or Food Technology Degree

    Applicants must have a valid Kenyan or Tanzanian driving license, valid passport document and fluent in English.

    Kindly send your C.V to careers@redachem.com In word format (cv-yourfullname.doc) stating the job reference.


    African Elephant Database Manager Jobs in Kenya

    African Elephant Database Manager Jobs Kenya; The IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG) maintains the African Elephant Database (AED).

    The Data Review Working Group (DRWG) of the AfESG oversees the AED, and all issues relating to the management of data on elephant distribution and numbers collected by, stored by, managed by, or disseminated by the AfESG.

    The AED consists of a PostGIS relational database, with a web-based data acquisition and visualization front end; African Elephant Database Manager Jobs in Kenya

    Ruby on Rails and Google Fusion Tables are used in the web components.

    A Database Officer is in place in the AfESG, responsible for data input and primary outputs (tables and maps).

    Main reporting line is to the Chair, IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group (Volunteer - IUCN ESARO) and with a technical reporting line to the Chair, Data Review Working Group of the IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group, the Database Manager is responsible for running the AED.

    This includes managing the database systems, overseeing updates to the system and web interface, supporting the DRWG and the AED user community, and overseeing the production of outputs derived from the AED.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    A. Technical

  • Administer the AED and oversee all its technical aspects.
  • Oversee major updates to the AED structure and web interface.
  • Promote use of the AED with wildlife authorities and experts.
  • Network with wildlife and other sectors to obtain elephant population and distribution data.
  • Ensure integration between the African Elephant Database and the African Elephant Library
  • With the DRWG Chair, coordinate the activities of the DRWG.
  • Coordinate and oversee the survey review process, as outlined in the AED governance structure.
  • Maintain formal and informal contacts with governments, NGOs, and other data providers and data users.
  • Oversee relationship with the CITES MIKE programme and coordinate reporting to the CITES community.
  • Control quality and categorization of data input into the AED.
  • In coordination with the DRWG, develop and enhance the analytical capabilities of the AED.
  • In coordination with the DRWG, conduct spatial and statistical analysis of elephant populations and other relevant datasets.
  • In coordination with the DRWG, explore possibilities for undertaking trend analysis of data in the AED.
  • In coordination with the relevant task force, provide support to the Red List Assessment process.
  • Coordinate the production of products deriving from the AED, including the African Elephant Status Report and periodic reports to the Standing Committee of CITES, amongst others.
  • Prepare the first draft of African Elephant Status Reports and coordinate review process with relevant DRWG members.

    B. Administrative

  • Supervise the Database Officer.
  • Plan and execute the production of outputs deriving from the AED.
  • Prepare and ensure adherence to standard operating procedures.
  • In coordination with the Administrative Officer, the DRWG Chair and AfESG Chair plan and organize meetings of the DRWG.
  • Produce technical reports to donors.
  • Manage AED funds and budgets in liaison with the Administrative Officer.
  • Raise funds to ensure the continuity of the AED.

    Qualification & Requirements

    Formal training in biology, ecology and statistics (postgraduate degree preferred)

  • Familiarity with wildlife survey datasets
  • Demonstrated ability in and extensive experience with the use of GIS software, and ArcGIS and QGIS in particular
  • Demonstrated ability in PostGreSQL database management and administration
  • General familiarity with programming languages and web development frameworks. Current knowledge of (or capability to self-learn) how to maintain an application written in Ruby on Rails
  • Ability to conduct statistical and spatial analyses, and competence in the use of statistical packages such as Statistica and SPSS
  • Aptitude in the use of software applications at advanced user level, including office software, graphic manipulation and layout software, bibliographical database software, and website design software
  • Dedicated team worker, positive attitude
  • Ability to support and network with people from different backgrounds
  • Ability to present information – both written and graphical – in a clear and concise manner

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and at least a basic level of French, written and spoken

  • Experience in budgeting and fund administration

    Closing date: 18 October 2014

    For full job description, job application contacts and other requirements - African Elephant Database Manager Jobs in Kenya


    Ministry of Devolution and Planning

    Request for Expression of Interest for the Recruitment of a Governance Specialist.

    Background Information

    The Government of Kenya wishes to monitor and engage a wide spectrum of stake holders and other interested parties on the county’s performance with regard to governance, social and economic reform.

    This will entail monitoring and detailed analysis of the indices that help to explain performance in these areas.

    Resultantly, interventions would be advanced to the relevant institutions and agencies aimed at improvements and sustained reforms.

    In view of this, the ministry needs to engage an individual consultant who will undertake the functions envisaged in the scope of assignment.

    Purpose

    The purpose of this call is to invite individuals with expertise in the areas outlined, to express their in providing the requested service

    Objective of consultancy

    The objective of the assignment is to undertake monitoring of governance related indicators including corruption.

    The holder of the position will be responsible for developing reform strategies that would promote improvement in the various indicators monitored.

    The governance specialist will be responsible to the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Devolution and Planning.

    Deliverables

  • Report on all relevant governances global indices ranking of Kenya.
  • Annual Kenya factsheet on governance indicators.
  • Development of a governance reform policy programme.
  • Development of a structured engagement programme within government and with other relevant external actors.
  • Development of a public engagement strategy and implementation of the same.
  • Any other deliverables that may be required by the Cabinet Secretary in the course of the assignment.

    Qualification and experience

  • The candidate must have a minimum qualification of a master’s degree in law, Economics, Political Science or any other relevant field.
  • The candidate should have a strong research back ground with at list 15 years’ experience in a similar position in the public service or private sector dealing with governance related issues.
  • A PhD qualification is desirable.

    Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services by submitting their CV's, copies of academic services and other relevant material demonstrating experience in similar conditions and availability of appropriate skills.

    Completed expression of interest (EOI), 1 original and 2 copies, in plain sealed envelopes and clearly marked with the relevant consultancy, should be addressed to:

    The principal Secretary/Planning
    Ministry of Devolution and Planning
    Treasury Building
    P.O.Box 30005-00100
    Nairobi

    And be deposited in Tender Box on 9th Floor, Treasury Building, so as to be received on or before 1st October, 2014 at 10.00a.m Kenyan local time.

    Bulky documents that may not fit in the tender box should be deposited in the supply chain management office, room No.716 in the same building.

    Bids submitted after closing date and time shall not be accepted.

    Request for Proposal (RFP) documents will be issued their after to short-listed candidates only.

    Head Supply Chain Management Unit
    For: Principal Secretary.


    Maasai Mara University Vacancies

    Maasai Mara University is a successor of Narok University College which started in 2008.

    The university was granted a charter on 12th February, 2013 upon which it became a full fledged university.

    The university is located in Kenya, 140 kilometres South west of Nairobi and 2 kilometres from Narok town, off Narok Sotik road and next to the Maasai Mara junction.

    The mission of Maasai Mara University is to provide quality university education through innovative teaching, research and consultancy services for development.

    We are looking for Associate Professors, Senior Lectures, Lectures and Tutorial Fellows in the following schools:

    1. School of Science

  • Computer science (software)
  • Physics (Solid State/ Electronics)
  • Pure Mathematics (Statistics)
  • Botany (Taxonomy)

    2. School of business and economics

  • Hotel and Hospitality

  • Economics (Economic Theory, Econometrics, Finance, Quantitative Methods)
  • Agricultural economics and Resource Management
  • Business (Finance and Accounting)

    3. School of Education

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Psychology

    4. Scholl of tourism and natural resources Management

  • Wildlife Management; Mammology, Ornithology and Herpetology, Animal Behaviour and Animal Genetics.
  • Tourism Management; Animal Science and Ecology, Cultural Heritage, Travel and Tour operations, Sports and Event Management.
  • Department of forestry; Forest in victory and Mensuration, Plant breeding and Silviculture, Survey and photogrammetry, Wood Science, Forest engineering.
  • Environmental Studies; Biological Science and Earth Science.

    5. School Arts and Social science

  • Linguistics
  • Communication and Publics Relations
  • Communication and Journalism
  • Social Work
  • Political Science and public Administration.

    Requirements for the Positions.

    Tutorial Fellow/ Research Assistance Scale 11

  • Must have a 1st degree and a master degree from a recognized university
  • Should for PhD degree
  • Should demonstrate potential for university teaching and/or research

    Lecturer scale 12

  • Should have a PhD degree from a recognized university
  • Have a master degree in addition to a 1st degree from a recognized university plus 3 years of experience at university level degree and at least two publications.
  • Should be registered by relevant professional body (where applicable).

    Senior Lecturer Scale 13

  • Should have a PhD degree or its equivalent from a recognized and accredited university, and must have at least three years of teaching or research experience university level since becoming Lecturer/ Research Fellow.
  • Must have minimum of 4 publications in refereed journals since appointment as Lecturer/Research Fellow.
  • Should have supervised 4 post graduate masters degree candidates or attracted research funds or
  • Must have a masters degree plus 8 years of university teaching experience after becoming Lecturer and 4 publication Registration with relevant professional body [where applicable]
  • Should have attended and contributed at learning conferences, Seminars or workshops.
  • Should show evidence of continued research and evaluated effective teaching.
  • Should show evidence of contribution to university life through active participation in departmental matters, student academic advising, faculty and university meetings, committee membership and others.
  • Should show evidence of contribution to university life as well as national and international life.

    Associate Professor Scale 14

  • Must have a PhD degree or its academic equivalent in a recognized and accredited university.
  • Should have at least 3 years of teaching and research since being appointed as senior Lecturer/ Research Fellow.
  • Must have at least minimum of 4 articles refereed journals or cumulative publication score of 8 Equivalent publication points for appointment as a Senior Lecturer.
  • Should have supervised 5 post graduate degree candidates of which at least one must be a PhD candidate.
  • Should have attracted research funds.
  • Should have evidence of membership of professional societies.
  • Should have evidence of continued research and effective teaching.
  • Must be recognized and registered / have potential to be registered by relevant professional boards.
  • Should show evidence of contribution to university life as well as national and international life.
  • Should show evidence of academic leadership in his/her area of specialization.

    Salary Scales

    Associate Professor (Scale : 14) – Kush. 127,985 x 4,263 – 140,775 x 4,907 – 180,034/= p.m.

    Senior Lecturer (Scale: 13) – Ksh. 98,068 x 2,824 – 103,717 x 4,001 – 123,722 x 4,263 – 140,775/= p.m

    Lecturer ( Scale : 12) – Ksh. 886,771 x 2,824 – 103,717 x 4,001 – 123,722/= p.m

    Tutorial Fellow ( Scale: 11) – Ksh. 72,649 x 2,824 – 103,717/= p.m

    In addition, successful candidate should be entitled to a generous house allowance commensurate with their seniority.

    Application should be received by 2nd October, 2014.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Applications ( 5 copies ) should be submitted giving full details of applicants age, marital status, educational and professional qualifications, working experience, present post and salary, telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees plus copies of certificates and testimonies:

    Maasai Mara University is an equal opportunity employer; Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Applications should be addressed to:

    The Deputy Vice-Chancellor
    (Administration,Finance and Planning)
    Maasai Mara University
    P.O. Box 861- 20500, Narok


    Living Goods Jobs in Kenya

    At Living Goods, we believe that our technology and data systems will become our most transformation tools for success: empowering our agents to sell and earn more, dramatically lowering our cost to market and monitor, enabling real time sales force management and igniting social connections that drive impact and business success.

    Living Goods’ future success increasingly depends on the mastery of data, communications and the latest mobile tools, apps and technologies.

    1. Vacancy: Technology Manager - Operations

    We are seeking an energetic and resourceful Technology Manager - Operations.

    Reporting to the Director of Technology Innovation, this position will be based in Uganda and shall be responsible for managing all our existing systems there and leading the deployment of new systems, services, tools, and strategies that improve our profitability and deepen our impact

    Responsibilities

  • Oversee the deployment design and management of Android across LG operations in Uganda by deployment of quality control, monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Provide project management support for the countrywide scale-up and rollout of Android through project tracking, reporting and documentation.
  • Provide advisory and technical support to the Android development process though regular involvement and interaction with the development team.
  • Manage the LG database on a day-to –day basis and facilitate training, data extraction and reporting as the need may be.
  • Work in consultation with the LG country director to develop and design an I.T policy to guide operational support and I.T infrastructure management.
  • Manage cross-departmental knowledge sharing, content design and provision on behalf of the tech-department.
  • Act as principal coordinator in the identification, selection and management of vendors for I.T related functions.

    Qualifications

    1. Project management

  • 4+ years of project management or equivalent experience
  • High degree of competency with project management including: planning & organizational skills, prioritization, tradeoff management, issue and risk identification and management, dependency and milestones tracking, and establishing accountability across the team
  • A passion and proven track record for shipping high quality software across all phases of the engineering cycle is required
  • Experience in Rapid Application development methodologies - agile, scrum, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in presenting complex ideas and visions, to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Enthusiasm and interest in project management and process design Excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to collaborate effectively across teams and locations to achieve desired outcomes

    2. Android development and deployment

  • Expertise in Java and Android development.
  • Proficiency in data parsing (e.g. XML and JSON).
  • Experience with a version control system (e.g. Git, Subversion, etc.).
  • Experience with JUnit or other xUnit test frameworks.
  • General understanding of good UI practices and creating high-performance mobile application experiences.

    3. Database administration and management

  • 4+ years of DBA experience
  • In-depth Oracle, Access and MSSQL database development experience
  • Involvement in MSSQL database development and support activities
  • Experience in SQL server (2008 -2012)
  • Access development and SSRS/SSIS skills
  • Front end development experience (C#.net/ASP.net/VB.net)

    4. Data analysis and reporting

  • 4 years+ small to medium data management environment experience
  • Perform Data Profiling and conduct Data Quality reviews
  • Validate Data and Workflows output from all test cycles
  • Review and validate Error Handling, and confirm with requirements
  • Create custom SQL in a DB2/Unix environment
  • Create source to target mapping documents for ETL development purposes
  • Management experience a strong plus.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive for results.
  • Exceptional natural leader with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Flexible and willing to travel across Uganda or Kenya and stay for some nights up-country
  • Ability to work with minimal direction
  • Experience managing resources

    2. Vacancy: Marketing Manager

    Living Goods is seeking Marketing Manager to support this development and to implement strong marketing plans both at the branch level and at the community health worker level.

    As the Marketing Manager for Uganda you will develop and implement all point of sales displays, marketing activities and product support for Uganda.

    Reporting to the Uganda Sales and Performance Director, you will be a key contributor to drive sales and health impact in Uganda.

    This position is based in Kampala, Uganda.

    Responsibilities

    Point of sales branding and Marketing activities

  • Ensure great Living goods visibility including developing and implementing relevant merchandising at Ugandan branches and CHP level.
  • Plan and design successful marketing activities throughout the year to support CHP work and sales: promotions, SMS campaigns, outdoor events, launch plan… Liaise with 3rd party when needed and ensure the quality and creation of all editorial design, production and distribution of all LG marketing materials generated in Uganda.
  • Ensure timely and flawless execution of the activities on the ground including support to sales team and training team
  • Measure success of activities both on performance and return on investment
  • Identify new marketing opportunities through consumer insight research, competitive analysis, and analysis of internal data

    Products and analysis

  • Analyse performance of our product portfolio
  • Work with procurement to make recommendation on pricing
  • Support the product team to improve our portfolio performance and develop and/or launch innovations

    Partnerships

  • Manage marketing partnerships with suppliers/NGOs including on the ground implementation, monitoring and relationships with partners
  • Develop new partnerships to increase Living Goods impact and efficiency

    Testing

  • Create, develop, implement and evaluate innovative marketing tests quickly and cheaply based on LG’s objectives

    Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in sales, marketing or communication
  • Minimum 4 years work experience marketing and/or trade marketing
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive for results.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, both in English and Luganda.
  • Computer literate, Proficient in adobe a plus.

    Compensation:

    A highly competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.

    The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

    What is Living Goods?

    Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights.

    Living Goods seeks nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in emerging markets, through networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible prices to the people who need them most.

    By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of undeserved communities.

    Living Goods has been featured in The New York Times, NBC News, The Economist, and The Huffing ton Post.

    Life at Living Goods: Living Goods is aiming to make disruptive changes, dramatically improving the lives of undeserved communities.

    We think big, but we operate small and nimble.

    At Living Goods, you will have the chance to use your creativity and work with your team-mates to conceive and test new ideas every day.

    If you work well in a dynamic, highly collaborative culture, if you set high standards for yourself and your colleagues, if you know how to fail fast and learn fast, if you meet challenges with calm determination and a sense of humor, you will thrive at Living Goods.

    See; Living Goods Jobs in Kenya

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Living Goods Jobs in Kenya by 31st October 2014

    In lieu of a cover letter you will be asked to answer a few short questions that will help us learn a little bit more about you and your interest in working with Living Goods.


    Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Jobs in Kenya

    Applications are invited from professionally trained Graduate teachers for the following positions

    1. Quality Assurance and Standards Officers.

    Successful candidates will be deployed as TSC Quality Assurance and Standards Officers at the County or Sub-County level and will continue to serve under the current Terms and Conditions of service of teachers.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with professional and ethical standards in the teaching service.
  • Ensure adherence to the value and principles of Public Service and promote the
  • Teachers Service Commission’s image and core values.
  • Validate the reports from relevant agencies to facilitate appropriate action by the Commission.
  • Liaise with other relevant Government Agencies in Standards Assessment;
  • Enforce teacher registration in all Educational Institutions
  • Monitor performance of teachers in schools and ensure that all teachers are appraised.
  • Any other relevant duties assigned.

    Requirements:

  • Must be holders of a Bachelor of Education Degree or Bachelor of Science /Bachelor of Arts with a Post Graduate Diploma in Education.

    Must be conversant with:

  • Trends in Education and Training.
  • Curriculum development, Implementation, Supervision and Evaluation.
  • Structure and functions of TSC under the new constitutional dispensation.
  • TSC Act, Code of Regulations for Teachers, the Code of Conduct and Ethics and relevant legal provisions.
  • Must be an employee of TSC with a teaching experience of not less than 10 years
  • Be in Minimum Job Group M.
  • Have posted good performance in core curricula and school curriculum delivery including participation in National Examinations.
  • Must comply with the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution and have consistently maintained a good performance record.
  • Masters Degree, Computer literacy and attendance of a Management course is an added advantage.

    This application must be received on or before 1st October 2014

    2. Teachers Service Commission Sub-County Directors

    The TSC established under Article 237 of the constitution is mandated to undertake Teacher Management functions.

    Applications are invited from professionally Trained Graduate teachers for the position of TSC Sub – County Directors.

    Successful candidates will be deployed as TSC sub-county Directors.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Teacher Management functions at the sub-County.
  • Process staffing data of educational institutions in the subcounty.
  • Enforce Teacher Registration in all Educational Institutions.
  • Ensure equitable distribution of teachers in the sub county.
  • Ensure adherence to the values and principles of public service and promote the
  • Teachers Service Commission core values
  • Facilitate the process of teacher recruitment.
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on teacher performance.
  • Implement TSC policies on teacher management at the subcounty.
  • Any other relevant duty assigned.

    Requirements

  • Must be holders of a Bachelor of Education Degree or Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts with a Post graduate Diploma in Education

    Must be conversant with

  • Trends in Education and Training
  • Curriculum development, implementation, supervision and Evaluation.
  • Structure and functions of TSC under the new constitutional dispensation TSC Code Regulations for Teachers and the Conduct on Ethics and relevant legal provisions.
  • Must be a public servant with a teaching experience of not less than 10 years.
  • Be at Job Group ‘N’
  • Must comply with the requirement of chapter six (6) of the constitution and have maintained a clean performance record.
  • Have posted good performance in implementation of school curriculum including National Examinations.
  • Master’s Degree, Computer Literacy and attendance of a Management Course is an added advantage.

    The closing date for this application is 2nd October 2014.

    Mode of Application

    Applicants should apply online here on the form provided at Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Jobs in Kenya.

    All fields in the form must be completed.

    To check advertised posts and access the application, one must open the TSC website Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Jobs in Kenya


    Viwango Programme Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Viwango would like to recruit a Programme Officer (PO) to support the programmatic component of Viwango Certification Mechanism.

    Viwango is a Certification Organization founded to drive and support improvement in the organisational credibility and performance of Public Benefit Organisations (PBO’s) through the transformative process of Viwango Certification.

    VIWANGO officially registered under the companies Act chapter 486 laws in March 2010, was founded from the realisation that there is a need to inspire and nurture a culture of continuous improvement to deliver superior value to the relevant Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) constituencies.

    Viwango emphasizes on Standards in performance, credibility, accountability and delivery of quality programmes and services in the public benefit organizations sector (PBO).

    The Programme Officer (PO) will be based in Nairobi.

    S/he will report to the Programme Manager and will supervise a Programmme Assistant/Interns as assigned by the Programme Manager.

    S/he will also work closely with Viwango Assessors and board committee members in supporting the programme.

    The PO’s emphasis will be on Viwango’s programmatic content.

    The PO is co-responsible for ensuring that activities under the Viwango Certification Programme are run in a coherent, well-planned manner, and in line with the direction and commitments of the Viwango practice.

    In the day-to-day operations, the PO serves as a key interlocutor between the Programme Manager, the PBO partners and Viwango members.

    Together with Programme Assistant, the PO will continually monitor and assess the Viwango Certification Programme to ensure its effectiveness and its adherence to agreed programme deliverables and budgets.

    S/he will be responsible for the development of timely and quality reports both for the donors and for circulation to members/partners.

    Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide methodological and programmatic guidance and operational support to Viwango’s certification mechanism.
  • Develop and nurture a clear understanding of the programme of work in Viwango.
  • Review written products including publications and donor reports of Viwango Certification Programme and provide quality control, including coordination of tasks relating to content and quality as appropriate.
  • Collect, compile and disseminate both contractual and strategic reporting with the support from the Programme Assistants.
  • In conjunction with the Programme Manager develop programme proposals including log frames and budgets according to the specific donor requirements.
  • In conjunction the Programme Manager, ensure the development of work plans to support certification and play a strong supporting role towards the partners’ efforts in this regard.
  • Support and follow PBOs signing up for certification and ensure that all documentations and preparations to start assessments are well organized.
  • Support Viwango assessors in the process of carrying out Organizational Capacity Assessments, and ensuring that assessment reports are produced on time.
  • Monitor Viwango activities and budgets in coordination with other members of Viwango Programme team to ensure progress is being made in line with programme design and expectations.
  • Ensure that reflection and learning takes place regularly with regard to programme process and development, methodological adaptations and generally on Viwango CSO standards
  • Support Viwango Programme Manager in maintaining existing relations with key Viwango Partners and strategically engage these partners in the work of Viwango
  • Support Viwango Programme Manager in ensuring timely and well-prepared meetings of Viwango Board, and other Board Committees.
  • Develop emerging thematic competences, programme and process knowledge that can be used to enhance the work of Viwango

    Qualifications

  • Graduate or post-graduate university degree in social or political science.
  • At least four years of relevant experience in Organizational Development, developmental and/or humanitarian work.
  • Understanding of how to integrate research and political analysis into actionable programmatic initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building, external relations, proposal writing, and training, monitoring and evaluation and donor reporting.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the nurturing of institutional capacity is considered a plus.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the PBO sector is and the changing trends in Kenya is considered a strong plus.
  • Strong writing and communications skills in English

    Personal Attributes

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A person of integrity
  • Servant leader and a Team leader
  • Passion/enthusiasm for the PBO sector

    How to Apply

    Qualified candidates may submit their application, including a letter of interest detailing relevant experience and curriculum vitae addressed to the Programme Manager at info@viwango.org by 23rd September 2014 at 5pm.

    Please indicate, “Programme Officer” in the subject line.

    Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted


    KNBS Jobs Re-Advertisement

    The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is a corporate body established under the Statistics Act (2006).

    It is the principal Government agency responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of official statistical information and its custody.

    It also oversees the coordination, supervision and development of programmes within the National Statistical System.

    The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following positions:

    Note: Those who had submitted their applications earlier on the re- advertised posts are required to apply afresh.

    1. Job Title: Senior Manager, Finance

    Re-Advertisement

    KNBS: Level 3

    Ref: KNBS/ SMF/7 /2013

    No. of Posts: 1

    Job Purpose:

    Reporting to the Director Finance and Administration, the holder of this office will be responsible for all finance matters in the Bureau

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring adherence to the Bureau’s policies and procedures, accounting standards and statutory requirements;
  • Establishing, coordinating and maintaining effective budgeting and budget monitoring and control systems;
  • Coordinating the timely preparation of the financial statements, reports and analysis;
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining financial policies, plans, procedures and adequate systems of internal control;
  • Liaising with relevant institutions on financial matters;
  • Coordinating, liaising and responding to both Internal and External Audits;
  • Managing and accounting for donor funds;
  • Coordination of the Bureau’s budget and Medium Term Expenditure Framework reports;
  • Developing and implementing computerized financial information systems to cover financial transactions and management of fixed assets;
  • Implementing and updating the approved Institutional Risk Management Policy Framework;
  • Supervision and development of staff in the Finance Division;
  • Any other duty assigned by the Director Finance and Administration.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Commerce or Finance from a recognized University;
  • Bachelors Degree in Commerce, Accounting, Business Administration or equivalent qualifications from a recognized university;
  • Professional qualification in accounting, Finance e.g. CPA(K) or its equivalent and membership of a professional body;
  • Thorough understanding of Government financial regulations and procedures;
  • Minimum 10 (ten) years of continuous/progressive experience in Accounting/Finance 4 (four) of which must have been in a management position;
  • Excellent knowledge and proficiency in Accounting software(s);
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Team player with relevant leadership skills and experience;
  • Excellent skills in organizing & planning;
  • Practical experience with ERP system will be an added advantage;
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2008 is an added advantage;
  • Must meet requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    2. Job Title: Senior Manager NASSEP, Cartography & Field Administration

    Re-Advertisement

    KNBS: Level 3

    Ref: KNBS/ SMNCFA/6/2013

    No. of Posts: 1

    Job Purpose:

    Reporting to the Director, Population and Social Statistics, the holder of this office will be responsible for all professional and technical issues/matters relating to the household – based sampling frame(s); Cartography & GIS and Coordination of Field Administration.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation, development and maintenance of sampling frames for both household and establishment-based surveys;
  • Providing Technical support in sampling to the National Sampling frame;
  • Developing of proposals for sample survey methodologies at KNBS;
  • Coordinating of activities in cartography and GIS;
  • Coordinating the Field Services (County Statistics Offices) to ensure the devolved functions are fully internationalised;
  • Liaising with research & learning institutions;
  • Coordinating work plans and budget for the Division;
  • Ensuring that the activities of the Division are documented on a continuous basis;
  • Supervision and development of staff in the relevant division;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director Population and Social Statistics.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Have a Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines: Statistics /Applied
  • Statistics or Mathematics;
  • Have a Bachelors Degree in Statistics or Mathematics or equivalent qualification from a recognized university;
  • 10 (ten) years progressive track record in statistical work in a key Public or
  • Private Sector Institution, 4 (four) of which must have been in a management position;
  • 3 (three) years’ experience in the planning, coordination and supervision of statistical activities and programmes such as censuses and surveys undertaken within a Research or a Statistical Institution(s);
  • Experience in conducting research and publications in relevant areas as evidenced by one journal paper;
  • Knowledge of cartography, GIS and sampling;
  • Knowledge in field operations;
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills;
  • Team player with relevant leadership skills and experience;
  • Excellent skills in organizing & planning;
  • Must meet requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

    How to Apply

    Applicants should submit application letters accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae using the given format KNBS Jobs Re-Advertisement provide daytime contacts and certified copies of academic and professional certificates, transcripts, testimonials and National ID/Passport.

    Kindly note that failure to attach the required documents will lead to disqualification.

    The reference number for the post applied for should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:

    The Director General
    Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
    P. O. Box 30266 – 00100
    Herufi House, 1st Floor, Room 131
    Nairobi

    Applications must be received not later than 26th September, 2014.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    KNBS is an equal opportunity employer.

    Female candidates and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply


    NRS Sacco Marketing Manager Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Marketing Manager

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Consistently updating members on new products, activities, events, and any other information relevant to them.
  • Developing and advising the C.E.O. on current competition trends, new products and development in the financial sector
  • Monitoring the competition closely and regularly inform the management of new developments
  • Carrying out the feasibility studies to determine viability of the new branches and products as per the institution plan
  • Developing new strategies for the institution to remain relevant in the financial market.
  • Monitoring products life cycles of the Sacco products
  • Initiating methods and strategies for effective market segmentation and coverage
  • Participating in product development, launching and re-launching of new and existing products
  • Collecting and analysing market information to determine the Sacco market position and help develop and review business strategies
  • Maintaining customer database and collecting views to assist in customer service and business growth strategies
  • Preparing monthly reports to assist in forecasting, measuring market shares, market trends and demand and advertising effectiveness

    Qualifications

  • Diploma in Marketing/Communications or Public relations. Degree is an added advantage.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency, good communication skills
  • Minimum one (2) years experience in Marketing and Business Development
  • High integrity, personal credibility and result oriented
  • Should be between 25-35 years
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Resilient and strong analytical skills

    Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications may send their applications enclosing copies of relevant certificates and testimonials, detailed CV including names and contacts of three referees to reach the undersigned on or before 30th September 2014.

    Both through email ndetika@gmail.com and Hard copies

    NB: The Hard copy Application should be in a sealed envelope clearly indicating the position applied for.

    Application letter should be Hand written and applicants to disclose their current and expected salary.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    The C.E.O
    NRS Sacco Society Ltd
    P.O. Box 575-00902
    Kikuyu


    Fountain Micro-Finance Bank Jobs in Kenya

    FEP Holdings Limited is one of the fastest growing group of companies in Kenya with investments in Financial Services, Hotels, Schools, Real Estate and Media among others.

    Fountain Micro-Finance Bank, an associate of FEP Holdings Limited is seeking to recruit suitable candidates for the following position:

    1. Loan Officers

    Job Summary:

    To grow a high yield portfolio in deposits, loans and manage all client relationships to ensure world class customer service and maximum returns.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Growing the deposits through individual customers, corporates, self-help groups and others as per the set target.
  • Growing the loan book as per the set target.
  • Maintaining a quality Loan Portfolio as per the set target.
  • Timely loan processing, disbursement and customer issues resolution.
  • Mobilize daily and weekly deposits as per the target.
  • Facilitating customer loan appraisal.
  • Marketing to prospective groups or individual customers.
  • Loan application processing and presentation at the Branch credit committee
  • Qualifications and Skills Required
  • Business management, Microfinance with a minimum of one year experience in micro finance a minimum.
  • Working experience of 1 year experience as a Loans officer. 2. Customer Relations Officer / Cashier

    Job Summary:

    Coordinating customer relations activities and ensuring provision of quality customer service so as to attain high levels of customer satisfaction and experience and promoting good corporate image of the Bank.

    Ensuring adherence to proper counter procedures and methods of safety, custody, accuracy and maintenance of cash and related assets at the counter

    Key Responsibilities

  • Attending to customer enquiries and issues.
  • Coordinating and facilitating accounts opening.
  • Facilitating the flow of information between the Bank and its customers.
  • Analysing and classifying customer complaints, compliments, suggestions and queries and submit regular and timely reports.
  • Perform cashiering duties.
  • Custodian of cash and other accountable documents.
  • Selling the Bank products and information to customers on new products

    Qualifications

  • Minimum KCSE Level certificate of C+ grade or equivalent with C grade in both English and Mathematics.
  • Bachelor degree in a business related field from a recognized institution.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency.
  • 2 years working experience in Customer service or related field 3. Branch Manager

    Job Summary:

    Responsible for the business growth, service delivery and ensuring efficient day to day operations of the branch.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Growing and managing the loan portfolio.
  • Building business relations in order to grow the deposit portfolio.
  • Promoting sales and service culture through coaching, guidance and staff motivation.
  • Providing leadership, training and supervision.
  • Responsible for attaining the set branch goals through active participation in sales management.
  • Ensuring the provision of high quality and timely services to customers.
  • Monitoring the branch revenue on a monthly basis and ensure that the branch performance is on track with the organization’s overall budget.

    Qualifications

  • A Business related degree, ACIB/AKIB or equivalent business qualifications.
  • 2 years proven branch management experience in financial institution.
  • Knowledge of local business environment and experience in cross selling and relationship marketing.
  • Strong credit analysis, communication skills and team leadership
  • The position requires a candidate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work under pressure amidst competing demands.

    4. Legal Officer

    Job Summary:

    Provide strategic legal advice to The Board and Management so as to enhance good corporate governance and compliance with set laws and regulation.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out research and prepare legal opinions on matters such as business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Ensure compliance and adherence to statutory requirements and corporate policies and procedure.
  • Organize and prepare minutes of board meetings and annual general meetings.
  • Manage the company’s litigation cases in liaison with external lawyers and offer legal advice and recommendations on a wide range of business areas.
  • Monitor changes in legislation and regulatory environment, undertake legal research and recommend appropriate action to ensure compliance.
  • Negotiate, review and draft documentation for business transactions and prepare and advise on the necessary checklist to be adopted to ensure information is submitted on time.
  • The custodian of all business contracts, leases and other legal instruments.
  • To undertake general conveyance including purchases, sales, charges, leases, tenancy agreements, surrenders, draw, peruse and interpret legal documents on behalf of the company.
  • Advise management in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor of laws Degree (LLB) from a recognized institution.
  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current advocate’s practising certificate.
  • At least 3 years’ experience, two (2) of which should have been as legal officer in a commercial environment.
  • The position requires a candidate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work under pressure amidst competing demands.

    5. Risk Manager Job Summary:

    Responsible for coordinating the risk function of reviewing and strengthening internal control systems of the Bank.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Put in place a system to ensure that the Bank’s operational risks are identified, analyzed and properly addressed.
  • Provide both management and the Board with a regular assessment and opinion on the effectiveness of the Banks risk management and control systems.
  • Develop risk management policies and procedures.
  • Quantification of managements risk appetite through specific risk indicators and tolerance levels,
  • Improve risk management readiness and create an organizational culture that places high priority on effective risk management and adherence to sound operating controls at all levels through communication, training programs and risk-based performance measurements.
  • Ensure compliance with all Central Bank requirements and other applicable laws.

    Qualifications

  • Business degree preferably Accounting option
  • A registered member of ICPAK
  • CIA and CISA qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • 3 years’ experience risk management in a financial institution

    6. Operations Manager Job Summary:

    Responsible for ensuring efficient and effective day to day operations of the bank.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Initiate process and quality reviews and contribute to plans that deliver process improvements ensuring effective implementation and ultimately improved productivity.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of credit policy which provides suitable protection and facilitates business growth and asset distribution.
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of loan policies and procedures; evaluate loan vetting structures and enforce credit standards according to company goals and policies.
  • Direct and guide all operational procedures and controls through the development and implementation of procedures and controls to promote communication and adequate information flow, and thereby manage operational risk and solidify management control and the direction of the business unit.
  • Improvement in operating procedures to increase profits and/or make the business unit more efficient.
  • Developing strategies and implementation plans to improve and standardize all aspects of operations.
  • Lead and manage the team to deliver a culture that supports and contributes to the achievement of financial objectives of the business and meets service standards.
  • Support the Regional managers’ efforts to increase employee productivity by assisting to coordinate and manage the activities in Business Finance and assist to develop and implement strategies for increasing growth.
  • Produce timely, detailed management reports as needed for monitoring and management of all business finance operations

  • Management of registry and archives

    Qualification

  • A Business related Degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Senior Management role and dynamic team.
  • Excellent credit skills Knowledge.
  • Commercial experience in the micro finance or banking industry is required.

    7. Marketing Manager

    Job Summary:

    Responsible for executing the Marketing functions of the Bank which includes: advertising, promotions, branding, media & events management, public relations, corporate communications and corporate publications.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Handling all communication, marketing, advertising, promotional activities and providing the required marketing support to the business units.
  • Vendor management which include: supplier identification and sourcing, procurement, quality control for various marketing material including corporate gifts, marketing stationary etc.
  • Timely distribution and dissemination of marketing material to branches and sales units,
  • Branding of all branches, corporate events, functions, sales activations etc
  • Management and maintenance of billboards and signages.
  • Ensuring contents of allocated sections of the banks website is relevant and up to date
  • Media booking

    Minimum Requirements

  • Marketing related degree.
  • Good Innovative, creative and analytical skills.
  • Excellent coordination, planning and organization skills.
  • Good Interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • 3- 4 years’ experience in a marketing function within the banking industry

    8. Internal Auditor

    Job Summary:

    Responsible for reviewing company operations and controls, risk management processes and compliance with prescribed policies, procedures and regulations

    Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinating and conducting the audit of receipts and payments,
  • Continually monitoring the effectiveness of internal control systems,
  • Making follow-up of implementation of audit recommendations,
  • Undertaking surprise checks on sensitive areas in the Bank,
  • Conduct audit investigations,
  • Review the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management processes

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelors of Commerce degree in Accounting option, or Business finance
  • CPA III
  • At least 2 years’ experience in auditing
  • Applicants with experience in auditing banking and IT environments have added advantage.
  • Ability to prepare audit reports, interpret business records on finance, merchandise, and equipment.

    9. ICT Manager

    Job Summary:

    Lead the ICT team to deliver all planned and agreed department and individual performance targets to ensure that the ICT department is efficient and value adding to the organization.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Provide exemplary internal and external customer service to both internal and external customers by providing uninterrupted, fast and satisfactory ICT experiences.
  • Clearly identify the bank’s long term ICT requirements that will support and deliver the bank’s strategic plans.
  • Develop, maintain and review the bank’s ICT policy and procedures which support the strategic objectives.
  • Establish a continuous ICT strategic planning cycle which will ensure that the bank benefits from emerging ICT technology.
  • Ensure the organization has appropriate and up to date ICT functionality, software and hardware in an effective, efficient, secure and cost conscious manner.
  • Ensure adequate backup and recovery strategies and systems are in place and reviewed regularly.
  • Manage, evaluate and ensure security concerns for the bank are addressed.
  • Establish appropriate management controls to ensure that projects deliver the required functionality on time as per budget allocations.
  • Prepare and manage annual ICT budget, expenditure, cost reduction and ensure value for money is achieved.
  • Establish a Disaster Recovery Plan in tune with the business continuity plan.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A degree in computer science with a professional qualification in l.T.
  • At least 4 years of working experience in senior IT management capacity.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in managing IT service delivery.
  • Strong understanding of Core banking applications and operating systems
  • Strong understanding of Core operating systems —Unix, NetWare, and Windows NT,& 2000
  • Added advantage to those experienced in a micro-finance environment

    10. Credit Manager

    Job Summary:

    Responsible for managing the Bank’s credit function efficiently and effectively in order to ensure profitability, maintain a quality loan book and ensure that the Bank is not exposed to credit risk.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement of the Bank’s credit strategy.
  • Formulate and implement the Bank’s credit policy.
  • Conduct regular reviews of the credit policy to ensure its relevance to business requirements and CBK and statutory regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with the Bank’s credit policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that customers’ financing needs for working capital and capital expenditure are addressed appropriately and profitably through the offer of suitable credit products.
  • Formulate and optimize credit scoring strategies in various business areas.
  • Manage credit risk though regular analysis and evaluation;
  • Make recommendations and develop techniques and strategies to manage, control and mitigate risk.
  • Liaise with the Credit Reference Bureau on prospects/ commitment clients and report the under performing loans to ensure non- migration of bad assets within the industry.
  • Carry out credit appraisals to vet all credit proposals from branches and other lines of business.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelors Degree in Business, Finance or related field.
  • A minimum of 5 year’s experience in a credit function in a senior managerial level within a bank, financial institution or other service oriented organisation.
  • Good understanding of credit processes, lending and customer care.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Banking Act and Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) clearing procedures and prudential guidelines.

    11. Finance Manager

    Job Summary:

    Responsible for developing and managing accounting systems for the institution.

    Timely preparation of financial statements and reports to support management decisions, the Board and other external stakeholders.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that appropriate financial management procedures and accounting systems are in place and are fully understood and complied with at all times;
  • Ensure that complete and accurate accounts of the Bank’s operations, treasury, equity investments, subscriptions, assets, liabilities, revenues and expenditure are maintained;
  • Responsible for comprehensive insurance of all the assets of the Bank;
  • Ensure all tax obligations are filed in accordance with the law.
  • Coordinating external audit process
  • Ensure that expenses incurred are in accordance with Bank polices and the approved budget
  • Preparation of the annual budget and quarterly forecasts.
  • Ensure that client loan accounts are established promptly and that accurate and complete records relating to loans, including authorized signatories, list of goods and services, declaration dates of loan effectiveness

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Finance or Accounting degree
  • Professional accounting qualification such as CPA or ACCA;
  • 5 years management experience in a busy organization in position of Financial
  • Controller, Chief Financial Officer or other relevant senior role;
  • Ability to solve and manage complex issues effectively
  • Must possess a proven track record of having developed innovative processes and the ability to work in a highly dynamic environment;
  • Good report writing and communication skills.

    12. General Manager

    Job Summary:

    Responsible for providing leadership to position the company at the forefront of the microfinance industry.

    Develop a strategic plan to advance the company’s mission and objectives and to promote revenue, profitability and growth.

    Oversee company operations to insure production efficiency, quality, good customer service, and cost-effective management or resources

    Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, develop, and implement strategies for generating resources and revenue for the bank.
  • Develop and recommend company operational procedures, corporate policies, and standard and internal regulation
  • Setting strategy and vision and Identify new opportunities for growing the bank
  • Provide leadership in the development, management and implementation HR, IT and compliance policies, procedure and practice in compliance with legal requirement;
  • Provide leadership in the development of short and long-range financial plans and goals and projections with input and advice from the other members of the Senior Management Team.
  • Provide timely and accurate financial analysis to senior management and relevant Board Committees, and the Board of Directors;
  • Oversee and evaluate operating and financial performance, in conjunction with operations manager and finance manager.
  • Ensure regular, consistent, high quality input and output of information essential to the company function and accountability.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business preferably in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Commerce
  • Professional qualifications e.g. CPA, ACCA, ACIB will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 to 10 years relevant experience in a financial institution or similar position
  • Knowledge of software application used in banking/DTM.
  • General knowledge of a wide range of micro banking products and services
  • Advanced knowledge of Retail Banking operations, industry products or services

  • The positions require candidates with strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work under pressure amidst competing demands.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should email their application letters, detailed CV listing three professional references and your 24 hours telephone contact to: recruitment@fep-group.com on or before Friday, September 19, 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    FEP Holdings Limited is an equal opportunity employer, any lobbying or canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Waumini Sacco Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Waumini Co-operative is a national Sacco based in Nairobi offering financial services to members.

    We intend to fill the positions below on 2 years renewable contracts:

    1. Assistant Systems Administrator

    (1 Position)

    Key Responsibilities to this Position

  • Ensure the routine maintenance on ICT equipment is carried out.
  • Ensure that virus protection software is installed on all PCs are updated regularly.
  • Providing technical support to system users and ensuring system & equipment maintenance.
  • Perform system administration tasks including required upgrades & integration.
  • Train staff in application usage and troubleshooting.
  • Ensure timely printing and delivery of periodical member statements.
  • Ensure that the society’s software and networks are working at all times.

    Minimum Qualifications and Attributes

  • Advanced Diploma in Information Technology.
  • High integrity.
  • Team player.
  • At least 2 years experience in a financial institution.
  • Accounting qualifications.
  • Possess a Certificate of Good conduct.

    2. Finance Manager

    Key Responsibilities

  • Cash flow management
  • Preparation of management and financial reports
  • Coordinating auditing of Sacco reports
  • Customer service from finance perspective
  • Inducting, coaching and motivating Finance Staff
  • Investment of Sacco funds
  • Budget preparation and monitoring
  • Performance management of finance operations
  • Compliance to statutes, policies & Board resolutions
  • Monitoring, evaluation and improvement of internal controls -
  • Formulate a strategic financial plan encompassing directing and control process to enhance the overall business growth.
  • Ensuring that there is effective and prudent financial controls and risk management procedures in place to provide a sustainable assurance and improvement of the organisation assets,
  • Strongly maximize income while reducing expenses.
  • Formulating a sustainable and cost effective processes and product development
  • Promoting a positive ethical and corporate culture practises.
  • Manage and prepare timely monthly, and year end accounts closure,
  • Oversee and make sure that all accounting functions are thoroughly concluded to presentation for auditing, and responding to correspondents thereon
  • Maintain an up to date financial position of the organisation
  • Be a team player in development, nurturing and improving synergies within the institution to effectively attain the set objectives.

    Minimum Qualification & Attributes

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business related field
  • CPA K
  • Membership to a professional body e.g ICPAK
  • 3 years’ experience at the same level in a financial institution
  • Good analytical, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • High degree of integrity
  • Track record of good management and development skills
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems

    3. Marketing Manager

    Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake product research and business development strategies
  • Drive all membership development services to enhance loyalty, retention and growth
  • Develop and implement membership drive strategies according to market trends and member demands
  • Coordination of Public Relations activities
  • Promotion of Society’s services and image
  • Marketing and selling the Society's products both BOSA and FOSA to the members and potential members.
  • Recruitment of new members.
  • Represent the society in any forum as directed by Chief Executive Officer or Board of Directors.
  • Educate the members on all society's applicable policies, new products and functions of the society's activities.
  • Recruitment of new members.
  • Prepare periodic reports to the Chief Executive Officer performance of the society in relation to the department.
  • Promote, foster and protect members' interests in relation to the core society functions.
  • Customer Retention.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Ensure that marketing activities are within the approved budget

    Minimum Qualification & Attributes

  • University Degree in Bachelor of Commerce, Business Administration (marketing option).
  • Diploma in Marketing or equivalent certification will be an added advantage.
  • Must demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities and professional competence in marketing management.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience preferably in Financial sectors such as SACCOs and banks.
  • Membership to a Marketing professional association.
  • Knowledge of accounting, credit and lending principles.
  • Knowledge of SACCO practices and legal requirement will be an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated track record of team work.
  • Effective organization, time management and problem solving skills. Possess a Certificate of Good conduct.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants MUST fill the online application form; submit their current CV giving their day time telephone contact, (3) referees who should be present or previous employers and a covering letter explaining suitability for the position to hr@wauminisacco.com on or before 31st October 2014

    NB. Please include the Position Title you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Standard Group Job Vacancies in Kenya

    The Standard Group comprises, The Standard Newspapers, Game Yetu, The Nairobian, KTN, Radio Maisha, PDS, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services.

    The Group is looking for highly motivated, qualified, experienced and reputable team players to fill the following positions:

    1. Region Manager, Sales & Distribution

    The incumbent will work closely with the MD – Print Operations to deliver the sales and market growth objectives through profitable volume and market share growth.

    Leading the sales and distribution team he/she will assess the industry’s key unmet needs and identify opportunities where Standard Group can create new markets for their products and sustainable competitive advantage.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Lead sales and distribution teams to deliver sales and revenue targets
  • Improved market share
  • As a key player in the Sales and Operations process, ensure alignment in the demand and supply of our products
  • Working with the marketing division, execution of marketing programs within agreed calendar & timelines
  • Identify distribution gaps, test new ideas and drive penetration into new markets; track performance and pro actively take corrective measures.
  • Develop strong customer/partner relationships to help drive commercialization Work with key stakeholders to optimise route to market (distribution, Finance & Regional management Team)
  • As a custodian of external customer Service, manage key stakeholders & contributors (distribution partners, Sales, Supply Chain )
  • Develop and maintain clear understanding of the market & regulatory trends as well as key drivers and barriers affecting SGL product distribution in selected markets

    Qualifications & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in sales & Marketing, Commerce, Engineering or related discipline
  • 5-7 years sales and operations Management experience
  • Experience in developing winning distribution growth strategies
  • Strategic and creative thinker who can develop competitive plans
  • Vast knowledge of regional markets
  • Trade marketing or operational marketing role in FMCG will be an added advantage
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team is crucial

    2. SAP ABAP Developer

    The Standard Group is implementing SAP ERP/IS-Media across core business areas of the organization and is looking for a highly motivated, qualified and experienced individual for the position of SAP ABAP Developer.

    The incumbent will be reporting to the Business Systems Manager, ICT.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Gather and analyse end-user requirements for SAP ERP/IS-MEDIA development needs
  • Design, develop, and test programs and reports for all SAP ERP/IS-MEDIA modules and functions
  • Designs forms and screens using tools such as SAP script and Smart Forms
  • Debugging and correcting problems with SAP WRICEF objects
  • Managing transports for SAP development objects across the system landscape
  • Development and implementation of required changes in accordance with set out change management process and procedures
  • Provide training, technical support and assistance to business users for the various SAP modules
  • Prepare and maintain technical program documentation including specifications, test conditions, test plans, and test data
  • Advise the business on SAP products, process improvements, technologies and general operational matters

    Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree in IT-related field from a recognized university
  • At least 3 years’ SAP/ABAP development experience
  • Knowledge and proficiency in ABAP Objects, ABAP Reports, interface/dialog programming, BAPIs, user exits, batch programming, IDOC, ALE development/maintenance, ABAP Dictionary, tables, global classes, function modules and other development objects
  • Development knowledge in SAP FICO, PS, MM, IS-MSD/MAM/MAMC, PP, and PM modules
  • SAP ABAP Development Certification will be an added advantage

    3. News Editor - Radio

    To manage and coordinate the sourcing and coverage of news and events: to select and edit news and to liaise with reporters to ensure comprehensive coverage of news and events

    Key Responsibilities:

  • To assign duties and guide reporters attached to the News Desk in sourcing news and in the production of copy
  • To allocate work, brief, debrief and supervise reporters to ensure that the copy is delivered on time for presentation
  • To liaise with the ME’s in charge of other departments to request for allocation of duties to reporters in case they require to co-opt additional reporters from the general pool
  • To follow news leads and to maintain close and effective contact with news sources
  • To maintain an up to date diary of major events and news of interest, to prepare a schedule of assignments for discussion with Head of Radio / PC and to assign the agreed assignments to the reporters
  • To keep the Head of Radio /PC informed of work progress, any problems encountered and areas where he may require assistance and/or facilitation to complete assignments within the agreed deadlines
  • To produce high quality news (and programmes) ensuring that they are topical, informative, credible and analytical
  • To read back the news to ensure that it is balanced, properly presented, free of error and adheres to Company editorial policy and house-style

    Qualifications & Experience:

  • Basic University Degree
  • Post graduate diploma in Radio Production
  • 5 years’ experience in radio ,two of which must be in a senior position
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work odd hours
  • A good grasp of English and Kiswahili language – both written and spoken

    4. News Readers – Radio Maisha

    To organize the news flow and read news; and to source, collect, write and submit stories/reports and articles within set deadlines so as to inform, entertain and educate our listeners.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • To select broadcast copies from the news pool, update and re-angle stories in consultation with the news editor and load the news flow
  • To deliver news products in an authoritative manner that adheres to the Station’s house-style, and thereby raises ratings.
  • To go out on assignments given by the Editor, take notes, carry out interviews, check out facts and submit stories within set deadlines
  • To research and collect background information required to make stories complete, topical, informative, credible and analytical
  • To write and process the stories collected and to read back to ensure that they are balanced, properly presented, free of error and in line with laid down editorial policy and house-style
  • Writing and delivering news scripts on time
  • To keep the Editor informed of work progress, any problems encountered and areas where he may require assistance and/or facilitation to complete assignments within the agreed deadlines
  • To identify areas of improvement / development in daily news reporting and to make appropriate recommendations to the Editor.

    Qualifications & Experience:

  • University Degree in journalism
  • Diploma in Radio Production
  • 3 years’ experience in News Reading on Radio
  • A good grasp of English and Kiswahili language – both written and spoken

    If you possess the above qualifications and have the drive to meet the challenges, visit our website see; Standard Group Job Vacancies Kenya to browse through the current vacancies and apply not later than 26th September 2014

    Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    The Standard Group is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification.


    NGO Teaching Jobs in Kenya

    Job Title: Kiswahili Language Teacher

    Industry: Nonprofit / International Development

    Function: Administration and Operations

    Employer: One Acre Fund

    Job Location: Bungoma, Kenya

    Teaching Jobs Kenya - Commitment

    Two-year minimum Organization Description:

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

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

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

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

    We are growing quickly.

    In seven years, we have grown to serve 180,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff.

    Job Description:

    We are looking for an extremely organised, passionate and capable individual to take charge of providing Kiswahili language tuition to a number of members of our team – primarily people for whom English is a first language.

    This includes developing lesson plans, providing classes directly to individual people or groups, tracking progress, and developing assessments.

    All of this will need to be done for people who will start with many different levels of skill in Kiswahili and languages in general, but with an aim to bringing these people to being able to work fluently in Kiswahili within a short period of time.

    The successful candidate may also be asked to provide some translation services to our organisation, depending on workload.

    Essential Skills and Experience

  • At least 2 years’ experience teaching Kiswahili to English speaking adults.
  • Ability to develop plans and timelines for students’ learning needs.
  • Ability to motivate students to improve their skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Strong writing and email correspondence skills are a must.
  • Competent with computer software, including Microsoft Office (Word and Excel in particular).
  • A welcoming and humble demeanour, essential for making students feel comfortable and supported.
  • Strong ability to work within deadlines and stick to schedules
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise – You will be managing lesson plans for a number of people with very different needs.
  • Attention to detail – One Acre Fund has exceptionally high standards and it is the responsibility of everyone on the team to meet these standards.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision

    Our aim is that the successful candidate will be in a position to manage this language service independently after a short time with us.

  • Must live or be willing to relocate to Bungoma, Western Kenya.

    Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Leadership experience – We need a pioneer to lead the development of this service.
  • Experience working in an NGO environment or in the ‘International Development’ sector.
  • Personal field or farming experience in rural Kenya
  • Ability to work long hours – All One Acre Fund employees are passionate about what they do.

    We are a professional organisation and our employees often work outside regular hours in order to achieve fantastic results.

    Career Growth and Development:

  • One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills.
  • We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through regular mentorship and career reviews.
  • We are a rapidly expanding organisation and there is significant capacity for career growth in this role.

    Areas of Responsibility

    Teaching of Students:

  • Hands-on development of language skills for many members of our team.
  • You should provide clear lesson plans, give students timelines as to how they should progress, regularly assess their development, and give constructive feedback to them based on these assessments.
  • It would be our aim that someone who commits to your classes would be able to work well through Kiswahili after 16 weeks.

    Scheduling Your Work:

    You would provide current and prospective students with tools which help them to book time with you and to have ownership over their schedules.

    Student Motivation:

  • You will be responsible for finding creative ways to mobilise students to take your classes, and motivate students to continue to improve.

  • Your manager will support you with these, but development of ideas for incentive systems or motivation techniques will need to come from you.

    Translation Services:

  • Depending on your workload, you may be asked to support other parts of our team by providing translation services for field materials.
  • You will be responsible for developing tools which will allow other members of the One Acre Fund team to reserve time with you to provide these services.

    Timeline:

    Resumes should be submitted by September 24th 2014

    Compensation:

    25,000Ksh monthly with possibility of future increases based on performance.

    Benefits

    NSSF and NHIF, airtime and transportation allowances

    Career Development

  • Twice Annual career reviews and constant feedback.
  • Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.
  • One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

    To apply Email cover letter and resume to kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Kiswahili Language Teacher + the place you heard of the position) and include salary expectations.


    KCB Jobs; Kenya Commercial Bank wishes to recruit for the following positions;

    1. Unix Administrators

    Job Ref: I.T 15/2014

    The Position

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Banking Systems Operations, the role will ensure the system health and optimization of the core banking system infrastructure.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Administer the T24 HP/UX Unix servers and the High availability clustering solution and ensure system availability within the required RTO (Recovery time Objective) and RPO ( Recovery Point Objective )
  • Installation, configuration and upgrading of T24 application environments as and when required.
  • Perform T24 application tuning and performance monitoring
  • Coordinate extraction of business/MIS reports and ensure distribution to relevant 3rd party systems such as Data warehouse in addition to availing the same to respective business units
  • Administer the T24 data storage and clustering infrastructure and formulating disk space management policies
  • T24 application tuning and performance monitoring.
  • Upgrades, patch release implementation and software development into the production environment.
  • Provide T24 test environments on request to various departments in the bank.
  • Troubleshoot, escalate and follow up resolution of errors warnings generated by the T24 Unix servers, T24 application, NetApp disk storage and the backup system.
  • Coordinate with the T24 operators in resolving T24 operational and COB related issues

    The Person

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field from a University recognized by Commission for University Education.
  • An MBA will be an added advantage
  • Must possess certification in Unix administration
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of and high regard for T24 as a business delivery channel for both bank corporate and retail customers.

    Effective leadership skills

  • Exceptional planning and organizing skills
  • Excellent problem analysis and attention to detail
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in I.T, with hands on experience in:
  • T24 application management & close of business processes.
  • Web Sphere and Message Queuing setups.
  • Systems development life cycle.

    For more information and job application details, see; Unix Administrators

    2. Oracle Database Administrators

    Job Ref: IT 16/2014

    The Position

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Data Base Administration, and the successful candidate is expected to ensure the health and optimization of all oracle data based applications

    Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and support high performance, highly available and mission critical database platforms for the Core Banking and other systems.
  • Review and design database structures to support business requirements including logical and physical database modeling.
  • Install, configure and maintain database instances, creates various database objects, create users with appropriate roles and levels of security.
  • Implement database security policies that are consistent with laid security guidelines.
  • Implement and perform database backup and recovery strategies that meet recovery and availability requirements.
  • Implement best practices and incorporate them in DBA procedures.
  • Manage and support Enterprise Data warehouse including the development of reports from the data warehouse platform

    The Person

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field from a University recognized by Commission for University Education. An MBA will be an added advantage
  • Must possess Oracle OCP certification
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of Oracle RAC and Oracle Data Guard
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of Unix
  • A team player with Effective leadership skills
  • A minimum of 5 years’ hands on experience in Oracle administration
  • A minimum of 3 years’ hands on experience in
  • Data warehousing, data mining and business intelligence
  • Unix platforms HP/Solaris/IBM AIX
  • Knowledge of administration in the following areas will be an added advantage
  • T24 core banking systems
  • Web sphere and MQ series
  • Self-driven with highly innovative skills For more information and job application details, see; Oracle Database Administrators

    3. Network Infrastructure Integration and Support Specialist

    Job Ref: IT 13/2014

    The Position:

    Reporting to Network Infrastructure Integration and Administration Manager, the job holder will be required to provide technical support to Network Infrastructure service outages and service requests in line with business needs through integration, configuration, administration and management of Network Infrastructure elements across the Bank’s Enterprise Network while ensuring high availability and a secure data network for delivery of business services.

    Key Responsibilities

    Provision of timely and high quality and cost effective infrastructure Maintenance of network up time and improvement of network management solutions Improving network security to reduce threats of attacks Researching on and deployment of modern technologies and their application of industry standards and best practices to network installations Ensure that installations adhere to industry standards and best practices Reduction of overall network infrastructure costs through increased efficiency and convergence of services on the network

    The Person

    In order to be considered for the above position all applicants should have:- Must have Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from an institution recognized by Commission for University Education. Must be a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associates). Possession of additional IT certification e.g. ITIL, CCNP, CCVP, CCSP and COTIT, will be a definite advantage A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Information Technology with hands on experience in Networking (Routing and Switching). A minimum of 2 years working experience with IP telephony systems-(Telephony and Voice). Good understanding of emerging trends in the industry and possible improvements in corporate data and voice networks. Proven skills in configuring security perimeter firewalls, IPS systems, and advanced security configurations on Cisco Devices. Demonstrate in depth understanding of troubleshooting skills and resolution of Network infrastructure issues. Demonstrate understanding of the Bank’s IT Policy and Procedures Strong networking and interpersonal skills A results driven “team player”, personality with a willingness and ability to work in a dynamic working environment Excellent planning and organizing skills Excellent customer service

    4. Brand Managers

    Job Ref: MKT 08/2014

    The Position:

    Reporting to the Head, Business Marketing the job holder will be required to develop and execute activity plans that drive the business growth and objectives of assigned brands in order to realize customer numbers, revenue and product penetration of assigned products.

    Key Responsibilities

    Development and execution of marketing plan for the assigned products and/or business units. Work closely with the unit heads, product development team and sales teams to achieve the business objectives. Participate in projects driven by the respective business units supported.

    Campaigns/Promotions - The key components of this item are:

    Develop briefs for campaigns and promotional projects in line with the business and brand objectives. Work with partner agencies and suppliers to ensure timely execution of promotional projects and campaigns with the aim of achieving the business and brand objectives. Implement an internal marketing plan Regular performance tracking and compilation of a report on each activity which is circulated to the respective stakeholders. Close out all campaigns/promotions with a duly signed off report. Coordinate partner agencies and suppliers to execute product activations for the products effectively within set timelines. Conduct Market Intelligence – The key components of this item are: Utilize research reports such as Brand Tracker, Usage and Attitude surveys and product specific surveys to inform and develop marketing plans. Track and analyze assigned product performance through sales numbers and value, monthly Share of Voice (SOV) and monthly competitor advertising and industry trends, and utilize to prepare monthly reports with recommendations to the line manager. Work closely with regional sales teams and branches to ensure sales support at marketing activations and events as well as provide sales teams with any required support during sales driven activities. Liaise with Procurement to ensure merchandise ordered is as per correct specification and meets brand guidelines. Liaise with Procurement to ensure supplier sourcing is done in accordance to budget and business needs while maximizing savings through effective negotiations with service providers.

    Position Qualifications & Experience

    For the above position, the successful applicant should have:- Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from an institution recognized by Commission for University Education Possession of a postgraduate degree or professional qualification in a Marketing will be an added advantage. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Marketing or similar role. Experience in Marketing & Sales. Knowledge of Banking Operations. Demonstrate excellent Planning and organizing skills. Excellent communication skills. Project Management Skills. Proven track record in delivering results.

    5. Vacancy: Manager, Partnerships

    Job Ref: MKT06/2014

    The Position:

    Reporting to Head, Product Innovations the job holder will be required to manage, negotiate and close partners to drive products development, features enhancements, brands promotions and blue and white label programs for products.

    Key Responsibilities

    Seek and manage contracts to resolve systems integrations, commercial requirements with large corporate, parastatals, counties and central government to generate new products, features enhancements, new markets, customer offers for brand promotions and cross sell opportunities. Negotiate and develop billers for channels to drive direct integration and aggregator programs to rapidly expand the existing portfolio to lead in channel utility. Seek and close white and blue label partners to meet loyalty program revenues and customer targets. Work with business and cross functional teams to rapidly execute partnership programs – commercial and contract alignment internally. Developing new & leveraging existing community building programs for customer recruitment, engagement & retention. Provide leadership, creative and strategic oversight over partnership negotiations.

    The Person

    Must have Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from an institution recognized by Commission for University Education. Possession of Professional Qualification in Marketing and MBA will be an added advantage. At least 5 Years Partnership Management Experience. Must have at least 5 years’ experience in Sales and Marketing, and 3 of which should be at management level in management of sales and marketing of the banks’ products Ability to build strong working relationships, internal and external to the organization Experience in Banking Operations Ability to work effectively under pressure and tight deadlines Experience in projects management will be an added advantage

    6. Manager, Loyalty Programs

    Job Ref: MKT07/2014

    The Position:

    Reporting to Head, Product Innovations the job holder will manage the Enterprise wide loyalty program for customers across the Bank’s products and services whose focus will be to attract new customers, increase products penetration, customer engagement and retention.

    Key Responsibilities

    Continuously developing the program design, customer journey, technology components, services and processes required to deliver strong consumer propositions. Define, implement and manage multi-channel loyalty scheme rewards and communications that drive customer engagement and sales revenue/margin. Working with the partner consultants and internal stakeholders to develop the business case, ROI forecasts and the key metrics to measure scheme success. Work with business development to identify partner opportunities, as required, to fill solution gaps and redemption programs opportunities. Manage 3rd party partnerships for blue & white label programs in order to deliver revenue and customer number targets. Ensure customer facing staff and all staff across all areas of business have access to appropriate training and information to be able to efficiently resolve all loyalty scheme customer queries. Delivering analysis and reports to demonstrate the effectiveness of loyalty communications including recommendations for future improvements and testing. Test and learn – put in place robust testing plans to continually optimize activity and demonstrate ROI. Manage the direct and cross functional teams working with the program to coach and inspire exceptional delivery.

    The Person

    Must have Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from an institution recognized by Commission for University Education Possession of Professional Qualification in Marketing and MBA will be an added advantage. Have at least 5 Years’ experience in marketing management position, 3 of which should be in management of loyalty program. 2 Years in product development Demonstrate excellent communication skills Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills Should have a thorough knowledge of Retail Banking Products, services and the financial services Industry.

    7. Senior Market Risk Analyst

    Job Ref: RISK 04/2014

    The Position:

    Reporting to the Head, Market Risk, the position will support coordination of the Group’s market, liquidity and country risk management.

    The position will support the identification and evaluation of market, liquidity and country risks, provide support to the Business units, perform risk return analytic s, development of economic capital and oversight on the maintenance of the Treasury Front Office and Market Risk System.

    Additionally to contribute to the development and implementation of strategies to ensure KCB is Basel compliant.

    Key Responsibilities

    The main responsibilities of the department are:

    Maintenance, development and customisation of market, liquidity and country risk policies, procedures and controls for the Bank and its subsidiaries Monitoring the market, liquidity and country risks of KCB on a global level Overseeing the maintenance of the Treasury Front Office and market risk system across the Group Calculating the economic and regulatory capital of the trading activities and development of criteria for allocating economic capital to business and trading units Production of risk versus return reports for the respective Treasury products to obtain an optimal trading portfolio, risk-transfer strategies which ensure compliance with the risk tolerance and maximise economic value Validation and maintenance of pricing and value at risk models for both current and new Treasury products as they are introduced including back testing Utilisation of statistical forecasting techniques to predict movements in market factors and use this information to develop meaningful scenarios and stress tests for scenario analysis and stress testing Preparation of the respective risk reports to ALCO and Board Providing guidance to the junior market risk analysts across the Group Supporting the Group’s “New Product Approval Process” for Treasury products Oversee the MTM process by ensuring that the MTM sources are updated and reflective of market rates/prices Establish and maintain control framework to ensure compliance with internal policies, procedures, BASEL requirements, Codes, and applicable external laws and regulations Contribute towards development of the Group’s strategic risk management capability for Treasury and risk/return assessments and benchmarks Any other duty as may be assigned by Head Market Risk on ad hoc basis

    The Person

    For the above position, the successful applicants should have:

    A University degree from an institution recognized by Commission for University Education in a relevant field, e.g. Statistics, Maths, Economics, Finance, Computer Science etc preferably with an MBA or other relevant postgraduate qualification Professional Banking qualification or equivalent – PRM, FRM, ACI Dealing Certificate 6 years of wide ranging bank experience - 5 years middle management experience, in a market risk or Treasury unit of a bank Comprehensive understanding of Treasury products Some understanding and command of SQL programming language or prior experience with database management especially oracle or SQL Servers Good management skills including organizational, presentation & communication and problem solving skills Demonstrated high integrity and team spirit Possess excellent analytical skills, be open-minded and have the ability to identify alternative solutions

    The above positions are demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates.

    If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke

    To be considered your application must be received by Sept. 26, 2014.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    NGO Logistics Jobs in Kenya

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

    HRTK seeks to recruit a qualified and well experienced Logistics Officer. Under the supervision of the Finance and Administration Manager whilst working closely with the HR and Administration department, the Logistics Officer will assist in management of daily logistics tasks.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To maintain appropriate records of purchases.
  • To assist in preparation of annual general procurement plans.
  • Maintain the records of the purchase orders and goods purchased under the same and hand over the goods to the concerned staff in proper way.
  • Annually analysing pre qualification of suppliers for various goods and services.
  • Ensure compliance of financial rules in the purchase of goods and services.
  • Assesses and organizes logistics in terms of transport requirements, receipt, handling, storage and distribution of items and establishes proper recording systems.
  • Establishes a detailed procurement plan to determine appropriate specifications of required items, according to established guidelines and procedures and in coordination with relevant teams.
  • Liaises and keeps close contacts with staff involved in programme implementation and assists them in all matters pertaining to logistics and procurement;
  • Devises methods of stock control, closely monitors and regularly submits situation reports on stocks and equipment.
  • To receive and issue vouchers, delivery notes and invoices.
  • Checks all invoices for logistics services against service requests made.
  • Monitors the status of incoming supplies, status monitoring and correspondence with the suppliers.
  • Monitors and summarises all expenditure and provides activity report to management.
  • Processes logistics requests from the project and ensures follow-up action completed.
  • Executes additional tasks such as fleet management.
  • Maintain and update stock inventory records and location of goods.
  • Update and maintain inventory control databases
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications

    Education

  • Minimum of B.A/B.Sc Degree in Business, Logistics and Supply Chain Management or Transportation /Logistics Management or any Social Sciences.
  • Higher National Diploma in purchasing & supplies management.
  • Five years of professional work experience in logistics management at the national level.
  • Excellent mathematical skills and attention to detail.

    Skills & Competencies

  • Ability to identify potential problems before they occur. Proactive in preparation and uses initiative in response.
  • Ability to manage day to day interactions with contracted external service providers and analyse their performance.
  • Demonstrated capacity for self-organization.
  • Experience in administrative duties and data entry.
  • Computer literate in MS Office Suite and ability to particularly work with spreadsheet.
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment and work overtime when required.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
  • Ability to work with diverse population.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

    Language

  • Proficiency in English and Swahili

    Closing Date: 19 September 2014

    How to apply:

    Please send a cover letter and resume to recruitment@hiasafrica.org indicating the job title in the subject line.

    Important:

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.
  • Late applications will not be considered.


    NRHS / JSI Family Planning Field Coordinator Jobs in Kisumu, Homa Bay & Siaya Counties

    Vacancy: NRHS / JSI Family Planning Field Coordinator

    Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Kisumu dedicated to improving the reproductive health of men and women.

    NRHS has a variety of research projects, it runs support groups for PLWHA and MARPS, and it is working with the Ministry of Health to scale up male circumcision for HIV prevention in Nyanza Province.

    Job Title: Project Coordinator

    Location: Kisumu, Homa Bay & Siaya Counties

    Reporting to: Project Advisor

    Contract Type: One year, renewable

    Salary: Commensurate with experience/education

    Job Description:

  • Oversee all aspects of the Family planning integration
  • Ensuring that field activities are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Make arrangements with suppliers of family planning products to supply or sell contraceptives to local NGO partners
  • Ensure training activities of the project are carried out as per the work plan
  • Work with and advise the Project Advisor on emerging trends that can used to strengthen project operations
  • Establish a strong and harmonious working relationship with NRHS partners implementing the project
  • Oversee the logistics of all field operations
  • Train, and manage project team.
  • Prepare comprehensive timely project reports.
  • Represent NRHS FP Study to the MoH, taskforces, donors, and others as necessary.

    Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Social work or Diploma in Community health programming
  • Minimum of three years job experience, at least one in supervisory
  • Previous program implementation experience
  • Familiarity with the Kenyan health system and governmental structures
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Excellent writing, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Computer literacy; capability in data management and analyses a plus
  • Licensed health provider (nurse or clinical officer) will be an added advantage

    Applications Should Include:

  • Cover letter detailing current work, prior experience and qualifications including the areas described above, telephone and e-mail contact
  • Current CV
  • Names, telephone and e-mail contacts of at least 3 professional referees

    Apply via email to humanresources@nrhskenya.org with the job title `FP Field Coordinator’ on the subject line.

    Applications submitted by September 18,2014


    Kenya National Land Commission Vacancies

    The mandate of the National Land Commission (NLC) is drawn from the National Land Policy of 2009, Constitution of Kenya 2010, National Land Commission Act, 2012, the Land Act 2012 and the Land Registration Act of 2012.

    The commission invites applications from suitable candidates for the following positions;

    1. Chief Environment and Natural Resources Management Officer, NLC Grade 5 (1 Post)

    2. Principal Environment and Natural Resources Management Officer, NLC Grade 4 (2 Post)

    3. Valuation Assistant , NLC Grade 8 (6 Posts)

    4. Chief Valuation Officer, NLC Grade 5 (10 Posts)

    5. Principal Investigation Officer, NLC Grade 4 (1 Post)

    6. Senior Legal Officer, NLC Grade 6 (3 Posts)

    7. Chief Legal Officer, NLC Grade 5 (2 Posts)

    8. Principal Legal Officer, NLC Grade 4 (1 Post)

    9. Chief Land Use Planning Officer, NLC Grade 5 (4 Posts)

    10. Principal Land Use Planning Officer NLC Grade 4 (4 Posts)

    11. Secretaries/ Typists, NLC Grade 7 (7 Posts)

    12. Senior Secretaries, NLC Grade 6 (5 Posts)

    13. Supply Chain Management Assistant, NLC Grade 8 (2 Posts)

    14. Supply Chain Management Officer, NLC Grade 7 (2 Posts)

    15. Senior Chain Management Officer, NLC Grade 6 (2 Posts)

    16. Accountant, NLC Grade 7 (7 Posts)

    17. Senior Administration Officer, NLC Grade 6 (2 Posts)

    18. Senior Accountant, NLC Grade 6 (2 Posts)

    19. Principal Finance Officer - Budget, NLC Grade 4(1 Post)

    20. Deputy Director Administration , NLC Grade 3 (1 Post)

    21. Assistant Human Resource Officer, NLC Grade 8 (4 Posts)

    22. Human Resource Officer, NLC Grade 7 (4 Posts)

    23. Senior Human Resource Officer NLC Grade 6 (2 Posts)

    24. Principal Human Resource Officer, NLC Grade 4 (2 Posts)

    25. Deputy Director Human Resource, NLC Grade 3(1 Post)

    26. Deputy Director Human Resource Management, NLC Grade 3 (1 Post)

    27. GIS & Data Assistant, NLC Grade 8 (8 Posts)

    28. GIS/ Data Officer, NLC Grade 7 (8 Posts)

    29. Senior GIS Analyst/ Data Officer, NLC Grade 6 (4 Posts)

    30. Principal Data Officer/ Principal, GIS Officer NLC Grade 4 (2 Posts)

    31. Deputy Project Director NLIMS, NLC Grade 3 (1 Post)

    32. Senior Network Administration, NLC Grade 6 (1 Post)

    33. Senior System Administrator, NLC Grade 6 (1 Post)

    34. Chief Network Administration, NLC Grade 5 (1 Post)

    35. Chief System Administrator, NLC Grade 5 (1 Post)

    36. Chief Database Administrator, NLC Grade 5 (1 Post)

    37. Chief Internal Auditor, NLC Grade 5 (2 Posts)

    38. Information and Publication Officer, NLC Grade 7 (1 Post)

    39. Advocacy Officer, NLC Grade 7 (1 Post)

    40. Senior Advocacy Officer, NLC Grade 6 (1 Post)

    41. Research Officer, NLC Grade 7 (1 Post)

    42. Senior Research Officer, NLC Grade 6 (1 Post)

    43. Deputy Senior Research Officer, NLC Grade 3 (1 Post)

    For full job descriptions, job application contacts and other requirements, see; Kenya National Land Commission Vacancies


    DAC Aviation Vacancies in Kenya - Recruiting Pilots; Captains & First Officers, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Cabin Crew, Concierge

    DAC Aviation International Ltée is committed to providing superior value and unparalleled support to our customers, while systematically improving the Safety, Security and Efficiency of our services, products and processes.

    A leader in aircraft maintenance and humanitarian charter solutions, DAC Aviation has emerged as a multi-skilled company with a human interest.

    1. Book Keeper/Audit Analyst

    DAC’s Montreal based facility is delighted to offer new & exciting career opportunities, as Bookkeeper / Audit Analyst.

    Under the direction of the Accounting Manager, this position requires a high level of organization, ability to prioritize and manage the full bookkeeping and auditing cycle for multiple businesses / divisions and locations.

    Principle Responsibilities:

  • Audits financial statements and expenses submitted by subsidiary company.
  • Reviews (on a daily basis) all subsidiary company transactions.
  • Generates monthly cost tracking reports for subsidiary company.
  • Performs full cycle bookkeeping for multiple businesses/divisions and locations, including: general journal entries, various report re conciliations.
  • Prepares finance accounting work to be accomplished by gathering and sorting documents and related information;
  • Prepares monthly account receivable/payable and inventory reports;
  • Monthly update of management accounting tools, including fuel reports, FHS, debt and fixed assets amortization schedule, and KPI;
  • Reconciles, balances and maintains journal entries by entering and editing data;
  • Prepares special financial reports and graphs by collecting and summarizing account information and trends;
  • Assist Accounting Manager in the preparation of annual budget/business plans as well as year-end binder for auditing purposes;
  • Protects operations by keeping financial information confidential
  • Maintains historical records by preparing, sorting and filing documents
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing publications
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

    Education / Experience Requirements:

    Minimum Education:

  • College Certification or equivalency, with a focus on Accounting/Finance concentration or combination of education, training and business related experience required;
  • Minimum 3-5 years previous experience in a similar accounting function;
  • Minimum 3 years of auditing experience required
  • Highly proficient in MS Office applications, primarily Excel, Word;
  • Familiar with working with ERP functioning systems;
  • Experience working with Windows and MAC platforms.

    Skills / Abilities:

  • Bilingual English/French: Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Excellent time management & organizational skills.
  • Strong teamwork skills with the ability to work effectively with both employees and managers.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as in a team environment;
  • Ability to anticipate and manage multiple functions/tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to develop rapport, credibility and trust with diverse groups.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Careful attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong well-developed analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Display sound judgment and decision-making skills;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and effectively deal with sensitive information.

    DAC Aviation International Ltée is always looking for superior talented, motivated and passionate individuals committed to upholding the highest aviation safety and quality standards.

    2. Dash 8 Pilots and First Officers

    Position Description:

  • Operates Dash-8 100/300 aircraft
  • Rotations: three months on, one month off
  • Travel, meals, accommodation, health insurance provided

    Requirements:

  • Must be current on Dash-8 100/300 aircraft
  • ATPL required

    Captain

  • have min. 3000 total hrs
  • have min. 1700 hrs pilot in command
  • have min. 1000 hrs on type

    First Officer

  • have min. 1500 total hrs
  • have min. 500 hrs pilot in command
  • have min. 200 hrs on type
  • Valid CRM Cert.
  • Valid Aviation Security Cert.
  • Valid Emergency Procedures Cert.
  • Valid Emergency First Aid Cert.
  • Kenyan certification will be considered a strong asset

    3. Dash 8 Maintenance engineers

    Position Description:

    Supports fleet of Dash-8 100/300 aircraft

    Rotation: three months on, one month off

    Accommodation, food, transportation provided and medical insurance provided

    Requirements:

  • ICAO or JAA license type rating on Dash-8 100/300, with recent practical type experience.
  • Willing to travel and work at company’s outstations.
  • We require devoted and competent people who are able to work in challenging environments
  • Kenyan certification will be considered a strong asset

    4. Program Manager

    Position Description:

    Location: Goma, DR Congo

    Length of the assignment: 1 year renewable

    DAC Aviation is the largest operator of Dash-8 in Africa and specialized in humanitarian air transport.

    Our main project in DR Congo is Echo Flight, which provides to humanitarian organizations, UN Organizations and International Organizations a safe and reliable air transport service for both passengers and cargo.

    Job Summery:

    DAC Aviation is seeking an exceptional, driven and experienced individual with demonstrated strong managerial, logistics, financial and administrative skills.

    The successful candidate will ensure the smooth and efficient running of DAC Aviation outstations (Kinshasa, Bunia and Goma), operations in DR Congo and will report to the Program Director, based in Nairobi.

    This important role will represent DAC Aviation in DR Congo and will maintain excellent working relationship with local authorities and other stakeholders in the country.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • People Resources and Administration
  • Responsible for staffing, scheduling, training, coaching and evaluating people resources
  • Implement the Company Policies & Procedures and Practices and oversees that the Code of Conduct is adhered to at all times
  • Chairs & supervises various monthly meetings; responsible for all record keeping of meeting minutes.
  • Responsible for the renewal and follow up of all the contracts signed by DAC
  • Aviation in DR Congo in accordance with local laws
  • Keeps organizational chart and job descriptions current
  • Continuously look for better methods to improve communications and reporting systems between field bases and Head Office in Nairobi.

    Finance

  • Develop budget, monitor expenses, draft financial reports;
  • Manage, control and organize the payment of all suppliers in DR Congo
  • Responsible for DAC Aviation payroll in DR Congo - 75 staff
  • Guarantee the supply of cash for all field offices in DR Congo
  • Manage with cost efficiency accommodation, food and transport for staff and crew
  • Administer the appropriate recording & reports of all expenditures as per monthly deadlines
  • Responsible for Jet A1 fuel setting up in DR Congo

    Logistics and IT

  • Responsible for all local procurement according to DAC Aviation policies and procedures;
  • Responsible for all DAC Aviation facilities (3 offices and 3 crew houses) and Equipment in DR Congo
  • Ensure all crew houses have the following services functioning at all time: electricity, water supplies (hot water for shower/bath), Internet, DSTV, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks) and access to transportation 24h/7.
  • Update, manage and account for both stores & assets inventory according to DAC
  • Aviation policies and procedures on a monthly basis;
  • Ensure Internet connection works efficiently without interruptions; research and advise on ways to improve field base Information System if required;
  • Ensure all computers and peripheral hardware are properly maintained or repaired as required; ensure all stations are protected from viruses, etc.;
  • Supervise the coordination of travel plans for national and expatriate staff as well as guests, and arrange visas.
  • Ensure all stations and/or servers have back-ups at all time.
  • Supervises the monthly reporting for all logistic matters according to DAC Aviation policies and procedures

    Security

  • Develop and update security plan for all DAC Aviation offices and Crew houses in DR Congo;
  • In charge of DAC Aviation staff’s security in DR Congo;
  • Monitors and follows closely the security situation in the region and provide day-to-day security briefing to staff, visitors and advise Head Office accordingly;

    Operation Management

  • Responsible for the timely renewal of the entire DAC aircrafts' licenses in DR Congo to ensure no interruption of the operation;
  • Monitor and maintain high quality of service as per DAC’s standards;
  • Take control and deal with partner organizations who may not respect SOPs and/or may jeopardize the safety and security of our operations;
  • In collaboration with the Air Operation Manager, responsible for the overall discipline, welfare and morale of crew;
  • In conjunction with the operation department, maintain proper records of flight operation information (i.e. ledgers, FHS, Manifest, Tech sheets)
  • Supervise the compilation of statistical records on a monthly basis
  • Supervise the reservation department and the implementation of the on line reservation system
  • Supervise the Operation Team in their function of collecting and disseminating information as appropriate;

    Required skills

  • Strong leadership and demonstrated organizational, management and supervisory skills in a cross-cultural situation and stressful environment;
  • Excellent communicator with integrity, honesty, sense of urgency, driven, hard working, flexible, strong negotiator and team building skills;
  • Report writing skills, ability to concisely report facts accurately;
  • Cultural sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Monitoring/Assessing your own performance as well as other individuals; make improvements and take the appropriate corrective action;
  • Judgement and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one;
  • Management of People Resources: Motivation, developing and directing people as they work;
  • Critical thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approached to problems.

    Experience and Knowledge:

  • Degree or Advanced Education in Administration, Business, Management, Logistics, or related field;
  • At least 4 to 5 years experience in operations and office management;
  • Experience in the aviation industry is a strong asset;
  • Knowledge of and working experience in the region;
  • Experience in working in a high risk security environment and proactive in recognizing possible security breach and resolving issues beforehand;
  • Flexible and the ability to adapt;
  • Commitment to increase the capacity of national staff;
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word and other Office applications as well as ERP systems;
  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English and working knowledge of Swahili is a strong asset;
  • Extraordinary organizational skills, attention to detail and quality control;
  • Ability to work independently, adept at problem resolution and supervision of support staff;
  • Strong understanding of humanitarian principles.

    Join the proud team of professionals at DAC Aviation in the journey to making the difference.

    Join our growing and diverse team of professionals by introducing yourself via email, Talent@dacaviation.com; include a few words as to why you would be the perfect candidate for these roles by 26th September 2014

    DAC Aviation International Ltée. is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

    Candidates whose background best corresponds to this important roles will be contacted.

    We sincerely appreciate all expressions of interest and know all career profiles are retained for future DAC opportunities. We thank you for choosing DAC.


    Vivo Activewear Jobs in Kenya

    1. Finance Officer

    Vivo Activewear is looking for an ambitious and talented individual with technical financial / accounting skills and an interest in strategic financial management to join the team as a Finance Officer.

    Qualifications

  • University degree in Finance, Accounting or Business related field
  • Professional qualifications: CPA K, ACCA or equivalent
  • 2 to 3 years of experience in Finance or Accounting (Corporate Finance experience is an added advantage)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Excel
  • Experience with computerised accounting systems

    Desirable Skills and Characteristics

  • Driven and ambitious

  • Organised and able to prioritise tasks
  • Dependable and a high level of integrity
  • Strategic thinker
  • Accounting skills
  • Strong numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proactive with the ability to work on his/her own with minimal supervision
  • Desire and ability to succeed in a team environment
  • Good command of English (writing, speaking, reading) and the ability to communicate effectively

    Job Description/ Responsibilities

  • Ensure business decisions are grounded in sound financial analysis
  • Assist management with financial projections and scenario planning
  • Perform all accounting aspects, including daily, weekly and monthly entries and reconciliations
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial statements and supporting financial information
  • Process payroll, record payroll and payroll month-end accruals
  • Calculate VAT and assist in meeting tax compliance including, annual corporate tax filings and monthly tax filings
  • Reconcile and review all general ledger reconciliations
  • Assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of accounting systems and controls
  • Make payments for annual licenses and permits
  • Record and maintain monthly lease schedules and preparation of lease payments
  • Mail payments to vendors, establish and maintain effective working relationships with local authorities, contractors, businesses, landlords and service providers
  • Identify and negotiate where possible, short or long term financing options (overdraft, short-term loans etc.)
  • Prepare regular management reports e.g. monthly and quarterly
  • Assist with the annual audit
  • Monitor expenses against projected budget

    The subject of your email should read “Finance Officer”.

    2. Merchandising / Stock Manager

    Do you have experience in merchandising or stock management?

    Are you are ambitious and up for a challenge?

    Vivo Activewear is looking for you!

    Qualifications

  • University graduate
  • Diploma or Certificate in supply chain logistics, inventory management or a related field
  • 2 to 3 years relevant work experience in a job which has involved inventory management
  • Experience with Inventory Management Software

    Desirable Skills and Characteristics

  • Good understanding of inventory management processes
  • Good communications skills
  • Extremely organised and able to plan/strategize
  • High level of integrity
  • Competent in operation of the POS systems, Purchasing, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent command of English (written, spoken)

    Job Description / Responsibilities

  • Receive and record new stock as it comes in, and put into storage as needed
  • Monitor stock levels at the warehouse and suggest when and how often to replenish certain items
  • Monitor the transport of stock between stores and make sure every item of stock gets to its destination on time
  • Ensure that stock transferred to stores fits within a comprehensive collection of stock
  • Examine merchandise to ensure that it is correctly priced and displayed
  • Liaise with Sales Managers to estimate consumer demand and determine the types and amounts of stock to be distributed to stores
  • Examine products purchased for resale or received for storage to assess the condition of each product or item
  • Review inventory and sales records to prepare reports for management
  • Plan layout of stockroom/warehouse
  • Study records and recommend remedial actions for reported slow-moving stock
  • Advise on when to categorise stock as “dead” stock and offer suggestions on what can be done with it
  • Review records for accuracy of information and compliance with established procedures and to determine adequacy of stock levels
  • Schedule work for special and periodic inventories
  • Trace history of items to determine reasons for discrepancies between inventory and stock-control records and recommends remedial actions to resolve discrepancies
  • May supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in handling of merchandise in stockroom or warehouse
  • Run periodic reports on all sales and stock related issues.
  • Analyse reports and bring relevant details to management attention
  • Liaise regularly with store managers to carry out and review inventory process

    The subject of your email should read “Merchandising/stock Manager”.

    Remuneration:

    Kindly indicate your salary expectation on your cover letter.

    Application:

    If you believe you are the right candidate for the position and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements, kindly submit a detailed CV and cover letter to info@vivo.co.ke

    Deadline: The submission deadline is 26th September 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    One Acre Fund Recruitment Manager Job in Bungoma Kenya

    Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture

    Function: Staffing

    Employer: One Acre Fund

    Job Title: Recruitment Manager

    Job Location: Bungoma, Western

    Contract: One year renewable subject to performance

    Organization Description:

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

    One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access.

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

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

    Job Description:

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

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

    Contract details: One Year renewable subject to performance

    Candidate Profile

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

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

    Roles and Responsibilities

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

    Career Growth and Development:

  • One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills.
  • We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular career reviews.

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

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

    Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

    Compensation: competitive salary with Performance Based Incentives

    Career development: Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback.

    Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

    One Acre Fund Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    To Apply:

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

    Application End date is 25th September 2014 at 5pm


    Research Assistant Job Opportunities in Kenya

    Samuel Hall is a research consultancy that specializes in public and private sector consulting, socio-economic research and aid and development analysis. Established in Afghanistan in 2009, Samuel Hall is a field-based organization with offices in Kabul, Nairobi and Dubai.

    We work primarily with humanitarian and development partners, donors, private sector partners and academic institutions.

    Our areas of expertise include monitoring and evaluations; economic development; migration and displacement; governance and rule of law; education; urban studies; and marginalized communities.

    Our teams of field practitioners, academic experts and local interviewers have years of experience conducting evidence-based research.

    We use our expertise to balance the bottom-up [people’s needs] and the top-down [policy needs] requirements of development, enabling us to:

  • Acquire a firm grasp of the political and socio-economic context,
  • Design data collection methods and statistical analyses,
  • Apply cross-disciplinary knowledge to provide integrated solutions,
  • Recommend strategies for humanitarian & development practitioners.
  • Samuel Hall was created to bridge the gap between the academic world of research and the practical ground of implementation in the humanitarian and development fields.

    Over the years we have built a team an interdisciplinary team of researchers with impeccable academic backgrounds in political science, economics, sociology, international development, anthropology, archaeology and philosophy, and first-hand experience of operating on the ground in challenging and demanding environments.

    Our staff members and associate experts are able to demonstrate:

  • University-level qualifications - Ph.D. and Masters levels from leading universities in North America, Europe and Asia (Harvard, Cornell, Oxford, LSE, UCL, King’s College, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Sciences Po, etc.)
  • Sector knowledge acquired through continuous partnerships with academic experts in Political Science, Economy, Justice, Health and Migration
  • Field experience acquired through more than five years of prolonged contact with stakeholders from national capitals to remote villages in (post-)conflict settings.
  • We are looking for capable, dedicated and experienced researchers to support our work in East Africa, based out of Nairobi.

    Job Description

    The national researcher will assume all responsibilities of the project cycle, from A to Z, with the assistance, support, and overall guidance of their Project Manager.

    This will include the design of the research methodology and tools, coordination of the research team members, relationship with the client, fieldwork and travels to provinces, analysis and report writing, presentation to the client as needed.

    The research assistant may be required to work on several projects simultaneously.

    Projects cover private and public sector research, evaluation of humanitarian and development programs, as well as more strategic consulting services to assist practitioners and policy makers in improving their programs in East Africa.

    Requirements

  • Advanced University / minimum Master’s degree in Social Sciences
  • Proven experience working in research in East Africa
  • Proven experience work on at least one of Samuel Hall’s areas of thematic expertise (M&E, migration and displacement, economic studies, governance and rule of law, education, urban studies, protection & marginalized communities)
  • Strong interest in supporting the policies and operations of humanitarian and development actors through field-based research
  • Strong English report writing skills, fluency in KiSwahili and knowledge of Somali a plus and, prior experience.

    Duration: 3 months renewable contract leading to a 12-month contract.

    Starting date: October 2014 (exact date TBC)

    Location: Nairobi with potential project related travel in East Africa

    Monthly salary: TBD based on profile and past experience

    How to apply:

    If interested, please send:

    A cover letter, 2 writing samples, 3 references and your CV to: development@samuelhall.org


    Chemonics - USAID Job Vacancies in Kenya

    Chemonics seeks a long-term assistant national technical manager for the ongoing USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET III​) project based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    FEWS NET III is the world's premier provider of high-quality food security analysis and early warning.

    Created in response to the 1984 famines in East and West Africa, this $200-million, five-year project (2012-2016) collaborates with international, regional, and national partners to provide timely and rigorous early warning and analysis of potential, emerging, and/or evolving food security issues in order to inform humanitarian response.

    The project currently covers 31 countries. Within the context of local livelihoods, FEWS NET professionals in Africa, Central America, Haiti, Central Asia, and the United States monitor a range of relevant data sources (e.g., remote sensing imagery, price and trade data, and nutrition information).

    This information informs a scenario-building process, which is used to project future food security outcomes.

    FEWS NET then uses a suite of decision support products to communicate this analysis to U.S. government, United Nations, national government, and NGO decision-makers.

    These products include regular briefings to senior USAID staff, quarterly Food Security Outlooks, and Food Security Alerts.

    FEWS NET staff also provide advisory support to regional and country-specific contingency and response planning efforts as well as in-depth studies related to livelihoods, markets and trade, and nutrition.

    FEWS NET also aims to strengthen regional and national capabilities in food security monitoring and analysis.

    This is done through proactive, hands-on collaboration with partners and counterparts in the various stages of monitoring, assessment, analysis, and information dissemination.

    The goal is to share FEWS NET knowledge and methods with partners in local, regional, and global food security networks so together network partners can achieve the global objective of assuring food security for all.

    We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

    Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain a knowledge base composed of, at a minimum, livelihood zone profiles, commodity trade flow maps, subnational seasonal monitoring calendars, and technical databases covering commodity prices, rainfall, agricultural production, population, historical assistance flows, and nutrition/health
  • Develop and update seasonal monitoring plans
  • Provide high-quality, effective communication of actionable food security analysis
  • Conduct strategic planning and execute technical activities including early warning, livelihoods and vulnerability assessments, monitoring tools and methods development, capacity development, markets and trade analysis, response planning, and developing and strengthening networks
  • Collaborate with national, regional, and international partners in food security monitoring and analysis through the implementation of the Integrated Phase
  • Classification protocols

  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships, both formal and informal, with USAID mission/representatives, U.S. Embassy technical contacts, U.N. agency representatives, government ministries, and key international NGOs to facilitate technical exchanges, promote consensus-building, and resolve any potential conflicts
  • Work with USAID mission to support broad food security efforts, including Feed the Future programs
  • Collect, archive, analyze, and share food security data
  • Organize documentation and files of the project and update all essential data used in early warning and food security monitoring and assessment
  • Conduct regular field assessments of food security conditions, both independently and with partners, especially members of the network
  • Develop capacity and consensus with network partners on technical issues and activities to facilitate joint, coordinated actions to mitigate food insecurity
  • Fulfill monthly reporting requirements including writing food security outlooks and updates and providing regular briefings to the U.S. government and other partners
  • Contribute to other FEWS NET information products required locally and by the Washington-based technical team
  • Ensure current and accurate information on the country page of the FEWS NET website
  • Reinforce network capacity and management at the national and subnational levels through training and skills transfers
  • Contribute to FEWS NET methods development and testing
  • Travel extensively within Kenya; at times international travel within Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and the United States may be required

    Qualifications:

  • ​Master's degree in a discipline relevant to the work of FEWS NET, such as agricultural economics, agronomy, nutrition, climatology, anthropology, or social geography
  • Minimum five years of relevant experience in early warning/food security information systems, food security analysis, or other related fields
  • Ability to work in Kenya
  • Excellent computer skills; GIS applications and mapping skills a plus
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English​​

    How to apply:

    Send electronic submissions to FEWSNETKenyaANTM@gmail.com by September 26, 2014. Please include "Kenya Assistant National Technical Manager" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please.

    Finalists will be contacted.

    This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and is open to all qualified Kenyan national citizens. ​

    In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification formand submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.comwith only "Kenya Assistant​ National Technical Manager-FEWSNET Kenya ANTM" in the subject line.

    If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.

    Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.

    ​​​​Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.​​


    Kirinyaga County Procurement Officer Job Re-Advertisement

    County Assembly of Kirinyaga

    Kirinyaga County Assembly Service Board

    Procurement Officer (One Position)

    Re-Advertisement

    KIR/CASB/2014/1

    Job Group “P”

    Salary Scale: 77,527 x 3,877 - 81,404 x 4,070 - 85,474 x 4,274 - 89,748 x 4,487 - 94,235 x 4,712 – 98,947 x 4,947 -103,894 p.m.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning and co-ordination of supplies management services
  • Enforcement of Government procurement regulations, systems and procedures
  • Preparation of supplies estimates of expenditure and control of vote
  • Initiation of policy, review and updating of existing regulations, supplies management instructions, inspection, training and development of supplies personnel
  • Receiving requisitions and specifications from users, doing tendering and acquisition of good s and services
  • Commissioning of procured goods and services, issuing of goods and retiring of bonded goods

    Requirement for Appointment

  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Procurement
  • Relevant Masters degree will be an added advantage
  • Served as a senior procurement officer for at least five years in public sector
  • Membership to professional organization

    Persons interested in filling the above position should submit their application letters, accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating their telephone numbers and email address, copies of relevant Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identity Card or Passport and other relevant supporting documents

    In addition, applicants should submit certificate of clearance from

  • The Ethics and Anticorruption Commission
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Criminal Investigation Department and
  • Kenya Revenue Authority as part of compliance with Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

    Applications should be delivered and handed over to the Human Resources Manager’s Office at the County Assembly of Kirinyaga Offices addressed to

    The Clerk
    County Assembly of Kirinyaga
    P.O Box 55
    Kerugoya

    Closing date: Friday September 19, 2014 at 5.00pm.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    National Museums of Kenya Director General Job Vacancy

    Vacancy: Director General

    The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a multi-disciplinary State Corporation established under the National Museums and Heritage Act No. 6 of 2006.

    NMK’s core mandate is identification, preservation, conservation and development of Kenya’s rich and diverse heritage.

    The position of Director General requires competitive filling and we are seeking to recruit an exceptional Kenyan with strong administrative, organizational and leadership skills and who demonstrates a strong understanding of natural sciences, research, heritage and collections to fill this position.

    Key duties and responsibilities:

    The Director General shall:

  • Be the Chief Executive Officer of the National Museums Kenya and shall be responsible to the Board for the day to day management of the institution;
  • Develop and recommend to the Board the long-term strategy, business plans and annual operating budgets; and establish proper internal monitoring and control systems and procedures;
  • Ensure that there is effective communication between the management and the Board as well as between different levels of management;
  • Ensure continuous achievement of the NMK’s financial and operating goals and objectives;
  • Provide leadership to employees as well as maintaining an environment for attracting, retaining and motivating employees;
  • Act as the Principal spokesman of the NMK;
  • Perform any other responsibilities as may be necessary to achieve the NMK’s objectives.

    Requirements:

    For appointment to the position of Director General, an applicant shall have:

  • An earned Doctorate degree or equivalent qualification from a University recognised in Kenya, in a field of research relevant to NMK’s mandate. Experience in the natural sciences will be an added advantage;
  • Long term and outstanding management experience and performance in the natural sciences, heritage or cultural resources management sector;
  • A proven record of scientific leadership and achievement as demonstrated by high output of scholarly works – books, book chapters, journal articles, including peer reviewed publications;
  • A track record of success and performance characterized by visionary and strategic thought;
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, with highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism;
  • Exceptional leadership and team building skills with capacity to deal with local, national and international agencies;
  • Proven track record of fundraising, networking and resource mobilization.

    The full job description is available on the National Museums of Kenya website: National Museums of Kenya Director General Job Vacancy

    This position will be offered to a successful candidate on three-year contractual term with eligibility of contract renewal upon satisfactory performance.

    How to Apply:

    Qualified and interested applicants may apply.

    Electronic applications shall be in PDF format and include scanned copies of the following documents: A cover letter, detailed resume, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials, and other relevant supporting documents. Names and addresses of three (3) referees (include telephone contact and email) should also be provided.

    Candidates who will be shortlisted will be required to avail copies of the following documents on the date of the interview:

    Certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Clearance certificate from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Clearance certificate from Higher Educations Loans Board (HELB) Clearance certificate from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    The applications should be marked “Application for the position of Director General” and addressed to: The Chairperson, Board of Directors, National Museums of Kenya, P.O Box 40658-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

    Hand delivered applications should be dropped in a box marked “Application for the position of Director General” located at the National Museums of Kenya Headquarters ,Museum Hill Road Nairobi at the Heritage Centre on 2nd Floor.

    Electronic applications should be sent to: boardchair@museums.or.ke.

    All applications should reach us not later than Wednesday 15th 0ctober, 2014 at 4. 30 p.m.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    The Chairperson, National Museums of Kenya


    PCEA Chogoria Hospital Chief Executive Officer Job in Kenya

    PCEA Chogoria Hospital is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer.

    Reporting to the Chairman and Board of Management, the position will provide effective guidance and leadership to the hospital at all levels.

    The key functions will include:

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management of hospital budget
  • Supervision of departments
  • Planning and follow up of Development Programs
  • Secretary to the Board
  • Partnerships relations with friends and supporters of the hospital
  • Drawing yearly annual hospital objectives
  • Member of PCEA Health Board
  • Promotion of patients welfare
  • Ensure efficient and effective performance of health support services
  • Chair the Hospital Administration Team Meetings.

    Requirements

  • Applicants for this position must have a masters degree in Social Sciences/or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Age 35-45 years old
  • At least five years experience as Senior Manager in a health institution
  • Result oriented
  • High degree of integrity and team player
  • Mature and practicing Christian
  • Computer literate
  • Person with financial background will have an added advantage.

    The candidate must be:

  • Tax complaint
  • Must have certificate of good conduct
  • Anti corruption certificate
  • HELB Certificate

    Candidates who meet above minimum requirements should submit their applications by enclosing their detailed CV’s, certificates, testimonials (including a letter from local Church Minister) so as to reach the undersigned on or before Tuesday 30th September 2014 by 4:00 pm

    The Chairman of Board
    PCEA Chogoria Hospital
    P.O Box 35 -60401
    Chogoria Kenya

    or Email info@pceachogoriahospital.org


    USAID FEWS NET Assistant National Technical Manager Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Assistant National Technical Manager

    USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) is the world’s premier provider of high quality food security analysis and early warning.

    FEWS NET collaborates with international, regional and national partners to provide timely and rigorous early warning and analysis of potential, emerging, and/or evolving food security issues in order to inform decisions and guide response.

    Chemonics International Inc., a leading international consulting firm based in Washington, DC, has been contracted by USAID to manage FEWS NET technical and field activities.

    Chemonics seeks applications from qualified and experienced Kenyan national professionals for the position of Assistant National Technical Manager (ANTM), who will work closely with the National Technical Manager (NTM) to support all FEWS NET activities in Kenya.

    Where appropriate, the ANTM may also support remote-monitoring of selected countries.

    In particular, the ANTM will support the following activities:

  • Efficient, focused food security monitoring, early warning analysis, and response planning.
  • Effective communication of this analysis to partners and decision-makers though high quality reports and briefings.
  • Capacity strengthening and network management.
  • The ANTM will assist the NTM to provide quality control for the deliverables of the project and will help ensure that activities and products are delivered in a timely manner.

    The ANTM will be required to travel intensely within Kenya, and some international travel in sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and the United States may be required.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the work of FEWS NET, such as agricultural economics, agronomy, nutrition, climatology, anthropology or social geography;
  • At least five years of relevant experience in early warning/food security information systems, food security analysis, as well as other related fields;
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent computer skills, GIS applications and mapping skills an advantage

    The full Terms of Reference for the ANTM can be found at USAID FEWS NET Assistant National Technical Manager Job in Kenya

    Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to: FEWSNETKenyaANTM@gmail.com by September 26, 2014.

    This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and is open all qualified Kenyan national citizen.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    ICRC Logistic Centre Warehouse Supervisor Job in Mombasa Kenya

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

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

    The ICRC Logistic Centre is seeking an experienced & highly motivated individual to fill the following positions:

    Head of Logistics Office – Mombasa.

    Responsibilities:

  • Manages the whole operational activities of the Logistics office in Mombasa;
  • Ensures safe transport of goods;
  • Organizes tenders and prepare contracts from selected providers;
  • Ensures control over the warehouse operations and organise stock checks;
  • Maintain contact with relevant Government authorities for efficient processing of import/export;
  • Liaise with shipping lines to ensure proper documentation and follows up container deposits and refunds;
  • Inform the Logistics Centre in Nairobi on instances of discrepancies on quality and quantity of arriving goods;
  • Represent ICRC in meetings with Kenya Red Cross Society, government or other NGOs to improve and maintain the working relationship with them;

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree in Social Sciences from a recognized university;
  • Diploma in clearing & forwarding, shipping and warehousing or recognized equivalent;
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in a similar field ;
  • Good knowledge of customs procedures and port operations in Mombasa;
  • Certificate of good conduct;
  • Excellent Computer skills;

    The Profile:

  • Good leadership skills,
  • High sense of integrity,
  • Flexible disposition,
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure,
  • Good analytical and negotiation skills.

    Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to Human Resources Office on the address or e-mail below, on or before 24th September 2014.

    Please include a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates/testimonials, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees.

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

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    International Committee of the Red Cross,
    Logistics Centre,
    P.O. Box 34071, Nairobi, 00100(GPO),
    Kenya

    Email: lon_hr_services@icrc.org


    OSIEA Learning, Evaluation and Achievement Program Director Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Director - Learning, Evaluation and Achievement Program (LEAP)

    We seek a dynamic Director to head a new cross-cutting program to promote organizational learning, evaluation, and knowledge sharing.

    The Director reports to the Executive Director.

    The LEAP Director provides strategic vision and leadership on internal monitoring and evaluation efforts; staff and grantee learning and training initiatives; and the integration of the organizational values into the work environment and product.

    The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa promotes vibrant, tolerant democracies in the region by awarding grants, developing programs, and bringing together diverse civil society leaders and groups.

    Responsibilities

    Tracking Impact

  • Develop and apply innovative strategies to assess, document, and report on the effectiveness of OSIEA programs and their outcomes to improve performance.

    Staff Learning and Training

  • Promote and encourage innovative thinking and knowledge sharing at OSIEA.
  • Organize regular all-staff trainings and identify learning opportunities for staff on an individualized basis.
  • Create learning opportunities to improve network program collaboration.

    Portfolio reviews

  • Support program teams to design and undertake effective program portfolio reviews.
  • Integrating the Organizational Values
  • Lead innovative initiatives to uphold and integrate the organizational values into the performance of duties and tasks on a daily basis to foster healthy inter-office communication

    Grantee Learning and Training

  • Support program staff to incorporate capacity building and institutional strengthening components into grant making.
  • Oversee a grant portfolio to oversee these aspects as well as to support opportunities for promising young leaders.

    Qualifications

  • Relevant advanced degree and proven commitment to the protection of human rights in the Eastern African region
  • Knowledge of innovative approaches to assess, document, and report on effectiveness of programs and their outcomes
  • Experience in capacity building and organizational development
  • Extraordinary initiative, creativity and capacity to think strategically
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array of people
  • Team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style
  • Ability to manage multiple liaisons within OSIEA and the larger Open Society Foundations network in a fast paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail
  • Integrity, diplomatic manner and professional discretion essential
  • Willingness to travel as needed

    For more information: see; OSIEA Learning, Evaluation and Achievement Program Director Job in Kenya

    Compensation: Competitive salary, with good benefits package

    No phone calls, please.

    Only successful candidates will be contacted

    Send resume and cover letter to jobs@osiea.org

    Search Closes: October 1, 2014


    Council of Legal Education Jobs Re-Advertisement

    The Council of Legal Education is established under the Legal Education Act, No. 27 of 2012 of the Laws of Kenya.

    The core functions of the Council of Legal Education are to regulate legal education and training, to license and supervise legal education providers; and to advice the Government on matters relating to legal education and training.

    In order to efficiently and effectively deliver its functions, the Council wishes to recruit full time high calibre staff in the following positions:

    1. Senior Quality Assurance and Compliance Officer

    CLE/HR16/2014

    CLE 5

    One (1) Position

    (Re-Advertisement)

    Overall purpose of the job:

    Reporting to Manager, Quality Assurance & Accreditation, the successful candidate will assist in the administration of the accreditation processes and day to day quality assurance activities including inspection of training providers.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Administer applications for accrediting and licensing legal training providers;
  • Monitor the adherence to standards and set curricula by legal education providers;
  • Receive and review applications for equation of qualifications and accreditation of foreign legal training institutions;
  • Coordinate and develop a comprehensive and updated database of accredited legal education providers;
  • Participate in training and standards setting for legal training providers;

    Knowledge, Skills & Experience and Personal Attributes

  • Master’s Degree in Law;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law;
  • Professional qualification and demonstrable experience in Standards setting and accreditation work;
  • At least 6 years relevant working experience, 3 of which should be at a senior management level in a similar environment;
  • Experience in conducting research;
  • Good report writing skills and high level of interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and adhere to set timelines;
  • Team player, self-driven and focused;
  • Must be computer literate;
  • Be of the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism and comply with the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Candidates will be required to produce evidence of clearance by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Kenya Revenue Authority, Credit Reference Bureau and provide a Certificate of Good Conduct.

    2. Personal Assistant / Office Manager

    CLE/HR15/2014

    CLE 4

    One (1) Position

    (Re-Advertisement)

    Overall purpose of the job:

    Reporting to the Council Secretary & Executive Director, the successful candidate shall be responsible for providing technical and operational support and personal assistance to the Council Secretary & Executive Director.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide full administrative support to the Council Secretary & Executive Director;
  • Preparing correspondence on behalf of the Council Secretary & Executive Director including drafting of general documents and correspondence;
  • Efficiently managing logistics related to the Council, Council Secretary & Executive Director’s travel and accommodation;
  • Produce documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations;
  • To establish and maintain good relations with stakeholders and deal confidentially and competently with their matters;
  • Comprehensive diary management, including internal and external meetings, formal and informal engagements and keeping up to date with all new activities/events;
  • Prepare for meetings including Council meetings, taking minutes and following up on action;

    Knowledge, Skills & Experience and Personal Attributes

  • A Masters Degree in Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel and Power point);
  • A minimum eight (8) years’ relevant experience preferably gained in providing support to a Chief Executive, 4 of which should be at a senior management level;
  • Excellent writing, oral communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Report writing skills;
  • A team player self-driven and focused;
  • Ability to organize complex events, multi- task and work under pressure;
  • Be of the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism and comply with the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Candidates will be required to produce evidence of clearance by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Kenya Revenue Authority, Credit Reference Bureau and provide a Certificate of Good Conduct.

    3. Director, Compliance, Accreditation and Quality Assurance

    Ref: CLE/HR14/2014

    CLE 2

    One (1) Position

    (Re-Advertisement)

    Overall purpose of the job:

    Reporting to the Council Secretary/Chief Executive Officer will work closely with the heads of departments, and will be responsible for implementing the legal education regulatory framework, develop standards for accrediting legal education providers, curricular and modes of instruction, quality and modes of examination, harmonization of legal education and monitoring and evaluation of legal education providers.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the development of standards for legal education and training in Kenya;
  • Oversee the implementation of a transparent system of accrediting legal education providers in Kenya;
  • Develop a framework for equation of foreign legal qualifications in Kenya;
  • Develop an information based monitoring system for adherence to set standards by legal education providers;
  • Coordinate the development of appropriate training programmes for legal training providers;
  • Implement an efficient delivery of accreditation, licensing and Certification services for legal Education providers;
  • Coordinate the development of a framework for harmonization of legal education and training in Kenya.

    Knowledge, Skills & Experience and Personal Attributes

  • Master’s Degree in Law (A PhD in a relevant area or professional qualifications in a relevant area will be an added advantage).
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Law
  • At least 10 years relevant working experience, 5 of which must be at a senior Management level in a similar environment.
  • Experience in standards setting and accreditation, managing research assignments and project management
  • Good leadership skills, planning and organization skills
  • Be of the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism and comply with the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Candidates will be required to produce evidence of clearance by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Kenya Revenue Authority, Credit Reference Bureau and provide a Certificate of Good Conduct.

    Those who applied for these positions when it was last advertised need not to apply

    How to Apply

    A competitive remuneration package and benefits will be offered to the successful candidates.

    All applications should include the job reference number, a reliable email address, day-time telephone contact and must be accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant certificates.

    Send your application to:

    Secretary/Chief Executive Officer
    Council of Legal Education
    P. O. Box 829 - 00502,
    Nairobi.

    So as to reach him not later than 24th September, 2014

    Please note that:

    Due to the high number of applications anticipated, it will not be possible to respond to each application and only shortlisted candidates will, therefore, be contacted.

    CLE is an equal opportunity employer.

    Women and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

    Prof. W. Kulundu-Bitonye, EBS
    Secretary/Chief Executive Officer
    Council of Legal Education


    Madison General Insurance Technical Manager Job in Zambia

    Madison General Insurance Company Zambia Limited (MGen) which is part of the LSA Group of companies is a leading and rapidly growing general insurance Institution in Zambia.

    It’s business focus is to underwrite all classes in respect of general insurance business which include Motor, Marine, Aviation, Fire, Engineering Liability and Pecuniary types of Insurance.

    MGen has a branch network spread throughout the major cities in the Country with the Head Office based in Lusaka.

    Do you have what it takes to join one of Zambia’s largest general insurance institution?

    The Company invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to fill the position of Manager – Technical.

    The primary responsibility of the Manager – Technical is to lead the efficient and effective delivery of the goals and objectives of the company within the approved strategic plan and annual budget.

    Responsibility shall be to attend to the technical affairs of the company with regard to underwriting, reinsurance, claims and marketing (including e commerce and the operating system).

    Main Duties

  • To ensure the goals and objectives of the company are delivered according to the strategic plan.
  • To achieve sustainability during the development of new business opportunities.
  • To contribute to the effective delivery of high level customer experience across the organisation.
  • To continuously analyse and assess the company’s performance against the stated objectives.
  • To develop new products and marketing plans for them.
  • To develop market customer retention and new business acquisition strategy, design and build a service and sales capability.
  • To build the technical knowledge base and skill for staff to perform at the highest possible standard.

    Key Performance Areas

  • Marketing
  • Underwriting
  • Reinsurance
  • Claims
  • ICT

    Key Qualifications, Qualities & Abilities

  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree
  • ACII
  • FCII
  • MBA is an added advantage
  • Minimum 5 years traceable working experience at senior Management level in a General Insurance Company
  • People management skills,
  • Good communication skills (oral & written)
  • Customer service oriented
  • Analytical, highly organized, attentive to details
  • Risk management knowledge
  • Reinsurance
  • Underwriting
  • Business modelling, pricing and reserving

    Interested applicants with the requirements stated should submit their applications electronically via e mail consisting of letter and CV only, in a single document, to recruitment@bankconsult.co.ke.

    Please indicate the job title in the subject of your e-mail and use your full name as the file name of your application.

    The closing date for accepting applications is 26th September 2014.

    Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Please note that MGen is an equal opportunity employer.


    KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Research Programme Post Doctoral Researcher in Statistics

    KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Research Programme

    Post Doctoral Researcher in Statistics

    KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme is well known internationally for its medical research.

    Post-Doctoral opportunities are important in the career development of independent researchers, and we are particularly keen to develop strong capacity in statistical research.

    We would like to appoint a post-doctoral researcher to join a team of a Principal Investigator, 2 PhD students (working on statistical analysis and on molecular biology) and a research assistant to work on a project characterizing the spatial heterogeneity of malaria transmission to inform malaria control strategy, using epidemiological analyses and molecular data.

    We will offer a 3 year contract, hoping to renew after 3 years depending on further funding.

    We are looking for a candidate who has a PhD in statistics or mathematical modelling, a proven publication record, and who is ready to train and supervise PhD students.

    The closing date for receipt of applications is 1st October 2014.

    For a full job description and application procedure details, please check our website at; KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Research Programme Post Doctoral Researcher in Statistics

    Please apply through the website. Queries regarding the post can be addressed to pbejon@kemri-wellcome.org


    Ministry of Devolution and Planning Governance Specialist Job in Kenya

    Republic of Kenya

    The Presidency

    Ministry of Devolution and Planning

    Request for Expression of Interest for the Recruitment of a Governance Specialist

    Background Information:

    The Government of Kenya wishes to monitor and engage a wide spectrum of stakeholders and other interested parties on the country’s performance with regard to governance, social and economic reform.

    This will entail monitoring and detailed analysis of the indices that help to explain performance in these areas.

    Resultantly, interventions would be advanced to the relevant institutions and agencies aimed at improvements and sustained reforms.

    In view of this, the Ministry needs to engage an individual consultant who will undertake the functions envisaged in the scope of assignment.

    Purpose:

    The purpose of this call is to invite individuals with expertise in the areas outlined, to express their interest in providing the requested service

    Objective of Consultancy:

    The objective of the assignment is to undertake monitoring of governance related indicators including corruption.

    The holder of the position will be responsible for developing reform strategies that would promote improvement in the various indicators monitored.

    The Governance Specialist will be responsible to the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Devolution and Planning.

    Deliverables

  • Report on all relevant governance global indices ranking of Kenya.
  • Annual Kenya factsheet on governance indicators.
  • Development of a governance reform policy programme.
  • Development of a structured engagement programme within government and with other relevant external actors.
  • Development of a public engagement strategy and implementation of the same.
  • Any other deliverables that may be required by the Cabinet Secretary in the course of the assignment

    Qualification and Experience

  • The candidate must have a minimum qualification of a Master’s degree in Law, Economics, Political Science or any other relevant field.

  • The candidate should have a strong research background with at least 15 years’ experience in a similar position in the public service or private sector dealing with governance related issues.

  • A PhD qualification is desirable.

    Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services by submitting their CV’s, copies of academic certificates and other relevant material demonstrating experience in similar conditions and availability of appropriate skills.

    Completed Expression of Interest (EOI), one original and two copies, in plain sealed envelopes and clearly marked with the relevant consultancy, should be addressed to:

    The Principal Secretary/Planning
    Ministry of Devolution and Planning
    Treasury Building
    P.O Box 30005-00100
    Nairobi

    And be deposited in the Tender Box on 9th Floor, Treasury Building, so as to be received on or before 1st October, 2014 at 10.00 am Kenyan local time.

    Bulky documents that may not fit in the tender box should be deposited in the supply chain management office, room number 716 in the same building.

    Bids submitted after closing date and time shall not be accepted.

    Request for Proposal (RFP) documents will be issued thereafter to shortlisted candidates only.

    Head Supply Chain Management Unit
    For: Principal Secretary


    SOS Children’s Villages International Jobs in Kenya

    1. Terms of Reference: Communications Consultant

    Location: Nairobi with travel to Somalia and Somaliland

    Background Information:

    SOS Children’s Village Somalia and Somaliland, a branch of SOS Children’s Villages International is a Non-Governmental organization (NGO) which is non-sectarian, non- partisan and non – profit making organization.

    Its core mission is to provide care and support for children who are at risk of or have lost parental care.

    Presently we work in five project locations of Mogadishu and Baidoa (South and Central Somalia), Berbera, Hargeisa, and Sheikh (Somaliland) in the areas of child care, education, health and emergency programming.

    Under its flagship health program, SOS runs a Mother and Child Referral Hospital in Mogadishu that see over 200,000 patients annually across primary health care and comprehensive in-patient and also runs a nursing school that acts a research and a practicum site for local medical teaching universities.

    SOS Somalia/Somaliland intends to raise its visibility both locally and internationally, as it looks build strong partnerships with other INGOs, government, local communities and donors.

    In light of this, we are looking for a communications consultant.

    Objectives of the Consultancy:

    The objective of the assignment is to document case studies and capture viable photos of the programs of SOS.

    The intent is to get write-ups and visual material that will raise the public profile and visibility of SOS Children’s Villages Somalia/Somaliland and in addition to contributing to its fundraising efforts.

    Scope and Deliverables

    The consultant will be expected to travel to the two regions where SOS runs its program in Somalia and Somaliland.

    The scope comprises the following and the consultant will be expected to deliver the following items during and at the end of the assignment, which should be ready for printing:

    Task: Document SOS’s organizational profile and fact sheets outlining all the projects and programs on properly designed brochures Deliverable: 2 write-ups detailing overall organizational profile for Somalia and Somaliland 5 specific write-ups detailing profiles/fact sheet (with statistics) on health, education, emergency and care programs

    Task:

  • Document program success stories.
  • These stories must be compelling, genuine and beneficiary centered and should tell show how the programmes have promoted positive change in the care, health, education and emergency sectors.

    Deliverable: 10-15 success stories/case studies

    Task:

  • Take professional photos of the state of the major program activities, showcasing SOS interventions and how they impact the lives of the communities.
  • The photos which can be used for fundraising and showcasing.
  • Edit and submit the photos in addition to using some of them in the design of the brochures.

    Deliverable: 400 high-quality and high-resolution, edited, pictures from SOS Somalia and Somaliland projects delivered on CD.

    Task:

  • Design and layout of the organizational profile, fact sheets and case study write-ups
  • Work with a printing firm to ensure mass production of brochures.

    Note:

  • We work with children and the photos should respect the rights of children in accordance with our child protection policy.
  • Subjects within the images should appear natural, relaxed and images should not be posed.
  • The photos should tell a story about the function of our work and not be superficial with an over use of added effects.
  • Images should not be contrived and have an inspirational, positive feel to them.
  • The dignity of the subjects should be upheld.
  • Copyright and intellectual property rights will be retained with SOS Somalia/Somaliland and the consultant will be expected to adhere to this.
  • He/She may not use, reproduce or otherwise disseminate or authorize others to use, reproduce or disseminate such works without prior consent from SOS.

    Qualifications

    The candidate must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent), preferably in communications, journalism, public relations or other related field.
  • Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in journalism and communications, including minimum five years working experience in international NGO, in a communications department.
  • Highly developed communication skills, including ability to draft/edit texts and to articulate ideas in a clear, concise style to a variety of audiences.
  • Outstanding photography skills as well as photo editing skills
  • Intermediate to Advanced MS Office skills particularly Microsoft Publisher.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing communication strategies with a monitoring and evaluation framework.

    Application Process

    Interested applicants who meet the required profile are invited to submit an expression of interest including:

    a) A technical and financial expression of interest (or bid) addressing the selection criteria, detailing how the consultant’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as the consultant’s availability and consultancy rates.

    b) One of each sample of recent work (case studies, photos and brochures designed)

    c) Updated CV including relevant work experience and qualifications.

    d) Contact details of two references.

    Please email the application and CV/organizational profile to hr@sossomalia.org and cc to Rachael.onyango@sos-kdi.org and indicate “Communications Consultant” in the subject line, to reach no later than 25th September 2014.

    2. Two Cluster Member Support Advisors based in Nairobi Kenya. SOS Children’s Villages International wishes to recruit two Cluster Member Support Advisors based in Nairobi Kenya.

    Reporting to the SOS Children´s Villages International Representative (CVI Representative), the key responsibility of the Member Support Advisor is to be the daily operational link between the CVI Representative, the Promoting & Supporting Associations (PSAs), the General Secretariat (GSC) and other Member Associations (MAs), coordinating the timely exchange of information, communication and project support.

    KPI’s:

    Planning:

    Support the CVI Representative in annual planning and budgeting for the Member Associations; linking funding needs and funding opportunities and providing support in the management of the of the PSA portfolios.

    Monitoring & Evaluations:

    Monitoring and maintaining an overview of Member Associations’ key performance indicators, data, statistics and financial audits.

    Information Coordination:

    Providing administrative and general support to the CVI Representative; project management support in public funding and construction projects, etc.

    Finance Systems Support:

    Implementing and providing first level user support to the Member Associations on the SOS controlling system

    The successful applicant must have:

    Academic Qualifications:

  • A Graduate with post-graduate qualification in project planning and management, M&E and/or Master’s in a relevant field.

    Work Experience:

  • Minimum eight (8) years’ work experience in international programme development with networking and partnership experience with government, child rights and other organizations.

    Competencies:

  • Strategic and financial planning as well as stakeholder servicing and management
  • Good consulting, analytical and critical thinking skills, organised and results driven.
  • Fluent in English with excellent written and oral communication skills. Fluency in another international language would be advantageous.
  • Strong project and process management skills
  • In-depth knowledge of Excel, good knowledge of Word and Outlook. Knowledge of dynamics NAV would be an asset.
  • Positive, energetic self-starter with a high level of personal drive and resilience.
  • An understanding of SOS operations and/or ability to learn quickly on the job will be an advantage.
  • A competitive package will be offered to the successful candidate.

    To apply send your application letter, full résumé / curriculum vitæ and details of your current salary and benefits to SOSMSA@tgagroupea.com, before Sunday 28th September 2014.

    See the full job profile at SOS Children’s Villages International Jobs in Kenya


    KTDA Jobs in Kenya

    Kenya Tea Development Agency (MS) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of KTDA Holdings Ltd and a key player in the tea industry providing management services to the smallholder tea sub-sector for efficient production, processing and marketing of quality teas.

    To ensure continued success and growth, we are seeking dynamic and highly talented individuals to join our management team in the following exciting and challenging positions:

    1. Legal Officer

    1 Position

    Position Scope:

    Reporting to the Manager - Legal and Regulatory Affairs, the successful candidate will be responsible for provision of quality in house advice and legal services to KTDA [H], its subsidiaries and managed factory companies.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Preparing contracts and other legal documents as required.
  • Liaising with external lawyers to protect the interests of the Group.
  • Participating in handling insurance matters as and when required.
  • Litigation management including gathering information and evidence on cases involving the Group.
  • Providing legal advice, opinions and reports as required.
  • Participating in management and company meetings.
  • Qualification s/ Skills / Experience

    The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and competencies:

  • A Bachelors degree in Laws from a recognized university
  • Diploma in Law (Kenya School of Law)
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with at least one (1) year experience in litigation and commercial law
  • Current practising certificate

    2. Quantity Surveyor

    One (1) Position

    (Contract)

    Position Scope:

    Reporting to the Projects Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing quantity surveying consultancy to KTDA and its subsidiaries.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Supervising ongoing construction projects
  • Preparing Bill of quantities and specifications
  • Carrying out post tender analysis & reports
  • Carrying out post project administration activities
  • Carrying out financial appraisals, and analyze claims from contractors.
  • Liaising with external consultants (QS) for valuation, financial appraisal and final accounts
  • Advice on contractual matters
  • Analyzing, preparing and recommending payment claims
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications / Competencies / Experience

    The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Building Economics
  • Registration by Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors
  • Five (5 ) years post registration experience in a busy Quantity Surveying firm
  • High level of integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Computer literate

    3. Assistant Architect

    One (1) Position

    (Contract)

    Position Scope:

    Reporting to the Architect, the successful candidate will be responsible for designing from concepts to production drawings, tender document preparation, and supervision of construction projects. Key Responsibilities

  • Developing designs for construction projects, including architectural specification, schedules and details
  • Preparing periodic status reports on construction projects
  • Coordinating construction work contracts and dealing with contractors
  • Supervising and coordinating architectural technicians.
  • Checking drawings from technicians and other consultants for accuracy and consistency
  • Handling project approvals from statutory bodies
  • Ensuring all project documentation and requirements are in place before and during construction.

    Qualifications/Skills/Experience

    The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies:

  • A degree in Architecture from a reputable university.
  • Be a registered Architect by BORAQS.
  • 3 years minimum experience is a busy architectural setting.
  • Must be competent in ARCHCAD and other necessary computer applications
  • Membership in a relevant Institute will be an added advantage.
  • Clear understanding of building contracts and project management
  • Strong analytical skills

    How to Apply

    If you fulfill the above requirements and wish to be considered, please write to us enclosing your cover letter and a detailed CV to reach the undersigned not later than 26th September 2014.

    Group General Manager – Human Resources & Administration,
    Kenya Tea Development Agency Ltd,
    P.O. Box 30213 – 00100,
    Nairobi

    Email: recruitment@ktdateas.com


    Finlays Supply Chain Manager (Tea Extracts) Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Supply Chain Manager – Tea Extracts, Kenya

    The Organization:

    Finlays is a vertically integrated and geographically diversified agri-business that takes a leadership role in sustainability.

    The group has established itself as a reliable, responsible, innovative and sustainable producer with a deep knowledge and passion for its products.

    Sustainability is pivotal to the group’s success and it lies at the heart of what Finlays does and stands for.

    Finlays is Kenya’s largest agricultural export group employing over 22,000 people and annually exporting over 300 million stems of flowers, 7 million kilos of vegetables, 26 million kilos of black tea and 3 million kilos of tea extract.

    The organisation is geographically located in Nairobi, Naivasha, Kericho, Mt. Kenya and Mombasa and works with 1,200 vegetable out growers and 10,000 tea out growers.

    A vacancy has arisen for a supply chain professional who is a dynamic and self focused self starter with a passion for excellence, customers, people development and quality products.

    The position is based at our Tea Extracts operation located in Kericho, Kenya. Tea Extracts Kenya is part of the global Finlays Tea Solutions business.

    The Job:

    Reporting to the General Manager – Tea Extracts Kenya, the successful candidate will work as an integral part of the tea extracts team and strategically deliver a high level of supply chain performance so that it is efficient, cost effective and ensures the best quality and highest value to our customers.

    The key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Ensuring optimal availability of production materials including green leaf from tea estates and packaging materials from suppliers;
  • Managing finished goods including storage and shipment to suppliers;
  • Effective management of supply and logistics contracts such as those covering haulage to port, freight forwarding and storage;
  • Ensuring the best practice and cost effective supply chain policies, processes and systems exist including those relating to inventory management, planning and scheduling and materials requirement planning;
  • Maintaining high standards of discipline in regard to HACCP, GMP and Health and Safety requirements throughout the supply chain;
  • Ensuring working capital optimization through management of inventory levels;
  • Coordinating with customers with regard to product availability, packaging and shipping schedules to achieve flawless documentation and execution to the satisfaction of all customers;
  • Supervision and development of supply chain staff and effective teamwork within and outside the department;
  • Responsibility for developing and achieving supply chain key performance indicators in areas of supplier performance, customer service, consumer complaints, product distribution and cost control; and
  • Achieving continuous improvement throughout the supply chain;

    Minimum Requirements

  • Degree holder in supply chain/business/logistics related discipline;
  • Five years demonstrable experience, devising and implementing supply chain strategy, preferably within a large company.
  • Depth of skill including problem solving and experience should ensure that sound people, line management and functional competence can be taken for granted;
  • Self driven, reliant and motivated, being energetic and positive in outlook
  • with hands on approach to see things through to completion;
  • Highly numerate and computer literate
  • Experience in handling and planning across a multi-site operation with good project management and preferably lean manufacturing knowledge;
  • Able to structure a plan, marshal resources, work as a team and deliver on commitments.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills: persuasive and with the gravitas to gain senior management confidence.

    How to Apply

    If you meet the requirements of this position, please submit an application including a detailed CV, your postal, e-mail and telephone contacts and the names and addresses of three referees so as to reach us by not later than 30 September 2014 and be addressed to:

    Human Resources Director,
    P.O. Box 223 20200,
    Kericho.

    Email: careers@finlays.co.ke

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Save the Children Jobs in Kenya

    Child Safeguarding:

    Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

    Dimensions:

    Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners.

    Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH.

    In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya.

    By Feb 2013, we will have completed a second transition, which will see us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own.

    Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Meru and Wajir – with plans to expand into Bungoma and Turkana in 2014.

    We work through partners in many other parts of the country.

    By February 2014, we will have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$25 million

    Role Purpose:

    SCI Kenya is in the process of implementing a signature maternal and newborn health (MNH) programme that is expected to significantly contribute to achievement of Kenya’s MDG 4 and 5 targets.

    The programmatic model will actualize continuum of care approach mixed with an integrated package of quick wins, a minimum community health care package and a strengthened health system approach to maternal and newborn health programming across Save the Children’s Theory of Change.

    Save the Children will work with the government of Kenya at both national and county levels and communities to address the maternal and neonatal health challenges in the country in a way that would deliver significant impacts for women and children by the end of the 5 year period.

    Scope of Role:

    Working closely with the Community development coordinator, the post holder will play a key role in implementation of the Behaviour change communication plan of the signature project.

    The post-holder will also support the design, development and implementation of context-specific BCC material for health communication (focused on maternal and newborn health).

    He/she will be able to engage with versatile and current media strategies (including digital and mobile media) for communication as well as participate in health advocacy.

    1. Behavior Change Communication Officer

    Position code: SCI BCC BU

    Team / Programme: Programmes

    Location: Bungoma

    Grade: 4

    Reports to: Community Development Coordinator (CDC)

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Re-Advertisement (Previous applicants should not re-apply)

    Post Type: National (1year with possibility of extension)

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    1. Programme Support

  • In Collaboration with the community development coordinator (CDC), develop the behavior change communication (BCC) strategy for the Signature programme
  • Facilitate and support the formation of mother to mother support groups.
  • Works with the County health management team towards changing the roles of Traditional birth attendants from service providers to MNH referral champions and birth companions.
  • Liaise with CHMT and stakeholders in developing and monitoring a performance based incentive for Traditional birth attendants.
  • Ensure that MNH issues are addressed in the monthly men’s barazas
  • Support development and dissemination of useful messages on essential MNH practices through mass media and community structures.
  • Liaise with the programme managers in both in and outside the field and the necessary departments within the Nairobi office to ensure timely information exchange and follow up.
  • Stays informed about and follows up as required on grant-related issues throughout the grants’ duration.
  • Work with the finance department to prepare financial requests and ensure the timely reporting of expenditure.
  • Provide support to field and Programme operations as required.
  • Contribute to the overall effectiveness of the signature Programme.
  • Perform other reasonable tasks assigned by the CDC.

    2. Representation

    Represents SCI professionally by attending external meetings/forums with partners, other NGOs and other agencies as required

    3. Monitoring, Learning and Reporting

  • Ensure the timely transmission of data from the behavior change component of the programme into the CBHIS
  • Work with the coordinator in the compiling of internal and external reports for submission.
  • Provide inputs and data for programme reports to be compiled by the coordinator Works with the community coordinator to prepare newsletters, case studies and other publication of project related information for dissemination
  • 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 remedial actions when results are not achieved

    Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

    Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public/Environmental Health and/or Social sciences with 3 years’ work experience
  • Experience in behavior change communication in a public health context.
  • Experience working with the ministry of health and with an NGO is a plus Proven experience in developing BCC material
  • Demonstrated experience in working with mass media and communities in passing health messages
  • Excellent English writing skills are essential, familiarity with the Luhyia language will be an added advantage.
  • Computer skills, in particular MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Well-developed research, analytical, monitoring and evaluation, and report-writing abilities;
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and values.

    Apply by 24th September 2014 2. MEAL Officer

    Team / Programme: Adolescent Girls Initiative Kenya

    Location: Wajir

    Grade: TBC

    Post Type: National (1 year with possibility of extension)

    Reports to: MEAL coordinator - Wajir

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Supporting the development of systems and processes for the implementation of M&E policy and procedure based on Save the Children best practice, developing frameworks to integrate impact assessment and learning and knowledge management into the programme and project cycle;
  • Maintaining a tracking spreadsheet for M&E activities and events – baselines, assessments, reviews, evaluations – tracking trends and recommendations, progressing their implementation where appropriate;
  • Coordinating the sharing of learning related to M&E practices across offices, and providing support when internal/external reviews, evaluations, and lessons learned exercises should be employed;
  • Developing national programme internal reporting schedules & templates, clarifying what level of information is needed and where, with key responsibilities assigned, and reviewing proposals, with a particular focus on checking log frames and ensuring indicators are are followed up and project milestones achieved;
  • Participating in the development of tools and guidelines for data collection, collation and reporting, with a focus on establishing Output Tracking, systemically checking this data for quality, accuracy, and consistency, and providing feedback as necessary;
  • Contributing to the design of M&E methodology and child-focused indicators by the programme team, and to the promotion of child participation in M&E planning and accountability
  • Support the implementation of processes to review the quality of existing project data, information collection methods and the suitability of the existing data for the provision of sound baseline information;
  • Ensure accountability assessments are conducted and capacity built of staff to undertake accountability assessments.
  • Professionally document and pro actively share information and learning with Save the Children stakeholders
  • Ensure sensitive complaints collection and handling through system development and functional at ground level
  • Ensure effective community complaints response mechanisms in collaboration with communities are developed and functional
  • Take an active role in ensuring staff are compliant in uploading data into necessary app systems.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • First degree in Statistics or Mathematics or relevant area
  • Minimum three years practical experience in M&E system coordination/implementation in a large international non-governmental organisation or other international relief/development body;
  • Demonstrable track-record in data tracking and evaluation, with the ability to support staff and partners on M&E methodology and analyze and disseminate complex information to a range of stakeholder audiences;
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Working knowledge of data/statistical programmes e.g. SPSS
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills in English, with experience working in multicultural, multi location, values driven teams;
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

    Competencies:

  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili (both spoken and written).
  • Understanding of importance of quality and timely data
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Good typing and data entry speed.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation and with government and development partners
  • Proven ability to work as a team.

    3. Adolescent Girls Initiative Programme Assistant

    Team / Programme: Programme

    Location: Nairobi 50% Field 50%

    Grade: 5

    Post Type: National (1 year contract with possibility of extension)

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Make various payments

  • Provide support to the Programme Team including participation and assistance to preparation and conducting of programme meetings, quarterly and annual reviews and other relevant programme meetings and events.
  • Support the programme in spot checks and the compilation of reports.
  • Ensure all files and documentation – including contracts, proposals, and field travel TORs – are well organised digitally as well in hard copy and regularly updated.
  • Ensure that invoices (payment vouchers) are processed for payment on time and are well documented.
  • Assist in the drafting of consultancy contracts, process consultants’ expenses reports, and coordinate consultants travel needs.
  • Assist in closing the documentation cycle in contract management and payment processing.
  • Draft letters and undertake basic correspondence on behalf of the program unit as needed.
  • Assist in organising training/workshops for program Drafts correspondence, takes dictation and instructions on a variety of programme related subject-matters.
  • Keeps list of names, addresses and telephone numbers of Programme counterparts and Ministers, Government Officials.

    General Responsibilities

  • Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring, reporting and information dissemination of programme activities.
  • Participate actively in organisation-wide learning and other joint activities.
  • Undertake any other tasks as may be assigned by the Supervisor. Values
  • Personal integrity/Commitment to mandate-holds himself accountable for actions taken.
  • Knowledge sharing/continuous learning – Takes responsibility for personal learning and career development and actively seeks opportunities to learn through formal and informal means. Learns from others inside and outside the organisation adopting best practices created by others.
  • Valuing diversity – observes and inquires to understand the perspectives of others and continually examines his/her own biases and behaviours.
  • Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

    Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

    Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

    Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

  • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • At least two years’ experience related to your responsibilities
  • Very good writing skills in English with keen attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience of working in teams
  • Demonstrated an ability to set clear and appropriate priorities focussing on tasks and activated, which have strategic impact on results
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate and meet information needs of the team and other stakeholders.
  • Commitment to excellence.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, preferred Commitment to Save the Children values

    4. AGI-K Programme Officers

    4 Positions

    Team / Programme: AGI-K Programme

    Location: Wajir

    Grade: 4

    Post Type: National (1 year with possibility of renewal)

    Reports to: AGI-K Programme Coordinator

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Support to Programme Delivery

  • Under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator, provide technical oversight and capacity-building through training, mentorship and on-the-job support for community health extension workers (CHEWs) and community mentors for the delivery of the safe space model
  • Provide leadership and guidance regarding project activities under each cluster to all community workers to ensure all programme activities meet best practice standards as well as taking lead in discussions sessions for adolescent programming
  • The AGI-K officer will programmatic support required for the successful implementation of Adolescent girls programming and will support the programme coordinator in awareness raising activities, including the provision of information on available health services and facilitating referrals through the support of CHEWs.
  • Work with AGI-K program team to monitor project activities regularly, ensuring adolescent girls attend discussion sessions as laid out in the program model
  • Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders and groups to ensure support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners.
  • Participate in development of monthly outreach plans with community workers, based on program needs; include strategies to reach girls who are more isolated.
  • Ensures strict adherence to the guidelines as outlined for the various interventions and clusters.
  • Assist with developing adequate project monitoring systems and help to ensure that community workers utilize these systems correctly and consistently
  • Support the community facilitators and mentors develop referral pathways for violence prevention & response and ensure a community perspective is included.
  • Ensure referral pathways are shared and understood within the community
  • Encourage parent/caregiver partnerships in participating in the wellbeing of adolescent girls

    Partnerships for social mobilisation

  • Good coordination with partners including the community in the program area Capacity of implementing partners in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting is strengthened, in particular with community contracts
  • Actively participate in forums and other relevant forums at sub county level

    Monitoring and evaluation

  • Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team and the operations research partner for monitoring and evaluation of programme activities including preparation of monitoring reports, documents and lessons learned.
  • Supports the implementation of an accountability mechanism for participants in the AGI-K programme
  • Carry out regular field monitoring/spot checks
  • Participate in milestone meetings for monitoring of the progress of the programme such as mid-term reviews, strategy meetings, previews and reviews and annual reviews.
  • Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

    Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

    Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

    Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced University Degree in the social/behavioural sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education)
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional work experience in the development, planning and management of social development programmes with practical experience of working with women and girls.
  • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls, in addition to child protection
  • Demonstrated experience of developing effective working relationships with senior stakeholders from government agencies, international organisations, community NGO, academics and opinion-leaders.
  • Experience in community mobilisation and child participation within the development context.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in facilitation and training skills in non-formal settings
  • Strong expertise and understanding of key issues affecting adolescent girls in Northern Kenya such as early marriage, FGM.
  • Excellent communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and strong inter-personal and advisory skills

    Competencies:

  • Has high-level communication skills’, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
  • Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation and with government and development partners
  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Proven ability to work as a team.
  • Somali speaking individuals will be added advantage.

    5. Adolescent Girls Initiative Coordinator

    Team / Programme: AGI-K Program

    Location: Wajir

    Grade: 3

    Post Type: National (1 year with possibility of extension)

    Staff directly reporting to this post: 4x Programme Officers

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Support to Programme Delivery

  • Provide programmatic support for the implementation of the community mobilisation and participation aspect of AGI-K, including training, materials adaptation and monitoring of outcomes.
  • Work with the SPM AGI-K manager for the development, management and facilitation of the community dialogue/ contracts, plan of action and activities for strategic communication and promotion for social and behavioural change in support of the AGI-K Programme delivery.
  • Support in the development; conduct as well as supervise trainings on the safe space model to mentors and community facilitators, to ensure programming meets quality standards
  • Plan, organize and implement quality community sensitization forums in partnership with the community.
  • Work closely with SCI’s Education, FSL and reproductive health teams in Wajir to implement holistic programming to meet the diverse and unique needs of women and girls.
  • Work with the SPM-AGI-K and the various Technical Advisors in the development of behaviour change communication (BCC) strategies and approaches related to interpersonal, small group, community mobilization and mass media interventions and translate these into action to improve school attendance and adoption of healthy behaviours

    Partnerships for social mobilisation

  • Develop partnerships with religious groups, women’s groups, health care providers, community health committees and other organised groups in the community to orient them on the programme goals and to solicit their involvement in the implementation of the programme
  • Develop close collaboration with various professional groups and non-governmental organisations implementing the community health strategy to facilitate cross organisational learning.
  • Provide effective coordination and technical support to county government counterparts and other partners in community development
  • Represent Save the Children in county and national fora to share good practice and ensure the achievement of advocacy and policy objectives.

    Monitoring and evaluation

  • Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team and the operations research partners for monitoring and evaluation of programme activities including preparation of monitoring reports, documents and lessons learned.
  • Together with the MEAL officer, ensure spot checks are undertaken regularly and corrective action undertaken where necessary, with adherence to the regulations set under each intervention/cluster
  • Supports the development and implementation of an accountability mechanism for participants in the AGI-K Programme.
  • Support in facilitating dissemination of communication research findings, and ensures exchanges and sharing of experience, lessons learned, best practices, and new methods to government officials, programme staff, and other SCI partners as well as within the organisation
  • Staff and community capacity building, training and development
  • Support the SPM in identifying staffing, programmatic and material capacity gaps that impact on program implementation. Directly supervise and monitor performance of AGI-K field based program officer’s
  • Together with the SPM, ensure Community Health Extension Workers are well trained on relevant topics in order to supervise community mentors.
  • Provide technical oversight and capacity-building through training, mentorship and on-the-job support for community health workers (CHWs) on AGI-K awareness-raising, and referrals where necessary
  • Provide ongoing support to ensure CHWs understand basic SCI principles and are not doing any harm. Develop messages and IEC materials for community facilitators to use within the community.
  • Support in the development of appropriate discussion topics for adolescent girls

    Grants Management and Reporting

  • Oversee the implementation of the activities, develop and maintain work, spending and procurement plans for the project.
  • Participate in Grants Opening, Mid-Term and Closing meetings.
  • Prepare activity spending plans and ensure project activities and outputs are completed.
  • Contribute actively to the preparation of internal and donor reporting requirements.
  • Oversee project activities budget expenditures and ensure they are allowable and allocable according to SCI and donor regulations; together with the SPM review monthly Budget vs.
  • Actual and expenditure sheets and collaborate with the Finance department to ensure accurate expenditures and reporting.
  • Actively participate in the generation of quarterly, semi-annual and annual program performance reports
  • Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

    Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

    Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

    Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Qualifications and Experience

  • BA/MA/ in social science, humanities or related degree.
  • Minimum five years of relevant professional work experience in the development, planning and management of community development programmes with practical experience in overseeing, monitoring, and reporting on project outcomes, as well as research
  • Experience in community mobilisation and child participation within the development context. Experience working with the Kenya Community Health Strategy is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated experience of developing effective working relationships with senior stakeholders from government agencies, international organisations, donors, NGO, academics and opinion-leaders, including successful advocacy and influencing.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in project management
  • Strong expertise and understanding of key issues in the field of Women protection and empowerment, and children’s rights
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and strong inter-personal and advisory skills

    Competencies

  • Has high-level communication skills’, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
  • Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation and with government and development partners
  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Proven ability to work as a team.
  • Candidate must be willing to abide by the Save the Children Child Safeguarding
  • Policy in all aspects of work.

    6. Community Liaison Officer (CLO)

    Team / Programme: AGI-K Programme

    Location: Wajir

    Grade: 4

    Post Type: National (1 year with possibility of renewal)

    Reports to: Adolescent Girls Initiative (AGI-K) Coordinator

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Support to Programme Delivery

  • Ensure that the community mobilisation and participation aspect of the AGI-K
  • Programme is implemented according to plan, including training, materials adaptation and monitoring of outcomes.
  • Support in the development, management and facilitation of the community engagement strategy, plan of action and activities identified by the community.
  • Together with the AGI-K project officers, ensure regular mentoring and monitoring of community workers in particular selected community mentors
  • Work with community workers to raise awareness on cultural backgrounds and issues for communities to advocate for change of behaviour
  • Identify and oversee / support the identification and selection of community volunteers and train community mobilisation teams and facilitators from the community.
  • Support the development, pre-testing and production of culturally relevant communication materials to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery including facilitating behavioural change where necessary.
  • Ensure the implementation of identified strategies and approaches by selected schools and communities related to interpersonal, small group, community mobilization interventions are translated into action to improve the well-being and value of girls in the community
  • Identify, assess and recommend appropriate approaches to community mobilization to ensure maximum community involvement and participation
  • Devise and implement a strategy for active case finding (screening) within identified catchment areas using AGI-K project team
  • Ensure systems for screening follow-up and feedback to AGI-K project officers are implemented.

    Partnerships for social mobilisation

  • Develop partnerships with religious groups, women’s groups, community members, health care providers, community health committees and other organised groups in the community to orient them on the programme goals and to solicit their involvement in the implementation of the programme

    Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Carry out regular spot checks in the intervention areas with project officers to feed into progress reports
  • Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team and the research partners for monitoring and evaluation of programme activities including preparation of monitoring reports, documents and lessons learned.
  • Participate in milestone meetings for monitoring of the progress of the programme such as mid-term reviews, strategy meetings, previews and reviews and annual reviews.
  • Facilitate the dissemination of communication research findings, and ensures exchanges and sharing of information between SCI and the community
  • Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

    Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

    Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

    Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science from a recognized university or Higher National Diploma with at least two (2) year relevant experience.
  • Experience of and commitment to utilizing participatory approaches
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with all beneficiaries and their carers
  • Possess training skills, must be a trained facilitator
  • Ability to work in teams and with rural communities.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English & Kiswahili
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrable ability at report writing
  • Knowledge of local language e.g. Somali language

    Competencies:

  • Has high-level communication skills’, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
  • Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation, community and with government and development partners
  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Proven ability to work as a team.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org by 3rd October 2014 indicating the Position Code on the subject line.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    DAI East Africa TIH Project Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    East Africa Trade and Investment Hub

    Background:

    The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (TIH) project is intended to spur inclusive economic growth by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment and increasing East African trade and investment, particularly to and from the United States.

    The project will build upon prior investments to increase regional trade competitiveness and reduce poverty.

    1. Scope of Work: M&E Assistant

    Objectives and Duties:

    The M&E Assistant will support the Knowledge Management and M&E team with data collection and analysis to inform program implementation and management.

    The M&E Assistant will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:

  • Support day‐to‐day implementation of the project’s M&E plan, focusing on data collection methodology, data quality, and indicator validity.
  • Contribute to baseline assessments and specialized studies.
  • Maintain the TIH M&E database, providing timely inputs of data and supporting data analysis.
  • Support TIH technical teams in data collection.
  • Train and oversee short‐term enumerators.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • At least 4 years of experience in M&E on donor-funded development projects.
  • Previous experience working in M&E on USAID-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated experience with statistical analysis programs, such as SPSS or STATA, is preferred.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The M&E Assistant will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The M&E Assistant will report to the Knowledge Management/M&E Director.

    2. Scope of Work: Logistics Coordinator

    Objectives and Duties:

  • The Logistics Coordinator will oversee all logistics-related activities for East Africa TIH in the Nairobi office.
  • S/he will ensure that the outlined logistics policies and procedures are implemented.
  • The Logistics Specialist will provide and maintain complete and accurate data for all logistics files.
  • The Logistics Specialist will perform the following functions, but not limited to:
  • Manage the customs clearance program and document filing system and liaise with customs authorities as necessary.
  • Oversee day‐to‐day logistics issues, including travel schedules and itineraries, reservations, and support for planned TIH events and activities.
  • Manage the regional travel of staff, including flight and lodging accommodations.
  • Coordinate the daily use of vehicles and other shared office equipment.
  • Work with Finance and Procurements teams on the receiving of goods and inspection processes.

    Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent in related field
  • 4 years work experience in the administrative support field preferably with international donor-funded projects, UN agencies, or NGOs.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer literate with e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheet experience.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Logistics Coordinator will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Logistics Coordinator will report to the HR/Office Manager.

    3. Scope of Work: Knowledge Management / M&E Officer

    Objectives and Duties:

  • The Knowledge/M&E Officer will support the development and day-to-day operations of the knowledge management and M&E systems to document project progress and results and inform program implementation and management.

    The Knowledge Management/M&E Officer will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:

  • Support development of the TIH Performance Management Plan (PMP) and M&E system.
  • Support baseline assessments and specialized studies.
  • Provide day‐to‐day management of the project’s M&E plan focusing on data collection methodology, data quality, and indicator validity.
  • Lead training and capacity building activities for monitoring-related techniques and methods for TIH staff.
  • Apply GIS technology to support the project’s overall development planning, design, and monitoring and evaluation.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • At least 8 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation on donor-funded development programs.
  • At least 3 years of M&E experience on USAID‐funded programs.
  • Previous experience managing a team of M&E staff.
  • Demonstrated experience with statistical analysis programs, such as SPSS or STATA, is preferred.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Knowledge Management/M&E Officer will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting:

    The Knowledge Management/M&E Officer will report to the Knowledge Management / M&E Director.

    4. Scope of Work: Knowledge Management Assistant

    Objectives and Duties:

  • The Knowledge Management Assistant will support the Knowledge Management and M&E team to retain and disseminate institutional and programmatic knowledge.

    The Knowledge Management Assistant will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:

  • Support the Knowledge Management/M&E Director in all knowledge management activities.
  • Conduct research, draft knowledge management materials, and edit materials submitted by technical teams.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in knowledge management activities for donor‐funded, development programs.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Knowledge Management Assistant will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Knowledge Management Assistant will report to the Knowledge Management/M&E Director.

    5. Scope of Work: IT Support Officer

    Objectives and Duties:

  • The IT Support Officer is responsible for the IT needs of the East Africa TIH office, including system installations, maintenance, and technical support.
  • S/he is responsible for ensuring that standards set by the DAI home office are followed and project solutions are the most efficient and cost effective.
  • S/he will ensure that proper back up, anti-virus and disaster recovery procedures are identified and followed and that end users have access to shared files, printers and email.

    The IT Support Officer is responsible for, but not limited to, the following functions:

  • Establish office IT local area networks and ensure secure IT systems.
  • Manage all software, servers, and local networks.
  • Assess local availability of IT equipment.
  • Procure and provide staff with appropriate IT and communications equipment (cell phones, satellite phones, laptops, etc.)
  • Negotiate service arrangements with Kenyan and regional ICT service providers.
  • Check systems in order to optimize performance and initiate recovery action after system failures.
  • Make suggestions for network hardware and software system improvements.
  • Maintain inventory of IT and communication equipment.
  • Provide IT support assistance to project staff.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or other relevant field.
  • At least 5 years of experience developing and managing IT solutions.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The IT Support Officer will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The IT Support Officer will report to the ICT Team Leader.

    6. Scope of Work: HR / Office Manager

    Objectives and Duties:

    The HR/Office Manager will oversee human resources and manage office facilities for the TIH project.

    The HR/Office Manager will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:

  • Oversee all human resources operations on the project, including recruitment, hiring, employee on‐boarding, staff orientation, performance reviews, and disciplinary action in compliance with USAID rules and regulations, DAI policies, and local labor laws.
  • Facilitate recruitment and hiring process by advertising vacancies, shortlisting resumes, scheduling and observing interviews, collecting required documents, checking references, and verifying salary history.
  • Coordinate and supervise the preparation of employment agreements for staff.
  • Train supervisors charged with conducting evaluations of staff members in their units and monitor compliance with the process.
  • Mitigate and resolve human resource conflicts and issues, seeking assistance and guidance from the Director of Operations or other senior staff members as needed.
  • Develop and maintain the Human Resources Management section of the TIH Field Operations Manual, ensuring updates as needed.
  • Maintain personnel files in hard copy and TAMIS for all long-term and short-term project staff.
  • Work with Chief of Party to fill surge capacity technical needs, including identifying and hiring long‐term and short‐term technical experts in a timely fashion.
  • Oversee the administration of the TIH Nairobi office, including coordinating equipment maintenance with the relevant departments and managing office supplies and other office needs.

    Qualifications:

  • At least 6 years of work experience in human resources, recruitment, office administration, and other relevant areas.
  • Knowledge of local laws and USAID rules and regulations related to personnel management and compliance.
  • Previous supervisory experience for office/HR teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: The HR/Office Manager will supervise the Administrative Assistant, Logistics Coordinator, and Drivers.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The HR/Office Manager will report to the Director of Operations.

    7. Scope of Work: Director of Finance

    Objectives and Duties:

    The Director of Finance will oversee all financial management and accounting functions for the East Africa TIH project.

    The Director of Finance will be directly involved in the budget planning and tracking.

    The Director of Finance will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following functions:

  • Directly supervise the work of the Finance Department including the Project
  • Accountants and Cash Custodian/Finance Assistant.
  • Review payment requests per the Project Schedule of Authorities.
  • Review and approve project expenses allocation and allowableness vs the budget
  • In collaboration with the home office project management team and TIH leadership, participate in the project’s financial planning, budget tracking, and quarterly forecasting.
  • Ensure the finance reports are prepared and submitted to the HO and the local tax authorities correctly and on time.
  • Ensure the invoices, contracts, payroll, bills and other payments are made correctly and on time.
  • Ensure the petty cash account is maintained properly.
  • Organize smooth cooperation between the project finance team and other departments including the HO project management team.
  • Maintain the project and bank relationship.
  • Ensure project financial transactions, including payroll, are in accord with the local legislation, USAID regulations, and DAI policies and procedures.
  • Customize, implement, and oversee adherence to the project’s financial management policies and procedures.
  • Facilitate internal and external audit processes.
  • Other tasks as required by the Deputy Chief of Party.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Master’s degree highly preferred.
  • At least 7 years of work experience in accounting and finance management areas, preferably on a USAID or other international donor-funded project.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasks.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Strong knowledge of local tax laws. Some knowledge of international accounting regulations and USAID rules and regulations.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Director of Finance will supervise the Project Finance Department, including the Project Accountants and the Cash Custodian/Finance Assistant.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Director of Finance will report to the Deputy Chief of Party

    8. Scope of Work: Component 2 Lead - Senior Agricultural Trade Expert

    Objectives and Duties:

  • The Senior Agricultural Trade Expert will provide leadership and day-to-day management for activities to increase the competitiveness of selected regional agricultural value chains.
  • S/he will work to design and lead strategies to address broad-based policy changes to advance regional integration and agricultural growth, including increasing the predictability of the policy environment, reducing tariff and non-tariff trade barriers, and supporting the approval and implementation of harmonized standards.
  • S/he would also guide TIH’s technical assistance to improve the competitiveness of staple value chains focusing on promoting financing and trading mechanisms, facilitating commercial partnerships, and supporting the evolution of sustainable market information systems and ICT to promote regional trade and increase profitability for farmers and private-sector businesses.

    The Senior Agricultural Trade Expert will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:

  • Design and lead strategies to improve the enabling environment for agriculture, including providing support to partner-country governments and regional economic communities to harmonize trade, facilitate harmonization and implementation of science-based food safety and nutrition standards, and support improved regulations on warehousing and financing systems that increase farmer income and increase trade opportunities;
  • Oversee technical assistance to improve the regional competitiveness of commodities throughout the value chain, including facilitating commercial partnerships, and supporting the evolution of sustainable market information systems and ICT to promote regional trade and increase profitability for farmers and private-sector businesses.
  • Work with producers and enterprises across East Africa to develop their capacity to identify and respond to regional and international business opportunities in the potential value chains;
  • Facilitate strategic, commercially viable partnerships between value chain actors; and
  • Facilitate private sector engagement and investment among various levels of target value chains including but not limited to producer, processor, wholesaler and exporter levels.

    Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree required, Strongly preferred Master’s degree or equivalent in international trade, agricultural economics, public policy, business administration, agricultural development or related area or equivalent.
  • At least ten years of relevant experience, five of which shall be in developing countries, preferably in Africa.
  • At least five years of experience (strongly preferred over five years of experience) related to developing an enabling environment for agricultural investment and trade.
  • Demonstrated ability in policy development and in providing technical assistance in implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-country setting.
  • Excellent English writing, speaking, reading, with good communication skills.
  • Ability to use the latest ICT technology and computer software program.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Senior Agricultural Trade Expert will supervise the Component 2 team, including the agricultural trade specialist, the staple food markets specialist, and the agricultural trade advisor.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Senior Agricultural Trade Expert will report to the Chief of Party.

    9. Scope of Work: Communications Officer

    Objectives and Duties:

    The Communications Officer will work with the Senior Communications Specialist to assist in the production, distribution, and organization of promotional materials, research documents, reports, and other East Africa TIH publications.

    The Communications Officer will also provide backstopping support in the formatting and researching of East Africa TIH documents before distribution.

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

  • Assist in the production of content for East Africa TIH communications material including success stories, brochures, one-pagers, posters, and other publications and facilitate their distribution.
  • Assist in the production of all required program reports for USAID including daily updates, monthly reports, quarterly reports and other documents as needed.
  • Manage East Africa TIH’s photograph archives.
  • Liaise regularly with staff to stay up to date on program activities, upcoming projects, and program successes.
  • Coordinate submission of activity reports for the preparation of USAID reports.
  • Liaise with relevant partners to increase East Africa TIH’s visibility and maximize coordination.
  • Monitor press coverage of East Africa TIH’s efforts, providing monthly updates to East Africa TIH management of press coverage.
  • Travel to project sites, events, and activities to take photographs or video footage, collect quotes from participants, and prepare written summaries and descriptions.
  • Review, edit, and revise written translations.

    Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or other related field.
  • 5 years of relevant experience in reporting and communications, preferably in media or communications for USAID or other international donor-funded programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private‐sector partners and stakeholders in a multi‐country setting.
  • Demonstrated experience developing content for communications products, including social media content, success stories, web content, and other mediums.
  • Experience with still photography, video, radio and/or television production preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word and Power Point), graphic arts and/or desktop publishing software a plus.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Communications Officer will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Communications Officer will report to the Senior Communications Specialist.

    10. Scope of Work: Senior Communications Specialist

    Objectives and Duties:

    The Senior Communications Specialist will oversee and manage all areas of project communications and reporting.

    S/he will oversee the East Africa TIH communications strategy and portfolio, and ensure that all communications platforms comply with USAID regulations and contractual requirements and are delivered on time.

    Working closely with the Chief of Party and USAID, the Senior Communications Specialist will prepare materials, including media campaigns, project success stories, and other communications products for dissemination to the project’s stakeholders, beneficiaries, and partners.

    The Senior Communications Specialist will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:

  • Develop the TIH Program Communication Strategy, including utilization of social media platforms, for internal and external communications.
  • Develop innovative communications products to actively engage TIH stakeholders across the EAC region, including institutional and private sector partners.
  • Oversee TIH deliverables for reporting, including establishing TIH reporting schedules and developing reporting templates.
  • Build the capacity of TIH staff in developing content from project activities. Collect and organize data-calls to the relevant programmatic teams to solicit information on progress of project activities and service delivery projects.
  • Integrate, edit, and finalize TIH communications products, including draft written materials, success stories, press releases, and regular reporting requirements (monthly, quarterly etc.)
  • Manage and store all documents in DAI’s management information system (TAMIS) Maintain and develop content for the project’s website in coordination with the IT team and USAID.
  • Work with East Africa TIH programmatic staff to develop and produce marketing, outreach, and materials for events.
  • Serve as the point of contact for local media inquiries.
  • Review and edit project documents submitted by subcontractors and grantees. Serve as liaison with media groups to cover specific and relevant project activities, such as opening and closing ceremonies.
  • Provide quality assurance on USAID branding and marking. Liaise with relevant stakeholders, including institutional and private sector partners, to increase visibility and maximize coordination.
  • Monitor press coverage—including news wires, local newspapers, television and radio.
  • Coordinate on-demand information for USAID or other stakeholders.
  • Represent East Africa TIH at large scale events and meetings as required.

    Qualifications:

  • Strongly preferred master’s degree in communications, journalism, literature or other related field.
  • At least 8 years of progressively responsible experience in communications, reporting, communications product development, and knowledge management for USAID or other international donor-funded programs.
  • Excellent writing skills and experience preparing well-researched reports; Demonstrated experience designing strategic communications plans, developing and implementing knowledge management tools or systems, and developing content for social media platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private‐sector partners and stakeholders in a multi‐country setting.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word and Power Point), graphic arts and/or desktop publishing software a plus.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Senior Communications Specialist will supervise the Communications Officer.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Senior Communications Specialist will report to the Chief of Party.

    11. Scope of Work: Procurement Officer

    Objectives and Duties:

    The Procurement Officer is responsible for the procurement of goods and services for the East Africa TIH project, including technical and operational needs, and ensuring that all procurement operations are executed in accordance with USAID regulations and DAI policies.

    The Procurement Officer is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the integrity of the procurement process, including accurate procurement documentation.

    The Procurement Officer is responsible for, but not limited to, the following functions:

  • Manage all field‐initiated procurement processes, ensuring compliance with DAI, FAR, and AIDAR regulations.
  • Conduct vendor negotiations, negotiate purchase order terms, and write negotiation memoranda.
  • Prepare and issue solicitations and amendments.
  • Prepare purchase orders, modifications, and requests for operations subcontractor consent, as necessary.
  • Manage proposal evaluation and vendor selection processes.
  • Maintain and track all local procurement and operations subcontractor data in TAMIS, and ensure close‐out documentation is completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all supporting documentation is complete, accurate, and uploaded to TAMIS.
  • Monitor, track and expedite all TIH procurement activities and delivery status of goods/services.
  • Manage and maintain/update vendors list on regular basis. Ensure timely and accurate entry of vendor information in the system.
  • Coordinate and expedite purchases either locally or internationally, collaborating with the Home Office if necessary.
  • Identify potential vendors and suppliers both domestically and internationally.
  • Participate in activity work planning, and proactively conduct market research in support of anticipated operations and technical needs.
  • Train local staff in aspects of the procurement process, including evaluation committees.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in subcontracts, grants administration, and/or procurement required
  • Good working knowledge and experience administering government contracts, subcontracts, and grants with FAR regulations is essential.
  • Prior experience with government contracting/subcontracting methodologies is required
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer literate with e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheet experience.
  • Strong judgment and a commitment to fair and ethical procurement practices.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Procurement Officer will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Procurement Officer will report to the Director of Operations.

    12. Scope of Work: Driver Objectives and Duties:

    The Project Driver will maintain all project vehicles and drive project staff to and from meetings, appointments, and all other project-related travel.

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

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

  • Vehicle maintenance including regular check-ups, cleanings, and fueling.
  • Maintaining an accurate vehicle log.
  • Working with HR/Office Manager, manage daily vehicle and trip scheduling as needed.
  • Maintaining accurate records and paperwork on all vehicle-related purchases and maintenance.
  • Providing safe transportation to and from locations for project staff.
  • Ensuring compliance with all DAI and local driving laws and regulations.

    Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of English.
  • Excellent driving record.
  • Valid local driver’s license.
  • At least 2 years of work experience as a driver, preferably for a USAID or
  • other international donor-funded project.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Project Driver will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Project Driver will report to the HR/Office Manager.

    13. Scope of Work: Cash Custodian / Finance Assistant

    Objectives and Duties:

    The Cash Custodian / Finance Assistant will assist the finance and accounting team to process the payment documents received in the Finance Unit and manage the Nairobi office petty cash account.

    The Cash Custodian / Finance Assistant will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following functions:

  • Receive and record the incoming payment requests such as bills or invoices and distribute to the appropriate technical and operational staff
  • Manage petty cash account and maintain detailed documentation in accordance with DAI policies and procedures and USAID rules and regulations.
  • Review documentation for small and uncomplicated payments under the supervision of the Director of Finance.
  • Other tasks as required by the Director of Finance.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or a related field.
  • 3 years of work experience in financial operations, preferably on a USAID or other international donor-funded project.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Some knowledge of local laws, international accounting regulations, and USAID rules and regulations.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Cash Custodian/Finance Assistant will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Cash Custodian/Finance Assistant will report to the Director of Finance.

    14. Scope of Work: Administrative Assistant

    Objectives and Duties:

    The Administrative Assistant will support the HR/Office Manager in the performance of all the administrative duties for the East Africa TIH office in Nairobi.

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

  • Handle calls, mail, and electronic communications and routing messages and information to appropriate individuals.
  • Receive incoming phone calls and guests.
  • Make appointments and maintain a group calendar.
  • Taking notes during meetings or training sessions as requested.
  • Maintain administrative files and office supplies; request additional supplies as needed.
  • Regularly audit office inventory and update TAMIS.
  • Schedule and prepare materials for meetings.
  • Assist the HR/Office Manager, as needed, with recruitment and personnel administration.
  • Assist with processing of local work permits and travel visas for project staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least 2 years work experience in the administrative support field, preferably with USAID or other international donor-funded projects.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literate with e-mail, word processing and spreadsheet experience.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work as part of a team.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Administrative Assistant will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Administrative Assistant will report to the HR/Office Manager.

    15. Scope of Work: Accountant

    Objectives and Duties:

    The Accountant will, in coordination with the other members of the finance and accounting team, manage all financial transactions related to the East Africa TIH Project.

    The Accountant will ensure that all expenditures are properly recorded and that the outlined financial policies and procedures are implemented and followed.

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

    Cash Management

  • Process all cash transactions and wire transfer payments.
  • Manage all banking activities including withdrawals, deposits, and preparation of all bank payments and checks.
  • Record all financial transactions in Field Accounting System or FERs on a daily basis.
  • Ensure the security of all project funds.
  • Make recommendations to the Chief of Party regarding improvements to the cash safety and disbursement procedures.
  • Receive and verify suppliers’ and consultants’ invoices along with justification documents
  • Ensure that project vendors are paid on time.
  • Track VAT exemptions and reimbursements.
  • Prepare bank reconciliation.
  • Prepare requests for funds transfers in a timely manner per DAI procedures and requirements.
  • Maintain an accurate filing of payment vouchers and other financial documents.
  • Upload the FERs based on DAI’s schedule.
  • Scan and upload the monthly financial documentation to DAI BOX.
  • Work as complete back up for the other project accountant when needed.
  • Salary Calculation and Disbursal
  • Ensure that the employee profiles are up to date.
  • Ensure that salary is disbursed, payroll is recorded in the accounting system, and individual paystubs are distributed to all employees on schedule.
  • Collect all employees’ time sheets twice monthly, check coding and approval signatories.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

    Travel

  • Work with the Director of Finance to approve travel advance amounts based on TIH’s travel advance policy.
  • Calculate and distribute travel advances.
  • Audit travel vouchers and reconcile travel advances.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or a related field.
  • At least 3 years of work experience in accounting or financial management, preferably for a USAID or other international donor-funded project.
  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID contractor policies and USAID regulations preferred.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Accountant will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting: The Accountant will report to the Director of Finance.

    Interested candidates should e-mail their CV to EastAfricaTrade@dai.com.

    Candidates must reference the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email.

    CVs are due by September 18th, 2014.

    No phone inquiries will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    High School Jobs in Narok Kenya

    1. High School Teachers

    Free The Children is an NGO based in Narok South district, we are looking to hire High School Teachers to join the existing team in 2015 with the following qualifications;

  • Bachelor of Education in related subjects.
  • Excellent organizational and communication (interpersonal/oral/written)
  • Ability to work independently and be a team player
  • Demonstration of clear, critical thinking and decision-making
  • Excellent Computer skills and Project reporting skills.
  • Loyal, humble, appreciative, full of initiative and energetic.
  • Ability to work in a rural set up with limited resources.

    Subjects Combination Required

    1. Kiswahili / Geography

    2. Kiswahili /History

    3. Kiswahili / CRE

    4. History / C.R.E.

    5. Biology / Chemistry

    6. Biology / Agriculture

    7. Mathematics / Business studies

    8. Mathematics / Physics

    9. Mathematics / Chemistry

    10. English / Literature

    2. High School Headmistress

    Free The Children is an NGO based in Narok South district, we are looking to hire a High School Headmistress with the following qualifications;

  • Bachelor of Education in related subjects.
  • Working experience in a leadership capacity as a Deputy or Bead.
  • Master’s level will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent organizational and communication (interpersonal/oral/written)
  • Excellent Computer skills and Project reporting skills.
  • Ability to work independently and be a team player.
  • Demonstration of clear, critical thinking and decision-making.
  • Loyal, humble, appreciative, full of initiative and energetic.
  • Ability to work in a rural set up with limited resources.

    If you meet the above requirement then Send us your Cv only indicating your current salary to; P.O Box 883 -00621, Nairobi

    or Email: infokenya@freethechildren.com by 30th September 2014

    Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted due to the large volumes of applicants.


    APHRC Communications Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Communications Officer

    The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that conducts high-quality, policy-relevant research on population, health and education issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.

    The Center hosts the Secretariat of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA), a multi-institution program to strengthen doctoral training in public and population health in Africa.

    Jointly-led by APHRC and the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, CARTA seeks to build a vibrant African academy able to lead world-class multidisciplinary research that impacts positively on public and population health.

    APHRC seeks to recruit a Communications Officer for CARTA program.

    The position will be based at APHRC’s headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and will be in the Policy Engagement and Communication (PEC) Division.

    The Position:

    The Communications Officer will primarily oversee CARTA communication and IT activities including online support to fellows of the CARTA program.

    The incumbent will also support other PEC activities.

    Responsibilities

  • Lead the operationalization and implementation of the CARTA Communication Strategy
  • Ensure timely the production and dissemination of quality CARTA outreach and communication materials, including the newsletter
  • Maintain and ensure regular improvement of the CARTA website and portals
  • Manage CARTA’s IT and communication equipment, online databases and resources
  • Lead the strategic use of different media to raise, expand, and monitor the visibility of the CARTA program among partners and stakeholders.

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • At least a Masters’ degree in Communications, Journalism, Publishing or related fields;
  • At least five (5) years increasingly responsible work experience in communication, writing and content creation, publishing or related fields;
  • Long-standing experience in web development and maintenance as well as desktop publishing;
  • Excellent skills in electronic and social media as well as graphics/visual communication;
  • Excellent writing and synopsizing skills;
  • Excellent team player and strategic thinker;
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.

    Interested candidates are invited to send applications via email no later than 24th September 2014, enclosing a detailed CV, quoting current and expected salary and providing contacts details of three referees to jobs@aphrc.org or to the address below.

    Please indicate “Communications Officer” on the subject line of email or on the envelope.

    Only short- listed candidates will be contacted.

    The Human Resources Officer
    African Population and Health Research Centre
    P.O. Box 10787-00100, GPO,
    Nairobi

    Website: APHRC Communications Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya


    KCB Bank Jobs in Kenya

    1. Unix Administrators

    Job Ref: I.T 15/2014

    The Position:

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Banking Systems Operations, the role will ensure the system health and optimization of the core banking system infrastructure.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Administer the T24 HP/UX Unix servers and the High availability clustering solution and ensure system availability within the required RTO (Recovery time Objective) and RPO (Recovery Point Objective)
  • Installation, configuration and upgrading of T24 application environments as and when required.
  • Perform T24 application tuning and performance monitoring
  • Coordinate extraction of business/MIS reports and ensure distribution to relevant 3rd party systems such as Data warehouse in addition to availing the same to respective business units
  • Administer the T24 data storage and clustering infrastructure and formulating disk space management policies
  • T24 application tuning and performance monitoring.
  • Upgrades, patch release implementation and software development into the production environment.
  • Provide T24 test environments on request to various departments in the bank.
  • Troubleshoot, escalate and follow up resolution of errors warnings generated by the T24 Unix servers, T24 application, NetApp disk storage and the backup system.
  • Coordinate with the T24 operators in resolving T24 operational and COB related issues

    The Person

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field from a University recognized by Commission for University Education. An MBA will be an added advantage
  • Must possess certification in Unix administration
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of and high regard for T24 as a business delivery channel for both bank corporate and retail customers.
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Exceptional planning and organizing skills
  • Excellent problem analysis and attention to detail
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in I.T, with hands on experience in:
  • T24 application management & close of business processes.
  • Web Sphere and Message Queuing setups.
  • Systems development life cycle.
  • Oracle administration

    The above position is demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates.

    2. Oracle Database Administrator

    Job Ref: IT 16/2014

    The Position:

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Data Base Administration, and the successful candidate is expected to ensure the health and optimization of all oracle data based applications

    Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and support high performance, highly available and mission critical database platforms for the Core Banking and other systems.
  • Review and design database structures to support business requirements including logical and physical database modeling.
  • Install, configure and maintain database instances, creates various database objects, create users with appropriate roles and levels of security.
  • Implement database security policies that are consistent with laid security guidelines.
  • Implement and perform database backup and recovery strategies that meet recovery and availability requirements.
  • Implement best practices and incorporate them in DBA procedures.
  • Manage and support Enterprise Data warehouse including the development of reports from the data warehouse platform

    The Person

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field from a University recognized by Commission for University Education. An MBA will be an added advantage
  • Must possess Oracle OCP certification
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of Oracle RAC and Oracle Data Guard
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of Unix
  • A team player with Effective leadership skills
  • A minimum of 5 years’ hands on experience in Oracle administration
  • A minimum of 3 years’ hands on experience in
  • Data warehousing, data mining and business intelligence
  • Unix platforms HP/Solaris/IBM AIX
  • Knowledge of administration in the following areas will be an added advantage
  • T24 core banking systems
  • Web sphere and MQ series
  • Self-driven with highly innovative skills

    The above position is demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates.

    If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke

    To be considered your application must be received by Sept. 26, 2014.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    One Acre Fund Payments Associate Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy: Payments Associate

    Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture

    Function: Corporate

    Employer: One Acre Fund

    Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Commitment: Long Term Career Position

    Organization Description:

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

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

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

    We are growing quickly.

    In six years, we have grown to serve 135,000 farm families with more than 1,000 full-time field staff.

    Job Description:

    One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; we are seeking individuals to take position in the organization as Payments Associate.

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

    Contract details: Permanent and subject to performance

    Candidate Profile

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

  • Completion and good results in high school and college
  • 1-3 years’ work experience in a similar capacity, with excellent references
  • Accounting/Finance background preferred; CPA not necessary but useful
  • Strong work ethic and strong numerical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good computer literacy and database management abilities
  • Quick learner and team player
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility
  • A logical mind with the capacity to overcome difficult problems creatively
  • Good organizational skills
  • A strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure, producing quality work with little supervision

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • Bookkeeping and payments request for the Nairobi office and corporate staff Manage Books accounts
  • Record and update accounts using source documents, using proper description, location and code
  • Verify and reconcile cash balances for all accounts if there are discrepancies
  • Get approval of month-end account balances from all account holders
  • Submit the Books each month on time
  • Track and file all payment documentation

    Career Growth and Development:

    One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills.

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

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

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

    Compensation: Competitive Salary.

    Benefits: Airtime, Transportation allowances and performance based Incentive

    Career development:

    Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback.

    Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

    One Acre Fund Kenya is an equal opportunity employer; both women and men of integrity are invited to apply.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    To Apply:

    Email cover letter and resume to Kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Payments Associate + the place you heard of the position).

    Interested applicants to submit their resumes and cover letter by the 20th of September 2014.


    Mercy Corps Jobs in Kenya

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

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

    Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individuals to take up the following positions.

    1. Senior Program Officer – Lodwar

    Program / Department Summary:

    Mercy Corps drives high quality, analytical work in tough places.

    We have been operating in Kenya since 2009 and currently manage a breadth of programs in three regions Rift Valley, Central and North Eastern Kenya) with funding from different donors.

    We partner with a range of private, public and civil society actors to systemically broaden opportunity for people across Kenya.

    Mercy Corps in partnership with PACT is implementing a 5 year Peacebuilding USAID funded cross-border program in five countries—Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan.

    PEACE III Program is designed to strengthen cross border Conflict Management in the Horn of Africa. It will strengthen horizontal and vertical linkages within and between local, national, and regional conflict management actors.

    In North Western Kenya, PEACE III will be implemented in the Lokichogio/Kapoeata, South Omo/Lake Turkana and West Pokot/Amurdat border areas with operational offices in Lodwar Kenya, and Moroto Uganda.

    The Senior Program Officer will be responsible for the implementation of PEACE III Program at the community level out of Lodwar office.

    S/he will be in constant contact with stake holders and targeted communities to ensure full participation and implementation.

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Organize, facilitate and conduct trainings and workshops related to PEACE III Program;
  • Assist communities using participatory methodologies to identify and implement PEACE III related projects;
  • Meet regularly with the supervisor to evaluate project progress; identify successes, challenges and lessons-learned; and adjust practices as necessary to improve performance.
  • Implement activities and monitor project progress.
  • Maintain and strengthen the partnerships with relevant government stakeholder and target communities.
  • Apply Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) and Appreciative Inquiry (AI) tools and techniques to all activities.
  • Submit reports of specific events, field trips and meetings attended on behalf of Mercy Corps.
  • Provide on-going feedback on the Performance Management Plan and database management of the PEACE III Program, to enhance measuring the impact of the program against objectives and indicators.
  • In coordination with the Program Manager conduct regular field visits to ensure that all stakeholders fully understand and utilize PEACE III approaches and methodologies.
  • Provide the team with quarterly data analysis reports, to feed into quarterly review and reflection meetings.
  • Support the team in effectively utilizing established monitoring and evaluation formats, and provide feedback for their improvement.
  • Develop case studies and success stories to better articulate qualitative changes as a result of PEACE III Program.
  • Maintain updated (paper and electronic) filing system for all M&E forms/ surveys, protocols, planning tools, and manuals.
  • Write reports and project documents and submit to Program Manager as required.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to positively acknowledge Mercy Corps and to support its humanitarian mission.
  • Any other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

    Supervisory Responsibility: None

    Accountability

    Reports Directly To: PEACE III Program Manager Works Directly With: PEACE III Program Manager, field finance officer, procurement and logistics officer.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s peace studies, social sciences, rural development, or related field
  • Minimum of three years professional experience in implementing peace and conflict related projects
  • Ability and commitment to team work
  • Ability to interact effectively with the diverse project stakeholders
  • Knowledge of the local languages is an added advantage
  • Working experience in conflict or post conflict settings and conflict sensitive programming.
  • Working experience with stakeholders including youth and women groups.
  • Experience in Project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • Adequate knowledge and skills on word processing, spread sheet, power point and internet retrieval.

    Success Factors:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and appropriate flexibility.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with Mercy Corps target populations and partners.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Willingness to travel frequently to remote locations.
  • Ability to quickly learn and implement new information/concepts.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.

    2. Procurement & Logistics Assistant - Nairobi

    General Position Summary:

    The Procurement and Assistant is responsible for facilitating the procurement and logistics aspects of Mercy Corps’ procurement and logistic operation. Working closely with Program, Administration, Finance and; Procurement and Logistics Assistant is instrumental in supporting program activities through his/her services.

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Daily coordination of MC procurement activities;
  • Has a full understanding of MC procurement policies and formats. Assists, as needed in training staff on these policies;
  • Assist staff as needed on creating clear and understandable purchase requests and other documentation;
  • Collects quotations and bids from the market for PRs as assigned by supervisor – as per Mercy Corps standards and formats;
  • Interact with vendors and service providers during collection of quotations – explain Mercy Corps formats and ensure that vendors will use the provided forms.

    Ensure fair competition and strictly adhere to MC procurement rules regarding vendor relations as described below:

  • Always accord prompt and courteous reception and fair and equal treatment to all vendors/suppliers and their representatives.
  • Provide equal opportunity for vendors/suppliers to make price and specification quotations.
  • Guarantee the confidentiality of all specifications and price quotations made by vendors/suppliers.
  • Decline to take advantage of vendors/suppliers’ errors, and show consideration for vendors/suppliers’ difficulties by co-operating with them whenever possible.
  • Avoid subjecting vendors/suppliers to needless expense or inconvenience when requesting quotations or returning goods.
  • Explain as clearly and fully as possible to vendors/suppliers the reason(s) for the rejection of their bids/proposals.
  • Remain scrupulously free of obligations to any vendor/supplier.
  • Remain informed about sources of supply, methods, services and materials and encourage vendors/suppliers to test and develop improved or expanded products and services.
  • Inform vendors/suppliers about current and anticipated requirements.
  • If for any reason, one vendor/supplier is permitted to re-quote (submit a revised quotation), all competitors should be given the same opportunity.
  • Re-quoting should be kept to an absolute minimum.
  • Interact with contractors, in coordination with the Procurement and Logistics Officer;
  • Prepare the required documentation of supplies and ensure transactions are completed to MC standards.
  • Assists with asset management. Identify assets during the course of procurement and notify the Asset Controller on receipts of assets.
  • Act as receiving officer at Nairobi office and maintain relevant documents Coordinates shipments to and from other field offices in Kenya and maintain waybills
  • The Procurement and Logistics Assistant will conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Other duties as assigned

    Supervisory Responsibility: None

    Accountability

  • Accountable for Mercy Corps Field Procurement Manual, Field Asset Management Manual, Fleet Management Policy Guidelines and the MC Code of conduct regarding procurement activities and MC Conflict of Interest policy.

    Reports Directly To: Procurement and Logistics Officer

    Works Directly With: Program, admin and finance

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Diploma in Supply chain management or equivalent.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in supply chain management; international business or related field.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel.
  • Good oral and written English skills.
  • Good computer skills in MS Office programs, especially in MS Excel.
  • Demonstrate ability to multi-task and process information into action as to not delay program activities.
  • A clear understanding of procurement ethics and donor compliance is essential.

    Success Factors:

  • Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgement
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Computer literate and strong organizational skills.

    3. Procurement & Logistics Officer - Nairobi

    Program / Department Summary:

    The Logistics and Procurement Department is committed to implementing and maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and integrity in the logistics and purchasing of goods and services for country office in Nairobi, Kenya.

    The overriding objective for all Mercy Corps procurement and logistics activities are the prompt and effective provision of procurement and logistical solutions as well as materials and services to Mercy Corps’ beneficiaries in compliance with Mercy Corps’ and donor policies, procedures, regulations and specifications.

    General Position Summary:

    The Procurement and Logistics Officer is responsible for overseeing general aspects of Mercy Corps procurement and logistics operations including procurement, warehousing, asset management and fleet management.

    Implement field testing of all approved logistics and procurement policies and procedures in coordination with the Operations Manager, Finance and HR personnel and consultation with Chief of Party, Program Managers and key staff both national and international.

    Provide feedback on system including additional recommendations.

    Essential Job Functions:

    The Procurement and Logistics Officer is responsible for managing the day to day operation of procurement, fleet, warehousing and asset inventory mainly in NBO office and strengthening the skills of the skills of the logistics and procurement staff to ensure compliance with Mercy Corps’ systems.

    Procurement:

  • Read and comply with Mercy Corps procurement management policies and procedures.
  • Supervise the Procurement and Logistics Assistant and provide oversight to the procurement process including; use of paperwork in procurement such as Purchase Request, Request for Quotations, Quotations Analysis, Purchase order / Contracts,
  • Good Received Note, Purchase Records and Payment Requests.
  • Ensure all Mercy Corps employees are well versed in procurement procedures and ensure procurement thresholds and approval procedures are utilized appropriately.
  • Ensure procurement files are well maintained in orderly and up to date systematically in hard and electronic forms. These include regular review of on-going and master PR lists.
  • Coordinate with Finance department to ensure that, payments to vendors and service providers are made on time and without any unnecessary strain on the Mercy
  • Corps financial systems. In cooperation with finance staff, help to ensure compliance with established financial management rules and procedures for Nairobi based procurement personnel.
  • Ensure all Mercy Corps procurement activities are legal and ethical.

    Fleet Management

  • Ensure Nairobi fleet and transport management complies with Mercy Corps Fleet Management Policy Guidelines.
  • Supervise the transport management and provide oversight to the management of Mercy Corps vehicles including; ensure proper use of vehicles, ensure vehicle files are completed and up to date, ensure that accident reports are completed and filled, ensure major repairs are done in timely manner.
  • Oversee the vehicle usage and rental calendar with rental agencies (if applicable) and follow up monthly payments.
  • Assist and facilitate in importing vehicles and registration of new vehicles with Kenya Revenue Authority.
  • Ensure vehicles are managed properly in accordance with all security regulations and measures.

    Asset Management

  • Read and comply with Mercy Corps Field Asset Management Manual for asset management procedures.
  • Ensure maintenance of proper inventory of all equipment and fittings belonging to Mercy Corps program in Kenya with special attention to Nairobi.
  • Monitor and implement asset tracking system including use of asset tags, movement of assets, disposal of assets and update asset registry both manually and electronically including proper registration of newly purchased assets.
  • Coordination with Administration and IT to ensure the tracking of assets including those assigned to staff.

    Others

  • Strong understanding of Mercy Corps internal controls and procedures.
  • Conduct performance evaluations of subordinate staff and assist them in developing their development plans in line with Mercy Corps objectives.
  • Represent Mercy Corps in a professional manner to government officials, local & international community groups, suppliers, the UN and others as needed.
  • Act as senior national staff member; attend meeting and share information to those under direct supervision.
  • Conduct himself / herself both professionally and personally in such manner as to bring credits to Mercy Corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission in Kenya.

  • Other duties as assigned

    Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Directly supervises Procurement and Logistics Assistant and Drivers in Nairobi office.

    Accountability:

  • Accountable for Mercy Corps Field Procurement Manual, Field Asset Management Manual, Fleet Management and Warehouse Management Policy Guidelines and other in-country policies and procedures in logistics and procurement management as well the MC Code of conduct regarding procurement activities and MC Conflict of Interest policy.

    Reports Directly To: Operations Manager

    Works Directly With:

  • Nairobi based regional team
  • Finance team
  • Nairobi based Logistics and Procurement staff
  • Co-ordinates with Mercy Corps program and operations staff regarding procurement planning and activities

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Degree in a relevant business field is desired.
  • At least 2 years of experience in large scale logistics, supply chain management and/ or international business.
  • Must demonstrate understanding of logistics procurement ethics and good management skills with diverse team and large flow of information and activities.
  • Must be able to work independently and prioritize, show initiative experience in an NGO setting.
  • A strong understanding of donor compliance and budgets required.
  • Good report writing skills and ability to make recommendations for improvements;
  • strong computer (MS Office) skills, filling and organizational skills.
  • Excellent spoken and written skills in English; willingness to travel throughout field office when required.

    Success Factors:

  • Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgment
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Good spoken and written skills in local languages and sometime dialects.
  • Thorough understanding on Kenya logistical challenges, market mechanism and supply chain.
  • Computer literate and strong organizational skills.
  • Good team spirit.

    4. Office Cleaner - Lodwar County

    Locals only

    General Position Summary:

    The Office Cleaner will be responsible for office cleaning, preparing tea/coffee and general office assistance for the Mercy Corps Lodwar office.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Overall responsible for office cleaning, preparing tea/coffee and general office assistance aspects of Mercy Corps’ administration functions in Lodwar office with compliance with MC administration and in-country policies.

    Office Maintenance:

  • Wash dishes in the kitchen
  • Clean washrooms and kitchen daily
  • Empty garbage cans and dust bins daily
  • Sweep the office daily
  • Clean the refrigerator
  • Track the office cleaning supplies

    Kitchen functions:

  • Prepare tea/coffee for the office staff
  • Prepare refreshments for meetings
  • Maintain stock of kitchen items and consumables
  • Track kitchen consumable items

    General Office Assistance:

  • Deliver documents among departments on request
  • Make photocopies on request
  • Refill papers in printers and photocopiers

    Supervisory Responsibility: None

    Reports Directly To: Logistics and Administration Officer

    Works Directly With: Lodwar team.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 1 years’ experience in general office assistance;
  • computer skills are required,
  • have strong cleanliness skills and
  • fluency in English and Swahili languages (both written and spoken).

    Success Factors:

  • Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgment
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel
  • Good spoken and written English

    5. Driver - Lodwar County

    Locals only

    Program / Department Summary:

    The Driver will work within the Logistics department of Operational Support structure, committed to provide reliable and compliant support to program activities in order to achieve efficient service to program beneficiaries.

    General Position Summary:

    The driver will provide safe transport services for Mercy Corps program and support staff in Lodwar.

    The driver will adhere to all traffic and Mercy Corps safety rules and follow the transport guidelines required by the Mercy Corps transport department.

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Operate Mercy Corps vehicles as assigned by supervisor;
  • Maintain vehicle log-sheets in accordance with Mercy Corps policies/regulations;
  • Check the vehicle conditions after each trip/routinely – report needs and problems to transport management;
  • Adhere to all safety and communication protocols as advised by Mercy Corps and supervisor;
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, spares etc.; Keep the vehicle ready, clean and on standby – ready for use at all times;
  • Assist, as required, with logistics in the office daily workloads;
  • Cooperate and be of assistance to staff and visitors – assist in troubleshooting potential problems during daily business;
  • Report all maintenance needs of the vehicle to transport management on a regular basis;
  • Undertake field assignments as assigned;
  • Adherence to all Mercy Corps policies and procedures as outlined in Mercy Corps policies and procedure manuals;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation;
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibility: None

    Accountability

  • Accountable for Mercy Corps Fleet Management Policy Guidelines and the Code of conduct.

    Reports Directly To: Logistics and Administration Officer

    Works Directly With: Logistics Team

    Co-ordinates with Mercy Corps program and operations staff in the office

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Valid driver’s license and experience driving 4x4 vehicles.
  • Must respect and adhere to all safety and traffic rules.
  • Basic understanding of English and fluency in all local languages is required.
  • Knowledge of routes, duty stations, project areas, the NGO and diplomatic community is required.

    Success Factors:

  • Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgement
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel
  • Good spoken and written English.

    6. Administration and Logistics Officer - Lodwar

    General Position Summary:

    The Administration and logistics officer is responsible for facilitating the administration and logistics functions at Mercy Corps field offices.

    Working closely with Program, Operations and Finance the Administration and Logistics Officer is instrumental in supporting program activities through his/her services.

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for operations functions at the field office as follows:

    Procurement

  • Daily coordination of MC procurement activities;
  • Ensure full understanding and adherence to MC procurement policies and formats.
  • Assists, as needed in training staff on these policies;
  • Assists staff as needed on creating clear and understandable purchase requests and other documentation;
  • Collects quotations and bids from the market for PR-s as assigned by manager – as per Mercy Corps standards and formats;
  • Interact with Vendors during collection of quotations – explain Mercy Corps formats and ensure that vendors will use the provided forms.
  • Ensure fair competition and strictly adhere to MC procurement rules regarding vendor relations
  • Maintain up to date Mercy Corps Procurement data management system.
  • Interact with contractors, in coordination with the Program & operations Manager;
  • Prepare the required documentation of supplies and transactions are completed to MC standards.
  • Ensure proper asset management; maintain proper and updated asset register with clear asset identification tags.

    Fleet management

  • General management of agency vehicles in co-operation with the Operations Manager.
  • Ensure that all vehicles are safe and road-worthy.
  • Collecting and distributing of vehicle log-sheets to drivers; responsible for monthly compilation and submission of log-sheets.
  • Schedule vehicle use to meet programmatic and operational needs.
  • Maintain vehicle board daily.
  • Oversee fuel consumption purchase and tracking including coordination with gas station(s)
  • Organize regular service schedules for vehicles. Maintain service schedule files.
  • Collect Vehicle Service Requests from drivers. Submit VSR-s to the Operations Manager for approval
  • Ensure major repairs are done in a timely manner.
  • Ensure security measures for vehicles such as parking, storage of keys, emergency supplies, etc.
  • Ensure that security incident reports are completed and filed (if related to vehicles).

    Administration

  • Ensure proper management and coordination of staff travel arrangements including transport and security
  • Ensure good general office management
  • Ensure adherence to Mercy Corps administrative, IT, HR and logistics procedures and staff policies by MC staff.
  • Provide training and guidance to MC staff, as needed.
  • Prepare, update and track needed changes in staff files including timesheets, leave system tracking, and other personnel matters as required.
  • Manage and renew office and house/apartment rental agreements.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate filing systems for office correspondence.
  • Ensure that the office is run in a professional and responsible manner including hosting guests, cleaning, receptionist duties and general contact and liaison with outside agencies.
  • Purchase of office supplies.
  • Co-ordinate any other necessary administrative and office management details including the maintenance of the premises.
  • Preparing comprehensive, accurate and timely monthly reports.
  • The Administration and Logistics officer will conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.

    Supervisory Responsibility:

  • The Administration & /Logistics Officer will oversee/manage the Office cleaner and Driver.
  • Ensure that all technical, administrative and management systems and standards agreed upon for the agency is adhered to

    Accountability

  • Accountable for following Mercy Corps Field Procurement Manual, Administration manual, the MC Code of conduct regarding procurement activities and MC Conflict of Interest policy.

    Reports Directly To: Operations Manager

    Works Directly With: Program, Logistics team

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Degree in a relevant business field is desired.
  • At least 2 years of experience in large scale logistics, supply chain management and/ or international business.
  • Must demonstrate understanding of logistics procurement and administration ethics and good management skills with diverse team with large flow of information and activities.
  • Must be able to work independently and prioritize, show initiative experience in an NGO setting.
  • A strong understanding of donor compliance and budgets required.
  • Good report writing skills and ability to make recommendations for improvements;
  • Strong computer (MS Office) skills, filling and organizational skills.
  • Excellent spoken and written skills in English;
  • Willingness to travel throughout field office when required.

    Success Factors:

  • Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgment
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Good spoken and written skills in local languages and sometime dialects.
  • Thorough understanding on Kenya logistical challenges, market mechanism and supply chain.
  • Computer literate and strong organizational skills.
  • Good team spirit

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit on or before September 24th, 2014 at 4.00 p.m. a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org.

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

    Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

    Please do not attach any certificates.

    Only Qualified and selected candidates for the interview will be contacted

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


    ICAP HTC Officers Jobs in Machakos, Makueni & Kitui Kenya

    ICAP of Columbia University is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health Kenya to strengthen HIV Care and Treatment services at County and Sub-County health facilities.

    This program is part of a US Government initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    Applications are invited for the following position:

    Position: HTC Officer

    3 Positions

    Location: County Headquarters in Eastern South (Machakos, Makueni & Kitui)

    Overall Job Function:

    Working under the overall guidance of the Regional Director, Eastern South, the HTC Officer will be reporting to the HTC Coordinator Eastern South on day-to-day basis to ensure quality testing and counselling

    Key Responsibilities:

    Work under the HTC Coordinator to ensure:

  • Quality HIV testing and counselling services are offered in outpatient and inpatient in line with national guidelines
  • 100% linkage for HIV positive clients to HIV care and treatment
  • Quality assurance protocols for HTC are strictly adhered to in line with national guidelines
  • Quality mentorship and supportive supervision to MoH staff

    Requirements

  • Diploma in Clinical medicine/ Nursing
  • Experience in HIV programming specifically in running HIV prevention programs for at least 3 years
  • Psychological counselling training will be an added advantage

    All applications including a current CV, telephone number and 3 professional referees (current or previous supervisors with their Telephone numbers and Email addresses) should be sent to the HR and Administration Manager, ICAP icap.vacancies@gmail.com on or before 23rd September 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    ICAP is an equal opportunity employer


    Kencall EPZ Help Desk Engineer Job in Kenya

    Position: Help Desk Engineer

    Do you enjoy supporting users and resolving issues and at the same time learning about new technology?

    This might be the role for you.

    We require Help Desk Engineers to work resolving our customers computer and internet related problems via telephone, email and chat.

    We are looking for people who have the potential to be great with IT and who are willing to grow further in to the business.

    Job Requirements

  • Must have excellent Telephone skills and a neutral accent.
  • Must have excellent written communication skills and a high level of comprehension
  • Must have understanding of POP3/SMTP/FTP/HTTP protocols.
  • Must have understanding of DNS and domain name registration.
  • Must have understanding of the Internet and how it functions.
  • Must have understanding of WiFi and connectivity with phones, tablets, PCs, MACs and other devices.
  • Must have knowledge of Windows and applications commonly used on home computers.
  • Must have knowledge of Apple MAC computers and applications.
  • Must have knowledge of mobile devices (phones and tablets) email and wifi setup.
  • Must have knowledge of VoIP and how it functions.
  • Must have the ability to learn about new communication technologies as required.
  • Must have good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Must keep good accurate records and have excellent time keeping management.
  • Degree in related technical field.
  • Must have up-to-date technical knowledge.

    Kindly post the advert with the subject: Application for Help Desk Engineer.

    Let the applicants emails go to recruitment@kencall.com with a deadline of 18th Sep 2014.


    IOM Pharmaceutical Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy Notice: IOMKE/SVN/051/2014

    Position Title: Pharmaceutical Assistant

    Position Grade: G4

    Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Seniority Band: Band IV

    Job Family: Migration Health

    Organizational Unit: Migration Health Division

    Position Number: N/A

    Position Rated: Yes

    Subject to Rotation: No

    Reporting Directly to: Pharmacist

    Overall Supervision By: Regional Migration Health Assessment Coordinator; Head of the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC)

    Managerial Responsibility: N/A

    Directly Reporting Staff: N/A

    Organizational Context and Scope:

    Under the overall supervision of the Regional Migration Health Assessment Coordinator for Africa & the Middle East and the Head of the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC), and under the direct supervision of the Pharmacist, the incumbent will assist in the management of drugs, vaccines, medical supplies and equipment being used in IOM

    Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    1. Assist in the storage of Drugs and medical supplies and equipment in the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) Nairobi store as per good storage practices and laid down SOPs.

    Assist in the proper maintenance of medical equipment used by Migration health physicians and nurses, and replenishing their medical supplies as needed.

    2. Assist in proper storage of Vaccines in the Fridges and Cold Room with strict maintenance of cold Chain as per laid down Standard Procedures.

    3. Assist in proper packing and labeling of said items prior to distribution and shipment to various MHD Units in Kenya and the region, with emphasis on strict maintenance of cold chain for vaccines and other cold storage items, and making arrangements for their collection from MHAC central store and shipment to these locations.

    4. Assist the Pharmacist in stock control and Inventory management by maintaining hard copy records in the form of Stock movement sheets or bin cards, and a prescription file, and posting all transactions into the Pharmacy Web based stock management database, and generating reports periodically when required.

    5. Assist the Pharmacist in dispensing prescriptions and providing information and advice concerning side effects, dosage and proper storage of drugs to migrants and staff.

    Organizing for out of stock prescription items to be dispensed at Coptic Hospital Pharmacy and issuance to the migrants.

    6. Assist the Pharmacist in preparation of Orders for drugs, vaccines and medical supplies and equipment using Standard Purchase Requisition forms (PRF) and liaising with the MHD procurement focal point in Program Support Unit and coordinating with Common Services (COS) Department to ensure that items are ordered as per required specifications.

    Receiving and inspecting deliveries of drugs, medical supplies/equipment and vaccines and forwarding the certified delivery notes to COS-Procurement unit for payment.

    7. Under the supervision of the Pharmacist, assist in preparing the required paperwork and documents for purchase, export to outside Kenya and import into Kenya for vaccines, drugs and medical supplies.

    8. Assist the Pharmacist in coordinating with local/national health authorities, physicians, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and laboratories as needed, for staff training, etc

    9. Packing Medical escort bags/Kits as per medical conditions of cases being escorted using provided medical escort kits’ contents lists.

    Replenish and check the contents especially the expiry dates of drugs and medical supplies and condition of medical equipment of the medical escort kits before and after use by medical escorts.

    10. Perform such other related duties that may be assigned from to time

    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.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients.
  • Identifies and monitors changes in the needs of clients, including donors, governments, and project beneficiaries.
  • Keeps clients informed of developments and setbacks.
  • Continuous Learning
  • Contributes to colleagues' learning.
  • Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills.
  • Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to other functional areas.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in own professional area.

    Communication

  • Actively shares relevant information.
  • Clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on, changing priorities and procedures.
  • Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience.
  • Listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience.
  • Creativity and Initiative
  • Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services.
  • Expands responsibilities while maintaining existing ones.
  • Persuades others to consider new ideas.
  • Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems.

    Performance Management

  • Provides constructive feedback to colleagues.
  • Identifies ways for their staff to develop their abilities and careers.
  • Provides fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations.
  • Uses staff evaluations appropriately in recruitment and other relevant HR procedures.
  • Holds directly reporting managers accountable for providing fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations.

    Planning and Organizing

  • Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others.
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments for self and others. Organizes and documents work to allow for planned and unplanned handovers.
  • Identifies risks and makes contingency plans.
  • Adjusts priorities and plans to achieve goals.
  • Allocates appropriate times and resources for own work and that of team members.

    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.
  • Delegates tasks and responsibilities as appropriate.
  • Actively supports and implements final group decisions.
  • Takes joint responsibility for team's work.

    Technological Awareness

  • Learns about developments in available technology.
  • Proactively identifies and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions.
  • Understands applicability and limitation of technology and seeks to apply it to appropriate work.
  • Resource Mobilization
  • Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs Technical
  • Maintains confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work.

    Education and Experience

  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from a recognised institution.
  • Enrolled with Kenya’s Pharmacy and Poisons Board or awaiting enrolment.
  • Work or intern-ship experience preferably with drugs and vaccines in international organizations, NGOs or pharmaceutical companies will be an added advantage
  • Additional training experience in purchase, import, export and distribution of drugs, medical supplies/equipment and vaccines will also be an added advantage;
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili. Ability and willingness to work in difficult areas/situations;
  • Teamwork orientated, capacity to work independently, sensitive to gender issues, personal commitment, efficient and flexible;
  • Good interpersonal relationship and ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Good typing, writing, communication and negotiation skills;
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.

    Mode of Application:

    Submit cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and e-mail address to:

    International Organization for Migration (IOM),
    Human Resources Department,
    P.O. Box 55040 – 00200,
    Nairobi, Kenya

    or send via e-mail to hrnairobi@iom.int

    Closing Date: 23rd September, 2014

    Only short listed applicants will be contacted


    World Agroforestry Centre Administrative Officer (Research) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy: Administrative Officer - Research

    About our organization:

    The World Agro-forestry Centre (also known as the International Centre for Research in Agro-forestry or ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods.

    As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.

    The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

    We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.

    About the position:

    Responsible for delivering consistently high-quality administration for research programme activities.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    General Administration

  • Support and coordinate major scientific events promoting ICRAF’s research agenda.
  • Support Deputy Director General- Research (DDG-R) in the management of Research
  • Division through management of calendar, meeting support, management of ODDGR budget etc.
  • Use business administration principles and processes to ensure smooth running of business workflows.
  • Schedule and manage donor visits to the DDG-R.
  • In consultation with the Partnerships Directorate, prepare and manage contracts with partner institutions.
  • In consultation with HRU, prepare contracts of employment for both regular and other staff in the research division.
  • Oversee office operations to ensure a smooth workflow.
  • Liaise with the operations units of ICRAF for various support services as required.
  • Supports operations by planning, organizing, and implementing administrative systems.

    Programme Administration

  • Oversee and manage the capital assets of the ODDGR.
  • Coordinate weekly and monthly research related meetings .
  • Organise Science Domain (SD)/Regions consultative meetings as required.
  • Archive records and documents pertinent to the work of the research division.
  • Ensure that information disseminated is complete, accurate, on time and logical.
  • Workshops and Travel
  • Provide a leadership role in organizing logistics for workshops, meetings, and events and taking minutes of meetings.
  • Handle travel bookings, requests and expense claims for ODDGR staff in liaison with the ICRAF Travel Office and Finance Unit.
  • Make payments and account for workshop expenses.
  • Book meeting facilities.

    Requirements:

  • A minimum of degree in Business Administration with post graduate qualification in Project Management.
  • A Master’s degree in relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years work experience in a busy office planning and managing programmes, reporting and overseeing the administration function.
  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to execute tasks on time.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Good computer skills with proficiency in MS office applications.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • A professional and flexible approach to work, with the ability to prioritize.
  • Tactful, discrete and confidential, persuasive, sound and timely judgement.
  • Sensitive to the delivery of strong customer service.
  • Adherence to high quality of work with attention to detail.
  • Ability to apply innovative and effective management techniques to maximize team performance.
  • In-depth understanding of policies, practices, processes and standards for provision of advice and guidance on their impact on research program activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the budgeting process and monitoring.

    Terms of offer:

    We offer a collegial, diverse and gender-sensitive working environment, and we strongly encourage applications from qualified women.

    This position is remunerated on National terms.

    The appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years, subject to a six (6) months’ probation period.

    The position will be based in ICRAF Headquarters in Nairobi.

    How to apply

    For more information and job application details, see; World Agroforestry Centre Administrative Officer (Research) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Applications will be considered until 24th September 2014.

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


    PCEA Chogoria Hospital Pharmacy Technologists, Internal Auditor and Procurement Assistant Jobs in Kenya

    P.C.E.A Chogoria Hospital is recruiting competent and mature Christian persons to fill the following vacant positions:

    1. Pharmacy Technologist

    6 Posts

    Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • A diploma in pharmaceutical Technology from recognized institution.
  • Must be registered by pharmacy & poison’s Board.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Must be a mature practicing Christian
  • Experience of 2 years will be an added advantage

    2. Internal Auditor

    1 Post

    Responsible to the Hospital Director

    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of annual Audit plans for hospital activities
  • Carrying out investigations as may be required from time to time and advice
  • Management accordingly
  • Preparation of periodic Internal Audit reports.
  • Reviewing of Internal controls and making recommendations to the Director for Board approval
  • Follow up of external Auditors recommendations

    Minimum Qualifications and Skills:

  • Business related degree preferably B.Com, Business Administration or equivalent qualification from recognized institution.
  • CPA (K) and member of professional body
  • At least five years experience in similar work from a busy organization
  • Good computer and communication skills

    Personal attributes:

  • integrity, honesty and self motivated.

  • Must be a mature practising Christian

    3. Procurement Assistant

    1 Post

    Responsible to the Hospital Director

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Advising other officers on supply chain/procurement matters
  • Planning and co-ordination of Procurement Services
  • Enforcement of procurement regulations, systems and procedures
  • Preparation of supplies estimates of expenditure and control
  • Establishing, managing and coordinating the procurement systems, structures and procedures in the Hospital
  • Providing guidance on procurement policies and procedures including the implementation of all procurement laws, regulations and policies.

    Minimum Qualifications and Skills

  • Diploma in Supplies Management or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years experience in a Procurement environment preferably in a Hospital setting
  • Good computer and communication skills
  • Must be a mature practising Christian.

    Candidates who meet above minimum requirements are requested to submit their applications and enclosing their detailed CV’s, certificates, testimonials (including a letter from local Church Minister) so as to reach the Chief Executive Officer by 4 p.m on Friday 26th September 2014.

    P.C.E.A Chogoria Hospital
    P .O. Box 35-60401
    Chogoria, Kenya.

    Tel: 254 064 22620,

    Fax: 254 064 22123

    Hotline: 0713 656186, 0734 192208

    Email: info@pceachogoriahospital.org

    Website: PCEA Chogoria Hospital Pharmacy Technologists, Internal Auditor and Procurement Assistant Jobs in Kenya


    Del Monte Sales Representatives Jobs in Thika Kenya

    The Company:

    Del Monte Kenya Limited located in Thika – Kenya is a leading producer, marketer and distributor of premium quality foods, fresh and processed pineapple fruit and fruit juice beverages.

    As part of our commitment to meeting our performance objectives, we are looking for top class individuals to fill vacant positions in Sales & Marketing Department.

    Position: Sales Representative

    2 Positions

    Reports to the National Sales Manager.

    Purpose:

    The job holder will ensure achievement of agreed set sales targets and flawless execution of Del Monte brand in the assigned territory.

    Key Functions:

  • Achieve sales volume objectives as per sales targets set and agreed, Monthly, Quarterly, Annually.
  • Debt Collection – Ensure all account receivables are collected at the agreed times and that distributors operate within approved limits.
  • Ensure Del Monte products availability in all targeted outlets in the assigned territory.
  • Create new outlets as agreed with the Supervisor monthly, quarterly, annually.
  • Deploy trade marketing equipments – coolers, merchandising units, point of sale material etc.
  • Execute the Del Monte picture of success as directed by the Supervisor.
  • Gather own and competitor market intelligence and report to Supervisor weekly, monthly.
  • Build value based and strategic “win-win” relationships with Del Monte Distributors.
  • Lead Distributor training and development modules and capability building initiatives targeted at Distributor Sales team.
  • Sell the entire range of company products.

    The Person

    The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • Aged between 27 and 32 years.
  • The candidates must demonstrate detailed understanding of the core sales capabilities of order generation, delivery, merchandising and account development.
  • A University degree in Commerce, Economics or Business Administration (with bias in Marketing) or an equivalent qualification.
  • At least 5 years working experience in a Fast Moving Consumer Goods environment.
  • Must also hold a clean and valid driving license with 3 years of continuous driving.
  • An individual who can demonstrate that he/she has lots of energy, drive, enthusiasm, positive mental attitude and track record of achievement.
  • Pleasant, results oriented, hard working, persuasive individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who is able to think strategically, and effectively present ideas in an organized manner.

    Applications:

    Interested candidates should send Application letter and CV ONLY to the addresses shown below indicating Telephone/Mobile contacts.

    These must be received not later than 24th Sept., 2014.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Send your application to:

    The Human Resources Manager
    Del Monte Kenya Limited
    P O Box 147
    Thika – 01000

    Email: hrkenya@freshdelmonte.com


    World Vision Somalia Supply chain Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    World Vision is an International Christian Relief and Development organization, whose goal is to achieve long-lasting benefits in the quality of life for vulnerable children and their families, displaced persons and communities.

    The Somalia program wishes to invite applications from highly competent dynamic, self-driven and results oriented candidate to fill the following vacancy in the organization.

    Supply chain Manager – Nairobi (with travel to the field)

    Reporting to the Finance and Support Services Director, the Supply Chain Manager will manage the function that comprises of procurement, logistics and warehousing.

    Plan and coordinate departmental affairs. Supervise staff, review supply chain processes and ensure compliance to supply chain management procedures.

    Supply Chain Manager is an integral part of the management team and specifically responsible for;

    Major Responsibilities:

    1. Developing a procurement strategy that can be implemented across WV Somalia and all vendors to effectively manage procurement of Goods, Works and Services

  • Contributing to the development and implementation of WV Somalia business strategies through added value procurement and supply chain management
  • Enhance WV Somalia overall performance
  • Support the cost-effective and efficient use of funds that is so important for WV Somalia as grant funded programme and donors who are anxious to see ethical and good use of money.
  • Provide leadership and overall ownership in the development and implementation of assigned WV Somalia sourcing and supply strategies
  • Develop effective relationships with key internal stakeholders to gain a detailed understanding of their main drivers & requirements
  • Work closely with your stakeholders to provide support, guidance and cost effective solutions

    2. Development of Procurement Plans for each Financial Year

  • Work with stakeholders to create procurement plans to improve demand forecasting to achieve balanced demand with supply.
  • Deliver procurement plan cost effectively, making significant savings
  • Develop sourcing strategies and execute contracts and framework agreements with strategic suppliers on critical supplies making up 80% of spend.

    3. Creating and implementing best practice Supply Chain Management principles and process across all WV Somalia business divisions.

  • Develop approaches to ensure that the Supply Chain Management function supports the achievement of the WV Somalia’s sources of competitive advantage.
  • Promoting the consideration of the consequences of decisions that impact on supply markets and creating a culture of innovative sourcing solutions.
  • Encouraging approaches to measure outcomes achieved through the implementation of category plans and instilling a culture of continuous improvement
  • Contributing to every procurement appraisal and decisions undertaken by internal stakeholders so that total costs of ownership can be minimised and the most profitable acquisition decisions be made.
  • Evaluating and applying an appropriate methodology using contemporary techniques to achieve improved category management/ strategic sourcing
  • Encouraging collaboration between procurement/ supply chain personnel with stakeholders to develop effective category plans
  • Developing and implementing appropriate sourcing strategies for logistical services and other bottleneck items
  • Promote the strategic application of supply chain management concepts and best practices to ensure the efficient, timely, accurate and cost effective management of the SCM function and delivery of the function's activities as the head of supply chain function.
  • Implement approved procurement policies and procedures

    4. Supplier rationalization, contract management and negotiation by Ensuring professional supplier/vendor management is applied across the supply base

  • Lead relevant negotiations for contracts and framework agreements and leverage total WV Somalia /regional spend.
  • Provide analysis of the supply base delivering savings and agreeing on sourcing tools and processes
  • Coordinate the strategic sourcing initiative, review frame agreements, service level agreement and contracts.
  • Develop and maintain an approved supplier database and actively engage in relationship building with key suppliers.
  • Ensure supplier relationships are managed and highlight opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Evaluating the challenges faced by the WV Somalia and its supply chains taking actions to mitigate risks and to develop opportunities
  • Developing approaches to mitigate the impact of markets on supply chains and taking actions to exploit market opportunities
  • Evaluating the value added activities of the WV Somalia ’s supply chains and taking actions to increase value
  • Critically assessing the developments in strategy adopted by suppliers and advising senior managers on the potential means of developing strategy

    5. Managing supplier compliance

  • Monitoring and evaluating developments in legal issues that affect sourcing decisions in supply chains and advising colleagues and strategic stakeholders on actions that can be taken to mitigate risks
  • Review contracts to ensure compliance with project requirements and to minimise risk.
  • Act as an interface with legal and contracts groups to finalize terms and conditions where necessary
  • Contract Management to ensure on time delivery of goods, works and services as per terms and conditions of contract

    6. Governance in Procurement

  • Coordinate tender committee, share in the meetings, validate the approved contracts and suppliers, and participate in the tender sub - committee and provide general guidance in evaluation and selection of suppliers.

    7. Logistics

  • Develop and implement a formal logistics strategy
  • Obtain, produce, and distribute materials and products in the proper places and in the proper quantities.
  • Apply logistics with the movement of personnel, as well as the design and development, acquisition, storage, movement, distribution, maintenance, evacuation, and disposition of material.
  • Reach optimal efficiency and effectiveness when:
  • Transferring goods and services from suppliers to and from warehouses to the end users or consumers
  • Choosing shipping methods, considering the trade-offs between costs and benefits.
  • Applying the cross-docking technique when bringing items into a distribution center for immediate dispatch.
  • Dividing truckloads of homogeneous items into smaller, more appropriate quantities for use by break-bulk handling. Consolidating several items into larger units for fewer handlings, for example placing items in boxes loaded and wrapped as a pallet by unitization packaging.
  • Ensure a process is in place to receive, store, and ship materials to and from suppliers or distribution locations by incorporating warehousing activities.
  • Ensure that warehouses are configured to have formal storage locations that identify the row, rack section, level, and shelf location, typically with an alphanumeric location bar code or label

  • Ensure inventory management controls are in place in all warehouses

    8. Supply Chain Performance and Supply Chain Metrics

  • Define key performance indicators for suppliers and consultancies and conduct market surveys
  • Use performance approved tools to track performance
  • Effectively link delivery and service with customer needs in the design process.
  • Evaluate contract responsiveness, negotiate changes to a contract, and ensure that contractors are compensated for products or services provided
  • Measure customer satisfaction and develop loyal customers by using performance metrics taken from the customer’s perspective, with criteria such as on-time delivery, perception of quality, percentage of complaints, and length of wait times. Track savings

    9. Supply Chain Risk

  • Contribute to creating and maintaining of WV Risk Register Identify SCM Risk based based audit risks and mitigation and proactively participate in risk MWRAPs
  • Ensure sustainable procurement to support accountability and transparency in supply chain management

    10. Project Management

  • Ensure that project goals and objectives are achieved while honoring the project constraints, typically scope, time, and budget.
  • Put in place a mechanism identifies the set of activities that use resources, such as money, people, materials, energy, space, provisions, communication, and motivation, to achieve the project goals and objectives.

    11. Process Improvement

  • Put in place a systematic approach to closing of process or system performance gaps through streamlining and cycle time reduction, and identify and eliminate causes of quality below specifications, process variation, and non-value-adding activities.

    12. Management Reports

  • Issue periodical management reports to both internal customers on activities of Supply Chain Management Function.

    13. SCM Staff Performance and Capacity Development

  • Conduct staff appraisals and monitor performance agreements through mentoring, coaching and monthly meeting
  • Creating, supporting and promoting a culture of personal accountability
  • Supporting the personal and professional development of individuals to enhance their performance

    Qualifications:

  • Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Purchasing and Supply or Social Sciences, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or any other recognized professional institute
  • Over 8 years’ experience in leading a Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Department
  • Must be a member of Kenya Institute of Supply Management or any other recognized SCM professional bodies.
  • Experience in Procurement, supplies, warehousing and Logistics
  • Ability to relate with internal and external customers
  • People Management and performance monitoring
  • Contract and Supplier Management
  • Logistics,Transport, Distribution and Warehousing Management
  • Government and tax policies regarding procurement supplies
  • Planning and Analytical Skills
  • Leadership skills

    Other Competencies / Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills
  • Must adhere to set security standards
  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work
  • A proven track record of executive procurement
  • Must be a person of integrity and honest
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and management
  • International procurement experience
  • A ‘can do’ attitude.

    Preferred

  • Cross Border Operations in a Relief organization
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Good Understanding of Humanitarian Industry
  • Financial Skills

    Working Environment / Conditions:

    Work environment: Nairobi based with frequent travel to the field.

    Travel: Domestic/international travel is required.

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their detailed CV’s together with names and addresses of three referees to the address below clearly indicating ‘Supply Chain Manager’ on the email subject.

    All applications should be received by September 17th, 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    People and Culture Manager
    World Vision International – Somalia Program
    Email: recruitsomo@wvi.org


    International Rescue Committee Jobs in Kakuma and Hagadera

    The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kenya serves vulnerable populations in the Turkana and Garissa regions as well as in Eastleigh, Nairobi.

    Applications are invited for the following position:

    1. Pharmacy Assistant (Kakuma)

    2. Clerks of Work (Kakuma)

    3. Nurses (Hagadera)

    4. Head Nurse (Hagadera)

    5. CHP Officer (Hagadera)

    6. Medical Officer (Hagadera)

    Full Job descriptions can be downloaded at International Rescue Committee Jobs in Kakuma and Hagadera

    Please apply on or before 24th September, 2014

    IRC leading the way from harm to home

    IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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


    Kenya Fluorspar Company Security Supervisor Job Vacancy

    Kenya Fluorspar Company, based in the Kerio Valley, is a progressive and well established private corporate entity involved in Mining.

    The Company invites applications from qualified persons for the position of:

    Security Supervisor

    1 Position

    Duties / Tasks / Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Human Resource Manager
  • Reporting any violation of security regulations by staff.
  • Investigating accidents / Incidents.
  • General Supervision of Company security guards in line with company policies
  • Identifying any potential risks / dangers and recommending corrective measures
  • Maintaining records and preparing reports on daily, weekly and monthly security activities.
  • Must be between 30 – 40 years of age
  • Proven track record of good performance and with a minimum of form 4 C+ qualification
  • Must have undergone some security training
  • Those who have previously worked and honourably discharged from Kenya Police (Regular) will have an added advantage
  • Must be able to drive, possess a valid driving license and certificate of good conduct

    All applications with detailed CVs and copies of certificates must reach the undersigned on or before 23rd September 2014 through e-mail: hr@kenyafluorspar.co.ke

    Managing Director
    Kenya Fluorspar Company,
    Private Bag
    Eldoret


    Kenya Revenue Authority (Customs Service Department) Jobs

    Kenya Revenue Authority is the principal revenue collection agency for the government of the Republic of Kenya.

    The Authority’s vision is to be the leading Revenue Authority in the world, respected for professionalism, integrity and fairness.

    The Authority is seeking result oriented and self driven individuals with high integrity to fill the following positions in the Customs Services Department:

    1. Chief Manager - Customs Service Department

    KRA 7

    Overall Purpose of the Job:

    To ensure that Customs Services Departmental policies and strategies are implemented at the Divisional Level for the purpose of achieving Departmental and Corporate goals.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Effectively and efficiently executing Departmental policy directives within respective sphere of control /Liaison with Ministries and private sector on matters relating to the various tax laws under the Department’s mandate.
  • Interpretation and application of policy decisions affecting Customs laws and procedures
  • Managing Customs operations within respective jurisdiction.
  • Reporting on the activities in their respective areas of operation.
  • Managing staff matters including staff discipline, performance, management, and training in the respective area of operation.
  • Proposing strategies for enhancement of Revenue collection within Customs Department.

    Personnel Specifications

    Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in a business related field from a recognized University.
  • A Masters Degree in a relevant field.
  • Revenue training from Kenya School of Revenue Administration.
  • Good knowledge of Customs laws and Customs Protocols such as WCO, WTO, COMESA and EAC.
  • Good knowledge of Customs procedures such as RS classification, Valuation and Rules of Origin.
  • Knowledge of Customs Regional and International Conventions
  • 5 years experience at a managerial level.
  • Serving staff and those who had satisfactorily served and left the Authority are eligible to apply.

    Competencies required for this Role

  • Leadership and Managerial competences
  • Personal management and communication skills.
  • Customer focus
  • Good conduct

    2. Assistant Manager - Customs Services Department

    KRA 5

    Overall Purpose of the Job:

    To ensure that Customs Services Departmental policies and strategies are implemented at the Unit or their station of responsibility towards the attainment of Departmental and Corporate goals and objectives.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interpret and enforce various tax laws
  • May be in charge of an operational area within a Region or head a functional unit within a Division.
  • Reporting on the various activities in their respective areas of operation.
  • Supervise staff under their control, offering guidance on performance as well as discipline issues.
  • To ensure that recommendation for training, promotion and recognition is done.
  • Oversee the collection of revenue as well as put in place strategies to enhance the same.

    Personnel Specifications

    Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in a business related field from a recognized University.
  • Revenue training from Kenya School of Revenue Administration.
  • Any other professional qualification in any relevant discipline will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to interpret the Customs International/Regional Protocols and Customs laws such as EAC, WCO, WTO and COMESA Protocols.
  • 3 years experience at a supervisory level position.
  • Serving staff and those who had satisfactorily served and left the Authority are eligible to apply.
  • Competencies required for this Role
  • Demonstrate leadership and managerial competencies
  • Customer focus
  • Personal management and communication skills

    3. Manager - Customs Services Department

    KRA 6

    Overall Purpose of the Job:

    To ensure that Customs Services Departmental policies and strategies are implemented at the Sectional of their station of responsibility towards the attainment of Departmental and Corporate goals and objectives.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deputizing the Chief Manager in executing Departmental policy directive, liaising with ministries and private sector organizations on matters relating to various tax laws as per their area of operation.
  • May be deployed as Officer in Charge of a large functional area.
  • Proposing policy amendment as well as formulation strategies and plans in their functional areas.
  • Supervising staff under their control, offering guidance on performance as well as discipline issues.
  • Ensuring that recommendation for training, promotion and recognition is done.
  • Reporting on the various activities in their respective areas of operations.

    Personnel Specifications

    Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in a business related field from a recognized University.
  • A Masters Degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Revenue training from Kenya School of Revenue Administration.
  • Ability to interpret the Customs International/Regional Protocols and Customs laws such as EAC, WCO, WTO and COMESA Protocols.
  • 3 years experience at a managerial level
  • Serving staff and those who had satisfactorily served and left the Authority are eligible to apply.
  • Competencies required for this Role
  • Leadership and Managerial competences
  • Customer focus
  • Personal management and communication skills.

    4. Supervisor - Customs Services Department

    KRA 4

    Overall Purpose of the Job:

    To ensure that Customs Services Departmental policies and strategies are implemented in their area of responsibility towards the attainment of Departmental and Corporate goals and objectives

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage a small station or functional area.
  • Interpretation of the Customs Services Tax Laws and Tariffs,
  • Monitor transactions under their jurisdiction and supervise assessment of duties and taxes.
  • Implementing and maintaining quality and safety procedures.
  • Handling cases involving offences under the Customs Services act.
  • Managing and supervising of staff under them.
  • Coordinating with other government agencies as well as attending joint operation meetings as per functional requirement.
  • Reviewing/Analyzing of reports

    Personnel Specifications

    Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in a business related field from a recognized University.
  • Revenue training from Kenya School of Revenue Administration.
  • Any other professional qualification in any relevant discipline will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to interpret the Customs International/Regional Protocols and Customs laws such as EAC, WCO, WTO and COMESA Protocols.
  • 3 years experience at an operational level.
  • Serving staff and those who had satisfactorily served and left the Authority are eligible to apply.
  • Competencies required for this Role
  • Have supervisory skills
  • Understand functional priorities
  • Customers focus
  • Personal management and communication

    5. Vacancy: Deputy Commissioner - Marketing & Communication

    Minimum Requirements

  • A first degree in marketing or related field; and
  • At least seven (7) years’ senior management experience handling relevant functions in a large and reputable organisation.
  • A relevant Master’s degree is an added advantage.

    Key Competencies

  • Strong leadership orientation;
  • Superior communication skills;
  • Strong organiser and team builder;
  • Well-honed analytical and research skills;
  • Proactive, innovative, business oriented go getter;
  • Strong change orientation;
  • Demonstrated understanding of “new media” trends; and
  • Demonstrated competence in managing media relationships.

    If you fit the required profile please download the employment form from the KRA Website Kenya Revenue Authority (Customs Service Department) Jobs complete and submit to the address below to be received not later than 26rd September, 2014 by close of business.

    Deputy Commissioner, Human Resources
    Kenya Revenue Authority
    Times Tower Building,
    Haile Selassie Avenue
    P.O Box 48240-00100
    Nairobi

    Notes for Applicants:

    1. Hard copy applications are to be submitted in sealed envelopes marked “Application indicating respective position.

    2. Applications may be delivered at Times Tower Building, Nairobi or sent by postal mail to the address above.

    Hand delivered applications will be deposited in designated boxes on the ground floor of Times Tower Building.

    3. Applications not containing the information stipulated above or those not meeting the prescribed criteria shall not be accepted.

    4. Short-listed candidates will be subjected to oral and or psychometric test interview. Only candidates who make it to the final selection list shall be contacted.

    5. Canvassing shall lead to disqualification.

    6. Those who may have previously served in KRA and left the organization in good standing are encouraged to apply.


    Jumia Jobs in Kenya

    Jumia is the #1 leader of E-commerce in Africa.

    Our company is part of Rocket Internet, a global and leading incubator of start ups specialized in e-commerce. We have already built in France successful companies like Groupon, Zalando, Wimdu, EDarling, Glossybox…

    We are present in more than 20 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America and this accumulated experience has allowed us to develop a strong platform, which can support new ventures with both advice and capital on a truly global basis.

    Jumia is expanding its activities in Kenya.

    To support our development we are currently looking for outstanding candidates interested in entrepreneurship and e-commerce to join us.

    This is a perfect opportunity to participate to an entrepreneurial adventure that will lead to the future stars of the web universe.

    If you want to become an entrepreneur in e-commerce businesses and be part of the fastest growing company in the world, join us!

    1. News Letter Associate

    Job Description:

    Your tasks will be to take responsibility and drive all activities related to Newsletters and will include:

  • Design and manage transactional templates
  • Design and Manage Newsletter Email templates
  • Coordinate with graphics manager for newsletter banners
  • Creating and managing email related voucher codes
  • Coordinating with the Commercial Planner to create the email marketing channel calendar
  • Analyzing reports on CRM sales
  • Manage and dispatch the customer satisfaction survey on a weekly basis.

    Skill Set Required

  • IT Related degree / Software Engineering.
  • Strong analytical skills and very good knowledge of Excel.
  • Graphic sense, skills (Photoshop) would be a plus.
  • Programming knowledge PHP, HTML, CSS, or JAVA

    2. Vacancy: Hub Manager, Mombasa

    Description

  • In charge of the dispatch of packages in Mombasa on behalf of Jumia
  • In charge of a fleet of riders
  • In charge of the good reception of packages from Nairobi and dispatch of returned items to Nairobi
  • In charge of daily financial reconciliation
  • In charge of dispatch of packages to Jumia Pickup Point in Mombasa

    Qualification:

  • Very good knowledge of Mombasa and its region
  • Proven track record in a a logistics company
  • Excellent English

    Work hours: 7h30 am - 5pm + Saturday morning 8am - 1pm

    Salary: to be determined

    Our Offer

  • A unique education in launching and scaling new internet concepts
  • Become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
  • An attractive salary package
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures

    Join the journey!

    Please apply using this link: Jumia Jobs in Kenya by 31st October 2014


    ACF Somalia Head of HR Department Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Action Contre la Faim (ACF-France) has been conducting humanitarian programs in Somalia from May 1992.

    Currently, ACF is conducting its humanitarian activities in Somalia focused on severe and moderate malnutrition, medical programs, food security and water & sanitation programs via program bases in Mogadishu (since 1995), El Berde (since 2012), Eyl (since 2014) and Hudur (since 2014).

    ACF Somalia is currently for suitable candidate to fill the position of Human Resources Head of Department based in Nairobi with frequent travels to Somalia.

    The objective of the position is to define Human Resources policy for the mission and coordinate its implementation and deployment throughout all missions in order to provide optimum support to programs.

    The Human Resources Coordinator will be responsible for:

    Mission 1 :

  • Contribute to defining mission strategy
  • Develop a Human Resources strategy for the mission
  • Avail Human Resources data to other departments to facilitate the establishment of the country strategy
  • Produce high quality and timely Human Resources contributions to "proposals" and reports for funding bodies

    Mission 2 :

  • Supervising the staff administration and payroll
  • Defining and putting in place administrative and payroll procedures which conform to social legislation and with ACF and its funding bodies’ guidelines
  • Ensuring the quality of the tools used in staff administration and payroll, and the reliability and transparency of the data
  • Ensure conformity with the contractual obligations of ACF vis-à-vis its employees

    Mission 3 :

  • Provide for the recruitment and training of all employees and promote career development
  • Putting in place fair and transparent procedures for recruitment, access to training, promotion and internal mobility, in accordance with legal requirements and ACF guidelines
  • Using all necessary means in the search for appropriate candidates for vacant posts
  • Providing employees with the means to acquire the skills necessary for the proper exercise of their functions
  • Ensuring that all employees have access to a formal annual appraisal meeting, that such meetings are of high quality and that they take place on the planned date

    Mission 4 :

  • Ensure a coherent organisation of work and establish a policy of compensation and benefits
  • Ensuring that organisational charts are coherent and conform to ACF classification grid
  • Ensuring that remuneration systems are fair and consistent with the cost of living for local employees
  • Ensuring that all local employees are covered by health care

    Mission 5 :

  • Implement collective rules and communicate internally
  • Implementing ACF regulations (internal regulations and convention on social benefits) adapted to the local context of the mission and local legislation
  • Consulting and informing local employees through the medium of staff representatives, in conformity with the relevant social legislation
  • Providing accurate information to all employees regarding the ACF charter and its organisational regulations (internal regulations and convention on social benefits)
  • Stimulating internal communications on both general and Human Resources issues anticipating risks associated with national Human Resources

    Mission 6 :

  • Promote and ensure collaboration and coordination in Human Resources with the mission’s partners
  • Participating in the process of selecting partners and validating the Human Resources risk analysis provided by the bases
  • Defining with partners the modes of Human Resources management in the framework of joint projects
  • Validating the Human Resources aspects of partnership conventions and agreements
  • Taking full advantage at mission level of all innovative Human Resources practices in the framework of partnerships

    Mission 7 :

  • Prevent and manage cases of fraud and corruption
  • Identifying the risks of fraud and corruption in his/her field of competence and putting in place preventative and monitoring mechanisms
  • Making his/her team aware of the risks of fraud and corruption alerting the Country Director to cases of fraud and corruption and undertaking corrective action
  • Putting in place and monitoring recommendations arising from the day-to-day control and audit

    Mission 8 :

  • Manage the Human Resources team and the home staff
  • Day-to-day management of the team (guidance, follow-up, motivation…)
  • Evaluating the performance and developing the skills of his/her team members management of the teams for which s/he is support/technical Manager

    Requirements:

    Essential

  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • 5 years of experience in humanitarian human resource management, out of which at least 3 years in a senior management / coordination role
  • Excellent English and Somali language skills (oral, written)
  • Excellent Team manager and strong team worker with outstanding motivation/training skills.
  • Very organized and structured
  • Diplomatic with excellent influencing, mediation and negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills & networking skills
  • Good reporting skills
  • Readiness for frequent travel to Somalia
  • Coping with high workload, irregular working hours and sometimes challenging working environments.
  • Able to set own deadlines and meet them consistently.
  • Able to work autonomously and arrive at decisions and conclusions with minimal guidance
  • Knowledge and adherence to Humanitarian Code of Conduct Member of IHRM

    Desirable

  • ACF experience
  • Masters in Human Resource Management
  • Actively involved in human resource network in Kenya and Somalia
  • Knowledge and experience of the humanitarian environment in Somalia

    How to Apply

    If you meet the requirements of the above position, please send a cover letter and resume with 3 professional references to recruitments@so.missions-acf.org not later than 23rd September, 2014, clearly mentioning the position you are applying for.

    This position is open to Kenyan Nationals.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews

    Women candidates are encouraged to apply.


    UNICEF Wash Cluster Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

    United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

    Kenya Country Office, Nairobi

    Vacancy Announcement: Wash Cluster Coordinator

    Temporary Appointment (NO-C)

    Duration: 9 months

    Date of Issue: 03 September, 2014

    Closing Date: 17 September, 2014

    Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Temporary Appointment position in the WASH Section, UNICEF Kenya Country Office

    Purpose of the Post:

    Under the guidance of the Chief of WASH, UNICEF Kenya, and supervision of the IASC Humanitarian Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for the day-to day leadership and facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated and effective WASH response in Kenya.

    Background and Justification:

    Kenya experiences humanitarian emergencies linked to natural disasters such as drought and floods, and outbreaks of human and livestock diseases. Drought and flood patterns have become more frequent, intense and unpredictable with the number of people living in areas vulnerable to these disasters in Kenya increasing annually.

    They affect over 10 million people, mostly living in arid and semi-arid lands - which cover more than 80 per cent of the country’s land mass.

    Additionally, there is often a risk of population movements due to ethno-political or resource-based conflicts.

    Humanitarian emergencies often require coordinated multi-sectoral humanitarian response.

    It is for this purpose that the Water and Environmental Sanitation Coordination mechanism (WESCOORD) was established as a technical arm of Kenya Food Security Steering group (KFSSG) - shortly after the La-Nina related drought of 2000/2001.

    This sector coordination platform brings together agencies active in responding to humanitarian WASH needs of populations affected by emergencies in the country.

    Overall, the coordination of WASH interventions in Kenya is led by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (MEWNR), and the Ministry of Health (MoH).

    UNICEF, as the WASH Cluster lead agency, is responsible for ensuring that the cluster approach is effectively carried out in Kenya.

    In the last couple of years, WESCOORD’s performance as a sector coordination forum improved greatly after the establishment of a permanent secretariat at the MEWNR offices; and UNICEF’s increased technical capacity support to WESCOORD for coordination and information management.

    Scope of Work

    Responsibility for WASH Cluster Coordinator

    Under the guidance of the IASC Humanitarian Coordinator in Kenya and UNICEF (as the lead agency for the IASC Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Sector), and in collaboration with the State Authorities, the main purpose of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Cluster Coordinator post is to provide leadership and facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, coherent, strategic, and effective WASH response in Kenya by a mobilized and adequately resourced groups of agencies, organizations, NGOs, local communities etc.

    Given the frequency of emergencies caused by conflict or natural phenomena in Kenya, as well as the commitment of UNICEF to support WASH cluster coordination even in more “normal” times and ensure a well-functioning sector with clear strategies of DRR, recovery and support to building resilience and coping mechanisms especially in more vulnerable communities, it is felt important to create a National post to continue supporting the government in this critical sector on a medium term basis.

    The post in close coordination with the Chief of WASH and WASH section will focus on enhancing the institutional capacity of the cluster members and systems strengthening in DRR in normal times for a more coordinated and effective response in emergencies and to mitigate its effects.

    The IASC Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) retains the principle responsibility for the overall humanitarian response and thus the WASH Cluster Coordinator will report to the Humanitarian Coordinator, through UNICEF representative and Chief of WASH Section on all issues related to the functioning of the WASH Sector.

    The AISC HC will be supported by OCHA and may delegate some reporting tasks to others.

    The role of WASH Sector Coordinator is facilitation of the coordination process.

    Accountabilities and Scope of Work

    The accountability and key end-results set out below are those of the WASH Sector Lead Agency.

    It is the role of the WASH Sector Co-ordinator to ensure these are attained through the combined efforts of him/herself, of the WASH Sector Support Team (when provided) and of the WASH Country Sector Group.

    The WASH Sector Co-ordinator may supervise a number of staff (provided either solely by the lead agency or in collaboration with others such as UNOCHA and other WASH organizations) as the WASH Sector Support Team.

    In Kenya the sector is jointly coordinated by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Ministry of Health and UNICEF through the WESCOORD secretariat.

    The WASH Cluster Coordinator will be expected to divide his/her time between the two offices.

    In line with the transformative agenda, the WASH Cluster Coordinator will provide leadership and ensure improved accountability and coordination.

    The Cluster Coordinator will support and strengthen capacity of the government to effectively lead the cluster and support the sub-national coordination mechanisms.

    The exact tasks and responsibilities will depend on the nature, size and scope of the emergency/programme, as well as existing capacity of national government and the international community.

    In this respect they will include but may not be limited to the following:

    1. Inclusion of key humanitarian partners:

  • Ensure inclusion of key WASH humanitarian partners in a way that respects their mandates and programme priorities
  • Act as focal point for inquiries on the WASH Sector’s response plans and operations.

    2. Establishment and maintenance of appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanisms:

  • Ensure appropriate coordination between all WASH humanitarian partners (national and international NGOs, the International Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, etc…), through maintenance of appropriate WASH Sector /sector coordination mechanisms, including working groups at the national and, if necessary, local level;
  • Secure commitments from WASH humanitarian partners in responding to needs and filling gaps, ensuring an appropriate distribution of responsibilities within the
  • WASH group, with clearly defined focal points for specific issues where necessary;
  • Ensure the complementarity of different WASH humanitarian actors’ actions;
  • Promote WASH emergency response actions while at the same time considering WASH within early recovery planning as well as prevention and risk reduction concerns;
  • Ensure effective links with other Sector /sector groups;
  • Provide support to Ministry of Environment, Water & Natural Resources and Ministry of Health to maintain and strengthen WASH Cluster functions and WASH Emergency Sector Coordination through the WESCOORD (Water & Environmental Sanitation) structure under the Kenya Food Security Group.
  • Ensure effective links with and participation in existing GoK emergency structures such as the Crisis Response Centre (CRC), National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC) etc.
  • Ensure that WASH coordination mechanisms are adapted over time to reflect the capacities of local actors and the engagement of development partners;
  • Represent the interests of the WASH Cluster in discussions with the Humanitarian Coordinator and other stakeholders on prioritization, resource mobilization and advocacy;
  • Maintain information on all current and potential WASH partners, their capacities and areas of work (including Who, What, Where and by When).

    3. Coordination with national/local authorities, State institutions, local civil society and other actors:

  • Ensure that WASH humanitarian responses build on local capacities;
  • Ensure appropriate links with national and local authorities, State institutions, local civil society and other relevant actors (e.g. peacekeeping forces) and
  • Ensure appropriate coordination and information exchange with them.

    4. Participatory and community-based approaches:

  • Ensure utilization of participatory and community based approaches in WASH related assessments, analysis, planning, monitoring and response.

    5. Attention to priority cross-cutting issues:

  • Ensure integration of agreed priority cross-cutting issues in WASH assessments, analysis, planning, monitoring and response (e.g. age, diversity, environment, gender, HIV/AIDS and human rights);

    6. Needs assessment and analysis:

    Ensure effective and coherent WASH assessment and analysis, involving all relevant partners

    7. Emergency preparedness:

  • Ensure adequate WASH related contingency planning and preparedness for potential significant changes in the nature of the emergency;

    8. Planning and strategy development:

  • Ensure predictable WASH action within;
  • WASH assessment and analysis; development (adaptation of generic standards) of standard assessment formats;
  • Identification of gaps in the field of WASH and conceptualize how sectoral needs can be met through collective delivery
  • Developing/updating agreed WASH response strategies and action plans and ensuring that these are adequately reflected in the overall country strategies, such as the Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP) an integral component of the CAP process.
  • Drawing lessons learned from past WASH activities and revising strategies and action plans accordingly;
  • Developing an exit, or transition, strategy for the WASH interventions and key Sector /sector partners.

    9. Application of standards:

  • Ensure that WASH Cluster /sector participants are aware of relevant policy guidelines, SPHERE standards, technical standards and relevant commitments that the Government/concerned authorities have undertaken under international human rights law;
  • Ensure that WASH responses are in line with existing policy guidance, technical standards, and relevant Government human rights legal obligations.
  • Support compilation and sharing of WASH Sector standard designs, best practices and unit costs of WASH emergency intervention infrastructure.

    10. Monitoring and reporting:

  • Ensure adequate monitoring mechanisms are in place (with OCHA support) to review impact of WASH interventions and progress against implementation plans.
  • This specifically needs to include an analytical interpretation of best available information in order to benchmark progress of the emergency response over time.
  • That is monitoring indicators - quantity, quality, coverage, continuity and cost.
  • Target population data including desegregation by sex and age of service delivery which are derived from working towards meeting previously defined standards.
  • Ensure adequate WASH impact reporting and effective information sharing (with OCHA support) to demonstrate the closing of gaps.

    11. Advocacy and resource mobilization:

  • Identify core WASH advocacy concerns, including resource requirements, and contribute key messages to broader advocacy initiatives of the HC, UNICEF and other actors;
  • Advocate for donors to fund WASH actors to carry out priority WASH activities in the sector concerned, while at the same time encouraging WASH actors to mobilize resources for their activities through their usual channels.

    12. Training and capacity building:

  • Promote and support training of WASH humanitarian personnel and capacity building of humanitarian partners, based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity;
  • Support efforts to strengthen the WASH capacity of the national/local authorities and civil society.

    13. Provision of assistance or services as a last resort:

  • Where critical gaps in addressing WASH priorities are identified the WASH Cluster/Sector Coordinator will:
  • Lobby for implementing humanitarian partners (including UNICEF WES) to address the gaps.

  • With advice/support from the HC and support from other humanitarian partners will advocate, as appropriate, on the adequate provision of resources and safe access.
  • If persistent gaps remain then with the full support of the UNICEF Country Representative will specifically request that the UNICEF take action to fill the critical gaps through direct implementation action.

    AWP Areas Covered

    WASH Output 4:

    Institutional Development:

    National and County platforms for coordination of WASH activities including emergency WASH coordination strengthened and information management systems improved to support planning and evidence generation.

    Expected Deliverables

    The WASH Sector Coordinator will deliver the following:

  • Assist the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and Ministry of Health in setting the agenda and chairing national WESCOORD meetings and also to strengthen WASH coordination at sub-national levels;
  • Representation of WASH Cluster/Sector in all inter cluster, donor, government or other relevant meetings of for a;
  • WASH Cluster Coordination functions as per IASC accountabilities are fulfilled;
  • Capacity gaps identified and assessed and relevant training courses facilitated to address the gaps;
  • All WASH Cluster/WESCOORD reporting requirements are fulfilled in a timely manner (accountability);
  • Leadership/Supervision of staff supporting the cluster coordination.

    Desired Background & Experience

    Candidate Profile:

  • The WASH Cluster Coordinator requires both technical skills relevant to the position, as well as managerial and organizational skill sets.

    The following profile should be used as a guide:

    Technical Profile

  • Minimum of 5 years WASH Sector experience at least two of which would be based in the field at Team Leader/WASH programme management level;
  • Significant experience in responding to emergency situations;
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of WASH Cluster Approach;
  • Experience in emergency preparedness and response planning preferably within the AISC cluster framework;
  • Experience of proposal and appeal writing preferably within cluster framework;
  • Experience of planning and facilitating workshops, trainings, meetings, etc;
  • A minimum of 5 year experience with either the UN and/or NGO. Additional work experience(s) with UNICEF and/or WASH partners desirable

    Managerial Profile

  • Able to manage and work with a multidisciplinary team of WASH professional and provide leadership and guidance for coordination operations
  • Good written and oral presentation skills
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness and ability to work in hardship environments
  • Cultural and Gender sensitivity
  • Good knowledge of humanitarian coordination practices
  • Ability to lead in context of partnership-building and consensual decision-making
  • Fluency in English.

    Education:

  • Advanced university degree in appropriate subject/areas of WASH, eg. Health
  • Promotion or Education, Civil or Public Health Engineering, Public Health (MPH), Environmental Health, etc.

    Competencies

    ] Communication

  • Drive for Results
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Relating and Networking
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Learning & Research
  • Working with People
  • Planning and Organizing

    Languages: Fluency in English. Knowledge of Kiswahili would be an asset.

    Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that they forward their applications along with their curricula vitae, to;

    The Human Resources Manager

    UNICEF Kenya Country Office

    Email address: kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

    Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/WASH/2014/063” in the email subject.

    Interested candidates should also complete the Personal History (P11) form, which can be downloaded from the UNICEF Kenya website at UNICEF Wash Cluster Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply

    Zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse

    UNICEF is a smoke-free environment


    Security Manager Job Vacancy for Property near Maai Mahiu

    Security Manager for Property near Maai Mahiu.

    Candidate will have previous experience in security related operations (ex-KWS / ex-army preferable not necessary).

    Required to be stationed on property permanently.

    Pro-active in following duties:

  • Surveillance
  • Organising convoy escort & patrols in vehicle & on foot
  • Training of new recruits
  • Carrying out security drills
  • Organise security that is low profile but effective
  • Maintain fair but firm relationship with neighbouring communities
  • Ability to use radio communication
  • Communication & interaction with local police force and KWS rangers
  • Intelligence over brute force
  • Team leader with dignified manner

    Email applications to ContactUs@mc.co.ke or call 0731310165 by 30th October


    Jesuit Refugee Service Livelihood Support Project Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya (KES 45K)

    Job Title: Project Assistant – Livelihood Support

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Incorporation date: As soon as possible

    Organizational Context:

    Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic organization, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.

    JRS has a priority to work wherever the needs of displaced people are urgent and unattended by others, and offers a human service to refugees and the communities through a wide range of rehabilitation and relief activities, many of which center around formal and informal education needs.

    Description:

    This is a position based in Nairobi. The holder will be actively involved in planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of the vocational skills training program.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Analyzing vocational skills training student’s and enterprise development applications, short list candidates and interviews candidates to benefit from the education programme.
  • Identification and assessment of beneficiaries of enterprise development.
  • Carry out home visits for all the possible vocational skills training beneficiaries and prepare the home visits reports and recommendations.
  • Maintain a proper filling system for all vocational skills training student’s documents and records.
  • Coordinating the student’s placement in institutions of learning.
  • Maintaining and updating student’s enrollment and performance databases.
  • Hold monitoring meetings with students
  • Analyze student’s performance and offer guidance and counseling appropriately.
  • In liaison with the institutions of learning, carry out students monitoring in schools, identifying and advocating for the emerging needs.
  • Receive and analyze students’ requirements list at the end of every term
  • Keep an updated inventory list of all students materials purchased and distributed.
  • Attend to livelihood support clients at the JRS reception area
  • On – going participation in preparation of student’s fees/subsistence allowance payment and follow up payment receipt.
  • Represent JRS in livelihood related meetings.
  • Participate in any other programme activity as agreed with the Project Director or the Country Director.

    Qualifications

  • Degree in economics / sociology / Education Economics and at least two years practical working experience preferably in project management in INGO, together with relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in managing people/teams
  • Ability to build effective partnership and collaborate with other team members.
  • Ability to work sensitively with refugee population of different ethnic background and/or demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Kiswahili (written and oral) and
  • Good knowledge of MS word/Office.
  • Flexibility, resilience to stress and ability to adapt to changing working environments
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and planning skills and monitoring and evaluation skills/experience.
  • Patience, perseverance, proactive, self motivated and ability to work in stressful environment

    Starting Salary: Kshs. 45,150.00

    (Applications that have not met these guidelines will not be considered only short listed candidates will be contacted)

    How to Apply:

    Please send your Cover Letter that indicates what skills and experience one has that meets the criteria and when one is available to start.

    Please also include a CV that should include contacts for three referees to kenya.applications@jrs.net.

    Closing Date: 12 Sep 2014


    RTI's International Education Jobs in Kenya

    Position Summary:

    RTI's International Education Division is supporting education development around the world by strengthening education policy, management and practice in order to achieve measurable improvement in teaching and learning.

    From our well-established reputation in education system strengthening, to innovative work in early grade assessment and learning, RTI is improving education quality, relevance and efficiency through implementation of projects funded by USAID, DFID, Australian Aid and other donors and clients.

    The International Education Division is seeking qualified candidates for the Chief of Party position for a three year education programme in Kenya focused on improving Early Childhood Development (ECD) systems and outcomes.

    The project will consist of a main office in Nairobi and two County offices that will be charged with implementing interventions at the County level.

    This project will be focused on improving the quality of ECD systems and instruction.

    The instruction will be focused on development of early reading, mathematics, psychosocial and health skills and concepts.

    1. Chief of Party

    The Chief of Party will lead the management, implementation and overall quality assurance of the programme.

    In this role, s/he will be RTI’s primary point of contact with RTI, donors and Kenyan government counterpart agencies.

    Based in Nairobi, Kenya, the Chief of Party will be responsible for the overall implementation of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme , to include development of materials in local languages and English; development and support of ECD mathematics, support to the ECD system at the national and county level, and strengthening of teacher and community health worker support mechanisms for improving knowledge and practice.

    Essential Job Functions:

    The COP’s roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee technical, administrative and financial operations (e.g., operations, compliance, reporting, and implementation) in coordination with the RTI Home Office;
  • Provide technical leadership and quality assurance in the design, delivery and evaluation of technical assistance, implementation and research; all with a focus on ECD instruction and teacher support and training;
  • Collaborate with Ministry of Education, Science & Technology & Ministry of Health counterparts and other education and health stakeholders to guide implementation and ensure the timely and quality completion of technical, financial and contractual deliverables;
  • Develop and implement annual program work and performance milestone plans and negotiate an agreement of those plans with the client;
  • Maintain and effectively manage relationships with Kenyan and international partners and RTI home office staff implementing the programme;
  • Provide technical advice and input into developing: instructional materials in
  • English, Kiswahili and Maths; programs for health implementation; and teacher professional development for ECD programs.
  • Provide oversight and technical input into the development and use of ICT for supporting and observing teachers.

    Qualifications and Competencies:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in education or a related field.
  • Minimum of 12 years of relevant experience, including education reform, teacher training, literacy, gender issues, grants management, research and community mobilization;
  • A proven track record in managing large-scale education programmes in developing countries;
  • Prior experience working in Eastern Africa or Southern Africa preferred;
  • Extensive experience with British established education systems;
  • Experience and proven ability to build and maintain relationships with government counterparts and other stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate staff into a cohesive team;
  • Experience with donor programme management policies, procedures and reporting requirements;
  • Absolute fluency in English and superlative communication and writing skills.

    To Apply:

    Interested applicants should submit a current CV with contact information to internationaledu@rti.org and indicate “Kenya Chief of Party” in the subject title.

    Closing Date: 15 Sep 2014

    2. Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), Programs

    The DCOP Programs will be responsible for overseeing, supervising and guiding the technical aspects of the Tusome Early Grade Reading Program.

    She / he will support the Chief of Party (COP) in leading and coordinating the county level programme implementation.

    As a member of the Senior Management Team, s/he will work closely with the DCOP Operations and serve as the acting COP as required.

    The position will oversee and provide guidance and support to technical staff to implement program components, including support for early grade reading instruction, teacher training, and youth and partnership funds management.

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide management and leadership of the Tusome Early Grade Reading Program technical team
  • Oversee all training activities for technical teams, TAC Tutors, head-teachers and teachers in collaboration with the Tusome Early Grade Reading Program technical team
  • Provide guidance on materials development, materials quality and materials management including pupil books, teacher’s guides and pupil readers
  • Ensure timely and quality processing and delivery of all donor reports, research reports and quarterly reports
  • Manage and oversee technical work undertaken by consultants and ensure that all deliverables are met as per the Terms of Reference (ToR) or Scope of Work (SoW)
  • Supervise the Partnership and Youth Funds supported by the Funds Manager and Dalberg
  • Represent the COP in meetings with donors and partners whenever assigned
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the COP

    Qualifications and Competencies:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in education or a related field, and a minimum of 12 years of relevant professional engagement in the education sector
  • Proven management and implementation of large education projects and prior experience managing large-scale projects of US $10 million or more with geographically dispersed teams
  • Prior experience and familiarity with donor project management policies, procedure and reporting requirements, particularly USAID.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated by ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, clients and consultants.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities.

    To Apply:

    Interested applicants should submit a current CV with contact information to internationaledu@rti.org and indicate “Kenya DCOP Programs ” in the subject title.

    Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

    Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

    RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

    Closing Date: 30th Sep 2014


    ACTED M & E Jobs in Kismayo and Elwak Somalia

    ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) is a non-political and non-confessional International NGO founded in 1993 with its headquarters in Paris, France.

    The organization’s vocation is to save lives, assist vulnerable populations and bring hope to those in need for better future.

    ACTED is looking for professionally confident, self motivated, experienced and committed team player to fill the below positions in Somalia - Kismayo and Elwak

    1. M & E Assistants

    4 Positions

    Department: M & E

    Direct hierarchy: M & E Officer

    Contract duration: Six Months

    Location:

    2 x Kismayo

    2 x Elwak

    Starting date: September 2014

    Responsibilities:

  • Assist the AMEU officer to prepare and implement monitoring and evaluations plans to measure project progress and impact indicators
  • Assist in planning and conducting field level data collection and project monitoring using different techniques including household surveys, market data collection, focus group discussion, key informative interviews, etc.
  • Conduct training and supervision of enumerator teams , including checking questionnaires for reliability and consistency
  • Support the implementation and evaluation of the feedback response mechanism
  • Conduct quantitative data entry and recording of qualitative field notes and conducting quality checking and cleaning of data
  • Support analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, writing reports to inform programme development and implementation
  • Improve AMEU process and procedures including data collection skills, data quality, analysis and report writing
  • Develop case studies, success stories and lessons learnt papers
  • Perform any other task assigned by the manager.

    Qualifications / Required Skills:

  • Diploma in a social science or related field; Degree in social sciences or related field is preferred; at least one year experience in working with International NGO in the similar level.
  • Experience in participatory assessments, monitoring and evaluation, data processing and analysis
  • Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, social and cultural constraints and realities
  • Ability to organize and train field teams
  • Reliable, honest and sincere work attitude
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to coordinate with other departments.
  • Highly motivated and ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relationships.
  • Experience and willingness to travel within Somalia areas where ACTED is active.
  • Excellent communication skills, personal, calm and good sense of humor
  • Fluent in written and spoken Somali and English
  • Proven ability to handle large and varied workloads, and deal constructively with stress

    2. Monitoring & Evaluation Officers

    2 Positions

    Department: M & E

    Direct hierarchy: M & E Manager

    Contract duration: Six Months

    Location:

    1 x Kismayo

    1 x Elwak

    Starting date: September 2014

    Responsibilities:

  • Develop AME project monitoring and evaluation plans, M&E tools, data collection tools and methodologies specific to field projects.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the collection of accurate, reliable and useful data for project implementation and development.
  • Daily supervision of AMEU field teams to ensure field monitoring, evaluation and other AME tasks are followed.
  • Check and ensure data collection, identify problem areas and recommend solutions.
  • Compile AME reports and in collaboration with the Database officer/Data Analyst and analyse AME findings.
  • Updating work plans and AME tasks for all field teams.
  • Support the field teams in collection of monthly market data (food baskets) and compile into comparative reports.
  • Forecast AMEU team finance, logistics and administrative (FLAT) needs in advance of activities planned.
  • Oversee quick and accurate reporting of monitoring results to ensure ACTED, donors and other organizations can build upon successes and lessons learnt during program.
  • Provide technical assistance to Somalia project team in developing strategic and implementation plans in design process.
  • Develop/consolidate key indicators and subsequently incorporate them in all agreements and amendments under the projects.
  • Ensure transparent and accountable participation of project beneficiaries in AME activities.
  • Provide internal ACTED reporting as required for the coordination team.
  • Any other duty that may be assigned by the manager.

    Qualifications / Skills / Profile Required

  • Degree/ Higher Diploma in Sociology, Community Development, Statistics, or related field.
  • Extensive experience of social research methods to conduct monitoring and evaluation for humanitarian and development initiatives/interventions.
  • Knowledge and experience of participatory rural appraisal methods an asset.
  • Excellent analytical skills in order to interpret qualitative and quantitative data and discern useful recommendations for programme implementation and development.
  • Statistical analysis including use of SPSS and Excel for data analysis;
  • At least 3 years of work experience in a similar field; former experience with humanitarian organizations is an asset.
  • Somalia National with good English communications skills (both oral and written) and ability to travel to Kenya and other Somalia bases where ACTED is operational.
  • Strong team player of high integrity, pleasant personality, ability to work under least supervision and meet strict deadlines.
  • Computer literate and with excellent IT Knowledge.
  • Strong people management and leadership skills

    Application Procedure:

    Qualified Somalia persons with the required skills and qualifications are invited to submit their detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter to kenya.jobs@acted.org and received on or before 12 September 2014.

    Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered.

    When applying, please indicate your preferred/suitable duty station. ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Kenya Maritime Authority Jobs in Mombasa, Kenya

    Vision:

    To be a leading maritime Authority transforming Kenya into a globally competitive nation.

    Mission:

    To ensure sustainable, safe, secure, clean and efficient water transport for the benefit of stakeholders.

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacancies

    1. Vacancy: Legal Officer (Litigation, Contracts and Drafting)

    KMAG 4

    Department: Board Secretariat and Legal Services

    Section: Legal

    Reports To: Corporation Secretary and Head of Legal Services

    Supervision: Legal Assistant

    Location / Region: KMA office, Mombasa

    Purpose: Responsible for monitoring compliance with the legislation and regulatory framework

    Primary Responsibilities:

  • Advising on negotiations and taking part in corporate transactions;
  • Interpreting legal opinions and offering guidance on legal requirements;
  • Advising on the principals of corporate governance;
  • Prosecuting for and representing the Authority in law courts and quasi-judicial tribunals;
  • Drawing and execution of contracts;

  • Preparing and filing pleadings for and on behalf of the Authority; and
  • Undertaking legal research and assignments as instructed by the Corporation
  • Secretary and Director General;

  • Legislative drafting.

    Person Specifications:

    Academic Qualification

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB.), from a University recognized by the Council of Legal Education.

    Professional Qualifications

  • Certificate/Diploma from the Kenya School of law; and
  • Admission as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

    Experience

  • 5 years’ experience as an advocate at the high court

    Skills

  • Must have the ability to think strategically
  • Must have proven intellectual leadership in managing people and financial resources
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and highly confident
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure

    2. Vacancy: Licensing Officer

    KMAG 4

    Department: Commercial Shipping

    Section: Licensing

    Reports To: Ports and Shipping Service Manager

    Supervision: Licensing Assistant

    Location / Region: KMA head office, Mombasa

    Purpose:

    Responsible for processing the licensing of all shipping lines and service providers in the industry.

    Maintaining a shipping line/agents register/ records.

    Primary Responsibilities:

  • Receive licence applications for maritime service providers;
  • Investigate compliance with minimum service requirements and avail investigation reports to the licensing committee;
  • Monitor compliance with minimum service level requirements among maritime service providers;
  • Enforce programs designed to assist in detecting any malpractices and violations as set forth in the regulations
  • Produce trade reports and analysis of costs and level of efficiency of ports and shipping services.

    Person Specifications:

    Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in logistics, transport management, economics or business management

    Professional Qualifications

  • Diploma or certificate in shipping, clearing and forwarding

    Experience

  • 5 years’ experience with at least 3 years in shipping related industry

    Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and highly confidential;
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

    Experience

  • 8 years’ experience in an IT automated environment with at least two years of management and leadership experience

    Skills

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Team player and strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

    3. Vacancy: Security and Response Services Officer

    KMAG 4 Department: Maritime Safety

    Section: Security and Marine Response Services

    Reports To: Head of Maritime Safety

    Location / Region: KPA offices (SAR Centre), Mombasa Purpose:

    Responsible for coordinating the development of policies, procedures, rules and regulations in Maritime Security.

    Primary Responsibilities:

  • Implementing the current country security level;
  • Ensuring ship security and port facilities security plans are reviewed;
  • Executing the Search and Rescue (SAR) Plan in cooperation with the sub- regional maritime rescue coordination centers;
  • Liaising with National Search and Rescue committee
  • Liaising with NIS and recognized security organizations on security assessments for port facilities and ships
  • Conducting security audits for all port facilities and ships
  • Liaising with manager RMRCC on any emerging security concern involving ships and port facilities.

    Person Specifications:

    Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of science degree in military science, security studies or any other relevant field; Professional Qualifications

  • STCW Basic Safety Course

    Experience

  • To have worked as a senior officer dealing with security planning and implementation duties for a period not below 8 years;

    Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and highly confidential;
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

    4. Vacancy: Internal Audit Officer

    KMAG 4

    Department: Directorate

    Section: Internal Audit

    Report To: Internal Audit Manager

    Location / Region: KMA Head Office, Mombasa

    Purpose:

    Responsible for reviewing internal control systems, verifying the existence and safety of assets, executing audit programs, collecting audit evidence, reviewing compliance with the existing policies and assisting the internal auditor in various duties.

    Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collecting audit evidence
  • Planning, preparing and performing audits;
  • Drafting audit reports;
  • Reviewing financial statements, board of survey reports and performance reports;
  • Preparing performance contracting criteria;
  • Checking policy and procedure compliance;
  • Formulating control systems;
  • Providing advice on various audit issues
  • Carrying out Investigations; and
  • Coordinating audit activities.

    Person Specifications:

    Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in finance, accounting or related fields
  • Professional Qualifications
  • CIA qualifications preferred or CPA (K) ICPAK
  • Member of IIA CPS (K)

    Experience

  • 5 years experience in financial system compliance, taxation and statutory audit/investigations in a large organization/busy environment

    Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and highly confident
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure

    5. Vacancy: Administration Officer

    KMAG 4

    Department: Corporate Support Services

    Section: Human Resource and Administration

    Reports To: Human Resources and Administration Manager

    Supervision:

    Drivers

    6. Records Management Assistant

    Receptionists

    Location / Region: KMA head office, Mombasa

    Purpose:

    The Administration Officer provides support in various administrative functions related to staff welfare programs and general office administration.

    This includes transport, receptionist and HIV-AIDS programme administration, etc.

    Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervising and reviewing the general administrative reports (on usage of telephone, photocopier, kitchen supplies, utilities, etc);
  • Overseeing, allocating duties and responsibilities to the Drivers, Administrative Assistants, Office Assistants and other related staff as well as daily supervision;
  • Overseeing office security, general repair and maintenance of assets and equipments;
  • Conceptualize, design, implement and monitor the HIV/AID program in the workplace;
  • Ensure efficient and effective cleaning, housekeeping and communication services;
  • Ensuring effective management of office equipment and facilities;
  • Control the efficient utilization of consumables and other company assets; and
  • Manage and control the movement of assets.

    Person Specifications:

    Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or business administration/management (Business Administration option).
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Higher national diploma in Administration; or
  • Membership in a professional body

    Experience

  • 2 years’ experience in a busy administration department.

    Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, management and communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organization skills
  • Highly confident
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

    7. Vacancy: Finance Manager

    KMAG 3

    Department: Corporate Support Services

    Section: Finance

    Reports To: Head of Corporate Support Services

    Supervision:

  • Management Accountants

  • Assistant Accountants

  • Financial Accountants

    Location / Region: KMA head office, Mombasa

    Purpose:

    Organization and management of the Finance Department, direction, control and coordination of financial matters and ensuring the preparation of timely budgets and reports.

    This includes financial and managerial accounting, financial reporting, tax returns and payroll accounting.

    Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that reports and statements Preparing timely monthly, quarterly and annual management reports and statements;
  • Preparing special financial management reports e.g. general, creditors and debtors reports
  • Coordinating and preparing timely and accurate financial budgets and forecasts by consolidating individual departmental and section budgets;
  • Consolidating cost and revenues and extracting management information for management decision making;
  • Analyzing budgets and other financial variances and advising the Finance and Administration Manager accordingly;
  • Liaising with auditors;
  • Developing accounting systems and procedures
  • Supervising accounting staff.

    Person Specifications:

    Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of commerce degree (finance, accounting or banking)
  • MBA or masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage

    Professional Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (K) or ACCA

    Experience

  • 4 years experience with at least 3 years as senior accountant
  • Prior experience as an accountant in a large/busy environment

    Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, management and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and highly confident
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure

    8. Vacancy: Ports and Shipping Service Manager

    KMAG 3

    Department: Commercial Shipping

    Section: Ports and Shipping Services

    Reports To: Head of Commercial Shipping

    Supervision:

  • Licensing Officer

  • Monitoring Officers

    Location / Region: KMA Head Office, Mombasa

    Purpose:

    Responsible for assisting the coordination, regulation and oversight of the development and optimal provision of commercial maritime services Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervising production of maritime trade reports
  • Monitoring industry practices and where necessary initiate appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination, oligopoly or monopoly (Anti-trust structure);
  • Compiling data on costs and level of efficiency and quality of commercial maritime services;
  • Inseminating information on appropriate use of international commercial terms to enhance earnings and conservation of foreign exchange;
  • Establishing a consultation machinery in maritime transport services and coordinate consultations among industry stakeholders;
  • Supervise issuance of licenses to ports and shipping service providers;
  • Ensure ports and shipping service providers comply with relevant regulations in accordance with established framework;
  • Coordinate production of accurate, timely and relevant statistical data and reports in maritime transport services; and
  • Monitoring employment and training practices among companies and where necessary, curtail any discriminatory practices that inhibit technological and human skills transfer.

    Person Specifications:

    Academic Qualifications

  • MBA or relevant postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics and logistics or equivalent area of study.

    Professional Qualifications

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers OR Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport will be an added advantage

    Experience

  • 8 years’ experience in a large company or organization.

    Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and highly confidential;
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

    9. Vacancy: Corporate Development Manager

    KMAG 3

    Department: Directorate

    Section: Corporate Development

    Reports To: Director General

    Supervision: Research Development Officer

    Location / Region: KMA head office, Mombasa.

    Purpose:

    Coordinating realization of the Authority’s strategic objectives in regard to monitoring implementation of its strategic plan, realization of its performance contract targets as well as coordinating research and development activities on maritime affairs, business plans, policies and procedures.

    Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the Authority’s strategic plan and performance contract with the Government;
  • Initiating, undertaking and coordinating research projects and reviews on all aspects of the Authority’s mandate;
  • Carrying out studies on major trading routes using monitoring reports, economic analysis and carrier profiles;
  • Establishing and reporting on the state of competition in the provision of maritime transport services in Kenya;
  • Developing and maintaining a research database that contains pertinent information on maritime service providers’ agreements filed with the Authority;
  • Recommending the installation of applications software related to research needs of the Authority;
  • Publishing findings from research works and related activities including outcomes of conferences, seminars and workshops;
  • Ensuring adequacy of resource and reference materials for maritime information including linkages similar organizations nationally, regionally and internationally;
  • Initiating and carrying out publicity campaign programs on relevant maritime issues;
  • Disseminating relevant information to maritime services providers, shippers, shippers associations and other relevant stakeholders; and
  • Carrying out periodic analysis of trends and developments pertaining to the sector and publishing the same on a regular basis.

    Person Specifications:

    Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Economics, Statistics, Transport Economics or its equivalent
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage
  • Professional qualifications
  • Diploma or Certificate in a relevant field;

    Experience

  • 8 years’ experience in a large company or organization

    Skills

  • Ability to formulate and execute cross cutting themes and policies effectively;
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills;
  • Exceptional supervision, organization and leadership skills;
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Awareness of quantitative study and plan management.

    9. Vacancy: Information Communication and Technology Manager

    KMAG 3

    Department: Corporate Support Services

    Section: Information Communication and Technology

    Reports To: Head of Corporate Support Services

    Location / Region: KMA head office, Mombasa

    Purpose:

    The position is responsible for planning, administering and reviewing the acquisition, development, maintenance and use of computer and telecommunications systems within the Authority.

    Primary Responsibilities:

  • Developing the ICT policy and strategy;
  • Identifying, recommending and implementing new ICT projects;
  • Overseeing hardware maintenance, trouble shooting and user support maintenance;
  • Coordinating the design, development and implementation of computer disaster recovery procedures to minimize on loss of data/or systems; and ;
  • Preparing ICT budgets and control
  • Planning and coordinating IT activities such as installation and upgrading of hardware and software, programming and systems design, development of computer networks, and implementation of Internet and intranet sites;
  • Carrying out technical evaluation of ICT related procurement
  • Representing the authority in ICT deliberated with stakeholders and Government.

    Person Specifications:

    Academic qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an ICT related field
  • Formal training in business management and ICT project management
  • Masters degree will be an added advantage

    Professional qualifications

  • ICT professional certification in either systems engineering, I.T security, database management, Network Engineering or application development

    How to Apply

    Applicants who meet the specified requirements should send their application letters with their detailed CVs, copies of academic and professional certificates and other testimonials together with day-time telephone contact, contacts of three referees, current and expected remuneration to:

    The Director General
    Kenya Maritime Authority
    P.O. Box 95076 – 80104,
    Mombasa

    Or drop the application at Kenya Maritime Authority, White House, 2nd Floor, Moi Avenue, near Dock yard, Mombasa.

    So as to reach not later than 26th September, 2014.


    Kenyatta University Jobs in Kenya

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

    Schools:

    1. School of Medicine

    a) Department Of Human Anatomy

    i. Associate Professor

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized university
  • At least eight (8) years of university teaching, four (4) of which as full-time Senior Lecturer
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and one (1) PhD student, since being appointed Senior Lecturer
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops

    ii. Senior Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized university
  • At least five (5) years of university teaching, three (3) of which as full-time Lecturer
  • At least three (3) articles in refereed Journals since being appointed Lecturer
  • Successfully supervised of at least three (3) Masters students
  • Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars or workshops

    iii. Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD or M.Med Degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized university
  • At least three (3) years university teaching experience as Tutorial Fellow or Assistant Lecturer

    iv. Technician - Grade E/F

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized institution with at least three (3) years work experience in Human Anatomy laboratory OR
  • B.Sc. Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences with at least five (5) years work experience in Human Anatomy laboratory
  • KCE Division III or KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) and above
  • Well versed in Mortuary procedures
  • Computer literate

    The successful candidate will assist in anatomy practicals and be involved in embalming and mortuary processes.

    v. Technician - Grade C/D

    Qualifications:

  • Higher National Diploma (HND) in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized institution
  • KCE Division III or KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) and above
  • At least three (3) years work experience in Human Anatomy laboratory
  • Well versed in mortuary procedures
  • Computer knowledge will be an added advantage

    The successful candidate will assist in anatomy practicals and be involved in embalming and mortuary processes.

    vi. Laboratory Attendant - Grade III/IV

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division IV or KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus)
  • A relevant Certificate in Mortuary work will be an added advantage
  • At least three (3) years work experience in Human Anatomy teaching laboratory The successful candidate will be expected to assist in the preparation of teaching specimens, preparation and care of bodies and assist in class practicals.

    b) Department of Pathology

    i. Professor

    Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be holders of a PhD Degree in any of the following fields from a recognized university:

    - Parasitology

    - Microbiology

    - Anatomic Pathology

    - Immunology

    - Haematology

  • At least twelve (12) years of university teaching at Lecturer level, (5) of which as full-time Associate Professor
  • Successfully supervised of at least four (4) Masters students and at least two (2) PhD students since being appointed Associate Professor
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals, since being appointed as an Associate Professor
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as an Associate Professor
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops

    ii. Associate Professor

    Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be holders of a PhD Degree in any of the following fields from a recognized university:

    - Parasitology

    - Microbiology

    - Anatomic Pathology

    - Immunology

    - Haematology

  • At least eight (8) years of university teaching, four (4) of which as full-time Senior Lecturer
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and one (1) PhD student, since being appointed Senior Lecturer
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops

    iii. Senior Lecturer

    Qualifications

  • Applicants must be holders of a PhD Degree in any of the following fields from a recognized university:

    - Parasitology

    - Microbiology

    - Anatomic Pathology

    - Immunology

    - Haematology

  • At least five (5) years of university teaching, three (3) of which as full-time Lecturer
  • At least three (3) articles in refereed Journals since being appointed Lecturer
  • Successfully supervised of at least three (3) Masters students
  • Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars or workshops

    iv. Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in any of the following fields from a recognized university OR have successfully defended PhD thesis

    - Parasitology

    - Microbiology

    - Anatomic Pathology

    - Immunology

    - Haematology

  • Holders of MMED in any of these fields will be considered

    - Parasitology

    - Microbiology

    - Anatomic Pathology

    - Immunology

    - Haematology

  • Evidence of university teaching experience

    v. Technician - Grade C/D

    Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be holders of a Higher National Diploma (HND) or a Higher Diploma (HD) from a recognized institution in any of the following areas:

    - Parasitology

    - Microbiology

    - Anatomic Pathology

    - Immunology

    - Haematology

  • KCE Division II or KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) and above
  • At least three (3) years relevant work experience in a busy Teaching, Research or a Pharmaceutical Laboratory
  • Computer literate
  • Demonstrate Leadership and Administrative skills
  • Candidates with an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) or Ordinary Diploma (OD) in the following fields will also be considered on condition that they have at least five (5) years relevant work experience

    - Parasitology

    - Microbiology

    - Anatomic Pathology

    - Immunology -

    - Haematology

    vi. Technician - Grade A/B

    Qualifications:

  • Ordinary Diploma (OD) in any of the following areas from a recognized institution

    - Parasitology

    - Microbiology

    - Anatomic Pathology

    - Immunology

    - Haematology

  • KCE Division III or KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) and above
  • At least three (3) years relevant work experience in a busy Teaching, Research or Hospital Laboratory
  • Computer literate

    c) Department of Medical Psychology

    i. Associate Professor

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Medical Physiology from a recognized university
  • First Degree in Medicine or Pharmacy and a Masters in Medical Physiology or related medical discipline from a recognized university
  • At least eight (8) years of university teaching, four (4) of which as full-time Senior Lecturer
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and one (1) PhD student, since being appointed Senior Lecturer
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Registered with the Board of Medical Practitioners & Dentists (Medical Specialities)

    ii. Senior Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Medical Physiology from a recognized university
  • First Degree in Medicine or Pharmacy and a Masters in Medical Physiology or related medical discipline from a recognized university
  • At least five (5) years of university teaching, three (3) of which as full-time Lecturer
  • At least three (3) articles in refereed Journals since being appointed Lecturer
  • Successfully supervised of at least three (3) Masters students
  • Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars or workshops
  • Registered with the Board of Medical Practitioners & Dentists (Medical Specialities)

    iii. Lecturer

  • PhD Degree in Medical Physiology from a recognized university or have successfully defended Phd Thesis OR M.Med in Medical Physiology, Anaesthesia or Internal Medicine
  • At least three (3) years university teaching experience as Tutorial Fellow or Assistant Lecturer
  • Registered with the Board of Medical Practitioners & Dentists (Medical Specialities)

    iv. Technician- Grade C/D

    Qualifications:

  • Higher National Diploma (HND) in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized institution
  • The successful candidate should be able to perform a wide range of Medical Physiology class practicals for Medical students
  • At least three (3) years work experience in the relevant fields in either a busy teaching institution or hospital environment
  • Knowledge of basic life support (Emergency Medical Services) skills
  • Computer knowledge will be an added advantage

    v. Technician – Grade A/B

    Qualifications:

  • Ordinary Diploma (OD) from a recognized Medical training institution Areas of Specialization:
  • Neurophysiology
  • Cardio-physiology
  • Eye/Ear Physiology
  • Demonstrate ability to run a wide range of Medical Physiology Practical classes for Medical students
  • At least one (1) year relevant experience in these areas
  • Candidates with Basic Life Support Skills and Computer knowledge will have an added advantage

    vi. Junior Technician – Grade III/IV

    Qualifications:

  • Relevant Certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Demonstrate interest in working and learning new techniques in Medical Physiology Laboratory environment
  • At least two (2) years work experience in Laboratory environment

    The successful candidate will assist in running of the student class practicals in the Department of Medical Physiology

    d) Department of Nursing Sciences

    i. Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD OR Bachelors Degree in Nursing and Masters Degree in Midwifery/Medical Nursing/Surgical Nursing/Public Health/ Critical Nursing or any other relevant area from a recognized university
  • At least three (3) years university teaching experience as Tutorial Fellow or Assistant Lecturer e) Department of Pharmacy & Complimentary/Alternative Medicine

    i. Professor

    Qualifications:

  • BPharm or PharmD AND a PhD Degree in any the following fields; Pharmaceutics or Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemistry from a recognized University
  • At least twelve (12) years of university teaching at Lecturer level, (5) of which as full-time Associate Professor
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and at least two (2) PhD students since being appointed Associate Professor
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals, since being appointed as an Associate Professor
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as an Associate Professor
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops

    ii. Associate Professor

    Qualifications:

  • BPharm or PharmD AND a PhD Degree in any the following fields; Pharmaceutics or Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemistry from a recognized University
  • At least eight (8) years of university teaching, four (4) of which as full-time Senior Lecturer
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and one (1) PhD student, since being appointed Senior Lecturer
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops

    iv. Senior Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • BPharm or PharmD AND a PhD Degree in any the following fields; Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemistry from a recognized University
  • At least five (5) years of university teaching, three (3) of which as full-time Lecturer
  • At least three (3) articles in refereed Journals since being appointed Lecturer
  • Successfully supervised of at least three (3) Masters students
  • Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars or workshops

    iii. Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • BPharm or PharmD AND a PhD Degree in any the following fields; Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Phamacognosy or Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemistry from a recognized University
  • Full-time university teaching experience as Tutorial Fellow or Assistant Lecturer for at least three (3) years
  • Those with a Masters Degree may also be considered on condition that they meet the above requirements

    iv. Technician - Grade C/D

    Qualifications:

  • Higher National Diploma (HND) or Higher Diploma (HD) from a recognized institution in any of the following areas: Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Biochemistry or Microbiology
  • KCE Division II or KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) and above
  • At least three (3) years relevant work experience in a busy Teaching, Research or a Pharmaceutical Laboratory
  • Computer literate
  • Demonstrate leadership and administrative skills

    Candidates with an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) or Ordinary Diploma (OD) or their equivalent will also be considered on condition that they have at least five (5) years relevant work experience.

    v. Technician - Grade A/B

    Qualifications:

  • Ordinary National Diploma (OND) or Ordinary Diploma from a recognized institution in any of the following areas: Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Biochemistry or Microbiology
  • KCE Division III or KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) and above
  • At least three (3) years relevant work experience in a busy Teaching, Research or a Hospital Laboratory
  • Computer literate

    f) Department of Medicine,Psychotherapeutic & Psychiatry

    Areas of specialization:

    - Chest Medicine - Gastroenterology - Cardiology - Rheumatology - General Physician - Neurology - Haemato/Oncology

    i. Professor

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in the field of Medicine from a recognized University
  • At least twelve (12) years of university teaching at Lecturer level and above, five (5) of which as a full-time Associate Professor
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and at least two (2) PhD students since being appointed Associate Professor
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals, since being appointed as Associate Professor
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Associate Professor
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops

    ii. Associate Professor

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in the field of Medicine or its equivalent from a recognized University
  • At least eight (8) years of university teaching, four (4) of which as full-time Senior Lecturer
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and one (1) PhD student, since being appointed Senior Lecturer
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops

    iii. Senior Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in the field of Internal Medicine or its equivalent from a recognized University
  • At least five (5) years of university teaching, three (3) of which as full-time Lecturer
  • At least three (3) articles in refereed Journals since being appointed Lecturer
  • Successful supervision of at least three (3) Masters students
  • Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars or workshops

    iv. Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in the field of Internal Medicine from a recognized University
  • Registered for PhD Degree and able to show satisfactory progress

    2. School of Humanities and Social Sciences

    a) Department of Foreign Languages

    Areas of Specialization:

    - Linguistic - Teaching of French as a Foreign Language - Literature

    i. Associate Professor

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in the relevant area from a recognized university
  • At least eight (8) years of university teaching, four (4) of which as a full-time Senior Lecturer
  • Successful supervision of at least four (4) Masters students and one (1) PhD student, since being appointed a Senior Lecturer
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals since being appointed as Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops

    vii. Senior Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in the relevant area from a recognized university
  • At least five (5) years of university teaching, three (3) of which as a full-time Lecturer
  • Successful supervision of at least three (3) Masters students and one PhD student
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars or workshops

    viii. Lecture

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in the relevant area from a recognized university
  • Full-time university teaching experience as Tutorial Fellow or Assistant Lecturer for at least three (3) years

    b) Department of Psychology

    i. Professor

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree from a recognized university with teaching experience in any of the following areas:

    - Counseling/ Clinical Psychology

    - Organizational/ Industrial Psychology

    - Forensic/Police/ Military Psychology

    - Health/ Rehabilitation/ General Psychology

    - Psychometric Psychology

  • At least twelve (12) years of university teaching at Lecturer level and above, five (5) of which as a full-time Associate Professor
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and at least two (2) PhD students since being appointed Associate Professor
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals, since being appointed as Associate Professor
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Associate Professor
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops

    ii. Associate Professor

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree from a recognized university with teaching experience in any of the following areas:

    - Counseling/ Clinical Psychology

    - Organizational/ Industrial Psychology

    - Forensic/Police/ Military Psychology

    - Health/ Rehabilitation/ General Psychology

    - Psychometric Psychology

  • At least eight (8) years of university teaching, four (4) of which as a full-time Senior Lecturer
  • Successful supervision of at least four (4) Masters students and one (1) PhD student, since being appointed a Senior Lecturer
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals since being appointed as Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops

    iii. Senior Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree from a recognized university with teaching experience in any of the following areas:

    - Counselling/ Clinical Psychology

    - Organizational/ Industrial Psychology

    - Forensic/Police/ Military Psychology

    - Health/ Rehabilitation/ General Psychology

    - Psychometric Psychology

  • At least five (5) years of university teaching, three (3) of which as full-time Lecturer
  • At least three (3) articles in refereed Journals since being appointed Lecturer
  • Successful supervision of at least three (3) Masters students
  • Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars or workshops

    iv. Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree from a recognized University or have successfully defended PhD thesis with teaching experience in any the following areas:

    - Counselling/ Clinical Psychology

    - Organizational/ Industrial Psychology

    - Forensic/Police/ Military Psychology

    - Health/ Rehabilitation/ General Psychology

    - Psychometric Psychology

  • Full-time university teaching experience as Tutorial Fellow or Assistant Lecturer for at least three (3) years

    v. Tutorial Fellow Professor

    Qualifications:Professor

  • Masters Degree from a recognized University with teaching experience in the following areas:Professor

    - Counseling/ Clinical Psychology

    - Organizational/ Industrial Psychology

    - Forensic/Police/ Military Psychology

    - Health/ Rehabilitation/ General Psychology

    - Psychometric Psychology

  • Must be prepared to pursue PhD degree in their area of specialization Applicants who have registered for PhD degree will have an added advantageProfessor 3. School of Education

    a) Department of Early Childhood Studies

    i. Professor

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Early Childhood Studies or related field from a recognized University
  • At least twelve (12) years of university teaching at Lecturer level and above, five (5) of which as a full-time Associate Professor
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and at least two (2) PhD students since being appointed Associate Professor
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals, since being appointed as Associate Professor
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Associate Professor
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops

    ii. Associate Professor

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Early Childhood Studies or related field from a recognized university
  • At least eight (8) years of university teaching, four (4) of which as full-time Senior Lecturer
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and one (1) PhD student, since being appointed Senior Lecturer
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops

    iii. Senior Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Early Childhood Studies or related field from a recognized university
  • At least five (5) years of university teaching, three (3) of which as full-time Lecturer
  • At least three (3) articles in refereed Journals since being appointed Lecturer
  • Successfully supervised of at least three (3) Masters students
  • Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars or workshops

    iv. Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Early Childhood Studies or related field from a recognized university or have successfully defended PhD thesis
  • Full-time university teaching experience as Tutorial Fellow or Assistant Lecturer for at least three (3) years

    v. Tutorial Fellow

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Early Childhood Studies or related field from a recognized university
  • Must be prepared to pursue PhD degree in their area of specialization Applicants who have registered for PhD degree will have an added advantage

    b) Department of Special Need Education

    i. Professor

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in any of the following areas of Special Needs Education for learners with: Mental Retardation, Visual Impairments, Physical Disabilities, Hearing Impairments, Emotional Disturbance, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Communication Disorders, Deaf-Blind and Gifted and Talented, from a recognized university
  • At least twelve (12) years of university teaching at Lecturer level and above, five (5) of which as a full-time Associate Professor
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and at least two (2) PhD students since being appointed Associate Professor
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals, since being appointed as Associate Professor
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Associate Professor
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops

    ii. Associate Professor

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in any of the following areas of Special Needs Education for learners with: Mental Retardation, Visual Impairments, Physical Disabilities, Hearing Impairments, Emotional Disturbance, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Communication Disorders, Deaf-Blind and Gifted and Talented, from a recognized university
  • At least eight (8) years of university teaching, four (4) of which as full-time Senior Lecturer
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and one (1) PhD student, since being appointed Senior Lecturer
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops

    iii. Senior Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in any of the following areas of Special Needs Education for learners with: Mental Retardation, Visual Impairments, Physical Disabilities, Hearing Impairments, Emotional Disturbance, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Communication Disorders, Deaf-Blind and Gifted and Talented, from a recognized university
  • At least five (5) years of university teaching, three (3) of which as full-time Lecturer
  • At least three (3) articles in refereed Journals since being appointed Lecturer
  • Successfully supervised of at least three (3) Masters students
  • Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars or workshops

    iv. Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Education Degree in Special Education and have a PhD Degree or its equivalent from a recognized University with a bias in any of the following areas: Mental Retardation, Visual Impairments, Physical Disabilities, Hearing Impairments, Emotional Disturbance, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Communication Disorders, Deaf-Blind and Gifted and Talented from a recognized University
  • Full-time university teaching experience as Tutorial Fellow or Assistant Lecturer for at least three (3) years

    v. Tutorial Fellow

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Special Education or related field from a recognized university
  • Evidence of teaching experience at university level
  • Expertise in speech and language therapy for children and adults
  • Competency in assessment
  • At least three (3) years teaching experience
  • Prepared to pursue PhD Degree in the area of specialization

    vi. Technician - Grade C/D

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division II or KCSE mean Grade C+ (plus) and above from a recognized institution
  • Experience in repairing of hearing aids, servicing audiometers, taking audiograms during class demonstrations, make ear moulds, doing collaboration of machines
  • Proficiency in sign language and interpretation for public addresses
  • Proficiency in Braille writing and transcription in English, Kiswahili and Mathematics
  • Braille proficiency in any foreign language will be an added advantage
  • Competence in Braille maintenance and repair is essential
  • Knowledge and skills in the teaching of orientation and mobility to persons with visual impairments
  • Computer literate and knowledgeable in the use of Braille embosser

    Directorate:

    1. Directorate of Security services

    i. Deputy Directer Security services – Grade 13

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division II or KCSE C+ (Plus) and above from a recognized institution
  • Served in the discipline force and attained the rank of Captain or Chief Inspector of Police and above
  • At least over fifteen (15) years relevant working experience
  • Knowledge of fire and Disaster Management
  • Knowledge of intelligence collection or investigation
  • Has been an Officer commanding at station level and above
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct.
  • Computer literate
  • Discharge Certificate, if retired

    Duties:

  • In charge of physical security
  • Responsible for guarding duties
  • Carrying out investigations
  • Up-dating the Director on University matters
  • Responsible for VIP Security and Escorts
  • Responsible for Guard patrol
  • Briefing and debriefing of Guards
  • Training of Guards
  • Arresting and prosecuting
  • Deploying and supervising of Guards
  • Any other duties assigned Librarian

    2. Post-Modern Librarian Assistant - Grade Library Assistant - Grade Librarian

    i. Senior Librarian - Grade 13 Library Assistant - GradeLibrary Assistant - Grade

    Main Campus Library Assistant - Grade

    Qualifications:19 | P a g e Library Assistant - Grade

  • Masters Degree in Information Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • At least five (5) years post-qualification work experience in large academic Library
  • Practical knowledge of relevant Library ICT applications
  • Knowledge of KOHA (Library Integrated Management System) will be an added advantage

    ii. Assistant Librarian – Grade 12

    Main, Parklands, City and Ruiru Campus

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Library and Information Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • At least two (2) years post-qualification experience, in a large academic Library
  • Practical knowledge of relevant ICT applications
  • Knowledge of KOHA (Library Integrated Management System) will be an added advantage

    iii. Library Assistant - Grade C/D

    Nyeri, Mombasa, Kericho, Kitui and Embu Campus

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Div. II or KCSE C+ (plus) and above
  • Bachelors Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent professional qualification from a recognized Institution
  • At least three (3) years relevant post-qualification work experience
  • Practical knowledge relevant Library ICT applications

    iv. Library Assistant - Grade A/B

    Nyeri, Mombasa, Kericho, Kitui and Embu Campus

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Div. III or KCSE C- (minus) and above
  • Diploma in Library and Information Sciences or equivalent professional qualification from a recognized Institution
  • At least three (3) years work experience in an academic Library
  • Practical knowledge Library ICT applications

    Teams of Service:

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

    The terms of service for non teaching positions include a generous medical scheme, house allowance and commuting allowance.

    Successful candidates will be offered two (2) year renewable performance - based contract and gratuity will be paid at the end of the contract.

    The application letter should give full details of educational and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.

    Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

    Applicants and Referees should write directly to:

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
    Kenyatta University
    P. O. BOX 43844 – 00100
    Nairobi

    Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than Monday, 22nd September 2014

    Enquiries:

    For details related to job specifications and general requirements, kindly visit our website, see; Kenyatta University Jobs in Kenya

    Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.


    Oxfam Jobs in Kenya

    Somalia experienced a major drought in 2011, prior to that population in South Central had experienced decades of conflict compounded with unpredictable poorly distributed rains leading to displacements and influx of IDPs in search of resources.

    In 2010, Oxfam initiated an EC funded project to address humanitarian needs, which FSNAU had indicated that 31,000 of the host community of the almost 400,000 people in Lower Juba were in acute food and livelihood crisis (AFLC) with a risk of deteriorating again if support was not provided.

    The nutrition levels were also very critical with GAM rates were above the emergency threshold of 15%.

    Generally two thirds of the population do not have access to safe water and among agro-pastoralists more than 80 % do not have access to safe water. Access to health facilities is very limited, with the rural areas of Juba almost lacking health facilities altogether.

    In general the transport infrastructure is poorly developed with poor road networks. The project primarily was aimed at providing support within the livelihood (food insecurity, low economic activity, and farm inputs), health and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

    Due to conflict and intensified insecurity, access to the anticipated project site was limited and therefore we Oxfam adopted an innovative approach dubbed “Alternative ways of working in hard to reach areas”.

    This is entirely a community driven approach that empowers community to identify their priority needs and projects through participatory community focussed action planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

    This project targeted beneficiaries in 30 rural villages (46,667 households) in Lower and Middle Juba

    1. Consultant: Project Effectiveness Review Somalia

    Ref: INT0828

    Overview:

    As part of Oxfam GB’s Global Performance Framework, the Project Effectiveness Review will rigorously assess the impact of this project on the people it supported. Impact will be evaluated particularly against Oxfam GB’s global indicator for livelihoods.

    Data will be captured through the administration of questionnaires, both to project beneficiaries and to comparable non-beneficiaries (about 600-1000 in total).

    The consultant will manage the field work and data entry for the Project Effectiveness Review by training and supervising teams of enumerators and data-entry personnel to ensure that data collected and entered is of high quality.

    Essential skills and qualifications

  • Relevant university degree (postgraduate degree preferred).
  • Knowledge and experience of working in rural areas of Somalia, particularly in Lower and Middle Juba regions, with strong understanding of agricultural activities in the area.
  • Experience in administering household surveys, preferably as a field supervisor or coordinator responsible for checking the quality of work of enumerators.
  • Exceptionally high level of attention to detail in carrying out surveys and data entry.
  • Strong management skills – able to organize the work of teams of enumerators so as to complete the work on schedule and to the required standard.
  • Basic information technology skills.
  • Command of relevant local languages (Desirable) Good working level in spoken English.

    Key Tasks

  • Design a feasible sampling strategy in collaboration with Oxfam and project partners (determine sampling frame)
  • Identify valid comparison population
  • Prepare a list of sampled intervention and comparison households + list of replacement households in collaboration with Oxfam and project partners
  • Design the household questionnaire in English, in collaboration with Oxfam and project partners
  • Have the household questionnaire translated into the local language by a professional translator
  • Recruit field supervisors and enumerators (number to be determined after consultation with the Oxfam team)
  • Lead and organise a thorough in-house training workshop for enumerator candidates and supervisors (including arranging all logistics, such as finding venue, printing, stationary, etc.)
  • Lead and organise at least one-day piloting exercise with enumerators and supervisors (including arranging all logistics, such as car rentals)
  • Finalize the field work planning together with the field supervisors
  • Prepare a detailed budget + time schedule for the actual data collection and data entry process, to be approved by Oxfam
  • In collaboration with the supervisors, carefully prepare the field work by visiting all beneficiary and comparison cells prior to the field work, to 1) introduce the survey to region/district/village officials as appropriate, 2) to make all required appointments for interviews.
  • Prepare all required field work logistics as appropriate (printing out sufficient number of questionnaires, rent cars, arrange accommodation if necessary, etc.).
  • Each respective survey team must stay together in the same accommodation for security reasons + to enable evening discussions + review of the questionnaires. Manage the survey work in the field, ensuring that the enumerators interview the correct respondents, surveys are carried out to a high standard, and that targets for numbers of respondents to be interviewed are met.
  • The consultant is expected to be present in the field throughout the data collection process, to supervise the field work and to assure data quality.
  • Supervisors should review the completed questionnaires in detail at the end of each day of work, provide details feedback to the enumerators, and send them back to the respondents to make corrections if necessary.

  • Consult the Oxfam head office advisor about any problems which affect the selection of respondents for the survey or the number of respondents to be interviewed.
  • Manage the data-entry process.

  • In order to minimize data-entry errors, each questionnaire is to be entered twice by different personnel, and both copies submitted to Oxfam.
  • Oxfam staff will compare the two entries for each questionnaire and will produce a list of discrepancies, which must be checked against the original surveys. (A data-entry interface can be provided by Oxfam if required.)

  • Ensure that the data files are submitted online (e.g. through DropBox) and burnt onto a CD and submitted to the Nairobi Oxfam office on completion of the data-entry work.
  • Write a brief report on the conduct of the field work, including details any problems which were encountered and how they were resolved, and any feedback which may be useful for future surveys.
  • Please note that the consultant is not expected to conduct data analysis.

    How to Apply

    To apply,use this link: Consultant: Project Effectiveness Review Somalia

    Closing Date: 19 September 2014

    2. Consultancy: Topographical Survey of Lodwar Water and Sewerage Company Water Supply Scheme Ref: INT0825 LOWASCO Summary:

    Lodwar Water and Sanitation Company Ltd (LOWASCO) is a corporate entity that was established in 2007 under the Companies Act, Cap 286 Laws of Kenya.

    The core business of LOWASCO is the provision of efficient and affordable water and sanitation services to the residents of its area of jurisdiction as defined in the Service Provision Agreement (SPA).

    Currently:

  • LOWASCO serves approximately 28,000 persons though the population within the area of supply is 116,580 persons.
  • The Company has 8 operational boreholes that are located along River Turkwel, 7 No. Boreholes are electrically driven while 1 No. Borehole is Solar powered.
  • Production is on average 100,000m3/month.
  • LOWASCO has 1,600m3 of storage capacity.
  • The reticulation system has approximately 170km of pipeline ranging from 32mm to 200mm both GI and uPVC.
  • The reticulation system is divided into two zones and 8 sub-zones.
  • It has 32 water kiosks and 4,700 Individual Connections (ICs). Only 28 kiosks are functioning at the moment.
  • LOWASCO serves both the commercial customers and institutions besides the ICs. Assignment
  • To survey and produce a topographical map of the LOWASCO water distribution network including the location of all infrastructure i.e. BH, pipeline routes (size, class and lengths, road crossings etc), storage facilities, water kiosks, air valves, gate valves, washouts, boundary of supply zones, proposed pipe extensions and any other assignment that will be agreed upon.

  • Deliver the survey data in formats that Oxfam/LOWASCO can be able to utilise (data should be opened preferably with Microsoft office suite and other reliable open source applications).

  • The map should be multi layered.
  • Oxfam/LOWASCO intend to map all individual connections, this information should be also be mapped alongside the information listed in No. 1 above.
  • Deliver all data in both hardcopy and softcopy (survey data, pipeline profiles and maps).

  • This information has to be validated in a workshop and approved by government.

    Location: The project area is Lodwar town in Turkana County.

    How to Apply

    Use the following link to apply:Consultancy: Topographical Survey of Lodwar Water and Sewerage Company Water Supply Scheme

    > Closing Date: 11 September 2014


    Plant Maintenance Supervisor Job in Nakuru Kenya

    Plant Maintenance Supervisor

    Industry: Manufacturing

    Location: Nakuru

    Our client, a leading manufacturing company of Oil, Fuel, Hydraulic and Air Filters, seeks to recruit a Plant Maintenance Supervisor to coordinate installation, maintenance and repair work in buildings, plant equipment, machinery and related facilities.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for maintenance of the production plant including repair and installation of all electronic, electric, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical equipment
  • Establish schedules and methods for providing maintenance and repair services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources according
  • Participate in the development of policies and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures
  • Perform the more technical and complex tasks of the work unit including purchasing of all maintenance and repair equipment and supplies
  • Oversee the construction of electrical systems in the plant including assisting engineering with complex electrical drawings
  • Participate in the selection of plant maintenance staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures
  • Participate in the preparation and administration of the plant maintenance program budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures

    Professional Skills and Competencies

  • Minimum B.Sc /B.TECH/B.E desired, and over 7 years of experience in related field with background and experience in engineering and maintenance of equipment
  • Good understanding of the Health and Safety requirements in the workplace
  • Demonstrated ability in planning and organizing, controlling, coordinating and directing a Plant / Maintenance Department

    Indians are encouraged to apply

    To apply, send your CV only to applications@flexi-personnel.com before Friday, Sep 12th 2014.

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


    Centre for Health Solutions Chief of Party Job in Kenya

    Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is an indigenous, not-for-profit organisation that utilises local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure the implementation of evidence informed solutions and interventions to existing and emerging public health concerns.

    CHS works in partnership with various stakeholders including the Ministry of Health’s National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Unit (NTLD - Unit) towards implementation of Tuberculosis (TB) care and control activities across all of Kenya’s counties.

    This is part of a US Government initiative against TB in Kenya funded by USAID.

    CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual for the following position.

    Chief of Party

    Ref: 0015/CHS-USAID/CoP/2014

    Overall Job Function:

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of TB ARC program implementation including technical, financial and administrative management, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting, assuring the quality, impact and cost effectiveness of the program.

    Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Fostering collaborative working relationships with the Ministry of Health, NTLD- Unit among other key stakeholders
  • Maintaining a collaborative relationship with USAID, ensuring activities and targets are closely monitored
  • Providing leadership and overall technical and management responsibility for program implementation, including staff and program activity supervision
  • Managing quality, timely reporting to USAID through monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Leading in the development of the annual work plan and monitoring and evaluation plan
  • Participating in program monitoring and evaluation including development of tools and use of data to inform program planning
  • Continuously evaluating program effectiveness and determining corrective actions needed to improve goal achievement
  • Ensuring and supervising regular financial reporting, closely monitoring project expenditure Ensuring project expenses including procurement are reasonable, allocable and prudent and spent in accordance with USAID rules and regulations, and support annual auditing procedures
  • Ensuring proper technical capacity of staff and providing technical assistance when required
  • Facilitating and encouraging professional development initiatives among staff
  • Ensure adherence to CHS policies, guidelines and values by all staff
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the CEO

    Qualification and Skills Required

  • MBchB
  • Masters Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Management,International Health or a related field
  • A minimum of 10 years experience in project management of large, health sector development programs that have implemented successful activities
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organisational, teambuilding and representational skills
  • Must have senior level experience of at least three (3) years including managing a large team
  • A clear track record of leading complex projects
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level Government of Kenya officials, USAID, NGOs, private sector groups, cooperating agencies and donor organisations
  • Working knowledge and understanding of USAID program rules and regulations Professional maturity: maintains a positive outlook, motivates self and team to work constructively under pressure

    Analytical Thinking: builds a logical approach to address problems or opportunities; manages the situation at hand by drawing on own knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources as necessary

    Oral and Written Communication: proficiency in English, clearly and effectively expresses ideas, thoughts and concepts verbally and in written form

    Decision maker: demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills; capable of directing and managing change, inspiring teamwork and high performing teams

    Strategic planning and integration: demonstrates the knowledge and capacity to foster development of a common vision

    Interested candidates are required to send in their application to vacancies@chskenya.org on or before September 19, 2014 clearly indicating ‘Chief Of Pary: 0015/CHS-USAID/CoP/2014’ as the subject line.

    For more information and job application details, see; Centre for Health Solutions Chief of Party Job in Kenya

    Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification


    Chemonics International Chief of Party and Other Technical Specialists Jobs in Kenya

    Chemonics International, a U.S. based international development consulting firm, seeks a chief of party and other experienced professionals for the anticipated USAID-funded Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Program in Kenya (KIWASH).

    The program aims to strengthen water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services and water resource institutions and improve access to those services.

    It will also include work in integration of WASH and nutrition services and financing/credit for services.

    Ultimately the project will lead to at-scale adoption of sustainable models of WASH service delivery.

    Chief of Party

  • Masters degree in international development, water/sanitation engineering, public health, business administration, economics, or related field of study required
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a senior leadership position managing WASH-focused programs or working in health, environment and natural resources management, policy and financing, preferably in Kenya
  • Success in project leadership, management oversight and technical direction
  • Strong communication skills and proven ability to work collaboratively with senior Kenyan government officials, donor organizations, and other key stakeholders
  • Other Technical Specialists

    We are also seeking technical specialists in the following areas:

  • WASH Engineering
  • Sanitation and CLTS
  • Nutrition and Community Health
  • Water Resource Management
  • Business Development Services
  • Community Development and Participation
  • Water Policy
  • Local Governance
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Finance and Administration

    Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in relevant technical area preferred
  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible work experience
  • Proven record in successful delivery of technical assistance
  • Strong understanding of the nutrition and WASH challenges in Kenya

    Application Instructions: Send resumes and cover letters to kenyawashrecruit@gmail.com by September 9, 2014.

    Applications will be accepted beyond this date if positions remain unfilled.

    Please indicate which position the application is for in the e-mail subject line.

    No telephone inquiries, please.

    Only finalists will be contacted.


    OSIEA Deputy Director Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Position Available: Deputy Director

    Search closes: September 25, 2014

    The Open Society Institute works worldwide to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.

    OSIEA implements initiatives to advance justice, free speech, public health, and independent media in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan and South Sudan.

    The Deputy Director is a key member of the senior management team providing program and administrative management and for ensuring office operations are conducted effectively and efficiently in support of OSIEA programs.

    Based in Nairobi, the position works with the entire team and reports to the Executive Director to ensure performance standards are met.

    Responsibilities

  • Program Management and Staff Supervision
  • Assist the director to provide strategic vision, guidance and leadership on matters relating to OSIEA’s programming, strategy, management, governance, and budget
  • Supervise, mentor, and provide substantive guidance, feedback and support to designated program staff in refining the overall strategic direction of OSIEA’s focus areas, in establishing program priorities, and in designing and carrying out projects
  • Assist the director to put into place a process to oversee the preparation of the annual program strategy and budget plans with the director, program staff and board, including an annual staff retreat
  • Assist the director in overseeing the production of OSIEA communications and publications, including by writing and editing documents.
  • Develop and apply learning, monitoring and evaluation criteria to better measure the effectiveness and outcomes of OSIEA projects
  • As required, represent the Director at meetings within the OSI network and externally
  • Develop and coordinate special projects as requested by the Director Office Management and Administration
  • Oversee the financial and administrative departments and ensure that operations in all OSIEA offices are streamlined efficiently in compliance with legal and and administrative requirements.
  • Assist the director in planning for and preparation of OSIEA board meetings, including the grant approval process.
  • Develop and oversee mechanisms for regular staff communication, including monthly conference calls and regular meetings/calls between relevant colleagues as well as the board.
  • Put into place oversight mechanisms to ensure compliance with internal policy and legal requirements
  • Serve as the primary contact for financial oversight throughout the year Oversee security procedures

    Qualifications

  • Advanced degree and at least ten years work experience
  • Substantive knowledge of the East African region
  • Five years’ experience as a manager with an understanding of the principles and practices involved in the effective management of a complex institution.
  • Must enjoy management.
  • Proven commitment to the protection of human rights and knowledge of the East African region
  • Extraordinary initiative, creativity and capacity to think strategically
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array of people
  • Team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style
  • Ability to manage several simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail
  • Integrity, diplomatic manner and professional discretion essential
  • Willingness to travel as needed

    Compensation: Competitive salary, with good benefits package

    At OSIEA, all staff are expected to work at integrating the organizational values into the performance of their duties and tasks on a daily basis and participate in in-house working groups designed to uphold the values and foster healthy inter-office communication.

    For more information see; OSIEA Deputy Director Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Compensation: Competitive salary, with good benefits package

    No phone calls, please.

    Only successful candidates will be contacted.

    To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to jobs@osiea.org


    IBTCI M&E Verifications Assistants Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    IBTCI seeks M&E Verifications Assistants to play a central role in the day-to-day verification activities carried out by the Somalia Program Support Services (SPSS).

    Based in Nairobi with ongoing work inside Somalia, the team will be responsible for all verification-related activities, including research, planning, training, supervision, database management, quality control and final report editing.

    The Verifications Assistants will focus efforts on quality control and report editing under the Monitoring and Verifications Manager.

    Requirements:

  • Kenyan citizenship
  • Very strong written English language skills & demonstrated report writing skills and research skills
  • Previous M&E experience, or experience with an international donor on a similar program focusing on M&E
  • Very strong inter-personal skills and ability to work with a close-knit team
  • Strong time management, planning, research, training skills

    Highly Desirable:

  • Somali speaking skills
  • Local knowledge of Somalia and/or experience in Somalia
  • Professional journalism, research and/or formal written communication experience

    Applications (cover letter with CVs) should be sent via e-mail to mepsrecruiting@ibtci.com.

    Application deadline: September 30, 2014.

    Full job descriptions available upon request.

    Only candidates being actively considered for employment will be contacted.

    There is an immediate vacancy, so interested individuals are encouraged to apply promptly.


    FHI 360 Jobs in Kenya

    About FHI 360:

    FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.

    Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges.

    FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

    1. Technical Advisor I, Strategic Information and Monitoring & Evaluation

    Job ID: 14599

    Job Sector :Global Health, Population & Nutrition

    Of Openings Remaining 1

    Job Locations: Kenya-Nairobi

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • The Technical Advisor, Strategic Information and Monitoring and Evaluation will work closely with Director and other team of member of the SI/M&E unit to develop and maintain an integrated and coordinated portfolio of surveillance, program monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in support of FHI 360’s strategic plan, goals and objectives.
  • The surveillance portfolio includes third/new generation behavioral as well as bio-behavioral surveillance, mapping, size estimation, modeling etc.
  • The M&E portfolio covers development of comprehensive M&E plans, establishment of robust program monitoring system, conducting process assessments and undertaking outcome as well as impact level evaluations.
  • The incumbent should possess a high level of scientific and management expertise and substantial experience relevant to planning and implementing surveillance and M&E activities.

    Responsibilities include:

  • Develops and provides scientific and technical leadership, as well as personnel and budget oversight, in support of department and organizational strategic plan, mission, goals and objectives.
  • Contributes to FHI 360’s efforts to build and sustain capacity in core topic areas.
  • Provides technical assistance and contributions through the review and/or writing of proposals, protocols, papers, reports and ensures their accuracy and appropriateness.
  • Represents FHI 360 at scientific meetings and with funders such as USAID, NIH, CDC as well as private foundations, international organizations, and implementing agencies.
  • Ensures coordination with other FHI 360 units, departments and groups to foster collaboration, innovative approaches and technical excellence.

    Qualifications:

  • MS/MA in relevant field and 15+ years of relevant experience that includes 10+ years of supervisory experience or PhD in relevant field and 12+ years of relevant experience that includes 10+ years of supervisory experience.
  • Proven skills in resource development including identifying opportunities and leading or participating in the proposal development process.
  • Expertise in one of the core topic areas (surveillance, program monitoring, evaluation).
  • Substantial experience in planning and implementing programs and/or projects in developing countries.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills. Personnel management and grantsmanship experience. Ability to travel nationally and internationally as needed, including travel to developing countries.
  • This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.
  • This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment.
  • Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

    2. Senior Technical Officer, Partnerships

    Job ID : 14117

    Job Sector :Health

    Of Openings Remaining 1

    Job Locations: Kenya-Nairobi

    Project Description:

  • The Senior Technical Officer, Partnershipswill provide overall leadership and oversight on Public Private Partnerships to the anticipated USAID/Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus in Kenya aiming at improving the nutritional status of Kenyans.
  • Under the supervision of the DCOP, Technical, the position will be responsible for the initiation and expansion of Public Private Partnerships for sustainability, promotion of innovation, incorporation of private sector exertise and capitalize on corporate social investment into the program.
  • The position is contingent on funding.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Sets the agenda for public private engagement; pursing and relationship-building with private sector in support of Nutrition Assessment Counselling and Support (NACS).
  • Identify and secure opportunities towards funding and establishing sustainable financing for the expansion of private health care facilities providing NACS services.
  • Implements internal and external marketing efforts aimed to identify, leverage, and secure innovative funding opportunities for the expansion of raw material production and manufacture.
  • Provide timely and accurate reporting to to FHI 360, and donor on all partnership project activities and results.
  • Facilitates and conducts training and skills-building relevant to partnerships Serve as principal project liaison with private sector partners and stakeholders.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field such as Economics, International Affairs, or Business Administration.
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • 5-7 years experience implementing local economic development initiatives facilitating income generation, investment attraction, streamlined business processes, and public-private partnerships.
  • Previous experience implementing inclusive economic growth programs funded by international donors, preferably familiar with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Previous experience in East Africa is strongly preferred; Kenya experience is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior writing skills
  • Proven management skills and ability to negotiate effectively with donors and partner agencies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

    3. Commodities and Distribution Manager

    Job ID : 14116

    Job Sector Health

    Of Openings Remaining 1

    Job Locations: Kenya-Nairobi

    Project Description:

    The Commodities and Distribution Manager will provide management of procurement, distribution and monitoring of supplemental nutrition support to the anticipated USAID/Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus in Kenya aiming at improving the nutritional status of Kenyans. The position is contingent on funding.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Leads in the implementation of the product supply chain including a system for the procurement and distribution of the nutrition products.
  • Interacts with the tehnical teams in the preparation of appropriate documents:
  • Supply plans, Supply / contracts requisitions and purchase orders, etc.; according to procurement specifications and supply procedures.
  • Faciliate efficient clearance, storage and distribution of the nutrition products to facilities from ports of entry and warehouses.
  • When required, maintains contact with customs and immigration officials, follows up on preliminary supply clearance documentations to facilitate timely customs clearance of the products in keeping with established protocol.
  • Undertakes local procurements, as required.
  • Undertakes field visits to project sites to inventory and monitor supply inputs.
  • Proposes corrective actions to improve logistical procedures.
  • Identifies training needs and develops training activities in supply management for FHI 360’s staff counterparts, designed to improve supply delivery.

    Qualifications:

  • University degree in Business Administration, Supply & Logistics Management or related field.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in similar role in a large donor funded program in Kenya.
  • Demonstrated experience in logistics management and coordination within the field of supply chain management, fleet/ transport management and asset management and distribution support.
  • Strong planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
  • Familiarity with US government programming, rules and regulations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

    4. Finance Manager

    Job ID 14115

    Job Sector Finance

    Of Openings Remaining 1

    Job Locations Kenya-Nairobi

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • The Finance Manager will provide overall financial management to the anticipated USAID/Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus in Kenya aiming at improving the nutritional status of Kenyans.
  • Under the supervision of the DCOP, Operations, the Finance Manager responsibilities will include monitoring project finances, preparing project budgets, managing financial reporting to clients, ensuring adherence to funder rules and regulations, coordinating with headquarters on financial information, providing financial technical assistance to develop the capacity of FHI 360 partner organizations and entities in the country, and acting as a resource for project staff on finance-related issues.
  • The position is contingent on funding.
  • Position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and is contingent upon receipt of award and funder approval of key personnel.

  • Directs and manages the project budget in accordance with the approved annual budget and monitors the expenditures on an on-going basis.
  • Oversees the timely completion and accuracy of monthly financial reports prepared for submission to FHI 360 headquarters and donor.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of adequate financial resources to support monthly program operations and subproject reimbursements.
  • Ensures all activities related to financial management are carried out in conformance with policies and procedures established by FHI 360 and the funder.
  • Coordinates with related staff to ensure that project budgets, accounting, and fiscal control procedures are implemented effectively.
  • Oversees the pre-award audit of new implementation agencies and guides the project budget development with country office staff.
  • Oversees the monitoring and review of project financial reports to ensure compliance with project budgets and FHI 360 policies.
  • Provides support with the internal audit functions.
  • Participates and contributes to the overall mission of FHI 360.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Qualifications:

  • MS/MA/MBA or BS/BA in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Must be a CPA (K)
  • 5-7 years’ experience in similar capacity in accounting/budgeting management
  • Strong working knowledge of computer programs: Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
  • Experience managing US government funds;
  • Experience working with an international organization an added advantage
  • Good planning and organizational skills

    5. Finance Manager

    Job ID 13904

    Job Sector Administration

    Of Openings Remaining 1

    Job Locations Kenya-Nairobi

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • The Finance Manager will provide overall financial management for a public health project in Kenya.
  • Responsibilities include monitoring project finances, preparing project budgets, managing financial reporting to clients, ensuring adherence to funder rules and regulations, coordinating with headquarters on financial information, providing financial technical assistance to develop the capacity of FHI 360 partner organizations and entities in the country, and acting as a resource for project staff on finance-related issues.

  • Position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and is contingent upon receipt of award and funder approval of key personnel.

    The Finance Manager will:

  • Provides leadership and support for all project financial management areas including, accounting, payments, reporting systems and procedures for FHI 360 Kenya.
  • Directs and manages the project budget in accordance with the approved annual budget and monitors the expenditures on an on-going basis.
  • Oversees the timely completion and accuracy of monthly financial reports (GFAS and other reports recommended by funding agencies) prepared for submission to FHI 360 headquarters and funding agencies.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of adequate financial resources in-country to support monthly program operations and subproject reimbursements. Ensures all activities related to financial management are carried out in conformance with policies and procedures established by FHI 360 and the funder.
  • Coordinates with related staff to ensure that project budgets, accounting, and fiscal control procedures are implemented effectively.
  • Oversees the pre-award audit of new implementation agencies and guides the subproject budget development with country office staff.
  • Oversees the monitoring and review of subproject financial reports to ensure compliance with subproject budgets and FHI 360 policies.
  • Provides support with the internal audit functions. Participates and contributes to the overall mission of FHI 360.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Qualifications:

  • BS/BA in Accounting, Finance or related field, and 5-8 years combined experience in accounting/budgeting management; or MS/MA/MBA with 5 - 7 years combined experience in accounting/budgeting management.
  • Must be a CPA (K).Strong working knowledge of computer programs: Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
  • Experience managing US government funds.
  • Experience working with an international organization an added advantage.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and public

    6. Technical Officer III, Monitoring & Evaluation

    Job ID 13903

    Job Sector Administration

    Of Openings Remaining 1

    Job Locations Kenya-Nairobi

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and implementation of a comprehensive M&E plan and activities for a public health project in Kenya, focusing specifically on systems for collecting data to measure project implementation, effectiveness, quality assurance, documentation and reporting.

  • The position overseas implementation of data management and M&E activities in accordance with guidelines stipulated by the funder and the Government of Kenya and regularly updates project staff on progress towards implementation of the work plan and designing methods for demonstrating program outputs, outcomes and impact.

  • Position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and is contingent upon receipt of award and funder approval of key personnel.

    The Technical Officer III, Monitoring & Evaluation will:

  • Manage and coordinate implementation of M&E for the project.
  • Supervise and provide guidance to relevant project staff.
  • Lead development of quality assurance systems for the project to ensure data quality.
  • Ensure appropriate data collection tools and systems are in place and are being used correctly by staff and partners to collect required and accurate data for performance, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Oversee and guide development of the project’s management information system and database.
  • Prepare and review program performance monitoring plan (PMP) as required by the funder.
  • Operationalize the PMP, including data collection and verification and prepare project performance and data reports as required.
  • Identify M&E technical assistance (TA) needs of partners, facilities and/or government counterparts and provide/organize TA through training, mentorship, and/or on-site supervision.
  • Participate in program monitoring visits/forums with other project staff as necessary.
  • Ensure all relevant project staffs are aware of and adhere to funder and government monitoring, evaluation and reporting guidelines and requirements.
  • Continuously review and analyze collected data and advise program management on needed program revisions.
  • Contribute to progress reports for the funder and other program deliverables as required.
  • Advise and promote best practices in data management and M&E among project staff and partners.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent in social science or public health with minimum eight (8) years relevant experience.Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must have at least 5-7 years of experience in managing and executing M&E activities for donor-funded programs.
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, databases, spreadsheets, including advanced skills in at least two of the following programs: SPSS, Excel, Epi Info, Stata, and MS Access.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability lead a team.
  • Experience with US government-funded programs and reporting requirements is an advantage.
  • Proven experience in public health-related research and/or surveillance is a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English Interested candidates may register online through

    7. Chief of Party (Project Director)

    Job ID 13902

    Job Sector Administration

    Of Openings Remaining 1

    Job Locations Kenya-Nairobi

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • The Project Director / Chief of Party (COP) will be the project’s senior supervisor and will oversee all aspects of performance for a public health project in Kenya.
  • Under the supervision of the Country Director, the COP will serve as the project’s principal contact point for funder, government, civil society, and implementing partners.

  • The COP will supervise and oversee project staff and consultants. S/he will have overall responsibility for ensuring that procedures are established and adhered to for activity development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting.

  • S/he will provide overall supervision of implementing partners and ensure timely progress against schedules, achievement of deliverables, and quality of results.

  • This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and is contingent upon receipt of award and funder approval of key personnel.

    The Project Director will:

  • Lead and provide day-to-day management oversight and technical guidance to the project, including general financial oversight and programmatic monitoring, ensuring quality and timeliness of all activities.
  • Oversee project technical and strategic planning including Country Operational Plan and annual work plan, budget, progress reports, and financial reports, and ensure timeliness and quality of project deliverables.
  • Ensure programming complies with priorities and systems of the Government of Kenya, the funder, and FHI 360/global rules and regulations, and that systems are in place so that local implementing agencies fully comply with programming, implementation, reporting and evaluation procedures.
  • Serve as the primary liaison for the project with the funder, government counterparts, other stakeholders, and FHI 360 headquarters, playing a coordination role as needed.
  • Provide ongoing programming/technical support and guidance to build the capacity of the government counterparts and civil society in coordinating, managing and implementing relevant public health services.
  • Conduct appropriate monitoring of subprojects to achieve financial, administrative, and programmatic goals.
  • Manage the selection, development, supervision and evaluation of assigned staff and budgets including recruitment, establishment of performance expectations, performance assessments, recommended action based on performance (e.g., recognition, disciplinary action).
  • Provide leadership and team building at the project level and supervise project staff.
  • Represent the project and FHI 360 with external audiences as needed.
  • Participate in country office strategic planning and resource development efforts, if necessary.
  • Participate and contribute to the overall mission of FHI 360. Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or its international equivalent in international development, public health or related field with minimum 10 years of relevant experience with at least 5-7 years of senior-level project management experience in coordinating development efforts in public health, preferably in Kenya or East Africa .
  • Experience managing US government funded projects with sub awards to local partners highly preferred.
  • Experience living and working in Kenya preferred; Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, lead teams, make high-level decisions, and navigate politically-sensitive terrain. Familiarity with US government programming, rules and regulations
  • Experience working with an international non-governmental organization (NGO) preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

    8. Chief of Party / Project Director

    Location: Kenya

    Reference: FHI360-COP-098

    Position Summary:

    The Chief of Party (COP) will be the project’s senior supervisor and will oversee all aspects of performance for a public health project in Kenya.

    Under the supervision of the Country Director, the COP will serve as the project’s principal contact point for funder, government, civil society, and implementing partners.

    The COP will supervise and oversee project staff and consultants. S/he will have overall responsibility for ensuring that procedures are established and adhered to for activity development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting.

    S/he will provide overall supervision of implementing partners and ensure timely progress against schedules, achievement of deliverables, and quality of results.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD in relevant field with 7-9 years of experience or MS/MA/MPH in international development, public health or related field with 9-11 years of relevant experience with at least 5-7 years of senior-level project management experience, preferably in Kenya or East Africa or BS/BA in public health or related fields with 11-13 years relevant experience with at least 8 years senior-level experience in coordinating development efforts in public health.

  • Experience managing US government funded projects with sub awards to local partners highly preferred.

  • Experience living and working in Kenya preferred; Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, lead teams, make high-level decisions, and navigate politically-sensitive terrain.
  • Familiarity with US government programming, rules and regulations
  • Experience working with an international non-governmental organization (NGO) preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

    9. Associate Director, Clinical Care

    Location: Kenya

    Reference: FHI360-ADCC-099

    Position Summary:

    To assist the Project Director, in coordinating and managing the clinical technical implementation of a comprehensive HIV care and treatment program; to ensure technical assistance to GOK and other partners is provided in a well-coordinated and unified manner.

    The post holder will also be responsible for providing technical assistance to both the public and private sector clinical services.

    The Associate Director will play a key liaison role with the both the Ministries of Health and private health care facilities.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • MBA/MA/MPH with 7-9 years relevant experience in project management, or BA/BS in relevant field with 9-11 years relevant work experience.

    10. Senior Technical Officer

    Ref: FP/RH/MCH/ PMTCT/)

    Location: Kenya

    Reference: FHI360-STO-100

    Position Summary:

    The Senior Technical Officer (FP/RH/MCH/ PMTCT/) has the overall responsibility for achieving the objectives of the reproductive health (RH) and HIV/AIDS integration component of the project by providing programmatic and technical leadership in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the stipulated family planning, reproductive health, maternal child health and PMTCT and service delivery activities in geographical program areas.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Medicine or Public Health with 5-7 years working experience in FP/RH/MCH/PMTCT/ in a technical capacity and two years of experience working with integrated health programs, BS/BA in relevant field with 7-9 years’ experience.
  • Experience in training and supervision of large MNCH programs and familiarity with MOH PMTCT guidelines and procedures
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and excellent computer skills on Ms Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated technical assistance and consulting experience related to public health responses to FP/RH/MCH service delivery and STI/HIV/AIDS prevention.
  • Demonstrated leadership in facilitating multi-sectorial alliances and partnerships at local, national, and international levels in the area of FP/RH/MCH.
  • FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer.

    11. Associate Director, Laboratory Strengthening Project

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reference: FHI360-ADLSP-102

    Position Summary:

    The Associate Director will be the project’s senior supervisor and will oversee all aspects of performance for the laboratory strengthening project in Kenya.

    Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Associate Director will serve as the project’s principal contact point for funder, government, civil society, and implementing partners.

    Associate Director will supervise and oversee project staff and consultants.

    S/he will have overall responsibility for ensuring that procedures are established and adhered to for activity development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting.

    S/he will provide overall supervision of implementing partners and ensure timely progress against schedules, achievement of deliverables, and quality of results.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or other field related to Health with 7-9 years’ relevant experience in international development program management, cross-cultural communications, US Government rules and regulations.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or its international equivalent in Public Health, or other field related to Health sciences with a minimum of 8 + years’.

    12. Technical Officer, Laboratory Technologist

    6 Positions

    Location: Nakuru, Baringo, Narok, Mombasa, Garisa, Meru

    Reference: FHI360-TOLT-103

    Position Summary:

    The Technical Officer will be responsible for providing mentor-ship, coaching and regular updates to laboratory service providers.

    They will be responsible for working closely with the service providers to ensure that the quality of laboratory services are sustained across as defined by the MOH quality standards.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology or equivalent with at least 5-7 years related work experience within a clinical or research laboratory including experience with laboratory quality control and quality assurance systems and implementation;
  • Or Diploma in Medical laboratory technology with 7-9 years of experience will be considered. Supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Ability and aptitude to provide laboratory accreditation mentor-ship services and to perform quality assurance assessments against accepted national and international standards and regulations.

    FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package.

    Interested candidates may register online through FHI 360's Career Center at FHI360 Jobs in Kenya or

    Through the Employment section at FHI360 Jobs in Kenya by 31st October 2014.

    Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements.

    Please specify source in your application.

    FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

    FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.


    NGO Jobs in Kenya - Recruiting Project Assistants

    Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic organization, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.

    JRS has a priority to work wherever the needs of displaced people are urgent and unattended by others, and offers a human service to refugees and the communities through a wide range of rehabilitation and relief activities, many of which center around formal and informal education needs.

    Description

    This is a position based in Nairobi.

    The holder will be actively involved in planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of the vocational skills training program.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Analysing vocational skills training student’s and enterprise development applications, short list candidates and interviews candidates to benefit from the education programme.

  • Vocational & Enterprise development

  • Identification and assessment of beneficiaries of enterprise development.

  • Carry out home visits for all the possible vocational skills training beneficiaries and prepare the home visits reports and recommendations.
  • Maintain a proper filling system for all vocational skills training student’s documents and records.
  • Coordinating the student’s placement in institutions of learning.
  • Maintaining and updating student’s enrollment and performance databases.
  • Hold monitoring meetings with students
  • Analyze student’s performance and offer guidance and counseling appropriately.
  • In liaison with the institutions of learning, carry out students monitoring in schools, identifying and advocating for the emerging needs.
  • Receive and analyze students’ requirements list at the end of every term
  • Keep an updated inventory list of all students materials purchased and distributed.
  • Attend to livelihood support clients at the JRS reception area
  • On – going participation in preparation of student’s fees/subsistence allowance payment and follow up payment receipt.
  • Represent JRS in livelihood related meetings.
  • Participate in any other programme activity as agreed with the Project Director or the Country Director.

    Qualifications

  • Degree in economics / sociology / Education Economics and at least two years practical working experience preferably in project management in INGO, together with relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in managing people/teams
  • Ability to build effective partnership and collaborate with other team members.
  • Ability to work sensitively with refugee population of different ethnic background and/or demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Kiswahili (written and oral) and
  • Good knowledge of MS word/Office.
  • Flexibility, resilience to stress and ability to adapt to changing working environments
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and planning skills and monitoring and evaluation skills/experience.
  • Patience, perseverance, proactive, self motivated and ability to work in stressful environment

    Starting Salary: Kshs. 45,150.00

    (Applications that have not met these guidelines will not be considered only short listed candidates will be contacted)

    How to apply:

    Please send your Cover Letter that indicates what skills and experience one has that meets the criteria and when one is available to start.

    Please also include a CV that should include contacts for three referees to kenya.applications@jrs.net by 30th October


    ACTED NGO Jobs in Kenya

    1. AMEU Assistants (4 positions)

    Department: AMEU

    Direct hierarchy: AMEU Officer

    Contract duration: Six Months

    Location: 2 x Kismayo 2 x Elwak

    Starting date: September 2014

    Responsibilities:

  • Assist the AMEU officer to prepare and implement monitoring and evaluations plans to measure project progress and impact indicators
  • Assist in planning and conducting field level data collection and project monitoring using different techniques including household surveys, market data collection, focus group discussion, key informative interviews, etc. Conduct training and supervision of enumerator teams , including checking questionnaires for reliability and consistency
  • Support the implementation and evaluation of the feedback response mechanism Conduct quantitative data entry and recording of qualitative field notes and conducting quality checking and cleaning of data
  • Support analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, writing reports to inform programme development and implementation
  • Improve AMEU process and procedures including data collection skills, data quality, analysis and report writing
  • Develop case studies, success stories and lessons learnt papers
  • Perform any other task assigned by the manager.

    Qualifications/Required skills:

  • Diploma in a social science or related field; Degree in social sciences or related field is preferred; at least one year experience in working with International NGO in the similar level.
  • Experience in participatory assessments, monitoring and evaluation, data processing and analysis
  • Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, social and cultural constraints and realities
  • Ability to organize and train field teams
  • Reliable, honest and sincere work attitude
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to coordinate with other departments.
  • Highly motivated and ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relationships.
  • Experience and willingness to travel within Somalia areas where ACTED is active.
  • Excellent communication skills, personal, calm and good sense of humor Fluent in written and spoken Somali and English
  • Proven ability to handle large and varied workloads, and deal constructively with stress

    2. AMEU Officers(2 positions)

    Department: AME

    Direct hierarchy: AMEU Manager

    Contract duration: Six Months

    Location: 1 x Kismayo

    1 x Elwak

    Starting date: September 2014

    Responsibilities:

  • Develop AME project monitoring and evaluation plans, M&E tools, data collection tools and methodologies specific to field projects.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the collection of accurate, reliable and useful data for project implementation and development.
  • Daily supervision of AMEU field teams to ensure field monitoring, evaluation and other AME tasks are followed.
  • Check and ensure data collection, identify problem areas and recommend solutions.
  • Compile AME reports and in collaboration with the Database officer/Data Analyst and analyse AME findings.
  • Updating work plans and AME tasks for all field teams.
  • Support the field teams in collection of monthly market data (food baskets) and compile into comparative reports.
  • Forecast AMEU team finance, logistics and administrative (FLAT) needs in advance of activities planned.
  • Oversee quick and accurate reporting of monitoring results to ensure ACTED, donors and other organizations can build upon successes and lessons learnt during program.
  • Provide technical assistance to Somalia project team in developing strategic and implementation plans in design process.
  • Develop/consolidate key indicators and subsequently incorporate them in all agreements and amendments under the projects.
  • Ensure transparent and accountable participation of project beneficiaries in AME activities.
  • Provide internal ACTED reporting as required for the coordination team.
  • Any other duty that may be assigned by the manager.

    Qualifications/Skills/Profile Required

  • Degree/ Higher Diploma in Sociology, Community Development, Statistics, or related field.
  • Extensive experience of social research methods to conduct monitoring and evaluation for humanitarian and development initiatives/interventions. Knowledge and experience of participatory rural appraisal methods an asset.
  • Excellent analytical skills in order to interpret qualitative and quantitative data and discern useful recommendations for programme implementation and development.
  • Statistical analysis including use of SPSS and Excel for data analysis;
  • At least 3 years of work experience in a similar field; former experience with humanitarian organizations is an asset.
  • Somalia National with good English communications skills (both oral and written) and ability to travel to Kenya and other Somalia bases where ACTED is operational.
  • Strong team player of high integrity, pleasant personality, ability to work under least supervision and meet strict deadlines.
  • Computer literate and with excellent IT Knowledge.
  • Strong people management and leadership skills

    3. Security Coordinator

    Department: Coordination

    Direct hierarchy: Kenya/Somalia Country Director

    Contract duration: Six Months (with possible extension)

    Location: Nairobi – with frequent travels to Somalia and Kenya field offices

    Starting date: September 2014

    Main objective:

  • To provide overall leadership and management of security procedures, protocols and systems in ACTED’s Kenya and Somalia bases. This includes but is not limited to: Compound security; travel SOPs; base set-ups and security reviews; and security management.
  • The role will require active management of security processes, technical management of a Security Officer in Somalia and an advisory role for all bases.
  • The Security Coordinator will work closely with the Kenya and Somalia Coordinators, as well as with the logistics department on the procurement of essential security items and processes, systems and procedures for travel etc.

    Responsibilities:

  • To regularly assess and analyse the security situation, identify and implement appropriate risk mitigation measure in Nairobi and in all ACTED areas of intervention in Kenya and Somalia.
  • To technically supervise field security officers and focal points. Daily security check-in with the field security focal points recorded in the Security Monitoring Plan.
  • To participate in relevant meetings and build a strong network of contacts in Kenya and Somalia.
  • Adjust security procedures and revise security plan as needed and ensure their implementation in coordination with the field coordinators and their security focal points (ex. staff movements, communication, clearance, etc.)
  • Oversee the implementation of security and safety measures as stated in ACTED Security Plan or decided with the Country Director and with the Kenya and Somalia Coordinator.
  • Provide security briefing to staff as needed and ensure that all staffs adhere to security policies and procedures. This includes briefing to all newly recruited staff joining ACTED
  • In collaboration with the Coordination team develop security procedures, SOPs and field security briefings for new arrivals with the field security focal points.
  • Advise on security equipment and on premises, conduct periodic security assessment of the same and advice on improvements and solutions appropriately.
  • Advise Coordination on security matters for project development, implementation and routine work.
  • If possible, advise on humanitarian access negotiation
  • Provide training and capacity building for staff members in order to increase the level of technical ability and skills in terms of safety and security. Ensure that staff members are proficient in the use of safety and security equipment, including communications equipment, vehicle emergency equipment and personal security safeguards required for work in the field.
  • Facilitate security clearances for areas where required.
  • Provide advice on the security of transportation and logistics.
  • Responsible for complying with all the reporting requirements within the various sub departments to the country department team, HQ as well as donor requirements within the FLAT process.
  • Ensure proper filing/file maintenance of security related documents.
  • Manage all compound security and reporting from bases on agreed time-frames.
  • Develop security guard training tools for Kenya and Somalia and security equipment maintenance check-lists / calendars.
  • This position will require frequent travel to ACTED’s areas of intervention in Kenya and Somalia.

    Qualifications/Skills Required

  • A minimum of three years relevant experience on security, preferably at a management position, in an INGO.
  • Good understanding of the Somalia context.
  • Strong analytical skills (context, people …)
  • Flexibility/pragmatism and dynamism/commitment.
  • Good understanding of security procedures and equipment.
  • In-depth knowledge of security management and risk management.
  • Excellent resistance to stressful situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective work relations at all levels,
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to manage varied workloads, and deal constructively with stress and working long hours.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision, pro-active and a good team-player.
  • A commitment to documented systems and procedures.
  • Computer literate
  • Capacity to build a maintain a strong professional network

    4. Head of Operations

    Department: Coordination

    Direct hierarchy: Somalia Coordinator

    Contract duration: Six Months

    Location: Mogadishu

    Starting date: September 2014

    Main objective:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Somalia Coordinator, he/she is responsible for overseeing the overall functions of the Mogadishu office and all field bases.
  • This includes oversight of all office functions, compliance processes and human resource management.
  • All field based staff will report directly to the Head of Operations (HoO) who will be the focal contact for the Nairobi office on strategic, office or program related issues.
  • This is a senior position with a great deal of responsibility and opportunity as ACTED’s programs continue to expand. Under the direction of the Somalia Coordinator, the HoO will take a lead on coordination of the Somalia operations. S/he will also provide input into the strategic direction of ACTED’s programming and initiate processes for exploring further areas of intervention.
  • This is an exciting post at a time of expansion for ACTED’s activities for a highly driven, professional, structured and organised leader with high attention to detail and a commitment to capacity development of Somali nationals.
  • The successful candidate will be passionate about providing humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable and have an uncompromising commitment to transparency and accountability.

    Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate office functions and ensure operations of Somalia field offices are in compliance with ACTED policies and requirements.
  • Directly supervise and provide overall leadership to the Somalia team under the guidance of the Somalia Coordinator.
  • Provide operational guidance to Somalia field offices and facilitate coordination between departments toward common objectives.
  • Ensure ACTED programs are implemented with full transparency and accountability to both donors and communities.
  • Ensure that all activities are monitored, and key performance indicators reported on a regular basis to achieve the set objectives.
  • Travel to field bases and provide strong leadership on program when necessary.
  • Travel to field bases and ensure all compliance procedures are being followed and that human resources match/meet the needs of program activities.
  • Ensure weekly, monthly and other technical reports and are submitted to relevant managers on timely manner and provide operational support to all other major project deliverables.
  • Provide support to technical support departments to ensure best practices and ACTED’s policies and procedures are being followed, including: HR; Finance; Security; Programs; Logistics and Procurement.
  • Oversee overall day to day operations of ACTED Somalia field staff in planning, systems and controls.
  • Play a significant role in long-term planning for ACTED’s field operations, including initiatives toward operational excellence and increased presence according to needs of communities.
  • Facilitate and coordinate teams in the set-up of new offices and bases as required.
  • Maintain a professional culture and positive working atmosphere focused on teamwork and shared responsibilities.
  • Provide leadership and structure to team/departments to ensure functions are being fulfilled and work conducted in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Provide recommendations to the Somalia Coordinator on developing office and personnel structures toward more effective and efficient operations.

    Qualifications/Required skills:

  • Somali national.

  • A competent professional with experience in management, coordination of field offices, HR, logistics and finance processes.
  • Capacity building and ability to guide and delegate responsibilities effectively.
  • At minimum of 3 years direct experience in operations management.
  • Adaptive management and intercultural, communication skills; experience with managing cultural differences.
  • Dedication to ACTED’s mission and oriented to its goals and vision for assisting the most vulnerable.
  • Strong background and work experience in Finance, HR, and Logistics.
  • A responsible and independent work attitude.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word, outlook, and access.
  • Fluent in both Somalia and English
  • Knowledge and experience in organizational effectiveness and operations management implementing best practices.
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff groups and major projects or initiatives.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace.
  • Excellent people manager, open to direction and collaborative work style and commitment to get the job done.
  • Leadership, supervision and decision making skills are required.
  • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization.
  • Ability to look at situations from several points of view.
  • Appreciation and commitment to line management structures and systematic and structured approaches to management.
  • Commitment to accountability, transparency and strict documentation of compliance procedures.

    5. Beneficiary Engagement Coordinator

    Department: Program

    Direct hierarchy: Somalia Coordinator

    Contract duration: Six Months (with possible extension)

    Location: Nairobi – with travel to Somalia

    Starting date: September 2014

    Main objective:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Somalia Coordinator, he/she is responsible for ensuring ACTED continuously engage in meaningful two-way dialogue with communities it serves.
  • The Beneficiary Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring the implementation and management of a complaints mechanism, pro-active engagement with project beneficiaries and ensuring issues, questions and complaints are followed up in a meaningful and genuine manner.
  • This is a new role and suited to a dynamic, committed and hard-working individual who embraces innovation and the development of new initiatives.
  • The successful candidate will line manage field based Community Engagement Officers and influence the overall future strategy of ACTED’s work in this area.
  • This is a very exciting initiative for those interesting and passionate about ensuring communities have direct influence in aid interventions and how they are carried out.

    Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate ACTED Somalia beneficiary engagement strategy and field activities Supervise ACTED Somalia beneficiary engagement officers
  • Liaise with communities/beneficiaries to ensure meaningful two-way dialogue and feedback.
  • Pro-actively engage project participants to ensure communities are active participants in shaping appropriate approaches to project implementation.
  • Conduct trainings on community mobilisation, complaints handling and commination with communities to ACTED mobilisation staff.
  • Design and develop innovative ways to engage beneficiaries in projects.
  • Manage a complaints mechanism and ensure timely feedback is provided to beneficiaries.
  • Document all interactions with communities and create a referral system to handle complaints appropriately.
  • Assess and map community structures in ACTED areas of operation to ensure beneficiary engagement mechanisms are culturally appropriate and ensure the involvement of all groups, including vulnerable or marginalised groups.
  • Create weekly and monthly reports on activities and interactions.
  • Create and maintain beneficiary databases.
  • Create and maintain call logs, action points, referrals and feedback databases.
  • Working closely with program teams to ensure beneficiary feedback is incorporated into better practices and future programs.

    Qualifications/Required skills:

  • University Degree in relevant field.
  • Previous experience working with an NGO is an advantage.
  • Good IT skills and proven ability to learn new software quickly including: Word, Outlook, Excel.
  • Innovative, idea driven and able to learn new technology. Somalia nationals are encouraged to apply.
  • Practical work experience working in NGO projects is an advantage.
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices.
  • Ability to coordinate with other departments.
  • Motivated and creative in approaches to work.
  • Highly motivated and ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relationships.
  • Experience and willingness to travel to and work in Somalia.
  • Excellent communication skills, personable and articulate.
  • Fluent in written and spoken Somali and English.
  • Proven ability to handle large and varied workloads, and deal constructively with changing priorities.
  • Flexible, to adapt to new approaches and influence strategies.
  • Committed to humanitarian principles and community inclusion in aid programs.

    6. Beneficiary Engagement Officers (3 positions)

    Department: Program

    Direct hierarchy: Beneficiary Engagement Coordinator

    Contract duration: Six Months

    Location: 1 x Kismayo

    1 x Elwak 1 x Baidoa

    Starting date: September 2014

    Main objective:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Beneficiary Engagement Coordinator, he/she is responsible for ensuring ACTED continuously engage in meaningful two-way dialogue with communities it serves.
  • The Beneficiary Engagement Officer will be responsible for ensuring the implementation and management of a complaints mechanism, pro-active engagement with project beneficiaries and ensuring issues, questions and complaints are followed up in a meaningful and genuine manner.
  • This is a new role and suited to a dynamic, committed and hard-working.
  • This is a very exciting initiative for those interesting and passionate about ensuring communities have direct influence in aid interventions and how they are carried out.
  • This initiative is about given a voice to communities and ensuring accurate needs and feedback is being listened to and acted upon in ACTED programs.

    Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with communities, beneficiaries, local authorities and community leadership structures at field level.
  • Conduct weekly meetings on a structured basis including: focus groups discussions; household interviews; village relief committee meetings; key informant interviews (authorities etc).
  • Produce weekly and monthly reports and databases on feedback gathered.
  • Act as a focal point for complaints and feedback on ACTED programs.
  • Map and assess community structures to ensure feedback is representative of all groups.
  • Work closely with program teams to ensure all feedback is incorporated into approaches and future programs where possible.
  • Provide timely feedback to all stakeholders based on complaints and feedback.
  • Work closely with community mobilisation teams as when necessary as a technical advisor on community focal points, structures and inclusivity of all groups.

    Qualifications/Required skills:

  • University Degree in relevant field.
  • Somali national
  • Practical experience working with communities.
  • Previous NGO experience is an advantage but not essential for the right candidate.
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices.
  • Ability to coordinate with other departments.
  • Highly motivated and ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relationships.
  • Experience and willingness to be based in the relevant field location.
  • Committed to community participation in humanitarian interventions.
  • Dynamic and flexible to changing priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills and able to engage with communities, officials and community leaders.
  • Fluent in written and spoken Somali and English
  • Proven ability to handle large and varied workloads, and deal constructively with changing priorities.

    7. Food Security and Livelihoods Advisor

    Department: Coordination

    Direct hierarchy: Somalia Coordinator

    Contract duration: Six Months (with possible extension)

    Location: Mogadishu

    Starting date: September 2014

    Responsibilities:

  • Ensure effective implementation of ACTED FSL programming in accordance with program requirements and in line with international standards and best practices.
  • Provide technical support for all FSL program components and develop strategies for FSL interventions with a particular focus on diversified livelihoods.
  • Develop ACTED best practices on FSL interventions in Somalia alongside the Program Manager.
  • Conduct feasibility studies on potential new FSL interventions, including but not limited to: cash interventions; vocational livelihoods; agriculture; livestock.
  • Ensure the timely implementation of ACTED FSL components in coordination with field teams and Coordination.
  • Plan the procurement of FSL inputs and recruitment of technical livelihoods trainers.
  • Represent ACTED in Clusters and coordination forums on FSL related issues alongside the logistics and procurement departments.
  • Support the development of M&E tools and assessments to inform FSL interventions.
  • Provide technical input into proposals and programs as required.
  • Supervising and conducted FSL trainings and training of trainers (ToTs).
  • Other duties as required

    Qualifications/Required skills:

  • Somali national.
  • A diploma/degree in agriculture; livestock keeping; project management; or other relevant field.
  • A minimum of five years (if a diploma holder) and 2 years (degree if a degree holder) experience in working/programming in either emergency/relief or development, including working on community-based FSL interventions.
  • Background in training of communities and involvement in FSL trainings.
  • Experience in providing technical input into project design, proposal writing, needs assessments, surveys, and information management.
  • Experience in supervising, training, and coaching staff.
  • Good understanding of SPHERE and other international standards.
  • Ability to conduct and effectively communicate community FSL activities.
  • Ability to conduct trainings for staff and communities, including ToTs.
  • Experience in compiling high quality reports and strategy documents to inform future interventions.
  • Computer literacy (MS Office).
  • Fluency in English & Somali.
  • Experience of working in a team and coordinating the work of project staff of different cultural backgrounds.
  • Able to handle, prioritize, multiple tasks simultaneously.

    8. Wash Officer Department: Program

    Direct hierarchy: Somalia Coordinator

    Contract duration: Six Months (with possible extension)

    Location: Mogadishu

    Starting date: September 2014

    Responsibilities:

  • Ensure effective implementation of ACTED WASH programming in accordance with program requirements and in line with international standards and best practices.
  • Provide technical support for all WASH program components and oversee the selection and repair of selected water sources.
  • Develop ACTED best practices on WASH interventions in Somalia.
  • Conduct feasibility studies on potential new WASH interventions, including but not limited to: Water source construction; Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS); and other programming focusing on hygiene and sanitation behaviour change at the individual and community-level.
  • Conduct training of trainers (ToTs) on hygiene promotion and design hygiene and other sanitation and hygiene campaigns.
  • Represent ACTED in Clusters and coordination forums on WASH related issues.
  • Provide technical input into proposals and programs as required.
  • Other duties as required

    Qualifications/Skills Required

  • Somali national.
  • A diploma/degree in Water Engineering, Water Resource Management, Hydro-geology or a related field (Public Health, etc.).
  • A minimum of five years (if a diploma holder) and 2 years (degree if a degree holder) experience in working/programming in either emergency/relief or development, including working on community-based water, health, and sanitation projects with evidence of successful implementation of similar projects (CLTS, sanitation infrastructure, hygiene promotion, etc.)
  • Background in training of communities and involvement in WASH or health campaigns.
  • Experience in providing technical input into project design, proposal writing, needs assessments, surveys, and information management.
  • Experience in supervising, training, and coaching staff.
  • Good understanding of SPHERE and other international standards.
  • Ability to conduct and effectively communicate community WASH (including sanitation and hygiene) needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH activities.
  • Experience in compiling high quality reports and strategy documents to inform future interventions.
  • Computer literacy (MS Office).
  • Fluency in English & Somali.
  • Experience of working in a team and coordinating the work of project staff of different cultural backgrounds.
  • Able to handle, prioritize, multiple tasks simultaneously.

    9. Security Coordinator

    Department: Coordination

    Direct hierarchy: Kenya/Somalia Country Director

    Contract duration: Six Months (with possible extension)

    Location: Nairobi – with frequent travels to Somalia and Kenya field offices

    Starting date: September 2014

    Main objective:

    To provide overall leadership and management of security procedures, protocols and systems in ACTED’s Kenya and Somalia bases.

    This includes but is not limited to: Compound security; travel SOPs; base set-ups and security reviews; and security management.

  • The role will require active management of security processes, technical management of a Security Officer in Somalia and an advisory role for all bases.
  • The Security Coordinator will work closely with the Kenya and Somalia Coordinators, as well as with the logistics department on the procurement of essential security items and processes, systems and procedures for travel etc.

    Responsibilities:

  • To regularly assess and analyse the security situation, identify and implement appropriate risk mitigation measure in Nairobi and in all ACTED areas of intervention in Kenya and Somalia.
  • To technically supervise field security officers and focal points.
  • Daily security check-in with the field security focal points recorded in the Security Monitoring Plan.
  • To participate in relevant meetings and build a strong network of contacts in Kenya and Somalia.
  • Adjust security procedures and revise security plan as needed and ensure their implementation in coordination with the field coordinators and their security focal points (ex. staff movements, communication, clearance, etc.)
  • Oversee the implementation of security and safety measures as stated in ACTED Security Plan or decided with the Country Director and with the Kenya and Somalia Coordinator.
  • Provide security briefing to staff as needed and ensure that all staffs adhere to security policies and procedures. This includes briefing to all newly recruited staff joining ACTED
  • In collaboration with the Coordination team develop security procedures, SOPs and field security briefings for new arrivals with the field security focal points.
  • Advise on security equipment and on premises, conduct periodic security assessment of the same and advice on improvements and solutions appropriately.
  • Advise Coordination on security matters for project development, implementation and routine work.
  • If possible, advise on humanitarian access negotiation
  • Provide training and capacity building for staff members in order to increase the level of technical ability and skills in terms of safety and security. Ensure that staff members are proficient in the use of safety and security equipment, including communications equipment, vehicle emergency equipment and personal security safeguards required for work in the field.
  • Facilitate security clearances for areas where required.
  • Provide advice on the security of transportation and logistics.
  • Responsible for complying with all the reporting requirements within the various sub departments to the country department team, HQ as well as donor requirements within the FLAT process.
  • Ensure proper filing/file maintenance of security related documents.
  • Manage all compound security and reporting from bases on agreed time-frames.
  • Develop security guard training tools for Kenya and Somalia and security equipment maintenance check-lists / calendars.
  • This position will require frequent travel to ACTED’s areas of intervention in Kenya and Somalia.

    Qualifications/Skills Required

  • A minimum of three years relevant experience on security, preferably at a management position, in an INGO.
  • Good understanding of the Somalia context.
  • Strong analytical skills (context, people …)
  • Flexibility/pragmatism and dynamism/commitment.
  • Good understanding of security procedures and equipment.
  • In-depth knowledge of security management and risk management.
  • Excellent resistance to stressful situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective work relations at all levels,
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to manage varied workloads, and deal constructively with stress and working long hours.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision, pro-active and a good team-player.
  • A commitment to documented systems and procedures.
  • Computer literate
  • Capacity to build a maintain a strong professional network

    10. Program Officers (4 positions)

    Department: Program

    Direct hierarchy: Somalia Program Manager

    Contract duration: Six Months

    Location: 2 x Kismayo

    2 x Elwak

    Starting date: September 2014

    Main objective:

    To provide direct field level management and implementation of ACTED’s programs on the ground in accordance with internal procedures, practices and systems as well as minimum humanitarian standards and best practices.

    The Project Officer works closely with all other technical departments to ensure effective and efficient running of offices and timely implementation of projects. The Program Officer is a representative of ACTED

    Responsibilities:

  • Under the management of the ACTED Somalia Program Manager, oversee the implementation of all project activities in the area of operation.
  • Work closely with monitoring and evaluation teams to plan and facilitate effective M&E activities.
  • Set up, plan, supervise and monitor the project at the field level to ensure the successful implementation of all projects activities against planned outputs and indicators.
  • To ensure that all activities undertaken are appropriately documented (agreements/ MOUs with relevant authorities, attendance sheets in training curricula, beneficiary lists beneficiary business plans and accounts when relevant etc.)
  • To manage the field program staff, including community mobilizers, working with provide them with advice and ensure technical backstopping.
  • To provide strategic advice and guidance to program management team in relation to project programming aspects.
  • To undertake biannual appraisal of staff under his responsibility.
  • To budget and monitor project expenditures to ensure they are in line with ACTED and donor requirements.
  • Liaise with the compliance team to coordinate procurement and other needs for project implementation and organization of base support.
  • Act as focal point for the base, including for security follow ups, team leadership and coordination between departments.
  • To produce a departmental internal report on bi-monthly basis.
  • Ensure all reporting is on time and according to ACTED processes and standards.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Program Manager

    Qualifications/Required skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Community Management, Social studies or related field an added advantage.
  • Somalia National with good English communications skills (both oral and written) and ability to travel to Kenya and other Somalia bases where ACTED is operational.
  • Previous experience in coordinating, implementing and managing food security and livelihoods projects in humanitarian contexts of South Central Somalia.
  • Strong ability to support and build the capacity of national team.
  • Experience supervising national staff in a complex, insecure emergency setting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to live and work under pressure in an unstable security environment.
  • Experience in report writing and databases is essential.
  • Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the internet.
  • Fluency in English and Somali.
  • Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility, adaptability to transitions.
  • Hard-work and commitment to working independently.

    Application Procedure:

    Qualified Somalia persons with the required skills and qualifications are invited to submit their detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter to kenya.jobs@acted.org and received on or before 31st September 2014.

    Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered.

    When applying, please indicate your preferred/suitable duty station.

    ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please note that only the short listed candidates will be contacted.


    KickStart International Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    KickStart International Inc.

    KickStart International prides itself in being an award-winning, global nonprofit social enterprise that develops and mass - markets low-cost irrigation solutions that are bought by thousands of small - holder farmers in developing countries and used to increase their income by up to a factor of ten, enabling them to lift themselves sustainably out of poverty.

    1. Vacancy: Director - Global Institutional Partnerships (GIP)

    Function: Export B2B Sales

    Location: Nairobi – Kenya with > 50% travel in Africa

    Role Purpose:

    The Director – Global Institutional Partnership (GIP) program will be responsible for developing business and markets for Kick Start’s products and services in Africa outside our country programs.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Director- Programs & Partnerships

    Staff directly reporting to this post: 3 Head of Partnerships & Sales for East Africa, West Africa and Southern Africa & Executive Sales administrator

    Works with: All KickStart Directors, Heads of Partnerships and Sales, Executive Sales Administrator,

    Nature and Scope: The position is mandated to develop markets for KickStart products and services outside country programs where KickStart operates through creation of partnerships and development of the private sector supply chain.

    The Director of GIP key focus will include:

  • Business to Business Export Sales to countries outside our Country Programs through creation of partnerships with NGOs, Governments and the private sector supply chain and prepare them for in-country funding.
  • Fund raising- Concept papers for funding, Conference & w/shop paper Presentations, feasibility studies.
  • Physical knocking on donor doors in various countries and making necessary follow-ups.
  • Public Relations- Corporate Image of the Corporation. Attending to international enquiries by email or physically.
  • Attending interviews and presenting KS to development forums through paper presentations and/or participation.
  • Assist in the internal management of KS- Assist in the day to day coordination of activities.

    Key Performance Criteria

  • Development of sales and marketing strategies
  • Development of sales forecast on monthly basis
  • Number of partnerships created
  • Number of distributors and dealers identified and trained
  • Creating of end user database for impact monitoring and donor visits.
  • Collection of receivables on monthly basis

    Principle Accountabilities

  • Prepare key presentations that can be used by Heads of Partnerships & Sales to introduce KickStart solutions to partners in various countries.
  • Prepare, attend and make presentations at International conferences to promote KickStart mission and Agricultural water management solutions.
  • Identify sales opportunities by identifying and creating working business relationship with NGOs, relevant government institutions and other clients for the sale and marketing of KickStart products and development of sales opportunities pipeline.
  • Prepare and develop potential countries for donor funding on our expansion strategy.

    Set up new country programs

  • Recruit, train, coach and support Heads of Partnerships & Sales to achieve their sales target.
  • Collaborate with marketing function to create marketing collateral and strategies for various Regions under GIP.
  • Ensure that KickStart meets its quantitative targets including trainings, post sales supports and create awareness to potential customers and close sales and achieve sales quota.
  • Identify, recruit, train and manage distributors and their dealers or partners in all GIP Regions.
  • Representing KickStart at international trade fairs and exhibition.
  • Assist the Impact Monitoring team on Impact Monitoring activities by creating a database on end users in GIP regions/countries.
  • Provision of customer care services to all export clients from various clients in Africa and beyond on timely basis.
  • Management and reporting on all export sales opportunities and receivables
  • Receiving requests and responding to customer inquiries on Sales and Marketing issues
  • Assist in the recruitment, management of sales agents in potential countries within the region as deemed necessary.

    Liaison with Supply Management

  • Compile monthly sales forecast to streamline production forecast and delivery schedules in collaboration with Supply management.
  • Liaise with Supply Management Department to ensure the availability and delivery of export goods within stipulated time frame and costs.
  • Liaise with Supply Management Department to establish product availability status for different technologies for sales.
  • Liaise with Supply Management for shipping cost information for various quotes and destinations.
  • Organize the transportation of orders to clients in liaison with the Supply Management department.

    Reporting

  • Monthly reporting on Projected forecast of sales and orders
  • Monthly work plan
  • Monthly sales against target

    Field reports

  • Prepare quarterly board reports
  • Receivables

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Development, Agronomy, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences or Social Sciences or related fields.
  • 7 plus years of progressive responsible experience in Private sector, International Development, social enterprise or in providing management advisory services.
  • Prior experience in Africa and in the Agriculture sector. Prior working experience in East African, Southern Africa and West Africa a plus

    Skills and Behaviours

  • Strong strategic as well as implementation skills
  • Results/performance orientation; proven “self-starter”
  • Business and Strategic planning skills as well as knowledge of finance budget management
  • Sales and Marketing experience. Competency in consultative and solution selling.
  • Commercially-minded and highly collaborative with proven sales experience and record of results and clear “wins”
  • Excellent customer focus and relations putting the customer at the forefront of the decision making process.
  • Track record in people management and in setting of a high performing team
  • Excellent personal communication & negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical abilities and detail orientation
  • Fluency in English while French speaking is an added advantage.
  • Commitment to KickStart’s core values

    2. Vacant Position: Director, Sales and Partnerships - Africa

    Location: Nairobi – Kenya with > 50% travel in Africa

    Function Nairobi – Kenya with > 50% travel in Africa

    Role Purpose: The Director Sales and Partnerships - Africa will be responsible for developing business and markets for Kick Start’s products and services in Africa outside our country programs. Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Director- Programs & Partnerships

    Staff directly reporting to this post:

    3 Head of Partnerships & Sales for East Africa, West Africa and Southern Africa & Executive Sales administrator

    Works with: All KickStart Directors, Heads of Partnerships and Sales, Executive Sales Administrator,

    Nature and Scope:

    The position is mandated to develop markets for KickStart products and services outside country programs where KickStart operates through creation of partnerships and development of the private sector supply chain.

    The Director of GIP (Global Institutional Partnerships and Sales) key focus will include:

  • Business to Business Export Sales to countries outside our Country Programs through creation of partnerships with NGOs, Governments and the private sector supply chain and prepare them for in-country funding.
  • Fund raising- Concept papers for funding, Conference & w/shop paper Presentations, feasibility studies.
  • Physical knocking on donor doors in various countries and making necessary follow-ups.
  • Public Relations- Corporate Image of the Corporation.

  • Attending to international enquiries by email or physically.

  • Attending interviews and presenting KS to development forums through paper presentations and/or participation.
  • Assist in the internal management of KS- Assist in the day to day coordination of activities.

    Key Performance Criteria

  • Development of sales and marketing strategies
  • Development of sales forecast on monthly basis
  • Number of partnerships created
  • Number of distributors and dealers identified and trained
  • Creating of end user database for impact monitoring and donor visits.
  • Collection of receivables on monthly basis

    Principle Accountabilities

  • Prepare Key presentations that can be used by Heads of Partnerships & Sales to introduce KickStart solutions to partners in various countries.
  • Prepare, attend and make presentations at International conferences to promote KickStart mission and Agricultural water management solutions.
  • Identify sales opportunities by identifying and creating working business relationship with NGOs, relevant government institutions and other clients for the sale and marketing of KickStart products and development of sales opportunities pipeline.
  • Prepare and develop potential countries for donor funding on our expansion strategy.
  • Set up new country programs
  • Recruit, train, coach and support Heads of Partnerships & Sales to achieve their sales target.
  • Collaborate with marketing function to create marketing collateral and strategies for various Regions under GIP.
  • Ensure that KickStart meets its quantitative targets including trainings, post sales supports and create awareness to potential customers and close sales and achieve sales quota.
  • Identify, recruit, train and manage distributors and their dealers or partners in all GIP Regions.
  • Representing KickStart at international trade fairs and exhibition.
  • Assist the Impact Monitoring team on Impact Monitoring activities by creating a database on end users in GIP regions/countries.
  • Provision of customer care services to all export clients from various clients in Africa and beyond on timely basis.
  • Management and reporting on all export sales opportunities and receivables
  • Receiving requests and responding to customer inquiries on Sales and Marketing issues
  • Assist in the recruitment, management of sales agents in potential countries within the region as deemed necessary.

    Liaison with Supply Management

  • Compile monthly sales forecast to streamline production forecast and delivery schedules in collaboration with Supply management.
  • Liaise with Supply Management Department to ensure the availability and delivery of export goods within stipulated time frame and costs.
  • Liaise with Supply Management Department to establish product availability status for different technologies for sales.
  • Liaise with Supply Management for shipping cost information for various quotes and destinations.
  • Organize the transportation of orders to clients in liaison with the Supply Management department.

    Reporting

  • Monthly reporting on Projected forecast of sales and orders
  • Monthly work plan
  • Monthly sales against target
  • Field reports
  • Prepare quarterly board reports

    Receivables

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Development, Agronomy, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences or Social Sciences or related fields.
  • 7 plus years of progressive responsible experience in Private sector, International Development, social enterprise or in providing management advisory services.
  • Prior experience in Africa and in the Agriculture sector.

  • Prior working experience in East African, Southern Africa and West Africa a plus

    Skills and Behaviours

  • Strong strategic as well as implementation skills
  • Results/performance orientation; proven “self-starter”
  • Business and Strategic planning skills as well as knowledge of finance budget management
  • Sales and Marketing experience. Competency in consultative and solution selling.
  • Commercially-minded and highly collaborative with proven sales experience and record of results and clear “wins”
  • Excellent customer focus and relations putting the customer at the forefront of the decision making process.
  • Track record in people management and in setting of a high performing team
  • Excellent personal communication & negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical abilities and detail orientation
  • Fluency in English while French speaking is an added advantage. Commitment to KickStart’s core values

    If you feel you are the right candidate to fill this position, please send your CV and Cover letter to hr@kickstart.org quoting the position title on the subject line by COB 30th September, 2014.


    Faulu Microfinance Bank Direct Sales Representatives Career Opportunities

    Faulu Microfinance Bank, a subsidiary of the Old Mutual Group is one of Kenya’s fastest growing Banks with a network of over 80 outlets.

    In line with business demands driven by our rapid growth, we are looking for qualified, highly competent, talented and results oriented individuals to fill the post of Direct Sales Representatives.

    Position: Direct Sales Representatives (Kimathi Branch - Nairobi)

    Job Ref: HR: 034/08/2014

    Reporting to the Team Leader Sales, the position holder’s key role is acquisition of new business (assets & Liabilities) at the same time ensuring quality customer service.

    The key roles will include;

  • Deliver set Sales targets in quality loan disbursement and deposit mobilization.
  • Ensure client retention through excellent customer service.
  • Actively participate in marketing campaigns to ensure clients are well informed of the product portfolio.
  • Seek customer feedback on products and services offered by the organization.
  • Provide daily sales reports.

    Role Requirements

  • Minimum of a diploma preferably in Sales & Marketing a Degree will be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience in direct sales within banking, MFI, Insurance and related industries will be a definite advantage.
  • High levels of integrity and professionalism.
  • Self driven, passionate about sales and proven performance track record.
  • Good communication and customer relationship skills.
  • Certificate of Good Conduct.
  • A competitive commission package will be paid to the successful candidates subject to their individual performance.

    If you meet the specified criteria, send your application letter and updated CV (including 3 referees) to the undersigned through the e-mail address below.

    General Manager-Legal & Human Resources
    Faulu Microfinance Bank Limited
    P.O Box 60240 – 00200
    Nairobi

    Email: excitingcareers@faulukenya.com

    Applications to reach us on or before 18th, September 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Hard Copy Applications will Not Be Considered.

    Old Mutual Plc. is a leading multinational long-term savings, protection and investment Group with over 168 years of experience.

    It has operations in Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia. Old Mutual plc. is listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

    Old Mutual Kenya comprises of Old Mutual Life Assurance, Old Mutual Asset Managers, Old Mutual Investment Services, Old Mutual Securities and Faulu Microfinance Bank.


    Water and Environment Strategy Advisor Job in Kenya (Mombasa and Kwale Counties) Republic of Kenya

    Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

    State Department of Water

    Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project (Phase 1)

    Project No. P117635; Credit No. IDA 52680

    Expression of Interest

    Ref: MEWNR / KWSCRP-1 /003/2014-2015

    Strategy Advisor for Water and Environment - Mombasa and Kwale Counties

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

    As part of coordination and supporting the implementation of the project activities, the Government of Kenya wishes to hire Strategy Advisor for Water and Environment – Mombasa and Kwale Counties for a period of one (1) year.

    Invitation for EOI

    Interested consultants may obtain further information in the detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) posted on dgMarket, at the Ministry website at Water and Environment Strategy Advisor Job in Kenya (Mombasa and Kwale Counties) Republic of Kenya and at the address below during office hours between 0900 - 1630 hours from Monday - Friday inclusive, except public holidays in Kenya, before the deadline for submission of Expression of Interest.

    The completed expression of interest documents in writing in three (3) copies must be delivered to the Tender Box on Ground Floor, Maji House or send to the address below so as to be received on or before 22nd September, 2014 at 10:00 am Kenyan Local time.

    The expression of interest must be in plain sealed envelopes and clearly marked

    Ref: MEWNR / KWSCRP-1/003/2014-2015 – Strategy Advisor for Water and Environment– Mombasa and Kwale Counties addressed to:

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

    Tel: +254 02 2716103 Ext. 42313.

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


    Kakamega County Water and Sewarage Company Board of Directors Jobs

    Republic of Kenya

    County Government of Kakamega

    Public Notice

    Applications for Appointment of Board of Directors for Kakamega County Water and Sewarage Company

    The County Government of Kakamega in conjunction with Lake Victoria North water services Board, invites interested persons with passion and vision to serve as member of the board of directors for Kakamega County Water and Sewerage Company for a term of three years.

    Kakamega county water and sewerage Company has been appointed to provide water and sewerage services in the urban centers within Kakamega County.

    The persons sought to be directors, apart from two professionals representing the sole shareholder of the company, the County Government of Kakamega, should come from the following stakeholder groups:

  • Two persons (from the executive arm) of the County Government
  • Two members from the business and manufacturing community
  • One member representing local professionals
  • Two representatives from religious organizations
  • One member from a women organization
  • The ministry will strive to ensure equitable representation from the service area as it makes the appointments.

    All applicants should be nominated by their respective bodies.

    Eligibility Criteria

    To be eligible, the applicant should be:

  • Literate and numerate to at least diploma level.
  • Demonstrate experience and acumen in a business or any profession of at least 7 years.
  • Demonstrate participation in local development initiatives.
  • Have experience as change management agent.
  • Resident in area served by the water company
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Suppliers or other trading associates of the company and persons in current professional or social relationships with management of the company are not eligible to become directors in the company.

    Interested persons should submit their applications and curriculum vitae (CV) including certified copies of academic testimonials, professional certificates, national identity card and letter of nomination by their stakeholder group or institution to which they belong.

    The application should be submitted on or before noon 30th September, 2014 in plain and sealed envelope marked “Application for Directorship for kakamega county water and Sewerage Company

    Selection Committee

    Kakamega county water and Sewerage Company
    C/O County Department for water services.
    P.O. Box 36-50100
    Kakamega

    Email: kakamegacountygov@gmail.com

    Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Women, youth and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    WFP Jobs in Kenya

    Introduction:

    WFP is providing support to the National Social Protection Secretariat to ensure that Kenya’s food assistance programmes (Kenya’s oldest and largest safety nets) in the arid and semi-arid lands are well-integrated into the national programme.

    The aim is to ensure that the whole portfolio of safety nets in the arid lands meets the needs of food insecure and vulnerable households efficiently and effectively, and coherently addresses the range of needs including chronic vulnerability, relief, and resilience.

    1. Job Title: Programme Officer

    Vacancy Announcement: 14-0015533

    Post Type / Grade: FT, NOB

    Duty Stations: Nairobi

    Date of issue: 3 September 2014

    Deadline for application: 16 September 2014

    Accountability:

    Under the direct supervision of the program advisor and overall supervision of Deputy Country Director.

    The programme officer will undertake the following tasks;

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide regular support to the field on distribution procedures, identifying areas requiring improvements both operationally and technically
  • Liaise with technical units at the country office to ensure there is coordinated support to the field offices from Nairobi
  • Arrange and actively participate in technical working groups that will be required in the implementation of specific activities which may be on going or new initiatives introduced to improve program efficiency
  • Prepare and disseminate analytical and critical reports including proposals on improvement in operation
  • Liaison with other UN Agencies, Cooperative Partners and the Government in providing technical or other assistance required in the implementation of WFP projects
  • Prepare funding proposal to donors as specified or in the format prescribed by the donor
  • Prepare periodic reports on the progress of operational projects for donors and the government as required
  • Ensure compliance with WFP’s policies, criteria and procedures with respect to WFP food assistance
  • Perform other related duties as required

    Qualifications, Experience and Critical Success Factors:

  • University Degree in Project Management, Public Administration and Management, Monitoring and Evaluation or a related field. Masters Degree in relevant disciplines will be an asset
  • Minimum of five years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in programme design with Government, NGO or international organization.
  • Good analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgement, tact, negotiating skills and an ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work in a team, and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to cope with situations which may threaten health or safety; flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with counterparts and staff within the office, host population, donors, NGOs and other UN agencies;
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision

    Accountability:

    Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Innovations the incumbent will be responsible for:

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating development of a strategy for integration of food assistance into the single registry and social protection framework.
  • Planning and implementing a registration exercise to bring WFP’s programmes into the single registry.
  • Representing WFP in stakeholder coordination meetings.
  • Developing and rolling out a communication strategy for the initiative.
  • Based on data from the single registry, analyzing who is receiving what, where and under which programme (4W analysis), and working with relevant stakeholders to analyze additional food security data identify who should be receiving what, where, and under which programme (4W decisions).
  • Working with all stakeholders to agree a complementarity strategy that harmonizes programme objectives and delivery.
  • Supporting development of a transition strategy and agreements with the government for increased commitment to key food assistance programmes in the country.
  • Support the development of national guidelines for providing food assistance within the national social protection framework.
  • Perform other related duties as required

    Qualifications, Experience and Critical Success Factors:

  • A Masters degree in one or more of the following disciplines: economics, agriculture, international relations, business administration, social sciences, development studies or a field relevant to international development assistance.
  • Minimum 5 years (of which 3 international) professional postgraduate experience in planning, design and implementation of humanitarian and development programmes with at least three years spent at the country / implementation level in developing countries.
  • Strong understanding of the theory and application of food security, livelihoods, and safety net programmes.
  • Experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of in-kind food, cash and voucher transfers.
  • Good understanding of targeting, monitoring and evaluation methodologies and their application.
  • Knowledge of major humanitarian, recovery and development challenges and issues, specifically strategies for poverty and hunger reduction.
  • Knowledge of issues related to international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance.
  • A good understanding of WFP policies and programming requirements with a working knowledge of project finance, costing, budgeting and procurement etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of UN’s role in development cooperation.
  • Good interpersonal skills, teamwork spirit and ability to work in multicultural settings.
  • A high level of proficiency in English with a working knowledge of Swahili.

    2. Job Title: Programme Officer (Safety Nets)

    Vacancy Announcement 14-0015532

    Post Type / Grade: Service Contract, NOC Equivalent

    Duty Stations: Nairobi

    Date of issue: 3 September 2014

    Duty Stations: Nairobi

    Date of issue: 3 September 2014

    Accountability:

    Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Innovations the incumbent will be responsible for:

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating development of a strategy for integration of food assistance into the single registry and social protection framework.
  • Planning and implementing a registration exercise to bring WFP’s programmes into the single registry.
  • Representing WFP in stakeholder coordination meetings.
  • Developing and rolling out a communication strategy for the initiative.
  • Based on data from the single registry, analyzing who is receiving what, where and under which programme (4W analysis), and working with relevant stakeholders to analyze additional food security data identify who should be receiving what, where, and under which programme (4W decisions).
  • Working with all stakeholders to agree a complementarity strategy that harmonizes programme objectives and delivery.
  • Supporting development of a transition strategy and agreements with the government for increased commitment to key food assistance programmes in the country.
  • Support the development of national guidelines for providing food assistance within the national social protection framework.
  • Perform other related duties as required

    Qualifications, Experience and Critical Success Factors:

  • A Masters degree in one or more of the following disciplines: economics, agriculture, international relations, business administration, social sciences, development studies or a field relevant to international development assistance.
  • Minimum 5 years (of which 3 international) professional postgraduate experience in planning, design and implementation of humanitarian and development programmes with at least three years spent at the country / implementation level in developing countries.
  • Strong understanding of the theory and application of food security, livelihoods, and safety net programmes.
  • Experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of in-kind food, cash and voucher transfers.
  • Good understanding of targeting, monitoring and evaluation methodologies and their application.
  • Knowledge of major humanitarian, recovery and development challenges and issues, specifically strategies for poverty and hunger reduction.
  • Knowledge of issues related to international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance.
  • A good understanding of WFP policies and programming requirements with a working knowledge of project finance, costing, budgeting and procurement etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of UN’s role in development cooperation.
  • Good interpersonal skills, teamwork spirit and ability to work in multicultural settings.
  • A high level of proficiency in English with a working knowledge of Swahili.

    Interested and qualified Candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:

  • Go to:WFP Jobs in Kenya

  • Step 1 : Create your online CV

  • Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.

    Note: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

    If you have any queries relating to this VA please send them to: Nairobi.Hr@wfp.org

    WFP is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

    Only short listed applicants will be contacted.


    Cellulant Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Who are we?

    Cellulant* is a mobile commerce company.

    We operate Africa’s number one mobile commerce network and aim to connect 100 million customers to our mobile commerce ecosystem.

    We are the mobile commerce partner of choice and our goal is to connect all of our corporate customers, including top Pan African banks, various merchants, to the richest mobile commerce ecosystem in Africa, helping them provide better communication, more services, and more value to their end consumers.

    We do that by providing services like mobile banking, mobile payments, music, information services and other mobile related services.

    Cellulant* was founded in 2003 and has currently operations in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and every year moving into new countries.

    To be able to meet these aggressive growth expectations we need to grow our dynamic team.

    We invite you to be part of that growth by submitting your application to the following roles.

    1. Software Quality Assurance Engineer

    Department: CTG

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Starting date: Immediate.

    The QA Engineer is responsible for developing and executing comprehensive test plans,developing and performing test cases to verify functionality, data integrity, security, performance and overall usability.

    Responsibilities:

    Product Testing

  • Analyse, review and assess user requirements, specifications for testability and feasibility.
  • Verify that products are built according to set standards and guidelines by comparing documents to actual code/database schemas.
  • Create test cases in the test management system.
  • Set up the local test environment.
  • Prepare and/or acquire test data.
  • Execute test cases and evaluate test results and document deviations from expected results in the bug tracking system.
  • Perform both functional and non-functional tests (performance, security testing) on developed systems.
  • Employ both Black-box and White-Box testing techniques
  • Conduct test case review for projects.

    Documentation

  • Create and publish test plans, test cases, test execution results, release notes and QA sign-off
  • Product Support
  • Assist in assessing, troubleshooting, root cause analysis and retesting of identified issues.
  • Reporting
  • Recording of time spent on tasks
  • Escalating any issues identified
  • Knowledge Management & Process Improvement
  • Provide suggestions on areas of process improvements.
  • Share knowledge on worked project by creating how-to manuals.
  • Research on technologies and/or trends with a view to improve productivity and efficiency.

    Who are you?

    Required skills:

  • Degree in IT, Computer Science or related fields of study.
  • Good understanding of both software development life cycle and software testing life cycle.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a software or telecommunications industry.
  • At least 1 year experience as a software quality assurance engineer.
  • Experience in at least 1 programming language e.g. Java, C, C++, C#, Perl, Python, VB.Net, shell etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 presentation language e.g. ASP, PHP, Ruby etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 web presentation language and frameworks e.g. html, CSS, Yii etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 database management system e.g. MySql, Oracle, Postgresql, SQlite, MS-SQL etc.

    Some experience in customer engagement and Issue resolution.

    Working experience in Office Tools for publishing and presentation preparation.

    2. Software Engineer

    Department: PD

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Starting date: Immediate.

    She/he will develop software that offers users high-quality performance and reliability

    Responsibilities:

  • Software Design
  • Estimate effort and time required to complete a task.
  • Analyse and critique requirements and make recommendations on possible solution designs.
  • Contribute towards establishing all possible options for designing and deriving the best solutions based on sound analytical judgment, team input and the customers’ best interest.
  • Research new technologies that push the boundaries and capabilities of design and provide insight.
  • Assist in continual improvement of software configuration management process. Software Development
  • Accountable for optimization-focused design to ensure that all code is written with high availability and high-impact.
  • Accountable for efficiency-focused software that serves to ensure that all code is highly reusable and modular.
  • Develop push and pull data interfaces using the latest web and data sharing technologies
  • Develop software according to functional and technical design specifications and maintain a “common sense” approach that serves to recognize potential design gaps and provide insight into closing them.
  • Develop patches and defect fixes.

    Documentation

  • Author technical design documentation that fully defines all application code and the underlying methodology for the design decisions made.
  • Author user documentation for any projects/products worked on.
  • Product Testing
  • Provide feedback on test cases and test coverage to the quality assurance team.
  • Review code for potential performance issues, re usability, and/or anomalies.
  • Detail unit testing of code.
  • Perform and assist with quality assurance activities as needed.
  • Product Support
  • Assess, troubleshoot, document and resolve issues
  • Troubleshoot client problems both remotely and on site.
  • Research and identify cause of reported defects and issues.
  • Develop and contribute to the improvement of maintenance procedures
  • Adhere to the terms of the Operating Level Agreement.
  • Reporting
  • Recording of time spent and tasks
  • Escalating any issues identified
  • Guidance and Mentoring
  • Participate in peer reviews
  • Arrange and execute training for other teams

    Who are you?

    Required skills:

  • Experience in PHP, Java, MySQL, Linux
  • Diploma or Degree in IT, Computer Science or related fields of study.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in software development.
  • Exposure in design disciplines and processes, such as client server solution architecture, MVC Models, OOP or High performance solutions.
  • Experience in Web presentation languages and frameworks e.g. html, CSS, Javascript, ExtJS, Zend, jQuery, Code-ignitor, Yii e.t.c
  • Experience in consuming public APIs for at least one public service e.g. Google APIs
  • Experience using collaborative software tools such as SVN, GIT, CVS, Mercurial, e.t.c
  • Experience in data and database design standards and processes
  • Experience in customer engagement and Issue resolution.
  • Experience in Office Tools for publishing and presentation preparation. In depth understanding of spreadsheet manipulation and reporting.
  • Experience in system support, support processes, tools and reports.

    3. Senior Software Engineer

    She/he will develop software that offers users high-quality performance and reliability

    Responsibilities:

    Software Design

  • Estimate effort and time required to complete a task.
  • Analyse and critique requirements and make recommendations on possible solution designs.
  • Contribute towards establishing all possible options for designing and deriving the best solutions based on sound analytical judgment, team input and the customers’ best interest.
  • Research new technologies that push the boundaries and capabilities of design and provide insight.
  • Assist in continual improvement of software configuration management process.
  • Software Development
  • Accountable for optimization-focused design to ensure that all code is written with high availability and high-impact.
  • Accountable for efficiency-focused software that serves to ensure that all code is highly reusable and modular.
  • Develop push and pull data interfaces using the latest web and data sharing technologies
  • Develop software according to functional and technical design specifications and maintain a “common sense” approach that serves to recognize potential design gaps and provide insight into closing them.
  • Develop patches and defect fixes.

    Documentation

  • Author technical design documentation that fully defines all application code and the underlying methodology for the design decisions made. Author user documentation for any projects/products worked on.

    Product Testing

  • Provide feedback on test cases and test coverage to the quality assurance team.
  • Review code for potential performance issues, re usability, and/or anomalies.
  • Detail unit testing of code.
  • Perform and assist with quality assurance activities as needed.

    Product Support

  • Assess, troubleshoot, document and resolve issues
  • Troubleshoot client problems both remotely and on site.
  • Research and identify cause of reported defects and issues.
  • Develop and contribute to the improvement of maintenance procedures
  • Adhere to the terms of the Operating Level Agreement.

    Reporting

  • Recording of time spent and tasks
  • Escalating any issues identified
  • Guidance and Mentoring
  • Participate in peer reviews
  • Arrange and execute training for other teams

    Who are you?

    Required skills:

  • Degree in IT, Computer Science or related fields of study.
  • Excellent understanding of Software development methodologies and related SDLC’s
  • Expertise in PHP, Java, MySQL and Linux.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in software development.
  • Experience in diverse dynamic conditions with minimal supervision in an intense environment (+2yrs)
  • A minimum 2 years leading a team of two or more engineers.
  • Expertise in design disciplines and processes, experience in client server solution architecture, MVC Models, OOP and High performance solutions.
  • Expertise in at least 3 Web presentation languages and frameworks e.g. html, CSS, Javascript, ExtJS, Zend, jQuery, Code-ignitor, Yii e.t.c
  • Expertise in consuming public APIs for at least one public service e.g. Google APIs
  • Expertise using collaborative software tools such as SVN, GIT, CVS, Mercurial, e.t.c
  • Expertise in data and database design standards and processes having managed relational schemas of over 20 objects.
  • Expertise in solutions administration, customer engagement and issue resolution.
  • Advanced skills in Office Tools for publishing and presentation preparation. In depth understanding of spreadsheet manipulation and reporting.
  • Experience in system support, support processes, tools and reports.

    4. Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer

    The Senior QA Engineer responsible for developing and executing comprehensive test plans, developing and performing test cases to verify functionality, data integrity, security, performance and overall usability.

    Responsibilities:

  • Supervise enforcement and delivery of quality software
  • Identifying, setting-up and maintaining tools and processes for software testing, including defect tracking, test plan creation and management and automated testing.
  • Assist in development, review and publish standards, policies and procedures for all functions involved with or related to the quality and testing of software products.
  • Project management, reporting
  • Work with other team members to ensure that the SDLC, development standards and toll gates are enforced for all projects.
  • Participating in planning of software projects to ensure that testing and quality considerations are accounted for from project inception to completion.
  • Implementing and enforcing processes within the team
  • Working with software team leads to put in place software development processes that allow and encourage effective and efficient testing and quality control.
  • Assist in development and implementation of policies in product/project development that improve system reliability through monitoring and provide trend analysis of issues detected.
  • Develop and implement tools and processes that will improve productivity.
  • Work with software engineers to implement continuous integration and automation testing (both backend and UI automation).

    Product Testing

  • Analyse, review and assess user requirements, specifications for testability and feasibility.
  • Verify that products are built according to set standards and guidelines by comparing documents to actual code/database schemas.
  • Create test cases in the test management system.
  • Set up the local test environment.
  • Prepare and/or acquire test data.
  • Execute test cases and evaluate test results and document deviations from expected results in the bug tracking system.
  • Perform both functional and non-functional tests (performance, security testing) on developed systems.
  • Employ both Black-box and White-Box testing techniques
  • Conduct test case review for projects. Documentation
  • Create and publish test plans, test cases, test execution results, release notes and QA sign-off

    Product Support

  • Assist in assessing, troubleshooting, root cause analysis and retesting of identified issues.
  • Reporting
  • Recording of time spent on tasks.
  • Escalating any issues identified.
  • Assist in the regular reporting of quality metrics to management.
  • Guidance and Mentoring
  • Participate in peer reviews.
  • Identify areas of improvement, prepare material and organize training within the team.
  • Knowledge Management & Process Improvement
  • Provide suggestions on areas of process improvements.
  • Share knowledge on worked project by creating how-to manuals.
  • Research on technologies and/or trends with a view to improve productivity and efficiency.
  • May mentor other software quality assurance engineers when required.

    Who are you?

    Required skills:

  • Degree in IT, Computer Science or related fields of study.
  • Excellent understanding of both software development life cycle and software testing life cycle
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a software or telecommunications industry.
  • At least 3 years experience as a software quality assurance engineer
  • Quality assurance certification from bodies such as ISTQB and CSTE.
  • Experience in test case management tools and test automation tools.
  • Experience working with test automation frameworks
  • Experience in 2 programming languages e.g. Java, C, C++, C#, Perl, Python, VB.Net, shell etc.
  • Experience in 2 presentation languages e.g. ASP, PHP, Ruby etc.
  • Experience in 2 web presentation languages and frameworks e.g. html, CSS, Javascript, ExtJS, Yii etc.
  • Experience in database management systems e.g. MySql, Oracle, Postgresql, SQlite, MS-SQL etc.
  • Some experience in customer engagement and Issue resolution.
  • Working knowledge in Office Tools for publishing and presentation preparation.

    Required Skills:

  • Degree in IT, Computer Science or related fields of study.
  • Good understanding of both software development life cycle and software testing life cycle.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a software or telecommunications industry.
  • At least 1 year experience as a software quality assurance engineer.
  • Experience in at least 1 programming language e.g. Java, C, C++, C#, Perl, Python, VB.Net, shell etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 presentation language e.g. ASP, PHP, Ruby etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 web presentation language and frameworks e.g. html, CSS, Yii etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 database management system e.g. MySql, Oracle, Postgresql, SQlite, MS-SQL etc.
  • Some experience in customer engagement and Issue resolution.
  • Working experience in Office Tools for publishing and presentation preparation.

    What do we offer you?

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

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

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

    Apply now!

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

    Apply by sending an e-mail with your CV and a convincing cover letter to Jobs@cellulant.com

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

    The deadline for application is September 16th 2014.

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

    Do you have questions about this vacancy?

    Visit our website at Cellulant Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

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


    IPA Jobs in Kenya

    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.

    In collaboration with over 250 leading academics and implementing organizations, we have results from over 175 completed studies with over 225 in progress around the world.

    Our studies cover solutions for effective agriculture, education, health, finance, governance, social protection, and post conflict recovery.

    We have over 1,000 colleagues in 11 permanent offices supporting 16 countries, where we conduct research and routinely consult with governments, foundations, NGOs, and others to present evidence that can inform their work.

    IPA-Kenya (IPAK) is IPA’s oldest country program, and the site of many of its most influential projects, including seminal studies on de-worming, clean water promotion, bed-net usage and fertilizer subsidies.

    IPAK is now also the site of IPA’s largest “scale-up” projects – including a national de-worming program and community-based chlorine dispensers.

    These are programs whose impact and cost-effectiveness have been proven by researchers and can now be implemented at scale, and millions of Kenyan children have been de-wormed, and hundreds of thousands have access to clean water as a result.

    IPAK employs more than 400 contracted staff working on 20 different projects across multiple offices.

    1. Position: Finance Manager

    Reports To: Country Director

    Deadline To Apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, therefore early application is strongly recommended

    Start Date: October 15th, 2014

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only

    The Head of Finance will consult directly with the Finance team at IPA’s HQ (New Haven, Connecticut).

    Management Responsibility

  • To ensure effective utilization of Program/project funds according to the organization’s policies and procedures and the donor guidelines
  • Member of the Country Management team
  • General Outline of Responsibilities
  • Provide general oversight to ensure compliance, transparency and accountability of Finance functions.
  • Improve cost-effectiveness of finance structures while maintaining necessary support to projects
  • Ensure appropriate billings of costs to the appropriate grants and ensure that expenditure reallocations are timely and accurately executed
  • Create systems to closely track spending against grants and budgets, communicating to project managers regarding balances, deadlines and spending prioritization
  • Ensure that financial reports for each grant are timely issue and collaborate with research associates and research managers to eliminate residual errors.
  • Maintain budget projection documents and assist project/research managers to develop budgets in consultation with relevant senior managers
  • Participate in preparation of annual operational budgets for the program and projects by determining funds available for the budget, activities scheduled for the year and their cost.
  • Provide operational support to project managers on expenditure management to include: Short-term action plans and expenditure scheduling
  • Initiate and engage regular review meetings with research Managers to resolve and discuss various financial and accounting issues and queries.
  • Provide monthly progress reports for review by the Country Director on project funding status and cash management.
  • Participate in internal audits as scheduled and in external audits by providing auditors with accounting documents as requested and providing explanations for audit queries.

    Required Qualifications

  • Degree in financial management, business administration, or related field CPA-K/ACCA qualifications
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in finance.
  • Proven record as an excellent communicator and a strategic thinker
  • International work experience with a global organization, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Knowledge of Abila formerly SAGE accounting software
  • Experience working with large international donors

    Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working in Kenya
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic, fast-paced organization and the ability to thrive in a collaborative, cross-cultural work culture.

  • Experience working on USAID-funded projects

    Applications can be submitted by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org. If you submit by email, please ensure that the subject line reads: “Finance Manager.”

    Ref No: FK-2014-09-01.

    2. Position: HR Assistant

    Deadline to Apply: 26th September 2014

    Start Date: 6th October 2014

    Location: Nairobi

    The HR Assistant will be responsible for providing support in Human Resources, Administrative Operations.

    The HR Assistant will report to the Head of Staff under the overall supervision of the Managing Director

    Human Resources:

    The HR Assistant will be responsible for providing support in the various human resource functions, which include recruitment, staffing, training and development, performance monitoring and employee counselling.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate staff recruitment and selection process in order to ensure a timely organized and comprehensive procedure is used to hire staff.
  • Assist in drafting and formatting Job descriptions in consultation with the relevant people e.g PA, PC, RM, DPD.
  • Work with the Head of Staff to make sure the JD is posted on various job sites and networks, and in hard copy in the areas where we would like to recruit from
  • Coordinate short-listing of qualified applicants according to pre-specified criteria provided by hiring manager.
  • Schedule and organize interviews
  • Conduct reference checks on possible candidates
  • Inform unsuccessful applicants
  • Conduct exit interviews

    On boarding & Orientation

  • Facilitate induction of new staff within Western and Nyanza region
  • Draft schedule of orientation process making sure to inform PA/PCs to set aside time to make presentations to new staff
  • Coordinate with HS & AO on planning an orientation with new hires to discuss IPAK’s policies

    Performance Reviews

  • Assist in ensuring that all staff are evaluated by their respective managers i.e PC/PA’s and PM’s and within the expected time frame as required by the HS.
  • Assist in scheduling the meetings between the HR department and Projects; liaise with the HR department in cases where HS’s support is needed i.e due to performance of a staff or other issues linked to evaluations.
  • Liaise with HR department on how feedback will be provided
  • Notify relevant managers of approaching end of contract and follow up with renewals as instructed by managers

    Leave/Sick Day/Holiday Monitoring

  • Ensure that monthly leave days and sick balances are submitted to HR department within the stipulated time frame each month.
  • Assist in tracking absenteeism within the project
  • Assist in gathering leave forms and sending original sick leave sheets to the HR on monthly basis for filing purposes.
  • Ensure that all staffs taking leave have the required approvals from their supervisors.
  • Monitor all the Maternity/Paternity leave cases
  • Assist by periodically reminding staff within the project to use leave days during the year to avoid carry forward and buying of leave days.
  • Work hand in hand with the AO to ensure that submittance of time sheets is done timely and assist where need be.

    Qualifications

    Essential Requirements:

  • Diploma/Degree in Business Administration, Human Resource or Management
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience in administration.
  • Good writing and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office packages

    Desired Qualities:

  • Excellent communication and listening skills including highly effective multi-tasking skills with ability to coordinate and prioritize workload.
  • Experience in office management and administration will be an added advantage
  • A good team player
  • Proven leadership, management, interpersonal, decision making skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

    Applications are submitted by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org, please ensure that the subject line reads: “HR Assistant REF NO: Busara-2014-09-01”.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Disclaimer:

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Finance Manager.

    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. Apply by 30 November 2014.


    SC Jobs in Kenya

    Expression of Interest for Consultancy

    1.Impact of Social Cash Transfer Programmes on Life Course of Children

    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, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country.

    We employ more than 300 staff and have an operating annual budget in 2014 of approximately US$25 million.

    Purpose

    Qualitative research on impacts of social cash transfer schemes on the life course of children in the arid Counties of Mandera, Wajir and Turkana.

    Based on the qualitative evidence provide:

    1) recommendations on modifications to design, implementations and monitoring and evaluation to improve child sensitivity;

    2). recommendations and advocacy messages for use by Save the Children and partners in influencing government and donors to increase resource allocation for child sensitive social protection programmes.

    Scope of Work

    Outputs expected from the study include:

  • Identification of impact of respective cash transfer schemes on life course of children, including key outcomes in survival/health, nutrition, education/learning and safety/protection.
  • Identification of specific gaps in relation to child sensitivity of the schemes and impact on child outcomes across the lifecycle (see principles of child sensitivity, including child safeguarding, in the Joint Statement on Child Sensitive
  • Social Protection, by Save the Children and other agencies). Identification of impacts and implications for the empowerment/disempowerment of girls and women, including in terms of learning, access to information, household decision-making and control over resources.
  • Identify and highlight specific strong individual or community case studies from the schemes as evidence of impact of the schemes on life course of children.
  • Recommendations for modifications to design and implementation of existing programmes to increase levels of child sensitivity and gender equality impacts in social cash transfer schemes.
  • Advocacy messages for influencing increase in child sensitivity and gender equality, including allocation of more resources for child sensitive social protection programming and improved programme design, implementation and monitoring in order to promote and ensure child-sensitive and gender-empowering impacts.

    Specific Tasks

  • Collection and analysis of existing literature on the main social cash transfers programmes in Northern Kenya and identify evidence of impacts on life course and outcomes among children, and of impacts in relation to the empowerment/disempowerment of girls and women.

    For example, analysis of impact of social protection on nutrition across household food security, caring practices and health environment which is part of pathways approach by nutrition sensitive initiative.

  • Primary data collection through individual and focussed group discussions with adolescents, girls young youths, parents and care givers and identify their perceived impacts of the social transfer schemes on life course of children and empowerment of girls and women. Ensure balanced gender perceptions of above aspects and views from adolescents/young adults from minority groups are captured. Undertake interviews of key informants and stakeholders such as implementers of the existing cash transfer schemes (HSNP, OVC-CT, OPCT, disability CT, etc), national social protection secretariat, officials from National Safety Net Programme (NSNP), World Bank, DFID, UNICEF and child focussed NGOs such WVI, Plan, etc.
  • Based on secondary and primary data analysis, identify specific evidence based qualitative impacts of social cash transfers schemes on life course of and outcomes among children and on gender equality dimensions, including decision-making and control of resources in the household.
  • Based on above analysis, specify gaps in relation to child sensitivity and gender equality design, implementation and impacts of above schemes and provide recommendations of how they could be addressed.
  • Derive key messages for specific target/audience for use in influencing increase in child sensitive social protection programming including modifications of new interventions to improve effectiveness and increased allocation of resources to improve children coverage and improved programme design, implementation and monitoring.
  • Draft report and present key findings to Save the Children and primary stakeholders and capture feedback to enable refine and finalise the report.
  • Finalise and submit report to Save the Children.

    Methodology

    Upon approval of methodology and tools (within first week of contract), the consultant will collect and analyse existing secondary data.

    The consultant will provide a proposed participatory methodology and sampling strategy to Save the Children of how they will obtain the information from qualitative methods, as appropriate.

    Estimated number of respondents and/or informants to be interviewed by each tool should be specified.

    Specify how you will interview individual and focussed group adolescent, girls and young adults, parents and care givers ensuring equal gender participation and perception capture as well as capture of views and perceptions of children from minority groups.

    The consultant will interview partners implementing the social transfer schemes and earlier mentioned stakeholders such as UNICEF, Children’s Department and other relevant GoK departments, child focussed NGOs, donors (World Bank, DFID, etc) and providers of payment services (banks and mobile phone companies).

    Interview organised groups of children such as Children Parliament.

    Outputs

  • Inception report detailing specifying methodology for data collection, tools for data collection and work plan to be reviewed and approved by Save the Children.
  • A presentation summarising the key findings.
  • A draft report detailing the findings from above tasks with clear recommendations to Save the Children on relevant and appropriate interventions to support increase in child sensitive social protection programmes.
  • Final report (both hard and soft copy).

    Profile of desired consultants

  • Advanced University degree social studies or related field.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in undertaking research focussed on children.
  • Proven practical experience in interviewing children (including adolescents and young adults).
  • Experience in child focussed programming.
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender relations and gender equality principles, including in the household context.
  • Excellent skills organising, facilitating, presentation and communication skills.
  • Skills in designing and undertaking advocacy with government, UN agencies, donors, NGOs, private sector, etc.
  • Experience working/ undertaking research in arid and semi areas of Northern Kenya.

    2. Curiculum Consultant

    Summary of Current Programmes

    With funding from diverse donors we are implementing programmes in Wajir, Mandera, Turkana, Nairobi, Garissa and Bungoma Counties. Our programming covers the areas of Health and nutrition, HIV and AIDS, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, Water hygiene and sanitation, child protection and child right programming.

    Background

    The Adolescent Girls Initiative Program (AGI-K), funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), provides a unique and exciting opportunity to reach at least 6200 adolescent girls ages 11-14 in two marginalized geographies in Kenya – Northern arid lands and urban slums in Nairobi.

    A range of interventions in the health, prevention of violence, wealth creation, and education sectors will be evaluated through a randomized controlled trial including the costing of each packages implementation to provide evidence on the most cost effective combinations which have the greatest impact.

    The rationale is that “Investment in adolescent girls, if made early, and before they start dropping out of school at age 13-14, will break the downward spiral into early pregnancy, early marriage and intergenerational poverty.”

    Thus evidence from research will influence national policy and support scaled up, cost-effective interventions for adolescent girls in the future.

    To reach this goal, an integrated approach to the curriculum development process is proposed, leveraging the learning from other curriculums that have been developed by various agencies working with very young adolescents (VYAs).

    The curricula include:

    1) Health, life skills and nutrition,

    2) Financial education, and

    3) Community dialogues.

    The Position

    An experienced consultant is sought to help design the revisions that have currently been undertaken from various existing curricula.

    Purpose and Results

    The purpose of the consultancy:

  • To review, revise, simplify and adapt the current curriculum to the Somali (Wajir) context.
  • The simplified versions include pictorials to be used during discussion sessions
  • To produce an integrated learning curriculum based on the revisions
  • To translate important key terms into Somali language(in the glossary page)
  • To incorporate topics that are previously missing specifically early marriage, FGM and WASH
  • The key outputs of the curriculum Development Consultant
  • Review all the existing curriculum identified for use, after which revisions be made on the curriculum
  • Translate key terms into Somali language
  • Develop new sessions on early marriage, FGM and WASH
  • The outcomes of the curriculum Development Consultant
  • To produce a revised and simplified version including pictorials of curriculum adapted to the Wajir context to be utilized by mentors
  • Production of a word document of the final curriculum incorporating all topics mentioned above
  • Translated version of the glossary (key terms)

    Description and Deliverables

    Working closely with the Project Manager of the Adolescent Girls Initiative project and Save the Children’s Country Office Technical Advisors, the Curriculum Development Consultant will perform the following tasks:

  • Review the curriculums identified by the Project Manager and AGI partners
  • Determine which sections to simplify and revise comparing different curriculums which will be provided by the manager
  • Incorporate additional topics on FGM, Early marriage and WASH
  • Ensure cultural relevance of all curriculum sessions
  • Make additional changes after pre-test/pilot-testing of curricula
  • Provide a reasonable timeline for the completion of the task
  • Present a word document and facilitate a discussion meeting with Save Technical Advisors on the revised version

    Work Location

    The Consultant should be based in Nairobi, but will work remotely in the Save offices should the need arise.

    Competencies

  • Proven ability to demonstrate innovate thinking
  • Ability to work independently to strict timelines
  • Ability to contribute to and comfortably work in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Excellent planning and facilitation skills
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Strong interpersonal team work and communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills and sound reporting skills; Somali language skills are an advantage

    Qualifications

  • Advanced educational background in one of the areas of: Social Sciences, Education, Curriculum Development or any other related field
  • Proven track record of training curricula (and manual) development
  • At least 7 years of experience in development, assessment and evaluation of curriculum, teaching and learning resources required
  • Experience with action learning and work integrated curricula
  • Thorough understanding of issues in Northern Eastern Province.

    Additional information

    Start date: ASAP

    Interested applicants should forward relevant particulars including CV’s outlining contacts of three referees to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org. by 30 October 2014.


    IEBC Jobs in Kenya

    The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) seeks to recruit dynamic, competent and result-oriented individuals to fill the following positions:-

    1. Manager, Warehousing

    Grade 4

    Job Code: IEBC/7/2014

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervising, training and hiring of employees to work in the warehouse either as equipment operators, clerks or inventory control personnel.
  • Scheduling employees, truck drivers, arranging drop offs and deliveries and scheduling loading dock use of mechanized equipment such as forklifts.
  • Ensuing that all appropriate safety regulations are being followed both with regards to personal safety and safety of inventory.
  • Checking and verifying inventory records, handling questions or concerns of inventory, shortages or overages and addressing any problems with inventory control.
  • Meeting with department/section heads to determine their needs for warehouse space, entering into storage contracts and entering information into various software programs to monitor use of the facility.
  • Planning future capacity requirements; producing regular reports and statistics on a daily, weekly and monthly basis;
  • Maintaining standards of health and safety, hygiene and security in the work environment;
  • Overseeing the planned maintenance of warehouse machinery and equipment.

    Requirement for Appointment

  • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and supply chain, Economics, Mathematics, Commerce, Logistics from a recognized university
  • Post graduate diploma/degree in management and logistics related fields is an added advantage.
  • Eight (8) years working experience five (5) of which are in managerial position in a large public/private organization.
  • Professional qualification in a relevant field
  • Proven experience in management of a large warehouse in a large public/private institution.
  • Leadership and people management skills.
  • Strategy development and execution.
  • Planning and coordination skills.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated team building skills.
  • Excellent presentation, advocacy, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to make critical and timely decisions in a highly sensitive environment.
  • Must be computer literate

    2. Manager, Procurement

    Grade 4

    Job Code IEBC/6/2014

    Job Summary:

    The manager procurement is responsible for the efficient and effective management of the Procurement department.

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

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategies and budgets for the Procurement department.
  • Provide leadership and ensure efficient and effective management of staff and resources in the Procurement department.
  • Develop mechanisms and tools to monitor expenditure and advise the Commission on possible value add cost cutting measures.
  • Develop procurement targets and a fore casted procurement plan and integrate these into the Commission’s annual budget to facilitate procurement of materials and supplies.
  • Facilitate tender and contracts management including management of supplier relationships and ensure supplier performance monitoring and evaluation.
  • Formulate a sourcing strategy for election materials and supplies in accordance with the Commission’s policy and budgetary limits.
  • Spearhead cost reduction in procurement initiatives at the Commission through implementing cost-effective stock holding levels.
  • Adopt a total cost of ownership (TCO) approach in the development and evaluation of all materials in the tendering process.
  • Ensure adherence to the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, Public Finance and Management Act through ensuring the participation of members of all relevant departments in tender/procurement committees at the head office and regional levels in the preparation and evaluation of tenders.
  • Develop accountability measures including service level agreements with other departments; monitor performance indicators within the department and ensure the timely preparation of periodic reports.
  • Ensure that the department is adequately resourced and develop, motivate and retain talent.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • A degree in procurement, supply chain management or any other related field, Post-graduate diploma in Procurement or Supply Chain management and membership in a professional procurement body such as the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM).
  • Possession of a Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least eight (8) years experience in procurement or supply chain management; five of which should be at management level in a reputable organization.
  • A demonstrable ability to drive organizational value through strategic cost-effective procurement practices and an appreciation of the electoral process are essential.
  • Must have good knowledge in the preparation and execution of Annual Procurement Plans of large institutions.
  • Must be conversant with government Procurement Procedures, Plans and policies Procurement or supply chain management.
  • A good understanding of local and international procurement guidelines and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the electoral framework is an added advantage.
  • Strategy development and execution.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional personal integrity and attention to essential detail.
  • Excellent relationship management and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to make critical and timely decisions in a highly sensitive environment.
  • Demonstrated team building skills
  • Must be computer literate.

    3. Manager - Voter Education

    Grade 4

    Directorate: Voter Education and Partnerships

    Job Code: IEBC/5/2014

    Duties and Responsibilities

    a) Facilitate the preparation and implementation of voter and civic education strategies, work-plans, budgets and programmes, identification of voter and civic education training needs, preparation of national voter and civic education programmes including appropriate national curriculum and the preparation of the annual register of national voter/civic education providers and community based educators,

    b) Liaise with the Electoral Training and Communications department to prepare training materials and deliver the training of voter/civic education officials and providers, media campaigns on voter/civic education.

    c) Coordinate and manage voter/civic education activities at the regional level to ensure efficiency, uniformity and the development of regional specific strategies.

    d) Coordinate the Commission’s public voter and civic education campaigns and the preparation of voter/civic information, education and communication materials,

    e) Advise management on departmental planning, resourcing and voter/civic education activities.

    f) Monitor the Commission’s voter/civic education activities and the activities of voter/civic education providers to ensure compliance with regulations, policy, effectiveness and quality control.

    g) Liaise with the Research and Development directorate to conduct research focused on voter/civic education to inform planning and strategy development.

    h) Assist the director in mobilizing and coordinating complementary funding for voter/civic education.

    i) Develop accountability measures, monitor the performance indicators within the department and ensure the timely preparation of periodic reports.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • A degree preferably in Social Sciences, Communication or Education. Possession of a Master’s degree is an added advantage,
  • At least eight (8) years working experience; five of which are at management level in advocacy, communication or education fields,
  • Leadership and people management skills,
  • Strategy development and execution,
  • Planning and coordination, problem solving and analytical skills,
  • Excellent presentation, advocacy, oral and written communication skills,
  • Ability to make critical and timely decisions in a highly sensitive environment,
  • Public education and advocacy,
  • Knowledge of the electoral framework is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated team work building skills.

    4. Director, Voter Education and Partnerships

    Grade 3

    Job Code IEBC/4/2014

    Job Summary:

    The Director Voter Education and Partnerships is responsible for overseeing the effective and efficient execution of Commission voter education, civic education and promoting a culture of democracy.

    The job holder is also responsible for overseeing the coordination of national and international partnerships.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development of voter education and civic education policies and strategies.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a national voter education curriculum.
  • Develop accountability structures, review voter education and partnership reports and monitor the performance indicators for the voter education and partnership departments.
  • Ensure the directorate is adequately resourced by professional and competent personnel
  • Oversee the development of a criteria for civic/voter education providers and accreditation of such providers, their training and facilitate voter education collaborators.
  • Oversee the development of voter education quality control measures and ensure timely execution.
  • Develop resource mobilization strategies and advise management on complementary funding opportunities for civic/voter education.
  • Liaise with government and civil society institutions to facilitate voter education and civic education, liaise with the media and other Commission Directorates in implementing voter education.
  • Oversee the development of information, education and communication materials and national voter education campaigns and programmes.
  • Oversee the facilitation of regional voter education and civic education programmes.
  • Advise the Commission on innovative strategies for voter education, civic education and promotion of democracy.
  • Advise management on and oversee the coordination of national, regional and international partnership activities.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • A degree preferably in Social Sciences, Communication or Education. Possession of a Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Minimum ten years managerial experience, five (5) of which are at senior management level in a large public/private institution.
  • A good understanding of the electoral process is an added advantage
  • Leadership and people management skills
  • Strategy and curriculum development and execution
  • Planning and coordination skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated team work building skills
  • Must be computer literate
  • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to make critical and timely decisions in a highly sensitive environment

    5. Director, Information & Communication Technology

    Grade 3

    Job Code IEBC/3/2014

    Job Summary:

    This Director Information and Communication Technology is responsible for providing strategic direction and advice with regard to the information and communication technology needs of the Commission.

    A key part of this role is advising the Commission on leveraging appropriate technology to effectively and efficiently deliver the electoral processes and operational support processes.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and ensure the implementation of information and communication technology strategies in line with the Commission’s strategy.
  • Develop accountability structures, supervise periodic reporting and projects and monitor the performance indicators for the ICT departments.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of effective policies, procedures, systems and processes for systems administration and security; business applications and support; and network administration.
  • Ensure the directorate is adequately resourced by professional and competent personnel
  • Oversee the development of ICT plans in coordination with other directorates and departments.
  • Advise the Commission on the development and implementation of institutional systems; including voter registration system, result management and reporting system, geographical information management system (GIS), election violence reporting system, political party fund management system, and support operational systems.
  • Develop and coordinate the implementation of business continuity plans in line with the Commission’s strategy and operations.
  • Oversee the contracting and management of ICT and related service providers.
  • Oversee the development of user training programmes and materials; and the coordination of ICT training initiatives.
  • Coordinate the provision of timely information communication technology services to other directorate and regional offices.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • A degree in Computer Science, information technology or related discipline
  • Master’s degree and professional qualifications in Information and Communication technology.
  • Minimum of 10 years managerial or ICT experience, five (5) of which are at senior management in a large public/private institution
  • A demonstrated track record in the delivery of ICT projects and services.
  • A good knowledge of ICT equipment, devices, processes, software and hardware of the electoral process is essential.
  • Leadership and people management skills
  • Strategy development and execution
  • Planning and coordination skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to make critical and timely decisions in a highly sensitive environment
  • Demonstrated team building skills

    6. Director Finance

    Grade 3

    Job Code IEBC/2/2014

    Job Summary:

    The Director Finance is responsible for ensuring prudent financial management and controls.

    A key part of this role involves establishing financial and budgeting and warehousing policies, procedures and systems to ensure integrity, timely service delivery and value for money.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and ensure the implementation of finance and budget strategies in line with the Commission’s strategy.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of robust financial management and budgeting policies, procedures and controls to ensure integrity and consistency with relevant legislative framework.
  • Ensure the directorate is adequately resourced by professional and competent personnel
  • Oversee the development and administration of the Commission’s budget and ensure timely and effective implementation of the Commission programmes.
  • Develop accountability structures, ensure periodic reporting and monitor the performance indicators for the finance, budget and warehousing departments.
  • In collaboration with the Director ICT coordinate the development of appropriate financial and inventory information management system.
  • Advice the Commission on administration of complementary funding from development partners, including development and execution of budgets.
  • Advice the CEO on regulatory matters concerning public finance as it relates to the Commission.
  • Provide timely financial advice to other units within the Commission.
  • Ensure timely compliance with financial and fiduciary obligations of the Commission.
  • Oversee the development of financial plans, estimates and budget preparation.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the institutional/departmental procurement plans.
  • Ensure financial controls are implemented in accordance with Public Financial Management Act, and Public Procurement and Disposal Act other operational Government policies.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • First degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or any other related field.
  • A Master’s degree in Finance/Accounting or MBA. Professional qualifications in accounting; CPA (K) or ACCA or equivalent is mandatory
  • Minimum of ten years managerial experience, five (5) of which are at senior management level in financial management.
  • A demonstrated track record in the development and successful implementation of financial strategies, controls, processes and systems.
  • A good understanding of the electoral process would be an added advantage.
  • Leadership and people management skills
  • Strategy development and execution
  • Planning and coordination skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated team work skills
  • Ability to make critical and timely decisions in a highly sensitive environment
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must be conversant with Government financial Accounting

    7. Deputy Commission Secretary (Support Services)

    Grade 2

    Job Code IEBC/1/2014

    Job Summary:

    The Deputy Commission Secretary (Support Services) is one of the principal deputies to the Commission Secretary/CEO in the management of the Secretariat and is responsible for direct supervision of the support functions including human resources and administration, financial services, legal, ICT services and research and development services.

    A key part of this role is ensuring synergy within the support functions to deliver results.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for day to day management of the commission’s support services functions.
  • Responsible for management and coordination of the Commission’s support services functions.
  • Responsible for the overseeing the Commission financial services in line with the Public Financial Management Act.
  • Overseeing the commission’s procurement and warehousing functions and ensure compliance with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations.
  • Providing strategic direction in the performance of the Commission’s support functions and operations and ensure periodic reporting.
  • Overseeing the internal and external communications function of the Commission.
  • Working closely with the Commission Secretary/CEO and the Deputy Commission Secretary (Operations) to ensure delivery of Commission key results.
  • Coordinate the Commission’s internal and external audits.

    Requirements for appointment

  • Be a citizen of Kenya
  • Holds a degree from a recognized university in Social Sciences, Law, Public Administration, Finance, and Business Administration, Logistics or any other degree in any other or relevant field.
  • Possession of a master’s degree in a relevant field is a must
  • Minimum of twelve(12) years management experience; six of which must be at a senior management level with a demonstrated track record in delivering significant strategic initiatives
  • Experience or a strong appreciation of electoral administration or electoral reform is an added advantage
  • Experience in Management in a large public/private institution;
  • Demonstrated team building skills
  • Must be Computer literate

    Integrity Clearance

    In addition to the qualifications set above, the applicants must further meet and get the following clearances:

  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)
  • Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Loans Board
  • Professional bodies (where applicable) to which the applicant belongs eg LSK, ICPAK, AAK, IEK etc
  • Credit Reference Bureau Africa Ltd or Metropol Credit Reference Bureau

    Security Clearance

  • All shortlisted applicants may be subjected by the Commission to a security clearance by National Intelligence Service (NIS)

    Application Submissions

  • Interested candidates are requested to submit their duly completed IEBC application Form together with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials, email and telephone contacts together with names, telephone and email contacts of three (3) referees who must be familiar with the candidates previous work experience.

  • Applicants must indicate the Job code and title on the top left corner of the envelope.

  • The IEBC Application Form is available at the IEBC website see; IEBC Jobs in Kenya or may be collected from the 6th Floor, Anniversary Towers, University way, Nairobi.

    Applications and supporting documents shall be:

    1. Delivered to the IEBC Chairperson, 6th Floor, Anniversary Towers, University Way, Nairobi: and/or 2. Fill online the IEBC application form provided in the Commission website www.iebc.or.ke and send electronically to recruit@iebc.or.ke 3. Applications must reach the Chairperson by 24th September 2014.


    University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor Job in Kenya

    University of Nairobi Leadership for Sustained Excellence

    Vacancy: The Vice Chancellor

    The University of Nairobi is the largest and best-ranked Institution of Higher learning in Kenya and the region, with a total student population of over 70,000 and a staff compliment of 5,500.

    Founded in 1954, as the Royal Technical College of East Africa, it became a chartered autonomous University of Nairobi in 1970. Over the last ten years, the university has undergone purposeful, decisive, and aggressive transformational change.

    This has enabled the University to ensure that the physical capacities, quality and availability of staff and relevance of academic programs is in sync with the ever increasing demand for access to higher education.

    The University of Nairobi is now seeking to appoint an eminent individual with an earned Doctorate degree or equivalent qualification and an outstanding track record in academic and business leadership for the position of the Vice Chancellor.

    The Vice Chancellor, as the Chief Executive Officer of the University, will be an innovative visionary leader with the capacity to build a dynamic management team.

    In particular, the Vice Chancellor will be a widely knowledgeable individual about the status of Education in Kenya and with capability to execute a change program that will ensure sustained success for the University.

    Requirements:

    For appointment to the position of the Vice Chancellor, a person shall:

  • Be a full Professor and holder of an earned Doctorate degree or equivalent qualification from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • Have thorough knowledge in the structural, legislative and regulatory framework for administering University Education in Kenya;
  • Have at least ten years hands-on experience at a senior level in managing a large and complex University or equivalent institution with demonstrable leadership, and management capacity including knowledge of public financial management and strategic people management;
  • Be an accomplished scholar with proven track record in formulating and managing academic programs and supervising and mentoring Masters and PhD students;
  • Have a proven track record of research and publications in peer reviewed journals, monographs and books;
  • Have demonstrable experience in networking, fundraising and resource mobilization;
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity; and
  • Have a demonstrable experience in transformative and strategic leadership.

    Core Competencies:

    The following core competencies and skills will be required for the position of the Vice Chancellor:

  • Ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity to and respect for diversity
  • Being a visionary and result oriented thinker
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines
  • Firm, fair and transparent management style.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    As per the Charter and Statutes of the University of Nairobi, the Vice Chancellor:

    1. Shall be the academic and administrative Head of the University and as such shall be responsible to the Council for maintaining and promoting the academic image as well as maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good order of the University

    2. Shall be a member of all committees appointed by Council or Senate unless otherwise expressly provided

    3. Shall be the Secretary to the Council and an ex officio member of the Council.

    4. Shall be the Accounting Officer of the University

    5. Shall be responsible for Policy matters, Planning, Coordination, Public Relations, Fund Raising, and General Development of the University

    6. Shall be:

  • Chairman of Senate
  • Chairman of Associate Professorial appointments.
  • Chairman of the University Management Board.
  • Chairman of the University Student Welfare Authority.

    7. Shall have such powers and duties as may be conferred by the Council in accordance with the University Charter and Statutes.

    8. May assign or delegate any of his/her duties to a committee or a member of the University staff and may withdraw any such assignment or delegation at any time.

    Appointment:

    As per the Universities Act 2012, University of Nairobi Charter and Statutes the Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a duration of five (5) years with the possibility of one time renewal for a further term of five years subject to a positive appraisal by the Council.

    How to Apply:

    1. Each application shall be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, Copies of Relevant Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, Testimonials, and other relevant supporting documents. Scanned copies of these documents must accompany the email application.

    2. Applicants must also submit the following:

  • Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board
  • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct)

    3. Applications should be addressed to the

    Chairman,
    University of Nairobi Council,
    P.O. Box 30197,00100.

    Physical address:

    Argwings Kodhek Road,
    UNIPEN Apartments, Second Floor,
    Block B, Room 8B
    And Not the Main Campus.

    4. All applications shall clearly be marked “Application for the position of Vice-Chancellor”and submitted as follows:

    Ten (10) hard copies

    An electronic copy in PDF format by email to council-chairman@uonbi.ac.ke

    5. Applications must be submitted on or before 26th September, 2014

    Note: The University of Nairobi is an equal opportunity employer. Women, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.

    The Chairman,
    University of Nairobi Council


    Mercy Corps Jobs in Kenya

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

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

    Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individuals to take up the following positions:

    1. Regional Manager East Southern Africa - Nairobi

    Program / Department Summary:

    Mercy Corps’ operations in East & Southern Africa serve populations in Zimbabwe, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda.

    Fragility and volatility sum up the context within which Mercy Corps East & Southern Africa is working, compounded by very low levels of capacity, endemic corruption and continued rapid population growth.

    While in some countries progress towards greater economic prosperity is certainly being made (Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia), others are plagued by chronic conflict and stagnant, if not declining, economies.

    These are countries undergoing dramatic transitions that have the potential to create significant opportunity for development and change. Mercy Corps is well placed to play a meaningful role in supporting forces for positive change in these countries.

    Our path to being relevant and having significant impact will be through the clear identification of high leverage strategies and related resource mobilization, learning about what works in the current context and leveraging regional initiatives.

    General Position Summary: Reporting to the Regional Program Director (RPD), the Regional Manager will support strategic, impactful, high-quality programming in the Region.

    The position is a key point of contact for field management including, Country Directors and Mercy Corps country teams as well as headquarter support.

    Playing a key role in ensuring effective communication between the regional office and the field, the Regional Manager links the country programs to a range of resources and represents the region to relevant stakeholders and other organizations/institutions in the Region.

    S/he effectively supports and occasionally leads new program development; assists with recruitment of field teams when required; supports a broad range of initiatives; and assist in the response to all public relations and information-flow needs.

    S/he works with the RPD to provide the secondary check and support the RPD to ensure all regional initiatives are adequately supported, addressed and executed.

    The Regional Manager will be tasked with identifying and supporting new strategic partnerships with key peer organizations, government and donor agencies, private sector actors and academic institutions; supporting and assisting in the design of regional (multi-country) programming; supporting key office support functions (recruitment, administration, and logistics); and leading the coordination of regional workshops/conferences.

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Backstop and ensures high level of support to Regional Support staff (Resilience, IT, Recruitment, Security, SV), Mercy Corps visitors, and Consultants.
  • This will include obtaining visas, facilitating travel, and ensuring all needs are met.
  • Help ensure that new staffs transiting through the Region (Nairobi) are welcomed and properly oriented in Mercy Corps’ systems, procedures and protocols.
  • Understand donor and Mercy Corps policies, procedures, rules and regulations to assist in monitoring and ensuring compliance. Support in all aspects of administration, HR and logistics across the Region.
  • Assist Country Directors in the recruitment, selection, orientation and training of Mercy Corps’ program teams upon request.
  • Liaises with regional stakeholders as required.
  • Regional Manager represents regional interests and programs to external actors in the absence of the RPD.
  • This will include attending workshops, briefings, meetings, working groups, and other outside events.
  • Assists in the identification of partners in research and the private sector for country/regional programs to team with and stimulate innovative programming and improved research and learning.
  • Includes new corporate donor prospects to expand the corporate portfolio in the East & Southern Africa region.
  • Provide support to all proposal development efforts and assist the RPD to develop, expand and diversity fundraising tactics and sources in support of regional and country strategies.
  • Will often acts as focal point for new regional initiatives through coordination of proposal development - monitoring the timeline, communicating to the relevant parties as appropriate.
  • This may also include conducting assessments and partner negotiations. Work with RPD to assist country teams to develop powerful Annual Plans and country level strategies that capitalize on the potential of Mercy Corps’ innovation platform to have impact at scale.
  • Mercy Corps should become the acknowledged leader in advancing solutions on a particular development challenge in every country in the region.
  • Work with country teams to ensure that we learn from experience, assist with learning exchanges, develop interest stories and feed into program development.
  • S/he will be a skilled writer and synthesizer of diverse and complex information helping country teams generate new insights into their work and improve cross-fertilization of skills, concepts and experience within the Mercy Corps world.
  • Work closely with the Organizational Learning TSU to ensure the region is plugged into larger organizational learning initiatives, and that regional efforts are harmonized with the larger organization.
  • Coordinate and successfully organize regional workshops and conferences.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
  • Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve
  • we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Supervisory Responsibility:

    Accountability:

    Reports Directly To: Regional Program Director (RPD)

    Works Directly With:

    Mercy Corps Kenya Team, Mercy Corps country offices, regional desks, HQ Program and Technical Support units and departments, Mercy Corps Counterparts at MC HQ offices in Europe and partners.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • BA/S in relevant international development field required; MA/S or equivalent preferred.
  • 3-5 years of international relief and development program management experience outside Kenya preferred; demonstrated knowledge of relevant sectorial and/or operational areas (agriculture, relief to recovery, access to financial services, health/nutrition, economic development, IDP).
  • Skilled writer and synthesizer of diverse and complex information.
  • Experience managing the development, implementation, administration and compliance of US Government, EC/ECHO, UN, private foundation and corporate grants, and related programs.
  • Experience representing the organization and its interests to a diverse range of local and international government officials, local civil society organizations, other international organizations, the media and the public preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software required (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation and other learning efforts.
  • Experience with proposal development including support and writing with various donors.

    Success Factors:

  • S/he is a skilled communicator, able to develop and utilize strong relationships with staff, partners and donors.
  • S/he will coordinate with his/her supervisor, the Regional Program Director, and be skilled at building highly effective working relationships with Country Directors and their teams.
  • S/he will harness the expertise, experience and ideas of Mercy Corps’ diverse program support teams.
  • A robust sense of humor is greatly appreciated.

    2. SACCO / Youth Enterprise Development Specialist - Eldoret

    Program / Department Summary:

    Mercy Corps’ goal in Kenya is to strengthen and sustain capabilities of Kenyan society and stakeholders to be agents of positive change in their communities.

    It achieves this goal through three objectives:

    1) Strengthened ability of local, district, and regional structures to manage conflict and become managers of democracy;

    2) Empowered Kenyan youth to achieve a greater voice in national reform and create new livelihood opportunities and

    3) More resilient drought affected populations in Northeastern Kenya.

    The Yes Youth Can (YYC) program is a multi-year USAID-funded program that focuses on building youth-owned, youth-led and youth-managed institutional arrangements and capabilities at both national and county levels.

    Mercy Corps implements two of USAID’s regional YYC programs—one in the Rift Valley and one in Central region.

    In partnership with the County Bungee Forums and SACCOs, Mercy Corps works to achieve the following four objectives:

    1) Mobilize youth and form youth representation structures at the village and county level;

    2) Support youth to exercise a greater voice in local and national affairs;

    3) Increase youth productivity, employment opportunities, and income; and

    4) Increase young women’s access to social, political, and economic opportunities.

    Entering its fourth and final year of implementation, Mercy Corps has reached 1.9 million youth in Rift and Central regions and supported the development of over 11,000 bunges (youth parliaments).

    General Position Summary:

    The Youth Enterprise Program Specialist is a senior level position with Mercy Corps Kenya.

    It will be primarily responsible for providing leadership under objective #3 listed above—increase youth productivity, employment opportunities and income—and specifically strengthening the seven County SACCOs that we work with in Rift Valley.

    Activities with the SACCO include professionalizing the SACCOs, strategizing about how to build their membership, SACCO sustainability planning, exploring the development of specific SACCO products, ensuring they hit their targets under YYC, and educating them on compliance for the CMC & SC committees.

    Other activities include:

    Entrepreneurship training for youth starting businesses after acquiring loans from the SACCOs, developing youth’s job-skills, linking youth to different value-chains and markets.

    The Youth Enterprise Program Specialist will be responsible for designing and delivery of livelihoods training, SACCO supervision and management, ensuring timely repayment mechanisms to the SACCOs, and managing consultants.

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversee and monitor activities of the seven county SACCOs that we work with in the Rif Valley.
  • Work with each SACCO to strategize how to build their membership, increase their sustainability and develop products that meet their members’ needs.
  • Work with and mentor SACCO leadership to ensure that they meet their YYC targets and ensure they are complying with all SACCO requirements.
  • Provide technical insight and advice for economic empowerment programming especially on SACCO components regarding committee meetings, compliance and employment activities, combining experience with practical on-the-ground identification of opportunities and constraints;
  • Provide technical leadership in value chain/market analysis to identify business opportunities youth participants. Facilitate or provide business training to YYC youth.
  • Under the leadership of the CoP, facilitate linkages to respective County ministries and complementary projects to ensure sustainability and ownership Contribute to YYC’s planning and reporting processes as requested by the Chief of Party

  • Provide training and mentorship to MC staff on Enterprise Development and SACCO strengthening.

  • Represent Mercy Corps in related thematic working groups within the counties.

    Organizational Learning:

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

    Accountability to Beneficiaries:

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

    Supervisory Responsibility: No supervisory responsibilities

    Accountability:

    Reports Directly To: Chief of Party, Yes Youth Can

    Works Directly With: Country Director, Program Managers, other YYC technical specialists, M&E staff, Operations/Finance Staff, other MC Kenya staff.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • MA/S or BA/S and work experience in Cooperative Development and Management, business administration, economics/economic development, or international development;
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the fields of economic development, SACCO strengthening, or business development and planning.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in SACCO strengthening and youth economic empowerment.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team and achieve project deliverables.
  • Demonstrated ability to write compelling reports and communicate clearly in English.
  • Ability to effectively convey programmatic goals, enlist partnerships, and work with a range of program and external stakeholders;
  • Fluency in Kiswahili

    Success Factors:

  • Innovative, decisive and inclusive leadership approach
  • Creative and insightful as regards development programming including the relationships between youth development, economic empowerment, peace-building and reconciliation
  • Excellent communication and team-building techniques
  • Proven experience managing and building capacity of diverse teams (expatriate and national)
  • Cultural knowledge, sensitivity and respect
  • Commitment to oversee projects for their duration
  • Ability to engage with strategic institutional partners as well as current and potential donors

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit on or before September 10, 2014 at 4.00 p.m. a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hr@ke.mercycorps.org.

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

    Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

    Please do not attach any certificates.

    Only Qualified and selected candidates for the interview will be contacted

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


    Norwegian Refugee Council Jobs in Kenya

    Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its Horn of Africa Programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011.

    Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations.

    The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu), Kenya (Dadaab, Kakuma & Mandera), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Dolo Ado, Shire,Gambella and Asosa), South Sudan (Juba, Awil, Alek and Aweril) and Yemen (Sa’naa and Aden).

    The NRC Horn of Africa & Yemen mission is an expanding programme. NRC started its operations in Kenya in the refugee camps in Dadaab in February 2007.

    NRC has WASH, Shelter, Education and Food Distribution programmes implemented in the refugee camps in Dadaab.

    1. Finance Assistant

    NRC is seeking to recruit a Finance Assistant who will ensure timely payment of cash and bank transactions in Mandera.

    Job description

  • Proper control of the supporting documents for payments preparation of all types of vouchers for projects and Field Offices; PO vouchers and payment execution.
  • Ensure that cash requested are duly approved before release of the payments and make follow-up for the liquidations of the advances.
  • Ensure that proper record of cash vouchers of both cash and bank payments are properly maintained at all times
  • Maintenance of the internal control system which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and travel claims, are duly processed.
  • Ensure that the cash boxes for both cash and cheque payments are updated on daily basis so as to have correct balances at any given time.
  • Ensure that the data for posting is well organized in the correct postback format for ease of posting
  • Ensure that regular cash counts are done properly.
  • Verify and ensure that correct coding of expenditure on all payment Vouchers, Purchase Orders and Purchase Requests is done.
  • Ensuring that staff Advances and returns and claims conform to NRC standards and laid down policy before approval is done.
  • Timely corrective actions on un-posted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers.
  • Maintenance of the proper filing system for finance records and documents.
  • Perform cash counts and bank reconciliations for review by the Finance Coordinator-Kenya or any other delegated person
  • Finance vouchers, cash counts, and bank reconciliations will be sent to Nairobi on monthly basis
  • Perform any other duties as and when required.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • And or CPA Part 2 or ACCA Part 2
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Finance with an NGO

    Education field

  • Finance / Economics

    Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

    Personal qualities

  • Good knowledge of financial reporting systems
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with strong team player skills
  • Very strong computer based financial analysis skills
  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to finalize work on time without compromising on Quality
  • Good hands on experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

    We offer

    Duty station: Mandera

    Contract period is up to 31st December 2014 with possibility of extension.

    Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions,

    The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Mandera.

    2. Administrative Officer

    NRC is seeking to recruit an Administrative Officer to oversee the provision of the NRC Dadaab Area Office administrative services encompassing office administration and hospitality (catering, accommodation and housekeeping) as necessary for ensuring efficient and effective operations of the Office.

    Job description

  • Ensure that appropriate NRC Administration department’s policies, processes, procedures and guidelines are available for the Dadaab Area Office
  • Implement, maintain and continuously improve an effective set up of office administrative systems and procedures whilst ensuring that NRC standard controls are actively in place
  • Coordinate admin functions with the NRC regional office
  • Ensure prompt payment of telephone, electricity, water, security, etc bills for Office and staff houses
  • Oversee the administration of mail and other courier services
  • Ensure timely procurement of office quality supplies cost-effectively and accountably
  • Ensure general orderliness, proper maintenance and cleanliness of the office equipment and facilities
  • Contribute in the preparation of the Office running budget
  • Coordinate flight bookings and communicate information for staff proceeding for official duty to Nairobi and elsewhere
  • Implement, improve and maintain an appropriate documents filing, retrieval and archiving system for the Office administration section
  • In consultation with the Deputy Area Manager establish appropriate policies and procedures for accommodation and catering at NRC Dadaab
  • Prepare catering, accommodation and housekeeping budgets and oversee their accountable expenditure
  • Ensure provision of adequate and comfortable hospitality facilities, equipment and services
  • Address unexpected catering and housekeeping incidents in line with NRC policies
  • Produce regular and adhoc Hospitality reports as required
  • Oversee the safekeeping of the hospitality facilities’ and assets
  • Assign, supervise and appraise the work of Administration support staff. support Human Resources department when required and other tasks assigned by the management

    Qualifications

  • Ordinary National Diploma in Business Administration or any related training.
  • Minimum 6 years’ of relevant experience.

    Education field

  • Administration / Organisation / Management

    Education level

  • Academy college / University

    Personal qualities

  • Good oral and written communication skills in English
  • Strongly self-supervised, and personally efficient/organized with good multitasking skills
  • Good public facilities organization and problem solving skills
  • Good general humanitarian field work place knowledge
  • Able to meet deadlines under pressure with proper procedure, initiative, patience and tact
  • Good computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and network communications
  • Good interpersonal and people management skills.

    We offer

    Duty station: Dadaab

    Contract period is up to December 2014 with possibility of extension.

    Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions,

    The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Dadaab.

    3. Education Project Assistant - Baidoa(National position) - Somalia

    Job description

  • Monitor and report on the project activities and ensure compliance with plans and NRC standards
  • Work with the community education committees in the planning and enrollment of the activities
  • Distribute and monitor the use of school materials according to procedures
  • Administrate teachers’ and school children’s payments and entitlements
  • Assist the teachers in their work
  • Suggest new methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities
  • Report all protection related concerns
  • Carry out data collection as required
  • Prepare field reports
  • Prepare and file relevant documents as required by line manager
  • Work with the Community Education Committees (CECs) in the identification and enrollment of youth to the appropriate trade or skills at the YEP center and ABE classrooms and ensure effective learning takes place in accordance with NRC standards and YEP / ABE selection criteria.
  • Prepare requisitions for procurement and distribute and monitor the use of training materials.
  • Participate and Conduct need assessment on new areas to start up, expand or end of YEP /ABE programmes.
  • Regularly monitor and report on the Project activities in the field by make YEP centers/ ABE classrooms visits to assess, monitor and give necessary support.
  • Monitor and report on any protection related concerns that are identified through regular YEP center ABE classrooms visits and assessments.
  • Assist in creating awareness in the community on the importance of education especially for girls, IDPs, young mothers and other vulnerable pupils.
  • Participate in trainings, workshops, meetings and seminars related to education and protection activities
  • Assist in generating consolidated activity plans and reports weekly, monthly & quarterly.

    Qualifications

  • Ordinary National Diploma level in education or related field of study
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience from working with education projects in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own skills/profile
  • Some knowledge of English

    Context related skills, knowledge and experience

  • Knowledge of Baidoa contexts
  • Local knowledge of Somali dialect
  • Experience in strategic thinking and planning skills, be able to set priorities,
  • Good communication and interpersonal
  • Good planning and organization skills
  • Ability to resolve team and other group conflicts
  • Ability to work under pressure, and independently with limited supervision

    Personal qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Working with people
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Communicate with impact and respect

    We offer

    Commencement: As soon as possible

    Contract Duration: One year with possibility of extension

    Duty Station: Baidoa

    Salary/Benefits: According to NRC's general directions.

    The candidate is to observe NRC's four core values dedication, innovation, inclusivity, accountability and the Code of Conduct for all staff

    Please Note."Wild card" CV's that is not attached to a specific position, will not be automatically followed-up.

    4. Executive Assistant - To be based in Nairobi - Kenya

    Job description

  • Support the Office of the Regional Director, Deputy Regional Director and the Senior Management Team in Nairobi in coordinating activities, weekly meetings, field visits and take notes to record discussions and prepare minutes and memoranda for the records.
  • Maintain records and track the status of the Regional Director’s and the Deputy Regional Director’s s action points, including maintaining their schedules.
  • Analyze and collect information from all the country offices under the supervision of the Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director and produce talking points and correspondence with the field offices.
  • Assist the information and advocacy department in collecting and disseminating of information.
  • Organize and maintain the Office of the Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director through establishing filing systems, logging and tracking systems, and mail and contact listing.
  • Maintain policy, confidential and general management files and identify need for equipment and supplies.
  • Provide administrative support by conducting research, handling information requests, and performing administrative functions such as preparing correspondences and drafting meeting minutes; receiving visitors; arranging conference calls; and scheduling meetings, including meetings of the Country Management Team, Regional
  • Management Team and Strategy workshops and all staff meetings.
  • Prepare for the visits of high delegations including NRC Secretary General , Board of Directors, Office of the Director of field operations, donors and other dignitaries.
  • Select and compile background and briefing materials for meetings, travel, conferences and fundraising for the senior management team.
  • Screen and review incoming correspondence (mail, email); collect background material; draft and sign correspondence, or clear drafts with the Regional Director and the Deputy Regional Director.
  • Liaise regularly with staff in other departments, field offices, NRC in other countries and external contacts to ensure effective information flow and timely actions and be the point of contact for everyone visiting or calling the Regional Director’s and Deputy Regional Director’s office.
  • Undertake speedy processing, safe storage and retrieval of information and documents.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualifications

  • A University Degree in Public Relations, International Relations or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working as a senior executive or as a Senior
  • Secretary in a busy department.
  • Experience in general office administration or public relations.
  • Sound practical exposure to Project Management would be an added advantage.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office packages.

    Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

    Personal qualities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • High competence in handling situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Very high attention to detail
  • Excellent self organization and time management skills
  • Absolute reliability and discretion with confidential information
  • Ability to prioritize a busy and competing workload and deliver on tight timelines
  • Good report writing skills
  • Flexible and ability to multi task
  • Excellent proactive self supervision.
  • Analysis of numerical, verbal and other data from diverse sources.
  • Ability to summarize and draft complex reports.

    We offer

    Duty station: Nairobi

  • Contract period is up to 31st December 2014 with possibility of extension.

    Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions. The candidate will observe

    NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Nairobi.

    5. Deputy Area Manager - Dadaab (National Position) - Kenya

    Job description

  • Deputize and provide overall support to the Area Manager and acts as one in the absence of the Area Manager, Specifically manage administration, M & E sector and two or more Programme sector
  • In close collaboration with the respective Project Managers oversee the implementation of the NRC's project activities and support in the programme budget monitoring
  • Ensure timely submission of quality internal and external reporting
  • Coordinate with AM to develop accurate and realistic master support budget, ensure its incorporation in various Grants and monitor utilization
  • Contribute towards effective logistics, finance, administrative and security functions
  • Ensure optimal use of all resources (both human and others) in Dadaab and according to NRC policy and procedures, including on staff safety, security, performance and motivation
  • Support in Development and execution of the strategy for the area
  • In close collaboration with the Dadaab Area Manager coordinate with local authorities, United Nations agencies and other local and international organization in Dadaab
  • Attend to all Incentives / refugee and non contracted NRC local casual staff in all sectors.
  • This includes grievances and discipline
  • Liaise with the Area Manager on staff recruitment, training and capacity building
  • Identify advocacy issues and actively promote the rights of the refugees
  • Support in monitoring the security situation and making necessary actions to adapt project activities
  • Manage the host community, refugee leaders / representatives and NRC relationships
  • Provide a monthly report to the Dadaab Area Manager on all functions and the ones delegated by the Area Manager
  • Strengthening cross border programs, coordinate and work with the neighboring NRC programme countries
  • Other works entrusted by AM and Senior Management

    Qualifications

  • A university degree in management, social sciences or international development.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ relevant field based program work experience including in complex emergencies
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a general management (ie covering all dimensions - program, finance, administrative, etc) oversight role in humanitarian/development work

    Education field

  • Administration / Organisation / Management

    Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

    Personal qualities

  • Very good oral and written communication skills
  • Very good interpersonal skills and people management skills
  • Very good budgeting, proposal and report writing skills
  • Highly results driven and proactive
  • Excellent in problem solving skills
  • Very good representation and negotiation skills
  • Good organisational and management skills
  • High cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Goal oriented, with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited or no supervision
  • Ability and willingness to work and live under difficult circumstances.
  • Experience with start-up, exit or similar
  • Empowering and building trust
  • fluency of the local language Somali is an added advantage

    We offer

    Duty station: Dadaab

    Contract period is up to 31st December 2014 with possibility of extension.

    Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions.

    The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Dadaab

    6. ICLA Project Assistant (Kenyan Nationals Only) Dadaab

    Job description

  • Ensure that the project activities are implemented in accordance with approved proposals, NRC policies and standards and donor requirements.
  • Understand the situation, including the legal situation according to national and international laws and principles for refugees and returnees.
  • Provide information and counseling to refugees expressing an intention to return to South Central Somalia in a factual and impartial manner.
  • Ability to conduct surveys and gather data/information at the field level in an accurate and sensitive manner.
  • Assist in conducting needs assessment of the target group. Documenting the results and recommend interventions in line with the project purpose.
  • Translation of information leaflets in to the Somali language. Assist with the development of these leaflets.
  • Assist in conducting research as required.
  • Assist in design of surveys/questionnaires to assess the needs requirement of the target group.
  • In collaboration with partners, plan an effective and mutually beneficial capacity building project, with the aim of developing and sharing knowledge, skills and attitudes in line with best practices in ICLA.
  • Identify possible interventions at the field level for ICLA activities to address gaps and needs.
  • Make recommendations on the way project activities can be amended or improved to best meet the set objectives.
  • Comply with security measures in the field.
  • Any other official task as instructed by the supervisor. Coordination
  • Work closely with other agencies involved in the voluntary returns process at the field level, establishing effective coordination and relations.
  • Work closely with UNHCR and the Department of Refugee Affairs (DRA) at field level.
  • Reporting
  • Compiling and drafting of reports on a regular bases.

    Qualifications

  • University degree in law, political science or other relevant discipline.
  • Diploma with experience will be considered.
  • Minimum 3 years humanitarian experience with refugees/internally displaced persons (IDPs) at field level with an NGO or other international organization.
  • Proven experience of legal, judicial and protection mechanisms.
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and tools.
  • Fluent in spoken and written Somali and English. Knowledge of Kiswahili is an asset.

    Education field

  • Law
  • Political science

    Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

    Personal qualities

  • Ability to identify vulnerable groups e.g. women at risk, elderly etc…
  • Ability to work under pressure, establish priorities and plan, coordinate own work plan, use time efficiently and apply judgement in the context of competing deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Excellent oral/communication skills and ability to articulate ideas in a clear and accurate manner including the ability to prepare and edit a variety of written documents, reports and briefs.
  • Impartiality.
  • Experience of legal assistance activities and awareness raising campaigns.
  • Knowledge of the political and security situation in Somalia.

    We offer

    Duty station: Dadaab

    Contract period is up to December 2014 with possibility of extension.

    Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Dadaab.

    Miscellaneous info

    Travel: Some travelling must be expected

    Candidates can apply on line by going through the "Vacancies" link at Norwegian Refugee Council Jobs in Kenya by 21st September 2014

    Email and paper applications will not be considered


    IPPF Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is the world’s largest non-governmental organization working in the field of sexual and reproductive health information and services.

    It has 6 Regional Offices, (Western Hemisphere based in New York, East and South East Asia and Oceania Region in Malaysia, Arab World Region in Tunis, South Asia Region in India, European Network in Brussels and the Africa Region in Nairobi, Kenya).

    The International Secretariat is in London, UK.

    The IPPF Federation in Africa is made up 38 Member Associations (MAs) working in 42 countries in Sub-Sahara Africa.

    IPPF Member Associations are nationally founded and owned organizations and have been in existence for over 40 years in Africa providing and advocating for universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.

    The Member Associations are unique in that while being Member Associations of IPPF Africa Region and so members of an international NGO, they are also national organizations with national boards, staff, Constitutions, structures and autonomy.

    1. Job Title: Programme Assistant

    Department: External Relations

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Responsible to: Senior Manager, External Relations and Advocacy

    Job Purpose:

    To provide administrative support to the Department of External Relations and Advocacy in the achievement of set objectives, and in particular in implementing the Department’s Annual Programme Budgets and Restricted Projects.

    Key Tasks

    Provide administrative support to the timely implementation of the Annual Programme Budgets and Restricted Projects and specifically:

  • To organise, manage and update all relevant information and data, including budget approvals for the Annual Programme Budgets, the Hewlett Project and the DFID Project, including any other restricted projects.
  • To coordinate with Advisors, the preparation and submission of quarterly, half year and annual reports as per requirements set by APB and donors to relevant persons and donors.
  • To monitor, on a monthly basis, Summary of Budgets (SoBs) for ERA Department and do analysis for Advisers and the Director for planning purposes.
  • To provide the overall logistical support in the planning for all meetings, conferences and workshops organised by the Department, including and not limited to ensuring bookings of hotels, coordinating visas and other travel arrangements for participants, organising meeting places, finalising contracts for facilitators and rappouteurs etc.
  • To follow up with Advisers/Director in the development of contracts, signing of contracts and payments to all contractors of the Department.
  • To ensure that before payments are made, all Advisers/Directors undertake assessment of work of consultants/contractors.
  • To coordinate with relevant advisors, the development and publication of ERA’s Flagship publications and public relations materials.
  • To keep a database of all publications, consultants and contractors, as well as work with Operations Department to periodically review contractors to ERA.
  • To organise departmental meetings through generation of agenda items, write minutes and follow up with Advisers on follow up actions.
  • To support the Director in the preparation of Missions.
  • To undertake any other responsibility as deemed necessary by the Director.

    Responsibilities

  • To directly advise the Director in financial decisions regarding areas of responsibility as noted on the electronic Information Management System (eIMS).

    Education & Qualifications

  • Degree in social sciences or any relevant field.

    Professional Experience

  • At least 2 years’ relevant experience in a similar position.

    Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills – tact and sensitivity essential.
  • Excellent written skills essential.
  • Excellent time management skills required to meet tight deadlines essential and follow up on activities.
  • Good IT skills to include Excel, Word and use of databases required.
  • Fluency in English essential. Working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic desirable.

    Personal Competence

  • Sound judgement and ability to pay attention to details.
  • Subscribe to IPPF’s values and visions including the right of all women to have access to safe abortion and fundamental human rights of all persons, including sexual rights.

    2. Job Title: Resource Mobilization Advisor

    Department: External Relations

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Responsible to: Senior Manager, External Relations and Advocacy

    Job Purpose:

    The goal of this position is to support Resource Mobilization efforts and to increase and diversify the IPPFARs resource base.

    The Resource Mobilization Advisor works to increase income for IPPFAR through a vibrant and sustainable Resource Mobilization programme and supports the improvement of culture change and accountability for Resource Mobilization within the Africa Regional Office and [selected] Member Associations.

    The position supports the Senior Adviser Resource Mobilization and Business Development to enhance preparedness and systematically increase capacity of ARO and [selected] MAs to secure funds from national, regional and international sources.

    The Resource Mobilization Advisor builds credibility and capacity in both high and low potential MAs to improve their access to national funding sources.

    The position also strengthens relationships/ networks that increase IPPF’s ability to raise resources from ‘new’ non-traditional donor sources especially in the Global South.

    Key Tasks

  • To establish excellent working relationships with staff at IPPF Member Associations in selected donor countries.
  • To assist the Senior Adviser Resource Mobilisation in the development of Memoranda of Understanding(MoU) which include specific activities, targets and budgets with selected European Member Associations
  • To support Member Associations to implement MoU by providing information, documents and tools etc. that promote IPPF. To monitor the implementation of MoU with Member Associations.
  • To support/develop the capacity building of Regional Office and Member Association staff in countries where there is a high potential for accessing funding in-country.
  • To work collaboratively with Regional Staff with particular expertise in relevant capacity building and with knowledge of specific funding streams.
  • To advocate for funding.
  • To maintain an overview of and make recommendations about the global geo-political influences for IPPF’s future funders and income streams.
  • To contribute to IPPF publications as appropriate.
  • To build and maintain positive relationships with all members of staff, and contacts within and outside the Federation.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as may be requested from time to time.

    Responsibilities

    a) Staff responsibilities carried by the job holder

  • The job holder is responsible for managing the work of consultants as required.
  • Advises Senior Adviser, Resource Mobilization.
  • Provides advice and support on future income streams and donor policies and trends to:

  • IPPF staff at Central and Regional Offices
  • IPPF Member Associations (in consultation with Regional Offices)

    Education & Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree in a related subject or equivalent standard of education.

    Proven Ability

  • Developed application in related work and proven track record in networking and training in fundraising.
  • Sound understanding of Global North and South government funding and private funding structures and processes advantageous.

    Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills – required to network with contacts for whom English is not the first language.
  • Tact and diplomacy essential.
  • Excellent training/mentoring skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills essential.
  • Excellent time management skills required to meet tight deadlines essential.
  • Competent in use of lograme desirable or developing projects essential
  • Good analytical skills essential.
  • Good IT skills to include Excel, Word and use of databases desirable.
  • Fluency in English essential.
  • Working knowledge of French, Portuguese or Spanish highly desirable.

    Personal Competence

  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the multi-cultural environment in which IPPF operates.
  • Ability to travel internationally approximately 30% of the time

    3. Job Title: Senior Advisor, Resource Mobilization and Business Development

    Department: External Relations

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Responsible to: Senior Manager, External Relations and Advocacy

    Job Purpose:

    The goal of this position is to provide senior level strategic business development and leadership to increase the capacity and success of International Planned Parenthood Federation – Africa Region’s efforts in resource mobilization with bilateral and multilateral organizations, and private donors.

    He/she will envision, develop and implement IPPF-ARs resource mobilization plans and manage grant recipient relationships.

    The position will support IPPFs charitable mission of safeguarding the sexual and reproductive health and rights of people and for IPPF insofar as they support strategic resource mobilization.

    He/she will provide a high-level representation and technical inputs and ensures that IPPF Africa Region identifies and wins tenders that will support the delivery of IPPF’s Strategic Framework and Change Goals.

    The position develops supporting structures, resources and tools to ensure business development and tender processes are managed in the most effective and efficient manner.

    Key Tasks

  • Through research and networking, track likely forthcoming restricted funding opportunities that may be aligned with IPPF’s strategic objectives, and develop and manage a bidding pipeline for the organization.
  • Where potential funding opportunities are identified, to work with relevant CO colleagues, ROs and MAs to build pre-bid intelligence streams in-country (donor and recipient).
  • To ensure that relevant colleagues across the Federation (Central Office, Regional Offices (ROs), Member Associations (MAs)) are made aware of likely upcoming tenders).
  • To effectively prepare the Federation for tendering, including capacity-building with key staff to develop a portfolio of staff to take key roles (Chief of Party, management team, bid writing, etc) on restricted funding bids.
  • Research and establish a network of consultants to assist with restricted funding proposal development.
  • Research and establish a network of potential partners for restricted funding projects, evaluating competitor organizations and building relationships with key contacts.
  • Work with the Senior Adviser, Resource Mobilization to develop and negotiate partnership agreements.
  • Working with the Senior Adviser Resource Mobilization, technical teams (Advocacy, HIV/AIDS,Abortion, Adolescents and Access), Senior Adviser Communications and ROs, assemble, and co-ordinate the work of, tender teams to prepare restricted funding applications.
  • To analyse terms of reference of invitations to tender to create a compliant and responsive matrix for each bid to support the development of a winning proposal.
  • Oversee and co-ordinate the development of pre-qualification submissions and funding proposals, including research, compilation, writing and editing of proposal documentation and/or commissioning consultants to undertake writing where required.
  • Ensure timely and efficient submission of pre-qualification documents and restricted funding proposals to donor specifications.
  • Support colleagues in technical teams and ROs to develop programme plans for discussion with donors who focus on restricted funding.
  • Post-bidding, communicate outcomes, evaluate restricted funding proposals and disseminate key learning points.
  • Ensure smooth handover of successful restricted project proposals to technical/Regional teams for programme management/reporting.
  • Work with the Finance team to develop generic budget templates for use in preparing restricted funding applications.
  • Compile a database of key information on IPPF for use in preparing restricted funding applications.
  • Provide training and capacity-building on tendering for CO and RO staff as required.
  • To build and maintain positive relationships with all members of staff, and contacts both within and outside the Federation.
  • To become familiar with the Federation’s Health and Safety Programme and Guidelines for using Visual Display Units.
  • To do everything possible to ensure a healthy and safe working environment, including following instructions and guidance.
  • To undertake any other relevant duties as may be requested from time to time.

    Responsibilities

    a) Staff responsibilities carried by the job holder

  • The job holder is responsible for managing the work of consultants as required.

    b) Financial responsibilities carried by the job holder

  • Responsible, in collaboration with the Finance team, for compiling and checking budgets for restricted funding proposals.

    c) Advisory responsibilities carried out by the job holder

  • Advises Senior Adviser, Resource Mobilization and technical teams on appropriate funding opportunities to pursue.
  • Advises Senior Adviser, Resource Mobilization and CO Senior Team on appropriate organizational preparations for pursuing restricted funding opportunities.
  • Advises colleagues in technical teams on content/structure of funding proposals.

    Education & Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree in a related subject or equivalent standard of education.

    Proven Ability

  • Advanced application in related work and proven track record of managing to process of developing successful restricted tender documents in the international development sector.
  • Sound understanding of restricted funding tender processes/structures and donor requirements in the international development sector essential.
  • Understanding of ODA (Overseas Development Agency) processes, essential.
  • Understanding of the Private Sector (and not for profit) and High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) desirable

    Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills – required to network with contacts for whom English is not the first language.
  • Tact and sensitivity.
  • Excellent written communication skills to write and edit competitive tenders.
  • Developed leadership skills to co-ordinate and motivate cross-functional project teams.
  • Excellent time management skills required to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Good IT skills to include Excel, Word and use of databases.
  • Competent in use of logframe
  • Good attention to detail essential.
  • Fluent English and French is essential. Working knowledge of Portuguese, Spanish or Arabic desirable.

    Personal Competence

  • Willing to travel internationally approximately 30% of the time

    4. Job Title: Intern / Resident Consultant - External Relations and Advocacy

    Department: External Relations

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Responsible to: Senior Manager, External Relations and Advocacy

    Job Purpose:

    The Intern / Resident Consultant - External Relations and Advocacy will support the External Relations and Advocacy Division in successfully implementing its goals.

    He/she is in cooperation with the Senior Manager and Communications Advisor responsible for the development and the implementation of one or several specific advocacy areas or projects

    Key Tasks

  • Support the development and implementation of ERAs projects and events
  • Observe and analyse global and regional political processes in close cooperation with ERA team members and support the implementation of a communication strategy targeting key decision makers at different levels to effect desirable change
  • In agreement with the supervisor representing IPPFAR towards external stakeholders in the context of the areas of responsibility, like being member of working groups etc
  • Support the External Relations and Advocacy Team in preparing strategic recommendations to advance IPPFAR work
  • Support the External Relations Team in preparing regular reports, schedules and speeches according to IPPFAR guidelines and procedures
  • To support and guide on any relevant strategic opportunity and direction that may contribute to improve IPPFAR visibility and leadership.
  • To support in documentation, analysis and dissemination of internal and external information and best practices and coordinate the development of publicity materials online and in printed formats t support IPPF AR activities
  • Undertake any other duties that might be assigned his/her supervisor

    Responsibilities

    a) staff responsibilities carried by the job holder

    None

    b) Policies, plans. Programme and Financial responsibilities

  • Ensuring adherence to IPPFAR and ARO policies, values, procedures, rules and regulations and any other agreement between IPPFAR and partners.
  • Responsible for compiling and submitting to his/her supervisor the planned activities, budget and monitoring expenditure.

    c) Advisory responsibilities carried by the job holder

  • The job holder advises the Head-ERA/SMT on any issues that may contribute to improve IPPFAR visibility and leadership in Africa.

    Education & Qualifications

  • Relevant degree with experience in Documentation, Communications and/or Public Relations

    Professional Experience

  • Progressive working experience in Public Health and/or Reproductive Health

    Skills

  • Fully conversant with use of new technology for communications and outreach, including the web and multimedia tools
  • Interpersonal and management skills
  • Fluency in English.
  • Knowledge of French and Portuguese is an added advantage
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills,
  • Innovations in communication and marketing

    Personal Competence

  • Subscribe to IPPF’s Policies, Mission, Vision, and values and IPPFAR’s, Procedures, rules and regulations
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
  • Willingness to travel
  • Focus on continuous improved results/performance Flexibility and willingness to work outside normal working hours

    How to Apply:

    Interested persons should submit a CV including three referees and cover letter indicating educational background, experience, skills and why you think you are the best candidate for the position to: hroffice@ippfaro.org

    Closing date: 05 Sep 2014


    Narok County Jobs in Kenya

    Narok County Assembly

    Narok County Assembly Service Board

    The County Assembly Service Board of Narok wishes to invite applications from qualified persons for the following position:

    1. Administrative Assistant / Personal Secretary

    NCASB 5

    1 Post

    2. Assistant Personal Secretary II

    NCASB 4

    2 Post

    Duties and Responsibilities for personal secretaries

  • Ensuring security of office records, documents and equipment
  • Recording dictation in shorthand and transcribing it in typewritten form.
  • Processing data and management of e-office
  • Management of office petty cash and protocol
  • Handling telephone calls and appointments

    Requirements for Appointment for personal secretaries

  • KCSE Mean Grade of C (Plain) with at least C (Plain) in English language.
  • The following academic and professional qualifications offered by KNEC:- A Diploma in Secretarial Studies (KNEC) with Typing II (50 w.p.m.), Shorthand II (70 w.p.m) or Audio typewriting III,Typewriting II (minimum 30 w.p.m), Computerized document processing III, Business English II/Communication I, Office Practice II,
  • Secretarial Duties II, Commerce II, Office Management III/Office Administration and management III
  • A Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of secretarial work and excellent computer skills in Word Processing
  • Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications

    Personal Qualities

  • Able to work under minimum supervision
  • Has good interpersonal and communication skills including Coordination
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English

    3. Maintenance Engineer

    NCASB 8

    1 Vacancy

    Duties and Responsibilities

    An Engineer at this level may be deployed to assist in the preparation of specifications, contract documents and estimates for building, civil, electrical or mechanical engineering works.

    In addition:

  • Supervise and train junior staff working under him/her
  • Supervising the installation, inspection, commissioning, testing electrical controls in buildings
  • Supervising the installation, commissioning, testing of mechanical plants in buildings including refrigeration and air-conditioning plants, boilers, catering and laundry equipment,
  • Supervising the repair and maintenance of buildings and associated installations including walls, joinery, masonry, architectural fittings, furniture, roofs, painting, car parking, etc.
  • Maintenance of mechanical plants in buildings including refrigeration and air-conditioning plants, boilers, catering and laundry equipment,
  • Maintenance of electrical systems for diesel generating plants and machinery including low and medium voltage distribution services
  • Repair and maintenance of electrical installation and controls related to catering equipment, lifts, boilers, cookers, water-heaters and general domestic appliances

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Served Maintenance Engineer for three (3 ) years;
  • Degree in Civil or Building Engineering Registered with the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya and Shown merit in job performance

    4. Chief Sergeant-At-Arms

    NCASB 8

    1 Posts

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Enforcing Speaker’s rules
  • Maintaining custody of the mace
  • Performing chamber and ceremonial duties
  • Providing fire and safety service
  • Access control management
  • Crowd control and management
  • Investigating incidences
  • Conducting security surveys
  • Maintaining decorum in the County Assembly’s precincts
  • Crime detection and prevention
  • Ensuring security for personnel and property
  • Ensuring proper housekeeping standards are maintained
  • Supervision of junior officers

    Requirements for appointment

  • Be a holder of a Degree from a recognized institution in Kenya and
  • Have served in the disciplined forces for a period of not less than ten (10) years
  • Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications
  • Have a certificate in fire fighting and first aid; and
  • Be in possession of an exemplary service certificate

    5. Sergeant-At-Arms I

    NCASB 6

    1 Position

    6. Sergeant-At-Arms II

    NCASB 5

    1 Post

    Duties and responsibilities

    The Sergeant- At- Arms will be responsible to the Senior Sergeant-At-Arms for:

  • Enforcing speakers rules
  • Performing chamber and ceremonial duties.
  • Posting of information boards for Members
  • Ensuring security for personnel and property
  • Providing rescue and safety services
  • Accessing control management
  • Crowd control management
  • Investigating incidences
  • Conducting security surveys
  • Maintaining decorum in the parliament precincts
  • Crime detection and prevention

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education grade C;
  • Have served in the disciplined forces for a period of not less than five (5) years;
  • Be in possession of a diploma in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution;
  • Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications;
  • Have a Certificate in Fire Fighting and First Aid; and
  • Be in possession of an exemplarily service Certificate Or
  • Served satisfactorily at the level of Sergeant-At-Arms for a period not less than three (3) years.
  • Shown explicit acquisition and application of knowledge of the operations of a legislature
  • A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), mean grade C or its equivalent; and
  • Undergone training in Parliamentary Studies.

    7. Sergeant At Arms III

    CASB 4

    1 Post

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Sergeant-At-Arms will be responsible to Senior Sergeant -At- Arms for:

  • Enforcing Speakers rules
  • Performing chamber and ceremonial duties
  • Posting of information on notice boards for members
  • Ensuring security for personnel and property
  • Providing fire and safety services
  • Accessing control management
  • Crowd control management
  • Investigating security surveys
  • Maintaining decorum within the precincts of the County Assembly
  • Crime detection and prevention.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be in possession of a diploma in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution
  • Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education grade C
  • Have served in the disciplined forces for a period of not less than five (5) years
  • Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications
  • Have a certificate in fire fighting and first aid;
  • Crime detection and prevention.

    8. Librarian I

    NCASB 8

    1 Post

    To efficiently carry out management and administration of the Library Services / Learning and Resource Center with the aim of ensuring full and efficient provision and utilization of these services and facilities to the Members and staff

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates activities of library/resource center
  • Examines book reviews, publishers’ catalogs, other library materials and other information sources to recommend material acquisition
  • Supervision of cataloguing and classification of library materials
  • Assemble and arrange library materials for display
  • Searches catalog files, biographical dictionaries, and indexes, and examine content of reference materials to assist members and staff in locating and selecting materials.
  • Assists patrons in selection and location of books, audiovisual materials, and other materials
  • Train and direct junior officers in performance of such tasks as receiving, shelving, and locating materials
  • Prepare replies to mail requests for information.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • At least 5 years experience in managing a busy library
  • Bachelors degree in Library Studies and Information Science
  • Masters degree in Library Studies and Information Science
  • Excellent inter personal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of national development priorities, and functions and practices of government
  • Must Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications and operation of digital library

    9. Senior Accountant

    NCASB 9

    1 Post

    Office will report to and assist the Chief Finance Officer and discharge similar duties and responsibilities, and/or any other duty as may be assigned by the Clerk

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • Be a holder of a Bachelors degree in Finance/Commerce/Accounting/ Economics/ Business Management from a recognized university (a Masters degree or other additional qualifications will be an added advantage)
  • Be a holder of CPA (K) or ACCA qualifications
  • Be a registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)
  • Have at least 5 years post qualification experience, at least two of which must have been in a managerial/supervisory level
  • Demonstrable experience in managing the Accounting functions in a Public Institution
  • Must Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications and accounting packages

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertaking a range of management accounting and provision of financial information for decision making
  • Developing for consideration by the Board, draft accounting policies, procedures, regulations and standards for operation and control purposes.
  • Application of budgeted funds for operations and development
  • Prepare payments and reconcile with vote heads
  • Sourcing and collection of funds for augmenting expenditure
  • Preparation of final accounts and accounting statements
  • Ensure all accountable documents are kept safely

    10. Accountant II

    NCASB 7

    1 Post

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertaking a limited range of management accounting
  • Preparation of final accounts and accounting statements
  • Prepare payments and reconcile with vote heads
  • Ensure all accountable documents are kept safely
  • Preparing monthly bank reconciliations
  • Maintaining and updating Cash Books
  • Posting of supplier invoices and Accounts payable reconciliations
  • Preparing monthly financial statements and returns
  • Filing of accounting documents.

    Requirement for appointment

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • Be a holder of CPA (K) or ACCA qualifications
  • Be a registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or
  • Be a holder of a Bachelors degree in Finance/Commerce/Accounting/ Economics/
  • Business Management from a recognized university with CPA Part II
  • Have at least 2 years experience in public or private sector
  • Demonstrable experience in managing the Accounting functions in a Public Institution
  • Must Have proficiency in the use of Microsoft computer applications especially Excel and accounting packages

    11. Fiscal Analyst / Budget Officer I

    NCASB 8

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Budget Officer is responsible to the Clerk of the County Assembly for among others:

  • Carrying out commissioned Budget analysis and research on specific area of interest as deemed necessary by the Clerk;
  • Carrying out assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the County Executive Policy Options relating to resource mobilization and allocation;
  • Designing and conducting relevant Budget research on specific areas of interest;
  • Guiding the process of assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the County
  • Executive Policy Options relating to resource mobilization, allocation and utilization;
  • Preparing and delivering budgetary information to members and relevant County Assembly Committees;
  • Budget workshops planning and participating in the workshops;
  • Formulating the Departmental Annual Work Plan, monitoring and evaluating its implementation.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Economics or its equivalent from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • Be a holder of CPA (K) or ACCA qualifications
  • Be a registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)
  • A Master’s degree in Economics or its equivalent from a University recognized in Kenya will be an added advantage;
  • Have served as a Budget Officer/Fiscal Analyst for a minimum of three years preferably in the public service;
  • Good understanding of national and county budgetary process and public fiscal policies;
  • Team player with good communication and interpersonal skills;

    12. Senior Hansard Editor

    NCASB 9

    1 Post

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring timely and accurate transcript of the assembly;
  • Undertaking independent verbatim reporting of the county assembly proceedings and those of relevant committees/functions within or outside the assembly
  • In charge of Hansard Reporters, from whom the Officer will be receiving transcripts and sound recordings
  • Drafting duty schedules for hansard reporters
  • Preparing transcripts for editing
  • Sorting and checking transcripts from junior officers and amending as necessary for conformity with acceptable Legislative style
  • Approving transcripts for printing and
  • Assisting in classification, custody, archiving, retrieval and cross-checking of documents against references

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Minimum of three (3) years work experience as a Hansard Reporter I, OR
  • Three (3) years’ experience in publishing in the public sector or in a newspaper with national circulation
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in linguistics majoring in English and or Kiswahili, or a Bachelors degree in Communication/Journalism with good credit passes in English and Kiswahili or Post graduate diploma in journalism/ mass communication from a recognized university
  • Masters degree will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrable management and organizational skills; and sound knowledge of media, and communication ability
  • Demonstrable knowledge and application of the Legislative Standing Orders and
  • Functional roles of legislative Committees
  • Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications

    13. Hansard Audio Officer III

    NCASB 6

    1 Post

    Duties and responsibilities

  • Recording Assembly and Committee Proceedings
  • Ensuring timely and accurate Audio Recordings of the Assembly and Committees
  • Editing and Segmenting Audio recordings into (Takes) for Hansard Reporters for transcription
  • Maintaining Cleanliness and proper functionality of recording Equipment.
  • Liaising with Committee Clerks in report writing by Availing Audio Recordings for Reference.
  • Conversion of Analogue Audio to Digital and Vice Versa and placing CD/DVD/ writing for external requests
  • Covering Select Committees on Public Hearings

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Diploma in Mass Communication from a recognized institution, OR
  • Diploma in Multimedia
  • Demonstrated professionalism and Competence in Audio Production (Sound Production will be an Added Advantage)
  • Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications

    14. Principal Human Resource Management Officer / Head of Human Resources and Administration

    CASB 10

    1 Post

    This Office will be responsible to the Clerk for the efficient management of human resource function and administration.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advising the Clerk on human resource and administration matters
  • Design and maintain administrative monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Provide protocol services to visitors and dignitaries
  • Formulate and implement HR management and development policies and strategies for the Assembly
  • Development of HR Policy, Rules, Regulations, Scheme of service and HR manual including Terms and Conditions of Service
  • Develop, install and maintain the following systems: HR audit systems, Job evaluation tools, staff performance management and Payroll administration
  • Handle HR matters relating to terms and conditions of service, discipline and staff welfare in conformity with the established rules and regulations
  • Establishing human resource systems, structures and procedures
  • Training and capacity development for the Hon. Members of the County Assembly and staff

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • Be a holder of a Bachelors degree in Human Resource management or any other relevant and comparable qualification from a recognized university
  • Masters degree or post graduate Diploma in Human Resource or CPS (K) qualifications will be an added advantage
  • Be a registered member of the Institute of Human Resource Management of Kenya or the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK)
  • Have at least 5 years post qualification experience, at least two of which must have been in a managerial/supervisory level in a legislative body or its equivalent in the public service.
  • A thorough understanding of Human Resource Management policies, regulations and employee relations
  • Demonstrable high degree of professional competence, administrative capabilities and initiative in the general organization and management of human resource and,
  • Understanding of labour laws and other statutes that impact on human resource management.
  • Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications
  • Meet requirements of leadership and integrity set out in Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    15. Human Resource Officer I

    CASB 8

    1 Post

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitating and supervising the recruitments to maintain high standards of professionalism
  • In charge of inducting new employees and ensure soft landing for all employees
  • Co-ordinating meetings for subordinate staff as and when the need arises
  • Representing the Assembly at industrial courts in case of any labour disputes

    Requirements for Appointment

  • A Bachelors Degree in Human Resource or other relevant field from a recognized University
  • Masters degree or post graduate Diploma in Human Resource or CPS (K) qualifications will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of three (3) years experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrate knowledge of labour laws
  • Possess effective communication, presentation, leadership and relationship building skills
  • An active listener, compassionate and very understanding: and Demonstrate the passion for services delivery
  • Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications

    16. Senior Legal Counsel

    CASB 9

    1 Post

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drafting of County Assembly Members bills
  • Drafting of amendments to bills to be proposed to the Assembly by any member of the County Assembly or any Committee of the Assembly/training and supervision of Legal Clerks
  • Ensuring that bills passed by County Assembly comply with the Constitution of Kenya
  • Giving legal interpretation of Acts and bills and generally giving legal advice on matters relating to the County Assembly
  • Liaising with the office of the County Attorney on litigation matters involving the County Assembly
  • Legal representation of the county Assembly and the County Assembly service
  • Board in court proceedings and drafting contracts and related legal documents
  • Providing legal advice to the County Assembly, Assembly Committees, the Speaker, the County Assembly Service Board, individual Members and the Clerk
  • Ensuring bills passed by County Assembly comply with the Constitution of Kenya
  • Liaising with the office of the County Attorney on litigation matters involving the County Assembly

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Have Bachelors of law degree
  • A Masters Degree and or CPS (K) qualifications will be an added advantage
  • Be admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Be registered as a Commissioner of Oaths
  • Be in possession of a current practicing certificate
  • Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications
  • At least five years of legislative, drafting and general litigation experience
  • Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications
  • Fulfill the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya

    17. Research Officer I

    CASB 8

    1 Post)

    Duties and responsibilities

  • Provision of non-partisan professional research assistance and analysis to members, committee and staff of the Assembly
  • Advise and guide the Committees, Members of County Assembly, the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly and Committee Clerks on relevant policy matters;
  • Provision of expert interpretation, explanation and analysis
  • Providing technical back up to the house committees.
  • Develop knowledge in specialist areas as required by the Committees.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • A Bachelors Degree from a recognized institution in a specialized discipline including Economics, Agriculture, Environmental quality, sociology, science, international trade, commercial and other science related field
  • A Masters Degree or other post graduate qualifications will be an added advantage
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the concepts and techniques of professional research, with particular emphasis on public policy analysis with evidence of published papers on topical issues;
  • Served in the grade of Research Officer Il or an equivalent position in either the public or the private sector for at least three (2) years
  • Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications
  • Good administration, organization, and analytical skills

    18. Senior Procurement Officer

    CASB 9

    1 Post

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advising the Clerk on supply chain/procurement matters
  • Planning and co-ordination of Supplies Management Services
  • Procurement of stores;
  • Supervision of Staff;
  • Advising on rationing of stores where demand exceeds supply; and
  • Recommending disposal of unserviceable stores on the recommendation of a Board of Survey
  • Enforcement of Government procurement regulations, systems and procedures
  • Preparation of supplies estimates of expenditure and control of vote.
  • Initiation of policy, review and updating of existing regulations, supplies management instructions, inspection, training and development of the supplies personnel.
  • Establishing, managing and coordinating the procurement systems, structures and procedures in the Assembly
  • Providing guidance on procurement policies and procedures including the implementation of all procurement laws, regulations and policies.
  • Providing overall guidance on contract design and management
  • Providing guidance on the disposal of the assets of the County Assembly
  • Undertaking capacity building in matters of procurement for the staff of the County Assembly.

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • Be a holder of a Bachelors degree in Procurement/Supply Chain Management from a recognized university (a Masters degree or other additional qualifications will be an added advantage)
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, Commerce, Business administration or equivalent from a reorganized university with postgraduate Diploma qualification in procurement/supplies management
  • Be a registered member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supplies (CIPS), Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) or any other relevant professional association
  • Have at least 5 years post qualification experience, at least one of which must have been in a managerial/supervisory level
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in procurement management
  • Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications
  • Meet requirements of leadership and integrity set out in Chapter Six of the Constitution

    19. Procurement Assistant / Stores Person

    NCASB 6

    1 Position

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Security and safe custody of stores
  • Supervision of stores staff
  • Rationing of stores
  • Making recommendations for disposal of unserviceable stores

    Requirement for Appointment

  • KCSE Certificate (mean C plain) with C (plain) in mathematics
  • Diploma in procurement / supplies management.
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years experience in a similar role

    20. Senior Clerk Assistant

    CASB 9

    1 Post

    21. Clerk Assistant I

    CASB 8

    1 Post

    Duties and Responsibilities for Senior Clerk Assistant and Clerk Assistant I

  • Assisting in ensuring adherence to parliamentary procedure, practice, conventions, tradition and etiquette.
  • Research involving search for fresh information/ facts by consulting appropriate sources like documents or persons
  • Offering administrative services to the various types of County Assembly committees, including the County Assembly Service Board.

    Requirements for Appointment for Senior Clerk Assistant and Clerk Assistant I

  • Should have satisfactorily served in the grade of Clerk Assistant I or an equivalent position in the public or private sector for at least five (5) years and
  • Have shown merit and ability in work performance and results
  • A degree from a University recognized in Kenya in any of the fields in law, Agriculture, engineering, finance, management, education, planning, development studies, gender studies and accounting
  • Degree in Law, Political Science or Social Science from a recognized University
  • A Masters Degree and or CPS (K) qualifications will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrable flair for commonwealth and Kenyan Legislative procedures
  • Demonstrable interest and commitment to the aims, objectives and principles of a devolved legislature
  • Good command of spoken and written English and Swahili coupled with demonstrable report writing skills
  • Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications
  • Experience in managing and serving Boards will be an added advantage

    22. Clerk Assistant II

    CASB 7

    1 Post

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Duties and responsibilities at this grade will be more focused on serving various sections of the County Assembly Secretariat
  • Assisting in ensuring adherence to parliamentary procedure, practice, conventions, tradition and etiquette

    Requirement for Appointment

  • Should have satisfactorily served in the grade of Clerk Assistant III or an equivalent position in the public or private sector for at least three (3) years and
  • Have shown merit and ability in work performance and results
  • Degree in Law, Political Science or Social Science from a recognized University will be an added advantage and or CPS (K) qualifications will be an added advantage
  • Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications
  • Experience in managing and serving Boards will be an added advantage

    How to Apply

    Persons interested in filling the above positions should submit application in own handwriting, accompanied by 2 pages Curriculum Vitae, Certified copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity card or Passport and other relevant supporting documents.

    Preferential Criteria during Selection

    Suitably qualified applicants will enjoy preferential treatment in the order below:

  • Applicants serving in positions at the County Assembly on the basis of secondment during the transition period;
  • Applicants serving in the Executive arm of the County Government of Narok
  • Applicants serving in the public service in the republic of Kenya
  • Applicants who are resident in Narok County
  • Applicants from the rest of the Country

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    All Applications should clearly indicate the position applied for in the reference line and on the top left corner on the envelope and be addressed to;

    The Secretary,
    County Assembly Service Board
    County Assembly of Narok
    P.O Box 19 - 20500,
    Narok.

    Or; be hand delivered to the Office of the Clerk of County Assembly located at the premises of the County Assembly of Narok (Formerly County Council of Narok), so as to reach him not later than Thursday 2nd October, 2014 at 5.00pm.

    Shedd D. Simotwo
    Clerk / Secretary
    Narok County Assembly


    OSIEA Deputy Director Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Position Available: Deputy Director

    The Open Society Institute works worldwide to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.

    OSIEA implements initiatives to advance justice, free speech, public health, and independent media in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan and South Sudan.

    The Deputy Director is a key member of the senior management team providing program and administrative management and for ensuring office operations are conducted effectively and efficiently in support of OSIEA programs.

    Based in Nairobi, the position works with the entire team and reports to the Executive Director to ensure performance standards are met.

    Responsibilities

    Program Management and Staff Supervision

  • Assist the director to provide strategic vision, guidance and leadership on matters relating to OSIEA’s programming, strategy, management, governance, and budget
  • Supervise, mentor, and provide substantive guidance, feedback and support to designated program staff in refining the overall strategic direction of OSIEA’s focus areas, in establishing program priorities, and in designing and carrying out projects
  • Assist the director to put into place a process to oversee the preparation of the annual program strategy and budget plans with the director, program staff and board, including an annual staff retreat
  • Assist the director in overseeing the production of OSIEA communications and publications, including by writing and editing documents.
  • Develop and apply learning, monitoring and evaluation criteria to better measure the effectiveness and outcomes of OSIEA projects
  • As required, represent the Director at meetings within the OSI network and externally
  • Develop and coordinate special projects as requested by the Director Office Management and Administration
  • Oversee the financial and administrative departments and ensure that operations in all OSIEA offices are streamlined efficiently in compliance with legal and and administrative requirements.
  • Assist the director in planning for and preparation of OSIEA board meetings, including the grant approval process.
  • Develop and oversee mechanisms for regular staff communication, including monthly conference calls and regular meetings/calls between relevant colleagues as well as the board.
  • Put into place oversight mechanisms to ensure compliance with internal policy and legal requirements
  • Serve as the primary contact for financial oversight throughout the year Oversee security procedures

    Qualifications

  • Advanced degree and at least ten years work experience Substantive knowledge of the East African region
  • Five years’ experience as a manager with an understanding of the principles and practices involved in the effective management of a complex institution.
  • Must enjoy management.
  • Proven commitment to the protection of human rights and knowledge of the East African region
  • Extraordinary initiative, creativity and capacity to think strategically
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array of people
  • Team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style
  • Ability to manage several simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail
  • Integrity, diplomatic manner and professional discretion essential
  • Willingness to travel as needed

    For more information,see; OSIEA Deputy Director Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Compensation: Competitive salary, with good benefits package

    At OSIEA, all staff are expected to work at integrating the organizational values into the performance of their duties and tasks on a daily basis and participate in in-house working groups designed to uphold the values and foster healthy inter-office communication.

    Search closes: September 25, 2014

    To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to jobs@osiea.org

    For more information and job application details, see; OSIEA Deputy Director Job in Nairobi Kenya

    No phone calls, please. Only successful candidates will be contacted.


    ActionAid UK Aid Match International Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    ActionAid International International Finance

    1. International Project Accountant - UK Aid Match

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    3 years fixed term contract – Project ends – November 2017

    Salary: £20 000

    To ensure the financial integrity of the three year multi-country project on Safe Cities funded by UK Aid Match, a scheme managed by the Department for International Development (DFID) which gives the UK public a say in how a proportion of the aid budget is spent, by match funding public donations to appeals for projects to reduce poverty in developing countries.

    The International Project Accountant will provide consolidated project financial plans and reports as required by the Donor and the Project Management and Accountability teams.

    Key responsibility areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Submit reports to the International Accounts Manager responsible for oversight to ensure adherence to international finance and donor requirements
  • To support the International Project Manager in the use of the financial analysis for sound project management
  • Work closely with the International Project Manager to monitor the budget utilisation and communicate any issues upwards from partners and country programmes
  • Work with the International Project Manager and IPAT to ensure that audit recommendations are fulfilled
  • Support International Project Manager and national-level Project Managers to ensure archiving of the project documentation for audit at all levels of the project
  • Develop tools and run financial aspects of inception workshop in co-ordination with International Project Manager
  • Work with implementing staff to establish systems that are integrated and meet donor requirements issues and variances and propose and monitor actions
  • Ensure transaction listings for multi country projects are maintained as supporting documentation for donor reporting
  • Respond to donor financial queries and recommend actions to the International
  • Project Manager as required
  • To advise participating countries and their partners of donor specific financial rules and regulations and support staff to meet these

    Person Specification

  • Professional Accounting or Financial Management Qualification
  • Experience of leading on financial aspects of donor contract management and providing advice on complex financial management
  • Experience developing financial operational systems and schedules
  • Knowledge of/and or experience of the Not For Profit, NGO and/or Development sectors
  • Good working knowledge of computerised accounting packages and MS office (Excel), experience in SUN and Vision, an advantage
  • Experience in preparing plans and budgets, management and financial reporting, analysing financial reports and plans, and establishing key performance indicators and drawing insight for use by management and different stakeholders
  • Only candidates with the eligibility to work within the country (Kenya) will be considered

    Application Procedures:

    For more information and job application details, see; International Project Accountant - UK Aid Match

    Programmes Directorate

    2. International Project Manager - UK Aid Match

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    3 years fixed term contract – Project ends November 2017

    Salary: £25 000

    Overall coordination, management and delivery of the three year multi-country project on Safe Cities funded by UK Aid Match, a scheme managed by the Department for International Development (DFID) which gives the UK public a say in how a proportion of the aid budget is spent, by match funding public donations to appeals for projects to reduce poverty in developing countries.

    The International Project Manager will be responsible for overseeing national Project Managers in Bangladesh, Kenya, Myanmar and Zimbabwe on the delivery of the project’s objectives.

    Key responsibility areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop overall project plan and country specific plans in line with the approved proposal and donor requirements and ensure project is delivered according to project plan
  • Provide technical advice, support and links to ActionAid country programmes according to their needs, particularly in the design of activities and in developing partner relationships
  • Compile and manage a risk register for the project
  • Coordinate international inception workshops in the first year and annual meetings thereafter
  • Enable countries to access effective training and resources on women’s rights and safe cities programming and campaigning
  • Work with Country Directors and relevant Women’s Rights staff in the project countries to ensure high priority is given to delivering on the project
  • Provide internal progress reports in advance of quarterly International Project
  • Accountability Team (IPAT) meetings and as needed, take notes and ensure follow-up on any agreed action points
  • Liaise and collaborate with, as relevant, other ActionAid countries and teams on regional and international advocacy initiatives
  • Support the development of a programme framework based on best practices from the project in 2016
  • Matrix manage the project accountant and ensure that financial reports and other financial processes are accurate and completed as required by the donors

    Person Specification

  • Relevant degree / Masters or equivalent
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in an international agency / across countries on women’s rights with a focus on safe cities/violence against women and girls programming and campaigning
  • Previous experience of developing, planning, managing and reporting on complex multi-country institutional donor-funded projects
  • Experience of preparing quality narrative and financial reports for institutional donors for multi-million pound grants
  • Basic skills in commissioning and managing applied research to inform development practice and/or to influence decision-makers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, ability to inform and engage through written communication
  • A proven track record in project management
  • Only candidates with the eligibility to work within the country (Kenya) will be considered Application Procedures:

    For more information and job application details, see; International Project Manager - UK Aid Match

    Applications should be sent to: financeops.jhb@actionaid.org by no later than 4thSeptember 2014.

    Your application should consist of your up to date CV and motivation letter.

    You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.

    Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for.

    Please complete the application form at:Job Tittle

    Equal Opportunities Employment Form

    Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants.

    Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

    ActionAid International will not consider unsolicited candidates from recruitment agencies.

    We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

    ActionAid International promotes diversity and welcomes applications from all section of the community.


    Save the Children Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries.

    We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

    Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

    Save the Children International – Kenya Country Office invites applications from interested Kenya nationals who are experienced Senior and Mid-level Professionals for an anticipated large USAID project to provide support to orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya.

    1. Finance and Operations Director

    Team / Programme: TBD

    Location: Nairobi

    Grade: TBD

    Post Type: TBD

    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 seeking an experienced Finance and Operations Director (FOD) for an anticipated large USAID project providing support to orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya. Location TBD.

    The Finance and Operations Director is responsible for overseeing project finances and other operational and administrative duties for the integrated program funded by USAID.

    The FOD will supervise all grant management and reporting on grant performance as well as provide financial and technical management to ensure best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and ensuring timely preparation of donor financial reports.

    Scope of Role:

    The Finance and Operations Director will be responsible for ensuring the project’s implementation modalities are compliant with USAID regulations, while also meeting program needs and technical requirements of the RFA/P.

    This will require the FOD to work in close cooperation with the technical positions and project team to operationalize the project activities particularly in the first year of the project.

    Reports to: Chief of Party

    Dimensions:

    Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programs 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 programs 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 programs 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 more than 300 staff and have an operating annual budget in 2014 of approximately US$25 million.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: TBD

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Support Save the Children staff in project office start-up activities, including supporting human resource colleagues with staff hiring and on boarding and establishment of office setup and operations
  • Monitor budgets to ensure that spending occurs as planned and that variances are anticipated, noted, and addressed; ensure that key program personnel are aware of budgetary resources and are able to monitor their budgets effectively
  • Review and consolidation of monthly financial reports to ensure accuracy and to provide regular feedback to staff, also for distribution to senior management
  • Prepare any budget revisions and projections and respond to any external questions from USAID and/or internal questions from within Save the Children’s management structure
  • Confirm availability of funds for all requests for payment or charges to the project
  • Prepare quarterly reports, projections, and any other required donor submissions
  • Maintain asset inventories and controls over the life of the project (i.e. IT equipment, furnishings, etc.)
  • Prepare a consolidated annual fiscal report, including a cumulative life of project report
  • Prepare and revise finance and operation guidelines in order that they adhere to SC and USAID requirements; oversee implementation of changes/improvements in procedures
  • Supervise administrative, human resources and finance/accounting staff
  • Manage and evaluate staff as necessary to ensure program success and oversee staff capacity-building
  • Contribute to the development of reports for the donor, the host country and/or Save the Children
  • Ensure that high-quality project deliverables are submitted to USAID in timely manner
  • Ensure that an appropriate segregation of duties exists to ensure effective support of field operations and to protect the integrity of the country office finance and administrative operations
  • Assist in building the capacity of local sub-grantees to manage USAID funds and comply with donor rules and regulations
  • Support relevant colleagues with office management and security planning
  • Perform other duties, as assigned by the Chief of Party.
  • Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

    Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

    Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

    Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, or other relevant field required; professional qualification in Accounting desired
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the management of programs funded by the U.S. Government, including experience managing finances for USAID-funded projects, or other donors
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations
  • Demonstrated capacity and prior experience in managing the personnel, administrative and logistical functions of programs and projects
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and financial analysis skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations
  • Proven ability to prepare budgets and donor financial reports
  • Demonstrated capacity and prior experience in supervising others as a coach/mentor to train staff and develop financial skills of colleagues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Extensive experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa; work experience in Kenya highly desirable. 2. Vacancy: Chief of Party

    Team / Programme: SMT

    Location: Nairobi

    Grade: Executive Grade

    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 seeking an experienced Chief of Party for an anticipated large USAID project providing support to orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya. Location TBD.

    The Chief of Party (COP) will work with Save the Children’s existing country office in Kenya, but will be solely responsible for overall management of the USAID award.

    S/he will provide strategic and operational leadership to develop and implement a successful and integrated multi-sectoral program that builds upon existing USAID and Government of Kenya investment and that will achieve lasting outcomes.

    Scope of Role:

    The Chief Of Party will liaise closely with USAID/Kenya, Government of Kenya representatives, Save the Children’s Office of HIV/AIDS and Child Protection, Kenya Country Office, and partner organizations.

    The COP will be the principal representative of the project.

    The COP will ensure adherence to overall technical and programmatic quality in implementation, compliance with USAID rules and regulations, and the timely submission of all deliverables to USAID, including annual work plans, performance monitoring plans, semi-annual reports and annual reports as required.

    The COP will be responsible for overall direction and coordination of the activities of any sub-recipient partners under this grant, and for linking to broader fora in country for coordination of OVC work more broadly.

    Reports to: The Country Director

    Dimensions:

    Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programs 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 programs 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 programs 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 more than 300 staff and have an operating annual budget in 2014 of approximately US$25 million.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: Finance and Operations Director

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Lead the program’s strategic, financial, and operational planning, including the annual work planning process and development of an appropriate exit strategy.
  • Responsible for guiding overall technical direction of the project and achieving project goals and objectives.
  • Act as principal representative and liaison to all external stakeholders, including but not limited to USAID/Kenya and the Government of Kenya.
  • Oversee the timely submission of all deliverables to USAID.
  • Supervise key program staff, both technical and managerial, and oversee the hiring process of all local personnel.
  • Serve as key liaison with Save the Children partners and any local subgrantees and subcontractors.
  • Provide overall coordination of the institutional/organizational and technical capacity building of local partners and stakeholders.
  • Fully inform Save the Children’s home/country office on all matters relating to the program, and maintain appropriate links with partner home/field offices.
  • Ensure that efficient systems to support all aspects of the program (including sub-grant management, financial, capacity building and performance monitoring and reporting) are in place and support the effective use of program resources in compliance with USAID regulations and Save the Children policies.
  • Ensure knowledge management systems are in place and the production of quality evidence based documentation is produced and disseminated.
  • Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice) Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

    Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

    Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced degree in International relations, public health, or related field.
  • 10-12 years of field-based experience managing large and complex overseas, multi-partner development programs, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Experience managing large scale USAID funded project(s) at a senior level.
  • Experience in managing large child-focused field programs for an international NGO.
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic and program planning and understanding of HIV/AIDS-related support services.
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and supervision of staff and in building and maintaining a high performing team internally and across organizations.
  • Proven ability to ensure gender integration in project design, implementation and M&E.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID regulations and policies.
  • Proven experience building capacity of local NGOs and government bodies and collaborating closely with multi-level stakeholders.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Extensive experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa; work experience in Kenya highly desirable. Qualified national applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Application process:

    Please send us your 2 page CV and cover letter indicating contacts of three referees to kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org.

    Quote ‘USAID Finance and Operations Director’ on the subject line.


    XJ International Engineering Corporation 30 Jobs in Athi River Kenya

    XJ International Engineering Corporation, a subsidiary of State Grid Corporation of China is involved in Engineering, Procurement and Construction of an 83 MW Heavy Fuel Oil based diesel engine plant for their client Triumph Power Generating Company Limited at Athi River, Kenya.

    XJIEC is also responsible for Operation and Maintenance of the power plant and is looking for the local talent to fill in the following vacancies.

    With relevant qualifications for the roles listed below, you can be a part of this successful venture and advance your career with us.

    1. Plant Operator (12 Positions)

  • Two years relevant experience in the field of Operations & Maintenance, preferably HFO based diesel engine & tow years operator experience

    Minimum qualification required:

  • HND. Degree in Engineering or equivalent will have added advantage.

    2. Technicians (3 Positions)

  • Three years relevant experience in maintenance, preferably HFO based diesel engine & three years maintenance experience.

    Minimum qualification required:

  • HND. Degree in engineering will have added advantage.

    3. Electrician (11 Positions)

  • Four years relevant experience in Maintenance, preferably HFO based diesel engine & three years electrical maintenance experience.

    Minimum qualification required:

  • HND. Degree in engineering will have added advantage-Electrical option.

    4. Control Room Operator (3 Positions)

  • Three years relevant experience in the field of Operations & Maintenance, preferably HFO based diesel engine & two years operator experience

    Minimum qualification required:

  • HND. Degree in Engineering or equivalent will have added advantage.

    5. Environmental Health & Safety Officer

  • Five years relevant experience in the field of Environmental Health & Safety in addition four years experience as an Environment Health & Safety Officer Preferably in a plant environment with exposure on ISO14001 & OHSAS 18001-1999.

    Minimum qualification required:

  • Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science or equivalent.

    If you are interested in enhancing your career, send your CV to: KenyaAthi1@163.com


    ILRI Communication Officer Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Communication Officer

    Who we are:

    The Bio-resources Innovations Network for Eastern Africa Development (Bio-Innovate) Program, hosted at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), is a regional initiative established to support multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder biosciences and product-oriented innovation activities in the eastern Africa countries of Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

    The purpose of the Program is to strengthen the link between research, bio-innovation and end users with the aim of initiating and commercializing / deploying innovations for sustainable utilization and integration of the region’s bio-resources for economic growth and development.

    Phase I of the Program that commenced in 2010 is projected to end in 2015.

    Who we are looking for: The Program is seeking to recruit a communications officer.

    Reporting to the Program Manager, the incumbent will take leadership in steering communication and outreach activities for Bio-Innovate Program and its supported projects.

    Terms of appointment:

    This is a national recruited position based in Nairobi, Kenya for an initial 1 year fixed contract with the possibility of renewal on regular basis as part of the Program Management Team in Phase II, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding.

    Bio-Innovate offers an attractive and competitive national remuneration package.

    How to apply:

    For more details, please visit our recruitment portal:ILRI Communication Officer Job in Kenya

    Closing date for applications is 12 September 2014.

    The Bio-Innovate Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Land O’Lakes Kenya Feed the Future Innovation Engine Deputy Chief of Party Job Vacancy

    Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), Kenya Feed the Future Innovation Engine (KFIE)

    Land O’Lakes International Development Division has applied, since 1981, an integrated approach to international economic development that capitalizes on our company’s 90 years as a leading farm-to-market agribusiness.

    We use our practical experience and in-depth knowledge to facilitate market-driven business solutions that generate economic growth, improve health and nutrition, and alleviate poverty.

    The overarching goal for the Kenya Feed the Future Innovation Engine (KFIE) is to harness innovation for cutting-edge results through private sector-oriented strategies.

    In a manner similar to a venture capital fund, KFIE serves as a mechanism for proactively seeking, testing and scaling up innovative private sector strategies.

    These innovations will directly impact food security and nutrition on a wide scale.

    The Position:

  • Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Deputy Chief of Party will assist the Director of Programs in ensuring successful implementation of the project and achievement of results, on time and within budget;
  • Effective management of the project workload including all financial, planning, administrative compliance and reporting, and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Supervision, mentoring and development of local staff and consultants or managers capable of continuing Land O’Lakes work over the long-term; and
  • Representation to USAID, host government, community groups and funding organizations.

    Required

  • Master’s degree in Business Management or a related field or Bachelor’s degree and 5 years additional experience in venture capitalism or management consulting required.
  • Minimum of 7 (seven) years of management and technical experience in international development, including at least 3 (three) years living and working in developing countries
  • Demonstrated experience and success in leading, supervising, coaching and developing others.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in fostering and leveraging strategic partnerships
  • Experience living and working in developing countries
  • Keen ability to coordinate, collaborate, and negotiate with consultants, host government officials, NGOs, sub-grantees in implementing project activities.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to dialogue, network, and negotiate with funding organizations, community groups, private sector organizations and local governments.
  • Must be fluent in English (written and oral) and able to effectively present information and communicate before public groups, partners and donor(s).
  • Proven financial management and budgeting skills
  • Proven personnel management skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office.

    Preferred

  • Native Kiswahili language capabilities.
  • Deputy Chief of Party experience.
  • Experience in USAID contract management.
  • 10 years working experience in developing countries
  • Sub-grants and sub-contract management experience.
  • 7 years’ experience in venture capitalism or management consulting.
  • Experience with US Government rules, regulations and procedures.

    To Apply:

    Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter to recruit.kenya@idd.landolakes.com no later than Friday 12 September 2014.

    The subject line of the application e-mail should indicate Deputy Chief of Party, KFIE position.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Madison Insurance Agency Manager Job in Kenya

    Position: Agency Manager

    Reporting to: Regional Agency Manager

    Primary Responsibility:

    Reporting to the Regional Agency Manager, the primary responsibility will be to offer leadership in the Agency in order to ensure that corporate marketing strategies are implemented in a profitable manner.

    In addition this function will ensure that there is adequate capacity to drive in the sales and marketing activities in the assigned territories by proactively identifying opportunities and providing the right solutions whilst maintaining good corporate image and relationships.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Assume overall responsibility for the management and administration of the Agency office so that it will be a profitable one, in accordance with guidelines, plans, and projections of the company.
  • Ensure the implementation of marketing strategies aimed at achieving the projected productivity and market share
  • Ensure the Agency has adequate capacity through recruitment, selection, motivation supervision, training, development and management of the Unit Managers and Agents
  • To achieve all production, persistency, manpower growth (Agents and Unit managers), Agency expense control objectives for the Agency office.
  • Establish training and development guidelines for Agents and Units Managers in accordance with established business plans.
  • Responsible for ensuring maximum utilization and accountability of all available company resources in all areas of management, administration and development of the Agency.
  • Supervise, organize and evaluate Agency office personnel to ensure that high levels of discipline, professionalism, and cleanliness are maintained in the Agency office
  • Coordinate with head office to ensure that all agents and Unit managers meet the statutory requirements as provided for by the laws of Kenya.

    Qualifications

  • Degree from a recognized university while MBA will be an added advantage
  • Minimum 5 years experience in sales and marketing management 3 of which should be at management level preferably in financial sector
  • Track record of performance in achieving sales budgets

    Key Competencies

  • Able to demonstrate exemplary team-leadership
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Organization and planning
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving
  • Formal presentation skills
  • Adaptability
  • Innovation
  • Judgment and decision-making

    If you meet the above requirements please send a detailed and updated CV, Copies of relevant certificates, details and contacts of three professional references to hr@madison.co.ke


    Lutheran World Relief Kenya Program Manager Job Vacancy in Nairobi

    Kenya Program Manager

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Employment Type: Full Time

    Department: International Programs

    Description:

    The Program Manager's core functions are to assist the Country Director in identifying partners, project development, and preparation of project concept papers and proposals for approval, accompaniment and deriving lessons learned from development projects funded by/implemented by LWR.

    The role of the Program Manager is to ensure that the projects are implemented in accordance with contractual obligations and meet the highest standard of implementation.

    The Program Manager reports to the Country Director (CD).

    Duties:

    A. Program Operation

  • Assist in maintaining relationships between LWR and its partners in Kenya.
  • Work with partners in developing concept papers, proposal development, budget narrative, partner profile, and accompaniment strategy; ensure that all proposal submissions are complete and properly formatted and that they are received in sufficient time to allow for a complete review and response, as needed, by the partners before submission to headquarters.
  • Ensure timely submission of high quality concept papers and proposals to CD prior to endorsement to the regional office.
  • Work with CD to assist partners in timely response to disasters and complex emergencies.
  • Work with partners to ensure the progress, financial, audit, and evaluation reports are submitted to the LWR Kenya office in accordance with the LWR's guidelines and that they are submitted to the headquarters on a timely basis.
  • Track partners' submission of project reports; provide monthly notification to CD; work with partners who are consistently late or whose reports are inaccurate or inadequate to develop strategy to address their needs; produce monthly report on the steps being undertaken to address those problems.
  • Assist in the accompaniment of partners and projects throughout the implementation period, make quarterly visits, hold meetings in the office and review reports; work with CD in developing a customized accompaniment plan.
  • Monitor detailed implementation plan and budget of the projects; ensure that partners implement activities as planned.
  • Assist with the exchange of correspondence between LWR and project partners and potential partners; send all relevant correspondence from the headquarters to partners; send relevant communications to headquarters.
  • Maintain partner, project related information and input all data into the data base management system.
  • Assist in working with partners in identifying key lessons learnt from projects and documentation of case studies.
  • Keep abreast of development trends in Kenya.

    B. Team Work

  • Assist team in development and implementation of country operational plan.
  • Actively participate in the development and periodic review of LWR's strategy for Kenya.
  • Assist CD in program development and partner relations.
  • Participate in local advocacy efforts as consistent with LWR strategies in Kenya.
  • Actively participate in LWR regional staff meetings.

  • Conduct any other duties assigned by the CD.

    C. Qualifications:

  • Deep commitment to LWRs core value and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Bachelor's degree and minimum 5 years' work in agriculture, rural development, finance/economics, health, or a related development field. Experience in agricultural livelihoods and agricultural value chain development a must.
  • Previous experience in project management and managing development programs is essential
  • Demonstrated experience in independently designing, managing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development and risks reduction projects.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent facilitation skills in conducting meetings, training workshops and conferences
  • Familiarity with key development and economic and social justice issues in Kenya at a practical and policy level.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with local government, non-government organizations, community based organizations and other grassroots organizations.
  • Ability to travel about 75% of the time.
  • Proficiency in using Word, Excel, e-mail and web browser software.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to take instructions from supervisor.
  • Proof of ability to work legally in Kenya; Kenya national preferred.

    Application Procedure:

    Please do not apply using this online system.

    Candidates should apply by following the instructions listed below:

    Interested applicants are invited to send their application via email to info@lwrearo.org.

    The body of the e-mail message must include the following information:

  • Name
  • Highest degree earned
  • Total years of Programme managemment experience
  • Salary expectation
  • Earliest date available

    The attachments must include:

  • One page cover letter, explaining the candidate's suitability for the position Curriculum vitae (CV); do not include certificates for education, trainings, etc.
  • List of three professional references (name, title, relationship to applicant, telephone number, email address)

    Only applications that follow these instructions will be considered.

    The deadline for applications is: 5 September 2014.


    Poly Tanks Sales Manager and Sales Executives Jobs in kenya

    1. Sales Manager

    Position Objective & Responsibilities

  • To manage Sales & Marketing Function of the organisation.
  • He would be responsible for achieving the set sales targets and ensure that he along with his team works towards achieving the same.
  • He would be responsible for formulating the sales objectives and ensure that the strategies are always in line with organizational objectives.

    Qualification:

  • Graduate in any Discipline.

    Additional:

  • MBA - Marketing

    Experience (Key Components):

  • He should have experience of having managed similar product line.
  • Should be fully familiar with setting distribution network and managing them effectively.
  • He should also have good exposure to Brand Management initiatives and actions.

    Key Competencies:

  • Good communication and listing skills
  • Good Personnel Management Skills,
  • Ability to study market, identify potential and achieve the same
  • Aggressive & Mature
  • High energy and a Go Getter
  • Relevant experience & Analytical Skills;
  • Leadership skills like leading from the front, covering market extensively, ensuring that people down the line to cover the market and remain focused their sales & collection objectives.
  • Strategic thinker as well as a doer.

    2. Sales Executives

    Position Objective & Responsibilities

  • To be front line sales person and achieve all sales objectives as per individual targets.

  • He would be responsible for achieving set sales targets and ensure the product loyalty increases with time through effective implementation of Brand Management initiatives.

  • He would be responsible for collections of sales achieved.

  • He would work in the market most of the time, keep productive relations with all dealers as well as important customers at all time.

  • Work always in line with agreed objectives and strategies.

    Qualifications:

  • MBA/Diploma in Management - Marketing (Preferable)

    Experience (Key Components)

  • He should have experience of front line sales person, having managed such or similar products.
  • Should be fully familiar with setting up distribution network and managing them effectively.

    Key Competencies:

  • Good at communication skills with good listening skills.
  • Dealers Relationships Building ability.
  • Ability to work in the market for long hours, study market, identify potential / gaps and deal with it.
  • Aggressive, mature & energetic,
  • Go Getter and team player, front line sales experience.
  • Analytical Skills & Sales Collection.

    Candidates who feel they can meet the above requirements should send their CVs with all testimonials to: hr@polyplay.co.ke


    Safaricom Investment Cooperative Kamulu Plots for Sale Visit Day

    Kamulu Plots Site Visit Day

    Safaricom Investment Cooperative (SIC) is now selling Kamulu 1/8 acre plots at affordable price.

    This project is located at Kamulu 6km off Kangundo road.

    Power in the region.

    Best for residential houses.

    No Hidden Charges

    Pay cash and get a discount of Kshs 20,000, pay in 4 months or up to 12 Months installments.

    Price Kshs 545,000

    NB: 75% sold out

    Viewing Day is on Saturday 30th August 2014 and Transport is provided from Nairobi Safaricom retail Shop Moi Avenue at 8:30 am.

    Kindly confirm your booking.

    Contact: Eric 0727344944

    Email: HKaviku@safaricom.co.ke

    For more information and job application details, see; Safaricom Investment Cooperative Kamulu Plots for Sale Visit Day


    Khalsa Schools Secondary Teachers Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Khalsa Schools in Nairobi is seeking to recruit experienced and qualified Secondary Teachers for September 2014 and invite applications for positions in the following subjects:

    French, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Music and ICT

    Successful candidates will hold:

  • Cambridge International Diploma for teachers and trainers and minimum 2 years teaching experience in British curriculum or
  • Post Graduate Diploma and 3 years teaching experience in British Curriculum and Computer Literacy Certificate
  • The positions will involve teaching students from Years 7 to 11 and also assisting in the encouragement of extra-curricular activities.

    The applicants will be motivated individuals with keen interests in encouraging and inspiring students to love learning and excelling in their particular subject areas.

    Please send your application VIA E-Mail with the following:

  • Passport size coloured photograph
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Supporting certificates of qualifications and experience
  • Supporting certificates of any other courses and/or achievement

    To

    The Principal:

    khalsaschools@gmail.com

    Closing Date: September 05, 2014


    Young Muslim High School Headmaster Job in Garissa Kenya

    Young Muslim High School, a Private Day and Boarding institution based in Garissa County is seeking to recruit a qualified Headmaster with following qualifications;

  • A University Graduate
  • TSC registered
  • Having at-least 3 years experience in managing a High school facility at -Headmaster or Deputy Headmaster level
  • The right candidate will be offered a competitive package including housing.

    Interested candidates need to sent CVs by email only by close of business of Sept 5th 2014 to;

    The CEO,
    YMA high school
    Email: zwalli3791@gmail.com


    African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Data Analysts Jobs in Kenya

    The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is a not-for-profit Pan-African institution, dedicated for the last 25 years to enabling the advancement of economic policy research and training in Africa. AERC has its offices in Nairobi, Kenya.

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

    The partnership intended to secure high quality M&E technical support for WFP’s Purchase for Progress programme.

    The Hub supports collection and analysis of all quantitative data generated by the M&E system in 17 countries in Africa and Latin America under the P4P pilot.

    AERC is seeking outstanding people to fill the following position which will be based in Nairobi.

    Data Analysts

    3 Positions

    Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Manage, analyse and interpret country level survey data and ensure its quality and integrity;
  • Prepare presentations and draft reports from the summarised data.
  • Act as a contact person between M&E, and data entry and cleaning experts in order to support technical improvements in data collection and management.
  • Assist in training of enumerators to elicit accurate and reliable data.
  • Assist the IT officer in the maintenance of the data portal and protect its security.

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

  • Master in Economics, Agricultural Economics or related discipline;
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in collection, compilation and analysis of data, ideally covering food security and small holder farmers issues;
  • Excellent knowledge of use of econometric tools and statistical software especially SPSS, STATA and Excel;
  • Experience in compilation, analysis and evaluation of food and agriculture statistics;
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.

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

    To be considered your application must be received by September 01, 2014 addressed to:

    The Manager, Human Resources and Administration
    African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

    Email: recruitment@aercafrica.org with cc to dakmah@aercafrica.org

    This is a re-advertisement and those who had applied earlier need not re-apply.

    More information can be obtained on the AERC website on African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Data Analysts Jobs in Kenya


    Wajir County Government Jobs Re-Advertisement

    Republic of Kenya

    Wajir County Government

    Wajir County Public Service Board

    Vacancies Re-Advertisement

    The Wajir County Public Service Board seeks to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill these vacant positions:

    1. Deputy Director – Disaster and Humanitarian Coordination

    Advert No. WCPSB/009/14

    Job Group Q

    1 Position

    Duties and Responsibilities

    To conduct regular site visits to NGOs and maintain close coordination mechanisms Building capacity of the community on disaster preparedness and emergency response and ensure inter-sectoral linkages for coordination. Maintain a register of all NGOs and CBOs operating in the county, with their precise sectors, affiliations and location of their activities Receive, analyze, monitor and evaluate the quarterly and annual reports of NGOs Conduct regular site visits to NGOs and maintain close coordination mechanisms Ensure the fundamental principles of Humanity, Impartiality, Independence and Neutrality are adhered to by all the NGO’s working in the county And any other duty assigned by the Director.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Be in possession of Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University in Kenya
  • Preferably in Disaster management and Humanitarian Assistance, Social Sciences or Project Management and Monitoring
  • Masters degree relevant to the roles of the position will be added advantage
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in Humanitarian work, project management, community work and public service.
  • Proven communication, computer literacy and report writing skills.

    2. Senior Humanitarian Coordination Officer

    Advert No. WCPSB/010/14

    Job Group L

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • The incumbent shall be responsible for the day-to-day management of the County
  • coordination of humanitarian affairs and ensure inter-sectoral linkages and coordination assignments.
  • Organize regular coordination meetings with sub-county cluster partners, building when possible, on existing sector coordination and ensure that humanitarian needs are identified by planning and coordinating joint inter-departmental, initial rapid assessments.
  • Formulate and submit progress reports on NGO partnership to ensure continuous and time efficient project implementation and reporting.
  • Ensure the fundamental principles of Humanity, Impartiality, Independence and Neutrality are adhered to by all the NGO’s working in the county
  • Provide timely and reliable information on humanitarian, food security and disaster issues at the county

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Be in possession of Bachelors’ degree in Disaster management and Humanitarian assistance from a recognized University in Kenya with a minimum of three (3) years of relevant working experience.
  • Proven communication, computer and report writing skills.
  • Fluency in local languages of the County

    3. Senior Disaster Management Officer

    Advert No. WCPSB/011/14

    Job Group L

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Play lead role in the strategic planning and management of disasters in participatory collaboration with development partners, international agencies, CSOs and other bodies.
  • Play a key role to ensure availability of the various resources for Disaster
  • Management at all levels from County Government sources and partners.
  • To encourage collaboration and partnerships for the purpose of realizing synergies, providing linkages, promoting trust, goodwill and ownership of the Disaster Management System.
  • Assess and identify disaster sub-regions, evolve strategies for the sub-counties, integrate county strategic plan, harmonize Disaster Management for all disasters and provide for co-ordination of all Disaster Management-related activities;
  • Promote continuous stakeholder consultations with relevant line departments, to enhance co-ordination of interventions;
  • Promote and facilitate co-ordination and access to research based information for Disaster Management.
  • Promote mass sensitization and awareness creation on Disaster Management and Climate Change for the general public;
  • Design Disaster Management Policy which stresses the Paradigm Shift to Disaster
  • Risk Reduction (DRR) Approach, including the EWS, preparedness, prevention and mitigation.
  • Any other work related duties assigned

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Be in possession of Bachelors’ degree in Disaster Management /Humanitarian Assistance /Sustainable Development from a recognized University in Kenya with a minimum of three (3) years of relevant working experience.
  • Proven communication, computer and report writing skills.

  • Fluency in local languages of the County

    4. Forest Officer

    Advert No. WCPSB/032/14

    Job Group K

    6 Positions

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the forests under their control consistent with the objects of management in sub counties
  • Attend to the various works connected with the protection and improvement of the forests, propagating of trees and production of forest produce as well as its utilization and marketing
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the climatic, edaphic and bioitic factors influencing the state of forests, the distribution of forests and their classification and type.
  • Able manage forest nurseries and know how to plant trees and how to sow seeds, when and where.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Bachelor Degree in any of the following fields; forestry, Natural Resource Management
  • Diploma in Forestry or Natural Resource Management with a minimum of three (3) years experience.

    How to Apply:

    A cover letter and a detailed CV together with all academic and professional certificates and testimonials should be sent in a sealed envelope (clearly marked on its left top corner with the advert reference number and job title) so as to reach

    The Secretary/Chief Executive
    Wajir County Public Service Board
    P O Box 45 – 70200,
    Wajir

    on or before September 7th, 2014.

    Hand delivered applications should be dropped off and signed for at the offices of the County Public Service Board.

    NB: Those who applied previously for the positions are required to Reapply

    Secretary/Chief Executive
    Wajir County Public Service Board


    IOM Data Processing Clerks

    IOM is seeking to recruit the following:

    1. Data Processing Clerk G3 IOMKE/SVN/046/2014 Dadaab, Kenya

    2. Data Processing Clerk G3 Kakuma, Kenya

    Under the overall supervision of the Regional Migration Health Assessments Coordinator (RMHAC) for Africa and Middle East, and the direct supervision of the Head of Data Processing and Mobile Unit and IT application, the incumbent will gather data, encode, maintain, update required information accurately in the MHD Databases, as well as generating reports and coordinating processes and procedures with relevant units within and outside MRF Nairobi.

    For more information and job application details, see; IOM Data Processing Clerks


    Crew Vacancies in Africa’s Leading Cargo Airline

    Astral Aviation Limited is a designated Kenyan Cargo Airline which operates scheduled and charter cargo flights on its intra-African network which comprises of over 50 destinations.

    Astral Aviation Limited invites applications from suitably qualified personnel to join its expanding fleet for the following posts;

    Captains: for B737 and B727 with 5000 hours on jet and a minimum of 1000 hours on type.

    First Officers: for B737 and B727 with 2500 hours on jet and a minimum of 500 hours on type.

    Applications can be submitted in writing with a copy of C.V., current license and relevant documents by 02/09/2014 to:

    Administration Manager,
    Astral Aviation Ltd,
    P.O. Box 594, Nairobi 00606
    Kenya.

    Or by email to: jobs@astral-aviation.com

    A copy of the application should also be forwarded to:

    The Director General,
    Kenya Civil Aviation Authority,
    P.O. Box 30163, Nairobi 00100
    Kenya.


    General Surgeon, Clinical Officer / Nurse Anaesthetist and Theatre Nurse Jobs in Thika Kenya

    A Mission Hospital based in Thika invites application to fill the following positions:

    1. General Surgeon

    Key Responsibility:

    Running a busy Outpatient Surgical Clinic and attending to Emergency and Elective Surgery

    Qualification / Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Medicine and MBChB in Surgery from a recognized University
  • Registered as a Surgeon by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board
  • 3 years’ experience in Surgery from a busy Hospital
  • Training in Trauma Surgery will be added advantage.

    2. Clinical Officer / Nurse Anaesthetist

    Key Responsibility:

  • Administering Anaesthesia to Patients undergoing Surgery in Theatre

    Qualification / Requirements

  • CO/KRCHN with Diploma in Anaesthesia from a recognized Medical Institution
  • Must be registered and licensed under the respective body.
  • 3 years’ experience in a busy Hospital
  • Training in BLS/ACLS will be an added advantage.

    3. Theatre Nurse

    Key Responsibility:

  • Assist in theatre procedures and arrange all instrumentation needed in the operation room.

    Qualification / Requirements

  • KRCHN with proof of registration with Kenya Nursing Council
  • 3 years experience as a Theatre Nurse from a busy Hospital Theatre
  • Must be able to work under extreme pressure
  • Must be willing to work flex-hours/ shifts and be prepared to be on stand by duty
  • Experience in ICU/HDU nursing / Nursing administration will be added advantage

    All the Applicants must be computer literate with excellent interpersonal, communication, Organizational and customer service skills.

    If your background, experience and competence match the above qualifications, please send your application together with a detailed CV, before September 5th, 2014 to:

    The Hospital Administrator,
    P.O.Box 3365-01002
    Thika


    ILRI Vacancies in Kenya

    Posted: 25 Aug 2014 05:24 AM PDT

    The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a principal scientist to lead its new Feed and Forages Biosciences program. This leadership position is part of the Biosciences Directorate.

    The appointee will develop and lead ILRI’s evolving and expanding portfolio of research in Feed and Forage Biosciences.

    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. www.ilri.org

    ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2014, an operating budget of about USD83 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. www.cgiar.org

    1. Program Leader – Feed and Forages Biosciences

    Responsibilities:

  • Lead the coordination of a complex multidisciplinary research program primarily directed towards genetic improvement of feed and forage species supporting livestock production, involving gene bank management, genomics, bioinformatics, tissue culture and plant genome modification, large-scale phenotypic evaluation, and end-user liaison for crop adoption.
  • Develop a Research Program, lead and manage an international team of molecular biologists, plant breeders and geneticists, and animal nutrition scientists addressing a range of research on livestock forages, and feeds sources, in developing countries.
  • Develop and implement a large-scale research program in Feed and Forage Biosciences.
  • Raise grant money for a sustainable research group.
  • Participate in the leadership group for the bioscience directorate.

    Requirements:

  • A PhD in Agriculture, with extensive experience in plant molecular biology, including forages molecular breeding, with a minimum of 10 years of experience post-PhD;
  • A passion for generation of scientific knowledge that advances pro-poor development;
  • A proven research record demonstrating experience in research design, quantitative and qualitative analytic methods and peer-reviewed outputs;
  • Extensive experience in areas including several of the following: molecular genetics and genomics, quantitative genetics, population genetics and applied plant breeding;
  • Excellent track record in leading and securing resource identification, facilitation of interactions within and between organizations, and will be an excellent communicator;
  • Creativity, adaptability and a willingness to work in a team context
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver multi-disciplinary research outputs and to initiate and manage cross-disciplinary research activities;
  • Demonstration of superior program planning, coordination and management skills across a range of physical locations;
  • Familiarity with aspects of livestock production, crop-livestock systems, and animal nutrition;
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in other languages is an advantage)

    Post location: The position is based at ILRI’s Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya or ILRI campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    Extensive travel to other countries and regions will be required.

    Position level: The position is Principal Scientist Level.

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

    The position title and reference number: PL/AB/08/14 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.

    2. Corporate Communications Officer

    Responsibilities:

    Public Awareness

  • Help produce and disseminate ILRI’s annual corporate highlights, calendar and other materials.
  • Support consultant work to produce articles, photographs, videos and multimedia productions.
  • Help draft major news articles on ILRI channels, following ILRI guidelines and standards.
  • Publish ILRI corporate photographs and videos on Flickr and YouTube, assisting in their effective curation according to ILRI guidelines and standards.
  • Weekly curate ILRI materials for the CGIAR website.
  • Help ensure that the physical spaces at ILRI headquarters and other offices are regularly supplied with fresh posters and other updated materials that serve our corporate communications and branding needs.
  • Regularly scan all media (print, broadcast, online) for mentions of ILRI and for livestock research news of strategic interest to ILRI and forward/recycle/repackage/respond as warranted.
  • Build and support exhibit/displays across ILRI campuses and offices and at outside events that support ILRI and CGIAR activities that have specific ambitions to influence audiences.

    News Media

    Help implement ILRI’s news media strategies by overseeing some of the following:

    Inviting journalists for news briefings, press conferences and related events;

  • Organizing journalist interviews of staff and visits to our labs and field sites;
  • Organizing and reporting on media-related events, including roundtables and news conferences;
  • Researching and/or drafting and fact-checking press releases; pitching stories to the media; promoting and monitoring pick up of our stories;
  • Responding to media enquiries; and
  • Generally building good relations with local and international, specialized and mass media, journalists.

    Social Media

  • Help implement ILRI’s social media strategies, particularly to better target and serve key online ‘influencers’, by developing contacts for major influencers in ILRI’s areas of interest; by drafting, targeting, monitoring and responding to tweets; by building up ILRI’s profile and readership on Twitter; by making strategic use of Pinterest, LinkedIn and other social media channels; and by prolonging and sharpening use of our social media conversations via aggregation sites such as RebelMouse and Storify.
  • Help give effective social media support to key corporate events.
  • Regularly engage in conversations on ILRI’s corporate social media sites and help raise ILRI’s voice and issues on other relevant and influential online platforms.

    Teamwork

  • Contribute to the ILRI-wide communications and knowledge management (CKM) community of practice; participate in CKM learning, reviewing and planning activities and ensure that these activities follow ILRI standards and agreed channels.

  • Provide administrative support as needed to the Communications, Awareness and Advocacy team.

  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

    Requirements

  • Master’s degree in communications, journalism, English or related field, or bachelor’s degree and demonstrated experience.
  • At least five years of post-degree work demonstrating increased responsibilities in communications, with a focus on creating content.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrated skills in writing (particularly strategic messaging and summarizing) as well as copyediting and proofreading. Computer savvy.
  • Ambitious to make a difference through standout communications. Problem solver.
  • Helpful, useful and responsive team player.
  • Highly organized multi-tasker able to focus, prioritize, handle and complete on time myriad streams of work.
  • An appetite for the diverse behind-the-scenes kinds of mundane work (e.g., scrupulous filing, complete categorization of online repository materials, careful budgeting, attention to administrative details) that are the foundation of the more creative aspects of communications work.
  • Strong desire to work in a mix of highly diverse cultural, ethnic, national, intellectual and institutional environments.

    Advantages:

  • Experience in translating scientific or technical publications and conversations into articles, stories and other materials that remain scientifically credible but are readily understood by general public.
  • Experience in working within a scientific, humanitarian or development context and working on projects funded by international donor agencies.
  • Experience in news media work (drafting substantive news releases, organizing media events, overseeing journalist enquiries, managing good relations with East Africa’s best news reporters).
  • Experience in social media work: professional blogging; astute regular user of social media serving organizational objective.

  • Knowledge of industry-standard communications software (e.g., Photoshop, In Design, Final Cut Pro).
  • Excellent judge of and/or skilled in photography, graphic design, audio recording or video production.

    Terms of appointment: This is a nationally recruited staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is for a 3-year contract period.

    Job level and salary:

    This position is job grade 2D with a starting gross salary of KES154,711 per month.

    In addition to salary, ILRI offers Medical insurance for staff and dependents, Life insurance, Pension at 12.5% employers contribution, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days+ public holidays within ILRI’s National Recruited Staff Scheme.

    Benefits:

    ILRI offers a competitive international and 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.

    Applications:

    Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae: a list of publications and names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience should be included in the curriculum vitae.

    All applications should be submitted through our recruitment portal,ILRI vacancy: Program Leader – Feed and Forages Biosciencesby 3rd October 2014.

    ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

    Suitably qualified women and citizens of developing countries, with experience of working internationally, are particularly encouraged to apply.


    IOM Field Security Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy: Field Security Officer

    Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Classification: Official, Grade P3

    Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

    Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

    Reference Code: VN2014/45(O)-EXT

    Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

    Context: Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Kenya and in close collaboration with the Regional Security Officer, Head of the Staff Security Unit (SSU) at Headquarters (HQ), and the programme managers in IOM Nairobi, the successful candidate will be accountable and responsible for all security and safety matters related directly or indirectly to all IOM personnel and property in Kenya.

    S/he will manage the mission’s security unit – plan, coordinate and implement appropriate safety and security management procedures that will effectively address staff safety and the protection of IOM assets.

    The Field Security Officer will also be responsible and accountable for ensuring secure and safe movement related resettlement and return operations activities in Kenya.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Develop, plan and implement logistical strategies, related to the mission security including but not limited to the orderly movement of the Mission's resettlement and other movement programmes in close coordination with government,
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Resettlement and Movement Management Division (RMM) and IOM Missions in the region and in the respective resettlement countries.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with relevant IOM partners including Government of Kenya officials, United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS), embassies and officials of resettlement countries and UNHCR and other key partners in the mission.
  • Provide accurate and up to date assessments of the unpredictable security situation in Kenya and advise CoM on how to mitigate against identified threats and risk levels.
  • Produce a Security Risk Assessment of all IOM premises indicating the identified threats and provide recommendations to the CoM.
  • Provide appropriate safety and security management procedures related to the safety and security of IOM staff and the protection of IOM assets in the mission. Attend all Security Management Teams (SMTs) and security cell meetings.
  • Liaise with IOM’s Head of Staff Safety/Security Unit and Regional Security Officer, regarding relevant security matters.
  • Represent the COM at the United Nations Security Management Team (UNSMT) meetings.
  • Review and monitor the level of Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) and Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards (MORSS) compliance in the various IOM offices in Kenya and effectively address all non-compliance findings.
  • Develop and provide UNDSS safety/security briefings for IOM staff deployed to and travelling within the Mission. Ensure regular updating of staff and coordinate travel security for the Mission relating to all IOM operations, including medical evacuations, and international staff travel within and from/to Kenya.
  • Manage assessments of road, air and sea transport networks, and possible rehabilitation to meet IOM goals of providing secondary transport and logistics assistance to refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and migrants caught in crisis.
  • Assess, facilitate and identify service providers, which will support IOM activities in the field, including making contractual arrangements with national staff, but most importantly, with IOM transport contractors.
  • Identify means and implement measures to ensure and maintain a high level of integrity consistent with the principle of the Organization for the movement and operation as stipulated in the Movement Management Manual (MMM) and follow up with the implementation and monitoring.
  • Conduct security assessment