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  • Current Undergraduate & Postgraduate Scholarships for Kenyans
  • Nairobi Java House Restaurant Positions (Java House Kenya jobs available in Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu, & Nyali for Cashiers, Drivers, Storekeepers, Waitstaff, Chefs, Cooks, Stewards, Hostess, Managers, Accountants etc. - KCSE Grade C & Above)
  • Technical Services General Manager Job Vacancy - Communications Authority of Kenya - Apply by 14th January 2015.
  • Corporate Affairs General Manager Job Vacancy - Communications Authority of Kenya - Apply by 14th January 2015.
  • Play Therapist Job in Kenya - Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • Health Coordinator Job in Kenya - Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • Handicap International Orthopaedic Technologist Job in Kakuma Kenya - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • Nyali Children's Hospital Graduate Management Trainees Jobs in Mombasa Kenya - Apply by 31st January 2015.
  • Health Poverty Action Programme Manager Job in Hargeisa, Somaliland - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • Solidarités International Reporting / Communications Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • Orange Telkom IT Database & Storage Administrator Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 2nd January 2015.
  • KickStart International Senior Training Co-ordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December 2014.
  • Sacco Chief Executive Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 2nd January 2015.
  • NCPD Advocacy & Communication National Programme Professional Personnel Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 2nd January 2015.
  • Sales / Marketing Executives and Customer Service Executives Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 8th January 2015.
  • Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programme (SACDEP) Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 7th January 2015.
  • AMPATH Systems Engineer / Java Programmer Job in Eldoret Kenya - Apply by 14th January 2015.
  • Monitor Publications Limited Managing Director Job in Kampala Uganda - Apply by 31s December 2014.
  • Ordinary Life Marketing Manager Job Vacancy - Kenyan Alliance Insurance Company - Apply by 9th January 2015.
  • Norbrook Laboratories Limited Quality Assurance Manager Job in Karuri, Kenya - Apply by 2nd January 2015.
  • Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Assistant Conservation Education Coordinator Job in Isiolo Kenya - Apply by 31st December 2014.
  • KTDA Holdings Senior Sales Accountant Job in Kenya - Apply by 2nd January 2015.
  • KTDA Holdings Group Head of Procurement Job in Kenya - Apply by 2th January 2015.
  • Kenya Roads Board Engineers, Transport Economist and Legal Officer Job Vacancies - Apply by 14th January 2015.
  • Innovations for Poverty Action Research Associate Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 28th December 2014.
  • Heritage Insurance Branch Manager Job in Nyali Mombasa Kenya - Apply by 30th December 2014.
  • Heritage Insurance Retail Business General Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 30th December 2014.
  • Tegemeo Institute Finance and Administration Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December 2014.
  • Demand Side Finance Advisor Job in Kenya - Apply by 7th January 2015.
  • USAID TIS Program Database Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 2nd January 2015.
  • Save the Children Finance Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 15th January 2015.
  • Save the Children Grants, Accounting & Reporting Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 15th January 2015.
  • KickStart International Partnership and Sales Officer Job in Thika Kenya - Apply by 31st December 2014.
  • Hand in Hand NGO Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 2nd January 2015.
  • One Acre Fund Transport Manager Job in Bungoma, Kenya - Apply by 16th January 2015.
  • ActionAid International Head of Human Resource & Organizational Development & Essential Services Job Re-Advertisement - Apply by 24th December 2014.
  • Pendekezo Letu Legal Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 2nd January 2015.
  • Evidence Action Curriculum and Instruction Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Resolution Insurance Disease Management Care Coordinator Job in Kenya - Apply by 19th December 2014.
  • Orange Telkom Site Negotiator Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 2nd January 2015.
  • AirTraffic Ltd Network and Computer Systems Administrator Job in Kenya - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • Pembroke House School Repairs & Maintenance Manager Job in Gilgil Kenya - Apply by 8th January 2015.
  • Pest Control Products Board Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 7th January 2015.
  • Mercy Corps Finance and Subgrants Manager (PROGRESS Programme) Job in Wajir Kenya - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • Mercy Corps Driver Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 4th January 2015.
  • Tai Sacco Society Marketing Manager Job in Githunguri, Kenya - Apply by 6th January 2015.
  • Nyandarua County OLWASCO Commercial Manager Job in Ol Kalou Kenya - Apply by 2nd January 2015.
  • Kenya Law Reform Commission Jobs in Nairobi - Apply by 23rd January 2015.
  • Regional Programme Coordinator - Apply by 10th January 2015.
  • Capacity Building Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya - CAP Youth Empowerment Institute - Apply by 20th December, 2014.
  • Lower Primary School Teacher Job in Kenya - Apply by 25th December, 2014.
  • USAID TIS Program Procurement / Logistics Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 30th December, 2014.
  • USAID TIS Program Receptionist / Office Assistant Job in Kenya - Apply by 30th December, 2014.
  • Kenya Film Classification Board Driver II Job Vacancy - Apply by 16th January 2015.
  • Kenya Film Classification Board Film Monitoring & Enforcement Officers Job Vacancies - Apply by 16th January 2015.
  • Tana River County Government County Secretary Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • RTI Health Financing Senior Technical Advisor Jobs in Nairobi and Mombasa Kenya - Apply by 29th December, 2014.
  • RTI Senior Regional Compliance Auditor Job in Kenya - Apply by 30th December, 2014.
  • Solution Sacco Society Systems Administrator Job in Meru Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Wuerth Technical Sales Representatives Jobs in Mombasa Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • ICAN Research Project Coordinator Job in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 29th December, 2014.
  • African Conservation Centre Natural Resource Management Specialist Job in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 29th December, 2014.
  • World Health Organization Drivers Jobs in Isiolo and Lodwar Kenya- Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya Finance Manager and Clerk of Works Job Vacancies - Apply by 6th January 2015.
  • Danish Refugee Council Jobs in Kenya- Apply by 27th December, 2014.
  • Communications Officer Job in Narok, Kenya - SNV Netherlands Development Organization - Apply by 24th December, 2014.
  • FAO Somalia Food Security Field Analyst Job in Dobley, Lower Juba - Apply by 28th December, 2014.
  • FAO Somalia Nutrition Analyst Job in Hargeisa - Apply by 28th December, 2014.
  • FAO Somalia Senior Nutrition Analyst Job in Mogadishu - Apply by 28th December, 2014.
  • IOM Senior Security Assistant Job in Kakuma, Kenya - Apply by 29th December, 2014.
  • CAP Youth Empowerment Institute Kenya Project Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st January 2015.
  • M-KOPA Service Center Managers Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st January 2015.
  • Rasul Al Akram Academy Day & Boarding Boys’ Secondary School Teaching Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 22th December, 2014.
  • AAR Insurance Sales Executive Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 20th December, 2014.
  • Pact Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist (OVC Support Project) Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th December, 2014.
  • Pact OVC Manager (OVC Support Project) Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th December, 2014.
  • Pact Chief of Party (OVC Support Project) Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th December, 2014.
  • Pact Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (OVC Support Project) Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th December, 2014.
  • Pact Finance Manager (OVC Support Project) Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th December, 2014.
  • Clarkson Insurance Brokers Life & Pension Department Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • Terms of Reference for Consultancy - Apply by 9th January 2015.
  • Security Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 22nd December, 2014.
  • Regional Director East Africa - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • Deputy Chief of Party & Service Delivery Advisor (DCOP/SDTA) - Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • UNDP Jobs in Kenya - Recruiting Programme Associates - Apply by 26th December, 2014.
  • Education Specialist Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th December, 2014.
  • Secretariat for the Somalia Financial Governance Committee - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • ActionAid Grants and Donor Compliance Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • ActionAid Voluntary Fundraising Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • Jumia Stock Updater Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st January 2015.
  • Jumia Programmer Job Vacancy in Kenya - Apply by 31st January 2015.
  • University Research Company Chief of Party Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • University Research Company Deputy Chief of Party & Service Delivery Technical Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • University Research Company Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • University Research Company Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • University Research Company Senior Finance Director Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • IBTCI Senior Strategy Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 18th December, 2014.
  • Danish Refugee Council Grant and Compliance Coordinator (Somalia) Job in Kenya - Apply by January 4, 2015..
  • Islamic Relief Worldwide Regional HR Manager (East Africa) Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 21st December, 2014.
  • Monitor Publications Limited Managing Director Job in Kampala, Uganda - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Orb Energy Sales Executives Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • Orb Energy Sales Executives Jobs in Nyahururu, Murang’a and Thika, Kenya - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • Orb Energy Sales Executives Jobs in Kabarnet, Kapsabet and Kajiado, Kenya - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • AAR Insurance Sales Executives Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 20th December, 2014.
  • Zetech University Assistant Placement Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • Solidarites International Somalia Security Advisor (Coordinator) Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 11th January 2015.
  • Mercy Corps Jobs in Wajir Kenya - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • African Virtual University (AVU) Senior Procurement Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 2nd January 2015.
  • African Virtual University (AVU) Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 2nd January 2015.
  • CIC Insurance Group Brand Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Global Communities Finance Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 21st December, 2014.
  • Global Communities Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist Job in Kenya - Apply by 21st December, 2014.
  • Global Communities Monitoring and Evaluation Manager / Specialist Job in Kenya - Apply by 21st December, 2014.
  • ICT Officer Job in Kisumu Kenya - Impact Research and Development Organization - Apply by 22nd December, 2014.
  • Marsabit County Invitation to Participate in a Competition for Designing Logo and Motto - Apply by 13th January 2015.
  • Action Africa Help International IT Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • CARE Global HR Generalist Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Vihiga County Anesthetist and General Surgeon Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 30th December, 2014.
  • Kirinyaga County Director ICT Projects (Business Systems Implementation) Job in Kenya - Apply by 22nd December, 2014.
  • Kirinyaga County Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 22nd December, 2014.
  • Danish Deming Group Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job in Garowe, Puntland - Apply by 22nd December, 2014.
  • World Agroforestry Centre Eastern and Southern Africa Project Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • World Vision International Programme Effectiveness Director (East Africa) Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • CEZAM Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st January 2015.
  • Field Driver Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th December, 2014.
  • Deputy Chief of Party & Service Delivery Technical Advisor - Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • Deputy Chief of Party, Operations Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st January 2015.
  • Radiographer Job in Kenya - Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu - Apply by 20th December, 2014.
  • KCCB Catholic Secretariat Programme Officer (Family Life National Office) Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Meru County Treasury Chief Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 24th December, 2014.
  • Chai Sacco Branch Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 30th December, 2014.
  • Chai Sacco ICT Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 30th December, 2014.
  • Jesuit Refugee Service Psychosocial Project Director Job in Kakuma Kenya - Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • Diakonia Sweden Senior Finance Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 26th December, 2014.
  • Trocaire Finance and Administration Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 2nd January 2015.
  • Samasource Field Manager (Impact Operations) Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st January 2015.
  • Samasource Field Manager (Impact) Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st January 2015.
  • Evidence Action Grant and Budgets Compliance Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st January 2015.
  • African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • Programme Accountant Job Vacancy in Kenya - Apply by 24th December, 2014.
  • Kericho County Chief Officer (Trade, Industrialization, Cooperative Management, Tourism and Wildlife) Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th December, 2014.
  • Kericho County Chief Accountant Job in Kenya (Re-Advertised) - Apply by 29th December, 2014.
  • Kiambu County Legal Counsels and Legal Clerk Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 30th December, 2014.
  • ILRI vacancy: Legal Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 26th December, 2014.
  • Kiambu County Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 30th December, 2014.
  • Kiambu County Finance Officers 12 Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 30th December, 2014.
  • Surveyor Job Vacancy - National Museums of Kenya - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • Micro Finance Direct Sales Representatives Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 20th December, 2014.
  • Chief Internal Auditor Job Vacancy - National Museums of Kenya - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • Legal Officer Job Vacancy - National Museums of Kenya - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • Financial Controller Job Vacancy - National Museums of Kenya - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • Director of Administration and Human Resources Job Vacancy - National Museums of Kenya - Apply by 5th January 2015.
  • SonySugar Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 23rd December, 2014.
  • ACDI / VOCA Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Embu College Deputy Head of School of Education Job in Kenya - Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • Ipas Africa Alliance Finance Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st January 2015.
  • Muslim Academy Human Resource & Quality Assurance Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 9th January 2015.
  • IBTCI Finance, Administration and Logistics Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st January 2015.
  • Chemonics International Anticipated USAID Afya Jijini and Afya Pwani Projects Jobs in Nairobi and Mombasa Kenya - Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • Mastermind Tobacco ICT Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 20th December, 2014.
  • Centre for Health Solutions Compliance Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 15th January 2015.
  • Consultancy Services for Procnada - Apply by 15th January 2015.
  • Compliance Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 15th January 2015.
  • Housekeeping Jobs at InterContinental Hotel Nairobi- Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • Technical Advisor, Malaria - Kenya - Apply by 31st January 2015.
  • Team Leader Democratic Governance - Apply by 18th December, 2014.
  • Policy and Advocacy Officer, Job in Kenya - Apply by 9th January 2015.
  • Central Bank Enterprise Risk Management Director Job in Kenya - Apply by 23rd December, 2014.
  • AIC Kijabe Hospital Dental Officer (Dentist) and KRCHN (Staff Nurse) Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 22 December, 2014.
  • AIC Kijabe Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Trainee Job in Kenya - Apply by 22 December, 2014.
  • PCEA St. Andrew’s Church Security Officer and Assistant Security Officer Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 10th January 2015.
  • Central Bank Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 23rd December, 2014.
  • Islamic Relief Nutrition Coordinator Job in Wajir Kenya - Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • Homa Bay County Assembly IT Intern Job in Kenya
  • BirdLife International Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 28th December, 2014.
  • Zetech University Sales & Marketing Executive (Corporate Training Services) Job in Kenya - Apply by 18th December, 2014.
  • Zetech University Chief Librarian Job in Kenya - Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • Evidence Action Policy, Outreach & Partnerships Associate Director Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Evidence Action Associate Office Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Evidence Action Payroll Associate Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Evidence Action Data Quality and Information Systems Manager Job in Kisumu, Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Evidence Action Product Design Senior Associate Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Evidence Action Supply Chain Senior Associate Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Techno Brain IT Graduate Trainees Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Kisumu Teachers Sacco Accountant / Deputy CEO Job in Kenya - Apply by 18th December, 2014.
  • Interchurch Medical Assistance Health Systems Strengthening Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 24th December, 2014.
  • Finance and Administration Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 2nd January 2015.
  • Mercy Corps PROGRESS Programme Coordinator & Learning Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 5th January, 2014.
  • Mercy Corps PROGRESS Programme Gender Team Leader Job in Wajir Kenya - Apply by 5th January, 2014.
  • Mercy Corps PROGRESS Programme Manager Job in Wajir Kenya - Apply by 5th January, 2014.
  • Mercy Corps PROGRESS Programme Gender Officer Job in Wajir Kenya - Apply by 5th January, 2014.
  • Evidence Action Administrative Logistics Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Transparency International Citizen Demand Programme Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • Somali Advocacy and East Africa Communications Officer (ACO) - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Internal Auditor Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Digital Business Sales Manager - Apply by 28th December, 2014.
  • Creative Director Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Customer Service Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Business Development Manager - East Africa - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Human Resources Advisor - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Media Channel Planning and Strategy Director - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Account Managers Job in Kenya - Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • Northern Rangelands Trust Vacancies - Apply by 25th December, 2014.
  • UNICEF Vacancy Announcements - Apply by 18th December, 2014.
  • Jumia General Merchandize Hunter Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Jumia Westlands Hub Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • KCB Bank South Sudan Head of Treasury Job Vacancy - Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • KCB South Sudan Country Security Manager Job Vacancy - Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • KCB Legal Documentation Manager (Retail) Job in Kenya - Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • IBTCI Senior M & E Officer for Verifications Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 21st December, 2014.
  • Northern Rangelands Trust Internships in Kenya - Apply by 18th December, 2014.
  • Helen Keller International Regional Vitamin A Supplementation (VAS) M&E Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 26th December, 2014.
  • Helen Keller International Regional Vitamin A Supplementation (VAS) Program Officers Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 26th December, 2014.
  • Save the Children ABE Quality Assurance and Standards Officer Job in Dadaab Kenya - Apply by 22th December, 2014.
  • Save the Children Human Resource and Administration Officer Job in Dadaab Kenya - Apply by 22th December, 2014.
  • ICAP Data Manager Job in Machakos Kenya - Apply by 18th December, 2014.
  • ICAP VMMC Counselor Job in Siaya County, Kenya - Apply by 18th December, 2014.
  • ICAP Infection Prevention Officer Job in Siaya County, Kenya - Apply by 18th December, 2014.
  • MicroSave Curriculum Development & Delivery Senior Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 10th January 2015.
  • Human Resources Manager, P-4, Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 18th December, 2014.
  • Ndege Chai Sacco Credit Manager, Business Development Officer and System Auditor Jobs in Kericho Kenya - Apply by 30th December, 2014.
  • External Auditor - Apply by 20th December, 2014.
  • Associate, East Africa Pharmaceutical Manufacture and Supply - Apply by 2nd January 2015.
  • Co-operative University College Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 18th December, 2014.
  • Danish Refugee Council Protection Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • CARE International Regional Emergency Coordinator (East Africa) Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 21st December, 2014.
  • KAA CCTV, Digital Radio and Under Vehicle Technicians Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • Base Titanium Limited Supply and Logistics Superintendent Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 29th December, 2014.
  • Jumia Fashion Hunter Job in Kenya - Apply by 20th December, 2014.
  • Legal Secretary Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 20th December, 2014.
  • Motor Bike Rider Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 20th December, 2014.
  • ICT Company Sales Interns Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st January, 2015.
  • Operations Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya - Busara Center for Behavioral Economics - Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • Research Associate Job in Nairobi Kenya - Busara Center for Behavioral Economics - Apply by 5th January , 2015.
  • Market Analyst Job in Jomvu, Mombasa, Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Mobile Developer Job Vacancy for a Nairobi Startup.
  • Audio Visuals Sales Job in Kenya.
  • FMCG Company Warehouse Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • ICT Company Project Coordinator Job in Kenya.
  • Takaful Insurance Company General Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya.
  • Pump Attendant, Senior Supervisor and Assistant Manager Jobs in Kenya.
  • Road Construction Company Senior Civil Engineer and Site Engineer Jobs in Mombasa Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Customer Service Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Education Outreach Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 24th December, 2014.
  • ICT Company Corporate Sales Executive / Account Managers Job in Kenya.
  • Print Production Manager Job in Kenya.
  • Trianum Hospitality Front Office Supervisor Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Car Sales Executives Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • Rift Valley Institute Education Manager Job in Nairobi - Apply by 23rd December, 2014.
  • UNEP Jobs in Kenya - Information Management Assistants - Apply by 19th December, 2014.
  • HELB Call for Applications for Postgraduate Scholarships Financial Year: 2014-2015 - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • ILRI Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Plant Molecular Biologist) - Apply by 27th December, 2014.
  • ILRI jobs in Kenya - Application open until the positions are filled
  • BAT Jobs in Thika Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • KCCB-KARP Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • KNLS Principal Legal Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 23rd December, 2014.
  • Standard Group Correspondent, KTN Producer and KTN Production Assistant Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Brooke East Africa Impact / Evidence Officer and Administrative / Communications Assistant Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Bolloré Africa Logistics Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Open Learning Exchange (OLE) Executive Director Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) Grants Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • CARE - Regional Emergency Coordinator (East Africa) - Apply by 21st December, 2014.
  • Norwegian Refugee Council Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Evidence Action MLIS Job in Kisumu and Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Amani Institute Programs Director - Apply by 20th December, 2014.
  • Call for Applications for a Doctoral Research Fellowship in Entomophagy - Apply by 30th December, 2014.
  • KNEC Principal Examinations Secretary (Mechanical Engineering) Job in Kenya - Apply by 30th December, 2014.
  • Unighir Engineering Draughtsman Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) Vice Chancellor and Registrar Academics Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Automotive Parts / Warehouse Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Wamy High School Teachers and School Nurse Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • IMA World Health HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Specialist - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • AIC Kijabe Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Trainee Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • PACT Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 6th January, 2015.
  • Regional Disaster Risk Management Manager - Apply by 28th December, 2014.
  • Experienced USSD Software Engineers Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • ICF International Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Unilever Jobs in Kenya (23 Vacancies) - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • International Business & Technical Consultants (IBTCI) Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st Dec, 2014.
  • PATH NGO Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Solar Lantern Demand Creator Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 21st December, 2014.
  • Runji & Partners Civil Engineers, Surveyors and Accountant Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Secours Islamique France Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 20th December, 2014.
  • African Union - InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st Dec, 2014.
  • Veterinary Pharmaceutical Quality Control Analyst and Production Planner Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • St. Matia Mulumba Hospital Medical Officer Job in Thika Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • St. Therese Mission Hospital Kiirua Medical Officer and General Surgeon Jobs in Meru Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • M-KOPA Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Samaritan's Purse Aircraft Mechanic and NGO Piloting Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • International School - Support Jobs, Primary & Secondary Teaching Vacancies - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Indepth Research Services Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 2nd Feb 2015.
  • MSH Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • PCEA Tumutumu Hospital Anaesthetists and Radiographers Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • British American Tobacco (BAT) Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st December, 2014.
  • Sanergy Job Vacancies in Kenya - Apply by 31st December 2014.
  • Rift Valley Railways Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December 2014.
  • African Union - InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December 2014.
  • ACTED Job Vacancies - Apply by 31st Dec 2014.
  • Serene Landscapes Gardeners Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December 2014.
  • Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Surgeons, Assistant Surgeons and Infection Prevention (Hygiene) Officers Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December 2014.
  • Kimetrica Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December 2014.
  • Meditec Systems Diagnostics Sales Representatives Jobs in Nyeri, Kisumu and Mombasa Kenya - Apply by 31st December 2014.
  • Graduate Geologist Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st December 2014.
  • International Rescue Committee Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 29th December 2014.
  • Procter & Gamble Regulations and Technical Relations Associate Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December 2014.
  • Population Services International Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December 2014.
  • Communication, Media and Advocacy Officer TB ARC project - Apply by 31st December 2014.
  • Documentation Specialist Job in Kenya - SNV Netherlands Development Organisation - Apply by 31st December 2014.
  • CARE Somalia Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December 2014.
  • MSI Human Resource Consultant Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st December 2014.
  • Living Goods Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December 2014
  • Jumia Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December 2014.
  • ICEA Lion Group Insurance Sales Executives Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st December 2014
  • Clerical Vacancies in Kenya. No Experience Necessary! KCSE D+ and Above
  • Ramco Group Jobs - (Recruiting management trainees, accountants, HR managers and officers, personal assistants, sales executives, cashiers, drivers, welders etc.) - Apply for a job now!
  • Nairobi Java House Restaurant Positions (Java House Kenya jobs available in Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu, & Nyali for Cashiers, Drivers, Storekeepers, Waitstaff, Chefs, Cooks, Stewards, Hostess, Managers, Accountants etc.)
  • Total Kenya Management Trainee Program - Recruiting Graduate Trainees in Kenya
  • Afrika Kommt! Young Professionals Programs Sub-Saharan Africans
  • Management Trainee Jobs Kenya » Manager Trainee Careers Kenya » Graduate Trainee Jobs in Kenya
  • Management Trainee Jobs for Africans with South African Breweries
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa Graduate Trainee Programme for Africans
  • Internews Humanitarian Communications - We're always recruiting!
  • International Career Opportunities with Standard Chartered Bank - Banking Jobs in Kenya - Current Bank Jobs Kenya
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    Technical Services General Manager Job Vacancy - Communications Authority of Kenya

    The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the regulator of the ICT Industry, mandated with licensing and regulating Telecommunications, Postal/Courier and Broadcasting services.

    The Authority is also responsible for managing the country’s Frequency Spectrum and Numbering Resources, and facilitating the development of E-Commerce.

    The Authority invites applications to fill the following vacant position:

    General Manager (GM) / Technical Services

    Salary Scale: B1

    Ref. No: CA/1/GMT

    Key Responsibilities

    Reports to the Director General with the following key responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic direction, leadership and advice CA on the appropriate framework for regulation of the communication sector in the country, in accordance with relevant legislation.
  • Provide leadership to the technical staff with requisite skills to competently discharge the technical duties of CA.
  • Carry out studies/research that lead to establishment of rates, fees and tariffs that may be charged for the provision of services offered by regulated communication service providers.
  • Prepare methods of costing and pricing of communication services and submitting them to the Director General for consideration and administering the same after approval by the Board.
  • Advice the government through the DG on the performance of communication service providers.
  • Initiate the development of appropriate policies and regulations for the communication sector.
  • Keep abreast of international regulatory issues affecting the sector, and represent the Authority/Country in external meetings and events touching on the mandate of the Authority.
  • Facilitate transparency and consistency in the regulation of communication services.
  • When requested, arbitrate disputes between stakeholders.
  • Provide leadership to the technical staff with requisite skills to competently discharge technical duties of CA.
  • Create an atmosphere in which staff within the functional area under him/her have the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills, so that within the reasonable limits of the organization, find fulfilment in their work
  • Process licenses with respect to various fields of communication services and activities in accordance with the provisions of the Act and applicable regulations;
  • Develop strategies on management and optimum utilization of frequency resources in accordance with the laid down procedures and regulation.
  • Lead the formulation of ICT standards in line with global trends and update these on a regular basis in line with best practices and oversee the development of frameworks for adopting new technologies.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Electronics/Telecommunication Engineering, Communication Systems/ICT or relevant field.
  • A relevant Master‘s degree.
  • Fifteen (15) years’ relevant experience, seven (7)of which should be in a Senior Management Position.
  • Affiliation to a Professional body required.

    How to Apply

    If you believe that you are the right candidate for any of the above positions and you can clearly demonstrate you meet the criteria, please submit your application with a detailed CV stating your current position, email and telephone contacts quoting the reference number on your application letter.

    Candidates will be required to submit Certificate of Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and Certificates of Good Conduct from Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

    CA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

    All applications must be submitted by post or hand delivered so as to reach on or before 14th January, 2015.

    Applications should be addressed to:

    The Chairman
    Communications Authority of Kenya
    CA Centre
    Waiyaki Way
    P.O. Box 14448-00800
    Nairobi

    Website: Communications Authority of Kenya


    Corporate Affairs General Manager Job Vacancy - Communications Authority of Kenya

    The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the regulator of the ICT Industry, mandated with licensing and regulating Telecommunications, Postal/Courier and Broadcasting services.

    The Authority is also responsible for managing the country’s Frequency Spectrum and Numbering Resources, and facilitating the development of E-Commerce.

    The Authority invites applications to fill the following vacant position:

    General Manager (GM) - Corporate Affairs

    Salary Scale: B1

    Ref. No CA/2/GMCA

    Key Responsibilities

    Reports to the Director General with the following key responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the delivery of CA’s Mandate by working towards a harmonious climate for CA’s service delivery.
  • Provide strategic direction on stakeholder management, government relations, facilitate consumer awareness, incubate and harness public good will.
  • Monitor the industry for efficient and competitive delivery of services as well as keep tabs on market development with a view of facilitating ICT for development.
  • Play a key role in advocacy, international relations in order to foster strategic positioning of the Country in the international arena.
  • Provides strategic direction and leadership in the overall management of all matters pertaining to ICT market analysis, research, competition, and tariffs.
  • Oversee the analysis of the economic, socio-cultural and market challenges facing the communications sector and develop policy and regulatory guidelines in line with CA’s strategy.
  • Provide guidance in the development and institutionalisation of policies, pertaining to Corporate Communications and Consumer Affairs with a view of ensuring efficiency, effectiveness and improvement of service delivery and operations.
  • Evaluate the impact of Government and Authority’s policies on users, businesses and the national economy.
  • Provide recommendations to guide policy-making, government planning and the development of the regulatory framework in the industry.
  • Provide leadership and oversee planning and implementation of CA’s communications strategies relating to both internal and external affairs of the Authority.
  • Provide avenues by which consumer issues on communication service can be registered and investigated.
  • Oversee statistical reports pertaining to ICT sector performance and dissemination to stakeholders.
  • Consults and cooperates with other governmental and other stakeholders on the provision of communication services.
  • Provide leadership in creating a distinguished and well positioned CA Brand.
  • Oversee CA corporate publications.
  • Strategic media relations.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Public Relations, Business Administration, Media Studies, or Relevant area.
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Fifteen (15) Years relevant work experience, Seven (7) of which must be in a Senior Management Position.

    How to Apply

    If you believe that you are the right candidate for any of the above positions and you can clearly demonstrate you meet the criteria, please submit your application with a detailed CV stating your current position, email and telephone contacts quoting the reference number on your application letter.

    Candidates will be required to submit Certificate of Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) , Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and Certificates of Good Conduct from Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

    CA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

    All applications must be submitted by post or hand delivered so as to reach on or before 14th January, 2015.

    Applications should be addressed to:

    The Chairman
    Communications Authority of Kenya
    CA Centre
    Waiyaki Way
    P.O. Box 14448-00800
    Nairobi

    Website: Communications Authority of Kenya


    Play Therapist Job in Kenya - Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa

    Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa

    Job Title: Play Therapist

    Background: MPU is a Centre for the Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa supporting children who have been victims of abuse. The Centre provides support, advice, information, Advocacy and counseling following the discovery of the nature of abuse. Play therapy is provided to children aged 4 to 11 who have been rescued and brought to the Center.

    The organization is seeking for an outstanding, dynamic and result-oriented individual to fill the position of a Play Therapist to enable Children to rebuild confidence, alleviate isolation and to assist parents / carers and their children achieve an improved quality of life. Play Therapy offers a confidential space in which personal issues can be safely explored.

    The Play Therapist helps the child to make sense of their life experiences and to express difficult feelings through the metaphors of play.

    Play Therapy may be a short term intervention or a process that extends over a longer period, according to each child's needs.

    Job Purpose: The play therapist engages with children in order to both diagnose and treat a range of psychological difficulties with the aim of modifying behavior and helping them to build healthy relationships.

    Rather than a traditional therapy session, play therapists create activities which enable children to feel comfortable and relaxed.

    Reporting: To the project Officer

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assess children for their suitability for play therapy and provide it when appropriate.
  • Designs programs of therapy and care to improve a child’s sense of well-being
  • To improve children’s self-awareness, and emotional and social abilities
  • Develop evidence based practice.
  • Contribute to the development of play therapy at MPU
  • To evaluate clinical treatment
  • To maintain a clinical caseload, 4 clients per day over 3 days, after school provision. Admin time can be flexible.
  • To attend team meetings and other meetings as requested by the Project Officer

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Diploma in psychology, counseling or social work
  • Specialist training in play therapy
  • Period of 2 years work experience with children who have been abused in different ways

    Personal Traits

  • A committed Catholic with good recommendation from own Parish Priest
  • A high degree of empathy and strong social skills are required
  • Ability to maintain a professional distance from patients.
  • A person of attested integrity and upholds the rights of the Children

    How to Apply

    If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please send your application, detailed CV, relevant copies of testimonials, recommendation Letter from Parish Priest and Certificates.

    Your daytime contact and contacts of three referees so as to reach the office of the Human Resource Manager on the contact below not later than 05/01/2015:

    The Human Resource Manager
    Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa
    P.O Box 84425 – 80100
    Mombasa

    Email Address: hr@mombasacatholic.org


    Health Coordinator Job in Kenya - Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa

    The Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa is seeking an experienced Health Coordinator to provide technical leadership and line management for CAM’s Health programme and support the growth of Health Commission.

    Job Title: Health Coordinator

    Purpose: Oversight and coordination of health care activities of CAM

    Reports To: Secretariat Administrator

    Responsibilities

  • The Health Coordinator is in charge of health programs' administration and medical health project management. S/He is the head of the Health Commission of the CAM.
  • Implements the vision, mission and organizational policies and procedures of the CAM.
  • Enforces funding agency guidelines
  • Implements and evaluates health projects,
  • Monitors project progress to identify and rectify problems.
  • Monitors all policies and procedures as they relate to each project, Communicates with a wide range of health care authorities and other medical coordinators which is necessary to achieve mutual goals.
  • Represents the CAM and its interests in key meetings
  • Attends health-related conferences
  • Develops proposals to further the goals of the CAM.
  • Arranges community forums and prepares appropriate agendas for topical issues.
  • Organizes Heads of Units meeting in March, July and November.

    Qualifications

  • Has Registered Nurse and Registered Mid-wife qualifications and a Diploma in Nursing Education
  • Has no less than 5 years relevant working experience
  • Is of no less than 30 years of age
  • Is a committed Catholic, with good recommendation from own Parish Priest
  • Shows, in both belief and practice, deep commitment to the ideals and values of the CAM.
  • Is a person of attested integrity, with high degree of stewardship of resources

    Skills

  • Is visionary, innovative and assertive
  • Is able to work in a team
  • Good communication both verbal and written in English and Kiswahili
  • Computer literate
  • A good listener who is able to support and assist with problem solving in the health facilities

    If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please send your application, detailed CV, relevant copies of testimonials, recommendation Letter from Parish Priest and Certificates.

    Your daytime contact and contacts of three referees so as to reach the office of the Human Resource Manager on the contact below not later than 05/01/2015:

    The Human Resource Manager
    Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa
    P.O Box 84425 – 80100
    Mombasa

    Email Address:hr@mombasacatholic.org


    Handicap International Orthopaedic Technologist Job in Kakuma Kenya

    Job Title: Orthopaedic Technologist

    Responsible to:- Rehabilitation Team Leader

    Location: Kakuma – Non family duty station Closing date: - 5th January, 2015

    The Organization: Handicap International is an INGO specializing in the field of disability and development. A strong emphasis is placed on empowering people with disabilities through their integration into mainstream development activities and the provision of appropriate health and rehabilitation services to ensure equal opportunities for all.

    The Position: Under the supervision of the Rehabilitation Team Leader, the Orthopedic Technologist is responsible for training refugee rehabilitation workers to provide basic rehabilitation care at the rehabilitation centers in the camp.

    He/she will ensure empowerment and capacity building of the refugees for sustainable overall management of center- based rehabilitation services.

    S/he will be responsible for

    1. Provision of assistive devices

  • In close coordination with the rehabilitation team leader, develop a client referral plan for orthopedic services
  • Develop and facilitate training sessions for refugee staff working in the technical workshops.
  • Ensuring compliance of training timeframe and objectives.

    2. Contributing to building the capacity of the family and care givers of persons with disabilities on basic maintenance.

  • Prepare the content, material and tools for sensitization sessions
  • Provide sensitization sessions on prevention measures of disabling conditions to families and caregivers of persons with disabilities

    3. Coordinate day to day running of the workshop

  • Communicating with persons with disabilities and families for transfer of skills and capacity building of day to day rehabilitation management of disabling conditions.
  • Ensuring proper documentation and filing of assessment notes, treatments and progress records and monitor data collection.

    4. Identification of workshop and client's assistive device needs

  • Conduct needs assessment for technical aids and assistive devices required. In collaboration with the rehabilitation team leader, initiate procurement of workshop tools and equipments, and assistive devices as per the needs. 5. Documentation and report writing

  • Documenting good practice for lesson learnt and capitalization

    NB: This is a fixed term 3 months (non renewable) contract to relieve a staff on maternity leave.

    Qualifications and Skills Required:

    Education

  • Diploma or Bachelor degree in Orthopaedic Technology / or Prosthetics and Orthotics

    Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years practical experience in related discipline, particularly in development or humanitarian context
  • Knowledge of disability and community-based rehabilitation an added advantage

    Skills Required

  • Fluent in English & Kiswahili
  • Ms office
  • Orthopedic Technology/ or Prosthetic skills
  • Training development and facilitation skills
  • Reporting and monitoring skills
  • Team management
  • Knowledge of Project Management
  • Knowledge of Proposal development

    Attributes

  • Organizational skills
  • Team Player
  • Decision Making
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Innovative
  • Problem solving

    If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV(including 3 referees with their current official contacts) by email to :- recruit07@handicap-international.or.ke

    The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Orthopedic Technologist- KKM Position”.

    Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.

    Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.

    Handicap International is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply


    Nyali Children's Hospital Graduate Management Trainees Jobs in Mombasa Kenya

    The Nyali Children's Hospital is located in Mombasa North Mainland with branches in Likoni and Mikindani.

    The hospital has a vacancy for:

    Graduate Management Trainees

    Aged above 25 years and from recognized universities to be redeployed in Front Office Management that combines Customer Care, Finance and Administration and Human Resource.

    Only those who scored A or B in Maths and sciences in KCSE need apply. Forward your application including relevant testimonials to P.O Box 43354-80100, Mombasa or drop it the NCH hospital Premises in Nyali.


    Health Poverty Action Programme Manager Job in Hargeisa, Somaliland

    Health Poverty Action is currently recruiting for the Programme Manager (PM) - Maroodi Jeex Region post that will be based in Hargeisa, Somaliland

    The PM will provide overall management for the DFID GPAF funded Improving MCH among IDPs projects, the WFP maternal and child health and nutrition programme (MCHN) and the pilot Beneficiary Feedback Mechanism project with World Vision, in Maroodi Jeex region of Somaliland, ensuring good financial and general administration of projects, staff, finances and assets.

    The post holder will represent HPA in Hargeisa in the promotion of excellent relationships with central and local government departments, international organizations, other NGO’s and in-country donors.

    He/She will maintain good internal communications both with the Country Director and the central Health Poverty Action office in London, and with project staff as well as support programme development for Somaliland and Somalia.

    We want hear from you if you have

  • At least 5 years experience as a health and/or development manager, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Significant proven development programmes experience with governments, INGO, NGOs, related to health;
  • Proven skills in Project Cycle Management;
  • Have excellent communication skills - with an ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy and to manage conflict;
  • If you are committed to working with marginalized communities, and you are fluent in English

    How to apply

    For a detailed job description and to download the application form, please visit Health Poverty Action Programme Manager Job in Hargeisa, Somaliland

    Please email the completed application forms to jobs@healthunlimited.or.ke. The email subject line should include the following: Programme Manager - Maroodi Jeex

    Closing date for applications: Monday, 5th January 2015, 1700 hrs(East African Time)


    Solidarités International Reporting / Communications Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Title: Reporting / Communications Officer

    1 Position

    Reference Position (according to Solidarités’ scale): Officer

    Country and base of assignment: Kenya / Nairobi

    Desired start date: 01/02/2015

    Duration of financing for post: 1 year

    Source of financing for post: ECHO/EU/OFDA/UNICEF

    Duration of the mission: 1 year

    Status / allowances and salaries: As per salary grid

    Place of work: Nairobi duty station with frequent field visits to Kenya and Somalia (minimum 50%)

    2. Objectives:

    2.1 Context of the position: Solidarites International joint Kenya / Somalia mission was opened started in march 2007. SI has been directly implementing programs mainly in South and Central Somalia. In 2014 mission includes operations in one region in Kenya (Marsabit) and 3 regions in Somalia (Gedo, Lower Juba and Galgaduud).

    This is a new position created to improve the quality of reporting and proposal writing and therefore alleviate the work load of technical coordinators. It will also help improving in house capacity building and training on reporting and proposal writing issues as well as developing the mission’s communication strategy.

    The Reporting/ Communication Officer will be under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director for Programs and will work closely with the field teams – Field Coordinators, Programme Managers – and with the coordination programme team – WASH and Food Security/Livelihoods Coordinators.

    He/she will work with the Head of Mission on developing the communication strategy and drafting the Mission annual strategy.

    He/She will work with HoM on training plan for field bases.

    2.2 Specific objectives

    1. The Reporting / Communications Officer (RCO)’s primary role is to produce and synthesize high quality reports and proposals, in close coordination with the CD, DCD programs, program coordinators, field management teams of Somalia mission and the Desk program manager.

    2. The Reporting/Communication Officer (RCO) will be involved in monitoring on-going projects in cooperation with M&E assistant. He/She will be also involved in cross-checking data collected in assessment reports and triangulating information used to design proposals.

    3. The RCO will be involved in designing a communications strategy for an internal and external audience, in addition to communicating the mission’s successes and stories internally and externally.

    4. The RCO will be responsible for training senior colleagues in Nairobi and the field in i) consolidating reports between units and preparing them in a more conducive manner for the targeted audience, ii) identifying communications opportunities and improving the quality of photos, videos, community engagement for reflecting the needs and responses in the communities.

    5. The Reporting/ Communications Officer (RCO) will be in charge of training program managers and field coordinators in drafting donor-based reports and consolidating relevant information, depending on the audience and the type of reports.

    3. Profile Sought:

    Education:

  • Master’s degree preferably in social sciences, international relations and/or development or other relevant discipline

    Experience:

  • At least 1 year of related work experience, preferably for an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) at headquarter or on the field in Programme departments;
  • Experience in working in Somalia, preferably being based inside of the country and working with international NGO
  • Successful experience in reporting and contributing to proposal writing;
  • Experience in direct implementation of programs in Somalia and establishing relationship with communities will be an asset
  • Experience in training and capacity building;
  • Experience in designing communication strategies and preparing communication materials
  • Skills and/or experience in reporting on WASH and Food Security/ Livelihood activities are an asset.

    Technical Skills and Knowledge:

  • Good knowledge of donors’ reporting guidelines (ECHO – OFDA);
  • Good knowledge of the Project Cycle Management;
  • Excellent organizational skills: ability to work independently & productively in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent writing skills in English,
  • Ability to synthetize information;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills: ability to effectively liaise with a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Good computer skills : MS products (WORD, EXCEL, Power Point, Publisher), Internet

    Languages:

  • English: Fluent with excellent writing capacities
  • French: Fluent with excellent writing capacities
  • Somali: Fluent with excellent writing capacities

    Other desirable qualities:

  • Flexible work attitude and proactive
  • Creativity and energy to implement new approaches
  • Ability to work productively in a team environment;
  • Strong capacity to work with initiative and without close supervision;
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities and meet deadlines;
  • Fast learner, multitasking;
  • Ability to deal with heavy workload and constantly reassess priorities.

    4. Context of the Post :

    Brief overview of SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL work in the country: Solidarites International has been operational in Somalia since 2007. SI main areas of intervention are WASH and Food Security. In Kenya, SOLIDARITES has field base in North Horr. Resilience and WASH project are implemented in Marsabit county, with funding from EU and DFID.

    In Somalia, Solidarités has field bases in two regions: Gedo with offices in Mandera (on Kenyan side), Luuq and Elwaq and in Galgaduud with offices in Adaado and Abudwak. Projects are focusing on WASH and food security. SI secured funding form ECHO, OFDA, CHF and UNICEF. At the time of the writing of this job description SI is also considering opening activities in other locations.

    How the mission is organised:

    The coordination is based in Nairobi. The Field Team dedicated to Somalia Programs is based in Dadaab and Mandera in Kenya, close to the Somalia Border. Kenyan field office is in North Horr.

    Insecurity in Somalia does of course affect our presence on the ground. This situation has deteriorated lastly, affecting all humanitarian activities of all humanitarian actors, and incurring real difficulty of access.

    The Kenya/ Somalia mission does not follow a classic set up. There are two different missions followed by the same coordination team. Kenya and Somalia contexts are different. External actors (INGOs, LNGOs, donors, authorities, forums, etc.) are completely separated for Kenya and Somalia missions: it therefore multiplies the workload of the coordination team.

    Specific context of the area in which the expatriate will be working

    Main Working Location: Nairobi with 50% travel to Somalia/Kenya field bases. Nairobi is a relatively safe city, although precautions must be taken. Main risks are from vehicle accidents, mugging, and vehicle hijackings.

    Current Field Visit locations and their security context:

    a) Dadaab/Dhobley: Operational base for Lower Juba. Significant security issues. Very few extra professional activities possible. Several other NGOs present. Curfew at night. Base is basic.

    b) Adaado: Operational base for Galgaduud. Significant security issues. Very few extra professional activities possible. Several other NGOs present. Curfew at night. Base is basic.

    c) Mandera/Dollow: Operational base for Gedo. Significant security issues. Very few extra professional activities possible. Several other NGOs present. Curfew at night. Base is basic.

    d) Other locations inside Somalia, where travel might be needed (i.e. Galckayo, Mogadishu, Dollow, Luuq, Elwak, Abudwaq, Kismayo, Garowe)

    How to Apply:

    Send a cover letter and CV to the following email address: jobapplication@solidarites-kenya-som.org.

    Please indicate the job title in the email subject line.

    Deadline for applications: 05th January 2015.

    Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

    Solidarités International is an equal opportunities employer


    Orange Telkom IT Database & Storage Administrator Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Title: IT Database & Storage Administrator

    Region: Nairobi

    Reporting to: System Administration Team Leader

    Range: R3

    Department: IT & Networks

    Role Purpose: The Database & Storage Administrator is to support & maintain corporate databases, storage and backup systems.

    The company entrusts this person with company data to ensure that data is available, that data integrity and relevant data protection mechanism are implemented to prevent data corruption and loss.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Installing and upgrading the database server and application tools.
  • Allocating system storage and planning future storage requirements for the database system.
  • Creating primary database storage structures (table spaces) and primary objects (tables, views, indexes) after applications developers have designed an application.
  • Modifying the database structure, as necessary, from information given by application developers.
  • Enrolling users and maintaining system security.
  • Ensuring compliance with your Oracle/ Microsoft agreement.
  • Controlling and monitoring user access to the database.
  • Monitoring and optimizing the performance of the database.
  • Planning for backup and recovery of database information.
  • Patch Management and Version control.
  • Maintaining archived data on tape or EMC Data Domain Backup system.
  • Backing up and restoring the database.
  • Contribute to the production, review and maintenance of storage systems.
  • Take part in compliance activities including audit, DR, vulnerability/patch management as well as contribute to the implementation of improvements and enhancements on the storage and backup systems.

    Academic / Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology or related field or relevant work experience.
  • Certified Oracle Professional - OCP.
  • Trained as HP3PAR Storage Administrator or similar storage technology eg. Netapp, EMC, etc.
  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA).
  • More than 5 Years’ Experience on Database and Storage Administration & Performance Tuning.
  • Storage skills like Hitachi, IBM Storage along with the Primary skill of HP3PAR
  • Storage will be an added advantage.

    Key Competencies:

  • Ability to install Oracle 10g/11g Database Installation and Administration on Windows, HP-UX 11i, Sun Solaris, Linux.
  • Knowledge of Database from storage point of view.
  • Multiskilled season IT person on Database and storage administration.
  • Knowledge of Database from Storage point of view.
  • Customer focus.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Leadership and team building.

    This position is opened to Kenyan citizens only.

    If you fit the required profile, please apply highlighting how your qualifications, experience and career aspirations match the requirements for this position.

    Application should be sent by latest 2nd January 2015, please provide an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees.

    Apply through recruitment@orange-tkl.co.ke and quote the job title in the subject field.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    KickStart International Senior Training Co-ordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacant Position: Senior Training Co-ordinator

    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.

    Function: Programs and Partnerships

    Location: KickStart HQ Office – Nairobi

    Type of Contract: Open Ended

    Role Purpose: The Senior Training Coordinator will help KickStart’s sales teams to develop and build partnerships with NGOs, governments and private sector partners who are organizing and working with small-holder farmers across Africa.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Country Director-Head of Partnerships and Sales

    Works with: Regional Sales and Partnerships Managers, Sales and Partnership officers, Small holder farmers, NGOS /Partners.

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Training of Trainers and/or Training of Small-Holder Farmers, on: The set-up, operation, use and maintenance of KickStart’s MoneyMaker pumps and accessory irrigation products

  • Every stage of planting, cultivating, soil fertility needs, pest and disease management, harvesting, processing and selling high value irrigated crops—especially fruits, vegetables, green maize, cocoa, etc. Including:

    1. Deciding what crops to plant and irrigate to meet the local market demand, the best timing for planting/harvesting these crops and the amount and type of irrigation required soil fertility, pests and diseases to watch for at various stages 2. The selection and storage of planting materials;

    3. Preparation/establishment of seed beds and planting, spacing, irrigating, cultivating and transplanting of seedlings;

    4. Land preparation, planting, cultivation, weeding, harvesting of the final crops and processing

    5. Preparation and use of compost and the selection and efficient use of inorganic fertilizers

    6. Intercropping, crop rotation and sequenced planting

    7. Detection and control of plant diseases and pests using both Integrated Pest Management and relevant chemical pesticides;

    8. The optimum use of different types of irrigation technologies including; watering cans, hand-held sprayers/hosepipe irrigation, basin and furrow irrigation, sprinklers, low pressure drip-irrigation, etc.

    9. Post-harvest handling, storage and transport of high value horticultural crops 10. Efficient and effective marketing methods especially bulk marketing of crops.

  • As KickStart expands its training offerings; recruit, train and manage a small team of agricultural trainers to be employed by KickStart either fulltime or on a case-by-case basis

    Develop and Implement Training Offerings for NGOs/Partners

  • Help KickStart’s sales teams to develop and build partnerships with NGOs, governments and private sector partners who are organizing and working with small-holder farmers across Africa.
  • Understand the mission and goals of the organizations and identify their relevant training needs.
  • Identify training gaps that can be filled by KickStart and those that can be outsourced and liaise with the partners (and if necessary with outsourced providers) to help facilitate the provision of the trainings.
  • Develop training plans and schedules, and develop realistic budgets for the provision of the required training programs
  • Organize the schedule and logistics for conducting training-of-trainers and/or farmer trainings in diverse surroundings across Africa and in collaboration with partner NGOs/businesses
  • Prepare PowerPoint materials tailor made for the staff of NGOs/Corporate partners that capture the problem facing their farmers, KickStart's mission and how KickStart addresses or helps farmers to earn increased incomes and mitigate poverty through the use of MoneyMaker products to change their lives.
  • Develop relevant training materials capturing key features and benefits/impacts of using our MoneyMaker pumps for farmers and for partners – including presentations, Flip Charts, posters and handouts.
  • Conduct live demonstrations of KickStart’s irrigation products to trainers and/or lead farmers
  • Implement the required training courses for the staff and lead-farmers working for the partner organizations.
  • Develop relevant follow-up course curriculum and training materials.
  • Develop a conducive system to evaluate the training and its impacts.

    Training groups of farmers assisted by KickStart’s partners including groups of women and/or youth

  • Identify the relevant training needs of the farmers thru farm visits, interviews and focus groups
  • Prepare and develop training curriculum and training materials for courses ranging from; simple demonstrations/trainings on pump operation, maintenance and use; to short classroom and/or on-farm trainings; to multiple session trainings courses combining class-room and on-farm trainings, group exercises, practice sessions, homework assignments, etc
  • Prepare the required training collateral including Power Point slides, printed Flip Books & take away materials for the famers for the different trainings Administer and teach all aspects of the training courses
  • As required supervise and manage an assistant and/or a small team of trainers to train larger groups
  • Develop and administer an evaluation process to measure the impacts of the trainings.
  • Including administrating surveys and developing and administering questionnaires and leading focus group discussions with the farmers to measure/analyze the impacts of the trainings.

    Report Writing

  • Assist with writing proposals to donors/partners for the funding of training courses.
  • Write reports to be shared with KS management, the partners and/or donors on the process and impacts of the trainings
  • Collect and write-up case studies from training participants and especially on follow-up trainings to establish the impacts of the irrigation pumps and the trainings.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A degree holder in Agriculture, Horticulture and/or Agronomy
  • Seven (7) years relevant hands-on experience working with and training small-holder farmers and developing and administrating farmer and/or training-of-trainers training courses
  • Excellent knowledge of all aspects of agronomy related to the cultivation (from land preparation, planting material selection to post harvest care and sale) of high value irrigated horticultural crops, including the use of organic and inorganic fertilizers and pest control, crop rotation, intercropping, etc
  • Good understanding of the Agricultural sector and working with small scale farmers
  • Excellent training skills including, needs assessment, course development, scheduling, collateral development, implementation of trainings and the training impacts
  • People management experience in working with partners and managing a small team
  • Results/Performance Orientation – proven “self-starter” who is flexible and adaptable with an entrepreneurship spirit.

    Skills and Behaviours

  • Excellent personal communication & negotiation skills
  • Good report writing and communication skills
  • Strong analytical abilities and detail oriented
  • Ability to speak fluent English and Swahili
  • Ability to speak and read French and/or Portuguese will be an added advantage
  • Ability and desire to work both across Kenya and across Africa—the job will require a lot of travel both within Kenya and across Africa (~75% travel time)

    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 31st December, 2014.

    (See KickStart for more information).


    Sacco Chief Executive Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Our client, a medium sized SACCO in Nairobi with national wide membership, wishes to recruit suitably qualified and experienced individuals in the following position;

    Chief Executive Officer

    Ref: KEN/CEO/12/14

    Job Summary: Reporting to the Board of Directors the person will be responsible for the day to day Management of the Society’s Operations.

    In addition he/she is expected to give guidance to the Board of Directors on various policy matters as well as managing the staff within the Society.

    Main Duties:

  • Interpreting and implementing the decisions of the Board;
  • Ensuring effective management of the Sacco’s business in the best interest of the Sacco and other stakeholders;
  • Ensuring development and implementation of strategic and business plans;
  • Overseeing the development of operational plans and budget for approval by the Board;
  • Ensuring compliance with the laws of the country;
  • Overseeing the development of various Sacco policies.
  • Ensuring there is effective communication between the management and the Board;
  • Acting as the principal spokesperson of the Sacco;
  • Participating in the Board of Director’s meetings and Executive Committee meetings;
  • Responsible for the security of funds and assets of the Sacco;
  • Performing any other lawful duties as may be assigned by the BOD

    Job Specifications:

    The incumbent will be required to possess the following qualifications,attributes and skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business related course
  • Be a registered Certified Public Accountant CPA(K)
  • A diploma in Co-operative Management will be an added advantage.
  • Have at least 5 years practical experience in a busy financial institution with 2 of these being in a Senior Management Position.
  • Computer literate
  • Minimum C+ in KCSE# Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by copies of certificates and testimonials indicating the current remuneration and expected salary by email to Co-opconsultancy@co-opbank.co.ke quoting the job reference as the subject header “KEN/CEO/12/14” by 2nd January 2015.


    NCPD Advocacy & Communication National Programme Professional Personnel Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy No: VA/FPA/KEN/007/2014

    Post Title: National Programme Professional Personnel (NPPP) (Advocacy & Communication)

    Post Type: Service Contract (SB-4)

    Duration: 1 year

    Background: UNFPA is seeking to recruit a National Programme Professional Personnel (NPPP) (Advocacy & Communication) to join the Communication, Advocacy and Public Education (CAPE) team at National Council for Population and Development (NCPD).

    We are looking for an individual who is creative, organized, highly motivated, and results-oriented and effective communicator.

    The selected individual will be based in Nairobi at NCPD head office reporting to the Director General through the Deputy Director-CAPE.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The NPPP will be expected to ensure clear and consistent population and development programme messages are delivered to all key target audiences in a timely manner.

    In particular, he/she will primarily be responsible for developing and implementing media engagement strategies for all population and development related programmes as guided by the National Advocacy, IEC and SBCC Strategy for Population and Sustainable Development.

    Specific Responsibilities will include:

  • Work with the NCPD – CAPE Division and KEMEP team to develop strategic relationships with key national and international media and Networks, to ensure comprehensive coverage of FP/RH, Population and Development activities;
  • Liaise with NCPD Public Relations Office on matters of NCPD corporate communication and protocol issues.
  • Implement the National Advocacy, IEC and SBCC Strategy for Population and Sustainable Development and other strategies focusing on bringing research evidence to decision-makers;
  • Develop press and communication materials for various media events; • Develop targeted IEC materials
  • Work with various teams within NCPD to develop opinion editorials for local and international print media as part of population advocacy;
  • Seek and secure opportunities for NCPD and other partners to write regular columns in high profile media as well as ensure they are regular expert contributors in television stations;
  • Write and edit web-based information materials in order to maintain and update NCPD online communication (website and social media). This includes writing and editing blog articles.

    Qualifications and Experience

    The ideal candidate should be a team player with the following qualities:

  • A Master’s Degree in Development Communication, Journalism or related field.
  • Candidates with additional qualifications in either demography, population or development studies will have added advantage;
  • At least five (5) years post-qualification experience in communication, writing and content creation and media relations.
  • Demonstrable computing skills in desktop publishing
  • Demonstrable track record in media engagement;
  • Familiarity with communication approaches for planning, executing, and monitoring communications strategies;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication;
  • Ability to work independently in mobilizing media coverage and producing quality communication material;
  • Demonstrated willingness to work as part of a team;
  • Networking, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills coupled with resourcefulness, initiative and maturity of judgment.

    Application Procedures

    Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications may send their Curriculum Vitae to email address: kenya.recruit@unfpa.org by Friday 02 January 2015, quoting the post title on the subject line.

    Applications received via other means will not be accepted.

    Employment at National Council for Population and Development is guided by the principles of the constitution and guidelines in force from time to time.

    The UNFPA is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply.


    Sales / Marketing Executives and Customer Service Executives Jobs in Kenya

    Sales / Marketing Executives

    An exciting and challenging career opportunity has risen in a leading service industry and medical supplying company.

    We invite applicants from qualified Nurses, Biomedical Engineers, Laboratory Technologists, Radiologists and other medical related courses who are performance driven and possess excellent transferable skills with demonstrable records of achievement in past roles to fill permanent positions.

    Successful candidates should be ready to travel widely across the counties.

    Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Developing and growing an effective client base;
  • Promoting and developing an effective service for the purpose of maximizing sales and revenues.

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience Requirement:

  • University degree;
  • Diploma in sales & marketing;
  • Ability and readiness to work long and odd hours;
  • Result Oriented;
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure;
  • Excellent client service skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    Customer Service Executives

    Reporting to the Customer Service Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Developing and maintaining a satisfied client data base;
  • Promoting and developing an effective client service for the purpose of client retention; Identifying client needs and arriving at ways of solving them.

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience requirement:

  • Diploma in sales & marketing;
  • Ability and readiness to work long and odd hours;
  • Result Oriented;
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure;
  • Excellent client service skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    How to Apply

    If you meet the above requirements, please send your application letter, a detailed CV with three referees including daytime contacts, copies of certificates and testimonials not later than January 8th 2015 to:

    DN/A 1742 PO Box 49010 -00100 Nairobi

    Please note: only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programme (SACDEP) Jobs in Kenya

    Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programme (SACDEP – Kenya) is a Kenyan Development Organisation (NGO), with its head office based in Thika and working in 11 Counties in Central, Eastern, Coast and Rift Valley Regions of Kenya.

    To continue building on its technical base, several opportunities have emerged for which qualified personnel are being sought as shown below:

    General Professional

  • Be a holder of Diploma, Degree in General Agriculture with a specific bias in Sustainable Agriculture (SA)
  • With five (5) years and above experience in project implementation among rural small – holder farmers (in the area of crops, livestock, water, value addition, marketing, Rural savings & Credit Schemes, Renewable Energy etc
  • Has proven experience and has been a successful fundraiser through writing winning Project Proposals.
  • Ability to use other methods of resource mobilization to implement projects.
  • Ability to interpret Project documents, translate the objectives to activities and implement activities.
  • Develop technical reports based on achievement of objectives and impacts.
  • Self driven person with an achievers attitude, a go getter, creative, good interpersonal working skills,
  • Experience in working with an NGO for at least 2 years will be an added advantage.
  • Be holder of a valid Motor Cycle riding license.

  • Specific tasks and obligations:

    1. Field Agro – Marketing Coordinator

    Reporting to the Sector Manager, the applicant should have:

  • Practical Skills in designing and execution of community based/led Marketing programme. .
  • Has thorough Knowledge on value chain development for Small Holder Agriculture
  • Has experience in organising farmers into Organic Production Groups for Fair Trade Markets.
  • Skills in Mobilisation and Organisation of farmers to form Self Endowed Rural Savings and Credit Schemes.
  • Skills in Mobilisation and Organisation of farmers to initiate commercial Agri-based Rural Cottage Industries.
  • Ability to Build effective collaboration with diverse parties including GoK, Credit Providers, CBO and NGOs with a view to linking farmers to markets, credit and information.

    2. Field Training and Extension Officer

  • Reporting to the Sector Manager, the applicant should have:-
  • Experience in small-holder community based Agro-production projects.
  • Experience in managing a Farm as a commercial enterprise with viable farming enterprises.
  • Skills in designing and implementing structured community based Projects e.g. cattle dips and livestock sheds
  • Skills in agro-products food processing, value addition, packaging and marketing.
  • Practical knowledge in designing and implementing irrigation projects.

    Applications and C.V only, indicating current or previous salary to reach the undersigned on or before Wednesday 7th January 2015.

    No other attachments should be sent on email.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by 25th February 2015.

    The Executive Director
    SACDEP- Kenya,
    P O Box 1134-01000,
    Thika.

    Email: info@sacdepkenya.org


    AMPATH Systems Engineer / Java Programmer Job in Eldoret Kenya

    The Academic Model Providing Access to Health Care (AMPATH) is a program under the auspices of Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) and Moi University whose aim is to provide sustainable efforts in access to health care.

    AMPATH supports the Ministry of Health in eight (8) Counties of Western Kenya Region, with a catchments population of an estimated 3.5 million people.

    The AMPATH Research office invites applicants for the post of Research Data Manager.

    The UO1 grant is a five year recently awarded grant by NHLBI aiming at Optimizing Linkage and retention of hypertension patients to care in Western Kenya.

    This grant seeks to determine the causes of non-linkage and non-retention, and develop solutions that will optimize linkage and retention to care within the study communities.

    Applications are invited for the following vacant position in the Linkage and Retention to hypertension care in Western Kenya (L.A.R.K.) study.

    Post: Systems Engineer / Java Programmer

    1 Post

    The Role:

    Reporting to the Chief Information Officer as well as the Principal Investigator, the successful candidate will among others be responsible for the following:

  • Collaborate with the Medical Informatics group at AMPATH to design, develop and modify java-based applications.
  • Design and create mobile health programs primarily using the Android framework. Design and create java programs, and develop applications on top of OpenMRS (www.openmrs.org) software.
  • Install software applications and operating systems under predetermined guidelines as well as monitoring, testing and troubleshooting existing application system.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, program, test, implement and troubleshoot assigned systems.
  • Maintain the software, and make changes and enhancements, as needed.
  • Assist with health information analysis documentation upon request.
  • Assist with effective interface of assigned systems with other systems.
  • Implement algorithms to integrate with existing and emerging systems.
  • Ensure assigned systems have assigned systems have required security support.
  • Complete assignments in a quality and timely manner with minimal errors.
  • Supports development and maintenance needs as specified by his or her supervisor.
  • Assist with research on various technologies and other topics.
  • Seeks input and feedback from team members to improve individual work activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT/ Computer Science or related field.
  • Be in possession of a minimum of at least one year of related work experience in Information Systems or programming.
  • Ability to interact and verbally communication with co-workers.
  • Ability to write reports and operational correspondence.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Intermediate or advanced java programming skills, including some familiarity with the Android platform.
  • Working knowledge and experience with Subversion, Spring, javascript, Hibernate and SQL.
  • Awareness of basic concepts, practices, and procedures in programming, systems development, and software engineering (including but not limited to object-oriented techniques and languages, database principles and programming, and opensource methodologies).
  • Experience with OpenMRS development (www.openmrs.org), including at least one patch successfully reviewed and applied to OpenMRS core code will be an added advantage.
  • Aptitude to learn clinical processes and clinical terminology.

    Terms of Employment: The successful candidate will be employed on a 1-year renewable contract terms with a competitive salary and allowances.

    Application Submission

    Candidates who meet these requirements and are interested should email their applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae giving details of current remuneration to jobs@ampath.or.ke with the subject line “Systems Engineer/ Java Programmer Application.

    Applicants are encouraged to submit a patch to one or more OpenMRS ticket(s).

    NB. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    The Chief of Party AMPATH Plus/Ag. C.E.O AMPATH P.O. Box 4606 Eldoret

    Application materials clearly labelled “Application for employment as Systems engineer/ Java Programmer” must be sent so as to be received at the above office by 14th January, 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Monitor Publications Limited Managing Director Job in Kampala Uganda

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

    Monitor Publications Limited (MPL) founded in 1992 based in Kampala, Uganda is a principal subsidiary of the Nation Media Group. MPL is Uganda’s leading independent media company.

    The company’s publications include the Daily Monitor Newspaper, Saturday Monitor, Sunday Monitor and the Daily Monitor E-paper (Electronic Edition) with a readership of over 1,000,000.

    Other MPL product portfolio include 93.3 KFM, Dembe FM and Ennyanda (a Lugunda, weekly sports newspaper). The company also offers advertising plans, including banner advertisements, classifieds, Web brochures, and supplements.

    Monitor Publications Limited seeks to recruit a qualified and competent person to fill the Managing Director(MD) position. The Managing Director-MPL is a member of the Executive Management Team of the Nation Media Group.

    Responsibility:

    The managing Director is responsible for directing the activities of the Company to meet strategic objectives, achieve profitability targets, design and execute the company’s strategic goals, motivate staff for high productivity, manage resources for the sustainability of the company and maximize returns to shareholders.

    Key duties and main responsibilities will include the following:

  • Lead in the design and execution of the Company’s strategy and direction with clear milestones and measures of success
  • Lead the company’s Executive team in delivery and implementation of strategic objectives
  • Avail and manage MPL’s resources both financial and physical, to drive the execution of business objectives
  • Direct the activities, processes and productivity of the Company to meet performance goals and objectives
  • Grow and sustain strategic partnerships and alliances with stakeholders in the industry such as government, shareholders, suppliers and customers
  • Spearhead the company’s mission to Educate, Inform and Entertain the nation in a sustainable manner
  • Develop and implement a performance driven organizational culture that motivates staff
  • Establish regular business performance monitoring and reporting with remedial actions where necessary
  • Lead in the development of new products and innovative ideas for business growth

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business related field and a Master’s qualification in business management will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 15 years’ work experience, 5 of which should be in a senior leadership role
  • Proven and Demonstrated Leadership skills
  • Evidence of previous involvement in strategic planning, development and implementation
  • Experience in managing government relations
  • Experience in Journalism or in the Media Industry will be an added advantage
  • Aged between 35 and 55

    The desired core competencies include the following areas:

  • Strategy formulation and execution
  • Excellent communication skills oral and written
  • Very strong interpersonal skills
  • High standards of integrity, with a clean track record
  • Ability to influence
  • Strong Business acumen
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Highly organized with ability to multitask
  • Assertive, proactive and diligent with commitment to high standards of service delivery
  • Creative and innovative, with a forward thinking approach
  • Ability to prioritize, organize own workload and manage projects to completion
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with tight time constraints
  • Knowledge of the country relevant legislation

    How to Apply

    If your qualifications and experience match any of these roles, please email your application quoting the job title to Executive Selection Division, KPMG at the following email address: esd@kpmg.co.ug.

    Please attach your CV containing your e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, achievements, experience, current position/ occupation and names & addresses of three referees together with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarizing why you consider yourself particularly well suited for the position. Do not attach any other documents at this point.

    All applications should be sent via email. Please clearly state the position in the subject line of your email.

    Applications will be selected on merit and only those short listed will be contacted for interviews.

    For any questions regarding the application process please contact Executive Selection Division, KPMG on

    +256 414 347833,
    +256 414346294 or
    +256 414 340 315.

    Closing date for receipt of applications will be 31 December 2014.


    Ordinary Life Marketing Manager Job Vacancy - Kenyan Alliance Insurance Company

    The Kenyan Alliance Insurance Co Ltd. is a fast growing Insurance Company seeking to recruit a passionate and persistent candidate in sales with ability to develop and manage relationships.

    The person will be responsible for ensuring growth in company business through developing marketing strategies, carrying out market outreach and building strong teams to deliver business growth and recruitment of intermediaries.

    Ordinary Life Marketing Manager

    Job Ref: HR/3/2014

    Key Results Areas

  • Set up and develop ordinary life sales team.
  • Ensuring effective supervision, management and motivation of all sales personnel.
  • Formulating and overseeing implementation of marketing strategies and initiatives across all branches.
  • Conducting regular monitoring and assessment of performance results in accordance with agreed targets.
  • Identification of training needs and development of training courses, schedules and activities to enhance growth
  • Carrying out Market Survey and develop business models for growth in business.

    Education and Key Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
  • Certificate of proficiency (COP) or a higher qualification in the insurance(IIK/ACII) or Marketing field ( Diploma in Insurance or CIM)
  • Computer Literacy
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Time management skills and good people management skills.
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Ability to create trends and innovative marketing strategies from a myriad of information.
  • Over 5 years’ experience in insurance management, training and sales development with a reputable Life Insurance Company.

    Interested candidates who meet the above qualification should apply to the

    Human Resources Manager,
    The Kenyan Alliance Insurance Company,
    P.O Box 30170-00100
    Nairobi

    or send an application to: hr@kenyanalliance.com

    Kindly send your Application letter, Curriculum Vitae and Testimonials with at least three referees before 9th January 2015 quoting the reference Number.


    Norbrook Laboratories Limited Quality Assurance Manager Job in Karuri, Kenya

    Norbrook Laboratories Limited is one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

    The following vacancy has arisen at our facility in Karuri, Kenya.

    Quality Assurance Manager

    Reporting to the Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance Director.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To ensure full compliance of the facility and operation with the cGMP, GDP and GLP and continuous improvement of the Company Quality Control Systems.
  • Manage quality analysis and documentation process for all raw material, packaging and finished goods
  • Oversee all activities of the quality control laboratory
  • Ensure all documents appertaining to cGMP are in place for all processes in the facility, co-ordinate and develop cGMP training on site.
  • To convene self-inspections and supplier quality audits and follow up of CAPA
  • Responsible for hosting and managing audits from PPB, NDA, TFDA, other regulatory bodies and third party consumer audits.
  • Other duties in line with the position.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from a recognized University.
  • Registered by Pharmacy and Poisons Board with a current practice license
  • Comprehensive understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing for finished dosage forms with 5+ years’ experience post internship in Quality control in manufacturing facility/es.
  • Proactive, able to work independently, have previous team management and supervisory experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of regulatory requirements and quality guidelines, attention to detail with good analytical skills
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work well under pressure
  • Adequate knowledge of relevant computer packages

    If you are interested in the above position and feel you have the necessary

    qualifications and experience, send your application to:

    The Human Resource Department
    Norbrook Kenya Limited, Old Limuru Road, Karuri,
    P.O. Box 1287 – 00606, Sarit Center, Nairobi

    Closing Date for receipt of applications is 02.01.2015


    Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Assistant Conservation Education Coordinator Job in Isiolo Kenya

    Vacancy: Assistant Conservation Education Coordinator

    Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (Lewa), based in Isiolo Kenya, is an organization that works as a catalyst for the conservation of wildlife and its habitat.

    We are looking for a high calibre, self-driven and dedicated Conservation Educator with a commitment to excellence to enhance our Conservation Education Programme (CEP).

    This position reports to the Conservation Education Coordinator (CEC).

    The ideal candidate’s main task will be to deliver conservation education awareness to schools visiting Lewa and through the outreach programme to the neighbouring schools.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the CEC to plan, coordinate and deliver the CEP to the schools visiting Lewa and in the outreach programme
  • Prepare interactive presentations about the environment and conservation for the students of different age groups
  • Assist visiting schools and through the outreach programme, with skills to initiate environmental clubs in schools to transform the school environment and community
  • Develop computer-based environmental and conservation activities for the students participating in the CEP
  • Upgrade and update the teaching exhibits and resources at the CEP as need arises
  • Collection and preparation of specimens from the field to enhance delivery of conservation education lessons.
  • Prepare reports as scheduled

    Qualifications

  • A degree in Environmental Education or a related field
  • At least 2 years working experience in environmental or conservation education
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ready to work under minimum supervision and for long hours
  • Must reside within Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
  • Aged 25 to 35 years
  • Ready to start working immediately

    If you meet the above requirements and are interested in joining a team of hardworking staff, please send your resume and application letter to the address below indicating your current gross pay and salary expectation for this position.

    Provide your daytime telephone contact and contacts of three referees by 31st December 2014.

    The Human Resource Manager
    Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
    Private Bag,
    Isiolo, Kenya

    OR Email: hr@lewa.org

    NB: only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    KTDA Holdings Senior Sales Accountant Job in Kenya

    KTDA Holdings Ltd and KTDA Management Services Ltd (KTDA MS), a wholly owned subsidiary of KTDA Holdings Ltd:

    Vacancy: Senior Sales Accountant

    Position Scope: Reporting to the Treasury Manager, successful candidate will be responsible for.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Ensuring Auction sales cycle completeness through Electronic Billboard managed by CFC Stanbic bank
  • Ensuring that sales through the direct sales platform are properly accounted for and that buyers adhere to approved credit terms.
  • Confirming export letters of credit from tea buyers.
  • Confirmation of funds receipt for advance paying customers
  • Distribution of LC and advance payment funds to respective factory bank accounts of the pool collecting account
  • Supporting Bank reconciliation team with information related to sales inflows
  • Supporting Factory accountants with tea sales debtors reports/reconciliations
  • Receiving and validating all payment invoices originating from CTCL for warehousing charges
  • Preparing weekly Treasury reports for operation and marketing meetings.

    Qualifications / Skills / Experience

    The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies: -

  • A degree in Commerce/Economics.
  • Masters Degree will be an added advantage.
  • Professional qualification CPA (K), ACCA.
  • Ten (10) years minimum experience relevant experience.
  • Debtors Management experience/skills.
  • Exposure to trade finance especially export locs.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.

    How to Apply

    If you fulfill the above requirements and wish to be considered, please click here KTDA Holdings Senior Sales Accountant Job in Kenya to apply online by 2nd January 2015.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    KTDA Holdings Group Head of Procurement Job in Kenya

    KTDA Holdings Ltd and KTDA Management Services Ltd (KTDA MS), a wholly owned subsidiary of KTDA Holdings Ltd:

    Group Head of Procurement

    Position Scope: Reporting to the Group Managing Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for procurement of goods, works and services for KTDA Holdings, its subsidiaries and KTDA managed factory companies.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing procurement strategies, policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring solicitation, receipt and analysis of proposals, quotation and tender submissions and recommend selection.
  • Ensuring maintenance of updated suppliers list.
  • Ensuring procurement of various materials, works and services for the company are at the most competitive prices.
  • Ensuring availability of an up-to-date specification list for machinery and other supplies
  • Advising management and the Board on procurement matters
  • Ensuring preparation of budgets and effective controls.
  • Ensuring proper implementation of all purchase agreements and contracts
  • Reviewing, compiling the Tender documents to the management tender committee and Tender Board.
  • Spearheading negotiations on behalf of KTDA on procurement matters

    Qualifications / Competencies / Experience

    The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies: -

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Post graduate diploma in purchasing and supplies management CIPS/CILT.
  • Masters Degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Membership to a professional body (KISM/CIPS).
  • Ten (10) years relevant experience six (6) of which must have been at a managerial level.
  • High level of integrity
  • Good management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills.

    How to Apply

    If you believe you fit the required profile, please click here KTDA Holdings Group Head of Procurement Job in Kenya to apply online by 2nd January 2015.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    Kenya Roads Board Engineers, Transport Economist and Legal Officer Job Vacancies

    Kenya Roads Board is a state corporation established by the Kenya Roads Board Act No. 7 of 1999.

    The mandates of the Board include the management of the Road Maintenance Levy Fund (RMLF) for the maintenance, rehabilitation and development of Kenya’s road network.

    To enhance its operations KRB is seeking to recruit experienced candidates to fill the following vacant positions;

    1. Manager / Civil Engineer

    1 Post

    Ref: KRB/2014-1

    Reporting to a General Manager, the successful applicant will perform duties in Technical Compliance or in Planning and Programming functions of the Board.

    Key duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Coordinating development of road network annual roads work programmes presented to KRB by the Road Agencies;
  • Ensuring selected roads in the programme are prioritized in accordance with KRB’s requirements;
  • Monitoring the implementation of delivery of works;
  • Auditing Road Agencies’ processes and work policies and procedures and make recommendations for improvement;
  • Following up on road works to ensure work implementation is as per the approved work programmes;
  • Ensuring analysis of organizational performance is achieved.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in civil engineering or equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Registered Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK);
  • Minimum of eight (8) years experience in road planning, design, construction and maintenance;
  • Exposure to procurement systems and processes as used by Government of Kenya;
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Leadership skills.

    2. Deputy Manager / Civil Engineer

    5 Posts

    Ref. KRB/2014-2

    Reporting to a Manager/Civil Engineer, successful applicants will perform duties in Technical Compliance or in Planning and Programming functions of the Board.

    Key duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Carrying out technical, performance and financial audits on all road works implemented by road agencies in accordance with set standards,
  • Gathering, collating and analyzing technical data of road works for efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Preparation of Comprehensive audit reports and making recommendations for Implementation;
  • Coordinating with Road Agencies in development of road works programmes; and
  • Ensuring programmes are within the approved financial ceiling;
  • Monitoring the implementation of delivery of works.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in civil Engineering from a recognized University;
  • Minimum six (6) years practical experience in Planning, Design, Construction
  • Maintenance and Technical & Performance Auditing;
  • Registered with EBK and be a Corporate Member of IEK;
  • Superior communication skills and ability to work with teams; and
  • Experience in Computer applications.

    3. Engineer III

    2 Posts

    Ref: KRB 2014-3

    The holder of the position will assist in reviewing of work programmes. In addition the position holder will assist in conducting technical and financial audits of works funded by the RMLF fund;

    Key duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Reviewing work programmes to ensure that the programmes are done in KRB’s standard formats;
  • Preparing expenditure and management reports;
  • Assisting in conducting technical, financial and performance audits; and Assisting in coordinating road network maintenance needs and funding models;

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in civil engineering or equivalent from a University recognized by Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK).
  • A minimum of three (3) years practical experience in monitoring work programmes and reporting systems; road design, construction and road maintenance and technical and financial audit;
  • Registrable by the EBK; and
  • Ability to be a good team player.

    4. Transport Economist

    1 Post

    Ref: KRB 2014-4

    Reporting to a General Manager, successful candidate will be responsible for studying economic trends, collecting data, using analytical tools and techniques to prepare reports and information for decision making.

    Key duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Collecting data, forecasting and producing reports;
  • Analyzing economic trends through complex quantitative methods for reliable forecast of economic activity and funding of roads;
  • Conduct valuable research, present findings to support decision making; and
  • Planning and policy developments in the road sector and ensure that Investment programming adds value to the economy.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Civil Engineering, Economics or Social Sciences;
  • Master’s Degree in Transport Economics or Economics;
  • Eight (8) years experience in macro and micro economic analysis and statistical analysis;
  • Exposure to public service economic planning systems;
  • Self-confidence and good interpersonal skills;
  • Analytical skills and modeling skills; and
  • Effective communication skills.

    5. Legal Officer

    1 Post

    Ref: KRB 2014-5

    Reporting to the Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs.

    Key duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Ensure regulations that govern the operations of the Board are complied with at all times;
  • Assist in preparation and circulation of Agenda and facilitate smooth running of Board Meetings, preparing minutes in a timely manner;
  • Develop and manage the Board’s litigation cases in liaison with Attorney General or other Board’s external lawyers;
  • Ensure that signed and confirmed minutes are filed;
  • Vet all contracts or agreements proposed to be entered into between the Board and a third party; and
  • Assist in managing the corporate planning of the Board.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Law;
  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Minimum of six (6) years post qualification experience; exposure to public sector legal systems will be an added advantage;
  • Exposure to a computerized environment;
  • Excellent business communication and report writing skills; and
  • Good appreciation of strategic planning processes.

    Qualified applicants are invited to submit written applications with detailed resume indicating education and qualifications, work experience, copies of certificates, your current position, remuneration level, day time contact phone numbers, E-mail and three referees.

    KRB is an equal opportunity employer.

    A competitive remuneration package will be offered.

    The envelopes should be clearly marked with the reference number of the post applied for and addressed to:

    The Executive Director
    Kenya Roads Board,
    3rd Floor, Kenya Re Towers, Upper Hill
    P.O. Box 73718-00200
    Nairobi

    Applications should be received by 14th January, 2015.


    Innovations for Poverty Action Research Associate Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Title: Research Associate

    Start Date: January 15th, 2015 (non-negotiable)

    Location: Nairobi, 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 -- IPA designs and evaluates potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations, the most rigorous evaluation method available.

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

    About the Job: IPA Kenya seeks qualified applicants for the position of Research Associate for the Tax Compliance Project that will focus on tax policies for small-medium firms and individuals.

    The project will begin in January 2015 and its activities will take place in Nairobi.

    The research project will aim at designing and implementing a randomized controlled trial being coordinated by the Principal Investigator who is from Stanford University.

    The research will examine the role of financial incentives and novel technologies in fostering tax compliance.

    The Research Associate will take a lead role in collecting data in the field, managing large databases, piloting the interventions, and managing relationships with the project partners. It is expected that the Research Associate will work independently and maintain regular communication with the PI.

    The position requires excellent interpersonal and organization skills. It also requires proficiency with Stata. Familiarity with other data management and statistical packages is a plus.

    The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand field management experience in an organization undertaking cutting-edge development research.

    The main principal investigator is Lorenzo Casaburi, postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Research Associate will work closely with the IPA-Kenya Country Office and the Principal Investigators to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Sophisticated logistic planning,
  • Significant in-person oversight of implementing partner managing the implementation field team,
  • Monitoring implementation quality,
  • Checking and analyzing data,
  • Cleaning data and assisting in preliminary analysis,
  • Assisting in the writing of project reports and policy memos,
  • Financial / expenditure oversight,
  • HR management, and
  • Various administrative tasks.

    The Research Associate will be based in Nairobi, Kenya but the position may involve field visits in other regions. The employment period is 12 months.

    Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

    Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in economics, statistics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields
  • Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills
  • Fluency and excellent communication skills in English Working knowledge of Stata
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, a team player
  • Assertive personality and demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations

    Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials preferred
  • Familiarity with other data analysis software

    If you are interested, please follow the instructions below:

    How to Apply:

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

    Applications must be submitted by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org, please ensure that the subject line reads: “RESEARCH ASSOCIATE.” REF NO: TAX COMPLIANCE-2014-12-01. 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 Research Associate. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities.

    Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant. 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.

    Deadline to Apply: 28th December 2014


    Heritage Insurance Branch Manager Job in Nyali Mombasa Kenya

    The Heritage Insurance Company (K) Ltd is a member of Liberty Group and a leading insurance Company with a legacy of providing superior services to a wide spectrum of clients since 1976.

    We have also received AA- rating, the highest international rating awarded to a Kenyan insurer.

    We are looking for dynamic and experienced individuals to fill in the following position:-

    Job Title: Branch Manager - Nyali

    Reporting to: Executive Director

    We invite applications for the posts described below which have arisen due to company growth and expansion in the market.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identifying and developing new business opportunities
  • Marketing strategy Formulation and Implementation for the region in line with overall company objectives
  • Achieving growth targets
  • Maintaining high Public Relations amongst clients
  • Preparation of timely, accurate, informative reports to management for decision
  • Managing Direct sales, Individuals or Corporate and broker sales
  • Ensure safe custody of the branch’s fixed assets by maintaining an assets register and appropriate insurances
  • Maintaining the Branch cash book
  • Management of Renewals/Business retention
  • Market Research and Intelligence
  • Excellent Customer Service and Complaints Handling
  • Managing Credit control
  • Ensuring that staff are well supervised, trained and developed to be technically competent to perform their duties
  • Ensuring that Performance Management process is embraced and continuously being carried out within the departments for effective and efficient service to our customers with a view to achieve overall company business goals in line with the Company’s Business Plan
  • Advising the Executive Director on issues pertaining to the business
  • Establishing and maintaining a good relationship with the brokers, agents and clients. Likewise maintain close liaison with other departments in the organisation.
  • Contributing as a member of the management team to the development of operational policies for the achievement of the corporate plans as stipulated in the Company
  • Three year Business Strategy.
  • Fostering and maintenance of good corporate image through liaison with all competitors, intermediaries and the general public
  • Attendance of all scheduled meetings to facilitate smooth operational procedures

    Requirements

  • B.Com or Business related degree from a recognized University
  • A.C.I.I. qualification or working towards attaining ACII
  • Must have ample technical ability on various insurance products
  • Must have sound analytical, negotiation, interpersonal skills, communication skills and maturity
  • Good customer relation skills
  • Must have a minimum of 6 years working experience in the Insurance industry
  • Be computer literate
  • Have high level of integrity
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize (ability to work within strict deadlines)
  • Persons currently in direct contact with Brokers, agents and clients will have a distinct advantage

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should forward their detailed resume & cover letter to hr@heritage.co.ke by Tuesday 30th December 2014 at 4.00 p.m.


    Heritage Insurance Retail Business General Manager Job in Kenya

    The Heritage Insurance Company (K) Ltd is a member of Liberty Group and a leading insurance Company with a legacy of providing superior services to a wide spectrum of clients since 1976.

    We have also received AA- rating, the highest international rating awarded to a Kenyan insurer.

    We are looking for dynamic and experienced individuals to fill in the following position:

    Job Title: General Manager, Retail Business

    Reporting to: Executive Director

    Purpose of the Role: The role of the GM Retail Business is to drive Strategic and Business growth. In conjunction with Management, the job holder will ensure a robust business growth of this line of business within specified time frames.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Directing, Coordinating and growing the Retail Business and identifying new business opportunities in this line.
  • Develop a clear Strategy for Optimum Performance while achieving growth targets.
  • Responsible for establishing and strengthening relationships with all customers.
  • Marketing strategy Formulation and Implementation for the counties in line with overall company objectives
  • Monitor customer preferences in various regions to determine focus of retail sales efforts
  • In liaison with the business development managers in S& D, Follow up on business leads of high net worth,
  • Manage close contact with branch networks to set and track performance against objectives & play a significant role in the long term with a view to sustain sales excellence.
  • Preparation of timely, accurate, informative reports to management for decision making.
  • Fostering and maintenance of good corporate image through liaison with all competitors, intermediaries and the general public and maintain high Public relations
  • Conduct Market Research and Intelligence to advise initiatives and efforts.
  • Ensuring that Performance Management process is embraced and continuously being carried out within the role departments for effective and efficient service to our customers
  • Development of alternative distribution channels such as franchise
  • Establishing and maintaining a good relationship with the brokers, agents and clients. Likewise maintain close liaison with other departments in the organisation and country wide.
  • Directing annual budgeting & planning for Sales initiatives which will steer business growth
  • Contributing as a member of the Senior Management team to realistic value add plans and opinions that will steer growth in operational areas for the achievement of the corporate plans.
  • Attendance of all scheduled meetings to facilitate smooth operational procedures and liaise with other function heads.
  • Advising the Executive Director on issues pertaining to the

    Requirements

  • B.Com or Business related degree from a recognized University
  • A.C.I.I. qualification or working towards attaining ACII
  • Must have ample technical ability on various insurance products
  • Excellent oral & communication skills, interpersonal skills including formal & informal presentation skill.
  • Good customer relation skills
  • Must have a minimum of 8 years working experience in the Insurance industry
  • Be computer literate
  • Have high level of integrity
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and to work within strict deadlines
  • Persons currently in this role will have a distinct advantage

    NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Age limit 45 years and below

    Interested candidates should forward their detailed resume & cover letter to hr@heritage.co.ke by Tuesday 30th December 2014 at 4.00 p.m.


    Tegemeo Institute Finance and Administration Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Egerton University

    Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration and Finance

    Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development

    Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, is an institute of Egerton University mandated to conduct agricultural policy research and analysis in Kenya.

    The institute is looking to fill the following position based in Nairobi.

    Finance and Administration Manager

    The successful candidate will head the Finance and Administration unit of the institute. He/she will be responsible for the day-to-day financial and administrative operations of the institute.

    Reporting to the Director of the Institute, the key tasks under this position shall include:

  • Formulation of sound financial policies, procedures and accounting systems that ensure effective management of funds
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory regulations, IFRS and other financial, human resource and procurement laws and regulations
  • Ensure timely preparation of financial management reports, budgets and implementation of budgetary controls
  • Co-ordinate the development and implementation of the administrative and human resource policies of the institute
  • Ensure the establishment and maintenance of human resource best practices including staff contract, performance management and continuous improvement of administrative services
  • Ensure compliance with donors’ requirements
  • Liaise closely with the University Finance Controller on matters related to finance and accounting
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned

    Qualifications and Skills

    The preferred candidate should be:

  • A Bachelor’s degree holder in Commerce, Accounting, Finance or its equivalent and an MBA from a recognized University
  • Have attained CPA (K) and a member of ICPAK
  • Has attained a minimum of six (6) years progressive work experience, three (3) of which should be at a senior level in a busy accounting and administrative environment
  • Full knowledge of payroll administration, budget preparation and control
  • Relevant experience in using various financial accounting software and preparation of financial management reports
  • Relevant skills in analysis of financial data to provide informative reports to non-finance managers
  • Have a working knowledge of project accounting and management and be familiar with donor financial reporting and foreign exchange accounting
  • Possess knowledge and experience in use of ERP and MS office suite
  • Possess ability to plan, develop and implement institutional administration and development
  • Have good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (Oral and written)
  • Prior experience and knowledge of administration, human resource management and procurement functions will be an added advantage

    A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate(s).

    The position carries with it a two (2) year renewable contract.

    Only the shortlisted applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

    Applications together with copies of certificates and a detailed CV including names of three referees should be sent to:

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration and Finance),
    Egerton University,
    P.O Box 536 - 20115
    Egerton.

    Or via email address (vacancies2014@tegemeo.org).

    Applications should be clearly marked F & A Manager-Tegemeo and should be received not later than Wednesday 31st December 2014.


    Demand Side Finance Advisor Job in Kenya

    Job from Options Consultancy Services

    DFID Kenya is initiating a new five-year programme (2013-2018) to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality. The outcome will be increased access to and utilisation of quality maternal and newborn health services.

    This programme will contribute to and deliver DFID Kenya’s commitment to provide skilled birth attendance to an additional 15,000 women by 2015 and a total of 95,000 by end of 2018. It will complement other areas of DFID health sector support in Kenya including the Kenya Health Programme, which provides health policy and systems strengthening support at national level, malaria, family planning, reproductive health social marketing, and DFID Kenya’s Adolescent Girls Initiative.

    The impact of the programme is reduced maternal and neonatal mortality in Kenya. It is expected to contribute to preventing 1,092 maternal and 3,836 neonatal deaths by 2018. The expected outcome is increased access to and utilisation of quality maternal and newborn health services.

    The Programme complements other areas of DFID health sector support in Kenya including the Kenya Health Programme, which provides health policy and systems strengthening support at national level, malaria, family planning, reproductive health social marketing, and DFID Kenya’s Adolescent Girls Initiative.

    Purpose of the Job:

    The Demand Side Finance (DSF) Advisor is responsible for enabling poor women and adolescent girls in Bungoma to access Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) services at subsidised rates through the use of demand side mechanisms such as the safe motherhood vouchers or social health insurance, and through the improved responsiveness of the health system.

    S/he will responsible for rolling out a DSF project in conjunction with County Health Management Teams (CHMTs) and the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), and in alignment with established national demand side financing mechanisms.

    Responsibilities:

    Work closely with the CHMT, NHIF and other stakeholders to develop a DSF mechanism suited to Bungoma

    Depending on DSF mechanism identified:

  • Manage implementation of county-wide DSF project; such as an Output Based Approach (OBA) voucher project
  • Coordinate and liaise closely with national demand side financing initiative – Ministry of Health (MoH) Project Management Unit and National Voucher Management Agency (PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC)) – and the NHIF.
  • Work with County Heath Team and/or NHIF to implement DSF project
  • Search for opportunities to integrate DSF project functions into CHMT operations
  • Promote CHMT oversight role Coordinate and liaise with private sector provider networks
  • Provide technical assistance to Bungoma NHIF in the expansion of the NHIF to the informal sector and roll-out of Health Information System Programme (HISP) Coordinate and liaise with African Health Market for Equity (AHME) programme
  • Provide technical assistance to the CHMT in developing strategies for engaging the private sector in publicly funded service delivery
  • Manage and oversee inputs of short-term technical assistance as required
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Project Director

    Experience

  • Experience of voucher programmes for MNH
  • Experience of managing health programmes in sub-Saharan Africa – preferably Kenya

    Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of DSF programmes
  • Knowledge of health systems design
  • Knowledge of health financing

    How to Apply :

    To express your interest in the role, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Charlotte Langridge at c.langridge@options.co.uk by Wednesday 7th January 2015. Interviews will commence week beginning 12th January 2015.

    Please note that applications will be reviewed as they are received so applicants are encouraged to apply early.


    USAID TIS Program Database Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Seeking: Database Manager

    Are you a Kenyan with Database Management experience?

    Do you want to make a difference in Somalia?

    Would you like to join a dynamic team working on stabilization initiatives for Somalia? Please read on!

    USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) Program: The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia. The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to promote stability and community cohesion, and to strengthen citizens’ relationships with government officials.

    TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals. The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Database Manager to join our Nairobi based team.

    Qualifications and Skills Sought:

  • University degree from an accredited university in Information Technology, Computer Science, or other appropriate field.
  • 2- 3 years’ experience working in information technology, with a focus on managing a database.
  • Experience working in a complex and challenging environment.
  • PC and server support experience, especially with Windows Server and Windows Client operating systems.
  • Experience or basic knowledge of Lotus Notes Client Administration, and replication within a WAN.
  • Excellent knowledge of computer hardware and software theory.
  • Expert database knowledge and experience, specifically Microsoft Access.
  • Expert-level computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications, Lotus Notes, Windows operating systems.
  • Experience in data security.
  • Excellent English writing skills.
  • Must be flexible and willing to perform additional duties and to work irregular hours under unpredictable conditions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships essential.
  • Must be willing to travel to Somalia on occasion.
  • Experience working in Somalia preferred.
  • English fluency is required.
  • Somali language fluency is preferred.

    Do you have the above qualifications and skills?

    Please send (1) a CV (2) current position and salary history and (3) three professional references (Immediate supervisors preferred) to tisdairecruitment@gmail.com and copy tis@dai.com.

    Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please put the subject for the position you are applying for.

    Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Closing date: Friday, January 02, 2015.


    Save the Children Finance Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Title: Finance Manager

    Position Code: SCI FM

    Team / Programme: Finance

    Location: Nairobi

    Grade: 2

    Post Type: National (1 year contract with possibility of extension) 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: To lead and manage the finance team in ensuring; the integrity of finance systems, that controls and procedures are robust, timely and accurate production and analysis of financial management information and accurate payroll administration.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Director of Finance

    Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners.

    Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH.

    In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya.

    In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir.

    We work through partners in many other parts of the country. We have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$25 million in 2014.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: Financial Accounting Officer, Systems Accounting Assistant, Financial Accounting Assistant – Payables (2) and Financial Accounting Assistant - Treasury

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Treasury function

  • Treasury Function - Ensure that adequate levels of funds are maintained at all times

    1. Consolidation of Cash forecasts from all offices and submission to SCI Center for funds to be transferred

    2. Monitoring that adequate funds are available for all the offices

    3. Ensure forex transactions are well recorded and are well planned based on need

    4. Updating bank information when changes take place, new signatories, change of mandates

    Financial controls

  • Maintain robust and adequate financial internal control systems for cash and assets management across the Programme in line with good accounting practices and SCI policies

    1. Contribute to the development of finance policies and procedures to maintain a well-financially controlled environment in both development and emergency contexts

    2. Controls are put in place and tests on controls carried out to ensure compliance

    3. Induction of finance teams into SCI financial procedures

    4. Accounting systems provide the necessary reporting tools to meet the reporting requirements

  • Ensure that systems in place are regularly reviewed, to allow adequate financial management and control

    1. Review expenditure procedures, including adherence of procurement processes and in line with the Scheme of Delegation

    2. Legal compliance regarding taxes and other statutory deductions. Observance of the reporting on these

    3. Financial reporting of the Annual accounts to the NGO board

    4. Cash flow management with regard to currency exchange gain/losses on

    5. Ensure that all financial management controls and procedures are well documented

    6. National staff payroll processed for approval by FD, HRD and CD

    7. Maintenance of Financial records, archiving of records; proper audit trail

    Reporting

  • Review monthly financial diaries for Aggresso have overall responsibility for ensuring that processing and reporting deadlines to the Centre are met.
  • Coordinate financial and tax related audits
  • Prepare Monthly financial reviews (MFRs) for review of both FD and CD and Regional Office as necessary
  • Analytical reports balance sheet and I& E accounts

    Staff management, mentorship and development

  • Manage the performance of all staff in the Programme Operations work area through:

    1. Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;

    2. Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;

    3. Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;

    4. Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/workplans

  • Ensure that staff have clear work-plans and measurable indicators
  • Train finance and non-finance staff on financial procedures

    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

  • At least five year’s progressive INGO experience two of which are in financial management position.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Finance /Accounting (or equivalent certification and experience) and recognized Accounting qualification CPA or ACCA
  • Experience of working in an emergency response or set up
  • Ability to oversee implementation of new procedures and controls
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with a team, including cultural sensitivity, assertiveness and negotiating skills.
  • Proven skills on managing changes, achieving results, ensuring quality, team building and capacity building.
  • Strong computer skills, Excel, Word and Accounting packages
  • Ability and willingness to work under pressure as part of a professional team.
  • Willingness to travel to field offices occasionally
  • INGO experience
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, preferred
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org indicating the Position Code & Title on the subject line by 15th January 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Save the Children Grants, Accounting & Reporting Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Title: Grants, Accounting & Reporting Coordinator

    Position Code: SCI 2ARC

    Team / Programme: Finance

    Location: Nairobi

    Grade: 3

    Post Type: National (1 year contract renewable)

    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: He/she will support the Award Accounting and Reporting Manager in overseeing the financial reporting aspect of Award Management ensuring partners are adequately supported and that financial reports are done accurately.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Awards Accounting and Reporting Manager

    Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners.

    Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya.

    In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir.

    We work through partners in many other parts of the country. We have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$25 million in 2014.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: Awards Assistant

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    Award implementation

  • Working with members to Coordinate submission of timely requests for locally received income
  • Monitor potential award write offs/backs and forex losses/gains
  • Ensure that coding structure have been created for all new awards
  • In collaboration with budget holders ensure that all new budgets are phased in and uploaded to FMS Aggresso. For existing awards, ensure that rephrasing is done on quarterly basis.
  • Tracking of Accruals and commitments and ensuring they are included in the final reports

    Reporting and coordination

  • Oversee and ensure timely and accurate production of monthly budget Vs actuals BVAs report)
  • Ensure that recharges identified by Project Managers and all revisions are posted in Agresso within the month they are identified
  • Production and review of donor financial reports for accuracy and compliance with donor & SCI requirements before sign off by FD/AARM.

    Partners support

  • Ensure that partner financial reports are received in time, recorded and reported against.
  • Train the partners with regarding to financial reporting requirements for all partner implemented award
  • Provide support to partners in preparation of their financial reports per established agreements
  • Assist in developing tools for local partners’ assessment and train SC programme staff in their use
  • Make regular visits to partners and ensure their support needs are highlighted to Operations team
  • Supervises proper procedures are set in place for sub-granting process to local partners
  • Supports local partners to ensuring proper utilisation of project funds as per sub-grant agreement and the development of procedures, particularly in terms of procurement and financial management
  • Ensure that partner reports are posted in Agresso on a monthly basis
  • Reviews and approves reports submitted by local partners
  • Ensures grant management performance of partners is in line with agreed MoU

    Audit and Evaluations

  • Support the Awards coordinator with Project audits providing financial reports and support documents
  • Ensure that timesheets records are maintained for all grants

    Leadership and team management

  • Ensure that Awards Reporting Assistant has clear work-plans and measurable indicators
  • Ensuring on-going staff development, capacity building and staff training needs are met.
  • 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 of Commerce degree in an area Finance or Accounting or equivalent.
  • Professional qualifications in Accounting (CPA II or ACCA II part 2 qualification)
  • Recommended a minimum of 3 years experience two of in financial management position in an INGO
  • Experience in an emergency response or set highly desirable
  • Good knowledge of Financial reporting requirements for major donors, EC, ECHO, USAID UN Bodies
  • Strong working computer skills especially in accounting packages
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, preferred
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org indicating the Position Code & Title on the subject line by 15th January 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    KickStart International Partnership and Sales Officer Job in Thika Kenya

    KickStart International Inc.

    Job Title: Partnership and Sales Officer

    Function: Partnership and Sales

    Location: Central Region - Thika

    Grade: 7 (Commercial)

    Type of Contract: Open Ended

    Role Purpose:

  • Enlist groups of farmers in the designated areas
  • Make all the scheduled visits to each group of farmers as agreed with the group and the supervisor
  • Create awareness and convince farmers to purchase MoneyMaker pumps
  • Follow up on the prospects to close a sale
  • Create awareness of the Rent to own and Mobile Lay away financial products to farmers
  • Carry out farm demonstrations to the farmers who desire to understand the pump
  • Register farmers for the appropriate financial product to procure the pump
  • Follow-up on the registered farmers for payments
  • Ensure that all the documentation on any sale is fully made and at the right time
  • Ensure that the dealer assigned to them have all the appropriate marketing collaterals

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Partnership and Sales Regional Manager

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Works with: Other Partnership and Sales Officer in the region, Dealers, Project Manager, Partners, Group leaders

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Daily reports on all activities carried out
  • Ensure that all documentation of the areas visited including a Geo-tagged photo are up loaded into the Drop box
  • Ensure that all the sales documentation are made including contracts, guarantee forms are all made and passed on to the supervisor
  • Groups are met on time, according to the schedule and all prospects are recorded

    Qualifications and Experience

  • KSCE
  • Certificate in sales and marketing
  • Proven ability to handle challenging work load
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills;
  • Commitment to KickStart’s values

    Skills and Behaviours

  • Experience selling assets to rural markets
  • Experience working with retail markets

    If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to hr@kickstart.org quoting the title on the subject line before COB 31st December, 2014


    Hand in Hand NGO Jobs in Kenya

    Hand in Hand Eastern Africa (HIH EA) is a Kenya-based NGO which is a member of the global Hand in Hand international network, with independent operations within the Eastern Africa region and headquartered in Nairobi. HIH EA’s mission is focused on reducing poverty through creation of jobs and enterprises.

    HIH EA intends to fill various vacancies in 2015 at its areas of the Nairobi Head Office and its new and upcoming branches and invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the following positions:

    1. Human Resourse Manager- REF NO: HEA HRM 01-2015

    Reporting to the Head of HR and Administration, the HR Manager shall support the strategic HR management function in acquiring, developing and deploying the proper talent and to take key responsibility for specific specialized employee services.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and update HR records in and continually improve the HR MIS and business intelligence reports
  • Maintain a HR compliance register and act to ensure the organization fully complies with labour legislation and professional HR practice aspects
  • Actively support in preparation of HR Plans and Budgets and subsequent implementation and monitoring of HR strategies
  • Generate and support implementation of training and development plans based on analysis, feedback and performance reviews.
  • Maintain active and effective relationships with Pension, Insurance and other service benefits providers
  • To continually give professional support to other Departments on recruitment, selection and induction of employees
  • Assist in the continuous review of HR policies and implementation frameworks for business and organization excellence
  • Support the entrenchment of Performance Management frameworks and to continually partner with HODs and supervisors to improve performance measures and interventions within the performance cycle.
  • Maintain an efficient system of provision of employee services, welfare and effective relations with employee associations.
  • Maintain and support open and effective employees’ communications

    Specifications

  • Bachelors degree in HR, Business Management or a related discipline
  • A HR diploma qualification
  • 5 years generalist experience in a busy HR management function
  • Excellent human relations, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft suite application packages and an HRMS
  • Ability to work under pressure and tolerance in handling diverse personalities
  • Ability and willingness to commit to the HIH EA’s vision, mission and values

    2. Credit Manager- REF NO: CRT MGR 01-2015

    Reporting to the Head of Credit, the Credit Manager will be responsible for ensuring growth of a quality and healthy loan portfolio.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • To facilitate implementation of the organization’s credit function by ensuring compliance to policy and procedures.
  • Work closely with the Finance department in analysing all system generated credit reports and prepare performance management reports.
  • Provide support to the branch teams on credit administration and monitor their credit portfolio performance.
  • Take charge of all the credit committees both at Head office and at the branch level to ensure adherence of the loan vetting process
  • Facilitate development of need based credit products in liaison with the branch teams
  • Ensure that all loans to members are adequately insured and that claims are presented on time to the insurer

    Specifications

  • Minimum of Bachelors degree in a business related field from an accredited university.
  • At least two (2) years experience in a similar position in credit Management.
  • Have demonstrated excellent performance in credit management
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft suite application packages
  • Good time and personal management skills
  • A high degree of integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure and appreciation of the diverse culture in HIH EA.
  • Willingness to embrace the HIH EA vision, mission and values
  • Passion to work with the rural poor communities.
  • Team player with good interpersonal and communication skills

    3. ICT Officer- REF NO: ICT OFF 01-2015

    Reporting to the ICT Manager, the ICT Officer shall support the ICT functions and strategy implementation to ensure the organization acquires or develops and maintains robust and effective ICT systems and services.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee network and server operations optimality and maintain appropriate back-up procedures
  • Provide ICT support, both remote and on-site as required by users in the head office and branch locations
  • Effectively serve as the first point of trouble-shooting for ICT-related problems, including, but not limited to software and hardware, remote access, emails and website among others
  • Provide technical contribution to the implementation of ICT solutions
  • Effectively communicate information on hardware and software issues while maintaining an accurate log of all problems and resolutions.
  • Manage network user accounts, including creation of new accounts, altering user system details and removing past user accounts
  • Maintain the organization’s website at a optimal interactive state.
  • Maintain inventory of hardware and records of maintenance and software licensing
  • Keep abreast of ICT and maintain a library of information and advice on training needs
  • Maintain the organization’s social sites
  • Maintain the record and expiration dates of antivirus software

  • Installation and setup of Office 365 Products viz:

  • Mailbox migration to Office 365
  • Permissions and user groups
  • Installation and creating contacts
  • Installation and setup assistance
  • Manage configuration failure issues
  • Domain setup and re-delegation
  • Feature or functionality failure of Office 365 core services
  • Exchange Online, Microsoft Office Professional Plus, SharePoint Online, Lync Online
  • Synchronization of on-premises mailboxes
  • Configuration of services
  • Active Directory Domain Services synchronization

    Specifications

  • Minimum of Diploma in IT or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • 1 year experience rendering ICT support in a busy multiple user setup
  • Excellent use of computerized systems and Microsoft suite packages
  • Able to design and maintain a Website
  • A self starter working with minimum supervision and flexibility
  • Ability and willingness to commit to the HIH EA’s vision, mission and values

    4. Payroll Accountant – REF NO: PAY ACC 01- 2015

    The Payroll Accountant will report to the Senior Payroll Accountant and shall support the generation of payroll inputs, payroll processing, proper posting and ensuring timely payments of payroll outputs with full compliance with statutory and internal timelines.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the HR department to prepare accurate inputs, deductions and computations for monthly payroll processing
  • Generate accurate and timely monthly payment vouchers for statutory deductions such as PAYE, NSSF, NHIF, HELB and other authorized pay deductions
  • Ensure timely submission of deductions to relevant authorities and beneficiaries in compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Prepare and organize the annual, quarterly and monthly Tax returns and reports and ensure timely submission the authorities
  • Check and ensure accuracy of final balances and payment of final dues
  • Manage the payroll runs and comparison of successive periods and document the differences based on authorized changes within the pay period
  • Manage and maintain gratuity records, pension schedules, insurance deductions, savings, loan recoveries and reconciliations necessary for payroll processing and reports
  • Review and reconcile the payroll bank accounts and all other payroll related balance sheet accounts
  • Assist in creation and maintenance of staff ledgers and other accounts for advances and other related accounts
  • Ensure timely and accurate posting to the general ledger of all payroll related expenses
  • Work with internal and external auditors for timely conclusion of payroll audits and to follow up recommendations thereof
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly payroll cost analysis and related budget monitoring reports and
  • Generate remuneration statistics for authorized surveys and stake holder reports
  • Generate and ensure timely distribution of monthly pay slips and payroll confirmations.

    Specifications

  • CPA Part II or higher
  • 3 years experience in Accounting and specifically practicing Payroll accounting
  • Proficiency in the use of computerized accounting systems and Microsoft suite packages
  • Good and current knowledge of Tax and Statutory deduction regulations
  • Meticulousness, confidentiality and attention for details
  • A self-starter working with minimal supervision and with ability to work within deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to commit to the HIH EA’s vision, mission and values

    5. Accounts Assistants– REF NO: ACC AST 01- 2015

    The Accounts Assistant will be responsible for the entry of data, verification of financial and accounting information in the MIS and ensure that all the primary financial and accounting transactions at their level comply with organization procedures, policies and guidelines.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Input and verify data in the Management Information System (MIS)
  • Carry out reconciliations and ensure accuracy and up-dating of bank, loan and savings records
  • Raise journal vouchers to correct errors in the MIS
  • Generate accurate, useful and timely reports for information and decision making
  • Maintain safe custody and ensure proper access and retrieval of physical and computerized files and records
  • Maintain accounting records within set standards
  • Prepare relevant vouchers as required and with all supporting documents
  • Receive and verify payment claims and supporting documents
  • Ensure compliance with organisation policies and procedures on all financial and accounting transactions
  • Maintain assets and resources under their custody in good condition

    Specifications

  • CPA II holder
  • 1 year experience in a busy Accounting Department
  • Proficiency in the use of computerized accounting systems and Microsoft suite packages
  • A self starter working with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to commit to the HIH EA’s vision, mission and values

    6. Business Relationship Trainees – REF NO: HEA BRT 01- 2015

    The Business Relationship Trainee reports to the Branch Manager in a position of learnership that is a precursor to the substantive position of Business Relationship Officer. The general responsibility of the Business Relationship Officer is to promote the organizations business with a focus on outreach, mobilization, training and facilitation of groups and members for impact.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertake outreach and promotion through Group formation and awareness
  • Market and promote HIH EA as an organization and its products and services.
  • Work with rural communities and groups within the area of operation
  • Undertake groups training
  • Liaise and collaborate with HIH EA partners on the ground for advancement of mutual goals
  • Provide daily reports on individual portfolio

    Specifications

  • Fresh graduates from Government recognized institutions with a minimum of Diploma in the field of Co-operative, Micro Finance, Marketing, Business Management or Administration, or Commerce.
  • Willingness to relocate and work in the HIH EA operational areas
  • Ability and willingness to commit to the HIH EA’s vision, mission and values
  • Ability to fit in and work with diverse cultures
  • Innovativeness and creativity in solving problems and generating solutions
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Passion to work with and amongst marginalized rural communities

    7. Drivers – REF NO: HEA DRV 01- 2015

    Reporting to the Administration Manager, the Driver will be responsible for the safe driving and maintenance of the organization’s vehicles as assigned by the management.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive vehicles of Hand in Hand for all official duties ensuring timeliness and safety
  • Ensure the vehicle assigned is kept clean, well serviced and maintained as required
  • Keep daily activity records in the vehicle log and ensuring all journeys are accounted for to authorized personnel
  • Ensure all legal and subscription documents regarding the vehicle are available and up to date/valid i.e. insurance cover note, road rescue etc
  • Make sure that vehicle has proper tools to be able to handle emergencies, breakdown and normal rescue.
  • To report and initiate the vehicle fuel replenishment
  • To initiate the request for cash required for official travel and duly accounting for it
  • Prepare monthly driver/vehicle report about total vehicle activity including total mileage driven, expenditure amounts and fuel consumption rate etc
  • Timely submission of vehicle report to supervisor at the end of each of month
  • To assist with packing and delivery of HIH EA stationery, equipment, materials etc, destined to branches and venues of official activities.
  • To advise and share experience to users of motor vehicles and Management of the best usage, safety and territory information for optimum vehicle utilization.

    Specifications

  • Minimum O level education i.e. KCSE ‘D’ or equivalent
  • Valid and Clean BCE driving licence
  • Minimum 5 years unblemished driving experience
  • Understanding of basic Motor Vehicle maintenance
  • Good personal organization and interpersonal skills
  • In possession of up to date Police Records Clearance Certificate
  • Ability and willingness to commit to the HIH EA’s vision, mission and values

    Qualified and interested candidates should forward a cover letter and CV, citing the Position and Reference Number to

    HIH EA via the email careers@handinhandea.org by 2nd January, 2015.

    For more information and career details, see; Hand in Hand Eastern Africa (HIH EA)


    One Acre Fund Transport Manager Job in Bungoma, Kenya

    Industry: Nonprofit / International Development

    Function: Administration and Operations

    Employer: One Acre Fund

    Job Title: Transport Manager

    Job Location: Bungoma, 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 a number of our transport systems and services.

    This role includes:

  • Working closely with One Acre Fund’s external mechanic services on all vehicle repairs and to process payment requests together with your manager.
  • Keep clear records of all vehicle repairs and maintenance.
  • Ensure that maintenance is done in a timely, efficient manner, which provides value for money for One Acre Fund.
  • Set up systems to reduce possibilities of fraud committed by those who maintain our vehicles.
  • Quality-check all maintenance work done on our vehicles.
  • Communicate regularly with service users regarding vehicle safety and the current status of our vehicle fleet.
  • Manage daily office/town shuttles for workers to arrive and leave from work.
  • Administer a number of internal transport safety systems, including driver testing systems.
  • Grow the scope of the Transport Department by identifying transport challenges which we can tackle and creating new systems.

    Essential Skills and Experience

  • Great written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Solid computer skills regarding e-mail, internet usage, and Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good knowledge of vehicle mechanics
  • Possess good communication, coordination and organisation skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and managing people
  • Possess management experience, ideally in transport systems.
  • Maturity, integrity, and confidentiality are personality traits that are required for this role; in addition, we expect very good people skills and a high degree of stress resistance
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise – You will be managing a number of different projects at all times.
  • 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 these projects independently after a short time with us.
  • Must live or be willing to relocate to Bungoma, Western Kenya. Timeline: Resumes should be submitted by January 16th 2015.

    Compensation: 33,000Ksh monthly with possibility of future increases based on performance.

    Benefits: House, 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
  • Resume To kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Transport Manager + the place you heard of the position) and include salary expectations.


    ActionAid International Head of Human Resource & Organizational Development & Essential Services Job Re-Advertisement

    ActionAid International Kenya (AAIK)

    Re-Advertisement

    ActionAid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all.

    Head of Human Resource & Organizational Development & Essential Services

    Reporting to the Executive Director, the Head of HROD & Essential Services shall be responsible for overall coordination and management of human resource, administration and organisation development functions in AAIK.

    In addition, the Head shall be responsible for supervision of information technology, procurement and logistics functions in the organisation.

    The holder of the position is a member of senior management team and is expected to ensure organizational efficiency and effectiveness through participation in decision making, advising on HROD activities in the organisation, communication and implementation of agreed upon decisions.

    The key responsibilities for the position include;

    Human Resource Management

  • Development, implementation and interpretation of Human Resource strategies, policies, procedures and systems that are consistent and in harmony with the Kenya labour laws, Global HR/OD framework and other AAIK policies;
  • Formulation and implementation of human resource strategies and plans that are aligned to country strategy paper and priorities;
  • Management of manpower planning, recruitment, selection, induction, orientation, confirmation, promotion, disciplinary and termination processes within AAIK;
  • Development and implementation of performance management systems for all staff in AAIK including facilitation of performance appraisal, provision of feedback and initiation of corrective actions;
  • Formulation and implementation of remuneration strategy, policies and procedures including ensuring payment of salaries and benefits to employees, carrying out regular reviews to ensure external competitiveness and internal equity;
  • Development and implementation of employee welfare and wellness services including medical schemes, insurance, security, pension and work life balance;
  • Facilitation of training needs assessment, staff training and development;
  • Formulation and implementation of human resource information systems and ensuring accuracy, security and availability of information thereof; and
  • Implementation of global and regional HR initiatives including local and international initiatives in developing and improving gender equality within HR/OD systems.

    Organizational Development

  • Promotion of AAIK’s mission, vision, values, principles and culture within and without the organisation;
  • Development and implementation of an effective and efficient organizational structures that supports achievement of CSP and agreed AAIK’s decision making, authority and accountability approaches;
  • Undertake continuous assessment of leadership, organizational and staff capacity and to provide corrective measures of any identified gaps;
  • Initiate, catalyze and/or facilitate change and transformation processes within the organisation programme, operations and development areas/initiatives;
  • Development and implementation of programmes for full employee engagement and participation in implementing organisation strategies, plans and priorities;
  • Facilitate development and integration of country, functional and programme structures, operating frameworks, strategies, systems and plans;
  • Assessment of organizational, inter-organizational and intra organizational linkages and to facilitate development and implementation of change initiatives required to ensure harmony and operational efficiency;
  • Participate in the ALPS processes as they relate to the country program e.g. PRRPs, peer reviews, country appraisals;
  • Develop and implement programmes to enhance ability of the AAIK and Partners to implement Country Strategy Paper and programmes;
  • Development and promotion of an organizational culture and climate that promote AAIK’s values, behaviour and attitudes, ALPS principles within the Affiliate Programme and partners;
  • Handling of individual and teams conflicts and grievances within the organisation;
  • Implementation of global and regional OD initiatives in the organisation.

    Administration, Procurement and IT

  • Overseeing formulation and implementation of policies, systems and procedures governing administration, procurement, IT, logistics and front office operations within the organisation in order to promote organizational efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Coordination of outsourced services;
  • Overseeing the provision of logistic services in the organisation; and
  • Availing necessary administrative requirements to every office.

    Staff Management, Development and Performance Measurement:

  • Ensuring efficient and effective management of staff within the Department taking into account staff skills and leave allowance;
  • Undertake performance appraisal for staff in the Department and initiation of correction actions for identified gaps;
  • Undertaking training of staff within the Department;
  • Development of organizational wide performance measurement and impact assessment indicators; and
  • Participate in Board and committee meetings and give necessary support and information.

    Appointment to the position will be made from persons who have:

  • Have an MBA or a masters degree in Organization development/Human Resource Management/Strategic Management or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • Have at least ten (10) years working experience in human resource management/ organisation development function in an INGO or a large organization of which at least five (5) years must have been at senior management position;
  • Is a member of relevant professional body e.g. IHRM, ICPS;
  • Has good knowledge of Kenya Labour laws and employee relations systems; and
  • Proven experience in leading, supporting and motivating staff and teams.
  • Strong conceptual, analytical, written, presentation and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent management, leadership, planning and prioritization skills;
  • High degree of integrity, dependability and confidentiality;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills coupled with ability to influence, negotiate, advice, mentor and train;
  • Multi- tasking skills and ability to think strategically; and
  • High level of IT proficiency in use of MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-point, e-mail, DTP packages.

    To apply, click here Head of Human Resource & Organizational Development & Essential Services to submit your application; for any queries, kindly direct the same to hresources.kenya@actionaid.org

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer.

    Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Closing date: December 24, 2014


    Pendekezo Letu Legal Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Legal Officer

    Based in Nairobi

    Pendekezo Letu (PKL) meaning “our right to have a choice” in Kiswahili, is a Kenyan, non religious, non-governmental organization, which was established in 1997 and specializes in assisting young street girls, their families and other highly vulnerable children living in marginalized urban communities in Kenya to fully access their fundamental rights to a caring family environment, education, information, protection from neglect, violence and exploitation, justice, healthcare and consequently increase their opportunities for sustainable and equitable development.

    PKL’s right-based, holistic approach includes the following key project interventions: Short term residential rehabilitation of young street children and their mainstreaming into the formal primary and secondary education; family tracing, reintegration and livelihood support for the street girls’ families; infrastructural support development and the establishment of child rights and anti-AIDS clubs within primary schools; child protection and training of local NGOs/CBOs; essential outreach services for people living with HIV/AIDS; legal aid and follow up services for victims of child abuse and children in conflict with the law; residential training for teenage mothers in hairdressing/beauty and basic life skills; business credit for urban & rural-based women’s groups; and pro-poor policy advocacy

    Job Description:

  • Reporting to the Programme development Manager, the legal officer will be the organization’s focal person for the access to justice department,

  • Will provide free legal advice and representation to children in conflict with the law and any other legal matters affecting the organization externally,

  • Compiling narrative programme reports to be shared with donors and other stakeholders and ensuring that all activities carried out contribute to the organization’s various projects’ targeted outcomes as well as strengthen the resource mobilization of the organization

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Programming

  • Head PKL’s access to justice department and act on children rights issues within PKL’s project areas.
  • Formulation of projects that improve effective child participation.
  • Represent in court of cases at the children court and follow up of cases under the paralegal project.
  • Provide monthly, quarterly and annual work plans and reports to management on the Programme.
  • Community mobilization, training and sensitization on Legal and Gender issues.
  • Networking with stakeholders in the region.
  • Assist in preparation of annual budgets
  • Visit police stations and remand homes to identify children in conflict with the law in need of legal representation
  • Provide quality legal representation in Nairobi juvenile court and other nearby courts for children in conflict with law.
  • Liaise with Pendekezo Letu’s other staff members (notably the Social Workers) to facilitate the successful repatriation and rehabilitation of the released offenders.
  • Assist in the preparation and modification of statutes affecting the rights of the child
  • Assist to plan, develop, monitor & evaluate the legal aid programme, ensuring activities are implemented in accordance with the programme proposal & approved budgets
  • Liaise with PKL social workers in strengthening child protection units at various police stations
  • Submit purchase requisitions in regards to legal aid department in a timely manner.
  • Prepare detailed case studies for each child and ensure all information is maintained in the office files
  • Routinely attend meetings/workshops and submit a report on the issues discussed.
  • Attend staff weekly planning meetings
  • Assist in the orientation of new members of staff, volunteers, donor representatives and other guests with regards to the legal aid programme

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • Candidates must be a holder of a bachelor’s Degree in law (LLB) from a reputable University.
  • A practising certificate is a MUST
  • A minimum of one-year experience working in the Gender and/or Children sector.
  • Knowledge in the current legislative agenda with regard to children issues.
  • Skills and experience in project management
  • Computer proficient
  • Skills and experience in project management and computer proficient
  • Excellent presentation, communication skills , writing skills
  • Adaptable and able to relate with people from diverse backgrounds in the region.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, handle multiple tasks and ability to work in a team-oriented environment

    Please Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work to be performed.

    But this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list qualifications, skills, efforts, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

    How to Apply

    If your background, experience and competencies match the specifications above, apply by sending your CV, cover letter, indicating your daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees, noting your expected salary range to pendekezoletu@gmail.com

    Closing date for applications is on 2nd January 2015.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Evidence Action Curriculum and Instruction Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy: Manager, Curriculum and Instruction

    Start Date: End of January, 2015

    Reporting To: G-United Program Director

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya with domestic travels

    About Evidence Action: Evidence Action scales proven interventions that improve the lives of millions. We implement cost-effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence.

    Evidence Action identifies innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and builds best practice operational models.

    We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling with a commitment to transparency on progress, impact, and value for money.

    Our current flagship programs include:

  • Dispensers for Safe Water is an entrepreneurial program scaling the chlorine dispenser system – a proven innovation that dramatically expands access to water treatment at an extremely low cost.
  • Deworm the World Initiative actively supports the scale-up of school-based deworming programs worldwide to improve children’s health, education, and long-term development.

    About G-United: G-United is a national volunteer program initiated by the Presidency, led and implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and supported by Evidence Action.

    The program aims to promote national cohesion, improve educational outcomes for children in over 15,000 primary schools across the country, and create enriching opportunities for over 30,000 unemployed Kenyan youth.

    Under this selective and prestigious program, the government will recruit recent university graduates to serve as volunteers in primary schools, where they will support remedial education and serve as ‘education ambassadors’ in the surrounding community.

    Volunteers will receive training, a small stipend to cover living expenses, and career development opportunities as a part of the experience.

    This evidence-based program is modeled on effective government-run programs that have successfully achieved impact at scale in South Asia and West Africa.

    About the position:

    Manager, Curriculum and Instruction: The Manager, Curriculum and Instruction will coordinate the overall planning, designing, development and delivery of course content and assessments for G-United.

    The individual will mainly be responsible for convening various teams and partners to create, revise, and deliver content for remedial education, professional development and social cohesion for G-United.

    The manager will ensure that material developed not only complies with appropriate standards, policies and performance objectives, but is also delivered in an effective and developmentally appropriate way.

    He or she will assess educational, professional and social cohesion programs, select textbooks and other learning materials, define the instructional technology and train TOTs and VGAs.

    They will also be responsible for monitoring and evaluating delivery of training and the education outcomes.

    Reporting to: G-United Program Director

    Supervises: G-United Training Coordinator

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • Plan, coordinate and support curriculum innovation and design and ensure the development and maintenance of the highest quality curriculum across the program’s three objectives (remedial education, social cohesion and youth employment).
  • Convene partnering institutions and facilitate curriculum development sessions.
  • Ensure that developed materials are consistent with instructional objectives, that content is appropriate and relevant, and that all deliverables meet standards for quality.
  • Identify and review externally produced content and resources, edit and/or approve them for the program’s use.
  • Recommend and assist in procuring training materials and resources to be used by G-United.
  • Direct and supervise the orientation and training of volunteers, teachers, school heads and education officials and other G-United stakeholders at all levels (county, national, etc.).
  • Plan and support the implementation, field-testing and evaluation of curriculum.
  • Stay abreast of changes in policies and standards and disseminate to relevant teams.
  • Support the monitoring, evaluation and learning functions of G-United program.

    Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

  • Ability to interact and communicate and work effectively with a wide range of people, education stakeholders, government officials (both at the national and county level), community groups and other leaders to advance G-United’s objectives.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teachers and administrators to implement G-United’s remedial education program.
  • Ability to interpret program requirements and relevant policies and regulations and translate them into curricula objectives.

    Experience

  • 5-7 years’ curriculum design, development, and implementation experience; or equivalent combination relevant experience. Experience managing curriculum design, development or implementation teams an added advantage.
  • Experience in early childhood education, pedagogy and curriculum design.
  • Knowledge in theories of education, current educational trends in curriculum, and principles of learning that engage students in early childhood.
  • Experience with various instructional methods including distance delivery and online training.
  • Experience in education to employment initiatives desired but not required.

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply online Evidence Action Curriculum and Instruction Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Deadline to Apply: On a rolling basis


    Resolution Insurance Disease Management Care Coordinator Job in Kenya

    Resolution Insurance Company Ltd is a general insurer offering innovative and responsive insurance solutions. We have learned to adapt in this constantly changing society, and develop comprehensive products that are relevant to our clients.

    We currently have over 60,000 members in our fold and have partnered with over 500 medical service providers across East Africa; a strong network of hospitals, clinics and doctors.

    The Resolution Insurance brand is energetic and trendy. In pursuit of our ambitious growth plan, we are looking to fill the below position in our Medical Operations Department.

    Care Coordinator - Disease Management

    Reporting to the Head of Medical Operations and Claims through the Manager Care Management , the Care Coordinator’s purpose is to ensure that all relevant communication and authorisations for medical services to clients under the disease management program are seamlessly executed to ensure member satisfaction and client retention.

    Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Handle clients (internal and external) and providers queries on policy benefits details including but not limited to providers they can access, disease management follow up details in a timely manner.
  • Oversee and work within the systems designed to ensure consultations are arranged for chronic disease clients as needed including the active follow-up of chronic disease clients who do not present at the clinic for care.
  • Management of the disease management helpdesk and management information system operations and implementations.
  • Dissemination of relevant management reports essential for program monitoring and evaluation.
  • Assemble and analyze data to prepare monthly and departmental reports and documents.
  • Manage and maintain schedules, appointments and travel arrangements.
  • Follow up on phone and in written form to confirm receipt of letters or necessary referral communication on comprehensive care.
  • Provide preauthorization of services for clients under the Chronic disease management program In liaison with dmp care manager.
  • Ensure all the clients under chronic disease management have a comprehensive management plan and care arrangement.
  • Coordinate and actively participate in health promotion, Education and preventive chronic disease activities.
  • Provide support in the Maintenance of the chronic disease management register and records.
  • Provide administrative support system to medical service provider to ensure all chronic disease checks are met.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • A diploma/degree in customer/public relation and related field.
  • At least 1 year - 2 year relevant work experience.
  • Previous experience in health care and insurance an added advantage.
  • Excellent customer service and PR skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good organization and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work responsibly with or without direct supervision

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply online Resolution Insurance Disease Management Care Coordinator Job in Kenya

    Closing Date: 19/12/2014


    Orange Telkom Site Negotiator Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Position: Site Negotiator

    Region: Nairobi

    Reporting to: Network Roll out Manager

    Range: R3

    Department: IT & Network

    Role Purpose: Acquires sites for telecommunication installations, acquire permits as necessary and provide liaison with contractors and statutory bodies on matters related to the above.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities.

    Operational (incl. Planning):

  • Identifying suitable sites for telecommunications network, usually three per search area.
  • Evaluating the suitability of the acquired sites to ensure successful rollout.

  • Confirm authenticity of ownership by obtaining standard ownership documents namely:

    1. Land title.

    2. Certificate of search.

    3. Individual landlord’s certificate of PIN or certificate of incorporation for corporate body.

    4. County Council letter of confirmation of ownership of land in County Councils.

    5. Land Adjudication officer’s confirmation of ownership status for Group Ranches, Settlement Schemes, etc.

    6. Landlord’s ID/corporate certificate of incorporation.

    7. Letter of no objection from a financier for land charged to a loan.

  • Negotiate for competitive rent and ask landlord to sign letter of offer. NB: Leases for sites on County Council areas with letters of allotment will need the seal of the County Clerk to authenticate.
  • Submit three signed letters of offer for each site acquired and approved by technical survey team to Legal Department for confirmation and submission to CEO for approval

    Permitting function activities are:

    1. Apply to KCAA for inspection and approval of tower heights planned for the sites acquired enclosing a cheque for inspection fees and obtain acknowledgement.

    2. Obtain KCAA approval for pylon height.

    3. Apply for built permit from the relevant Local Authority after obtaining AutoCAD drawing of RF antenna and MW antenna details and attaching to the application for ease of reference.

    4. Pass the built permit to the construction team to commence work.

    5. Ask the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) consultant who must be registered in the NEMA register, to carry out assessment of the site and submit to NEMA certification.

    6. Obtain NEMA certificate for the site.

    7. Ask the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) consultant who must be registered in the NEMA register, to carry out subsequent periodic assessment of the site and submit to NEMA certification.

    Academic / Professional Qualifications

    Degree in Land Economics, land surveys, Law or other relevant field as below.

  • Valuation and Property Management
  • Property Administration
  • Business Studies
  • Real Estate Management

    1. Real Estate Appraisal

    2. Property Management

    3. Real Estate Finance

    4. Real Estate Economics

    5. Legal Aspects of Real Estate

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in consultative negotiation & selling properties preferably within multi-national companies

    Key Competencies:

  • Autonomy in a multicultural and multifunctional environment, ability to liaise with other entities and departments inside Telkom Kenya and outside Telkom Kenya
  • Proactive and dynamic.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Efficient and results oriented
  • Language Skill : Swahili and English
  • Self motivated person able to work under minimum supervision
  • Organization, Communication skills and Negotiation skills

    This position is opened to Kenyan citizens only.

    If you fit the required profile, please apply highlighting how your qualifications, experience and career aspirations match the requirements for this position.

    Application should be sent by latest 2nd January 2015, please provide an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees.

    Apply through recruitment@orange-tkl.co.ke and quote the job title in the subject field.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    AirTraffic Ltd Network and Computer Systems Administrator Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Network and Computer Systems Administrator

    AirTraffic Ltd is looking for a qualified and experienced person to fill the above mentioned position.

    Basic Job Description: The Network and Computer Systems Administrator’s role is to support the company’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet system or a segment of a network system. Maintain network hardware and software.

    Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability; and plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures.

    Job Duties and Tasks for: “Network and Computer Systems Administrator”

    1) Responsible for providing support to Macintosh and Windows Operating Systems and Servers (e.g. Windows 7, Windows Server 2008R2, Exchange, Macintosh etc).

    2) Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations; diagnose hardware and software problems, and replace defective components.

    3) Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments, including the server, computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations and must also make updates to all equipment and software so they’re current.

    4) Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures in order to protect data, software, and hardware.

    5) ensuring email and data storage networks work properly and employee workstations are connected to the central computer network and confer with network users about how to solve existing system problems

    6) Train people in computer system use.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field..
  • At least 4 years experience as a Network and Computer Systems Administrator.
  • Microsoft certified solutions associate/Certified Systems engineer will be added advantage.

    Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their applications and expected salary not later than 5th January, 2015 by e-mail only to:- at@airtraffic.co.ke


    Pembroke House School Repairs & Maintenance Manager Job in Gilgil Kenya

    Pembroke House School is a full boarding school, based in Gilgil.

    It is an established, coeducational Prep School with 85years experience in educating and developing successful children with remarkable leadership skills, enthusiasm and spirit.

    Position Required for January 2015

    Repairs & Maintenance Manager

    The Repairs & Maintenance Manager is responsible for the effectiveness, maintenance, development, safety, security of the School’s buildings, grounds, utilities, vehicles and machinery.

    The Candidate profile includes financial, administrative and strong inter-personal skills.

    Previous experience essential.

    Applications with full CVs should be sent to the HR Manager:- recruitment@pembrokehouse.sc.ke

    Telephone: +254 727108567/ +254 202312323

    If you have not heard from us by 8th January 2015 please consider your application unsuccessful.


    Pest Control Products Board Jobs in Kenya

    The Pest Control Products Board, a Statutory Organization of Government invites applications from qualified candidates for the following vacant position:

    1. Pesticide Inspector II

    5 Posts

    Scale PCB 8

    Job Description

    This will be the entry and training grade for Pesticide Inspectors. The officer will work under the supervision of a more experienced officer. An officer at this grade will be deployed in Inspection (Compliance) Division or Enforcement Division.

    At the Inspection Division, duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • Carrying out inspection of quality of pesticide and suitability of premises;
  • Processing of imports and exports permits; and
  • Certifying that Pesticides handled from manufacture to use have been approved and registered for use;
  • Sampling of pesticides;
  • Preparing field inspection reports and premises licence; and
  • Certification of pesticides at ports of entry.

    At the Technical Training and Awareness Division (Enforcement) duties and

    responsibilities will entail:

  • Identification of awareness creation needs of the public;
  • Preparation of training materials and programmes;
  • reparation and distribution of IEC materials in liaison with the Communication Officer;
  • Participation in Public awareness forums such as agricultural shows, exhibition and field days; and
  • Preparing reports on the impact of training.

    Job Specifications

    For appointment to this grade, one must have:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in any of the following disciplines: Agriculture, Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry, relevant Biological Sciences, or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution; and
  • Proficiency in computer applications.

    2. Pesticide Registration Officer I

    2 Posts

    Scale PCB 7

    Job Description

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail

  • Evaluating efficacy, physical chemical and toxicological reports, pesticide labels and preliminary dossiers;
  • Carrying out efficacy trials on pesticides and completeness checks on technical dossiers;
  • Verification of imports/ exports applications; and
  • Updating registration database; and
  • Guiding officers under him/her in undertaking their duties.

    Job Specifications

    For promotion to this grade, one must have:

  • Served in the grade of Pesticide Registration Officer II, for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and
  • Proficiency in database applications.

    For direct appointment to this grade, one must have:-

  • Served in the grade of Pesticide Registration Officer for a minimum period of five(5) years three (3) of which must be at the level of Pesticide Registration Officer I or a comparable position;
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in either of the following disciplines: Agriculture, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
  • A Master’s degree in any of the following fields:- Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Proficiency in database applications.

    3. Internal Auditor I

    1 Post

    Scale PCB 7

    Job Description

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will include

  • Pre-auditing of payments documents to confirm compliance with set internal controls; reviewing of internal control systems and reporting on any weakness;
  • Undertaking specific audit assignments and preparing detailed audit observation reports;
  • Checking on budgetary controls to ensure compliance with the set budget and work plans;
  • Checking on internal controls on revenue/Appropriation-In-Aid (A-in-A) collection to advice on deviation in approved levels;
  • Confirming that the Board’s assets, plant and equipment, supplies, stores are appropriately recorded and the registers are maintained;
  • Carrying out risk assessment audit;
  • Implementing audit programs, analyze outcomes and prepare reports on required changes;
  • Follow up on the implementation of recommendations from the audit committee and external auditors;
  • Carrying out investigation on alleged fraud situations and make recommendations;

    Job Specifications

    For appointment to this grade, one must have:

  • Three (3) years’ experience as an Internal Auditor in a busy organization;
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting/Finance option) or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) II or Certified Internal Auditors (CIA) II or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Attended a management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution; and
  • Proficiency in Computerized Accounting applications.

    4. Accountant II

    1 Post

    PCB 8

    Job Description

    This is the entry level for Accountants.

    The officer at this level will work under a senior officer.

    Duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • Preparing payment vouchers in accordance with laid down rules and regulations;
  • Balancing the cash book;
  • Maintaining imprest ledger;
  • Bank reconciliation;
  • Assisting in preparation of cost and management reports and records;
  • Reconciling accounts and conducting variance analysis;
  • Preparing and dispatching customer statements;
  • Opening new supplier accounts and making adjustments to the existing accounts;
  • Receiving, authenticating and posting cheques and banking slips;
  • Reconciling creditor’s accounts; the person can also be deployed as a cashier in the Board.

    Job Specifications

    For an appointment to this grade, one must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Finance/Accounting) or Business Administration (Finance / Accounting option) or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Certified Public Accountant Part I (CPA I)

    5. Clerical Officer

    2 Posts

    Scale PCB13

    Job Description

    This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. Work at this level will be subject to checks and verification from a senior officer.

    Work at this level will include

  • Compiling of statistical records;
  • Computation of financial or other statistical records based on special source of information;
  • Receiving, sorting out, filing and dispatching of correspondence documents;
  • Preparation of personnel statistics / accounting / procurement documents / landing base / registry / store / library;
  • Sorting and dispatching mails;
  • Filing, shelving and retrieval of files;
  • Compiling data and drafting simple letters.

    Job Specification

    For appointment to this cadre, a candidate must have:-

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) C- (minus) or its equivalent from a recognized Institution; and
  • Computer Application skills.

    How to Apply

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

    The applications should be addressed to:

    The Chief Executive Officer/ Secretary
    P.O.Box13794-00800
    Nairobi

    so as to reach the undersigned on or before 7th January, 2015.

    NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    No e-mails!


    Mercy Corps Finance and Subgrants Manager (PROGRESS Programme) Job in Wajir Kenya

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

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

    Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individuals to take up the following positions.

    Finance and Subgrants Manager, PROGRESS Programme - Wajir

    Programme / Department Summary: The PROGRESS Finance and Subgrants (F&S) Manager will play a critical role in the successful implementation of a proposed multi-year project as part of DFID’s BRACED initiative (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters).

    Mercy Corps anticipates a programme award under BRACED to implement the “Programme for Resilient Systems” (PROGRESS).

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

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

    General Position Summary: The F&S Manager will provide leadership in management of the PROGRESS financial portfolio encompassing both Kenya and Uganda, and including the accountancy and financial reporting for the Mercy Corps PROGRESS field teams, as well as consortium partners.

    The F&S Manager will ensure regular review of program costs and operations to evaluate performance for value for money and recommend adjustments.

    The Finance and Subgrants Manager will be responsible for programmatic compliance with Mercy Corps standard operating procedures as well as compliance requirements with donor rules and regulations.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Program Implementation:

  • The F&S Manager works under the guidance and supervision of the Kenya Finance Director and with direct interaction with the PROGRESS Programme Director, Managers, Consortium Members and the Mercy Corps Home Office Finance Team.
  • The F&S Manager is expected to be an integral part of the senior management team in-country and work closely with the management, technical and operations field and country teams in Kenya and Uganda.
  • Support the Program Director in managing all financial operations of the project, including accounting and reporting, cash management, and budget management.
  • Provide direct oversight of the PROGRESS subgrants and finance team. Manage financial operations and financial reporting of PROGRESS.
  • Provide monthly management reports to the Country Director and Program Managers, including expenditures by fund and country, sub grantee reporting and other financial information, in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Participate in developing of annual fiscal year budgets with the Finance Director and Country Directors and implement grant budgeting and forecasting systems with Program Managers
  • Ensure that the project financial operations are in compliance with all DFID and Mercy Corps policies and procedures
  • Ensure that monthly transactions are reviewed and entered in the General Ledger accurately and on timely basis
  • Assist with monthly review and reconciliations of balance sheet accounts (receivables, payables, advances, bank & cash reconciliations, etc.) and all the PROGRESS related expenditures.
  • Review PROGRESS related payment documents, national staff payroll and other supporting documents ensuring their compliance with the local laws, donor regulations and MC Kenya internal policies.
  • Be prepared to respond to any budgetary and financial inquiries from the donor, consortium members and Mercy Corps senior management within East Africa and home office in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Prepare monthly cash flow projections and request funds from the home office.
  • Provide financial advisory on overall strategic program decisions.
  • Oversee and coordinate management of sub-grant agreements and financial management of sub-grants
  • Review and track expenses and proper documentation as per Mercy Corps procedures and donor requirements for record keeping and accountancy
  • Responsible for processing of sub-grants and issuance of payments, transfers and transactions between PROGRESS consortium members as well as locally engaged partners.
  • Oversee pre-award and post-award activities include asset control, timely reporting and contract fulfilment to check against payment
  • Work with PROGRESS program team to verify and track budget and expenditures vis-à-vis sub-grant awards and ensure proper reporting, documentation and overall deliverables are reviewed by Senior Management and signed off on prior to issuance of payment.
  • Ensure consistency across sub-grantees on basic provisions and highlight issues that could be viewed as bias or discrepancies.
  • Provide regular reports on progress, issues, recommendations that need to be considered for operational adjustment
  • Work with Mercy Corps Kenya and Uganda Finance Directors to conduct ad-hoc audit review of PROGRESS field operations
  • Other financial and subgrant tasks as required

    Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Reporting:

  • Work with the PROGRESS Senior Management, M&E and finance staff in Nairobi and home office to ensure that PROGRESS deliverables are aligned with value-for-money objectives and that financial milestones are proportionate to program milestones.

    Staff Management, Professional Development and Team building:

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

    Program Support Operations:

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

    Security:

  • Work with field office management teams to establish financial reporting and management systems that ensure the safety and security of PROGRESS financial resources including cash assets and records.
  • Organizational Learning: As part of Mercy Corps’ agency-wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.

    Supervisory Responsibility: Direct supervision of Finance Officers.

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

    Reports Directly To: Finance Director based in Nairobi, Kenya

    Works Directly With: Kenya and Uganda Country Directors, PROGRESS programme team, finance and subgrant staff in Nairobi, Kampala, Wajir and Karamoja, and technical and support staff from Mercy Corps office in Portland, Oregon and Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • A BA/S or equivalent in accounting or finance required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Professional accounting certification highly preferred
  • At least four (4) years of professional experience managing financial and administrative aspects of large international development projects, preferably DFID-funded projects
  • Significant experience managing and supervising financial and administrative personnel
  • Strong accounting skills and experience, including management of the general ledger, journal entries, payroll, payables and balance sheet
  • Commitment to excellence in financial systems and management, and commitment to identifying and combatting fraud and corruption, and ability to train staff in the same
  • Strong analytical and computer skills, with emphasis on budget and financial analysis and advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel.
  • Fluency in the English Language, excellent communications and interpersonal skills

    Success Factors:

    The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

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

    Somalis are encouraged to apply.

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit applications on or before 5th January 2015, by 4.00pm, containing a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org

    The email subject line must clearly quote the job title and location being applied for.

    Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

    Please do not attach any certificates.

    (ONLY qualified candidates who meet all the essential required qualifications will be contacted for interviews)


    Mercy Corps Driver Job in Nairobi Kenya

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

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

    Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individuals to take up the following position.

    Driver – Nairobi

    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 MC program and support staff in the described AOR (Area of Responsibility). The driver will adhere to all traffic and MC safety rules and follow the transport guidelines required by the MC transport department.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Operate MC vehicles as assigned by supervisor; Maintain vehicle log-sheets in accordance with MC 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 and guesthouse 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; Work night on weekend shifts as assigned by Supervisor infrequently. Adhere to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC 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

    Reports Directly To: Logistics and Procurement Officer

    Works Directly With: Logistics and Procurement Officer, Operations department and all departments within Mercy Corps in Kenya.

    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. Proven driving skills a must and previous experience acting as a driver for an NGO or company is strong preferred.

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit applications on or before 4th January 2015, containing a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org

    The email subject line must clearly quote the job title and location being applied for. Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

    Please do not attach any certificates.

    (ONLY qualified candidates who meet all the essential required qualifications will be contacted for interviews)

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


    Tai Sacco Society Marketing Manager Job in Githunguri, Kenya

    Vacant Position: Marketing Manager

    1 Post

    Tai Sacco Society Ltd is a fast growing Sacco wholly members owned. Tai Sacco Society has evolved to form a multi-business enterprises strategically located to ensure optimal service and delivery output to all customers.

    Currently, we are seeking to recruit a high calibre, results oriented, experienced and highly skilled professional for the position of Marketing Manager to lead the sales and marketing function of the Sacco business.

    This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced sales and marketing professional with demonstrable track record dealing in Sacco business; and in establishing, developing and retaining a high performing sales team.

    Should you be appointed to this role, you will provide leadership and expertise to deliver efficient and focused sales and marketing strategies, in order to achieve the Sacco’s strategy, growth and profit objectives.

    You will lead the sales and marketing operations ensuring continued business growth and customer retention.

    Requirements

    Do you possess a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing with 3 years’ experience or related degree with at least five (5) years of sales and marketing experience in Sacco products marketing and is between 30-45 years?

    Do you possess demonstrated experience managing and leading high performance sales and marketing teams?

    This is a great opportunity to apply your skills and experience!

    Skills and Personal Qualities

  • Have knowledge of a wide range of marketing techniques and concepts
  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Be able to respond well to pressure
  • Think creatively
  • Work well in a team and with a wide range of people
  • Be organized and methodical
  • Be proactive and able to take the initiative
  • Be able to motivate and inspire a team
  • Be well presented with a professional manner
  • Be persuasive and diplomatic
  • Have a good business awareness
  • Be able to work within a budget
  • Must be Computer Literate.
  • Must have C+ and above in K.C.S.E. / O-Level.

    The applicants must have a valid driving licence

    Added advantage

    Being a member of a professional marketing body such as:

  • The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • Kenya Institute of Management
  • Marketing Society of Kenya.
  • Institute of Direct Marketing (IDM)
  • The Institute of Sales and Marketing Management (ISMM)
  • The Communication Advertising and Marketing Education Foundation (CAM Foundation

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Grow the organization business through mining of new and existing clients.
  • Provide feedback to the Management on daily basis on the emerging opportunities or threats to the Organization business.
  • Carry out Research, formulate marketing strategies and policies.
  • Product development, Brand Management, Market research and analysis.
  • Coordinate co-operate social responsibility and public relation activities.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate performance of all sales and marketing staff.
  • Explore ways of improving existing products and services, and increasing profitability.
  • Identify target markets and develop strategies to communicate with them.
  • Prepare and manage marketing plans and budgets.
  • Produce reports to monitor results.

    If this sounds like a job for you, please write quoting the position title and reference number on the subject of the email or cover letter and send to us on or before Tuesday 6th January, 2015.

    Applications including your curriculum vitae, a working e-mail address, daytime telephone contacts, qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, names and addresses of three referees should be sent to:

    The CEO,
    Tai Sacco Society Limited,
    P.O Box 718-00216,
    Githunguri.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    Nyandarua County OLWASCO Commercial Manager Job in Ol Kalou Kenya

    Job Opportunity in the County Government of Nyandarua:

    Ol Kalou Water & Sanitation Company Limited (OLWASCO) is a company established under the company’s Act CAP 486, laws of Kenya and is contracted by Rift Valley Water Services Board (RVWSB) to provide water and sanitation services within Ql Kalou Sub-County under Water Act 2002 through a Service Provision Agreement (SPA).

    The company is wholly owned by the County Government of Nyandarua and is seeking to fill the position of a Commercial Manager who is customer service oriented, qualified and experienced a key member of the core management team.

    Commercial Manager

    Reporting to the Managing Director and ensuring prudent management of financial resources and continuous improvement of administration and accounting systems in the company.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing departmental strategies and plans that facilitate achievement of company objectives.
  • Ensuring compliance with finance and accounting standards and regulations.
  • Optimizing billings and revenue collection while reducing commercial losses to ensure financial sustainability.
  • Managing departmental staff performance development, identifying training needs and motivation for effective performance.
  • Employing requisite customer care strategies to regain and retain customer confidence.
  • Preparation of statutory, periodic financial and administrative reports to various stakeholders.

    Qualification, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), (K)
  • At least three (3) years experience in a medium or large organization preferably in a water sector.
  • Good knowledge of computerized financial systems and conversant with water billing systems.
  • Meet deadlines and work under minimum supervision.
  • Meet the requirements of chapter six of the constitution on leadership and integrity.

    Terms of Service

    The successful candidate will be offered a three (3) year renewable contract based on satisfactory performance.

    Interested candidates should forward their applications with detailed up to date CVs and photocopies of relevant testimonials, current and expected remuneration package, the names and addresses of three professional referees, an email address and telephone number to or email to olwasco03@yahoo.com

    The Managing Director,
    01 Kalou Water & Sanitation Company Limited,
    P.O Box 455-20303,
    Ol Kalou.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Closing date 2nd January 2015 at 5.00 p.m


    Kenya Law Reform Commission Jobs in Nairobi

    Kenya Law Reform Commission is an independent Commission established under Kenya Law Reform Commission Act, 2013 (No. 19 of 2013).

    The Commission serves both National and County Governments in matters of Law Reform. It is statutorily obligated to keep under review all laws of Kenya to ensure they conform to the letter and spirit of the Constitution and that such laws respect treaty obligations in relation to international instruments that constitute part of laws of Kenya.

    The Commission’s mandate is derived from paragraph 6 (b) of the 6th Schedule of the Constitution of Kenya and Section 6 (1) of KLRC Act, No. 19 of 2013 and the County Government’s Act, 2012.

    The Commission seeks to recruit qualified and competent candidates for the following position:

    1. Information Communication Technology Officer II

    KLRC 8

    One (1) Post V/NO. 4/2014

    Salary Scale: Kshs. 35,910 x1,800 – 37,710x1,890 – 39,600x1,990 – 41,590x2,070 – 43,660x2,220- 45,880 pm. [KLRC 8]

    Terms of Service: Permanent

    Benefits

  • House Allowance: Kshs. 20,000 p.m (Nairobi),
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 6,000 p.m.
  • Leave Allowance: Kshs. 6,000 p.a.
  • Medical cover: As applicable to KLRC Staff

    Duties and Responsibilities will entail:

  • Coding, testing and implementing computer programs, providing user support; maintaining support systems and training of users;
  • Maintaining of Information Communication Technology equipments and associated peripherals;
  • Certifying of Information Communication Technology equipment; configuring of new Information technology equipment;
  • Maintaining data protection system;
  • Installing and supporting servers;
  • Installing and deployment of relevant hardware and software;
  • Implementing the Commission’s computer systems;
  • Providing user support and training users; and
  • Performing technical, systems and user documentation.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:- Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Information Technology or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in computer application skills; and
  • Demonstrated integrity and professional competence.

    2. Corporate Communications Officer I

    KLRC 7

    One (1) Post

    V/NO. 3/2014

    Salary Scale: Kshs. 41,590 x2,070 – 43,660x2,220 – 45,880x2,310 – 48,190x2,400 – 50,590x2,550- 53,140 x2,700 - 55,840 pm. [KLRC 7]

    Terms of Service: Permanent

    Benefits

  • House Allowance: Kshs. 20,000 p.m (Nairobi),
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 8,000 p.m.
  • Leave Allowance: Kshs. 6,000 p.a.
  • Medical cover: As applicable to KLRC Staff

    Duties and Responsibilities will entail:

  • Organizing public events; preparing media briefs and speeches; collecting information for the preparation of the Commission’s newsletter and supplements;
  • Developing proposals for sourcing appropriate media to disseminate information on activities of the Commission;
  • Preparing radio and television infomercials; and preparing reports on communications.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Served in the grade of Corporate Communications Officer II or in a comparable position for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:- Public Communication, Public Relations, Mass Communication or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in computer application skills; and
  • Demonstrated integrity and professional competence as reflected in work performance and results.

    3. Legal Officer – Legislative Services

    KLRC 7

    Four (4) Posts

    V/NO. 2/2014

    Salary Scale: Kshs. 41, 590 x2,070 – 43,660x2,220 – 45,880x2,310 – 48,190x2,400 – 50,590x2,550- 53,140 x2,700- 55,840 pm. [KLRC 7]

    Terms of Service: Permanent

    Benefits

  • House Allowance: Kshs. 20,000 p.m. (Nairobi),
  • Non Practicing Allowance: Kshs. 15,000 p.m.
  • State Counsel Allowance: Kshs. 30,000 p.m.
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 8,000 p.m.
  • Leave Allowance: Kshs. 6,000 p.a.
  • Medical cover: As applicable to KLRC Staff

    Duties and Responsibilities will entail:

  • Preparing preliminary Bills;
  • Participating in stakeholder forums;
  • Responding to public enquiries on various Laws;
  • Collecting and compiling legal data and any other relevant functions as may be assigned by the Director Legislative Service

    Requirements for appointment

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) from a recognized institution;
  • Postgraduate diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;
  • Three (3) years post qualification experience;
  • Certificate in computer application skills; and
  • Be of high integrity and demonstrate professional Competence.

    4. Principal Finance Officer

    KLRC 6

    One (1) Post

    V/NO. 1/2014

    Salary Scale: Kshs. 48,190x2,400 – 50,590x2,550 – 53,140x2,700 – 55,840x3,000 – 58,840x3,150 - 61,990 x3,300 - 65,290 pm. [KLRC 6]

    Terms of Service: Permanent

    Benefits

  • House Allowance: Kshs. 24,000 p.m (Nairobi),
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 8,000 p.m.
  • Leave Allowance: Kshs. 8,000 p.a.
  • Medical cover: As applicable to KLRC Staff

    Duties and Responsibilities will entail:

  • Preparing departments/units annual budget for recurrent and development votes;
  • Preparing quarterly expenditure forecast for the Commissions discussions;
  • Monitoring expenditure on projects and programmes on periodic basis;
  • Implementing proposals for raising funds; and
  • Processing commitment of funds and expenditure trends.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Served in the grade of Senior Finance Officer or in a comparable position for a minimum period of three (3) years with proven experience;
  • Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:- Commerce (Finance option), Economics, Business Administration, Business Management or Finance or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Certified Public Accountant part II ( CPA II)
  • Senior Management Course Lasting not less than four (4) weeks
  • A thorough understanding of Public Financial Management and knowledge of Government budgetary process.

    Application Process

    If you are interested in any of the positions please send two (2) copies of your application, a detailed current curriculum vitae indicating your e-mail and telephone contacts, together with copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials.

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

    Application should be addressed to the Commission Secretary, KLRC and be sent by post or hand delivered to the Commission offices at 3rd floor, Re- Insurance Plaza room 823 by latest Friday, 23rd January, 2015 as follows:

    Commission Secretary
    Kenya Law Reform Commission
    Re- Insurance Plaza 3rd Floor
    Taifa Road
    P.O. Box 34999 - 00100
    Nairobi

    The Commission will only contact shortlisted applicants.

    The KLRC is an equal opportunity, gender sensitive and compliant employer.


    Regional Programme Coordinator

    Job from COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale

    The objective of this position is to be overall responsible for the strategy and coordination of COOPI’s programs in the Region (Kenya, Somalia) ensuring that programs are designed and implemented to the highest standards and in line with COOPI’s global strategy, policies and core values. The main tasks linked to this position are as follows:

    I. Strategic Planing

  • Provide leadership in development of policies and strategies for the Nairobi regional coordination office ensuring that the regional strategic objectives are in line with COOPI’s global strategies, objectives and values;
  • Provide leadership in review and monitoring of the implementation of the Nairobi regional coordination office strategic objectives and plans;
  • Collect and analyze information about humanitarian situation in our area of intervention II. Institution Relationships

  • Ensure that information collection, sharing and analysis (policies and strategies) are undertaken by sector coordinators and program managers;
  • Establishing and monitoring of national and regional consortia to achieve COOPI’s regional strategic objectives and plans;
  • Maintain and develop contacts, information sharing and relationship with other COOPI offices in the region and partners in coordination with the regional representative;
  • Identification of potential resources and follow-up (financial and opportunities).

    III. Human Resources Management

  • Lead the process of recruitment, selection, monitoring and evaluation of the coordination and managerial staff for the programs;
  • Setting targets and performance appraisal for sector coordinators and program coordinators.

    IV. Program Development and Management

  • Promote the identification of programs and projects in line with strategic plans of the regional office to support actualization of the same; Supervision of the sector coordinators / program managers and promote integration of projects within programs and programs within the strategic plan (sector and geographical);
  • Responsible for overall program, and project supervision (keeping updated on progress of implementation, meetings and field visits) quality control and ensuring attainment of the requisite standards in line with international norms, COOPI and donor requirements;
  • Review and approval of project reports in coordination with the regional representative
  • Ensure capitalization and internal reporting
  • Development and management of future local partnerships

    Essential Competencies:

    To be successful in this role you must have the following:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the management of Humanitarian and Development program
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Horn of Africa operation
  • Knowledge of contractual regulations of major donors, in particular EU/ECHO, USAID, UN Agencies
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Excellent inter-personal skills and proven ability to negotiate with a wide range of people (internally and externally)
  • Strong networking capability
  • Ability to adapt to the harsh and stressful working conditions of Somalia and the size of programme
  • Advance computer skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English

    How to Apply :

    Send by Email 1 page letter of expression of interest and updated CV by the Closing date: 10th January 2015 to the following address:

    The Regional Representative

    COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale,

    hr.nairobi@coopi.org

    NOTE: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Capacity Building Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya - CAP Youth Empowerment Institute

    Job Title: Capacity Building Coordinator

    Supervisor: Project Director

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Posting Period: 15th December 2014 to 20th December 2014

    About the Organization:

    CAP Youth Empowerment Institute Kenya, supported by MasterCard Foundation, is established to provide Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) for disadvantaged youth with particular focus on women to get equitable, qualitative learning and access to promising labour market oriented opportunities, savings and credit that support their pathways to safe and positive futures.

    The key purpose of the organization is to assist 10,000 disadvantaged youth to make informed choices, develop labour-market oriented employability skills and access job placements, savings and enterprise development support.

    Purpose of the Role: The Capacity Building Coordinator is expected to train TVETS and Youth polytechnics on the BEST model so that they can adopt it.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Compile and submit training and progress reports as and when required.
  • Work closely with Youth Polytechnics and TVETS to ensure adequate capacity is built in various areas of the model.
  • Support TVETS and Youth Polytechnics in the implementation of the model.
  • Develop consistent capacity-building approaches and tools to support TVETS and Youth Polytechnics in the replication of the model.
  • Develop training materials and other Capacity Building resources to support the capacity building initiatives.
  • Coordinate the design or review of existing capacity building assessment tools.
  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate the implementation of capacity building assessments to Youth Polytechnics and TVETS.
  • Network with local leaders, TVETS and Youth Polytechnics to build their capacity in support of replication of BEST model.
  • Delivering training to Youth Polytechnics and TVETS.
  • Ensure effective coordination of all capacity building activities with Head Office.
  • Coordinate the preparation and submission of capacity building reports.
  • Contribute and coordinate the capacity building’s annual, monthly and weekly planning.
  • Refine, implement and update regularly all necessary programme tracking and programme management tools.
  • In collaboration with the Documentation Specialist, document success stories and lessons.
  • Source and liaise when necessary with external resources persons to co-facilitate training

    Qualifications, Experience and Competencies

  • A Master’s degree in Education, Development Studies, or other relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work/sociology/community development.
  • 3-5 year experience in capacity building in an NGO or a development agency.
  • Demonstrated experience of training design and monitoring.
  • Experience in developing learning materials and delivering training course and other capacity building initiatives.
  • Formal certification in a relevant vocation and/or teaching/training certification (desirable)
  • Strong Coordination, Facilitation, Presentation, Influencing & Training Skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
  • Experience working with local communities.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to motivate and communicate cross-culturally;
  • Knowledge of and experience using participatory training methods and Training of Trainers (TOT)
  • Good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills Interested
  • Strong report writing skills and networking skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

    How to Apply

    This position is on full time basis.

    To express interest in this opportunity, send your CV and cover letter to recruitment.capyei@gmail.com.

    Cover letter should be pasted on the body of the email and not as an attachment.

    Applicants are required to quote their current and expected salary.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Lower Primary School Teacher Job in Kenya

    Cornerstone Preparatory Academy is a private primary school of Naomi’s Village looking to offer a conducive teaching and learning environment to young children.

    The teacher will be required to handle primary school classes including curriculum development and classroom teaching to achieve excellence and holistic development of young children and ensure adequate preparation in their respective classes and examinations.

    We are looking for a young, energetic and passionate individual to fill the position of Lower Primary School Teacher

    Keys responsibilities:

  • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
  • Uses a variety of instruction strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery etc.
  • Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instructions.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
  • Identifies students’ needs and co-operates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude and learning problems.
  • Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays.
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by professional growth activities.
  • Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.

    Job purpose:

    The teacher will be required to handle lower primary school classes including curriculum development and classroom teaching to achieve excellence and holistic development of young children and ensure adequate preparation in their respective classes and examinations.

    The job holder will provide an educational program for the lower primary students in an environment favorable to learning and personal growth, establish effective rapport with children to promote positive attitudes of self-worth, motivates students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • P1 certificate or a diploma in early childhood development from a reputable institution
  • Minimum 2 years or graduated from college from year 2012
  • Proven track record in academic performance
  • Must be computer literate

    How to Apply

    If you are interested in the position and have the skills for this job, send a copy of your updated resume, academic credentials and your salary expectation to fred@naomisvillage.org before December 25 2014.

    Only successful candidates will be contacted.


    USAID TIS Program Procurement / Logistics Officer Job in Kenya

    Seeking: Procurement / Logistics Officer

    Are you a Kenyan with Logistics and Supply Chain Experience and interested in working on a Somalia Program?

    Are you committed to honesty and integrity?

    Would you like to join a dynamic team working on stabilization initiatives for Somalia? Please read on!

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

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

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

    The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Procurement and Logistics Officer.

    As our Procurement and Logistics Officer, you will work closely with the operations coordination and all other TIS functional teams to include and not limited to the program and grants team, the program grantees and vendors to support the above-referenced program objectives.

    The work of Procurement/Logistics Officer requires detailed knowledge and Somalia experience, highly developed collaboration and networking skills and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility.

    Qualifications and skills sought

  • University degree level or equivalent in Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce, Logistics/Procurement and Supply Chain Management or any other appropriate field.
  • Minimum four (4) years relevant experience in a similar position, with specific focus on local/international procurement, clearing & forwarding, VAT exemption processes, Kenyan/Somalia laws and regulations, fleet management, insurance and inventory/stock/supplies management, development and control.
  • Previous experience with USAID funded program, International or Local NGOs is preferred.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with senior government personnel, colleagues, donor partners, private sector, and other actors that may be involved in the overall implementation of the project
  • Ability to maintain high integrity in performing assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and work with minimal supervision under tight deadlines.
  • In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties and work irregular hours under unpredictable conditions.
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously within a multicultural team.
  • Demonstrated expertise working in Somalia
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and Internet applications.
  • Fluency in English, Knowledge of Somali language is preferred
  • Must have a valid passport that allows travel within the East African/ Horn region.
  • Interest and availability to travel throughout Somalia.

    Do you have the above qualifications and skills?

    Please send (1) a CV (2) current position and salary history and (3) three professional references (Immediate supervisors preferred) to tisdairecruitment@gmail.com and copy tis@dai.com.

    Closing date: Tuesday, December 30, 2014.

    Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please put the subject for the position you are applying for.

    Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    USAID TIS Program Receptionist / Office Assistant Job in Kenya

    Seeking: Receptionist / Office Assistant

    Are you a Kenyan with Office Administration experience and interest in working on a Somalia program?

    Do you want to make a difference in Somalia?

    Would you like to join a dynamic team working on stabilization initiatives for Somalia please read on?

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

    The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to promote stability and community cohesion, and to strengthen citizens’ relationships with government officials. TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals.

    The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Receptionist / Office Assistant.

    As our Receptionist/Office Assistant you will be responsible for all the front Office and assist with Admin related support and handle program communications at the direction of the HR/Office Manager (Nairobi).

    In addition, you will design and maintain the filing system, make photocopies, make travel and visa arrangements and perform other administrative functions.

    Qualifications and Skills Sought:

  • Diploma in Administration or any other relevant field with IT competency.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Working knowledge in using Microsoft office required
  • Front Office management
  • Meeting organization and management.
  • Communication management.
  • In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties and work irregular hours under unpredictable conditions.
  • Honesty, confidentiality and integrity required.
  • Cultural Sensitivity.
  • Ability to work with strict deadlines.
  • Competency in performing multiple functional tasks.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • English language fluency required. Somali language fluency preferred.

    Do you have the above qualifications and skills?

    Please send (1) a CV (2) current position and salary history and (3) three professional references (Immediate supervisors preferred) to tisdairecruitment@gmail.com and copy tis@dai.com.

    Closing date: Tuesday, December 30,2014.

    Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please put the subject for the position you are applying for.

    Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Kenya Film Classification Board Driver II Job Vacancy

    The Kenya Film Classification Board is a State Corporation established under the Film and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 Laws of Kenya with a regulatory function to ensure that films screened to the public are in line with the national aspirations and culture.

    The Board invites applications from suitable and qualified persons to fill the following position:

    Driver II

    KFCB Grade 12

    Ref: KFCB/AD/3/2014

    1 Post

    Reporting to the transport Officer, duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Driving a motor vehicle as authorized;
  • Carrying out routine checks on the vehicle’s cooling, oil, electrical, dents, brake systems, tyre pressure and fuel;
  • Detecting and reporting malfunctioning of vehicle systems to his/her immediate Supervisor and Transport Officer;
  • Maintaining work ticket(s) for vehicle (s) assigned;
  • Ensuring security and safety for the vehicle on and off the road;
  • Ensuring safety of the passengers and /or goods therein;
  • Ensuring that the vehicle has valid insurance;
  • Ensuring the vehicle is driven during the authorized time;
  • Reporting promptly to the supervisor and the Police in case of an accident;
  • Driving within the recommended speed limits; and
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the vehicle.

    For appointment to this grade, an applicant must have:

  • Served in the grade of Driver III or its equivalent for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • valid driving license free from any current endorsement(s) for class(es) of Vehicle they are required to drive;
  • Passed Occupational Trade Test III for Drivers from Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT);

  • Valid First-Aid certificate course lasting not less than one (1) week at St. John
  • Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized Institution; and
  • Valid Certificate of Good conduct from the Kenya Police.

    Interested candidates should submit their applications, enclosing day time telephone contacts, names and contacts of three referees and certified copies of both academic and professional certificates to reach the undersigned, or e-mail to recruitment@kfcb.co.ke not later than 16th January, 2015.

    Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya Film Classification Board
    P. O. Box 44226 - 00100
    Uchumi House
    Nairobi

    Note:

    1. KFCB is an Equal Opportunity Employer (No discrimination against gender or disability)

    2. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Kenya Film Classification Board Film Monitoring & Enforcement Officers Job Vacancies

    The Kenya Film Classification Board is a State Corporation established under the Film and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 Laws of Kenya with a regulatory function to ensure that films screened to the public are in line with the national aspirations and culture.

    The Board invites applications from suitable and qualified persons to fill the following positions:

    Film Monitoring & Enforcement Officer II

    KFCB Grade 8

    Ref: KFCB/AD/2/2014

    3 Posts

    Reporting to the head of Film Monitoring and Enforcement Department, the duties and responsibilities at this level will include:

  • Issuing Film regulatory licenses to video/film exhibitors and distributors;
  • Issuing classification labels & film classification catalogues to distribution and exhibition outlets and the general public;
  • Monitoring broadcast content by enforcing compliance of watershed period Principles;
  • Monitoring of film exhibition and distribution outlets, for compliance with Cap 222, Laws of Kenya;
  • Monitoring and investigating production of pornographic materials;
  • Sensitizing the exhibitors, distributors, broadcasters, general public and other stakeholders film/broadcast content consumption and regulation;
  • Sensitizing the broadcasters on the violation and compliance of watershed period principles;
  • Monitoring and controlling the distribution of unclassified and obscene films through the internet;
  • Ensuring age restriction on viewership is observed by film distributors and exhibitors; and
  • Ensuring that every film that enters the country is classified and rated by KFCB.

    For appointment to this grade, an applicant must have:

    (i) Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Journalism, Public Relations, Mass Communication, Broadcast Production (Film/TV/Radio) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;

    Or

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with a Diploma in the following fields: Journalism, Public Relations, Mass Communication, Broadcast Production (Film/TV/Radio) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution; and

    (ii) Certificate in computer applications.

    Interested candidates should submit their applications, enclosing day time telephone contacts, names and contacts of three referees and certified copies of both academic and professional certificates to reach the undersigned, or e-mail to recruitment@kfcb.co.ke not later than 16th January, 2015.

    Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya Film Classification Board
    P. O. Box 44226 - 00100
    Uchumi House, Nairobi

    Note:

    1. KFCB is an Equal Opportunity Employer (No discrimination against gender or disability)

    2. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Tana River County Government County Secretary Job in Kenya

    Tana River County Government

    Vacancy Announcement: County Secretary

    One (1) Post

    Tana River County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the position of County Secretary.

    The duties and responsibilities of the County Secretary will entail;

  • Being the head of the County Public Service;
  • Being responsible for arranging the business, and keeping the minutes of the County Executive Committee subject to the directions of the executive committee;
  • Conveying the decisions of the county executive committee to the appropriate persons or authorizing officer
  • Ensuring prudent financial management by the departments
  • Ensuring staff performance management are developed and carried out
  • Development of organisational strategies and policies
  • Setting and overseeing internal operating rules and regulations
  • Performing any other functions as directed by the county executive committee

    Qualifications

  • University graduate from a recognized university (a masters degree will be an added advantage);
  • Ten years experience in administration and financial management;
  • Proven track record in managing implementation of strategies.
  • Meets the requirement of Chapter 6 of the revised Kenya Constitution.

    How to Apply

    All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side the position applied for, and addressed to;

    The Secretary
    Tana River County Public Service Board
    P.O. Box 181 —70101
    Hola

    Email: trcpsb@gmail.com

    Or hand delivered at the Tana River County Public Service Board registry.

    Applications should reach the Secretary County Public Service Board on or before Monday 31st December 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    RTI Health Financing Senior Technical Advisor Jobs in Nairobi and Mombasa Kenya

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

    With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and multidisciplinary services

    RTI is recruiting candidates for the USAID-funded Health Services Delivery Program

    RTI International is seeking candidates for an upcoming USAID-funded Afya Pwani (Coast) and Afya Jijini (Nairobi) program that aims to improve and increase access and utilization of quality health services through strengthened service delivery and institutional capacity of county health systems.

    The programs will aim to increase and expand utilization of quality HIV services; focus on Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH); Family Planning; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and nutrition Services; and strengthen County Health Systems.

    One position will be based in Mombasa, and one in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Successful candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills including fluency in English and Kiswahili.

    Health Financing Senior Technical Advisor will provide technical leadership to increase domestic resources investment in health care and build capacity for improved efficiency, effectiveness and value in the use of funds.

    S/he will actively participate in project annual work planning, design, implementation, and reporting particularly with regard to financing activities related to strengthening the health system in Kenya.

    They will provide technical assistance to counties to determine Performance-Based Financing (PBF) models that can be integrated into county processes; build capacity and support county implementation of PBF procedures, including the development of policies, procedures, and operational guides.

    They will liaise with health facility staff to support PBF institutionalization; lead and contribute to expanded health financing capacity to implement and oversee health budgets in the project’s target zones; and support efforts to strengthen county/government capacity in the area of financial management, planning, and budgeting.

    Finally, s/he will lead the development and application of reporting structures and mechanisms to promote feedback and accountability for PBF programs; coordinate and collaborate with other USAID/Kenya-funded programs to facilitate improved local supervision of facility-level management and decision making; and ensure the timely and quality completion of all relevant program deliverables and reporting.

    Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in public health, public administration, health administration, finance, business administration, or advanced degree in a related field is required.
  • Minimum of 9 years of demonstrated technical expertise, with substantial experience in the facilitation of health financing system development and strengthening, including national level coordination and systems integration, in East Africa (with at least 5 years of experience in Kenya.

  • Experience with the implementation of performance-based financing (PBF) to improve health systems performance and demonstrate value for money.

  • Proven ability to develop effective working relationships with USAID, government counterparts at all levels, local organizations, and other program partners; and strong organizational, interpersonal and management skills.

    To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a CV with current contact information to for the Pwani position , and for the Jijini position .

    Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

    This position is contingent upon funding and award.

    Compensation for this position is based upon RTI’s Kenya national benefits plan and salary scale.

    Application deadline is 29th December, 2014. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    RTI International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


    RTI Senior Regional Compliance Auditor Job in Kenya

    Vacant Position: Sr. Regional Compliance Auditor

    RTI is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services.

    The Africa Regional Office seeks to fill the position of Sr. Regional Compliance Auditor.

    The Sr. Regional Compliance Auditor will perform monthly financial compliance reviews of international expenses and desk audits of field offices to ensure adherence to policies and procedures.

    During these audits internal controls are evaluated to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures and regulatory requirements applicable to RTI.

    This person will also be responsible to identify and report deviations from sound business practices, company policies and procedures, and government laws and regulations.

    In addition to performing these activities the Sr. Regional Compliance Auditor will work closely with the International Compliance and Reporting Manager to provide support and direction to the International Compliance department and respond to compliance inquiries from home, regional, and field office leaders and their staff.

    Applicants will possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with professional Accounting training or a Chartered Accountant / Certified Public Accountant.

  • Minimum of four (4) years working experience in the accounting/auditing/finance field is required.

  • Managerial experience is an added advantage.

    Please email cover letter and CV to hrapplications@nb.rti.org by 30th December 2014.

    Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.


    Solution Sacco Society Systems Administrator Job in Meru Kenya

    We are looking for young, dynamic, creative and results-oriented candidate to join our team as good players.

    Systems Administrator

    Main duties:

  • Provide leadership and direction for the SACCO’s information systems in integrating and aligning technology with business plan objectives
  • To facilitate development of ICT policies, strategic plans and their implementation.
  • Responsible for the development, integration and deployment of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) that are designed to improve service delivery, reporting and customer experience within the company.
  • Manage the development, acquisition, deployment and maintenance of the core IT platform, business relevant systems and software applications, and other IT assets.
  • Lead the deployment of systems and processes that support business decision making and aids the collection, recording, storage and processing of data.
  • Ensure IT projects are delivered on schedule that meets the agreed objectives and business needs.
  • Keeping up to date with the latest technologies and working closely with external vendors and advisors.
  • Ensure back-up systems operates effectively and continuous systems upgrades.
  • Ensuring smooth running of all ICT systems including anti-virus software, print service and emails.
  • Ensuring that software licensing laws are adhered to.
  • Direct and control the IT staff to ensure that they are well motivated and receive all necessary training and development to enable them to carry out their responsibilities to the required standards.

    Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelors Degree in IT or Computer Science.
  • Diploma holder with proficiency in programming, networking and SQL will be considered
  • Those with Masters Degree will have an added advantage.
  • KCSE mean grade C+ (plus) with C in both English and Mathematics
  • At least 5 years working experience in IT in a financial institution.
  • Those versed with Bankers Realm Core Banking Software will have an added advantage.
  • Age – between 28 – 35 years

    Applications by email or hand written with detailed CVs and testimonials are invited for the following post on or before 31st December 2014 at 4.00pm.

    Applications should be addressed to the CEO.

    Solution Sacco Society Ltd (formerly Meru Mwalimu Sacco) P.O. Box 1694-60200 Meru

    Tel: 064-32192, 0728-787972, 0734-321924
    Fax: 06432075

    Email: saccomru@yahoo.com


    Wuerth Technical Sales Representatives Jobs in Mombasa Kenya

    Wuerth Kenya Ltd is registered company in Kenya and a subsidiary of the Adolf Wurth GmbH & Co. KG with head office in Germany.

    The core business worldwide is trade specializing in industrial and workshop solutions, tools, engineering and automotive consumables.

    Technical Sales Representatives

    Wuerth Kenya Ltd invites applications for the above mentioned position based in Mombasa.

    The applicant should be energetic, self-driven, team player with proven experience in sales and marketing.

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree in business, engineering or technical related field with a diploma in sales and marketing.
  • At least 2 years progressive field selling experience, preferably to the manufacturing and transport industry.
  • A valid driving License

    Interested candidates should forward their CV detailing current position, salary and benefits to the following address not later than 31st December, 2014.

    The Administration Manager
    Wuerth Kenya Ltd
    P.O Box 18446 -00500
    Nairobi

    We are an equal opportunity employer.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


    ICAN Research Project Coordinator Job in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya

    The Institutional Canopy of Conservation (ICAN) Research Project

    Job Title: Project Coordinator

    Job location: African Conservation Centre offices, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya. Contract length: Two year, Full time role renewable based on performance

    Project Summary:

    This partnership project led the African Conservation Centre Nairobi, Kenya and McGill University, Montreal, Canada addresses the challenge of combining protection of biodiversity with strengthened livelihoods, whether through recognizing local rights over resources, livelihood diversification, or stimulation of a new green, postoil economy, including tourism.

    The major goal is to identify the most effective designs for future Community-Based Conservation programs by examining the impacts of ongoing conservancy experiments on community livelihoods and members’ attitudes and practices towards natural resources.

    The project will address critical issues of public policy at local, national and global levels. Geographic scope: The project will focus on the rangelands, wetlands and forests of the East African savannah, especially in the borderlands between Kenya and Tanzania.

    Responsibilities and tasks: The Project Coordinator will play a vital role in the management and organization of this seven-year research project. He/she will carry out managerial functions, as well as contribute to the organizational leadership of the project.

    The Project Coordinator will regularly visit research field sites, and coordinate and integrate work being pursued in field sites. Further, s/he will play the key leadership role in project oversight and implementation of project plans, ensuring that project deliverables are produced and activities carried out according to schedule.

    The Project Coordinator will ensure that emerging data from field sites is communicated to the Steering Committee and others as relevant.

    Finally, this job involves working on project budget adherence, taking a leadership role in all project communications, and managing data inputs and outputs.

    This is a full-time position requiring a high degree of leadership ability, motivational skills, and team building experience.

    Organizational relationships: He/she will be based at the ACC offices in Karen, Nairobi reporting directly to ACC Executive Director.

    He/she will also work closely the research coordinator working in McGill University in Canada to ensure smooth continuity of administrative tasks on both the East African and North American sides of project activities.

    Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • A doctorate in a field related to project themes,
  • Experience in research coordination and logistics,
  • Strong communication skills, with proven ability to initiate and follow-up interactions and complex communications with large groups;
  • Experience pursuing research in the social sciences, e.g. PhD research
  • Experience in fostering broad partnerships for project synergy
  • Ability to work in remote field sites with basic amenities;
  • Ability to take initiative, map out and delegate tasks, and follow up with individuals on tasks assigned.
  • Some familiarity with IT and web-based data systems.

    To Apply:

    If you possess the necessary qualifications and experience, send your application indicating current salary, a detailed CV, names of three referees and a daytime telephone contact, by Monday 29th December 2014 to:

    African Conservation Centre
    P.O. Box 15289-00509, Nairobi.

    Or submit by Email: hr@acc.or.ke

    quoting reference: ACC/ICAN/14.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted


    African Conservation Centre Natural Resource Management Specialist Job in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya

    Integrating Knowledge, Environment and Livelihood

    Job Title: Natural Resource Management Specialist

    Job location: African Conservation Centre Offices, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya.

    Contract Length: Two year, renewable based on performance

    The Position: This is a management position based in Nairobi and reporting to the Executive Director.

    You will have overall responsibility to lead the planning and development of ACC’s natural resource projects under its Integrated Watershed Management Programme and evaluate the social, economic and environmental impact to local communities in the conservation sector.

    African Conservation Centre (ACC) is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the development of African Conservation excellence.

    ACC’s primary aim is to bring together people and skills needed to build East Africa’s capacity to conserve wildlife through programs that conserve ecosystems and maintain continuous and open landscapes as well as improve income and livelihoods of local communities through sustainable utilization of wildlife and natural resources.

    ACC works in pastoral areas in Kenyan rangelands and seeks to establish strong community based institution structures across the East African countries to address common salient conservation and livelihood challenges through a three-tier approach which integrates knowledge, environment and livelihood.

    Key Responsibilities:

    The NRM Specialist will:

  • Serve as the lead technical advisor on issues relating to natural resource management primarily focusing on integrated watershed management along the Ewaso Ngiro South basin
  • Develop NRM strategies to ensure efficient use of and access to water and other natural resources for improvement of local livelihoods and provide a cost effective framework for monitoring and strategies for securing the ecological services provided by the natural resource base
  • Develop and enhance capacity of local communities to sustainably use and manage natural resources.
  • Work closely with partners to conduct economic valuations of key resources and apply results to improved NRM strategies
  • Identify and develop opportunities for economic benefits derived from NRM and biodiversity conservation efforts.
  • Ensure Community based Climate change adaptation considerations are incorporated across program activities
  • Advise on and implement effective, appropriate methodologies and frameworks for strengthening ACC’s accountability; monitor program effectiveness and review impact of projects and partnerships to ensure improvement and learning.

    Qualifications and Competencies:

    We seek candidates who are passionate, have at least 5 years’ progressive experience in the field of natural resource management with a strong emphasis in research, economic evaluation and natural resource planning.

    Education:

  • A Masters degree in the field of Environmental/Natural Resource Management or Biodiversity Conservation.

    Experience:

    The candidate should have

  • A strong research background with solid experience in community development and participatory natural resource management in dry land areas, and in integrated watershed management issues and climate change adaptation strategies;
  • Sound understanding of the sustainable livelihoods framework and ecosystem services with demonstrated strong skills in project design, economic assessment of programs;
  • Ability to analyze environmental issues and design sustainable interventions;
  • Resource mobilization;
  • Program monitoring and
  • Social impact assessment.

    The successful candidate will have a ‘can-do’ approach to deliver on plans. In addition, .you will have strong communication skills, be a team player, a person of high integrity with good interpersonal and conceptual skills working with cross functional teams in development areas and with partners.

    We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

    The successful candidate will enjoy joining an experienced and dynamic team working alongside community partners in a unique field and organizational space.

    To Apply:

    If you possess the necessary qualifications and experience, send your application detailing relevant qualifications and scope of relevant experience indicating current salary, a detailed CV, names of three referees and a daytime telephone contact, by Monday 29th December 2014 to:

    Email: hr@acc.or.ke quoting Reference: ACC/NRMS/14.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    African Conservation Centre is an equal opportunities employer.


    World Health Organization Drivers Jobs in Isiolo and Lodwar Kenya

    World Health Organization: The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.

    Vacancy Notice No: KEN/VN/2014/012

    Job Title: Driver

    2 Posts

    Deadline for applications: 31st December 2014

    Project: IVD Programme

    Grade: G2 Step 1

    Duty Station: Isiolo & Lodwar

    Contract type: Temporary Appointment

    Duration: 12 months (renewable)

    Date of Issue: December 2014

    Applications are hereby invited from suitable Kenya nationals to fill the above post.

    Terms of Reference:

    The incumbent will provide support as follows:

  • Driving WHO official vehicles in a manner compatible with recognized international road safety standards;
  • Maintain vehicle in good running order;
  • Proper cleaning, maintenance and servicing either directly or by advising in due course on major repairs or replacements to be effected;
  • Keeping daily log sheet of journeys undertaken in accordance with WHO instructions;
  • Undertake field trips - Transporting WHO and other officials to and from specified locations through out Kenya;
  • Reporting promptly accidents involving WHO vehicles and making reports of such events when necessary;
  • Performing any other related duties as required.

    Qualification/Knowledge:

  • Certificate of good conduct and good knowledge of vehicle mechanics, and must be in possession of a valid and clean driving license.
  • Language: Good knowledge of English and Kiswahili.
  • Experience: Minimum of 15 years driving experience, well conversant with Ministry of Health systems’ structure and procedures and extensive experience driving long distances preferably in the specific regions of the duty stations.

    Applications from women are particularly encouraged.

    Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for interview and priority will be given to interested persons already residing in the two duty stations.

    Applications to be sent to:

    The Operations Officer.
    WHO Kenya 4th floor ACK Garden House. 1st Ngong Avenue.
    P.O. Box 45335, 0100.
    Nairobi.


    National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya Finance Manager and Clerk of Works Job Vacancies

    National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya is an endowment fund registered under the Trustees (Perpetual Succession) Act Cap 164.

    It’s mandate is to enhance social and economic empowerment of persons with disabilities in Kenya.

    It seeks to fill the following posts:

    1. Finance Manager

    The successful applicant will be accountable to the Chief Executive Officer and will be engaged on a three-year renewable contract.

    Duties and responsibilities:

  • Overall management and co-ordination of the Finance Function by directing, planning and controlling of all aspects of reporting, budgeting, final accounts and liaising with auditors.
  • Undertake delegated duties of personnel and administration functions including transport management and purchase of supplies and equipments.
  • Assisting departmental heads with preparation of financial projections and the collection of debts.
  • Preparation of financial reports to the Board of Trustees and standing committees on operations, Investments and Assets Management.
  • Responsible for preparation of corporate accounts for audit and making of all statutory returns.
  • Quality assurance of services offered by the section through preparation and maintenance of checklists for monitoring and evaluation of out-puts.
  • Any other duties, which may be assigned by the Chief Executive.

    Qualifications:

  • A degree in Commerce or business related subjects.
  • CPA III
  • Member of ICPAK
  • MBA is an added advantage.
  • 5-6 years experience in a medium/large NGO, service institution or government.
  • Experience in organization development and management.
  • Good working knowledge of computers and accounting software applications.

    2. Clerk of Works

    The successful applicant will be accountable to the Programmes Manager and will be engaged on a two-year renewable contract.

    Duties and responsibilities:

  • To technically evaluate project proposals for accuracy and feasibility of BQs and architectural drawings.
  • To monitor and evaluate progress on various projects funded by the organization.

    Qualifications:

  • Possession of an Ordinary Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the supervision of building construction works. Membership to the Institute of Clerk of Works Kenya will be an added advantage.
  • Fluent in Kiswahili and English.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and make reports.
  • Ready to travel within the country.
  • Proficiency in Computers.
  • Exhibit understanding of duties and responsibilities of Clerk of Works for Building Construction.

    Each application to be handwritten stating your current remuneration package and must be accompanied by copies of relevant documents.

    The clearly marked applications are to be posted or delivered to:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya
    2nd Floor, Rehema House
    Standard Street/Kaunda Street
    P.O. Box 47857 - 00100
    Nairobi

    so as to be received on or before before 6th January, 2015 at 12.00 noon.


    Danish Refugee Council Jobs in Kenya

    The Danish Refugee Council is an international non-governmental organization that promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world.

    DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa region since 1997.

    The DRC Kenya Program is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

    1. Village Savings & Loans Officer

    2 Positions

    1 Based in Dadaab Refugee Camp, 1 Based in Nairobi

    The VSL Officer is directly responsible for programme management and coordination of the VSL activities in both the refugee and host communities with the aim of strengthening access to resources in order to strengthen food security and income generation.

    Requirements:

  • A university degree in business administration, commerce, microfinance or other relevant social science with at least 4 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in development work with a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in saving group approaches.
  • Must demonstrate sound understanding of general or global livelihoods and how VS&L contributes to improved self-reliance and livelihoods.
  • Strong analytical, report writing and capacity building skills.
  • Ability to work in an economically unstable and socially sensitive environments and willingness to take responsibility for personal security and adhere to DRC’s security guidelines

    2. Village Savings & Loans Assistant

    2 Positions

    1 Based in Dadaab Refugee Camp, 1 Based in Nairobi

    Under the supervision of the VSL Officer, the VSL Assistant will support all aspects of project implementation, including quality programming, capacity-building, monitoring and evaluation, documentation, compliance with both DRC’s and donor’s policies and procedures.

    Requirements:

  • Minimum of a diploma in business administration, microfinance or other relevant social science with at least 2 years working experience in development work with a minimum of 1 year demonstrated capacity in saving group approaches within an INGO in a refugee/IDP setting.
  • Must demonstrate sound understanding of key issues and trends in saving group interventions and ability to adapt to changing program and emergencies priorities.
  • Excellent mobilization, written and verbal communication skills, and able to work in an economically unstable and socially sensitive environment and willingness to take responsibility for personal security and adhere to DRC’s security guidelines

    3. Livelihoods Officer (Micro-enterprise Development)

    2 Positions

    1 Based in Mombasa, 1 Based in Nairobi

    The job holder will implement the Micro-enterprise Development (MED) component of the DRC livelihoods project in Nairobi and Kajiado counties targeting refugees and host communities. The incumbent will lead all aspects of project implementation, including quality programming, capacity-building, monitoring and evaluation, documentation, livelihoods global benchmarking in compliance with both DRC and donor policies and procedures.

    This position will require extensive travel to 6 project sites located in the 2 counties.

    Requirements:

  • Must possess a university degree in business administration, economics, entrepreneurship or community development with at least 4 years solid work experience in development work with a minimum 2-3 years demonstrated capacity in setting up and implementing livelihoods or income generating projects preferably within an INGO in a refugee/IDP setting,
  • Must possess skills or training in small business management, value-chain development, sustainable agriculture and other related sectors.
  • Prior experience working with local governments and stakeholders in implementation of projects.
  • Excellent mobilizations skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team; well organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Experience in working in harsh climatic conditions and willingness to take responsibility for personal security and adhere to DRC’s security guidelines

    4. Training Assistant

    3 Positions

    Based in Nairobi

    Working under the supervision of the Training Officer, the job holder will assist in conducting vocational skills assessments and document programme activities of the DRC funded urban refugee vocational training program in Nairobi.

    She/he will ensure that the project activities are well coordinated with beneficiaries, monitor training activities and ensure that reports are completed within the allocated time frame and to the quality standards stipulated by HAP, SPHERE and DRC in accordance with the project work plan.

    Requirements:

  • Must possess a university degree in education with a minimum 2-years working experience as a professional teacher/tutor in a government institution and/or with INGOs in the field of education and scholarship administration.
  • Possess a good understanding of the relationship between skills development and general livelihoods, team-player with solid networking skills and a capacity for intellectual leadership when working with colleagues and collaborators of different nationalities and cultural background.
  • Good public relations, leadership, decision-making and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent mobilization skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team; well organized, and able to prioritize

    5. Protection Assistant

    Based in Dadaab Refugee Camp

    The job holder will coordinate, manage and supervise the day to day running of the protection area as well as offer support in the implementation of other protection related activities that include GBV prevention and response activities.

    This includes: Design, plan & implement protection-centred activities for the residents living at the protection area, ensure facilities at the center are well managed and maintained, offer individual and other specialized case management services including psychosocial support to residents and hold regular meetings with residents to involve them in decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems.

    Requirements:

  • Must possess a university degree in gender studies, counseling, psychology or social work with at least 2 years working experience in protection, counseling, human rights and gender issues with refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and/or other vulnerable populations.
  • Must possess technical expertise and understanding of GBV root causes, prevention and response strategies, proven record of providing trainings and workshops on gender and GBV topics; demonstrate knowledge of gender and protection issues and their relevance in humanitarian settings.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff, beneficiaries, duty bearers and other stakeholders; diplomacy and assertiveness; the ability to respectfully discuss sensitive issues with a wide range of actors and sensitivity to and respect for a wide range of cultural beliefs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Somali society/language and refugee issues is highly desired
  • Experience in working in harsh climatic conditions and willingness to take responsibility for personal security and adhere to DRC’s security guidelines

    6. Livelihoods Assistant

    Based in Kakuma Refugee Camp

    Working under the supervision of the Livelihoods Officer, the job holder will support in the identification and initiation of sustainable livelihood interventions in the refugee camp for the target groups.

    This includes; identification of youth to benefit from training and scholarships, ensure relevant monitoring of the candidates, train loan clients on business management skills, group savings and loans and spearheading the marketing of clients’ products to external markets as well as distribution of startup kits to beneficiaries.

    Requirements:

  • Minimum of a diploma in business administration, economics, entrepreneurship or community development with at least 2 years solid work experience in development work with a minimum 1 year demonstrated capacity in setting up and implementing livelihoods or income generating projects preferably within an INGO in a refugee/IDP setting,
  • Skills or training in basic book keeping or administration is highly desirable.
  • Prior experience working with local governments and stakeholders in implementation of projects.
  • Excellent mobilizations skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team; well organized, and able to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Experience in working in harsh climatic conditions and willingness to take responsibility for personal security and adhere to DRC’s security guidelines

    7. Project Officer – Community Based Protection Initiative

    Based in Kakuma Refugee Camp

    The Project Officer will be directly responsible for rolling out a pilot project around Community Based Protection Initiatives (CDPI) in liaison with community members in the area of operation.

    This will involve: Ensuring that there is a consultative process with target beneficiaries and partners to develop and implement community based protection strategies; put in place protection initiatives which promote participation, community based and mainstreaming approaches; establish systems including those managed by target beneficiaries to ensure that individual cases identified at the field level are assessed and referred to relevant partners as appropriate (through the referral pathway) and in consultation with community members, assist in mapping and providing analyses on protection risks to target beneficiaries.

    Requirements:

  • Must possess a university degree in social sciences, community development or development studies.
  • A Master’s degree will be an added advantage with a minimum 3-4 years hands-on experience working within community-driven/led programming within an INGO setting in human rights, gender issues, with refugees, asylum-seekers, migrants or other vulnerable populations.
  • Proven experience in strategic development and programme design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Must possess skills and experience in participatory community development work and training expertise on human rights and protection mainstreaming;
  • Ability to transmit technical information to non-technical staff and people with basic or no literacy.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills and an ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English essential.
  • Excellent report writing skills is a must
  • Experience in working in harsh climatic conditions and willingness to take responsibility for personal security and adhere to DRC’s security guidelines

    Please note that the above positions are on a 1-year contract with possibility of extension.

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications and a CV.

    Applications should include contact details of three professional referees.

    One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager.

    Applications should be sent to: drcjobs@drckenya.org and have the subject heading and preferred duty station of the position that is being applied for.

    Deadline for receiving applications is 27th December, 2014.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Communications Officer Job in Narok, Kenya - SNV Netherlands Development Organization

    SNV Kenya is looking for a Kenyan national to fill a position of a:

    Communications Officer (Working 50% Within the MaMaSe project)

    SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

    Our global teams of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

    Introduction:

    The MaMaSe project is looking for an experienced communications professional for the period 2015-2017. MaMaSe is an ambitious project in which 17 partners are involved. The partner organizations are based in mainly the Netherlands and in Kenya. Groups of partners work on specific outputs that are grouped under so called Result Areas. The MaMaSe project has 5 Result Areas.

    The Communications Officer will be responsible for enhancing information sharing between the result areas and set-up a workflow for gathering project news as well as engaging and informing external target groups about the activities and reached milestones during the project.

    In addition, the Communications Officer is responsible for executing the strategic Communications and Visibility Plan. In this role he or she will liaise with the External Communications Officer at UNESCO-IHE in the Netherlands and the Communications Officer at WWF Kenya on a regular basis.

    Responsibilities

  • Take the lead in the development of the new website as part of an integrated knowledge sharing platform.
  • Produce and broadcast bi-monthly e-news letters
  • Responsible for the MaMaSe brand guide and correct use of logo's, colors and fonts
  • Assist Result Area leaders with communication activities by developing easy-to-use templates
  • Ensure that all website content is kept up to date and well presented
  • Write stories on the MaMaSe activities
  • Responsible for the content on Social Media and actively increasing the number of followers
  • Generate awareness about MaMaSe, its objectives, outputs and achievements within all project partner organizations and other interested partners
  • Facilitate communication between the MaMaSe partners
  • Encourage MaMaSe partners to share news, videos, photos and other interesting content for communication
  • Produce the MaMaSe media kit
  • Communicate the achievements, outcomes and benefits of MaMaSe to all relevant stakeholders
  • Develop an annual report with the communications objectives achieved in that year (monitoring & evaluation report)
  • Represent MaMaSe at (international) events

    Candidate Profile

  • Bachelor degree in Communications
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a similar position, with a focus on project communications
  • Excellent proficiency of English
  • Affinity with the water & development sector
  • Experience with CMS systems
  • Substantial knowledge of strategic communications planning and implementation
  • Experience with multi-stakeholder engagement
  • Cultural sensitive
  • Experience with producing and implementing multi-media content (audio visual materials)
  • Experience with graphic design (preferred)
  • Good knowledge of Swahili is and added value

    Contract duration: 2 Years initially

    Desired start date: January 15 2015

    Duty station: Narok, Kenya (With travel when required)

    How to Apply

    Please Click here to apply online Communications Officer Job in Narok, Kenya - SNV Netherlands Development Organization in our in-house recruitment system before 24th December, 2014.

    Your application should include a cover letter and a CV that contains 3 referees and putting the job title as your subject reference.

    Working at SNV: For more information, please visit our website: SNV Netherlands

    We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement.

    NB: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted

    Expires On 24-Dec-2014


    FAO Somalia Food Security Field Analyst Job in Dobley, Lower Juba

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

    Vacancy Announcement No: FAO/36/2014

    Issued on: 15 December 2014

    Deadline for Application: 28 December 2014

    Position Title: Food Security Field Analyst

    Grade Level: SC8

    Contract Type: National Personnel Project

    Duty Station: Dobley, Lower Juba

    Organizational Unit: FAO-Somalia

    Duration: 3 months

    Eligible Candidates: Somali nationals only

    Anticipated start date: Immediately

    General Description of Tasks and Objectives to be Achieved: Under the overall supervision of the Officer in Charge (O.I.C.) FAO Somalia and the FSNAU Chief Technical Adviser, and the direct supervision of the Food Security Technical Manager, the Food Security Field Analyst will provide programme support for monitoring and reporting of the food security situation at country office level.

    In particular s/he will

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Regularly monitor, analyze and report on the food and livelihood security situation within the duty coverage area, ensuring information, data and analysis is evidence-based, accurate and credible.
  • Undertake rapid assessments, baseline studies, and seasonal assessments as directed by the Food Security Technical Manager in collaboration with the nutrition and other food security colleagues.
  • Prepare and submit by the 26th day of each month monthly food and livelihood security reports for the duty coverage area following the prescribed monthly report format, content, coverage.
  • Develop and submit a monthly work plan at the start of each month for clearance from the Regional Supervisor detailing the Field Analyst’s planned monthly activities, including assessment and monitoring, travel and planned meetings/ workshops.. Notify regional supervisors immediately if there is any change to the work plan.
  • Undertake assessment and monitoring travel within duty coverage area to collect data, conduct focus and key informant interviews and assess the overall food security and livelihood situation as directed by the Food Security Technical Manager.
  • Supervise the data collection enumerators located within the duty coverage area to collect monthly main market and rural market data. Ensure data collected by enumerators is accurate, reliable, and submitted in a timely manner. Review enumerator data collection log book and undertake performance evaluations of enumerators.
  • Analyze main market and rural market data collected by enumerators within duty coverage area on a monthly basis and include in the monthly food and livelihood security report. The analysis should provide the context understanding of data collected in terms of current, seasonal and long-term trends and links to food and livelihood security analysis.
  • Send monthly main market and rural market data to Nairobi by the 26th of every month and the livelihood related market data to Nairobi by the 2nd of every month in order to meet monthly deliverable deadlines.
  • Collaborate with the Field Nutritionist - to ensure consistency of food security and nutrition information.
  • Identify emerging issues related to food and livelihood security, nutrition and vulnerability and make recommendations for further investigation and analysis.
  • Participate in local government and civil society capacity development activities as requested/ required.
  • Represent and serve as an outreach focal point for FSNAU on technical food and livelihood security issues in duty coverage area following FSNAU representation and outreach protocols.
  • Communicate with the Food Security Technical Manager and Chief Technical Adviser as needed and with all relevant staff.
  • Ensure compliance with all security regulations and recommendations.
  • Any other duties as requested by the Food Security Technical Manager or Chief Technical Adviser

    Minimum Requirements

    Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Agribusiness/ Agriculture, Veterinary
  • Medicine/ Animal Biology, Geography or related field

    Work Experience

  • Three (3) years relevant work experience in food security and/ or nutrition assessments/ analysis.
  • Experience with different methods of information collection and analysis.
  • Strong critical thinking, writing ability and data analysis skills.
  • Good knowledge of Somalia and flexibility to travel regularly within the duty coverage area.
  • Ability to deliver outputs for which s/he has responsibility to meet deadlines and meet quality standards.
  • Ability to work successfully in a multicultural environment.

    Languages:

  • Working knowledge (level C) of the FAO official language used for communication within the country (English, French or Spanish) and working knowledge of the local language(s) is required.

    IT Skills:

  • Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Exchange) etc.
  • Ability to use accounting software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make enquiries, retrieve/define ad hoc reports and analyses and edit results in appropriate format.

    Office Management Skills:

  • Systematic, well structured and efficient approach to work assignments.
  • Analytical ability, accuracy and consistency.
  • Exercise diligence and care in dealing with records and expenditures.

    Interpersonal Communications and Teamwork Skills:

  • The incumbent must possess a cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to work in an international environment.
  • Tact and courtesy.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural background.

    To Apply:

    Send your application to:

    Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. FAO/36/2014 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal Profile Form (PPF) available FAO Somalia Food Security Field Analyst Job in Dobley, Lower Juba

    E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to HR-Somalia@fao.org

    Applications must be received by the deadline.

    Late applications will not be considered.

    We regret that due to the high number of applications, only short listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.


    FAO Somalia Nutrition Analyst Job in Hargeisa

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

    Vacancy Announcement No: FAO/35/2014

    Issued on: 15 December 2014

    Deadline for Application: 28 December 2014

    Position Title: Nutrition Analyst

    Grade Level: SC9

    Contract Type: National Personnel Project

    Duty Station: Hargeisa

    Organizational Unit: FAO-Somalia

    Duration: 3 months

    Eligible Candidates: Somali nationals only

    Anticipated start date: Immediately

    General Description of Tasks and Objectives to be Achieved: Under the overall supervision of the FAO Somalia Officer in Charge (O.I.C.), the FSNAU Chief Technical Adviser (CTA), and under direct supervision of the Nutrition Technical Manager, the Nutrition Analyst will provide programme support in the monitoring and reporting of the food security situation in Somalia.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead nutrition situation analysis in North West region of Somalia ( Somaliland), by developing and maintaining an up-to-date work plan for the NW region, and coordinate its implementation
  • Coordinate data collection through the nutritional surveillance system (nutrition surveys, rapid assessments, health facilities, sentinel sites surveillance)
  • Analyze data generated through the nutritional surveillance system (assessments, sentinel sites surveillance) using the appropriate computer software (E.g. Epi info and nutrisurvey)
  • Provide technical and operational support and guidance to the zonal team and Identify and strengthen partnerships.
  • Ensure monthly and quarterly reports are submitted to the Nutrition Technical Manager in Nairobi on a timely basis
  • Identify capacity deficits among staff members in the NW zone and recommend appropriate ways of addressing them
  • Ensure compliance to FAO administrative guidelines by staff members in the zone (with particular attention to those related to travel procedures and security). Budget, manage and account for finances for the various activities undertaken within the zone.
  • Identify capacity deficits among partners in Somaliland and take steps to build their capacity through (SMART training, supervisor training, data analysis/reporting)
  • Set up and conduct training for the technical focal points of partner agencies in the designated zone
  • Coordinate with partners at country, zonal and regional levels during surveillance and dissemination of Nutrition information
  • Support the team in the development and maintenance of professional relationships with key partners in Somaliland and Nairobi.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of specific research initiatives related to nutrition and food security in Somalia.
  • Ensure that the nutrition databases are maintained and updated with relevant information from the relevant zone
  • Represent the FSNAU Nutrition team in interagency and nutrition cluster meetings as directed by the Nutrition Technical Manager and in line with key areas of FAO’s programme work and research.
  • Contribute to the production and dissemination of nutrition information through FSNAU’s routine bulletins.
  • Contribute to the nutrition assessment reports produced by other team members providing constructive criticism and additional input and advice where appropriate.
  • Provide support to cover the gaps and delegate the relevant responsibilities and activities to the remaining team members to ensure all areas of the project are being supported in the absence of key responsible staff and in consultation with the Nutrition Technical Manager., Co-ordinate all information flow from field staff to a central point during onset of sudden shocks such as conflict and floods
  • Monitor communication with partners in relation to assessment planning and analysis – linked to improved coordination at Nairobi and field level.
  • Disseminate information and communication through ad-hoc reports, contributions to other reports (FSNAU, UNDP, OCHA) to interested parties
  • Act as mentor to all new field Nutrition Analysts
  • Manage the field staff based in Somaliland and review their performance /evaluation
  • Perform other related duties as required.

    Minimum Requirements

    Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics Nutrition, Public Health or related field.

    Work Experience

  • Five (5) years relevant work experience in nutrition analysis
  • Proficiency in analytical software including SPSS, EPinfo, ENA
  • Previous experience working in Somalia will be an added advantage.

    Technical Competencies

  • Advanced data interpretation and analysis skills
  • Excellent communication skills to build understanding and support
  • Flexibility to engage in in continuous learning
  • Excellent planning and organization skills in order to deliver quality results
  • Good understanding of FAO’s mandate and its global context
  • Ability to work cohesively in a team, good networking and partnership skills.

    Languages:

  • Working knowledge (level C) of the FAO official language used for communication within the country (English, French or Spanish) and working knowledge of the local language(s) is required.

    IT Skills:

  • Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Exchange) etc.
  • Ability to use accounting software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make enquiries, retrieve/define ad hoc reports and analyses and edit results in appropriate format.

    Office Management Skills:

  • Systematic, well structured and efficient approach to work assignments. Analytical ability, accuracy and consistency.
  • Exercise diligence and care in dealing with records and expenditures.

    Interpersonal Communications and Teamwork Skills:

  • The incumbent must possess a cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to work in an international environment.
  • Tact and courtesy.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural background.

    To Apply:

    Send your application to:

    Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. FAO/35/2014 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal Profile Form (PPF) available FAO Somalia Nutrition Analyst Job in Hargeisa

    E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to HR-Somalia@fao.org

    Applications must be received by the deadline.

    Late applications will not be considered.

    We regret that due to the high number of applications, only short listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.


    FAO Somalia Senior Nutrition Analyst Job in Mogadishu

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

    Vacancy Announcement No: FAO/34/2014

    Issued on: 15 December 2014

    Position Title: Senior Nutrition Analyst

    Grade Level: SC10

    Contract Type: National Personnel Project

    Duty Station: Mogadishu

    Organizational Unit: FAO-Somalia

    Duration: 3 months

    Eligible Candidates: Somali nationals only

    Anticipated start date: Immediately

    General Description of Tasks and Objectives to be Achieved: Under the overall supervision of the Officer in Charge (O.I.C) FAO Somalia and the direct supervision of the Nutrition Technical Manager, the Senior Nutrition Analyst will undertake nutritional analysis and supervision of Somalia based team in a designated zone or region and takes a lead role, including capacity building of the team, on sampling and nutrition surveillance methodologies issues.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead in refining the quality of data collection for the Nairobi team and will be the focal point for liaising and coordinating with the research team of FSNAU.
  • Lead in the technical development of a pilot sentinel site surveillance system for Somalia.
  • Maintain responsibility for analyzing and reporting on the nutrition situation analysis in designated zones/regions of Somalia.
  • Develop, update and implement the work plan for the designated zones/regions in collaboration with the nutrition team.
  • Budget, manage and account for finances for the various activities undertaken in the zone.
  • Manage the FSNAU human resources in assigned regions/zone (staff performance reviews/evaluation) to ensure monthly deliverables, assisting in the logistical coordination of assessments and conduct periodic performance evaluations as prescribed by management.
  • Develop and update the sampling techniques applied by the nutrition team in nutrition assessments with a specific focus on second stage segmentation, and PPS for cluster and household selection.
  • Facilitate further piloting of the small sample cluster surveys for appropriate use in assessments in Somalia, and explore the possibilities for sentinel site surveillance in the north.
  • Provide mentoring, capacity building and training on nutrition surveillance, sampling and analysis to the Nairobi nutrition analysts and field based nutrition staff.
  • Act as focal point for the nutrition unit to the baseline and applied research unit of FSNAU, identifying research opportunities and promoting collaboration in line with the nutrition unit work plan.
  • Represent the FSNAU nutrition project in interagency working groups and nutrition cluster meetings as necessary.
  • Contribute to production and dissemination of nutrition information through FSNAU’s publications.
  • Contribute to developing, piloting, implementation and utilization of standard technical guidelines for all project activities.
  • Undertake other tasks related to the project as required.
  • In the absence of the Nutrition Technical Manager, undertake the relevant roles as assigned/delegated, including supervision and budget control.

    Minimum Requirements

    Education

  • Master’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics Nutrition, Public Health or related field.
  • Work Experience
  • Seven (7) years field experience in nutrition, preferably with international organizations.
  • Experience in nutrition surveillance activities in Somalia or other countries in transition or emergency.
  • Understanding of food security and health issues and evidence of broad understanding of the influences on nutrition.
  • Experience in field nutrition project implementation/management, preferably in emergency situations and experience in training, assessments and analysis.

    Technical Competencies

  • Advanced level of competence in data analysis

  • Confidence and clarity in oral and written communication skills to build understanding and support.
  • Planning, organizing and delivering quality results and interest to engage in continuous learning.
  • Understanding FAO mandate and its global context.

    Languages:

  • Working knowledge (level C) of the FAO official language used for communication within the country (English, French or Spanish) and working knowledge of the local language(s) is required.

    IT Skills:

  • Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Exchange) etc.
  • Ability to use accounting software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make enquiries, retrieve/define ad hoc reports and analyses and edit results in appropriate format.

    Office Management Skills:

  • Systematic, well structured and efficient approach to work assignments.
  • Analytical ability, accuracy and consistency.
  • Exercise diligence and care in dealing with records and expenditures.

    Interpersonal Communications and Teamwork Skills:

  • The incumbent must possess a cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to work in an international environment.
  • Tact and courtesy.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural background.

    To Apply:

    Send your application to:

    Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. FAO/34/2014 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal Profile Form (PPF) available FAO Somalia Senior Nutrition Analyst Job in Mogadishu

    E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to HR-Somalia@fao.org

    Applications must be received by the deadline.

    Late applications will not be considered.

    Deadline for Application: 28 December 2014

    We regret that due to the high number of applications, only short listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.


    IOM Senior Security Assistant Job in Kakuma, Kenya

    Position Title: Senior Security Assistant

    Position Grade: G-6

    Duty Duration: Kakuma, Kenya

    Type of Contract: Special Short Term Contract

    Duration of Contract: 6 -9 months, with possibility of extension

    Job Ref: IOMKE/SVN/068/2014

    Seniority band: Band 3

    Job family: Staff Security

    Organizational unit: SSU

    Position number: N/A

    Position rated: Yes

    Subject to rotation: No

    Reporting directly to: Head of Sub-office , Kakuma

    Overall supervision by: Field Security Officer

    Managerial responsibility:N/A

    Directly reporting staff: No

    Organizational Context and Scope: Under the overall supervision of the FSO Nairobi, the direct supervision of the Head of Sub Office in Kakuma and in coordination with the National Security Officer, the incumbent will be responsible to maintain and coordinate Security Plans for the Sub Office and in close cooperation with the FSO, monitor IOM operations in the area of responsibility and advise the HoSO regarding security and safety of IOM staff and property.

    Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Coordinates all security related activities with the Head of Sub Office in Nairobi, as defined by the FSO.
  • Maintains a close working relationship with UNDSS and other UN Security Officers and offices, Government Security Services, International organizations and private security personnel, to ensure appropriate lines of communications are established for all aspects of staff safety and security in the Sub Office.
  • Monitors and tracks all staff travels and advises staff regarding Security Clearances to ensure all staff is adhering with existing tracking and travel procedures.
  • Ensures that security administration activities (Security Clearances, ISECT profiles, staff lists etc) are properly completed and archived for future access as required.
  • Ensures all missions from the sub office are MOSS compliant prior to departure.
  • Supervises and trains guards as directed by the FSO. Advises staff in residential security issues.
  • Ensures all relevant security information is immediately disseminated in a timely manner to the relevant IOM field office and its staff, FSO and National Security Officer
  • Assists in conducting security assessments/evaluations of offices, vehicles and projects activities and offers appropriate mitigation recommendations. Is fully conversant with and undertakes an active role in the development and implementation of evacuation/emergency security plans in coordination with the FSO.
  • Provides updated security information to all IOM staff and a detailed security briefing to all new staff members entering the mission.
  • Assures that all staff completes the mandatory security trainings (UNDSS Basic and Advanced Security in the Field online training CD).
  • Is fully competent in and undertakes the coordination of travel security for the sub office staff.
  • In co-ordination with the Head of Sub office and FSO coordinates medical evacuations when required.
  • Investigates and reports security breaches/incidents within the area of responsibility, works closely with the Government police in efforts to ensure IOM staff, its assets and interests are protected while ensuring strict confidentiality.
  • Assists the supervisors in establishing policies and procedures for reviewing crisis situations as directed by the FSO.
  • Prepares draft security plans for specific areas within the missions area of operation including all aspects related to development, implementation and updating of the plans in close cooperation with the FSO.
  • Supervises the contracted guards in the performance of services, including fire control, first aid procedures, use of equipment and operation of the automated alarm and video surveillance systems if installed. Where training in fire control and first aid is found to be deficient coordinates with the contractor to ensure such training is undertaken.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as may be requested by the National Security Officer or FSO.

    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

  • Interfaces with the UNDSS, safety/security counterparts, relevant government agencies, and other stakeholders to prepare adequate responses to security management challenges
  • 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

    Leadership and Negotiation

  • Convinces others to share resources
  • Actively identifies opportunities for and promotes organizational change Presents goals as shared interests
  • Articulates vision to motivate colleagues and follows through with commitments

    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

  • Applies knowledge of and supports the implementation of IOM and UNDSS safety / security policies / procedures in efforts to enhance staff security
  • Anticipates and prepares adequate responses to matters affecting staff safety/security
  • Displays availability outside of regular hours to respond to challenges 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.

    Education and Experience

  • Completed bachelor’s degree in Social science, public administration, police/military courses in an accredited academic institution and a combination of relevant military/police training on procedures and practices.
  • A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible senior technical experience in National or international Military, Police or other organization, Security management.
  • A minimum of 2 years work experience in an international organizations or the United Nations.
  • Experience in conducting security assessments and security briefings.
  • Good political and social knowledge of the country.
  • Proven experience in supervising staff and leading a team.
  • Computer literacy with a high degree of proficiency in commonly used applications such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel is required.
  • The ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with others with diverse professional backgrounds is required.
  • The ability to handle a heavy workload efficiently with minimal supervision and understanding the importance of close teamwork is highly regarded.
  • In security/emergency services dedication to one’s duty is paramount and flexibility and commitment to these duties in an emergency will be expected and appreciated.
  • Training in emergency and disaster response is an added advantage.
  • The readiness to undergo all required security trainings.

    Languages

    Required

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili.

    Advantageous

  • Turkana

    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: 29 December 2014

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


    CAP Youth Empowerment Institute Kenya Project Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Title: Project Coordinator

    Supervisor: Senior Manager

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    About the organization: CAP Youth Empowerment Institute Kenya, supported by MasterCard Foundation, is established to provide Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) for disadvantaged youth with particular focus on women to get equitable, qualitative learning and access to promising labour market oriented opportunities, savings and credit that support their pathways to safe and positive futures.

    The key purpose of the organization is to assist 10,000 disadvantaged youth to make informed choices, develop labour-market oriented employability skills and access job placements, savings and enterprise development support.

    Purpose of the Role: The Project Coordinator will be charged with the responsibility of overseeing the operations of the Centres, support in project implementation and ensure that all Centre activities take place in accordance with the program calendar.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively network with local authorities, partners and stakeholders for the success of the program.
  • Monitor and oversee the student selection process and ensure that all students admitted in the center adhere to program admission criteria.
  • Forming linkages with various partners to obtain internship and placement opportunities for the students.
  • Ensure that Centres acquire internship and placement opportunities for the students.
  • Hold regular meetings with Centre staff to get updates on the progress of the Centres and address any challenges arising.
  • Closely monitor facilitators and Centre Coordinators performance to be able to continually improve the performance of the Centres.
  • Ensure that Centre activities are implemented in accordance with the program guidelines.
  • Develop and build positive relationships with different stake holders from different industries.
  • Actively create awareness and promote the program.
  • Prepare and submit accurate reports in line with the project requirements.
  • Carry out post placement studies to assess the progress of the students at the work place.
  • Conduct employers’ satisfaction studies from time to time to get feedback from employers.
  • Use the feedback obtained from the post placement studies to make any necessary changes that will have positive impact on the program.
  • Maintain a list of partners supporting the program.
  • Ensure that Centres prepare monthly budgets, review them and submit them for approval.
  • Ensure that Centres have all the necessary supplies to operate smoothly. Identify and propose potential organizations to partner with.
  • Maintain constant communication with the Centres to get updates on the Centre progress.
  • Coordinate program mobilization initiatives to recruit students into the program.
  • Supervise staff in implementation of project activities, strategies and procedures.
  • Provide hands on training to Centre staff in the running of the Centres.

    Qualifications, Experience and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work or sociology or community development.
  • Two years’ work experience in project management.
  • Previous experience in implementing a youth project.
  • Understanding the project cycle management.
  • Honesty and Integrity Excellent Training skills
  • Good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills Interested
  • Strong report writing skills and networking skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

    How to Apply

    This position is on full time basis.

    To express interest in this opportunity, send your CV and cover letter to recruitment.capyei@gmail.com

    Cover letter should be pasted on the body of the email and not as an attachment.

    Applicants are required to quote their current and expected salary.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Closing Date: 31st January 2015


    M-KOPA Service Center Managers Jobs in Kenya

    Job Title: M-KOPA Service Center Managers

    M-KOPA LLC was established in 2011 after successful trials of innovative, embedded mobile services.

    M-KOPA’s first product, a mobile enabled solar home lighting system is available in Kenya where it provides clean, affordable energy to consumers, made accessible through machine-to-machine technology and mobile payments.

    To further strengthen our Sales force and riding on the introduction and success of the launch of our latest product range we would like to recruit Service Center Managers to various openings throughout Kenya.

    Job Description / Responsibilities

    The Service Center Manager is responsible for:

  • Driving the sales in his/her territory
  • Hiring Direct Sales Representatives for their territory
  • Training Direct Sales Representatives for their territory
  • Supervising/Mentoring Direct Sales Representatives for their territory
  • Achieving and surpassing territory sales targets
  • Maintaining accurate stock records
  • Selective feedback on progress of operations
  • Addressing territory queries and follow ups
  • Supervising his/her Deputy Service Center Manager

    Skills and Experience

  • At least 2 years’ experience in direct field sales
  • Aptitude for sales and the drive to achieve and exceed targets
  • Good communication skills
  • A strong understanding of their given territory to be based in. (Coast/Eastern/Rift Valley/Central)

    Application

    To apply, send your CV and application letter to applications@m-kopa.com with the subject ‘SCM’

    Due to the large number of applications we receive, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    Prior unsuccessful candidates may re apply if a period of 8 months has elapsed from prior application


    Rasul Al Akram Academy Day & Boarding Boys’ Secondary School Teaching Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Rasul Al Akram Academy is a boys boarding secondary school offering the 8 – 4 – 4 Kenya curriculum. The institution is founded on strong Religious tenets and ethos with the motto, “Targeting all round excellence.”

    The school is situated in the serene Karen area along Lang’ata Road, Nairobi with an ambience which is highly conducive for studies and spiritual growth.

    We have excellent infrastructure, well equipped laboratories for teaching of sciences and qualified staff. We have a record of good academic performance in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and in the co – curricula activities.

    Applications are invited from qualified, self driven and results oriented teachers to join our team of dedicated staff. Minimum qualification is a Diploma in Sec. Education/BEd or a BA/BSc degree with a post graduate diploma in Education.

    The applicant must have one of the following subject combinations and be passionate in mentoring students to excel.

    Subject Combination:

  • English / History
  • Mathematics / Physics
  • Mathematics / Chemistry
  • Kiswahili / Geography
  • Biology / Chemistry
  • Kiswahili / History
  • Islamic Religious Education / Arabic

    Applications and testimonials should be sent to the

    Principal, Rasul Al Akram Academy
    P.O Box 33058-00600,
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Tel : +254- 20-2404963/ +254 -714810191

    Email: rasulboys@gmail.com

    before 22nd December 2014

    Rasul Al Akram Academy: “Targeting all round excellence!”


    AAR Insurance Sales Executive Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Position: Sales Executives

    Where: AAR Insurance (K) Ltd

    Location: Nairobi

    We are looking for talented, creative and innovative team players excited about an opportunity to grow their sales careers in one of the leading insurance companies in the region

    Key Requirements

  • Education: Minimum requirement KCSE C. Diploma in business administration/Marketing will be an added advantage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Well groomed and presentable
  • Age : 25 years and above
  • Candidates below 25 yrs must have at-least 3 years sales experience Must be ambitious and focused to succeed in sales career under minimum supervision
  • 2 to 4 years sales experience in Sales and Marketing.
  • COP/ACII qualification an added advantage
  • Certificate of good conduct

    Remuneration: Generous commission based incentives

    If interested, please forward your CV and application letter to dadungu@aar.co.ke and david.adungu@aar-insurance.com

    Closing Date: 20/12/2014


    Pact Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist (OVC Support Project) Job in Kenya

    Position Title: Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist

    Office Location: Kenya

    Supervisor Name: Chief of Party, TBD

    Supervisor Title: Chief of Party

    New or Replacement: New

    Replacement for: N/A

    Full or Part-Time: Full time

    Project End Date: 2020

    Pact Overview: At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities.

    Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.

    Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides.

    Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

    Department Overview: Pact seeks an Economic Strengthening/Livelihoods Specialist for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC.

    This position is contingent on award.

    Position Purpose: Reporting to the Chief of Party and OVC Manager, the Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist will be responsible for the technical aspects of project implementation that relate household economic strengthening activities.

    She/he will advise and support the OVC Manager and COP, providing technical direction to project implementation and ensuring the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements.

    She/he will take technical leadership role designing and promoting use of low-risk activities to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary interventions across the project.

    She/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and start-of-the-art household economic strengthening approaches/strategies that address the different levels of household vulnerability.

    Key Responsibilities

    Specific Duties:

  • Ensure high-quality technical programming related to economic strengthening and livelihoods generation at the household level
  • Advise and support the COP and OVC Manager in providing technical direction to project implementation, including but not limited to providing input into and assure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met
  • Design and promote use of low-risk activities to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary interventions across the project
  • Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact and USAID resources
  • Provide regular written/oral program progress updates, as requested
  • Any other tasks as assigned by COP or OVC Manager

    Basic Requirements

    Skills and Abilities

    Leadership

  • Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations
  • Deep understanding of Pact’s strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good
  • Consistently works within internal process and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills
  • Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives

    Project Management

  • Strong planning and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences
  • Ability to problem-solve difficult issues
  • Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities
  • Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • Proficiency in developing and managing a budget

    Technical Skills

  • Strong experience in one of Pact’s technical areas or a support function
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations
  • High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems

    People Management

  • Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback
  • Ability to mentor others

    Preferred Qualifications

  • At a minimum, a Master’s Degree in commerce, economics, business management and administration or related field
  • At least five years of experience managing complex development projects, with least two of these years working in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya. During this period she/he should have been involved in the design, implementation, reporting and evaluation of evidence-based economic/livelihood projects for vulnerable groups.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level

    Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

    We encourage interested applicants to submit their applications to the attention of Pact HR Office in Kenya via the following email address: kenyahr@pactworld.org clearly indicating in the subject field of your email Economics Strengthening Specialist (OVC) by 29th December 2014.

    All applicants should submit their application with a detailed CV, which should include names and contacts of 3 referees.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Pact OVC Manager (OVC Support Project) Job in Kenya

    Position Title: OVC Manager

    Office Location: Kenya

    Supervisor Name: Chief of Party, TBD

    Supervisor Title: Chief of Party

    New or Replacement: New

    Replacement for: N/A

    Full or Part-Time: Full time Project

    End Date: 2020

    Pact Overview: At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities.

    Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.

    Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides.

    Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

    Department Overview: Pact seeks an OVC Manager for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC.

    This position is contingent on award.

    Position Purpose: Reporting to the Chief of Party, the OVC Manager will be responsible for the technical aspects of project implementation that relate to community and families, and ensure strong linkages with facility- level and other service delivery points.

    She/he will advise and support the COP in providing technical direction to project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements.

    She/he will take technical leadership role in coordination with GOK, local community organizations, and other partners.

    She/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and state-of-the-art social service delivery approaches.

    Key Responsibilities

    Specific Duties:

  • Ensure high-quality technical programming related to community and families, through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements
  • Advise and support the COP in providing technical direction to project implementation, including but not limited to providing input into and assure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met and assist implementing partners/grantees in setting up reporting and tracking systems to provide such information in an efficient and timely manner
  • Ensure effective coordination and communication between each partner organization
  • Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact and USAID resources
  • Ensure provision of management support and technical assistance to grantees on program design, budget/work plan development, and M&E planning
  • Provide regular written/oral program progress updates, as requested
  • Ensure that the most up-to-date information regarding the programs or initiatives shared via a range of mechanisms: including reports, newsletters, and the Internet
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the COP Basic Requirements

    Skills and Abilities

    Leadership

  • Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations
  • Deep understanding of Pact’s strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good
  • Consistently works within internal process and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills
  • Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives

    Project Management

  • Strong planning and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences
  • Ability to problem-solve difficult issues
  • Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities
  • Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • Proficiency in developing and managing a budget

    Technical Skills

  • Strong experience in one of Pact’s technical areas or a support function
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations
  • High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems

    People Management

  • Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback
  • Ability to mentor others

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Eight years of experience implementing OVC programs in a development context, with five of these years in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya. During this period she/he should have been involved with social services and or public health project design, implementation, reporting and evaluation
  • Experience at a mid- or senior level in at least three of the following areas: child protection, household economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; quality improvement; social service systems strengthening, including social services workforce; M&E; and operations research
  • Five years demonstrated experience in managing, coordinating and supervising a team working with local community organizations, families and communities
  • At least five years demonstrated skills in project design, implementation and reporting, preferably for USG funded programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level
  • At a minimum, a Master’s Degree in social sciences or related field
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language
  • Strong writing skills about program activities, outcomes and impact

    Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

    We encourage interested applicants to submit their applications to the attention of Pact HR Office in Kenya via the following email address: kenyahr@pactworld.org clearly indicating in the subject field of your email OVC Manager by 29th December 2014.

    All applicants should submit their application with a detailed CV, which should include names and contacts of 3 referees.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Pact Chief of Party (OVC Support Project) Job in Kenya

    Position Title: Chief of Party

    Office Location: Kenya

    Supervisor Title: Country Director, Kenya

    New or Replacement: New

    Replacement for: N/A

    Full or Part-Time: Full time

    Project End Date: 2020

    Pact Overview: At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities.

    Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.

    Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides.

    Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

    Department Overview: Pact seeks a Chief of Party for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC.

    This position is contingent on award.

    Position Purpose: Reporting to the Kenya Country Director, the Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the overall management and operations of the project. She/he will supervise project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements.

    The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners.

    The COP position requires political savvy, as she/he will interact with numerous GOK institutions and senior-level national and county-level government officials.

    Key Responsibilities

    Specific Duties:

  • Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements
  • Participate in the technical and programmatic design of award and partner programs; represent Pact in negotiating with donors and partners
  • Manage all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans; guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports
  • Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources
  • Ensure compliance with HQ and USAID requirements, policies and regulations.
  • Act as liaison to relevant donors and the local government
  • As relevant, manage all local grantmaking mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policy; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs.
  • Provide training and mentoring to partners to strengthen capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations
  • Recruit and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact HR policies;
  • Oversee the management and development of project office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact’s values are practised

    Basic Requirements

    Skills and Abilities

    Leadership

  • Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations
  • Deep understanding of Pact’s strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good
  • Consistently works within internal process and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills
  • Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives

    Project Management

  • Strong planning and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences
  • Ability to problem-solve difficult issues
  • Ability to multi-task with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities
  • Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • Proficiency in developing and managing a budget

    Technical Skills

  • Strong experience in one of Pact’s technical areas or a support function
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations
  • High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems

    People Management

  • Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback
  • Ability to mentor others

    Preferred Qualifications

  • At least seven years experience in managing complex orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) programs, social services programs, and/or public health programs of similar scope and size is desired;
  • At least seven years experience as senior staff in at least three of the following areas: child protection, economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; social service systems strengthening; quality improvement/quality assurance; M&E; and operations research preferred;
  • At least five years international experience in development, managing, overseeing, or evaluating comprehensive social services programs of similar size and complexity, with USAID experience preferred;
  • At least five years demonstrated skills and experience in partnership building, especially with the Government of Kenya, donors, private sector, NGO and local community organizations;
  • At least seven years of experience in program management and administration, financial management, award cooperative agreement compliance, subaward management, and tracking project performance and costs;
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language;
  • At least a Master’s Degree in social sciences, public health, management, business administration, or a related field required;
  • Strong management and communication skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, ability to create synergies where applicable, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description.

    Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

    We encourage interested applicants to submit their applications to the attention of Pact HR Office in Kenya via the following email address: kenyahr@pactworld.org clearly indicating in the subject field of your email Chief of Party (OVC) by 29th December 2014.

    All applicants should submit their application with a detailed CV, which should include names and contacts of 3 referees.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Pact Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (OVC Support Project) Job in Kenya

    Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

    Office Location: Kenya

    Supervisor Name: Chief of Party, TBD

    Supervisor Title: Chief of Party

    New or Replacement: New

    Replacement for: N/A

    Full or Part-Time: Full time

    Project End Date: 2020

    Pact Overview: At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities.

    Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.

    Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides.

    Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

    Department Overview: Pact seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC.

    This position is contingent on award.

    Position Purpose: The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will report to the COP and will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts.

    He/she will lead analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement and overall data management.

    He/she will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidates program reports, and promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned.

    He/she will support all the technical staff in M&E functions and will manage any M&E related staff in the program.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Assist partners to develop strong M&E systems that will allow accountability for programming to Pact and to the donor
  • Providing training and mentoring support to partners and staff to ensure the implementation of strong M&E systems
  • Assist with development of the Performance Management Plan for the project, including decision on and definition of key indicators, targets and systems for measurements
  • Assist the OVC Manager and COP to design the overall measurement system for the project to include outcome measures at the end of the project
  • Collect, aggregate, analyze and visual data for the project for reporting to Pact and to the donor.

    Basic Requirements

    Skills and Abilities

    Leadership

  • Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations
  • Deep understanding of Pact’s strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good
  • Consistently works within internal process and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills
  • Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives

    Project Management

  • Strong planning and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences
  • Ability to problem-solve difficult issues
  • Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities
  • Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • Proficiency in developing and managing a budget

    Technical Skills

  • Strong experience in one of Pact’s technical areas or a support function
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations
  • High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems

    People Management

  • Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback
  • Ability to mentor others

    Preferred Qualifications

  • A post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as mathematics, business, statistics, or international relations
  • At least seven years of experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluating activities for complex programs in developing countries
  • A firm command of the M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality integrated service and support programs
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives of this project (e.g. service integration and performance against each result area)
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the project’s activities and support project supervision
  • Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on program and program outcomes and impacts
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language

    Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

    We encourage interested applicants to submit their applications to the attention of Pact HR Office in Kenya via the following email address: kenyahr@pactworld.org clearly indicating in the subject field of your email Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (OVC) by 29th December 2014.

    All applicants should submit their application with a detailed CV, which should include names and contacts of 3 referees.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Pact Finance Manager (OVC Support Project) Job in Kenya

    Position Title: Finance Manager

    Office Location: Kenya

    Supervisor Name: Chief of Party, TBD

    Supervisor Title: Chief of Party

    New or Replacement: New

    Replacement for: N/A

    Full or Part-Time: Full time

    Project End Date: 2020

    Pact Overview: At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities.

    Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.

    Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides.

    Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

    Department Overview: Pact seeks a Finance Manager for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC.

    This position is contingent on award.

    Position Purpose: Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Finance Manager will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial management, including financial systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting and accounting for Pact and all partners.

    Key Responsibilities

    General Financial Management

  • Design and implement systems and procedures following Pact standards adapted to handle specific country constraints and conditions, yet ensuring effective internal controls and minimizing risks
  • Supervise the finance team in reviewing cash receipts and disbursement transactions such as but not limited to travel, advances and liquidations of sub-grantee expenses, and vendor transactions – ensuring adequacy of supporting documents and appropriate cost accounting allocations
  • Work with the relevant Departments (Programs, M&E, etc.) on integrated management of all project finances to ensure effective use of resources in order to achieve program objectives in compliance of all donor requirements
  • Provide training and/or guidance to field staff on Pact policies, procedures and requirements; donor guidelines, procedures and requirements; rules and regulations
  • Review monthly Financial Reports from field programs for completeness and accuracy; ensure appropriate budget approvals, and submit to HQ Finance department Sub-award Management

  • In collaboration with the Agreements Management Department, design, develop, and adapt policies, guidelines and criteria for the management of sub-recipient and subcontractor financing using the Pact worldwide standards for the conditions and constraints of the specific country
  • Oversight of and coordination with the grants unit as well as training/mentoring of staff where necessary in the financial management of the programs’ grant agreements with local and international NGO's
  • Supervise regular site visits by finance staff to conduct site visits to audit partner transactions matching expenditures to adequate supporting documentation
  • Support financial management of sub-grants including processing advances/liquidations, monitoring/compliance visits and close-out procedures
  • Equip staff to provide technical assistance to local NGO's in the area of financial management and sub contract compliance
  • Coordinate with other Departments for training/mentoring of sub-grantees where necessary in the administration of the program’s sub-agreements with partners

    Budgeting and Financial Planning

  • Oversight of budget preparation, processes, and management in conjunction with the relevant program managers, including the development and review of relevant standard costs and scales for the programs
  • Track expenditures and provide justification for allocations and reclassifications, when required
  • Approve journal vouchers and ensure accurate, current, and complete entries into the financial management system including ensuring adequate supporting documentation
  • Assist in development and tracking of budgets for field programs

    Basic Requirements

    Skills and Abilities

    Leadership

  • Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations
  • Deep understanding of Pact’s strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good
  • Consistently works within internal process and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills
  • Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives

    Project Management

  • Strong planning and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences
  • Ability to problem-solve difficult issues
  • Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities
  • Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • Proficiency in developing and managing a budget

    Technical Skills

  • Strong experience in one of Pact’s technical areas or a support function
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations
  • High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems

    People Management

  • Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback
  • Ability to mentor others

    Preferred Qualifications

  • A post-graduate degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field
  • At least eight years of experience in financial management for large complex projects, of which at least five years were working in the field of international development, preferably in East Africa with specific experience in Kenya
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.

    Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

    We encourage interested applicants to submit their applications to the attention of Pact HR Office in Kenya via the following email address: kenyahr@pactworld.org clearly indicating in the subject field of your email Finance Manager (OVC) by 29th December 2014.

    All applicants should submit their application with a detailed CV, which should include names and contacts of 3 referees.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Clarkson Insurance Brokers Life & Pension Department Manager Job in Kenya

    Clarkson Insurance Brokers Ltd: We are an Insurance Intermediary who wishes to recruit the following positions in our Life & Pension Department.

    Manager

    Ref: L&P M/L&P D/2014

    The candidate will be responsible for spearheading the Life & Pensions Administration arm of the business, while focusing on client service, business growth and maintaining the existing client portfolio

    Key Performance Areas:

  • Monitor and improve operations to ensure maximum efficiency and exemplary client service in Benefits Administration and Client Services
  • Administer pension schemes in accordance with the RBA and KRA regulations and ensure compliance
  • Maintain existing schemes portfolio and foster business relationship with all stakeholders
  • Supervise, train and mentor staff in technical aspects of the business
  • Assist the team in credit control
  • Ensure that clients issues are handled expeditiously and with courtesy

    Education and experience:

  • University Degree in Business Related Studies,
  • Professional qualification in Life/Pension Management will be an added advantage,
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years relevant working experience at least 2 in management level,
  • Must have knowledge of legislation governing retirement benefits and insurance in the East African region and
  • Solid knowledge of pension schemes administration with a thorough understanding

    Competencies:

  • Demonstrate leadership, managerial, organizational and administrative skills
  • High professional ethical standing, excellent planning and communication skills,
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Computer Literate

    For considerations, email only a two page resume to hr@clarkson.co.ke to be received no later than 19th December 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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


    Terms of Reference for Consultancy

    Job from CBM

    Assessment of the Association for the Physically disabled of Kenya - APDK in relation to financial, Program operations and service delivery.

    Type of contract: Consultancy

    Duration of contract: Three months

    Purpose of the consultancy

    The overall aim of the assessment is to establish effectiveness of the partnership and partner performance in relation to the program implementation, financial management, project internal controls and monitoring procedures and compliance with mutual corporation agreements.

    Scope

    This assessment shall cover the partnership period starting January 2015- March 2015. The assessment will be performed at PARTNER Head Office in Nairobi and the 10 branches namely Nairobi, Coast, Busia, Kisumu, Embu, Machakos, Kisii, Eldoret, Nakuru, Siaya (newly established).

    The Consultant should confirm the location(s) for the assessment with PARTNER prior to the start of the assessment fieldwork and ensure that relevant supporting documents as well as key staff will be available during the assessment. The Consultant should obtain a preliminary understanding of the engagement context prior to start by reading the following documents:

  • The Partner Agreement signed by CBM Africa East and PARTNER
  • Standard MOU Agreement
  • CBM GPS II document
  • CBM Internal audit guidelines
  • PARTNER Annual Reports for the period 2010 - 2014

    The Consultant will inform CBM Africa East as soon as possible about any limitations in the scope of work he/she may find prior to or during the assessment. This may include any attempt by the PARTNER to restrict the scope of the assessment, or any lack of co-operation on the part of the PARTNER. The Consultant will consult CBM Africa East on what action may be required, whether or how the assessment can be continued and whether changes in the assessment scope or the timetable are necessary.

    Requirements for the Consultant

    General Principles

    By agreeing to these Terms of Reference the consultant confirms that he/she meets the following conditions:

  • The consultant and/or the firm are a member of a national professional body or institution duly registered as per the laws of the land..
  • The consultant is and/or the firm is in good standing within its regulatory institution or national body.

    Qualifications, Experience and Team Composition

    The Consultant will engage staff with appropriate professional qualifications and suitable experience with Program Assessment and Financial Audit, in particular with experience of huge programs comparable in size and complexity to the PARTNER. In addition the team as a whole should have:

  • Experience with assessments and audits of development aid programs and projects funded by national and/or international donors and institutions.
  • Sufficient knowledge of relevant laws, regulations and rules in Kenya. This includes but is not limited to taxation, social security and labor regulations, accounting and reporting.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili.

    Curricula Vitae (C Vs')

    The consultant will provide CBM Africa East with CV's of the partner or other person involved or responsible for the assessment and for signing the report. The CVs should provide full details indicating capability and capacity to undertake the audit as well as details on relevant specific experience.

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates are requested to go through the attachment to get full scope of the consultancy.

    Candidates with the required profile and proven experiences, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit, in English via e-mail, a letter of motivation, detailed curriculum vitae and sample of work experience to:

    recruit@cbm.org by 9th January, 2015


    Security Officer Job in Kenya

    Job from COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale

  • Develop a shared analysis of local and regional security context
  • Analysis and internal communication of the locally relevant context to inform appropriate planning
  • Liaise with and maintain relationships with key stakeholders within the sector.
  • Some negotiation with UN and other concerned stakeholders at different levels.
  • Communication largely with internal staff and external contacts / partners to support in security management.
  • Provides advice to senior managers on security issues in humanitarian work.
  • Influence and advise the programme design around operational implementation of security strategy.

    How to Apply :

    Send 1 page letter of cover letter and updated CV not more than 4 pages by the Closing date: 22nd December 2014 to the following address:

    The Human Resource,
    Cooperazione Internationale,
    P O Box 3857 – 00100
    Nairobi

    Email: hr.nairobi@coopi.org


    Regional Director East Africa

    Job from Terre des hommes

    Terre des Hommes Netherlands is presently looking for a Regional Director East Africa (40 hours/week)

    Goal

    Children's aid organisation Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL) is passionately dedicated to stopping child exploitation, taking a goal and result-oriented approach. We work in four regions, South Asia, South East Asia, East Africa, and Latin America with partners to enable change, and use a combination of long-term development, campaigning and humanitarian programs. TdH-NL pursues a child rights approach at national and international level consistent with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and works in collaboration with local project partners and the Terre des Hommes International Federation.

    TdH-NL East African (EA) portfolio currently includes over 100 individual projects across Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and incorporates health, education, social economic development and child protection interventions. In late 2011, the TdH NL “Policy Paper against Child Exploitation” was approved, ensuring that “the fight against child exploitation” with a focus on child protection, became the thematic priority for the organisation.

    TdH-NL has undergone transformational changes and we have a decentralized management structure such that the Regional Director and staff are responsible that country operations raise their own funds, run their own programs, and make their own alliances with governments, private sector actors and civil society. As the Regional Director East Africa you will represent TdH-NL in East Africa and have management oversight for all TdH-NL programmes in the region, ensuring high levels of programme impact and accountability.

    Primary responsibilities:

    Commitment to TdH-NL mission and values, together with excellent managerial, entrepreneurship and fundraising skills are essential components of the post – only candidates with these characteristics need apply. For the right individual, the TdH Regional Director post presents an exciting and competitively remunerated job opportunity in a challenging environment, with the possibility to have a positive and lasting impact on the lives of vulnerable children.

    Your primary responsibilities will be:

  • Providing strategic and inspiring leadership to the regional and national offices in East Africa and support team on developing and implementing quality programmes.
  • To implement and report on the objectives and results outlined in the MFS2 2011/2015 subsidy scheme (by Dutch Foreign Ministry) and any future similar programmes.
  • Leading, coaching and supporting 25+ staff members across the region, with 4 direct reports (Regional Programme Manager, Regional Finance Manager, Operations Manager and the Regional Marketing and Communication Officer), providing leadership and inspiration and providing guidance and support where required. We aim for a transparent organisational culture in which people are stimulated to take responsibility and to develop themselves.
  • Networking, representation and fundraising: Identifying new funding sources and negotiate funding opportunities to support programme implementation. Building strong and effective working relationships with stakeholders on behalf of TdH-NL in East Africa including national government, the UN, the European Union, other (I)NGOs as well as the private sector
  • Ensuring high quality programme implementation across regional portfolio, providing support to local partners & implementing projects in keeping with the strategic plan of TdH-NL.
  • Project monitoring/ supervision and evaluation: Guaranteeing effective, efficient and accountable services to project partners by putting monitoring, evaluation and audit systems in place and by providing advisory services to partners.
  • Reporting: (quarterly financial/ narrative report, annual report, annual plan):
  • Ensuring that control mechanisms and reporting mechanisms are in line with the agreed upon frameworks and meet the stringent criteria and deadlines.
  • Developments in the region: Keeping track of major political and social developments in the region and acting as a spokesperson on behalf of TdH-NL.
  • Administration and Human Resources: Overseeing the administration and Human Resource requirements of the regional office and staff

    Profile

  • Inspiring leader with at least 10 years of international working experience of which at least 3 years in a leadership position such as Regional Director or Country Director for a comparable INGO
  • Previous experience in East Africa is an advantage.
  • Relevant university degree at Master’s Level, preferably in Development Studies, Business Administration, International Relations, Economics, Social or Agricultural Sciences.
  • Commitment to and understanding of TdH-NL objectives, values and principles Good intercultural communication skills and fluency in English, both written and verbal (basic knowledge of Dutch is an advantage)
  • Cross cultural aware and able to gather important information on developments in the region.
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically, including the ability to think beyond the country programme context and to act within a regional and global framework.
  • Demonstrated successful experience with fundraising
  • Experience with project planning, monitoring and evaluation. Knowledge of Dutch funding streams an advantage
  • Financial and administrative skills.
  • Entrepreneurial, result driven and able to cooperate.
  • Persuasive, able to create & maintain good rapport with project partners and a good networker.
  • Computer literate and acquainted with Google Apps and MS Office.
  • Valid driving license (C/E) and willingness to frequently travel to partner organisations.

    The organisation

    TdH-NL is a development organisation dedicated to stop child exploitation. TdH-NL’ mission is to prevent child exploitation, to remove children from exploitative situations and to ensure these children can develop themselves in a safe environment. In 2014 TdH-NL supported some 235 projects in 16 countries worldwide. Areas receiving particular attention are child exploitation, education, health and socio-economic development.

    Regional offices in Bangalore, India (region South Asia), Jakarta, Indonesia (region South East Asia), Nairobi, Kenya (region East Africa) and Cochabamba, Bolivia (region South America) are charged with the responsibility of developing, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating the projects which are initiated and implemented by local partner organisations. TdH-NL depends on private fundraising and is partly subsidized by the Dutch Foreign Affairs Ministry ( ISO certified (NEN-EN-ISO 9001:2008).

    Structure: TdH-NL is a Dutch foundation. The highest body is the supervisory board (unpaid). The foundation is led by the executive director and the director of Finance/ICT. TdH-NL is member of the International Federation.

    Our offer

    We offer a challenging and responsible position in a changing environment. TdH-NL is a result driven, professional organisation staffed by individuals dedicated and determined to prevent and fight child exploitation. TdH-NL is an informal organisation where innovative plans are very much appreciated and decisions can be made quickly given the transparent, decentralized and basic organizational structure. We offer a salary in accordance with the labour market, a contribution towards the costs of a health scheme and participation in a pension scheme.

    How to Apply :

    Please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae by e-mail to Ms. Liesbeth Zonneveld, Chief Programme Officer, vacature@tdh.nl, with subject line Regional Director East Africa, clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position before January 5, 2015. References are required and will be verified.

    For the official job description, please click please click here Regional Director East Africa .

    Responses by employment agencies are not appreciated.


    Deputy Chief of Party & Service Delivery Advisor (DCOP/SDTA)

    Job from University of Maryland

    Organization: University of Maryland Kenya Programs

    Deputy Chief of Party & Service Delivery Advisor (DCOP/SDTA)

    A Consortia led by the University of Maryland seeks a Deputy Chief of Party & Service Delivery Advisor (DCOP/SDTA) for the for the Afya Pwani and Afya Jijini programs. UMB has worked in Kenya over 10 years and is a leader in building sustainable and high quality health services within the government of Kenya structures and facilities.

    UMB is known for facilitating the achievement of high-quality patient outcomes that require engagement of clients in a continuum of care. UMB has also built/supported technical capacity and health systems to sustain them.

    The goal of the Afya programs is to improve and increase access and utilization of quality health services in focus counties through strengthened service delivery and institutional capacity of health systems.

    The selected candidate will be responsible for the overall technical oversight of the project and is specifically responsible for project implementation that relates to facility and community level service delivery. The DCOP/SDTA reports directly to the COP and will take a leadership role in ensuring technical implementation of high impact, proven interventions and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements.

    The selected candidate will:

  • Assume the responsibilities of the COP in the absence of the COP;
  • Coordinate among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners and will interact with numerous GOK institutions and representatives, particularly at the county-level;
  • Take a technical leadership role in coordinator with GoK and other partners and will work closely with the HSS Advisor. He/she will be knowledgeable about current implementation science and state-of-the-art service delivery approaches.

    Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in public health or related field;
  • 7 years of experience in managing and implementing complex public health programs of similar scope and size in a development context, with 5 of those years in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in Kenya;
  • 5 years of demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a technical team and in project design;
  • 3 years demonstrated state-of-the-art experience within the capacity at a mid- or senior level in these areas HIV/AIDS care and treatment, maternal, newborn and child health and reproductive health /family planning and demonstrated experience in two of the following areas: nutrition; quality improvement/ quality assurance; community health, human resources for health development; M&E; and operations research; demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level; and
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates are requested to submit their cover-letter, CV/ Resume and three professional references to Hr@mgickenya.org indicating the preferred region- Nairobi or Coast region on the cover letter. UMB offers a full benefits package and competitive salary.

    Applications received before December 19, 2014 will be more seriously considered.


    UNDP Jobs in Kenya - Recruiting Programme Associates

    Location : Nairobi, KENYA

    Application Deadline : 26-Dec-14

    Type of Contract : FTA Local

    Post Level : GS-7

    Languages Required : English

    Background

    The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has corporate responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. BPPS’s staff provides technical advice to Country Offices; advocates UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogue initiatives, South-South and Triangular cooperation initiatives and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas.

    BPPS works closely with UNDP’s Crisis Response Unit (CRU) to support emergency and crisis response. BPPS assists UNDP and partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working. BPPS supports UNDP and partners to provide high quality, technical support to UNDP Country offices for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme support activities.

    Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Sub-Regional Platform (SRP) Coordinator, the Programme Associate supports the overall management of the SRP and its coordination and advisory services. The Programme Associate works closely with UNDP RSC as well as Country Office colleagues to effectively coordinate special events and the work of the coordinator, SRP. The SRP has been established to:

  • Coordinate the development of sub-regional initiatives in response to emerging issues (e.g. UN Great Lakes Strategy, Horn of Africa response);
  • Foster strong programmatic and advocacy partnerships in support of sub-regional initiatives, possibly through the establishment of partnership frameworks;
  • Enhance UNDP’s response to emerging sub-regional issues by providing a space for RC/RRs in the sub-region to interact on issues of common concerns;
  • Serve as a facility to support the RBA Director and Regional UNDG Chair in interfacing with the UNDG Regional Teams;
  • Facilitate UNDP’s corporate partnership and engagement with relevant Regional Economic Communities and other regional institutions.

    The Programme Associate coordinates information gathering, manages data and ensures high quality programme and administrative services for SRP Management, with a view to facilitating overall service delivery and smooth operations in the SRP and its relations with the RSC and Country Offices. The Programme Associate directly facilitates the work of the SRP Coordinator through anticipatory support that is oriented to solving problems and client service.

    The Programme/Executive Associate works in close collaboration with all RSC Cluster teams, programme and project staff in the RSCs, as well with COs and UNDP headquarters, as required, towards resolving complex programme and administrative issues and towards ensuring seamless exchange of information including liaison and coordination.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Summary of Key Functions:

  • Effective administration and management support to the Sub-Regional Platform (SRP) and implementation of respective regional projects/initiatives and SRP coordination and advisory services, adapts processes and procedures, as required;
  • Effective support to the management and oversight of respective regional projects/initiatives;
  • Coordination of programme support to the SRP team;
  • Support in creation of strategic and institutional partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy;
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

    Ensures effective administration management support to the Sub-Regional Platform (SRP), focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Engages in programme analysis at the request of SRP Coordinator and advisors and elicits relevant knowledge from the global development context;
  • Collaborates with staff of HQ Units, COs, RSC and regional UNDG units in maintaining a system within the SRP, which ensures timely submission of documents destined for Senior Management at HQ, RSC and SRP, and provides feedback to the team members;
  • Continuously monitors developments within the RSC and HQ to update the SRP Coordinator on the latest issues of importance to the work of the SRP.
  • Manages the implementation of a qualitative monitoring system to track all SRP activities in the field with relevant partners and prepares quality management reports to guide programme and policy advisors and specialist in their work;
  • Supports the SRP Coordinator in various administrative and programme initiatives (e.g.) Integrated Work Plan development and monitoring, strategic plan reporting and target setting, monitoring of balanced scorecards, Global Staff Survey and other surveys.

    Provides effective support to the management and oversight of the respective regional projects and initiatives focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Researches data and information required to support the management and continuous oversight of the Regional Programme relevant to the SRP;
  • Prepares and consolidates reports and ensures relevant actions are taken;
  • Provides guidance to SRP staff and RSC/HQ focal points to ensure compliance with results-oriented reporting requirements at all levels;
  • Regularly monitors and follows up on established results, accountability framework, performance indicators/success criteria, targets and milestones to effectively measure CO capacity and performance using the Balanced Scorecard, Atlas snapshot and dashboards, Global Staff Surveys, audit and evaluation and other corporate reports;
  • Analyses programme delivery status, identifies programme and operational problems and develops solutions; Prepares and consolidates regional and sub-regional programme audit information and reports and monitors the implementation of follow-up actions.

    Coordination of programme support to the SRP and respective regional projects/initiatives focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Collects and presents thoroughly researched information and/or reports to support the SRPs inputs to country and regional programming and facilitates identification of areas of UNDP interventions and sub-regional level;
  • Maintains internal expenditures and control system which ensures that all transactions are correctly recorded and posted, including timely corrective action on exceptions;
  • Generates reports and information on routine implementation of projects and programme/project status; Reviews, verifies and reconciles financial data and reports to ensure accuracy and conformity with UNDP financial and administrative rules and regulations;
  • Consolidates SRP management and regional programme audit information and reports and monitor the implementation of follow-up actions;
  • Coordinates timely action in the SRP and in collaboration with the RSC across thematic areas in the RSC and liaises with HQ units;
  • Maintains and updates (reference) files for the SRP Coordinator in line with corporate standards;
  • Organizes meetings and manages appointments of the SRP Coordinator and visiting HQ and country office staff as necessary.

    Provides support in the creation of strategic and institutional partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Effective coordination within the SRP and with respective COs, RSC, Regional UNDG and HQ units, promoting a consolidated approach and outreach to strengthen the institutional partnerships with regional- and critical sub-regional actors;
  • Develop effective collaboration with staff in COs, RSCs and partner organizations to achieve shared results and efficient organisation of outreach- and partnership- activities;
  • Supports the development of a donor/partner intelligence system for the SRP/RSC in close coordination with relevant RSC units as well as HQ and Country Offices.
  • Updates the system regularly. Prepares and regularly updates Strategic Partnership briefing kits for internal and external use;
  • Tracks and reports on resources mobilized and partnerships established.

    Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the SRP and respective COs focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Supports Content Management within the SRP (and hence the broader RSC) by ensuring that prescriptive content within functional areas is continuously updated and available, best practices are continuously identified, documented and made available to clients and peers and that appropriate up-to-date information and learning tools are available;
  • Provides institutional memory on the SRP and briefs incoming staff as needed;
  • Assists in organising trainings for the SRP staff on programme and operations in line with corporate requirements;
  • Supports effective administration of special events convened by the SRP Coordinator;
  • In consultation with the RSC and CO, participates in backstopping arrangements within the RSC to ensure coverage of administrative, programme and operational support at all times;
  • Makes sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

    Competencies

    Core Competencies:

    Innovation

  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work.

    Leadership

  • Ability to persuade others to follow.

    People Management

  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction.

    Communication

  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform.

    Delivery

  • Ability to get things done.

    Technical/Functional:

    Primary:

    Organizational Skills

  • Demonstrated capacities to perform multiple taks, in multi-cultural environment and dealt with confidential matters.

    Office Administration

  • Ability to manage day-to-day office activities (including but not limited to travel management, facilities and asset management, policy and procedures maintenance) to meet operational needs.

    Reviewing and reporting

  • Ability to review and edit documents, ability to produce meeting report identifying key actions.

    Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Programme management skills and communication skills.

    Research

  • Knowledge of analytical tools and methods for undertaking substantive research on various policy related issues.

    Secondary:

    Financial Reporting and Analysis

  • Ability to evaluate financial data, derive relevant findings and present them in a meaningful manner.

    Partnerships/Relationship Management

  • Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships.

    Knowledge Management

  • Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge.

    Risk Management

  • Ability to identify and prioritize risks, and organize action around mitigating them.

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education:

  • Secondary Education, preferably with specialized certification in Accounting and Finance;

  • University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political or Social Sciences would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.

    Experience:

  • 7 years of progressively responsible administrative or programme experience is required at the national or international level;
  • Strong IT skills (MS Office, Atlas) and advanced knowledge of database management systems; experience in handling of web based management systems.

    Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English both oral and written, is required;
  • Working knowledge of French is an asset.

    For job application visit our website UNDP Jobs in Kenya - Recruiting Programme Associates


    Education Specialist Job in Kenya

    Job from Xavier Project

    Job Vacancy – Education Specialist

    Location – Nairobi, Kenya

    Salary – 80,000 – 90,000 KSH per month (depending on experience of the applicant), basic medical insurance

    Answers to – Xavier Project Kenya Education Director

    Position for nationals only

    Profile

    Xavier Project is an international NGO working Kenya and Uganda. We aim to provide opportunities to refugees living in urban areas in Kenya and Uganda who are otherwise excluded from the means to live a fulfilled and dignified existence so that they will be able to take back control of their lives and make a positive change whether to their new communities or to their country of origin. Xavier Project is primarily an education focused NGO, and while we have media and livelihoods programmes educational interventions make up the core of our activities within these programmes.

    Xavier Project is registered as a local NGO in Uganda, an international NGO in Kenya and a company and charity in UK. All operations are in Kenya and Uganda, but a majority of funds are raised in UK. We have a three way partnership agreement between the branches of Xavier Project and one executive team primarily based in the Xavier Project headquarters in Nairobi. Xavier Project currently employs 25 permanent staff and has an annual income of $250,000 which has been increasing by 50% every year since its founding in 2008.

    Background

    Urban refugees in East Africa face unique challenges. Culturally, it is difficult to assimilate into their new communities as they can be victims of xenophobia and can struggle from language differences. They cannot easily find jobs in a saturated and often nepotistic job market. There are administrative barriers to economic sustainability such as the challenge of obtaining work permits, and the rejection of foreign qualifications from employers and institutions.

    At present many refugees in Nairobi or Kampala do not have access to quality, relevant education delivered in a safe environment and their opportunities in education lag behind those of their local counterparts. In both Kampala and Nairobi there are over 10,000 refugee children who are not in formal education, amounting to around 50% in Nairobi and 60% in Kampala. 80% of those in formal education are not happy with the quality of the education they are receiving.

    Added to this, most urban refugees are hoping to be resettled in developed countries, yet they know very little about the resettlement process, and their chances of being resettled. Less that 5% of urban refugees are resettled in any given year. Many refugees believe that the more vulnerable they are, or appear to be, the more likely their chances are of being resettled.

    The pursuit of resettlement combined with the unique challenges faced by refugees leads to a negative attitude by refugees towards integration into their new community. This has a corrosive impact on the whole community. However, there are positive opportunities for refugees to take up in Kampala and Nairobi, whether offered by the government, NGO agencies or refugee run grass-roots organisations.

    Given their chances of resettlement it makes sense for refugees to make the most of the opportunities available to them in their host countries, such as education, livelihoods and vocational prospects offered by agencies. What is more, a more positive attitude and better communication among the refugee population should lead to vital innovation from refugees themselves.

    Tamuka media programme is educating refugees on the opportunities available to them and enabling them to communicate with each other and the wider world. Among other ambitions, the education programme is enabling refugees to receive an education that is more relevant to their challenges and their ambitions. Meanwhile, our livelihoods programme is enabling refugees to access affordable loans and learn the business skills they need to grow their careers.

    Job Description and Expectations

    As Education Partner for UNHCR in urban areas, Xavier Project is expanding a school visitation programme to 40 primary schools with high refugee populations. The visitation programme will visit each school once per week for a month and engage in various activities.

    Xavier Project is looking for an education specialist who will run capacity building sessions with the teachers that will cover all areas related to refugees, and work with teachers to improve the quality of the education they deliver. The team will engage with the senior management of the schools to ensure that each school has a governance structure in place, encourage the involvement of parents in the supervision of school activities, train PTAs and school management committees (SMCs) on good school management, establish student school committees (ideally with refugee members) and encourage exchange visits of PTAs and SMCs between schools.

    The team will also engage the senior management on the safety of refugee children in their schools, and review the protection policies in place. Teachers will learn about the impact that the trauma of being a refugee has on the learning of the students. The visitation team will work in partnership with other agencies to ensure that resources are saved and collaboration is maximised. An Education-in-Emergencies framework in each school will be established. The same schools will receive material support where necessary to build the capacities of the institution.

    The Education specialist will work closely with the Xavier Project Director Edmund Page who is a qualified teacher, and the Kenya Director of Education to develop good working practice. The education specialist will also be a member of the Xavier Project executive committee and in that capacity will be expected to offer advice and support to other areas of the Xavier Project beyond the Education Programme

    Requirements

    Essential:

  • Qualified Teacher
  • Experience in training teachers
  • At least 10 years’ teaching experience
  • Excellent communication skills in English (both written and oral)
  • Good knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to work sensitively with refugee population or demonstrated experience working with marginalised communities
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Experience in managing budgets
  • Willing to travel within Kenya

    Desired:

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

    Expectations of Xavier Project

    The Xavier Project staff is a small and tight community and a strong support network is offered to all members. We are diverse and relatively young crowd representing seven nationalities. Xavier Project is committed to ensuring that all staff members enjoy their work and gain valuable experience and skills that will enhance their impact now and in the future, whether with Xavier Project or not. As such as we run regular staff capacity building programmes and we encourage all staff members to pursue opportunities which will help them to grow individually.

    How to Apply:

    To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter highlighting why you would like to apply for the job to Edmund Page at jobs@xavierproject.org by 29th December with the email title KENYA EDUCATION SPECIALIST. Please also include the names and contact details of two referees.

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


    Secretariat for the Somalia Financial Governance Committee

    Job from CTG Global

    Terms of Reference

    Position

    Secretariat for the Somalia Financial Governance Committee (FGC)

    Place of Performance: Nairobi and Mogadishu

    Contract Duration: 60 – 70 days over duration of 3 months with possibility of extension

    Starting Date: January 2015

    Overview of CTG Global

    CTG Global is a managed service company specializing in Recruitment, Management Consultancy, Human Resources support services and Monitoring & Evaluation in post disaster and post conflict countries around the world.

    CTG Global provides services to humanitarian organizations, government, non-governmental organizations and corporates that enables public and private sectors to focus on their core business and the achievement of their objectives in hostile and threatening environments as we provide a safe and secure environment for them to do so and alleviate them of their risks, crisis and personnel management problems.

    Overview of the Position

    Our client seeks to recruit an international consultant with excellent technical skills and practical experience working on financial governance in fragile states. The consultant will provide the Secretariat function for the Financial Governance Committee, supporting its operations, its monitoring function and its policy function. The consultant will work closely with, and manage, a Somali consultant who will also be assigned to the FGP Secretariat.

    General Functions

    The consultant will be expected to carry out the following duties and tasks, working with the Somali consultant.

    1.Support the FGC to define its agenda and make progress against priority initiatives

    a. Facilitate progress in the implementation of priority initiatives by providing technical and policy advice, liaising with key government and international counterparts and engaging FGC members, as required;

    b. Monitor existing or emerging financial governance issues, reports on financial governance issues, and the opinions of financial governance stakeholders;

    c. Provide background information and/or technical/policy notes to FGC and IAP members on financial governance issues;

    d. Identify and engage subject matter experts to advise the FGC on specific issues (including, where appropriate, members of the IAP).

    2.Support the FGC to monitor implementation of its recommendations

    a. Engage with those responsible for implementation at a technical level to establish the status of implementation

    b. Validate implementation by gathering relevant documents and reviewing them or, where necessary, passing them to members of the FGC for review

    c. Arrange for Review Agents to review implementation and specific deliverables;

    d. Update the Work Plan Tracking Matrix;

    e. Write regular progress reports.

    3.Organise regular meetings between FGC members, the IAP and financial governance stakeholders

    a. Support the substantive organization of FGC meetings, including through the preparation of agendas and background documents;

    b. Organize IAP meetings and missions, and prepare relevant documentation in advance of meetings, accompany IAP missions, as required;

    c. Support the organization of regular briefings for the cabinet and development partners, including updates at the Somali Development and Reconstruction Facility (SDRF) Steering Committee;

    d. Where required, support logistical arrangements such as meeting space, accommodation and transport.

    4.Support communication, information-sharing and public dialogue

    a. Facilitate communication and regular information sharing between FGC members and between the FGC and other Implementing Bodies of the FGP;

    b. Facilitate communication between the FGP’s Implementing Bodies and other financial governance stakeholders, including the FGS, the donor community and civil society.

    c. Manage dissemination of information relating to FGP advice, oversight and activities through the media (including social media and traditional outlets).

    5.Support the FGC to ensure that financial governance institutions receive adequate support from the international community

    a. Support coordination of international assistance to key areas of the FGP;

    b. Monitor priority capacity building and TA needs;

    c. Monitor provision of assistance by donors;

    d. Identify gaps and communicating them to the FGC, government and donors.

    Duty station

    The duty station for this position is split between Nairobi and Mogadishu with travel elsewhere as required.

    Essential Experience

    Education

  • An MA degree in economics, public administration or international development

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of 8 years experience working on public financial management (PFM) and accountability, central bank governance, public sector reform
  • Direct advisory experience in fragile or conflict affected countries on PFM, financial governance and accountability.
  • Experience in supporting multi-stakeholder initiatives and familiarity with development partner aid coordination mechanisms
  • Practical experience in the design and implementation of technical assistance programmes for PFM and financial governance in a fragile or conflict affected states.
  • Good judgment in dealing with complex and sensitive policy issues and ability to build relationships and partnerships with multiple and diverse actors.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to persuasively communicate technical concepts

    Reporting Arrangements

    The consultant will work under the overall guidance of members of the FGC, working closely with their key technical advisers where necessary. For administrative purposes s/he will report to the Financial Governance Program Task Team Leader.

    How to Apply :

    Interested candidates should submit their CV along with their application letter via e-mail to careers@ctgglobal.com with reference to “BHJOB2678_688” in the subject line. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

    Closing date: 05 January 2015


    ActionAid Grants and Donor Compliance Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

    ActionAid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all.

    Position: Grants and Donor Compliance Coordinator

    Functional Unit: Programme

    Administratively

    Reporting to: Head of Programmes

    Supervising: None

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Key relationships:

  • Internally: Head of Programmes, Head of Policy & Campaigns, Head of Finance, Head of Fundraising, Programme accountants, Programme quality Coordinator, LRP Managers and Monitoring and Evaluation Officers.
  • Externally: Local NGOs, donors, partners.

    Main Purpose and Scope:

    The holder of the position will be responsible for ensuring compliance with donor contract agreements and work closely with program staff and senior leadership team to ensure accurate financial reporting and procedural compliance on all grants.

    Responsibilities

  • To ensure that partnership and sub-grant related administrative processes and procedures are standardized and consistently implemented throughout the program, including pre-award compliance checks, agreements, and disbursements and reporting
  • To act as focal point with donor's in-country offices on grants management issues for ongoing projects
  • To maintain grant management systems and procedures, and program wide strategies for implementation
  • To review donor reports to ensure donor compliance and to provide project managers and management with relevant information for decision making
  • To maintain an effective Internal Control System around grants management to ensure compliance with donor requirements and AAI policies and procedures
  • To work with finance to build and monitor partners’ financial management capacities to ensure compliance with grants requirements and enhanced reporting
  • To support fundraising in proposal budget preparation and revision and to support annual plans and budgets
  • To support the implementation of audit recommendations for the partners and donor funded projects.
  • To analyze project implementation schedules and support plans by Project teams to adhere to donor reporting timelines.

    General

  • As part of the Programme team participate in pursuing the implementation of the CSP
  • Work towards increased levels of transparency and Accountability to donors.

    Critical Competencies

  • Analytical skills,
  • Project management knowledge,
  • Grants management,
  • Budgeting & budgetary control,
  • Report writing skills,
  • Information management Stakeholder management,
  • Planning and organizing;
  • Oral and written communication;

    Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelors degree in a related field with a minimum of five (5) years’ relevant work experience.
  • Professional accounting qualifications (CPA (K) or ACCA) is an added advantage.

    Skills Required

  • Experience in programme and projects financial management
  • Communication, report writing and analytical skills.
  • Experience in donor contract management

    To apply,click here to submit your application ActionAid Grants and Donor Compliance Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

    ; for any queries, kindly direct the same to hresources.kenya@actionaid.org

    Closing date for applications: Friday, December 19, 2014 - 23:59


    ActionAid Voluntary Fundraising Manager Job in Kenya

    ActionAid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all.

    Job Title: Voluntary Fundraising Manager

    Location: Headquarters

    Reporting To: Head, Fundraising

    Department: Fundraising

    Grade: E

    Job Purpose: The holder of the position shall be responsible for the implementation of local voluntary / supporter marketing fundraising strategies (including events, appeals, challenge runs through DRTV and face to face marketing to recruit supporters) and design market let supporter marketing products (such as child sponsorship, community sponsorship and cash appeals) aimed at generation of adequate resources (at least £960,000 annually) for AAIK programmes.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and operationalize effective voluntary fundraising strategies and actions for AAIK targeting the local market;
  • Conduct periodic Voluntary Fundraising market research and intelligence both in the local market arena to inform the plan, audience, channel, offer and related benchmarking of new product proposition;
  • Set up local supporter acquisition and retention (supporter journey) programme for AAIK;
  • Set up and manage voluntary fundraising and funding infrastructure aimed at ensuring effective supporter recruitment, retention and communication;
  • Coordinate and oversee, in collaboration with LRPs teams effective and efficient local support communications including project updates through newsletters and other innovative tools
  • Oversee documentation of project case studies and sharing of lessons learnt for the purpose of visibility creation;
  • Organize and coordinate local supporter/sponsor visits to AAIK programme sites for purposes of showcasing AAIK’s work;
  • Promote AAIK brand and visibility through intensive internal and external communications and public relations;
  • In collaboration with communications unit, design and develop voluntary fundraising promotional materials for brand awareness and visibility creation
  • Conduct staff capacity needs assessments to guide staff capacity building plans in voluntary fundraising
  • Training and awareness creation of AAIK staff, partners, and communities on voluntary funding;
  • Perform any other lawful duties that you may be assigned from time to time;

    Qualifications

    Appointment to the position will be made from persons who have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Development Studies, Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized University, a Master’s Degree is desirable;
  • Satisfactorily served as fundraising/ resource mobilization officer or a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations for a minimum period of five (5) years; and
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of programming issues, resource mobilization including supporter marketing product development, marketing channels, supporter acquisition and retention
  • Is member of the Association of Fundraisers in Kenya;
  • Demonstrable experience of raising funds from local sponsors and supporters;
  • Strong understanding of project management.

    Key Competencies

  • Good conceptual, analytical, presentation and writing skills;
  • Ability to influence and negotiate at different levels;
  • Experience of managing donor relationships;
  • Understanding of different donor requirements and management of donor relationships;
  • Excellent Public relations and marketing skills;
  • High level of IT proficiency in use of MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-point, and e-mail;
  • Good line management skills
  • Excellent team player.

    To apply, Click here to submit your application ActionAid Voluntary Fundraising Manager Job in Kenya ; for any queries, kindly direct the same to hresources.kenya@actionaid.org

    Closing date for applications: Friday, December 19, 2014 - 23:59


    Jumia Stock Updater Job in Kenya

    Job Description: Stock Updater

    Jumia is the #1 leader of E-commerce in Africa. Our company is part of Rocket Internet, a global and leading incubator of startups specialized in e-commerce. We have already built in France successful companies like Groupon, Zalando, Wimdu, EDarling, and Glossybox…

    We are present in more than 20 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America and this accumulated experience has allowed us to develop a strong platform, which can support new ventures with both advice and capital on a truly global basis.

    Jumia has expanded its activities in Kenya. To support our development we are currently looking for outstanding candidates interested in entrepreneurship and e-commerce to join us. This is a perfect opportunity to participate in an entrepreneurial adventure that will lead to the future stars of the web universe.

    Job Description

  • Ensure all systems/ website are updated on available items
  • Update the website with items which were out of stock after re-stocking
  • Continuously check on the website/ inventory system on out of stock items
  • Source from different suppliers items that have run out of stock
  • Keep in touch with existing suppliers to get up to date information on availability of goods
  • Confirm pricing of items on the website with the suppliers
  • Replenish stock by sourcing for items at the best rate
  • Ensure that no stock outs are reported

    Qualifications

  • Diploma/ Degree in Purchasing/ Supplies/ Business or related courses
  • Minimum 1 year experience in stock management/ inventory control etc.
  • Experience in an automated stock/ inventory control environment
  • Excellent IT skills especially Excel and ERP software
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills
  • Organized enough to manage a busy and varied workflow and deliver on time
  • Ability to work on a tight schedule

    Please send your resume to: joinus-kenya@jumia.com

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Join the journey!

    Closing date: 31st January 2015.


    Jumia Programmer Job Vacancy in Kenya

    Job Description: Programmer

    Jumia is the #1 leader of E-commerce in Africa. Our company is part of Rocket Internet, a global and leading incubator of startups specialized in e-commerce. We have already built in France successful companies like Groupon, Zalando, Wimdu, EDarling, and Glossybox…

    We are present in more than 20 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America and this accumulated experience has allowed us to develop a strong platform, which can support new ventures with both advice and capital on a truly global basis.

    Jumia has expanded its activities in Kenya. To support our development we are currently looking for outstanding candidates interested in entrepreneurship and e-commerce to join us. This is a perfect opportunity to participate in an entrepreneurial adventure that will lead to the future stars of the web universe.

    Job Description

  • Carrying out software design, object-oriented design and software implementation/ deployment
  • Implementing APIs
  • Designing web-based applications using ASP, ASP.NET, VB.NET
  • Client side coding using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), XHTL, DHTML, Java scripts (Ajax & JQuery), HTML templates
  • Designing and implementing web applications in open source technologies
  • System integration with MS office applications templates

    Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science/ Software Engineering
  • 2 to 5 years minimum experience in software design, object-oriented design and implementation techniques
  • Specific experience with PHP/MYSQL/PostgreSQL;
  • Proficient with Database; MYSQL, MSSQL, MS Access databases;
  • Excellent use of web protocols including HTTP, HTTPS, WSFTP, SSL, SOCS and FTP;
  • Experience working with Macromedia Dreamweaver, Notepad++, Macromedia Fireworks, visual studio, Adobe Photoshop and front page, C SS-P, C SS 2.0 and ColdFusion;
  • Understanding of design patterns and their application in software development
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills
  • Organized enough to manage a busy and varied workflow and deliver on time
  • Ability to work on a tight brief/ schedule
  • Ability to think creatively and produce new ideas and concepts;
  • Patient, fast, accurate and clean designer

    Please send your resume to: joinus-kenya@jumia.com

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Join the journey!

    Closing date: 31st January 2015.


    University Research Company Chief of Party Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Description: Chief of Party

    University Research Co., LLC (URC): Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.

    URC focuses on finding ways to deliver proven approaches to health care problems, applying quality improvement (QI) methods and conducting operations research to tailor those approaches to various settings.

    Recognizing implementation barriers unique to each setting, we train local managers and service providers to strengthen health systems, integrate system elements, and bring improvements to scale.

    Roles and Responsibilities: The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the overall management and operations of the project and report directly to the designated USAID Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).

    S/he will supervise project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements.

    The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners.

    The COP position requires political savvy, as s/he will interact with numerous GOK institutions and senior-level national and county-level government officials.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • At a minimum a Master’s Degree in health, social services, management, or business administration, or related field.
  • At least seven years’ experience in managing complex public health programs or programs of similar scope and size.
  • At least seven years demonstrated state-of-the-art experience within the capacity as senior staff in at least two of the following areas: HIV/AIDS care and treatment; maternal, newborn and child health; reproductive health; nutrition; quality improvement/ quality assurance; health systems strengthening; M&E; and operations research.
  • At least five years international experience in development, managing, overseeing, or evaluating public health programs of similar size and complexity.
  • At least seven years’ experience in program management and administration, financial management, award contractual compliance, subaward management, and tracking project performance and costs via specific funding streams.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language
  • Strong management skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, ability to create synergies where applicable, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description.

    How to Apply:

    Click here to apply online University Research Company Chief of Party Job in Nairobi Kenya

    You must attach your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.

    Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please.

    However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

    Thank you very much for your interest.

    “Contingent on Contract Award”

    URC is an E-Verify Employer

    URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

    We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

    The closing date for submitting applications is 5th January, 2015.


    University Research Company Deputy Chief of Party & Service Delivery Technical Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Description: Deputy Chief of Party & Service Delivery Technical Advisor

    University Research Co., LLC (URC): Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.

    URC focuses on finding ways to deliver proven approaches to health care problems, applying quality improvement (QI) methods and conducting operations research to tailor those approaches to various settings.

    Recognizing implementation barriers unique to each setting, we train local managers and service providers to strengthen health systems, integrate system elements, and bring improvements to scale.

    Roles and Responsibilities: The Deputy Chief of Party & Service Delivery Technical Advisor (DCOP/SDTA) will be responsible for the overall technical oversight of the project and is specifically responsible for project implementation that relates to facility and community level service delivery.

    The DCOP/SDTA reports directly to the COP and will take a leadership role in ensuring technical implementation of high impact, proven interventions and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements.

    S/he will assume the responsibilities of the COP in the absence of the COP. S/he will coordinate among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners and will interact with numerous GOK institutions and representatives, particularly at the county-level.

    S/He will take a technical leadership role in coordinator with GoK and other partners and will work closely with the HSS Advisor. He/she will be knowledgeable about current implementation science and state-of-the-art service delivery approaches.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • At a minimum a Master’s Degree in public health or related field.
  • At least seven years of experience in managing and implementing complex public health programs of similar scope and size in a development context, with at least five of those years in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in Kenya.
  • At least five years of demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a technical team and in project design
  • At least three years demonstrated state-of-the-art experience within the capacity at a mid- or senior level in these areas HIV/AIDS care and treatment, maternal, newborn and child health and reproductive health /family planning AND demonstrated experience in two of the following areas: nutrition; quality improvement/ quality assurance; community health, human resources for health development; M&E; and operations research.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language

    How to Apply:

    Click here to apply online University Research Company Deputy Chief of Party & Service Delivery Technical Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya

    You must attach your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.

    Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please.

    However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

    Thank you very much for your interest.

    “Contingent on Contract Award”

    URC is an E-Verify Employer

    URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

    We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

    The closing date for submitting applications is 5th January, 2015.


    University Research Company Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Description: Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Advisor

    University Research Co., LLC (URC): Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.

    URC focuses on finding ways to deliver proven approaches to health care problems, applying quality improvement (QI) methods and conducting operations research to tailor those approaches to various settings.

    Recognizing implementation barriers unique to each setting, we train local managers and service providers to strengthen health systems, integrate system elements, and bring improvements to scale.

    Roles and Responsibilities: The HSS Advisor will report to the COP and will be the technical lead responsible for the result: Strengthened County Health Systems, specifically Governance and Strategic Planning, Health Products and Technology/Commodities, Human Resources for Health (HRH), Strategic Monitoring and Evaluation and Referral Systems.

    This position ensures a seamless link between service delivery interventions and county cap city and systems development.

    He/she will be knowledgeable with the issues around devolution and the functions and organization of the county government, particularly the county health management teams and their capacity gaps.

    He/she will advise the COP and the project team on HSS matters related to the program and manage staff in this respect, if any. He/she will work closely with county officials.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum Master’s degree in health policy and administration, health sector development, public health or related field.
  • Minimum seven (7) years of relevant, senior-level professional experience managing and implementing health systems strengthening programs in the areas listed above with a minimum of (5) years’ experience in sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya experience preferred.
  • Five (5) years demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a team and project design.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language

    How to Apply:

    Click here to apply online University Research Company Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya

    You must attach your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.

    Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please.

    However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

    Thank you very much for your interest.

    “Contingent on Contract Award”

    URC is an E-Verify Employer

    URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

    We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

    The closing date for submitting applications is 5th January, 2015.


    University Research Company Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Description: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

    University Research Co., LLC (URC): Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.

    URC focuses on finding ways to deliver proven approaches to health care problems, applying quality improvement (QI) methods and conducting operations research to tailor those approaches to various settings.

    Recognizing implementation barriers unique to each setting, we train local managers and service providers to strengthen health systems, integrate system elements, and bring improvements to scale.

    Roles and Responsibilities: The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will report to the COP and will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts.

    He/she will lead analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement.

    He/she will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidates program reports, promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learnt.

    He/she will support all the technical staff in M&E functions and will manage any M&E related staff in the program.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • A post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as mathematics, business, statistics, or international relations.
  • At least seven years of experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluating activities for complex programs in developing countries.
  • A firm command of the M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality integrated service and support programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives of this project (e.g. service integration, performance against each funding stream).
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the project’s activities and support project supervision.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on program and program outcomes and impacts.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.

    How to Apply:

    You must attach your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.

    Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please.

    However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

    Thank you very much for your interest.

    “Contingent on Contract Award”

    URC is an E-Verify Employer

    URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

    We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

    The closing date for submitting applications is 5th January, 2015.


    University Research Company Senior Finance Director Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Description: Senior Finance Director

    University Research Co., LLC (URC): Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.

    URC focuses on finding ways to deliver proven approaches to health care problems, applying quality improvement (QI) methods and conducting operations research to tailor those approaches to various settings.

    Recognizing implementation barriers unique to each setting, we train local managers and service providers to strengthen health systems, integrate system elements, and bring improvements to scale.

    Roles and Responsibilities: The Senior Finance Director will report to the COP and will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial management, including financial systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting and accounting for both the prime contractor and any subawards.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • A post-graduate degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field relevant to the position requirements.
  • At least eight years of experience in financial management for large complex projects, of which at least five years were working in the field of international development.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.

    How to Apply:

    Click here to apply online University Research Company Senior Finance Director Job in Nairobi Kenya

    You must attach your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.

    Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please.

    However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

    Thank you very much for your interest.

    “Contingent on Contract Award”

    URC is an E-Verify Employer

    URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

    We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

    The closing date for submitting applications is 5th January, 2015.


    IBTCI Senior Strategy Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Company Profile: International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and has implemented over two hundred projects.

    IBTCI has served governments, private sector companies and several donor agencies in the practice area of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including education, health, economic growth and democracy & governance.

    Project Summary: IBTCI currently holds a long-term contract to provide monitoring and evaluation and strategy support services to the USAID Mission in Somalia.

    We are seeking a Senior Strategy Specialist that would be able to support USAID/EA/Somalia in the strategic planning process.

    The period of performance is about30 weeks starting immediately with a Level of Effort (LOE) ranging from 24-26 weeks, including 9 consecutive weeks of field time.

    The position would be based out of Nairobi and would include some travel into Somalia.

    The Senior Strategy Specialist shall be responsible for the following activities:

  • Written summary of relevant guidance from applicable USAID and USG policies and strategies, and propose policy framework for the strategy on this basis.
  • Written summary of relevant findings and proposals for future programming contained in applicable assessments and evaluations conducted by USAID and other actors.
  • Conduct stakeholder consultations in various locations in Somalia and in Nairobi, Kenya, provide written summary of each consultation, as per above.
  • Lead USAID in creating a "Straw Man" Results Framework on the basis of document reviews, DVC presentation, consultation note, and stakeholder consultations.
  • Lead one-day offsite meeting to present / refine RF
  • Draft a Somalia Strategy (RF with narrative) synthesizing the above deliverables, and incorporating direction received from USAID.
  • Participate in DVC to discuss USAID/Washington issues with draft Somalia Strategy.
  • Revise Strategy in response to feedback and as directed by USAID. Revisions may require substantial re-writing.

    The Senior Strategy Specialist must have the following qualifications:

  • Substantial knowledge and experience in the area of strategy formulation
  • 10 years of experience in the design and implementation of development assistance projects
  • Advanced degree in economics, international development or a related field
  • Demonstrated capability to produce quality strategy documents in a timely fashion
  • Experience working in conflict-affected or fragile states

    The following experience is preferred:

  • Knowledge of the Somalia context
  • Understanding of USAI D’s strategy process

    How to apply:

    Visit IBTCI Senior Strategy Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya

    This is a time-sensitive project.


    Danish Refugee Council Grant and Compliance Coordinator (Somalia) Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Grant and Compliance Coordinator, Somalia – Based in Kenya

    Kenyan Nationals Only

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    Background: The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. The Horn of Africa and Yemen (HOAY) Regional Office is based in Nairobi with country programs in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Yemen.

    There are also non-operational region-wide initiatives, focusing on advocacy and capacity building supported from the Nairobi Regional Office.

    Using a protection of human rights framework, DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict and natural disasters.

    About the Job: The Grant and Compliance Coordinator will manage the Somalia grants portfolio by ensuring that all financial reporting is timely and meets all donor requirements.

    S/he will be the focal point for grant related compliance matters including building the capacity of staff.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Grant management

  • Develop tools and carry out risk assessment of the grants in the portfolio to identify the Low, Medium and High risk projects in terms of complexity of compliance requirements, risk for DRC reputation due to fraud/corruption, remote management among other areas; for more streamlined grant management processes with support from the RO.
  • Facilitate project kick off meetings ensuring staff and partners are aware of their programmatic, financial and compliance requirements.
  • Review all Somalia grants on a monthly basis in terms of budget versus actual, identify areas of over or under expenditure, instigate remedial actions and liaise over required corrections.
  • Review current grant progress against original plans and log frames, identify areas of concern and ensure remedial actions are taken.
  • In consultation with the Communications and Reporting and HAP Coordinators and the Finance department, assist in consolidating and/or quality control of reports, in relation donor requirements, original project proposal, and consistency in both narrative and financial reports.
  • In coordination with Somalia Finance department, manage effective tracking of project income from the relevant donors.
  • Maintain liaison with donors on matters related to grant management including attending donor and partner meetings at the Nairobi level.
  • Facilitate the quarterly Portfolio Review in consultation with the Area managers and Technical Managers.
  • Support best practices on grant closure procedures and monitor how effectively high-risk grants and contracts follow comprehensive grant closure steps.
  • Carry out periodic internal audit check in close consultation with Nairobi Compliance team.
  • Maintain close working relationship with GPC Consortium partners to collect and collate project information, ensure the compilation of correct and accurate project reports and represent DRC with the donor at the Nairobi level.

    Compliance management

  • In coordination with relevant staff, design, maintain and inform internal procedures, systems and tools to facilitate partner compliance with contractual obligations to donors.
  • Carry out internal financial reviews to ensure that donor guidelines are implemented and followed, including financial, procurement and administrative aspects.
  • Use the testing systems developed by the Regional Compliance Manager to ensure that all Somalia offices are following DRC’s financial and administrative policies.
  • Carry out necessary training of staff on donor requirements.
  • Conduct partner capacity assessments and plan capacity building sessions in conjunction with the field staff.
  • Conduct and document periodic implementing partner reviews.

    Grants System administration

  • Maintain and regularly update the Grants Management System for the all Proposals, Contracts, Reports, Donor Correspondence and related milestones.
  • Responsible for hard and soft copy filling of original signed project and administrative organizational documents. Support the establishment of Area-level project filing systems.
  • Focal point for submission of all Nairobi-level financial and narrative donor reports and managing correspondence/communication with donors.
  • Any other task as given by the Program Development and Quality Manager and the SMT

    About you

    To be successful in this role you must have:

  • A degree in Finance, Administration or Accounting and certification in CPA ACCA.
  • Possession MBA an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience with an international NGO in grant accounting and donor liaison. Donor report writing experience is highly required.
  • Proven experience working with the major donors including DFID, EC, ECHO, SIDA, USAID, UNHCR, CHF, etc.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and who is at the same time a good team-player.
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humour.
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Willingness to travel frequently. Up to 35% travel in Somalia.
  • Advanced MS Excel, Powerpoint and MS Word.

    How to Apply:

    Interested? Qualified candidates who meet the requirements for this position are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post together with details of current and expected salary.

    Apply for this position by clicking on the apply button or go to Danish Refugee Council Grant and Compliance Coordinator (Somalia) Job in Kenya and find the job on the list under current vacancies.

    This is a national position.

    Salary and terms will be in accordance with DRC’s terms of employment for national staff in Kenya.

    If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contactjob@drc.dk

    For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website Danish Refugee Council

    Applications close by January 4, 2015.


    Islamic Relief Worldwide Regional HR Manager (East Africa) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Islamic Relief Worldwide

    Vacancy: Regional HR Manager – East Africa

    Base Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting To: Reports primarily to Regional Director of EA with matrix link to Head of HR in IRW/HQ

    Line Management Responsibilities: Lead, performance-manage and motivate the regional HR teams, primarily across the East Africa, ensuring that they are aligned to the global strategy and regionalisation plan.

    Purpose of Division: The Human Resources and Organisational Development Division manages the organisation’s staff related matters from the start to the end of the employment relationship, as well as continuous learning and improvement.

    It does so through providing comprehensive HR and L&D services and through its evaluation and audit functions.

    Equally importantly, this division inspires IRW colleagues anywhere to contribute to the development, deployment and pro-active monitoring of IR’s organisational strategy, policies and processes – which are all dynamic, inclusive of IR’s partners, stakeholder focussed and regularly reviewed and updated.

    Job Purpose: To provide leadership, capacity building, and strategic direction to the regional human resources teams and local HR Managers and over human resources matters in the region.

    As a key member of the regional leadership team the role has to:

  • Take shared responsibility for the transformation of the region to a new operating model whilst also delivering Islamic Relief Worldwide’s strategy within the region.
  • Act as the trusted partner of the Regional Director and his/her immediate team on all people related matters, support and enable countries in the East Africa and beyond, to meet International Programme Division standards and manage and develop their people.
  • Be accountable for the implementation of the Global HR Strategy within the Region.
  • Be responsible for managing the delivery of a HR service that supports Country Directors and their teams.
  • Lead on the development and implementation of key aspects of the regional work plans and systems, including salary reviews and policy development etc.

    Reports to: Head of HR

    Key Working Relationships

    Maintain a strong working relationship and offer a strong advisory service to regional director, country directors and senior management teams. Support the Head of HR on key projects and team deliverables as required Liaise with regional employment lawyers and advisors to ensure IRW policies and practices are in line with local legislative requirements. Required to interact with external HR contacts and peers such as People in Aid, UN cluster meetings etc. Support the Head of HR with building relationships with field and partner offices.

    Scope and Authority

    Scope of the Role: Reporting to the Head of HR, the Regional Human Resources Manager has responsibility for providing expert HR advice to senior management, directors and staff across the region.

    The role acts as a key agent in the direction, support and management of change within the organisation and provides senior management coaching on all HR issues.

    Leading on the development and implementation of the Regional HR strategy, the role ensures it is focused on regional and divisional HR objectives.

    Works closely with the Regional Director and Country Directors to develop and drive the people plan to deliver high performance whilst acting as a strategic partner to drive change and transformation across the region.

    The role will evolve towards Matrix Management of local HR Managers within each country office.

    The region consists of several country offices within the East Africa region and support will need to be provided to other African field offices.

    Responsibility for Resources:

  • The role has some budget responsibilities.
  • Required to guide, support and on occasions manage other HR staff (people resources) including local HR managers
  • Regular reporting to management on the progress of employee relation issues, including handling of sensitive documents and information resources
  • Access to confidential information (snowdrop, managing filing systems, maintaining databases, publications, and reports)
  • Some responsibility for updating key information resources such as the extranet and the HR toolkit for field offices.

    Key Accountabilities

    The job holder is accountable for fulfilling his or her roles and responsibilities in line with Islamic values and principles of fairness, humanity, honesty, respect and fair treatment of his/her colleagues and staff.

    The following are the main responsibilities that the role holder will be accountable for:

    Lead the development, implementation and regular review of the unit’s strategy, work plans, and systems at a regional level:

  • Implement regional developments in HR practices and advise management on strategies to become an “Employer of Choice” standard.
  • Maintain a strategic overview of HR trends, policies and practices; and lead on building an effective Human Resource service at a regional level to facilitate the IRW HR functions.
  • Lead the implementation of the HR strategy and ensure continued matching of resource capability with existing and future development and growth objectives
  • Work alongside the management team and play a key role in the setting of policies and guidelines across the region.
  • Lead policy ideas to support the development of strategic, thematic and annual plans with input on human resource requirements and succession planning.
  • To advise and support Country Directors and country teams to effectively manage change, developing and promoting best practice, conceptual skills, legal responsibility and employment law.

    Manage comprehensive HR and employee relations initiatives:

  • Provide expertise in support of reorganisation, restructuring and organisational growth to ensure that structures are aligned to IRW needs and to ensure that changes are implemented smoothly.
  • Explore, recommend and implement changes to existing systems and policies using innovative, up to date and cost effective methods.
  • Develop staffing strategies and implementation plans and programs to identify talent within and outside the organisation for positions of responsibility.
  • Lead on the strategic planning of the recruitment process for all national and international staff within the region.
  • Ensure that all Islamic Relief actions are legal and in line with the relevant employee relation policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring IRW policies, procedures and practices are updated and implemented according to the laws and legislations.
  • Ensuring that IRW practices and observing and achieving equality and diversity in its workforce.
  • Contributing to the development of external relations and networks including at a senior levels to ensure Islamic Relief is visible, promoted and up-to-date.
  • Provide appropriate and timely feedback, inputs, and advice to Country Director, Regional Director and relevant stakeholders on HR relevant matters which support program development initiatives and activities (organisational/operational structuring and staffing, resourcing, internal staff mobilisation, retention etc).

    Ensure employee engagement, development and enhance performance:

  • Develop and maintain a learning-conducive environment within the region, and ensure that learning needs are identified and matched with appropriate, relevant and cost effective solutions.
  • Manage Learning & Development within the region, including career development and succession planning to achieve divisional goals.
  • Ensure regional staff has knowledge and skills to perform effectively in their current and future role through well designed learning programmes and talent management processes.
  • Co-operate with relevant country/field offices to conduct relevant employee relations training for line managers to ensure all procedures relating to employee relations are carried out in a professional and fitting manner.
  • Lead the performance management process to ensure that IRW has a framework for measuring and improving the performance of people at a regional level.
  • Ensure that the performance management processes are appropriately implemented, which would include performance evaluation, performance planning, and succession processes.
  • Devise an effective employee engagement and reward programme, and a management development programme in line with IR values and goals; to attract, retain and motivate high performing employees
  • Lead the implementation of REWARD initiatives across the region to ensure that all employees are fairly rewarded and that IRW’s REWARD scheme is relevant to the market.

    Support Field Offices and/or Partners, including travelling to their locations

  • Ensure that all staffs across the region has the necessary comprehension of the policies, procedures, and best practices, particularly the ones relevant to HR Devise and roll out a HR Toolkit to promote standardised policy & process templates,
  • Lead on monitoring and evaluation of whether the HR targets and strategies are delivered as intended and provide recommendations on meeting the gaps identified.
  • Leading on diversity monitoring, metric analysis and development of interventions to improve awareness and representation including training & brown bag delivery. This may include analysis of engagement surveys, proposing interventions and producing reports.
  • Lead on and provide support on initiatives and activities relevant to compensation and benefits matters in close coordination with the Regional Director and other management team members, and ensures that the processes are done appropriately (internal salary review, periodic non-periodic salary changes, make recommendations on grade, assign salaries, and maintaining internal equity).
  • As and when appropriate, travel to the Field and/or Partner offices
  • Review and provide timely feedback & support, on budgets relevant to HR in coordination with Regional Director and Finance Department.

    Other

  • Understand and uphold the IR core values and behaviours, and ensure their adoption and implementation by all staff across the region.
  • Role model and proactively foster a culture in which Islamic principles, values and approaches which are adopted by IR are consistently respected, applied and complied with in the delivery of the country / division / unit objectives and in the conduct of its employees.
  • Lead on the development of external relations and networks at a senior level to ensure Islamic Relief is visible, promoted and up-to-date.
  • Ensure that regional HR database and information are appropriately updated and reports are appropriately developed and shared consistently on-time with the Regional Director and the Head of HR at the International Office.
  • Comply with IRW’s policies and procedures in undertaking the above roles and responsibilities and undertake any other reasonable duties that are consistent with the job and at its level of responsibility as and when required by line management.
  • Take part in any cross organisational groups or learning sets which are appropriate to the job role
  • Manage and supervise the local HR teams in the region
  • Any other reasonable request from senior leadership. This may include supporting work on governance, finance and strategy.

    Person Specification

    It is essential that the post holder shows a good understanding and sympathy with Islamic values and principles as well as commitment to Islamic Relief Worldwide vision, mission and core values.

    Essential:

    Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications

  • A degree in a management or social science related field, preferably in HRM or Business Studies
  • Professional HR qualification e.g. CIPD or equivalent (extensive HR experience may also suffice in place)
  • Strong and seasoned analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to think creatively and laterally, to overcome challenges.
  • Strong organisation skills and attention to detail to ensure high quality in ones work.
  • Ability to prioritise and work efficiently under pressure and subject to changing priorities; proven experience of managing multiple projects, meeting deadlines, and using judgment and initiative in problem resolution.
  • Excellent communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken knowledge of Arabic along with good written and spoken English
  • Excellent levels of computer literacy including Microsoft Office applications and HR software.

    Experience

  • HR leadership experience across multiple countries with experience of working within a complex and matrix organisation structure.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, diplomatic, persuasive, firm, mature, analytical, detailed, organised, creative, service and quality oriented, proactive, persistent, and open minded
  • A minimum of 5 years experience of managing HR function and unit in a multicultural international organisation with large numbers of staff
  • Proven ability to review, develop, and ensure consistent implementation of HR systems and approaches which fit with the current and future needs of the organization and which promote a working environment which staff to develop their capacity to the maximum level.
  • Proven ability to develop an excellent working relationship and coordination with internal and external partners and stakeholders particularly the ones relevant to the function, and to ensure compliance to national regulations, international best practices, and the spirit / fundamental principles of the organization
  • Proven ability to apply multidimensional approach in assessing and dealing with current and future challenges and to work effectively and efficiently both independently and in teams in stressful situations and environment
  • Proven ability to work as an HR generalist with solid experience in managing major domains of HR, preferably in an international development organization working in conflict / post-conflict, culturally diverse, and geographically challenging environment
  • Be familiar with the region and have the ability to work across different countries and legal frameworks
  • Previous experience of working within humanitarian and development (third) sector is an advantage.
  • Proven experience of developing and implementing strategies and work plans which help to deliver the wider organisational objectives.
  • Demonstrable experience in consultative team approaches to decision making and innovation which motivates and drives teams forward.
  • Substantial experience in managing and implementing employee relations activities in a large organisation.
  • Ability to respond to a dynamic and changing environment.

    Key Personal Qualities

  • Strong emotional intelligence and resilience, and able to maintain composure - acting in a calm and measured way, in difficult situations.
  • Strong & confident communication skills which delivers information persuasively and with clarity in a wide range of situations.
  • Has a positive demeanour and disposition, and able to overcome setbacks by motivating self and others

    Desirable:

  • A post graduate qualification
  • Knowledge and experience of working in an international organisation or travelling to field/branch offices.
  • Knowledge of French or one of the Indian subcontinent national languages will also be positively considered.

    How to Apply:

    If you are talented, reliable, service minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to IRW’s values and beliefs, please apply by downloading the application pack from our website Islamic Relief Worldwide Regional HR Manager (East Africa) Job in Nairobi, Kenya and forward the completed form to recruitment@irworldwide.orgon or before the closing date.

    Islamic Relief promotes equality and meritocracy, and seeks individuals who agree with the IR values together with our policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and Code of Conduct. We will carry out screening checks and will take out references on your behalf if you are selected.

    Please note, for UK based roles, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK. We are unable to progress applications which would require sponsorship.

    Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer.

    Only applications from those who already have the right to live and work within the UK will be considered.

    Local Nationals, if successful, will only receive salary and not expat benefits

    Closing date: Sunday 21st December 2014


    Monitor Publications Limited Managing Director Job in Kampala, Uganda

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

    Monitor Publications Limited (MPL) founded in 1992 based in Kampala, Uganda is a principal subsidiary of the Nation Media Group. MPL is Uganda’s leading independent media company.

    The company’s publications include the Daily Monitor Newspaper, Saturday Monitor, Sunday Monitor and the Daily Monitor E-paper (Electronic Edition) with a readership of over 1,000,000.

    Other MPL product portfolio include 93.3 KFM, Dembe FM and Ennyanda (a Lugunda, weekly sports newspaper). The company also offers advertising plans, including banner advertisements, classifieds, Web brochures, and supplements.

    Monitor Publications Limited seeks to recruit a qualified and competent person to fill the Managing Director (MD) position. The Managing Director-MPL is a member of the Executive Management

    Team of the Nation Media Group.

    Responsibility:

    The managing Director is responsible for directing the activities of the Company to meet strategic objectives, achieve profitability targets, design and execute the company’s strategic goals, motivate staff for high productivity, manage resources for the sustainability of the company and maximize returns to shareholders.

    Key duties and main responsibilities will include the following:

  • Lead in the design and execution of the Company’s strategy and direction with clear milestones and measures of success
  • Lead the company’s Executive team in delivery and implementation of strategic objectives
  • Avail and manage MPL’s resources both financial and physical, to drive the execution of business objectives
  • Direct the activities, processes and productivity of the Company to meet performance goals and objectives
  • Grow and sustain strategic partnerships and alliances with stakeholders in the industry such as government, shareholders, suppliers and customers
  • Spearhead the company’s mission to Educate, Inform and Entertain the nation in a sustainable manner
  • Develop and implement a performance driven organizational culture that motivates staff
  • Establish regular business performance monitoring and reporting with remedial actions where necessary
  • Lead in the development of new products and innovative ideas for business growth

    Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business related field and a Master’s qualification in business management will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 15 years’ work experience, 5 of which should be in a senior leadership role
  • Proven and Demonstrated Leadership skills
  • Evidence of previous involvement in strategic planning, development and implementation
  • Experience in managing government relations
  • Experience in Journalism or in the Media Industry will be an added advantage
  • Aged between 35 and 55

    The desired core competencies include the following areas:

  • Strategy formulation and execution
  • Excellent communication skills oral and written
  • Very strong interpersonal skills
  • High standards of integrity, with a clean track record
  • Ability to influence
  • Strong Business acumen
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Highly organized with ability to multitask
  • Assertive, proactive and diligent with commitment to high standards of service delivery
  • Creative and innovative, with a forward thinking approach
  • Ability to prioritize, organize own workload and manage projects to completion
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with tight time constraints
  • Knowledge of the country relevant legislation

    How to apply

    If your qualifications and experience match any of these roles, please email your application quoting the job title to Executive Selection Division, KPMG at the following email address: esd@kpmg.co.ug.

    Please attach your CV containing your e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, achievements, experience, current position/ occupation and names & addresses of three referees together with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarizing why you consider yourself particularly well suited for the position. Do not attach any other documents at this point.

    All applications should be sent via email. Please clearly state the position in the subject line of your email. Closing date for receipt of applications will be 31 December 2014.

    Applications will be selected on merit and only those short listed will be contacted for interviews.

    For any questions regarding the application process please contact Executive Selection Division, KPMG on +256 414 347833,
    +256 414346294 or
    +256 414 340 315.


    Orb Energy Sales Executives Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Summary: Orb Energy is one of the leading providers of solar energy solutions in Kenya and beyond. We are a fast growing company and currently making inroads countrywide.

    In order to meet this demand, we are looking for aggressive and passionate Sales Executives to market our products within Nairobi.

    Job Purpose: To contribute to the dissemination of solar energy by maximizing the sales of Orb's products, often in partnership with financial institutions who provide consumer financing.

    To ensure prospects are taken through the sales process in a timely fashion, receivables are collected on time and customers are satisfied by providing adequate installation and after sales service.

    Specifically you will:

  • Forecast sales accurately
  • Close sales on a consistent basis and in line with credit and delivery terms
  • Meet monthly, quarterly, and annual revenue targets and grow sales month by month
  • Identify and map sales areas and conduct sales demos
  • Manage financing partners and franchisees nationwide
  • Train franchisees and financing partners on how to sell, install and service
  • Ensure complaints and after-sales service issues and repairs are managed in time and to the satisfaction of the customers
  • Meet high ethical standards in line with the company culture
  • Report to the Vice President Africa on a daily basis

    Requirements

  • Proven track-record of meeting revenue/ collection targets
  • Willing to travel extensively in sales territory, at least 15-20 (every) days per month
  • Strong team player, able to build and motivate a sales team
  • A go-getter, who can take initiative and work independently
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, innovative, passionate
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Able to connect with people and obtain their trust and respect
  • Experience in solar, agriculture, insurance, microfinance, fast moving consumer goods industries will be an added advantage
  • 1-6 years of sales experience. Candidates with experience in direct selling preferred
  • Managerial experience preferred, especially if grown from sales executive level to sales manager level

    How to Apply:

    Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Monday 5th January 2015

    Adept Systems
    Management Consultants
    P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

    Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.


    Orb Energy Sales Executives Jobs in Nyahururu, Murang’a and Thika, Kenya

    Summary: Orb Energy is one of the leading providers of solar energy solutions in Kenya and beyond. We are a fast growing company and currently making inroads countrywide.

    In order to meet this demand, we are looking for aggressive and passionate Sales Executives to market our products within the Central region specifically in Nyahururu, Murang’a and Thika.

    Job Purpose: To contribute to the dissemination of solar energy by maximizing the sales of Orb's products, often in partnership with financial institutions who provide consumer financing.

    To ensure prospects are taken through the sales process in a timely fashion, receivables are collected on time and customers are satisfied by providing adequate installation and after sales service.

    Specifically you will:

  • Forecast sales accurately
  • Close sales on a consistent basis and in line with credit and delivery terms
  • Meet monthly, quarterly, and annual revenue targets and grow sales month by month Identify and map sales areas and conduct sales demos
  • Manage financing partners and franchisees nationwide
  • Train franchisees and financing partners on how to sell, install and service
  • Ensure complaints and after-sales service issues and repairs are managed in time and to the satisfaction of the customers
  • Meet high ethical standards in line with the company culture
  • Report to the Vice President Africa on a daily basis

    Requirements

  • Proven track-record of meeting revenue/ collection targets
  • Willing to travel extensively in sales territory, at least 15-20 (every) days per month
  • Strong team player, able to build and motivate a sales team
  • A go-getter, who can take initiative and work independently
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, innovative, passionate
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Able to connect with people and obtain their trust and respect
  • Experience in solar, agriculture, insurance, microfinance, fast moving consumer goods industries will be an added advantage
  • 1-6 years of sales experience. Candidates with experience in direct selling preferred
  • Managerial experience preferred, especially if grown from sales executive level to sales manager level

    How to Apply:

    Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Monday 5th January 2015.

    Adept Systems
    Management Consultants
    P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

    Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.


    Orb Energy Sales Executives Jobs in Kabarnet, Kapsabet and Kajiado, Kenya

    Summary: Orb Energy is one of the leading providers of solar energy solutions in Kenya and beyond. We are a fast growing company and currently making inroads countrywide.

    In order to meet this demand, we are looking for an aggressive and passionate Sales Executives to market our products in the Rift Valley region specifically in Kabarnet, Kapsabet and Kajiado.

    Job Purpose: To contribute to the dissemination of solar energy by maximizing the sales of our products, often in partnership with financial institutions who provide consumer financing.

    To ensure prospects are taken through the sales process in a timely fashion, receivables are collected on time and customers are satisfied by providing adequate installation and after sales service.

    Specifically you will:

  • Forecast sales accurately
  • Close sales on a consistent basis and in line with credit and delivery terms
  • Meet monthly, quarterly, and annual revenue targets and grow sales month by month
  • Identify and map sales areas and conduct sales demos
  • Manage financing partners and franchisees nationwide
  • Train franchisees and financing partners on how to sell, install and service
  • Ensure complaints and after-sales service issues and repairs are managed in time and to the satisfaction of the customers
  • Meet high ethical standards in line with the company culture
  • Report to the Vice President Africa on a daily basis

    Requirements

  • Proven track-record of meeting revenue/ collection targets
  • Willing to travel extensively in sales territory, at least 15-20 (every) days per month
  • Strong team player, able to build and motivate a sales team
  • A go-getter, who can take initiative and work independently
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, innovative, passionate
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Able to connect with people and obtain their trust and respect
  • Experience in solar, agriculture, insurance, microfinance, fast moving consumer goods industries will be an added advantage
  • 1-6 years of sales experience. Candidates with experience in direct selling preferred
  • Managerial experience preferred, especially if grown from sales executive level to sales manager level

    How to Apply:

    Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Monday 5th January 2015.

    Adept Systems
    Management Consultants
    P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

    Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.


    AAR Insurance Sales Executives Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    Position: Sales Executives

    Where: AAR Insurance (K) Ltd

    Location: Nairobi

    We are looking for talented, creative and innovative team players excited about an opportunity to grow their sales careers in one of the leading insurance companies in the region

    Key Requirements

  • Education: Minimum requirement KCSE C. Diploma in business administration / Marketing will be an added advantage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Well groomed and presentable
  • Age : 25 years and above
  • Candidates below 25 yrs must have at-least 3 years sales experience
  • Must be ambitious and focused to succeed in sales career under minimum supervision
  • 2 to 4 years sales experience in Sales and Marketing.
  • COP/ACII qualification an added advantage
  • Certificate of good conduct

    Remuneration: Generous commission based incentives

    If interested, please forward your CV and application letter to dadungu@aar.co.ke and david.adungu@aar-insurance.com

    Closing Date: 20/12/2014


    Zetech University Jobs in Kenya

    Zetech University is the premier university for the education of Technology, Science and Business programmes, offering an exceptional learning experience with over 9,000 students pursuing Degree, Diploma and Certificate course in various fields.

    Our Mission is to provide holistic education and foster a culture of integrity, hard work, research innovation and creativity towards problem solving and lifelong skills. We have set up a vibrant Placement Office to link students with employers and assist them to get sites for industrial training.

    The Placement Office also provides training, advice and guidance to students in order to eliminate employment barriers and give our students a competitive edge in various job industries.

    To ensure our students get exceptional placement services, we are seeking an

    1. Assistant Placement Officer

    Key Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Placement Officer, the position holder will, among other duties, be responsible for:

  • Acting as a first point of contact for students and external partners providing quality information and referrals for their placement related queries
  • Helping in networking with organizations for mutual placement relations
  • Assisting students in CV and cover letter writing
  • Coaching students in developing career and life plans
  • Disseminating information on job and attachment opportunities
  • Compiling and updating the list of alumni indicating their employment progress
  • Ensuring that the pre-attachment and post- attachment processes are adhered to by the students and teams as prescribed in the placement policy
  • Assisting in developing creative strategies for marketing placement office initiatives
  • Maintaining and updating databases
  • Assist in coordinating seminars, workshops and public lectures
  • Help in reaching out to potential employers and conduct recruitment drives
  • Supporting the coordination of alumni activities
  • Assisting in developing content for career and alumni newsletter
  • Coordinating mock interviews for graduating students
  • Assessing, prescribing and conducting training to build students placement capacities
  • Collating and processing placement stories and information for social media
  • Assisting in running of departmental projects
  • Providing quarterly reports on students and alumni placement
  • Supporting, designing and executing activities of the international students

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science or Education from a recognized university.
  • Previous experience in customer service, career coaching or placement office will be an added advantage.
  • Should be a well networked individual with a good understanding of the local and international labor market.
  • Excellent IT skill including word processing and use of databases
  • Must be of high integrity with good public relations skills.

    2. Examinations Officer

    Key Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Registrar - Academic Affairs, the position holder will, among other duties, be responsible for:

  • Inducting all staff and students concerned on examination policies, procedures and related matters.
  • Notifying all members of staff and students of all dates that concern examinations including but not limited to orientation dates and venues, payments dates and timetables
  • Overseeing the process of setting exams, safe storage, administration of exams, marking and results feedback, verification and certification of results
  • Carrying out examination results analysis based on examining body, and providing reports.
  • Establishing and maintaining a healthy relationship with all external examination bodies and constantly getting updates on all issues that relate to the partnership between the institution and the examination body
  • Booking of students for various examinations
  • Overseeing the moderation of draft examinations
  • Communicating and coordinating exam venues, booking dates, rehearsal dates and payment deadlines
  • Liaising with the Records Office and various departments on issuance of results and handling all matters arising on the same
  • Coordinating the typing, photocopying and packaging of quizzes, mid-semester and final examinations within the given time frame of work.
  • Receiving the students’ grades, oversee the entering of the grades into the system, ensuring correct entries are done, release the grades to the students and be the custodian of the grades.
  • Ensure proper procurement of examination booklets and other examination related stationery and equipment in liaison with Registrar
  • Coordinate the preparation and issuing of the examination cards in liaison with students accounts office
  • Prepare the end of semester examination timetable for all Campuses in liaison with Deans and HODs

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Education, Business or Social Sciences from a recognized university
  • Experience /Understanding of KNEC, ICM, ABE or general examinations process will be preferred
  • Proficient in computer applications
  • Good modeling of community standards – honesty and integrity

    Interested applicants to send their applications including an updated CV, indicating current and expected salary and names of three referees, their email addresses and telephone numbers to the undersigned, not later than 19th December 2014.

    The Human Resource Manager,
    via Email address: vacancies@zetech.ac.ke

    For more information visit our Website: Zetech University Assistant Placement Officer Job in Kenya

    Zetech University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Solidarites International Somalia Security Advisor (Coordinator) Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Title: Somalia Security Advisor (Coordinator)

    1 Position

    Country and base of assignment: Somalia, based in Nairobi - Kenya with 50% time traveling inside Somalia

    Desired start date: 01/02/2015

    Title and duration of programme: Wash, Food Sec and Emergency activities in Somalia

    Duration of financing for post: 12 months (3 month probation)

    Source of financing for post: ECHO / OFDA

    Duration of mission: 12 months

    Status / allowances and salaries: According to Scale of Salary

    Place of work: Nairobi (50%) with regular trips to Somalia (50%)

    2. Objectives:

    2.1 Context of the position

    Solidarites International joint Kenya / Somalia mission was opened started in march 2007. SI has been directly implementing programs mainly in South and Central Somalia.

    In 2014 mission includes operations in one region in Kenya (Marsabit) and 3 regions in Somalia (Gedo, Lower Juba and Galgaduud).

    2.2 Objectives of the position

    The Security Coordinator supports the Head of Mission, the field coordinators and the base managers with the security management of the team and its assets.

    He/she assists with collecting information, the analysis of this information within a security context and establishing appropriate measures. He/she also assists with team training and awareness in security management. He/she is a key player in the management of security crises.

    In a specific context as Somalia, He/She will be the point of reference in security management and is expected to define ways and means to access vulnerable populations.

    Security coordinator will assist CD in the design, implementation, review and updating of the SI Security Management Systems in Somalia. He/she will advise the CD in implementation of mitigating safety and security measures.

    Security coordinator will conduct Security Risk Analysis (SRA) as tasked by the CD, or as situation requires, and as a result enforce to minimize the risk to the operations of SI.

    The Security Advisor is a senior member of the national coordination team in Somalia. (S)he will directly reports to the Country Director (CD) and will provide technical support for Field officers in Somalia.

    2.3 Essential duties and responsibilities

    Networking – security analysis – security strategy

  • To maintain and develop network of contacts with relevant external actors in the areas of responsibility (INGOs, civil society, local authorities..), to exchange information, and co-operate regularly;
  • Permanent follow-up of the evolution of political and security situation in each region of operations;
  • Define the main security and contextual trends according to the information collected and provide regular analysis for for CD;
  • Carry out an annual risk analysis and risk level review for each of SI Somalia's locations in coordination with the Field Coordinator and CD;
  • Define together with CD the appropriate security strategy according to the risks identified for each area.
  • Participate in interagency security meetings and share timely reports with CD Organize in cooperation with CD the feedback of relevant security information to the Field Coordinators.

    Managing the impact of security on operations – operational support to the team

  • Assist the CD in reviewing the impact of security factors on SI program designs and delivery, as well as the potential impact that programs might have on the stability and security (both positive and negative), making recommendations regarding possible support needs and improvements;
  • Provide advice and assistance to Field coordinators, program and Project Managers on the mainstreaming of security risk management in all stages of project planning.
  • To participate in the weekly Solidarites “Country Team Management” meetings when in Nairobi;
  • Closely cooperate with the Log Co that all the goods and premises are secured;
  • Improve and control the application of security procedures;

    Reporting

  • Prepare and submit a weekly security analysis report for Somalia to CD;
  • Review, update and implement SI’s Security Management Systems for Somalia in accordance with SI security guidelines, and in close communication with the CD, logistics coordinator, field coordinators and field officers;
  • Monitor, evaluate, and suggest to CD changes and improvements in the SI Security Management System based on observations and inputs from the staff;
  • Prepare ad hoc security reports and analyses as requested by CD;
  • Improve the gathering and sharing of security information and develop a system for capitalization of security/context information;
  • Ensure the monthly update of security plan, evacuation/hibernation / relocation strategies for each base and security phase analysis, risk matrix on agreed SI templates.

    Training

  • Assess staff's safety & security training needs;
  • Ensure and improve staff compliance to security procedures in coordination with the Field coordinators and field officers;
  • Deliver and/or facilitate staff safety and security trainings;
  • Training and capacity building of the Somalia-based security staff in liaison with the CD.

    Security incidents management

  • Report any security incident to the Country Director immediately using agreed formats;
  • Intervene in tense security situation, in close cooperation with the Country Director;
  • Ensure the direct management of security incident which can occur on the mission in close cooperation with the Country Director;
  • Ensure the follow-up of these security incidents: relation with armed groups, local authorities, traditional leaders, in close cooperation with the Country Director;

    Critical aspects management

  • Direct support, on the field, during critical period for example relocation, reopening or opening of areas, bases, roads, airports, recruitment, renting, contracts awards, firing of staff;
  • Support the Country Director to establish the right contacts in case of assessment / evaluation / opening of activities.
  • Plan/Organize journeys on the field for local and expatriate staff to SI areas of operations (security procedures, communication tools…)

    3. Profile Sought:

    Education: Relevant university degree or higher education, preferably in international relations and/or development, political science or social studies (history/political science/social science).

    Experience:

  • At least 2 years of field experience with NGOs in conflict areas as Security Coordinator or Field Coordinator. This experience should include security responsibilities. This is an absolute requirement.
  • At least 2 years of experience in working in Somalia context
  • At least 5 years in various professional experiences
  • Proven experience and ability to professionally and appropriately represent the organization and negotiate and defend Solidarities Internationals interests and neutrality with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated interest in geopolitical analysis.
  • Ideally previous experience with Solidarités (good knowledge of Solidarités procedures).
  • Demonstrated ability to work under difficult conditions and a high degree of pressure;
  • Proven experience in administration, security management and training.
  • Proven experience in liaising with civilian, armed groups (AOG), security forces, military, government authorities as well as with regional, national and international institutions required.
  • Significant political and cultural awareness and experience of working in settings where insecurity is a major issue
  • Analytical skills and experience;
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills
  • Significant understanding of complex emergencies and crisis contexts
  • Awareness of gender and culture issues
  • Proven communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills

    Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Above average computer literacy
  • Holder of a valid international driver's licence

    Languages:

  • English : fluent with good writing capacities
  • French or Kiswahili remains desirable skills
  • Somali is a clear added advantage

    Other desirable qualities:

  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and live in a sometimes solitary environment with significant restrictions on personal movement.
  • Goal oriented and visionary
  • Ability to handle a large workload, work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Ability and willingness to work and live under difficult circumstances
  • Willingness to travel to all areas of the country/region where the programme is implemented, on a regular basis
  • Flexible and creative
  • Knowledge of the political situation in Somalia and the Horn of Africa in general is an asset
  • Analytical skills in a high-risk conflict environment.

    4. Context of the position:

    Brief overview of Solidarities Internationals work in the country:

    Solidarites International has been operational in Somalia since 2007. SI main areas of intervention are WASH and Food Security. In Kenya, Solidarities has field base in North Horr. Resilience and WASH project are implemented in Marsabit county, with funding from EU and DFID.

    In Somalia, Solidarities has field bases in two regions: Gedo with offices in Mandera (on Kenyan side), Luuq and Elwaq and in Galgaduud with offices in Adaado and Abudwak. Projects are focusing on WASH and food security.

    SI secured funding form ECHO, OFDA, CHF and UNICEF. At the time of the writing of this job description SI is also considering opening activities in other locations.

    How the mission is organized:

    The coordination is based in Nairobi. The Field Team dedicated to Somalia Programs is based in Dadaab and Mandera in Kenya, close to the Somalia Border.

    Insecurity in Somalia does of course affect our presence on the ground. This situation has deteriorated lastly, affecting all humanitarian activities of all humanitarian actors, and incurring real difficulty of access.

    Specific context of the area in which the person will be working

    Main Working Location: Nairobi with 50% travel to Somalia

    Current Field Visit locations and their security context:

    a) Dadaab/Dhobley: Operational base for Lower Juba. Significant security issues. Very few extra professional activities possible. Several other NGOs present. Curfew at night. Base is basic.

    b) Adaado: Operational base for Galgaduud. Significant security issues. Very few extra professional activities possible. Several other NGOs present. Curfew at night. Base is basic.

    c) Mandera/Dollow: Operational base for Gedo. Significant security issues. Very few extra professional activities possible. Several other NGOs present. Curfew at night. Base is basic.

    d) Other locations inside Somalia, where travel might be needed (i.e. Galckayo, Mogadishu, Dollow, Luuq, Elwak, Abudwaq, Kismayo, Garowe)

    How to Apply:

    Send a cover letter and CV to the following email address: jobapplication@solidarites-kenya-som.org. Please indicate the job title in the email subject line.

    Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

    Solidarities Internationals is an equal opportunities employer

    Deadline for applications: 11th January 2015.


    Mercy Corps Jobs in Wajir Kenya

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

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

    Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individuals to take up the following positions.

    1. Natural Resource Management & Market Systems Officer, PROGRESS Programme - Wajir

    Programme/Department Summary: The Natural Resource Management and Market Systems Officer will work in collaboration with the Natural Resource Management and Market Systems Team Leader, Programme Manager, other technical teams and PROGRESS Consortium members in the implementation of a proposed multi-year project as part of DFID’s BRACED initiative (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters).

    Mercy Corps anticipates a programme award under BRACED to implement the “Programme for Resilient Systems” (PROGRESS).

    PROGRESS will be comprised of a multi-partner consortium poised to deliver a 36-month initiative designed to build absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity of more than 200,000 individual households in northern Kenya (Wajir) and northern Uganda (Karamoja).

    The Wajir-based Natural Resources Management and Market Systems Officer will play a key role in implementation.

    General Position Summary:

    The Natural Resource Management and Market Systems Officer is responsible for supporting the Natural Resource Management and Market System Team Leader in the implementation of natural resource management and facilitation projects that make market dynamics, actors, institutions and services accessible to households within the PROGRESS focus areas.

    These activities will work through public sector enabling strategies and private sector actors, seeking to crowd in provision rather than displace or replicate private actors with donor-funded services.

    Facilitation projects will increase access to technical services, improve access to locally appropriate products, develop agent input and aggregator networks, improve service offerings, commercialize access to innovative energy products and methods, and expand the role and relationship of line Ministries in strategic prioritization of investment for economic vitality that contributes to household and community resilience.

    The Natural Resource Management and Market Systems Officer will support processes for engaging communities, governments and private sector actors in collective action plans that support household and community access to and management natural, physical environment and the socio-ecological systems supported by it.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Program Implementation:

  • Under the direction of the Natural Resource Management and Market Systems Team Leader, carry out assessments in the target geographic areas to assess the current situation, economic and natural resource management opportunities and resources, needs and potential programs as well as obstacles that could be mitigated through PROGRESS.
  • Recommend program priorities and explore, evaluate and present new natural resource management and market opportunities that leverage impact and/ or complement core activities.
  • Emphasize the role of and opportunities for women, girls and youth in the economic and natural resource management sectors in both rural and urban sphere;
  • Introduce the program to relevant stakeholders including local business owners, actors engaged in natural resource management, local representatives and community members. Foster ongoing positive cooperation with these stakeholders and forge links between market actors, producers, end users, etc.;
  • Ensure an integrated approach to program implementation in order to maximize resource utilization and synergy between the staff and different MC programs where relevant and feasible.
  • Identify small business activities for seed support through basic improvements or inputs;
  • Identify value-addition opportunities that strengthen economic opportunities, especially for rural women and urban poor, in the livestock, poultry and other sectors as identified by local government and independent studies and assessments.
  • These opportunities will focus on the urbanizing areas of Wajir Town, Habaswein particularly for livestock, and climate-smart agriculture areas that promotes production and market links for agricultural products;
  • Identify opportunities and alternative methods of climate-smart agriculture within the long-term plans of Wajir County that can be fostered through partnerships, such as activating initiatives in the peri-urban livelihoods zone. Work with Mercy Corps technical staff, consortium members and local partners to establish locally appropriate pilots;
  • Work within local government strategic plans for resource management and advocate for cohesive implementation of projects that demonstrate government responsiveness to community processes.
  • Engage pastoralists in inter-community dialogue around access to land and water for livestock management.
  • Engage with remote communities to establish priorities for community-led natural resources management, and lead process for developing community NRM plans

    Collaboration / networking

  • Maintain productive working relationships with sub-county and district leaders and local government departments under the leadership of the Natural Resource Management and Market Systems Team Leader as directed by the line manager;
  • Coordinate with counterpart agencies and organizations, especially DFID-funded agencies, involved in conservation, climate change adaptation for information exchange, learning and optimizing efforts and resources;
  • Identify opportunities for social innovation and enterprise that could be launched through catalytic investments from PROGRESS, or public and private sector initiatives;
  • Support events, exhibits, workshops that bring private and public sector entities together to collectively review and discuss technology developments and innovation and to examine private sector approaches to household and community challenges that can be incubated through public sector incentives;

    Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Gather and document natural resource management and market program activities Comply with M&E systems that will be established to measure program impact and desired results. Ensure data is collected and monitoring occurs regularly.
  • Analyze project implementation strategies to identify constraints to program success and provide timely recommendations;
  • Submit timely reports as requested by the Natural Resource Management and Market Systems Team Leader or Programme Manager.
  • Support external evaluations and assessments.

    Coordination and Representation:

  • Attend key events, committee meetings, fora, seminars, etc. as they relate to East Africa resilience.
  • Support PROGRESS activities with consortium partners, sub grantees, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.

  • Staff Management, Professional Development and Team building: Contribute to country team-building efforts, and ensure sharing and coordination of date with the broader PROGRESS team.

    Program Support Operations:

  • Ensure close communication across cross-country field teams and consortium members regarding program activities and plans, challenges and obstacles to timely and quality implementation.
  • Coordinate with program, finance, and administration staff for troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Organizational Learning: As part of Mercy Corps’ agency-wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their work time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.

    Supervisory Responsibility: None

    Accountability:

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

    Reports Directly To: Natural Resource Management and Market Systems Team Leader

    Works Directly With: Natural Resource Management and Market Systems Team Leader, Programme Manager, other technical officers, consortium members, and technical and support staff from Mercy Corps office in Portland, Oregon and Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • A degree in Natural Resource Management, Business Administration, Economics or Finance is required;
  • Minimum of two years working in the fields of agriculture/livestock, microfinance, economic development, natural resource management within the NGO sector or within the private sector is required;
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills;
  • Excellent computer skills, specifically in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent teamwork abilities and interpersonal skills;
  • Superb networking and negotiation skills is required;
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills is required
  • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm as well as a willingness to learn and to be continually adaptive within a dynamic and often self-directed working environment mandatory;
  • Ability to focus on day-to-day tasks at hand while also working towards longer-term objectives with an understanding that these will change continuously
  • Willingness to spend much time in the field and work closely with program target groups and consortium members.
  • Proven understanding of both urban and rural livelihoods systems, climate change adaptation strategies, public administration and resilience programming;
  • Familiarity with Somali culture and Somali language is preferred.
  • Proven ability to forge relationships with community members, leader and government authorities.
  • Experience in building and maintaining strong/productive relations with implementing and strategic partners.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Experience working in conflict environments is preferred.
  • Security management experience in remote and insecure environments.

    Success Factors:

    The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

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

    2. Governance and Community Mobilization Team Leader, PROGRESS Programme – Wajir

    Programme / Department Summary:

    The Governance and Community Mobilization Team Leader will work in collaboration with the PROGRESS Programme Director, Programme Managers and PROGRESS consortium members in the implementation of a multi-year project as part of DFID’s BRACED initiative (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters).

    Mercy Corps anticipates a programme award under BRACED to implement the “Programme for Resilient Systems” (PROGRESS).

    PROGRESS will be comprised of a multi-partner consortium poised to deliver a 36-month initiative designed to build absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity of more than 200,000 individual households in northern Kenya (Wajir) and northern Uganda (Karamoja).

    The Wajir-based Governance and Community Mobilization Team Leader will play a key role in implementation.

    General Position Summary:

    The Governance and Community Mobilization Team Leader will be responsible for overseeing program activities aimed at strengthening the horizontal and vertical linkages of governance with the aim of community development, advocacy and increased public sector support towards public projects, plans and budgets that enhance resilience.

    This includes leading community mobilization and engagement efforts in partnership with consortium partner, WASDA, and promoting engagement of local government departments, and advocating for strengthening of policies within the PROGRESS practice areas (water resources management, livestock, climate-smart agriculture, urban economic linkages).

    Essential Job Functions:

    Program Implementation:

  • Provide research, review, advocacy, coordination and support to policy formulation and policy implementation between remote communities in Wajir and Wajir County Government departments.
  • Coordinate and supervise the implementation of sub program activities by leading local level Shared Learning Dialogue sessions between the PROGRESS Team and practice area line ministries. The SLDs will constitute a series of dialogue workshops that engage both public and private sector actors around innovation and learning for greater resilience.
  • Facilitating technical coordination of technical and financial, budget actors in interventions of the various PROGRESS practice areas to respond to current government strategic plans and community led initiatives
  • Map how and who in County government approves decisions and what are key dates whereby decisions need to be made in order to be included in annual County budgets.
  • Influence government leaders to include resources to co-finance projects that meet PROGRESS and government objectives.
  • Maintain strong, up-to date understanding of the national and local-level policy environment, including donor initiatives and funded activities and public budgeting processes, timelines and prioritization.
  • Foster enhanced communication and collective planning across line ministries in a way that honors needs of communities with a focus on gender-sensitive policy and budget planning.
  • Identify women in positions of community and local government leadership for targeted technical trainings.
  • Lead the planning and coordination of targeted learning events that emphasize public-sector innovation around public-private ventures.
  • Support coordination of large-scale infrastructure projects and other elements of an enabling market environment that local and national governments should consider when attempting to invite private sector investment and market activity.
  • Draw on technical resources from within Mercy Corps and PROGRESS Consortium Partners including the University of Nairobi to forge relationships with local government and civil society as a technical resource.
  • Strengthen the role of civil society by promoting civic agency, advocacy, participatory planning, transparency with the public sector and market actors.
  • Ensure that women and girls are actively participating in community engagement processes and that issues affecting females are brought in to the public realm when addressing the strategies for government to support community-wide resilience.
  • Provide support, oversight and technical guidance to consortium partner, WASDA, in Wajir tasked with community engagement. Lead community engagement efforts in areas where WASDA is not leading.
  • Liaise between PROGRESS Consortium, local government counterparts, relief, aid and resilience agencies and bi-lateral organizations such as UN agencies that support planning and policy for development and management of natural resources and economic development.
  • Ensure that coordination linkages are drawn between PROGRESS, DDR and Climate Change Adaption programs and that climate-relevant information from these fora are integrated in to PROGRESS community mobilization and engagement efforts.

    Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Reporting:

  • Support Programme Manager in the achievement of program targets and objectives and support efforts towards the design effective M&E systems and operations.
  • Facilitate the coordination, scheduling and production of formal and informal reports and documentation and communication of reports and learning materials.
  • Actively record, document and demonstrate all aspects of governance and community activities for impact measurement and learning purposes.

    Coordination and Representation:

  • Represent Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO and other relevant events in the field, in close coordination with the Programme Manager and Programme Director.
  • Attend key events, committee meetings, fora, seminars, etc. as they relate to East Africa resilience.
  • Coordinate activities with consortium partners, sub grantees, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.
  • Staff Management, Professional Development and Team building: Contribute to country team-building efforts, and ensure the integration of all team and consortium members into relevant decision-making processes.

    Program Support Operations:

  • Ensure close communication across cross-country field teams and consortium members regarding program activities and plans, challenges and obstacles to timely and quality implementation.
  • Coordinate with program, finance, and administration staff for troubleshooting and problem solving.

    Organizational Learning

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

    Supervisory Responsibility: Governance and Community Mobilizer Officer

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

    Reports Directly To: Programme Manager based in Wajir

    Works Directly With: Programme Manager, other team leaders, consortium members, and technical and support staff from Mercy Corps office in Portland, Oregon and Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Advanced University Degree (Masters) in public administration, public policy, political science, or related field.
  • At least five years of experience including three years in a management position in relevant field.
  • Strong writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating skills.
  • Strong management skills, with good understanding of relevant cross-sector and cross-cultural issues.
  • Experience contributing to donor-funded program processes including assessment, design, and report writing
  • Proven understanding of both urban and rural livelihoods systems, climate change adaptation strategies, public administration and resilience programming;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Kenyan political context including devolution and recent constitutional changes and the geo-political and socio-economic environment of Northern Kenya in particular.
  • Familiarity with Somali culture and Somali language is preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and English written skills required.
  • Proven ability to forge relationships with community members, leader and government authorities.
  • Experience in building and maintaining strong/productive relations with implementing and strategic partners.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Demonstrated success building, managing and leading a team of professionals.
  • Experience working in conflict environments is preferred.
  • Security management experience in remote and insecure environments.
  • Previous experience with and strong understanding of DFID rules, regulations and compliance issues

    Success Factors:

    The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

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

    3. Governance and Community Mobilization Officer, PROGRESS Programme – Wajir

    Programme / Department Summary: The Governance and Community Mobilization Officer will work in collaboration with the PROGRESS Governance and Community Mobilization Team Leader, Programme Manager and PROGRESS consortium members in the implementation of a multi-year project as part of DFID’s BRACED initiative (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters).

    Mercy Corps anticipates a programme award under BRACED to implement the “Programme for Resilient Systems” (PROGRESS).

    PROGRESS is comprised of a multi-partner consortium poised to deliver a 36-month initiative designed to build absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity of more than 200,000 individual households in northern Kenya (Wajir) and northern Uganda (Karamoja).

    The Wajir-based Governance and Community Mobilization Officer will play a key role in implementation.

    General Position Summary:

    The Governance and Community Mobilization Officer will be responsible for supporting the implementation of program activities aimed at strengthening the horizontal and vertical linkages of governance with the aim of community development, advocacy and increased public sector support towards public projects, plans and budgets that enhance resilience.

    This includes community mobilization and engagement efforts in partnership with consortium partner, WASDA, and promoting engagement of local government departments, and advocating for strengthening of policies within the PROGRESS practice areas (water resources management, livestock, climate-smart agriculture, urban economic linkages).

    Essential Job Functions:

    Program Implementation:

  • Coordination and support policy formulation and policy implementation between remote communities in Wajir and Wajir County Government departments.
  • Support the Governance and Community Mobilization Team Leader to coordinate and implement local level Shared Learning Dialogue (SLDs) sessions between the PROGRESS Team and practice area line ministries. The SLDs will constitute a series of dialogue workshops that engage both public and private sector actors around innovation and learning for greater resilience.
  • Help to coordinate technical and financial, budget actors in interventions of the various PROGRESS practice areas to respond to current government strategic plans and community led initiatives
  • Work with the Governance and Community Mobilization Team Leader to map who in County government approves decisions and what are key dates by which decisions need to be made in order to be included in annual County budgets. Influence government leaders to include resources to co-finance projects that meet PROGRESS and government objectives.
  • Foster enhanced communication and collective planning across line ministries in a way that honors needs of communities with a focus on gender-sensitive policy and budget planning.
  • Support and coordinate community mobilization efforts at the community level as requested.
  • Identify women in positions of community and local government leadership for targeted technical trainings.
  • Assist the Governance and Community Mobilization Team Leader to coordinate targeted learning events that emphasize public-sector innovation around public-private ventures.
  • Ensure that women and girls are actively participating in community engagement processes and that issues affecting females are brought in to the public realm when addressing the strategies for government to support community-wide resilience.
  • Provide support and technical guidance to consortium partner, WASDA, in Wajir tasked with community engagement. Support the Governance and Community Mobilization
  • Team Leader to implement community engagement efforts in areas where WASDA is not leading.
  • Ensure that coordination linkages are drawn between PROGRESS, DDR and Climate Change Adaption programs and that climate-relevant information from these fora are integrated in to PROGRESS community mobilization and engagement efforts.

    Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Reporting:

  • Support the Governance and Community Mobilization Team Leader to implement and achieve program targets and objectives and support efforts towards the design effective M&E systems and operations.
  • Help develop the formal and informal reports and documentation and communication of reports and learning materials.
  • Actively record, document and demonstrate all aspects of governance and community activities for impact measurement and learning purposes.

    Coordination and Representation:

  • Help the Governance and Community Mobilization Team Leader to coordinate government, donor, NGO and other relevant events in the field.
  • Attend key events, committee meetings, fora, seminars, etc. as they relate to East Africa resilience.
  • Coordinate activities with consortium partners, sub grantees, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.
  • Staff Management, Professional Development and Team building: Contribute to country team-building efforts, and ensure the integration of all team and consortium members into relevant decision-making processes.

    Program Support Operations:

  • Ensure close communication across cross-country field teams and consortium members regarding program activities and plans, challenges and obstacles to timely and quality implementation.
  • Coordinate with program, finance, and administration staff for troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Organizational Learning: As part of Mercy Corps’ agency-wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their work time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.

    Supervisory Responsibility: None

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

    Reports Directly To: Governance and Community Mobilization Team Leader.

    Works Directly With: Governance and Community Mobilization Team Leader, Programme Manager, other team members, consortium members, and technical and support staff from Mercy Corps office in Portland, Oregon and Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, public policy, political science, or related field.
  • At least two years of experience with community development and/or governance-focused activities
  • Strong writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating skills.
  • Experience contributing to donor-funded program processes including assessment and report writing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Kenyan political context including devolution and recent constitutional changes and the geo-political and socio-economic environment of Northern Kenya in particular.
  • Familiarity with Somali culture and Somali language is preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and English written skills required.
  • Proven ability to forge relationships with community members, leader and government authorities.
  • Experience in building and maintaining strong/productive relations with implementing and strategic partners.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Experience working in conflict environments is preferred.
  • Security management experience in remote and insecure environments.

    Success Factors:

    The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

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

    4. Natural Resource Management & Market Systems Team Leader, PROGRESS Programme – Wajir

    Programme / Department Summary: The Natural Resource Management and Market Systems Team Leader will work in collaboration with the PROGRESS Programme Director, Programme Manager and PROGRESS Consortium members in the implementation of a proposed multi-year project as part of DFID’s BRACED initiative (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters).

    Mercy Corps anticipates a programme award under BRACED to implement the “Programme for Resilient Systems” (PROGRESS).

    PROGRESS will be comprised of a multi-partner consortium poised to deliver a 36-month initiative designed to build absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity of more than 200,000 individual households in northern Kenya (Wajir) and northern Uganda (Karamoja).

    The Wajir-based Natural Resources Management and Market Systems Team Leader will play a key role in implementation.

    General Position Summary: The Natural Resource Management and Market Systems Team Leader is responsible for leading the implementation of natural resource management and facilitation projects that make market dynamics, actors, institutions and services accessible to households within the PROGRESS focus areas.

    These activities will work through public sector enabling strategies and private sector actors, seeking to crowd in provision rather than displace or replicate private actors with donor-funded services.

    Facilitation projects will increase access to technical services, improve access to locally appropriate products, develop agent input and aggregator networks, improve service offerings, commercialize access to innovative energy products and methods, and expand the role and relationship of line Ministries in strategic prioritization of investment for economic vitality that contributes to household and community resilience.

    The Natural Resource Management and Market Systems Team Leader will lead the PROGRESS processes for engaging communities, governments and private sector actors in collective action plans that support household and community access to and management natural, physical environment and the socio-ecological systems supported by it.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Program Implementation:

  • With support from the PROGRESS Programme Manager and fellow sector-focused Team Leaders, carry out assessments in the target geographic areas to assess the current situation, economic and natural resource management opportunities and resources, needs and potential programs as well as obstacles that could be mitigated through PROGRESS.
  • Recommend program priorities and explore, evaluate and present new natural resource management and market opportunities that leverage impact and/ or complement core activities.
  • Emphasize the role of and opportunities for women, girls and youtha in the economic and natural resource management sectors in both rural and urban sphere;
  • Highlight market-based skills which are emerging with urban growth and work with public, private and development actors on efforts to match skills of people transitioning out of pastoralism and urban poor for urban livelihoods and services;
  • Introduce the program to relevant stakeholders including local business owners, actors engaged in natural resource management, local representatives and community members. Foster ongoing positive cooperation with these stakeholders and forge links between market actors, producers, end users, etc.;
  • Ensure an integrated approach to program implementation in order to maximize resource utilization and synergy between the staff and different MC programs where relevant and feasible.
  • Provide direct and ongoing field supervision to provide quality advice and technical review in the economic development and natural resource management sectors;
  • Identify small business activities for seed support through basic improvements or inputs;
  • Identify value-addition opportunities that strengthen economic opportunities, especially for rural women and urban poor, in the livestock, poultry and other sectors as identified by local government and independent studies and assessments.
  • These opportunities will focus on the urbanizing areas of Wajir Town, Habaswein particularly for livestock, and climate-smart agriculture areas that promotes production and market links for agricultural products;
  • Identify opportunities and alternative methods of climate-smart agriculture within the long-term plans of Wajir County that can be fostered through partnerships, such as activating initiatives in the peri-urban livelihoods zone. Work with Mercy Corps technical staff, consortium members and local partners to establish locally appropriate pilots;
  • Work within local government strategic plans for resource management and advocate for cohesive implementation of projects that demonstrate government responsiveness to community processes.
  • Engage pastoralists in inter-community dialogue around access to land and water for livestock management.
  • Engage with remote communities to establish priorities for community-led natural resources management, and lead process for developing community NRM plans
  • Work with private sector and line ministries to address environmental harmful methods of extracting local natural resources and use Shared Learning Dialogues as a forum for policy formulation around sustainable methods, alternative energy mechanisms, and water management and conservation.

    Collaboration/Networking

  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with sub-county and district leaders and local government departments, representing Mercy Corps in coordination meetings and soliciting their participation in all activities where appropriate and as directed by the line manager;
  • Coordinate with counterpart agencies and organizations, especially DFID-funded agencies, involved in conservation, climate change adaptation for information exchange, learning and optimizing efforts and resources;
  • Identify opportunities for social innovation and enterprise that could be launched through catalytic investments from PROGRESS, or public and private sector initiatives;
  • Guide Shared Learning Dialogue series that are thematically focused on enabling environment for market activity and natural resource management, including long-term infrastructure strategy and prioritization and identification of potential investors and innovators.
  • Lead the planning of events, exhibits, workshops that bring private and public sector entities together to collectively review and discuss technology developments and innovation and to examine private sector approaches to household and community challenges that can be incubated through public sector incentives;
  • Engage with PROGRESS Consortium members such as local civil society and the University of Nairobi around innovation and best practices for new technologies in climate-smart practice, renewable energy and energy saving methods;

    Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Take primary responsibility for district data gathering and documentation of natural resource management and market program activities
  • Comply with M&E systems that will be established to measure program impact and desired results
  • Analyze project implementation strategies to identify constraints to program success and provide timely recommendations;
  • Submit timely reports as required that will be indicative of program progress during implementation.
  • Support external evaluations and assessments.

    Coordination and Representation:

  • Represent Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO and other relevant events in the field, in close coordination with the Programme Manager and Programme Director.
  • Attend key events, committee meetings, fora, seminars, etc. as they relate to East Africa resilience.
  • Coordinate activities with consortium partners, sub grantees, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.
  • Staff Management, Professional Development and Team building: Contribute to country team-building efforts, and ensure the integration of all team and consortium members into relevant decision-making processes.

    Program Support Operations:

  • Ensure close communication across cross-country field teams and consortium members regarding program activities and plans, challenges and obstacles to timely and quality implementation.
  • Coordinate with program, finance, and administration staff for troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Organizational Learning: As part of Mercy Corps’ agency-wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their work time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.

    Supervisory Responsibility: Natural Resource Management and Market Systems Officer

    Accountability:

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

    Reports Directly To: Programme Manager

    Works Directly With: Programme Manager, Team Leaders, consortium members, and technical and support staff from Mercy Corps office in Portland, Oregon and Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • A degree, preferably graduate level, in Natural ‘Resource Management, Business Administration, Economics or Finance is required;
  • Minimum of five years working in the fields of agriculture/livestock, microfinance, economic development, natural resource management within the NGO sector or within the private sector is required;
  • Three years of experience working at a senior management level.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills;
  • Excellent computer skills, specifically in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent teamwork abilities and interpersonal skills;
  • Familiarity with M&E, information, communications and knowledge sharing technologies and use of innovative approaches on digital financial services
  • Super networking and negotiation skills is required;
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills is required
  • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm as well as a willingness to learn and to be continually adaptive within a dynamic and often self-directed working environment mandatory;
  • Ability to focus on day-to-day tasks at hand while also working towards longer-term objectives with an understanding that these will change continuously
  • Willingness to spend much time in the field and work closely with program target groups and consortium members.
  • Proven understanding of both urban and rural livelihoods systems, climate change adaptation strategies, public administration and resilience programming;
  • Familiarity with Somali culture and Somali language is preferred.
  • Proven ability to forge relationships with community members, leader and government authorities.
  • Experience in building and maintaining strong/productive relations with implementing and strategic partners.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Demonstrated success building, managing and leading a team of professionals.
  • Experience working in conflict environments is preferred.
  • Security management experience in remote and insecure environments.
  • Previous experience with and strong understanding of DFID rules, regulations and compliance issues

    Success Factors:

    The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

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

    Somalis are encouraged to apply.

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit applications on or before 5th January 2015, by 4.00pm, containing a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org

    The email subject line must clearly quote the job title and location being applied for.

    Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

    Please do not attach any certificates.

    (ONLY qualified candidates who meet all the essential required qualifications will be contacted for interviews)

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


    African Virtual University (AVU) Senior Procurement Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Senior Procurement Officer

    i. The African Virtual University (AVU):

    The AVU is a Pan African Intergovernmental Organization established by charter with the mandate of significantly increasing access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of information communication technologies.

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

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

    The AVU Business Plan 2009-2014 has two main thrusts:

    (a) Educational and support services provided on a fee basis; and

    (b) Not-for-profit development services.

    The Not-for-profit development services aims at building the capacity of AVU Partner Institutions (PIs) with an objective of increasing access to quality education through the following activities: updating and developing content; Open Educational Resources (OER) Development; AVU Capacity Enhancement Program (ACEP); set up/upgrade ODeL centers; developing professional networks through Communities of Practices; Research and Development; and Quality Evaluation and Benchmarking.

    Some of the not-for-profit development services were delivered from 2005 to 2011 through the AVU Multinational Project I, funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented in 10 African countries with 12 participating institutions.

    ii. The AfDB-funded Multinational Support Project:

    The AfDB is funding a second phase of the Multinational Project which will build on the first phase and will extend its benefits to more countries.

    The overall objective of the AVU Multinational Project II is to strengthen the capacity of the AVU and a network of 27 institutions to deliver and manage quality ICT integrated education and training opportunities in 21 African countries.

    The project has the following activities:

    (1) Establishment of new Open Distance and eLearning (ODeL) Centres and/or upgrading of exiting AVU Learning Centres as well as Internet connectivity provision at AVU Partner Institutions;

    (2) Development and/or improvement, and delivery of four ICT integrated Programs: AVU Capacity Enhancement Program (ACEP); Teacher Education, Computer Science, and Peace and Conflict Resolution;

    (3) Gender Mainstreaming

    (4) Research and Development;

    (5) Promotion and development of Open Education Resources (OERs); and

    (6) Enhancement of AVU Capacity .

    The AVU Multinational Project II is being implemented in 27 AVU Partner Institutions in the following 21 countries: nine (9) Francophone African Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal; four (4) Lusophone African Countries: Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and Mozambique; and eight (8) Anglophone African Countries: Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, and Tanzania.

    To successfully implement these project activities the AVU wishes to engage a Senior Procurement Officer to undertake all procurement activities related to the project as well as other work that may be requested by the AVU

    Scope of Work

    Specific Responsibilities

  • Manage and administer effectively the procurement of a wide variety of goods, works and services as required by AVU for its operation including inter alia:

    1. Preparation of advertisements and organization of procurement arrangements;

    2. Preparation of all procurement documents e.g. bidding documents/request for proposals,

    3. Bid Evaluation Reports,

    4. Notification of award,

    5. Contract management

    6. Arranging inspection, etc.;

  • For all procurements, comply with the AVU and the AfDB procurement guidelines, and
  • Procurement operational manual
  • Prepare and update Procurement Plans and Procurement Implementation Plans
  • Update Procurement Operations Manual and Bidding and Proposal Documents
  • Implement the procurement processes as set out in approved Procurement Plans
  • Ensure that all procurement-related approvals required are approved by the Rector
  • Pursue economies in the procurement process that may be obtained through aggressive marketing of the procurement opportunity, improved specifications, and other sound purchasing practices to achieve value for money.
  • Establish a contract administration system to ensure and keep track of supplier and contractor compliance with terms and conditions of contracts, addressing delays in delivery or performance, troubleshooting problems, and certifying performance of services, completion of works and delivery of goods.
  • Provide all reports and information as required under the Procurement operational manual and each in accordance with the FORMAT requirements set forth in AVU and AfDB guidelines and operational manual.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of procurement activity that contain appropriate evidence of the rules and procedures applied and decisions made in conducting procurements.
  • Contribute to the reports produced by the team for project; and
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

    Deliverables and Expected Outcomes

  • Updated Procurement Operational Manual
  • Updated AVU Multinational Project Procurement Plans and Monitoring Tables
  • Reviewed Terms of Reference for consultants contracted under project (in conjunction with technical experts)
  • List of registered firms to be used for shopping solicitation;
  • Procurement Notices
  • Requests for Proposals (in conjunction with technical experts)
  • Bidding Documents (in conjunction with technical experts)
  • Selection Documents (in conjunction with selection committees and Project Manager)
  • Comprehensive individual procurement file for procurement activity
  • Contract for all goods and services procured in a procedural manner
  • Supplies, goods and services to support the operations of the Multinational Project.

    Qualifications of Procurement Officer

  • Advanced university degree in one of the following disciplines: economics, commerce, business administration, Supply Chain Management, or related field.
  • Professional certification in supply chain management by recognized body
  • At least 8 years’ working experience at a senior procurement position in an inter-Governmental Organization, Development Agencies or other international organizations
  • Extensive experience in procurement of goods and services, including designing and preparing solicitations and proposals, monitoring contract performance, and ensuring compliance strongly preferred.
  • Proven working experience and knowledge of multilateral donors like AfDB and World Bank Procedures is essential.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international best practices in procurement procedures, project administration, contract procedures and project follow-up.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in working with high level government officials and business executives.
  • Proven excellent computer skills especially in MS Excel, Power Point and MS Project.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate well at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure
  • Proven record of working with minimum supervision
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Fluency in reading, writing and speaking in English
  • Knowledge of French or Portuguese is an added advantage

    Modalities of Work: The officer will work full time dedicating 8 hours in a day for 5 days a week.

    Duration: 18 months

    Reporting:

    The officer will work under the supervision of the Manager, Finance and Administration or such other person as the client may designate from time to time in writing.

    Payment: The salary will be commensurate with the qualification and experience of the successful candidate

    How to Apply

    The African Virtual University (AVU) is an equal opportunity employer.

    The successful candidate will be appointed for 18 Months

    Application must include an application letter and a detailed curriculum vitae with: a telephone number; email and residential addresses; and names with contact addresses of three professional references.

    Applications should be sent to job@avu.org and must have Senior Procurement Officer as the email subject All inquiries should be sent to avuhr@avu.org

    The successful candidate will be based at the AVU Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

    The closing date for this application is January 2nd 2015 at 18:00 East African Time (UTC/GMT + 3)

    Note: ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    African Virtual University (AVU) Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

    Introduction

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

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

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

    The AVU Business Plan 2009-2014 has two main thrusts:

    (a) Educational and support services provided on a fee basis; and

    (b) Not-for-profit development services.

    The Not-for-profit development services aims at building the capacity of AVU Partner Institutions (PIs) with an objective of increasing access to quality education through the following activities:

    Updating and developing content; Open Educational Resources (OER) Development; AVU Capacity Enhancement Program (ACEP); set up/upgrade ODeL centers; developing professional networks through Communities of Practices; Research and Development; and Quality Evaluation and Benchmarking.

    Some of the not-for-profit development services were delivered from 2005 to 2011 through the AVU Multinational Project I, funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented in 10 African countries with 12 participating institutions.

    The AfDB-funded Multinational Support Project: The AfDB is funding a second phase of the Multinational Project which will build on the first phase and will extend its benefits to more countries.

    The overall objective of the AVU Multinational Project II is to strengthen the capacity of the AVU and a network of 27 institutions to deliver and manage quality ICT integrated education and training opportunities in 21 African countries.

    The project has the following activities:

    (1) Establishment of new Open Distance and eLearning (ODeL) Centres and/or upgrading of exiting AVU Learning Centres as well as Internet connectivity provision at AVU Partner Institutions;

    (2) Development and/or improvement, and delivery of four ICT integrated Programs: AVU Capacity Enhancement Program (ACEP); Teacher Education, Computer Science, and Peace and Conflict Resolution;

    (3) Gender Mainstreaming

    (4) Research and Development;

    (5) Promotion and development of Open Education Resources (OERs); and

    (6) Enhancement of AVU Capacity .

    The AVU Multinational Project II is being implemented in 27 AVU Partner Institutions in the following 21 countries: nine (9) Francophone African Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal; four (4) Lusophone African Countries: Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and Mozambique; and eight (8) Anglophone African Countries: Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, and Tanzania.

    To successfully implement these activities the AVU wishes to engage a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer who will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Under the overall guidance of the AVU Rector, the M&E Officer will be responsible for ensuring that AVU’s activities and those of the Phase II Project maintain their overall objectives and that these activities result in the achievement of the intended outputs in a timely manner.

    Recently, in 2014, the AVU adopted Results Based Management as the system to plan and monitor and evaluate the work of the organization.

    The M&E Officer will be responsible for the execution of the system within AVU corporate operations and within its projects and initiatives.

    Overall Objectives of the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

    The primary objectives of the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer are:

  • Provide assistance to the AVU in all areas related to M&E;
  • Monitor implementation and track progress toward the achievement of corporate and project objectives;
  • Assess outcomes and the effectiveness of corporate and project interventions;
  • Contribute to the empowerment of primary stakeholders (staff, partners and members) by enhancing skills in M&E and in promoting participation in monitoring and evaluation.

    It is intended that the M&E Officer will help collect data to facilitate key operational and strategic decisions in terms of corporate and project planning and to provide insights on achieving better results.

    Activities of the M&E Officer

    The activities of the M&E Officer are to:

  • Provide the AVU staff and inside and outside project staff and stakeholders with regular information on implementation and outputs;
  • Identify bottlenecks and impediments in the implementation of plans and strategies;
  • Ensure that all the activities are implemented in compliance with the requisite regulations;
  • Provide support and information to the AVU to help determine to what extent the AVU and its projects and initiatives achieve goals and objectives, and how these affect the intended beneficiaries’ social conditions and capacities;
  • Maintain acceptable performance standards in line with protocols and regulations.
  • Ensure that the staff is familiar with and use the monitoring and evaluation procedures and relevant tools.

  • More technically, the M&E Officer will have responsibilities in the following:

  • Execution and process monitoring – The purpose of this component is to monitor implementation and track the ongoing progress of activities within corporate or project plans. Primary data collection is based on existing data and documents.
  • Evaluations – The purpose of this component is to assess the extent to which the intended outcomes are achieved within corporate and project plans. At specific times undertake impact evaluations to provide qualitative assessment of the impacts of strategies and initiatives.
  • Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation (PME) – The purpose of PME is to empower primary beneficiaries by directly engaging them in monitoring processes and results.
  • In practical terms, PME is the application of participatory tools and methods for measuring, assessing, reporting on, and ultimately improving performance through a process of shared learning.
  • Other areas as assigned by the AVU

    Scope of Work

    Specific tasks that need to be undertaken by the M&E Officer are as follows.

  • The M&E Officer will consult relevant stakeholders and review documents and data to provide the AVU with the information required to improve performance.
  • The M&E Officer will assist in the development of the annual plans.
  • Attend meetings with staff and as instructed by the AVU.
  • Gather data from various sites and through meetings with the aim of drafting the quarterly report for review by the AVU.
  • Design tools for data collection
  • Provide all data relevant to the conduct of the any monitoring or evaluation activity whether internal or external.
  • Support special studies as instructed by the AVU
  • Perform other functions relevant to and in support of the M&E activities for the AVU.

    Qualifications for Officer

    M&E Officer should possess:

  • At least 6 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation and in project management.
  • The Officer should have Information Technology (IT) in particular MS Excel and MS Access as well as data, collection and analysis skills in particular some experience with conducting surveys and interviews.
  • A university degree in social science or other relevant discipline such as economics or statistics.
  • The Officer must possess diplomacy, tact, ability to influence and convince senior officers and partners and a superior verbal and written communication capability.
  • Strong analytical skills, not just in data analysis but in data interpretation.

    Accuracy and Errors: This is a sensitive position requiring discretion and attention to detail.

    Reporting Requirements: The M&E Officer will report to the AVU Rector or such other person as he organization may appoint from time to time.

    Modalities of Work: The officer will work full time dedicating 8 hours in a day for 5 days a week.

    Duration: 24 Months

    Payment: Payment will be a fixed monthly rate commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the Consultant.

    How to Apply

    The African Virtual University (AVU) is an equal opportunity employer.

    The successful candidate will be appointed for 2 years.

    Application must include an application letter and a detailed curriculum vitae with: a telephone number; email and residential addresses; and names with contact addresses of three professional references.

    Applications should be sent to job@avu.org and must have Monitoring and Evaluation Officer as the email subject All inquiries should be sent to avuhr@avu.org

    The successful candidate will be based at the AVU Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

    The closing date for this application is January 2nd 2015 at 18:00 East African Time (UTC/GMT + 3)

    Note: ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Website: African Virtual University (AVU)


    CIC Insurance Group Brand Manager Job in Kenya

    CIC Insurance Group is the leading Co-operative insurer in Africa and one of the top three insurance companies in the country.

    CIC Insurance Group consists of three subsidiaries; CIC General Ltd, CIC Life Assurance Ltd and CIC Asset Management Ltd; currently CIC has businesses operating all over Kenya with 19 branches.

    In order to execute its ambitious growth and expansion strategy, CIC wishes to recruit high caliber individuals to fill the following position:

    Brand Manager

    Purpose of the Job: To ensure effective external and internal communication of the CIC Brand so as to create awareness, understanding and to enhance the company’s reputation.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partner in leadership for all brand and marketing communications activities for the CIC brand including new product launches and loyalty programs
  • Develop a comprehensive brand induction program template that represents the CIC brand pillars, brand personality, identity, and core values, and use the tool to implement a brand orientation for CIC staff.
  • Maintain a favorable media liaison relationship.
  • Partner in Identifying relevant brand promotional platforms (Tradeshows, festivals and events), and lead promotional activities for the CIC Brand.
  • Guiding all stakeholders on CIC brand
  • Interface with the appointed PR & Advertising agencies, Creative Designers, photographers, media, as appropriate, other internal and external audiences to ensure consistency of the CIC brand positioning.
  • Promote and contribute to marketing communications capabilities, Advertising development and project management.
  • Be an active and enthusiastic advocate of the CIC brand, in theory and in practice.
  • Provision of briefs writing to the advertising agency and creative.
  • Assist in day-to-day management of brand development and production of advertising campaigns and material.
  • Guide suppliers on production technicalities by ensuring that all artworks and promotional material are produced within the CIC brand principles, style guideline.
  • Management of campaign/advertising administration requirements, systems, ordering and recon of budgets.
  • Maintenance of the CIC brand promotion electronic archive.
  • Management of the CIC Website by providing web building and updating content.
  • Preparation of the marketing budget.
  • Giving reports of competitor analysis, Share of voice in the market & market intelligence

    Academic Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Business studies, Communication, social sciences or a related field.

    Relevant Work Experience:

    Minimum 3 years hands-on experience in an advertising/marketing communications/branding role focusing on the implementation of communication action plans/strategies coupled with significant exposure to the media management process.

    Skills / Knowledge

  • Excellent Communication Skills, including: verbal, written, & presentation, negotiation skills.
  • Outstanding knowledge of Design Portfolio.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of photography processes and techniques.
  • Ability to get along with all types of personalities both internal and external to maintain a positive brand impression and perception
  • Proactive
  • Show personal initiative in terms of increasing own knowledge
  • Ability to draw a schedule that contributes to the annual brand Development budget.
  • Team player with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

    Personal Attributes (3 – Must, 2-should, 1-preferably)

  • Pleasant and friendly to customers-3
  • Highly Productive-3
  • A good team player and leader-3
  • A person of high integrity-3
  • Self-Drive-3
  • Good Planner-3
  • Calculate Risk taker-3

    If you have the aforementioned professional and academic qualifications and you are ready to execute the above mandate, kindly send your resume to the address below indicating on the subject of your email the job title.

    For example: Ref: Application for Brand Manager Position to:

    The Group Human Resources Manager
    CIC Insurance Group Ltd
    Strictly through Email to: recruitment@cic.co.ke

    The application should reach us by close of business on 31st December, 2014.

    Please note only short listed candidate will be contacted.

    If you do not hear from us by 30th January, 2015 consider your application unsuccessful.


    Global Communities Finance Manager Job in Kenya

    Vacancy:

    Finance Manager – Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties for Kenya

    Description:

    The mission of Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is to create longlasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

    Global Communities is seeking a Finance Manager for an anticipated $41-million 5-year USAID funded program to support for orphans and vulnerable children in Nairobi and Coast Counties in Kenya.

    Responsibilities:

    The Finance Manger will report to the COP and will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial management, including financial systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting and accounting for both the prime partner and any sub awards.

    At a minimum, the Finance Manager shall have:

  • A post-graduate degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field relevant to the position requirements.
  • At least seven years of experience in financial management for large similarly sized complex projects.
  • At least five years working in financial management in the field of international development.

    Applicants are to submit their application letters with detailed CV to vacancies@chfkenya.org with the Title of the Position being applied for addressed to:

    The Country Director,
    P.O. Box 1661 00606 Sarit Centre,
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Apply by 21 December 2014.

    Only short listed firms/candidates will be contacted.

    CHF is an equal opportunity employer.


    Global Communities Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist – Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties for Kenya

    Description:

    The mission of Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

    Global Communities is seeking an Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist for an anticipated $41-million 5-year USAID funded program to support for orphans and vulnerable children in Nairobi and Coast Counties in Kenya.

    Responsibilities

    The Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist will be responsible for the technical aspects of project implementation that relate household economic strengthening activities.

    She/he reports directly to the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Manager and will advise and support the OVC Manager and COP, providing technical direction to project implementation and ensuring the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements.

    She/he will take technical leadership role designing and promoting use of low-risk activities to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary interventions across the project.

    She/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and start-of-the-art household economic strengthening approaches/strategies that address the different levels of household vulnerability.

    Qualifications

  • At a minimum, a Master’s Degree in commerce, economics, business management and administration or related field.
  • At least five years of experience managing complex development projects, with least two of these years working in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya. During this period she/he should have been involved in the design, implementation, reporting and evaluation of evidence-based economic/livelihood projects for vulnerable groups.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.

    Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

    Applicants are to submit their application letters with detailed CV to vacancies@chfkenya.org with the Title of the Position being applied for addressed to:

    The Country Director,
    P.O. Box 1661 00606 Sarit Centre,
    Nairobi, Kenya.

    Apply by 21 December 2014.

    Only short listed firms/candidates will be contacted.

    CHF is an equal opportunity employer.


    Global Communities Monitoring and Evaluation Manager / Specialist Job in Kenya

    Monitoring and Evaluation Manager / Specialist – Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties for Kenya

    Description: The mission of Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is to create longlasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

    Global Communities is seeking an M&E Manager / Specialist for an anticipated $41-million 5-year USAID funded program to support for orphans and vulnerable children in Nairobi and Coast Counties in Kenya.

    Responsibilities

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager/Specialist is a senior leadership position on this program.

    He/she will report to the COP and will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts.

    He/she will lead analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement and overall data management.

    He/she will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidates program reports, and promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned.

    He/she will support all the technical staff in M&E functions and will manage any M&E related staff in the program.

    Qualifications

  • A post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as mathematics, business, statistics, or international relations.
  • At least seven years of experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluating activities for complex programs in developing countries.
  • A firm command of the M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality integrated service and support programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives of this project (e.g. service integration and performance against each result area).
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the project’s activities and support project supervision.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on program and program outcomes and impacts.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.

    Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

    Applicants are to submit their application letters with detailed CV to vacancies@chfkenya.org with the Title of the Position being applied for addressed to:

    The Country Director,
    P.O. Box 1661 00606 Sarit Centre,
    Nairobi, Kenya.

    Apply by 21 December 2014.

    Only short listed firms/candidates will be contacted.

    CHF is an equal opportunity employer.


    ICT Officer Job in Kisumu Kenya - Impact Research and Development Organization

    Impact Research and Development Organization is a registered Kenyan NGO with a main office in Kisumu and regional offices in eight counties.

    IRDO’s principal mandate is to design, implement and evaluate HIV/AIDS research and intervention programs that improve the health status of individuals and local communities.

    We are looking for qualified and experienced personnel to fill in the following position:

    ICT Officer

    Job Summary: The holder of the position will be in charge of the ICT department in the organization.

    It involves drawing a strategy for the department, policies and procedures; assist in the development and implementation of technical systems and equipment, manage MIS and data systems as well as support service delivery in other working locations.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and updating IT policies/procedures on security, configurations
  • Configuration and troubleshooting of Windows Server Active Directory Domain Services, Network Infrastructure, VPN Connections and Antivirus Server installation, configuration
  • Install, configure and troubleshooting IT equipment.
  • Ensure preventive maintenance on various IT equipment and software.
  • Capture all user requests as they come in via phone or email on the incidents management system and ensuring users get updates on the status and progress of their requests.
  • Liaise with vendors to ensure that company equipment are serviced and maintained as per SLAs, and annual schedules
  • Supporting roll out of new applications and hardware as well as maintaining inventory of organization’s IT hardware and software both on- and off-site Email setup, installation, configuration, maintenance and monitoring Implementation, supervision and rollout of contractual tenders and preparation of SLAs.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Masters in Computer Science / Information Systems or related discipline will be an advantage
  • MCSE/MCITP and CCNA, CISSP,CISA certification would be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows 2003, 2008R2/2012 server, Linux, VPN, FTP Server configuration, Virtualization (Hyper-V/VMware) is highly desirable.
  • 5 years experience in ICT management, support and application deployment
  • Sound knowledge of website design and development, Android Technologies, Smart Phones, LAN/WAN and WIFI configurations with experience in Cisco routers, switches, internet firewalls and wireless technologies
  • Excellent planning, organizing and interpersonal skills.

    Submit applications, complete with current CV, copies of certificates and testimonials, names and telephone numbers of two professional referees, current and expected salary, to reach the undersigned not later than 22nd December 2014.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    The Human Resources Manager,
    Impact Research and Development Organization,
    Baring Drive, Opposite KBC Transmitting Station
    Off Awuor Otiende Road
    P. O. Box 9171,
    Kisumu.


    Marsabit County Invitation to Participate in a Competition for Designing Logo and Motto

    County Government of Marsabit

    Marsabit County Public Service Board

    Invitation to Participate in a Competition for Designing Logo and Motto

    Marsabit County Public Service Board was established under chapter 13 of the Constitution of Kenya and subsequent legislation of County Government Act Article 57.

    It is a corporate body with perpetual succession and a seal; and capable of suing and being sued in its corporate name.

    Its independence in the exercise of its Constitutional powers is clearly guaranteed under the Constitution.

    The Marsabit County Public Service Board through the Office of the Secretary invites;

    a. Competent Artists and designers for the design of its Logo to be used on all its documents and other publications

    b. Suggestions, proposals and designs of the County Public Service Board‘s logo and ‘Motto ‘from members of the public and interested persons.

    The Logo design which should depict some features of the county’s heritage, geographical features, agricultural products, culture, tourism features, and any other unique features of the county should be submitted in full colour.

    Eligibility

    1. Entrants must be Kenyan citizens,

    2. The competition is open to individuals and organized groups but not to any corporate entity;

    3. Entrants must be eighteen years and above;

    4. Youth, women and persons with disability are encouraged to participate.

    Winners will be awarded as follows;

  • The winning Logo Kshs 50,000/=
  • 2nd best design Kshs 30,000/=
  • 3rd best design Kshs 20,000/= as a token of appreciation.

    Professionals, students, youth institutions and the general public are encouraged to participate

    The design in 2CD-ROMs enclosed in plain sealed envelope marked “DESIGN OF MARSABIT PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD LOGO” should be posted OR hand delivered to Board’s offices located at Former GTZ offices NOT later than Monday 13th January 2015 at 10.00am.

    The documents should be addressed to

    Secretary
    Marsabit County Public Service Board
    P.O Box 384 – 60500
    Marsabit

    Note: Once submitted, the design that will be adopted and used will become the property of the Marsabit County Public Service Board.


    Action Africa Help International IT Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy: IT Manager

    Reports to: Finance and Administration Director

    Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya (with travel to AAH-I Country Offices and field stations).

    Action Africa Help (AAH-I), is an international non-profit making organization, based in Nairobi, Kenya, that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living with Country Programs in South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Somalia, and Kenya.

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

    The IT Manager will be responsible for the proper management and maintenance of the ICT systems within AAH-I (both HQ and regional offices/country programmes).

    The IT Manager is expected to contribute actively to the growth and development of the organization and to the delivery of AAH-I’s Mission and Vision.

    He/she will:

  • Install, monitor and maintain all computers and networks in AAH-I, directly and through third-party/contracted services
  • Install, configure, monitor and maintain all computer systems i.e. operating systems, antivirus software, productivity software (Microsoft Office), enterprise resource planning system, and any other ICT systems that may be in use in AAH-I.
  • Ensure all computer systems in AAH-I are kept updated and optimally configured with latest software patches and database updates.
  • Ensure availability and access to email and Internet for all AAH-I users
  • Provide first line software and hardware support to AAH-I users, and effectively manage second-line or outsourced support services
  • Serve as the ICT point of contact for third parties, i.e. ICT vendors for goods and services, on all ICT matters in AAH-I
  • Participate in reviewing, formulating and implementing an ICT policy for the organization
  • Participate in identification and prioritization of ICT needs for the organization
  • Provide technical and operational advice, and coordinate the procurement and implementation of IT projects when the need arises
  • Carry out or organize for ICT training for users where required
  • Oversee change management and ICT technology upgrades to keep AAH-I at the cutting edge in ICT use in comparison with other 21st Century organisations
  • Manage AAH-I’s systems, websites and professional and social network portals
  • Oversee ICT use and security audits and ensure attendance of all issues raised thereof after each audit.

    Required Qualifications

  • A degree in Information Systems from a recognized University
  • Ability to use and install/configure digital technologies (e.g., computers, PDAs, media players, GPS, etc.), communication/networking tools, and social networks appropriately for optimal and appropriate use in a knowledge economy
  • At least 3 years experience in a similar or a higher position, with a specific focus on technical and system administrative roles
  • Experience working on projects or programs where complex organisational improvement initiatives have been delivered
  • A strong understanding of a range of technology platforms and the skills and experience to engage with technology strategists, technical leads, project managers, architects and implementation consultants.
  • Outstanding client relationship and communication skills – personable, credible, engaging and able to manage expectations as well as work in genuine partnership with our client group.

  • A reputation as a team player – we value our culture and want to work with people who lead and inspire confidence in their project team. Application Instructions

    Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org to be received by Monday, 31st December, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

    The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for.

    AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer.

    See Action Africa Help International IT Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya for further information.

    Only those selected for the interviews will be contacted.


    CARE Global HR Generalist Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Description:

    CARE is seeking a talented Global HR Generalist who is responsible for supporting our international operations and/or US based departments through the provision of policy advice / guidance and technical assistance on all aspects of human resources, recruitment, performance management, and employee relations.

    S/he will also act as first contact for all employment issues, do troubleshooting and work in partnership with other units in HR to provide timely response and proactive advice to clients.

    Where applicable, the Generalist will also be a part of the regional HR network.

    S/he will provide back up to the other Generalist as needed.

    Conduct HR training for staff as necessary. This also includes championing Gender Equity and Diversity (GED) initiatives and goals in our HR practices.

    Work Location: Kenya - Nairobi

    Other Possible Locations: Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique

    Expected Travel: up to 40%

    Language Requirement: English

    Employee Duration: Active Full-Time

    Type of Post: Accompanied - Family

    Funding: Approved

    Primary Responsibilities:

  • Recruitment
  • Performance and Talent Management
  • Employee relations
  • Local HR capacity
  • Perform other duties as assigned

    Primary Skills:

  • University degree in Business Administration (with an emphasis on Human Resources) or Social Sciences
  • 3-5 years relevant experience with at least three in Human Resources
  • Training experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, HRIS, applicant tracking & performance management systems
  • Willingness to travel - up to 40%
  • Comprehensive understanding of the link between HR and business strategy
  • Significant knowledge of HR policies and practices
  • Work remote and on a virtual team. Effective team player
  • Strong consulting and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to facilitate both large and small groups and deal effectively with staff at all levels
  • Strong negotiation and persuasion skills

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply online CARE Global HR Generalist Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

    CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

    Notice: Please be aware that there may be job advertisements and offers that falsely state that they are from CARE. CARE does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training, or any other such fees)


    Vihiga County Anesthetist and General Surgeon Jobs in Kenya

    Vihiga County Government

    Office of the County Public Service Board

    The County Government of Vihiga wishes to recruit competent and qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions as provided under Section 59 and 66 of the County Government Act No. 17 of 2012.

    Specialized Clinical Officer - (Job Group K) in the following area.

    1. Anesthetist

    2 Posts

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Offer curative services in a health facility
  • Work in flexible shifts
  • Strong commitment to in-patients and out-patients
  • Respond to emergency calls
  • Answerable and accountable to the Medical Superintendent, Vihiga County
  • Referral Hospital.
  • Any other relevant duty as assigned

    Requirements for Appointment;

  • Must have a diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution in Kenya.
  • Has a valid Registration with the Clinical Officers Council.
  • Valid Practicing License.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya .

    2. General Surgeon

    Job Group P

    1 Post

    Duties and Responsibilities

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

    Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBchB) and Masters of Medicine in General Surgery (MMed) from a recognized University.
  • 3 years’ experience in Surgery from a busy County Hospital or its equivalent.
  • Be registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
  • Must have a Valid Practicing License.
  • Training in Trauma Surgery will be an added advantage.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Please Note:

    a) Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

    b) Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

    c) For a candidate to meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution, one MUST have the following clearance certificates:

    1. A certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)

    2. A clearance certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

    3. A tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

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

    5. Clearance from any Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

    How to Apply

    All applications should be accompanied by a copy of National ID Card, a detailed CV and copies of all relevant certificates and testimonials.

    They should be submitted in sealed envelopes clearly marked on the left side the position you are applying for to reach on or before 30th December 2014 and addressed to:

    The Secretary/C.E.O,
    Vihiga County Public Service Board,
    P.O Box 344-50300,
    Maragoli.

    Or through the Board email cpsbvihiga@yahoo.com.

    Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    Kirinyaga County Director ICT Projects (Business Systems Implementation) Job in Kenya

    Kirinyaga County Government

    County Public Service Board

    The Kirinyaga County Public Service Board wishes to recruit a competent and qualified person to fill the position of;

    Director ICT Projects – Business Systems Implementation

    1 Position

    Job Group “R”

    Department: Finance, Economic Planning, ICT & Marketing

    Reports To: County Executive Committee Member through Chief Officer

    Job Summary: The Director is responsible for the management and administration of all projects related to ICT systems, services and processes.

    This encompasses the design of the Project Goals, Objectives, overall Projects Planning and implementation.

    Duties & Essential Job Functions

    Administrative Responsibilities

    Project Planning

  • The incumbent is expected to plan and set project goals and objectives. Administration and coordination is to be carried out in conjunction with the Service providers.
  • Key responsibility will be to ensure all the Project pre-requisites are fulfilled from County side.

    Financial

  • Responsible for management of the project budgets for ICT systems & services, capital expenditures, contracting and staffing required for the projects to be delivered

    Diversity and scope of services

  • Responsible for Management, administration and implementation of all ICT related projects & services within the county and at sub-county level.
  • This will call for a Relationship management skill to be able to manage or maintain a working relationship with the various ICT vendors /technology providers and service providers

    Project management and Relationship maintenance

  • As a member of the Core Implementation Group (CIG), offer technical and professional advise through-out the implementation.
  • Preparation of clear roles and responsibility between the various project stakeholders; which should be aligned to the overall goals & objective of the project. This is to ensure the stake holders remain focused to expected deliverables.
  • Preparation of Key project milestones indicators and share with all project indicators. This to ensure the project is well evaluated at every implementation stage.
  • Maintain the project stakeholders within the agreed project scope & expectations. This is to ensure the set Project Plan is strictly adhered to by all stakeholders
  • Ensure effective communication and issues escalation matrix is well maintained amongst the Project stakeholders and to the Project sponsors/ Department.
  • Ensure all project assumptions and constraints are clearly documented and communicated amongst the project Stakeholders
  • Ensure Project milestone sign-offs are clearly documented, agreed upon by all stakeholders and signed-off

    Training, Testing and Go-live coordination

  • Facilitate the required training by ensuring the trainees are available, well coordinates and have the required training materials from the County
  • Evaluate the Training schedules and materials provided by the Service providers and confirm if they are sufficient and serves the County requirements & expectations
  • Coordinate the Core Implementation Group and other key project stakeholders to be fully involved in the User Acceptance Testing (UAT). This is by ensuring the system is fully tested on both positive and negative scenarios, and ensure system fully meets the requirements of the County. The incumbent is also expected to coordinate preparation of all the test cases / scenarios.
  • Coordinate the Go-live stage by ensuring availability and commitment of all project stakeholders as this is a key milestone for the County.
  • Coordinate Post-Go-live system support , by ensuring that the Service providers are hand-holding the Systems till system stability
  • Ensure efficient project hand-over to a well trained in-house ICT team.

    Project Management documentation & reports

  • Preparation of all Project management documentations and reports on behalf of the Department of ICT
  • Ensure quality in all project deliverables as defined in the scope.
  • Preparation of status reports at all project milestones

    Recommends the selection of, and administers and coordinates the activities of any ICT services may be required by the County, from time to time

  • Continuous reviewing and recommendations on ICT services or solutions by the County.
  • Develops terms of reference for required consultant services and guides the County in preparation of Requirement Specification Documents.
  • Administers, coordinates and evaluates all ICT consultancy activities

    Required Qualifications

  • A degree in a relevant field (ICT, Computer Science, Computer Systems, Telecommunications or Electrical Engineering)
  • Oracle Certification
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
  • A minimum of five (5) years experience in Projects planning and management
  • Experience in a busy ICT environment
  • Team Leadership
  • Excellent communication and administrative skills with a demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate and manage teams & budgets
  • Other relevant ICT Certifications

    How to Apply

    All written applications, CVs, copies of certificates, testimonials and identity card should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side the position being applied for and addressed to:

    The Secretary,
    Kirinyaga County Public Service Board, Office of the Governor,
    P.O Box 260-10304,
    Kutus

    Hand delivered applications should be dropped at the Kirinyaga County Public Service Board Offices, Kirinyaga County Government Head Quarters, Kutus.

    By 22nd December, 2014


    Kirinyaga County Jobs in Kenya

    Kirinyaga County Government

    County Public Service Board

    The Kirinyaga County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified person to fill the position of;

    1. Assistant Commissioner / Assistant Director for Co-operative Development

    Job Group `P`

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing technical advise in area of specialization
  • Advising on Co-operative investments
  • Analyzing data for policy formulation
  • Enforcing compliance with Co-operative legislation
  • Carry out market research and disseminating research findings
  • Promoting value addition and processing
  • Conducting Co-operative banking inspections
  • Undertaking Co-operative risk assessment
  • Preparing and evaluating Co-operative activities and trends for promoting the Co-operative movement

    Requirements

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have;

    Served in the grade of Principal Co-operative Officer for a minimum period of three (3) years;

  • Bachelor degree in any of the following disciplines:- Commerce, Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Sociology, Agriculture Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Co-operative Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management and Organizational Development, Finance of agri-business from a recognized institution;
  • Diploma in any of the following disciplines:- Co-operative Management, Co-operative
  • Auditing, Marketing, Internal Auditing or Finance qualification from a recognized institution;

    OR

  • Certified Public Secretaries (CPS) Kenya part III or Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Kenya Part III Examination from a recognized institution;
  • Masters degree in any of the following disciplines:- Commerce, Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Sociology, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Co-operative Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management and Organizational Development, Finance or Agri-business from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in Computer applications from a recognized institution; and
  • Demonstrated administrative ability and professional competence in work performance.

    All interested candidates should satisfy the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution including the following clearances;

  • Certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
  • Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • A tax compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • A certificate from Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC)
  • A certificate from any of the Credit Reference Bureaus (CRB)

    How to Apply

    All written applications, CVs, copies of certificates, testimonials and identity card should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side the position being applied for and addressed to:

    The Secretary,
    Kirinyaga County Public Service Board, Office of the Governor,
    P.O Box 260-10304,
    Kutus

    Hand delivered applications should be dropped at the Kirinyaga County Public Service Board Offices, Kirinyaga County Government Head Quarters, Kutus.

    All applications should reach the Secretary on or before 22nd December 2014 at 5.00Pm.


    Danish Deming Group Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job in Garowe, Puntland

    Danish Demining Group Puntland

    Vacancy: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Garowe – Puntland

    Background: Danish Deming Group (DDG) is a department under Danish Refugee Council (DRC). Danish Demining Group’s (DDG) mandate is to recreate a safe environment where people are free from the threat of landmines, explosive remnants of war and small arms and light weapons.

    DDG has operated in Somaliland since 1999 and in South Central Somalia since 2007 clearing mines and other explosive remnants of war.

    The organisation now implements an armed violence reduction (AVR) programme which includes the following types of activities: participatory community and district-level safety projects, community driven development, conflict prevention and management, community-police relationship building, mine risk education, explosive ordnance disposal, firearms safety education, physical security and stockpile management of firearms, and support to the review of policy and legislation on small arms and light weapons.

    Purpose: The DDG monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in Garowe is responsible for all M&E functions in Puntland with sub-offices in Golgobob and Qardo with the main Office in Garowe.

    This is a temporary position to cover for a staff who is out for maternity leave.

    The successful candidate is expected to report from the 4th Jan 2015 and working until 10th April 2015.

    Position’s Overall Objectives: The M&E Officer is responsible for the implementation of all M&E activities in DDG Puntland.

    Overall Operations

  • To achieve the overall and specific position’s objectives the M&E Officer will undertake the following responsibilities.
  • In accordance with the Deputy AVR Manager and M&E Advisor conduct or supervise hired enumerators in: Participatory Needs Assessments, Baseline Studies, KIIs, FGDs and
  • Impact Assessments for all relevant DDG activities.
  • Quality assurance and entry of data collected in the field e.g. Baseline Survey Data, Impact Assessment data and data collected from the field etc.
  • Assisting with the analysis of the data gathered in the field
  • Support the M&E Advisor with write up of Baseline and Impact Monitoring Reports

    Monitoring

  • Train Programme Staff in the monitoring forms filled out either by DDG staff, Community Safety Committees or Community volunteers.
  • In collaboration with the M&E Advisor and M&E colleague in Puntland train local enumerators in how to fill HH questionnaires
  • Compile monthly monitoring data on all DDG Puntland activities into the M&E database.
  • Monitor operations in the field and record appropriate success stories.

    Miscellaneous

  • Any other tasks requested by the Deputy AVR Manager and M&E Advirsor

    Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Female candidate are highly encourage to apply
  • Knowledge of Puntland Communities and willingness to work anywhere in Puntland
  • Proven communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • University degree in social science or tertiary education in a relevant field will be a recommendation
  • A minimum of 2 years specific M&E related work experience in the field including data management
  • Proficiency in basic statistical techniques including SPSS, data analysis and data interpretation
  • Motivation, enthusiasm and willingness to learn new things
  • Ability to remain neutral when working with communities
  • Proven experience in working with groups of people as well as individuals
  • Good in English and Somali (speaking, reading and writing)
  • Experience in working with local institutions i.e. traditional authorities, police etc.
  • Good people’s skills, willing to work with a mentor staff with basic or nonexistence M&E skills
  • It is essential that the candidate can start induction training in Garowe from 04.01.15. If this is not possible the candidate will not be considered, so please state this in your application.

    Terms of Employment: The duration of employment is temporary from 04.01.15 – 10.04.15 and after completion of the period further employment cannot be extended.

    Method of Application: Interested candidates should send a motivated application and CV by email: (jobs@ddgsom.org ).

    The deadline for applications is 4:00 pm, 22nd Dec 2014.

    Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


    World Agroforestry Centre Eastern and Southern Africa Project Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Project Manager – Eastern and Southern Africa

    About our Organization: The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry or ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods.

    As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.

    The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

    We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.

    About the position: Coordinate the IGAD BMP project and implement specific activities

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the implementation of the program as per approved project document; Serve as the liaison between ICRAF and IGAD on all issues related to the project;
  • Coordinate the activities of the project team composed of ICRAF staff, partners and associate partners;
  • Develop and implement an agroforestry and reforestation programme;
  • Develop and implement a dedicated monitoring and evaluation program;
  • Organize and participate in conferences, workshops, seminars and study tours
  • Work with Governments of Kenya and Somalia, other partners and stakeholders to support improved protected area (PA) management and cross Border Corporation.
  • Facilitate fund raising for long term PA management
  • Facilitate communication using various media to raise awareness on biodiversity management and conservation amongst policy-makers, biodiversity experts, civil society, NGOs, community groups, educators and opinion makers;
  • Facilitate reviews, baseline studies and biodiversity assessments and use this to develop priorities and produce participatory and integrated Land Use plans and establish Biodiversity Land Use Planning Centres;
  • Facilitate the implementation of capacity building on biodiversity amongst government agencies, NGOs, community based organizations and local communities and an exchange programme aiming at cross-border cooperation in research and training.

    Requirements

  • MSc in Natural Resource Management related field of study
  • Professional experience in NRM, biodiversity conservation or community development
  • Experience in collaboration between countries in the region
  • At least five years track record in project management
  • Excellent track record in project management
  • Excellent social skills, networker capable to develop and maintain partnerships
  • Excellent command of English and Swahili
  • Proven professional writing skills
  • Excellent social skills, networker capable of developing and maintaining partnerships
  • Team player

    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.

    How to Apply

    Go to World Agroforestry Centre Eastern and Southern Africa Project Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Applications will be considered until 19 December 2014.

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


    World Vision International Programme Effectiveness Director (East Africa) Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Programme Effectiveness Director, East Africa

    Reference: 301-18R24007

    Location: Africa - Kenya

    Town / City: Karen

    Category: Programme Effectiveness

    Type: Fixed term, Full-time

    International Role: Yes

    Duration: 1-2 Years

    Purpose of Position: Provide Regional leadership for programme effectiveness and sponsorship teams to assure high quality programmes that contribute to CWBOs.

    Provide overall guidance and strategy for implementation of programming systems and processes such as Horizon, Singlestep, LEAP and sponsorship transformation to ensure EAR is a center of excellence for this work.

    Measure and report upon the overall impact and effectiveness of programming in EAR. While upholding the reserve powers of the Region, the programme effectiveness and sponsorship team will assure quality standards across the work on the nine National offices.

    This will include ensuring DME capacity, ensuring all standards are in green, quality of CWB reporting, programming systems and processes.

    This team will also seek to find and grow innovative methods in PE and sponsorship that contribute to NO and RO strategies.

    The team will work very closely with technical staff in LCs and NOs to assure quality technical approaches and guidance and technical DME.

    The director will report into IP&S but will be part of the Regional Operations Team meetings and will engage with the SDO as appropriate.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Provide Strategic Leadership:

  • Supports the work of programming effectiveness specialists, sponsorship operations advisors and technical specialists and ensures that monitoring and reporting mechanisms are setup in national offices around accepted QA standards.
  • Work with the NOs and SOs to develop high functioning effective PSTs.
  • Lead the PCPR and GNOD processes for the region, working with the GC as needed to ensure that indicators add value to the NDs.
  • Drive integration in DME across all technical and cross cutting themes, and across grants and sponsorship.
  • Ensure innovative and compliant sponsorship practices in EAR.
  • Advise the region and NOs on all issues related to program effectiveness and sponsorship.
  • Build a high performing team of experts and specialists with greater focus and alignment.
  • Coordinate the activities of the teams and engagement with EAR entities and NOs.
  • Ensure that technical support and guidance is provided to regional and NO flagship projects.
  • Contribute to the development of the overall EAR and NO strategy.

    Program Quality and Effectiveness:

  • Ensure implementation of programming quality standards in NOs.
  • Support development and implementation of Technical Approaches and technical programs.
  • Program Management processes, systems and tools, applied in programs.
  • Adequate DME competencies and processes in place in all NOs.
  • Coordinate implementation of key global initiatives including Horizon 3.0, Single Step and GIS to enhance NO M&E systems.
  • Contextualized DPA successfully applied across in program design and implementation across all programs.
  • Informed LEAP 3 implementation plans developed, shared and implemented in all NOs.
  • Functional PSTs effective use of GTRN established in all NOs/ knowledge and understanding of PST enhanced.
  • Functional Regional program quality core team in place for NO peer support.
  • Fragile context programming model applied in 3 NOs.
  • Successes & failures approach applied in evidence programming.
  • Evidence based programming applied across the region.
  • Work with NOs to produce high quality CWB reports that produce evidence of our work and make changes to programmes based on findings.
  • Ensure effective use of LEAP 3, horizon and singlestep to increase programming effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Ensure effective scale up and depth in programming based on evidence.

    Evidence and learning, Collaborate with other Regional Teams:

  • Work closely with GC E&L and SOs to conduct impact and ex post evaluations.
  • Ensure NOs have the capacity to manage evaluations.
  • Build capacity in all aspects of baseline and DME in NOs.
  • Collaborate with learning centers on integrated Leaning site model.
  • Share learning and provide capacity development for personnel: DM&E Learning Labs organized based on NO needs.
  • Develop a regional pool of DM&E specialists for peer support within NOs in EAR.
  • Enhance use of technology and innovation in DM&E processes.
  • Establish and strengthen linkages and networks with relevant WV communities of practice and experts, leading institutions, governments and other organizations.
  • Strengthen the community of practice (CoP) in EAR through the establishment and running of the regional chapter of PE CoP.
  • Coordinate the mobilization of technical expertise across the region through GTRN, ensuring effective knowledge management, learning and continuous improvement of programming in the region.

    Sponsorship Transformation:

  • Ensure that Sponsorship is effectively integrated in end-to-end programming processes /CWB.
  • Support enhancement of sponsorship business processes enhanced through technology and innovations.
  • Coordinate contextualization of Sponsorship field operating model for use in NOs.
  • End-to-end sponsorship processes/ systems simplified and streamlined in NOs.
  • Facilitate learning on use of child Monitoring information to inform programming in NOs.

    Resource Development:

  • Contribute to Resource development by providing evidence of programming impact. Seek project funding for PE and sponsorship enhancement and innovation.
  • Collaborate with the EAR resource development unit (RDU), NOs and SO to support resource development efforts, specially quality of program designs.

    Other Responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.
  • Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions.

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be people-minded and relational with WV staff at all levels.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, negotiation and conflict resolution abilities.
  • Must be grounded in biblical knowledge, particularly as it relates to the holistic
  • Mission and calling of World Vision.
  • Demonstrated skills in designing development programming in various religious and socio cultural contexts.
  • Understanding of various East Africa contexts through experience working in the region.
  • Perform other duties as required.

    Education / Knowledge / Technical Skills and Experience:

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

  • Masters degree in management or a social science field preferred.
  • At least 5 years experience relief and development work, out of which at least two years in senior leadership position at the national or regional levels.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Demonstrated competencies in monitoring and evaluation including the accompanying MIS.
  • Skills in data analysis using computer programs.
  • Experience in design and facilitation of training programmes.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of various technical sectors of development such as food security, primary health care, micro enterprises development, etc.
  • Ability to communicate in English required.

    Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field.
  • Travel: 35% Domestic/international travel is required.

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply online World Vision International Programme Effectiveness Director (East Africa) Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Application Deadline Date: 31-Dec-14


    CEZAM Jobs in Kenya

    CEZAM is a member firm of HLB International, a global network of professional accounting firms and business advisers.

    HLB International through its global network serves clients in 110 countries supported by more than 14,000 professionals in over offices worldwide.

    To support our growing client base, we are inviting applications from pro-active and dynamic individuals for the following position:

    1. Tax Manager

    1 Position

    Job Description: The position reports to the Tax Director and will have direct responsibility as follows:

  • Providing tax structuring and tax consulting advice including company transactions, trust matters, tax structuring, tax consolidation, private company loan issues and other tax matters.
  • Completion of ad-hoc consultancy transactions / projects and research as required
  • Liaising with Revenue Commissioners
  • Participating in new business initiatives – tenders, marketing etc.
  • Achieve team and individual budgets and business plan/ performance objectives.
  • Manages project financials, including budgets, WIPS, timely billing and collection.
  • Maintain the highest technical and professional standard.
  • Identifying ways to maximize the relationship with clients and deliver added value. Managing, train and coaching junior team members
  • Ensure compliance with internal risk management and external regulatory requirements
  • Produce high quality reports for clients highlighting issues and providing potential solutions
  • Undertake wider office activities, as required.

    Requirements

  • University degree in finance, law or related field
  • 5+ years previous corporate tax advisory experience gained at in a chartered firm.
  • Experience dealing with private businesses and handling is tax planning/consultancy assignments is mandatory.
  • Excellent English communication and report writing skills
  • Excellent project management and presentation skills
  • High level of integrity and professional competence
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications

    2. Audit Seniors

    (2 Positions)

    Job Description

    The position reports to the audit managers and will have direct responsibility as follows:

  • Conducts assigned audit engagements successfully from beginning to end Identifies and communicates issues raised, offering recommended solutions relevant to business and risk
  • Supervises junior auditors assigned to engagements providing guidance and overall review of deliverables
  • Ensures audit conclusions are based on a complete understanding of the process, circumstances, and risk
  • Develops audit programs and testing procedures relevant to risk and test objectives.
  • Obtains and reviews evidence ensuring audit conclusions are well- documented
  • Ensures adherence at all times to all applicable department and professional standards
  • Communicates assigned tasks to engagement team in a manner that is clear and concise ensuring high quality, accurate, and efficient results
  • Organizes personal effort along with those of junior auditors to be risk-based, productive, and efficient at all times
  • Ensures adequate focus on personal professional growth relevant to taking on more challenging assignments, in line with standard audit career progression – proactively seeks relevant Education and training opportunities
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Requirements

  • University degree in finance or related field
  • CPA(K), CA, ACCA or equivalent professional qualification
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Well rounded knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and International Standards on Auditing
  • Sound knowledge of Kenyan tax laws and regulations
  • High level of integrity and professional competence
  • Excellent English communication and report writing skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications

    3. Accounting and audit interns

    The interns shall report to the audit managers and will handle a wide range of clerical and administrative duties:

  • Assist with month-end financial reports
  • Data entry, word processing and professional communication with clients and staff
  • Help with accounts receivable, payable and bank statement reconciliations
  • Assist with audits
  • Work with the accounting team on preparing management accounts
  • Attend physical inventory counts
  • Support the payment processing team
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Requirements To be a good intern, you must:

  • Hold a Business, Finance, Economics or Accounting major
  • Be able to gain people's confidence and put them at ease
  • Be persuasive, persistent and patient
  • Look smart
  • Be able to cope with pressure
  • Be flexible and adaptable
  • Have a mature personality
  • Have good organisational and administrative skills
  • Have the ability to prioritise
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Be able to work to deadlines

    4. Audit Manager (2 positions)

    Job Description

    The position reports to the audit partners and will have direct responsibility as follows:

  • Provide management over a portfolio of clients and deliver high quality audit and assurance service, including preparing and reviewing audit plans and work.
  • Achieve team and individual budgets and business plan/ performance objectives.
  • Manages project financials, including budgets, WIPS, timely billing and collection.
  • Maintain the highest technical and professional standard.
  • Think strategically about client needs by understanding their business and risks.
  • Addresses situation before they come crises and develops solutions to avoid recurrence,
  • Providing additional help and guidance to clients on a consultancy basis.
  • Participants in the development of ways to meet client needs, contributes to business development.
  • Identifying ways to maximize the relationship with clients and deliver added value.
  • Monitor and control auditing staff.
  • Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements
  • Produce high quality reports for clients highlighting issues and providing potential solutions
  • Takes a leadership role in professional, business or community organizations.
  • Coach, train and develop auditing staff to upgrade their knowledge.
  • Be seen as a role model for auditing professionals.
  • Undertake wider office activities, as required.

    Requirements

  • University degree in finance or related field
  • CPA(K), CA, ACCA or equivalent professional qualification
  • Minimum of three year’s experience in a similar position
  • Well rounded knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and International Standards on Auditing
  • Sound knowledge of Kenyan tax laws and regulations
  • High level of integrity and professional competence
  • Excellent English communication and report writing skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications

    Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are requested to send their applications to nelly.mutinda@czmkenya.com by 31 January 2015

    Website: Job Title


    Field Driver Job in Kenya

    Job from Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Suisse

    VSF-Suisse is an International NGO, supporting livelihoods and improved food security for vulnerable pastoral and agro-pastoral communities through livestock related services development in the Horn of Africa (HoA) region since 1995.

    VSF Suisse is in a consortium implementing the REGAL IR project that is funded by USAID and lead by Adeso. VSF Suisse seeks to recruit a qualified and well experienced Driver to support the project activities in Wajir and Turkana. Under the supervision of the Base coordinator, the incumbent will perform the following functions:

  • Maintain, clean and care for organization vehicles and maintain regular checks of vehicles to ensure that they are mechanically sound and in good working order;
  • Make reports of any problems to the Base Coordinator and repair minor mechanical problems;
  • Provide transportation in the field and to meetings and other destinations for organization staff and visitors on official business;
  • Keep accurate records of deliveries made to other offices in the delivery book;
  • Post and collect mail as requested
  • Perform general clerical duties as may be assigned which may include photocopying and packing supplies for field travel;
  • Obtain quotations and make simple purchases on behalf of the office and as instructed by the Base Coordinator;
  • Keep a log book/diary of Vehicle use and preparing weekly reports on vehicle status.

    Education

  • A minimum of Secondary School certificate.
  • Certification in basic mechanics and vehicle maintenance a plus.

    Skills and Competencies

  • Must possess a valid driving license (Class B, C & E);
  • Computer literacy desirable;
  • Current certificate of good conduct;
  • Must have good knowledge of Wajir, Garissa and their environs; Knowledge of Turkana as well is an added advantage;
  • Knowledge of the Somali language will be an added advantage;
  • Ability to conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of the agency.

    Experience

    No less than 8 years continuous driving experience. Experience working in the NGO sector would be and added advantage.

    Languages

    Proficiency in English and Swahili.

    Closing Date: 29 December 2014.

    Position will be filled on a rolling basis based on identification of a suitable candidate.

    How to Apply:

    Please send a cover letter and resume to recruitment@vsfsuisse.org indicating Vacancy Notice No: VSFS/KEN/ADM/14/01 in the subject line.

    Or by post to:

    Human Resource Manager
    VSF Suisse
    P.O Box 25656 – 00603, Nairobi

    REF: VSFS/KEN/ADM/14/01

    Important: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification. Late applications will not be considered.


    Deputy Chief of Party & Service Delivery Technical Advisor

    Job from Interchurch Medical Assistance

    The USAID-funded Afya Jijini (Nairobi) Program will look to strengthen Health and Human Capacity and increase overall health services through the expansion of quality HIV/AIDS services, focused Maternal, Newborn, Child Health (MNCH); Family Planning (FP); increasing Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH); and Nutrition services and finally by strengthening County Health Systems.

    The Deputy Chief of Party will work directly with the Chief of Party and will oversee, supervise and guide the technical aspects of this regional project. S/he will support the Chief of Party in leading project implementation and coordinating project activities in Kenya’s Coastal Region.

    Duties:

  • Coordinate with the Chief of Party in providing programmatic leadership and overseeing the strategic planning of activities in support of the program goals and objectives, including the determination of program priorities and appropriate technical initiatives
  • Advise national counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or working groups with counterparts, partner institutions, the Ministry of Health and all other local stakeholders
  • Represent IMA World Health and the program in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Develop and modify as necessary the technical workplans and budget
  • Coordinate activities with other agencies and closely collaborate with key staff on implementing activities
  • Ensure technical compliance with USAID rules and regulations
  • Work closely with IMA HQ staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation

    The position requires a competent and experienced person with the following attributes:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in public health, health policy and administration
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in health governance, health system strengthening, including countries of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • At least five years of demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a technical team and in project design
  • At least three years demonstrated experience at a senior level in the technical area of HIV/AIDS care and treatment
  • Proven ability to liaise successfully with government ministries and to foster and maintain good working relationships with senior officials
  • Experience working in Kenya’s Health context
  • Significant experience in an advisory role designing and/or instituting policy reforms at national, local, and community governmental levels.
  • A minimum of 5 years of comprehensive experience in managing and implementing USAID contracts and projects
  • Proven presentation and writing skills

    How to Apply :

    All interested parties should send their CVs to the following email address: recruiting@imaworldhealth.org

    Closing date: 19 Dec 2014


    Deputy Chief of Party, Operations Job in Kenya

    Job from 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 position of: Deputy Chief of Party, Operations

    Project Description:

    The Deputy Chief of Party, Operations will be assisting the Chief of Party in coordinating and managing the implementation of the Programs and to ensure the individual strategic and local implementing partner activities cohere in a well-coordinated and unified strategy.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership in the development of a Public health program work plans and budgets, including periodic review and revision.
  • Assist in the design of subproject activities (including the preparation of budgets, implementation schedules, and evaluation criteria) and assists in the identification of appropriate consultants and staff to provide technical and management assistance for projects in Kenya.
  • Manages regional project staff in satellite offices and will be responsible for interviewing, selecting, and training new staff, as well as establishing performance expectations and conducting performance assessments.
  • Ensuring satellite office staff execute workplans, budgets according to plans.
  • Experience managing and implementing diverse USAID contracting mechanism including Contracts.
  • In-charge of pipeline analysis of projects and financial tracking.
  • Interpreting the strategic and work plan to implementing partners and ensuring that activities cohere to this plan.
  • Represent projects at national and international forums.
  • Monitor compliance of projects with country implementation plans.
  • Identify technical assistance needs of the projects and liaise with the Chief of Party to ensure the technical assistance is provided in a timely manner.
  • Review monthly and quarterly and half yearly activity reports from the projects.
  • Provide support supervision to the senior technical team.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social sciences or public health with 7-9 years of experience or a related advanced degree relevant to the field of HIV/AIDS and on other health field: FP/RH, Maternal and Child Health, or Infectious Diseases with 9-11 years relevant experience.
  • Must have experience in managing budgets, project planning, monitoring and evaluation and excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English language and working knowledge of Kiswahili is crucial.
  • S/he must have at least 8 years’ experience in project management.
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office Suite.

    We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please visit FHI 360's Career Center at FHI 360 for a list of all open positions.

    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. How to Apply: Deputy Chief of Party, Operations Job in Kenya


    Radiographer Job in Kenya - Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu

    The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu is an institution of the Aga Khan Health Service, Kenya which is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network.

    The hospital is part of a network of health facilities in East Africa which include: Clinics, Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa, Aga Khan Hospital Dar es salaam and Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi.

    It provides medical care to the population of western Kenya region and works with leading clinicians in the country in the management of complex cases.

    The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has attained acknowledgment of its quality by achieving ISO 9001:2008 accreditation, ISO 15189:2007 accreditation for laboratory services and is moving towards Joint Commission International Accreditation.

    The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has also expanded its services to Kisii, Kakamega, Busia, Kisumu, Bungoma, Kericho, Kitale and Homa – Bay Counties. It is seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

    Radiographer

    Overall Responsibility: The successful candidate will provide quality diagnostic services using the most appropriate radiographic techniques and equipment.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Patient assessment and clinical requirement to determine appropriate radiographic techniques.
  • Perform a range of radiographic examinations on patients to produce images of high quality.
  • Maintain close contact with patients while waiting for tests and post examination stay in the department.
  • Undertake quality control checks on X-ray equipment in order to ensure quality assurance and audit initiatives.
  • Understand and observe health and safety requirements at workplace and welfare issues including ionizing radiation regulations in order to protect self, patient and the public.

    Requirements

  • Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences or above.
  • Must be registered and licensed by the Radiation Protection Board of Kenya.
  • Previous working experience in a busy medical institution.
  • Excellent knowledge of techniques in general and specialized Radio diagnostics, Computed tomography (CT) and Fluoroscopy.
  • Excellent computer skills in Hospital Information System (HIS), Radiology Information System (RIS) and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent PR and communication skills.
  • Knowledge in CR (Computerized Radiography), Mammography and Ultrasonography is an added advantage.

    How to Apply

    Applications including detailed curriculum vitae, names and contacts of three referees, current and expected salary details should be forwarded by 20th December, 2014 to:

    The Human Resource Manager
    Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu
    P.O. Box 530-40100
    Kisumu

    E-mail: ksm.recruitment@akhskenya.org


    KCCB Catholic Secretariat Programme Officer (Family Life National Office) Job in Kenya

    The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops – General Secretariat

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

    It is seeking an outstanding, dynamic and results oriented individual to fill the following key position.

    Programme Officer - Family Life National Office

    Purpose of the Post: Assisting and Supporting the National Coordinator in planning and implementation of Family life programs and capacity building activities in the program areas.

    Duties

  • Planning and implementation of Family life programmes
  • Coordination of Family life activities
  • Capacity building
  • Report writing
  • Resource mobilization
  • Provide consultative service to the various dioceses to help carry out the objectives identified within the strategic plan.
  • Identify, design, organize and implement processes for the development and training of and Family throughout the country that follows the overall strategic plan of the Diocese.

    Qualifications

  • Degree in community development, social sciences, in theology, Education
  • Ability to write good grant proposals
  • Trainer of Trainers with experiences in project/program using participatory development tools and community driven approaches;
  • At least 5years relevant experience in the field of community development
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate and interact at all levels of the organization.
  • Proven problem solver with the ability to work in a diverse team environment.
  • Flexible, professional with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities with changing priorities.
  • Excellent MS Excel and MS Word skills
  • Must have a very clear idea of the Catholic Social Teachings
  • Performance Indicators
  • Extent of carrying out duties and responsibility in #3 above.

    Applications should be addressed to:

    General Secretary Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops –General Secretariat P.O Box 13475-00800 Nairobi.

    hr@catholicchurch.or.ke

    Applications must reach us on or before 31st December 2014


    Meru County Treasury Chief Officer Job in Kenya

    Meru County Government

    Office of the County Public Service Board

    Vacancy: Chief Officer – County Treasury

    Duties and responsibilities:

  • General administration and coordination of the County Treasury Department.
  • Development, implementation and review of policies, sector plans and budgets.
  • Overseeing management of departmental resources.
  • Preparation of budget estimate, annual work plans and programmes.
  • Implementation and monitoring of the performance management system.
  • Building capacity of departmental staff.
  • Organizing and coordinating consultative forum with stake holders.
  • Promotion of natural values and principles of good governance as outlined in articles 10 and 232 of the constitution of Kenya.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Governor, Deputy Governor and respective
  • County Executive Members.

    Requirements & Competencies

    For appointment to this position, the person should:

  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • Be a holder of a first degree in relevant field from a University recognized in Kenya
  • Be a holder of CPA(K) or ACCA qualifications.
  • Must have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than (7) years in a senior management position in public service or private sector.
  • Demonstrate understanding of devolved governance in Kenya and vision 2030.
  • Be a strategic and result oriented individual.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.
  • Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Be registered with ICPAK or any other relevant accounting professional body.
  • Be committed to be part of a team that will enable the County Government achieve her vision.
  • Be thorough in Financial reporting as per IPSAS.

    NB: People living with disability are encouraged to apply and clearly indicate their type of disability.

    Hand delivered applications should be delivered to the Governor’s Office – Meru County Government.

    Posted applications should be addressed to:

    The Secretary
    County Public Service Board
    County Government of Meru
    P.O Box 120 - 60200
    Meru

    So as to be received on or before Wednesday 24th December, 2014 at 12.00 noon.

    NB. Applicants should seek clearance from:

  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Criminal Investigation Department
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.


    Chai Sacco Branch Manager Job in Kenya

    Chai Sacco is a leading Savings and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd with branches in Nairobi, Litein and Mombasa Counties.

    We are looking for a self-driven and results-oriented person to fill the following position:

    Branch Manager

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Head of Business Operations, the holder of this position will be responsible for ensuring continuous development and effective management of products, services with a view to achieving set goals and objectives of the Society at the Branch Level.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee operations in the branch and ensuring branch compliance with operational guidelines and procedures.
  • Ensure proper and efficient management of branch treasury.
  • Supervision and monitoring of staff at the branch level.
  • Oversee performance management of staff at the branch level
  • Facilitate loan approval, disbursement and monitoring the recovery.
  • Foster customer relations and safeguarding the organization’s corporate image.
  • Monitor and approve payments in accordance with approved budgets and authorized expenditure.
  • Ensure preparation of accurate monthly reports and any other report if and when required.
  • Adequate implementation of internal controls to safeguard the members funds, property and assets of the Society.
  • Facilitate marketing of the Society’s products and services at branch level.
  • Implement and sustain branch strategies for growth in line with the Society’s strategies and set targets.
  • Authorize and approve transactions, and other services within the delegated authority and countersigned by another authorised officer when necessary.
  • Implement control mechanism that will ensure operations in the Branch are in accordance with basic operational risk principles, and department manuals.

    Knowledge and Skills

  • A bachelors degree in business Administration, Finance or Marketing or equivalent;
  • A minimum of five years work experience in a similar set up
  • Must be computer literate
  • Strong interpersonal skills with excellent communications and presentation skills.
  • Ability to focus and execute on defined projects, with the potential to grow the business

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates who meet the set criteria may submit their applications with a detailed CV, copies of their certificates, and names and contacts of three referees, expected remuneration and daytime telephone contacts to:

    The Chief Executive Officer,
    Chai SACCO Society Ltd,
    4th Floor, KTDA Plaza,
    P.O Box 278-00200,
    Nairobi.

    Application deadline: Tuesday, 30th December 2014.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Chai Sacco is an equal opportunity employer.


    Chai Sacco ICT Manager Job in Kenya

    Chai Sacco is a leading Savings and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd with branches in Nairobi, Litein and Mombasa Counties.

    We are looking for a self-driven and results-oriented person to fill the following position:

    ICT Manager

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the holder of this position will be responsible for planning and coordinating ICT activities of the Sacco, to ensure timely availability and reliability of required services.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate user needs and system functionality and ensure that all IT infrastructure and related applications, services are implemented and managed to meet the business’ requirements.
  • Develop and manage a team as well as implement processes, systems and tools to provide timely and comprehensive support to internal business users on issues relating to IT systems and services.
  • Ensure alignment to major IT standards to governing Support & operations
  • Coordinate implementing all computerized information systems within Chai Sacco network.
  • Implement computer systems in accordance with the business strategies.
  • Liaise with the policy makers to determine hardware, software and access requirements for Chai Sacco staff members.
  • Consult with the Management team, advising and assisting in design and training of Chai Sacco staff on the implementation of new ICT procedures, software or ICT changes within the Society’s core business.
  • Create computer use best practices for Chai Sacco staff and coordinating sensitization on the same within the Society.
  • Introduce new online platforms and technologies such as e-learning, online discussion forums, conference registration etc.
  • Coordinate the development, implementation and expansion of social media strategy to raise the Society’s profile and market its activities.
  • Ensure that all systems are integrated and operates efficiently in accordance with global IT guidelines.
  • Ensure application of best practice in Service Delivery Models for Chai SACCO
  • Co-ordinate training activities in office automation, hardware and software installation.
  • Participate in preparation of budgets and implementation of effective controls to achieve financial targets.
  • Responsible for the provision of ICT infrastructure services including desktop, laptops etc
  • Drive adoption of ISO and ITIL into Business delivery models in Chai SACCO
  • Formulation and review of disaster recovery plan
  • Ensure proper maintenance of all electronic records
  • Arranges for software maintenance services for packages and application systems as well as repairs and servicing of hard wares
  • Formulation and implementation of ICT Policy
  • Management of IT procurement as per the budget and society’s policies.
  • Ensure development and analysis of relevant management reports on various key aspects of the department’s responsibilities

    Knowledge and Skills

    The job holder must possess:

  • Masters degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/ Information Technology
  • Five years work experience in a similar set up; at least 3 years of which should be in a senior leadership position
  • CISA Certification
  • Technical Knowledge in Software, Hardware installation, Systems Administration &
  • Support, Service Management, Network Technology and Project Management.
  • Experience in managing content and production for high traffic websites.
  • Conceptual, analytical and creative skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have the drive to continually improve processes and seek new challenges.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates who meet the set criteria may submit their applications with a detailed CV, copies of their certificates, and names and contacts of three referees, expected remuneration and daytime telephone contacts to:

    The Chief Executive Officer,
    Chai SACCO Society Ltd,
    4th Floor, KTDA Plaza,
    P.O Box 278-00200,
    Nairobi.

    Application deadline: Tuesday, 30th December 2014.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Chai Sacco is an equal opportunity employer.


    Jesuit Refugee Service Psychosocial Project Director Job in Kakuma Kenya

    Job Title: Project Director - JRS Psychosocial project

    Reports to: Country Director, JRS Kenya

    Location: Kakuma, Kenya

    Incorporation date: 1st January 2015

    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 Kakuma. The holder will oversee the overall planning, organizing & implementing, staffing, monitoring & evaluating activities of the project.

    Position open to

  • Kenyan nationals; International volunteers
  • Candidates available for 2-year commitment
  • This is unaccompanied post with regular Rest and Recuperation (every 10 weeks)

    Key Responsibilities

  • The Project Director is the overall responsible person for the JRS Psychosocial project in Kakuma.

    Key Responsibility Areas:

    Staff Management:

  • Responsible of the overall welfare and well being of JRS staff (national and international)
  • The JRS Employee manual determines the rules and regulations of the staff. The project director has the responsibility of seeing that local staffs work according to the guidelines and regulations of the manual. For international staff the volunteer guidelines apply.
  • Supervises the human resource tasks such as recruitment & selection, pay & benefits, safety/security & health, appraisal, and training at the project level.
  • Provide effective leadership to department coordinators, and ensures good team- work among them.
  • Provide technical support to department coordinators in program implementation.

    Program management:

  • Works closely with the Project Director – JCHEM and takes charge in his absence.
  • Co-ordinates the works of different departments.
  • Works in close collaboration with different departments
  • Since each head of department is directly responsible for his/her sector for planning, budgeting, implementing, evaluating and reporting ,the responsibility of the project director is to make sure that each sector achieves its defined goals and objectives in accordance with overall work plan of JRS program as approved by Country Director/Regional Director.
  • Supervises and coordinates the staff of JRS to ensure that the programs are implemented in accordance with the project proposal.

    Budget Planning and management:

  • With the help of the various department heads, prepares a consolidated budget for JRS and gets it approved by the Country Office.
  • Directly in charge of the overall financial management of JRS funds, e.g. the maintenance of accounts; budget and cash flow; and financial reporting and recording.
  • Has overall financial responsibility and accountability for the whole program.
  • Oversee the financial functions of the project in accordance with relevant rules and procedures and ensure proper financial management of project funds.
  • Oversee the procurement functions of the project in accordance with JRS guidelines and ensure of proper utilization of project assets.
  • Ensure proper utilization of resources, including prompt accountability of funds and reporting by various departments.

    Reporting:

  • Keeps the Country Director informed on the activities of the project by providing relevant correspondence, reports and meeting minutes as well as by making regular contact.
  • Responsible for prompt submission of all JRS financial and narrative reports.

    Staff planning:

  • With help of the heads of different departments, the Project Director plans staff requirement for the project as and when vacancies arise.
  • With regard to lower level jobs (drivers, secretaries) and middle level jobs (school consultants, etc), the Project director hires them in consultation with the heads of departments and after getting approval from the Country Director. In case of higher positions (e.g. department heads and international staff), the matter is referred to the Country Director who in turn consults the Regional director when international staff has to be hired.

    Security issue:

  • It is the responsibility of the Project Director to ensure that JRS team is sufficiently safe. If the situation is not adequately safe, the project director has authority to and must promptly evacuate the team from the danger zone in consultation with the Country Director.

    Co-ordination and Liaison:

  • Responsible for co-ordination and liaison between JRS and the parish and diocese/other agencies/local government/local communities/displaced camp community and schools.
  • Represents JRS at Local level meetings with parish/diocese/local authorities/other agencies as and when required.

    Others:

  • Monitor the progress of project departments to ensure adherence to set targets and agreed implementation time-frame.
  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of program activities of the project and review the result and take necessary follow-up actions.

    Skills Specification:

  • Undergraduate qualification in a related field and at least two years practical working experience preferably in project management.
  • Experience in managing people/teams.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Strong monitoring and evaluation skills/experience.
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills.
  • Good knowledge of MS word/Office.
  • Excellent oral and written English.

    How to Apply:

    Please send your Cover Letter that indicates what skills and experience one has that meets the criteria, salary expectation and when one is available to start.

    Please also include a CV that should include contacts for three referees to kenya.applications@jrs.net

    (Applications that have not met these guidelines will not be considered only short listed candidates will be contacted)

    Closing Date: 19th December 2014


    Diakonia Sweden Senior Finance Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Diakonia Sweden

    Vacancy: Senior Finance Officer

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Reports to: Country Manager

    Job Purpose: The position is responsible for providing effective leadership in finance, Grants and administration in respect of the Offices and Programmes in Somalia.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure up to date registration of Diakonia in the respective Somalia Offices.
  • Oversee the proper functioning of Procurement system according to policy guidelines
  • Oversee the proper functioning of archive and documentation system
  • Assist in the preparation of Somalia office budgets
  • Oversee the proper management of office and programme budgets
  • Timely submission of monthly, and annual financial reports
  • Preparation and submission of quarterly programme reports for management review on time
  • Maintenance of proper books of accounts
  • Proper functioning of internal control systems.
  • Procurement of audit services are in accordance with procurement policy and procedures.
  • Oversee and manage the coordination of audit assignments.
  • Ensure the timely submission of reports in respect of management, statutory and programme audits.
  • Ensure upload of audit reports and management letters
  • Ensure review of budgets from Partners
  • Ensure the assessment of financial reports from Partners and their compliance with the Grant Agreement
  • Ensure the assessment of audited financial statements including Management Letters from Partners. Ensure follow up on issues raised by auditors in the Management Letter from Partners and their resolution
  • Ensure proper payroll administration and accounting

    Key Skills and Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce Accounting or other relevant field.
  • A Chartered/Certified Accountant or other comparable/equivalent qualification.
  • A minimum (5) five years experience in a busy International, multicultural Non Government Organization is necessary.
  • Sufficient knowledge of accounting and book keeping and high financial analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of computerized accounting and other relevant computer application packages.
  • High integrity, good interpersonal and attention to detail skills
  • Ability to plan and organise effectively
  • Effective communication both oral and written.
  • Ability to produce and analyze reports

    How to Apply:

    Should you be interested, your application needs to include a covering letter indicating why you want to join Diakonia, a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Friday, 26th December 2014.

    All applications should be sent to

    Adept Systems
    Management Consultants
    E-mail: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Trocaire Finance and Administration Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Title: Finance and Administration Manager

    Description of the unit / department: Finance & Administration

    Background to the Role: Responsible for providing financial and accounting management in compliance with Trocaire’s policies and donor requirements and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and ensuring the financial integrity of South Kordofan program with regards to controls, systems and financial reporting

    Reporting to: Programme Representative

    Contract Type: Fixed term

    Contract Duration: 1 year renewable

    Grade and Scale: Grade 6 Step 1

    Location: Kenya, Nairobi

    Responsibilities:

    Finance and Governance in Partner Organisations

  • Play a lead role in and or advise the programme representative/manager on partner training needs in relation to compliance with donors’ audit and financial management and corporate governance requirements.
  • Review the programme monthly and annual reporting, follow up to ensure these reports are completed within set timelines and in line with the requirements of the Trócaire partner governance & finance manual.
  • Contribute to strategy at country level around partner capacity building, as a member of the programme management team.

    Financial Control and Reporting

  • Ensure timely & accurate preparation of monthly management accounts for budget-holders and programme management to ensure that management can monitor budget utilisation and take appropriate action on any significant variances.
  • Ensure timely & accurate preparation of reports for Trócaire Head Quarters, Institutional donors and CI Appeal.
  • Customise the Trócaire finance & budgeting manual and programme management tools in view of meeting all local statutory requirements and other requirements that relate to the local operating environment.
  • Closely monitor all programme activities and keep the programme representative/manager and international accountant advised of all situations which have the potential for a negative impact on internal controls or financial management.
  • Finalise year end accounts for the external auditors and provide any ad-hoc financial reports as required.
  • Play a lead role in managing donor and internal control audits as required and the response and implementation of any recommendations.
  • Maintain an effective & efficient system of internal controls which comply with Trócaire’s financial guidelines.
  • Ensure adequate controls over cash & bank management are constantly monitored & updated to minimise the risk of fraud or misappropriation.
  • Assist with investigations into alleged fraud or irregularities.
  • Ensure that all financial records & accounts are compiled timely, accurately and in line with international accounting standards & donor regulations.
  • Ensure that the programme financial operations comply with legal & statutory requirements e.g. audit & financial reporting to all relevant national authorities.
  • Ensure efficient and effective treasury and foreign currency management practices are in place.
  • Follow up on the fund/Institutional funds reconciliation process on an ongoing basis until consumption of all related funds. Ensure that an internal final report is prepared with an overview of expenditure.
  • Work with other financial staff to make sure that Trócaire realise the highest possible return from any financial transaction. This includes assessing interest rates on company bank accounts, and planning the issue of payments so that the maximum amount of interest is generated from those accounts.
  • Assist the programme representative/manager in the management of the risk process, including acting as control owner over relevant corporate governance and financial management risks and ensuring that appropriate controls and mitigations are both in place and regularly reviewed.
  • Ensure confidentiality and security of program financial information is maintained in line with the organization financial policy. This will include ensuring that adequate backup arrangements exist for all the organisation’s data as required
  • Review donor reports ensuring financial information is in line with donor requirements.

    Staff and Partner Capacity Building and Networking

  • Provide technical financial management advice and expertise to the program management and partner finance team.
  • Work with the programme partner by advising and guiding the set-up of accounting systems and procedures that are required by Trocaire and donors monitor implementation, highlighting any shortfalls and agree required management actions with relevant staff.
  • Identify the need for, and undertake/identify opportunities for financial training of the partner to ensure an understanding and awareness of Trócaire’s financial and internal control procedures as well as compliance for differing institutional donors
  • Be able to consolidate different financial reporting and compliance requirements for one overarching programme and be able to communicate and implement effectively and coherently at Trocaire and partner level
  • Assist in the induction and orientation of program staff with particular attention to design of an induction programme for direct reports and assist where an indirect reporting line is in place.
  • Attend and actively contribute to regional and global finance meetings as required.
  • Liaise with the finance managers of other INGOs in country as required.

    Internal Systems and Processes

  • Ensure that the systems in place enhance, as far as possible, the efficiency & effectiveness of the manner in which assets are utilised.
  • Ensure that the global accounting package (Agresso Business World) is maintained and utilised in an appropriate & effective manner.
  • In consultation with the institutional funding officer establish & maintain a donor financial management system in order to ensure efficient & accurate reporting to donors.
  • Closely monitor all financial activities, and keep the program representative/manager advised of all situations which have the potential for a negative impact on internal controls or financial management performance.

    Budgeting

  • Lead in the preparation and finalisation of programme budgets, budget reviews, revisions and multi annual plans.
  • Review with the management team monthly reports as available on Agresso Business World and ensure follow up of any issues or variances arising.
  • Review all budget proposals prior to submission to an institutional donor providing the country programme manager of an opinion on the ability of Trócaire to meet the financial contractual obligations.

    Other Responsibilities

  • Reconcile all balance sheet items on a monthly basis, in accordance with Trócaire policies & procedures.
  • Ensure sufficient funds are maintained in bank and cash accounts and initiate requests to Head Quarters for additional funds.
  • Any other duties as set out by the supervisor

    Person Specification – Essential Requirements (E)

    Qualification

  • Internationally recognised professional accounting qualification (CPA, ACCA) Experience

  • At least five years post qualification experience in a finance/accounting role. This should include at least three years’ experience in an overseas position in the NGO sector.
  • Must have multi-donor financial management experience

    Skills

  • Skills in developing, delivering and evaluating training for staff members.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

    Qualities

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a participative style within teams.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • A commitment to social justice and the ethos of Trócaire.

    Other

  • Computer literacy, particularly in Microsoft Office Programmes such as Word and Excel as well as accounting packages & other database competencies.
  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines.
  • Motivated.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Effective team member.
  • Understanding of development issues.

    Person Specification – Desirable Requirements

  • Qualification: Graduate qualification in accounting and financial management

  • Experience: Design and delivery of financial training;

  • Skills: Experience working with navision financial management software

    How to Apply:

    Trócaire recruitment and selection process reflect its commitment to People in Aid Code of Good Practice.

    Prospective applicants must be committed to safeguarding children and adults against all forms of exploitation and abuse by signing Trócaire’s Safeguarding Programme Participants Policy.

    Interested applicants, who meet the above requirements, should send their CV and cover letter to the Human Resources Officer through the following email address: hr@trocaire.or.ke with the subject of the email as Finance and Administration Manger by 2nd January 2015.

    Applications will be reviewed as they come and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Samasource Field Manager (Impact Operations) Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Field Manager, Impact Operations

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    The Company: Sama Group Enterprises level the playing field for people who do not share equally in the benefits of human progress. We harness the power of technology and social business to give people access to work, education, and health care so they can live with dignity. Sama Group currently operates three initiatives: Samasource, SamaUSA, and Samahope.

    Overview: Sama Group is starting an impact operations team in Nairobi to develop and execute holistic worker programming and expand impact oversight of its Samasource partner centers.

    The ideal candidate has previous experience in developing and executing programs for low-income populations and knowledge of East African implementing partners. Potential travel within East Africa.

    You will:

  • Conduct needs assessments of the Samasource workforce to evaluate gaps and programming required
  • Develop a holistic approach to worker services and education, which might include financial literacy, financial planning, health and wellness, and related services
  • Create evaluation framework for selecting potential implementing partners or service providers and identify key partners who can support worker service offering
  • Work with Samaschool (a SamaUSA program)to document and create training/service modules
  • Maintain regular communication with service partners and engage with the implementing partner community to stay informed of upcoming initiatives
  • Perform ongoing interviews of worker population and identify exemplary workers that can inform program decisions and escalate issues
  • Develop impact worker awards and recognition program, including selection process and rollout
  • Maintain database of current and former workers, updating regularly with new contact and job information
  • Present progress and findings to management and centers

    You have:

  • BA/BSc
  • 2+ years of experience in working in or with youth organizations, civil society organizations, or related groups
  • Knowledge of the partner landscape in Nairobi
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently problem-solve, research issues and conduct preliminary analysis to help inform decisions
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • High level of energy and proven ability to do what it takes to get things done
  • High level of integrity
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently problem-solve, research issues and conduct preliminary analysis to help inform decisions
  • At home in a fast-paced environment that requires excellent time-management and the ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Comfort in working independently in an unstructured environment, with reliable execution and timelines and strong communication skills

    Even better:

  • 4+ years of experience in related field(s)
  • High proficiency with Google Suite (mail, docs, drive, spreadsheets, presentations)
  • Operations and/or project management experience
  • Experience working with US-based companies
  • Experience working across multiple time zones
  • BPO, or startup experience
  • Kenyan Nationals preferred

    How to Apply

    Clck here to apply online Field Manager, Impact Operations

    Closing date 31st January 2015


    Samasource Field Manager (Impact) Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Field Manager, Impact

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    The Company: Sama Group Enterprises level the playing field for people who do not share equally in the benefits of human progress.

    We harness the power of technology and social business to give people access to work, education, and health care so they can live with dignity.

    Overview: Sama Group is hiring a Field Manager of Impact to own and drive our impact measurement strategies for Samasource and Samaschool (our training initiative).

    Based in our Nairobi office, you will serve as a key extension of our Impact Team -- developing and implementing processes that will help us understand, maintain, and assure our impact as we continue to scale.

    You will:

  • Support and drive our impact monitoring, evaluation, and learning on-the-ground in East Africa
  • Serve as our impact measurement ambassador, partner, and main point-of-contact for all our global delivery centers
  • Help develop, coordinate, and manage the collection of data, interviews, and field materials showcasing Samasource’s social impact
  • Serve as point-of-contact to workers, trainees, centers, survey teams, and all other local partners
  • Maintain database of current and former workers
  • Manage critical compliance and due diligence processes including payroll audits, worker/trainee experience, attrition tracking, and target population recruitment

    You have:

  • BA/BSc, with research experience
  • 1+ years of experience in related field
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently problem-solve, research issues and conduct preliminary analysis to help inform decisions
  • The appetite to work in a fast-paced environment that requires excellent time-management and the ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Comfort in working independently in an unstructured environment, with reliable execution and timelines and strong communication skills

    Even better:

  • MA/MS, with research and data collection experience
  • Coursework in Statistics, Economics, and Survey Design
  • 4+ years of experience in related field(s)
  • High proficiency with Google Suite (mail, docs, drive, spreadsheets, presentations)
  • Operations and/or project management experience
  • Experience in hiring, training, and managing survey enumerators
  • Experience working with US-based companies
  • Experience working across multiple time zones
  • BPO, or startup experience
  • Kenyan Nationals preferred

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply online Field Manager, Impact

    Closing date 31st January 2015


    Evidence Action Grant and Budgets Compliance Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Title: Administrative Logistics Officer

    Grade: Level 2

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Department / Section: Finance and Admin

    Reports To: Associate Office Manager

    Job Purpose: Facilitate the development and implementation of suitable logistics policy/procedures and strategy to maximize savings and benefits to the Organization and perform the logistics coordination function effectively and efficiently in line with programme and operations demands.

    Management Responsibility: Member of assigned technical committees

    Description of Duties

  • Work with the core departments to ensure close integration of logistics planning in field operations, including input to donor reports and review of the logistic component of proposals.
  • Coordinate transport arrangements for staff during the day
  • Routine provision of logistic support to various programs of the organization
  • Define logistics strategy within the Organization policies and procedures and ensure effective integration of logistics operations.
  • Inform Evidence Action Kenya personnel of logistics procedures and regulations; maintains all taxi and car hire records
  • Contact transport vendors or agency representatives to obtain availability and product information or to solicit bids, develop requests for quotations and confer with vendors concerning new products, damaged goods, delayed payments or related information.
  • Ensure adequate logistics preparedness through contingency planning and continuous logistics preparedness reviews
  • Coordinate logistics operations with other organizations’ in the area.
  • Manage organization’s field fleet security arrangements and coordinate any evacuations
  • Support logistics staff in other offices and Supervise respective staff as required
  • Occasionally visit field offices to audit procurement and logistic processes and provide advice and training as required including cost allocation of mileages
  • To monitor operation of Evidence action Kenya vehicles

    Accountability

  • Decision Making: Provide procurement and logistics guidance, advice and support to Evidence action offices as necessary or as requested
  • Responsibility over data or information and asset: Assigned vehicles, assets and files
  • Responsibility over staff: Assigned procurement and logistics staff Job Specification

    Professional Qualifications

    Minimum

  • A Diploma in Business management/logistics
  • A valid driving license
  • A valid Certificate of Good Conduct

    Desirable

  • A post graduate diploma or bachelor’s degree in Business management/Logistics

    Relevant Experience and Key skills

    Minimum

  • 3-5yrs years driving experience
  • Must be accident free for at least for 2 years.
  • An understanding of the traffic laws of Kenya.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage diverse transport operations; ability to review alternative options and select most effective and cost efficient mode of transport;
  • Ability to provide leadership; strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach consensus; excellent knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to transport operations and related matters;
  • Demonstrates ability to complete in-depth analyses and to formulate conclusions/recommendations.

    Desirable

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in transport and logistics position within a large organization is required.

    Personal Attributes

    Minimum

  • Attention to details such as directions, addresses and delivery instructions
  • Planning & Organizing – Ability to coordinate the work of others, work under pressure of tight and conflicting deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
  • Teamwork – Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Performance Standards: As per Key Performance Indicators (KPI) detailed in the employee’s annual work plan

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply online Administrative Logistics Officer

    Closing date 31st January 2015


    African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Jobs in Kenya

    The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is an honorific organisation with the primary function of honoring African science and technology achievers and, second, as a development oriented mobilizer of the entire African science and technology community with the fundamental role of facilitating the development of scientific and technological capacity for science-led development.

    AAS has undertaken a joint initiative with NEPAD to launch a new funding platform based within the academy called Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA).

    AESA aims to foster the long-term sustainable development of Science excellence, global health research leadership, and innovation in Africa.

    AESA has strong support to lead an exciting new multi-million dollar grant funding partnership to strengthen research capacity for global health.

    It is to this end that AAS is seeking to recruit dynamic, ambitious and result oriented individuals to fill the following positions:

    1. Director AESA

    Ref: DIR/I 2/2014

    The Director will work within the AAS IHQ office in Nairobi, Kenya and its existing senior leadership and international partners to develop, implement and direct a new pan-African programme management platform for the long-term sustainable development of scientific research excellence, leadership and innovation to improve the lives of those most in need.

    The major focus will initially be global health and development impact in Africa.

    Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Being a leader for AESA, providing strategic direction and fostering an environment which values motivation, performance, teamwork, skills development and knowledge sharing;
  • Strategy development and implementation for AESA;
  • Building academic and professional links with universities, research institutions, professional organisations, government and non-government organisations;
  • Being a voice and advocate for the importance of scientific research and excellence; and its potential for impact such as its role in improving health, policy making and implementation in Africa;
  • Recruiting, developing and leading a Programme team to drive excellence in performance;
  • Working with the AAS to develop the finance, resource management and communications functions needed to support AESA;
  • Establishing structures that will ensure good governance of the initiative, funds and external relationships; and
  • Ensure compliance with funding partners’ requirements and compliance with local legislation.

    Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:

  • PhD (biomedical background preferred but not essential) or MD;
  • Senior management experience of leading organisational strategy, ideally in a scientific institute or programme;
  • Experience of start-up of programmes or organisations;
  • Strong relationship building skills and an entrepreneurial approach that leverages further opportunities;
  • Knowledge and ability to work with African Governments, academic institutions and development entities;
  • Credible knowledge of funders; and demonstrated ability to win funds; and
  • An in depth understanding of the African research environment.

    2. Chief Operating Officer

    Ref: COO/12/2014

    The incumbent will have broad general responsibility for all operational aspects of the AAS.

    This includes Finance, Administration, Human resources, Facilities and Information Technology aspects.

    Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Providing strong and supportive leadership and probity of AAS operations to ensure proper management of all human, financial, and physical resources;
  • Design, development, operation and improvement of the systems to deliver the organisations scientific mandate and programs;
  • Implementing and cascading the Academy’s strategic plan to both staff and partners;
  • Developing performance measures that support the Academy’s strategic direction;
  • Strengthening coordination and liaison with external partners and donors;
  • Strengthening and overseeing the staff understanding, adherence and ownership of the existing systems, policies and procedures of the Academy; and
  • Ensuring that the Security, Safety, Health and Environment policies are in place, adhered to and regularly reviewed.

    Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:

  • A minimum of a Post Graduate degree in accounting or business administration from an accredited Institution, plus a professional qualifications;
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive and continuous responsible work experience within a medium sized Organisation at leadership level;
  • Knowledge of accounting in accordance with IFRS accounting principles, management accounting, financial reporting, auditing, risk management, local tax legislation, budgeting and corporate governance;
  • Organisational development, human resources, and program operations; and
  • Ability to foster and cultivate partnerships.

    How to Apply

    Applicants for the all the positions above must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, demonstrated interpersonal and organisational skills.

    Good analytical skills and attention to details are also critical competencies.

    In addition they must be self-driven, have ability to achieve results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with shifting priorities and have excellent facilitation and presentation skills.

    If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the above roles, please submit your application with a detailed CV. stating your current position, current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts and quoting the respective reference number on your application letter.

    To be considered, your application must be received by 5 January, 2015 addressed to:

    The Director Executive Selection Division Deloitte Consulting Limited Email: esd@deloitte.co.ke Nairobi, Kenya


    Programme Accountant Job Vacancy in Kenya

    Vacancy: Programme Accountant

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Grant Management and compliance
  • Financial planning, budgeting & reporting
  • Support for partnerships
  • Management of restricted income

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree in Finance/ Accounting or any related studies and CPA (K).
  • Have at least 5yrs working experience in an international NGO, managing grants, partnerships and financial agreements.
  • Have experience working with computerized systems of accounting.

    All interested and eligible candidates should email a copy of the application letter and CV including 3 referees and current contacts to jobs@cloversmtc.com to receive an application form not later than 24th December 2014.


    Kericho County Chief Officer (Trade, Industrialization, Cooperative Management, Tourism and Wildlife) Job in Kenya

    Republic of Kenya

    County Government of Kericho

    County Public Service Board

    The Kericho County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent, self-driven, experienced and qualified staff to fill the following positions pursuant to Article 176 of the Constitution of Kenya and County governments Act No.17 of 2012.

    Vacancy: Chief Officer - Trade, Industrialization, Cooperative Management, Tourism and Wildlife

    1 Post

    Ref: KCPS-V.NO / 11/2014

    J/G – “S”

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Chief Officer shall be the authorized Officer in respect of exercise of delegated power and shall be responsible to the respective County Executive Committee member for:

  • The administration of a county department as provided under section 45 of the County Government Act;
  • Oversee management of Finances, preparation and submission of the Budget estimates, Annual plans and Programs;
  • Formulation and implementation of policies and plans;
  • Development and implementation of strategic sector development plans, performance contracting and appraisal;
  • Formulation and Implementation of County programs to conform to Vision 2030 goals;
  • Promotion of National values and principles of Governance as outlined in Article 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya;

    Requirement for Appointment

    For appointment, the applicant must;

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Hold at least a relevant first degree from a University recognized in Kenya ( a masters degree will be an added advantage);
  • Have knowledge, experience and distinguished career of not less than 10 years in specific field;
  • Proven ability in leadership and management;
  • Capable of working under pressure to meet strict deadlines to enable the County Government achieve her Vision;
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution

    Terms of Service: Contract

    Remuneration:

    Salary Scale: Kshs. 120,270-180,660/= p.m.

    House Allowance: Kshs. 56,000/= p.m.

    Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 20,000/= p.m.

    How to Apply:

    Kericho County residents should indicate their respective Wards.

    Clearance documents for purposes of complying with the provisions of Chapter six of the constitution will be required from those shortlisted.

    Applicants should submit their applications attaching copies of National Identity Card / Passport, Curriculum Vitae, Testimonials, Academic and Professional Certificates clearly stating position applied for in the application letter and on top of the envelope and addressed to:

    The Secretary / CEO,
    County Public Service Board
    P.O. Box 1376-20200
    Kericho

    Or Hand delivered to: County Public Service Board Offices.

    Important:

  • All applications should reach the Secretary/CEO, County Public Service Board on or before 29th December, 2014.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Those who had applied earlier need not to apply.

    Note: Kericho County is an equal opportunity employer.

    Persons with disability and marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.


    Kericho County Chief Accountant Job in Kenya (Re-Advertised)

    Republic of Kenya

    County Government of Kericho

    County Public Service Board

    The Kericho County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent, self-driven, experienced and qualified staff to fill the following positions pursuant to Article 176 of the Constitution of Kenya and County governments Act No.17 of 2012.

    Vacancy: Chief Accountant

    1 Post

    J/G – “P”

    Ref: KCPS-V.NO /12/2014

    Re-Advertised

    The Officer will be the Head of Accounting and will be responsible to the Head of Treasury for the efficient management and accounting service at the county Treasury.

    Specific duties will include:

  • Advising county government on all County public financial accounting matters;
  • Implementing approved government accounting standards and reporting formats;
  • Providing advice to County Government on the best appropriate financial reporting formats;
  • Develop training needs assessment for county accounting staff and institute training to ensure technical competence;
  • Participating in County Policy Committees;
  • Oversee the implementation of the approved accounting standards, policies bases and concepts to ensure compliance;
  • Direct and control operations of the County exchequer account;

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Bachelor degree in either Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or in a relevant equivalent;
  • Be a holder of CPA (K) or its recognized equivalent;
  • Be registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK);
  • Relevant working experience of not less than five years;
  • Familiarity with policies, laws regulations and operating of Public Finance Management;
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution;

    Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable.

    Remuneration:

    Salary Scale: Kshs: 77,527 - 103,894/=p.m

    House Allowance: Kshs: 40,000/= p.m.

    Commuter: Kshs 12,000/=p.m.

    How to Apply:

    Kericho County residents should indicate their respective Wards.

    Clearance documents for purposes of complying with the provisions of Chapter six of the constitution will be required from those shortlisted.

    Applicants should submit their applications attaching copies of National Identity Card / Passport, Curriculum Vitae, Testimonials, Academic and Professional Certificates clearly stating position applied for in the application letter and on top of the envelope and addressed to:

    The Secretary / CEO,
    County Public Service Board
    P.O. Box 1376-20200
    Kericho

    Or Hand delivered to: County Public Service Board Offices.

    Important:

  • All applications should reach the Secretary/CEO, County Public Service Board on or before 29th December, 2014.

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Those who had applied earlier need not to apply. Note: Kericho County is an equal opportunity employer.

    Persons with disability and marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.


    Kiambu County Legal Counsels and Legal Clerk Jobs in Kenya

    Kiambu County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following positions in the County Attorney's Office

    1. Principal Legal Counsel I (Litigation)

    Job Group "P"

    (1 Posts)

    Duties and responsibilities

  • Advising on civil and criminal litigation;
  • Attending court for litigation on civil and criminal matters;
  • Coordinating and facilitating research on legal issues;
  • Analyzing research data and compiling reports
  • Ensuring compliance with national, regional and international legal documents/instruments
  • Developing proposals for reform on emerging legal issues;
  • Ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity;

    Requirements for appointment

  • A Bachelors of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university
  • Post graduate Diploma from Kenya School of Law
  • Certificate of Admission to the roll of Advocates of the High Court of Kenya
  • A Current Year Practicing Certificate
  • Have at least 4 years professional experience in a busy public or private organization.
  • Knowledge of civil and criminal court procedures
  • Good command of computer skills and ability to conduct legal research
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have the ability to work in a team and with no supervision
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills and have ability to handle pressure
  • Possess a result oriented approach to maters
  • Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution

    2. Legal Counsel I (Litigation)

    Job Group "M"

    (1 Posts)

    Duties and responsibilities

  • Advising on civil and criminal litigation;
  • Attending court for litigation on civil and criminal matters;
  • Coordinating and facilitating research on legal issues;
  • Analyzing research data and compiling reports
  • Ensuring compliance with national, regional and international legal documents/instruments
  • Developing proposals for reform on emerging legal issues;
  • Ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity;

    Requirements for appointment

  • A Bachelors of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university
  • Post graduate Diploma from Kenya School of Law
  • Certificate of Admission to the roll of Advocates of the High Court of Kenya
  • A Current Year Practicing Certificate
  • Have at least 2 years professional experience in a busy public or private organization.
  • Knowledge of civil and criminal court procedures
  • Good command of computer skills and ability to conduct legal research
  • Be computer literate, hardworking, innovative, good negotiation skills, proactive, self motivated and aggressive
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have the ability to work in a team and with no supervision
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills and have ability to handle pressure
  • Possess a result oriented approach to maters
  • Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution

    3. Principal Legal Counsel I - Legislative Drafting, Conveyance & Contract Negotiation

    Job Group "P"

    (1 Posts)

    Duties and responsibilities

  • Advising on legal policy issues, drafting bills and other legal documents;
  • Preparing preliminary legal documents;
  • Reviewing legal documents/instruments;
  • Preparing contract documents and initiating contract negotiations;
  • Preparing legal opinions and undertaking law reviews;
  • Ensuring compliance with national, regional and international legal documents/instruments
  • Ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity;
  • Preparing conveyance documents;

  • Advising on property rights.

    Requirements for appointment

  • A Bachelors of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university
  • Post graduate Diploma from Kenya School of Law
  • Certificate of Admission to the roll of Advocates of the High Court of Kenya
  • A Current Year Practicing Certificate
  • Have at least 4 years professional experience in a busy public or private organization.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in legislative drafting.
  • Knowledge of civil and criminal court procedures
  • Good command of computer skills and ability to conduct legal research
  • Be computer literate, hardworking, innovative, good negotiation skills, proactive, self motivated and aggressive
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have the ability to work in a team and with no supervision
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills and have ability to handle pressure
  • Possess a result oriented approach to maters
  • Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution

    4. Legal Counsel I - Legislative Drafting, Conveyance & Contract Negotiation

    Job Group "M"

    (1 Posts)

    Duties and responsibilities

  • Advising on legal policy issues, drafting bills and other legal documents;
  • Preparing preliminary legal documents;
  • Reviewing legal documents/instruments;
  • Preparing contract documents and initiating contract negotiations;
  • Preparing legal opinions and undertaking law reviews;
  • Ensuring compliance with national, regional and international legal documents/instruments
  • Ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity;
  • Preparing conveyance documents; and
  • Advising on property rights.

    Requirements for appointment

  • A Bachelors of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university
  • Post graduate Diploma from Kenya School of Law
  • Certificate of Admission to the roll of Advocates of the High Court of Kenya
  • A Current Year Practicing Certificate
  • Have at least 2 years professional experience in a busy public or private organization.
  • Knowledge of civil and criminal court procedures
  • Good command of computer skills and ability to conduct legal research
  • Be computer literate, hardworking, innovative, good negotiation skills, proactive, self motivated and aggressive
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have the ability to work in a team and with no supervision
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills and have ability to handle pressure
  • Possess a result oriented approach to maters
  • Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution

    5. Legal Clerk

    Job Group "J"

    (1 Post)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Taking hearing dates in litigation matters
  • Facilitating service of legal documents
  • Collecting, circulating and filing of published bills and subsidiary legislation
  • Organizing the legal department registry
  • Drafting legal documents under the supervision of the Legal Counsel
  • Providing any other clerical services that may be required in the County offices

    Requirements for appointment

  • Diploma in Law from an institution recognized in Kenya
  • Proficiency in the use of basic computer applications
  • Possession of a current Process Server's Certificate
  • Two years experience in a busy law firm and/or Court process

    How to Apply

    All applicants should submit their applications together with copies of their detailed Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional certificates, Testimonials, National Identity Card or Passport and any other supporting documents.

    The positions applied for should be indicated on the envelope and submitted to:

    The Secretary
    County Public Service Board
    P.O. Box 2362-00900
    Kiambu

    Hand delivered applications should be dropped in specific boxes provided for each designation on the ground floor at the Thika Sub County offices between 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. on weekdays.

    Applicants should seek clearance from

  • Credit Reference Bureau
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct)
  • LSK Clearance Certificate

    and attach copies or evidence thereof to their applications.

    Applications should reach the County Public Service Board (CPSB) on or before 30th December, 2014. Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original Identity Cards, Academic and Professional Certificates, Testimonials, Clearance and other relevant documents in support of their applications


    ILRI vacancy: Legal Officer Job in Kenya

    Posted: 09 Dec 2014 07:27 AM PST

    The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Legal Officer to provide legal expertise and support in a range of fields including management of Contracts, Organizational and Corporate Law, Labour Laws, Intellectual Property Law to deliver high quality, result-oriented and efficient services to the Institute.

    The Legal Officer will report to the Intellectual Property & Legal Counsel and will work closely with Research and other Support Units of ILRI. ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases.

    ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 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.

    Key responsibilities

  • Contract life cycle management, including preparation, review, negotiation and advise on all research agreements (including donor agreements, partnership and host country agreements, MoUs, research collaborations, consultancies, material transfer agreements, licensing agreements etc) and other institutional agreements and contracts; monitoring finalization and submission/return of completed contracts, appropriate follow-ups and archiving of all research and other institutional agreements.
  • Maintaining and updating the ILRI Contracts Management System.
  • Keeping abreast with legal and policy developments at national, regional and international level and providing updates and advise on such developments in law that are of relevance.
  • Contribute to the development of implementation guidelines for and support the implementation of ILRI’s IP Policy and other Research Policies.
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of the Legal Unit including the implementation of new systems.
  • Research and preparation of legal opinions and briefs.
  • Provide advice and guidance to staff members in order to build capacity, leverage knowledge and ensure effective and consistent management and provision of legal services.
  • Coordinate the organization of meetings including teleconferences and serving as secretary to such meetings by taking, preparing and sending minutes to the participants.
  • Assist with issues related to the CGIAR Consortium and governance issues.
  • Performing such other tasks as Management and Legal Counsel may assign from time to time.

    Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in law (LL.B) from a recognized institution. Candidates with relevant post-graduate or other qualifications in IP Law will have an added advantage.
  • Post-graduate diploma in Legal studies from the Kenya School of Law.
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Be of good standing and possess a current LSK practicing certificate.
  • Have at least two year’s post-admission experience in legal practice in a busy environment, preferably in a corporate environment or an international non-profit organization.
  • Demonstrate good grasp of relevant laws including but not limited to Laws governing International non-profit organizations; Kenyan Law and the Constitution of Kenya 2010; IP Law and related International Laws and Treaties, Labour Laws and Corporate Governance.
  • Possess excellent communication, research, presentation and analysis skills.
  • Proactive and self-motivated individual able to work under minimum supervision.
  • Proficiency in basic Computer and Typing skills ( Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)

    Other competencies

  • Demonstrates commitment to ILRI’s mission, vision and values.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Ability to perform work of a confidential nature and handle large volume of work.
  • Commitment to personal learning and development and applies newly acquired knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to provide input to implementation of new systems.
  • Ability to provide helpful feedback, advice and support to ensure effective teamwork in meeting the organization’s objectives.
  • Good knowledge of personnel administration rules and regulations.

    Terms of Appointment

    This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus. It is open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on a 3-year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

    Job level and salary

    This position is job level 2D with a starting gross salary of KES 166,536 per month. The benefits package includes pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

    Location: The position will be based at the ILRI, Nairobi campus.

    How to apply:

    Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal: Legal Officer Job in Kenya before 26 December 2014. The position title and reference number REF: IP/ LO/12/2014 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

    To find out more about ILRI, visit our Website at ILRI

    To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at ILRI Crowd

    Closing date 26 December 2014


    Kiambu County Jobs in Kenya

    Kiambu County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following positions in the Finance and Economic Planning Department:-

    1. County Deputy Director - Budgeting & Expenditure

    Job Group ‘‘Q’’

    (1 Post)

    The officer will be head of the Budget Supply Unit and be responsible to the Chief Officer (Treasury and Economic Planning) for efficient management budget expenditure service at the County.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consolidating and prioritizing of areas for allocation of public resources for the County;
  • Issuing guidelines on the budget process to all County Government entities;
  • Preparing and submitting the County Final Strategy Paper (CFSP) in line with the national objectives in the budget policy strategy to the County;
  • Preparing and submitting relevant draft bills to the County Assembly;
  • Coordinating allocation of resources among sectors through the sector process;
  • Advising the County Treasury on management; and
  • Assessing the risks involved in new and existing budget policies.

    Requirements for appointment

    For appointment to this position a candidate must:

  • Have a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance or Accounting Option) degree or an equivalent relevant degree, CPA (K) or ACCA qualifications;
  • Have served in the grade of Finance Officer Job Group ‘N’ in the Civil Service or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector for a minimum of not less than three (3) years;
  • Be registered with ICPAK or equivalent; and
  • Show exemplary leadership qualities; and
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
  • A Masters degree in a relevant field is an added advantage.

    2. County Deputy Director – Accounting Services

    Job Group “Q”

    (1 Post)

    The officer will be the Head of the County Treasury (Accounting) and will be responsible to the Chief Finance Officer for efficient management of accounting services.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advising the County Government on accounting matters;
  • Implementing approved government accounting standards by the County Executive Committee Member;
  • Designing and developing county accounting systems;
  • Providing advice to County Government reporting formats;
  • Providing a link between county bodies on matters relating to public sector financial reporting;
  • Developing guidelines for county accounting staffing levels and training to ensure technical competence;
  • Participating in the County Policy Making Committee;
  • Overseeing the implementation of the approved accounting standards, policies and concepts to ensure compliance;
  • Undertaking capacity building to staff at the county level;
  • Ensuring proper banking arrangements are in place between the county government, Central Bank of Kenya and control in the county exchequer account; and
  • Overseeing the accounting operations of the Sub-Counties.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment a candidate must:

  • Have served in the grade of Principal Accountant in the Public Service or Private Sector for a minimum of five (5) years;
  • Have a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance or Accounting Option) degree or an equivalent relevant degree, CPA (K) or ACCA qualifications;
  • Must be registered with ICPAK or equivalent;
  • Show exemplary leadership qualities; and
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
  • An MBA in Finance, Accounting and Banking, etc will be an added advantage.

    3. County Deputy Director Revenue

    Job Group "Q"

    (1 Post)

    The County Revenue Officer will be responsible to the Chief Officer Finance for the day to day running of the County Revenue Collection Section.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement national policies and statutory regulations on revenue;
  • Implement county policies and county regulations on revenue;
  • Develop and implement a plan to create demand and achieve revenue growth;
  • Design effective, efficient and secure systems of collecting revenue;
  • Identify and rate economic potentials of new revenue streams;
  • Advise the relevant county committee on matters of new revenue streams;
  • Maintain schedules for revenue source within the county;
  • Device ways to motivate those who pay rates, fees and charges;
  • Develop and deploy revenue staff within the county;
  • Set broad performance targets in collection of revenue;
  • Prepare monthly reports on revenue collection and deposits to county accounts;
  • Set up an effective mechanism for monitoring and ensuring system integrity and security; and
  • Undertake periodic surveys to determine feasibility in revenue collection.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment, a candidate must:

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Have served for at least five (5) years in a challenging Public Service or Private Sector organization;
  • Have a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance or Accounts option) degree or an equivalent relevant degree, CPA (K) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualifications;
  • Be thoroughly conversant with various financial management computer packages;
  • Must satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
  • Must be a registered member of the Institute of Certified Public
  • Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or equivalent with a good professional standing.
  • A Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) will be an added advantage.

    How to Apply

    All applicants should submit their applications together with copies of their detailed Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional certificates, Testimonials, National Identity Card or Passport and any other supporting documents.

    The positions applied for should be indicated on the envelope and submitted to:

    The Secretary,
    County Public Service Board,
    P.O. Box 2362-00900,
    Kiambu

    Hand delivered applications should be dropped in specific boxes provided for each designation on the ground floor at the Thika Sub County offices between 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. on weekdays.

    Applicants should seek clearance from

  • Credit Reference Bureau
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct) and attach copies or evidence thereof to their applications.

    Applications should reach the County Public Service Board (CPSB) on or before 30th December, 2014.

    Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce, at the interview, their original Identity Cards, Academic and Professional Certificates, Testimonials, Clearance documents and other relevant documents in support of their applications

    Note

  • Officers already serving in the county are encouraged to apply.
  • Kiambu County is an equal opportunity employer; women and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • People from non-dominant ethnic communities are encouraged to apply.
  • Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Kiambu County Finance Officers 12 Jobs in Kenya

    Kiambu County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following positions in the Finance and Economic Planning Department:

    Finance Officer

    Job Group “M”

    12 Posts

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the Sub-County in so as far as financial matters are concerned;
  • Be the Head of Treasury at the Sub-County level;
  • Reporting to the Chief Officer - Finance & Economic Planning;
  • Gathering, compiling and analyzing information on commitment and expenditure trends and initiating appropriate corrective action as may be required;
  • Initial evaluation and scrutiny of expenditure proposals, compiling information required on budget estimates, budget monitoring, budget outputs and outcomes, preparing fiscal returns, fiscal reports and expenditure controls including expenditures on salaries and allowances;
  • Preparing Sub-County budget for the recurrent and development votes;
  • Processing of medium term expenditure framework and revised estimates budget;
  • Taking initial action for the budgeting of donor financed projects, reviewing the financial implementation of such projects and monitoring commitments on expenditures;
  • Preparing quarterly expenditure forecasts as a basis for discussions with the Treasury for release of funds;
  • Initiating proposals, seeking funds for additional expenditure and reallocation of voted funds during the year;
  • Monitoring expenditure and projects including programme implementation on a periodic basis and ensuring timely disbursement of funds;
  • Be responsible for all revenue-generating functions and also developing and overseeing strategies for revenue generation processes in the Sub-County; Superintend over the collection and accounting for revenue collected;
  • Ensuring proper accountability of the revenue received, banking, record maintenance, reconciliation and prompt report on collection of revenue;
  • Exercise control over all revenue officers in the Sub-County;
  • Be responsible for monitoring, proper assessment and prompt collection of all rates, rents, fees and levies; and
  • Maintenance, storage, custody and issuance of documentation in the Sub-County.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this position a candidate must:

  • Be in possession of at least Bachelor of Commerce (Finance Option), Business Management, Finance, Economics or Business Administration degree;
  • Be registered with ICPAK or ACCA or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA);
  • Served in the grade of Finance Officer 1 or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector for at least three (3) years;
  • A certificate in Public Financial Management from a recognized institution lasting not less than four (4) weeks;

  • Attended a senior management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • Show merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and
  • Demonstrate professional competence in the field of Financial Management.

    How to Apply

    All applicants should submit their applications together with copies of their detailed Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional certificates, Testimonials, National Identity Card or Passport and any other supporting documents.

    The positions applied for should be indicated on the envelope and submitted to:

    The Secretary,
    County Public Service Board,
    P.O. Box 2362-00900,
    Kiambu

    Hand delivered applications should be dropped in specific boxes provided for each designation on the ground floor at the Thika Sub County offices between 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. on weekdays.

    Applicants should seek clearance from

  • Credit Reference Bureau
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct) and attach copies or evidence thereof to their applications.

    Applications should reach the County Public Service Board (CPSB) on or before 30th December, 2014.

    Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce, at the interview, their original Identity Cards, Academic and Professional Certificates, Testimonials, Clearance documents and other relevant documents in support of their applications

    Note

  • Officers already serving in the county are encouraged to apply.
  • Kiambu County is an equal opportunity employer; women and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • People from non-dominant ethnic communities are encouraged to apply.
  • Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Surveyor Job Vacancy - National Museums of Kenya

    The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a multi-disciplinary state corporation whose core mandate is identification, preservation, conservation and development of Kenya’s rich and diverse heritage.

    We are seeking to recruit exceptional Kenyans with strong administrative, organizational and leadership skills and extensive experience in areas of specialization to fill the positions below:

    Surveyor

    Ref: NMK/HR/DMSM 08/14

    Reporting to the Director Museum Sites and Monuments the experienced Surveyor with a background in managing multiple sites and a high workload will be entrusted with planning and implementation of the organization survey work strategy.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carrying out topographical and cadastral surveys
  • Facilitation in survey, registration and acquisition of titles belonging to the institution
  • Maintenance of land information system in the spatial database
  • Improve on existing survey systems to ensure that internal operational survey work are analyzed and up to date
  • Prepare and operationalise an annual survey plan and budget
  • Provide both the Board and management with regular assessment and opinion on effectiveness of NMK survey operations

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Bachelors degree in a relevant field plus full professional qualifications
  • Be a member of Institute of Surveyors of Kenya, Land Surveyors
  • Have training in GIS/GPS/Remote Sensing/Land Administration and management
  • Competences in GIS applications software e.g. Arc GIS series
  • Knowledge of Data Base Management and SQL
  • Have served in a surveyor position in a busy environment for a period of not less than three (3) years

  • Good communication skills

    Terms: Initial appointment will be on a three-year contract, which will be renewable based on output and mutual agreement.

    Salary Grade: NM5

    Salary Scale: KES. 63,782 – 91,722 per month. House allowance KES. 24,000

    How to Apply

    All applications should be clearly labeled with the name of the position applied for both on the envelope and on the cover letter and include copies of the following documents: A cover letter, detailed resume, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials, other relevant supporting documents and names and addresses of three (3) referees (include telephone contact and email).

    Applications should be addressed to: The Office of the Director General, National Museums of Kenya. Hand- delivered applications should be dropped in a box marked “Applications” located at the Nairobi National Museum, main gallery security office.

    Electronic applications shall be in PDF format, with the subject line being the position applied for and sent to: applications@museums.or.ke

    All applications should reach us not later than Monday 5th January 2015 at 12 noon.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


    Micro Finance Direct Sales Representatives Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    We are currently the fastest growing Non Deposit taking MFI in Kenya!

    We are looking for individuals who are hard working, energetic and self motivated.

    We hereby invite applications for Direct Sales Representatives for Nairobi.

    Reporting To: Operations Manager

    Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver set Sales targets for; Micro Finance products.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Participate in product campaigns to ensure product information is readily available to customers.
  • Conduct door-to-door Direct selling
  • Seek and communicate customer feedback on products.
  • Provide regular Sales reports
  • Increase Shield visibility in all sectors through aggressive and active participation in sector forums and activities
  • Grow quality loan accounts
  • Cross-sell other products to the managed relationships so as to gain full control of clients’ business wallet for maximized return to Shield and value-adding solutions to the customer
  • Employ proactive and effective customer service for full retention of existing client business
  • Keep constant close touch with key business influencers in the market and relevant to keep abreast of developments in the market

    Competences, Skills and Academic Requirements

  • KCSE B plain and above, certificate/Diploma.
  • Degree on Business Related Courses will be an added advantage.
  • At least 1-2 years successful sales experience
  • Practical experience in use of Microsoft Office Packages.
  • Interpersonal skills to create and maintain relevant business networks; and to effectively communicate with and manage customer expectations (internal and external), and other stakeholders who impact performance.
  • Technical skills to effectively perform Account Relationship Management.
  • Sales skills to prospect and close business.
  • Knowledge of individual/corporate/Institutional Banking products.
  • Self-empowerment to enable development of open communication, teamwork and trust that are needed to support performance and customer-service oriented culture.

    Interested persons may post or email their CVs including current and expected remuneration, day contacts and referees to work@shield.co.ke quoting the position on the subject line.

    Applications without current and expected remunerations will not be considered.

    Closing Date: 20th Dec 2014


    Chief Internal Auditor Job Vacancy - National Museums of Kenya

    The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a multi-disciplinary state corporation whose core mandate is identification, preservation, conservation and development of Kenya’s rich and diverse heritage.

    We are seeking to recruit exceptional Kenyans with strong administrative, organizational and leadership skills and extensive experience in areas of specialization to fill the positions below:

    Chief Internal Auditor

    Ref: NMK/HR/CIA 03/14

    Reporting to the Audit Committee of the Board, the Chief Internal Auditor will be entrusted with planning, monitoring and implementation of the organization’s risk management strategy

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the operations and continuous improvement of NMK internal controls, risk management and governance process
  • Improve on existing internals systems to ensures that internal operational risks are identified, analyzed and addressed
  • Prepare and operationalise an annual audit plan
  • Provide both the Board and management with regular assessment and opinion on effectiveness of NMK risk management and control systems
  • Follow up on implementation of audit recommendations
  • Supervise and manage the audit team and ensure optimal level of resources in order to realize set targets.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • A university degree plus full professional qualifications such as CPA, ACCA. An MBA in a relevant field would be an added advantage
  • Be a member of ICPAK-K
  • Have served in a senior Audit position in the Public Service or a large private sector organization for a period of not less than three (3) years;
  • Thorough knowledge of audit principles, procedures and practices
  • Be computer literate
  • Experience in computerized accounting and auditing systems
  • Excellent communication skills

    Terms: Initial appointment will be on a three-year contract, which will be renewable based on output and mutual agreement.

    Salary Grade: NM4

    Salary Scale: KES 79,905 - 111,022 a house allowance of KES. 40,000 per month and other incentives.

    How to Apply

    All applications should be clearly labeled with the name of the position applied for both on the envelope and on the cover letter and include copies of the following documents: A cover letter, detailed resume, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials, other relevant supporting documents and names and addresses of three (3) referees (include telephone contact and email).

    Applications should be addressed to: The Office of the Director General, National Museums of Kenya. Hand- delivered applications should be dropped in a box marked “Applications” located at the Nairobi National Museum, main gallery security office.

    Electronic applications shall be in PDF format, with the subject line being the position applied for and sent to: applications@museums.or.ke

    All applications should reach us not later than Monday 5th January 2015 at 12 noon.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


    Legal Officer Job Vacancy - National Museums of Kenya

    The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a multi-disciplinary state corporation whose core mandate is identification, preservation, conservation and development of Kenya’s rich and diverse heritage.

    We are seeking to recruit exceptional Kenyans with strong administrative, organizational and leadership skills and extensive experience in areas of specialization to fill the positions below:

    Legal Officer II

    Ref: NMK/HR/LO 07/14

    Assisting the Legal Officer in providing legal advice to the Board and management on matters pertaining to the institution’s staff, property, activities, rights and obligations, and in particular conveyance.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Legal Officer II shall be responsible to the Legal Officer on all legal matters, including

  • Advising and dealing with conveyancing matters of the NMK
  • Assisting the Board on matters involving property, land laws and pensions
  • Assisting in drafting contracts, MoUs and other legal instruments between NMK and other parties; drafting gazette notices in liaison with the parent ministry and Attorney General’s Chambers.
  • Assisting the Director General and Legal Officer to compile minutes and proceedings of National Museums of Kenya Board of Directors
  • Assisting in legal matters in collaboration with external lawyers on disputed issues; dealing with litigation and legal advice on insurance matters; managing and coordinating the National Museums of Kenya court cases.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be in possession of a Bachelors of Law Degree
  • Be admitted as an Advocate of the High Court with a current practicing certificate
  • Have a minimum of four (4) years post bar admission experience in a busy legal firm, company or corporation
  • Demonstrate ability to undertake legal research to find authoritative and relevant legal information on diverse areas of law
  • Analytical and judgmental skills sufficient to anticipate regulatory and legal risks
  • Computer proficiency
  • Ability to work with integrity, confidentiality and work with minimum supervision.

    Terms: Initial appointment will be on a three-year contract, which will be renewable based on output and mutual agreement.

    Salary Grade: NM5

    Salary Scale: KES. 63,782 – 91,722 per month. House allowance KES. 24,000 per month.

    How to Apply

    All applications should be clearly labeled with the name of the position applied for both on the envelope and on the cover letter and include copies of the following documents: A cover letter, detailed resume, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials, other relevant supporting documents and names and addresses of three (3) referees (include telephone contact and email).

    Applications should be addressed to: The Office of the Director General, National Museums of Kenya. Hand- delivered applications should be dropped in a box marked “Applications” located at the Nairobi National Museum, main gallery security office.

    Electronic applications shall be in PDF format, with the subject line being the position applied for and sent to: applications@museums.or.ke

    All applications should reach us not later than Monday 5th January 2015 at 12 noon.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


    Financial Controller Job Vacancy - National Museums of Kenya

    The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a multi-disciplinary state corporation whose core mandate is identification, preservation, conservation and development of Kenya’s rich and diverse heritage.

    We are seeking to recruit exceptional Kenyans with strong administrative, organizational and leadership skills and extensive experience in areas of specialization to fill the positions below:

    Financial Controller

    Ref: NMK /HR/FC 02/14

    Reporting to the Director General, the Financial Controller will be entrusted with planning, monitoring and implementation of the organization’s financial and accounting management strategy

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Overall co-ordination, control and direction of the NMK’s financial resources and policies;
  • Accounting and coordinating of budget estimates, formulating and planning;
  • Preparing financial management and project accounts;
  • Carrying out budgeting forecasting; ensuring compliance by use of appropriate accounting systems, standards and procedures;
  • Maintaining statutory accounts and preparing appropriate financial reports to the management, Board of Directors, the Government of Kenya and Donors;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective internal control systems;
  • Liaising with Treasury through the Parent Ministry on all Government of Kenya policy matters relating to financial management;
  • Liaising with external auditors, the National Audit office and the Controller and Auditor
  • General on financial management issues.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • An MBA, a university degree plus full professional qualifications such as CPA, ACCA
  • Be a member of ICPAK-K
  • Have served in a senior Finance or Accountant position in the Public Service or a large private sector organization for a period of not less than five (5) years;
  • Thorough knowledge of Finance and Accounting principles, procedures and practices
  • Experience in computerized accounting and auditing systems
  • Excellent communication skills. Terms: Initial appointment will be on a three-year contract, which will be renewable based on output and mutual agreement.

    Salary Grade: NM3

    Salary Scale: KES. 96,590 – 134,205 per month, a house allowance of KES. 40,000 per month and other incentives.

    How to Apply

    All applications should be clearly labeled with the name of the position applied for both on the envelope and on the cover letter and include copies of the following documents: A cover letter, detailed resume, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials, other relevant supporting documents and names and addresses of three (3) referees (include telephone contact and email).

    Applications should be addressed to: The Office of the Director General, National Museums of Kenya. Hand- delivered applications should be dropped in a box marked “Applications” located at the Nairobi National Museum, main gallery security office.

    Electronic applications shall be in PDF format, with the subject line being the position applied for and sent to: applications@museums.or.ke

    All applications should reach us not later than Monday 5th January 2015 at 12 noon.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


    Director of Administration and Human Resources Job Vacancy - National Museums of Kenya

    The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a multi-disciplinary state corporation whose core mandate is identification, preservation, conservation and development of Kenya’s rich and diverse heritage.

    We are seeking to recruit exceptional Kenyans with strong administrative, organizational and leadership skills and extensive experience in areas of specialization to fill the positions below:

    Director , Administration and Human Resources

    Ref: NMK/HR/DAHR/01/14

    Reporting to the Director General, the successful candidate will provide overall leadership and strategic direction in formulating and implementing policies for administration and human resource strategy.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate and monitor implementation of NMK HR and Administrative policies
  • Advise the Board of Director and management of NMK on all matters relating to Human Resources and administration
  • Coordinate Human Resources Planning and Development
  • Co-ordinate the planning of procurement, allocation and utilization of supplies; coordinate the management of NMK physical assets
  • Liaise with relevant Government Ministries and other institutions on general administrative matters
  • Ensure availability of appropriate insurance policies for staff, collections and physical assets
  • Assist the Director General in preparation of Board of Directors meetings and implementation of Board decisions;

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Possession of a Masters Degree in Business Administration/Human Resource/Public Administration or equivalent field from a recognized institution
  • Have served in the grade of Human Resource/ Administration Manager or a comparable position in a reputable organization for a period of not less than five (5) years
  • Registered member of Institute of Human Resource Management, or any other relevant professional body
  • Experience in or knowledge of labour laws, Employment Act, Insurance and Pensions is an advantage. Terms: Initial appointment will be on a three-year contract, which will be renewable based on output and mutual agreement.

    Salary Grade: NM2

    Salary Scale: KES. 132,652 – 197,437 per month, a house allowance of KES. 40,000 per month and other incentives.

    How to Apply

    All applications should be clearly labeled with the name of the position applied for both on the envelope and on the cover letter and include copies of the following documents: A cover letter, detailed resume, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials, other relevant supporting documents and names and addresses of three (3) referees (include telephone contact and email).

    Applications should be addressed to: The Office of the Director General, National Museums of Kenya. Hand- delivered applications should be dropped in a box marked “Applications” located at the Nairobi National Museum, main gallery security office.

    Electronic applications shall be in PDF format,with the subject line being the position applied for and sent to: applications@museums.or.ke

    All applications should reach us not later than Monday 5th January 2015 at 12 noon.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


    SonySugar Jobs in Kenya

    South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited a State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries,has a primary mandate to increase National sugar production, reduce dependence on sugar imports, create employment opportunities and enhance regional and national development in line with national development goals articulated in the Vision 2030.

    The Board and Management of SonySugar plans to recruit qualified, dynamic, visionary and dedicated persons of high integrity to fill vacant positions so as to realize the vision “To be the leading manufacturer of sugar and associated products in Africa”:

    1. Sales Representative

    Reporting to the Sales Operations Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for selling the company’s products and services in allocated territories with the aim of achieving the annual sales target.

    Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Achieve the weekly, monthly and annual sales target.
  • Visit customers regularly, to negotiate for orders, maximize stocking and ensure prompt delivery of orders.
  • Maintain and update sales records for the territory.
  • Monitor sales performance for assigned territory on a daily/weekly and monthly basis and explain variances.
  • Create and build a strong and positive relationship with customers.
  • Provide support for product and brand promotional initiatives.
  • Implement merchandising standards.
  • Prompt resolutions of customer queries and complaints as per laid down procedures and standards.
  • Collect and channel competitive information from the market to management.

    Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:

  • University graduate with a bias in Business Administration.
  • Professional qualification in Sales and/or Marketing.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in selling first moving consumer goods.
  • Computer literate.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Good communication, numerical and customer care skills.
  • Holder of a valid driving license

    2. Sales Operations Manager

    Reporting to the Head of Marketing and Business Development, the incumbent will develop and manage the Company’s sales strategies, sales services and sales resources to maximize product sales.

    Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Develop the company sales and distribution strategies in liaison with the Head of Marketing & Business Development.
  • Generate and control the overall department annual budget in liaison with the Head of Marketing & Business Development.
  • Develop and communicate sales targets by category of trade and monitor achievement.
  • Maintain up to date sales system to facilitate selling i.e sales ledger, day books, dispatch, stock availability and sales reconciliations.
  • Update product pricing in liaison with the Head of Marketing & Business Development.
  • Maintain a daily/weekly/monthly sales performance against targets.
  • Mobilize sales resources to ensure effective sales promotions.
  • Prepare and submit daily/weekly/monthly sales reports and trend analysis.
  • Build and maintain a healthy relationship with customers.
  • Provide support on all sales issues to regional sales staff.
  • Motivate and develop the assigned sales team.
  • Coordinate product dispatch and distribution logistics.

    Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:

  • Bachelor of Commerce Marketing Option graduate or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • MBA will be an added advantage.
  • Professional qualification in sales management and customer service.
  • Minimum five years proven track record in sales and distribution management in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry.
  • Experience in brand management and advertising agency liaison will be an added advantage.
  • Member of a professional body (MSK,CIM,KIM)
  • Computer literate.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Good communication, customer care and presentation skills.
  • Holder of a valid driving license.

    3. Electrical Engineering Manager

    Reporting to the Head of Manufacturing, the EEM will ensure efficient provision of electrical engineering services for factory and the estate facilities.

    Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and implementing preventive maintenance of all electrical systems.
  • Ensuring periodic testing/ certification of electrical protection and instrumentation systems in compliance with professional standards.
  • Strategizing, planning and overseeing the execution of electrical engineering projects.
  • Identifying staff training and development needs in liaison with human resource department for implementation.
  • Formulation and implementation of the Electrical Engineering budget.
  • Enforcement of health and safety policy.
  • Preparing periodic reports.
  • Compliance with statutory provisions within functional roles.

    Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:

  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Power Option) from a recognized institution.
  • Possess registration/ membership of Professional body (ERB/IFK).
  • Have extensive working knowledge and qualification in PLC’s and VSD’s including installations, trouble shooting and programming.
  • Seven (7) years’ experience in maintenance management in a processing manufacturing environment.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

    4. Audit Manager

    Reporting to the Board of Directors, the position is charged with ensuring that the company’s business is being conducted in accordance with the laid down procedures and instructions and that the procedures and instructions employed by the company are efficient and cost effective.

    He/she will ensure the Company’s internal control systems, risk management and governance policies are adhered to at all times.

    He/she will be responsible for facilitating the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management system and lead the formulation of its risk strategy.

    Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Suggesting improvements to policies and procedures to ensure value for money.
  • Checking that the accounting procedures are being followed correctly.
  • Preparing and maintaining the annual audit plan and monitor and report performance against the targets.
  • Supervising the maintenance of comprehensive systems flow charts and procedural instructions in support of any accounting manuals.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the recommendations made by the external Auditors.
  • Taking lead in the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management strategy.
  • Providing advice on risk issues and provide timely advice to the Board and Management.

    Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:

  • A degree in Business Administration, Finance or Economics.
  • A Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
  • Possess professional qualifications like ACCA, CPA (K), CISA and a registered member of ICPAK.
  • Certified risk and risk compliance qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum six (6) years’ work experience in audit and or risk management at a senior management level.
  • Knowledge of corporate Enterprise Risk Management.
  • Self-starter, hardworking individual with good leadership and strong report writing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in audit in computerized accounting systems and computer interrogation techniques.
  • Demonstrate ability of conducting audit reviews and policy development.

    5. Head of Agriculture

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the incumbent will be responsible for planning and coordinating all agriculture activities so as to maximize cane yields and tonnage of cane delivered to the factory at budgeted costs and to maintain good company/outgrowers relationship.

    Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring the department has a current strategic and operating plan.
  • Ensuring that the agreed strategic and operating plans are achieved on time by regular review.
  • Maintaining and improving standards of cane husbandry and cultivation in Nucleus states and Outgrowers zones.
  • Ensuring adequate supply of seedcane to the Nucleus Estate/Outgrowers farmers and milling cane to the factory.
  • Conducting regular and accurate assessment of cane fields.
  • Preparing and subsequently controlling realistic capital and operational budgets/targets.
  • Maintaining sound out growers relations through regular meetings with the farmers and their representatives.
  • Promptly submitting accurate departmental monthly reports.
  • Overseeing computerization of outgrowers’ fields and farmers recording systems.
  • Liaising and communicating effectively with other heads of department and the Company’s key stakeholders.
  • Preparing training and development needs of departmental staff members and farmers.
  • Maintaining staff discipline and welfare according to company policies.
  • Preparing, organizing and analyzing cane census data for Nucleus Estate & Outgrowers.

    Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:

  • B.Sc. in Agriculture General / Agriculture Economics/ Agriculture Engineering/Farm Management from a recognized institution.
  • At least eight (8) years line management experience in large-scale farm operation.
  • Post graduate training in Sugarcane Agronomy and sugarcane production.
  • Knowledge of budgeting.
  • Computer Literate.
  • Must exhibit strong leadership qualities.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills.
  • Possess Driving license Class BCE.

    6. Head of Marketing and Business Development

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the position is charged with development and implementation of Sales & Marketing strategies geared towards growing and sustaining the market for the company’s products.

    Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Formulate and update the company’s sales and marketing policies
  • Generate the annual sales forecast and monthly demand schedules to guide production.
  • Generate, the annual company sales and marketing plan.
  • Generate, control and evaluate the sales and marketing budget.
  • Build a strong customer base and promote customer service culture within the organization.
  • Develop an optimum distribution structure for company’s products.
  • Develop and implement products and brand profit objectives.
  • Generate and implement new product development plan.
  • Develop a strong positive corporate image for the company.
  • Develop, train and motivate the sales and marketing team.
  • Conduct regular marketing research to sharpen company’s competitive edge.
  • Periodically report performance and trends for company and industry.

    Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:

  • Bachelor of Commerce degree (Marketing option) or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Masters’ in Business Administration or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Professional qualification in Strategic Marketing Management.
  • Professional qualification in sales management.
  • Over five years’ experience in a similar senior position (preferably in marketing and sales of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG).
  • Extensive experience in working with advertising agencies and marketing research firms in brand/product development.
  • Member of a professional body for marketers (MSK,CIM). Computer literate.
  • Sound management skills and sense of organization.
  • Good interpersonal skills and result oriented.
  • Holder of a valid driving license.

    How to Apply

    If you believe you are a dynamic, creative and self-driven individual who has the requisite skills, competencies and qualities of the above, do send a copy of your CV and copies of certificates to the address below on or before December 23, 2014.

    Managing Director South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited P.O Box 107-40405 Sare–Awendo

    SonySugar is an equal opportunity employer.

    Qualified persons irrespective of their gender, age, race, culture, religion or disability are encouraged to apply.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    ACDI / VOCA Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    ACDI/VOCA , an international development organization working in 33 countries, is seeking applications for the position of Institutional Development Specialist and Operations Co-ordinator on the USAID AIIM-Assist project in Nairobi.

    The main goal of AIIM-Assist is to strengthen the capacity of African institutions to take on greater leadership roles in regional agriculture and integration.

    1. Institutional Development Specialist - Nairobi

    The Institutional Development Specialist shall perform the following tasks:

  • Conduct organizational capacity assessments of all AIIM grantees and local partners of bilateral missions in the region.
  • Develop organizational development plans for all AIIM grantees and other partners of bilateral missions in the region.
  • Coordinate the mobilization of technical experts or directly provide technical assistance and institutional capacity building to AIIM grant recipients and/or other partners of USAID/East Africa and bilateral missions.
  • Supervise short terms technical experts ensuring that their work meet the client specification and it of high standard.
  • Work closely with local and regional organizations in the identified focus countries to strengthen their capacity to effectively manage USAID grants and carry out technical activities.
  • Identify/develop, manage, and ensure appropriate scopes of work (SOW) for short-term technical experts as needed.
  • Ensure that all consultant reports meet client, USAID and ACDI/VOCA standards
  • Develop progress and donor reports in compliance with donor and ACDI/VOCA regulations.

    Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in development and delivery of trainings and managements systems in the public and private sectors, publicly funded organizations and NGOs.
  • Prior experience on USAID-funded projects
  • Established track record of achieving results within difficult working environments is required
  • A postgraduate degree in Accounting/Finance/business background preferable
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Fluency in English is required

    2. Operations Coordinator

    The Operations Coordinator shall perform the following tasks:

  • Manage all office administration;
  • Support Institutional strengthening activities by developing scope of work for consultants, following up on all ongoing institutional development assignments, editing reports to ensure smooth delivery technical assistance;
  • Manage all vendor relationships, liaising with the project accountant for payment;
  • Handle all procurement canvassing (obtaining quotes from at least 3 sources), invoicing, and supplier relationships;
  • Manage travel arrangements for all staff and consultants;
  • Manage project records and filing system;
  • Assist in hiring any other support staff, as necessary.
  • Assist with backstopping and supporting the administrative needs of any short-term consultants;
  • Manage the communications strategy of the project;
  • Organize conferences and meetings;
  • Manage the consultant’s database ensuring all the required documentation is obtained and filed - CVs, biodata sheets and reference checks. On quarterly basis update list of consultants;
  • Maintain record of all short term assignments. Make sure all documentation is obtained and filed;
  • Manage project website.

    The Operations Coordinator may be called upon to provide technical assistance to partners in areas of her expertise.

    Qualifications:

  • Minimum university degree in administration, economics, commerce or management;
  • Speak and write English very well (minimum level 3 required);
  • Excellent report writing skills, note-taking, Word processing, and computer skills;
  • Experience organizing conferences and meetings;
  • Experience managing consultants;
  • Previous experience managing regional operations;
  • Previous experience in an international office managing a wide range of administrative and office tasks and systems;
  • Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures a plus.

    How to Apply

    Applicants will be required to submit

    (1) a detailed and current CV;

    (2) an application cover letter demonstrating why they qualify for this opportunity.

    Applications to be submitted electronically to info@aiim-assist.org with the email subject as Institutional Development Specialist or Operations Coordinator by 5.00pm, Friday December 31, 2014.

    Candidates that do not hear from us by January 31, 2015 should consider themselves unsuccessful.


    Embu College Deputy Head of School of Education Job in Kenya

    Embu College

    Position: Deputy Head of School of Education

    Required Competencies

  • Holders of Bachelor of Education degree and a masters degree.
  • Minimum of three years work experience in management in Education sector.
  • Must have taught for not less than four years.

    Applications school be received by 19th December 2014

    Apply to:

    The principal
    Embu College
    P O Box 956-60100
    Embu

    Email: embucollege@yahoo.co.uk or info@embucollege.ac.ke


    Ipas Africa Alliance Finance Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Ipas Health Access Rights

    Africa Alliance, Nairobi, Kenya

    Position Announcement: Finance Manager

    Ipas, an international NGO with a focus on sexual reproductive health and rights seeks a results - oriented senior manager as Finance Manager.

    The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and reports to the Africa Alliance Director.

    Specific key duties and responsibilities include the following:

    Financial Management, Reporting and Control

  • Manages the Alliance Office finance team by ensuring timely and accurate processing of financial transactions, timely reporting and submission of financial reports to HQ and donors
  • Ensure compliance with Ipas SOP and coordinate the Finance Department’s support for the implementation of the compliance plan
  • Ensure all financial transactions are accurately and consistently entered into Vega FM and make sure all transactions are posted by the last working day of the month.
  • Participate in updating and training of staff on current changes affecting the accounting system as released by Headquarters, government rules and regulations and other mandatory reporting requirements by Headquarters, the government, funding agencies and counterpart organizations.
  • Ensure technical support to partner organizations to ensure the compliance with Ipas financial reporting requirements
  • Responsible for maintaining complete and accurate financial records for Ipas Africa Alliance
  • Review and approve all balance sheet account reconciliations (Bank and Petty Cash reconciliations included)
  • Perform the overall review of monthly financial report and provide feedback to country office management. Share the review notes with CRT management and International Finance Unit
  • Oversee all internal/external and statutory audits and ensure timely submission of all documents requested by the auditors.
  • Ensure audit corrective action plans are prepared to address all internal/ external and statutory audit findings; ensure also corrective action plans are fully implemented as per the established timeline for completion of each task
  • In charge of providing responses to all finance related questions from the NC office and from the donors (in consultation with the Alliance Director and NC Finance, and NC Regional Desk as needed)

    Budget and Planning

  • Develop and ensure the monitoring of the country and various program budgets to include the preparation of a wide variety of financial reports. Ensure that all reports are accurate and submitted in a timely manner
  • In charge of budget preparation, monitoring, implementation and reporting (HQ & Donor)
  • Assist the Alliance program teams to develop the annual budget, consistent with annual strategic plans and project budgets for donors.
  • Liaise with Regional Desk during organizational financial management, budgeting and planning.

    Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Commerce, Accounting, or other related field.
  • A CPA or ACCA certification is desired
  • The applicant must be registered with ICPAK and must have been an active member for the last 5 years.
  • A certificate in Purchasing and Supplies is required
  • Minimum ten (10) years of relevant experience with a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience with an international NGO or an international organization
  • Minimum eight (8) to ten (10) years of experience providing project financial management to a large national/international program, including extensive experience with financial controls, accounting, payroll, and audits, as well as reporting accruals, pipeline, and expense validation and reimbursement to service providers
  • Sound knowledge of accounting principles and techniques, local and national tax laws required
  • Demonstrated experience working in environments where meeting multiple deadlines is essential.
  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of Accounting software, Database software and MS Office.
  • Strong communication, presentation and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment.
  • Willingness to travel and work additional hours when needed.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; other languages will be a plus.

    Application Details

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter addressed to the Africa Alliance Director and CV to: hrrecruit@ipas.org.

    We do not accept phone calls but we encourage you to visit our website: Ipas Health Access Rights before applying or send your queries to hrrecruit@ipas.org.

    This position will remain open until it is filled.

    Due to anticipated volume of applications, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

    Ipas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Closing date: 31st January 2015.


    Muslim Academy Human Resource & Quality Assurance Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Muslim Academy, Park Road, Nairobi

    Vacancy: Human Resource & Quality Assurance Officer (HR&QA)

    The Muslim Academy (MA) was established in 1927 to provide education to Muslim girls in and around Nairobi. From these humble beginnings, the Academy has grown to offer kindergarten, nursery, primary and secondary education.

    The HR&QA will assist the Board Academic Committee (BAC) and the School Principal in the human resource management and quality assurance functions within the Academy.

    The applicant should possess a Bachelor of Education degree, Diploma in Human Resource Management and training in quality assurance is preferable.

    If interested and believe you meet the criteria, please request for further job details and application form by emailing to muslimacademykenya@gmail.com.

    The duly filled application together with copies of the certificates/testimonials, a copy of National ID and a passport photograph to be submitted on or before 9th January 2015 to:

    The General Secretary
    Islamia Madrassa Society
    P.O. Box 41013-00100
    Nairobi


    IBTCI Finance, Administration and Logistics Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya

    IBTCI seeks a Finance, Administration and Logistics (FAL) Assistant to play a central role in the day-to-day administrative functions of the IBTCI project office in Nairobi.

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration / Commerce (Accounting / Finance option) with CPA Part II or its equivalent
  • Minimum of two (2) years of work experience in financial administration and logistics for NGOs or international organizations
  • Experience in Quick Books Accounting system
  • Knowledge of USAID regulations will be an added advantage
  • Somali speaking is an added advantage.

    For further details send CV to iduale@ibtci.com or dotieno@ibtci.com.

    Closing Date: 31st January 2015


    Chemonics International Anticipated USAID Afya Jijini and Afya Pwani Projects Jobs in Nairobi and Mombasa Kenya

    Chemonics International Inc., a leading international consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., with more than 20 years of experience in Kenya, seeks experienced professionals for the anticipated USAID Afya Jijini and Afya Pwani projects, in Nairobi and Mombasa, respectively.

    These projects aim to improve and increase access and utilization of quality health services through strengthened service delivery and institutional capacity of county health systems.

    We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world and demonstrate leadership, versatility, and integrity in their work.

    Experience in Kenya is strongly preferred and English fluency is required.

    1. Chief of Party

  • Master’s degree in health, social services, management, business administration, or related field.
  • Seven years of experience managing complex public health programs in at least two of the following areas: HIV/AIDS care and treatment; maternal, newborn, and child health; reproductive health; nutrition; quality improvement/quality assurance; health systems strengthening; M&E; and operations research.
  • Five years of international experience developing, managing, overseeing, or evaluating complex public health programs.
  • Seven years of experience in program and financial management, award contractual compliance, sub award management, and tracking project performance and costs.
  • Strong management, strategic vision, and leadership qualities.

    2. Deputy Chief of Party / Service Delivery and Technical Advisors

  • Master’s degree in public health or related field.
  • Seven years of experience managing and implementing complex public health programs.
  • Five years of demonstrated experience managing and supervising a technical team and in project design.
  • Three years of demonstrated experience at a mid- or senior-level position in HIV/AIDS care and treatment; maternal, newborn, and child health; and reproductive health family planning.
  • Experience in two of the following areas: nutrition; quality improvement/quality assurance; community health; human resources for health development; M&E; and operations research.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors, and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.

    3. Health Systems Strengthening Advisor

  • Master’s degree in health policy and administration, health sector development, public health, or related field;
  • Seven years of relevant, senior-level professional experience managing and implementing health systems strengthening programs and demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors, and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.

    4. Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

  • Master’s degree in mathematics, business, statistics, or international relations.
  • Seven years of experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for complex programs in developing countries, and demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives of this project (e.g. service integration, performance against each funding stream).

    5. Senior Finance Director

  • Master’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or a related field relevant to the position requirements.
  • Eight years of experience in financial management for large complex projects, of which at least five years were working in the field of international development;

    Application Instructions: For positions in Nairobi, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to afyajijinirecruitment@gmail.com.

    For positions in Mombasa, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to afyapwanirecruitment@gmail.com.

    Applications are due by December 19, 2014.

    Please note the position title in the subject of the email.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    No telephone inquiries please.

    Finalists will be contacted: jobsinkenya at 2:33 AM


    Mastermind Tobacco ICT Manager Job in Kenya

    Mastermind Tobacco (K) Ltd: We are a leading manufacturer and marketer of a wide range of Fast Moving Consumer Goods in the region.

    We are seeking to recruit a qualified and dynamic individual to fill the position here below:

    ICT Manager

    Job Purpose: The position holder will be responsible for maintaining information technology strategies and implementing technological strategic solutions for the Company.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Recommend innovative information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organizations required outcomes, identifying problems and evaluating noted trends in furthering the Company’s competitive edge.
  • Accomplish financial set objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions.
  • Implement projects by coordinating resources and timely schedules with user departments and contracted vendors.
  • Ensure optimum staff utilization through recruitment/selection, placement, training and developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Maintain organization’s effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering, and supporting Company’s strategic plans for implementing information technologies.
  • Direct technological research by studying organization goals, strategies, practices and user projects.
  • Maintain quality service to all ICT end users by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Preserve assets by implementing disaster recovery and back-up procedures, information security and control structures.

    Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or its equivalent.
  • Over 10 years’ experience in a busy organization.
  • Must show proficiency in contract SLA management.
  • Knowledge of current trends in ICT sphere.
  • Demonstrated experience in SAP-ERP, CCTV and Time and Attendance systems.
  • Database management skills with ability to manage DataCentre infrastructure.
  • Must have a strong dedication to customer service and good communication skills.

    Applications stating current salary along with detailed CV, a day time contact, photocopies of all certificates and other relevant testimonials, colored passport size photographs and names and addresses of three professional referees should be sent to:

    The Group HR & Admin Manager
    Mastermind Tobacco (K) Ltd
    P.O Box 68144-00200
    Nairobi

    OR eMail: jobs@mastermindkenyaco.ke

    To reach on or before 20th December 2014


    Centre for Health Solutions Compliance Officer 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 is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the following position: -

    Compliance Officer

    Ref: 0016/CHS/CO/2014

    Overall Job Function: The incumbent shall be responsible for providing independent and objective assurance to the Senior Management Team (SMT) on the adequacy and effectiveness of key internal controls at CHS.

    Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Examining, evaluating and reporting on the adequacy of internal controls as a contribution to the proper, economic and effective use of resources
  • Ensuring that all staff are well versed in and are adhering to donor rules and regulations including CHS policies and procedures
  • Reviewing the current organisational policies, procedures and systems in place to ensure effective internal controls
  • Monitoring, assessing, and analysing organisational risks and controls and recommending appropriate risk mitigation measures
  • Conducting regular audits to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of operations and compliance with policies, procedures, statutory laws, donor requirements and industry best practices
  • Follow-up on the progress and implementation of SMT recommendations
  • Participating in internal control improvement initiatives by making recommendations for enhancing processes, policies, and procedures
  • Maintaining a working relationship with external auditors and reviewers to ensure prompt implementation of their recommendations
  • Conducting special reviews and investigations as and when requested
  • Conducting thoroughly documented investigations of whistle blower cases and suspected fraud.

    Qualification and Skills Required

  • Bachelors of Commerce degree in Accounting/Finance or its equivalent
  • Professional qualification CPA (K) or ACCA. CIA and/or CISA qualification will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of five (5) years work experience as auditor in an audit firm and experience in auditing NGOs or held similar position in an NGO
  • Good understanding of compliance and audit functions including international trends and best practices
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • Working knowledge of USAID and CDC compliance requirements is an asset
  • Highly motivated, energetic, independent self starter with strong communication skills
  • Demonstrate proficiency in IT particularly Navision Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) based on Microsoft Dynamics and computer assisted audit techniques.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to vacancies@chskenya.org clearly indicating the job title and its reference number as the subject line by 5.00PM on or before Friday, January 15, 2015.

    Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification


    Consultancy Services for Procnada

    Job from African Union - InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources

    Background

    Animal diseases constrain the production, productivity and trade of animal resources on the continent. It was the devastation caused by the “late” rinderpest that led to the creation of the African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU – IBAR) some sixty years ago. Although rinderpest was successfully stamped out from the continent in 2011, thanks to the efforts of African Union Member States (MS), AU – IBAR and its partners, Africa continues to suffer from many other animal diseases.

    According to the 2011 edition of the Pan African Animal Health Yearbook (PAHYB), a total of 91 animal diseases were reported by MS. Various editions of the PAHYB also revealed that out of the 15 globally known transboundary animal diseases (TADs), twelve are endemic in Africa including African horse sickness (AHS), African swine fever (ASF), Blue tongue (BT), Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP), Contagious caprine pleuro-pneumonia (CCPP), Foot and mouth disease (FMD), Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), Lumpy skin disease (LSD), Newcastle disease (ND), Peste des petit ruminants (PPR), Rift Valley fever (RVF) and sheep and goat pox (SGP).

    In addition, the number of production linked diseases such as brucellosis; tuberculosis also heavily hampers livestock production and productivity and seriously compromises the genetic improvement of African local breeds as well as limiting the transfer and the application of technologies; mainly artificial insemination and embryo transfer. These diseases not only impact on the livelihoods of livestock farmers through reducing the production of animal products and income, but also jeopardize agricultural GDPs of many African countries.

    In a bid to reduce the impacts of TADs and other important diseases on food security and trade performance of livestock and livestock products, AU-IBAR has been spearheading efforts to develop and implement various interventions on the continent. In this regard, AU-IBAR in partnership with other AUC technical offices and relevant technical institutions such as FAO has recently developed control strategies against PPR and ASF.

    Furthermore, the exit strategy of the completed project Vaccine for the Control of Neglected Animal Diseases (VACNADA) recommended the consolidation of the achievements of the project including LEISOM, SPINAP etc… for sustainable control of animal diseases in Africa.

    In order to achieve this, it was recommended that AU-IBAR lead the development of a strategy for the progressive control of neglected animal diseases in Africa such as PPR, CBPP, NCD, and ASF among others. The listed diseases above have not been given adequate attention for their control both by national governments and development partners.

    With the view to capitalizing on these experiences and scaling-up its efforts to other important but neglected animal diseases, AU-IBAR is seeking to recruit an international consultant to develop comprehensive control program for the progressive control of identified and considered neglected animal diseases.

    This initiative is a response to the recommendation of the completed project, “Vaccines for the control of neglected animal diseases in Africa (VACNADA)” exit strategy in November 2011.

    Approach

    The development of the control program for the progressive control of selected neglected animal diseases in Africa will be conducted in three phases as follow:

  • The first phase will combine desktop review on lesson learnt from livestock disease intervention program/project in Africa and the participation to a workshop for the initiation of the formulation of the control program during the validation of the strategy where the main components of the control program will be identified by stakeholders. . The duration of this phase is 5 working days.
  • The second phase will consist of presentation of the development of a detailed continental control program based on the outcomes of the validation workshop and taking into account regional specificities. The consultant will submit the draft control program to AU-IBAR for inputs and comments. The duration of this second phase is 20 working days.
  • After comments/inputs for AU-IBAR, RECs and partners, the consultant will produce and submit the consolidated version of the control program. The duration of this phase is 5 working days.

    Task

    The specific tasks to be performed by the consultants are the followings:

  • Desktop review on lesson learnt from animal disease intervention program/project and compilation of relevant and useful information/data on animal disease control;
  • Participate in the workshop on the initiation of the formulation of the control program and validation of the strategy with key stakeholders;
  • Develop a detailed control program for the progressive control of the selected neglected animal diseases based on the outcomes of the workshop and taking into account the regional specificities ;
  • Submission of a well-written final strategy which shall include key elements for the development of program/project for the progressive control of the selected neglected animal diseases.

    Qualifications

  • The consultant should be senior expert in animal health combining expertise both in animal disease control and laboratory diagnosis.
  • He/she must have at least fifteen (15) years of relevant work experience in the field of animal health, especially in disease control and laboratory diagnosis.
  • A good working experience with AU-IBAR in disease control project will be an asset.

    Language

  • Fluency in one of the AU official languages with good working knowledge of English and French.

    Duration

    This consultancy is for approximatively 30 days.

    Supervision and coordination

    The consultant will be under the overall supervision of the Chief Animal Health Officer and will work closely with the assigned technical staffs of Animal health Unit. Quality assurance and additional technical guidance will be provided by the IBAR Animal Health Unit.

    Technical Proposal

    The applicants should submit Technical proposals that should include:

  • Outlining methodologies, for collecting detailed information as per the tasks assigned to this consultancy and indicated number of days to accomplish this task.
  • A profile and CVs of the consultant(s) undertaking the work indicating relevant experience and contribution of each one of them in the study.
  • Other relevant information showing past experience in related field, demonstrate your expertise by showing the experience, academic background, an inventory of past and current assignments of similar nature.
  • Contact addresses (Postal, email and telephone) of at least three referees or any other information that may show the consultant’s ability to carry out the assignment to satisfaction.

    Financial proposal

  • The maximum budget available is USD 9000 all inclusive. Note that there is no field visit for this consultancy. Any financial proposal above AU-IBAR maximum budget will be disregarded for consideration.
  • A detailed breakdown of the financial proposal should be provided.

    Evaluation criteria

    The evaluation and award will be done according to the below criteria.

    For proposals received from firms, the evaluation criteria will be applied to the key individual consultants.

    Technical evaluation

    Criteria Maximum Score

    Relevant qualifications 20

    Methodology, Approach and proposed period. 30

    General Experience 15

    Specific experience 30

    Other abilities (publications, languages, IT, etc.) 5

    Total 100

    The Consultant must score at least 70/100 in order to be considered for further evaluation.

    Financial evaluation

    The consultant with the highest technical score whose financial proposal is within IBAR maximum budget (≤USD 9,000.00) will be selected.

    Supervision

    The consultant will be under the overall supervision of the Chief Animal Health Officer and will work closely with the assigned technical staffs of Animal health Unit. Quality assurance and additional technical guidance will be provided by the IBAR Animal Health Unit.

    How to Apply :

    Submission of Proposals

    The technical and financial proposals should be submitted in two separate envelopes; each clearly marked “Technical proposal” or “Financial proposal”. The two proposals should be enclosed in a single envelope clearly marked “****Development of a Pan African Control Program for the progressive Control Neglected Animal Diseases in Africa (PROCNADA)”.

    For consultants interested in more than one lot (consultancy) the technical and financial proposals envelopes could be enclosed in a single envelope clearly marked the lots and titles of the consultancies.

    The deadline for application is Monday 15 January 2015 at 15:00, (Nairobi time).

    The address for submission of the proposals is:

    HR and Administration Unit
    African Union - Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources
    Kenindia Business Park, Museum Hill, Westlands Road
    P.O. Box 30786 00100, Nairobi, Kenya


    Compliance Officer Job in Kenya

    Job from Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya

    Career Opportunities

    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 is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the following position:

    Compliance Officer: 0016/CHS/CO/2014

    Overall Job Function

    The incumbent shall be responsible for providing independent and objective assurance to the Senior Management Team (SMT) on the adequacy and effectiveness of key internal controls at CHS.

    Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Examining, evaluating and reporting on the adequacy of internal controls as a contribution to the proper, economic and effective use of resources
  • Ensuring that all staff are well versed in and are adhering to donor rules and regulations including CHS policies and procedures
  • Reviewing the current organisational policies, procedures and systems in place to ensure effective internal controls
  • Monitoring, assessing, and analysing organisational risks and controls and recommending appropriate risk mitigation measures
  • Conducting regular audits to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of operations and compliance with policies, procedures, statutory laws, donor requirements and industry best practices
  • Follow-up on the progress and implementation of SMT recommendations
  • Participating in internal control improvement initiatives by making recommendations for enhancing processes, policies, and procedures
  • Maintaining a working relationship with external auditors and reviewers to ensure prompt implementation of their recommendations
  • Conducting special reviews and investigations as and when requested
  • Conducting thoroughly documented investigations of whistle blower cases and suspected fraud.

    Qualification and skills required

  • Bachelors of Commerce degree in Accounting/Finance or its equivalent
  • Professional qualification CPA (K) or ACCA. CIA and/or CISA qualification will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of five (5) years work experience as auditor in an audit firm and experience in auditing NGOs or held similar position in an NGO
  • Good understanding of compliance and audit functions including international trends and best practices
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • Working knowledge of USAID and CDC compliance requirements is an asset
  • Highly motivated, energetic, independent self starter with strong communication skills
  • Demonstrate proficiency in IT particularly Navision Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) based on Microsoft Dynamics and computer assisted audit techniques.

    How to Apply:

    Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria indicated are invited to visit the Careers section on the CHS website Compliance Officer Job in Kenya for the application procedure. Application deadline is 5.00PM on or before Friday, January 16, 2015.

    Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

    Housekeeping Jobs at InterContinental Hotel Nairobi

    Company: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

    Employee Type: Part-Time

    Location: Nairobi, KE

    Job Type: Other

    Experience: Not Specified

    Date Posted: 12/6/2014

    Job Description

    Job: General Housekeeping -Kenya

    Schedule: Part Time

    Job ID: NAI000386-EN

    What's your passion? Whether you're into theatre, traveling or trekking, here at IHG we're interested in YOU! We love people who bring the same amount of care and passion to their hobbies as they do their work. By sharing your expertise and passion, you will help us to achieve our vision which is 'Great Hotels Guests Love'.

    This is an excellent opportunity to join our hotel as a Housekeeping Support Colleague and to grow within the InterContinental Hotels Group.

    As a member of the Housekeeping team you will provide an exceptional service in room cleaning, preparation and replenishing guest supplies.

    By providing optimum service to all hotel guests and reporting all repairs & maintenance on time you will be assisting us in becoming one of the very best companies in the world.

    Do you have good knowledge of cleaning? Being very attentive with hygiene requirements, you will be able to enhance your skills.

    You will ensure company brand standards of quality and cleanliness are maintained at all times whilst meeting the needs of the business.

    In return, we'll give you the support, development and inspiration to succeed.

    We promise to enrich your overall working experience by providing a competitive salary package, duty meals, worldwide hotel discounts and the opportunity to work with a great team of people.

    Most importantly, we'll give you a Room to be yourself.

    So what's your passion? Please get in touch and tell us how you can bring your individual skills to IHG.

    To find out more about us visit Housekeeping Jobs at InterContinental Hotel Nairobi by 19th December 2014.


    Technical Advisor, Malaria - Kenya

    International | Nairobi, Kenya

    PSI and its local affiliates support Ministries of Health to control malaria in 32 countries and are world leaders in the delivery of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs). PSI and affiliates have procured and delivered over 200 million nets in the past 10 years.

    PSI is also leading initiatives to monitor and improve malaria case management markets in Africa and South East Asia. These include the 10 country ACTwatch Project, the five country UNITAID RDT Private Sector Project, as well as ACT market transformation projects in a number of PSI programs.

    PSI is seeking an experienced, dynamic Malaria Technical Advisor to support and further develop its malaria control portfolio. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with 40% travel and will report to the Director of the UNITAID RDT Private Sector Project.

    Responsibilities :

  • Refine and manage PSI’s malaria prevention and treatment strategies to maximize health impact.
  • Help PSI country programs to raise funds for malaria control in support of national control plans.
  • Provide support to PSI country programs to expand their malaria prevention and treatment activities, with particular focus on achieving, and maintaining, high coverage with LLINs and increasing access to effective diagnosis and treatment in support of national control plans.
  • Provide in-country and remote technical assistance on program design, resource mobilization, implementation, behavior change communications and integrated health delivery approaches.
  • Act as primary technical focal point for West and Central Africa.
  • Support existing RDT/ACT market transformation initiatives in 5 priority African countries.
  • Oversee malaria prevention knowledge management activities, including effective sharing of lessons learned throughout PSI country programs.
  • Produce and disseminate performance support resources (tool kits, case studies, peer review publications, etc.) for national and international audiences, to accelerate rapid transfer of best practices.
  • Proactively engage with international malaria control partners to improve coordination at national and international levels.
  • Represent PSI at international malaria meetings in order to facilitate knowledge and information exchange.

    Qualifications :

  • Relevant post-graduate degree (MPH, MSc, PhD, etc.);
  • 5+ years work experience in a developing country in a technical or management capacity role;
  • Sound technical knowledge of malaria epidemiology and control policy and practice;
  • Experience in conducting LLIN distribution through both campaign and routine mechanisms.
  • Established international reputation in malaria control, knowledge of the partnership landscape and familiarity with the international donor community;
  • Demonstrated fund raising skills;
  • Strong writing and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French

    Status :

  • Exempt
  • Level 6

    Apply online at Technical Advisor, Malaria - Kenya

    No calls or emails, please. PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.


    Team Leader Democratic Governance

    Location : Nairobi, Kenya

    Organizational Unit/Agency: UNDP Kenya

    Application Deadline : 18th December 2014

    Type of Contract : FTA Local

    Post Level : NOC-ICS10

    Languages Required : English; Swahili;

    Starting Date : (date when the selected canditate is expected to start) 1st January 2015

    Duration of Initial Contract : One Year Renewable

    Background

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently completed the process of development of it Country Programme Document (CPD) for the period 2014-2018. The CPD defines the programmatic support to the Government of Kenya towards realization of objectives spelt out under the Vision 2030 as well as the second Medium Term Plan II of the Vision 2030. The UNDP support towards transformative governance forms one of the main areas of UNDP’s engagement in Kenya, specifically: ‘Devolution and Accountability’.

    This particular priority area aims at entrenching a sustainable democratic culture characterized by the respect for human rights and rule of law leading to responsive and equitable public service delivery in the context of a devolved system of governance. In achieving this goal UNDP will provide innovative and strategic support towards: (i) Building responsive and accountable public institutions and (ii) Fostering inclusive and rights based processes at both national and county levels.

    In realizing these objectives UNDP is partnering with several key Government Ministries, Commissions, National Institutions, Non-state actors in the implementation of Constitution of Kenya 2010 and support governance, justice and public sector reforms in Kenya.

    It is within this context therefore that UNDP seeks to recruit the services of a highly experienced Team Leader to lead the effective implementation of interventions under the ‘Devolution and Accountability’ strategic result area of the CPD.

    Under the overall guidance of the Country Director and direct supervision of the Deputy Country Director Programme, the Team Leader acts as a manager of and advisor to Senior Management on all aspects of Country Office (CO) programme with specific relevance to the Democratic Governance Unit.

    The main role is to manage the country programme including continued monitoring of implementation of the Governance Component. The Team Leader leads the programme team in strategic planning and identifies new programme areas while ensuring consistency with UNDAF/CPD priorities and creative responses to emerging challenges and opportunities.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. As a member of the CO management team, ensures the strategic direction of UNDP’s governance programme focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Thorough analysis of the political, social and economic situation in the country and collaborative preparation/revision of Common Country Assessment (CCA), United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), Country Programme Document (CPD), Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP), Annual Work Plans (AWP) and other documents.
  • Identification of strategic programme areas of cooperation.
  • Operationalization of UNDAF/CPD in collaboration with the main partners and other UN Agencies. Identification of possibilities for joint programming.
  • Identification of emerging issues in the governance sector and designing effective interventions for UNDP/UN under the DaO approach.
  • Analysis and presentation of UNDP policies and their implementation in the CO.
  • CO business processes mapping and establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management, control of the workflows in the Programme Unit.

    2. Ensures effective management of the CO programme and supervision of the Programme team focusing on quality control of the full cycle of programming from formulation to implementation achieving the following results:

  • Effective application of Results Based Management (RBM) tools, establishment of management targets Balanced Score Card (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results.
  • Design and formulation of CO programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP priorities into local interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies.
  • Strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations. He/she performs the function of Manager Level 2 in Atlas for development projects transactions approval.
  • Effective monitoring, measuring the impact of the CO programme and evaluation. Constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, timely readjustment of programme.
  • Follow up on audit recommendations. All exceptions are timely reported.
  • Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes. Preparation of donor reports.
  • Organization of cost-recovery system for the services provided by the CO to projects in close collaboration with Operations Manager

    3. Establishes and maintains strategic partnerships and supports the resource mobilization focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Development and implementation of the CO partnerships and resources mobilization strategies to achieve programme outcomes.
  • Creation and coordination of partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society etc.
  • Determination of programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donors’ priorities.
  • Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing

    4. Ensures provision of top quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country policy goals.
  • Coordination of development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.
  • Establishment of advocacy networks at national level and linked to international networks. Relevant, high-impact advocacy campaigns are implemented with key partners.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme.

    Competencies

    Functional Competencies:

    Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda

    Level 2: Analysis and creation of messages and strategies

  • Creates effective advocacy strategies
  • Performs analysis of political situations and scenarios, and contributes to the formulation of institutional responses

    Results-Based Programme Development and Management

    Level 1.1: Contributing to results through provision of information

  • Provides information for linkages across programme activities to help identify critical points of integration
  • Provides information and documentation on specific stages of projects/programme implementation
  • Provides background information to identify opportunities for project development and helps drafting proposals
  • Participates in the formulation of project proposals

    Building Strategic Partnerships

    Level 2: Identifying and building partnerships

  • Effectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build strategic alliances relevant to UNDP’s mandate and strategic agenda
  • Identifies needs and interventions for capacity building of counterparts, clients and potential partners
  • Promotes UNDP’s agenda in inter-agency meetings

    Innovation and Marketing New Approaches

    Level 2: Developing new approaches

  • Seeks a broad range of perspectives in developing project proposals
  • Identifies new approaches and promotes their use in other situations
  • Creates an environment that fosters innovation and innovative thinking
  • Makes the case for innovative ideas from the team with own supervisor

    Resource Mobilization (Field Duty Stations)

    Level 2: Implementing resource mobilization strategies

  • Analyzes information on potential bilateral donors and national counterparts to recommend a strategic approach
  • Identifies and compiles lessons learned
  • Develops a resource mobilization strategy at the country level

    Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

    Level 2: Developing tools and mechanisms

  • Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches
  • Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms

    Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

    Level 2: In-depth knowledge of the subject-matter

  • Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
  • Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments

    Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals

    Level 2: Analysis and creation of messages and strategies

  • Performed analysis of political situations and scenarios, and contributes to the formulation of institutional responses
  • Uses the opportunity to bring forward and disseminate materials for global advocacy work and adapts it for use at country level

    Client Orientation

    Level 2: Contributing to positive outcomes for the client

    Anticipates client needs Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provider Demonstrates understanding of client’s perspective Solicits feedback on service provision and quality

    Core Competencies:

  • Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents
  • Building support and political acumen
  • Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation
  • Building and promoting effective teams
  • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication
  • Creating an emotionally intelligent organization
  • Leveraging conflict in the interests of UNDP & setting standards
  • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking

    Prince 2 training and certification, Results Management Guide

    Required Skills and Expertise

    Education:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.

    Experience:

  • 5 years of professional work experience providing policy advice and programme support at the national or international level, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects in the governance area. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

    Language and IT Skills:

  • English and Swahili

    For more information and job application details, see; Team Leader Democratic Governance


    Policy and Advocacy Officer, Job in Kenya

    Tracking Code

    6393

    Job Description

    Please provide a cover letter indicating how your skills and experience are well suited for this role.

    PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity.

    By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

    PATH’s Advocacy and Public Policy (APP) department works to improve global health by increasing awareness and support of global health priorities by policy makers, coalitions, and other influential individuals and groups. PATH’s APP department is seeking to hire a Policy and Advocacy Officer to develop and oversee advocacy strategies to advance policy and advocacy goals in the areas of global health research and development (R&D) and regulatory affairs in Kenya.

    The position is funded through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Advocacy Partnership Grant, which supports advocacy projects in Kenya, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zambia. The Policy and Advocacy Officer will be based in Nairobi,Kenya and will report directly to the Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversee the development and implementation of advocacy strategies and corresponding activities to achieve R&D-related policy change at the national and regional level in Kenya and the East African Community (EAC), respectively.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships and networks with key R&D and regulatory stakeholders in Kenya and within the region, including the Ministry of Health, EAC Health Secretariat, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), African Union, policymakers, multi-lateral organizations, and private-sector institutions, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), professional associations, and educational and research institutions.
  • Oversight of relevant advocacy coalitions and working groups, including logistics management, meeting administration, and working group communication as necessary for the project.
  • Gather evidence and produce advocacy documents and presentations, including policy memos, briefs, and other policy and informational documents for both internal and external purposes.
  • Work in consultation with PATH’s product development policy officer to document and translate PATH’s product development experiences at the country level for policymakers and advocacy partners.
  • Provide support to NEPAD in conducting meetings with high-level officials in EAC member states.
  • Oversee and implement all aspects of PATH-led R&D and regulatory advocacy-related meetings, workshops and events.
  • Train and provide technical assistance to PATH programs, CSO partners, and other organizations on the development and implementation of effective advocacy strategies/initiatives or approaches on key R&D and regulatory policies and programmatic issues in Kenya and the EAC.
  • Contribute to the development, documentation, and dissemination of cross-country lessons learned, best practices, and experience.
  • Represent PATH at national, regional, and international conferences and events, and on relevant R&D and regulatory coalitions and working groups, as necessary.
  • Ensure timely submission of project reports and other deliverables as specified in the grant.
  • Consult on and contribute to the development of proposals in support of policy advocacy activities.

    Required Skills

  • Demonstrated success in planning and conducting advocacy activities to achieve health- or development-related policy outcomes.
  • Demonstrated success in planning and conducting advocacy activities to influence product development and/or regulatory policies regionally, globally, or in Kenya.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with government personnel, NGO partners, and international organizations at various levels.
  • Knowledge of the political, social, economic, and cultural context of Kenya and the EAC.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) complex issues in a concise, compelling, and easily understandable manner.
  • Skilled in successfully working with geographically dispersed teams and working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Experience in facilitating meetings and moderating complex discussions with a variety of stakeholders (including national leaders) preferred.
  • Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Fluency in English is required.

    Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and seven to ten years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Prior work in direct advocacy required.
  • Advocacy experience related to research and development and regulatory affairs strongly preferred.
  • East Africa experience required.

    Candidates must have legal authorization to work and currently reside in Kenya.

    The successful must be able to travel internationally and domestically as needed (at 25% of time).

    PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

    Job Location

    Nairobi, , Kenya

    Company Location

    Kenya, Nairobi

    Position Type

    Full-Time/Regular

    Closing date: 9th January 2015


    Central Bank Enterprise Risk Management Director Job in Kenya

    Rewarding Career opportunities in the Central Bank of Kenya…Are you a transformative leader willing to lead change, stretch your capabilities and make a distinctive contribution?

    Then come and be part of a team to lead and transform your Central Bank!

    Vacancy: Director, Enterprise Risk Management

    The Central Bank of Kenya (“CBK” or “the Bank”) is constitutionally mandated to formulate and implement monetary policy and foster the proper functioning of a stable market-based financial system to support the economic policy of the Government of Kenya.

    To enable the Bank position itself to fulfil its mandate, it is undergoing a transformation to streamline its operations.

    To support the Bank on this transformative journey, the Bank is seeking to recruit open-minded, self-driven, result oriented individuals of high integrity who will play a critical role in supporting the Bank in the achievement of its mandate.

    In pursuit of these objectives, the Bank invites dynamic and innovative candidates to submit their applications for the following position:

    Job Title: Director, Enterprise Risk Management

    Ref: PKF/HR/003

    Division: Operations and Management

    Department: Enterprise Risk Management

    Department Purpose Statement: The Enterprise Risk Management department determines the strategic, operation risk appetite across the bank in conjunction with the various department heads. It establishes frameworks and policies for managing risks and is responsible for monitoring and implementing risk mitigation strategies.

    Role of the Department Manager

  • Establishes frameworks and policies for managing risks and is responsible for monitoring and implementing risk mitigation strategies.
  • Ensures the department meets its functional responsibilities and makes these contributions effectively and efficiently.
  • Assists the Governor and Deputy Governors with on-going and long-term management and development of the Bank’s resources and organisational capability
  • Contributes as appropriate to the performance of other functions and to the overall achievement of CBK’s strategic objectives
  • Works effectively as part of the senior management team to deliver on the Key Result Areas and demonstrates competencies of his/her role. Main Responsibilities of the Job (Key Result Areas)

    The job holder is responsible for the following:

  • Enterprise Risk Management Head
  • Business Continuity, Ethics and Compliance Head
  • Professional Support Staff

    Is accountable for delivering the following activities:

  • Periodically determine and quantify the strategic and operational risk appetite across the Bank in conjunction with the various department heads;
  • Establish the integrated risk management strategy for the Bank;
  • Establish the risk management frameworks and policies for the Bank;
  • Plan and design an overall risk management process and policies for the organisation;
  • Lead risk assessment activities which involves analysing risks as well as identifying, describing and estimating the risks affecting the business;
  • Oversee the classification of various risk categories (strategic, operational, financial and reputational);
  • Leads risk evaluation, which involves comparing estimated risks with criteria established by the Bank such as operational costs, legal compliance requirements and environmental factors;
  • Reviews risk reports compiled for a variety of audiences such as Board of Directors, Management executives as well as shareholders;
  • Develop and oversee implementation of common processes, practises, tools and metrics to improve risk exposure and mitigate risks;
  • Serve as the custodian of the organisation wide risk register and ensure regular reporting, tracking and mitigation is in place;
  • Liaises with the AML Task force under Financial Systems Supervision and ensures resolution of major AML issues
  • Develop and oversee implementation of consistent integrated metrics and Management Information System reports for key risk indicators;
  • Co-ordinate Business continuity programs and compliance, alongside the Business Continuity Ethics and Compliance Head and Enterprise Risk Management Head, to limit risks and be prepared in the event of crises;
  • Keep abreast with regional integration initiatives and advises on risk management impacts and mitigations required as appropriate
  • Supervise the process of performing risk audits in the Bank;
  • Ensure the development of staff training programs that build risk awareness;
  • Recommend and implement initiatives that build a culture of risk orientation within the Central Bank

    Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum level of academic qualification, skills and knowledge required to perform effectively in the role
  • Master’s degree in Business , Enterprise Risk Management, Finance, Business Administration, or Economics, or Strategic Management or related field
  • Membership to a professional body for Risk Management
  • Professional certification in Risk Management, such as Financial Risk
  • Management (FRM) by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).
  • Minimum level of personal and professional experience required to perform effectively in the role
  • Not less than ten (10) years’ experience in risk management practices and process implementation, three (3) of which should be in Management position

    Working Relationships

    Internal Relationships:

    The Department Head, Enterprise Risk Management will be:

  • Accountable to the Deputy Governor (Operations and Management)
  • Directly responsible for the Business Continuity, Ethics and Compliance Head, Enterprise Risk Management Head and Professional Support Staff.
  • Directly responsible for the Secretarial Support and indirectly for other staff within own department
  • Required to liaise and work closely with the Governor and other Department Managers and Unit Managers as may be necessary

    External Relationships:

  • Bankers Associations
  • Regional Central Banks networks

    Competencies

    Technical Skills

  • Foreign exchanges reserves risk management
  • Governance Risks
  • Market place risks (economic environment, technological developments, regulatory requirements etc.) Operational risks
  • Financial risks (and credit and fraud risks)
  • Anti-Money laundering reviews
  • Financial analysis
  • Asset securitization
  • Compliance reviews
  • Business continuity
  • Business process analysis
  • Basel II Standards & core principles IA Standards (IIA, ISACA) ITIL
  • Risk assessment techniques
  • Risk response strategies
  • Risk management policies
  • Scenario planning and sensitivity analysis
  • Trend analysis on risk variables
  • Risk mitigation strategies and indicators
  • Impact assessments
  • Financial accounting

    Functional Skills

  • Banking laws and regulations
  • Central Banking Operations
  • Commercial Banking Operations
  • Financial sector Operations
  • Regional Integration Initiatives
  • Strategic Planning
  • Ability to drive change
  • Governance – knowledge and ability to ensure good governance practices in assigned Department
  • Analytical –highly analytical and ability to challenge status quo based on quantitative facts and impacts
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Report writing-ability to develop reports

    Behavioural Skills

  • Leadership and management-ability to lead teams, mentor and coach staff to goal definition and achievement
  • Performance Management and team building
  • Decision making –ability to make strategic decisions in a timely and effective mannerand to be accountable for decision making within departmental and role allocation and advise departments on major financial implications and critical decisions required
  • Professionalism –maintains a professional approach based on ethics and CBK values
  • Integrity and honesty and ethics- ensures ethical practices and integrity and ensures CBK is not put at a reputational risk
  • Building consensus and influencing-ability to influence various players across all CBK departments
  • Communication
  • Customer orientation-is customer focused striking a solid balance between external and internal customer orientation
  • Resilience –is able to withstanding strategic and operational challenges and maintain momentum
  • Emotional Intelligence-manages emotions in a mature and composed manner as expected of a leader

    How to Apply

    If you fit the profiles of these roles and are flexible enough to enjoy the challenge of adapting to the changing needs of an evolving Central Bank as you grow your career, then 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 field of interest directly to executiverecruitment@ke.pkfea.com by 23rd December, 2014.

    PKF will only process applications submitted through the online address given and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Central Bank of Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    AIC Kijabe Hospital Dental Officer (Dentist) and KRCHN (Staff Nurse) Jobs in Kenya

    Position: Dental Officer (Dentist)

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • To care for the dental and oral health needs of patients that present through the Kijabe Hospital Dental Department.
  • To do procedures that you are competent to perform which will include extractions, conservative dentistry, orthodontics and maxillofacial and oral surgery.
  • To learn and perform orthodontic care under the direction of the clinical head of dentistry.
  • To teach dental assistants and community oral health officers as appropriate.
  • To provide leadership in the dental department that is in line with the hospital vision and mission statements.

    Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

  • Dental Degree of B.D.S. or equivalent in good standing with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB)
  • Desire to see the Kijabe Hospital clinical and educational teams fulfill their purposes.
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills and willingness to provide leadership.
  • Self-driven personality, honesty and integrity.

    Desired Qualifications:

  • Desire to continuously improve the quality of dental care provided by the department.
  • A heart to serve the poor and needy in the society with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.
  • An interest in learning clinical orthodontics.

    Position: KRCHN (Staff Nurse)

    Purpose: To ensure the provision of high quality patient care in the medical-surgical ward.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, implement, direct and evaluate the nursing care given to patients assigned to you, coordinating your care with other members of the team.
  • Receive verbal report from the casualty/ admission nurse for newly admitted patients assigned to your care. On arrival assess the patient personally and fill out the admission nursing assessment. Continue close assessment and observations (vital signs, neuro checks, etc.) as needed or ordered. Report any change of condition to the Medical Intern/consultant.
  • You are held responsible to know and perform your work according to established standards of care. Communicate with your patients.
  • Communicate effectively with other caregivers about the patient care needs including shift report, ward rounds with doctors, sign-outs from theatre.
  • Be sensitive to the spiritual needs of your patients and be ready to share the gospel with them and their relatives as per their needs.
  • Ensure proper documentation of all patients’ records as per hospital set standards (I & O fluid charts, meds. etc.) and complete the discharge checklist, ensuring complete education of patient and relatives.
  • Accompany the doctor or inpatient nursing manager on rounds for your mutual patients and ensure any patient care orders are carried out.
  • Administer medicines to your patients as prescribed and maintain accurate record of drugs especially D.D.A.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of the work environment in cooperation with other team members.
  • Account for all the supplies used in the care of your patients and report any malfunctioning equipment to the ward in charge for repair.
  • Mentor and teach the nursing students or new staff orientees assigned to you and help them to achieve their clinical objectives including teaching, masteries, and assessment and assist the in charge in compiling progress report forms.
  • Improve your skills and the work of the team by attending required continuing education opportunities and forwarding ideas for better patient care to the Quality Improvement Team

    Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

  • KRCHN; with registration in good standing
  • Committed born again Christian with evidence of spiritual maturity and growth.
  • Two to three years experience in clinical nursing.
  • Management and group interaction/facilitation skills.

    If you meet the above specifications, send your application letter stating how your experience matches the specifications and CV with position as the subject matter via Email: recruit.kijabe@gmail.com on or before 22nd December 2014.

    Do not attach certificates.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    AIC Kijabe Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Trainee Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Trainee

    AIC Kijabe Hospital is a church based hospital established in 1915. We have a facility with a bed capacity of 280 beds that serves 10,000 in-patients and an outpatient service that serves 120,000 outpatients annually.

    The Kijabe Orthopaedic Surgery Department treats a large volume of elective and emergency conditions, including trauma, joint replacement, sports medicine / arthroscopy, Paediatric reconstruction, spine, hand, and Orthopaedic oncology.

    A weekly lecture schedule provides didactic training, while clinical training occurs under the supervision of orthopaedic consultants.

    Trainees are based at AIC Kijabe Hospital, but may also rotate through Cure Hospital or Tenwek Hospital.

    We are seeking to fill one opening for an Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Trainee at AIC Kijabe Hospital.

    The position is for a five-year training program, certified by the College of Surgeons of Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA). Successful completion of the COSECSA program leads to specialty recognition by the Kenya Medical Doctors and Dentistry Board (KMPDB).

    The successful applicant will contracted to Kijabe Hospital upon completion of training, and will embrace the Christian mission of AIC Kijabe Hospital. Applicants must hold a valid Kenyan medical license.

    We envision that our graduates will become Christian leaders in the Kenyan medical profession, with the surgical and leadership skills necessary to become program directors or department heads across Kenya.

    Please send applications and CV only to recruit.kh@kijabe.net with the vacant position as the subject matter. The position will be filled with effect from January 2015. Interviews will be held as soon as suitable candidates have been identified.

    To view further details on the hospital please visit AIC Kijabe Hospital

    Closing date: 22nd December 2014


    PCEA St. Andrew’s Church Security Officer and Assistant Security Officer Jobs in Kenya

    Vacancy: Security Officer / Assistant Security Officer

    Requirements:

  • Has worked in discipline services /armed forces for 5 years to 10yrs respectively.
  • Age- between 35 years to sixty ( s.o ) and (30 years to 50 years (a.s.o).
  • Able to write and present a good report to a big congregation.
  • Education - form 4 div. 111 and above.
  • Willing to work in a Christian organization.
  • A strong Christian believer, with strong Christian background.
  • Physically and medically fit.
  • In possession of certificate of good conduct.
  • Never been accused of criminal offense or involved in unrest.
  • Serving or Retired with good record of service.

    Security officer: Chief Inspector /Captain and above.

    Assistant Security Officer: N.C.O. to Inspector /Lieutenant or equivalent.

    Both with Supervisory experience.

    Any interested and qualified candidates should apply to:

    Session Clerk
    P.C.E.A St. Andrew’s Church,
    P. O. Box 41282 (00100)
    Nairobi

    by 10th January 2015.


    Central Bank Jobs in Kenya

    Rewarding Career opportunities in the Central Bank of Kenya…Are you a transformative leader willing to lead change, stretch your capabilities and make a distinctive contribution?

    Then come and be part of a team to lead and transform your Central Bank!

    The Central Bank of Kenya (“CBK” or “the Bank”) is constitutionally mandated to formulate and implement monetary policy and foster the proper functioning of a stable market-based financial system to support the economic policy of the Government of Kenya.

    To enable the Bank position itself to fulfil its mandate, it is undergoing a transformation to streamline its operations.

    To support the Bank on this transformative journey, the Bank is seeking to recruit open-minded, self-driven, result oriented individuals of high integrity who will play a critical role in supporting the Bank in the achievement of its mandate.

    In pursuit of these objectives, the Bank invites dynamic and innovative candidates to submit their applications for the following position:

    1. School of Monetary Studies Head of Internal Audit

    Job Title: Head, Internal Audit, KSMS

    Job Ref: PKF/HR/010

    Division: Governance

    Department: Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS)

    Unit: Internal Audit

    Department Purpose Statement: The Head, Internal Audit, KSMS will be focused primarily on the audit of operations and controls in order to ensure that the School has the capability to perform its functions in an effective and efficient manner.

    The department does not operate management controls. is responsible for planning, executing and reporting on operational, financial, regulatory and compliance related audits/reviews of the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS)The Internal Audit department’s activities

    Role of the Job

  • The Department Head provides effective leadership to the internal and external audit teams in reviewing the operations and controls of the Bank.
  • Is responsible for managing all internal audit teams and liaison on external audit activities.
  • Ensures the Unit meets its functional responsibilities and makes its contributions effectively and efficiently.
  • Contributes as appropriate to the performance of other functions in KSMS and to the overall achievement of the School’s strategic objectives
  • Works effectively as part of the senior management team to deliver on the Key Result Areas and demonstrates competencies of his/her role.

    Main Responsibilities of the Job (Key Result Areas)

  • Develops Internal Audit framework and policy and operating procedures
  • Establish, implement and monitor risk based internal audit mechanisms
  • Ensure that KSMS has appropriate and effective operational planning and management systems.
  • Ensures independent appraisals of the School’s activities, functions and operations to ensure internal control frameworks are in place and operating efficiently.
  • Lead and carry out special investigations and unplanned internal audit work through relevant Internal Audit project teams.
  • Lead and carry out systems audits
  • Provide regular reports to the Audit Committee of the KSMS Board on progress of work in the Unit
  • Provide secretarial services to the Audit Committee of the KSMS Board
  • Ensure that appropriate technical advice and support and quality assurance is provided to the Board, senior management teams and KSMS as a whole.
  • Develop, train, coach, motivate and evaluate functional staff in the department to achieve their highest levels of performance

    Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum level of academic qualification, skills and knowledge required to perform effectively in the role
  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or any field relevant to operations of the Central Bank
  • A professional qualification in relevant field study i.e. CIA, CPA-K, ACCA, CISA etc.

    Clear understanding of audit operations and processes and relevant emerging issues in:

    1. Public internal audit requirements

    2. Management controls and operations (preferably in the banking or financial services sector)

    3. Risk based auditing

  • Minimum level of personal and professional experience required to perform effectively in the role
  • Seven (7) years’ experience in audit (internal and or external) and any other relevant area. Should have at least two years management level experience.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in leading audit teams, project teams, risk based audits and in undertaking special investigations/ audits.

    Working Relationships

    Head, Internal Audit, KSMS will:

  • Be accountable to the Board but administratively to the Executive Director.
  • Be directly responsible for Audit teams, the Secretarial Support Staff and is indirectly responsible for other staff within own department
  • Liaise and work closely with the other Unit Managers as may be necessary. develop and maintain working relationships with appropriate external parties including Office of the Auditor General, external audit teams etc.

    Key Performance Indicators

  • Attainment of strategic objectives
  • Provision of adequate resources (staff, finances, space)
  • Quality of audit performed i.e. quality assurance
  • Implementation of audit work plan
  • Proficient and skilled staff
  • Level of support to external auditors
  • Regular reports to Audit Committee
  • Level of budget absorption

    Competencies

    Technical

  • Public internal audit requirements
  • Management controls and operations
  • Risk based auditing
  • Audit Strategy formulation
  • Management Audits
  • Enterprise Risk Based Audit
  • Computer Aided Audit Techniques
  • Value for money assessments
  • Systems audit and security
  • Quality Assurance Reviews
  • Audit reporting Financial management
  • Accounting systems
  • IFRS
  • Corporate Governance

    2. Head, Procurement & Supplies Unit

    Job Title: Head, Procurement & Supplies Unit

    Job Ref: PKF/HR/009

    Division: Operations and Management

    Department: Procurement & Logistics

    Unit: Procurement and Supplies

    Department Purpose Statement: The Procurement and Logistics Department provides logistical support for the Bank’s activities and ensures availability of supporting infrastructure for the Bank’s operations.

    Role of the Head

  • Reports to the Department Head, Procurement & Logistics with the responsibility of coordinating, managing and executing the sourcing and procurement functions for the Central Bank.
  • Ensures policies and processes that are compliant with PPOA Contributes, as appropriate, to the performance of other functions and to the overall achievement of CBK’s strategic objectives.
  • Works effectively as part of the management team to deliver on the Key Result Areas and demonstrates competencies of his/her role.

    Main Responsibilities of the Jobs (Key Result Areas)

  • Analyse the Bank’s needs and the market dynamics of the financial services industry to develop a procurement plan for the core services as well as the administrative services.
  • Monitor supply markets and trends (including price changes, possible shortages, and changes in suppliers), interpret the impact of these trends on the Central Bank's procurement strategy and advises on supply options and contingency plans that support the organisation's needs.

    As a member of the procurement committee, participates in the:

    1. Development of prequalification requirements for third party service providers.

    2. Periodic prequalification and due diligence on selected suppliers – in order to ensure quality is achieved at the most reasonable cost and in line with policies and procedures.

    3. Plan and coordinate all interactions with suppliers to identify and realise new value and reduce risk.

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with suppliers to ensure quality and cost effective supplies are procured.
  • Maintain records on the performance of suppliers for purposes of providing performance feedback and updating service provider lists.
  • Review procurement requisitions against company policies and approves relevant requisitions for the development of purchase orders.
  • Ensure all the proper documentation required for purchase orders is completed and expedites the purchase orders with suppliers.
  • Support the process of technical control through inspection of delivered products and validation of commercial invoices against company standards in line with the contractual agreements made with third party service providers.
  • Liaise with the Finance department in confirming availability of funds and timely payment for goods and services provided by third party service providers.
  • Provide technical procurement guidance to the administrative team on administrative procurement.

    Branch Coordination

  • Manage and Coordinate the Procurement Administrative function at all branches and currency centres for the effective performance of CBK.
  • Coordinate the implementation of procurement services initiatives
  • Act as the first point of contact at the Head Office on any procurement related issues from the Branches and Currency Centres
  • Oversee the provision of effective administrative and logistical support for the execution of the mandate of Procurement and Supplies Department.
  • Giving advice and guidance on interpretation and application of Procurement Policies and Procedures to employees in the Branches.
  • Assist in contract revisions, bids, Request for Proposal (RfP) and Request for Qualifications (RfQ) document preparation, assembly and distribution of required correspondence at the Branch and Currency Centres.
  • Undertake procurement review of query responses with Procurement Administrators at the Branches

    Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum level of academic qualification, skills and knowledge required to perform effectively in the role
  • Master’s degree in Procurement and Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Logistics, Business Administration/Management or related field

    Minimum level of personal and professional experience required to perform effectively in the role

  • Not less than seven (7) years’ experience in logistics/operations; two (2) of which should be at a managerial capacity
  • Hold a Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), or its equivalent.
  • Be a member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM)
  • Extensive knowledge of contract management
  • Working Relationships

    Internal working relationships

    The Head, Procurement and Supplies Unit will be:

  • Accountable to the Department Head, Procurement and Logistics.
  • Directly responsible for the Stores Manager and Procurement Manager.
  • Indirectly responsible for other staff within own unit.
  • Required to liaise and work closely with the Governor, other Department Heads and Unit Managers as may be necessary.

    External working relationships

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with third party service providers to ensure quality and cost effective supplies are procured.
  • Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM)

    3. Job Title: Director, Procurement and Logistics

    Job Ref: PKF/HR/008

    Division: Operations and Management

    Department: Procurement & Logistics Services

    Department Purpose Statement:

    The Procurement & Logistics Department provides procurement and logistical support for the Bank’s activities and ensures availability of supporting infrastructure for the Bank’s operations.

    Role of the Department Head

  • Reports to the Deputy Central Bank Governor with the full responsibility for coordinating, shaping and implementing the strategic direction of the sourcing and procurement functions for the Central Bank.
  • Ensures policies and processes that are compliant with PPOA
  • Ensures effective management of capital projects
  • Contributes as appropriate to the performance of other functions and to the overall achievement of CBK’s strategic objectives
  • Works effectively as part of the senior management team to deliver on the Key Result Areas and demonstrates competencies of his/her role.

    Main Responsibilities of the Jobs (Key Result Areas)

  • Planning and coordinating the sourcing and procurement functions for the Central Bank effectively and efficiently.
  • Enforces the Government’s procurement regulations, systems and procedures.
  • Ensures effective management, monitoring and evaluation of capital projects within the Procurement Department
  • Ensures all departments and staff in CBK are familiar with and comply with the procurement procedures
  • Manages the sourcing lifecycle: from supplier selection, contract and price negotiation, management of the tender process, through to post-contract award and performance assessment.
  • Effectively establishes and manages relationships with stakeholders to contribute to the achievement of Central Bank’s strategic objectives.
  • Develops ethical and strategic relationships with key suppliers ensuring cost saving targets are achieved without compromising the quality of materials and services.

  • Ensures maintenance of records on the performance of suppliers for purposes of providing performance feedback and updating service provider lists

    In addition to coordinating the procurement functions of Central Bank, ensuring the effective provision of:

    1. Transport services including, and not limited to, the delivery of purchased merchandise and chauffeuring of Central Bank executives.

    2. Maintenance and housekeeping services for Central Bank’s estates.

    The job holder is responsible for the following units:

    1. Procurement and Supplies Unit

    2. Facilities and Estates Management Unit

    3. Transport and Logistics Services Unit

  • Formulation and implementation of policies in assets management and procurement Implementation of the departmental Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plans

    Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum level of academic qualification, skills and knowledge required to perform effectively in the role
  • Master’s degree in Procurement and Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Logistics, Business Administration/Management or related field
  • Certified Procurement Specialist
  • Minimum level of personal and professional experience required to perform effectively in the role
  • Not less than ten (10) years’ experience in procurement/supply chain management three of which should be at a managerial capacity
  • Hold a Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), or its equivalent.
  • Be a member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) Working relationships

    Internal working relationships

    The Department Head will be:

  • Accountable to the Deputy Governor (Operations and Management)
  • Directly responsible for the Facilities and Estates Management Head, Procurement and Supplies Head as well as Transport and Logistics Services Head.
  • Required to liaise and work closely with the Governor and other Department Heads and Unit Managers as may be necessary to ensure understanding and compliance of user departments with procurement laws and processes.
  • Directly responsible for the Secretarial Support and indirectly for other staff within own department

    External working relationships

  • Required to establish and maintain ethical relationships with contractors to provide significant services managed by specialist units.
  • Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM)

    Competencies

    Technical Skills

  • PPOA requirements and implementation
  • Procurement policies and procedures
  • Supplies and material management
  • Contract management
  • Procurement planning (annual procurement plans and periodic plans as required)
  • Vendor management practices
  • Service level agreements o Warehouse management o Inventory management
  • Procurement for goods and services
  • Procurement for non-goods and services
  • Materials management
  • Fleet management
  • Asset management
  • Estate and facilities management

    4. Director, Public Relations and Communication

    Job Title: Director, Public Relations and Communication

    Job Ref: PKF/HR/007

    Division: Governance and Management

    Department: Public Relations and Communications

    Department Purpose Statement: The Public Relations and Communication department is responsible for the Bank’s strategic & corporate communications as well as managing information and knowledge (library) resources.

    The Department is the custodian of information and dissemination of the same to the Bank`s internal and external stakeholders.

    The department is mandated to foster the understanding of the role and mandate of the central bank to external audiences as well as managing the Bank’s corporate image.

    Role of the Job

  • To develop and co-ordinate the effective and efficient implementation of a comprehensive communication programme in support of CBK`s strategic focus
  • Develop a communication strategy for the bank
  • Assist the Deputy Governors with on-going information flow for effective and evidence based decision making
  • Manage the banks internal and external stakeholders through effective communication channel development and monitoring
  • Manage external stakeholders as required
  • Serve as an Advisor to the Governor on public relations matters
  • Work effectively as part of the senior management team to deliver on the Key Result
  • Areas and demonstrates competencies of his/her role.
  • Take overall responsibility for the bank’s website and other communication channels

    Main Responsibilities of the Job (Key Result Areas)

    The job holder is responsible for the following units:

  • Communications Unit
  • External Relations Unit
  • Knowledge and Information Services Unit (electrical information and the library)

    The main responsibilities include:

  • Develop the communications strategy for the Bank for internal and external stakeholders
  • Undertake detailed stakeholder analysis and communications audit
  • Develop mechanisms for monitoring effectiveness of communications
  • Develop standards for management of the brand and for communication through reports, presentations and other communication mechanisms
  • Ensure effective media monitoring and reporting
  • Oversight of CBK website and intranet and other web channel administration and updates as required
  • Oversight of all events in the bank
  • Keep abreast of regional trends and issues impacting the Bank and advise on communication initiatives required
  • Liaise with heads of department to identify major communication initiatives required
  • Develop effective records management standards and policies for adherence by department specific registries
  • Oversight of the Bank`s library and ensure standards and policies of library management are implemented
  • Manage the Bank`s museum
  • Manage and monitor the communications budget

    Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum level of academic qualification, skills and knowledge required to perform effectively in the role
  • Master’s degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Economics, Finance, or related fields
  • Relevant professional qualification
  • Membership to any relevant professional body
  • Minimum level of personal and professional experience required to perform effectively in the role
  • Not less than ten (10) years’ experience in communication; three (3) of which should be at a managerial capacity

    Working Relationships

    Internal relationships:

    The Department Head will be:

  • Accountable to the Governor and Administratively to the Deputy Governor (Operations and Management)
  • Directly responsible for the Communications Unit, Knowledge and Information Services Unit, and External Relations Unit.
  • Directly responsible for the Secretarial Support and indirectly for other staff within own department
  • Required to liaise and work closely with the Governor and other Department Managers and Unit Managers as may be necessary

    External relationships:

    Required to develop and maintain good working relations with external stakeholders including:’

  • The media
  • Various regional bodies
  • Various financial institutions for events management
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Regional bodies and central banks

    Competencies

    Technical skills

  • Communications audit
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Communications Strategy development and implementation
  • Mass Communication
  • Media relations
  • Investor relations
  • Press releases drafting
  • Library management
  • Records Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Events Management

    Functional Skills

  • Sound knowledge and experience in the operating frameworks for KSMS
  • Budgeting and planning –experience and ability to define the departmental and organisation wide budgets and to advise on budgeting implications for strategy realisation
  • Risk Management-experience in identifying departmental risks, developing mitigating measures and monitoring mechanisms
  • Governance – knowledge and ability to ensure good governance practices in assigned Unit and ensure strategy for KSMS incorporates good governance processes.
  • Analytical –highly analytical and ability to challenge status quo based on quantitative facts and impacts
  • Report writing-ability to develop strategic reports on the periodic strategic outcomes of KSMS

    Behavioural

  • Leadership and management-ability to lead teams, mentor and coach staff to goal definition and achievement
  • Performance Management and team building
  • Decision making –ability to make strategic decisions in a timely and effective manner and to advise departments on major strategic implications and critical decisions required
  • Professionalism –maintains a professional approach based on ethics and KSMS values
  • Integrity and honesty and ethics- ensures ethical practices and integrity and ensures KSMS is not put at reputational risk
  • Independence and objectivity-ability to maintain independence and objective opinion for the benefit of the school and not for the benefit of individuals
  • Building consensus and influencing-ability to influence various players in the financial sector and across all KSMS Units
  • Communication
  • Customer orientation-is customer focused striking a solid balance between external and internal customer orientation
  • Resilience –is able to withstanding strategic and operational challenges and maintain momentum
  • Emotional Intelligence-manages emotions in a mature and composed manner as expected of a leader

    5. Director, Strategic Management

    Job Title: Director, Strategic Management

    Job Ref: PKF/HR/006

    Division: Operations and Management

    Department: Strategic Management

    Department Purpose Statement: The Strategic Management department combines medium term development roles and long term responsibilities.

    The department drives an integrated strategy developmental process, monitoring and implementation and as well as in planning and management systems.

    Role of the Department Manager

  • Ensures the Bank has a continuously responsive business strategy that is responsive to vision 2030, the revised constitution, other external and internal change drivers
  • Ensure the various departments and units in ensuring strategic business unit plans are developed and meet its functional responsibilities and outputs and makes these contributions effectively and efficiently
  • Assists the Governor with on-going and long-term management and development of the Bank’s resources and organisational capability
  • Contributes as appropriate to the performance of other functions and to the overall achievement of CBK’s strategic objectives
  • Works effectively as part of the senior management team to deliver on the Key Result Areas and demonstrates competencies of his/her role.

    Main Responsibilities of the Jobs (Key Result Areas)

    The job holder is responsible for the following:

  • Business Planning and Corporate Performance
  • Strategic Projects
  • Professional Support Staff
  • Lead the implementation of the Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) from the Organisation Development Review (ODR)
  • Drive corporate strategy development for the Bank in response to vision 2030 demands, constitution requirements and other external and internal change drivers as required
  • Ensure the periodic reviews of strategy in line with external and internal political, economic, social, environmental change drivers
  • Enforce compliance with strategic planning reporting requirements by linking to independent performance management and departmental SLA processes
  • Ensure on-going strategic research and innovation takes place in the bank and ensure effective management of strategic research projects
  • Ensure the establishment and on-going effective implementation of a strategic project office to provide programmatic oversight for all internal projects within CBK
  • Ensure good practices and project governance standards are in place for the Bank
  • Ensure the review of management systems within the bank and that they are continuously aligned to the corporate strategy as it evolves
  • Ensure effective project M&E mechanisms are established and continuously refreshed in the bank to ensure the tracking and reporting of the achievement of the project outputs and quantitative and qualitative benefits
  • Ensure the change maturity and agility of the Bank is continuously monitored and mechanisms to accelerate change are driven by the strategic change leader
  • Advises on strategic implications of on-going findings on financial inclusion driven by Financial stability and inclusion departments and advise on possible strategic implications and internal projects or management systems to improve
  • Liaises with Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management departments on major issues impacting business performance and requiring adjustments to management systems
  • Ensures effective frameworks and mechanisms are in place for monitoring of enterprise wide performance

    Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum level of academic qualification, skills and knowledge required to perform effectively in the role
  • Master’s degree in Business , Economics, Strategic Management or related field
  • Membership to a professional body relating to strategy or banking or central banking
  • Minimum level of personal and professional experience required to perform effectively in the role
  • Not less than ten (10) years’ experience in strategy design management,, implementation and review in a professional organisation, three (3) of which should be in a managerial capacity

    Working Relationships

    Internal Working Relationships:

    The Department Head will be:

  • Accountable to the Deputy Governor (Operations and Management)
  • Directly responsible for the Head of Strategic Projects and Head of Business Planning and Corporate performance
  • Directly responsible for the Secretarial Support and indirectly for other staff within own department
  • Required to liaise and work closely with the Governor and all Department Heads and Unit Managers as may be necessary. Specifically required to liaise extensively with:

    1. Economics Policy department in terms of Economics Research and how this should feed into strategy

    2. KSMS in terms of monetary school research findings and how this should feed into strategy and other innovations for CBK

    3. Organisation Development in HR in terms of how strategy continuously links to the evolvement of structures, roles and values and behaviours required

    4. Internal Audit

    5. Enterprise Risk Management

    External Working Relationships:

    Financial sector players including:

    1. Banks and Non- Banks

    2. Regional and International Central Bank Networks

    3. Other Financial Sector Regulators- Insurance and Capital Markets as required

  • National Treasury
  • County Governors in regions where CBK branches or Currency Centres are operating as required

    Competencies

    Technical

  • Strategic planning and ability to develop strategic plans Strategic analysis using all of the following various methods such as:

    1.Value Chain Analysis

    2. Results Based Management

    3. Scenario Planning and

    4. Sensitivity Analysis Logical framework analysis

    5. Pestel analysis

    6. SWOT analysis

    7. Cost benefit analysis

  • Project management and programme management (management of multiple projects) Systems thinking – ability to see linkages and dependencies of strategy and processes on inter-departmental activities and units and develop mechanisms to ensure integrated transformations
  • Business Process Improvement –sound knowledge and experience with business process improvement initiatives across multiple departments to be able to lead BPR transformation
  • Performance management-sound knowledge and experience with defining corporate performance management and defining and measuring strategic outputs and advising the organisation on how to cascade these to functions and specific role KPI`s
  • Monitoring and evaluation-sound experience and knowledge in establishing monitoring frameworks and mechanisms for monitoring strategic realisation and outputs
  • Banking laws and regulations –technical experience in banking or central banking sector
  • Change Management skills-knowledge and experience in identify strategic change management initiatives to ensure adoption and benefits realisation

    Functional skills

  • Sound knowledge and experience in the operating frameworks for CBK including:

  • Monetary policy framework and implementation methods
  • Commercial banking operations
  • Financial institution operations

    Regional economic trends

  • Budgeting and planning –experience and ability to define the departmental and organisation wide budgets and to advise on budgeting implications for strategy realisation
  • Risk Management-experience in identifying departmental risks, developing mitigating measures and monitoring mechanisms
  • Governance – knowledge and ability to ensure good governance practices in assigned Department and ensure strategy for CBK incorporates good governance processes. Advises on governance structures as appropriate for implementation projects under the strategic projects office for CBK
  • Analytical –highly analytical and ability to challenge status quo based on quantitative facts and impacts
  • Report writing-ability to develop strategic projects on the periodic strategic outcomes of CBK

    6. Director, Financial Systems Oversight

    Job Title: Director, Financial Systems Oversight

    Job Ref: PKF/HR/005

    Division: Policy and Regulation

    Department: Financial Systems Oversight

    Department Purpose Statement: The Financial System Oversight Department is responsible for macro-prudential analysis, financial stability assessment and financial inclusion analysis to foster sound, efficient, stable and resilient market-based inclusive financial system. It conducts research to support this objective.

    The Department contributes in shaping the development and implementation of financial sector policies and strategies aimed at ensuring likely systemic impacts on the stability of the system are detected early and pro-actively mitigated.

    Ensures the Central Bank moves ahead in macro-prudential surveillance, assessment and analysis including appropriate dissemination.

    The Department will also collaborate and coordinate financial stability, financial inclusion and sound financial markets conduct with different financial sector regulators and other stakeholders.

    Role of the Job

  • Ensure development/ domestication and implementation of macro-prudential surveillance, assessment and analytical frameworks and facilitate research that foster financial stability, financial inclusion and sound financial markets conduct practices in line with international best practices;
  • Ensure development of timely reliable and quality database for financial soundness and early warning indicators and macro-prudential surveillance, assessment and analysis and financial inclusion analysis;
  • Ensures the department meets its functional responsibilities and makes these contributions effectively and efficiently;
  • Assists the Governors and Deputy Governors with on-going and long-term management and development of the Bank’s resources and organisational capability;
  • Contributes as appropriate to the performance of other functions and to the overall achievement of the Bank’s strategic objectives;
  • Works effectively as part of the senior management team to deliver on the Key Result Areas and demonstrates competencies of his/her role.

    Main Responsibilities of the Jobs (Key Result Areas)

  • Effective leadership in formulation and implementation of policies and standards that are aligned with international best practices for fostering financial system oversight.

    The job holder is responsible for the following units:

    1. Financial Institutions and Macro-Prudential Analysis Unit

    2. Financial Inclusion Analysis Unit

    3. Financial System Development Projects

  • Develop and implement macro-prudential surveillance, assessment and analytical frameworks to contribute towards and foster financial systems stability, financial inclusion and sound financial market conduct practices including consumer protection;
  • Coordinate the development/ domestication and implementation of macro-prudential surveillance, assessment and analytical frameworks/ methods towards fostering financial system stability;
  • Ensure establishment and management of effective and secure database for financial soundness indicators, early warning indicators; macro-prudential indicators and analysis and financial inclusion analysis;
  • Effective participation and coordination of the Financial Stability and Investment Committee of the Board Secretariat and activities.
  • Coordinate financial institutions network analysis, SIFIs, financial corporations groups and conglomerates analysis and their systemic risks and vulnerabilities from these relations is carried out;
  • Establish mechanisms for early detections to likely disruptions in the financial system that can delay or hamper the transmission of monetary policy decisions to the real economy;
  • Coordinate stress testing team and scenario design supported by modelling and consultations with relevant stakeholders;
  • Work with Director of Economics to ensure appropriate scenario design, management of system liquidity, including a framework for providing emergency liquidity in a crisis;
  • Ensure the on-going development of financial crisis resolution mechanisms and business continuity procedures;
  • Work with Financial System Supervision to promote sound loan lending standards and guard against imprudent risk taking in the banking sector;
  • Ensure ongoing monitoring and analysis of systemic risks, including in asset and credit markets; and appropriate coordination among the key policy makers;
  • Partner with various stakeholders to ensure synergy between central banking activities, prudential regulation, payments and crisis management and resolution responsibilities;
  • Participate in contingency planning in collaboration with other stakeholders for cross-border, group and conglomerates risk assessment and crisis management, particularly with respect to systemically important financial market players;
  • Assess vulnerabilities affecting the local and regional financial system and identify and review on a timely and ongoing basis the regulatory, supervisory and related actions needed to address them, and their outcomes;

    1. Promote coordination and information exchange among authorities responsible for financial stability;

    2. Monitor and advise on market developments and their implications for regulatory policy;

    3. Advise on and monitor best practice in meeting regulatory standards;

    4. Undertake joint strategic reviews of the policy development work of the international standard setting bodies to ensure their work is timely, coordinated, focused on priorities and addressing gaps;

    5. Support contingency planning for cross-border crisis management, particularly with respect to systemically important players and stakeholders;

    6. Collaborate with the IMF to conduct Early Warning Exercises.

  • Work with various internal and external stakeholders to ensure fair and equitable treatment of consumers in their financial transactions including but not limited to;

    1. Anti-money laundering frameworks to meet national and international best practices and requirements

    2. Policy strategies and initiatives to enhance financial inclusion

    3. Initiatives to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the credit market including enhanced credit information sharing and dispute resolution mechanisms

    4. Collaboration with, and appropriate support for, Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation

    5. Coordinate and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on initiatives for enhanced safety nets and resolution of troubled financial institutions/ corporations including microfinance banks (when required)

    6. National/regional initiative for supervisory colleges and consolidated supervision for groups and conglomerates and cross-border transactions

    7. Ensure effective liaison with government and other regulatory bodies concerned with fostering financial systems stability and increasing national and international confidence and integrity in the financial systems

  • Champion and monitor the departmental risk management framework and policies in liaison with the Enterprise Risk Management Department

  • Develop, train, coach, motivate and evaluate functional staff to achieve highest levels of performance
  • Identify, implement and benchmark best practices in management

    Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum level of academic qualification, skills and knowledge required to perform effectively in the role

  • Master’s Degree in Economics, Financial Economics, Finance or equivalent professional qualification in relevant field of study
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics or Banking, Accounting, Business, Finance
  • Knowledge in statistical analysis & interpretation of data, familiarity in using latest computer analytics software (matlab, stata, R, SPSS, Eviews etc.)

    Clear understanding of financial systems, banking and relevant emerging issues in:

    1. Monetary and financial issues

    2. Regulatory practices and risks assessment methods covering the financial system

    3. Domestic and global economic financial analysis

    4. Banking Act requirements and regulations issued by CBK

    5. Risk management

    6. BASEL core principles of banking supervision

    7. International standards and best practices for the financial sector e.g. insurance, banking, microfinance, Sacco’s, deposit insurance, capital markets and pensions

    Minimum level of personal and professional experience required to perform effectively in the role

  • Not less than ten (10) years’ experience in economics, financial services and banking environment, five of which should be in a managerial capacity
  • Professional qualification in relevant field study e.g. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Public accountant (CPA), Risk Management etc. is an added advantage

    Working Relationships

    The Department Head will be:

  • Accountable to the Deputy Governor (Policy and Regulation)
  • Directly responsible for the Financial Institutions and Macro-Prudential Analysis Unit and Financial Inclusion Analysis Unit
  • Directly responsible for the Administrative Support and indirectly for other staff within own department
  • Required to liaise and work closely with the Board, Governor, Deputy Governors and other Department Heads and Unit Managers as may be necessary.
  • Required to work closely with Director of Economics, Payments and Financial Systems Supervision departments
  • Required to collaborate and offer support to the Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation

    External working Relationships:

    Required to develop and maintain working relationships with

  • Domestic regulators including:

    1. Capital Markets Authority,

    2. Retirement Benefits Authority

    3. Insurance Regulatory Authority

    4. SACCO Societies Regulatory Authority

  • Banks and other Financial Institutions/Corporations
  • The National Treasury and other government ministries
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
  • Financial Institutions and Financial service providers associations e.g. Kenya Bankers Association, AMFI, KUSCO, AKI etc.
  • EAC, COMESA, IMF, FSB, World Bank, AFI, GPFI and other Development Partners including the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSD), Regional Consultative Group for Sub-Saharan Africa of the Financial Stability Board (FSB),Financial Stability Board at the Bank for International Settlements, Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI)
  • Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI),
  • The World Bank and IMF

    Competencies

    Technical skills:

  • Macro-prudential analysis
  • Financial inclusion techniques
  • Financial modelling techniques
  • Financial programming
  • Financial stress testing
  • Market risk assessments
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Policy analysis
  • Macro-economics
  • Monetary policy analysis
  • Fiscal policy
  • Financial market operations & instruments
  • Money market operations
  • Commercial banking operations
  • Financial Institution operations
  • Government operations
  • Development finance
  • Cross-border payments
  • Debt monitoring strategies
  • Reserves management
  • Banking laws and regulations
  • Basel principles

    Functional Skills

  • Strategic Planning
  • Budgeting and Planning
  • Ability to drive change
  • Governance – knowledge and ability to ensure good governance practices in assigned Department
  • Risk management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Report writing-ability to develop financial stability reports

    Behavioural Skills

  • Building consensus and influencing-ability to influence various sectors and stakeholders across the economy on economic planning and initiatives required
  • Decision making –ability to make strategic economic decisions in a timely and effective manner and to be accountable for decision making within departmental and role allocation and advise stakeholders on major and critical economic decisions required
  • Leadership and management-ability to lead teams, mentor and coach staff to goal definition and achievement for the benefit of the economy
  • Performance Management and team building –ensure the performance of the central bank in contributing towards ensuring financial stability for the development of the economy
  • Professionalism –maintains a professional approach based on ethics and CBK values
  • Integrity and honesty and ethics- ensures ethical practices and integrity and ensures CBK is not put at reputational risk
  • Communication
  • Customer orientation-is customer focused striking a solid balance between external and internal customer orientation
  • Resilience –is able to withstand strategic and operational challenges and maintain momentum
  • Emotional Intelligence-manages emotions in a mature and composed manner as expected of a leader

    7. Director, Payment Systems

    Job Title: Director, Payment Systems

    Ref: PKF/HR/004

    Division: Policy and Regulation

    Department: Payment Systems

    Department Purpose Statement: The Payment Systems department ensures an efficient, reliable and secure payment system that supports the smooth functioning of the economy.

    The department is also responsible for ensuring that the National Payment Systems meet market requirements and respond effectively and on time, to technological changes.

    Role of the Department Head

  • Formulate and implement payment strategies and policies that promote the establishment, regulation and supervision of efficient and effective payment, clearing and settlements systems as provided for in the CBK Act.
  • Develop payment strategies and policies for Board approval in line with the CBK’s strategy and national priorities
  • Ensures the department meets its functional responsibilities and makes these contributions effectively and efficiently.
  • Assists the Governor with on-going and long-term management and development of the Bank’s resources and organisational capability;
  • Contributes as appropriate to the performance of other functions and to the overall achievement of CBK’s strategic objectives
  • Works effectively as part of the senior management team to deliver on the Key Result Areas and demonstrates competencies of his/her role.

    Main Responsibilities of the Jobs (Key Result Areas)

    The job holder is responsible for the supervision of the following:

    1. Payment Systems Oversight Unit

    2. Payment Systems Operations Unit

    3. Payment Systems Policy Development

    4. Payments Systems Adviser

  • Provide effective leadership and ensuring national payment systems are efficient, reliable and secure.
  • Ensure that the national payment systems and instruments comply with the relevant legislation such as CBK Act and National Payment Systems Act
  • Develop on-going payment strategies and policies for Board approval in line with CBK`s strategy and national priorities for wholesale and large value payments
  • Develop payment strategies and policies for Board approval in line with CBK`s strategy and national priorities for retail payment systems
  • Ensure effective management and oversight of systematically important payment systems.
  • Ensure continued availability of efficient, reliable and secure payment systems that support the smooth functioning of the economy:
  • Ensure Payment systems’ infrastructure operates under oversight and meets international standards.
  • Develop and implement policies to ensure national Payments Systems meet market requirements and respond to technological change:
  • Participate in and support the “National Payment Council”.
  • Ensure the operation of efficient payments services for banks and the broader financial system.
  • Ensure the operation of and manage the National Single Window project.
  • Operate and manage the National Switch project
  • Keep abreast with payment trends including mobile banking processes and platforms and link this to improved payment policy and banking requirements
  • Keep abreast with payment risks including cyber risks and other risks and ensure an adequate payment risk management framework is in place
  • Participate in formulation of cross border initiatives aimed at regulatory coordination and cooperation
  • Participate in stakeholder committees and meetings

    Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum level of academic qualification, skills and knowledge required to perform effectively in the role
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Finance , Management, Business Administration, Law or in any relevant field
  • Training and certification from reputable international organisation on payment systems policy and oversight
  • Extensive experience in banking operations including policy papers for decision making bodies
  • Experience in monitoring banking systems
  • Not less than ten years’ experience related to the Kenyan financial systems and payments environment; three of which should be in a managerial capacity
  • In depth knowledge of payment systems compliance requirements including the BIS Core principles

    In depth knowledge of the work and the industry on issues related to payment systems and instruments such as:

    1. Large value payment systems

    2. Payment Systems

    3. Payment innovation

    4. Payment security

    Working Relationships

    Internal working relationships:

    The Department Head will be:

  • Accountable to the Deputy Governor (Policy and Regulation)
  • Directly responsible for Payments System Oversight Head, Payments System Operations Head, Payment Systems Policy Development Head and Payments Systems Adviser.
  • Directly responsible for the Administrative Support and indirectly for other staff within own department
  • Required to liaise and work closely with the Governor, Deputy Governor, other Department Heads and Unit Managers as may be necessary.

    External working relationships

    Required to develop and maintain working relationships with stakeholders:

  • Commercial banks,
  • Other central banks,
  • Government regulatory agencies,
  • Kenya Bankers Association amongst others

    Competencies

    Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of payment systems policy formulation
  • Wholesale payments operations
  • Payments landscape
  • Payment security standards
  • Payment instrument (card, cheque, EFT) clearing process
  • Commercial bank operations
  • Government operations in relation to payment systems ACH
  • Cross border payments
  • Mobile banking processes
  • Currency management
  • Macro-surveillance
  • Security and cyber risks exposure to payment systems
  • Risk Assessment frameworks
  • Financial analysis
  • System performance monitoring and oversight
  • AML, KYC and other laws affecting financial infrastructure
  • Regional economic and payment systems trends

    Functional skills

    Sound knowledge and experience in the operating frameworks for CBK including:

  • Monetary policy framework implementation methods Central banking operations
  • Financial institution operations
  • Regional banking and economic trends
  • Budgeting and planning –experience and ability to define the departmental wide budgets and to advise on budgeting implications for strategy realisation
  • Risk Management-experience in identifying departmental risks, developing mitigating measures and monitoring mechanisms
  • Governance – knowledge and ability to ensure good governance practices in assigned Department and ensure strategy for payments incorporates good governance processes.
  • Analytical –highly analytical and ability to challenge status quo based on quantitative facts and impacts
  • Ability to coordinate Business Continuity
  • Project Management of various payment projects
  • Regional trends
  • Financial inclusion
  • Ability to induce and drive change
  • Report writing-ability to develop strategic reports In depth knowledge of payment systems compliance requirements including the BIS Core principles

    Behavioural

  • Leadership and management-ability to lead teams, mentor and coach staff to goal definition and achievement
  • Performance Management and team building
  • Decision making –ability to make strategic decisions in a timely and effective manner and to be accountable for decision making within departmental and role allocation and advise external stakeholders on major payments strategic implications and critical decisions required
  • Professionalism –maintains a professional approach based on ethics and CBK values Integrity and honesty and ethics- ensures ethical practices and integrity and ensures CBK is not put at reputational risk
  • Building consensus and influencing-ability to influence various players in the financial sector and across all CBK departments Communication skills
  • Customer orientation-is customer focused striking a solid balance between external and internal customer orientation
  • Resilience –is able to withstanding strategic and operational challenges and maintain momentum
  • Emotional Intelligence-manages emotions in a mature and composed manner as expected of a leader

    How to Apply

    If you fit the profiles of these roles and are flexible enough to enjoy the challenge of adapting to the changing needs of an evolving Central Bank as you grow your career, then 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 field of interest directly to executiverecruitment@ke.pkfea.com by 23rd December, 2014.

    PKF will only process applications submitted through the online address given and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Central Bank of Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Islamic Relief Nutrition Coordinator Job in Wajir Kenya

    Islamic Relief - Kenya

    Job Title: Nutrition Coordinator

    Base Location: Wajir

    Background: Established in 1984 in the UK, Islamic Relief (IR) is an International NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development activities. We aim to help the needy regardless of race, religion or gender.

    Job Summary: This position demands both the technical knowledge and the work experience, needed to coordinate a nutrition programme.

    The Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for leading the Wajir nutrition team and providing technical support and capacity building of IRK nutrition team and MOH staff for successful planning and implementation of the High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HINI).

    The position requires working closely with MOH, WFP, UNICEF and other partners working in Wajir.

    The Nutrition Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring management of the nutrition programme is in line with international and national humanitarian standards and donor guidelines with the assistance of the Nutrition Advisor and the Head of Programmes.

    Key Accountabilities

    Project Planning

  • Support the management of the health and nutrition programmes including the provision of technical support, training and capacity building for the field teams and MOH staff.
  • Ensure that the implementation of the nutrition programmes conforms to internationally accepted standards; country and county guidelines. In addition, ensure that the projects are implemented within budget and timelines
  • Ensure effective start up, management, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the project.
  • Support the development of project annual work plans in coordination with the project teams and review project activities at key intervals to enable participatory feedback mechanism to project plan and implementation.
  • Ensure intervention strategies are inclusive and address the needs of the most vulnerable groups.
  • Provide technical leadership and support for conducting nutrition surveys and coverage assessments.

    Project Implementation and Monitoring

  • Providing support and guidance to the IRK Nutrition team, MOH and other implementing partners on the planning and implementation of activities according to the project document.
  • Conduct training (on-job trainings and classroom) for MOH staff and community health workers on need basis.
  • Representing IRK in Nutrition coordination meetings and other relevant meetings at the county level
  • Participating in and/or leading nutrition, and/or multi-sectoral assessments as required.
  • Lead, supervise and guide the project field team to Identify inputs required for implementation of project activities and follow up on timely delivery with program support in the field and country office.
  • Responsible for maintaining the strategic direction of the health and nutrition programme. This includes ensuring that a coherent and consistent implementation strategy is developed, that activities are implemented in accordance with this, and that regular monitoring and evaluation takes place.
  • Budget formulation, tracking and monitoring
  • Maintain close working relationships with other projects within IRK, to ensure a more comprehensive and harmonized approach towards programme implementation to maximize impact

    Staff management

  • To assess the training needs of nutrition staff and develop a training programme to meet these needs.
  • Conduct training on community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) and IYCF for project staff and MOH counterparts
  • Provide support and supervision on nutrition activities to the staff implementing health and nutrition programme in Wajir
  • Provide leadership, guidance and supervision on project budgets and work plans
  • Representing IRK in Nutrition coordination meetings and other relevant meetings at the county/ sub county level.
  • Ensure that all information on Nutrition and health implementation, policy networking or other communications with IR staff, management and external actors is passed in a complete, accurate and timely manner

    Report Preparation & Submission

  • Developing fact sheets as needed on relevant health and nutrition issues affecting children and women to be used for advocacy and fundraising
  • Participate in project proposal development
  • To compile the nutrition activities inputs to donor project reports and monthly reports with assistance from the appropriate staff.
  • Maintain proper systems of filing and ensure that the field office has all relevant technical material on site.
  • Ensure the establishment and strengthening of nutrition monitoring activities within the organization.
  • To report properly and in an appropriate time, all relevant nutritional information required for the comprehensive development of the nutrition programmes
  • Document and share best practice models and lessons learned from the programme/ projects implemented within the organization and with partners/ other stakeholders
  • Provide regular and timely updates to Area manager, Nutrition Advisor and the project team on progress, priorities and constraints both verbally and in writing.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

    Security

  • Full adherence to Islamic Relief Kenya security procedures and standard operating procedures
  • To behave at all times in a manner which positively promotes Islamic Relief and its work.

    Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree level qualification in public, health nutrition or related disciplines.
  • At least 3+ years of experience in managing nutrition treatment and prevention programs in ASAL areas or underdeveloped/crisis contexts.
  • Significant experience/knowledge of MoH systems and CMAM, IYCF and micronutrient interventions.
  • Experience in health/ nutrition programming including monitoring and evaluation, ability to manage projects including human, material resources and budgets
  • Experience in conducting nutrition assessments and an understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems
  • Understanding of rights based approaches and participatory concepts
  • Ability to produce analytical and well-presented project reports and proposals
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to lead, train/ coach/ mentor and motivate a team.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and able to work under pressure
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Willingness to travel to field sites

    Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV including your qualifications and experience.

    Your application should also include names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts.

    The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly indicate the position title on the subject line.

    Send your applications to HR.Kenya@islamic-relief.or.ke, by Friday 19th December, 2014.

    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Homa Bay County Assembly IT Intern Job in Kenya

    Information Technology / Computer Science Intern

    Are you a third or fourth year student studying information technology or computer science?

    Are you currently looking for an attachment place?

    Homa Bay County Assembly, the best Assembly Kenya, is looking for you.

    Kindly express your interest by sending an application letter and CV only to info@homabayassembly.go.ke.

    Kindly visit our website, Homa Bay County Assembly for more vacancies.


    BirdLife International Jobs in Kenya

    Job Title: Fundraising Officer for Africa

    Fundraising Officer for Africa

  • Location: Flexible (Brussels, Belgium; Nairobi, Kenya; or Cambridge, UK)
  • Full time
  • Salary and benefits: dependent on location and experience

    Are you an experienced fundraiser and want to be part of a truly international conservation team?

    BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation Partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.

    We are looking for someone to develop and implement our fundraising strategies and activities to secure resources in order to implement and support BirdLife Programmes in Africa.

    You will work closely with colleagues around the globe in order to expand and strengthen funding for the BirdLife Partnership.

    The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of biodiversity conservation and non-profit organisations, alongside a proven track record of grant writing, donor management and making funding applications.

    You will additionally have strong communication, organisational and analytical skills, with the ability to work to high standards with tight deadlines.

    A detailed job description and skills specification can be found here.

    Application:

    Applications should include a letter summarising the applicant’s suitability and motivation for the position, a completed qualifications score sheet (please click here), a detailed CV and contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity. Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to: recruitment@birdlife.org

    Closing date: 28th December 2014

    Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held 12th and 13th January 2015.


    Zetech University Sales & Marketing Executive (Corporate Training Services) Job in Kenya

    Zetech University is the premier university for the education of Technology, Science and Business programmes, offering an exceptional learning experience to thousands of youth from Kenya and beyond.

    Our Mission is to provide holistic education and foster a culture of integrity, hard work, research innovation and creativity towards problem solving and lifelong skills.

    We are seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to fill the position of a Sales & Marketing Executive - Corporate Training Services

    Key Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Business Development Manager, the position holder will, among other duties, be responsible for:

  • Proactively prospecting and identifying training needs and qualifying sales opportunities;
  • Preparing business proposals, pre-qualifications, expressions of interests and other bidding documents;
  • Conducting sales pitches on university trainings and attend client sales meetings accordingly;
  • Identifying marketing opportunities by researching on customer requirements and needs and strategizing appropriately in order to meet them;
  • Work hand-in-hand with the business development team in achieving sales and marketing operational objectives by engaging clients appropriately, identifying, managing and sustaining rapport with key accounts by making periodic visits, exploring specific needs, and anticipating new opportunities;
  • Preparing and completing sales and marketing action plans to meet assigned financial objectives;
  • Marketing the university corporate programmes, e-marketing included; Working in partnership with academics to develop content and training structures;
  • Providing training coordination support including preparation of training material, booking venues, set-up of training rooms and all other training logistics;
  • Liaising with the client company to ensure expected standards and preferences of the training programmes are agreed upon and met;
  • Overseeing the conduct of the trainings and gathering feedback from the clients.
  • Providing relevant sales information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends within the training industry.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of a Bachelors degree in Marketing or a related field from a recognized institution;
  • A minimum of 1 – 2 years’ experience in sales preferably in corporate training industry;
  • Understanding of the training industry will be a critical added advantage
  • A good command and understanding of e-marketing tools for professional and corporate purposes.
  • Excellent command and articulation of the English language;
  • Quick thinker with a high level of proactivity;
  • Integrity, a diplomatic outlook and professional discretion are essential.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants to send their applications including an updated CV, indicating current and expected salary and names of three referees, their email addresses and telephone numbers to the undersigned, not later than 18th December 2014:

    The Human Resource Manager,
    via Email address: vacancies@zetech.ac.ke

    Website: Zetech University

    Zetech University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Zetech University Chief Librarian Job in Kenya

    Zetech University is the premier university for the education of Technology, Science and Business programmes, offering an exceptional learning experience to thousands of youth from Kenya and beyond.

    Our Mission is to provide holistic education and foster a culture of integrity, hard work, research innovation and creativity towards problem solving and lifelong skills.

    We are seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to fill the position of a Chief Librarian

    Key Responsibilities

    Reporting to the University Registrar - Academic Affairs, the position holder will, among other duties, be responsible for:

  • Providing leadership to the library section of the university in terms of general administration and operations
  • Development and implementation of library policies Charging and discharging library information resources to users for various information needs
  • Sourcing for library information materials
  • Providing guidance on linkages and accreditation with relevant library bodies
  • Advice and guide on new library technology
  • Provision of quick reference and information services to users for effective use of library materials
  • Organization of library stock to facilitate identification and retrieval of information resources.
  • Processing and preparing reports of library overdue fines to ensure that the library overdue policy is enforced and up-to-date records are maintained
  • Verifying bibliographic details of library materials to ensure that the correct items are ordered.
  • Provision of library user education through orientation for new users to ensure effective use of library resources and to promote user information literacy
  • Cataloguing and classification of all library materials to ensure proper organization and retrieval of information
  • Verification and physical processing of acquired information resources to ensure the correct orders are supplied.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Masters degree in Library and Information studies from a recognized university
  • At least 3 years’ recent relevant professional experience preferably in a tertiary institution or higher educational environment
  • Knowledge of KOHA, library accreditation requirements, and online subscription and usage
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must be familiar with KLISC
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Good customer service skills
  • Problem solving and leadership skills

    Interested applicants to send their applications including an updated CV, indicating current and expected salary and names of three referees, their email addresses and telephone numbers to the undersigned, not later than 19th December 2014:

    The Human Resource Manager,
    via Email address: vacancies@zetech.ac.ke

    Website: Zetech University Chief Librarian Job in Kenya

    Zetech University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Evidence Action Policy, Outreach & Partnerships Associate Director Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Evidence Action is seeking a dynamic Associate Director for Policy, Outreach, and Partnerships in Nairobi, Kenya.

    The Policy, Outreach and Partnerships (POP) Team is fundamental to Evidence Action’s ability to effectively scale proven interventions. We seek to leverage existing platforms and to forge effective partnerships which enable us to have a catalytic impact.

    We actively seek to embed programs in government or scaled institutions. In order to do so, we must be able to effectively understand, engage with, and influence these institutions.

    Our interest in meaningful, scaled impact also implies an inherent eagerness to expand into new geographies – within existing countries and in new ones. We need to understand those contexts and manage risk as we grow.

    Filling the gap between “what works” and having impact at scale requires an ability to take technical knowledge and research results and make them relevant in the real world, where policy, politics, and many other features of the local context and landscape matter. The POP Team enables programs to be effective and to grow, thrive, and have impact in real world contexts.

    We are looking for a motivated, strategically-minded, and action-oriented individual who is passionate about using their people and program management skills to lead Evidence Action’s Policy, Outreach and Partnerships team.

    Responsibilities:

  • The Associate Director – Policy, Outreach and Partnerships will be responsible for building and leading the Policy, Outreach and Partnership team.

    This person will report to the Regional Director and will be based in Evidence Action’s regional office in Nairobi.

    Responsibilities will include:

    1. Management

  • Manage and inspire a high-performing team to deliver services and outcomes across the region.
  • Collaboration across programs in a matrix structure: The POP Team functions like an internal consulting firm within Evidence Action, providing high-quality and value-for-money services and oversight to programs. The Associate Director will collaborate closely with other managers to achieve policy-related outcomes.

    2. Ultimate responsibility for deliverables in service to program teams: Oversee, contribute to, and provide quality control on:

  • Policy analysis and strategy such as context and landscape research and monitoring, analysis of government policies and regulatory frameworks, collaboration with program teams to set policy agenda and goals, investigation and analysis of government financing and procurement, and developing governance structures for programs and with partners.
  • Government and partner relationships such as investigating, building and codifying new relationships, managing existing relationships both tactically and technically (e.g. managing contracts, meeting planning and tracking) as well as interpersonally (e.g. you and your team are seen as collaborative and supportive partners in their work), and understanding and observing appropriate protocols.
  • Communications and advocacy such as development and promotion of communications materials consistent across projects and in collaboration with global team, high-quality and consistent internal and external communications, advocacy to create and maintain legitimacy and political will among government and non-governmental partners, influence regulations, policies, annual operating plans, etc. to achieve institutionalized scale of evidence-based programming.

    3. Build culture of a collaborative, evidence- and values-based team

  • Collaborate with cross-cutting functions and programs at Evidence Action to foster high quality output that is consistent with program goals and is clearly communicated.
  • Build a culture of good partnership to maximize our impact with and through strategic institutional relationships.
  • Ensure the integrity of programs: Promotion of evidence and of Evidence Action values permeating our external relationships, communications and actions.

    Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Track record of inspiring and empowering teams with the right level of structure and direction (at least 3 years of senior management and leadership experience)
  • Skilled at building relationships with senior leaders and policymakers, and comfortable working collaboratively across teams and cultures
  • Substantial experience with policy analysis, strategy and advocacy
  • Problem solving extraordinaire ready to embark on Plan B when needed
  • Perseverance in the face of daunting challenges
  • Start-up experience and mentality
  • Ability to think big while still being detail-oriented
  • Excellent analytical skills and action-oriented output
  • Strong written and oral communicator
  • Experience in developing countries in general and at least two of our three target countries in particular (Kenya, Uganda, Malawi)
  • Passionate about social impact
  • A sense of humor

    Willingness to spend 20-30% of the time in East Africa outside Nairobi Click here to apply online Evidence Action Policy, Outreach & Partnerships Associate Director Job in Nairobi Kenya


    Evidence Action Associate Office Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Associate Office Manager

    Finance & Admin - Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Purpose: To facilitating the efficient functioning of the office through a range of administrative, clerical, financial and managerial tasks.

    Management Responsibility: To provide professional guidance and advice on administration issues to the Management

    Description of Duties

  • To ensure that all approved and regular tasks pertaining to administration are carried out on time.
  • Manage relationship with office supply vendors and conduct special order of office supplies.
  • Manage Evidence Action transactions with vendors and service providers within the framework of Evidence Action policies.
  • Set up a system for managing visitor’s to the office and ensure that they are adequately attended to.
  • To monitor financial expenditure in respect of administrative activities as per approved budget, procedures and policies.
  • To prepare budgets, plans as well as periodic and ad-hoc reports as and when needed
  • To oversee cleaning and maintenance of office facility and to supervise general cleanliness and maintenance of the office at all times
  • To organize for meetings and plan for appointments
  • Coordinate transport booking and accommodation for staff members and visitors
  • Manager office inventory of stationery and furniture
  • Supervising and monitoring the work of clerical and administrative staff
  • Managing office budgets
  • Implementing and maintaining procedures/office administrative systems
  • Organizing induction programmes for new employees
  • Any other duties delegated from time to time by your supervisor

    Accountability

  • Decision Making and Communication channels: For routine decision making to be guided by generally accepted organization rules and regulations. Refer to Director of Finance and Administration on issues out of normal policies and procedures
  • Responsibility over data or information: Has access to important and highly confidential information. Keep all Evidence Action program activities and vendors strictly confidential
  • Responsibility over assets: Computer, printer, office equipment, office furniture, office supplies
  • Responsibility over staff: Accounting staff within the department section

    Professional Qualifications

  • Degree in Business Administration or relevant filed
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Internet Explorer.
  • Should be an effectual communicator verbally as well as through writing skills.

    Relevant Experience and Key skills

  • Minimum three years’ work experience in similar administrative responsibilities
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, must be able to interact in a mature, professional and friendly manner with local and international colleagues
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently and under pressure.
  • Attention to details with good understanding of filing processes
  • Highly developed organizational skills

    Personal Attributes

  • Strong team leader and player
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent networking skills

    Click here to apply online Evidence Action Associate Office Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya


    Evidence Action Payroll Associate Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy: Payroll Associate

    Finance & Admin - Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Purpose: To provide full centralized payroll accounting function to include timely reconciliations of high activity weekly, bi-weekly and semi-monthly G/L accounts, payroll taxes, and various payroll benefits accounts.

    The position is also responsible for payroll banking functions.

    Ensures that reconciliations and adjustments are recorded timely and in compliance with company policies and procedures, and GAAP.

    Assists in the month end close process for the payroll department.

    Performs special projects related to the payroll accounting function.

    Management Responsibility: To ensure effective utilization of Programme/project funds according to the organization’s policies and procedures and the donor guidelines

    Description of Duties

  • Reconcile, audit and process incoming monthly payroll data for Evidence Action Kenya country program
  • Act as the main contact for payroll management in Evidence Action Africa Region
  • Provide analysis and back up for all payroll accrual accounts.
  • Manage cost allocation of the monthly payroll, paid leave days and all other personnel costs for the Africa region.
  • Able to create and edit queries to provide Finance and the management team with payroll reports as needed.
  • Run all processes to reconcile and balance quarterly and annual tax extract against pounded amounts
  • Liaise with HR in updating payroll records by reviewing and approving changes in deductions, salary changes, new hires, contract terminations, final dues etc.
  • Initiate and engage regular review meetings with HR and Finance to resolve and discuss various payroll issues and queries.
  • To ensure that statutory obligations are adhered to and all taxes are remitted on time.
  • Any other duties delegated from time to time by your supervisor.

    Accountability

  • Decision Making and Communication channels: For routine decision making to be guided by generally accepted accounting principles and organization rules and regulations.
  • Refer to Head of Finance on issues out of normal policies and procedures.
  • Will work in collaboration with finance staff at the global level
  • Responsibility over data or information: Has access to important and highly confidential information.
  • Responsibility over assets: Computer, printer, office equipment, office furniture
  • Responsibility over staff: Accounting staff within the program section

    Professional Qualifications

  • Degree in Finance, Accounting, or closely related field.
  • CPA II/ACCA II qualifications

    Relevant Experience and Key Skills

  • Minimum two years’ work experience in similar Payroll/Accounting position
  • Strong consultative, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication and presentation skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to work with extreme accuracy
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

    Personal Attributes

  • Strong team player
  • Excellent communication, high computer literacy levels (SPSS) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Strong organizational skills

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply online Evidence Action Payroll Associate Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Closing date: 31st December, 2014.


    Evidence Action Data Quality and Information Systems Manager Job in Kisumu, Kenya

    Vacancy: Manager, Data Quality and Information Systems

    MLIS - Kisumu, Kenya

    About the Monitoring Learning and Information Systems (MLIS) Team: The MLIS team embodies the evidence-based nature of Evidence Action’s work and enables us to be a data-driven organization.

    The team provides services across our Africa region in meeting the following outcomes:

    Programs delivered with access to timely and useful data for day-to-day programmatic planning and decision making;

    All ongoing program monitoring needs met (including M&E design and quality data collection);

    Analysis and research conducted to support program improvements (including operation research, market research and cost-efficiency analysis); Support programs with useful and clear information for evidence-based decision making (with one pagers, briefings, newsletters, etc);

    Support provided to regional leadership for new programs and partnerships for exploration and evaluation;

    Standards, systems and processes setup for delivery of all functions (monitoring, analysis, research, information systems and quality data).

    The MLIS team works towards these outcomes through four sub-teams, led by two managers, that work closely together to deliver quality, timely and useful information:

    Learning and Communication (L&C): This team is responsible for supporting the program teams with timely information in innovative, useful and clear ways to translate analysis and research to evidence-based decision making and action.

    Monitoring, Analysis and Research (MAR): This team is responsible for ensuring that all ongoing program monitoring needs are met and analysis and research is conducted to support program improvements.

    Management Information Systems (MIS): This team is be responsible for ensuring that the all programs have access to timely and useful data for day-to-day programmatic planning and decision making through a cloud-based multi-user system.

    Data Quality and Management (DQM): This team is responsible for ensuring access to quality and timely data to meet all ongoing program needs; including monitoring, information systems and analysis and research.

    The Manager for Data Quality and Information Systems is responsible for ensuring that quality and timely data is available to meet ongoing program needs; including monitoring, information systems and analysis and research for program improvements.

    The Manager is also responsible for the development of innovative cloud-based systems and tools that allow for the sharing of data and program planning and tracking of activities.

    A critical part of achieving this will be setting up minimum standards and building systems to ensure that the quality of data for all Evidence Action regional programs meet a high level of standard.

    The Manager for Data Quality and Information Systems will work with a large field team and also collaborate closely with other sub-team members to achieve MLIS team outcomes

    Data Quality and Management

  • Ensure timely, useful and quality data collection, including quantitative and qualitative data, electronic and paper surveys, and scientific data (e.g. water testing, carbon monitoring etc).
  • Work with program teams to train and manage all staff collecting data to ensure quality data collection.
  • Develop standardized data collection instruments; for electronic data collection (ODK), phone survey and field-based paper surveys.
  • Coordinate and plan for efficient and cost-effective data collection for all programs across countries
  • Develop databases for data entry and manage data entry, process and clean data using STATA and develop and maintain a system of systematic and secure storage
  • Identify and provide recommendations for innovative and cost-efficient methods of improving quality of data for programs and ensure that all DQM activities are budgeted for.
  • Setup minimum standards and best-practices for collecting, processing, cleaning, and organizing data.
  • Build innovative systems and tools to train staff and plan activities.
  • Develop management guidelines for task management of program field staff.

    Management Information System

  • Lead the development, implementation and maintenance of the key information systems which will allow Evidence Action to effectively serve millions of people.

    This area of responsibility includes:

  • Participate in and manage in-house MIS design, coding and deployment, while paying attention to need to customize any MIS system or tool to particular country and/or program.
  • Actively and directly manage contracted vendors in developing MIS systems and tools, including following up on timelines and deliverables on tasks outsourced to vendors, for tracking and payment purposes.
  • Take the lead on the critical training of the users of the MIS – MLIS and Programs teams, especially in the period following the launch of new systems, or following episodes of major revisions or updates of the existing system.
  • Develop and manage tools for collecting feedback from the users of MIS, with a view of addressing the issues raised expeditiously and improve the systems as needed.
  • Create tools to monitor usage of systems developed to ensure that systems remain relevant and friendly to the programs.
  • Work with program and country management teams to identify opportunities for creating or improving information systems.
  • Research and apply emerging technological solutions and best-practices to support Evidence Action program operations.
  • Develop work plans to inform immediate and long term activities and projects for MIS team, in line with Program needs and priorities.
  • Discuss, review manuals and other documentation developed by contracted vendors to ensure that all information is captured and suggest changes to the manuals in the process of development as needed.
  • Develop and communicate systems detailing interaction between other MLIS sub-teams and Programs with MIS platforms.

    Team Management

  • Manage a large DQIS team members across several countries and cities, including attracting and retaining excellent DQIS team members and ensure the ongoing development of their professional skills and capabilities.
  • Ensure that DQIS team members uphold and promote a service-oriented and client-driven approach to their relationships with programs.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in a relevant field with strong economics, statistics, or other analytical and quantitative training;
  • Strong technical skills and capacity, with at least 2 years of practical experience managing and working directly with large teams and data;
  • Working knowledge and proven development sensibilities using PHP/HTML/CSS, JAVA/Javascript and Android programming languages
  • Working knowledge and proven experience working with PostgreSQL and MySQL databases.
  • Knowledge of STATA (preferred), SQL or other statistical data management software; electronic data collection software like ODK, Blaise etc. and data entry software like CSPro and the ability to quickly learn new software for data management.
  • Self-directed and self-motivating personality, with proven ability to manage demands from multiple clients while adhering to deadlines and priorities.
  • Demonstrated system building skills to consistently deliver quality data.
  • Naturally inquisitive, skeptical, intellectually curious, detail-oriented and organized.
  • Inspired by Evidence Action’s mission to bring proven interventions to scale, improving the lives of millions.
  • A strong commitment to evidence-based practice and policy in the development field.
  • An ability to operate effectively with ambiguity, and to thrive as a part of a dynamic and evolving leadership team.
  • A sense of humor and excitement to be part of an engaged and intellectually stimulating work environment.

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply online Evidence Action Data Quality and Information Systems Manager Job in Kisumu, Kenya

    Closing date: 31st December, 2014.


    Evidence Action Product Design Senior Associate Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Senior Associate, Product Design

    Engineering - Nairobi, Kenya

    Evidence Action is seeking a Senior Associate for Product Design for Dispensers for Safe Water.

    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.

    Dispensers for Safe Water is an entrepreneurial team tasked with scaling up chlorine dispensers, a proven innovation for dramatically expanding access to water treatment at extremely low cost.

    Our work is growing rapidly – we currently serve over 2.6 million people in Kenya, Uganda, and Malawi. We plan to reach 25 million in the next 5 years.

    Our work is based on rigorous research and evidence of the effectiveness of chlorine dispensers. 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.

    About the Hardware: The chlorine dispenser hardware is designed to deliver a metered dose of dilute chlorine at communal water sources, where the reminder to treat is most salient and where the visibility of dosing promotes social norm formation.

    The hardware itself consists of a blow-molded HDPE tank filled with 1.25% sodium hypochlorite, a ball valve that delivers the appropriate dose of chlorine for a standard water collection container, and an injection-molded casing that is mounted on a concrete base near the water point using a standard PVC pipe.

    The current design is a simple, affordable, user-friendly product that shifts water treatment activity from the point of use to the point of collection while also protecting household drinking water against recontamination during storage.

    The dispenser itself is just one component of Dispensers for Safe Water: ensuring a quality product also involves a commitment to community education and participation, and the development of a strong chlorine supply chain in rural areas.

    About the Position:

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

    We increasingly seek to apply Human Centered Design methodologies to identify and design solutions for drastic improvements supporting 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 Dispensers for Safe Water but may expand to other programs.

    The Senior Associate for 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bring components to manufacturing: Develop a manufacturing plan for redesigned components with input from the Senior Associate for Supply and Logistics, develop tooling designs for new components.

    Skills and 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).
  • 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.

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply online Evidence Action Product Design Senior Associate Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Closing date: 31st December, 2014.


    Evidence Action Supply Chain Senior Associate Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy: Senior Associate, Supply Chain

    Engineering - Nairobi, Kenya

    Evidence Action is seeking a Senior Associate for Supply Chain for its Dispensers for Safe Water Program.

    About Dispensers for Safe Water: Each year, over 1.8 million children under the age of five die from diarrhoea, a leading cause of which is unsafe drinking water. DSW is an entrepreneurial team tasked with scaling the Chlorine Dispenser System, a proven innovation for dramatically expanding access to water treatment at extremely low cost.

    Our work is growing rapidly – we currently serve over 2.6 million people in Kenya, Uganda, and Malawi. We plan to reach 25 million in the next 5 years.

    Our work is based on strong proof of 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.

    About the position: The Senior Associate for 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.

    This position 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.

    The Senior Associate must ensure that all products are available to programs in a timely and highly cost-effective manner. The Senior Associate will be focused on ensuring that the lifetime cost of a product is minimized, and that the supply chains are well-designed and cost-effective.

    The Senior Associate for Supply Chain will ensure hardware is imported, assembled, and shipped to our field programs. The Senior Associate’s 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:

  • Identify and negotiate with international suppliers to ensure transparent and cost-effective sourcing;
  • Thorough 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;
  • Develop supply chain options for regional and global manufacturing hubs;
  • Develop optimal dispenser hardware and chlorine resupply model;
  • Map out current supply chain and identify key areas for improvement;
  • 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;
  • Work with government offices to standardize necessary components, register our product with a Kenyan Certificate of Origin, and document our products as necessary.

    Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must have 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. Significant experience is more important than the correct degree.
  • Experience with KEBS/COMESA registration.
  • Contacts with suppliers in China and Kenya.
  • Demonstrable planning and strategic thinking skills.
  • 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.
  • Fast learner with the ability to 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.

    Closing date: 31st December, 2014.


    Techno Brain IT Graduate Trainees Jobs in Kenya

    Techno Brain, Africa's leading IT Solutions & IT Training services provider & an equal opportunity employer is looking for Graduate Trainees in Kenya

    Position Overview: Responsible for developing customer solution in the sales cycle, based on understanding customer needs and aligning those needs with the spectrum of solutions / products offerings.

    Shall support the sales team with the required solution / product information and support sales team.

    They manage relationships with various internal and external stakeholders to ensure inflow of required inputs.

    Role and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the Pre-Sales resources evolve in line with the Sales Teams stated requirements
  • Production of responses to Requests for information and Requests for pricing
  • Work with Sales personnel to provide product/solution, business and technical knowledge in support of pre sales activities
  • Work with practice/product and marketing teams to help define sales messages and ensure sales packages are developed and messages communicated to sales team
  • Responsible for staying on competitive analyses and understanding differentiators between the company and its competitors
  • Responsible for preparing for meetings and understanding differentiators between the company and its competitors
  • Monitoring and managing the technical pre-sales environments

    Key Performance Indicators

  • Number and worth of leads generated vis-a-vis number and worth of leads converted or closed or still active
  • Time allocation and utilization for each opportunity

    Experience Profile

  • Bachelor of Business & Information Technology (BBIT) is preferred
  • Additional degree in Computer Science or Management is considered a plus.
  • Ability to work in fast growing organization

    Personal Attributes

  • Strong communication, listening, presentation and writing skills.
  • Must be a Team player and adaptive to the competitive market environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills

    How to Apply

    CV’s to be sent to: ssangani@technobrainltd.com


    Kisumu Teachers Sacco Accountant / Deputy CEO Job in Kenya

    Kisumu Teachers Co-operative Savings and Credit Society Ltd

    Vacancy: Accountant / Deputy CEO

    A medium sized SACCO based in Kisumu City with membership spread in Kisumu County and beyond is urgently looking for an Accountant to fill the above position.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To be in-charge of day-to-day financial operation of the Sacco and proving all the financial and accounting professional direction.
  • Perform all the financial and accounting related functions and activities in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Prepare and ensure compliance with all payroll accounting, taxation and other statutory requirements.
  • Ensure preparation of monthly bank reconciliation.
  • Any other duty as assigned.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • KCSE C+ (plus) and above.
  • Bachelors Degree in Commerce or any other business related option.
  • Certified Public Accountant of Kenya
  • Computer Literacy a must, knowledge in ASMAS is added advantage.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in a busy accounting office.
  • Excellent experience in preparing financial management reports.
  • Strong skills in accounting, budgeting and general ledger management, payroll, payables and receivables and balance sheet.

  • Age 30-45 years.

    Application

    Interested candidates should send their application letter with detailed resume, including daytime telephone contacts and E-mail address to;

    Chairman,
    KITE Sacco Ltd,
    P. O. Box 2073-40100,
    Kisumu.

    Email:kitesacco@gmail.com, info@kitecoop.org

    web Kisumu Teachers Co-operative Savings and Credit Society Ltd

    The application must reach the Chairman not later than 18th December 2014


    Interchurch Medical Assistance Health Systems Strengthening Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Interchurch Medical Assistance

    Health Systems Strengthening Advisor

    The USAID-funded Kenya Afya Jijini (Nairobi) and Pwani (Coast) Program will look to strengthen Health and Human Capacity and increase overall health services through the expansion of quality HIV/AIDS services, focused Maternal, Newborn, Child Health (MNCH); Family Planning (FP); increasing Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH); and Nutrition services and finally by strengthening County Health Systems.

    The Health Systems Strengthening Advisor will report to the Chief of Party. S/he will provide technical guidance for areas that focus on support of the National and County Government's effort to improve organization of devolved service delivery to improved access to health and related services.

    These efforts will specifically be centered on the organization of the health infrastructure, health service package, care and treatment services and facility management.

    Duties:

  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership in program design and implementation.
  • Strengthen health training systems and processes that support primary clinic health care and community health service delivery including management of health facilities, equipment, human resources, management of health commodities, patient records etc.
  • Improve delivery of quality primary health care according to evidence-based standards through training programs which address technical areas such as HIV/AIDS, family planning, WASH and nutrition.
  • Provide technical assistance to improve human resource capacity, internal control procedures, technical management and workflow.

    The position requires a competent and experienced person with the following attributes:

  • Master's degree in public health, health economics, public policy or a related field.
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in health systems strengthening, at least 5 years in a developing country.
  • Must have 5 years of first-hand experience in strengthening health services, health provider training and capacity building, performance improvement, or supervision.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of one or more of the following areas: HIV/AIDS, MNCH, family planning, WASH, and/or nutrition.
  • Experience working with health financing, service delivery and/or supply chain management.
  • Experience providing health systems strengthening technical assistance to government agencies, NGOs or other organizations.
  • Must have a knowledge of challenges faced by the Kenya Ministry of Health, pertaining to health financing, human resources for health and institutional capacity building, cost analysis, and efficiency indicators for health care.
  • Experience working on a USAID-funded health project and knowledge of PEPFAR programming, process and frameworks is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent verbal, written communications and presentation skills
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Proven presentation and writing skills.
  • Fluency in English.

    How to Apply:

    All interested parties should send their CVs to the following email address: recruiting@imaworldhealth.org

    Closing date: 24 Dec 2014


    Finance and Administration Manager Job in Kenya

    Job from Trócaire

    Trocaire is recruiting a Finance and Administration Manager in Nairobi as part of the Senior Management Team. He/she will have overall management responsibility of providing financial and accounting management in compliance with Trocaire’s policies and donor requirements and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and ensuring the financial integrity of the program with regards to controls, systems and financial reporting.

    Essential Qualifications and Skills

  • Internationally recognized professional accounting qualification (CPA, ACCA)
  • Graduate qualification in accounting and financial management
  • At least five years post qualification experience in a finance/accounting role. This should include at least three years’ experience in an overseas position in the NGO sector.
  • Must have multi-donor financial management experience
  • Skills in developing, delivering and evaluating training for staff members.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a participative style within teams.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • A commitment to social justice and the ethos of Trócaire.

    How to Apply:

    Trócaire recruitment and selection process reflect its commitment to People in Aid Code of Good Practice. Prospective applicants must be committed to safeguarding children and adults against all forms of exploitation and abuse by signing Trócaire’s Safeguarding Programme Participants Policy.

    Interested applicants, who meet the above requirements, should send their CV and cover letter to the Human Resources Officer through the following email address: hr@trocaire.or.ke with the subject of the email as Finance and Administration Manger by 2nd January 2015.

    Applications will be reviewed as they come and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Mercy Corps PROGRESS Programme Coordinator & Learning Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

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

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

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

    Programme Coordinator & Learning Manager, PROGRESS Programme – Nairobi

    Programme / Department Summary:

    The PROGRESS Programme Coordinator and Learning Manager will work in collaboration with the PROGRESS Programme Director, Programme Managers and PROGRESS Consortium members in the implementation of a proposed multi-year project as part of DFID’s BRACED initiative (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters).

    Mercy Corps anticipates a programme award under BRACED to implement the “Programme for Resilient Systems” (PROGRESS).

    PROGRESS will be comprised of a multi-partner consortium poised to deliver a 36-month initiative designed to build absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity of more than 200,000 individual households in northern Kenya (Wajir) and northern Uganda (Karamoja).

    The Kenya-based Programme Coordinator and Learning Manager will play a key role in programme implementation, help to generate and synthesize learnings from both Kenya and Uganda teams, and support the Project Director in the efficient management of PROGRESS.

    General Position Summary:

    The Programme Coordinator and Learning Manager will work directly with Programme Director and Programme Managers to support oversight of accountability and adherence to Mercy Corps policies and donor rules and regulations, and program milestones and deliverables.

    He/she will report to and work with the Programme Director and engage in program representation to donors, relevant government entities, partners, other implementers and external stakeholders and convert program information into actionable management recommendations and guidance.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Program Implementation:

    The Programme Coordinator and Learning Manager will assist in the overall program management of PROGRESS program activities in both Kenya and Uganda, as well as facilitation of communication and program documentation and learning within the PROGRESS Consortium through support to programme planning, strategy development and communications between consortium members, program management staff and external partners.

    This role will also entail oversight of the multi-country activities of PROGRESS to support the Programme Director to ensure cross-country cohesion in resilience messaging, planning, monitoring, evaluation, implementation, and learnings.

    The Programme Coordinator and Learning Manager will also support operations around the PROGRESS learning agenda within each of the programme locations (Kenya and Uganda), and strategies for cross-country learning.

    As deputy to the Programme Director, the Programme Coordinator and Learning Manager will also be tasked with a shared representational role at resilience events and fora in the region and information management as it relates to resilience within Kenya and Uganda.

    The Programme Coordinator and Learning Manager will also assist with oversight of the PROGRESS communications strategy and lead in development of materials, presentations and other media in accordance with programme needs and the DFID/BRACED requirements.

    Learning and Reporting:

  • Support Programme Managers in the achievement of program targets and objectives and support efforts towards the design effective M&E systems and operations.
  • Facilitate the coordination, scheduling and production of formal and informal reports and documentation and communication of reports and learning materials.

    Coordination and Representation:

  • Represent Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO and other relevant events in the field, in close coordination with the Programme Director.
  • Attend key events, committee meetings, fora, seminars, etc. as they relate to East Africa resilience.
  • Coordinate activities with consortium partners, sub grantees, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.

    Staff Management, Professional Development and Team building:

  • Contribute to country team-building efforts, and ensure the integration of all team and consortium members into relevant decision-making processes. Oversee the PROGRESS Programme Assistant.

    Program Support Operations:

  • Ensure close communication across cross-country field teams and consortium members regarding program activities and plans, challenges and obstacles to timely and quality implementation and programme learning.
  • Coordinate with program, finance, and administration staff for troubleshooting and problem solving.

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

    Supervisory Responsibility: Progress Programme Assistant

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

    Reports Directly To: Programme Director based in Nairobi, Kenya

    Works Directly With: PROGRESS Programme Director, Kenya and Uganda Country Directors, PROGRESS Programme Managers in both countries, consortium partners, and technical and support staff from Mercy Corps office in Portland, Oregon and Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Knowledge and Experience:

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

    Success Factors:

    The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

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

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit applications on or before 5th January 2015, by 4.00pm, containing a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org

    The email subject line must clearly quote the job title and location being applied for.

    Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

    Please do not attach any certificates.

    (ONLY qualified candidates who meet all the essential required qualifications will be contacted for interviews)

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


    Mercy Corps PROGRESS Programme Gender Team Leader Job in Wajir Kenya

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

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

    Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individuals to take up the following positions.

    Gender Team Leader, PROGRESS Programme – Wajir

    Programme / Department Summary:

    The PROGRESS Team Leader will work in collaboration with the PROGRESS Programme Director, Programme Managers and PROGRESS consortium members in the implementation of a proposed multi-year project as part of DFID’s BRACED initiative (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters).

    Mercy Corps anticipates a programme award under BRACED to implement the “Programme for Resilient Systems” (PROGRESS).

    PROGRESS will be comprised of a multi-partner consortium poised to deliver a 36-month initiative designed to build absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity of more than 200,000 individual households in northern Kenya (Wajir County) and northern Uganda (Karamoja). The Wajir-based Gender Team Leader will play a key role in implementation.

    General Position Summary: The PROGRESS Gender Team Leader will work directly with the Programme Manager in Wajir and is responsible for developing and implementing the PROGRESS gender strategy in Wajir.

    The Gender Team Leader will provide a framework of activities to guide gender integration throughout the life of PROGRESS and across all technical sectors with the goal of enhancing absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity for resilience of girls and women and augmenting access to assets, capital and decision-making processes.

    The Gender Team Leader will provide direct support to the Wajir Programme Manager of PROGRESS to develop work plans per sector/practice area with clear targets and timeframes to ensure the greatest possible gender integration into program planning, strategic prioritization and sound implementation.

    Programme emphasis will be on the role of girls and women in collective decision making around community and natural resources, and the individual capacity for entrepreneurship and active market engagement including value chain activities around livestock products in the pastoralist context.

    The Gender Team Leader will also play a key role in advising around advocacy, policy formulation and gender sensitive budgeting with local and national government actors.

    In addition the Gender Team Leader will ensure that PROGRESS team members and consortium partners are actively programming and operating to a high-standard for gender integration into projects for all sectors and practice areas including governance, market systems, gender empowerment, and natural resource management with a focus in water resources management, livestock and rangeland management, climate smart agriculture, and urban issues.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Technical Capacity

  • Coordinate closely, work with and the Wajir Programme Manager, Wajir-based Practice-Area Team Leaders and partners to promote gender integration in to the various sector-based activities of PROGRESS.
  • Develop training series on leadership and negotiation for girls and women, including for the VSLA groups, and facilitating community-platform debates;
  • Develop tools as needed for cross-cutting, cross-cutting integration of women in decision making around household governance, community change, management of natural and community resources, and advocacy for policy and budget formulation that is geared towards innovative gendered approaches.
  • Promote women leadership skills through VSLA component, engaging men in decision making tools etc.
  • Work with practice area Team Leaders and partners to ensure they have the female staff needed to interact with girls and women in the community.
  • In collaboration with the Mercy Corps technical support units, set up gender-focused elements of the PROGRESS monitoring system and work closely with M&E team to ensure sex and age disaggregated data is collected and that gender analysis is applied.
  • Conduct regular community consultations to ensure programming remains gender sensitive and on-track.
  • Provide technical support on gender integration in various market facilitation activities in Wajir geared towards the augmentation of value-addition for livestock products, small business development, and general capacity building for females in pastoralist settings, females in urbanizing contexts, and females who are transitioning between the two.

    Activity Design and Implementation

  • Take the lead in implementation and ensuring results in PROGRESS Output 3: reduced inequality and increased empowerment of women, men, boys, and girls.
  • Maximize program participation and increase empowerment opportunities for currently marginalized groups
  • Collect sex and age disaggregated data while performing proactive and recurrent gender analysis.
  • Develop curriculum for after school programs to address girls and boys and men-focused group series to build these groups social capital and ensure maximum participant engagement from the beginning of the program while mitigating risk of exposure to gender based violence.
  • Seek community recommendations on how to best overcome identified challenges in addressing gender norms and behaviors and altering them.
  • Establish current awareness of the importance of gender-sensitive programming among partners and target participant groups including traditional leaders, government officials and youth group participants.
  • Participate actively in the design of the value-chain and small business development activities in rural Wajir County and Wajir Town to ensure adequate gender integration.

    Research & Learning Studies

  • Design qualitative gender research that address key questions Mercy Corps trying to understand
  • Work with the PROGRESS consortium partners focused on Monitoring and Evaluation and learning and advocacy partners to support and conduct studies as well as learning events.

    Gender Mainstreaming

  • Support the development and dissemination of PROGRESS gender research and findings.
  • Develop/adapt gender mainstreaming training for Mercy Corps Wajir Field Office, partners and PROGRESS consortium members
  • Provide gender technical reviews to program proposals, program tools, internal and external communications as needed
  • Provide direct support for gender advocacy in policy formulation at the county level, along with gender-sensitive budgeting that considers opportunities and mitigates risks to females engaged in pastoralism and those who are transitioning out of pastoralism.

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

    Supervisory Responsibility: Gender Officer

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

    Reports Directly To: Wajir- based Programme Manager

    Works Directly With: Wajir Programme Manager and Team Leaders, consortium partners and technical and support staff from Mercy Corps office in Portland, Oregon and Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • 5 years of experience in design and implementation of development programs, preferably with a gender focus
  • Strong background in gender programming approaches
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Experience conducting research and analysis on gender issues, including leading focus groups or research on sensitive issues
  • Experience working in the sectors of sexual and gender based violence, harmful traditional practices, the role of women in community-led processes, especially around natural resource management and other sensitive gender issues
  • Experience in the ASALs and working with pastoralist and Muslim-communities preferred
  • Experience designing and adapting programmatic tools to address gender issues or to promote positive gender outcomes
  • Experience working on project monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience with training and capacity building of team members and partners
  • Experience with the impact on women and girls of inter-community conflict a plus
  • Experience working in Kenya, especially Northern Kenya
  • Somali language skills are strongly preferred.

    Success Factors:

    The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

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

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit applications on or before 5th January 2015, by 4.00pm, containing a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org

    The email subject line must clearly quote the job title and location being applied for.

    Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

    Please do not attach any certificates.

    (ONLY qualified candidates who meet all the essential required qualifications will be contacted for interviews)

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


    Mercy Corps PROGRESS Programme Manager Job in Wajir Kenya

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

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

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

    Programme Manager, PROGRESS Programme – Wajir

    Programme / Department Summary: The PROGRESS Programme Manager will lead the implementation of a proposed multi-year project as part of DFID’s BRACED initiative (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters).

    Mercy Corps anticipates a programme award under BRACED to implement the “Programme for Resilient Systems” (PROGRESS).

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Essential Job Functions:

    Program Implementation:

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

    Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Reporting:

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

    Coordination and Representation:

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

    Staff Management, Professional Development and Team building:

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

    Program Support Operations:

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

    Security:

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

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

    Supervisory Responsibility:

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

    Reports Directly To: Programme Director based in Nairobi, Kenya

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

    Knowledge and Experience:

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

    Success Factors:

    The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • A strong team player, with good communication and diplomatic skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently as part of a regional team and with international professionals.
  • Excellent analytical and information management skills.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work under stress and in austere contexts of remote locations.
  • Flexible and creative in planning and problem solving.
  • Attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Proven excellence maintaining professional internal and external relationships.
  • A focus on building staff capacity. Candidates who had previously applied for this position need not reapply

    Somalis are encouraged to apply.

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit applications on or before 5th January 2015, by 4.00pm, containing a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org

    The email subject line must clearly quote the job title and location being applied for.

    Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

    Please do not attach any certificates.

    (ONLY qualified candidates who meet all the essential required qualifications will be contacted for interviews)

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


    Mercy Corps PROGRESS Programme Gender Officer Job in Wajir Kenya

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

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

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

    Gender Officer, PROGRESS Programme – Wajir

    Programme / Department Summary: The PROGRESS Gender Officer will work in collaboration with the PROGRESS Gender Team Leader, Programme Managers and PROGRESS consortium members in the implementation of a proposed multi-year project as part of DFID’s BRACED initiative (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters).

    Mercy Corps anticipates a programme award under BRACED to implement the “Programme for Resilient Systems” (PROGRESS). PROGRESS is a multi-partner consortium poised to deliver a 36-month initiative designed to build absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity of more than 200,000 individual households in northern Kenya (Wajir County) and northern Uganda (Karamoja).

    The Wajir-based Gender Officer will play a key role in project implementation.

    General Position Summary:

    The PROGRESS Gender Officer will work directly with the Gender Team Leader in Wajir and will be responsible for helping to design and implement the PROGRESS gender strategy in Wajir.

    The Gender Officer will help operationalize gender integration throughout the life of PROGRESS and across all technical sectors with the goal of enhancing absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity for resilience of girls and women and augmenting access to assets, capital and decision-making processes.

    The Gender Officer will support the Gender Team Leader and Wajir Programme Manager to support to the Wajir Programme Manager of PROGRESS to develop and implement work plans per sector / practice area with clear targets and timeframes to ensure the greatest possible gender integration into program planning, strategic prioritization and sound implementation.

    Programme emphasis will be on the role of girls and women in collective decision making around community and natural resources, and the individual capacity for entrepreneurship and active market engagement including value chain activities around livestock products in the pastoralist context.

    In addition the Gender Officer will work with the Gender Team Leader to ensure that PROGRESS team members and consortium partners are actively programming and operating to a high-standard for gender integration into projects for all sectors and practice areas including governance, market systems, gender empowerment, and natural resource management with a focus in water resources management, livestock and rangeland management, climate smart agriculture, and urban issues.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Technical Capacity

  • Work with the Gender Team Leader to promote gender integration in to the various sector-based activities of PROGRESS.
  • When requested by the Gender Team Leader, provide training in leadership and negotiation for girls and women, including for the VSLA groups, and facilitating community-platform debates;
  • Promote female leadership skills through VSLA component, engaging men in decision making tools etc.
  • Conduct regular community consultations to ensure programming remains gender sensitive and on-track.

    Activity Design and Implementation

  • Assist the Gender Team Leader in implementation and ensuring results in PROGRESS Output 3: reduced inequality and increased empowerment of women, men, boys, and girls.
  • Conduct field visits to ensure PROGRESS is reaching marginalized groups. Make recommendations and advise field staff in ways they can improve their targeting of key populations segments outlined in the PROGRESS agreement.
  • Collect sex and age disaggregated data while performing proactive and recurrent gender analysis. Analyze information and advise which groups are being missed (by linking sex and age).
  • Work with the Gender Advisor to develop curriculum for after school programs to address girls and boys and men-focused group series to build these groups social capital. Help train group facilitators to deliver and practice delivering the curriculum.
  • Seek community recommendations on how to best overcome identified challenges in addressing gender norms and behaviors and altering them.
  • Establish current awareness of the importance of gender-sensitive programming among partners and target participant groups including traditional leaders, government officials and youth group participants.

    Research & Learning Studies

  • Work with the PROGRESS consortium partners focused on Monitoring and Evaluation and learning and advocacy partners to support and conduct studies as well as learning events in collaboration with the Gender Team Leader.

    Gender Mainstreaming

  • Led by the Gender Team Leader, support the development and dissemination of PROGRESS gender research and findings.
  • Work with the Gender Team Leader to adapt and deliver gender mainstreaming training for Mercy Corps Wajir Field Office, partners and PROGRESS consortium members.
  • Work with the Gender Team Leader to provide gender technical reviews to program proposals, program tools, internal and external communications as needed

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

    Supervisory Responsibility: None

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

    Reports Directly To: Wajir-based Gender Team Leader

    Works Directly With: Gender Team Leader, Wajir-based task teams, consortium partners and technical and support staff from Mercy Corps office in Portland, Oregon and Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • 2 years of experience in design and implementation of development programs, preferably with a gender focus
  • Strong background in gender programming approaches
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject
  • Experience conducting research and analysis on gender issues, including involvement with focus groups or research on sensitive issues
  • Experience working in the sectors of sexual and gender based violence, harmful traditional practices, the role of women in community-led processes, especially around natural resource management and other sensitive gender issues
  • Experience in the ASALs and working with pastoralist and Muslim-communities preferred
  • Experience adapting and implementing programmatic tools to address gender issues or to promote positive gender outcomes
  • Experience working on project monitoring and evaluation is preferred
  • Experience with training and capacity building of team members and partners is preferred
  • Experience working in Kenya, especially Northern Kenya
  • Somali language skills are strongly preferred.

    Success Factors:

    The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • A strong team player, with good communication and diplomatic skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently as part of a regional team and with international professionals.
  • Proven information management skills.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work under stress and in austere contexts of remote locations.
  • Flexible and creative in planning and problem solving.
  • Attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Proven excellence maintaining professional internal and external relationships.
  • Willingness and ability to work in the Wajir context.
  • Somalis are encouraged to apply.

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit applications on or before 5th January 2015, by 4.00pm, containing a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org

    The email subject line must clearly quote the job title and location being applied for.

    Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

    Please do not attach any certificates.

    (ONLY qualified candidates who meet all the essential required qualifications will be contacted for interviews)

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


    Evidence Action Administrative Logistics Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Administrative Logistics Officer

    Finance & Admin - Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Purpose:

    Facilitate the development and implementation of suitable logistics policy / procedures and strategy to maximize savings and benefits to the Organization and perform the logistics coordination function effectively and efficiently in line with programme and operations demands.

    Management Responsibility: Member of assigned technical committees

    Description of Duties

  • Work with the core departments to ensure close integration of logistics planning in field operations, including input to donor reports and review of the logistic component of proposals.
  • Coordinate transport arrangements for staff during the day
  • Routine provision of logistic support to various programs of the organization
  • Define logistics strategy within the Organization policies and procedures and ensure effective integration of logistics operations.
  • Inform Evidence Action Kenya personnel of logistics procedures and regulations; maintains all taxi and car hire records
  • Contact transport vendors or agency representatives to obtain availability and product information or to solicit bids, develop requests for quotations and confer with vendors concerning new products, damaged goods, delayed payments or related information.
  • Ensure adequate logistics preparedness through contingency planning and continuous logistics preparedness reviews Coordinate logistics operations with other organizations’ in the area.
  • Manage organization’s field fleet security arrangements and coordinate any evacuations
  • Support logistics staff in other offices and Supervise respective staff as required
  • Occasionally visit field offices to audit procurement and logistic processes and provide advice and training as required including cost allocation of mileages
  • To monitor operation of CMMB Kenya vehicles

    Accountability

  • Decision Making: Provide procurement and logistics guidance, advice and support to CMMB offices as necessary or as requested
  • Responsibility over data or information and asset: Assigned vehicles, assets and files
  • Responsibility over staff: Assigned procurement and logistics staff

    Professional qualifications

  • A Diploma in Business management/logistics
  • A valid driving license
  • A valid Certificate of Good Conduct (Desirable) A post graduate diploma or bachelor’s degree in Business management/Logistics

    Relevant Experience and Key skills

  • 3-5yrs years driving experience
  • Must be accident free for at least for 2 years.
  • An understanding of the traffic laws of Kenya.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage diverse transport operations; ability to review alternative options and select most effective and cost efficient mode of transport;
  • Ability to provide leadership; strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach consensus; excellent knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to transport operations and related matters; demonstrates ability to complete in-depth analyses and to formulate conclusions/recommendations.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in transport and logistics position within a large organization is required.

    Personal Attributes

    Attention to details such as directions, addresses and delivery instructions

    Planning & Organizing – Ability to coordinate the work of others, work under pressure of tight and conflicting deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.

    Teamwork – Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity

    Click here to apply online Evidence Action Administrative Logistics Officer


    Transparency International Citizen Demand Programme Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Programme Coordinator

    Reference: Citizen Demand

    Duty Station: Nairobi with Travel to the Counties

    Transparency International - Kenya (TI-Kenya) is part of the Transparency International group that is a non-partisan coalition of individuals with a shared vision of a corruption-free world.

    TI-Kenya is an autonomous chapter in the Transparency International movement, a global coalition against corruption with which TI-Kenya shares knowledge and exchanges ideas for the greater good of Kenya.

    Transparency International Kenya seeks to employ a Programme Coordinator for its Citizen Demand Programme.

    Overall Purpose of the Job:

    The Programme Coordinator (PC) will lead, coordinate and oversee its Citizen Demand Programme.

    Reporting to the Head of Programmes, the PC shall be responsible for strategic planning, budgeting, co-ordinating, developing and implementing the citizen demand programme aimed at building citizen capacity to enable them influence public policy and provision of public services, and designing and implementing innovative projects that promote effective citizen engagement in the promotion of accountable and transparent governance and efficient service delivery at national and county levels.

    The PC shall also be responsible for the water and education sub-programmes, improved systems and procedures as well as monitoring and evaluating programme activities and individual performance against set targets.

    Other duties include team building, providing effective leadership and implementing on-the-job training to improve employee performance within the Citizen Demand Programme.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities

    The duty station for this position shall be at the TI Kenya secretariat, Nairobi.

    Duties and responsibilities at this level include:

  • Designing and implementing strategies and projects to enhance effective citizen participation in promoting accountability, transparency and efficient service delivery;
  • Designing and implementing appropriate guidelines for advocacy against and legal advice on corruption;
  • Designing and coordinating implementation of appropriate and innovative projects, strategies and activities to enhance public awareness on corruption and build their capacity to stand up against corruption;
  • Ensuring effective management of Advocacy and Legal Advise Centres’ (ALACs) activities in the regions including developing strategies for the recruitment and induction of volunteer advocates into the Legal Advisory Committees for the ALACs.
  • Developing work schedules, drafting case pleadings and allocating cases in order to ensure that volunteer advocates are receiving a continuous flow of court cases for their action.
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of legal aid services offered in the ALACs.
  • Establishing and facilitating cross-functional and multidisciplinary teams of probation advocates to represent qualified clients in public interest test cases on corruption and integrity.
  • Developing citizen driven legislation, political participation, accountability and transparency projects and strategies;
  • Identify potential public interest cases, research on them and develop multi-pronged strategies of dealing with them, including but not limited to public/strategic/impact litigation
  • Establish and coordinate sustainable networks/partnerships with local and international governance institutions and actors in the administration of justice and promotion of legal and human rights in Kenya including donors, government agencies, NGOs and community groups to ensure collaborative strategies and effective support networks to promote accountab