Friday, 30 March 2012

ICRC - Paediatrician Job in Afghanistan

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

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

Paediatrician

Based in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Non family assignment

The ICRC Delegation in Afghanistan is seeking an experienced and highly motivated person to fill the above-mentioned position:

Function / raison d’être:
  • He/she works in collaboration with local counterparts for overall optimal management of paediatric patients in both the OPD and the ward setting.
  • He/she actively participates in the organisation and overall smooth running of the paediatric wards.
  • He/she contributes to the development of plans of action with the Hospital Project Manager (HPM) and hospital team.
Selection requirements:
  • Paediatrician / General Practitioner with extensive experience in paediatrics;
  • Minimum 3 years of experiences in clinical paediatrics is required together with a diploma and /or an extensive experience in paediatrics;
  • Ability to adapt work and relate effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds;
  • ICRC / NGO experience and/or good knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to the ICRC in general;
  • Experience in organisation of training / teaching students;
  • Ability/willingness to adapt to Afghan culture, security constraints and living restrictions in Kandahar, and to work in volatile environment;
  • Excellent command of English;
  • International driving licence (valid for manual transmission vehicles, a licence for an automatic-transmission vehicle only is not sufficient);
  • Ready to accept unaccompanied posting (no family posting).
Minimum length of assignment: 6 months.

Please apply directly through our website www.icrc.org for all details concerning this position and how to apply (Working for the ICRC – vacancies section).

Only applications received through the website will be considered.

I&M Bank - Graduate Management Trainees

Ref: GMT/03/2012

Graduate Management Trainee Programme

Do you want to be part of a great brand, fantastic team and a remarkable future?

Are you interested in building a career in Banking and the financial services sector?

We are a leading Commercial bank seeking to provide rewarding long term careers to dynamic and highly talented Graduates.

The Management Trainee programme is designed to provide trainees with a unique and valuable training experience towards developing into future leadership roles within the Bank.

The trainees will get the opportunity to gain practical insights of the financial services sector and banking in particular through an intensive two year training program which will provide a balanced and thorough on- the -job and structured training that will lead to a rewarding career with the Bank.

Qualification criteria
  • Fresh university graduates under the age of 25 years
  • A first class or strong upper second class degree in Commerce, Economics, Finance, Actuarial Science, Engineering or any related degree.
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Keen interest in developing a career in Banking
  • Proficient in written and spoken English
  • Dynamic, creative, innovative and energetic
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Leadership potential
  • Assertive and resilient
  • Methodical, accurate and have an ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to remain calm and focused under pressure
If you're looking for a challenging career in a dynamic and evolving business environment, please send your application together with a comprehensive curriculum indicating your academic qualifications.

Your application should reach the address below on or before 14th April 2012.

Please quote the reference number followed by the position (title) in your application.

The Head of Human Resources
I&M Bank Limited
P.O Box 30238 – 00100,
Nairobi

You may also email: recruit@imbank.co.ke

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Click here to apply online

AMREF - Behaviour Change & Communication Specialist Job in Turkana Kenya

AMREF Kenya is looking for individuals, who are organized, highly motivated and results oriented to join a dynamic team and help bring lasting health change in Africa.

AMREF is seeking to fill the following position for the APHIAplus Northern Arid Lands Project funded by USAID.

The project supports integrated service delivery and addresses the social determinants of health.

The programmatic intervention areas for the project focus primarily on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, MNCH, Nutrition, WASH, and a number of interventions related to the social determinants of health (household economic strengthening for specific target groups).

Position: Behaviour Change & Communication Specialist

Reference Number: KCO/NAL/007/2012

The position reports to the Regional Team Leader and is based in Turkana

Purpose of the Job:

To provide technical support in the implementation of Behavour Change and Communication activities, identify and design appropriate strategies to address barriers to BCC change.

Key Responsibilities:
  • To provide technical support to the Community Health Workers (CHWs), Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) and District/County health teams to design BCC services in line with each county needs.
  • Provide capacity building for various teams to enable them design and implement effective HIV/AIDS prevention activities.
  • Work with partners to mainstream/address underlying issues including GIPA, gender, human and legal rights, stigma and discrimination, harmful traditional practices among others.
  • Support the Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) and District/County Health Teams in translation of key IEC materials into the local languages.
  • Assist in preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project as per donor requirements.
  • Provide technical support in development and writing of concepts and proposals for research, documentation and fund raising.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Social Sciences its equivalent.
  • Must be ICT proficient.
  • At least four (4) years relevant work experience in a health promotion field.
  • The candidate should have proven abilities in mainstreaming gender, human and legal rights.
  • Experience in community mobilization, advocacy and collaboration with key stakeholders are essential.
  • Should be a team player, work under minimum supervision and a good communicator.
This is a challenging opportunities for dedicated and highly motivated professionals.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring lasting health for Africa, please quote the position and reference number (KCO/NAL/007/2012) in the subject matter and send your application letter and CV include contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to recruitment@amref.org

Please do not attach certificates and testimonials and this point.

The closing date for submitting applications is Monday, 09th April 2012.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

UNFPA - Short Term Consultancy Vacancy in Kenya

VA/FPA/KEN/02/2012

Short Term Consultancy for the Development of a Publication on the Progress of the National Programme Targeting Key Populations in HIV Prevention in Kenya

On behalf of the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, UNFPA is pleased to announce a 30 day short-term consultancy position.

The position is open to interested Kenyan nationals who should submit their applications as well as P-11 forms which can be accessed through (http://www.unfpa.org/employment/docs/p-11.doc) to recruit.unfpa@gmail.com by Friday 13 April 2012.

Only short-listed candidates for the advertised positions will be contacted.

Background Information

The success of the national HIV programme in targeting key populations amidst existing challenges in Kenya has not been easily achieved. Despite these challenges, strong leadership of the National AIDS Control Council and National AIDS and STI Control Programme in Kenya has led to the scaling up of HIV prevention programmes for key populations, in addition to providing appropriate responses to political and legal impediments.

It is against this background that UN Joint team on HIV/AIDS Kenya office seeks to recruit a consultant to support the National AIDS and STI and Control Programme to develop a publication on the progress made in the national HIV programme for key populations.

The objective of this exercise is to:
  • Document the progress, achievement and challenges of implementation of HIV prevention programmes for key populations in Kenya.
Scope of Work and Technical Assistance

The consultant will therefore be required to undertake the following:
  • Review and synthesize key findings from current and past literature including policy documents, abstracts, research papers (surveillance, surveys, clinical studies, evaluations, operations research, meta-analysis), HIV related service delivery reports for key populations and other relevant reports to capture the trends in Kenya.
  • Interview Key informants including focal persons from National AIDS Control Council, National AIDS and STI Control Programme, Ministries of Health, and partners and beneficiaries of MARPS programmes to gather information on the historical and current legal, social and political environment for HIV service delivery for key populations.
  • Develop a well-written, comprehensive but concise publication that articulates Kenya’s history, current progress and achievements in policy developments and implementation of MARPS HIV prevention Programme.
Consultant Requirements

The consultant should meet the following requirements:
  • At least a Masters Degree in Social Sciences, Public Health or any other suitable degree in the field.
  • Ten years experience in writing technical publications, production of country reports, guidelines.
  • Relevant experience in HIV and AIDS programmes and discourse at the national and international levels.
In the application the consultant should include a brief report and sample of reports produced of related assignments completed successfully.

A detailed Terms of Reference may be obtained through http://countryoffice.unfpa.org/kenya/.

AMREF - Water & Sanitation Officer Job Vacancy in Garissa, Kenya

AMREF is seeking to fill the following position for the APHIAplus Northern Arid Lands Project funded by USAID.

The project supports integrated service delivery and addresses the social determinants of health.

The programmatic intervention areas for the project focus primarily on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, MNCH, Nutrition, WASH, and a number of interventions related to the social determinants of health (household economic strengthening for specific target groups).

Position: Water & Sanitation Officer

Reference Number: KCO/NAL/008/2012

The position reports to the Regional Team Leader and is based in Garissa.

Purpose of the Job:

To provide technical support to the WASH Team in the planning and implementation of WASH and environmental management activities within the Project.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Support planning, implementation and management of WASH activities in the entire project sites.
  • Spearhead environmental impact assessments and audit assessments and monitor respective mitigation measures.
  • Conduct operations research in WASH, document and share best practices and new lessons related to WASH.
  • Support monitoring and evaluation activities and ensure timely reporting as per project work plans.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project as per donor requirements.
  • Provide technical support in development and writing of concepts and proposals for research, documentation and fund raising.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a first degree in WASH Engineering or Environmental Health.
  • Must be ICT proficient.
  • At least four (4) years relevant work experience especially in a busy NGO.
  • Basic training and registration as NEMA registered and approved will be an added advantage.
  • Should be a team player, good communicator and have ability to work under minimum supervision.
This is a challenging opportunities for dedicated and highly motivated professionals.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring lasting health for Africa, please quote the position and reference number (KCO/NAL/008/2012) in the subject matter and send your application letter and CV include contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to recruitment@amref.org

Please do not attach certificates and testimonials and this point.

The closing date for submitting applications is Monday, 09th April 2012.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

AMREF - Assistant Project Accountant Jobs in Lokichogio, Isiolo, Garissa, and Wajir Kenya

AMREF is seeking to fill the following position for the APHIAplus Northern Arid Lands Project funded by USAID.

The project supports integrated service delivery and addresses the social determinants of health.

The programmatic intervention areas for the project focus primarily on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, MNCH, Nutrition, WASH, and a number of interventions related to the social determinants of health (household economic strengthening for specific target groups).

Position: Assistant Project Accountant

4 Positions

Reference Number: KCO/NAL/009/2012

The positions report to the Project Finance Manager and are based in Lokichogio, Isiolo, Garissa, and Wajir

Purpose of the Job: To provide management, financial and accounting support for the project in line with policies and procedures and donor grant agreements.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist in preparation of proposal and operational budgets.
  • Assist in treasury management and cash flow planning.
  • Support Managers in budget implementation and monitoring.
  • Ensure accurate coding of payment vouchers and files for data processing and/or payment.
  • Reconcile all control and balance sheet accounts under own management and clear all reconciling items periodically.
  • Prepare relevant invoices to various clients for payments and maintain debtors’ accounts.
  • Reconcile suppliers’ statements against ledger statements monthly and liaise with the respective suppliers in a bid to clear any reconciling items.
  • Ensure appropriate internal controls through adherence to the accounting policies and procedures.
  • Review field returns to ensure that they are in line with the budgets as well as policies and procedures.
The ideal candidate should have a first Degree in Commerce (Accounting Option) with at least CPA (K) or its equivalent.

Must be ICT proficient, experience in SUN System will be an added advantage.

At least three (3) years relevant work experience in busy NGO.

The candidate should have high level of honesty, integrity and confidentiality.

Be an excellent communicator and a team player.

This is a challenging opportunities for dedicated and highly motivated professionals.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring lasting health for Africa, please quote the position and reference number (KCO/NAL/009/2012) in the subject matter and send your application letter and CV include contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to recruitment@amref.org

Please do not attach certificates and testimonials and this point.

The closing date for submitting applications is Monday, 09th April 2012.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

AMREF - Administrative Assistants Jobs in Lokichogio, Isiolo, Garissa, and Wajir Kenya

AMREF is seeking to fill the following position for the APHIAplus Northern Arid Lands Project funded by USAID.

The project supports integrated service delivery and addresses the social determinants of health.

The programmatic intervention areas for the project focus primarily on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, MNCH, Nutrition, WASH, and a number of interventions related to the social determinants of health (household economic strengthening for specific target groups).

Position: Administrative Assistants

4 Positions

Reference Number: KCO/NAL/010/2012

The positions report to the Regional Team Leaders and the incumbents will be based in Lokichogio, Isiolo, Garissa, and Wajir

Purpose of the Job:To provide administration and logistics support through effective co-ordination, planning and monitoring of project activities.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Administrative support and information flow: In charge of receiving and dispatching correspondence (including letters, faxes, email, telephone calls).
  • Communication and correspondence support: Receives and reviews correspondence, provides the relevant case history, and prepares routine responses.
  • Planning: Co-ordinates the project’s calendar of events with the relevant offices both internal and external. This includes annual planning, ad hoc planning of activities and project work-plan.
  • Organizing: Manages the execution of events including meetings, workshops and other work-related gatherings.
  • Reporting: In charge of processing and distribution of a variety of reports including minutes of various meetings, project monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Information Management: Develop and maintain relevant databases and filing systems for optimal management of information and contacts.
  • Responsible for and custodian of all project assets, and maintains an up-dated inventory at all times.
Qualifications and Competencies:

The ideal candidate should have a Diploma in Business Management or its equivalent; a first degree is desirable.

Minimum of three (3) years work experience in busy environment; experience in the NGO health sector would be an added advantage.

Must be ICT proficient.

In addition, the candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to prioritize duties and work under minimal supervision.

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

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring lasting health for Africa, please quote the position and reference number (KCO/NAL/010/2012 ) in the subject matter and send your application letter and CV include contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to recruitment@amref.org

Please do not attach certificates and testimonials and this point.

The closing date for submitting applications is Monday, 09th April 2012.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

Data Supervisor Job in Kenya

Context:

Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

Data Supervisor Job Description (non-exhaustive):

General:
  • Supervise the physical organization of the Data Department
  • Give technical support to the data management in the Homa Bay Project
  • Provide quality data to improve quality of care to the patients in the Homa Bay Project
  • Ensure ongoing development of the tasks carried out by the Data Team
Duties:
  • Ensure correct data entry
  • Participate in required meetings
  • Structures data department routine data support activities
  • Oversight of data integrity
  • Provide basic dara support to the medical staff
  • Ensure the preparation and maintenance of back up copies of the database
  • Coordinate project reports
  • Ensure that the data collection and management tools are appropriate
  • Coordinate the patient monitoring systems
  • Coordinate the patient file flow
  • Supervision of the Data Team
Required Skills and Conditions:
  • Must have computer skills (Database and MS•Office)
  • Previous experience with FUCHIA desirable
  • Good comprehension of written and spoken English
  • Previous experience at a medical NGO desirable
  • Sense of rigor and organization
  • Relevant educational background
  • Work Location: Homa Bay District Hospital
  • Contract: Defined term, 1 year
  • Probable start date: 01 May 2012
Applications:

Interested applicants should submit their application containing a letter of motivation, a CV (either handwritten or printed out) and, if possible, a telephone number in a sealed envelope, to the

MSFF/Homa Bay administration,
P.O Box. 881,
Homa Bay.

The deadline for submitting applications is: 05 April 2012.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Please ensure reliable contact information

AMREF - Data Entry Clerks Jobs in Turkana, Samburu, Isiolo, Marsabit, Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, and Tana River Kenya

AMREF is seeking to fill the following position for the APHIAplus Northern Arid Lands Project funded by USAID.

The project supports integrated service delivery and addresses the social determinants of health.

The programmatic intervention areas for the project focus primarily on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, MNCH, Nutrition, WASH, and a number of interventions related to the social determinants of health (household economic strengthening for specific target groups).

Position: Data Entry Clerks

8 Positions

Reference Number: KCO/NAL/011/2012

The positions report to the Regional Team Leaders and the incumbents will be based in Turkana, Samburu, Isiolo, Marsabit, Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, and Tana River.

Purpose of the Job:To provide expertise and technical support in data entry, data management procedures for easy analysis and reporting of the project activities as required by the project M&E plan while working with the other project members and Ministry of Health personnel.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assist in the management of the project database.
  • Assist in the continuous development of data management processes.
  • Provide technical support in data management.
  • Assist in data cleaning using reports generated.
  • Support in the increase of efficiency and reliability of data entry and information.
  • Provide support in writing and compilation of monthly, quarterly and annual data reports.
  • Manage and maintain a proper filing system for ease of data retrieval.
  • Ensure necessary MOH registers and summary tools are in place and in use at all supported sites.
Qualifications and Competencies:

The ideal candidate should have a Diploma in Information Technology, Computer Science or its equivalent.

At least two (2) years relevant work experience.

Experience in the use of statistical analysis packages - STATA; SPSS, Epi info and records management are necessary.

Should have strong quantitative, qualitative and analytical skills.

Must have good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work under minimum supervision.

This is a challenging opportunitiy for dedicated and highly motivated professionals.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring lasting health for Africa, please quote the position and reference number (KCO/NAL/011/2012) in the subject matter and send your application letter and CV include contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to recruitment@amref.org

Please do not attach certificates and testimonials and this point.

The closing date for submitting applications is Monday, 09th April 2012.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

Anglicord Africa - Management Officer Job in Nanyuki, Kenya

Anglicord is an overseas relief and development arm of the Anglican Church of Australia working with partners in Kenya and throughout Africa on anti-poverty and social improvement
programs.

Anglicord, through the Mothers Union of the Anglican Church in Kenya, is seeking to contract a skilled Management Officer.

The position, based in Nanyuki, will manage the Anglicord office including administration, finances and logistics.

Qualifications for the role include a relevant tertiary qualification, five years professional experience in a comparable position, advanced computer skills, and English fluency.

The Management Officer is a senior position requiring a high degree of self-organisation, scrupulous honesty and respect for confidentiality.

For the position description and application information visit the Anglicord website: http://www.anglicord.org.au/act/workwith- us/management-officer-africa.

Applications close on Wednesday 11 April 2012.

Anglicord is inclusive and nondiscriminatory in employment and development delivery.

Applications from suitably qualified women, disabled or members of marginalised communities are welcomed.

Anglicord is a child protection wise agency

AMREF - Project Drivers Jobs in Turkana, Samburu, Isiolo, Marsabit, Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, and Tana River Kenya

AMREF is seeking to fill the following position for the APHIAplus Northern Arid Lands Project funded by USAID.

The project supports integrated service delivery and addresses the social determinants of health.

The programmatic intervention areas for the project focus primarily on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, MNCH, Nutrition, WASH, and a number of interventions related to the social determinants of health (household economic strengthening for specific target groups).

Position: Project Drivers

8 Positions

Reference Number: KCO/NAL/012/2012

The positions report to the Regional Team Leaders and the incumbents will be based in Turkana, Samburu, Isiolo, Marsabit, Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, and Tana River.

Purpose of Job:-

To provide reliable and courteous transportation service with safety as top priority.

Key Responsibilities:-
  • Provide safe and reliable transportation to staff within various project sites
  • Driving AMREF vehicles for all official duties while ensuring timeliness and safety.
  • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness of the vehicles in custody.
  • Ensuring the vehicles assigned are well serviced and maintained as required.
  • Maintaining up-to-date and accurate records of the vehicles’ work tickets.
  • Safeguarding all the contents in the vehicles.
  • Reporting any accidents/incidents involving the vehicles in custody.
Qualifications and Competencies

The ideal candidate should have a pass in ‘O’ level education and must be ICT proficient with three (3) years of relevant work experience.

Must have basic Mechanical and First Aid courses.

Should be a holder of a clean driving licence and valid certificate of good conduct.

Should have good communication and interpersonal skills.

Should be honest and have integrity, be a team player and have the ability to work under minimal supervision.

This is a challenging opportunities for dedicated and highly motivated professionals.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring lasting health for Africa, please quote the position and reference number (KCO/NAL/012/2012) in the subject matter and send your application letter and CV include contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to recruitment@amref.org

Please do not attach certificates and testimonials and this point.

The closing date for submitting applications is Monday, 09th April 2012.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

Anglican Church - Diocesan Accountant Job in Kenya

The Anglican Church of Kenya: Diocese of Nairobi

Diocesan Accountant

at Imani House.

Key responsibilities
  • Coordinate the budgeting process
  • To coordinate the day-to-day financial transactions ie process various approved payments
  • To ensure compliance on existing policies, procedures and International Accounting Standards
  • To maintain up-to-date organisation’s financial records, daily reconciliation and update into the Quick Books Accounting system
  • Prepare and analyze monthly financial statements and make recommendations for future decisions
  • To verify payments for accuracy and budget provisions for further processing
  • To carry out periodic update of the accounting codes assigned to specific account items
  • To develop and maintain sound Diocesan financial planning, policies, processes and procedures
  • To co-ordinate statutory audit of the Diocesan Office including departments
  • To carry out periodic and annual institution’s audit as and when required
Qualifications & Skills
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting Option) or
  • CPA(K) with 5 years working experience in a similar position
  • 3 years working experience in management of Church accounting
  • Possess good analytical and co-ordinating skills with the ability to apply financial accounting techniques to a wide range of operational situations
  • Strong leadership, supervisory and interpersonal and report writing skills
  • Experience in Quick Books Accounting system would be a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge of computer accounting packages
  • Practicing born again Christian
Application together with a brief CV and names of three referees should be submitted to the Administrative Secretary by email on acknairobi@swiftkenya.com

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. To be received not later than 20th of April 2012

One Acre Fund - Operations and Administration Specialist Job in Rural Kenya

Industry: Nonprofit / International Development

Function: Administration and Operations

Employer: One Acre Fund

Job Title: Operations and Administration Specialist

Job Location: Rural Kenya

Commitment: Two-year minimum

Organization Description

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

One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access.

Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre. We are growing quickly. In six years, we have grown to serve 75,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff.

Job Description

We are looking for an extremely organised, passionate and capable individual to help expand our administration department as One Acre Fund grows.

Initial tasks would be similar to that of an administration officer, but we are seeking someone to eventually take on management responsibilitiesand hold a key position within our administration department.

Essential Skills and Experience
  • At least 2 years leadership experience
  • Experience with finance and accounts
  • Highly skilled with computer software, particularly Microsoft Office (including Excel)
  • Strong ability to work within deadlines
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise – You will be managing several projects at once and must be able to complete them in order of priority.
  • Attention to detail – One Acre Fund has exceptionally high standards and all projects must be completed to a very detailed level.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent communication and high level of professionalism.
  • Must live or be willing to relocate to Bungoma, Western Kenya.
Desirable Skills and Experience
  • Leadership experience – You will be managing several teams, and we are looking for someone who has great leadership qualities.
  • Experience in business, entrepreneurship or NGO administration
  • Procurement experience
  • Ability to work long hours – All One Acre Fund employees are passionate about what they do. We are a professional organisation and our employees often work outside regular hours in order to achieve fantastic results.
Education Qualification
  • A Higher Diploma in the relevant field of study.
Career Growth and Development: One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular career reviews. We are a rapidly expanding organisation and there is significant capacity for career growth in roles that each person can be passionate about.

Areas of Responsibility
  • Staff travel and transport - Researching and timely booking low cost flights for staff. Responsible for vehicle fleet management including maintenance, insurance and necessary documentation.
  • Accommodation and property management - Ensure that all visitors and staff have appropriate accommodation, source new rental/buying options for our expanding team and ensure documentation is legal and current.Ensure that bills and rent are paid on a timely basis
  • Construction and maintenance - Ensuring our properties are maintained to a professional level, including ensuring all new construction work is of professional quality, and all utilities are in order. You may eventually be responsible for managing our construction and maintenance team.
  • Health - Ensure that all staff are properly vaccinated according to programs/schedules and equipment is always fully stocked.Ensure that emergency health procedures are in place
  • Security - Ensure that our security service is well managed, security guard attendance is high and emergency security procedures are in place.
  • Management and development of staff - You may eventually be managing our security, construction, vehicle maintenance and special projects support teams. Ensure that all managers report on a timely basis, perform excellently, and have full control over their departments and construct trainings for managers to improve on areas of weaknesses.
  • Expense and finance management - You will become responsible for the finances of your team. This entails close monitoring of expenses, arranging audits, brainstorming cost saving techniques, and creating a budget for the administration team.
  • Procurement - You will be responsible for ensuring that all purchases are genuine and at the best possible price. This demands considerable negotiating and research skills, as well as thorough auditing.
Timeline: Resumes should be submitted by April 28th 2012

Compensation: Competitive Salary with Performance Based Incentives

Benefits: NSSF and NHIF, airtime and transportation allowances

Career Development: Twice Annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply: Email Cover letter and Resume

To kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Operations and Administration Specialist + the place you heard of the position) and include salary expectations.

One Acre Fund - Vehicle and Logistics Associate Job in Rural Kenya

Industry: Non-profit / International Development

Function: Support and Maintenance

Employer: One Acre Fund

Job Title: Vehicle and Logistics Associate

Job Location: Rural Kenya

Commitment: Long term career position

Organization Description

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

One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access.

Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre. We are growing quickly. In six years, we have grown to serve 75,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff.

Profile

We are looking for an individual with significant experience as a practicing mechanic to provide outstanding vehicle maintenance for One Acre Fund’s fleet, as well as to provide assistance to the logistics department.

Role Description

Primary role: to provide timely, safe, and cost effective repairs and preventive maintenance of fleet equipment. Secondary role: to perform logistics tasks as requested by the logistics department.

Primary Role: Vehicle Fleet Manager

Your primary role will be to maintain our fleet of vehicles

Accountabilities:
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and complete repairs on all types of vehicles.
  • Perform preventative maintenance in fleet.
  • Keep vehicle repair and maintenance histories
  • Keep vehicle repair and maintenance budget
  • Perform daily cosmetic checks on vehicles
  • Procure genuine parts at competitive prices, subject to biannual external audits
  • Establish and maintain a repair booking procedure
  • Ensure repairs are carried out with minimal disruption to operations
  • Keep accurate service records
  • Ensure cars are properly insured and licenses renewed in good time
  • Pick up and deliver vehicles
Secondary Role: Logistics Associate

Your secondary role will be to perform logistics tasks as requested by the logistics department.

Accountabilities:
  • You will assist in Warehousing at the NCPB
  • You will assist in Agricultural Support Unit
  • You will facilitate the disbursement of input and incentives together with the logistic team
  • You will facilitate deliveries in special projects
  • You will perform any other official duties as required by your supervisor
Critical Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • At least three years as a practising mechanic
  • Must be a competent driver with a valid driving licence
  • Demonstrated mechanical and technical aptitude
  • Minimum of 2 years related work experience in maintaining fleet vehicles.
  • Experience working with 4x4s and logistics vehicles.
  • Gasoline, diesel and propane vehicle experience preferred
  • Experience in a leadership or management role
  • Must have orientation towards customer service and safety
  • Have exceptional proactive problem solving skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Exceptional punctuality and timeliness
  • Able to handle multiple priorities and effectively communicate issues to supervisor and customers
  • Positively motivates self and others and promotes teamwork; develops team members
  • Must have demonstrated experience in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must live in, or be willing to relocate to, Bungoma – Western Kenya.
Education Qualifications
  • Post-secondary certification in Logistics, procurement or any relevant field.
  • Minimum of Certificate qualification in Vehicle Mechanics.
  • Certificate in basic computer studies
Career Growth and Development – One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly.

Timeline: Resumes should be submitted by April 28th 2012

Compensation: Competitive Salary with Performance Based Incentives

Benefits: NSSF and NHIF, airtime and transportation allowances

Career Development: Twice Annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply: Email Cover letter and Resume

To kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Vehicle and Logistics Associate + the place you heard of the position) and include salary expectations

AMREF - Finance Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

AMREF Kenya is looking for individuals, who are organized, highly motivated and results oriented to join a dynamic team and help bring lasting health change in Africa.

AMREF is seeking to fill the following positions for the APHIAplus Northern Arid Lands Project funded by USAID.

The project supports integrated service delivery and addresses the social determinants of health.

The programmatic intervention areas for the project focus primarily on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, MNCH, Nutrition, WASH, and a number of interventions related to the social determinants of health (household economic strengthening for specific target groups).

Position: Finance Manager

Reference Number: KCO/NAL/001/2012

The position report to the Chief of Party and the incumbent will be based in Nairobi.

Purpose of the Job:To provide financial management services for the project spearheading financial management, control and forward planning for finances in line with the set project and donor guidelines.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Act as the lead person within the project team for all financial matters and will be expected to liaise with the project team and other members of the finance department concerning all project financial issues.
  • Consistently review the project financial needs on a regular basis and make recommendations for changes to ensure best practice and provide regular capacity building of finance skills to all existing and newly recruited staff.
  • Supervise the preparation of accurate and timely monthly floats ensure clear internal audit trails as well as the preparation/maintenance of accounts for external audits.
  • Work with the entire team to develop and co-ordinate the annual work plan and budgeting process in compliance with donor regulations.
  • Ensure that donor requirements, policies and procedures are met across the project as well as the timely preparation of cash top up requests to the project in collaboration with the relevant teams.
  • Advise the project of any changes/developments in government policies, statutory and legal requirements in Kenya with regard to the finance function.
  • Maintain an overview of AMREF policy, systems and procedures relevant to finance and ensure that developments are communicated and implemented appropriately through regular reviews.
  • Ensure that the project effectively meets the financial planning, monitoring, and reporting needs of the donor.
  • Advise project staff on donor contract requirements and provide training on financial management, record keeping, operational systems and policies.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum of Masters Degree in Finance/Accounts or its equivalent. Must be a CPA (K) or ACCA finalist.
  • Over ten (10) years of proven extensive, work experience in the field of finance.
  • Financial experience in US Govt funded projects in an international non-governmental organization will be an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications. Experience in Sun Accounting System will be an added advantage.
  • Posses well developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations.
  • Good negotiation, diplomacy, communication, planning and coaching skills will be a requirement for this role.
This is a challenging opportunities for dedicated and highly motivated professionals.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring lasting health for Africa, please quote the position and reference number (KCO/NAL/001/2012) in the subject matter and send your application letter and CV include contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to recruitment@amref.org

Please do not attach certificates and testimonials and this point.

The closing date for submitting applications is Monday, 09th April 2012.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

Pioneer Hi-Bred - Country Manager, Sales Agronomist, Finance Controller, Warehouse & Shipping Leader Jobs in Kenya

Want to make a difference in our world by meeting the challenges of feeding and powering a growing planet?

Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont Business, is a respected leader in the agricultural industry.

We are the world’s leading developer and supplier of hybrid seed corn and branded varietal soybean seed.

We seek the following individuals at Pioneer Hi-Bred Kenya Limited, a subsidiary of Pioneer Hi-Bred International:

Country Manager

Requirements:
  • A BSc in Crop Science or Agronomy (postgraduate studies in Business Management would be preferred)
  • 10 or more years’ successful sales/marketing management experience
  • Experience in agriculture and grain crop production
  • Experience within a sales network
  • Business reporting and budgeting experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skilLs
  • Visionary Leadership
  • Strategic decision-making skills
  • TechnicaL/professional knowledge of agriculture and business
  • Bilingual (English and Afrikaans).
Please forward your CVs to countrymanager@pioneer.com

Sales Agronomist

Requirements:
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy or Crop Science
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a sales position
  • Selling skills
  • Communication skills (groups and one on one)
  • Relationship building skills
  • Technical competence and product knowledge
  • A drive for results
  • The ability to manage sales execution and analyse chalLenges
  • Training and coaching skills
  • Listening skilLs
  • The confidence to provide direction and manage objections.
Please forward your CVs to kenya.agronomist@pioneer.com

Finance Controller

Requirements:
  • 3+ years’ finance experience
  • A university degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics
  • Chartered Accountant certification would be a plus
  • Good computer skills in Excel and presentations and financial and legacy systems such as GCAP, DSAP, etc
  • Proficiency in Business English
  • Leadership skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • A high degree of independence and the ability to work with minimal day-to-day supervision
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Highly effective communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
Please forward your CVs to kenya.finance@pioneer.com

Warehouse & Shipping Leader

Requirements:
  • A diploma in Accounting
  • 3-5 years’ warehousing and shipping experience
  • A certificate in Sampling and Pest Control
  • A qualification ¡n Seed Technology
  • Good computer skills
  • The ability to work confidentLy in a high-pressure environment
  • Adaptable, efficient and friendly
  • The ability to handle conflict situations
  • Good knowledge of customer procedures and regulations
  • Fair background knowledge of the seed industry
  • Good communication, time management, organisational and problem-solving skills.
Please forward your CVs to warehouse.leader@pioneer.com

Closing date: 12 April 2012

AMREF - Regional Team Leaders Jobs in Lokichogio, Isiolo, Garissa, and Wajir, Kenya

AMREF Kenya is looking for individuals, who are organized, highly motivated and results oriented to join a dynamic team and help bring lasting health change in Africa.

AMREF is seeking to fill the following position for the APHIAplus Northern Arid Lands Project funded by USAID.

The project supports integrated service delivery and addresses the social determinants of health.

The programmatic intervention areas for the project focus primarily on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, MNCH, Nutrition, WASH, and a number of interventions related to the social determinants of health (household economic strengthening for specific target groups).

Position: Regional Team Leaders

4 Positions

Reference Number: KCO/NAL/002/2012

The positions report to the Deputy Chief of Party and the incumbents will be based in Lokichogio, Isiolo, Garissa, and Wajir.

Purpose of the Job:To provide technical and managerial leadership of project implementation at regional level and act as the key contact for the Project at the regional level.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide overall leadership and project management through co-ordination and supervision of project activities.
  • Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate project activities including writing technical and financial reports as per donor requirements as well as for internal purposes.
  • Facilitate capacity building activities for the project implementation team and other stakeholders.
  • Lead in operations research, document and share results for advocacy in order to influence relevant policies and practices.
  • Work with project staff to document and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt.
  • Manage project resources including staff, finances and assets.
  • Develop and promote partnerships and networking with relevant stakeholders including but not limited to donor, relevant Government of Kenya Ministries and NGOs.
  • Ensure project integration and growth by participating in Country Office and Program meetings.
  • Participate in the development of new concepts and proposals for fundraising.
  • Represent AMREF in partners’ and collaborators’ consultative meetings.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a Masters Degree in Public Health or related discipline with at least five (5) years relevant work experience.
  • Must be ICT proficient.
  • Must be experienced in project management, capacity building, networking, operations research, monitoring and evaluation, financial management and people management.
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS and/or MNCH will be an added advantage.
  • In addition the ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator, team player and have visionary leadership.
These are challenging opportunities for dedicated and highly motivated professionals.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring lasting health for Africa, please quote the position and reference number (KCO/NAL/002/2012) in the subject matter and send your application letter and CV include contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to recruitment@amref.org

Please do not attach certificates and testimonials and this point.

The closing date for submitting applications is Monday, 09th April 2012.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy

AMREF - Country Health Co-ordinators Jobs in Turkana, Samburu, Isiolo, Marsabit, Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, and Tana River Kenya

AMREF Kenya is looking for individuals, who are organized, highly motivated and results oriented to join a dynamic team and help bring lasting health change in Africa.

AMREF is seeking to fill the following position for the APHIAplus Northern Arid Lands Project funded by USAID.

The project supports integrated service delivery and addresses the social determinants of health.

The programmatic intervention areas for the project focus primarily on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, MNCH, Nutrition, WASH, and a number of interventions related to the social determinants of health (household economic strengthening for specific target groups).

Position: Country Health Co-ordinators

8 Positions

Reference Number: KCO/NAL/003/2012

The positions reports to the Regional Team Leader and the incumbents will be based in Turkana, Samburu, Isiolo, Marsabit, Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, and Tana River respectively.

Purpose of the Job:To provide technical expertise and support project activities and implementation of the project strategy.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Liaison between the project and district/county health teams.
  • Co-ordinate and participate in planning and implementation of project activities with regularly reviewed detailed work plan.
  • Develop/adopt relevant materials to support field activities.
  • Plan, implement and maintain records of field activities.
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation of project activities and report on impact.
  • Manage activity budgets including processing relevant financial transactions.
  • Liaise with relevant partners, stakeholders and collaborators at activity level.
  • Participate in operations research within the project.
  • Participate in concept development and writing of new concepts and proposals for fundraising.
  • Participate in capacity building activities, field visits and meetings with relevant partners and stakeholders to strengthen networks and partnerships.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project; assist in preparation of annual work plans and progress reports as per donor requirements.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Public Health or its equivalent.
  • Must be ICT proficient.
  • At least four (4) years relevant work experience especially in a busy NGO in the field of health promotion.
  • Must be experienced in project management, capacity building, networking, operations research, monitoring and evaluation, financial management and people management.
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS and/or MNCH will be an added advantage
  • Should be a team player, good communicator and have ability to work under minimum supervision.
This is a challenging opportunities for dedicated and highly motivated professionals.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring lasting health for Africa, please quote the position and reference number (KCO/NAL/003/2012) in the subject matter and send your application letter and CV include contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to recruitment@amref.org

Please do not attach certificates and testimonials and this point.

The closing date for submitting applications is Monday, 09th April 2012.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

AMREF - Monitoring & Evaluation Officers Jobs in Lokichogio, Isiolo, Garissa and Wajir Kenya

AMREF Kenya is looking for individuals, who are organized, highly motivated and results oriented to join a dynamic team and help bring lasting health change in Africa.

AMREF is seeking to fill the following position for the APHIAplus Northern Arid Lands Project funded by USAID.

The project supports integrated service delivery and addresses the social determinants of health.

The programmatic intervention areas for the project focus primarily on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, MNCH, Nutrition, WASH, and a number of interventions related to the social determinants of health (household economic strengthening for specific target groups).

Position: Monitoring & Evaluation Officers

4 Positions

Reference Number: KCO/NAL/004/2012

The position reports to the Regional Team Leader and incumbents will be based in Lokichogio, Isiolo, Garissa, and Wajir

Purpose of the Job: To provide M&E technical expertise and support project activities and implementation of the project strategy.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Participate in strengthening M&E systems in the project, program and AMREF Kenya Country Office levels.
  • Take lead in data capturing and reporting using monitoring tools to track project indicators.
  • Provide technical input in the review of reports and participate in field assessments.
  • Take lead in project surveys, organizing and facilitating quarterly, semi-annual and annual project review meetings with project staff and partners and giving feedback on M&E activities.
  • Support project implementation team to document and disseminate lessons learnt and best practices.
  • Ensure project integration and growth by participating in meetings and conferences.
  • Participate in operations research and documentation.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Statistics, Social Sciences or its equivalent.
  • Professional training in M&E and at least four (4) years relevant work experience.
  • Experience in operations research will be an added advantage.
  • Must have hands on experience in statistical analysis packages - STATA; SPSS, Epi info.
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative skills.
  • Must be a team player, good communicator and ability to work under minimum supervision.
This is a challenging opportunities for dedicated and highly motivated professionals.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring lasting health for Africa, please quote the position and reference number (KCO/NAL/004/2012) in the subject matter and send your application letter and CV include contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to recruitment@amref.org

Please do not attach certificates and testimonials and this point.

The closing date for submitting applications is Monday, 09th April 2012.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy

Institutional Consultants Limited - Chief Executive Officer Job in Kenya

Chief Executive Officer

Job Reference: ICL/MD/01/2012

The Institutional Consultants Limited (ICL) is a Company wholly owned by the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK).

The Company was established in 2007 under the Companies Act CAP 486.

Its mandate is to offer training, provide consultancy services in training, capacity building, Executive Selection and Organizational development and offer business development solutions in the public and private sectors.

The ICL Board of Directors invites applications from suitably qualified candidates with strong leadership and transformational qualities to fill the position of the Chief Executive Officer who is ready to lead this Company to higher level of operation and recognition in the market as a leading service provider.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • To explore, formulate strategies and business plans and expound on the company’s business venture and bring in new creativity and innovation for the Company.
  • To provide visionary leadership, business innovation and direction to the organization and to ensure that the company’s mandates and policies are implemented fully and effectively in line with the strategic plan and ensure that it responds with market demand and expectations.
  • To oversee the company’s operations to ensure internal efficiencies, outstanding quality of service to ICL’s customers, and cost effective management of resources.
  • To market the company’s products and services countrywide and beyond.
  • Oversee the management of the company’s training and Consultancy assignments
  • Oversee the preparation of Annual training programmes, company budgets and the execution thereof.
  • To initiate, establish, strengthen and oversee inter-institutional collaborations and Strategic partnerships for the realization of the company’s mandate and strategic objectives.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day running of the company, preparation and at intervals, present the company reports to the Board on the operations of the Company.
  • To perform any other responsibilities as determined and deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.
Key Qualifications and Competencies

The candidate aspiring for this post of Chief Executive Officer shall
  • have a Masters degree in Business or any other field from a recognized University;
  • At least 4 years relevant work experience in a similar environment providing training and consultancy services;
  • Proficiency in Computer Application;
  • Strategic Leadership and management skills;
  • Successful startup experience andSales-and-marketing experience.
Knowledge, skills and Personal attributes
  • Willingness to work in a challenging environment; Client focused and ability to integrate business development strategies;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Effective communication and presentation skills;
  • Familiarity with the management of training and consultancy service;
  • Strong project-management skills.
The successful candidate will be engaged on a 3 [three] year contract renewable subject to acceptable performance.

Method of Application

Suitably qualified candidates should submit a cover Letter together with updated curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, current and expected remuneration. Also provide day time telephone contacts and names of three referees to the following contact:

The Chairman
Institutional Consultants Limited
CPS Governance Centre
Upper Hill, Kilimanjaro Road
P.O. Box 46935-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya
E-mail:icl@icpsk.com

Applications must be received on or before Monday 16th April, 2012.

NB: Institutional Consultants Limited is an equal opportunity employer

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