Thursday, 31 May 2012

Field Agent Job in Nairobi Kenya

Field Agent 
Gross Salary: 35k-60K

Our client is a profit making consumer goods firm and provides delivery services for the peri- urban and rural populations of the developing world and is seeking to recruit  a talented, entrepreneurial Field Agent to join the  founding team and help launch the company piloting in  Nairobi, Kenya. 
This position requires excellent communication and organizational skills.  
You must be personable, persistent, and have the creative problem solving abilities of an entrepreneur.

Responsibilities

You report to the CEO and will be responsible for the top line of the business including everything related to sales.  
This primarily involves recruiting, training,  and advising the company’s dealers.

Requirements
  • Minimum Diploma  with evidence of good performance
  • Enjoys motivating people and building relationships
  • Analytical
  • Driven by intellectual challenge and fast pace
  • Sales/business development experience preferred
  • Experience with FMCG sales preferred
  • Experience  working in Kenya preferred
  • Speaks English, Kiswahili and Kikuyu fluently
This is an opportunity to work with a seasoned group of entrepreneurs and investors to be part of the founding team of a company with enormous potential.

If qualified send CV only to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke on or before 12 June 2012, indicating the title (Field Agent) on the subject line.

Recruitment Manager
Corporate Staffing Services
3rd Floor, Nabui House, Unga Lane Westlands (Behind Unga House) Nairobi.

N.B. We do not charge any fee for interviews and neither for having your CV in our database.

Operations Director Job in Nairobi Kenya

Operations Director
Gross Salary: 240k - 312k

Our client is a profit making consumer goods firm and provides delivery services for the peri- urban and rural populations of the developing world and is seeking to recruit  a talented, personable and result oriented person with good business acumen to join the  founding team and help launch the company piloting in  Nairobi, Kenya.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the CEO and will be responsible for everything related to delivering the service, including creating and managing all operational systems(ordering and payment systems) as well as managing supplier relationships, fulfillment and customer service.

Requirements
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree – Business related with evidence of good performance
  • Comfortable interacting with people and building relationships
  • Highly analytical
  • Enjoys intellectual challenge and fast pace
  • Product distribution/operations experience required
  • Experience doing business in the developing world is desirable but not a requirement
This is an opportunity to work with a seasoned group of entrepreneurs and investors to be part of the founding team of a company with enormous potential.

Compensation will be awarded in the form of a base salary and equity, bonus dependent on performance

If qualified send CV only to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke on or before 12 June 2012, indicating the title on the subject line.

Recruitment Manager
Corporate Staffing Services
3rd Floor, Nabui House, Unga Lane Westlands (Behind Unga House) Nairobi.
 
N.B. We do not charge any fee for interviews and neither for having your CV in our database.

Sales Director Job in Nairobi Kenya

Sales Director

Gross Salary: 240k - 312k

Our client is a profit making consumer goods firm and provides delivery services for the peri- urban and rural populations of the developing world and is seeking to recruit  a talented, personable and result oriented person with good business acumen to join the  founding team and help launch the company piloting in  Nairobi, Kenya.

This position requires excellent communication and organizational skills.

You must be personable, persistent, and have the creative problem solving abilities of an entrepreneur.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Company’s leader and will be responsible for the top line of the business including everything related to sales.

This primarily involves recruiting, training, advising, measuring and overseeing Company’s dealers.

Requirements
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Marketing) with evidence of good performance
  • Enjoys motivating people and building relationships
  • Highly analytical
  • Driven by intellectual challenge and fast pace
  • Sales/business development experience preferred
  • Experience managing a sales force preferred
  • Experience with FMCG sales preferred
  • Experience  working in Kenya preferred
  • Creative problem solving skills of an entrepreneur.
This is an opportunity to work with a seasoned group of entrepreneurs and investors to be part of the founding team of a company with enormous potential.

Compensation

Compensation will be awarded in the form of a base salary and equity, bonus dependent on performance

If qualified send CV only to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke on or before 12 June 2012, indicating the title (Field Agent) on the subject line.

Recruitment Manager
Corporate Staffing Services
3rd Floor, Nabui House, Unga Lane Westlands (Behind Unga House) Nairobi.

N.B. We do not charge any fee for interviews and neither for having your CV in our database. 

One Acre Fund - IT Staff Job in Western Kenya

Industry: Information Technology / Nonprofit
Function: Management
 
Employer: One Acre Fund
 
Job Location: Western Kenya
 
Commitment: Long Term Career Position

Organization Description
 
One Acre Fund is an agricultural 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 five years, we have grown to serve 75,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff.

Job Description
 
One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; increasing the number of sublocations and districts we work in each year.  
We are seeking individuals to manage the various complex IT functions of the organization – from setting up and maintaining networks, internet connections for multiple offices, database maintenance etc.

Primary Duties of IT Staff
  • Maintaining all Company Critical Hardware– Servers, Routers, Switches, Access points, PCs, UPS, Printers, Projectors, cameras, and ensuring that IT equipment have service packs installed.
  • Installing and Configuring New IT Equipment – Servers, PCs, Laptops, Phones, Internet modems, Netbooks, Projectors etc
  • Training Staff on IT Applications and Processes - Coordinating with head of departments on identifying training needs and training users on a one to one or on a group basis on usage of various IT systems or applications
  • Select Database Upgrades
  • Preventative Maintenance - Carrying out preventive maintenance on various IT equipment and software
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Network Clients
  • IT Support - Capturing 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.  Escalating IT calls (Tickets) to administrators and vendors as necessary
  • IT Procurement - Liaising with vendors to ensure that company equipment are serviced and maintained as per SLAs and annual schedules.
  • IT Policy Design - Designing and updating IT policies/procedures on security, configurations, tests, patches, etc.
  • Management – This role has the potential to manage 1-2 additional IT staff as experience and department growth necessitates.
  • Miscellaneous - Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Career Growth and Development: One Acre Fund invests in developing its staff.  We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular performance reviews.

Qualifications
 
We are seeking exceptional professionals with minimum of two years of work experience in a technical IT support role.  
We are looking for extraordinary candidates that are proactive, organized and committed. 
Please only apply if you fit these criteria:
  • Diploma Information Technology or related
  • Two years experience in Technical IT Support
  • Holders with IT Certifications are encouraged to apply
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Able to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Clear communicator
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Ability to quickly learn new IT systems and databases
  • Experience in training staff on IT systems and processes
Timeline: Resumes should be submitted by June 30th 2012
 
Compensation: Starting salary range of 18,000/- to 20,000/- with Performance Based Incentives
 
Benefits: NSSF and NHIF, airtime and small 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: IT Staff + the place you heard of the position) 

One Acre Fund - Vehicle and Logistics Associate Job in 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 two years as a practising mechanic
  • Must be a competent driver with a valid driving licence
  • Demonstrated mechanical and technical aptitude
  • Minimum of one year related work experience in maintaining fleet vehicles.
  • Experience working with 4x4s and logistics vehicles.
  • Gasoline, diesel and propane vehicle experience preferred
  • 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
  • Minimum of Certificate qualification in Vehicle Mechanics
  • Certificate in basic computer studies
  • Certification in Logistics/procurement will be an added advantage
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 June 30th 2012
 
Compensation: Starting Salary range of 11,000/- to 15,000/-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) 

Sales Executives Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

 A Consulting Company based in Nairobi is looking for suitable sales executives to acquire clients. Good performance incentives offered.

The duties will involve:
  • Sales and marketing of services.
  • Lead Generation
  • New client acquisition
Requirements:
  • Diploma in sales and marketing or any related field.
  • Experience in sales for at least one year.
  • Good people skills.
  • Self-motivated and Self-driven.
  • Proactive and out-going personality.
Interested candidates should send their C.V and application letters clearly stating why they are suitable for the job to info@indiakonnekt.com not later than 14th June 2012.

REGLAP - Communications Intern Job in Kenya

Terms of Reference: REGLAP Communications Intern

Background


The Regional Learning and Advocacy Programme for Vulnerable Dryland Communities is a consortium of agencies that promotes lesson learning and documents good practice. 
Its focus is on strengthening dryland resilience in the Horn of Africa and advocating for improved policy and practice among governments, NGOs and other stakeholders.  
The Consortium currently includes: CARE, Cordaid, Dan Church Aid, IUCN, Save the Children and is led by Oxfam GB.

The REGLAP programme is currently funded by ECHO’s Drought Risk Reduction Action Plan (DRRAP), and will operate from Jan 2012 to June 2013 focusing on three result areas:

1. Evidence based DRR good practice is identified or developed, and disseminated to governments, NGOs and other stakeholders.

2. National governments and key stakeholders are including DRR good practice in their strategies/plans.

3. Increased agreement by DRRAP partners, and other key organisations, on priorities for building resilience for joint advocacy and implementation.

REGLAP 4 has the following structure:

1. Country Advocacy Groups (consisting of a country lead, CSO national network and other interested agencies) will advocate on the key constraints to resilience building for the drylands among governments and other key actors. 
 
2. Regional Learning Groups on key issues (community approaches, water, and the evidence base for advocacy), will develop good practice models and guidance, and strengthen the evidence base for dryland resilience promotion.
 
3. The REGLAP Secretariat will support the country and learning groups and co-ordinate the project.

REGLAP collaborates closely with local CSOs and networks, governments, research organisations and ECHO DRRAP partners including FAO, UNDP DDC, UNICEF and UNISDR.

We are looking for a bright and capable communications intern, ideally a postgraduate, who is looking to start a career in international development work, or who is early on in their career and looking to gain more experience in a large international organisation.

Objectives of the placement
 
The intern will work with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager to support the communications work of the project.  
This will include supporting the production and dissemination of the REGLAP outputs including a good practice journal, studies, technical briefs and good practice principles. 
Facilitate communication with partners and interested others through an e-list of developments. 
Maintain the REGLAP webpage and a database of key good practice documents.  
Help organise events such as meetings and workshops and take minutes as required.

What we are looking for
  • Candidates from under-represented backgrounds within the regional office. Candidates form arid areas and women are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • High-potential candidates who can demonstrate some level of leadership and initiative either inside or outside of the work arena.
  • Candidates who are committed to drylands development and social justice.
  • High level of computer literacy including word, web use and excel.
  • Ideally a postgraduate qualification or at the minimum good first degree (any subject)
  • Good written, communications and numeracy skills.
  • Confidence to build relationships and work effectively with others at all levels
  • Available to commit for 6 months and to travel as required. 
  • No more than 3 years after finishing university/postgraduate study.
What we can offer
 
We can offer a 6-month placement with a monthly stipend of KES 30,101.  
You will be supported in your career development through a development plan.  
Although the purpose of this internship is not to facilitate longer-term employment within Oxfam, assistants will be encouraged to apply competitively to any opportunities arising within Oxfam as appropriate.

To apply
 
Please send a CV and covering letter outlining why you think you would be suitable for this opportunity, referring to the criteria above, to hecajobs@oxfam.org.uk by 18th June 2012.    
Please indicate in the subject line the post you are applying for.  
The intern would start as soon as possible.  

Nation Media Group - Social Media Editor Job in Kenya

 The Nation Media Group, the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media and which attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda is seeking to recruit an experienced and self-motivated individual for the following position in editorial department.
 
Social Media Editor
 
Ref: HR-SME-06-2012
 
This is an exciting new position that will blaze a trail for new journalism at Nation Media Group. 

The NMG Social Media Editor will recognise that the new consumer of news and information does not merely want to be served the end product, but would rather participate in producing it. 

Specifically, s/he will:
  • Track comments about NMG’s journalism on blogs, websites, and social media, for trends, ideas and issues of importance, and to translate these into stories and draw insights to guide editors;
  • Set up and coordinate NMG journalism on social media. This will involve a combination of content drawn from newspapers, websites, and require a promotion of stories that pose questions/debate, teaser for blogs, videos, photos;
  • Drive user engagement including responding to public comments if necessary, in consultation with the Managing Editors and the Editorial Director;
  • Create internal social media awareness within the newsrooms;
  • To lead a team social media moderators in securing and sustaining a credible voice for  NMG’s social media accounts. 
This includes corrections and clarifications to any NMG stories that are in dispute are issued in a timely fashion online.
 
We are looking for a dynamic and well informed citizen to take this challenge. 

We think that the ideal candidate is likely to have university education, prefer good journalism and be keen on having fun while at it. 

NMG is an equal opportunity employer and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

This position offers an excellent career growth opportunity and a competitive remuneration package. 

If you meet the above criteria, apply online at http://careers.nationmedia.com before 15th June, 2012.
 
Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

Africa Inland Church - College Principal, Job / Business Officer and Social Workers Jobs in Kenya

 Africa Inland Church – Kenya Children’s Homes Department is faith based organization supporting orphans and vulnerable Children and the youth in Kenya. 
The department seeks to address holistic needs of children and youth by use of child centered community development approach. 
In order to fulfill this broad objective the department is seeking to engage the services of dynamic and experienced persons to the following Positions:

College Principal (Nairobi)
1 Position
Qualification: 
The ideal candidate must:
  • Must be a graduate with B.Ed (Hons) or other relevant field.
  • Minimum experience of 5 years in top level institutional management.
  • Conversant with the National Education Policies and Objectives as well as National Development and implementation practices
  • Conversant with the current trends in Education and training / teaching
  • Able to supervise, guide, assess trainees as well as setting and moderating examinations
  • Able to initiate, source and execute new courses and programs
  • Excellent in interpersonal relationship as well as a good team leader
  • Have knowledge of Basic Accounting, excellent Report Writing skills and Proficiency in the use of Micro Soft Office
  • Resource Mobilization Skills is an added advantage
  • Minimum 35 years.
Main Responsibilities includes:
  • Provide overall of college Administration including staff supervision and Linkages with other relevant stakeholder’s.
  • Management of financial and Human Resource in conjunction with the AICCHD head office
  • Initiating new teaching and learning programmes in the institution.
  • Preparation for upgrading of present programs and coordinating new courses within the institution.
  • Provide over all leadership for vulnerable youth empowerment initiatives in the centre.
Job and Business Officer 
2 Positions
 
(Eldoret, Kisumu)
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for implementation of youth empowerment initiatives at the community Level in the above mentioned regions.
  • Work closely with the existing community structures to mobilize vulnerable youth for vocational skills training.
  • Arrange for the field visits for the trainees, exposure visits for the trainees and bring in the guest lectures.
  • Arrange internship opportunities to all the trainees and ensure job placement for all.
  • Promote self employment among the youth in the community using the self help approach and linkages with other stakeholders.
Qualification
  • Bachelor degree in Social science or in any other relevant fields
  • 4 years minimum experience working with youth and community empowerment programs.
  • Skills to interact with entrepreneurs, companies and business community in general, to bring in the industry contribution.
  • Excellent Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Excellent networking, Communication and Facilitation Skills.
  • Proficiency in MS-office.
  • Resource Mobilization Skills.
10 Social Work Positions 
One year contract
Based in the following regions Ahero, Muhoroni, Kangundo, Mtito Andei, Ikutha, Machakos, Kitui, Embu, Eldoret and Kitale.
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Carry out social assessment to establish individual children needs and to form supporting activities like self help groups for caregivers and other relevant activities.
  • Coordinate and carry out sponsor correspondence for the children as assigned.
  • Facilitate the referral process for the children in need as well as carry out follow- ups and provide feedbacks on referred cases.
  • Implement planned activities in accordance with approved work plans, budgets and regulations of AICCHD. Weekly meetings with social service staff to coordinate and clarify all information and points of interventions
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports detailing the progress and achievement of the project outputs and objectives.
  • Implement household economic strengthening activities that seek to promote increased asset base at the household level.
  • Facilitate training for the caregivers and other stakeholders on OVC care and support.
Qualification:
  • Diploma in social work and or Community Development from a reputable institution. A degree in the relevant field would be added advantage.
  • At least 3 years experience in Case Management, child sponsorship/ OVC programs and Community Development.
  • Excellent Communication, Organization, Presentation and Leadership Skills
  • Proficiency in Micro Soft Office
  • Be fluent in the local language of the location you are applying for and also ensure familiarity with the local context.
The successful candidates must be willing to work in the communities as well have a strong intent and passion to prepare the OVC and young people become effective citizens.
To apply for any of the above positions, send your application letter together with a detailed CV with copies of Academic and Professional Certificates and a certificate of good conduct, Telephone Contacts and details of three Referees by 11th June 2012. 
Indicate the area you are interested to work in on your application letter as well as on the envelope.
 
Send your application to:
 
The Director, AIC Children’s Homes, 
P.O. Box 45019-00100
Nairobi
 
All application should be sent through the post office or via email hr@aicchildcare.or.ke 
No hand deliveries

Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) - Organisational Structure Review and Job Evaluation Exercise EoI

Request for Expression of Interest Organisational Structure Review and Job Evaluation Exercise
 
1.0 Background
 
The Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA), established pursuant to the provisions of the Retirement Benefits Act (cap 197) Laws of Kenya, is a customer focused organization that prides itself in its service delivery. 
RBA wishes to invite interested, reputable and competent consultancy firms to express interest in providing the Authority with consultancy service for the Organizational Structure review & a Job Evaluation Exercise.
 
This EOI is intended to assist RBA identify competent firms which shall be invited to present detailed Request for Proposals.
 
2.0 Scope
 
The Job Evaluation exercise will cover all positions in the Authority and the result of which will determine the comparable relative worth of the jobs to facilitate development and implementation of equitable and harmonized remuneration and benefits structure.
 
3.0 The objective of this evaluation assignment
 
The principal objectives of the whole exercise is to evaluate all the jobs in the Authority and determine their relative worth; and produce rationalized, harmonized, defensible and equitable job – grading structures. 
The results of the Job Evaluation and subsequent grading will be used as a basis for grading the structures, developing compensation structures, setting and reviewing of remuneration and benefits for the Authority’s staff.
 
4.0 Basis of Evaluation
 
Bidders for the EOI shall be evaluated on the basis of the following:
 
Mandatory documents:
 
i. All the statutory requirements; Copy of certificate of registration or Certificate of Incorporation, valid certificate of Tax Compliance, VAT, PIN Certificate.
 
ii. Audited Financial Statements for the last (3) three years. Failure to submit any of the above documents will result in a disqualification.

Any bidder specifically exempted from any of the items listed above may provide proof of the same.
 
The EOI must consist of a cover letter and statement for qualifications which should include the following information:
 
i. Detailed Company Profile
 
ii. The experience of the Consultant which must not be less than ten years (10) in consultancy services for Organization Structure and Job Evaluation Exercise (evidence must be attached).
 
iii. Provide a statement of capabilities and reference letters of at least five (5) reputable institutions where similar work has been done (attach evidence), public financial institutions will be an added advantage.
 
iv. Details of technical qualification of key staff to be involved in the provision of consultancy services for the Organizational Structure & Job Evaluation Exercise. Additional advantage if the key staffs are members in good standing with relevant professional bodies. Include current CV’s.
 
5.0 Duration
 
The exercise is expected to take TWO months.
 
6.0 Short Listing
 
The relevant evaluation committee will evaluate and prepare a shortlist of firms to whom Request for Proposals shall be sent in compliance with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act. 
The Authority will communicate to ALL bidders after the evaluation exercise.
 
Expression of Interest documents should be delivered in a plain sealed envelope clearly marked EOI NUMBER: RBA/EOIJOB/09/2012, EOI NAME: EOI, ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE & JOB EVALUATION EXERCISE on or before 18th May, 2012 at 12.00 pm. 
The bids will be opened soon after and interested bidders are welcome to witness the opening. 
The proposals should be dropped in the Tender Box located on 14th Floor, Rahimtullah Tower, Upper Hill Road, Nairobi and addressed to:-
 
The Chief Executive Officer,
Retirement Benefits Authority,
Rahimtullah Towers, Upper Hill Road,
P.O. Box 57733-00200 Nairobi. 
Tel: 2809000, Fax 2710330.
 
Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) is ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Catholic Relief Services - Project Officers (Education) Jobs in Garissa and Turkana Kenya

 Catholic Relief Services – USCCB is the official agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for relief and development overseas. 
CRS supports programs in over 100 countries and works through local partners. 
We are seeking suitable persons to fill the following position. 
All candidates require technical competencies in the respective areas, willingness to travel to the field frequently and a commitment to work with and support faith based partners of CRS many of whom are Catholic institutions
 
Job Title: 
Project Officer – Education: Garissa (Ref. 2012/42)
 
Project Officer – Education: Turkana (Ref. 2012/43)
 
Job Purpose:
Reporting to the Senior Project Officer, the Project Officers-Education will work with APHIAplus, IMARISHA consortium partners, implementing partners (IPs) and the GOK to ensure APHIAplus IMARISHA Service Delivery on quality education for the marginalized, vulnerable and underserved populations including youth, PLHIVs and those on ARVs, orphans and children affected by HIV/AIDS. 
They will work with IPS, Consortium members through and with GOK structures at national, county, district and community levels to deliver on USAID/Kenya Strategic Goal for health: “Sustained improvement of health and well-being for all Kenyans”.
 
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
 
The Project Officer-Education is responsible for coming up with strategies that would promote education as one of the key social determinants of health to improve the well-being of marginalized, poor and underserved populations in the APHIAplus IMARISHA target areas.
 
The following are specific Responsibilities:
  • Liaise with Education Sector Stakeholders to design and implement interventions that improve the health of students and their families
  • Support the formation and operationalization of school health clubs
  • With other stakeholders, design and train the health clubs in child-to-child and child-to-parent communication on health and age appropriate health messages
  • Develop a mentoring system in collaboration with school authorities especially targeting the girl child
  • Support teacher orientation sessions on effective curriculum delivery integrating the Life Skills curriculum into other subject areas
  • Engage with education support systems to promote life skills education
  • Mobilize and support School Management Committees to develop strategies to ensure universal children access to good education and health
  • Promote and encourage parents to bring their young children to ECD centers
  • Ensure the children are healthy through the appropriate interventions
  • Foster linkages with adult learning initiatives by GOK and other partners involved in vocational training
  • Develop and implement strategies to build capacity of local partners and government staff to increase access to education
  • Ensure that the specific needs of girls and boys, Children Living with Disabilities (CLWD) and child protection issues are addressed and that they are accessing education
  • Liaise with relevant key stakeholders to share lessons learned and best practices from the project.
  • Ensure proactive technical coordination and collaboration among implementing partners;
  • Ensure regular monitoring and reporting of program implementation
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Requirements
  • A university Degree in Education or other related relevant training
  • 3-5 years experience implementing US Government-funded projects and worked in a development program as an education or training officer
  • Knowledge and experience in education, life skill and literacy initiatives for highly marginalized children, youth and other marginalized populations.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in project management including planning, budgeting and reporting
  • Excellent analytical and computer skills (Microsoft office package and excel)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with various teams and transfer skills and knowledge in various ways
  • Excellent written, oral communication in Kiswahili and English
  • Demonstrated ability foster integration in programming approach
  • Excellent understating of GOK, USAID and CRS operating procedures
  • A professional with high personal integrity and commitment
Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for on the email subject line and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business June 11, 2012.
 
Human Resources Manager
Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program; 
E-mail: hr@ke.earo.crs.org
 
Only Short listed candidates will be contacted

International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Programme Governance and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Vacancy No.: IOMKE/045/12
 
Position Title: Programme Governance and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer
 
Classification: NOA/1 (based on the UN Salary Scale for the National Officers in Kenya)
 
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Type of Appointment: 6 months Special Short Term contract with possibility of extension
 
General Functions:-
 
Under the overall guidance of the Regional Migration Health Assessments Coordinator for Africa and the Middle-East in Nairobi and the PHAMESA programme manager in Pretoria, and under the direct supervision of the PHAMESA Health Programme Officer responsible for the Horn and East Africa in Nairobi, the incumbent will collaborate closely with colleagues in East and Southern Africa to develop M&E components of project proposals, to implement PHAMESA standard operating procedures, and to effectively report upon programme achievements in Horn and East Africa following global IOM guidance:-
 
Essential Functions:-
 
The national officer will conduct a review of the administrative structure and human resources needs of the Department. In particular, he/ she will:
 
1) Review programming structure of the Department including number and duration of projects; budgetary allocations for administrative, support, and operational staffing; budget consumption rates, and projectization structures. Submit recommendations and implement actions as required.
 
2) Liaise with Horn and East Africa health colleagues, in the capacity of master trainer, to ensure effective implementation of the governance and M&E aspects of the PHAMESA programme.
 
3) Assist the M&E Officer in Pretoria to adapt, and train responsible country officers to use the M&E framework from PHAMESA.
 
4) Provide proactive support to health colleagues in Horn and East Africa for development and finalization of country strategies on Migration Health. Coordinate concept paper and proposal development in Horn and East Africa, in collaboration with Programme Development and Implementation Unit of the MRF.
 
5) Provide technical input on all health proposals in Horn and East Africa for the inclusion of M&E frameworks, and develop the frameworks when requested.
 
6) Facilitate and oversee M&E activities for PHAMESA in Horn and East Africa through supporting partners, country offices, and migration health colleagues to:
 
a. Prepare annual and quarterly work plans and activity-based budgets.
 
b. Develop and implement M&E frameworks and data collection tools on all projects.
 
c. Collect, analyze and report on M&E data.
 
d. Provide feedback to programme/project managers for programme revisions and amendments.
 
e. Build capacity of migration health officers and implementing partners in M&E data collection and reporting.
 
f. Develop programme/project status database.
 
g. Conduct programme/project evaluations and reviews, as requested.
 
h. Ensure that M&E is considered in all proposals.
 
7) Assist counterparts in Pretoria in revising various Guidance Notes pertaining to operationalization of PHAMESA for the migration health programme for Horn and East Africa.
8) Lead donor profiling activities, development / maintenance of donor database, and identification of funding opportunities.
 
9) Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
 
Desirable Qualifications
 
1. Master’s degree in development, economics, statistics, business administration, social science, public health or related field from an accredited academic institution.
 
2. Exposure to health programming highly desirable.
 
3. At least three years of experience in programme management, strategy development and M&E, preferably with an intergovernmental organization or INGO.
 
4. Expertise in IOM programme/project cycle management processes and financial management system desirable.
 
5. Knowledge and affinity with migration dynamics and health and HIV in Horn and East Africa desirable.
 
6. Desirable IOM Competencies:
 
a) Behavioural - Accountability, Client Orientation, Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity and Initiative, Leadership and Negotiation, Performance Management, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Teamwork, Technological Awareness and Resource Mobilization;
 
b) Technical - Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations, effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners, works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, rights holders, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.
 
7. Proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook desirable.
 
8. Excellent command in spoken and written English and Swahili. Knowledge of French an advantage
 
Mode of Application: 
Submit Cover Letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address to: 
International Organization for Migration (IOM), 
Human Resources Department, 
P.O Box 55040-00200 Nairobi 
or send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int.
 
Closing Date: 08 June 2012

Abt Associates - Technical Specialist (Chief of Party) Job in Nairobi Kenya

 The Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project is USAID's flagship project in private sector health. 
It works to involve nongovernmental organizations and for-profit entities in addressing the many health needs of people in developing countries.
Abt Associates is seeking to hire a Technical Specialist (Chief of Party) to manage and lead its activities for SHOPS/Kenya.
A Technical Specialist at this level has direct project management responsibility for a project (or one or several component(s) of a large project) that is large, highly complex, highly visible, and well-funded.  
The TS has an expert role and the technical input is crucial to the project. 
This is a supervisory position.
General Job Description:
As a recognized expert in the professional field, performs important and complex analytical, evaluative, and consultative work.
  1. Development and implementation of the project/project component’s technical aspects.
  2. Management, and ongoing assessment of the project/project component’s technical aspects. Advises changes and improvements to Project Director and takes responsibility for implementation.
  3. Can serve as a Technical Advisor to the Project Director and other Technical Specialists to provide research, analysis, and advisory services on project planning, implementation, training, monitoring and/or evaluation.  
  4. Supervisory responsibility over a unit consisting of two or more staff members in situations where the role is operational.  But if the main role is an advisory role the supervisory role is not necessary.  
  5. If the main role is primarily an advisory role, the incumbent collaborates at the highest levels of the government and serves as principal project advisor in identifying and networking with key stakeholders.  Nationally recognized expert in the field and the use of the expertise is crucial to project success.
Specific Job Responsibilities:
  1. Provide management and budgetary oversight on project implementation to ensure all activities are completed within the agreed to timeframe and budget. Track progress of activities against workplan in accordance with available funding. As additional funding becomes available, continue to revise and add activities in consultation with SHOPS Team and USAID/Kenya.
  2. Lead technical assistance (TA) to support a variety of activities including but not limited to: engaging the private sector in policy discussions, implementing innovative financing mechanisms, and piloting and scaling-up private sector initiatives, all to support the expansion of private sector provision of health services in Kenya.
  3. Track progress of project results and ensure proper documentation of workplan status to home office and USAID/Kenya (quarterly, semi-annually and annually)
  4. Lead communication with USAID/Kenya regarding workplan, activity updates, reporting, budget and deliverables.
  5. Serve as the main point of contact with key government stakeholders as well as other donors and implementers engaged in private sector activities.
  6. Oversee and manage all technical components of the workplan
  7. Manage any consultants or subcontractors to carry out project activities
  8. Oversee and ensure proper documentation of all project expenditures and submit financial reports and back-up documentation to the home office for audit and reimbursement.
  9. Lead business development efforts in Kenya as appropriate, by providing technical input into new proposals for USAID and other donors.
  10. Ensure all processes and procedures for project implementation are in accordance with USAID guidelines and protocols.
  11. Report to and liaise with the SHOPS Africa Regional Manager based in Bethesda to ensure proper coordination and communication to help ensure successful project implementation.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Email your application and CV to Bernadette_lee@abtassoc.com

Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant Job in Nairobi Kenya

 Our client an international NGO wishes to attract a person of high calibre for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Nature of the Position: Part time
 
Basic Functions
 
The key deliverables for the job is to develop and maintain effective systems for the monitoring and evaluation of all clients’ work, to analyse the output of this evaluation and present the findings to a variety of audiences and in a format most suitable for that audience. 
The candidate will also generate background research on the context of the organisation’s work in relation to relevant policy and practice and to keep this work updated as the context changes.
 
Principle Accountabilities:
 
Monitoring and Evaluation
  • To work with casework staff, project managers and directors to establish, and then periodically review, clearly defined and measurable outcomes for each programme
  • Leads the design and implementation of a monitoring framework to track delivery against set goals and objectives; including establishing baselines to gauge and support the performance of client programmes
  • Leads the analysis of data collected under the monitoring framework for assessment of progress and areas for improvement, as well as the implementation of summative evaluations
  • To work with the casework and project teams, and IT support, to establish, and then periodically review, systems for capturing data that allow progress against the agreed outcomes to be measured
  • Set the standard of data capture required within the organisation, and ensure that casework staff are capturing the required data and consistently meeting the data quality standards
  • To undertake qualitative and quantitative surveying that provides information in addition to that captured by casework teams, as required.
  • To take responsible for commissioning research and evaluation work from third parties when required, and to manage this relationship with such organisations or academic departments to ensure that the work meets a set of pre-agreed objectives
Reporting
  • To analysis the data generated by the monitoring and evaluation process, and then produce and present management information for casework teams, directors and trustees that measures performance against agreed outcomes and targets
  • To take the lead in producing data and analysis on the impact of the organization’s work to be included in the organisation’s reports suitable for a variety of internal and external audiences
  • To generate data in a format agreed with the organization for reports to donors or supporters, or in the production of funding applications and bids
  • Provides regularly synthesized and updated reports on the status of implementation against set goals and objectives to the client
  • Ensure that all the projects are aligned and delivering towards set goals
Required Qualifications and Skills
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. An  MBA is an advantage
  • At least 7 years working experience in M&E and advanced training in M & E
  • Experience with practical field implementation of monitoring system and coordinating international projects
  • Highly developed analytical skills, with the ability to apply creative solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team
  • Ability to create effective and efficient systems for gathering and analysing data
  • Ability to manage relationships with third parties in order to meet objectives on complex research projects
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualifications, please send your CV and letter of application indicating why you are the most suitable candidate for the role and details of your current and expected salary to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke by 15th June 2012.  

ACF - Food Security and Livelihoods Program Manager

Action Against Hunger (ACF)-USA is part of the ACF-International Network which works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

ACF-USA is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the following position;

Food Security and Livelihoods Program Manager
The responsibilities of the FSL Program Manager will be 
  • to implement the FSL programme in Garbatulla district by ensuring the implementation of M&E FSL programme systems; 
  • To implement FSL activities according to ACF and donor guidelines and standards; 
  • To work in an integrated manner with Nutrition, Water and Sanitation, and Public Health Promotion teams; 
  • To carry out surveillance of the FSL situation by contributing to the information collection and analysis through FSL/agro assessments, interviews, observations and discussions with other ACF departments, NGO Personnel, local population and local administration and stakeholders, to contribute to the definition of the FSL strategy in liaison with the FSL Coordinator; 
  • The incumbent will also carry out human resource roles such as to recruit and supervise directly the FSL program staff, to identify training needs and organize training to build the capacity of staff in achieving their programme related objectives; 
  • to monitor and review the performances of staff, as according to the HR Policy. 
  • He/She will also have to ensure reporting by contributing to donor reporting and ensure bi-annual activity update to the Field coordinator and FSL Coordinator;
  • to carry out procurement planning, activities planning, and expenditures forecasts.
Qualifications
  • Min. BSc degree in agriculture, agro-economics, or other related studies, e.g. development studies, geography, anthropology, etc
  • Experience of min 2 years humanitarian programme implementation with an international NGO
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Experience in agro-pastoral and pastoral livelihood contexts and programming.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Good management and representation competencies.
  • Experience in developing world context.
  • Familiarity with ACF and acceptance of ACF’s principles.
  • Familiarity with donors and donor procedures helpful.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Kiswahili required.
Closing Date: 5thJune 2012.

Applicants who can take up the positions immediately are encouraged to apply

Interested candidates should forward their applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, with telephone contacts or email addresses of 3 referees preferably former supervisors to:

Please do not send your certificates with the application. Certificates will be requested at the interview stage.

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