Friday, 12 October 2012

Engineer

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Roads established by the Kenya Roads Act, 2007 with the core mandate of management, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of all public roads in the cities and municipalities in Kenya except where those roads are national roads. 
As the leading Government Agency with the above mandate, we wish to competitively fill the above positions with suitably qualified Kenyans as follows:
Engineer 
Ref: KURA/M/12/003 – JG 6 – [2 POSTS]

The successful candidate will report to the Senior Engineer.

Job Summary

The job holder will be undertaking work in the fields of planning, road design, construction, maintenance, and other civil engineering structures. 
The job holder will also be providing services in quality assurance and axle load control.

Key Responsibilities
  • Prepare engineering analysis of urban road projects to include: preliminary design, detailed design, life cycle cost and equipment selection.
  • Prepare and interpret blueprints, drawings, layouts, and other visual aids.
  • Prepare construction specifications.
  • Perform engineering duties surrounding the following: roads, public works, sub-divisions, drainage, traffic, tunnel, bridge, and environmental management systems.
  • Assist in the review and critique of proposed changes to urban road engineering standards, policies or details.
  • Assist in the review of development plans for compliance with adopted road engineering standards and good engineering practices.
  • Meet with the general public and/ or developers, landowners, and interest groups concerning zoning, subdivision projects, building projects, and engineering regulations, standards, or policies.
  • Assist in coordinating the activities of the design and construction teams.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Three (3) years post qualification experience, Two (2) years of which should be in road design, construction and/or maintenance.
  • Registration with Kenya Engineers’ Registration Board as a Graduate Engineer.
  • Professional registration with ERB is an added advantage.
  • Membership with the IEK is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable knowledge in planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of public procurement systems and processes as used by the Government of Kenya.
  • Ability to manage staff and provide good leadership.
  • Demonstrate working ICT knowledge for road management systems.
  • Experience in the Ministry of Local Government, Local Authorities and/or Ministry of Roads will be an added advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal relations and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and adhere to set targets through teamwork.
Senior Surveyor 
REF: KURA/D & C/12/001– JG 6 – [3 POSTS]

The successful candidate will report to Manager Survey/Regional Manager.

Job summary

The job holder will report to the Manager-Survey and assist manager survey in all matters relating to survey and administration.

Duties and responsibilities.
  • Assist in the preparation of survey annual work plans.
  • Assist in provision of survey data during feasibility studies and final design
  • Identification of road reserves and mapping of the roads
  • Identification of survey requirements and standards for specific areas
  • Preparation of survey specification and Terms of reference for survey works to be contracted out
  • Supervision of survey consultant engaged by the KURA
  • Supervision of the civil works during construction.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Degree in Surveying and photogrammetry or equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Be conversant with modern survey equipment (GPS, Total Station etc.)
  • Should be competent in computer Aided design (CAD), GIS and Image processing software’s.
  • Demonstrate ability work with minimum supervision and be able to lead a team of surveyors.
  • Have at least five (5) years working experience in engineering survey in a busy digital map production office. Three of which at a management level.
  • Be a member of the Institutions of surveyor’s ok Kenya (ISK) or equivalent.
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills with management and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and achieve set targets through team work.
The successful candidates may be required to work either at the Headquarter Offices or any of the Regional Offices as the case may be.

Only candidates who meet the set criteria should submit applications together with their updated CVs including details of their day time contacts, current and expected remuneration, notice period required to take up appointment where successful, names and contacts of three referees, while at the same time attaching copies of all certificates and testimonials to be hand delivered or mailed so as to reach the Director General at the address below not later than 18th October, 2012.
 
All envelopes/applications should have the respective job reference number clearly marked. 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Director General
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)
IKM BUILDING, Bishops Road
P.O. Box 41727-00100, GPO, NAIROBI

Important notice:

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

KURA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving work force diversity in terms of gender and culture. 
Persons with Disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

General Manager – Property Development

An Exciting Opportunity
 
A well-established investment group with a focus on up-market commercial and residential properties renowned for their aesthetic appeal and functionality continues to dot the city with landmarks that are real estate benchmarks. 
As they raise the bar on luxury living, their choice of location or concepts for truly aspirational buildings is never haphazard but driven by end-user convenience and profitability. 
Their visionary business strategy and complex value enhancement operations now call for tight yet bold coordination by a
 
General Manager – Property Development
 
The Role:
 
The appointee’s mandate will be to manage and oversee all phases of diverse medium to large scale development and redevelopment projects, including coordinating architects, contractors and suppliers while ensuring that technical specifications, environmental and public health regulations are followed, and that all works proceed on schedule and within budget. 
Reporting monthly to the Investment Committee and quarterly to the Board of Directors, the person will further:
  • Participate in formulating fresh concepts and selling innovative space use solutions;
  • Prepare work plans and timelines consistent with optimum utilization of resources;
  • Ensure the proper administration of construction contracts and leases;
  • Obtain all necessary titles, permits and licenses;
  • Undertake such other duties, including supervision of other sites and projects as the Committee may from time to time direct.
The Candidates:
 
To be considered for this position, candidates must have:
  • A university degree in building economics, architecture or structural engineering, or comparable qualifications, preferably with additional education in business administration and financial management;
  • At least ten years of experience supervising construction projects of increasing complexity;
  • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills;
  • Proficiency in the use of computerized construction project and real estate management software;
  • Ability to lead teams and work under pressure to coordinate multiple activities for maximum efficiency;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and negotiation skills;
  • Impeccable integrity.
This position carries a highly competitive salary and benefits package. 
If you meet the requirements and wish to be considered, please send your application to gm-dev@biz-ideas.biz. 
Closing date: 19 October 2012.

Micro Credit Officer

Islamic Relief is an international NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development activities.
 
IR-Kenya program seeks to recruit:
 
Micro Credit Officer
 
Duty Station: Mandera
 
Under the supervision of the Area manager administratively and Livelihoods Coordinator technically, the Micro Credit Officer, will
 
Responsibilities:
  • Carry out meetings in the community for the identification and formation of micro credit groups desiring to obtain microfinance and enterprise development loan.
  • Formulate appropriate guidelines and procedures for the management and control over micro credit especially for credit assessment and approval process; credit administration and loan recovery.
  • Carry out orientation training to micro-credit groups on service delivery, constitution, governance, and business identification and incubation skills.
  • Assist the micro credit beneficiaries in opening bank accounts and registration with the Ministry of social services.
  • Ensure that applications and documents are properly signed/thumb imprisoned by the respective members of the group.
  • Review that credit case/application is complete in all respect.
  • Ensure that credit arrangement offered to the borrower is within the approved parameters of Sharia compliancy.
  • Ensure during periodic review visit to borrowers that amounts are utilized for the same purpose as described/agreed in the credit proposal/application.
  • Prepare payment/recoveries progress report and submit to the line manager, area manager and other relevant IR staff periodically.
  • Develop financial/credit management systems and the skills required to run a successful operation.
  • Supervision and monitoring of the micro irrigation activities run by Islamic Relief in collaboration with the Government.
  • Identify the existing Sharia compliant micro credit service providers and how well the needs of the low income borrowers are being met.
  • Identify the donors who are active in microfinance and who might provide support or funding.
  • Prepare and submit timely monthly, quarterly, annually narrative and financial reports.
Minimum job requirements:
  • BSc in Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Micro-Finance, or related fields
  • Minimum three years Experience in micro credit.
  • Experience in livelihoods programme design and management
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically.
  • Effective Computer Skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing (both in English and Kiswahili, Somali language will be an added advantage)
  • Excellent understanding of Sharia Compliant Micro finance programmes.
  • Good operational and working knowledge of ASALs.
How to Apply:
 
For a detailed Job description on the positions kindly visit our website. www.islamicreliefkenya.org
 
Send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to info@islamic-relief.or.ke or ir2012hr@gmail.com.
 
To reach us not later than Friday 19th October, 2012, clearly mentioning the position you are applying for.
CVs will be screened on an ongoing basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Senior Manager Public Sector

FUNZOKenya Project aims to improve access to and quality of health workforce training by supporting an increased number of new health workers trained; supporting current health worker training needs; strengthening the capacity of training institutions; and strengthening regulatory bodies to enhance training demand. 
Working in close partnership with the Ministries of Health, the leading health training institutions in Kenya, and the National Health Training Working Group among others, the project will build responsive, country-led training systems to improve health sector outcomes and the accessibility and quality of health workforce training in Kenya.
 
IntraHealth is currently accepting applications for the following positions in FUNZOKenya. Senior Manager Public Sector
Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party/ Training Technical Advisor, the Senior Manager Public Sector will work directly with the Health Ministries to provide technical assistance in the areas of strategic human resources management including managing HRH training reforms. 
She/he will support the design, implementation and monitoring of innovative approaches to increase and strengthen financial resources for medical/health training in the public sector, specifically leveraging PPP. 
The successful applicant will be expected to ensure the proper implementation and management of a scholarship and loans scheme and to guide its growth and sustainability, ensure the proper implementation and management of a HRH forecasting process and to develop it further as an increasingly refined tool.

The successful candidate will also explore business models for the public sector that will raise investment in training institutions to empower them take up more students. 
A Master’s Degree in a related field (human resources, business administration, education/ training), excellent understanding of Kenyan government processes and at least 6 years experience managing the training function for a large organization is required.

Curriculum and Instructional Design Manager 
Reporting to the Assistant Director Systems Strengthening the Curriculum and  Instructional Manager  ensures that the curricula within collaborating institutions are current, responsive and of optimum quality as prescribed in the project description. 
This includes leading the process by which curriculum and the learning management system is continually developed, updated, evaluated and revised. 
The result of this process will be nationwide consistent and standardized syllabi, lesson plans, textbooks, equipment, and course materials for existing and emerging programs regardless of the delivery method. 
A Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction, Instructional Design, Adult Education, or Training and Development related areas required. 
A  Master’s degree in Human Resources Management or a related field of study will also be considered. 
At least 5 years teaching experience coupled with supervisory experience in adult education

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Accreditation Manager 
Reporting to the Senior Manager regulatory bodies, the CPD Accreditation Manager works with health Regulatory Bodies in Kenya to strengthen their capacities/ processes for accrediting training institutions to provide in-service training and continuing professional development (CPD) for health workers as well as more effectively link CPD with health worker re-licensure.  
A Master’s Degree in education/training and 5 years experience designing and evaluating training programs is required.
 
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer 
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), the M&E Officer will be responsible for monitoring and evaluation activities within FunzoKenya. 
She/he will be the project’s focal point person for the compilation, tracking and reporting of data for reports to the funder and other stakeholders. 
A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline (public health, social science, or a related field) with statistical skills, at least 4 years working experience in the development field, preferably in the health and/or human resources management area, and demonstrated expertise in data analysis (quantitative & qualitative skills) are preferred.
How to apply
If your background, experience and competencies match the specifications below, please  apply by  sending your current CV, along with a covering letter indicating  your daytime telephone numbers, address and the names of three referees, to kenyajobs@intrahealth.org.  
Closing date for applications is October 19, 2012.

Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted

IntraHealth International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Engineer

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Roads established by the Kenya Roads Act, 2007 with the core mandate of management, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of all public roads in the cities and municipalities in Kenya except where those roads are national roads. 
As the leading Government Agency with the above mandate, we wish to competitively fill the above positions with suitably qualified Kenyans as follows:
Engineer 
Ref: KURA/M/12/003 – JG 6 – [2 POSTS]

The successful candidate will report to the Senior Engineer.

Job Summary

The job holder will be undertaking work in the fields of planning, road design, construction, maintenance, and other civil engineering structures. 
The job holder will also be providing services in quality assurance and axle load control.

Key Responsibilities
  • Prepare engineering analysis of urban road projects to include: preliminary design, detailed design, life cycle cost and equipment selection.
  • Prepare and interpret blueprints, drawings, layouts, and other visual aids.
  • Prepare construction specifications.
  • Perform engineering duties surrounding the following: roads, public works, sub-divisions, drainage, traffic, tunnel, bridge, and environmental management systems.
  • Assist in the review and critique of proposed changes to urban road engineering standards, policies or details.
  • Assist in the review of development plans for compliance with adopted road engineering standards and good engineering practices.
  • Meet with the general public and/ or developers, landowners, and interest groups concerning zoning, subdivision projects, building projects, and engineering regulations, standards, or policies.
  • Assist in coordinating the activities of the design and construction teams.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Three (3) years post qualification experience, Two (2) years of which should be in road design, construction and/or maintenance.
  • Registration with Kenya Engineers’ Registration Board as a Graduate Engineer.
  • Professional registration with ERB is an added advantage.
  • Membership with the IEK is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable knowledge in planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of public procurement systems and processes as used by the Government of Kenya.
  • Ability to manage staff and provide good leadership.
  • Demonstrate working ICT knowledge for road management systems.
  • Experience in the Ministry of Local Government, Local Authorities and/or Ministry of Roads will be an added advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal relations and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and adhere to set targets through teamwork.
Senior Surveyor 
REF: KURA/D & C/12/001– JG 6 – [3 POSTS]

The successful candidate will report to Manager Survey/Regional Manager.

Job summary

The job holder will report to the Manager-Survey and assist manager survey in all matters relating to survey and administration.

Duties and responsibilities.
  • Assist in the preparation of survey annual work plans.
  • Assist in provision of survey data during feasibility studies and final design
  • Identification of road reserves and mapping of the roads
  • Identification of survey requirements and standards for specific areas
  • Preparation of survey specification and Terms of reference for survey works to be contracted out
  • Supervision of survey consultant engaged by the KURA
  • Supervision of the civil works during construction.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Degree in Surveying and photogrammetry or equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Be conversant with modern survey equipment (GPS, Total Station etc.)
  • Should be competent in computer Aided design (CAD), GIS and Image processing software’s.
  • Demonstrate ability work with minimum supervision and be able to lead a team of surveyors.
  • Have at least five (5) years working experience in engineering survey in a busy digital map production office. Three of which at a management level.
  • Be a member of the Institutions of surveyor’s ok Kenya (ISK) or equivalent.
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills with management and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and achieve set targets through team work.
The successful candidates may be required to work either at the Headquarter Offices or any of the Regional Offices as the case may be.

Only candidates who meet the set criteria should submit applications together with their updated CVs including details of their day time contacts, current and expected remuneration, notice period required to take up appointment where successful, names and contacts of three referees, while at the same time attaching copies of all certificates and testimonials to be hand delivered or mailed so as to reach the Director General at the address below not later than 18th October, 2012.
 
All envelopes/applications should have the respective job reference number clearly marked. 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Director General
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)
IKM BUILDING, Bishops Road
P.O. Box 41727-00100, GPO, NAIROBI

Important notice:

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

KURA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving work force diversity in terms of gender and culture. 
Persons with Disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

UNDP - Programme Specialist


Programme Specialist 
(Governance and Rule of Law), GROL

Closing date:  15 Oct 2012

UN Development Programme

I. Position Information

Job Title: Programme Specialist, GROL Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya Reports to: Governance and Rule of Law (GROL) Programme Manager Reports: DCD (P) Contract Type: Fixed-Term International Approved Grade:P4

II. Organizational Context

The UNDP Governance and Rule of Law Programme (GROL) supports primarily the achievement of Outcome 2 of the Country Programme (2011-2015): “Somali women and men, girls and boys, benefit from more inclusive, equitable and accountable governance, improved services, human security, access to justice and human rights," which is comprised of five main sub-outcomes: 
  • Sub Outcome 2.1. Mechanisms for transition to democratic and accountable structures and systems of governance designed and implemented 
  • Sub Outcome 2.2. Key public sector reforms designed and implemented in an inclusive, gender-sensitive, participatory and transparent manner. 
  • Sub Outcome 2.3. The capacities for parliamentary and civil society actors strengthened for effective and accountable governance oversight. 
  • Sub Outcome 2.4. Technical assistance provided to improve security, establish a functioning judiciary, access to justice, a constitutional and legal framework, and protection of human rights under the rule of law. 
  • Sub Outcome 2.5. Mechanisms in place to support improved access to equitable prioritized basic services, especially for women and vulnerable groups. Previously stand-alone programmes, Governance and Rule of Law programmes, have been merged so as to enhance the quality and impact of UNDP resources on the ground and allow for more synergies and harmony in UNDP CO work.
The Programme focuses on six thematic areas that are closely inter-related, mutually reinforcing and all equally essential to the strengthening of governance and rule of law in Somalia: 
  1. Fostering Inclusive Political Processes: The objective of this thematic area is to enable political institutions to support inclusive transitions through the development of democratic, oversight and legislative processes. 
  2. Strengthening Core Institutional Systems and Functions: The objective of this thematic area is to strengthen core capacities and systems at national, regional and local level, whilst supporting federal and regional leadership to establish clear priorities and plans for the implementation of broader institutional development initiatives. 
  3. Developing Access to Justice and the Judicial System: Building on the previous achievements of the Rule of Law and Security (ROLS) programme, this thematic area works to expand the depth and breadth of justice service provision, through a move from legal aid to legal empowerment, expanding into areas of civil law affecting women and minorities as alimony, women’s inheritance, and access to public services, and increasing the number of paralegals and giving stronger consideration to the customary and sharia justice systems. 
  4. Strengthening Police and Security Sector Governance: This thematic area aims to introduce and implement strategic development plans for the police, mapping out the vision for policing in Somalia’s regions, outlining how key reforms will be achieved and providing a perspective on sustainability and the role of the government in supporting the police. The pillar will ensure that policing can manage critical issues for Somalis communities, such as piracy, conflict and insurgency. 
  5. Enabling Resilient Local Governance and Service Delivery: The objective of this pillar of the programme is for local governance to contribute to peace and equitable priority service delivery, and support the establishment of district-level autonomous and accountable local governments and the development of effective linkages with constituent communities and the private sector. This pillar is UNDP’s contribution to the Joint Programme on Local Governance and decentralized service delivery (JPLG) which is a five-year Programme of UNDP, ILO, UNCDF, UN-HABITAT and UNICEF. 
  6. Enhancing Community Security and Resilience: This thematic area complements institutional support and service provision in justice, security and basic services through a community driven approach, ensuring that marginalised clans, women and youth are actively involved in the planning, monitoring and execution of security services. Using a bottom-up approach this pillar will build civil society, L/NGO and governmental consensus around community safety and security approaches.
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager for Governance and Rule of Law, the Programme Specialist will be responsible for general programme management, accountability and oversight, partnership building and resource mobilization as well as promoting innovations, advocacy and knowledge building within the GROL programme. 
S/he fosters synergies across the 6 thematic areas of the GROL programme and aligns them to CPD Outcomes One and Two. 
The incumbent provides reporting support to ensure that all reports produced under GROL are of high quality and meet the standards required by the donors and counterparts. 
S/he also provides quality assurance to programme/project boards, and high-quality advisory services to project teams where necessary in order to improve empirical-based monitoring and reporting against proper baselines in both a qualitative and quantitative respect. 
The incumbent liaises with UNDP’s Planning and Partnership Unit (PPU) to ensure that projects’ evaluations and audits are implemented and developed according to schedules, findings and recommendations.

The Programme Specialist coordinates activities of Programme Management staff and supervises the GROL national programme specialists and programme associates. 
S/he works in close collaboration with the operations team, programme staff in other UNDP units, UN Agencies, UNDP HQ staff, Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UNDP programme implementation and continuous innovations in her/his key areas of responsibilities..

III. Functions / Key Results Expected

Summary of Key Functions: 
  • Programme Accountability and Oversight 
  • Advisory Services and Technical Expertise 
  • Programme Management 
  • Partnership building and Resource Mobilization 
  • Innovations, Advocacy and Knowledge Building
Ensure effective programme accountability and oversight, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Ensures that GROL programme activities respond to the development needs of Somalia and are in accordance with the national and sub-national priorities as articulated in the Country Programme Document (CPD) 2011-2015 and all relevant national and sub-national strategies; 
  • Ensures accountability of the GROL programme to donors and counterparts throughout the delivery of outcome-level results and management of programme resources;
  • Ensures strict and consistent application of UNDP rules and regulations and ensuring the implementation of clear accountability mechanisms throughout the programme portfolio; 
  • Participates in internal control mechanisms for adherence to UNDP rules and regulations in contracts, assets, procurement, recruitment, etc. as required; 
  • Provides quality assurance to the programme/project boards by carrying out objective and independent programme oversight and monitoring functions 
  • Oversees the implementation of the CO monitoring and evaluation plan as it relates to GROL programme; 
  • Ensures synergies and complementarity between the GROL programme and other units in UNDP Somalia to achieve CPD outcomes.
Ensures provision of high-quality advisory services and technical expertise, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Provides technical support and advice for programme implementation to project teams and counterparts on the current and newly emerging Governance and Rule of Law issues; 
  • Identifies policy-driven issues, best practices and lessons learned on Governance and Rule of Law at global, regional and national level and ensure these are integrated into the programme planning and implementation; 
  • Advises on the design and implementation of coherent institutional capacity development strategies by the Programme Pillars ensuring these strategies contribute to the national development plans where they exist; 
  • Proactively identifies risks and challenges to the on-going operations of the GROL programme and provides project teams on mitigation strategies; 
  • Provides policy advice to programme manager, senior CO management, government counterparts, donors and other partners on issues related to GROL;
Ensure effective programme management, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • In close consultation with PPU, ensures the elaboration of coherent work plans and budgets for all activities in the Programme portfolio and the continuous monitoring of project work plans, 
  • Ensures timely and adequate reporting against plans in consultation with PPU, including providing timely and articulate progress reports and inputs to the Strategic Results Framework and Results Oriented Annual Report; 
  • Preparation of high quality project documents and proposals, and encouraging adequate peer review of the same through established mechanisms (LPAC); 
  • Ensures that the 6 programme pillars coordinate their implementations at the field level and contribute to the expected outcomes of the CPD 
  • Ensures that each programme pillar establishes management information which allows the efficient and effective collection of outcome-level data including sex and age-segregated data so that programme monitoring and evaluation can take place and progress can be measured 
  • Guides the development of GROL’s communication strategy and tools including fact sheets and brochures in close collaboration with the project teams and with CO communication unit 
  • Supervises the national programme specialists and programme associates and ensure their individual RCAs are aligned with the overall vision of the programme and support delivery of programme outcomes 
  • Represents GROL programme, as requested by the Programme Manager 
  • Drafts, maintains and supports the implementation of programme evaluation and audit plans. Support the drafting of TORs for internal evaluations and audits 
  • Champions for the achievement of Country Programme Outcome 1 &2 and ensure the effective application of RBM tools for Programme effectiveness and achievement of results
Promotes partnership building and resource mobilization, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Advises on the preparation and clearance of agreements with partners (donors, government, CSOs, UN agencies and other partners) in close coordination with PPU 
  • Develops mechanisms and instruments for selection of appropriate government and civil society partners in the implementation of the programme pillars 
  • Coordinates GROL programme resource mobilization efforts in conjunction with PPU 
  • Facilitates GROL engagement with non-traditional donors to support GROL programme 
  • Leads and coordinates partner surveys and consolidation of GROL response and follow-up when and as required. 
  • Undertakes conflict sensitive analysis and perception surveys to determine what public needs, views and priorities are with regard to Governance and Rule of Law 
  • Forges closer linkages with the other UN offices, programmes, agencies and entities, and other international and national stakeholders concerned with or providing assistance on GROL issues to Somalia; Lead the development of Joint Programme Documents when needed
Ensures innovation, advocacy and knowledge building within the GROL programme, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Identifies new ideas and opportunities for the development of new interventions in the area of governance and rule of law, and facilitates the alignment of the GROL programme with the new emerging priorities in the light of the political transition in Somalia and the implementation of the Provisional Federal Constitution 
  • Promotes GROL programme, ensuring maximum and appropriate levels of visibility and public awareness on results of the ongoing activities, and positioning UNDP as a neutral actor with high quality policy advice 
  • Provides leadership on governance and rule of Law issues within the framework of United Nations Somalia Assistance strategy (UNSAS) Outcome 3, Internal Strategic Framework (ISF), and other coordination structures
  • Ensures that lessons learned and best practices in the area of governance and rule of law are captured and documented to inform wider policies and programmes and facilitate replication elsewhere 
  • Leads proactive showcasing of the programme activities in regional and international for a and knowledge dissemination through existing UNDP global practice networks 
  • Leads the development of new ways of engaging with non-state actors including traditional structures in the delivery of the governance and rule of law strategies 
  • Supports capacity- and knowledge building of national counterparts 
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the CO and, in particular, within the GROL Programme.
IV. Impact of Results

Evidenced results will take the form of a quality integration of the work currently being developed in separate fashion by projects previously separated in the Governance and Rule of Law and Security portfolio. Enhanced impact will also be manifest in the more streamlined and comprehensive character of the capacity development assistance provided to counterparts as a product of the merger and a smooth transition to its implementation.

V. Competencies and Critical Success Factors

Functional Competencies:

Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda 
  • Creates effective advocacy strategies 
  • Performs analysis of political situations and scenarios, and contributes to the formulation of institutional responses
Results-Based Programme Development and Management 
  • Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work 
  • Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration 
  • Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation 
  • Analyses country situation to identify opportunities for project development 
  • Participates in the formulation of project proposals and ensures substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches and drafts proposals accordingly
Building Strategic Partnerships 
  • Effectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build strategic alliances relevant to UNDP’s mandate and strategic agenda 
  • Identifies needs and interventions for capacity building of counterparts, clients and potential partners 
  • Promotes UNDP’s agenda in inter-agency meetings
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches 
  • Seeks a broad range of perspectives in developing project proposals 
  • Identifies new approaches and promotes their use in other situations 
  • Creates an environment that fosters innovation and innovative thinking 
  • Makes the case for innovative ideas from the team with own supervisor
Resource Mobilization (Field Duty Stations) 
  • Analyses information on potential bilateral donors and national counterparts to recommend a strategic approach 
  • Identifies and compiles lessons learned 
  • Develops a resource mobilization strategy at the country level
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing 
  • Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches 
  • Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise  
  • Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines 
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally 
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments 
  • Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals 
  • Performed analysis of political situations and scenarios, and contributes to the formulation of institutional responses 
  • Uses the opportunity to bring forward and disseminate materials for global advocacy work and adapts it for use at country level
Client Orientation 
  • Anticipates client needs 
  • Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provider 
  • Demonstrates understanding of client’s perspective 
  • Solicits feedback on service provision and quality
Core Competencies: 
  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment 
  • Self-development, initiative-taking 
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work 
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively 
  • Creating synergies through self-control 
  • Managing conflict 
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member. 
  • Informed and transparent decision making
VI. Recruitment Qualifications

Education
:

Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, law, or any related field.

Experience
  • 7 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects 
  • Proven experience in partnership building and networking 
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience with RBM methodologies and tools (project and programe management, design, monitoring and evaluation and report writing) 
  • Experience in governance and public sector management in developing countries. Post-conflict experience is an asset 
  • Experience in programme management, including project formulation, implementation and reporting is an asset 
  • Thorough knowledge of Atlas and UNDP procedures is an asset 
  • Knowledge and experience in Somalia is an asset 
  • Experience with UNDP preferred 
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.
Language Requirements
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required;
How to apply:

“Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit electronic application by visiting http://jobs.undp.org/. OR http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=33042

Social Media Youth Trainer and Developer


Social Media Youth Trainer and Developer (2 positions)

ActionAid

ActionAid International Kenya seeks to employ two Social Media Trainers and Developers (Tech and Communications) under the Global Platform Nairobi.

The Global Platforms function as youth hubs and incubation centres and the trainers are part of a global network working with different Global Change modules: Youth Participation and Governance; Campaigning; Social Entrepreneurship; Training and Facilitation; and Social Media.

The social media module will be developed and implemented at the Nairobi Global Platform; we therefore seek to recruit two (2) Social Media Youth trainers specifically in charge of the technical and communications aspects of the training programme and with very good inclusive facilitation skills targeting young people.

The Global Platform Nairobi is a new platform in the Global Platform family and it will officially be launched January 2013. The successful candidates will be part of the team starting up and developing the uniqueness of this platform.

The successful candidates will enjoy flexibility and organizational space while joining an experienced and dynamic staff working in solidarity with women and people living in poverty and exclusion; connecting their voices, sharing ideas, spreading inspiration, campaigning, advocating and formulating public policy to eradicate poverty and ensure social justice.

ActionAid International Kenya (AAIK) is a member of ActionAid Federation; ActionAid works in more than 40 countries all over the world, in the places where we can make the biggest impact. 
Global Platform Nairobi is a joint project under AAIK and ActionAid Denmark under the Training4change programme which provides spaces for innovation, creativity, solidarity, cultural exchange and growth in a myriad of ways.

For full job descriptions of both profiles: http://www.actionaid.org/kenya/jobs/social-media-youth-trainers

How to apply:


To apply send your motivation letter, academic record, CV and contacts of three referees to hresources.kenya@actionaid.org . 
Kindly specify the position applied for on the subject line of the email. 
The closing date for receipt of applications is October 16, 2012.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer. Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Maua Methodist Hospital - Auditor, IT Manager, and Purchasing Officer Jobs in Kenya


External Audit Services

Maua Methodist Hospital is the largest health care provider in old Meru North, currently with a bed capacity of 275 and a workforce of 350 staff providing inpatient and general outpatient treatment, and also specialised outpatient services with consultant eye, surgical, gynaecological, palliative, dental, medical, paediatric, psychiatric and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) clinics.

The Hospital now seeks the services of an independent Professional Accountant to offer Audit Services for the financial year ending 31st December, 2012.

This is therefore to ask you to send us a quotation and a detailed Firm Profile on or before 19th October 2012.

Interested, qualified and experienced candidates are invited to apply for the following positions in Maua Methodist Hospital;

Internal Auditor:

Relevant Qualifications
  • Degree in Business Administration-Accounting Option /Commerce.
  • CPA (K) with a minimum of two years experience in auditing field.
  • Conversant with accounting packages.
  • Person of high integrity, good interpersonal and communication skills.
IT Manager.

Relevant Qualifications
  • A bachelors degree in IT or Computer Science from a recognized university
  • A relevant Network Certification from a recognized institution is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of Windows Server 2003 & Server 2008 setup, configuration and management
  • Knowledge of Fox Pro and SQL based programming
  • Hardware and software skills to configure and install PCs, peripheral equipment, and other personal computing devices and relevant software applications
  • Proven skills in monitoring status and performance of operating systems, applications, e-mail servers and LANs/WANs using testing tools.
  • Basic accounting knowledge.
  • At least three years experience in a busy IT office.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Purchasing Officer

Minimum Requirements:
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  • Diploma in purchasing and supplies management from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum 2 years working experience.
  • Computer literate.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Person of high integrity.
  • Familiarity with the public procurement and disposal Act 2005.
If you believe you meet the above requirements send detailed CV, other testimonials and recommendation letter from a Church Pastor or Priest addressed to

The Hospital Administrator
Maua Methodist Hospital
P.O. Box 63 – 60600
Maua – Igembe South.
so as to reach on or before Friday 19th of October, 2012 at 4.00pm.

Please remember to indicate your day time contacts. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
4. Maua Methodist Hospital School of Nursing KRCHN training to commence March 2013.

It is as easy as ABC

Absolute minimum qualifications:
  • C plain aggregate with:
  • C plain in English or Kiswahili
  • C plain in Biology/biological sciences
  • C minus in another science subject (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
Bring:
  • ID Card (with a photocopy)
  • KCSE result slip or certificate (original and photocopy)
  • School leaving certificate
  • 1 passport photograph
  • Birth certificate (with a photocopy)
  • Ksh1,000/= processing fee
Come
  • At 8 am on Tuesday 30th October 2012

Area Coordinator


Area Coordinator
Closing date:  12 Oct 2012

Concern Worldwide


The Area Coordinator is the focal person in coordinating and overseeing Concern’s operations in Marsabit County and the point of contact for the County Administration. 
More specifically, the person is responsible for representing Concern in the County, coordination and networking, liaison with Nairobi, and systems management both within Concern and in building the system capacity of County Government and partner organisations.

Representation:
  • Represent Concern in Key meetings with the UN, donors, local government, partners, civil society and community groups
  • Liaise with relevant UN and Government bodies
  • Actively participate and represent the Marsabit team at senior management meetings and in different forums in Marsabit.
Systems:
  • Put in place functional and efficient systems (financial, logistics, procurement) to support programme delivery
  • Coordinate the programme budget regionally, administration of partner grants whenever necessary, preparation/consolidation of programme budgets, monthly cash flow projections, monitor and account for expenditure, and ensure timely submission of financial reports.
  • Ensure transparency and accountability is maintained in compliance with Concern’s systems and procedures and support partners in ensuring the same.
  • Manage administrative systems and programme staff in the county.
  • Ensure compliance with Concern’s donor requirements & government policies.
Information sharing and coordination:
  • Maintain regular communication with the Country Director and technical staff in Nairobi.
  • Ensure sharing of information regularly with all relevant departments to facilitate the decision making process.
  • Ensure implementation of Concern’s programmes in Marsabit County is well coordinated and programmes are integrated.
  • Monitor and oversee reporting according to deadlines.
Capacity Building
  • Support organisational capacity building process including Strategic Plan Development of partners as and when required.
  • Facilitate/build the capacity of partners in rolling out compliant systems.
  • Design and implement a programme of strengthening capacity of local government (county) systems both generally and within specific sectors (health, education, agriculture, livestock etc). In particular, strengthen systems around social audit, budgeting, transparency and accountability.
Coordination
  • Hold coordination meetings with programme and systems teams throughout the county at least once a month.
  • Compile quarterly costed work plans for approval by the Country Director.
  • Recommend cash requirements within stipulated deadlines
  • Mobilise technical staff from Nairobi office to ensure the quality of the programme.
Security
  • Continuously assess security situation in the County and its environs
  • Provide immediate updates of any change in situation
  • Advise on travel, both within the country and road travel to and from the county
  • Liaise with County security authorities, NGOs and others on issues of security.
  • Manage the security and safety of Concern staff
Responding to Emergencies:
  • Lead Concern’s Emergency response in Marsabit as and when necessary
  • Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies
How to apply:

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should apply by sending a CV and a covering letter addressed to: - 
The Human Resource Manager,
 Concern Worldwide, P
.O. Box 13850-00800, Nairobi, 
to the following email address: nairobi.hr@concern.net

Each application should include three referees who can validate technical expertise. Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application. 
The closing date for applications is Friday, 12th October 2012.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Those who had applied earlier need not re-apply.

Concern has a Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from abuse and exploitation. 
Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions in these two documents.

Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer

Male Teacher


A Christian Child Sponsorship Programme in Nairobi is seeking to recruit a male teacher with the following qualification:
  • P1 certificate ( Ready to teach all subjects from Std 1 – Std 8)
  • A proven classroom teaching experience is a must
  • Experience in guidance and counselling
  • Experience with different extra-curricular activities
The ideal candidate should be of high moral standing, self motivated, flexible and able to work under minimal supervision.
 
Application should be received via e-mail before 20th October 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

E-mail application, cv with all relevant testimonials and reference letter from school taught to:

E-Mail: marianne2258@yahoo.com

Area Cashier / Office Assistant


Department: Finance
 
Position: Area Cashier / Office Assistant
 
Contract duration: Open Ended
 
Duty Station: Rhamu, Mandera
 
Starting Date: Immediately

ACTED is a non-governmental organization whose vocation is to support vulnerable population world wide and to accompany them in building a better future. 
ACTED was created in 1993, is governed by the French law and has its head quarters in Paris, France.

ACTED Kenya is looking for an experienced self driven and a self oriented professional to fill the post of a cashier;

Reporting to the FLAT Officer, her/his specific duties will include:
  • Ensure of having daily exchange rates of currency
  • Registration of vouchers in cashbook  and filling of vouchers
  • Make payments for all items and services which have been approved by the Area coordinator;
  • Safe & Cashbook checking: at the end of each day, the cashbook and the safe should be checked and the balance should be corresponding;
  • Money Exchange Dealing: whenever needed, change money for the cashbooks and register it in cashbook;
  • At the end of each month, ensure that the balance in the cashbook and in the safe are checked and the cash checking statement is established and signed by the cashier and his area coordinator;
  • Vouchers: quality of vouchers should be checked by the Cashier at the end of each months;
  • Advance: ensure the clearance of all advances for the staff, before paying the salaries;
  • Assist in HR/Administration  work in
  1. Follow up and filling all Administrative Documents and letters,
  2. Following up with all base staff to get time sheets, contracts and HR/Administrative documents signed on time.
  • Perform any other duty as assigned.
Qualifications/Skills Required
  • Diploma in Business Management, finance option from a recognized Institution
  • CPA holder will be an added advantage
  • Strong team player of high integrity, pleasant personality, honest, ability to work under least supervision and meet strict deadlines.
  • Computer literate.
  • Two years work experience preferably in an NGO.
  • Demonstrated experience in overall responsibility and accountability for the financial management of an organization;
  • Good public Relations with strong negotiation skills.
Application Procedures
 
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed CV,three work related referees, contacts and expected salary to nairobi.jobs@acted.org or drop application to RACIDA offices in Rhamu, Mandera on or before 5.00PM on 18 October 2012.

Kindly note that due to the urgency of the position, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. 
ACTED reserves the right to hire prior to the application deadline.
 
Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Data Management Officer


ACTED is a non-governmental organization whose vocation is to support vulnerable population world wide and to accompany them in building a better future. 
ACTED was created in 1993, is governed by the French law and has its head quarters in Paris, France.
 
ACTED Kenya/Somalia is looking for an experienced self driven and a self oriented professional to fill the following post:
 
Data Management Officer
 
This position will report directly to the Appraisal Monitoring and Evaluation Unit (AMEU) Manager of Kenya/Somalia and work in close collaboration with field-based AMEU teams and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Manager.
 
Key Responsibilities and Duties
  • Create strategic and operational data management and data analysis systems to enable effective monitoring and evaluation;
  • In collaboration with GIS Unit, design, centralize/compile and update GIS and general datasets;
  • Monitor and verify accuracy of field-collected data;
  • Identify gaps in data collection and ensure that AMEU  staff are aware of the need for improvement;
  • Train AMEU officers and program staff on management of data and interpretation of results and findings;
  • Analyse quantitative data and provide reports to the AMEU Manager ; and
  • Work closely with the GIS Manager and GIS Officer to ensure an accurate and dynamic link between the GIS Unit and ACTED databases.
Required Profile
  • A diploma or university degree in information management, computer science or engineering, information technology or equivalent  with an analytical background;
  • Excellent IT knowledge;
  • Ability to create and manage data effectively;
  • At least 2 years experience in a similar field using MS Excel, Access and other data management tools;
  • Familiarity with MS Office tools to prepare analytical charts, draft reports, publications and presentations;
  • Familiarity with GIS is an asset; and
  • Experience with server administration is an asset.
Application Procedure
 
Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, three work related referees, contacts and expected salary to nairobi.jobs@acted.org and received on or before 5.00PM on 12 October 2012.
 
Kindly note that due to the urgency of the position, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. ACTED reserves the right to hire prior to the application deadline.
 
Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer, qualified female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

KEENLY NOTE: SUBJECT SHOULD BE: DATA MANAGEMENT OFFICER- failure to indicate this leads to automatic disqualification.

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