Tuesday, 29 December 2015

University of Nairobi >> Legal Officer

University of Nairobi
 
Leadership for Sustained Excellence
 
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The University of Nairobi continues to undergo a purposeful, decisive, and aggressive transformational change.

The University is seeking to appoint the following officer who will play key roles in the transformation:
 
Chief Legal Officer

 
(1 Post)
 
Requirements:
 
For appointment to the position of Chief Legal Officer, a person shall:
  • Be a holder of a PhD degree in Law or its equivalent. Applicants who hold a Masters Degree in Law and extensive experience with demonstrable proven excellence and performance record will also be considered.
  • Be a holder CPS (K) or any other equivalent qualification.
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Be a Commissioner of Oaths and Notary Public
  • Have at twelve (12) years’ experience, at least three (3) years of which must be at Deputy Chief Legal Officer level or equivalent in a large organization.
  • Be computer literate
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
The Chief Legal Officer shall:
  • Be the Overall manager of the University’s legal function, including staffing, work assignment, performance evaluation and leave.
  • Provide legal counsel and be the advisor of University Management on all matters pertaining to corruption, economic crimes, intellectual property, technology transfer and sexual harassment in respect of staff and students.
  • Negotiate, draft, review and report to the University Management all agreements and contracts between the University and other parties.
  • Assist in preparing legal or quasi-legal documents for any University department or organ that may have such a need.
  • Interpret general university statutes, terms and conditions of service, collective agreements and any other similar documents that have legal binding on the University.
  • Offer legal advice and support to the University and its affiliates on the acquisition, management and disposal of University property, including intellectual property.
  • Have any other duties as may be assigned by the University Management.
How to apply:
 
1. Application shall be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, Copies of Relevant Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, Testimonials, and other relevant supporting documents.
 
2. Applicants should submit ten (10) hard copies of their applications which should clearly quote the reference No. and position applied for.
 
3. Applications must be submitted on or before January 16th, 2016.
 
4. Applications should be addressed to the 

Vice-Chancellor,
University of Nairobi, 
P.O. Box 30197, 00100
Nairobi.
 
Note: The University of Nairobi is an equal opportunity employer. Women, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply. For those who had applied need not to re-apply.

Claims Officer

Position: Claims Officer

Requirements
  • Bachelor of Commerce or equivalent degree in a relevant field
  • Part Qualification Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) or Diploma in Insurance
  • Appreciation of civil court procedures
Skills and Experience
  • Computer skills and use of claims software
  • Negotiation skills
  • Customer insight
  • Strong communication skills
  • Time management
  • Presentation /tutoring skills
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Work with minimum supervision
  • Must have IT Skills
  • 2 - 3 years’ experience in customer or insurance claims handling (if have experience in handling aviation related claims then added advantage)
All applicants should indicate the position on the subject line and forward all the applications to recruitment@careerdirections.co.ke by January 4 2016.

Monday, 28 December 2015

Senior Strategist >> Salary: 300,000 per month

Our client, a fully integrated Communications Agency based in Nairobi is seeking to recruit a Senior Strategist to lead assigned client strategic services effort and run the strategy team. 

The successful candidate MUST have 5 years prior experience in a similar role.

Key Responsibilities;
  • Develop workable budgets, work plans and realistic timetables.
  • Defining project scope, estimate and writing proposals, works with producer in the creation of project specifications and time plans.
  • Develop integrated marketing strategies and tactical plans to meet and exceed the client’s marketing and business goals and objectives.
  • Manage assigned agency strategy efforts and projects and ensuring successful project completion against deadlines.
  • Lead and manage new business and maintain growth for existing client accounts.
Qualifications;
  • Must have a relevant degree.
  • Must have 5 years experience in branding, marketing & communications strategy.
  • Must be highly motivated, with a proven track record of building clients and expansion of client account.
  • Must have the ability to identify strategic needs.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have deep understanding of a wide range of industries, markets and brands, and what it takes to stand out and service them.
  • Ability to self-manage while managing assigned teams and projects.
Monthly gross salary: Ksh.200,000 - 300,000/= (Approx. 2,000 - 3,000 USD) depending on experience
 
Deadline: 15th February 2016    
 
Applications:
 
To apply, please follow the link: 

http://bit.ly/1m80Ryg
Summit Recruitment & Training, 
Blixen Court, Karen road, 
Karen.
 
We endeavour to make contact with all of our applicants but unfortunately high volumes of applications make this unrealistic. 

If you do not hear from us within two weeks your application has not been successful on this occasion. This does not mean you will not be consider for future roles so please keep an eye on our job board and apply for positions that match your skills and experience. 
 
****Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements of the job****

Community Manager >> Salary: 150,000 per month

Our client, a fully integrated Communications Agency based in Nairobi is seeking to recruit a Community Manager to manage social and digital pieces for the client(s). 

The successful candidate MUST have excellent graphic skills and has prior experience from an agency.

Key Responsibilities;
  • Daily community management and monitoring.
  • Appropriate brand planning and understanding.
  • Responding to queries and comments on various social media platforms in a way that takes all perspectives into consideration.
  • Liaising with the creative and content team to ensure posts are on-brand.
  • Escalating issues and trends when appropriate.
  • Delivering measurable results, based on agreed KPI's, and providing insightful reports for clients.
Qualifications;
  • Must have a relevant degree.
  • Must have PR experience or a related marketing qualification.
  • Must have prior experience as a communications manager for a similar organisation.
  • An individual who is highly articulate with excellent communications and presentation skills.
  • A proven ability to lead communications strategies in any organizations.
  • Must have the ability to work under pressure.
Monthly gross salary: Ksh.100,000 - 150,000/= (Approx. 1,000 - 1,500 USD) depending on experience

Deadline: 15th February 2016    

Applications:
 
To apply, please follow the link: 

http://bit.ly/1PmC3fd
Summit Recruitment & Training, 
Blixen Court, Karen road, 
Karen.

We endeavour to make contact with all of our applicants but unfortunately high volumes of applications make this unrealistic. 

If you do not hear from us within two weeks your application has not been successful on this occasion. This does not mean you will not be consider for future roles so please keep an eye on our job board and apply for positions that match your skills and experience. 

****Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements of the job****

Associate Director (Public Affairs) >> Salarly: 500,000 per month

Our client a global Communication Agency based in Nairobi is seeking to recruit Associate Director (Public Affairs) to direct and ensure public affairs campaigns are delivered to the highest standard. 

The successful candidate MUST have 8 years prior experience working in an agency.

Key Responsibilities;
  • Responsible for maintaining high client satisfaction levels and client revenue growth.
  • Responsible for driving teams to deliver highly effective public affairs campaigns to an ever higher standard.
  • Identify new business opportunities, lead and run new business pitches.
  • Participate in marketing of Grayling in order to attract new business leads.
Qualifications;
  • Must have a bachelor’s / Master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Must have experience of working with Blue chip clients.
  • Must experience of sourcing new business leads and leading new business pitches.
  • Must have experience of using digital communications and social media for public affairs campaigns.
Monthly gross salary: Ksh.400,000 - 500,000/= (Approx. 4,000 - 5,000 USD) depending on experience
 
Deadline: 15th February 2016    

Applications:

To apply, please follow the link: 

http://bit.ly/1mCs6B0
Summit Recruitment & Training, 
Blixen Court, Karen road, 
Karen.

We endeavour to make contact with all of our applicants but unfortunately high volumes of applications make this unrealistic. 

If you do not hear from us within two weeks your application has not been successful on this occasion. This does not mean you will not be consider for future roles so please keep an eye on our job board and apply for positions that match your skills and experience. 

****Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements of the job****

Finance Manager >> 300,000 per month

Our client, a leading Retail Pharmacy Chain in Kenya with a wide network of branches across the country is looking for a Finance Manager

The ideal candidate MUST have prior experience in retail.

Key Responsibilities;
  • To provide comprehensive financial and management accountancy services.
  • Develop and maintain management reporting.
  • Act as financial consultant to the management team.
  • To provide financial training and development to support the local team.
  • Produce and maintain annual financial plans in the required formats.
  • Develop and manage planning reports for the management team.
  • Prepare, highlight trends and distribute monthly financial reports.
  • Take responsibility for the preparation and payment of salaries to all staff.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant tax and employment regulations relating to our employees.
  • Monitor and advise on working capital.
  • Ensure all local statutory requirements are fulfilled on time and in full.
  • Reconcile statutory/published accounts with the management accounts.
  • Actively work with the management team to develop efficient and controlled workflow.
Qualifications;
  • Must have B.Com in Finance/ Accounting.
  • Must have qualifications in CPA and / or ACCA.
  • High ethical standards (Respect, Accountability, Passion, Integrity & Delivery).
  • Ideally qualified, or showing a clear path and progression in finance. 
  • Proficient in English language (both written and oral).
  • Knowledge of local statutory requirements.
  • Strong analytical Skills.
  • Ability to work independently and deliver results with enthusiasm.
  • Good communication and networking skills with the ability to build internal and external relationships.
  • Strong computer skills in particular spreadsheets and financial modelling packages.
  • Experience of working with management team.
  • Commercial acumen.
  • Must have exposure to international accounting standards.
  • Must have knowledge of ERP systems (e.g. Microsoft Navision, SAP, 1C, J D Edwards) desirable.
Monthly gross salary: Ksh.300,000/= (Approx. 3,000 USD)
 
Deadline: 10th January 2016    
 
Applications:
 
To apply, please follow the link: 

http://bit.ly/1SeDnn6
Summit Recruitment & Training, 
Blixen Court, Karen road, 
Karen.

We endeavour to make contact with all of our applicants but unfortunately high volumes of applications make this unrealistic.

If you do not hear from us within two weeks your application has not been successful on this occasion. This does not mean you will not be consider for future roles so please keep an eye on our job board and apply for positions that match your skills and experience. 

****Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements of the job****

Account Executive >> 150,000 per month

Our client a global communication agency based in Nairobi is seeking to recruit Account Executive. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Work on client accounts to deliver agreed programme activity to the highest standard.
  • Responsibility for maintaining high client satisfaction levels.
Qualifications
  • Must have Bachelor’s degree / masters in marketing or any relevant field.
  • Must have experience in working with blue chip clients.
  • Tourism and inward investment experience preferred but not essential.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communicator.
Monthly gross salary: Ksh.100,000 - 150,000/= (Approx. 1,000 - 1,500 USD) depending on experience

Deadline: 15th February 2016    

Applications:

To apply, please follow the link: 

http://bit.ly/1PmBX7l
Summit Recruitment & Training, 
Blixen Court, Karen road, 
Karen.
 
We endeavour to make contact with all of our applicants but unfortunately high volumes of applications make this unrealistic. 

If you do not hear from us within two weeks your application has not been successful on this occasion. This does not mean you will not be consider for future roles so please keep an eye on our job board and apply for positions that match your skills and experience. 
 
****Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements of the job****

Account Director >> 380,000 per month

Our client a global Communication Agency based in Nairobi is seeking to recruit an Account Director. 

Key Responsibilities;
  • Market products by developing and implementing marketing and advertising strategies, tracking sales data and maintaining promotional materials inventory.
  • Work on client accounts with responsibility for ensuring client campaigns are delivered to the highest standard.
  • Responsible for maintaining high client satisfaction levels and client revenue growth.
  • Responsible for driving teams to deliver highly effective client campaigns to an ever higher standard.
  • Participate in new business pitches and writing proposal documents.
  • Participate in marketing in order to attract new business leads.
Qualifications;
  • Must have a bachelor’s / Master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Must have a minimum of 8+ years’ experience as a marketing manager.
  • Must have experience working with blue chip clients.
Monthly gross salary: Ksh.350,000 - 380,000/= (Approx. 3,500 - 3,800 USD) depending on experience

Deadline: 15th February 2016    

Applications:
 
To apply, please follow the link: 

http://bit.ly/1U7k7q2
Summit Recruitment & Training, 
Blixen Court, Karen road, 
Karen.

We endeavour to make contact with all of our applicants but unfortunately high volumes of applications make this unrealistic. 

If you do not hear from us within two weeks your application has not been successful on this occasion. This does not mean you will not be consider for future roles so please keep an eye on our job board and apply for positions that match your skills and experience. 
 
****Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements of the job****


Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation >> Senior Technical Advisor

Vacancy: Senior Technical Advisor

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an affiliate of University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).

 UMB has a Global Health Program which is delivered through the Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) and housed by various institutes among them the Institute of Human Virology (IHV). 

Since 2004, IHV has partnered with the governments of Kenya, Guyana, Haiti, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to address each country’s growing HIV and AIDS epidemics.

 
The Institute has led efforts to build National Health Systems in each country via strategic international, national, and local collaborations through the design and implementation of unique education, training, and treatment programs addressing each country’s complex HIV/AIDS epidemics. 

In Kenya, UMB through the Institute of Human Virology started operations in 2004 under the AIDS Relief Project consortium funded by Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through HRSA/CDC. This was the beginning of UMB’s work in Kenya which has seen implementation of 11 grants to-date. 

MGIC seeks candidates for multiple positions for an anticipated $3,200,000 health service delivery program that will support the strengthening and sustainability of HIV/AIDS in-service training and mentorship of healthcare workers, patient support programs through national and county systems, including National HIV integrated training course in Kenya.

“This position is subject to project award and funding”

Senior Technical Advisor
 
This position is responsible for planning, monitoring and supervision of program activities undertaken under the grant / project. 

Core functions will include developing budgets and work plans, monitoring utilization, grant performance tracking and reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Represent MGIC at meetings with donor agencies, government officials and other partners.
  • Support technical interventions to improve health systems for the various projects.
  • Provide strategic vision for the project, update and review annual work plans, promote synergies and ensure that project-specific deliverables and contract-specific terms are met.
  • Oversee implementation of an indicator-based performance monitoring plan that encompasses both patient clinical outcomes and other programs.
  • Review short-term operational plans to ensure that the finances and cash flow are adequate.
  • Provide leadership, mentoring, and motivation to in-country teams.
  • Review pipelines and develop forecasts and abroad-based financial picture for the grant.
  • Prepare budgets, monitor budget burn rates and resolve grant invoicing/payment issues.
  • Relationship building with the donor, government agencies, sub grantees and other stakeholders.
  • Organization policy, strategy development and implementation.
  • Resource management within specific grants.
  • Preparing programmatic reports to donors and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Reviewing and authorizing financial payments.
  • Communication with the donor, principal investigators, government representatives and other stakeholder’s within the grant.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine or related field.
  • Master’s degree in Public Health or related field.
  • Over 6 years’ work experience.
  • Significant experience in the Kenyan public health service, with experience related to health systems strengthening.
  • Two (2) years’ work experience in a supervisory role.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural contexts with tact and diplomacy
  • Proven experience in providing technical assistance to public health programs or projects.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, with English strongly preferred.
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation highly required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Registration with Medical practitioners and dentists board.
How to Apply
 
If you meet the above mentioned qualifications, you are requested to send your cover letter and CV to hr@mgickenya.org by January 7, 2016. 

Candidates are requested to indicate the title of the position being applied on the subject line of the email. 

Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted. 

“Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is an equal opportunity employer”

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation >> Strategic Information, Monitoring & Evaluation Lead

Vacancy: Strategic Information, Monitoring & Evaluation Lead

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an affiliate of University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).

 UMB has a Global Health Program which is delivered through the Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) and housed by various institutes among them the Institute of Human Virology (IHV). 

Since 2004, IHV has partnered with the governments of Kenya, Guyana, Haiti, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to address each country’s growing HIV and AIDS epidemics.

 
The Institute has led efforts to build National Health Systems in each country via strategic international, national, and local collaborations through the design and implementation of unique education, training, and treatment programs addressing each country’s complex HIV/AIDS epidemics. 

In Kenya, UMB through the Institute of Human Virology started operations in 2004 under the AIDS Relief Project consortium funded by Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through HRSA/CDC. This was the beginning of UMB’s work in Kenya which has seen implementation of 11 grants to-date. 

MGIC seeks candidates for multiple positions for an anticipated $3,200,000 health service delivery program that will support the strengthening and sustainability of HIV/AIDS in-service training and mentorship of healthcare workers, patient support programs through national and county systems, including National HIV integrated training course in Kenya.

“This position is subject to project award and funding”

Strategic Information, Monitoring & Evaluation Lead
 
This position is responsible for guiding the overall M&E strategy, development of the project performance monitoring plan and reporting system to assess the impact of the project activities, designing and maintaining data collection systems to ensure that all necessary information is collected, analyzed and used in guiding internal project planning and informing external partners about project activities and accomplishments.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate the SI department across programs and advise on policy design and analysis.
  • Develop program M&E plans and identify business ventures and expansion plans within SI.
  • Develop and maintain project log-frame matrix, particularly in the areas of objective hierarchy, indicators and monitoring mechanisms.
  • Develop and maintain the overall framework for project M&E, such as annual project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring, operations monitoring and lessons-learned workshops.
  • Guide the process for identifying key performance parameters for monitoring project performance and comparing it to targets.
  • Maintain M&E relationships with MOH and other stakeholders.
  • Lead the baseline research and periodic monitoring of the project based on indicators and objectives outlined in the grant proposals.
  • Coordinate quarterly reporting and provide feedback on information received.
  • Advise on the establishment of a multifaceted M & E system in consultation with all key stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the preparation and dissemination of analytical reports.
  • Maintain a database to ensure all project outputs and results are accurately recorded and coordinated to inform program staff.
Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in public health, program evaluation or equivalent, from a recognized University.
  • Minimum 6 years work experience in the M&E field with development projects or international organizations. 
  • Experience with PEPFAR or other US Government development programs preferred.
  • Skills and experience in M&E capacity building for individuals and organizations.
  • Previous supervisory experience, essential.
  • Proficiency in project evaluation design and development of performance indicators essential.
  • Excellent leadership, management, coordination, interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Strong strategic, financial and analytical thinking with ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively.
  • Strong skills in MS Office, MS Project, at least one data management/statistics software (e.g. SAS, SPSS).
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills in English essential.
  • Willingness and ability to be flexible to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
How to Apply
 
If you meet the above mentioned qualifications, you are requested to send your cover letter and CV to hr@mgickenya.org by January 7, 2016. 

Candidates are requested to indicate the title of the position being applied on the subject line of the email. 

Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted. 

“Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is an equal opportunity employer”

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) >> Head of Finance

Vacancy: Head of Finance

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an affiliate of University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).

 UMB has a Global Health Program which is delivered through the Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) and housed by various institutes among them the Institute of Human Virology (IHV). 

Since 2004, IHV has partnered with the governments of Kenya, Guyana, Haiti, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to address each country’s growing HIV and AIDS epidemics.

 
The Institute has led efforts to build National Health Systems in each country via strategic international, national, and local collaborations through the design and implementation of unique education, training, and treatment programs addressing each country’s complex HIV/AIDS epidemics. 

In Kenya, UMB through the Institute of Human Virology started operations in 2004 under the AIDS Relief Project consortium funded by Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through HRSA/CDC. This was the beginning of UMB’s work in Kenya which has seen implementation of 11 grants to-date. 

MGIC seeks candidates for multiple positions for an anticipated $3,200,000 health service delivery program that will support the strengthening and sustainability of HIV/AIDS in-service training and mentorship of healthcare workers, patient support programs through national and county systems, including National HIV integrated training course in Kenya.

“This position is subject to project award and funding”

Head of Finance
 
The Head of Finance will have primary responsibility of preparing financial reports, offering operations and administrative support. 

The Head of Finance will be responsible for internal control improvement initiatives and provision of support to Sub-grantees.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Implement, review and drive adherence to accounting and administrative procedures and guidelines.
  • Prepare accurate management reports, and ensure timely monthly closeouts as required.
  • Coordinate, with the Program Director, for the submission of donor-related reports in a timely manner.
  • Ensure project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations.
  • In collaboration with the Program Director, manage all project-related sub-awards to local grantees ensuring sub-grantees' compliance and reporting to donor regulations.
  • Responsible for account reconciliations and preparation of cash flow forecasts.
  • Timely preparation and submission of program cash requests to HQ Finance office.
  • Prepare pipeline reports, identify internal control weaknesses and implement improvements.
  • Maintain thorough documentation of all financial transactions.
  • Review and ensure proper filing of financial reports to the relevant authorities.
  • Facilitate payment of the approved payroll.
  • Ensure the organization is tax compliant(exempted based on the programs running), and ensure filing of the same where required.
  • Work with program personnel to maintain their budgets during the project cycle.
  • Ensure that accounts receivable/payable are properly monitored and managed.
  • Maintain good relationship with vendors, creditors and bankers.
Qualifications
  • Professional qualifications; CPA(K) / ACCA
  • A master’s degree in business administration, finance or other relevant field.
  • Strong finance background in financial management, budget development and analysis.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience supervising program operations, including human resources, procurement, subcontracts, grants and accounting/finance.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing CDC grants and in depth knowledge of USG Cost Accounting Standards.
  • Ability to use basic accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks).
  • Possess excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills demonstrate supervisory skills and an ability to work well in a team.
  • Fluency in English in both oral and written communication.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Analytical and cognitive skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
How to Apply
 
If you meet the above mentioned qualifications, you are requested to send your cover letter and CV to hr@mgickenya.org by January 7, 2016. 

Candidates are requested to indicate the title of the position being applied on the subject line of the email. 

Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted. 

“Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is an equal opportunity employer”

Human Resource Assistant

Job Title: Human Resource Assistant

Reporting To:
 Managing Director

Qualification: Higher diploma / degree in human resource / BCom or BA (HR option) 
 
Experience: 1 year and above in manufacturing industry
 
Age: 27 years and above 
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya 

Responsibilities: 
  • Administer performance management systems, safety and recreation programs.
  • Provide current and prospective employees with information about policies, job duties, working conditions, wages, and opportunities for promotion and employee benefits.
  • Advise managers on organizational policy matters such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes.
  • Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Plan new employee orientation programme to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives.
  • Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems.
  • Plan, direct, supervise and coordinate work activities of subordinates and staff relating to employment, compensation, labor relations and employee relations.
  • Conduct Training Needs Analysis with H.O.D Analyze training needs to design employee development, language training and health and safety programs and co-ordinate training delivery.
  • Maintain records and compile statistical reports concerning personnel related data such as hires, transfers, performance appraisals, and absenteeism rates.
  • Analyze statistical data and reports to identify and determine causes of personnel problems and develop recommendations for improvement of organization's personnel policies and practices.
  • Plan, organize, direct, control or coordinate the personnel, training, or labor relations activities of an organization.
  • Represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.
  • Prepare personnel forecast to project employment needs.
  • Prepare and follow budgets for personnel operations.
  • Develop, administer and evaluate applicant tests.
  • Oversee the evaluation, classification and rating of occupations and job positions.
  • Contract with vendors to provide employee services such as food service.
Note:
 
Salary kshs. 25,000 
 
Females highly preferred

e-mail: hr@ke.safepakgroup.com

Saturday, 19 December 2015

ICJ Kenya >> Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Established in 1959, (ICJ Kenya) is a non–partisan, nongovernmental organization with membership drawn from the Bench and Bar. 

The primary mission of the organization is to promote and protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law nationally and regionally.

ICJ Kenya has a distinguished track record in advocacy, research and legal interventions and is today widely acknowledged as a premier human rights organization in Kenya and around Africa.

ICJ Kenya seeks to fill the following position as detailed below and invites suitably qualified Kenyans to apply.

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
 
Overall Purpose of the Job: To offer technical support in the monitoring and evaluation of projects and activities within the organization and to ensure that the project activities are conducted in an efficient manner by supervising, monitoring project implementation and reporting, ensuring that timely decisions on corrective actions are made and implemented. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • To monitor, evaluate and document results in the various programmatic activities for effective implementation, reporting and learning.
  • To develop the TORs for specific monitoring and evaluation activities; recruit, guide and supervise consultants or organizations that are contracted to implement special surveys and studies required for evaluating programme effects and impacts as well as follow up evaluation recommendations with Programme Staff.
  • To Support and contribute to the development of the Projects Implementation Plan (PIP),  ensuring  alignment with programme /organization strategy, agreement on programme indicators and inclusion of monitoring and evaluation activities in the work plans.
  • To guide and coordinate the development of programme log frames.
  • Guide and coordinate the review of programme log frames including providing technical advice for the revision of performance indicators; ensuring that realistic intermediate and end - of - programme targets are defined.
  • To coordinate all Monitoring & Evaluation activities in the organization.
  • To design the framework for the physical and process monitoring of programme activities.
  • To promote result based approach to monitor and evaluate impact.
  • Coordinate the preparation of all monitoring and evaluation reports; guide staff in preparing their progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats and ensure their timely submission.
  • Undertake regular visits to the fields to support implementation of monitoring and evaluation, check the quality of data produced, and to identify where adaptations might be needed; monitor the follow up of evaluation recommendations with Programme Managers.
  • To ensure all contractual obligations with the donors are adhered to in all the projects.
  • To ensure easy access to Monitoring & Evaluation reports and data and ensure they are widely distributed to donors and stakeholders.
  • Foster participatory planning and monitoring; organize and provide refresher training in monitoring and evaluation for programmes and implementing staff with a view to develop in house monitoring and evaluation capacity.
  • Work in collaboration with colleagues inside and outside the ICJ Kenya to allow the achievements of common goals and shared objectives in furtherance of ICJ Kenya’s mandate and to perform any other duty as may be assigned to you by the Executive Director from time to time.
  • To develop and to constantly update the Monitoring & Evaluation Plan.
  • To monitor new donors and their areas of strategic engagement.
Requirements:
  • A Master degree or equivalent experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Management or communication.
  • Documented experience in Monitoring of human rights work,
  • Knowledge and understanding of programme management cycle
  • Knowledge and experience in Research methodologies, baseline surveys and reporting
Skills
  • Analytical and problem solving
  • Effective written communication
  • Time management
  • Strong understanding of Programme Management with a focus on Human Rights, Access to Justice and Democratic governance.
  • Report writing and presentation skills
How to Apply

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  


Detailed Applications, CV and relevant certificates addressed to the Recruitment Committee 

should be sent through, recruiment@icj-kenya.org 

or P.O. Box 59743-00200 Nairobi 

and should be received not later than 5th January 2016.  

ICJ Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

Only shortlisted candidate will be communicated to.

ICJ Kenya >> Finance Officer

Established in 1959, (ICJ Kenya) is a non–partisan, nongovernmental organization with membership drawn from the Bench and Bar. 

The primary mission of the organization is to promote and protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law nationally and regionally.

ICJ Kenya has a distinguished track record in advocacy, research and legal interventions and is today widely acknowledged as a premier human rights organization in Kenya and around Africa.

ICJ Kenya seeks to fill the following position as detailed below and invites suitably qualified Kenyans to apply.

Finance Officer
 
Overall Purpose of the Job: To assist the Finance Manager in the management of the Finance Department and to work closely with the Executive Director and the Programme  Management Teams and Administrative Team to create synergy in the achievement of the organisation’s strategic objectives.

Key Roles
  • To efficiently maintain the books of accounts and records.
  • To maintain the fixed assets registers in order to ensure that all fixed assets are recorded, accounted for and depreciated accordingly.
  • To prepare financial progress reports for donors.
  • To prepare internal financial management reports.
  • To liaise with the programme management teams in the preparation budgets for the various projects and to ensure budgetary controls are in place including report procedures, adherence to specific reporting framework and deadlines.
  • To communicate programme burning rates to the various teams
  • To assist in annual audits
  • To ensure allocation of joint costs to individual projects.
  • To ensure that all insurance and medical policies are renewed and up to date.
  • To represent the organisation in meetings when called upon to do so.
  • To deal with office procurement
  • And any other duty that may be assigned from time to time by the Finance Manager and the Executive Director.
Requirements
  • Degree in Business, Economics or relevant field.
  • Professional qualifications in CPA or ACCA
  • Experience in project budgeting, reporting and accounting for donor funded projects
  • Documented experience working in an NGO
  • Experience in Navision accounting software
Skills
  • Analytical and problem solving
  • Effective written communication
  • Time management
Personal Attributes

The Finance Officer must be able to maintain confidentiality and exhibit high levels of professionalism.  

He or she must be;
  • Honest
  • Trustworthy
  • Flexible
  • Organized
How to Apply

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  


Detailed Applications, CV and relevant certificates addressed to the Recruitment Committee 

should be sent through, recruiment@icj-kenya.org 

or P.O. Box 59743-00200 Nairobi 

and should be received not later than 5th January 2016.  

ICJ Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

Only shortlisted candidate will be communicated to.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Democracy International <> Kenya Deputy Chief of Party

Democracy International
 
Kenya Deputy Chief of Party

Democracy International, Inc. (DI) seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for a USAID-funded Kenya Electoral Assistance Program (KEAP). 

Through KEAP, DI will work to promote credible political processes in Kenya through the following four components: 

1) support of key institutions, voter registration and education, and election coordination; 

2) promotion of women and youth participation and inclusion; 

 
3) domestic and international observation; and 

4) dialogue, consensus building, and conflict early-warning/early response. 

The DCOP is to provide top-level oversight of all program support functions including, but not limited to, administration, procurement, human resources, financial management, and regulatory compliance.
 
The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Responsibilities:

The Deputy Chief of Party’s major responsibilities are as follows:
  • Provide guidance and coordinate support to the civic engagement programmatic team, and sub-awardees, including identifying and promoting clear communications on issues of programmatic and budget management activities, compliance, monitoring and evaluation, and documentation;
  • As necessary, oversee the administration of grants made under the civic engagement component of KEAP;
  • Supervise technical staff to ensure effective implementation of administrative and financial procedures compliant with DI and USAID policies;
  • In coordination with the COP and Operations and Finance & Administration teams, oversee the development and implementation of financial tracking systems and coordinate and monitor project budgets to ensure all expenditures are in compliance with DI and donor regulations and within the scope of the program’s long-term budget;
  • Ensure that timely cash flow analyses and projections are provided and accurate for internal management purposes and to the donor, as needed;
  • Review and oversee administrative, procurement, and financial management procedures and recommend improvements as needed;
  • Directly supervise the civic engagement team, administrative, operations, procurement, human resources, and financial staff, both expatriate and Kenyan;
  • Oversee staff capacity-building across the program and provide evaluation and workforce management to ensure their continued growth;
  • Represent DI externally at meetings, workshops, and other events;
  • Develop regular reports and ongoing activity monitoring consistent with the requirements of DI’s cooperative agreement with USAID and with internal reporting requirements; and
  • Act as a key consortium liaison with the Government of the Republic of Kenya (GoK) and USAID offices in Kenya and Washington, DC in the areas of oversight, reporting, and compliance.
Qualifications:

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:
  • Advanced University degree in international development, political science, management or other relevant field;
  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience implementing democracy and governance programming, with significant experience in elections and political processes, civic engagement/civil society, governance, or institutional development, in a developing country context, of which two (2) years must be experience in a management role;
  • Experience in fragile or post-conflict states, preferably in Kenya/East Africa;
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop solid working relationships with senior government officials, local governments, non-governmental institutions, and coordination with other donors;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required;
  • Demonstrated record of success in politically sensitive environments; and
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
About DI: Democracy International, Inc. (DI) provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. 

Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 70 countries. 

DI is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply:

CLICK HERE to apply online
 
We will only contact those candidates who best meet our needs. 

No phone calls or additional emails please.

Please note that DI’s recruitment for this position is contingent upon award.

Closing date: 10 Jan 2016

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