Sunday, 31 January 2016

Curriculum Designer - 200,000 per month

The International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) was established to enhance operational capacity for peacekeeping through training, education and research for the benefit of military, police, and civilian staff.

The centre wishes to engage a competent candidate on a short term contractual basis in the following position:

Post Title: Curriculum Designer

1 Position 

Type of Appointment: 1 year contract, Level 4
 
 
Duration: 1 year - Project Bound
 
Salary: Kshs 200,000 – Gross Monthly.

Job Purpose: This position is located in Peace and Security Research Department (PSRD), IPSTC. Reporting directly to Head of Curriculum Design PSRD, the successful candidate will conduct research, produce papers and design and develop training curriculum related to the tactical, operational and strategic levels of training and education at IPSTC.
 
Principle Accountabilities:
  • Establish a cross-functional team to collaborate on the development of the learning course utilizing the principles of adult learning and instructional design
  • Manage the development of the learning curricula and delivery mechanism. The delivery mechanism includes the training systems and tools, teaching methodologies and support material.
  • Supervise and assist in directing the work of subject matter experts and resource trainers and ensure compliance with curriculum standards and best practices.
  • Coordinate the initial testing of the course
  • Establish a methodology/framework for measuring the effectiveness of the training, including methods for skills assessment and any recommendations for longitudinal tracking.
  • Contributing to conflict alert systems, policy briefings and research relevant to emerging regional and global peace and security issues, especially in the Eastern Africa region.
  • Organizing and/or participating in relevant conferences, meetings, symposiums, colloquiums and workshops.
Employment Standards
 
Ability To:
  • Professionalism: Knowledge of adult learning principles and communication styles. Knowledge of instructional design methodologies. Knowledge of training measurement and assessment/evaluation techniques. Has in-depth knowledge of Peace Support Operations. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments and shows persistence when faced with difficulties or challenges.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input and is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda and accept joint responsibility for team’s shortcomings.
  • Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies and adjust priorities accordingly and is efficient and effective in allocating time to achieve assigned tasks. Has strong multitasking abilities and ability to manage multiple deadlines. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning.
  • Respect for Diversity: Works effectively with people from all backgrounds, shows respect for and understanding of diverse points of view and examines own biases and behaviours to avoid stereotypical response. Treats men and women equally with dignity and respect and does not discriminate against any individual or group.
Knowledge Of:
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles and communication styles. 
  • Knowledge of instructional design methodologies. 
  • Knowledge of training measurement and assessment/evaluation techniques. 
  • Has in-depth knowledge of Peace Support Operations. 
  • Knowledge of integrating gender in design and implementation of learning methodologies 
  • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments and shows persistence when faced with difficulties or challenges.
Qualifications:
  • Education: Master’s Degree in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies or other related, International Studies/Relations gender and development or other related social science discipline is required.
  • Work Experience: At least 5 years of experience in a development field, peace, conflict, gender and security (preferably in the areas of conflict prevention, conflict management and post conflict peace building) of which 3 or more years of experience in curricula development in the following activities is required, on-line course design and deployment, and design and implementation of blended learning systems, in either public or private sector international organizations.
  • Experience working with a learning management system highly desirable. Extensive hands-on experience and knowledge of learning systems. Experience in managing the development and deployment of training courses and systems desirable.
  • Experience working in the field of gender peace and security.
How to Apply:
 
Applications including cover letter, CVs, copies of relevant certificates, current remuneration and expected remuneration as well as current notice period should be addressed to the:

Director
International Peace Support Training Centre
Westwood Park, Karen
P O Box 24232 - 00502
Nairobi, Kenya

Or emailed to: jobs@ipstc.org

Deadline for submitting applications is 15th February 2016. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to undergo a selection board interview.

Researcher - 200,000 per month

The International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) was established to enhance operational capacity for peacekeeping through training, education and research for the benefit of military, police, and civilian staff.
 
The centre wishes to engage a competent candidate on a short term contractual basis in the following position:
 
Post Title: Researcher
 
1 Position

Type of Appointment: 1 year contract, Level 4
 

Duration: 1 year - Project Bound
 
Salary: Kshs 200,000 – Gross Monthly.
 
Job Purpose: This position is located in Peace and Security Research Department (PSRD), IPSTC. Reporting directly to Head of Applied Research PSRD, the successful candidates will conduct research and produce papers with a focus on gender peace and security to support and inform the Centre’s activities, including the design of training programmes.

Principle Accountabilities:
  • Conducting demand led research on relevant gender, peace and security issues and presenting papers and related publications.
  • Contributing to conflict alert systems, policy briefings and research relevant to emerging regional and global peace and security issues, especially in the Eastern Africa region.
  • Analyzing gendered nature of emerging conflict trends within Eastern Africa with a view to contributing to policy frameworks for regional interventions.
  • Organizing and/or participating in relevant conferences, meetings, symposiums, colloquiums and workshops.
  • Conducting background research and updating country profiles in Eastern Africa with focus on issues related to Peace Support Operations.
  • Assisting in integrating gender in design and delivery of training related to conflict prevention, conflict management and post-conflict recovery.
  • Providing inputs for training related to peace operations at tactical, operational and strategic level education.
Employment Standards
 
Ability To:
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input and is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda and accept joint responsibility for team’s shortcomings.
  • Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies and adjust priorities accordingly and is efficient and effective in allocating time to achieve assigned tasks. Has strong multitasking abilities and ability to manage multiple deadlines. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning.
  • Respect for Diversity: Works effectively with people from all backgrounds, shows respect for and understanding of diverse points of view and examines own biases and behaviors to avoid stereotypical response. Treats men and women equally with dignity and respect and does not discriminate against any individual or group.
Knowledge Of:
  • Mastery of research in gender, peace and security issues. 
  • Knows applied process research, from the setting of research agenda, through field visits to publication of materials. 
  • Able to identify, extract, analyses and format data from a wide variety of standard and non-standard sources.
  • Has in-depth knowledge of Peace Support Operations. 
  • Has knowledge and experience interpreting the women peace and security framework into research programmes. 
  • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments and shows persistence when faced with difficulties or challenges.
Qualifications:
  • Education: Master’s Degree in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies, International Studies/Relations, gender and development or other related field is required.
  • Work Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in research peace, conflict and security (preferably in the areas of conflict prevention, conflict management and post conflict peace building) or related area is required. Experience of giving presentations and delivering lectures to large audiences is required. Understanding or relevant experience in curriculum design and training evaluation is desirable. Experience in gender peace and security. Experience of organizing events/workshops/symposiums and writing occasional papers, issues briefs and Newsletter is desirable.
  • Language: For the post advertised, fluency in spoken and written English is required. Knowledge in other Language(s) is an advantage.
How to Apply:
 
Applications including cover letter, CVs, copies of relevant certificates, current remuneration and expected remuneration as well as current notice period should be addressed to the:

Director
International Peace Support Training Centre
Westwood Park, Karen
P O Box 24232 - 00502
Nairobi, Kenya

Or emailed to: jobs@ipstc.org

Deadline for submitting applications is 15th February 2016.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to undergo a selection board interview.

Communications Co-ordinator

Vacancy: Communications Co-ordinator

FSD Africa (FSDA) is a regional financial sector development programme operating across sub-Saharan Africa. 

Funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), FSDA’s goal is to reduce poverty by boosting financial inclusion and helping financial institutions and markets drive economic growth.

Reporting to FSDA’s Chief Operating Officer and Regional Co-ordinator, the Communications Co-ordinator role provides an excellent opportunity to work on both strategic and operational aspects of communications for financial market development in sub-Saharan Africa. 

 
Based in Nairobi, the successful candidate will be challenged to think tactically and build an effective communications platform for FSDA. 

This work will take place in collaboration with key partners across East Africa and beyond, including financial institutions, national government agencies, international development organisations and the FSD Network.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Designing and delivering a comprehensive but practical communications platform for FSDA
  • Supporting the design and delivery of communications platforms for FSD Network members
  • Fostering a vibrant FSD Network Working Group for communications
  • Developing and managing innovative tools and channels to capture and share FSDA and FSD Network ideas and impact
Key competencies and experience will include:
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of strategic communications
  • Extensive experience of developing and operating communications platforms and activities
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of training and coaching others in strategic communications
The successful candidate will be a natural communicator, highly team and people-orientated, flexible, creative, motivated and goal focussed. 

The role is based in Nairobi, Kenya with regular travel within Africa.

For the detailed job profile, visit our website:http://www.fsdafrica.org/about-fsd-africa/vacancies/

To apply, send a one-page cover letter and two-page CV to recruit@fsdafrica.org by 1200 (EAT) on or before Friday, 19 February 2016. 

The email should contain “FSDA Communications Co-ordinator” in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

FSDA is an equal opportunity employer


General Manager, Assistant General Manager, and Underwriting Manager

Excel Insurance Company Ltd is one of the main providers of insurance services in the country. 

Suitable applicants are invited to fill the positions below;
 
General Manager
 
Qualifications:
  • A university degree plus at least not less than 12 years experience in the insurance industry of which 3 years should be in a similar position or at least as head of a department.
  • Should be visionary, self motivated, possess managerial skills with proven record of achievements.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • To be the Chief Executive Officer of the company and will implement strategies and policies so as to achieve the company’s mission, vision and objectives.
  • To supervise heads of departments and evaluate their overall performance.
  • To ensure that employees are kept motivated and are working towards the achievement of company’s vision, mission and overall objectives.
Assistant General Manager

Qualifications:
  • A university degree plus at least not less than 10 years experience in the insurance industry of which 3 years should be in a similar position or at least as head of a department.
  • Should be visionary, self motivated, possess managerial skills with proven record of achievements.
Key Responsibilities:
  • To oversee the functions of marketing, underwriting, claims and customer care departments by coordinating and heading all their activities.
  • Ensure that company strategies are implemented and objectives including budgets arc achieved.
  • To advise the Chief Executive Officer on all marketing, underwriting and claims strategies.
Underwriting Manager
 
Qualifications:
  • A university degree plus at least 6 years of underwriting experience.
  • Should be result —oriented, a good team player, with self drive and interpersonal skills.
Responsibilities:
  • To head the underwriting department and supervise the underwriting staff
  • Assess the risks proposed and advise management if they are insurable or not.
  • To advise on reinsurance matters.
Remuneration packages are attractive for right candidates which include salary, housing, medical and bonuses.

Applications plus detailed CV’s and three referees should be submitted by Wednesday 11th February. 2016. to:

The Managing Director
P.O. Box 7213
Kampala, Uganda

Emails: excelins@exico.co.ug


Federal Government of Somalia :: TA Procurement Reform Management Consultant

Federal Government of Somalia
 
Ministry of Finance
 
Second Public Financial Management Capacity Strengthening Project
 
Request for Expressions of Interest
 
(Consulting Services – Individual Consultant Selection)
 
Project ID: P151492
 
TF#: 0A0388
 
Assignment Title: TA Procurement Reform Management Consultant
 
Reference No.: FGS/PFMII/ICS/2016/001
 

1.0 Background to the Project
 
The Federal Republic of Somalia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the “Second Public Financial Management Capacity-Strengthening Project” (SPFMCSP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant for consulting services. 

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) of the Federal Republic of Somalia (FRS) has undertaken the SPFMCSP with the objective to achieve overall fiscal discipline that ensures effective use of public funds and avoids fiscal waste. 

The project refers to the legal and institutional framework for supervising all phases of the budget cycle, including formulation and preparation of the budget, budget execution and expenditure management, internal controls and audit, procurement, monitoring and reporting arrangements, and external audit.

In this context, the Federal Government of Somalia has passed the Public Procurement Concessions and Disposal Act (PPCDA). 

The PPCDA will cover all public entities, including central government agencies, local governments, state-owned enterprises, independent organisations and other public institutions. 

In this regard, the project aims to provide the best international technical expertise in this field to ensure that the designs of secondary legislation, institutional setup, and capacity development strategy will lead to effective implementation of PPCDA and successful public procurement reforms. 

The project will take a systematic approach to support the reform efforts at the legislative, policy, and operational levels to fulfil the goals of “value for money” in public procurement with integrity.
 
3. Scope of Work
 
The international consultant is to support the Procurement Directorate of the Ministry of Finance to conduct a comprehensive review of legal infrastructure and development of additional guidance to support effective implementation of the new PPDCA.

She/he will work closely with the relevant Ministry of Finance officials as well as national and international consultants to provide technical inputs and assist in reviewing the current and proposed legal infrastructure as well as in designing/drafting/reviewing secondary legislations and regulatory frameworks in line with relevant best practices. 

The expected outputs will include a review of general provisions, existing/related laws and policies as well as drafting/reviewing legal implementing guidelines, operational guidance documents, model documentation, and recommendations to support effective implementation of the new PPDCA.
 
4. Duration of the Assignment
 
The International Consultant on Procurement Reform will be hired for a period of twelve 12 months on time-based contract with possibility of extension upon satisfactory performance.

The assignment is based in Mogadishu, Somalia.
 
5. Competences
 
The Consultant must possess at least 10 years’ experience in procurement, supply chain management with a degree in supply chain, procurement, law, management, finance, economics or commerce; 

The incumbent will have experience in supporting public procurement sector reforms and expertise in formulating policy and strategic planning at the national level. 

Knowledge and experience working in fragile countries is an added advantage; 

The successful candidate will be motivated and able to work in a results-driven environment and responsibly without direct supervision on occasion. 

He/She will exhibit organizational skills, attention to detail, personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility, and problem-solving skills. 

Further desired experiences are as follows: Experience of working in Fragile Countries and knowledge of the Public Financial Management Reforms.
 
6. Mode of submission of Applications
 
Further information can be obtained by sending email requests at the email address below. 

Expressions of interest must be delivered (in person, by mail, or by e-mail) in a written form in three (3) hard copies (if not by e-mail) to the address below by 5 pm 23rd February, 2016.

Mr. Farahan Mohamoud
Project Coordinator
Public Financial Management Reform Unit
Ministry of Finance
Villa Somalia, Mogadishu
Federal Republic of Somalia
Email: Pfmreformunit@gmail.com
And Procurement.fgs@gmail.com

Federal Government of Somalia :: Second Public Financial Management Capacity Strengthening Project

Federal Government of Somalia
 
Ministry of Finance
 
Second Public Financial Management Capacity Strengthening Project
 
Request for Expressions of Interest
 
(Consulting Services – Individual Consultant Selection)
 
Project ID: P151492
 
TF#: 0A0388
 
Assignment Title: TA Procurement Specialist
 
Reference No.: FGS/PFMII/ICS/2016/002
 
 
1.0 Background:
 
The Federal Republic of Somalia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the “Second Public Financial Management Capacity-Strengthening Project” (SPFMCSP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant for consulting services. 

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) of the Federal Republic of Somalia (FRS) has undertaken the SPFMCSP with the objective to achieve overall fiscal discipline that ensures effective use of public funds and avoids fiscal waste. 

The project refers to the legal and institutional framework for supervising all phases of the budget cycle, including formulation and preparation of the budget, budget execution and expenditure management, internal controls and audit, procurement, monitoring and reporting arrangements, and external audit.
 
2.0 Overall Objective:
 
The overall responsibilities of the TA Procurement Specialist are on 

(i) to advise the senior management of the Ministry of Finance on all procurement aspects of the Project; and 

(ii) He/she will be responsible for implementation of procurement activities within MoF coordination of all procurement activities within the MoF, and the line ministries (beneficiary institutions); and capacity building in MoF

(iii) The Procurement Specialist will work with other specialist in the project management unit to perform all necessary procurement under the PFM for the period of the assignment and 

(iv) to support the Ministry of Finance in the implementation of its procurement reforms program.
 
3.0 Key Tasks:
 
The consultant shall do everything necessary to meet the above objectives, including but not limited to carrying out the following, by advising and or by doing as necessary: 
  • Provide advice and ensure that all the procurement activities of the project conducted conform and are compliant with World Bank Procurement Guidelines; 
  • Support the FGS to respond to technical issues arising in the draft procurement bill;
  • Provide technical advice and support to the EAFS procurement section to ensure the World Bank procurement guidelines are compiled; 
  • Assist the EAFS procurement section with the preparation of various documents required at different stages of procurement cycle e.g. EOIs, IFBs, RFPs, bid documents, evaluation reports, minutes of negotiations, contract award, contracts, various internal processing documents required to facilitate decision making, filing and archiving the documents.
4.0 Duration of the Assignment: The offer is initially for twelve (12) months contract. The duty
station is Mogadishu, Somalia.
 
5.0 Qualifications, Experience and knowledge:
  •  The applicant shall have a Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following: Procurement, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Engineering e.t.c; 
  • An advanced degree with a major in a relevant discipline is an added advantage: 
  • A minimum of at least 10 years of direct relevant experience including broad expertise in the management of procurement in the public sector. 
  • Minimum of at least 5 years of experience in implementing procurement actions according to international organizations guidelines such as the World Bank, African Development Bank etc. for procurement of goods, services, and works; 
  • Minimum of at least 5 years of experience in implementing public sector procurement reforms in developing countries; 
  • Proven work experience on country procurement systems and procedures; 
  • Experience working in a Fragile State environment is desirable; 
  • Excellent computer skills for Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Internet use; 
  • Fluency in English is must; 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; 
  • High level interpersonal and relationship-building skills. 
Mode of submission of Applications
 
Further information can be obtained by sending email requests at the email address below. Expressions of interest must be delivered (in person, by mail, or by e-mail) in a written form in three (3) hard copies (if not by e-mail) to the address below by 5pm 23rd February, 2016.

Mr. Farahan Mohamoud
Project Coordinator
Public Financial Management Reform Unit
Ministry of Finance
Villa Somalia, Mogadishu
Federal Republic of Somalia
Email: Pfmreformunit@gmail.com
And Procurement.fgs@gmail.com

CARE International :: Pre-Qualification of Suppliers for Goods and Services for the Financial Year 2016/2017

Pre-Qualification of Suppliers for Goods and Services for the Financial Year 2016/2017
 
CARE International in Kenya (CIK) is a development and Humanitarian organization with a goal of reducing poverty at the household level and providing relief services in emergencies, we currently carry out major initiatives in Refugee and Emergency operations, Health, Livelihoods, Water and Sanitation and in HIV/AIDS.

CARE also carries out activities in civil society organization strengthening and environmental services.

CARE International in Kenya intends to:
 
 
1) Update its register for suppliers for various goods and services for financialyear 2016/2017 in the following CARE offices; Nairobi, Dadaab, Kisii and Kisumu. 

Interested firms are invited to apply for pre-qualification indicating the category of goods, service and location they wish to be considered.

Existing firms who wish to be retained must re-apply.

Detailed pre-qualification documents may be accessed and downloaded from our website: www.care.or.ke
 
Interested firms shall be required to pay non-refundable fee of ksh. 4,000 per tender category for each office location through a banker’s cheque drawn in the name of CARE KENYA.

Complete Pre-qualification documents should be placed in a plain sealed envelope clearly marked with Tender Number and Tender Description being applied for and addressed to:

The Tender Committee
CARE International in Kenya
P O Box 43884-00100
Nairobi

Tender documents should be deposited in the tender box provided at CARE reception in the following offices: Nairobi, Dadaab, Kisii and Kisumu. 

So as to be received on or before 12th February 2016 at 4.00 pm. 

The details of the four CARE office locations are indicated in the pre-qualification document.

CARE Kenya reserves the right to accept or reject any application and is not bound to give any reason thereof.

Pwani University :: Pre-Qualification of Suppliers for the Financial Years 2016/17 & 2017/18

Pre-Qualification of Suppliers for the Financial Years 2016/17 & 2017/18
 
Pwani University invites prospective bidders to submit applications to be pre-qualified for the supply of various goods & services for the financial years 2016/17 & 2017/18. 

Enterprises owned by youth, women and persons with disability are also invited to participate by downloading the pre-qualification document from the University’s website and complying with the requirements.

 
All bidders are requested to view and download the pre-qualification document posted in the University’s website (www.pu.ac.ke) under information center.

Please note that the document will not be available from any of the University’s administrative offices.

Tender :: Provision of External Audit Services to TradeMark East Africa

Request for Proposals (RFP)
 
Tender Title: Provision of External Audit Services to TradeMark East Africa
 
Tender Number: PRQ20150784
 
TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) is an organisation funded by a range of development agencies to promote regional trade and economic integration in East Africa. 

TMEA has its main offices in Nairobi with branches in Arusha, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Kampala, Kigali and Juba.

 
TMEA wishes to engage a reputable firm with a presence in all EAC countries to audit its financial statements and to express a professional opinion on the financial position as stipulated in the tender document. 

Terms of reference for this assignment and the Request for Proposals (RFP) document can be obtained athttp://www.trademarkea.com/get-involved/procurement/.
 
All queries quoting the above Tender Title and Number should be emailed to procurement@trademarkea.com.

The closing date for submissions is 26 February 2016.

Interested and qualified audit firms must register and apply online ONLY on the TMEA procurement portal:http://procurement.trademarkea.com.

All attachments must be 10MBs or less.

TMEA cannot answer any query relating to this tender 7 days or less prior to the submission deadline.

Tender :: Executive Recruitment & Headhunting Consultancy Services :: Request for Proposals (RFP)

Request for Proposals (RFP)
 
Tender Title: Executive Recruitment & Headhunting Consultancy Services
 
Tender Number: PRQ20150820
 
TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) is an organisation funded by a range of development agencies to promote regional trade and economic integration in East Africa. 

TMEA has its main offices in Nairobi with branches in Arusha, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Kampala, Kigali and Juba.

 
TMEA wishes to engage a reputable consulting firm to provide executive recruitment and headhunting services for senior level positions at TMEA as stipulated in the tender document. 

The consulting firm should have an international reach, and strong proven networks in the international development community. 

Terms of reference for this assignment and the Request for Proposals (RFP) document can be obtained athttp://www.trademarkea.com/get-involved/procurement/.
 
All queries quoting the above Tender Title and Number should be emailed to procurement@trademarkea.com. 

The closing date for submissions is 26 February 2016.

Interested and qualified consultancy firms must register and apply online ONLY on the TMEA procurement portal:http://procurement.trademarkea.com.

All attachments must be 10MBs or less.

TMEA cannot answer any query relating to this tender 7 days or less prior to the submission deadline.

Directing staff

The International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) was established to enhance operational capacity for peacekeeping through training, education and research for the benefit of military, police, and civilian staff.

The centre wishes to engage a competent candidate on a contractual basis in the following position:
 
Post Title: Directing staff

2 Positions
 
Type of Appointment: 1 year contract, Level 4
 
Duration: 1 year
 

Direct Supervision: Through the Chief Instructor to the Commandant
 
Salary: Kshs 181,543 – Gross Monthly.
 
Job Purpose: This position is located in training department IPSTC. Reporting directly Through the Chief Instructor to the Commandant, the successful candidates will prepare and deliver quality training lectures in areas related to Police, gender, Civilian and Military for Peace Support Operation with focus on Eastern Africa region.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for Coordination of academic and workshop training programmes in Peace Support Operation with particular focus on Eastern Africa region;
  • Prepare and deliver quality training lectures in areas related to Police, Civilian and Military for Peace Support Operation with focus on Eastern Africa region;
  • Responsible for development of training/learning materials, preparing training programs and maintaining records to monitor training outputs;
  • Participate in departmental and school meetings and workshops aimed at sharing training outcomes and building interdepartmental collaboration within and outside the school;
  • Write and approve lecture materials and hand-outs and presentations in lectures, workshops and symposium to facilitate quality delivery of training programs to Police, Civilians and Military for Peace Support Operation;
  • Active member of the institutes’ planning team to determine training program for the IPSTC training calendar;
  • Participate in the development of curriculum in collaboration with the Curriculum Development Officers;
  • Assist in the design, development and delivery of the Centre’s programmes;
  • Assist in the production of a quarterly IPSTC newsletter;
  • Liaise with relevant institutions, academic, I/NGOs and research institutes etc., with a view to increasing IPSTC’s “network of gender experts;”
  • Develop cutting edge training tools and methodologies so as to meet the institution’s standards as a centre of excellence;
  • Remain abreast of contemporary adult learning principles with a view to developing relevant training tools and methodologies for associated training events; and
  • Develop a roster of training experts/facilitators in gender and related subject areas.
Education & Experience
  • Must have training development experience
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Work independently without daily supervision.
  • Must be a Gender expert in the field of Peace and Security
  • Good grasp and ability to deliver on other peace, conflict and security related subjects.
  • Mission experience including UN/AU mandates roles of Police, Civilian and Military would be an added advantage.
Skills, abilities and personal attributes
  • Ability to prepare and deliver lectures to high level professionals with diverse backgrounds;
  • Ability to manage time and work to strict deadlines;
  • Proactive, initiative, with excellent networking and collaborative skills;
  • Ability to conceptualise, design, develop and undertake structured evaluation and review of training projects and programs;
  • Good report writing analytical skills;
  • Public speaking and excellent presentation skills;
  • Effective team leadership skills;
  • Ability to continuously monitor and acquire new knowledge on relevant peace and security trends and developments.
  • Males and Non-Kenyans are encouraged to apply for this position
How to Apply:
 
Applications including cover letter, CVs, copies of relevant certificates, current remuneration and expected remuneration as well as current notice period should be addressed to the:

Director
International Peace Support Training Centre
Westwood Park, Karen
P O Box 24232 - 00502
Nairobi, Kenya

Or emailed to: jobs@ipstc.org

Deadline for submitting applications is 15th Feb 2016. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to undergo a selection board interview.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Bureau Supervisors

Chapacopy is a printing solutions company offering copying and printing services to both personal and business segments of the market.  

Chapacopy was started in 2012, with the initial bureaus being Koinange and CrossRoad - Karen. 

To date we have opened 6 bureaus – Koinange - CBD, CrossRoads - Karen, Gallleria - Karen, Garden City-Thika Road and ABC - Westlands. 

As part of our continued expansions we are currently recruiting for a qualified and experienced Bureau Supervisors to join our team. 


We are seeking professionals who are qualified and whose primary be responsibility will be to build relationships with new and existing business customers with the goal of providing total copy and print solutions as well as enhancing the sales capabilities of our Copy & Print Team.
 
Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Continuously determine and develop sales growth opportunities within existing business customers to drive profitable sales in Chapa Copy print shops, focusing on in store business development and growth, high level of customer service.
  • Ensure the bureau consistently produces quality products by implementing appropriate quality control thus ensuring the work is done to perfection and service and delivery is timely.
  • Maintain and support existing accounts and ensure all levels of service and quality are being met to customer’s expectations.
  • Develop a sales culture in store (referrals, lead generation, up-selling & great customer service) to increase continuous product awareness. 
  • Grow copy & print customer base by actively prospecting and building relationships with business customers, focusing on identifying top business customers in order to provide them with an ongoing total print solution.
  • Stock management and stock taking on daily basis; ensure supplies are at acceptable level to avoid any monitoring the daily sales and submitting a financial report at the end of each day.
  • Employee management, daily reporting time.
  • Receiving and orienting all new staff into the bureau; ensure proper orientation, required basic training.  Develop and implement continuous training, coach and mentoring Customer service assistants to achieve results and build strong customer relationships and team work.
  • Consistently find ways to ensure Customer Service assistants are satisfied and recognized for wins
  • Maintain adherence to all company policies and procedures; Perform other related duties as assigned
Qualifications / Knowledge / Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field
  • Two to four years progressive retail or printing industry experience, preferably in a supervisory capacity
  • Proven Experience developing relationships with new and existing customers leading to profitable sales
  • Basic Computer Skills
Skills
  • Results oriented, self-motivated, and driven by both financial and career opportunities
  • Experience selling in a copy and/or print environment.
  • Managing Execution: delegates responsibility and conveys clear expectations.
  • Focus on Service: identifies and anticipates customer requirements, expectations and needs
  • Engage and Inspire: projects a positive image and serves as a role model to other’s.
  • Developing Others: provides feedback, coaching, and guidance to enhance others development.
  • Building Relationships: relates to people in an open, friendly, accepting manner.
  • Leveraging Diversity: creates a respectful and inclusive environment.
  • Results Orientation: demonstrates a strong drive to achieve meaningful results leveraging sales data and metrics.
  • Adaptability: adapts appropriately to competing demands and shifting priorities.
Application Process
 
If you meet these criteria and are enthusiastic about print production and have the drive and passion in design, we would very much welcome your application. 

Please email your CV to kaziyetujobs@gmail.com  by 14th January, 2016.  

Please note paper application will not be accepted.

Photographers

Chapacopy is a printing solutions company offering copying and printing services to both personal and business segments of the market. Chapacopy was started in 2012, with the initial bureaus being Koinange and CrossRoad - Karen.

To date we have bureaus – Koinange - CBD, CrossRoads - Karen, Gallleria - Karen, Garden City-Thika Road and ABC – Westlands.

As part of our continued expansion we are currently recruiting for qualified and experienced Photographers to join our team.  

 
We are seeking seasoned professionals who are qualified and whose primary be responsibility will be to build relationships with new and existing business customers with the goal of providing total copy and print solutions as well as enhancing productivity and customer service experience.

Responsibilities Include:
  • working with clients to discuss the images they require and how they want to use them;
  • seeking out appropriate photographic subjects and opportunities;
  • carrying out research and preparation for a shoot;
  • working in different locations and in different circumstances to get the right image;
  • using an extensive range of technical equipment, including cameras, lenses, lighting and specialist software;
  • communicating with photographic subjects, putting them at ease, encouraging them and directing them;
  • arranging still life objects, products, scenes, props and backgrounds;
  • liaising with other professionals, including graphic designers, writers, gallery managers, picture researchers, commissioning editors and art directors;
  • managing the processing and use of images, discussing technical problems, checking for quality and dealing with clients' concerns;
  • preparing proofs for approval;
  • compiling finished products for sale, such as albums and framed prints;
  • understanding traditional film and digital photography and keeping up to date with industry trends, developments and new techniques;
  • developing expertise with software to digitally enhance images by, for example, changing emphasis, cropping pictures, correcting minor faults, or moving objects around;
  • managing the business aspects of the work, including administration, scheduling work, invoicing and basic accounting;
  • developing a good portfolio, building a network of contacts and achieving a reputation for quality and reliability in order to secure future assignments;
  • Self-marketing by, for example, producing business cards, postcards and promotional materials, and creating and maintaining a website.
  • Any other  duties as allocated by the supervisor
Qualifications / Knowledge / Experience:
  • Essential: Diploma preferable  in related field
  • Proven photography experience,
  • Possession of creative flair, versatility, conceptual/visual ability and originality
  • Demonstrable design skills with a strong portfolio,
  • Ability to interact, communicate and present ideas.
  • Up to date with industry leading software and technologies (In Design, Photoshop etc.)
  • Highly proficient in all design aspects including creative originality, fluency of ideas, near vision, visualization, oral comprehension, inductive reasoning, information ordering, category flexibility, visual color discrimination, excellent oral communication.
  • Active listening, attention to detail, timely work and, sensitive deadlines.
  • Certificate of Good Conduct a must have. 
Application Process
 
If you meet these criteria and are enthusiastic about print production and have the drive and passion in design, we would very much welcome your application. 

Please email your CV to kaziyetujobs@gmail.com  by 14th January 2016.  

Paper applications will not be accepted.

Data Platform Support Specialist

International Rescue Committee  (IRC)

Data Platform Support Specialist
 
Sector: Research

Location: Kenya

Employee Type: Regular

Employee Category: Full Time

Background / IRC Summary: “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction." (Albert Einstein)

The  International Rescue Committee  helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. 

 
IRC teams provide health care, infrastructure, learning and economic support to people in 40 countries, with special programs designed for women and children. Every year, the IRC resettles thousands of refugees in 22 U.S. cities. 

Job Overview / Summary: Focused on technical system support for country programs, the Data Platform Support Specialist is a member of the team responsible for IRC’s new global measurement data platform, which is centered on the DHIS2 platform. 

Working in partnership with field staff, IT, International Programs Department, and technical units, the Support Specialist performs a key role in ensuring the success of data platform system functionality for the IRC user community. 

Specific tasks include project data migration, project configuration, technical assistance and issues escalation, front line help desk application support, and participation in setting standards for processes, data quality, security, and systems configurations.

The position is based in IRC’s Program Quality Unit to ensure close contact with technical units and country programs and acts as a conduit to further IT and vendor systems support.

Major Responsibilities
  • Provide technical support and backstopping to field and HQ staff using the IRC data platform
  • Communicate with country focal points as to overall systems changes, needs, and questions, and advocate for systems improvements
  • Provide escalated support to country programs and HQ, and manage further escalation of support questions to the vendor, IT or programs staff
  • Ensure the data platform and systems adhere to IRC systems standards and processes
  • On a project-by-project basis, migrate data from existing sources (e.g., spreadsheets) into the data platform
  • Work with country teams to configure new projects in the data platform, including clarifying indicator definitions, then creating datasets, data elements, indicators, and other relevant DHIS2 objects
  • Participate in the design, implementation, and operation of data quality processes as they apply to the data platform
  • Analyze data platform issues and gaps and identify solutions
  • Participate in the maintenance of systems and user documentation
Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • At least two years of experience implementing and / or supporting DHIS2 including project  and core system configuration
  • Experience with M&E
  • Must be fluent in French
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal (i.e. day-to-day discussions, team meetings) and written (requirements and design specifications) form, as well as an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications
  • Good listening skills
  • Strong analytic curiosity and innovative problem solving skills using a systems thinking approach
  • Proven ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional team structure
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain working relationships across all departments and levels of the organization
Preferred Skills
  • Direct international experience implementing programs or M&E in an NGO context
  • Experience with the DHIS2 tracker module
  • Experience with SQL and / or data modeling
  • Experience providing support for enterprise-level platforms with substantial numbers of users across global time zones and varying IT infrastructure
  • Familiarity with mobile data collection and/or case management tools such as Ona, CommCare, Kobocat, Magpi, mFieldWork, OpenEMIS
  • Experience with enterprise data architectures, integration and master data management
  • Experience with the delivery of systems functionality in low/intermittent bandwidth scenarios for managing data
  • Experience with GIS such as ESRI
Working Environment: 
  • Standard office working environment
  • Some international travel as needed
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

IRC leading the way from harm to home. 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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