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Monday, October 22, 2012

Safety & Security Manager - National Position at Norwegian Refugee Council in Dadaab, Kenya


Closing date:  04 Nov 2012

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its programme to Kenya in 2006, to Ethiopia in 2011 and Yemen in 2012. The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu), Kenya (Dadaab, Molo and Kakuma) , Ethiopia (Dollo Ado, Shire and Assosa) and in Sana, Yemen. NRCs' core activities in the Somalia-Kenya mission include: Shelter, Emergency Food Security and distribution, Education, Protection and Camp Management training.

The Safety & Security Manager is the principal security staff for Dadaab, whose role is to strategically and operationally mitigate risks to NRC staff, programs and assets. The SSM is responsible for provision of technical operational security and safety support to NRC Dadaab activities in addition to providing advisory and strategic analytical support to management and ensuring physical security at NRC Dadaab locations. The SSM will also coordinate the security focal points across the operational areas in Dadaab

Job description

  • Develop the security management plans, using the NRC template, ensuring they cover all NRC Dadaab locations and update them as required.
  • Manage the implementation of the safety & security plans, procedures and policies.
  • Ensure and improve NRC staff compliance to safety & security measures.
  • Network and liaise with relevant local actors on safety and security.
  • Actively participate in humanitarian security coordination mechanisms.
  • Active member of the Dadaab senior management and crisis management teams.
  • Monitor the situation in Dadaab, the general northeastern region and brief the Area Manager as well as other staff accordingly and within reasonable time.
  • Prepare the weekly security situation report and submit to the Area Manager and RSA.
  • Ensure and monitor compliance to incident reporting.
  • Brief new staff and visitors on security protocols and orientation of the NRC’s SOPs.
  • Conduct an annual Security Risk Assessment (SRA) as well as when the situation requires.
  • Provide context analysis of the current situation as well as possible developments and impact on NRC operations.
  • Strengthen the management’s and program staff’s capacity to contextually analyse the situation in the operational area.
  • Identify, provide and/or facilitate training of NRC staff in Dadaab, including training on First Aid, Fire safety and use of communication equipment.
  • Train Dadaab staff on SOPs and contingency plans, including hibernation, relocation and evacuation drills.
  • Support the capacity building of security staff and focal points including identification of areas for improvement.

Personal qualities

  • Goal oriented
  • Ability and willingness to work and live under difficult circumstances
  • Flexible, creative, co-operative with a sense of humour
  • Willingness to commit to the NRC Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable, and international laws/codes/conventions related to the rights of children and the overall protection of children

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or Social Sciences.
  • Training in humanitarian security and safety.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in humanitarian security.
  • Ability and experience in working closely with local communities and other local actors.
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills.
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage, plan and execute.
  • Able to handle a large workload, under pressure and with limited supervision.
  • Ability to speak Somali language is an added asset.

We offer

  • Commencement: ASAP
  • Contract period: 12 months
  • Salary/benefits: This is a national post and salary and benfits will be according to NRC’s general directions for national staff. Free housing of moderate standard.
  • Duty station: Dadaab-Kenya, where recreational and social facilities are very limited

How to apply: 

www.nrc.no

Only candidates with Kenyan citizenship or wokpermit will be qualified to apply Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location.

Drivers at the Ministry Of Industrialization in Kenya


Driver III Job Group ‘D’

Advert. No. MOI/DRIVER/1/2012

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacancy.

Driver III, Job Group ‘D’ Three (3) Posts

Salary Scale: Kshs.10,380 x 480 - 10,860 x 510 - 11,370 p.m.

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade D plain or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • A valid driving license free from any current endorsements(s) for the class(es) of vehicle(s) the officer is required to drive;
  • Attended a First Aid Certificate Course lasting not less than one (1) week at St. John Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or its equivalent from a recognized Institution;
  • Passed Suitability Test for Driver Grade III;
  • Passed practical test for drivers conducted by this Ministry;
  • A valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya Police; and
  • At least two (2) years driving experience

Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry grade into the driver’s cadre.

Duties and responsibilities at this level will involve

  • driving a motor vehicle as authorized; 
  • carrying out routine checks on the vehicle’s cooling, oil, electrical and brake systems, tyre pressure, etc.; 
  • detecting and reporting malfunctioning of vehicle systems;
  • maintenance of work tickets for vehicles assigned; ensuring; 
  • ensuring security and safety for the vehicle on and off the road; 
  • safety of the passengers and/or goods therein; 
  • and maintaining cleanliness of the vehicle.

Interested and Suitably qualified individuals should forward their duly completed application forms for employment, PSC2 (Revised 2007), enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates to:-

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Industrialization
Telposta Towers, 22nd floor
P.O. Box 30418- 00100
Nairobi

On or before 14th November 2012

Cisco Instructors at ITEC Teams Ltd in Kenya


ITEC Teams Ltd, is seeking qualified instructors in the following areas for a short term contract with attractive package to deliver training to senior Network admins and engineers:
  1. CISCO Wide-Area Application Service (CWAAS) – 5 days
  2. Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager Part 1 – (CIPT1 8) - 5 days
  3. Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager part 2 – (CIPT2 8) – 5 days
  4. Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Solutions v2.0 – (Cisco Firewall) – 5 days
  5. Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and switches - Cisco Secure – 5 days
  6. Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Mobility Services (IUWMS) – 5 days
  7. Cisco Unified Wireless Voice Network (IUWVN) – 5 days

The instructor:

  • Must be qualified and hold vendor certification in one or more specified areas above, if you hold more that one qualifications u will stand a good chance.
  • Must have delivered at least 8 classes to organizations/ delegates – (provide name, contact person, physical location, email, phone number)
  • Holds a minimum of Bachelors Degree in IT, Computer Science or ISE
  • Available for interviews immediately and ready to begin the contract from end of November, 2012 – April 2013
  • At least 3 years experience training in the above areas, and is able to provide us with a comprehensive profile, which must include; Organizations to which u have delivered training, Locations, Contact persons(email and telephone numbers)
  • Very organized, fluent in English, and willing to travel.
  • Very good practicals/ hands-on command-

Applications:

Send your detailed profile, copies of Certificates to training@itecteams.net  by 26th October 2012.

Human Resources Manager at Church World Services in Kenya


Reference Code: HR – 46/2012

Closing date:  30 Nov 2012

The Resettlement Support Center (RSC) Africa operates a US refugee resettlement program in sub-Saharan Africa through a Cooperative Agreement with the Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. RSC Africa is responsible for the preparation of refugee case files for adjudication by Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) officers, as well as the out-processing and cultural orientation of all approved cases. RSC Africa is administered by the Immigration and Refugee Program of Church World Service (CWS) and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

RSC Africa seeks qualified applicants for the Human Resources Manager position.

Position Description: The Human Resource Manager will have primary responsibility for developing, coordinating, and implementing personnel policies and procedures for Church World Service/Resettlement Support Center (CWS/RSC) Africa, including training, evaluation, and staff care. The incumbent will provide direct supervision to the Human Resources staff of RSC Africa, and will report directly to the Deputy Director for Administration. This position will work closely with staff in CWS/NY on personnel issues.

Key Responsibilities Include:

1. Policy and Management

  • Plan, coordinate and direct the Human Resources work and personnel administration for the RSC Africa office.
  • Ensure that HR policies and practices are in compliance with U.S. and Kenyan Labor Laws, Occupational Health and Safety Act standards, Workman’s Injury Benefit Act requirements, and CWS human resource policies. Update and/or develop new policies as needed.
  • Work with CWS headquarters and to RSC Africa supervisors to develop best practices in human resource management and to ensure implementation in a fair, consistent and transparent manner.
  • Review and update the National Staff Handbook and all other human resource policies as appropriate.
  • Provide supervision, support and guidance to the RSC Africa human resources staff.
  • Develop a recruitment strategy for staff; coordinate interview and hiring processes; and ensure that newly hired staff members complete all necessary HR paperwork.
  • Manage time and attendance monitoring and oversee the use of HR software.
  • Conduct research and provide recommendations to RSC senior management on HR policy practices.
  • Develop the HR budget and monitor spending to ensure budget compliance.
  • Oversee the management of the employee benefits program.

2. Staff Performance Evaluation and Training

  • Develop and implement the RSC Africa staff performance evaluation process, including developing the capacity of supervisory staff to implement effective performance monitoring.
  • Assess staff training needs, develop annual training plans and conduct staff training activities.
  • Develop and collate training materials and make these accessible to RSC staff members, including through use of information technology.
  • In coordination with the RSC Africa Staff Security Coordinator and supervisors, ensure that RSC Africa staff members receive relevant safety and security training.

3. Staff Care

  • Oversee new staff member welcome and orientation.
  • Ensure that staff understand and have access to benefits under their health insurance plans.
  • Identify smart practices on staff care within the international NGO community, and integrate into RSC Africa’s approach.
  • Ensure that the HR unit is accessible and responsive to staff inquiries.
  • Ensure a harassment-free work environment, including through the fair and transparent application of RSC Africa sexual harassment policies.
  • Assist in the administration of employee recognition programs and help plan staff events. Position Requirements:
  • Undergraduate degree required, with a strong preference for business, human resources management, or a related field.
  • Three to five years’ experience in general human resource management. Previous work experience with an overseas NGO an advantage.
  • Thorough knowledge and comprehensive understanding of U.S. and Kenyan Labor Law and retirement benefits rules and regulations preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with staff training and development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of performance management systems and performance evaluation.
  • Proven ability to maintain high performance standards with constant attention to detail.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills with an ability to communicate detailed and/or technical information clearly, in writing and orally.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Computer literacy, with a strong emphasis on Microsoft Excel and Outlook
  • Proven ability to manage confidential information.
  • Ability to conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of CWS and RSC Nairobi.

How to apply: 
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Please submit a cover letter and a résumé to:

Human Resources
CWS/RSC Africa
P. O. Box 14176-00800 
Nairobi,
Kenya

Email: jobs@cws-rscnairobi.org

Editorial Associates (4 posts) at ReliefWeb in Nairobi, Kenya


Fixed Term - Level G5 & G6

Closing date:  28 Oct 2012

ReliefWeb (www.reliefweb.int) is seeking applications from Kenyan nationals for the following posts under the direct supervision of the ReliefWeb Editor in charge of the Africa/Europe time zone. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Before applying, use this link to access the full TORs and application procedures: http://www.ke.undp.org/erecruit/

ReliefWeb Editorial Associate Fixed Term Level G6 – (1 post) within limits of delegated authority is responsible for the following duties:


  • Manage daily updating of ReliefWeb content during Nairobi operation hours;
  • Assist in the operations of the ReliefWeb Nairobi office in close collaboration with the UNOCHA/IRIN Administrative Unit;
  • Assist in continuous enhancements of the ReliefWeb content and services.

ReliefWeb Editorial Assistant Fixed Term Level 5 – (3 posts)within limits of delegated authority is responsible for the following duties:


  • Manage daily updating of ReliefWeb content during Nairobi operation hours;
  • Assist in continuous enhancements of theReliefWeb content and services.

NOTE: Late applications will not be accepted and only short-listed candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

How to apply: 
Before applying, use this link to access the full TORs and application procedures: http://www.ke.undp.org/erecruit/

Friday, October 19, 2012

ICT Support Services Manager at Adeso (formerly Horn Relief) in Kenya


ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
Adeso, formerly known as Horn Relief, is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan. Our current donor portfolio includes the European Commission, USAID, SIDA, CIDA, UNICEF, and the Government of Netherlands, among others.

Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

POSITION SUMMARY
Adeso is seeking a qualified and committed individual to join the team as an ICT Support Services Manager for all operations in Kenya. Based in Nairobi, with travel to other field offices, the ICT Support Services Manager will be a full-time member of the Adeso team. The ICT Support Services Manager is expected to maintain an efficient and high-performance working environment, enabling employees to enjoy all the benefits that today’s Information and Communication Technology can bring to a dynamic and culturally diverse organization such as Adeso.

POSITION PURPOSE
This position is responsible for managing all existing ICT Resources and providing technology support and training. Primary purposes include ensuring the efficient performance of the ICT Support Services Team, maintaining optimal operational conditions of all existing ICT Infrastructure, Information Management Systems and Communication Systems and also ensuring the provision of adequate technical support and training for existing systems, and new systems, as required. This position will also support the ICT Development Manager with the implementation of agreed new systems; and will be responsible after an agreed point for their subsequent maintenance.

SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In adherence to Adeso Policies, Donor Regulations and local law regulations, also in coordination with the ICT Development Manager and Operations Director, perform these specific roles and responsibilities:

  • ICT Support Services Team Management
  • Provide recommendations and manage adequate staffing of the ICT Support Services Team.
  • Manage efficient performance of the ICT Department staff through implementation of the Performance Monitoring Framework, including regular setting of the work objectives, performance reviews and appraisals.
  • Lead, motivate and develop the capability of the ICT Support Services Team to achieve and potentially exceed the agreed work objectives.
  • Manage delegation of duties and responsibilities of the ICT Support Services Team.
  • Prepare and update a work-plan for the delivery and ongoing development of the Adeso’s ICT function.
  • Manage day to day activities of the ICT Support Services Team, including planning, scheduling, allocation, and progress monitoring of daily activities, aimed towards achieving their work objectives.
  • Manage ICT Support Services Team administrative tasks, such as staff attendance, timesheets, leave/travel planning and authorizations.
  • Provide recommendations and manage training and other competence development initiatives for the ICT Support Services Team.
  • Provide recommendations and manage corrective measures and disciplinary actions for the ICT Support Services Team.

ICT Support Services Operations

1. Develop and manage implementation of the ICT operational procedures, guidelines, induction and training materials related to the ICT Support Services function.

2. Maintain optimal working condition of all the hardware, software and communication systems (the ICT Infrastructure) currently on line, and those implemented in the future, including:

a. Power supply and uninterrupted power supply (UPS) systems, Local Area Network, Servers hardware and software, Workstations hardware and software, Printers / Scanners / Copiers, Internet connectivity equipment, Communication equipment and any software required for the utilization and sharing of this equipment.

b. Special Software Systems such as: Files backup software, including server and workstations files backup, archiving, recovery and off-site files backup, system recovery tools for servers and workstations. E-mail systems, Web applications Internet/ Intranet systems, On-line (cloud) collaboration tools and applications, Business Applications and other Management Information Systems with associated Database systems, other software systems for special purposes.

c. Tools, cleaning equipment and other ICT related accessories (i.e. external disks, flash disks, digital cameras, GPS devices, etc).

3. Manage and ensure efficient operation of the ICT Help-Desk function, including receiving, assessment, prioritization, scheduling of support requests, actual work on resolving problems, obtaining external (2nd level) support, progress updates, escalation, documentation, archiving and maintenance of the Knowledge Base. Provide analysis and trending information for senior management on how systems are functioning and the response of the ICT department to issues.

  • Manage and ensure efficient operation of the ICT Administration functions, including the management of various user accounts and security groups’ permissions and access rights, ICT Assets Management, Perpetual Billing and Replenishment of ICT related consumables, shared Contacts and Calendar management.
  • Manage and ensure efficient ICT related capacity development of Adeso staff, through providing technical support, guidance and trainings related to subjects such as the basic ICT competence/skills, advanced office proficiency tools use, special software and information management systems use, ICT Policies, operational procedures and guidelines on proper use of the ICT resources. Also perform ICT Induction for new Adeso staff. Where required, and in conjunction with the ICT Development Manager, provide training and support the facilitation of workshops for systems in development.
  • Provide support to the Logistics function in ICT related procurement tasks, such as: a. Provide recommendations on hardware and software specifications b. Identify and assess capacity/quality of local suppliers and service providers c. Obtain quotations related to local ICT Infrastructure procurement d. Follow-up with local suppliers/service providers on delivery of purchased ICT goods/services
  • Any other relevant duty in accordance with the Adeso Policies, delegated by the ICT Development Manager, in conjunction with the Operations Director, as may be required.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced University degree in an ICT related discipline.
  • Minimum 7 years relevant (ICT related) working experience, minimum 5 years in a managerial position. Excellent inter-personal and general communication skills.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Fluent spoken and written English and Kiswahili. Any of these or equivalent professional certificates would be considered an advantage:


  1. Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
  2. Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
  3. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
  4. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Professional (CCNP)
  5. Cyberoam Certified Network & Security Professional (CCNSP) or Expert (CCNSE)
  6. CompTIA A+, Network+, Server+, Security+, CTP+, CTT+

How to apply: 
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team and be part of building resilience and economic growth in Africa, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 31st October 2012. Each application should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager and include the following:

  • An updated CV; and
  • An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer

Human Resources Manager at The Resettlement Support Center (RSC) Africa in Nairobi, Kenya


HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER - REFERENCE CODE: HR – 46/2012

(International Hire Grade 8)

The Resettlement Support Center (RSC) Africa operates a US refugee resettlement program in sub-Saharan Africa through a Cooperative Agreement with the Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. RSC Africa is responsible for the preparation of refugee case files for adjudication by Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) officers, as well as the out-processing and cultural orientation of all approved cases. RSC Africa is administered by the Church World Service International Refugee Program (CWS/IRP) and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

RSC Africa seeks qualified applicants for the Human Resources Manager position.

Position Description:

The Human Resource Manager will have primary responsibility for developing, coordinating, and implementing personnel policies and procedures for Church World Service/Resettlement Support Center (CWS/RSC) Africa, including training, evaluation, and staff care. The incumbent will provide direct supervision to the Human Resources staff of RSC Africa, and will report directly to the Deputy Director for Administration. This position will work closely with staff in CWS/NY on personnel issues.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Policy and Management
  • Plan, coordinate and direct the Human Resources work and personnel administration for the RSC Africa office.
  • Ensure that HR policies and practices are in compliance with U.S. and Kenyan Labor Laws, Occupational Health and Safety Act standards, Workman’s Injury Benefit Act requirements, and CWS human resource policies. Update and/or develop new policies as needed.
  • Work with CWS headquarters and to RSC Africa supervisors to develop best practices in human resource management and to ensure implementation in a fair, consistent and transparent manner.
  • Review and update the National Staff Handbook and all other human resource policies as appropriate.
  • Provide supervision, support and guidance to the RSC Africa human resources staff.
  • Develop a recruitment strategy for staff; coordinate interview and hiring processes; and ensure that newly hired staff members complete all necessary HR paperwork.
  • Manage time and attendance monitoring and oversee the use of HR software.
  • Conduct research and provide recommendations to RSC senior management on HR policy practices.
  • Develop the HR budget and monitor spending to ensure budget compliance.
  • Oversee the management of the employee benefits program.

Staff Performance Evaluation and Training

  • Develop and implement the RSC Africa staff performance evaluation process, including developing the capacity of supervisory staff to implement effective performance monitoring.
  • Assess staff training needs, develop annual training plans and conduct staff training activities.
  • Develop and collate training materials and make these accessible to RSC staff members, including through use of information technology.
  • In coordination with the RSC Africa Staff Security Coordinator and supervisors, ensure that RSC Africa staff members receive relevant safety and security training.

Staff Care

  • Oversee new staff member welcome and orientation.
  • Ensure that staff understand and have access to benefits under their health insurance plans.
  • Identify smart practices on staff care within the international NGO community, and integrate into RSC Africa’s approach.
  • Ensure that the HR unit is accessible and responsive to staff inquiries.
  • Ensure a harassment-free work environment, including through the fair and transparent application of RSC Africa sexual harassment policies.
  • Assist in the administration of employee recognition programs and help plan staff events.

Position Requirements:

  • This position is open to International applicants only
  • Undergraduate degree required, with a strong preference for business, human resources management, or a related field.
  • Three to five years’ experience in general human resource management. Previous work experience with an overseas NGO an advantage.
  • Thorough knowledge and comprehensive understanding of U.S. and Kenyan Labor Law and retirement benefits rules and regulations preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with staff training and development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of performance management systems and performance evaluation.
  • Proven ability to maintain high performance standards with constant attention to detail.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills with an ability to communicate detailed and/or technical information clearly, in writing and orally.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Computer literacy, with a strong emphasis on Microsoft Excel and Outlook
  • Proven ability to manage confidential information.

Ability to conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of CWS/RSC Nairobi and CWS/IRP. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

How to apply: 
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Please submit a cover letter and a résumé to:

Human Resources
RSC Africa
P. O. Box 14176-00800
Nairobi, Kenya

Email: jobs@cws-rscnairobi.org

On the subject line, please indicate the reference code of the position, followed by your surname.
The position will remain open until filled.

Research Consultant - IRC-University of Nairobi Partnership for Education in Emergencies


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

BACKGROUND
In 2009, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the University of Nairobi (UoN) partnered to develop a new regional Education in Emergencies initiative in Nairobi, Kenya. The primary focus of Phase I of this partnership entailed developing a Specialization in Education in Emergencies (EiE) within the existing Master of Education degree program offered by the School of Education at the University of Nairobi. From 2009-2012, University of Nairobi faculty were involved in numerous curriculum development and capacity building activities, including field visits, training workshops on EiE topics and practice teaching, among others. Students have been enrolling in the EiE specialization since October 2010 and the first cohort of students graduated in August 2012.

Phase II of this project and partnership now calls for the University of Nairobi EiE faculty to engage in a relevant research project through which they will strengthen their methodological skills, enhance their expertise as researchers and scholars and contribute to the evidence base of the growing field of education in emergencies.

OBJECTIVES
To support this work the IRC is seeking a Research Consultant to work closely with the UoN faculty through the research design process, including publication of research study in a peer-reviewed or other acceptable publication as per University of Nairobi’s policies for recognizing and promoting faculty. Consultants will engage in a scope of work that includes up to five trips to Nairobi to work with UoN faculty, including 1-2 site visits to carry out study, collect data, etc. once an appropriate research venue is identified.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Develop a workshop training series, including sessions on identifying/refining a research question, qualitative and quantitative research methods and data collection, data analysis and writing for publication
  • Plan two research site visits and accompany faculty to collect data and begin preliminary analysis (project staff will provide assistance linking with potential programs and sites within IRC and/or with other organizations)
  • Work with faculty to finalize research plans and provide constructive and detailed feedback on draft interview protocols, coding schema, data findings and publication drafts
  • Participate on conference panel to co-present findings at the Comparative and International Education Society’s annual meeting or other appropriate venue (2013 or 2014, pending timing of research project and available funding)

Note: All members of the EiE faculty cohort (4-6 members total) will participate in the research project; however, the research consultant will work closely with and mentor 2-3 through the publication stage. Additional faculty members from the School of Education may also be invited to participate in the on-campus workshops when appropriate.

DELIVERABLES

  • Research training guide and related materials for 3-5 training sessions
  • Research proposal/concept note to share with partner/hosting organizations
  • Research tools for data collection (e.g. interview protocols, surveys, questionnaires)
  • Data collected from field visits and coding scheme co-created for data analysis
  • Evaluation report (or equivalent) on research program/site for hosting organization
  • Draft publications prepared for submission in collaboration with UoN faculty

SCHEDULE/TIMELINE
The work for this research consultancy must be completed, including faculty members’ submission of article drafts for publication and support for revisions, between now and June 2014.

Proposed Timeline (may need to be revised in accordance with UoN semester and teaching responsibilities):


  1. Workshop 1: Identifying research question, qualitative and quantitative research methods o Timeline A: November 2012 - Timeline B: January 2013
  2. Workshop 2: Data Collection + 1st Field Visit o Timeline A: January/February 2013 - Timeline B: March 2013 • 2nd Field Visit (if needed) and;
  3. Workshop 3: Data Analysis o Timeline A: May/June 2013- Timeline B: June/July 2013
  4. Workshop 4: Final Analysis and Writing o Timeline A: September/October 2013 - Timeline B: October/November 2013
  5. Workshop 5: Preparing Final Drafts o Timeline A: January 2014 - Timeline B: January 2014

PAYMENT INFO/SCHEDULE
Commensurate with experience. The consultant will be paid a flat fee (to be finalized after offer is made) upon deliverables, disbursed in 4 installments. Travel and other business expenses are reimbursable and/or will be covered in advance when possible (airfare/hotel during site visits).

Deliverables

  • Workshop sessions 1 and 2 and 1st field visit conducted
  • 2nd field visit conducted
  • Workshop sessions 3 and 4 conducted
  • Final workshop session 5 conducted, including publication drafts

REQUIREMENTS
Qualified candidates will have a:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or related field (required)
  • Established research and scholarship record
  • Previous experience on Education in Emergencies Previous experience carrying out field work in Sub-Saharan Africa

TO APPLY: Please submit a CV, cover letter and preliminary scope of work and schedule (including # of days anticipated for key activities) for carrying out the activities mentioned above.

Please apply online, http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=8580, as well as direct application materials and/or questions about this consultancy to Mary Mendenhall, Project Director, at mary.mendenhall@rescue.org.

Regional Safety and Security Advisor at The International Rescue Committee in Kenya


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

IRC’s International Programs provides relief, rehabilitation, and development programming for refugees, internally displaced persons and those affected by conflict in countries worldwide in five regional entities. IRC’s programs cover a broad range of sectors, including health, protection, children affected by war, unaccompanied minors, water and sanitation, infrastructure rehabilitation, community development, education, and emergency response and assistance. Security is a critical component and challenge for nearly all of IRC’s Country Programs impacting staff and effective program implementation.

SCOPE OF WORK: The Regional Safety and Security Advisor for West Africa, Great Lakes, Central African Republic and Haiti (RSSA-WA/GL/CAR/Ha.) reduces the vulnerability of IRC staff and programs to the threats and dangers in the IRC security environment, serving as a technical resource to field staff - providing training opportunities, guidelines, timely advisory information and technical support. The RSSA will report to the Regional Director

The Regional Safety and Security Advisor for West Africa, Great Lakes, Central African Republic and Haiti is a key member of IRC’s regional management teams and of the Safety and Security Advisory Unit at IPD. He/she will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will have primary responsibility for the region, which currently consists of: Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, the Central African Republic, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Mali/Niger and Haiti.

The RSSA will work with the country team to ensure that organizational security policies and procedures are responsive to the context, adequate and known to staff, provisional security measures are maintained, as well as current and appropriate. Additionally, the RSSA will conduct training on site for both security staff and others through which the different IRC field offices can develop appropriate security plans and training for their staff.

He/she will provide expert security advice to all levels of IRC staff in the mentioned region, focusing on awareness, planning, practice, management and training in security management. He/she will assess insecure operating environments, recommend action and support the implementation of security management plans and provide follow-up on IRC security policies and reporting systems thus enabling better programming and support to the beneficiaries.

The RSSA will need to be aware of early warning advisories affecting security situations, and also will travel regularly and maintain a contextual knowledge of the designated portfolio. Crucially, the RSSA will mentor and build IRC national staff counterpart capacities to operate more effectively and contribute to reducing IRC’s operational vulnerabilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Field Security Management Planning
  • Ensure each Country Program in the portfolio has current, adequate security management plans on file in New York and that each plan is revised at least once per year.
  • Provide written feedback to field offices as they develop or revise their security plans.
  • Request plan revisions when there is a significant change in the security environment.
  • Assist country programs in developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in the areas of operational (administrative, procurement, vehicle management, house and office) and Financial (e.g. safe usage, bank withdrawals, cash handling) safety and security management.

Security Orientation & Training:

  • Ensure that each new employee – international or national – receives appropriate security orientation within 72 hours of arrival in the field. Provide a framework for field security orientations and ensure that IRC Connect security information is up-to-date and utilized.
  • Through close complementary liaison with the IPD Safety and Security Advisory (SSA) Unit, HR NY and each Country HR and Administrative teams, assure each new international employee receives an appropriate security briefing packet and, when possible, a briefing on personal security, IRC security policies and the relevant national security management plan.
  • Create, along with the IPD SSA Unit, a security training program that reaches a maximum number of national and international staff. Keep useful records on staff training and report at least annually on training performed at all levels.
  • Assist field offices in arranging ad hoc security training workshops
  • Assist as requested in selection processes for international and national security staff.

Advisory & monitoring services:

  • Monitor all communications from the field related to security incidents and planning and provide timely feedback to questions raised from the field.
  • Make a minimum of 1 visit per year to each country in the region to monitor security preparedness and field training. Provide a follow-up report with clear recommendations after each visit.
  • Together with the Regional Safety and Security Advisors, develop and sustain a database of security incidents.
  • Generate monthly activity reports on security, including database analyses, new threats, responses and vulnerabilities and any relevant lessons learned from security and safety incidents.
  • Maintain the network of IRC Security Focal Points at each IRC Country Office and conduct quarterly update calls with DRDO and security focal points.

Liaison and Networking:

  • Monitor and provide support and reporting on any NGO filed security initiatives as required.
  • Identify, create and maintain a network with INGO/UN and other security specialists suitable for the region.
  • Facilitate regional NGO security coordination through networking, collaboration and coordination with humanitarian actors.

Regional Context Analysis and early warning:

  • Provide credible information and contextual analysis of localized and regional security situations and incidents along with appropriate advice to IRC managers.
  • Understand the salient issues for the region country programs and update CDs and RDS as the contexts dictate as part of a regional early warning system.

Field Security Assessments:

  • Conduct field security assessments examining IRC staff, assets, compounds, residences, field sites and projects and compile a report with recommendations.

Emergency Response and Crisis Management:

  • As required, support and advise the Regional Director, the Country Directors and Senior Managers during humanitarian or security/safety emergencies, serving on a Senior Management Crisis Team.
  • Assist with the security component (situation analysis and background information, security assessments) of the Emergency Response Team deployments in the region.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education

  • University/Masters degree in security management, international affairs or similar

Work experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of non-profit or NGO work experience within international humanitarian assistance programs with demonstrated capabilities in planning, organizing and executing security operations in the field. A police/military experience in peace-keeping settings an asset.
  • Understanding of humanitarian principles, codes of conduct and ideally, specific sub-sector work linked to NGO field operations contexts.

Languages

  • French and English Fluency

Other skills

  • Advanced level knowledge of communications technology, including VHF, HF radio systems, satellite communications, cell phone mediums, etc.
  • Effective people management skills: a leader’s ability to guide staff and promote productivity in a pleasant work environment.
  • Substantial and documented, prior experience as a trainer and training skills – the ability to develop, implement, facilitate and impart learning to a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to gain a precise understanding of the various local, regional, country and international policies, operational positions and interactions, providing clear dynamic briefings and analysis of given and unfolding security and political situations when they occur.

How to apply: 
Please apply online: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=8398

DQA Consultant at Management Systems International (MSI) in Kenya


Company Profile:
Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project/Proposal Summary:
The purpose of this assignment is to conduct a Data Quality Assessment (DQA) of a number of performance indicators across USAID Kenya’s programs. The main objective of the exercise will be for USAID to develop a thorough understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the data they use and steps to be taken to improve data quality, where necessary. The approach should be consistent with TIPS guidance on conducting DQAs (See USAID’s TIPS No. 12). The USAID TIPS is also supplemental reference to USAID’s ADS instructions.

Position Summary: The Consultant will carry out these tasks in such a manner that the USAID/Kenya Teams’ capacity will be strengthened to carry out future data quality assessments. The assessment will be conducted from November 5 to December 11, 2012, and will include site visits of selected programs.

Responsibilities:
Under the direction of an expert Team Leader, the DQA Consultant will perform the following task:


  • Review the selection of indicators in terms of whether they meet the following criteria – objectivity, practicality and adequacy.
  • Review the criteria for collecting quality performance data – validity, measurement error, representativeness, reliability and timeliness.
  • Review the documents that record the data and whether there is a detailed specification for each indicator on the following dimensions:


  1. a comprehensive operational definition and precise unit of measurement;
  2. a detailed description of the data source, methods for data collection and the frequency of collection.
  3. Consider the overall data acquisition, aggregation, manipulation, analysis, storage and security systems being used.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree, Masters or above.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience in monitoring donor programs; managing evaluations is a plus;
  • Ability to work in a small team, under time constraints, working with a donor and wide range of implementing partners;
  • Experience in Kenya or East Africa;
  • Familiarity with USAID’s ADS Chapter 203 is a plus
  • Experience conducting DQAs in sectors of USAID/Kenya’s technical focus is a plus.
  • Experience working with USAID or other donor-funded projects preferred

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

How to apply: 
To apply, please visit our website: www.msiworldwide.com/careers.

IT Officer at Nyali Golf and Country Club in Nyali, Kenya


The incumbent shall ensure the stability, integrity and efficient operation of in-house information system that support core organizational functions.

Qualification & Experience

  • Diploma in IT from recognized institution,
  • At least 5years progressive relevant experience.
  • Must be an expert in QuickBooks.
  • Working knowledge of accounts would definitely be an added advantage.
  • Flexible, team player and able to work under pressure and still deliver quality output.

Recruitment Process:
If you believe that excellence is not an act but a habit, then please send your application letter and CV to the Manager via email: info@nyaligolf.co.ke so as to reach not later than 26th October 2012.

Web/Graphic Designer at SasaHivi Media Ltd in Nairobi, Kenya


SasaHivi Media Ltd ('Sasa Hivi' means in Kiswahili 'right now') was founded in 2003 in Nairobi, Kenya by a group of long time experienced Multimedia, PR and IT professionals.

So, as SasaHivi Media Ltd as a company is relatively young, the experience brought together in it, is very sophisticated.

SasaHivi Media Ltd is all about bringing the best of Technology (Media and Internet) together with the best of Culture (Design, Content creation and Publishing).

Web / Graphic Designer

Primary responsibilities

  • Create design prototypes, including graphic design and layout of content, for digital and print media.
  • Ensure that the layout of the content is accessible and logical; recommend improvements if necessary.
  • Create visual concepts that match the content and the image wanted by the clients and ensure that interactive media (like websites) are easy to navigate.
  • Build websites using technologies that conform to international standards and make sure that they are universally accessible. The ability to work with current Content Management Systems is a must.
  • Perform maintenance and updates to existing websites when requested by clients.
  • Provide training on maintenance and update procedures to clients who choose to take charge of their own websites.

Requirements

  • Education and degree(s) in disciplines related to the primary responsibilities.
  • Experience of working in a communications / public relations environment is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of digital imaging and illustration with Photoshop, Fireworks, Indesign and Illustrator.
  • Knowledge of the common print media formats
  • Knowledge of JavaScript, CSS, PHP, MySQL, HTML and Flash.
  • Knowledge of Content Management Systems like Joomla and Wordpress.
  • Knowledge of design for mobile devices.
  • Experience with cross-browser and cross-platform issues (IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc.)
  • Experience with File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
  • Ability to express in good spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
  • Attention to detail, customer-service orientation and creativity in problem-solving.
  • Ability to work in a team and to communicate in a clear way.
  • Superior knowledge of current web-design trends and techniques and a strong online portfolio.

Interested?

If you feel you are the right person for this job please e-mail us your CV & work references to: jobs@sasahivi.com

Closing date: 25th October 2012

Driver at Focus Cab Services Ltd in Nairobi, Kenya


Reports To: Operations Manager

Focus Cab Services is looking for expert drivers who will be responsible for the safe driving of company clients to and from their preferred destination.

Job Requirements and Competencies:

  • Valid driving license
  • Valid certificate of good conduct
  • Valid license to drive a public service vehicle
  • Knowledge of Nairobi and its environs
  • Good command of both English and Kiswahili
  • Must be aged between 25-45 years of age
  • Attention to detail, such as directions, addresses and relevant instructions is important

If you meet the above minimum requirements, submit your application letter, detailed CV with reliable telephone contacts and copies of the above mentioned documents to:

The Human Resources Manager
Focus Cab Services Limited, 
P.O. Box 4999-00506
Nairobi

E-mail: careers@focuscabs.co.ke

NB/ You can also drop your relevant documents at our Nairobi offices at Westlands, Mayfair Maisonettes, opposite Fedha Plaza.

Radio Dispatcher at Focus Cab Services Limited in Nairobi, Kenya


Reports To: Operations Manager

Summary: 

The main responsibility of the radio dispatcher is to receive orders from clients and to dispatch cabs/vehicles appropriately and in a timely manner.

Basic duties:

  • Directing all trips logged with the Control Room.
  • Ensuring clients’ are served in the most efficient and economic way.
  • Handle all customer queries/ customer care
  • Tracking the vehicles and supervising all drivers’ movements
  • Job Requirements and Competencies:
  • Prior experience in radio dispatching duties
  • Proficiency in IT operations
  • Good communication , interpreting and analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

If you meet the above minimum requirements, submit your application letter and detailed CV with reliable telephone contacts as soon as possible:

E-mail: careers@focuscabs.co.ke

NB/ You can also drop your relevant documents at our Nairobi offices at Westlands, Mayfair Maisonettes, opposite Fedha Plaza.

Part-time Finance and Office Administrator at The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) in Nairobi, Kenya


Part-time: 26.25 hours per week
Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Overview: The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is an organization comprised of international development professionals – researchers, advocates and program managers – committed to the creation and sharing of the needed tools, approaches and techniques that will serve as catalysts for change for women worldwide. Currently, ICRW currently seeks a Finance & Office Administrator for its East Africa Regional office (EARO) based in Nairobi and project office in Kisumu.

Primary Duties: Primary Role:
Finance, Accounting, Budgets and contracts – Provide effective financial and administrative management of the day to day operations of the EARO and project office.

Other Roles: Office and Facility Management – Provide the administrative support necessary for a successful regional office in Nairobi and project office in Kisumu in collaboration with headquarters (HQ)-based operations staff. HR Support – Provide general HR support in consultation with ICRW’s HQ-based HR. Technology support – Ensure effective IT support to the EARO and project office in partnership with HQ-based technical staff Administrative Tasks - Provide logistical support as may be required from time to time such as coordinating travel and workshop logistics.

Required Skills:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus 2-3 years demonstrated experience preferred.

Experience:

  • Experience in billing and accounting as well as contracts and budgeting.
  • Some experience with general office coordination also required. Experience in event and conference planning, and organizing meetings is a plus.
  • Experience with NGOs, and USAID financial management, and Quickbooks is highly desirable.

Skills:

  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili languages.
  • Demonstrated experience in billing, accounting, and financial management a must.
  • Experience in office administration.
  • Proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and in any accounting software package.
  • Experience with US government grant regulations and cost principles preferred.
  • Familiarity with OMB Circulars A-110, A-122, A-133 highly desirable.
  • Must possess excellent writing, and communication skills, excellent organizational skills, detail orientation, and the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Must be a team player with the ability to work independently, self starter, detail-oriented, and able to take initiative.
  • Must demonstrate maturity, resourcefulness and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple demands locally and cross-culturally, with the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.
  • Flexibility and adaptability is necessary as this is a new office where situations, policies and needs are under development and can change rapidly.

How to apply:
Interested individuals should submit a statement of interest, CV, salary history and requirements to jobs@icrw.org with “Finance and Office Administrator” in the subject line.

Registry Assistant at The Canadian High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya


Competition Notice: LE-03 Registry Assistant

2012-Immig-08

Notice is hereby given of a competition for staffing of a Registry Assistant position to establish a pool of eligible candidates valid for one year.

The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications and CVs to ensure that the applicants have demonstrated that they meet the screening requirements stated below.

Selected candidates will be invited for a written exam to assess essential and desirable skills/qualifications, and successful candidates of the exam will be convoked for an interview to evaluate the candidate’s suitability for the position.

To: Internal/External Applicants
External candidates:  [pls note that it is our policy to pay recruits at the minimum of the salary range for the level]
Section: Immigration
Title: Registry Assistant
Level: LE-03
Supervisor: Registry Supervisor

Summary of Duties:

  • creates electronic files for immigrant and non-immigrant applications, and prepares corresponding paper files for further processing;
  • reviews information and documentation on newly created files to determine and take appropriate initial processing action;
  • receives and reviews case related correspondence and dispatches appropriately;
  • performs other clerical duties as required.

Screening Requirements:
   
Education:  Graduation from secondary school.
   
Language:   

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Ability to communicate orally in French, Swahili and other East African languages is desirable.

Experience: Previous work experience in a computerized office environment would be an asset.
   
Rated Qualifications:

Knowledge: 

  • General office procedures and practices.
  • Software packages such as Windows, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of Canadian (or similar) immigration policies and procedures is an asset.
  • Knowledge of local laws and customs is an asset.

Abilities:

  • Effective communication skills (verbally and in writing) in English.
  • Enter data quickly and accurately into a computer system
  • Type at least 30 wpm
  • Establish effective working relationships with colleagues and supervisors
  • Adapt quickly to procedural and technological changes
  • Personal Suitability:
  • Discreet, with professional integrity and good judgment *these qualities will be tested and rated during the competition process.
  • Flexible, works well under pressure, and a self-starter.
  • Comfortable in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment.

Assets: A working knowledge of French.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Ability to obtain the required Reliability Status (security check).
  • Canadian or Kenyan citizenship or valid work permit in Kenya

To Apply: 

Applications must be submitted by 16:00, 22nd October, 2012, via email.

Candidates must demonstrate in writing that they meet the screening requirements by submitting their CV under a covering letter to:
   
Ref: 2012-Immig-08
   
Email: nairobi.competitions-concours@international.gc.ca 

The results of this competition will be used to establish a pool of qualified candidates to staff similar openings in the Immigration Section which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.

Registry Mailing Clerk at The Canadian High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya


Competition Notice: LE-04 Registry Mailing Clerk

2012-Immig-09

Notice is hereby given of a competition for staffing of a Registry Mailing Clerk position on an indeterminate basis, and to establish a pool of eligible candidates valid for one year.

The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications and CVs to ensure that the applicants have demonstrated that they meet the screening requirements stated below.

Selected candidates will be invited for a written exam to assess essential and desirable skills/qualifications, and successful candidates of the exam will be convoked for an interview to evaluate the candidate’s suitability for the position.

To: Internal/External Applicants
External candidates:  [pls note that it is our policy to pay recruits at the minimum of the salary range for the level]
Section: Immigration
Title:  Mailing Clerk
Level: LE-04
Supervisor: Registry Supervisor

Summary of Duties:

  • classifies, attaches, distributes and tracks incoming immigration correspondence,
  • processes and coordinates packages for outgoing correspondence, including coordination with courier companies, 
  • creates electronic files for immigrant and non-immigrant applications, and prepares corresponding paper files for further processing, and
  • performs other clerical duties as required.

Screening Requirements:
   
Education:  

  • Graduation from a recognised university or Diploma in business/secretarial studies, OR
  • An acceptable combination of education, training and work experience

Language:  

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Ability to communicate orally in French, Swahili and other East African languages is desirable.

Experience: Previous work experience in a computerized office environment would be an asset.
   
Rated Qualifications:

Knowledge: 

  • General office procedures and practices.
  • Software packages such as Windows, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of Canadian (or similar) immigration policies and procedures is an asset.
  • Knowledge of local laws and customs is an asset.

Abilities:

  • Strong organizational, planning and time management skills
  • Effective communication skills (verbally and in writing) in English.
  • Able to establish effective working relationships with colleagues and supervisors
  • Able to adapt quickly to procedural and technological changes
  • Able to enter data quickly and accurately into a computer system

Personal Suitability:

  • Discrete and reliable with good integrity and judgment *these qualities will be tested and rated during the competition process.
  • Flexible, works well under pressure, and a self-starter.
  • Comfortable in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment.

Assets: A working knowledge of French.
   
Conditions of Employment:

  • Ability to obtain the required Reliability Status (security check).
  • Canadian or Kenyan citizenship or valid work permit in Kenya

To Apply: 

Applications must be submitted by 16:00, 22nd October, 2012, via email.

Candidates must demonstrate in writing that they meet the screening requirements by submitting their CV under a covering letter to:
   
Ref: 2012-Immig-09
   
Email: nairobi.competitions-concours@international.gc.ca 

The results of this competition may also be used to establish a pool of qualified candidates to staff similar openings in the Immigration Section which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.

Service Centre Manager and Air Conditioning Executive Sales Engineer at Hotpoint Appliances Ltd in Kenya


Service Centre Manager

2 Posts

Summary: Overall management of the Service Center; spearhead major improvements and implementation of systems and work flow processes to ensure smooth running of the Service Center.

Description

  • Plan, forecast and implement action plans that promote the smooth running of the Service Center
  • Deliver & produce reports on daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  • Parts ordering and inventory management and order forecasting
  • Management of the technical Service Center team.
Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field from a recognized institution
  • Excellent computer skills & proven track record of customer service
  • Experience in dealing with major home appliances/ electronic brands will be an added advantage
  • Proven ability in problem solving and decision making.
  • Steady and firm under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills, a team player, and able to develop / train staff.
  • Should be able to expand and manage service network through establishing new service centers or through authorized Service Centers.

Air Conditioning Executive Sales Engineer


2 Posts (1 vacancy in Nairobi and 1 vacancy in Mombasa)

Job Requirements

  • To build strong relations with key stakeholders — Consultants, Mechanical Engineers, Contractors and Corporate Clients. Individuals who already have a good contact base within these groups will be considered favorably
  • To have intimate knowledge of VRF Systems & Mechanical Ventilation Products and be able to explain benefits of these systems to potential clients
  • To be able to understand and interpret Auto Cad drawings
  • To be able to visit a location and propose the most suitable system based on the specific conditions on site whilst incorporating the clients budget
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’experience in Air Conditioning or related industry
  • A university graduate — Prefer qualified Mechanical Engineers although applications are welcome from all backgrounds
  • Fully proficient on Microsoft Word / Excel and PowerPoint
  • Fluent in English (additional languages will be considered favorably)

Kindly forward your application letter & updated CV to careers@hotpoint.co.ke on or before 10.11.2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Logistics & Security Officers at Adeso (formerly Horn Relief) in Kenya


(3 Positions)

Closing date:  31 Oct 2012

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Adeso, formerly known as Horn Relief, is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan. Our current donor portfolio includes the European Commission, USAID, SIDA, CIDA, UNICEF, and the Government of Netherlands, among others.

Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

POSITION PURPOSE

This position is for overall logistic and security management of Adeso’s work in Wajir,Isiolo and Turkana under the USAID funded project, Resilience and Economic Growth in the Aid Lands-Improving Resilience Project in Kenya REGAL).

SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Logistics Management

  • Ensure correct procedures are followed for receipt, storage and dispatch of goods.
  • Ensure that all program staff have appropriate logistics request forms and are aware of relevant logistics systems.
  • Manage all logistics staff (assistant logistician, drivers, store keeper, radio operator, office boy, mechanic, guards) and conduct regular meetings to ensure good co-ordination and that staff have the tools necessary to carry out their work.
  • Hire suitable applicants for logistics staff positions as required, in consultation with Program Manager/Field Coordinator and Adeso Regional Logistics Manager.
  • Hire and organise casual staff as required, agreeing in advance on payment according to the market rates.
  • Complete monthly logistics report and submit to Program Manager and Regional Logistics Manager.

Transport

  • Responsible for the upkeep, repair and general mechanical safety of each vehicle.
  • Manage the drivers and ensure they carry out their duties. Ensure each vehicle has designated driver.
  • Manage mechanics and mechanical issues.
  • Ensure that each vehicle is serviced at 3500KM while keeping accurate and up-to-date records of repairs (including parts replaced) and servicing.
  • Ensure that the service sticker is fit in cab to remind drivers of next service due.
  • Ensure each vehicle has a functional first aid kit, fire extinguisher, jack, wheel-brace and spare wheel at all times.
  • Purchase quality and competitively priced spare parts.
  • Maintain an accurate stock take of tools, spare parts and equipment according to Adeso guidelines.
  • Ensure that the generator is in good working condition and regularly serviced. Complete a monthly report on fuel consumed, hours run and any maintenance carried out.
  • Co-ordinate all transport for departments and ensure that security measures are strictly observed. Maintain a vehicle movement board.
  • Maintain stock of fuel for generators and vehicles to provide reserve when fuel is scarce. Ensure fuel stock is physically secure, does not represent a fire hazard and that strict stock control is observed through use of fuel issuing records. Ensure fuel stock is rotated.
  • Complete a monthly fuel report of fuel and oil consumed, distances travelled by vehicles and an accurate figure for fuel consumption for the vehicles according to Adeso guidelines

Communications

  • Ensure regular radio checks with vehicles, field sites and with Northern Kenya are carried out and correct radio protocols are observed.
  • Ensure all vehicles travelling have at least one means of communication, whether CODAN radio (HF), VHF radio or Thuraya.
  • Manage the radio operator.
  • Keep register of all communications equipment.

Inventory & Storekeeping

  • Ensure all goods received are checked against a delivery docket and that a signed copy is returned to the respective offices in Northern Kenya, listing any items damaged or missing.
  • Ensure Adeso Goods-In docket is completed for all goods received and that stock cards are updated for all items to be stored.
  • Manage all stores/warehouse ensuring that strict stock control is maintained, store is physically secure, clean, in good conditions and appropriate for materials being stored.
  • Manage storekeeper, monitoring his/her performance through regular spot-checks on recorded stock and accuracy of stock records. Complete a monthly stock report for submission to the Program manager
  • Ensure Fixed Asset Register is kept up-to-date and submitted to Country Head Office as required.
  • Ensure local inventory records are maintained of all Adeso assets, including communications equipment, IT equipment, office and living area furniture and equipment.

Facilities Management

  • Responsible for the security of the compound.
  • Manage guards and ensure they fulfil their duties.
  • Ensure compound is kept in a good state is tidy and meets the basic requirements for staff comfort.

Procurement

  • Local purchasing: manage logistics float cash, ensuring receipts are retained and returned to finance for small purchases; for any procurement over $1250 ensure 3 quotations are obtained and that the Program Manager’s written authorization is recorded; maintain updated list of local suppliers and prices.
  • Maintain the correct level of stocks necessary for running of program.
  • In case goods cannot be procured locally or are extremely expensive prepare orders to country head office with the correct coding from Finance and authorization from the Program Manager and to be sent to respective office in Northern Kenya. Stay in regular contact with logistics to monitor all requests made.
  • Ensure all purchases are backed-up with the correct paperwork according to Adeso logistics and finance requirements.

General

  • Co-operate with all members of the Adeso team and develop a good working relationship with all staff.
  • Carry out duties responsibly and act in a professional manner at all times, especially when managing staff.
  • Keep the Program manager aware of any difficulties or problems encountered.
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Program Manager

Guards/Security

  • Carry out daily supervision of guards at storerooms and the office ensuring that there is always a guard on duty.
  • To prepare, in cooperation with the head guard, a guard roster.
  • To provide Logistics Manager with a regular update on the security situation when required.
  • To provide the Country Director with regular updates on the security situations – mandatory.
  • Keep abreast of the security situation in Northern Kenya field offices
  • Represent Adeso in NGO security meetings
  • Provide security briefing to Adeso staff on arrival to the Northern Kenya field office.

Stock control

  • Maintain a record of stock in Adeso stores (includes GRN, DN, SR, internal requisitions and stock cards).
  • Carry out weekly, monthly and quarterly stock checks and share reports with Adeso Regional Logistics Manager.
  • Prepare stock movement reports weekly and monthly.
  • Ensure that Adeso stocks are properly stacked, registered and the storerooms are clean at all times.

Other

  • Undertake any other duties that may be requested by the Regional Logistics Manager.
  • Liaise with Regional Logs Manager and Regional ICT Manager with regard to system requirements and operability

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous work experience with an NGO is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of supply chain Management – advance or higher diploma or degree in purchase and supply is mandatory
  • Computer literate – Word and Excel
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Good personal recommendations.
  • Knowledge of local dialect is mandatory

How to apply: 

APPLICATION PROCESS

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team and be part of building resilience and economic growth in Africa, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, quoting the position location in the email subject matter, by 31st October 2012 Each application should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager and include the following:

  • An updated CV; and
  • An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer

Programme Assistant-Kishushe Local Rights Programme (LRP) at ActionAid International Kenya in Kishushe, Kenya


(1 Position)

Based in Kishushe

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. We tackle poverty and denial of human rights at the local level, and we challenge the causes behind them locally, nationally and globally.

In Kenya AAIK works 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.

We are present in at least 16 counties across Kenya and link key international, national and local institutions in favour of the right holders.

ActionAid seeks to recruit a dynamic and innovative professional who will take up the position of Programme and Finance Assistant; to implement programmes designed to benefit the community in Kishushe

Programme and Finance Assistant – Kishushe LRP

This position is based in Kishushe, which lies on the leeward side of Taita hills in the Taita Taveta County, about 50 Km from Voi town.

The area boarders Tsavo national park and is home to the famous Mzima springs that supplies fresh water to the City of Mombasa and Voi town.

Reporting to the Manager- Kishushe LRP; the Programme & Finance Assistant is responsible for effective and efficient sponsorship, financial and administrative support in the Local Rights Programme; the incumbent will be responsible for and not limited to;

  • Coordinating sponsorship activities(message collection and photo updates)
  • Providing support to the LRP Manager to ensure  effective and efficient management of LRP finances;
  • Processing payments and assists the Community Development Facilitator in grant monitoring;
  • Posting expenditure to the cashbook and petty cashbook;
  • Preparing bank reconciliation & manages petty cash;
  • Preparing case studies for inclusion in the reports;
  • Participating in implementation of programmes at the LRP;
  • Assisting the Community Development Facilitator in Capacity building of groups in areas such as finance and book keeping; and
  • Assisting in the organization of events/workshops

Profile

Our preferred candidate will have:

  • A minimum of a Degree in a related field, basic accounting skills (KATC Final/CPA II) and a minimum of three (3) years’ relevant work experience;
  • Experience preferably in programming and financial management;
  • Communication, report writing and analytical skills;
  • Computer skills 

You must be willing to reside in the Local Rights Programme area.

The successful candidates will enjoy flexibility and organizational space while joining an experienced and dynamic staff working alongside people living in poverty.

If you possess the necessary qualifications and experience, fill in the application form http://www.actionaid.org/sites/files/actionaid/application_form_-_programme_assistant-lrp.docx and specifying the location send it to us via email to be received not later than October 31, 2012 to:

The Head of Human Resources Organisation Development & Administration
P. O. Box 42814, 00100, Nairobi

Email: hresources.kenya@actionaid.org 

(Kindly write on the subject line of your email “Programme & Finance Assistant-Kishushe LRP”)

Do not send a detailed CV at this stage as only the information in the application form will be used for initial selection.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer.

Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Programme Assistant - Nyarongi Local Rights Programme (LRP) at ActionAid International Kenya in Nyarongi, Kenya


(1 Position)

Based in Nyarongi

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.

We tackle poverty and denial of human rights at the local level, and we challenge the causes behind them locally, nationally and globally.

In Kenya AAIK works 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.

We are present in at least 16 counties across Kenya and link key international, national and local institutions in favour of the right holders.

ActionAid seeks to recruit a dynamic and innovative professional who will take up the position of Programme and Finance Assistant; to implement programmes designed to benefit the community in Nyarongi

Programme and Finance Assistant – Nyarongi LRP

This position is based in Nyarongi division in Ndhiwa district, Homabay County. Reporting to the Manager- Nyarongi LRP; the Programme & Finance Assistant is responsible for effective and efficient sponsorship, financial and administrative support in the Local Rights Programme; the incumbent will be responsible for and not limited to;

  • Coordinating sponsorship activities(message collection and photo updates)
  • Providing support to the LRP Manager to ensure  effective and efficient management of LRP finances;
  • Processing payments and assists the Community Development Facilitator in grant monitoring;
  • Posting expenditure to the cashbook and petty cashbook;
  • Preparing bank reconciliation & manages petty cash;
  • Preparing case studies for inclusion in the reports;
  • Participating in implementation of programmes at the LRP;
  • Assisting the Community Development Facilitator in Capacity building of groups in areas such as finance and book keeping; and
  • Assisting in the organization of events/workshops

Profile

Our preferred candidate will have:

  • A minimum of a Degree in a related field, basic accounting skills (KATC Final/CPA II) and a minimum of three (3) years’ relevant work experience;
  • Experience preferably in programming and financial management;
  • Communication, report writing and analytical skills; Computer skills 

You must be willing to reside in the Local Rights Programme area.

The successful candidates will enjoy flexibility and organizational space while joining an experienced and dynamic staff working alongside people living in poverty.

If you possess the necessary qualifications and experience, fill in the application form http://www.actionaid.org/sites/files/actionaid/application_form_-_programme_assistant-lrp.docx and specifying the location send it to us via email to be received not later than October 31, 2012 to:

The Head of Human Resources Organisation Development & Administration
P. O. Box 42814, 00100, Nairobi

Email: hresources.kenya@actionaid.org 

(Kindly write on the subject line of your email “Programme & Finance Assistant-Kishushe LRP”)

Do not send a detailed CV at this stage as only the information in the application form will be used for initial selection.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer.

Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Procurement and Administration Officer at ActionAid International Kenya in Nairobi, Kenya


(1 Position)

Based in Nairobi

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. We tackle poverty and denial of human rights at the local level, and we challenge the causes behind them locally, nationally and globally.

In Kenya AAIK works 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.

We are present in at least 16 counties across Kenya and link key international, national and local institutions in favour of the right holders.

ActionAid seeks to recruit a dynamic and innovative professional who will take up the position of Programme and Finance Assistant; to support the administration unit’s objectives

Procurement and Administration Officer

Reporting to the Procurement and Administration Manager; the Procurement & Administration Officer is responsible for procurement of goods and services as well as logistics and ensuring effective utilization of AAIK’s facilities to enable attainment of the organizational objectives; the incumbent will be responsible for and not limited to;

  • Preparation of periodic procurement plans;
  • Offering advisory services to user departments for effective and efficient implementation of procurement plans;
  • Prequalification of suppliers, receiving and custody of Pre-qualifications, RFPs and Quotations, evaluation of tenders and requests for proposals, and issuing of local purchase orders and service orders;
  • Maintaining an up-to-date database of suppliers;
  • Implementation and enforcement of procurement policies and regulations in the HQ and LRPs;
  • Development of an effective stores management system;
  • Ensuring effective utilization and maintenance of the organization’s vehicles, telephone services and office space;
  • Coordination of the AAIK’s operational and logistics, including transport and communication services;
  • Organizing and making preparations for workshops and conferences;
  • Overseeing safety and security matters, including putting in place appropriate measures to deal with emergencies;
  • Ensuring un-interrupted availability of essential services such as water, electricity, telephones and coordination of outsourced services such as courier and security;

Profile

Our preferred candidate will have:

  • A Bachelors Degree in Purchasing and Supplies Management, Procurement or its equivalent from a recognized institution; and
  • Satisfactorily served as Procurement Assistant in a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations for a minimum period of three (3) years.

The successful candidates will enjoy flexibility and organizational space while joining an experienced and dynamic staff working alongside people living in poverty.

If you possess the necessary qualifications and experience, fill in the application form http://www.actionaid.org/sites/files/actionaid/application_form_-procurement__administration_officer.docx and specifying the location send it to us via email to be received not later than October 31, 2012 to:

The Head of Human Resources Organisation Development & Administration
P. O. Box 42814, 00100, Nairobi

Email: hresources.kenya@actionaid.org 

(Kindly write on the subject line of your email “Procurement and Administration Officer”)

Do not send a detailed CV at this stage as only the information in the application form will be used for initial selection.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer.

Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Fundraising Officer at ActionAid International Kenya in Nairobi, Kenya


(2 position)

Based in Nairobi

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. We tackle poverty and denial of human rights at the local level, and we challenge the causes behind them locally, nationally and globally.

In Kenya AAIK works 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.

We are present in at least 16 counties across Kenya and link key international, national and local institutions in favour of the right holders.

ActionAid seeks to recruit a dynamic and innovative professional who will take up the position of Fundraising Officer; to support the implementation of the fundraising unit strategies

Fundraising Officer

Reporting to the Sponsorship Coordinator, the Fundraising Officer is responsible for coordinating and implementing sponsorship activities in AAIK including administrative processes relating to child sponsorship as per the child sponsorship policies, guidelines and standards which are updated from time to time; the incumbent will be responsible for and not limited to;

  • Maintenance of fundraising and sponsorship database including donor contact list, project summary, donor reporting date matrix, contract reporting timelines and  updating of HIVE with relevant materials;
  • Consolidation of LRPs annual operating plan for fundraising and sponsorship activities;
  • Liaising with finance and project staff to ensure capture of finance data and adherence to project reporting timelines and requirements;
  • Procurement and dispatch of child sponsorship materials and services on time to the LRPs;
  • Ensuring supporter queries and amendments to sponsorship data are efficiently dealt with in NK system.
  • Facilitate sharing of lessons learnt from different LRPs;
  • Ensuring  regular communications are planned and executed in  conjunction with LRP Managers;
  • Consolidating child profile, messages collection and photo updates and dispatching them to the Alliance Partners;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of sponsorship activities; 
  • Facilitate fundraising and sponsorship staff and supporters visits;

Profile

Our preferred candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies or other Social Sciences from a recognized University;
  • Demonstrable experience of raising funds from institutional or other high value donors.
  • The successful candidates will enjoy flexibility and organizational space while joining an experienced and dynamic staff working alongside people living in poverty. 

If you possess the necessary qualifications and experience, fill in the application form http://www.actionaid.org/sites/files/actionaid/application_form_-fundraising_officers.docx and send it to us via email to be received not later than October 31, 2012 to:

The Head of Human Resources Organisation Development & Administration
P. O. Box 42814, 00100, Nairobi

Email: hresources.kenya@actionaid.org 

(Kindly write on the subject line of your email “Fundraising Officer”)

Do not send a detailed CV at this stage as only the information in the application form will be used for initial selection.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer.

Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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