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Nafasi za kazi Februari

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    Shy JF-Expert Member

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    Lady Travel consultant with minimum 3 years experience, over 25 years, fluent in English and Computer literate. Send your C.V to: info@msafiritravels .com or msafiri@cats-net.com

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    OPERATIONS MANAGER

    Have you got what it takes to oversee the daily operations of a fast growing aviation company?

    Should you wish to apply for the above position, please email your CV and a cover letter to careers@tropicalair.co.tz

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    Senior stores and transport manager wanted for a fast growing and busy retailer / wholesaler company. This is a very responsible position and requires someone with at least 15 years work experience, 5 of which should be in the stores / warehouse management. A formal qualification in stores / material mgt / logistics is helpful but not essential. Contactable references of previous employment required. Must have a driver’s license, be computer literate, fluent in spoken and written Swahili and English, be highly organized, motivated, energetic, efficient and a good team leader. A very attractive salary is being offered to the right candidate. Please call Jennifer on 2 700 635 or email your CV to: jennifer@nabaki.com

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    Sales Engineer/Technician required with building related degree or experience: A highly motivated and confident sales person required to sell professional building products to the construction industries. A degree/diploma in building related field eg Engineering (preferably: Civil / QS or Construction – eg: FTC qualification; and experience is required, as you would be expected to deal with technical problems and products to solve them. Must be fluent in written and spoken English and Swahili and must be computer literate. Please call Andrew on 2 700 635 or email your CV to: andrew@nabaki.com

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    WE REQUIRE MARKETING PEOPLE FOR FINDING MARKET FOR ALLUMINIUM WORKS.INTRESTED PEOPLE SHOULD CONTACT US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

    CONTACT: MR MOHAMMED
    CALL: 0713 499641

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    Advertising company is looking for a sales and marketing personnel, well experienced with good command of English. Please send your CV to: adzone@bol.co.tz

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    I am an American professor/researcher living in Tanzania. I have a research interest in memory studies. I am interested in interviewing men and women who experienced the 1964 Zanzibar Revolution and who are willing to share their stories of that time with me. Were you on Zanzibar when the revolution took place? I am interested in interviewing people who supported the revolution and also those who opposed it. I would like to talk with people from all ethnic groups: Arabs, East Asians, and locals. If you are interested in sharing your memories of the revolution with me, please contact me at sacredmandalla@aol.com. All interviews will be completely confidential.

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    Looking for a receptionist. Call: 2 775 242, 0766 166 099 - Touchline Marketing Ltd.
     
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    ERC Education Technology Specialist
    Background

    The HEAR project was initiated by USAID to respond to the agency objective of investing in people under the program area of education and health. The objective of the HEAR Project is to provide access to and raise the quality of primary school education and health services for school-aged children in geographically defined locations within Sudan's Three Areas: Abyei, Southern Kordofan, and Blue Nile. This objective will be met through activities that are designed to promote education, promote health, and strengthen school governance through community groups.


    The ERC Education Technology Specialist will be responsible for implementing the Education Resource Center (ERC) service strategy and leading the technical work of the ERC Education Technology Assistants in the HEAR ERCs, working under EDC's Activity Manager for over-all technical guidance and under the day to day management of the HEAR Chief of Party (COP).
    Specific Responsibilities

    Under the management of the EDC HEAR Activity Manager, the Education Technology Specialist will have the following roles:

    Assist in conceptualizing and implementing their Area's situational needs assessment to identify needs of the ERC clients
    Develop an over-all strategy that ERC's will pursue to support the HEAR mission
    Supervise, guide, and manage the work of Education Technology Assistants based in the ERC sites
    Follow consistent standards, processes, and/or templates by which digital libraries in ERCs will be organized and managed
    Help manage the training activities that take place in the ERCs
    Train HEAR's primary clients (teachers and education officers) on how to use the digital library and/or other sources that are available on the Internet or in the ERC
    Assist ERC clients on adapting and integrating resources into their curriculum materials

    Develop ERC work plans (especially annual but also monthly) for the approval of the EDC's Activity Manager and concurrence of the COP and Resource Center Manager.

    Mentor and provide training and support for government workers or volunteers who may be trained to help develop the digital library and prepare and deliver training to HEAR clients
    Help identify necessary software packages and hardware that would be appropriate for the Three Areas education environment
    Develop training packages to orient education officials, teachers and other clients on appropriate use of technologies
    Qualifications

    This position requires:


    Master's degree or equivalent with 3-5 years relevant experience;
    Experience in education quality improvement, especially with regards to teacher training;
    Experience in community mobilization;
    Strong report writing, records management and communication skills;
    Experience using Windows and Excel; other ICT devices and applications as well as the internet for research purposes.
    Team player with experience in a multi-cultural and multi-task environment;
    Successful strategies for working under pressure to meet deadlines;

    The successful candidate will also have the ability, willingness, and experience to:

    Ensure a creative interface of technology with HEAR activities
    Orient staff in basic technology applications at different levels of capability
    Train teachers and children
    Work with communities and create community awareness to support community development
    Develop audio-visual tutorials in one or more of the following areas: health, science, social studies, maths, general knowledge, cultural heritage aspects
    Use technologies such as power point, music systems, video systems, and public address systems
    Live and work in a harsh environment (e.g. Accommodation in tukuls).
    Be adaptable, flexible, and innovative when presented with a challenge
    Language

    Excellent written and spoken communication in English required. Arabic proficiency a plus.
    Location

    This Position will be based in Kauda, Southern Kordofan, Sudan.

    Application and contact details

    Interested qualified candidates are requested to submit their resume and three work-related references with their contact information. To ensure the timely review of your credentials, please insert "ERC Education Technology Specialist" in the subject line of the email address:hr@edc-ssiri.orgso as to reach us on or by: 30th January 2009.

    We thank all applicants and only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.


    CARE INTERNATIONAL-SOMALIA/SOUTH SUDAN

    ADVOCACY ADVISOR

    CARE Somalia/South Sudan is an International NGO working in Somalia and South Sudan. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, through its strategic goal to reduce poverty by empowering women, enhancing access to resources and services, and improving governance.

    CARE is looking for suitable candidates to fill the positions of Advocacy Advisor for its Somalia Program

    CARE is seeking an Advocacy Advisor, to serve as the main policy and advocacy resource on humanitarian issues for the country team involving programme staff and local partners. He or she will generate analysis and information from partners, programme beneficiaries and staff, and other players to develop and deliver an effective, comprehensive humanitarian advocacy strategy, focusing on humanitarian access issues, adherence to international humanitarian law, and peacebuilding. The strategy will be informed by and strengthen the role of local partners in advocacy. The position will work with the programme team to ensure substantial integration of advocacy into holistic emergency programme planning and civil society work.

    Requirements:

    Masters degree (or BA plus equivalent experience) in relevant disciplines i.e. political economy sciences, law, macro-economy, international relations and other related developmental studies
    Professional training in advocacy, rights based programming, governance and civil society strengthening
    5 years of work experienc in at least one of the following areas: Policy analysis; research and advocacy; Institutional capacity building for civil society and governance
    NGO experience; planning development projects
    Macro policy and economy analysis; Conflict analysis; Policy advocacy; Institutional mapping and assessments; Action learning/research methodologies; Facilitation of training workshops; Writing skills (for report and strategy documents); Proficiency in oral and written English; Computer literacy in MS-Word, Excel
    Gender analysis and mainstreaming; Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation



    This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and reports to the Program Quality Unit Director. This is an International position, open to all nationals. Nationals from East Africa are highly encouraged to apply. Due to the urgency to fill this position, applications will be reviewed and short-listed as they are received.


    Applications/CV with daytime telephone contacts and three referees should be sent to:
    The Human Resources Officer
    CARE Somalia/South Sudan
    P.O. Box 2039, 00202 Nairobi
    Email: hr@ci.or.ke



    CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promoting gender, equity and diversity and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!






    Call for applications

    ACF-USA is part of the ACF-IN network which works in natural or man made disasters which threaten food security or result in malnutrition and famine, in situations where survival depends on humanitarian aid, and in situations of social/economic breakdown, linked to internal or external circumstances which place particular groups of people in extremely vulnerable positions. ACF currently works in 43 countries and it has been operating in Kenya since 2002.

    ACF's strong regional presence has necessitated a Logistics Support Centre (LSC) which will essentially be developed on a regional strategy aimed at encouraging coordination. The approach aims to centralize the organization's logistics activities for effective and efficient allocation of limited resources and strengthen potential for synergy and missions cooperation.

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

    NUTRITION ADVISOR'S ASSISTANT

    Reporting to the Nutrition Advisor, the incumbent will assist the Nutrition Advisor in his coordination and support activities within three countries of Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan. The Nutrition Advisor's Assistant will assist the Nutrition Advisor in his role as key contact person with the missions' nutrition departments through delegation of task.

    The specific tasks for this position will include:

    To participate in the coordination of all ACF-USA nutrition programs in South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda: including collecting monthly reports from missions programs; compilation and analysis of statistical reports; proposing solutions to issues arising from reports; identifying areas for improvement and proposing relevant training as well as representing as delegated by Nutrition Advisor.
    To participate in the capitalization of ACF-USA nutrition activities: coordinating with the missions in definition of needs for capitalization documents; collection of information and data as well as participate in document writing.
    To participate in the recruitment of human resources for the nutrition department: including the validation of JDs, participate in interviews for potential candidates applying to the HQ.
    To participate in all reporting activities in the nutrition department: including analysis, clean up of data; validation process; writing of weekly sitreps as well as articles and visibility related materials.

    Qualifications & Skills Required



    Degree in Nutrition or Nursing. Masters of public health preferable.
    Previous experience working with ACF in Nutrition program management a definite advantage.
    Demonstrated experience in successful running of emergency nutrition programs and understanding of nutrition surveillance a must.
    Experience in proposal writing and donor reporting.
    Excellent analysis and PR communication skills.
    Understanding of Project cycle management, monitoring and evaluation.
    Proficient in Ms office and SPSS.
    Willingness to travel often to basic facilities with minimal personal space in the field.
    Strong personality to deal with multicultural staff at all levels.
    Self motivated person who takes personal initiative.

    Closing Date: February 6th, 2009.

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

    Human Resource Office
    Action Against Hunger-USA
    Amboseli Road, Gate 13
    Off Gitanga Road
    Lavington, Nairobi
    PO Box (00623) 39900

    EMAIL: hr.ke@acf-international.org; ddoledec@actionagainsthunger.org

    Action Against Hunger–USA will not answer any telephone query regarding the position.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.


    OFFICE OF THE UNHCR BRANCH OFFICE IN KENYA


    E X T E R N A L V A C A N C Y N O T I C E


    JOB DESCRIPTION


    IVN/KEN/DDB/09/001

    Functional Title: HIV/AIDS Consultant

    Duty Station: Dadaab with periodic travel to Kakuma

    Date of Entry of Duty: As soon as possible

    Duration: Maximum 11 months

    Closing Date: 10 February 2009



    Duties and Responsibilities


    To help UNHCR and its implementing partners to design and implement a comprehensive HIV prevention and AIDS care, treatment and support interventions based on PEPFAR, IGAD and GLIA projects as well as other sources of funding;


    To strengthen UNHCR and its IP's monitoring systems - ensure sound output and process monitoring. In consultation with partners, adapt a PEPFAR, GLIA and IGAD M&E tools to the refugee context and ensure that IPs periodically submit timely reports. Compile and submit a summary report as per the donor requirements;


    Build the capacity of UNHCR health, HIV as well as community services unit and IPs to design, implement and monitor interventions that respond to the needs of beneficiaries;


    Support implementing partners and UNHCR to implement and monitor substance use interventions in Kakuma refugee camp;


    Support implementing partners to conduct sentinel surveillance survey;


    Support UNHCR and IPs to mobilize the refugee community to participate in Behavioral Surveillance Survery.


    Qualification and experience


    A bachelor's degree or its equivalent in a health or social science discipline and five years' relevant work experience.


    Experience in facilitating a participatory planning process for an activity involving multiple implementing partners and stakeholders.
    Experience in establishing HIV M&E systems for National AIDS Commissions and or International Non Governmental Organizations.


    Good report writing skills.


    A high level of computer proficiency particularly in the use of Word, internet and e-mail. Knowledge of Power point, Excel, Access and Epidemiological statistical packages (epi-info), is an added advantage.


    Understanding spoken and written Somali as well as Swahili is preferable.


    Past working experience among conflict affected populations (refugees and internally displaced persons) in the HIV/AIDS sector, is desirable.


    Dadaab residents and its environs are encouraged to apply


    Reporting
    The consultant is under the day to day administrative management of Head of Sub-Office in Dadaab. He/she will work closely with The Senior Public Health Officer, UNHCR Branch Office, Nairobi and Health & Nutrition Coordinator based in Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps with technical guidance and support from the Regional HIV/AIDS Coordinator and back stopping support from DOS HQ- HIV/AIDS unit.

    Location:
    The consultant will be stationed in the UNHCR Dadaab (75%) of the time and proceed on mission to Kakuma (25%) periodically.

    Application procedures:

    Interested candidates are requested to submit a letter of application for the position, and attach their curriculum vitae that includes the applicant's telephone number and the telephone numbers of at least two referees who have supervised the applicant's professional work. They should also attach or mail examples of operational research and M&E reports they have participated in preparing or prepared, indicating their specific contribution to the product.

    Applications may be submitted electronically to Kenna@unhcr.org or The Human Resources Officer, UNHCR Branch Office, P. O. Box 43801-00100 Nairobi-Kenya. Only applications received byclose of business on 10 February 2009 will be considered. Short listed candidates will be invited for a written and oral interview.

    QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDDIATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.



    28 January 2009




    I. Position Information
    Post Title: Joint Programme Manager, Protection, Reintegration and Resettlement of IDPs Type of contract: Assignment of Limited Duration (ALD)
    Level: A4
    Duration: One year (with possibility of extension)



    Duty Station: Nairobi, with frequent travel and relocation to Bossaso, North East Somalia, as soon as situation permits
    Date of Issue: 26th January 2009
    Closing Date: 10 February 2009




    II. Background and Organizational Context


    The Protection, Reintegration, and Resettlement of IDPs project supported by the UN Trust Fund for Human Security and the Government of Japan aims to improve human security and living standards and provide durable solutions for reintegration and resettlement of IDPs and returnees in Somalia, with a particular focus on IDPs currently in Bossaso. Conditions for the over 32,000 IDPs in Bossaso, a coastal town with high exposure to human security challenges, are among the worst in Africa. The joint project will apply the UN Joint Strategy to Address the Needs of IDPs in Somalia in assisting IDPs in Bossaso and provide:
    Better protection for IDPs in temporary and permanent settlements, as evidenced by protection of human rights, against physical violence, and against fire.
    Improved living conditions in existing and temporary settlements, as evidenced by an upgrade of temporary settlements, improved access to basic services, and access to immediate income generating opportunities by implementation through community work schemes
    Durable solutions for livelihoods, resettlement and reintegration, as evidenced by local resettlement and integration solutions in Bossaso as well as resettlement and integration solutions in alternative rural and coastal locations.
    The project is conceived as a Joint Programme by five implementing UN partners (UNHCR, UNHABITAT, FAO, UNICEF, and UNDP) and is leveraged by recently strengthened UN capacities for field-based coordination of humanitarian assistance. UNDP as the lead Agency is recruiting a Joint Programme Manager who will coordinate implementation and delivery on targets by all participating agencies.




    III. Functions / Key Results Expected


    Under the overall guidance of the UN Resident Coordinator (RC) and the day-to-day supervision and line management of UNDP (also reporting administratively to UNDP), the Joint Programme Manager (JPM) will take the lead in coordinating and monitoring implementation of the Joint Program activities as per the Joint Programme Document (JPD). Each implementing UN Agency is fully accountable and responsible for its components under the programme. The JPM will therefore facilitate and oversee agencies' implementation and monitor that agencies adhere to agreed results and targets.Each agency will be responsible for monitoring the use of resources allocated to its components, but the JPM is responsible for consolidating monitoring and reporting, as well as following up with agencies to ensure the timely submission of relevant reporting information. The JPM is further the focal point for all local liaisons in connection with the programme, including managing relationships with beneficiaries, partners and regional authorities. On coordination issues, the JPM will coordinate closely with OCHA and UNHCR as co-chairs of the Protection/IDP Working Group, and other Cluster Leads as relevant.
    More specifically, the JPM will:

    Provide overall guidance and direction to the Joint Programme, ensuring it is implemented in accordance with the results and resources framework
    Review and appraise programme workplans and budgets and make recommendations to the JPSC as appropriate. Coordinate, guide and support project implementation to ensure the achievement of overall project results, recognizing that the primary responsibility for results lies with each implementing partner agency and coordinating closely with agency project executives;
    Establish and maintain an effective mechanism for coordination of implementation across partner agencies, building on existing coordination frameworks and the Cluster mechanisms;
    Monitor methodological consistency and ensure that sound programmatic processes are applied by participating agencies, conveying any problems to relevant partners and managers;
    Ensure effective and regular interaction and communication of all project partners including beneficiaries and authorities; play a leading role in advocacy, delivering information on a regular basis to and from the local authorities
    Ensure consistency and build synergies between the collaborating agencies, and with other related on-going initiatives within the context of the Bossaso Roadmap;
    Coordinate and participate in relevant interagency or government meetings, as appropriate and agreed, on behalf of collaborating agencies;
    Establish an overall framework for monitoring and evaluation based on the requirements of the Donor and participating agencies;
    Verify that agencies have the requisite monitoring and assessment mechanisms (including systems for generating data and conducting assessments) in place and that the project M&E mechanisms enable the monitoring of outcome and performance indicators;
    Ensure that donor requirements are met, in particular adherence of all agencies to the JPD;
    Assist participating agencies in resource mobilization to scale up the effort or otherwise increase project impact, and ensure the integration and management of any additional funds under the project;
    Supervise project activities as required and agreed by partner agencies;
    Assist the Resident Coordinator function and Lead Agencies in driving the themes of Protection and Early Recovery through the Cluster Coordination mechanisms;
    Provide regular detailed progress reports to the Joint Project Steering Committee and follow up to ensure that implementing agencies act on its recommendations;
    Negotiate the "rules of engagement" with the authorities while ensuring the consistent adherence to key principles such as Do No Harm, mainstreaming peace building, and ensuring transparency and UN neutrality at all times
    Monitor political trends in the region that may affect the programme, including risks and mitigating measures, and provide advice on developments and plans for changes;
    Perform such other duties as required by the supervisors.




    IV. Competencies


    Corporate Competencies:
    Demonstrate integrity by effectively representing and communicating UN values and ethical standards;
    Promote the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
    Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

    Functional Competencies:

    Demonstrated effectiveness as a Programme/Project Manager; the candidate should be pragmatic, hands-on in guiding, advising, and monitoring the different UN partners in delivering their targets
    Sound coordination skills and ability to deal with a variety of partners at different levels.
    Ability to promote team-work
    Strong communication skills (written and oral)
    Excellent analytical, leadership and facilitation/interpersonal skills;
    Capacity to move complex processes forward and ability to work under pressure;
    Builds strong relationships, focuses on results and impact for the beneficiaries, and responds positively to feedback.




    V. Recruitment Qualifications

    Education: Master's Degree in Development Studies, Business Administration, Social Sciences or related discipline.


    Experience: At least 7 years' work experience in the field of emergency humanitarian assistance, recovery or development in crisis countries, and prior experience from working with displaced populations
    Prior experience from the UN system or international NGO, preferably from a Joint Programme
    Experience in project/programme management and coordination functions.
    Strong IT skills.
    Substantive knowledge in one or more of the core components of the program is desirable (basic service provision, protection/community security, shelter, livelihoods)
    In-depth knowledge or work experience in Somalia is desirable

    Language: Strong written and spoken English skills.
    Knowledge of Arabic is desirable




    VI. Application submission
    Please send your curriculum vitae, marked "Joint Programme Manager, Protection, Reintegration and Resettlement of IDPs," by 10th February 2009 to: The Deputy Country Director (Operations), United Nations Development Programme - Somalia, P.O. Box 28832, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya, fax: 254-20- 4183641, e-mail: registry.so@undp.org

    Members of the Somali Diaspora and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
    UNDP will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.


    Applicants are required to fill the P11 Form and submit it together with the application.
    Find the P11 Form for Fixed Term Contract Holders on this link:
    http://www.so.undp.org/index.php/Download-document/42-P11-form-for-fixed-term-and-ALDs.html

    This vacancy announcement is also available on UNDP Jobs and on the Relief Web site (http://www.reliefweb.int/)





    Program Interns

    Plan is an international humanitarian child centred community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation. Plan Kenya started its operations in Kenya in 1982 and is committed to improving the lives of poor children, their families and communities using Rights Based Approaches to development.

    Plan Kenya Country Office is seeking to recruit two highly motivated interns to work closely with Plan Kenya Country Programme Team in supporting and facilitating research, documentation and communication processes during partnership strategy development, strategic plan development, program review, participatory situation analyses and other research studies facilitated by Plan Kenya.

    The two interns will enhance their skills and knowledge within Plan Kenya for a period of six months beginning January 2009.

    Key Responsibilities


    Assist with collection, organisation, analysis, documentation and dissemination of data and information;
    Assist with review of country programmes and partnership strategy and design of country strategic plan;
    Assist with organizing and facilitating trainings on relevant research methodologies and program approaches for staff and partners;
    Assist with design and implementation of research studies and project proposals, documentation and sharing experiences and lessons emerging from these processes;
    Assist with review of program documents and documentation of relevant progress reports;
    Assist with improving and implementing processes for monitoring and evaluating project implementation.

    Outputs and deliverables


    Facilitate and support in collection, organisation, analysis, documentation and dissemination of data and information;
    Participate in review of country programmes and partnership strategy and design of country strategic plan;
    Support in organizing and facilitating trainings on relevant research methodologies and program approaches for staff and partners;
    Provide assistance in design and implementation of research studies and project proposals, documentation and sharing experiences and lessons emerging from these processes;
    Participate in review of program documents and documentation of relevant progress reports;
    Participate in improving and implementing processes for monitoring and evaluating project implementation.

    Skills Needed


    Strong research and documentation skills.
    Strong planning and organisational skills.
    Strong writing skills and communication skills.
    Program and research proposal development skills.
    Strong facilitation and negotiation skills.
    Strong interpersonal skills.

    Qualifications and Experience


    Studying for or holder of Masters Degree in one of the following: Social Sciences, Development Studies and Law.
    Strong research and analytical skills and experience of working with statistical data would be highly advantageous.
    Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, SPSS, PowerPoint and Outlook).
    Confident, enthusiastic and willing to learn and work as part of a team.
    Willingness to help with a variety of programs and tasks.
    Well organized and self-motivated.
    Comfortable in diverse settings and diverse communities.
    Willingness to collaborate with staff, community members and partners.
    Good written and spoken English are essential.

    Timeframe for Internship

    The internship runs from January to June 2009 with five days per week commitment.

    Plan Kenya is committed to the rights and well-being of children including their protection. Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

    If you meet the requirements of the above position and would like to Be a part of itin our commitment to children, please send your application letter, detailed CV, phone and email contacts of three (3) references; to jobs.plankenya@plan–international.org by 9th February 2009.




    CARE INTERNATIONAL-SOMALIA/SOUTH SUDAN


    NGO CONSORTIUM FOCAL POINT

    CARE Somalia/South Sudan is an International NGO working in Somalia and South Sudan. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, through its strategic goal to reduce poverty by empowering women, enhancing access to resources and services, and improving governance.

    CARE is looking for suitable candidates to fill the positions of NGO Consortium Focal Point for its Somalia Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Security Preparedness and Support (NGO-SPAS) Program

    The Somalia NGO Consortium Focal Point supports the work of the international and national NGO registered members. The Focal Point (FP) will manage the Consortium, oversee the NGO Security Preparedness and Support Program and represent the NGOs in an official capacity with governments, donors, and international actors related to Somalia. Responsibilities include:

    Staff Management - provide direct line management to 3 staff and ensure the HR practices are followed.
    Fund raising & Financial Management - responsible for all funding related to the NGO Consortium and will provide oversight and guidance to the Program Manager and the grant holder. The Focal Point will liaise with the relevant grant holders, guide the preparedness for Steering Committee Meetings and chair these meetings, ensuring actions are completed.
    Coordination - work with members to identify important issues, coordinate responses to various initiatives and promote cooperation and participation among the membership.
    Representation - main representative of the Consortium ensure s/he consults widely and regularly with the NGO Members of the Consortium and is guided by members on the key issues affecting the membership and the implementation of activities. The Focal Point will represent the membership in a variety of fora with UN, Donors, Government Representatives in Kenya, in the region and further afield as requested by the membership. The level of representation will be very senior.
    Administration of the Consortium functions - the FP will ensure meetings are accurately minuted, information management serves the requirements of the membership and the ultimate role of the Consortium - as an information conduit - is fulfilled. The Focal Point will participate in the selection of NGOs applying for NGO Consortium Membership and manage the planned review of the NGO Consortium Mandate. The Focal Point will work with members to strengthen the capacity of the Consortium to ensure member compliance with the Mandate and the Red Cross/Red Cresent Code of Conduct.
    Liaison - the NGO Consortium is an important mechanism for NGO members and for other actors/groups who work with NGOs, as individual agencies and as a collective. The Focal Point will play an important role in maintaining good relations with the Humanitarian/Resident Coordinator, UNOCHA and the Inter-agency Standing Committee; the Somali Support Secretariat, State and non-State actors etc.

    Requirements:

    Third-level qualification or equivalent combination of education and work experience,
    Seven years experience in NGO coordination and management, preferably in a conflict context,
    Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of the Somali context and the Horn of Africa region,
    Strong interpersonal skills - dynamic, confident, open and willing to listen and strong sense of confidentiality,
    Proven analytical skills and the ability to analyze complex information flows,
    Maturity and authority to manage complex and competing priorities and interest,
    Excellent representation, communication and diplomatic skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audience,
    Good written and spoken English,
    Competent in budgeting and financial management,
    Proven fund-raising experience.

    This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and reports to the Emergency Director. This is an International position, open to all nationals. Nationals from East Africa are highly encouraged to apply. To apply visit CARE Careers


    CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promoting gender, equity and diversity and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!
    OFFICE NOTICE NO 3/09

    BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION - NAIROBI


    TO: ALL STAFF, INCLUDING DFIDK & BRITISH COUNCIL, BPST(EA), BATUK & OTHER MISSIONS

    VACANCY FOR THE POST OF LEII - PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO THE DEFENCE ADVISER - (Temp Contract)

    The post of PA to the Defence Adviser within the British High Commission will be vacant for six months from 1 February to 31 July 2009. Preference will be given to personnel who have current vetting or who have been vetted to SC in the recent past.

    The successful candidate will need to have good communication skills, initiative, attention to detail, have a flexible approach and be a good team worker. The main duties will include:


    Using Microsoft Office to produce a wide range of material for the Defence Adviser including correspondence, meeting and visit programmes etc.

    Booking appointments on behalf of the Defence Adviser and running his diary.

    Co-ordinating all travel and meeting requirements for the Defence Adviser and visitors.

    Providing social secretarial duties, writing invitation cards and compiling guest lists etc.

    Carrying out office filing and maintenance of the filing system.

    Liaison with Kenyan Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Obtaining Diplomatic Flight Clearances for all RAF flights entering Kenya.

    Assisting the Staff Assistant with incoming and outgoing mail.

    Providing cover for the Staff Assistant during absences.

    Undertaking other duties detailed by the Defence Adviser or Staff Assistant.

    Assistance with visas for Senior Kenyan Military Personnel.



    The job is graded at LEII for which the current salary scale starts at Ksh 164,577/- before deduction of tax. Where the jobholder is not liable to Kenyan tax the scale will be abated under HM Treasury rules and starts at Ksh 122,250/- per month to take account of the tax they would have paid. It is the High Commission policy to recruit staff at the minimum of the scale unless the applicant can demonstrate previous relevant experience of use in carrying out the job.

    The British High Commission is an equal opportunities employer. Recruitment and staff management is conducted without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability or HIV status provided they are able to meet the requirements of the position advertised.

    Applicants should make application, enclosing a full CV and send in a sealed envelope clearly marked ''PA to Defence Adviser" to:


    ……………./2




    Management Assistant - Personnel
    ''PA to Defence Adviser" Vacancy
    British High Commission

    Upper Hill Road
    PO Box 30465
    00100 - Nairobi

    Applications should be received on or before noon - 10 February 2009. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.



    K Sharpless

    Kristian Sharpless
    Senior Management Officer

    27 January 2009
    REGIONAL DIRECTOR – EAST AFRICA

    Based in Nairobi – Competitive salary and benefits

    Practical Action has a unique approach to development – we start with people, helping them to choose and use technology to improve their lives today and for generations to come.
    We are an international NGO with a Head Office in the UK and offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We want to become the leading international authority on the use of technology to reduce poverty in developing countries - by demonstrating results, sharing knowledge and influencing others. See our website www.practicalaction.org for further details of our programme work

    We are seeking a Regional Director, to continue to develop our programmes in Kenya and elsewhere in East Africa, and to explore new opportunities. Based in Nairobi, you will report to the International Director in the UK and will be a member of Practical Action's international management team, sharing responsibility for developing our international strategies and policies.

    An exceptional job, and to fill it we are looking for an exceptional individual. Candidates should hold a post-graduate degree in any relevant technology, social science or information discipline and must have at least ten years' relevant work experience and management in a similar environment,preferably some of which should be in the region.

    . You will need to have a track record in leading highly motivated, creative and diverse multidisciplinary teams and proven sound financial management experience. You will also need to demonstrate a broad knowledge of regional and international development issues and advocacy.

    A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate initially for a 3-year period. This is renewable at the end of each term based on performance.

    For an information and application pack please contact the HR Unit, Practical Action.
    UK Tele: 00 44 (0)1926 634503 or Email: recruitment@practicalaction.org.uk

    Completed applications, to include a CV, covering letter, three referees, telephone/email contacts, and details of present and expected salary, should reach us by Friday, 27th February 2009


    Interviews will be held week commencing 16th March, location to be confirmed.
    Please note - only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
    Co Reg. No. 871954, England. Reg. Charity No. 247257


    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Title: Regional Administration and HR Manager
    Location: Nairobi based, with regular travel in region.





    Contract and Duration: 1 year, with likelihood of extension. Starting 15


    February 2009.
    Background.

    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a protection of human rights framework, DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict. Programmes include protection, livelihoods, food and NFI distribution, water and sanitation, and advocacy amongst others. There are 4 main programme offices in Somali region, one in Yemen, one in Kenya and one regional office in Nairobi. There are also non operational region wide initiatives, focusing on advocacy and capacity building, which are supported from the Nairobi regional office. Currently there are over 150 DRC staff in the region. The last 2 years have seen some growth in programme size, but primarily there has been a growth in the number of support and management functions demanded and required by the programme offices, in order to maintain quality and accountability.

    Purpose.

    The Regional Administration and Human Resource Manager is a new role which is set up to provide a) a senior office management role in Nairobi, as well as b) a leading role in ensuring that administration functions and human resources across the region are managed effectively to ensure high quality programme delivery.

    Key Responsibilities.

    Office Management: to ensure that the regional office functions efficiently in terms of its administration. Tasks include:


    Managing support staff (administration, reception, drivers, guards and cleaning staff).
    Ensuring all office utilities and infrastructures are appropriate, safe and functioning. (electric, gas, security, premises upkeep, health and safety, internet, telephones, fax, photocopiers etc)
    Ensuring all necessary office resources are stocked and managed. (stationary etc)
    Managing the office vehicle fleet- ensuring proper maintenance and road legality, as well as monitoring usage for business/ private use.


    Communications: to facilitate good and regular staff communication, through arranging regular meetings and ensuring relevant information is being passed on to the region; to play a key role in helping represent DRC. Tasks include:


    Organising regular staff meetings in regional office.
    Communicating key human resource and admin related information to field, and responding to requests from the programme offices.
    Developing and Managing the DRC staff complaints handling mechanism.
    Working with the Grant Manager, Information officer and others to ensure that DRC is well represented through brochures, posters and other media.

    Compliance Verification: to ensure that the DRC offices comply with all necessary national and internal regulations, such as:


    Employment standards
    Internal staff Code of Conduct and staff regulations/ policies
    Office health and safety
    Other relevant regulations (visa, work permits, etc)
    Contract management (office, guest houses, rental vehicles, regular service suppliers etc)

    Human Resources: to work with the head of Finance and Admin to manage and maintain highest standards for human resource management. Tasks include:


    Developing standardised job descriptions and contracts.
    Ensuring quality and transparent recruitment processes; leading on all regional and Kenyan recruitments, as well as advising and contributing to recruitments in other programmes.
    Ensuring that all new staff are efficiently inducted and that DRC's employer obligations are quickly met (e-mail, insurance, payroll, benefits, visa, transportation, phones, first aid equipment etc)
    Maintaining all necessary human resource/ personnel records.(contracts, performance forms, holiday requests, personnel files etc)
    Providing oversight to the performance management system and advising on developments as necessary.

    Regional support functions: to ensure that HR and Admin requests from the regional and programme offices are received and processed efficiently. Tasks include:


    Supervising the bookings and payments for all flights in region, and for all accommodation and transportation required in Nairobi.
    Managing the Nairobi guest houses/ staff houses, and advising on management of all other DRC staff/ guest accommodations.
    Leading on organising workshops and meetings in Kenya for regional or global DRC events.

    Capacity building and advisory support: to ensure that regional HR and Admin policies are understood and applied effectively in all programme offices, and that national staff are equipped to do that. Tasks include:


    Providing capacity building support (training, mentoring, advice, documentation etc) to staff responsible for applying HR and Admin policy.
    Being the focal person for all HR and Admin related queries coming from programme offices and the regional office.

    Reporting arrangements.

    Reporting to the Head of Support Services
    Managing admin assistant, reception/ secretary, drivers, guards, cleaners.

    General.

    Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (Dansk Flygtningehjælp)

    Posting details: This post is primarily based in Nairobi, but with regular travel to Somali region and Yemen. Somali region suffers from general insecurity, and use of armed escorts is common.

    Personal specifications

    Essential.

    Relevant Degree or other qualification in HR and Admin.
    At least 3 years of relevant senior level experience in managing offices, staff, HR and administration.
    Excellent communication skills, personable, calm and good sense of humour
    Proven commitment to accountable practices.
    Fluent in written and spoken English.
    Proven ability manage large and varied workloads, and deal constructively with stress
    Commitment to gender equity

    Preferable.

    Experienced in NGOs
    Knowledge of working in Somali region

    Terms and Conditions.
    Salary- gross salary is starting at 3,000 USD per month.
    Benefits- housing allowance contribution, insurance for employee.
    drcjobskenya@gmail.com

    An international non-profit making development agency that implements development projects in Africa seeks to recruit an Accountant to be based in YEI - South Sudan.

    Main Duties:
    We need a committed and transparent person as a Senior Accountant with practical experience on budgeting, bookkeeping, auditing and preparation of financial reports. Both as Accounts department sector head and team-player, the prospective Senior Accountant will work with colleagues and partners to empowering them in areas of budgeting and accountability.

    Roles and Responsibilities:
    1. Oversee the budgeting and forecasting as well as the reporting of financial data to the Team Leader and to the donors. This includes the supervision for a timely and accurate processing of all accounting transactions, the validation of financial data, the monthly generation of necessary financial reports required by AAHI and Donors and the analysis of financial data to facilitate the decision making process in the units.
    2. To ensure that the overall accounts practices of the project/s are consistent with the established AAHI and donor's accounting policies and procedures.
    3. Monitor overall expenditures against budgets, monitor match budgets against approved budget line items and assist project managers in the monitoring of actual expenses against the above budgets.
    4. Coordinate the preparation and submission of pipeline/budget forecast to the TL for reviews and for approval. This would include guidelines to assist sector heads / Project managers in formulating their expenses forecasting.

    Required Skills/ Competencies:

    Demonstrate capabilities in budgeting and implementation in close collaboration with local counterparts
    Experience in working with UNHCR accounts and with multi-cultural project setting with is an added advantage
    Good communication, inter-personal skills with an ability to work Meet targets within specified timeframes
    Have excellent analytical skills with ability to exercise independent judgment and work with little direct supervision
    Cope with demanding work situations

    Qualifications:
    B . Com degree in Accounting / in a related field or holder of CPA III or ACCA; Familiarity with pastel computerized accounting systems; At least 3 years experience at a similar position with an NGO based within Africa; working experience in a hardship environment is also an advantage.

    Closing Date: on or before 15th February 2009

    Application letters, detailed CV's, names and daytime telephone contacts of the applicant and at least 3 referees should be submitted to: The Advertiser, P.O. Box 76598-00508, Nairobi Kenya. Successful candidates are expected to commence work by end of February 2009.
    The applications should be sent through kenya@actionafricahelp.org by 16/2/2009.
    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.



    Danish Refugee Council
    Regional Office for the Horn of Africa


    Position Description

    Title: Admin & HR Assistant
    Location: DRC HoA Office, Lower Kabete Road near Ngecha Rd., Nairobi
    Salary Grade: Regional Scale
    Date of Contract & Duration: Febriary 1, 2009 One Year w/possibility of extension

    Background

    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a protection of human rights framework, DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict. Programmes include protection, livelihoods, food distribution, water and sanitation, emergency relief and advocacy amongst others. There are 4 main programme offices in Somali region, one in Yemen, one in Kenya and one regional office in Nairobi. There are also regional programmes, which are supported from the regional offices. Currently there are over 150 DRC staff in the region. The last 2 years have seen some growth in programme size, but primarily there has been a growth in the number of support and management functions demanded and required by the programme offices, in order to maintain quality and accountability.

    Purpose

    As the size of the DRC portfolio increases, additional support staff will be required to maintain a standard level of service to our Programme Offices. The Admin & HR Assistant will provide critical services in support of this effort.


    Key Responsibilities:

    Administrative:


    Out-of-office work i.e. minor procurement, travel arrangements, visas
    Solicitation & collection of quotations for Admin Manager
    Delivery of office correspondence either by messenger, email or post
    Supervision of office supplies
    Maintenance of current files
    Maintenance of non-expendable property/inventory records
    Management of store room
    Focal point for contracted maintenance workers
    Other duties as required by the manager


    Human Resources:
    Maintenance of personnel files with all necessary documents
    Drafting employment contracts for the Finance Manager
    Advertisement of positions open for recruitment
    Collection of applications for HR Manager to review
    Maintenance of all types of leave records
    Processing of Leave Requests
    Maintenance of health insurance records
    Processing of insurance claims where necessary
    Other duties as required by the HR Manager


    Reporting Arrangments

    The Regional Admin & HR Manager will direct the work of this position. This position has no supervisory duties..

    General

    All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership Standard in Accountability and Quality Management.




    Personal Specifications

    Essential:


    Secondary School Diploma
    High degree of proficiency in written and oral English
    Proficiency in written and oral Kiswahili
    High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word & Excel
    Positive attitude and service oriented
    Strong organizational skills
    Able to work without supervision and accomplish results


    Preferable:


    Prior experience working for INGOs
    Post-secondary education
    Touch keyboarding skill


    The advert shouldrun for two weeks with a deadline two weeks after posting. Same reply email: drcjobskenya@gmail.com.

    Attached is the advertisement for a Receptionist for circulation. The deadline for this advert is
    12/2/2009. Please send CV's via email onlyto drcjobskenya@gmail.com












    Danish Refugee Council
    Regional Office for the Horn of Africa


    Position Description

    Title: Receptionist
    Location: Nairobi Regional Office
    Date of Contract & Duration: February , 2009 for 1 year w/ possibility of extension

    Background

    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a protection of human rights framework, DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict. Programmes include protection, livelihoods, food distribution, water and sanitation, emergency relief and advocacy amongst others. There are 4 main programme offices in Somali region, one in Yemen, one in Kenya and one regional office in Nairobi. There are also regional programmes, which are supported from the regional offices. Currently there are over 150 DRC staff in the region. The last 2 years have seen some growth in programme size, but primarily there has been a growth in the number of support and management functions demanded and required by the programme offices, in order to maintain quality and accountability.

    Purpose

    The receptionist is the primary interface between DRC and the general public/ guests who visit or telephone the Regional Office. As such, he/she must be able to represent DRC very professionally. The receptionist is also responsible for a range of key tasks, including bookings for flights, guest houses, vehicles, hotels.


    Key Responsibilities :

    Receptionist.


    meets and greets public visitors, makes them feel welcome, offers them a place to sit and a drink.
    answers all incoming calls to the switchboard, forwarding to appropriate extensions or taking messages as required.
    informs DRC staff of waiting visitors via telephone.
    receives, logs, and distributes all incoming correspondence and deliveries.


    Other:



    coordinates use of office vehicles
    maintains the staff location board
    Manages bookings for flights, hotels, guest houses, vehicles.
    Photocopying, fax, printing, editing, and other duties as required by Regional Admin and HR manager.


    Reporting Arrangements

    Reports to the Regional Admin and HR Manager. No supervisees.


    General

    Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (Dansk Flygtningehjælp)


    Personal Specifications

    Essential:


    High degree of English and Kiswahili language proficiency – both written and oral
    Proficiency in Microsoft Office programmes: Word, Excel, Power point, Access, Microsoft Outlook
    HP Scanner / Printers / Fax Machine/ High-speed copier
    PABX Telephone switchboard
    Mobile telephone
    All manually operated office equipment
    Secondary School Diploma
    Ability to greet visitors and tactfully screen office telephone calls

    Preferable:


    Touch keyboarding
    Advanced education
    Somali language proficiency
    Knowledge of use of Thuraya satellite telephone

    Terms and Conditions:
    Gross Starting Salary is 44,556 KES per month all inclusive.



    The advert shouldrun for two weeks with a deadline two weeks after posting. Same reply email: drcjobskenya@gmail.com.

    Attached is the advertisement for a Receptionist for circulation. The deadline for this advert is
    12/2/2009. Please send CV's via email onlyto drcjobskenya@gmail.com
    VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS


    UNDP Kenya Country Office invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the following positions:


    Project Officer (1 post)
    Field Co-ordinators (2 posts – one in Isiolo and one in Garissa)

    Background
    In the Kenya low-level conflicts in pastoral communities combined with high rates of crime and banditry account for the increasing levels of armed violence across the country. This trend feeds off the ready availability of illicit arms trafficked across the porous borders in the northeast and northwest. In combination with unresolved grievances between groups and communities, including competition for scarce resources and control of livelihoods, the result is violent communities with limited prospects for socio-economic development.

    The situation of armed violence and insecurity is particularly visible in the pastoral communities of northeastern and northwestern Kenya, including the districts of Garissa, Mandera, Wajir in North Eastern Kenya, and Turkana, West Pokot/Marakwet and Baringo in Upper Rift Valley, Samburu, Marsabit, Isiolo and Moyale in Upper Eastern Kenya. These regions are characterized by a drought-prone environment in which basic resources are scarce. The problem is aggravated by environmental degradation, which in turn has increased competition for access to resources and control of livelihoods. Access to water is of particular concern, which also impacts on the capacity to keep livestock and generate income. The pastoralist communities generally have a history of tension among themselves as well as with non-pastoralist settlements. The history of tensions coupled with fierce competition for scarce resources, widespread availability and ownership of firearms, low capacity of rule of law institutions and general socio-economic misery has produced a fragile environment that is highly conducive for arms proliferation. The high level of insecurity makes the possession of firearms a necessity for economic activity and protection. The ensuing violence is a direct cause for the poor state of development in these regions. The result is a negative spiral of armed violence and underdevelopment which needs to be addressed and reversed to enhance management of the development process in the affected regions.




    National Initiatives

    In the last decade, the Government of Kenya has recognized the problems associated with increasing levels of armed violence and escalating use of small arms, and is working with International Organizations, Civil Society, specialized ministries and government institutions, and other partners to respond to the problem. In March 2000, the Government of Kenya signed the Nairobi Declaration on Small Arms and Light Weapons and agreed to host its Secretariat in Nairobi to coordinate all small arms issues of ten countries. The Government, in line with the recommendation of the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects adopted at the July 2001 UN Small Arms Conference established the National Focal Point to be responsible for all issues pertaining to small arms and light weapons.

    The security services have initiated, with the support of the United Nations and civil society, a programme for community policing and engaged in sensitization efforts at both the national and the community levels. As well, the UN is in partnership with urban authorities and has initiated Safer Cities activities to reduce violent crimes in selected urban areas in Kenya. The Government of Kenya, NGOs and CBOs are working together through District Peace Committees in the pastoralist regions to respond to the conflicts and address the proliferation and use of illicit weapons. The main focus has been to facilitate confidence-building measures through community peace and development processes and micro disarmament.

    The Kenyan government is a signatory of the 2006 Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, and is thereby committed to integrate armed violence prevention into its development strategies.



    Vacancy No. 2009-01-001
    Post Title: Project Officer
    Type of Appointment Service Contract Band 4
    Recruitment type: National Project Professional Officer
    Location/Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
    Duration of Assignment: 12 months with a possibility of extension
    Starting Date: March 2009
    Direct Supervisor: Project Manager

    Overall Objective


    The overall objective of the post is to provide technical support to the National Steering Committee (NSC) Secretariat and Arid Lands Resource management Programme on integrating development initiatives into small arms reduction and conflict management, working in liaison with OP and Ministry of Northern Kenya and Arid Districts as supported by UNDP Country Office in management and implementation of the project, documentation of progress/best practices and to provide programme backstopping technical support to small arms reduction initiatives in the country.



    Specific Tasks

    Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and in close collaboration with the Project Team, the National Focal Point on small arms and light weapons proliferation prevention and in liaison with ministry of Northern Kenya and Arid Districts the Project Officer will undertake the following tasks:


    Liaise and maintain a close working relationship with various district teams, NGOs and civil society on behalf of the Project Analyst, when appropriate, to ensure a smooth linkage between NSC and relevant Government departments and programmes on matters of Armed Violence Reduction at all levels with particular emphasis on pastoral communities and post election violence affected districts.
    Provide assistance to the Project Manager in the Government and UNDP Kenya Country Office in developing Project Documents on Small Arms initiatives in the country within the context of National Action Plan on Small Arms.
    Coordinate and facilitate implementation measures at the district level and offer technical support to the district teams.
    Prepare budget revisions at Implementing Partner level and adjustment of project focus with regard to developments in the country and the region at large.
    Act as the focal point for district teams at the IP and national level.
    Liaise and co-ordinate with key actors involved in the Small Arms Projects and programmes throughout the country.
    Reporting to Project Manager at OP and working in liaison with the National focal Point Small Arms Proliferation Prevention on areas of priority.
    Working in close collaboration with the Project Analyst at UNDP Kenya, ensure that the tolerance levels are adhered to and in case of being surpassed, necessary measures are taken timely.
    Update and maintain a communication network with all project staff and stakeholders on matters related to the project
    Work closely with the national focal point and ALRMP II in ensuring integrated small arms proliferation prevention and development initiatives are undertaken with a participatory gender sensitive and human rights approach
    Work with Project team and communications experts to ensure coherent communication and advocacy initiatives are undertaken to increase community participation and ownership and consistent marketing of programme products and initiatives.
    In collaboration with the Project Analyst and project team organize periodic project assessments to ascertain adherence to the business case and timeliness in delivery of results.
    Perform any other duties as might be required by the Programme Team Leader for a successful and well coordinated UNDP response to address the problems of illicit small arms proliferation in the country and/or districts.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Education

    A Masters Degree in Education, Economics, Conflict management and Peace Building or other related fields.

    Experience


    At least five (5) years' experience working on projects in ASAL districts affected by internal conflicts and/or proliferation of small arms and integrated development projects or programmes related to Development and Security.
    Experience in the preparation of project proposals or similar documentation.
    Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.

    Competencies


    Broad understanding of development and small arms issues and knowledge of the Regional Context in the Great Lakes.
    Ability to communicate and work in teams effectively and in close coordination with many individuals, groups and divisions to complete tasks.
    Ability to work in a highly pressured environment and ready to take on a wide range of tasks.
    Fluency in English and Kiswahili a must.
    Good writing skills a must.



    Vacancy No. 2009-01-002 & Vacancy No. 2009-01-003
    Post Title: Field Co-ordinator (Isiolo) – Vacancy No.2009-01-002Field Co-ordinator (Garissa) – Vacancy No.2009-01-003

    Type of Appointment Service Contract Band 4
    Recruitment type: National Project Professional Officer
    Location/Duty Station: Isiolo and Garissa towns, Kenya
    Duration of Assignment: 12 months with a possibility of extension
    Starting Date: March 2009
    Direct Supervisor: Project Officer


    Overall objective

    Under the direct supervision of the Project Officer, the Field Coordinator will oversee and provide strategic direction and management for Armed Violence and Small Arms Reduction Project.

    Specific Tasks

    In liaison with the Line Ministries in the project at the district level the Field Coordinator will:


    Assist the Project Officer in all district level matters concerning armed violence reduction and development initiatives undertaken jointly by ALRMP in liaison with NSC and other Government departments, district security teams, District Peace Committees and CSOs with special emphasis on small arms and security in pastoral communities.
    Supervise and manage the Upper Easter/North Eastern teams on a day-to-day basis for administrative and programmatic implementation of project activities.
    Support the cluster field staff in administration and financial matters of the project.
    Facilitate and assist the District Peace and Development Committees (DPCs) in prioritization of project activities taking into account administrative and programme rules and regulations of UNDP.
    Prepare Quarterly work plans, expenditure returns and other project related documents at cluster level.
    Coordinate awareness-raising and community mobilization through facilitation of district groups and field staff in the cluster.
    Provide co-ordination assistance during Armed Violence, Small Arms assessments.
    Liaise and maintain a close working relationship with various district teams and NGOs and civil society on behalf of ALRMP and NSC to ensure a smooth linkage between key players at district level on matters of Armed Violence Reduction in at District level.
    In close collaboration with District Security Committees and Community Leaders, coordinate and facilitate the collection, transportation, registration, storage and destruction of collected weapons, as well as training.
    Ensure a close working relationship between the community and District security and administration teams on matters of small arms and light weapons proliferation prevention and human security.
    Provide technical support to peace building, conflict resolution and on-going local reconciliation efforts between various ethnic communities and refugees.
    Assist in capacity building focused on conflict management among the youth and women.
    Furnish the district co-ordination team (District Steering Group) with timely periodic updates on project progress.
    Work in close collaboration with district teams and communities to develop Community Action Plans (CAPs) and ensuring that project activities are well integrated with the CAPs.
    Assist in formulation of media themes as they relate to the project outputs and outcomes by identifying areas of focus in peace building, conflict reduction and disarmament in order to strengthen the broadcasting of peace messages.
    Assist the Project Officer to ensure that the development dimension is adequately addressed and integrated into development initiatives in the Armed Violence Reduction Project.
    Participate in periodic joint in-country and cross-border small arms assessments missions with the peace committees, Government Officials, UN agencies and donors
    Work in close collaboration with the District Peace Committees and other District teams in the Armed Violence and Small Arms Reduction Project District areas to integrate the livelihood dimension as per available funds.
    Perform any other duties as might be required by the Project Officer for a successful and well coordinated UNDP response to address the problems of Armed Violence in the district,

    Qualifications and Experience

    Education

    At least Masters Degree in Development Studies, Education, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Social Sciences or related fields. A first degree in the above fields with substantive years of relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of a Masters Degree.
    Experience


    Four (4) years experience in community development with either the Government of Kenya or Non Governmental Organizations (either national or international).
    Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.

    Competencies


    Proven ability to mobilize communities to undertake joint development activities.
    Knowledge of management and operation of public sector or NGO development programs at national and / or district / regional level with particular reference to interest in community development and peace building related activities.
    Excellent knowledge of English and Kiswahili a must.
    Knowledge of one of the local languages (Somali or Borana) will be an added advantage.

    _________________________________________________________________________

    Terms of Service

    Incumbents to these positions shall be entitled to an attractive remuneration package commensurate with their qualifications and experience, which will be negotiated with the successful applicants. This is a non-staff contract under the Service Contract modality of hiring of the UNDP. Individuals engaged under a SC serve in their individual capacity and not as representatives of a government institution, corporative body or other authority external to UNDP. Therefore the incumbents shall not be considered as staff of UNDP, the UN system or the Government and therefore are not entitled to any diplomatic privileges, or to any other special status or conditions.

    Duration

    The successful applicants shall be recruited on a contract for a period of twelve (12) months, with possible renewal depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

    Application procedure

    Interested and qualified persons are kindly requested to forward their job application letters and an updated CV - giving details of education and professional experience, as well as names, addresses (both postal and email) and telephone numbers of three referees, quoting the vacancy announcement response number for the specific post applied for to the following address not later than Friday, 6 February 2009.

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    P O Box 30218,
    GPO 00100
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Or thro' Email address: jobs.ke@undp.org


    Additional considerations


    Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
    Acknowledgements will be sent only to applicants who strictly meet the requirements of the positions.
    UNDP Kenya reserves the right to appoint a selected candidate at a level below the advertised level of the post.

    "UNDP is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns".

    ERC Education Technology Specialist
    Background

    The HEAR project was initiated by USAID to respond to the agency objective of investing in people under the program area of education and health. The objective of the HEAR Project is to provide access to and raise the quality of primary school education and health services for school-aged children in geographically defined locations within Sudan's Three Areas: Abyei, Southern Kordofan, and Blue Nile. This objective will be met through activities that are designed to promote education, promote health, and strengthen school governance through community groups.


    The ERC Education Technology Specialist will be responsible for implementing the Education Resource Center (ERC) service strategy and leading the technical work of the ERC Education Technology Assistants in the HEAR ERCs, working under EDC's Activity Manager for over-all technical guidance and under the day to day management of the HEAR Chief of Party (COP).
    Specific Responsibilities

    Under the management of the EDC HEAR Activity Manager, the Education Technology Specialist will have the following roles:

    Assist in conceptualizing and implementing their Area's situational needs assessment to identify needs of the ERC clients
    Develop an over-all strategy that ERC's will pursue to support the HEAR mission
    Supervise, guide, and manage the work of Education Technology Assistants based in the ERC sites
    Follow consistent standards, processes, and/or templates by which digital libraries in ERCs will be organized and managed
    Help manage the training activities that take place in the ERCs
    Train HEAR's primary clients (teachers and education officers) on how to use the digital library and/or other sources that are available on the Internet or in the ERC
    Assist ERC clients on adapting and integrating resources into their curriculum materials

    Develop ERC work plans (especially annual but also monthly) for the approval of the EDC's Activity Manager and concurrence of the COP and Resource Center Manager.

    Mentor and provide training and support for government workers or volunteers who may be trained to help develop the digital library and prepare and deliver training to HEAR clients
    Help identify necessary software packages and hardware that would be appropriate for the Three Areas education environment
    Develop training packages to orient education officials, teachers and other clients on appropriate use of technologies
    Qualifications

    This position requires:


    Master's degree or equivalent with 3-5 years relevant experience;
    Experience in education quality improvement, especially with regards to teacher training;
    Experience in community mobilization;
    Strong report writing, records management and communication skills;
    Experience using Windows and Excel; other ICT devices and applications as well as the internet for research purposes.
    Team player with experience in a multi-cultural and multi-task environment;
    Successful strategies for working under pressure to meet deadlines;

    The successful candidate will also have the ability, willingness, and experience to:

    Ensure a creative interface of technology with HEAR activities
    Orient staff in basic technology applications at different levels of capability
    Train teachers and children
    Work with communities and create community awareness to support community development
    Develop audio-visual tutorials in one or more of the following areas: health, science, social studies, maths, general knowledge, cultural heritage aspects
    Use technologies such as power point, music systems, video systems, and public address systems
    Live and work in a harsh environment (e.g. Accommodation in tukuls).
    Be adaptable, flexible, and innovative when presented with a challenge
    Language

    Excellent written and spoken communication in English required. Arabic proficiency a plus.
    Location

    This Position will be based in Kauda, Southern Kordofan, Sudan.

    Application and contact details

    Interested qualified candidates are requested to submit their resume and three work-related references with their contact information. To ensure the timely review of your credentials, please insert "ERC Education Technology Specialist" in the subject line of the email address:hr@edc-ssiri.orgso as to reach us on or by: 30th January 2009.

    We thank all applicants and only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    Mission with Regional Functions for Central & East Africa
    Rhapta Road. PO Box 55040 Nairobi, Kenya
    Tel: +254 2 444174 • Fax: +254 2 449577 • E-mail: MRFnairobi@iom.int
    OPEN TO INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
    Vacancy Notice No: IOM/005/09
    Duty Station: Dadaab, Kenya
    Position Title: Nurse
    Classification: Equivalent to G4/01
    Type of appointment: Six months special all inclusive contract with possibility of extension
    General Functions:
    Under the overall supervision of the Head of sub-office IOM Dadaab and the direct supervision of the IOM
    Migration Health Physician in Dadaab, the incumbent shall perform the following duties and
    responsibilities.
    1. Assist in the laboratory, x-ray and medical examination preparations for migration health
    assessment process.
    2. Assist the migration health physician in the assembly of laboratory and radiology reports and
    documents during migration health assessment.
    3. Authenticate the identity of the applicants undergoing migration health assessment at all stage
    (during laboratory specimen collection, x-ray procedures, medical history taking and follow up
    procedures) by signing on the photos or legal documents or in any other authentification methods
    required by the resettlement country
    4. Undertake medical history taking, vital signs observations and anthropometric measurements
    during health assessment process.
    5. Ensure that every follow-up action requested by the migration health physician is carried out in a
    timely manner and that reports are attached to the case file for review by the examining physician.
    6. Maintain confidentiality of information and collaborative relationship with applicants, partners and
    other health professionals.
    7. Administer Tuberculosis treatment (DOTs) and STIs as prescribed by the Physician and
    counterchecking to verify that the regimen and dosage is in agreement with the existing guidelines.
    This includes ensuring the follow-up sputum examination, chest x-ray and physician review are
    done as per TT treatment and follow-up procedures.
    8. Perform pre-departure medical check up, treatment, documentation and timely reporting of
    findings/outcomes to the Migration Health Physician.
    9. Undertake quality checks of all completed medical files to ensure adherence to the migration health
    protocol and procedures.
    10. Assist in photocopying, preparation and transmission of completed medical files.
    11. Assist in monitoring availability of all medical consumables and supplies assigned to the
    department.
    12. Undertake any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.
    2
    Desirable qualifications
    1. Registered nurse (Diploma in nursing) with 3 years work experience in clinical nursing.
    2. Resident of Dadaab locality an added advantage.
    3. Mature individual able to work independently, effectively and harmoniously with
    colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds
    4. Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy and confidentiality in performing
    responsibilities
    5. Training and experience in TB, STDs, HIV/AIDS counselling and other communicable
    diseases is considered asset
    6. Previous work experience with the international organizations, UN is considered an asset
    7. Computer literate on Microsoft word and excel
    8. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
    Languages: Fluent in English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of Somali language is an added
    advantage.
    Mode of Application:
    Submit cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address to:
    International Organization for Migration (IOM)
    Human Resources Department
    P.O. Box 55040 – 00200 Nairobi
    OR email hrnairobi@iom.int
    Closing Date: 15 February 2009
     
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    ERC Education Technology Specialist
    Background

    The HEAR project was initiated by USAID to respond to the agency objective of investing in people under the program area of education and health. The objective of the HEAR Project is to provide access to and raise the quality of primary school education and health services for school-aged children in geographically defined locations within Sudan’s Three Areas: Abyei, Southern Kordofan, and Blue Nile. This objective will be met through activities that are designed to promote education, promote health, and strengthen school governance through community groups.


    The ERC Education Technology Specialist will be responsible for implementing the Education Resource Center (ERC) service strategy and leading the technical work of the ERC Education Technology Assistants in the HEAR ERCs, working under EDC’s Activity Manager for over-all technical guidance and under the day to day management of the HEAR Chief of Party (COP).
    Specific Responsibilities

    Under the management of the EDC HEAR Activity Manager, the Education Technology Specialist will have the following roles:

    Assist in conceptualizing and implementing their Area’s situational needs assessment to identify needs of the ERC clients
    Develop an over-all strategy that ERC’s will pursue to support the HEAR mission
    Supervise, guide, and manage the work of Education Technology Assistants based in the ERC sites
    Follow consistent standards, processes, and/or templates by which digital libraries in ERCs will be organized and managed
    Help manage the training activities that take place in the ERCs
    Train HEAR’s primary clients (teachers and education officers) on how to use the digital library and/or other sources that are available on the Internet or in the ERC
    Assist ERC clients on adapting and integrating resources into their curriculum materials

    Develop ERC work plans (especially annual but also monthly) for the approval of the EDC’s Activity Manager and concurrence of the COP and Resource Center Manager.

    Mentor and provide training and support for government workers or volunteers who may be trained to help develop the digital library and prepare and deliver training to HEAR clients
    Help identify necessary software packages and hardware that would be appropriate for the Three Areas education environment
    Develop training packages to orient education officials, teachers and other clients on appropriate use of technologies
    Qualifications

    This position requires:


    Master's degree or equivalent with 3-5 years relevant experience;
    Experience in education quality improvement, especially with regards to teacher training;
    Experience in community mobilization;
    Strong report writing, records management and communication skills;
    Experience using Windows and Excel; other ICT devices and applications as well as the internet for research purposes.
    Team player with experience in a multi-cultural and multi-task environment;
    Successful strategies for working under pressure to meet deadlines;

    The successful candidate will also have the ability, willingness, and experience to:

    Ensure a creative interface of technology with HEAR activities
    Orient staff in basic technology applications at different levels of capability
    Train teachers and children
    Work with communities and create community awareness to support community development
    Develop audio-visual tutorials in one or more of the following areas: health, science, social studies, maths, general knowledge, cultural heritage aspects
    Use technologies such as power point, music systems, video systems, and public address systems
    Live and work in a harsh environment (e.g. Accommodation in tukuls).
    Be adaptable, flexible, and innovative when presented with a challenge
    Language

    Excellent written and spoken communication in English required. Arabic proficiency a plus.
    Location

    This Position will be based in Kauda, Southern Kordofan, Sudan.

    Application and contact details

    Interested qualified candidates are requested to submit their resume and three work-related references with their contact information. To ensure the timely review of your credentials, please insert “ERC Education Technology Specialist” in the subject line of the email address:hr@edc-ssiri.orgso as to reach us on or by: 30th January 2009.

    We thank all applicants and only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.


    CARE INTERNATIONAL-SOMALIA/SOUTH SUDAN

    ADVOCACY ADVISOR

    CARE Somalia/South Sudan is an International NGO working in Somalia and South Sudan. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, through its strategic goal to reduce poverty by empowering women, enhancing access to resources and services, and improving governance.

    CARE is looking for suitable candidates to fill the positions of Advocacy Advisor for its Somalia Program

    CARE is seeking an Advocacy Advisor, to serve as the main policy and advocacy resource on humanitarian issues for the country team involving programme staff and local partners. He or she will generate analysis and information from partners, programme beneficiaries and staff, and other players to develop and deliver an effective, comprehensive humanitarian advocacy strategy, focusing on humanitarian access issues, adherence to international humanitarian law, and peacebuilding. The strategy will be informed by and strengthen the role of local partners in advocacy. The position will work with the programme team to ensure substantial integration of advocacy into holistic emergency programme planning and civil society work.

    Requirements:

    Masters degree (or BA plus equivalent experience) in relevant disciplines i.e. political economy sciences, law, macro-economy, international relations and other related developmental studies
    Professional training in advocacy, rights based programming, governance and civil society strengthening
    5 years of work experienc in at least one of the following areas: Policy analysis; research and advocacy; Institutional capacity building for civil society and governance
    NGO experience; planning development projects
    Macro policy and economy analysis; Conflict analysis; Policy advocacy; Institutional mapping and assessments; Action learning/research methodologies; Facilitation of training workshops; Writing skills (for report and strategy documents); Proficiency in oral and written English; Computer literacy in MS-Word, Excel
    Gender analysis and mainstreaming; Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation



    This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and reports to the Program Quality Unit Director. This is an International position, open to all nationals. Nationals from East Africa are highly encouraged to apply. Due to the urgency to fill this position, applications will be reviewed and short-listed as they are received.


    Applications/CV with daytime telephone contacts and three referees should be sent to:
    The Human Resources Officer
    CARE Somalia/South Sudan
    P.O. Box 2039, 00202 Nairobi
    Email: hr@ci.or.ke



    CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promoting gender, equity and diversity and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!






    Call for applications

    ACF-USA is part of the ACF-IN network which works in natural or man made disasters which threaten food security or result in malnutrition and famine, in situations where survival depends on humanitarian aid, and in situations of social/economic breakdown, linked to internal or external circumstances which place particular groups of people in extremely vulnerable positions. ACF currently works in 43 countries and it has been operating in Kenya since 2002.

    ACF’s strong regional presence has necessitated a Logistics Support Centre (LSC) which will essentially be developed on a regional strategy aimed at encouraging coordination. The approach aims to centralize the organization’s logistics activities for effective and efficient allocation of limited resources and strengthen potential for synergy and missions cooperation.

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

    NUTRITION ADVISOR’S ASSISTANT

    Reporting to the Nutrition Advisor, the incumbent will assist the Nutrition Advisor in his coordination and support activities within three countries of Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan. The Nutrition Advisor’s Assistant will assist the Nutrition Advisor in his role as key contact person with the missions’ nutrition departments through delegation of task.

    The specific tasks for this position will include:

    To participate in the coordination of all ACF-USA nutrition programs in South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda: including collecting monthly reports from missions programs; compilation and analysis of statistical reports; proposing solutions to issues arising from reports; identifying areas for improvement and proposing relevant training as well as representing as delegated by Nutrition Advisor.
    To participate in the capitalization of ACF-USA nutrition activities: coordinating with the missions in definition of needs for capitalization documents; collection of information and data as well as participate in document writing.
    To participate in the recruitment of human resources for the nutrition department: including the validation of JDs, participate in interviews for potential candidates applying to the HQ.
    To participate in all reporting activities in the nutrition department: including analysis, clean up of data; validation process; writing of weekly sitreps as well as articles and visibility related materials.

    Qualifications & Skills Required



    Degree in Nutrition or Nursing. Masters of public health preferable.
    Previous experience working with ACF in Nutrition program management a definite advantage.
    Demonstrated experience in successful running of emergency nutrition programs and understanding of nutrition surveillance a must.
    Experience in proposal writing and donor reporting.
    Excellent analysis and PR communication skills.
    Understanding of Project cycle management, monitoring and evaluation.
    Proficient in Ms office and SPSS.
    Willingness to travel often to basic facilities with minimal personal space in the field.
    Strong personality to deal with multicultural staff at all levels.
    Self motivated person who takes personal initiative.

    Closing Date: February 6th, 2009.

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

    Human Resource Office
    Action Against Hunger-USA
    Amboseli Road, Gate 13
    Off Gitanga Road
    Lavington, Nairobi
    PO Box (00623) 39900

    EMAIL: hr.ke@acf-international.org; ddoledec@actionagainsthunger.org

    Action Against Hunger–USA will not answer any telephone query regarding the position.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.


    OFFICE OF THE UNHCR BRANCH OFFICE IN KENYA


    E X T E R N A L V A C A N C Y N O T I C E


    JOB DESCRIPTION


    IVN/KEN/DDB/09/001

    Functional Title: HIV/AIDS Consultant

    Duty Station: Dadaab with periodic travel to Kakuma

    Date of Entry of Duty: As soon as possible

    Duration: Maximum 11 months

    Closing Date: 10 February 2009



    Duties and Responsibilities


    To help UNHCR and its implementing partners to design and implement a comprehensive HIV prevention and AIDS care, treatment and support interventions based on PEPFAR, IGAD and GLIA projects as well as other sources of funding;


    To strengthen UNHCR and its IP’s monitoring systems - ensure sound output and process monitoring. In consultation with partners, adapt a PEPFAR, GLIA and IGAD M&E tools to the refugee context and ensure that IPs periodically submit timely reports. Compile and submit a summary report as per the donor requirements;


    Build the capacity of UNHCR health, HIV as well as community services unit and IPs to design, implement and monitor interventions that respond to the needs of beneficiaries;


    Support implementing partners and UNHCR to implement and monitor substance use interventions in Kakuma refugee camp;


    Support implementing partners to conduct sentinel surveillance survey;


    Support UNHCR and IPs to mobilize the refugee community to participate in Behavioral Surveillance Survery.


    Qualification and experience


    A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a health or social science discipline and five years' relevant work experience.


    Experience in facilitating a participatory planning process for an activity involving multiple implementing partners and stakeholders.
    Experience in establishing HIV M&E systems for National AIDS Commissions and or International Non Governmental Organizations.


    Good report writing skills.


    A high level of computer proficiency particularly in the use of Word, internet and e-mail. Knowledge of Power point, Excel, Access and Epidemiological statistical packages (epi-info), is an added advantage.


    Understanding spoken and written Somali as well as Swahili is preferable.


    Past working experience among conflict affected populations (refugees and internally displaced persons) in the HIV/AIDS sector, is desirable.


    Dadaab residents and its environs are encouraged to apply


    Reporting
    The consultant is under the day to day administrative management of Head of Sub-Office in Dadaab. He/she will work closely with The Senior Public Health Officer, UNHCR Branch Office, Nairobi and Health & Nutrition Coordinator based in Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps with technical guidance and support from the Regional HIV/AIDS Coordinator and back stopping support from DOS HQ- HIV/AIDS unit.

    Location:
    The consultant will be stationed in the UNHCR Dadaab (75%) of the time and proceed on mission to Kakuma (25%) periodically.

    Application procedures:

    Interested candidates are requested to submit a letter of application for the position, and attach their curriculum vitae that includes the applicant's telephone number and the telephone numbers of at least two referees who have supervised the applicant's professional work. They should also attach or mail examples of operational research and M&E reports they have participated in preparing or prepared, indicating their specific contribution to the product.

    Applications may be submitted electronically to Kenna@unhcr.org or The Human Resources Officer, UNHCR Branch Office, P. O. Box 43801-00100 Nairobi-Kenya. Only applications received byclose of business on 10 February 2009 will be considered. Short listed candidates will be invited for a written and oral interview.

    QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDDIATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.



    28 January 2009




    I. Position Information
    Post Title: Joint Programme Manager, Protection, Reintegration and Resettlement of IDPs Type of contract: Assignment of Limited Duration (ALD)
    Level: A4
    Duration: One year (with possibility of extension)



    Duty Station: Nairobi, with frequent travel and relocation to Bossaso, North East Somalia, as soon as situation permits
    Date of Issue: 26th January 2009
    Closing Date: 10 February 2009




    II. Background and Organizational Context


    The Protection, Reintegration, and Resettlement of IDPs project supported by the UN Trust Fund for Human Security and the Government of Japan aims to improve human security and living standards and provide durable solutions for reintegration and resettlement of IDPs and returnees in Somalia, with a particular focus on IDPs currently in Bossaso. Conditions for the over 32,000 IDPs in Bossaso, a coastal town with high exposure to human security challenges, are among the worst in Africa. The joint project will apply the UN Joint Strategy to Address the Needs of IDPs in Somalia in assisting IDPs in Bossaso and provide:
    Better protection for IDPs in temporary and permanent settlements, as evidenced by protection of human rights, against physical violence, and against fire.
    Improved living conditions in existing and temporary settlements, as evidenced by an upgrade of temporary settlements, improved access to basic services, and access to immediate income generating opportunities by implementation through community work schemes
    Durable solutions for livelihoods, resettlement and reintegration, as evidenced by local resettlement and integration solutions in Bossaso as well as resettlement and integration solutions in alternative rural and coastal locations.
    The project is conceived as a Joint Programme by five implementing UN partners (UNHCR, UNHABITAT, FAO, UNICEF, and UNDP) and is leveraged by recently strengthened UN capacities for field-based coordination of humanitarian assistance. UNDP as the lead Agency is recruiting a Joint Programme Manager who will coordinate implementation and delivery on targets by all participating agencies.




    III. Functions / Key Results Expected


    Under the overall guidance of the UN Resident Coordinator (RC) and the day-to-day supervision and line management of UNDP (also reporting administratively to UNDP), the Joint Programme Manager (JPM) will take the lead in coordinating and monitoring implementation of the Joint Program activities as per the Joint Programme Document (JPD). Each implementing UN Agency is fully accountable and responsible for its components under the programme. The JPM will therefore facilitate and oversee agencies’ implementation and monitor that agencies adhere to agreed results and targets.Each agency will be responsible for monitoring the use of resources allocated to its components, but the JPM is responsible for consolidating monitoring and reporting, as well as following up with agencies to ensure the timely submission of relevant reporting information. The JPM is further the focal point for all local liaisons in connection with the programme, including managing relationships with beneficiaries, partners and regional authorities. On coordination issues, the JPM will coordinate closely with OCHA and UNHCR as co-chairs of the Protection/IDP Working Group, and other Cluster Leads as relevant.
    More specifically, the JPM will:

    Provide overall guidance and direction to the Joint Programme, ensuring it is implemented in accordance with the results and resources framework
    Review and appraise programme workplans and budgets and make recommendations to the JPSC as appropriate. Coordinate, guide and support project implementation to ensure the achievement of overall project results, recognizing that the primary responsibility for results lies with each implementing partner agency and coordinating closely with agency project executives;
    Establish and maintain an effective mechanism for coordination of implementation across partner agencies, building on existing coordination frameworks and the Cluster mechanisms;
    Monitor methodological consistency and ensure that sound programmatic processes are applied by participating agencies, conveying any problems to relevant partners and managers;
    Ensure effective and regular interaction and communication of all project partners including beneficiaries and authorities; play a leading role in advocacy, delivering information on a regular basis to and from the local authorities
    Ensure consistency and build synergies between the collaborating agencies, and with other related on-going initiatives within the context of the Bossaso Roadmap;
    Coordinate and participate in relevant interagency or government meetings, as appropriate and agreed, on behalf of collaborating agencies;
    Establish an overall framework for monitoring and evaluation based on the requirements of the Donor and participating agencies;
    Verify that agencies have the requisite monitoring and assessment mechanisms (including systems for generating data and conducting assessments) in place and that the project M&E mechanisms enable the monitoring of outcome and performance indicators;
    Ensure that donor requirements are met, in particular adherence of all agencies to the JPD;
    Assist participating agencies in resource mobilization to scale up the effort or otherwise increase project impact, and ensure the integration and management of any additional funds under the project;
    Supervise project activities as required and agreed by partner agencies;
    Assist the Resident Coordinator function and Lead Agencies in driving the themes of Protection and Early Recovery through the Cluster Coordination mechanisms;
    Provide regular detailed progress reports to the Joint Project Steering Committee and follow up to ensure that implementing agencies act on its recommendations;
    Negotiate the “rules of engagement” with the authorities while ensuring the consistent adherence to key principles such as Do No Harm, mainstreaming peace building, and ensuring transparency and UN neutrality at all times
    Monitor political trends in the region that may affect the programme, including risks and mitigating measures, and provide advice on developments and plans for changes;
    Perform such other duties as required by the supervisors.




    IV. Competencies


    Corporate Competencies:
    Demonstrate integrity by effectively representing and communicating UN values and ethical standards;
    Promote the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
    Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

    Functional Competencies:

    Demonstrated effectiveness as a Programme/Project Manager; the candidate should be pragmatic, hands-on in guiding, advising, and monitoring the different UN partners in delivering their targets
    Sound coordination skills and ability to deal with a variety of partners at different levels.
    Ability to promote team-work
    Strong communication skills (written and oral)
    Excellent analytical, leadership and facilitation/interpersonal skills;
    Capacity to move complex processes forward and ability to work under pressure;
    Builds strong relationships, focuses on results and impact for the beneficiaries, and responds positively to feedback.




    V. Recruitment Qualifications

    Education: Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Business Administration, Social Sciences or related discipline.


    Experience: At least 7 years’ work experience in the field of emergency humanitarian assistance, recovery or development in crisis countries, and prior experience from working with displaced populations
    Prior experience from the UN system or international NGO, preferably from a Joint Programme
    Experience in project/programme management and coordination functions.
    Strong IT skills.
    Substantive knowledge in one or more of the core components of the program is desirable (basic service provision, protection/community security, shelter, livelihoods)
    In-depth knowledge or work experience in Somalia is desirable

    Language: Strong written and spoken English skills.
    Knowledge of Arabic is desirable




    VI. Application submission
    Please send your curriculum vitae, marked “Joint Programme Manager, Protection, Reintegration and Resettlement of IDPs,” by 10th February 2009 to: The Deputy Country Director (Operations), United Nations Development Programme - Somalia, P.O. Box 28832, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya, fax: 254-20- 4183641, e-mail: registry.so@undp.org

    Members of the Somali Diaspora and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
    UNDP will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.


    Applicants are required to fill the P11 Form and submit it together with the application.
    Find the P11 Form for Fixed Term Contract Holders on this link:
    http://www.so.undp.org/index.php/Download-document/42-P11-form-for-fixed-term-and-ALDs.html

    This vacancy announcement is also available on UNDP Jobs and on the Relief Web site (http://www.reliefweb.int/)





    Program Interns

    Plan is an international humanitarian child centred community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation. Plan Kenya started its operations in Kenya in 1982 and is committed to improving the lives of poor children, their families and communities using Rights Based Approaches to development.

    Plan Kenya Country Office is seeking to recruit two highly motivated interns to work closely with Plan Kenya Country Programme Team in supporting and facilitating research, documentation and communication processes during partnership strategy development, strategic plan development, program review, participatory situation analyses and other research studies facilitated by Plan Kenya.

    The two interns will enhance their skills and knowledge within Plan Kenya for a period of six months beginning January 2009.

    Key Responsibilities


    Assist with collection, organisation, analysis, documentation and dissemination of data and information;
    Assist with review of country programmes and partnership strategy and design of country strategic plan;
    Assist with organizing and facilitating trainings on relevant research methodologies and program approaches for staff and partners;
    Assist with design and implementation of research studies and project proposals, documentation and sharing experiences and lessons emerging from these processes;
    Assist with review of program documents and documentation of relevant progress reports;
    Assist with improving and implementing processes for monitoring and evaluating project implementation.

    Outputs and deliverables


    Facilitate and support in collection, organisation, analysis, documentation and dissemination of data and information;
    Participate in review of country programmes and partnership strategy and design of country strategic plan;
    Support in organizing and facilitating trainings on relevant research methodologies and program approaches for staff and partners;
    Provide assistance in design and implementation of research studies and project proposals, documentation and sharing experiences and lessons emerging from these processes;
    Participate in review of program documents and documentation of relevant progress reports;
    Participate in improving and implementing processes for monitoring and evaluating project implementation.

    Skills Needed


    Strong research and documentation skills.
    Strong planning and organisational skills.
    Strong writing skills and communication skills.
    Program and research proposal development skills.
    Strong facilitation and negotiation skills.
    Strong interpersonal skills.

    Qualifications and Experience


    Studying for or holder of Masters Degree in one of the following: Social Sciences, Development Studies and Law.
    Strong research and analytical skills and experience of working with statistical data would be highly advantageous.
    Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, SPSS, PowerPoint and Outlook).
    Confident, enthusiastic and willing to learn and work as part of a team.
    Willingness to help with a variety of programs and tasks.
    Well organized and self-motivated.
    Comfortable in diverse settings and diverse communities.
    Willingness to collaborate with staff, community members and partners.
    Good written and spoken English are essential.

    Timeframe for Internship

    The internship runs from January to June 2009 with five days per week commitment.

    Plan Kenya is committed to the rights and well-being of children including their protection. Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

    If you meet the requirements of the above position and would like to Be a part of itin our commitment to children, please send your application letter, detailed CV, phone and email contacts of three (3) references; to jobs.plankenya@plan–international.org by 9th February 2009.




    CARE INTERNATIONAL-SOMALIA/SOUTH SUDAN


    NGO CONSORTIUM FOCAL POINT

    CARE Somalia/South Sudan is an International NGO working in Somalia and South Sudan. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, through its strategic goal to reduce poverty by empowering women, enhancing access to resources and services, and improving governance.

    CARE is looking for suitable candidates to fill the positions of NGO Consortium Focal Point for its Somalia Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Security Preparedness and Support (NGO-SPAS) Program

    The Somalia NGO Consortium Focal Point supports the work of the international and national NGO registered members. The Focal Point (FP) will manage the Consortium, oversee the NGO Security Preparedness and Support Program and represent the NGOs in an official capacity with governments, donors, and international actors related to Somalia. Responsibilities include:

    Staff Management - provide direct line management to 3 staff and ensure the HR practices are followed.
    Fund raising & Financial Management - responsible for all funding related to the NGO Consortium and will provide oversight and guidance to the Program Manager and the grant holder. The Focal Point will liaise with the relevant grant holders, guide the preparedness for Steering Committee Meetings and chair these meetings, ensuring actions are completed.
    Coordination - work with members to identify important issues, coordinate responses to various initiatives and promote cooperation and participation among the membership.
    Representation - main representative of the Consortium ensure s/he consults widely and regularly with the NGO Members of the Consortium and is guided by members on the key issues affecting the membership and the implementation of activities. The Focal Point will represent the membership in a variety of fora with UN, Donors, Government Representatives in Kenya, in the region and further afield as requested by the membership. The level of representation will be very senior.
    Administration of the Consortium functions - the FP will ensure meetings are accurately minuted, information management serves the requirements of the membership and the ultimate role of the Consortium - as an information conduit - is fulfilled. The Focal Point will participate in the selection of NGOs applying for NGO Consortium Membership and manage the planned review of the NGO Consortium Mandate. The Focal Point will work with members to strengthen the capacity of the Consortium to ensure member compliance with the Mandate and the Red Cross/Red Cresent Code of Conduct.
    Liaison - the NGO Consortium is an important mechanism for NGO members and for other actors/groups who work with NGOs, as individual agencies and as a collective. The Focal Point will play an important role in maintaining good relations with the Humanitarian/Resident Coordinator, UNOCHA and the Inter-agency Standing Committee; the Somali Support Secretariat, State and non-State actors etc.

    Requirements:

    Third-level qualification or equivalent combination of education and work experience,
    Seven years experience in NGO coordination and management, preferably in a conflict context,
    Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of the Somali context and the Horn of Africa region,
    Strong interpersonal skills - dynamic, confident, open and willing to listen and strong sense of confidentiality,
    Proven analytical skills and the ability to analyze complex information flows,
    Maturity and authority to manage complex and competing priorities and interest,
    Excellent representation, communication and diplomatic skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audience,
    Good written and spoken English,
    Competent in budgeting and financial management,
    Proven fund-raising experience.

    This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and reports to the Emergency Director. This is an International position, open to all nationals. Nationals from East Africa are highly encouraged to apply. To apply visit CARE Careers


    CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promoting gender, equity and diversity and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!
    OFFICE NOTICE NO 3/09

    BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION - NAIROBI


    TO: ALL STAFF, INCLUDING DFIDK & BRITISH COUNCIL, BPST(EA), BATUK & OTHER MISSIONS

    VACANCY FOR THE POST OF LEII - PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO THE DEFENCE ADVISER - (Temp Contract)

    The post of PA to the Defence Adviser within the British High Commission will be vacant for six months from 1 February to 31 July 2009. Preference will be given to personnel who have current vetting or who have been vetted to SC in the recent past.

    The successful candidate will need to have good communication skills, initiative, attention to detail, have a flexible approach and be a good team worker. The main duties will include:


    Using Microsoft Office to produce a wide range of material for the Defence Adviser including correspondence, meeting and visit programmes etc.

    Booking appointments on behalf of the Defence Adviser and running his diary.

    Co-ordinating all travel and meeting requirements for the Defence Adviser and visitors.

    Providing social secretarial duties, writing invitation cards and compiling guest lists etc.

    Carrying out office filing and maintenance of the filing system.

    Liaison with Kenyan Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Obtaining Diplomatic Flight Clearances for all RAF flights entering Kenya.

    Assisting the Staff Assistant with incoming and outgoing mail.

    Providing cover for the Staff Assistant during absences.

    Undertaking other duties detailed by the Defence Adviser or Staff Assistant.

    Assistance with visas for Senior Kenyan Military Personnel.



    The job is graded at LEII for which the current salary scale starts at Ksh 164,577/- before deduction of tax. Where the jobholder is not liable to Kenyan tax the scale will be abated under HM Treasury rules and starts at Ksh 122,250/- per month to take account of the tax they would have paid. It is the High Commission policy to recruit staff at the minimum of the scale unless the applicant can demonstrate previous relevant experience of use in carrying out the job.

    The British High Commission is an equal opportunities employer. Recruitment and staff management is conducted without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability or HIV status provided they are able to meet the requirements of the position advertised.

    Applicants should make application, enclosing a full CV and send in a sealed envelope clearly marked ''PA to Defence Adviser" to:


    ……………./2




    Management Assistant - Personnel
    ''PA to Defence Adviser" Vacancy
    British High Commission

    Upper Hill Road
    PO Box 30465
    00100 - Nairobi

    Applications should be received on or before noon - 10 February 2009. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.



    K Sharpless

    Kristian Sharpless
    Senior Management Officer

    27 January 2009
    REGIONAL DIRECTOR – EAST AFRICA

    Based in Nairobi – Competitive salary and benefits

    Practical Action has a unique approach to development – we start with people, helping them to choose and use technology to improve their lives today and for generations to come.
    We are an international NGO with a Head Office in the UK and offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We want to become the leading international authority on the use of technology to reduce poverty in developing countries - by demonstrating results, sharing knowledge and influencing others. See our website www.practicalaction.org for further details of our programme work

    We are seeking a Regional Director, to continue to develop our programmes in Kenya and elsewhere in East Africa, and to explore new opportunities. Based in Nairobi, you will report to the International Director in the UK and will be a member of Practical Action’s international management team, sharing responsibility for developing our international strategies and policies.

    An exceptional job, and to fill it we are looking for an exceptional individual. Candidates should hold a post-graduate degree in any relevant technology, social science or information discipline and must have at least ten years’ relevant work experience and management in a similar environment,preferably some of which should be in the region.

    . You will need to have a track record in leading highly motivated, creative and diverse multidisciplinary teams and proven sound financial management experience. You will also need to demonstrate a broad knowledge of regional and international development issues and advocacy.

    A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate initially for a 3-year period. This is renewable at the end of each term based on performance.

    For an information and application pack please contact the HR Unit, Practical Action.
    UK Tele: 00 44 (0)1926 634503 or Email: recruitment@practicalaction.org.uk

    Completed applications, to include a CV, covering letter, three referees, telephone/email contacts, and details of present and expected salary, should reach us by Friday, 27th February 2009


    Interviews will be held week commencing 16th March, location to be confirmed.
    Please note - only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
    Co Reg. No. 871954, England. Reg. Charity No. 247257


    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Title: Regional Administration and HR Manager
    Location: Nairobi based, with regular travel in region.





    Contract and Duration: 1 year, with likelihood of extension. Starting 15


    February 2009.
    Background.

    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a protection of human rights framework, DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict. Programmes include protection, livelihoods, food and NFI distribution, water and sanitation, and advocacy amongst others. There are 4 main programme offices in Somali region, one in Yemen, one in Kenya and one regional office in Nairobi. There are also non operational region wide initiatives, focusing on advocacy and capacity building, which are supported from the Nairobi regional office. Currently there are over 150 DRC staff in the region. The last 2 years have seen some growth in programme size, but primarily there has been a growth in the number of support and management functions demanded and required by the programme offices, in order to maintain quality and accountability.

    Purpose.

    The Regional Administration and Human Resource Manager is a new role which is set up to provide a) a senior office management role in Nairobi, as well as b) a leading role in ensuring that administration functions and human resources across the region are managed effectively to ensure high quality programme delivery.

    Key Responsibilities.

    Office Management: to ensure that the regional office functions efficiently in terms of its administration. Tasks include:


    Managing support staff (administration, reception, drivers, guards and cleaning staff).
    Ensuring all office utilities and infrastructures are appropriate, safe and functioning. (electric, gas, security, premises upkeep, health and safety, internet, telephones, fax, photocopiers etc)
    Ensuring all necessary office resources are stocked and managed. (stationary etc)
    Managing the office vehicle fleet- ensuring proper maintenance and road legality, as well as monitoring usage for business/ private use.


    Communications: to facilitate good and regular staff communication, through arranging regular meetings and ensuring relevant information is being passed on to the region; to play a key role in helping represent DRC. Tasks include:


    Organising regular staff meetings in regional office.
    Communicating key human resource and admin related information to field, and responding to requests from the programme offices.
    Developing and Managing the DRC staff complaints handling mechanism.
    Working with the Grant Manager, Information officer and others to ensure that DRC is well represented through brochures, posters and other media.

    Compliance Verification: to ensure that the DRC offices comply with all necessary national and internal regulations, such as:


    Employment standards
    Internal staff Code of Conduct and staff regulations/ policies
    Office health and safety
    Other relevant regulations (visa, work permits, etc)
    Contract management (office, guest houses, rental vehicles, regular service suppliers etc)

    Human Resources: to work with the head of Finance and Admin to manage and maintain highest standards for human resource management. Tasks include:


    Developing standardised job descriptions and contracts.
    Ensuring quality and transparent recruitment processes; leading on all regional and Kenyan recruitments, as well as advising and contributing to recruitments in other programmes.
    Ensuring that all new staff are efficiently inducted and that DRC’s employer obligations are quickly met (e-mail, insurance, payroll, benefits, visa, transportation, phones, first aid equipment etc)
    Maintaining all necessary human resource/ personnel records.(contracts, performance forms, holiday requests, personnel files etc)
    Providing oversight to the performance management system and advising on developments as necessary.

    Regional support functions: to ensure that HR and Admin requests from the regional and programme offices are received and processed efficiently. Tasks include:


    Supervising the bookings and payments for all flights in region, and for all accommodation and transportation required in Nairobi.
    Managing the Nairobi guest houses/ staff houses, and advising on management of all other DRC staff/ guest accommodations.
    Leading on organising workshops and meetings in Kenya for regional or global DRC events.

    Capacity building and advisory support: to ensure that regional HR and Admin policies are understood and applied effectively in all programme offices, and that national staff are equipped to do that. Tasks include:


    Providing capacity building support (training, mentoring, advice, documentation etc) to staff responsible for applying HR and Admin policy.
    Being the focal person for all HR and Admin related queries coming from programme offices and the regional office.

    Reporting arrangements.

    Reporting to the Head of Support Services
    Managing admin assistant, reception/ secretary, drivers, guards, cleaners.

    General.

    Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (Dansk Flygtningehjælp)

    Posting details: This post is primarily based in Nairobi, but with regular travel to Somali region and Yemen. Somali region suffers from general insecurity, and use of armed escorts is common.

    Personal specifications

    Essential.

    Relevant Degree or other qualification in HR and Admin.
    At least 3 years of relevant senior level experience in managing offices, staff, HR and administration.
    Excellent communication skills, personable, calm and good sense of humour
    Proven commitment to accountable practices.
    Fluent in written and spoken English.
    Proven ability manage large and varied workloads, and deal constructively with stress
    Commitment to gender equity

    Preferable.

    Experienced in NGOs
    Knowledge of working in Somali region

    Terms and Conditions.
    Salary- gross salary is starting at 3,000 USD per month.
    Benefits- housing allowance contribution, insurance for employee.
    drcjobskenya@gmail.com

    An international non-profit making development agency that implements development projects in Africa seeks to recruit an Accountant to be based in YEI - South Sudan.

    Main Duties:
    We need a committed and transparent person as a Senior Accountant with practical experience on budgeting, bookkeeping, auditing and preparation of financial reports. Both as Accounts department sector head and team-player, the prospective Senior Accountant will work with colleagues and partners to empowering them in areas of budgeting and accountability.

    Roles and Responsibilities:
    1. Oversee the budgeting and forecasting as well as the reporting of financial data to the Team Leader and to the donors. This includes the supervision for a timely and accurate processing of all accounting transactions, the validation of financial data, the monthly generation of necessary financial reports required by AAHI and Donors and the analysis of financial data to facilitate the decision making process in the units.
    2. To ensure that the overall accounts practices of the project/s are consistent with the established AAHI and donor’s accounting policies and procedures.
    3. Monitor overall expenditures against budgets, monitor match budgets against approved budget line items and assist project managers in the monitoring of actual expenses against the above budgets.
    4. Coordinate the preparation and submission of pipeline/budget forecast to the TL for reviews and for approval. This would include guidelines to assist sector heads / Project managers in formulating their expenses forecasting.

    Required Skills/ Competencies:

    Demonstrate capabilities in budgeting and implementation in close collaboration with local counterparts
    Experience in working with UNHCR accounts and with multi-cultural project setting with is an added advantage
    Good communication, inter-personal skills with an ability to work Meet targets within specified timeframes
    Have excellent analytical skills with ability to exercise independent judgment and work with little direct supervision
    Cope with demanding work situations

    Qualifications:
    B . Com degree in Accounting / in a related field or holder of CPA III or ACCA; Familiarity with pastel computerized accounting systems; At least 3 years experience at a similar position with an NGO based within Africa; working experience in a hardship environment is also an advantage.

    Closing Date: on or before 15th February 2009

    Application letters, detailed CV’s, names and daytime telephone contacts of the applicant and at least 3 referees should be submitted to: The Advertiser, P.O. Box 76598-00508, Nairobi Kenya. Successful candidates are expected to commence work by end of February 2009.
    The applications should be sent through kenya@actionafricahelp.org by 16/2/2009.
    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.



    Danish Refugee Council
    Regional Office for the Horn of Africa


    Position Description

    Title: Admin & HR Assistant
    Location: DRC HoA Office, Lower Kabete Road near Ngecha Rd., Nairobi
    Salary Grade: Regional Scale
    Date of Contract & Duration: Febriary 1, 2009 One Year w/possibility of extension

    Background

    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a protection of human rights framework, DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict. Programmes include protection, livelihoods, food distribution, water and sanitation, emergency relief and advocacy amongst others. There are 4 main programme offices in Somali region, one in Yemen, one in Kenya and one regional office in Nairobi. There are also regional programmes, which are supported from the regional offices. Currently there are over 150 DRC staff in the region. The last 2 years have seen some growth in programme size, but primarily there has been a growth in the number of support and management functions demanded and required by the programme offices, in order to maintain quality and accountability.

    Purpose

    As the size of the DRC portfolio increases, additional support staff will be required to maintain a standard level of service to our Programme Offices. The Admin & HR Assistant will provide critical services in support of this effort.


    Key Responsibilities:

    Administrative:


    Out-of-office work i.e. minor procurement, travel arrangements, visas
    Solicitation & collection of quotations for Admin Manager
    Delivery of office correspondence either by messenger, email or post
    Supervision of office supplies
    Maintenance of current files
    Maintenance of non-expendable property/inventory records
    Management of store room
    Focal point for contracted maintenance workers
    Other duties as required by the manager


    Human Resources:
    Maintenance of personnel files with all necessary documents
    Drafting employment contracts for the Finance Manager
    Advertisement of positions open for recruitment
    Collection of applications for HR Manager to review
    Maintenance of all types of leave records
    Processing of Leave Requests
    Maintenance of health insurance records
    Processing of insurance claims where necessary
    Other duties as required by the HR Manager


    Reporting Arrangments

    The Regional Admin & HR Manager will direct the work of this position. This position has no supervisory duties..

    General

    All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership Standard in Accountability and Quality Management.




    Personal Specifications

    Essential:


    Secondary School Diploma
    High degree of proficiency in written and oral English
    Proficiency in written and oral Kiswahili
    High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word & Excel
    Positive attitude and service oriented
    Strong organizational skills
    Able to work without supervision and accomplish results


    Preferable:


    Prior experience working for INGOs
    Post-secondary education
    Touch keyboarding skill


    The advert shouldrun for two weeks with a deadline two weeks after posting. Same reply email: drcjobskenya@gmail.com.

    Attached is the advertisement for a Receptionist for circulation. The deadline for this advert is
    12/2/2009. Please send CV's via email onlyto drcjobskenya@gmail.com












    Danish Refugee Council
    Regional Office for the Horn of Africa


    Position Description

    Title: Receptionist
    Location: Nairobi Regional Office
    Date of Contract & Duration: February , 2009 for 1 year w/ possibility of extension

    Background

    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a protection of human rights framework, DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict. Programmes include protection, livelihoods, food distribution, water and sanitation, emergency relief and advocacy amongst others. There are 4 main programme offices in Somali region, one in Yemen, one in Kenya and one regional office in Nairobi. There are also regional programmes, which are supported from the regional offices. Currently there are over 150 DRC staff in the region. The last 2 years have seen some growth in programme size, but primarily there has been a growth in the number of support and management functions demanded and required by the programme offices, in order to maintain quality and accountability.

    Purpose

    The receptionist is the primary interface between DRC and the general public/ guests who visit or telephone the Regional Office. As such, he/she must be able to represent DRC very professionally. The receptionist is also responsible for a range of key tasks, including bookings for flights, guest houses, vehicles, hotels.


    Key Responsibilities :

    Receptionist.


    meets and greets public visitors, makes them feel welcome, offers them a place to sit and a drink.
    answers all incoming calls to the switchboard, forwarding to appropriate extensions or taking messages as required.
    informs DRC staff of waiting visitors via telephone.
    receives, logs, and distributes all incoming correspondence and deliveries.


    Other:



    coordinates use of office vehicles
    maintains the staff location board
    Manages bookings for flights, hotels, guest houses, vehicles.
    Photocopying, fax, printing, editing, and other duties as required by Regional Admin and HR manager.


    Reporting Arrangements

    Reports to the Regional Admin and HR Manager. No supervisees.


    General

    Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (Dansk Flygtningehjælp)


    Personal Specifications

    Essential:


    High degree of English and Kiswahili language proficiency – both written and oral
    Proficiency in Microsoft Office programmes: Word, Excel, Power point, Access, Microsoft Outlook
    HP Scanner / Printers / Fax Machine/ High-speed copier
    PABX Telephone switchboard
    Mobile telephone
    All manually operated office equipment
    Secondary School Diploma
    Ability to greet visitors and tactfully screen office telephone calls

    Preferable:


    Touch keyboarding
    Advanced education
    Somali language proficiency
    Knowledge of use of Thuraya satellite telephone

    Terms and Conditions:
    Gross Starting Salary is 44,556 KES per month all inclusive.



    The advert shouldrun for two weeks with a deadline two weeks after posting. Same reply email: drcjobskenya@gmail.com.

    Attached is the advertisement for a Receptionist for circulation. The deadline for this advert is
    12/2/2009. Please send CV's via email onlyto drcjobskenya@gmail.com
    VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS


    UNDP Kenya Country Office invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the following positions:


    Project Officer (1 post)
    Field Co-ordinators (2 posts – one in Isiolo and one in Garissa)

    Background
    In the Kenya low-level conflicts in pastoral communities combined with high rates of crime and banditry account for the increasing levels of armed violence across the country. This trend feeds off the ready availability of illicit arms trafficked across the porous borders in the northeast and northwest. In combination with unresolved grievances between groups and communities, including competition for scarce resources and control of livelihoods, the result is violent communities with limited prospects for socio-economic development.

    The situation of armed violence and insecurity is particularly visible in the pastoral communities of northeastern and northwestern Kenya, including the districts of Garissa, Mandera, Wajir in North Eastern Kenya, and Turkana, West Pokot/Marakwet and Baringo in Upper Rift Valley, Samburu, Marsabit, Isiolo and Moyale in Upper Eastern Kenya. These regions are characterized by a drought-prone environment in which basic resources are scarce. The problem is aggravated by environmental degradation, which in turn has increased competition for access to resources and control of livelihoods. Access to water is of particular concern, which also impacts on the capacity to keep livestock and generate income. The pastoralist communities generally have a history of tension among themselves as well as with non-pastoralist settlements. The history of tensions coupled with fierce competition for scarce resources, widespread availability and ownership of firearms, low capacity of rule of law institutions and general socio-economic misery has produced a fragile environment that is highly conducive for arms proliferation. The high level of insecurity makes the possession of firearms a necessity for economic activity and protection. The ensuing violence is a direct cause for the poor state of development in these regions. The result is a negative spiral of armed violence and underdevelopment which needs to be addressed and reversed to enhance management of the development process in the affected regions.




    National Initiatives

    In the last decade, the Government of Kenya has recognized the problems associated with increasing levels of armed violence and escalating use of small arms, and is working with International Organizations, Civil Society, specialized ministries and government institutions, and other partners to respond to the problem. In March 2000, the Government of Kenya signed the Nairobi Declaration on Small Arms and Light Weapons and agreed to host its Secretariat in Nairobi to coordinate all small arms issues of ten countries. The Government, in line with the recommendation of the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects adopted at the July 2001 UN Small Arms Conference established the National Focal Point to be responsible for all issues pertaining to small arms and light weapons.

    The security services have initiated, with the support of the United Nations and civil society, a programme for community policing and engaged in sensitization efforts at both the national and the community levels. As well, the UN is in partnership with urban authorities and has initiated Safer Cities activities to reduce violent crimes in selected urban areas in Kenya. The Government of Kenya, NGOs and CBOs are working together through District Peace Committees in the pastoralist regions to respond to the conflicts and address the proliferation and use of illicit weapons. The main focus has been to facilitate confidence-building measures through community peace and development processes and micro disarmament.

    The Kenyan government is a signatory of the 2006 Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, and is thereby committed to integrate armed violence prevention into its development strategies.



    Vacancy No. 2009-01-001
    Post Title: Project Officer
    Type of Appointment Service Contract Band 4
    Recruitment type: National Project Professional Officer
    Location/Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
    Duration of Assignment: 12 months with a possibility of extension
    Starting Date: March 2009
    Direct Supervisor: Project Manager

    Overall Objective


    The overall objective of the post is to provide technical support to the National Steering Committee (NSC) Secretariat and Arid Lands Resource management Programme on integrating development initiatives into small arms reduction and conflict management, working in liaison with OP and Ministry of Northern Kenya and Arid Districts as supported by UNDP Country Office in management and implementation of the project, documentation of progress/best practices and to provide programme backstopping technical support to small arms reduction initiatives in the country.



    Specific Tasks

    Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and in close collaboration with the Project Team, the National Focal Point on small arms and light weapons proliferation prevention and in liaison with ministry of Northern Kenya and Arid Districts the Project Officer will undertake the following tasks:


    Liaise and maintain a close working relationship with various district teams, NGOs and civil society on behalf of the Project Analyst, when appropriate, to ensure a smooth linkage between NSC and relevant Government departments and programmes on matters of Armed Violence Reduction at all levels with particular emphasis on pastoral communities and post election violence affected districts.
    Provide assistance to the Project Manager in the Government and UNDP Kenya Country Office in developing Project Documents on Small Arms initiatives in the country within the context of National Action Plan on Small Arms.
    Coordinate and facilitate implementation measures at the district level and offer technical support to the district teams.
    Prepare budget revisions at Implementing Partner level and adjustment of project focus with regard to developments in the country and the region at large.
    Act as the focal point for district teams at the IP and national level.
    Liaise and co-ordinate with key actors involved in the Small Arms Projects and programmes throughout the country.
    Reporting to Project Manager at OP and working in liaison with the National focal Point Small Arms Proliferation Prevention on areas of priority.
    Working in close collaboration with the Project Analyst at UNDP Kenya, ensure that the tolerance levels are adhered to and in case of being surpassed, necessary measures are taken timely.
    Update and maintain a communication network with all project staff and stakeholders on matters related to the project
    Work closely with the national focal point and ALRMP II in ensuring integrated small arms proliferation prevention and development initiatives are undertaken with a participatory gender sensitive and human rights approach
    Work with Project team and communications experts to ensure coherent communication and advocacy initiatives are undertaken to increase community participation and ownership and consistent marketing of programme products and initiatives.
    In collaboration with the Project Analyst and project team organize periodic project assessments to ascertain adherence to the business case and timeliness in delivery of results.
    Perform any other duties as might be required by the Programme Team Leader for a successful and well coordinated UNDP response to address the problems of illicit small arms proliferation in the country and/or districts.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Education

    A Masters Degree in Education, Economics, Conflict management and Peace Building or other related fields.

    Experience


    At least five (5) years’ experience working on projects in ASAL districts affected by internal conflicts and/or proliferation of small arms and integrated development projects or programmes related to Development and Security.
    Experience in the preparation of project proposals or similar documentation.
    Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.

    Competencies


    Broad understanding of development and small arms issues and knowledge of the Regional Context in the Great Lakes.
    Ability to communicate and work in teams effectively and in close coordination with many individuals, groups and divisions to complete tasks.
    Ability to work in a highly pressured environment and ready to take on a wide range of tasks.
    Fluency in English and Kiswahili a must.
    Good writing skills a must.



    Vacancy No. 2009-01-002 & Vacancy No. 2009-01-003
    Post Title: Field Co-ordinator (Isiolo) – Vacancy No.2009-01-002Field Co-ordinator (Garissa) – Vacancy No.2009-01-003

    Type of Appointment Service Contract Band 4
    Recruitment type: National Project Professional Officer
    Location/Duty Station: Isiolo and Garissa towns, Kenya
    Duration of Assignment: 12 months with a possibility of extension
    Starting Date: March 2009
    Direct Supervisor: Project Officer


    Overall objective

    Under the direct supervision of the Project Officer, the Field Coordinator will oversee and provide strategic direction and management for Armed Violence and Small Arms Reduction Project.

    Specific Tasks

    In liaison with the Line Ministries in the project at the district level the Field Coordinator will:


    Assist the Project Officer in all district level matters concerning armed violence reduction and development initiatives undertaken jointly by ALRMP in liaison with NSC and other Government departments, district security teams, District Peace Committees and CSOs with special emphasis on small arms and security in pastoral communities.
    Supervise and manage the Upper Easter/North Eastern teams on a day-to-day basis for administrative and programmatic implementation of project activities.
    Support the cluster field staff in administration and financial matters of the project.
    Facilitate and assist the District Peace and Development Committees (DPCs) in prioritization of project activities taking into account administrative and programme rules and regulations of UNDP.
    Prepare Quarterly work plans, expenditure returns and other project related documents at cluster level.
    Coordinate awareness-raising and community mobilization through facilitation of district groups and field staff in the cluster.
    Provide co-ordination assistance during Armed Violence, Small Arms assessments.
    Liaise and maintain a close working relationship with various district teams and NGOs and civil society on behalf of ALRMP and NSC to ensure a smooth linkage between key players at district level on matters of Armed Violence Reduction in at District level.
    In close collaboration with District Security Committees and Community Leaders, coordinate and facilitate the collection, transportation, registration, storage and destruction of collected weapons, as well as training.
    Ensure a close working relationship between the community and District security and administration teams on matters of small arms and light weapons proliferation prevention and human security.
    Provide technical support to peace building, conflict resolution and on-going local reconciliation efforts between various ethnic communities and refugees.
    Assist in capacity building focused on conflict management among the youth and women.
    Furnish the district co-ordination team (District Steering Group) with timely periodic updates on project progress.
    Work in close collaboration with district teams and communities to develop Community Action Plans (CAPs) and ensuring that project activities are well integrated with the CAPs.
    Assist in formulation of media themes as they relate to the project outputs and outcomes by identifying areas of focus in peace building, conflict reduction and disarmament in order to strengthen the broadcasting of peace messages.
    Assist the Project Officer to ensure that the development dimension is adequately addressed and integrated into development initiatives in the Armed Violence Reduction Project.
    Participate in periodic joint in-country and cross-border small arms assessments missions with the peace committees, Government Officials, UN agencies and donors
    Work in close collaboration with the District Peace Committees and other District teams in the Armed Violence and Small Arms Reduction Project District areas to integrate the livelihood dimension as per available funds.
    Perform any other duties as might be required by the Project Officer for a successful and well coordinated UNDP response to address the problems of Armed Violence in the district,

    Qualifications and Experience

    Education

    At least Masters Degree in Development Studies, Education, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Social Sciences or related fields. A first degree in the above fields with substantive years of relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of a Masters Degree.
    Experience


    Four (4) years experience in community development with either the Government of Kenya or Non Governmental Organizations (either national or international).
    Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.

    Competencies


    Proven ability to mobilize communities to undertake joint development activities.
    Knowledge of management and operation of public sector or NGO development programs at national and / or district / regional level with particular reference to interest in community development and peace building related activities.
    Excellent knowledge of English and Kiswahili a must.
    Knowledge of one of the local languages (Somali or Borana) will be an added advantage.

    _________________________________________________________________________

    Terms of Service

    Incumbents to these positions shall be entitled to an attractive remuneration package commensurate with their qualifications and experience, which will be negotiated with the successful applicants. This is a non-staff contract under the Service Contract modality of hiring of the UNDP. Individuals engaged under a SC serve in their individual capacity and not as representatives of a government institution, corporative body or other authority external to UNDP. Therefore the incumbents shall not be considered as staff of UNDP, the UN system or the Government and therefore are not entitled to any diplomatic privileges, or to any other special status or conditions.

    Duration

    The successful applicants shall be recruited on a contract for a period of twelve (12) months, with possible renewal depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

    Application procedure

    Interested and qualified persons are kindly requested to forward their job application letters and an updated CV - giving details of education and professional experience, as well as names, addresses (both postal and email) and telephone numbers of three referees, quoting the vacancy announcement response number for the specific post applied for to the following address not later than Friday, 6 February 2009.

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    P O Box 30218,
    GPO 00100
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Or thro’ Email address: jobs.ke@undp.org


    Additional considerations


    Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
    Acknowledgements will be sent only to applicants who strictly meet the requirements of the positions.
    UNDP Kenya reserves the right to appoint a selected candidate at a level below the advertised level of the post.

    “UNDP is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns”.

    ERC Education Technology Specialist
    Background

    The HEAR project was initiated by USAID to respond to the agency objective of investing in people under the program area of education and health. The objective of the HEAR Project is to provide access to and raise the quality of primary school education and health services for school-aged children in geographically defined locations within Sudan’s Three Areas: Abyei, Southern Kordofan, and Blue Nile. This objective will be met through activities that are designed to promote education, promote health, and strengthen school governance through community groups.


    The ERC Education Technology Specialist will be responsible for implementing the Education Resource Center (ERC) service strategy and leading the technical work of the ERC Education Technology Assistants in the HEAR ERCs, working under EDC’s Activity Manager for over-all technical guidance and under the day to day management of the HEAR Chief of Party (COP).
    Specific Responsibilities

    Under the management of the EDC HEAR Activity Manager, the Education Technology Specialist will have the following roles:

    Assist in conceptualizing and implementing their Area’s situational needs assessment to identify needs of the ERC clients
    Develop an over-all strategy that ERC’s will pursue to support the HEAR mission
    Supervise, guide, and manage the work of Education Technology Assistants based in the ERC sites
    Follow consistent standards, processes, and/or templates by which digital libraries in ERCs will be organized and managed
    Help manage the training activities that take place in the ERCs
    Train HEAR’s primary clients (teachers and education officers) on how to use the digital library and/or other sources that are available on the Internet or in the ERC
    Assist ERC clients on adapting and integrating resources into their curriculum materials

    Develop ERC work plans (especially annual but also monthly) for the approval of the EDC’s Activity Manager and concurrence of the COP and Resource Center Manager.

    Mentor and provide training and support for government workers or volunteers who may be trained to help develop the digital library and prepare and deliver training to HEAR clients
    Help identify necessary software packages and hardware that would be appropriate for the Three Areas education environment
    Develop training packages to orient education officials, teachers and other clients on appropriate use of technologies
    Qualifications

    This position requires:


    Master's degree or equivalent with 3-5 years relevant experience;
    Experience in education quality improvement, especially with regards to teacher training;
    Experience in community mobilization;
    Strong report writing, records management and communication skills;
    Experience using Windows and Excel; other ICT devices and applications as well as the internet for research purposes.
    Team player with experience in a multi-cultural and multi-task environment;
    Successful strategies for working under pressure to meet deadlines;

    The successful candidate will also have the ability, willingness, and experience to:

    Ensure a creative interface of technology with HEAR activities
    Orient staff in basic technology applications at different levels of capability
    Train teachers and children
    Work with communities and create community awareness to support community development
    Develop audio-visual tutorials in one or more of the following areas: health, science, social studies, maths, general knowledge, cultural heritage aspects
    Use technologies such as power point, music systems, video systems, and public address systems
    Live and work in a harsh environment (e.g. Accommodation in tukuls).
    Be adaptable, flexible, and innovative when presented with a challenge
    Language

    Excellent written and spoken communication in English required. Arabic proficiency a plus.
    Location

    This Position will be based in Kauda, Southern Kordofan, Sudan.

    Application and contact details

    Interested qualified candidates are requested to submit their resume and three work-related references with their contact information. To ensure the timely review of your credentials, please insert “ERC Education Technology Specialist” in the subject line of the email address:hr@edc-ssiri.orgso as to reach us on or by: 30th January 2009.

    We thank all applicants and only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    Mission with Regional Functions for Central & East Africa
    Rhapta Road. PO Box 55040 Nairobi, Kenya
    Tel: +254 2 444174 • Fax: +254 2 449577 • E-mail: MRFnairobi@iom.int
    OPEN TO INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
    Vacancy Notice No: IOM/005/09
    Duty Station: Dadaab, Kenya
    Position Title: Nurse
    Classification: Equivalent to G4/01
    Type of appointment: Six months special all inclusive contract with possibility of extension
    General Functions:
    Under the overall supervision of the Head of sub-office IOM Dadaab and the direct supervision of the IOM
    Migration Health Physician in Dadaab, the incumbent shall perform the following duties and
    responsibilities.
    1. Assist in the laboratory, x-ray and medical examination preparations for migration health
    assessment process.
    2. Assist the migration health physician in the assembly of laboratory and radiology reports and
    documents during migration health assessment.
    3. Authenticate the identity of the applicants undergoing migration health assessment at all stage
    (during laboratory specimen collection, x-ray procedures, medical history taking and follow up
    procedures) by signing on the photos or legal documents or in any other authentification methods
    required by the resettlement country
    4. Undertake medical history taking, vital signs observations and anthropometric measurements
    during health assessment process.
    5. Ensure that every follow-up action requested by the migration health physician is carried out in a
    timely manner and that reports are attached to the case file for review by the examining physician.
    6. Maintain confidentiality of information and collaborative relationship with applicants, partners and
    other health professionals.
    7. Administer Tuberculosis treatment (DOTs) and STIs as prescribed by the Physician and
    counterchecking to verify that the regimen and dosage is in agreement with the existing guidelines.
    This includes ensuring the follow-up sputum examination, chest x-ray and physician review are
    done as per TT treatment and follow-up procedures.
    8. Perform pre-departure medical check up, treatment, documentation and timely reporting of
    findings/outcomes to the Migration Health Physician.
    9. Undertake quality checks of all completed medical files to ensure adherence to the migration health
    protocol and procedures.
    10. Assist in photocopying, preparation and transmission of completed medical files.
    11. Assist in monitoring availability of all medical consumables and supplies assigned to the
    department.
    12. Undertake any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.
    2
    Desirable qualifications
    1. Registered nurse (Diploma in nursing) with 3 years work experience in clinical nursing.
    2. Resident of Dadaab locality an added advantage.
    3. Mature individual able to work independently, effectively and harmoniously with
    colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds
    4. Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy and confidentiality in performing
    responsibilities
    5. Training and experience in TB, STDs, HIV/AIDS counselling and other communicable
    diseases is considered asset
    6. Previous work experience with the international organizations, UN is considered an asset
    7. Computer literate on Microsoft word and excel
    8. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
    Languages: Fluent in English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of Somali language is an added
    advantage.
    Mode of Application:
    Submit cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address to:
    International Organization for Migration (IOM)
    Human Resources Department
    P.O. Box 55040 – 00200 Nairobi
    OR email hrnairobi@iom.int
    Closing Date: 15 February 2009
     
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    The Aga Khan University

    Tanzania Institute of Higher Education


    The Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, not-for-profit, international University established 25 years ago in Pakistan, with 11 teaching sites in 8 countries. It is a non-denominational institution open to all, irrespective of religion, ethnicity, gender or national origin. It has been offering educational programmes in East Africa since 2001. AKU has an international focus and offers academic programmes in nursing, medical education and teacher education for and in countries in East Africa.

    AKU is fully registered in Tanzania by the Tanzania Commission for Universities as Tanzania Institute of Higher Education (TIME).

    Coordinator Human Resources

    The Tanzania Institute of Higher Education is seeking applications from candidates who have the expertise, experience, inter-personal and teamwork skills to fill in the position of Coordinator Human Resources.

    Reporting to the Director, Human Resources in EA & the Principal AKU - TIHE, the appointee will ensure that Human Resources (HR) functional support is provided to all University entities in Tanzania.

    S/he will also be expected to assist in the recruitment for vacant positions, manage employee relations programmes, address employee grievances, maintain the HRIS system for all the employees, implement HR policies, and identify & interpret HR legal requirements. S/he will also be expected to serve as an employee advocate and advisor on HR policies to the management team.

    For more details on application procedure visit Aga Khan University
     
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    IntraHealth International, Inc. is currently accepting applications for several key positions on the Tanzania Human Resource Capacity Project. The goal of the Tanzania Human Resource Capacity Project is to strengthen capacity in both the public and private sectors to help build and maintain an effective workforce and human resource management information system for Tanzania's health and social welfare services.

    Chief of Party

    The Chief of Party is accountable for orchestrating all program activities and achieving all program results. Successful candidates should have demonstrated capabilities and high-level expertise in HR management and systems within the health and social welfare sector, with at least eight years of professional experience managing health programs in developing countries in complex cultural settings, in progressive leadership positions.

    The COP must have strong skills and a track record in strategic visioning, leadership, networking, and problem solving as well as effective skills for interacting with senior-level policy makers. Applicants should also have experience working with USAID directly or as an implementing partner, and should have strong familiarity with PEPFAR and other USG initiatives, as well as considerable experience working with the host government. An advanced degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or a related discipline is highly desired. Excellent written and oral communication skills are critical.

    Deputy Chief of Party

    The Deputy Chief of Party is accountable for assisting the Chief of Party in orchestrating all program activities and achieving all program results. Successful candidates for the Deputy COP position must demonstrate exceptional managerial and operational skills, with at least six years of professional experience managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple government, donor and implementing partners.

    The Deputy COP should have technical skills in HR systems, human capacity development, and HRMIS systems. The Deputy COP should also have experience working with USAID and/or as an implementing partner and good familiarity with PEPFAR and other USG initiatives.

    The ideal candidate should have a minimum of three years of residential experience in sub-Saharan Africa. An advanced degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or a related discipline is highly preferred. Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English are critical.

    District Strengthening Specialist

    The District Strengthening Specialist is accountable for orchestrating District Strengthening related program activities and achieving related program results.

    The Specialist must have basic knowledge of management and leadership capacity building, as well as how local government functions in Tanzania and how it relates to the national policies and systems. Familiarity with the HR management capacity and systems in Tanzania to support planning, recruiting, and retaining the health and social welfare workforce is ideal.

    S/he must also have some technical skills and experience in leading district strengthening interventions. S/he must have good communication, persuasion and negotiation skills as well as exceptional written skills in English and Swahili.

    Human Resources Management Information Specialist

    The HRMIS Specialist is accountable for orchestrating HRMIS related program activities and achieving all HRMIS related program results. The candidate for the HRMIS Specialist position must have technical skills and experience in HR Management Information Systems, especially in a developing country.

    The applicant must demonstrate exceptional written and oral communication skills in English, and be able to communicate and coordinate effectively with other donors who are involved in the specified objectives. A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Technology, software engineering, or a related field is strongly preferred.

    Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

    The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist is accountable for orchestrating M&E related program activities and achieving all M&E related program results. Successful candidates for the M&E position will likely have a master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Demographics or a related field and will have a minimum of three years of experience in monitoring, designing, and implementing programs in health, HIV/AIDS, or human resource management. Proficiency in statistical databases is required (e.g. SPSS, EPI-lnfo) as well as strong skills in Excel, Word, and Power Point. Experience with PEPFAR reporting is a plus.

    The candidate for the M&E Specialist position should have excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Swahili, and must be able to communicate and coordinate effectively with other donors and project partners.

    Detailed position descriptions can viewed on the IntraHealth Website (Home | Intrahealth).

    If interested in one of these positions, please send the following documents to jobs @ intrahealth.org:


    Recent CV/resume (3 page maximum). Please attach CV in Rich Text Format (RTF).
    An updated Biodata form (AID 1420-17)
    Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, 11 February 2009.

    IntraHealth International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action E
     
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    tafadhali angalia attachment kwa maelezo ya ziada
     
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    Shy,

    That is good but I do get problem scanning through your posts as they are not properly organised font wise, make them usable by differentiating your font size , styles and colours for various headings
     
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    Thanks hon i will try to convert all of them to pdf as from today

    karibu
     
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    Good job, keep it up
     
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    Thanks for the usefull information though the attachment is not readable.
     
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    You need to have pdf reader
     
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    nafasi zingine za kazi angalia attachment
     
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    see attachment for more info
     
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    Its better ikawa inawekwa at least some narration of the jobs contained in the attachment.Kuliko kuiacha ikiwa ina_hang.
     
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    tafadhali angalia attachment kwa nafasi za kazi
     
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    see attachment for more information on jobs and tenders
     
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    University of Nairobi Job Vacancies
    Applications are invited for the following positions:

    Senior Lecturer
    Department of Agricultural Economics, College Of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences - AC/02/23/09 - (R&T) (One Post)

    Applicants should be holders of a Ph.D degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management, Agricultural and Environmental Economics or closely related field specialization.

    Applicants should have a minimum of five (5) years teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, three of which must be at lecturer level. They should have supervised at least three (3) masters' students to completion.

    Applicants should have experience in research as evidenced by publications in refereed journals. A minimum of four (4) publications in refereed journals, or two (2) publications and two (2) chapters in scholarly books since the last promotion.

    The successful candidate will be required to teach and supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate 'students. They will also be expected to initiate and conduct research in their areas of specialization. (Please note closing dates for this post is February 13, 2009)

    Lecturer
    Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, College of Architecture and Engineering - AC/02/24/09 - (CAE) (Two Posts)

    Applicant should be holders of Ph.D degree in Civil and Construction Engineering.

    Those with Masters degree and a minimum of three (3) years teaching experience at university will be considered. Applicants should in addition have a minimum of two (2) publications in referred journals or two (2) chapters in scholarly books since last promotion and show evidence of continued research activity.

    Specialization in Highways and Transportation engineering will be an added advantage. The successful candidate will be required to teach, supervise and mentor both undergraduate and postgraduate students and also conduct and supervise research in their relevant field.

    Lecturer
    Unit of Immunology, Department of Human Pathology, College of Health Sciences - AC/02/25/09 - (CHS) (Three Posts)

    Applicants should be holders of a degree in any medical sciences with MSc or Ph.D in Immunology/ Molecular Medicine, or BSc with a Ph.D in Immunology or Molecular Biology, with three (3) years teaching experience at university level.

    Preferred candidates will have training and experience in core Immunology and must have excellent Communication Skills, ability to plan and organize effectively and willing to take over additional responsibilities.

    Applicants should in addition have minimum of two (2) publications in refereed journals or two (2) chapters in scholarly book since the last promotion and show evidence of continuing research activity.

    Tutorial Fellow
    Physiology Section, Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences - AC/02/26/09 - (CAVS) (Three Posts)

    Applicants should be holders of a good Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine degree. They are expected to have registered for a Master of Science degree in animal Physiology and registrable by Kenya Veterinary Board. The successful candidate will be required to participate in teaching undergraduate students, conducting practical as well as do research.

    Tutorial Fellows
    Anatomy Section, Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences - AC/02/27/09 - (CAVS) (Three Posts)

    Applicants should be holders of a good Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

    They are expected to have registered for a master of science degree in Veterinary Anatomy and registrable by Kenya Veterinary Board. The successful candidate will be required to participate in teaching undergraduate students, conducting practicals as well as do research.

    Assistant Transport Officer
    Grade CD, Transport and Garage Section - AD/02/39/09-(R&T) (One Post)

    Applicants must have KCSE mean grade C or its equivalent. They should in addition have Higher Diploma in Transport Management and three years relevant experience at the level of Transport Assistant Grade A/B.

    Mortuary Technologist
    Grade ABC, Anatomic Pathology Unit, Department of Human Pathology, College of Health Sciences, AD/02/40/09 - (CHS) (ONE POST)

    Applicants must have KCSE Grade C or equivalent with credits in English, Mathematics, Biology and Physical Sciences. In addition, they should have Ordinary Diploma or equivalent in Medical Laboratory Technology covering Histology, Immunology, Clinical Chemistry, Haematology and Blood Transfusion and Microbiology.

    They should have at least three (3) years experience and be conversant with quality management in a mortuary set-up. They should be computer literate. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in preparation of practicals for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

    NOTE:


    Applicants for Academic posts (AC) should forward ten (10) copies of their application letters accompanied by a similar number of certified copies of certificates and C.V.s giving details of their qualifications, experience, research activities and publications and the journals the publications appear in. They should, in addition, give names and addresses of three (3) academic referees and the current designations of the referees. They must request their referees to forward their reports directly to the respective Colleges as indicated in the codes hereunder or to the Deputy Registrar (R&T) in instances where the posts are of Senior Lecturer level and above.
    Applicants for non-academic posts (AD) should submit seven (7) copies of their application letters accompanied by detailed C.V.s and similar number of certified copies of certificates.
    In both cases, applications and related documents should be forwarded through the applicants' respective heads of departments and applicants should state their current designations and salaries and other benefits attached to those designations supported by seven copies of their letters of appointment to their current grades. They should quote post reference codes as shown for each posts in the advertisement.
    Applications should be addressed as per the codes here below:-

    CODES

    R&T: The Deputy Registrar (R&T), Box 30197 - 00100 NAIROBI
    CHS: The Principal, CHS, Box 30197 - 00100 NAIROBI
    CAE: The Principal, CAE, Box 30197 - 00100 NAIROBI
    CAVS: The Principal, CAVS, Box 30197 -00100 NAIROBI
    ONLY SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED CLOSING DATE February 27,2009 (Strictly)
     
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    ADVERTISEMENT/JOB OPPORTUNITY

    Positions: Project Coordinator, Field Officer

    Organization: Faida MaLi Company Ltd

    Duty Station: Tabora Region

    Closing Date: 13th February 2009

    Faida MaLi is a non-profit company limited by guarantee without share capital; legally registered in Tanzania. Faida MaLi has a social mission of empowering women and men in rural Tanzania to access markets through capacity building of community based organizations and the implementation of the Faida Market Linkage Approach in order to increase income and create employment opportunities in rural areas.

    Traidcraft is a Fair Trade organization headquartered in the UK, and has a regional office in Nairobi. Its mission is to fight poverty through trade, practising and promoting approached to trade that help poor people in developing countries to transform their lives.

    Traidcraft, in partnership with Faida MaLi, is launching a four years project in Tabora Region to assist bee keepers to improve their livelihoods through enhanced honey trade.

    The above project is looking for qualified candidates to fill in the positions of a Project Coordinator and Field Officers.
    Positions Scope:

    1. Project Coordinator

    The Project Coordinator will bear full responsibility for the management of the project office based in Tabora town, with activities in various districts in the region.
    This will include but not be limited to planning, budgeting, reporting, supervising field staff and ensuring all activities of the program are carried out efficiently and effectively. He/She will report to the Program Manager at Faida MaLi.

    Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:


    1) A Bachelors degree in one of the following fields: Agriculture, Community Economic Development Business management; plus advanced specialized training and experience relevant to the field of Market Linkages.

    2) At least 5 years' experience in managing rural community development projects.

    3) Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili.

    4) Computer literacy in Word processing, Excel, and Power Point (Other computer packages such as SPSS, MS Access etc. are an added advantage.)
    5) Ability to work with minimum supervision, within teams and to motivate others.
    6) Willingness to live and work in rural environments
    7) High ethical standards, both personally and professionally.
    Position Scope:
    2. Field Officers

    Responsible for the actual delivery of the project in terms of training, extension and advisory services. Based at the district, the field officer, will be in close contact with the bee keepers and is in charge of collection and dissemination of all types of information necessary for the delivery of the project on the ground. He/She will work under the direct supervision and guidance of the Project Coordinator.

    Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

    1. An Advanced Diploma in one of the following fields: Agriculture, Community Development, Business management; plus advanced specialized training and experience relevant to the field of Market Linkages.
    2. Wide experience and knowledge in training rural communities.
    3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Swahili
    4. Ability to work in teams and motivate others
    5. An entrepreneurial attitude, and result-oriented in all approaches.
    6. High ethical standards, both personally and professionally.
    8) Computer literate in Word processing, Excel, Power point. (Other computer packages such as SPSS, MS Access etc. are an added advantage.)
    NB: KNOWLEDGE OF MODERN BEE KEEPING TECHNIQUES AND THE HONEY TRADE WILL BE A DISTINCT ADVANTAGE FOR BOTH POSITIONS.
    Electronic applications and CVs should be sent to tom.sillayo@faidamarketlink.or.tz , or tomsillayo@yahoo.com

    Applications through postal mail should be sent to the address below, to be received not later than 4:00 pm on 13th February, 2009.


    The General Manager
    Faida Market Link Company Limited,
    P.O Box 13869,
    Arusha
    Tanzania.

    NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted for the interview. The interviews are scheduled to take place during the week of March 9th to 13th 2009.
     
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    ICT Regional Support Officer – Africa, Seychelles and Mauritius Job Vacancy: British High Commission

    British High Commission
    Nairobi

    ICT Regional Support Officer – Africa, Seychelles and Mauritius Job Vacancy


    The British High Commission in Nairobi wishes to recruit an IT Regional Support Officer to fill a role in its newly implemented ICT Regional Support Centre.

    The Support Officer will be responsible for the management of ICT spares across the Region and support of ICT Hardware and Microsoft and Networking Software.

    The successful candidate must have good written and spoken English and be able to communicate complex ICT information clearly and concisely. They must hold a valid passport enabling unrestricted travel in the Region and be medically fit. The position will also be subject to UK Government Security Clearance.

    Please e-mail zznairobif3gvacancy @ fco.gov.uk for a full job specification.

    Applications should include a covering letter (maximum one side in own writing) and a CV, and should be sent to:

    Management Assistant - Personnel,
    "IT Regional Support Officer Africa"
    British High Commission,
    PO Box 30465 -00100,
    NAIROBI.

    Applications must be received by noon on 27 February 2009.

    Only those short-listed for interviews will be contacted.

    The British High Commission is an equal opportunities employer. Recruitment and staff management is conducted without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability or HIV status provided they are able to meet the requirements of the position advertised.
     
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    Aga Khan hospital, Dar es salaam Job Opportunities
    Aga Khan hospital, Dar es salaam, an institution of the Aga Khan health services, Tanzania (an agency of the Aga khan development network is seeking enthusiastic and qualified candidates
    who are committed to patient and family-centered care.

    DENTAL HYGIENIST
    (REF # DENH-0209)


    Advanced Diploma in dental hygiene or equivalent from a recognized College
    Minimum 3 years of patent dental care and relevant experience after specialization.
    PAEDIATRICIAN
    (REF# PAED-0209)

    Postgraduate training with M.S/M.Med /F.C.P.S.(Paediatrics) qualification or its equivalent
    Knowledge & experience in Neonatology and NICU is preferred.
    Minimum 3 years of experience after specialisation.
    MEDICAL QUALITY CONTROL OFFICER
    (REF #MQC-0209)

    Medical Doctor with Degree in Business Admin/Health Management.
    Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
    3 years or more experience in relevant work added advantage.
    ENT SURGEON
    (REF# ENT-0209)

    Postgraduate training with M,S/M,Med/F.C.P,S.(ENT) or its equivalent
    Postgraduate degree in ENT Surgery,
    Minimum 2 years of experience after specialization.
    OPTHALMOLOGIST
    (REF# PTH-0209)

    Postgraduate training with M,S/M,Med/ F.C.P.S. (Ophthalmologist) or its equivalent
    Minimum 2 years of experience after specialization.

    Remuneration and method of application:
    An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the qualified and selected candidate, please send your application letter with detailed resume, copes of testimonials, contact address, telephone numbers and two names of referees with their contact details: please indicate reference number on your email or mail envelope.

    BY EMAIL (PREFERRED): hr @ akhst.org
    BY MAIL OR HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT,
    HAND THE AGA KHAN HEALTH SERVICES, TANZANIA,
    P. O. BOX 2289 DAR ES SALAAM
    DELIVERED OCEAN ROAD/SEA VIEW
    ATTENTION: SELLABAGIRA
    HR OFFICER, RECRUITMENT
     
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