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Land O’Lakes International Development division ( has been making a difference in people’s lives and local economies since 1981. Land O’Lakes International Development has participated in more than 170 development projects in more than 70 nations, serving as an implementing partner in projects funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, among others. Through public and private partnerships, Land O’Lakes agricultural development promotes agricultural productivity and competitiveness; food processing, product development and quality assurance; enterprise, association and cooperative development; food security and livelihoods; and health and nutrition worldwide. Land O’Lakes International Development is grant-funded, non-profit division of Land O’Lakes, Inc., a national, farmer-owned food and agricultural cooperative with annual sales of approximately $10 billion. Land O’Lakes is a Fortune 250 company that does business in all 50 states and in more than 50 countries.
Closing date: 31 Mar 2010
Location: United Republic of Tanzania (the)

Land O’Lakes is receiving applications for a Chief of Party position to lead an anticipated economic development program that will improve the livelihoods of HIV-affected and other vulnerable populations in Tanzania.

The Chief of Party will be responsible for management oversight of the program and local staff. In addition, the Chief of Party will be responsible to:
- Provide technical direction in conducting value chain analyses to identify market opportunities and private sector linkages;
- Develop strategies to build the capacity of local partners, government, and households to strengthen livelihoods of HIV-affected populations;
- Establish and foster good relations with NGOs, community-based organizations, and government partners; and
- Coordinate with other programs and implementers supporting orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) or conducting economic development.


Knowledge, experience, and demonstrated success required in:
- Supporting small-holder farmers to improve production and competitiveness
- Promoting economic development among vulnerable households, preferably PLHIV and OVC, including promoting business development skills, access to finance, and market linkages
- Conducting value chain analyses along various agriculture and business sectors
- Engaging the private sector in developing countries
- Building capacity of local organizations and government

Additional Skills and Experience Required:
- Advanced degree in business, agriculture, development, or other relevant field;
- Minimum five years of relevant experience;
- Experience leading large economic development programs, preferably USAID project experience;
- Experience working in Africa;
- Strong written/verbal communication skills;
- English fluency.

Preferred experience:
- Conducting or strengthening vocational training in agriculture and/or other sectors
- Establishing public-private partnerships in developing countries
- Conducting cooperative and enterprise development in developing countries
- Experience working in Tanzania
- Kiswahili language experience

How to apply
If you are interested in being considered for this or other positions with Land O’Lakes International Development, please apply on line at, and click on Career Search, and type in “International” into the Keyword field, and click on “Search”. Qualified candidates will be contacted.

If you are new to Land O’Lakes’ database, please register and create a profile at

Regional RH Coordinator

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
Closing date: 10 Mar 2010
Location: South Africa - Johannesburg

Under the supervision of the Global RH Coordinator, based at the Humanitarian Response Branch of UNFPA, the Regional RH Coordinator's duties and responsibilities will be as follows:

- Provide technical assistance to country offices and where necessary in terms of RH emergency response (including GBV and HIV/AIDS) in emergency preparedness, crisis response and recovery;
- Support the UNFPA country offices and UNCTs with training on, and the integration of RH projects into, the Consolidated Appeals Process;
- Assist in the coordination, set up and analysis of pilot projects to develop standards and best practices in comprehensive RH programming in recovery settings (Family Planning, Comprehensive Essential Obstetric Care, GBV multisectoral response STI programming, etc.);
- Monitor and evaluate RH programs in collaboration with implementing partners during phases of emergency preparedness, crisis response and or recovery;
- Coordinate and conduct trainings to build skills of those directly and peripherally involved in RH issues (including GBV, HIV/AIDS, comprehensive RH, Coordination etc.) in emergency preparedness, crisis response and recovery;
- Advocate with all partners (UNCTs, donors, Governments) for the inclusion and implementation of RH programs in emergency settings including the use of up to date IASC guidelines;
- Ensure regular cross border information sharing amongst countries in the regions to ensure effective programming and coordinate flow of information from the region
- Document best practices and approaches and report to the IAWG RH as an integral resource for responding to RH issues in conflict and post conflict settings;
- Assist in organizing and facilitate at Annual IAWG meetings;
- Attend donor briefings, coordination meetings and represent RH in emergency issues within UNFPA process, IASC and its subsidiary bodies within the region;
- Any other related duties as requested and needed.


Great Lakes Region (DRC, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania), Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya), Chad, CAR and Sudan. Other countries in Southern Africa as needed.


- Values/Guiding Principles/Performance management
- Developing People/Fostering Innovation and Empowerment
- Working in teams at all levels
- Communicating information and ideas/Knowledge sharing
- Self-management/Emotional intelligence and Conflict management/Negotiating and resolving disagreements
- Appropriate and transparent decision making
- Analytical and Strategic Thinking/Results Orientation/Commitment to Excellence


- Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
- Results-based programme development and management
- Leveraging the resources of national governments & partners/building strategic alliances and partnerships
- Applied research and analysis
- Innovation and marketing of new approaches
- Resource mobilization
- Job knowledge/technical expertise


- Advanced degree in social sciences or humanities, public health or social work;
- 7 years of experience, of which at least 3 at the international level (experience in the region preferred);
- Practical experience in programme development and management;
- Technical knowledge and experience in RH service provision;
- Previous experience in humanitarian response/emergencies;
- Fluency in English and French.

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.

We offer an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the position.
How to apply
UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy.

Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at”

Senior Finance Officer - Grants

International Alert is an independent peacebuilding organisation that has worked for over 20 years to lay the foundations for lasting peace and security in communities affected by violent conflict.
Closing date: 12 Mar 2010
Location: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

We are looking for a committed and experienced individual who can provide practical advice, support and capacity building to budget holders in the area of financial grant management – building relationships with project managers to provide essential support with financial monitoring, reporting, auditing and compliance with donor regulations.

You will be a strategic thinker, positive about change, with a “can do” attitude and the ability to actively develop the role in response to Alert's evolving needs. Drawing on a solid foundation of relevant knowledge and experience, you will have a talent for communicating complex financial information to non-finance professionals, influencing colleagues at all levels and engendering change.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right minded and skilled individual to make a significant contribution to a rapidly growing organisation.

Applications are welcomed from experienced finance personnel, who are part-qualified in CIMA / (ACCA) and have acquired significant grant accounting knowledge in a similar sized or larger international NGO.
How to apply
For job details and an application pack, visit

Please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form by email to or post to 346 Clapham Road, London, SW9 9AP.

Chief of Party - Public Health

Chief of Party - Public HealthCHF International
CHF International's mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them to improve their social, economic and environmental conditions.
Closing date: 31 Mar 2010
Location: Kenya

CHF International's mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them to improve their social, economic and environmental conditions.

CHF International is seeking a COP for an upcoming USAID funded public health program in Kenya. The COP will be responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a large scale integrated HIV/RH/FP/MCH program. The COP is responsible for the overall program direction and management of the project including financial and staff management. S/he serves as the principle liaison with implementing partners, donor, and host government counterparts on all matters related to the program. The COP is responsible for ensuring that program activities are delivered on time and within budget, in a quality manner, while providing technical leadership. He/She will provide the strategic vision and leadership for the program, maintaining a clear delineation of roles and responsibilities between the partners, while responding to changing conditions in the areas of operation.

The COP will be based in Nairobi and will be expected to be in the field for approximately 40% of total work time.


Masters Degree in one of the following or related fields: Public Health, Epidemiology, Medicine, or Population

5- 7 years of prior successful COP experience or equivalent on similar international development donor funded programs;

USAID/PEPFAR experience preferred;

15+ years of professional international development public health experience;

Proven ability to strategically coordinate with multiple partners and actors across varied regions

Demonstrated ability to manage large, complex programs in different geographic regions;

Familiarity with health systems strengthening approaches.

Demonstrated success at providing technical assistance to a developing country Ministry of Health, and working within government health systems

Strong interpersonal skills;

Proven experience in Kenya or the region preferred;

Fluency in English required (written and spoken).

Program Manager I - Compliance Manager

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Closing date: 22 Apr 2010
Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo (the) - Kinshasa

Req #: I 10 008


The CRS DRC program manages a large portfolio of externally funded programs through teams of management quality and programming staff based in Kinshasa, as well as in Bukavu, Goma and Lubumbashi. The majority of CRS programs are implemented at the field level through a network of local partners to which CRS provides technical support and assistance in overall program implementation and monitoring. Given the expanding range of funding mechanisms and related donor requirements, as well as the need to comply with CRS’ own internal policies and procedures, the need for greater support to ensure strong compliance at all levels has become a growing priority for the Country Program and a decision has been made to develop the new post of Compliance Manager (CM).


The Compliance Manager will take the lead in assuring the quality management of externally funded grants/contracts from inception to closure. This position requires strong demonstrated experience in the areas of Finance and Program management, as well as a strong knowledge of Donor, especially USG, funding mechanisms and requirements. In addition to an oversight and monitoring role, the CM will ensure that both programming and management quality staff improve their understanding of different granting/contracting mechanisms and build their capacity to adhere to donor regulations related to reporting, invoicing, and asset management and purchasing.


The Compliance Manager, under the direct supervision of the MQC and working in close collaboration with MQC, Finance, the Heads of Programming, and Heads of Office will be responsible for the following:

1. Lead the review of any new granting/contracting mechanisms to ensure adherence to donor requirements related to eligibility for CRS/partners, budget presentation, acceptability of cost allocation and other proposal requirements.
2. Support timely agreement/contract development/review/approval, both at the level of CRS and partners, ensuring adherence to both internal CRS and donor requirements.
3. Ensure access for finance and programming staff to relevant internal CRS and US Government/European Union/Other external policy manuals/updates to ensure accountable and efficient program performance.
4. Provide guidance and support the timely assessment of partner financial management capacity and ability to adhere to any specific donor requirements. Develop related action plan with program and finance staff to address any capacity/system gaps.
5. Review, communicate and monitor compliance with donor requirements related to staffing, purchasing, asset management and reporting.
6. Identify compliance gaps and related solutions – including differences between donor and internal CRS policies and procedures, including cost allocation.
7. Track grant/contract compliance via application of existing mechanism (i.e., grants start up checklist) and through the development/testing/roll out/implementation of new tools as and when required.
8. Review budget comparison reports to ensure adherence to restrictions on line item flexibility and stated restrictions on accepted costs. Support follow up actions to resolve any identified problems.
9. Review and assess Cost Allocation (CA) impact on budget on a regular basis, promptly flag any significant issue to the attention of the relevant PM and HOP.
10. Take the lead in monitoring timely grant/contract closure – engaging both finance and program staff well in advance of closure deadlines and advising on issues related to staffing, disposition and reporting.
11. Ensure adherence to record keeping as per donor and CRS Internal requirements. Monitor application and address gaps as needed.
12. Ensure timely closure of finance audit recommendations related to donor compliance; participate in preparation, implementation and monitoring of related action plans.
13. Through formal training, on the job support and monitoring, build the capacity of CRS and partner staff in grants/contract compliance. Facilitate the development of Scopes of Work for TDY support as and when needed and monitor TDY performance.
14. The CM will be responsible for PTS entry – both financial and programmatic information – taking this data from the CRS DRC Grants Check List.
15. Facilitate the development, as needed, of timely invoicing mechanisms that meet both CRS internal and donor requirements.
16. Ensure the timely reporting to senior management of any identified compliance risks.


1. Supervise and guide the work of Partner Support Officers
2. Ensure adherence to CRS Performance Management system, as well as all other HR policies and procedures.
3. Identify development needs of staff under supervision and related opportunities for learning – both informal and formal.


Country Program: Country Representative, Country Representative – East Congo, Heads of Programming, Management Quality Coordinator, Head of Office- Goma/Lubumbashi, Heads of Management Quality Departments, Field Office MQ Staff and Program Managers.

Other: Regional Management Quality Staff (Deputy Regional Director for Management Quality and Regional Finance Office), HQ Business Development Team Members and Public Resource Group Specialists.


• University degree in Finance Management or equivalency in professional qualification or in experience.
• Minimum 2 years experience managing the finance of large or medium-sized organization with USG Grants Standard Provisions and Financial Requirements preferable.
• 2 Years experience in the effective supervision of personnel
• Self-guided, strong organizational and planning skills; Ability to work independently and under pressure.
• Proven decision making skills
• Strong Interpersonal communicative skills; experience in team leadership and participatory management.
• Strong English and French reading, writing, and speaking skills.
• Computer literate – MS OFFICE (WORD- EXCEL- Etc.)

Program Manager II - Business Development Specialist

Program Manager II - Business Development Specialist Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Closing date: 20 Apr 2010
Location: Uganda - Kampala

Req. No.: I 10 004


In an effort to build on the existing programming in Uganda, the Business Development Specialist (BDS) will be responsible for supporting the country program in identifying appropriate funding opportunities and developing and submitting high-quality proposals. This will include traditional USG opportunities as well as non-traditional funding sources and mechanisms.


The BDS will lead and coordinate the development of high quality proposals, providing hands-on technical assistance and grant writing to CRS staff and partners as per donor standards. The BDS will also dedicate a portion of time supporting communications initiatives that help capture the successes associated with current programming in an effort to support overall business development objectives. The BDS may also support other country programs in the region from time to time if need arises and time permits.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (approximately 85%)

Opportunity Identification and Evaluation

1. Identification and evaluation of potential funding opportunities.
2. identify new funding opportunities, at the request of CR or HOP or under own initiative.
3. Work in close collaboration with all key external and internal stakeholders, including (but not limited to) donors, partners, other INGOs, regional Programming and Business Development Team (PBDT), the Baltimore-based Business Development Team (BDT), Program Quality Support Department (PQSD) and any other relevant country programs.
4. Support the country program(s) to develop an appropriate and effective fundraising strategy involving research of current and prospective donors, product development, marketing, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Develop and maintain a donor map for tracking these efforts.
5. Initiate and engage key stakeholders in discussions to determine whether or not to pursue potential funding opportunities.
6. Support country program(s) to identify and acquire necessary resources (human and financial) to successfully respond to opportunities.

Project Design and Grant Writing

1. Lead and coordinate processes to ensure timely submission of high-quality proposals to identified donors and funding opportunities.
2. Support programming staff in the design of high-quality programs through the use of Integral Human Development (IHD), ProPack and other program quality tools, and adhering to CRS’ quality standards and industry standards.
3. Support program staff to develop proposal development plans and proposals in participation with technical advisors, donors (where appropriate) and partners, ensuring the use of all program quality tools.
4. Serve as lead writer, contributor or editor of all proposals, as required.
5. Ensure responsiveness and compliance of proposals to donor requirements.
6. Ensure compliance with agency cost application and budgeting processes; become familiar with the cost allocation methodology and ensure its proper use, when appropriate.
7. Ensure that all Project Information Notes (PIN), Concept Notes and Proposal reviews and submissions are in accordance with relevant regional and global guidance.

COMMUNICATIONS (approximately 15%)

1. Work closely with the Regional Information Officer (RIO) to increase external media outreach through development of success stories, blog entries, photo essays and videos.
2. Coordinate with the RIO to maximize media outreach related to emergency responses, project successes, high-profile and donor visits, and speaker’s tours and other U.S. events involving country program.
3. Increase awareness of country programming activities by maintaining updated country program Web content and developing program brochures and other materials as needed for donors and the general public.



Internal: RD, Country Representatives, Country Programming and Administration staff, EARO DRD/PQ, EARO DRD/MQ, Regional Technical Advisors; Overseas Support Department/Business Development Unit; Corporations and Foundations, Regional Information Officer

External: Partner Organizations, government ministries, USG agencies, UN Agencies, EU missions, local bilateral institutions, other funding agencies, local/international NGO offices

Personal Skills:

1. Excellent oral and written communications skills
2. Ability to effectively build and manage teams
3. Highly pro-active and self-disciplined
4. Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
5. Strong analytical and organizational skills
6. Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
7. Proven diplomacy and tact
8. Respect for all persons regardless of religion, ethnicity, class or gender
9. Willingness to travel within Uganda and other CRS programs as needed (up to 25%)


1. Master's degree in business management, communications, international development, or related field
2. Demonstrated experience developing successful English language proposals for competitive public resources
3. Minimum five years international development experience, including at least three years of work in a developing country, preferably in East Africa
4. Strong ability in project design and proposal development, experience with CRS tools (ProPack, Technical Application Guidance, Cost Application Guidance) preferred
5. Familiarity with policies, procedures, and priorities of USAID, UN agencies, and Caritas agencies
6. Successful experience in working with Caritas and/or other Catholic Church institutions
7. Experience in staff and partner capacity development; and in providing effective technical assistance and guidance
8. Knowledge of CRS program quality standards, the justice lens agenda, and Catholic Social Teaching principles
9. Experience with marketing tools and developing print material
10. Extensive experience and skills in using Microsoft Office products and other communication tools to support business development and communications objectives
11. Language Requirements: English fluency, with additional competency in French, Spanish or Portuguese preferred

How to apply
To apply, please visit

Technical Manager

Technical Manager Job in Kenya

Our client, an IT company with operations in East Africa region, is looking for an achiever in this challenging position in Kampala.

The selected candidate will be involved in servicing computers,networking computers, IT administration and project management.

We invite applications from Kenyan citizens who are university graduates in IT with 4 years experience.

The ideal candidate should be conversant with Microsoft products and IT software.

Send your application to info @

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant: Macmed Healthcare

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant: Macmed Healthcare Jobs in Kenya

We are a medical supplies company based in Nairobi and urgently require the services of a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant.


A business related degree/diploma
Should have excellent communication skills
Proficient in computer applications
Knowledge of Sage-Pastel is an added advantage but not a must
Should be able to work with minimum supervision
Terms of employment

Strictly one year contract with possibility of extension depending on performance.

If you meet the above qualifications, please send your application including your c.v with three referees to info @

Applications sent through other methods shall be rejected immediately!

The deadline for applications is 1st March 2010.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Macmed Healthcare (K) Ltd is an equal opportunity employer.

Recruitment Executive ( Re advertisement): Flexi Personnel

Recruitment Executive ( Re advertisement): Flexi Personnel Jobs in Kenya

Our client, a fast growing Recruitment firm is looking for a Recruitment Executive.

The successful candidate will be a DIPLOMA holder and responsible for attracting candidates and matching them to temporary or permanent positions/jobs with client companies.


The successful candidate will be expected to;

Attract candidates by drafting job adverts for use in a wide range of media, as well as by networking, headhunting and through referrals.
Screen candidates, interview them, and finally match candidates to their clients.
Use sales, business development, marketing techniques and networking in order to attract business from client companies.
Develop a good understanding of client companies, their industry, what they do and their work culture and environment;
Maintain and update the recruitment database on a daily basis
Receive and review applications, manage interviews and short-listing of candidates.
Prepare CV’s and correspondence to forward to clients in respect of suitable applicants.
Organise interviews for candidate as requested by the client.
Review recruitment policies to ensure effectiveness of selection techniques and recruitment programmes.
Candidate profile

Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
Outstanding customer service and telephone skills
Ability to handle multiple priorities, meet deadlines and targets.
Outstanding problem-solving techniques, sales orientation and creativity
Ability to cope with responsibility and high pressure, ambitious and confident.

Diploma/ degree in Human Resources Management preferred.

Send your CV ONLY to recruit @ with the subject title- Recruitment Executive by Friday 26th February 2010.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Finance and Operations Manager urgently required

Finance and Operations Manager urgently required: Flexi Personnel Jobs in Kenya

Are you the kind of professional who is not afraid to implement the business plan you helped to develop, and can roll up your sleeves and go to the field to ensure systems, controls and structures are set up right to optimize resources for best results?

Are you a young professional looking to make a mark in your career?

Our client, a world renowned retail brand is looking for looking to recruit a young, energetic and creative finance professional who doesn’t want to sit behind the desk.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for;

The development of business models and viable revenue streams for the business, while ensuring operations and controls are in place to achieve targets and profitability.
Providing reliable financial data from which operations management can make commercial decisions.
Developing, enhancing and implementing relevant accounting and operational procedures including appropriate internal controls.
Provide timely financial statements and statistics as required by head office and law.
Ensure the company has robust systems and processes.
Assume responsibility for the safekeeping and updating of all leases and contracts, which may affect the financial status of the business.
Timely and accurate management of statutory compliance information
Ensure the local tax matters, including income tax, payroll taxes and other taxes are adequately handled in conjunction with the board where applicable.
Qualifications and competences

Finance Degree/ CPA K
At least 3 years working experience
Outstanding communication and presentation skills
If you think you are the best candidate for this position, send your CV only to recruit @ indicating the job title on the subject line.

Closing date is 29th February 2010.

Only Serious candidates need apply.

IT Graduate Intern: Safaricom

IT Graduate Intern: Safaricom Jobs in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancies within our Information Technology Division.

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for persons who meet the following criteria:

Graduate Intern - IT

Ref: IT_GIIT_ FEB 10

Within the Information Technology Division and reporting to the CIO or his designated supervisor the incumbent will undergo a development program which includes a combination of job rotation, functional exposure, work assignments, project assignments and formal training.

On successful completion of the development program, the incumbent will be deployed to one of the teams within the IT Division.

Key Responsibilities

Work Assignments on Rotation:

Perform regular work assignments during rotation within the IT or other closely related areas of the company;
Continuously make value-adding recommendations on IT processes & procedures;
Enhance compliance of I.T policies and procedures to ISO standards and IT best practices;
Analyse and advice on requirements cum impact of introducing new products/services and technologies within the company;
Support business systems users during the rotation programme;

Identify unexploited opportunities within the IT/Business frame work;
Provide value-adding innovative suggestions of handling various business needs;
Challenge the existent IT framework where applicable;
Divisional/Company wide activities:

Participate in Divisional or Company activities such as CSR, monthly meetings, team building and other relevant non-work related activities;
Minimum Requirements

Graduated in the year 2009 with a University Degree in Computer Science /Information Technology/Electrical & Electronics or Telecommunications Eng or other ICT related field;
Upper 2nd Class honours degree or equivalent;
Relevant work experience through industrial attachment, internship or formal employment;
Certifications in ICT or related field e.g. CCNA, MCP, A+, N+, ICDL,DBA, Unix will be an added advantage;
Excellent oral / written communication and documentation skills;
Must be a highly committed, self-motivated, confident, and enthusiastic individual with the ability to perform well under pressure;
Ability to work in a team;
Ability to demonstrate a service oriented approach towards solving dynamic business challenges;
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below.

Deadline for application is 2nd March 2010.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition

Safaricom Ltd Nairobi

Via E-mail to hr @

Learning & Development Officer: Safaricom

Learning & Development Officer: Safaricom Jobs in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy within the Human Resources Division.

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Learning & Development Officer

Ref: HR – L&DO – FEB 2010

Reporting to the Principal Learning & Development Officer , the successful candidate will be involved in researching, content development, designing, developing, facilitating & evaluating training and development programs / initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop e-content for Product and Services training to be hosted in Human Resources Learning Management System;
Deliver learning and development using blended learning systems and methodologies
Facilitate business related training and other need based interventions for Customer Management, Retail Sales and other employees within the Company;
Validate learning and development needs based on individual staff Performance and Development Review (PDR), changes in the Business, Technology and Succession Planning;
Customize Management Development Program (MDP) Courses and other need based general training interventions for Staff;
Carry out end of training / induction evaluation to asses whether objectives set before were addressed and how the training was delivered;
Carrying out post training evaluation to evaluate the impact on the actual work performance of the participants trained;
Monitoring and tracking spend on programs assigned;
Monitoring, analyzing and reporting on Learning & Development initiatives on a Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly/Annual basis and within SLA;
The ideal candidate should possess the following skills and competencies:

Degree in Human Resources Management / Management / Administration or similar qualification from a recognized university;
A Technical Degree with Post-Graduate qualifications in Human Resources Management
4 years post-graduation experience with 2 years demonstrated experience in training facilitation;
Working experience in general and e-content development in a dynamic environment
Certified designing and facilitating training with advanced presentation skills;
Ability to execute facilitation process from analyzing individual or group training needs, defining development plans and training material;
Ability to manipulate data to generate training reports weekly, monthly, quarterly & annually;
Good communication, interpersonal and time management skills;
Proactive, confident, energetic and ability to work under pressure;
A team player with a pleasant outgoing personality with empathy and resilience.
If you meet the requirements and are self driven, proactive, highly innovative and up to the challenge, please send your resume and application letter quoting the job reference number to the address below.

All applications must be delivered on or before Wednesday, 3rd March 2010.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition,

Safaricom Limited.

Via email to: hr @

Process Engineer

If you or someone you know is interested in a job as process engineer
at a small factory in Kitale, kindly take a look at the attachment.
Deadline is 1st March 2010. Email applications only to



The CCIAM (Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation) Programme wishes to announce and call upon researchers from participating institutions to submit research concept notes under the themes listed below.

The concept notes will then be subjected to a peer review process following which authors of selected concept notes will be invited to submit full research proposals as shall be guided by the Joint Steering Committee of the CCIAM programme.


The Royal Norwegian Government and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania have signed

an agreement to support the participation of Tanzania in the development and implementation of the

programme to address challenges of climate change with the purpose of increasing Tanzania’s

participation in the mitigation of and adaptation of the effects of climate change.

Developing, optimizing and sustaining readiness and adequacy in capacity to address the challenges

brought by climate change will require a number of interventions through raising awareness, training to

build capacity at various levels, and conducting research and outreach activities.

The research component has the following specific objectives which are translated into thematic areas:

1) Development of appropriate climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies in forestry, other land uses, ecosystems and biodiversity management.

2) Assessment of climate change impacts and vulnerability on ecosystem services and livelihoods under REDD initiatives.

3) Policy and legal framework analysis of climate change adaptation and mitigation with emphasis on economic efficiency, ecological effectiveness and wider political legitimacy.

Further elaboration on focus Areas for each of the research themes above as well as Guidelines on the preparation and submission of the concept notes is provided in the subsequent sections.

Announcement and Call for Concept Notes for Research Projects to be Undertaken 1
under the CCIAM Programme . 12 t h February 2010

Theme 1: Development of appropriate climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies in forestry, other land uses, ecosystems and biodiversity


Quantification of the potential for forestry based carbon off-sets and carbon trading Development of forest carbon assessment and monitoring system
Determine effective and efficient payment system for REDD in Tanzania

Determine appropriate approach to limit deforestation and forest degradation in

Tanzania for its participation in REDD

Modelling of impacts of climate change and management scenarios in forestry, land-use, ecosystem and biodiversity

Assessment of Small Holder Forestry Potential for Climate Change Mitigation,

Adaptation and Rural Development

Financial analysis of Carbon sequestration and storage

Development of strategic interventions for adaptation in forestry, and other land uses including human settlements.

Assessment of innovative agricultural land use and farming systems for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change to support REDD initiatives.

Development and testing of various range land management strategies for the purpose of reducing pressure on forest resources for adaptation and mitigation to climate change

Theme 2: Assessment of climate change impacts on and vulnerability of

ecosystem services and livelihoods under REDD initiatives:

Establishment of trends and projections of ecosystem services associated with climate stressors.

Model effects of alternative management options on ecosystem services under changing climate.

Development of methods to describe relationships between ecosystem services, climate stressors and management responses.

Assessment of local climate change vulnerability of biodiversity and forest related livelihoods and adaptation options.

Assessment of macroeconomic impacts of climate change in forest resource management and its implication for different ecological zones.

Integrated analysis and synthesis of lessons learned from adaptation options and macroeconomic impacts.

Announcement and Call for Concept Notes for Research Projects to be Undertaken 2
under the CCIAM Programme . 12 t h February 2010

Theme 3: Policy and legal framework analysis of climate change adaptation and mitigation with emphasis on economic efficiency, ecological effectiveness and wider political legitimacy

Analysis of climate change related policies and legal framework in


Analysis of land competition in the context of climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts and how the competing interests are balanced in Tanzanians present policies and policy implementations.

Analysis of various REDD initiatives that are addressed through markets, private and public sector management, and civil society.

Determine how institutional arrangements and governance affect various forest management regimes (CBFM, Plantations, Private forests, general land forests and forest reserve) in the context of climate change.

To determine the feasible incentive structures, monitoring mechanisms, controls leakages and additionality to influence policy formulation and implementation for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

NB: It is guided by the CCIAM programme document that 50% of the research projects to be funded shall address issues related to forests and ecosystem services. The remaining 50% shall be on crosscutting issues related to REDD initiatives, agriculture, and other land uses.

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The call is open to researchers in collaborating institutions in Tanzania and in Norway. There are four collaborating institutions in Tanzania namely; Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA), Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) and Ardhi University (ARU). There also collaborating institutions in Norway that are coordinated through the University of Life Sciences (UMB). Concept notes for collaborative research projects should be demand driven and aim at enhancing research activities related to mitigation and adaptation of climate change impacts with a strong emphasis on REDD.

It is expected that prospective research projects may be conducted in areas where the REDD pilot projects areas will be undertaken. Some of such areas will be announced during the Inception Workshop of this programme to be conducted at Ardhi University in Dar es Salaam on the 19th February 2010. All potential authors of concept notes are encouraged to attend the inception workshop.


A concept note is a brief outline of a proposed research. The concept note should:

• Outline background, spell out research problem, objectives, methodology, location where the work is expected to be carried out and indicative budget;

• Identify the principal researcher and other researchers involved in the project, their qualifications, specific roles and their track records; and

• Not exceed 3 pages, excluding the attachments - with single spaced paragraphs and font size 12 Times New Roman in Microsoft Word.

If the concept note is accepted, one will be invited to prepare a full proposal. However, one may be asked to clarify certain issues before proceeding to the full proposal stage. In some cases concept notes on related topics may be merged into one.

Concept notes addressing more than one of the above themes are encouraged. The organization of the concept note should be as outlined in Table 1 below:

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Table 1: Organization and narrative summary of the concept note

1. Research Title The title should capture reader's attention on the essential
15 - 20 words maximum theme(s) of the proposed research.

- Show clearly what is being investigated.

- Have a concise and focused title.

- Be short, preferably not more than one line.

- Avoid unnecessary punctuation (commas, colons, semi-colons). -Should not repeat keywords.

3. Selected Thematic Area Select one of the three thematic areas and state the major

research focus one intends to accomplish in the project

3. Research Problem A short summary of the research problem. What does the
investigator want to find out?
What will be known after doing this research?
What are the research questions?
Use a clear and logical style in writing.

4. Background A concise review of the main research work and current issues
in the specific subject area.
What is already known about this specific subject?
This is not a literature review; you do not need to do one for a
concept note.

5. Objectives Should clearly state the overall and specific objectives as well as

6. Methodology Outline clearly the methods and approaches of data collection
and analysis.

7. Expected outputs and Clearly outline the outputs and outcomes that the project is
outcomes of the proposed expected to generate

8. Location Indicate clearly where the research will take place and
justification for the choice of the site(s).

9. Researchers The principal researcher should be identified.
The name(s) and full contact details collaborating researchers
should be provided.
State briefly the qualifications, research experience of all
researchers and their roles in the project implementation.
Multidisciplinary, multi-institutional collaboration is highly
Attach short CVs (maximum three pages each)

10. Budget lines Provide indicative budget with key cost centres

11. Project Timeframe Show the duration of the project and the timeline for major

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The duration for prospective research projects under this programme will be three years. Since the programme is for five years, projects that perform well may be extended for another two years, whereas projects that will not perform well may be replaced by other research projects whose call will be made in the third year of the programme.

It is planned that the programme may be able to support up to 12 research projects distributed optimally among all the participating institutions.

The indicative budget for each project may rise from TZS 50m in the first year through TZS 70m in the second year and up to TZS 100m in the third year.

Prospective authors of concept notes who may have queries concerning the compliance stipulations, other requirements and technical details of this Call are invited to contact the Programme Coordinator for clarification. All queries should be submitted by email addressed to, and



In addition to this announcement and call for research concept notes, the CCIAM programme

will in April 2010 announce and invite applications for candidates with applicable

qualifications to compete for award of Masters and PhD Scholarships. A total of 25 Masters

and 17 PhD Scholarships will be made available for competition. Candidates granted such

scholarships shall be required to conduct the research part of their studies within the

approved CCIAM research projects based on the themes above.

To that effect, each research project will be allocated at least two Masters Students and at

least one PhD student. Each such postgraduate student will come into the project with

additional funds provided separately by the programme. Such funds shall be paid directly to the

projects absorbing the students. Research projects are not expected to budget for

maintenance costs or university fees for such students. The students will be coming into

projects to provide additional human resource for implementation of the respective approved

research project activities.

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Submission should be in a form of one hard and two electronic copies (one in word and one in pdf format). The deadline for submission of both hard and electronic copy is 19th March 2010 at 15:30 East Africa time. Concept note received after the deadline will not be included in the evaluation.

In electronic submission of concept notes as attachments to emails, ensure that the file name bears the surname of the Principal Investigator as a prefix to the file name that is:”Surname of principle investigator - CCIAM Call for Concept note 2010” (e.g. Kangalage – CCIAM call for Concept note 2010).

The hard copy should be submitted together with a covering letter from the Principal Investigator and routed through the respective Institutional Programme Coordinator (who should have a copy of the same to retain) to the Programme Coordinator (PC) through the following address:

The CCIAM Programme Coordinator

CCIAM Programme Coordination Office

Sokoine University of Agriculture

P.O. Box 3151

Morogoro, Tanzania.

An electronic copy of the document should be emailed to:, and

The decisions taken as a result of the review process will be made known to the Principal Investigator of each Concept note by the 5thweek after the submission. Tentatively, by 23rd April 2010 at the latest.

East African Portland Cement Company Limited


With over 75 years experience in cement manufacturing. East African Portland Cement Company is a leading cement manufacturer situated in Athi River and has been instrumental in the country's and regional social economic development.
Our Blue Triangle cement brand is known all over Kenya and beyond as a symbol of quality and reliability. We seek to recruit dynamic, qualified and results oriented professionals to fill the following positions.

Integrity Assurance Officer
Ref: EAPCC/IAO/26/FEB/2010

Reporting to the Internal Audit Manager and reference to the Corruption Prevention Committee, the Integrity Assurance Officer will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities

Provide strategy and support Management in conducting Integrity risk assessments and initiate corrective actions.

Review and continuously implement the Organization's Integrity programs including the Corruption Prevention Policy, Company's Code of Conduct and Ethical behaviours and integrity sensitization training programs.

Secretariat to the Corruption Prevention Committee in terms of preparation of agendas and planning of meetings.

Liaise with Corruption Prevention Committee in the development and implementation of anti-corruption plans.

Ensure ethical procedures are in built in the companywide procedures and are consistently adhered to.

Work with Management and other relevant agencies to improve corporate awareness regarding corruption and economic crimes.

Develop and facilitate implementation of corruption prevention and Integrity sensitization training programmes.

Continuously compile progress reports on Integrity, ethics, corrupt incidents and functioning of all related procedures for review by the CEO and the CPC.
Qualifications and Skills

A university Degree in social sciences with a post graduate training in Criminology or psychology.

At least 5 years experience handling issues of corruption or fraudulent activities.

Certificate of good conduct.

Strong character, self driven with pleasant personality.

Must be person of unquestionable integrity and can uphold confidentiality.

Good communication, arbitration and liaison skills.

Team player and possesses people management skills.

Proficiency in Computer skills.

At least 30 years.

Knowledge of Legal framework on anti-corruption prevention and integrity will be an added advantage.

Quality Assurance Officer
Ref: EAPCC/QAO/26/FEB/2010

Reporting to the Quality Assurance Manager in Internal Audit function, the successful candidate will have the overall responsibility of executing quality assurance programs and developing reports on the status of quality assurance aspects affecting the business.

Key Responsibilities

Execution of quality assurance programs per plans developed by the quality assurance Manager and signed off by the Internal Audit Manager.

Development of appropriate reports on status of Quality Assurance, Business Continuity Process and integrated performance analysis programs.

Support the Quality Assurance Manager in programs linked to continuous improvement tied to ; Quality Management Systems.

Support the Quality Assurance Manager in assuring existence of operating standards (SOP's) for manufacturing operations that meet best practice guidelines.

Support the Quality Assurance Manager in ensuring that any problems relating to the product, process and quality are identified and recorded through the non-conformance and both corrective and preventive actions taken.
Qualifications and Skills

Holder of a degree in either Production Technology, Chemical Engineering, BSC in Chemistry or related field.

Professional course in QMS, Operations and safety will be an added advantage.

At least 3 years practical working experience in either manufacturing, engineering, processing or quality assurance.

Possess good report writing, data analysis and communication skills

Demonstrate ability to handle issues from a risk based approach, critical analysis of facts and development of corrective/preventive action plans.

Knowledge of either manufacturing process or quality control and assurance.

Good planning and result oriented.

Good analytical skills.

If your background, experience and competencies match the above specifications, please send your applications, CVs, copies of certificates and relevant testimonials, and full contact details of 3 professional references to the address below not later than 20th March 2010 quoting the position reference.

The Head of Human Resources
East African Portland Cement Company Ltd
P.O. Box 20 -00204
Athi River
or email to:
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified


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