Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.

Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.

Location: Kenya - Nairobi

Job Context:

Kenya and Somaliland programmes have merged in January 2009, with a reorganization of the global setup under the management of Nairobi main office.

Currently the Kenya/Somalia programme is comprised of 6 operational sites: 4 in Kenya (Garissa, Dadaab, Kitale, Nairobi) and 2 in Somalia (Hargheisa and Garowe).

Job Description:

You will be based in Nairobi where you will work under the line management of the Kenya-Somalia Field Programme Director.

You will work in close collaboration with the M&E referent at HQT to foster implementation of HI technical policies, methods and approaches at the level of the programme.

You also will work in close link with the Deputy Desk Officer, who holds an overall responsibility on the technical and methodological quality of the projects.

You will particularly focus on the development of staff technical competencies, as well as for mobilising the resources locally to support the quality of programmes, ultimate goal being the empowerment of field teams to fulfil their responsibilities under high quality standards.

Challenges and goals:

The Q&M coordinator position is a transversal position, guiding the program on quality of actions, supporting the Field Program Director (FPD) and Coordinators of Kenya/Somaliland, strengthening the capacity of Project Managers (PMs) and teams in their technical and quality work.

Activities:

You will focus your support on:
  • strengthening project cycle management skills for senior staff, with a particular bias on Monitoring & Evaluation aimed at enhancing quality implementation;
  • developing a culture of quality (planning, proposal, implementation, reporting, capitalization…) and networking.
Candidate Profile:

Mandatory:
  • University Degree in Social sciences, disability or/and rights.
  • Practical Experience in technical support and/or advisory on methodological issues
  • Minimum 3 years of field practical experience (project cycle, multi cultural teams, donor’s contracts management..).
  • Excellent capacity to work in a team;
  • High level of autonomy;
  • Excellent organisational and management skills capacity to achieve tangible results on time;
  • Good report writing skills;
  • Training, mentoring, transferring knowledge applying a reflective approach.
Complementary:
  • Experience in project analysis and impact assessment
  • Experience conducting field surveys
  • Program review and strategy development
  • Experience in Africa, conflict areas.
  • High stress tolerance.
Required Language Skills:
  • English
  • French would be an appreciated asset
Job Environment:

The position is covering 2 countries (Kenya & Somalia) with frequent travels (6 different stations). Kenya (based in Nairobi) is a large country with a good quality of life despite a high problem of insecurity in Nairobi. The country faced riots & violence some years ago but remains stable and secure for the region.

Operations in Somalia are strictly conducted in the northern states of Puntland and Somaliland where security is overall under control, despite some periodic but rare outbreaks. Nevertheless, movements are restricted: all movements are facilitated with HI vehicles, using local drivers on 24/7 standby.

Employment Conditions:

Volunteer: 750 or 850 Euros monthly indemnity + living allowance paid on the field + accommodation + 100% medical cover + repatriation insurance

Salary: salary bracket: 2200 to 2400€ gross salary/month + 457 Euros expatriation allowance + 100% medical cover + repatriation insurance + family policy

How to apply

Please send resume and covering letter with the reference: KenyaM&E1102 to: Handicap International - by Email : recrut04@handicap-international.org or by our website : www.handicap-international.fr

Closing date: 05 Mar 2011

Please do not telephone


General Description of GOAL

GOAL is an international humanitarian non-government organization based in Ireland. Founded in 1977, GOAL works to promote the realization of the fundamental rights of the poor, the vulnerable, and those affected by humanitarian crisis.

GOAL currently has development, recovery and emergency programmes in 11 countries across Africa, Asia and Central America.

These include programmes in Sudan (north and south), Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Niger, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, India, Honduras and emergency response in Haiti and Pakistan. GOAL’s Head Office is in Dublin in Ireland with support offices in London & New York.

Location: Kenya - Nairobi based with frequent to GOAL country programmes

Required: Immediately for six months

Gender:

GOAL is committed to gender equality and to addressing the basic rights and needs of vulnerable populations throughout the developing world by focusing on gender issues across the full range of sectors (Health, HIV, Education, Livelihoods) within existing policies, development strategies and priorities.

GOAL recognises that addressing gender inequality is a challenging and lengthy process necessitating an ongoing commitment to reduce the gender gaps and inequalities in our work and in our workplace.

GOAL is committed to mainstreaming the gender perspective throughout the organisation. Mainstreaming is a process rather than a goal that consists of bringing what can be seen as marginal into the core business and main decision-making process of the organisation.

GOAL is currently building the capacity of the country programmes to effectively mainstream Gender. The GOAL gender policy was revised in 2009 and gender analysis tools have been developed and used in a number of GOAL programmes.

Gender audits have been completed in most GOAL programmes. Participatory training manuals for sensitizing all personnel and a gender analysis training manual have been developed.

While much progress has been made, GOAL programmes currently require some support with gender mainstreaming processes and to reach targets set in our Strategic Plan. Therefore GOAL now needs external support for a period of 6 months to support achievement of these targets.

Key Objectives of this role

Support GOAL to reach key gender mainstreaming targets within the next six months, this will include:
  • GOAL gender documentation and tools developed to an satisfactory standard that adheres to gender best practice standards;
  • Completion of gender audits in all country programmes;
  • Training of key staff.
Key Duties
  • Advisory function to all GOAL Country programmes on GOAL organisational Gender Policy.
  • Review of all GOAL gender documentation and mainstreaming tools. Finalise or up-date these tools are required.
  • Documentation of what has been achieved to date in relation to organisation- wide Gender mainstreaming and identify gaps.
  • Establish remote support to all GOAL country programme Gender Focal points.
  • Support visits to at least 4 GOAL country programmes to assist with gender mainstreaming and staff training.
  • Conduct regional gender training for GOAL staff (possibly in Nairobi).
  • Support M&E of Gender mainstreaming and the development of indicators which will provide data in relation gender targets.
Education and Experience Requirements

Essential
  • Degree level education in relevant topic;
  • At least 5 years of work experience in development work with an NGO.
  • Demonstrable experience in gender policy development and implementation;
  • Practical experience of gender mainstreaming at a country programme level;
  • Thorough knowledge of gender issues, including practical experience of gender analysis within projects, and supporting project staff to understand and implement concepts;
  • Ability to design and articulate an organisational mainstreaming process;
  • Excellent inter-personal communication and influencing skills and ability to work with a diverse range of people and cultures
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and lead change processes
  • Excellent spoken & written English;
  • Demonstrated report writing skills and excellent computer skills.
Desirable
  • Master’s in Gender Studies, social development.
How to apply

If you would like to apply for the above position, please send an email with your CV and covering letter to applications@goal.ie

Closing date: 28 Feb 2011

Please ensure that the job title is stated clearly in the subject line of your email.


Job Ref. MN 4675

Incorporated ¡n 2001, our client, Acumen Fund ¡s a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty.

Acumen is involved ¡n portfolio investment in various sectors including Agriculture, Energy, Health, Housing and water, positively impacting over 36 million people through more than 35 thriving enterprises across the continents.

Job Profile

The East Africa Portfolio Manager will report to the Director - East Africa

The East Africa Portfolio Manager will be directly responsible for managing a sector of portfolio in East Africa, including current investments and the development of future investments in the sector.

Secondly, he / she will support the East Africa Manager ¡n managing investments across portfolios.

Portfolio Development and Investment Management
  • Managing relationships of current Acumen investees including providing post-investment management support to current investees.
  • Managing relationships with other Acumen stakeholders in the sector including prospective investees, advisors, thought leaders and technical experts.
  • Identifying new investment opportunities, carrying out due diligence and investment activities on potential investments.
  • Preparing, presenting and maintaining detailed investment documentation for Acumen Fund Senior Management, Acumen’s Investment Committee, and the Acumen Fund Board of Directors.
  • Supporting the East Africa Manager in managing investments across portfolios.
  • Contributing global sector knowledge and expertise to investments and investment teams outside of East Africa in one of Acumen Fund’s sectoral domains.
Finance and Operations
  • Oversee all aspects of Acumen Fund East Africa financial management, including planning / budgeting, regulatory compliance, financial reporting, treasury activities and audit, working in conjunction with Acumen Fund’s Director of Finance.
  • Work with external advisors and consultants to ensure complete compliance with local regulations and Acumen Fund policies and procedures.
Business Development
  • Working with the East Africa Manager to build strategic alliances within the country to help meet Acumen Fund objectives, as well as strengthening engagement with advisors, partners and other key supporters.
  • Participating in fundraising and communication activities to strengthen Acumen Fund objectives in East Africa.
Person Profile

Are you a top portfolio manager?

With portfolio management and equity investment experience in venture capital or private equity in emerging markets?

Then, this is the top job for you if you have had 7 - 10 years relevant portfolio management experience in emerging markets in the above or similar corporates.

You should also be fluent in English and Kiswahili.

Send your application with a detailed CV with a daytime telephone contact and copies of certificates.

Please also summarize yourself as follows:-
  • Job Ref. No.
  • Your Name
  • Current/ Past Salary
  • Year 2010 pm Year 2011 pm
  • Year 2011 Benefits: If car state cc; If house, state market rent
Send your application by hand, courier, post or email so as to reach us by 24th February 2011.

Limit email to maximum 3 pages A4 size CV and no attachments.

Mark Job Ref. No. on top left of the envelope.

Send to:

Executive Selection Division,
Manpower Services (K) Ltd,
3rd Floor, Landmark Plaza,
Directly Opposite Nairobi Hospital Entrance
P.O. Box 50736-00200,
Nairobi

Email: recruit@manpowerkenya.com.


A leading Can Manufacturing Company based in Nairobi has the following vacancies.

Plant Manager

The Plant Manager shall be responsible for all Manufacturing, Purchases, Distribution, Engineering, Planning, Maintenance and overall Operations of the Plant.

Main Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Planning, organizing and directing manufacturing processes as well as maintenance operations to ensure the most effective and efficient returns on assets.
  • Initiating and using the right management skills that involves proper planning and processes that minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of human capital, equipments, facilities, materials and capital.
  • Assure attainment of business objectives and production schedules while ensuring product standards that exceeds customer expectations.
  • Implement manufacturing strategies and action plans that ensure the facility supports the company’s strategic initiatives.
  • Establish Group and Individual job accountabilities throughout assigned departments for ease of problem solving and cost reductions both on permanent and ad hoc basis depending on need.
  • Encourage use of new Techniques and focus on fact based problem solving.
  • Schedule stability that allows for maximum returns on efficiencies.
  • Ensure prudent fiscal budgeting and utilization with focus to changes in production volumes.
  • Ensure all legal, statutory and Government requirements including Collective Bargaining Agreement are effectively administered and adhered to.
  • Ensure employees grievances are addressed in a timely and right manner.
  • Employ pro-active management practices that include employee’s positive involvement with opportunity for constructive input and action.
  • Continually improve and oversee the overall safety of the physical aspects of the plant as well as that of the employees.
  • Maintain and improve housekeeping in all areas.
  • Maintain and upgrade individual skills by keeping up to date with the latest production management concepts.
Qualifications:
  • Degree, Business or Technical field.
  • Hands on experience in Cans manufacturing.
  • 10 years experience in hard good manufacturing of which 6 and above years in a high production environment and 5 years of managerial experience.
  • Must be energetic with strong leadership skills, independent thinking, strong organizational and planning abilities as well as excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
Accountant (ACCA)

Main Responsibilities, duties and expectation from the Candidate:
  • Manage various financial and accounting transactions for the company
  • Ensure all accounting transactions for the company are posted into the accounting system.
  • Prepare cash flow statements.
  • Prepare monthly accounts and submit the same to Company management on time.
  • Prepare monthly company profit statement based on submitted accounts.
  • Market company products and liaise with customers.
  • Ensure company compliance with all accounting regulations, Legal laws and statutory requirement as spelt out by various Government Acts.
  • Manage up-to-date weekly reconciliation system for all bank accounts.
  • Demonstrate ability to do manufacturing costs.
Qualifications & Competencies for the job:
  • Be a holder of Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA).
  • Preferably a University Graduate with a bias on Accounts/Finance and Marketing.
  • Must be result –oriented, go-getter with a clear record of achievements in accounting and financial management.
  • Must be a good planner with excellent organizing skills.
  • Ability to be flexible, meet deadlines and have the drive to achieve desired goals and objectives.
  • Must have a minimum of three years experience in the same field.
  • Possess valuable experience in use of various accounting systems.
Quality Control
(2 Posts: Metal Printing and Can Making)

Requirements
  • Minimum Diploma in Industrial chemistry, chemical engineering, analytical chemistry, chemistry or equivalent from a recognized institution/Polytechnic.
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in a busy manufacturing environment in Quality assurance.
  • Experience in metal printing, cans and/or Tins quality control is an added advantage.
  • Should have excellent organization & communication skills
  • Proficiency in English is a must.
  • Computer proficiency is a must.
  • Good and Strong problem solving & analytical skills.
  • Eye for detail to meet the very exacting standards of our customers.
  • Candidates with experience in implementing ISO standards, 5S, Kaizen, and GMP, will have an added advantage.
Application letter together with detailed CV, academic certificates, testimonials and day time telephone contact should be addressed to:

DNA 876
P.O. Box 49010 GPO 00100
Nairobi, Kenya

on or before 28th Feb 2011.

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