Plan is an international humanitarian child centered community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation.

Plan started its operations in Kenya in 1982 and is committed to protecting and promoting child rights, and to improving the lives and futures of poor children, their families and communities through a child-centered community development approach.

Plan Kenya is seeking to recruit for the position of Project Officer Livelihood based at Nairobi, Urban Program Unit. This job reports to the Urban Program Manager.

The job holder will be responsible for implementing Child Centered Community Development strategies in line with the Program Unit Long Term Plans Strategies.

Employment is on a two year fixed term contract with a possibility of extension.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure timely and quality project implementation
  • Ensure quality project reports and photos for the sponsorship products
  • Provide capacity building as defined by the project
  • Deliver quality, timely and accurate Project documents including Project Outlines, Project Completion Reports and manage the projects effectively using Plan program monitoring module. (PPM)
  • Ensure availability of accurate and timely program management information using the corporate systems (PPM).
  • Ensure enhanced capacity of children, communities and partners to take up active participation in program delivery and ownership of community development initiatives within the program unit.
  • Provide good linkages and relations between communities and key partners within the program unit.
  • Ensure strengthened CBO capacity in development and resource mobilization
  • Facilitate participation of children and youth in program forums
  • Provide timely accurate and comprehensive project closure reports and project output delivery
Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
  • Degree in Social Sciences, Development Science or other related field
  • At least 2 years experience in an NGO at community level
  • Understanding of rights based approach to development and participatory development
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a multi- disciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Ability to work with communities at all levels
  • Fluent in written and oral English and Kiswahili.
  • Team building and motivational skills
  • Strong facilitating and influencing skills
Plan Kenya is a development organization uniting people to advance the rights of all children.

Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

How to apply

If you meet the requirements of the above position and would like to be a part of it in our commitment to children, please send detailed and updated curriculum vitae with current and/or expected remuneration and contacts of three professional references, including your current/latest supervisor to jobs.plankenya@plan- international.org to be received latest by 14th March 2011.

Your email or envelope should bear the title applied for i.e. “PROJECT OFFICER - LIVELIHOOD as the subject.

You are invited to read more about Plan in our website www.plan-international.org.

We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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Plan is an international humanitarian child centered community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation.

Plan started its operations in Kenya in 1982 and is committed to protecting and promoting child rights, and to improving the lives and futures of poor children, their families and communities through a child-centered community development approach.

Plan Kenya is seeking to recruit for the position of Project Officer Governance (2 positions) based at Kwale Program Unit. This job reports to the Program Coordinator Protection Inclusion & Governance. The job holder will be responsible for implementing Child Centered Community Development strategies in line with the Program Unit Long Term Plans Strategies.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure timely and quality project implementation
  • Ensure quality project reports and photos for the sponsorship products
  • Provide capacity building as defined by the project
  • Deliver quality, timely and accurate Project documents including Project Outlines, Project Completion Reports and manage the projects effectively using Plan program monitoring module. (PPM)
  • Ensure availability of accurate and timely program management information using the corporate systems (PPM).
  • Ensure enhanced capacity of children, communities and partners to take up active participation in program delivery and ownership of community development initiatives within the program unit.
  • Provide good linkages and relations between communities and key partners within the program unit.
  • Ensure strengthened CBO capacity in development and resource mobilization
  • Facilitate participation of children and youth in program forums
  • Provide timely accurate and comprehensive project closure reports and project output delivery
Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
  • Degree in Social Sciences, Development Science or other related field
  • At least 2 years experience in an NGO at community level
  • Understanding of rights based approach to development and participatory development
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Ability to work with communities at all levels
  • Fluent in written and oral English and Kiswahili.
  • Team building and motivational skills
  • Strong facilitating and influencing skills
Plan Kenya is a development organization uniting people to advance the rights of all children.

Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

How to apply

If you meet the requirements of the above position and would like to be a part of it in our commitment to children, please send detailed and updated curriculum vitae with current and/or expected remuneration and contacts of three professional references, including your current/latest supervisor to jobs.plankenya@plan-international.org to be received latest by 14th March 2011.

Your email or envelope should bear the title applied for i.e. “PROJECT OFFICER - GOVERNANCE as the subject.

You are invited to read more about Plan in our website www.plan-international.org.

We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Ministry of State for Planning National Development & Vision 2030

Applicants are invited for the post of Chief Executive Officer, Nepad Kenya Secretariat

The Chief Executive Officer shall be accountable to the National Steering Committee(NSC) through the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of State for Planning National Development & Vision 2030 for his/her activities and will be responsible for the full and efficient operation for the NEPAD Secretariat.

He/she will be responsible for integrating national and regional NEPAD projects into the NEPAD continental framework, as adopted by the Heads of State Implementation Committee and International Partners.

Specific Tasks
  • Identify, document and implement the medium to long term strategic objectives of the NEPAD secretariat;
  • Liaising with and coordinating with stakeholders including the Government, the Private Sector, Civil Society, the Development Partners and other bilateral and multilateral institutions on NEPAD activities;
  • Organizing partnership forums for bringing together respective stakeholders for purposes of fund raising and mobilizing resources for implementing the NEPAD programmes and activities;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of NEPAD activities at the National, Regional and International level;
  • Constant Liaison with NEPAD Secretariat in South Africa on progress and changes in the principle areas of concern by NEPAD;
  • Prepare periodic progress reports of the secretariat’s activities and implement resolutions made by the NSC;
  • Provide leadership and management of secretariat and other resources.
  • Coordinating the implementation and updating of the National Programmes Action of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) process in the Country including Review and Progress Reports)
  • Facilitating and supporting the work of the National Governing Council of the APRM.
Qualifications and Technical Experience
  • At least a post graduate degree from an internationally recognized university in any of the following disciplines; Economics, Development Studies, International Relations, Business Administration or related areas.
  • Be a Kenya Citizen.
  • Have extensive managerial experience of at least ten (10) years and served as head of a large private or public institution or Department.
  • Have adequate international exposure either in the public or private sector or in an international or multilateral institution.
  • Good understanding of development issues at the national, regional and international levels.
  • A person of the highest integrity, respectability and an excellent communicator
  • Have a good record in areas of governance and accountability.
  • Familiarity with regional and international cooperation matters.
Terms of Service

A three year renewable contract subject to satisfactory performance. Salary will be commensurate with the post.

Suitable candidates should submit applications, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials, a detailed and updated curriculum vitae indicating current and expected salary and contacts of three (3) professional referees to the address below on or before 22nd March, 2011.

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Planning, National Development and Vision 2030
P.O. Box 30005-00 100
Nairobi.

Or hand delivered to Room 303 Treasury Building

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Kenya United Steel Company (2006) Ltd a leading steel manufacturing company in East Africa is looking for the following Staff

Financial Controller

Qualification: A Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Professional qualification in CPA / ACCA or equivalent, Knowledge of ERP.

Experience: Minimum 5-10 years post qualification Experience.

Accounts Assistant

Qualification: A Bachelors Degree in Accounting and CPA/ACCA or equivalent. Up to stage II plus Computer knowledge

Experience: Minimum 3 years post qualification Experience.

Health & Safety Officer

The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining high standards of health and safety in the workplace.

Qualification: Higher Diploma in Environmental Science, Health and Safety related studies.

Experience: Minimum 3 Years Post qualification Experience in implementing Health & Safety Management Systems in a big organization

Store Keeper

Qualification: Diploma / Degree in Procurement, Supply & Logistic Management

Experience: 3-5 Years of experience in same field

All applications must be delivered on or before Tuesday, 15th March 2011.

Please send your CV to the email below:

irshad@alam-group.com
asega@alam-group.com
Jaleel@alam-group.com

Or you can deliver at our Office in KUSCO, Miritini, Mombasa,

Tel: 040 3300202
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Responsible To: Country Director

Working With: Country Management Team; Project Teams (Project Coordinators);

Location: Nairobi, Kenya with frequent trips to the field sites in Kenya and flexible travel to accessible Somali field sites

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: 12 months

Salary: £29,670- £30,420 per annum (dependant on relevant experience), inclusive of annual Cost of Living Allowance.

Benefits: Insurance cover, accommodation, additional return flights, and annual leave entitlement of 24 days per annum rising to 30 days at the completion of 12 months of continuous employment with Merlin.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Due to the urgency of recruitment for this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis and we may offer this post before the closing date.

Accompanied position status is currently under review, contingent upon funding.

Merlin International Profile

Merlin is the only specialist UK charity which responds worldwide with vital health care and medical relief for vulnerable people caught up in natural disasters, conflict, disease and health system collapse. Each year, Merlin helps more than 15 million people in up to 20 countries.

Context and Background

Merlin has been working in Kenya since 1998 and Somalia since 2004. Managed from an office in Nairobi, Merlin works in two project areas in Kenya and three in Somalia. Each project area has a Project Coordinator who is directly responsible for delivering the project with support from the coordination team.

In Kenya, Merlin work in Nyanza and Turkana. The Nyanza project is managed from an office in Kisii and deals mainly with prevention and treatment of malaria and HIV/AIDs. The Turkana project is run from an office in Lodwar and works on nutrition and primary health care projects with the vulnerable pastoralist communities of the region.

In Somalia, Merlin runs projects in Somaliland, Puntland and South Central. The Somaliland project office is based in Hargeisa and focused on the far eastern Awdal province where we work directly with the MoH to strengthen health care delivery and nutrition.

The Puntland project is based on primary health care with a strong HIV/AIDs and TB component whilst South-Central is concerned with primary healthcare and nutrition. For security reasons, their Project Coordinators are based in the Nairobi office, managing their teams remotely although this location may change.

In all cases, and in line with organizational strategy, the Kenya and Somalia program focus on the following broad strategic objectives:
  • Support and strengthen the institutional capacity of the healthcare system
  • Improve access to and quality of healthcare services, particularly for vulnerable and under-served populations
  • Strengthen the capacity of Merlin and key partners in Kenya and Somalia to respond to humanitarian emergencies
  • Advocate for the implementation of improvements in health policy
Main purpose of the role

The Deputy Country Director position is an international staff position within the Merlin Somalia and Kenya structure and is a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT).

The overall objective of the position is to assist and support the Country Director in the management, coordination and implementation of Merlin projects, strengthening the quality and level of operational support provided to all field project sites and ensuring that Merlin organizational and country specific strategies, plans, policies, and procedures are developed and/or effectively implemented in all locations in collaboration with the relevant department in a timely manner.

Overall Objectives (scope)
  • To directly line manage and support the PCs and ensure that program, financial, logistics and HR systems and procedures are in place and followed, liaising with relevant SMT members
  • To maintain regular communications with PCs and report back to the CMT the points of discussion and follow-up
  • To ensure that Merlin is able to deliver quality health programmes, supporting Merlin field teams in this, through coordination, advice, information sharing & analysis
  • To act as CD in the CD’s absence
  • Strictly monitor adherence to grant agreements and grant management, oversee the performance of partners and sub-grantees.
  • This role, as the head of the program support unit, will play an critical part in identifying new opportunities and ensuring the current portfolio is maintained. This will include ensuring that grant reports and proposals are prepared and submitted in a timely manner and to a high standard expected by our donors.
  • To support the CD, where delegated, in security management of teams with the Logistics Manager.
  • To actively contribute to country strategy & annual planning with the CD and teams
  • To assist the CD in the development, review, implementation and monitoring of a remote management and support strategy for the Somalia programme
  • To support timely and appropriate linkage between Merlin, the MoH, communities and community groups as well as other INGOs in project areas in coordination with the PCs, MedCos, CHDs and CD
Responsibilities

Operational Management
  • To work as part of the SMT for Somalia/Kenya to ensure that the programmes are being developed and delivered to clear strategic priorities
  • Line-manage the Kenya and Somali Project Coordinators to ensure that project design, quality and outreach is consistent with the needs and objectives of Merlin to respond to these and with the Country Strategies and Annual Plans
  • Line manage the Kenya and Somali PCs to ensure that appropriate Merlin management, administration, personnel, logistics, finance, and communication systems are in place and being followed
  • Maintain a strong working relationship with the Country Director, Health Director, Country Health Coordinators, Logistics Coordinator and Finance, Human Resources and Administration Managers in order to achieve the above in both project implementation, preparation, review and reporting.
  • Ensure regular communications are maintained between the field sites and Merlin Nairobi
  • Responsible for effective and efficient management of the field projects consistent with the project management cycle and the delivery of quality outputs.
  • Ensure monitoring systems are in place and that project reviews/audits/evaluations are carried out periodically in conjunction with the team, CD and CHD, local stakeholders and project partners
  • Ensure adherence to timelines for all relevant proposals and reports, ensuring their quality as well as timely production and submission to the CD in accordance with Merlin and donor contractual agreements
  • Regular travel to all project sites, according to accessibility / security.
  • Assist the CD in organizing and facilitating monthly Senior Management Team (SMT) meetings as well as quarterly Country Management Team (CMT) meetings and follow-up and report on the implementation and achievements of agreed action points.
  • Participate as a member of the Country Management Team
Programme Development
  • Ensure all relevant authorities and communities are included in the planning and implementation of projects as appropriate
  • Proactively contribute to programme development and strategy with the CD, and Country Health Directors, as well as annual plans and their implementation, looking towards innovative approaches and tools for health-system strengthening and emergency response as relevant to population outreach
  • Monitor the evolving humanitarian situation in the project region and consider strategic and immediate responses together with the CD, and CHDs, leading on and/or assisting with assessments where necessary
  • Draw up plans, proposals and budgets for new projects/extensions of projects in conjunction with the relevant team, medical, financial and logistical staff
Programme Management
  • Ensure that projects, actively manage the implementation of projects and remain within the remit of their initial design, budget and proposal alongwith the CHD and Financial Director
  • Together with the CHD and Logistics Manager, ensure the establishment of appropriate Emergency Preparedness and Response systems and plans in project sites to deal with emergencies and provide leadership for staff and volunteers in prioritized emergencies
  • Together with the CHD, ensure the establishment of systems and standards for assessment and monitoring/evaluation of programmes against their strategic aims
  • Ensure there is a regular, documented forum / meeting for all key staff including PCs and MedCos to discuss and plan programme objectives and plans
Representation
  • Carry out representation with other NGOs, UN agencies, local and national government bodies, donors and other relevant parties when relevant and in coordination with the CD and CHD, ensuring that all parties are kept informed of Merlin activities as appropriate
Logistics/Finance/Administration
  • In accordance with the Log Co, and the relevant SMT members, ensure appropriate administrative, financial and logistical Merlin systems/procedures are in place, maintained and adhered to so that all support functions and project implementation are carried out effectively and efficiently and meet donor compliance requirements
  • Together with the Financial Director and PCs, monitor project expenditure through the monthly BvAs and other appropriate mechanisms, ensuring analyses and recommendations are shared with the teams and that projects are implemented within their budgets, assisting teams to forecast and plan when and where necessary
  • Together with the Financial Director and PCs, over see budget preparation, setting the parameters and the process, ensuring compliance to Merlin, donor and national requirements
Human Resource Management
  • Line manage the PCs effectively, including appropriate and regular delegation
  • Carry out timely objective-setting and appraisals of PCs as per Merlin standard requirements and procedures and ensure cascading down of objective-setting and appraisals system to all staff within each project
  • Lead recruitment of PCs as and when necessary with support from other SMT members according to need
  • Assist the PCs in optimizing, in conjunction with other team members, the use of human, logistical and financial potential within the project teams, ensuring project needs are met in a timely manner.
  • In liaison with the CD, ensure all new team members are adequately briefed on arrival in the field, and departing team members are debriefed
  • Work with the CD to maintain up-to-date job descriptions for international staff and prepare and maintain job descriptions for any regional and national staff in conjunction with the PCs
  • Maintain good inter and intra-team communications, supporting good team dynamics, and suitable action when problems occur
  • Together with the HR Manager, ensure that Merlin’s staff policies and procedures are understood and correctly followed by the PCs
  • In collaboration with the HRM and PCs, ensure appropriate staff coverage at all times and that holiday is being taken regularly
  • Support team members professionally and monitor and support stress management, including regular documented team meetings for planning and reporting purposes
  • Ensure all new team members are adequately briefed on arrival in the field, and departing team members are debriefed
  • Together with the SMT ensure capacity development and training of all national personnel, supporting international personnel where relevant
  • Support PCs in national staff selection, recruitment, disciplinary actions, dismissal procedures and systems, together with HRM
  • Ensure regular, minuted project team meetings
Person Specification

Essential

Qualifications, experience and competences
  • Extensive experience of large multi donor grant portfolio
  • Extensive proven experience with overall project management with multi experience in developing countries, preferably in the health sector including strong skills and experience in;
  1. Project needs assessment
  2. Project proposal development, logical framework, and report and proposal writing
  3. Personnel management
  • Extensive field humanitarian experience in a management role
  • Good understanding of logistics
  • Experience in budget management, financial and administrative management
  • Experience of donor reporting requirements and strong knowledge of donor compliance
  • Good training/capacity building and management skills.
  • Supportive personnel management style
  • Team builder with a proven ability to train and coach staff
  • Diplomatic and an effective communicator at all levels
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent proven organizational and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English
  • Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office
  • Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures
  • Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritising a high workload and multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Experience of proactively identifying and addressing issues
  • Ability and willingness to undertake frequent travel to field sites
  • An understanding of and commitment to Merlin's mission and values
Desirable
  • Strong security management experience
  • Previous experience of working in East Africa.
Data Protection

Please note, on submitting your application, you are agreeing to Merlin holding and using the information that you have given for the purposes of recruitment and employment - should an offer be made.

Where required by donors funding requirements, some job offers are conditional on our ensuring that potential employees' names do not appear on counter terrorism lists generated by the United Nations, European Union or the United States.

On submitting your application, you are agreeing to Merlin using the information that you have given for checking that your name does not appear on these lists.

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy please download an application form from our website www.merlin.org.uk

Completed applications should be emailed to applications@merlin-uk.org stating in the subject field the job title, country and reference number (if any) of the vacancy you have applied for.
 
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