World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

Inspired by our Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

Location: Kenya - Nairobi

Purpose of position

On behalf of the region, provide support to National Office HEA programming including support to rapid assessments, program designs (proposal and concept paper writing and reviews), fundraising, program monitoring, compliance to both internal and international standards, and be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the regional HEA and Disaster Management Learning Center.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic
  • Support the RHEAD to implement the EAR HEA & DM strategic direction:
  • Lead the annual Macro Regional Risk Mapping exercise, and support NOs to use its findings to inform related disaster risk management planning.
  • Support NOs to ensure compliance with respective Levels of Response Standards.
  • In collaboration with other ministry pillars (TD/MQ and P&A) Support Disaster Risk Reduction efforts across the region.
  • Champion EARO HEA & DM LC collaboration with other regional LCs.
Emergency Preparedness & Response:
  • Provide timely assessments of countries at risk of a large scale CAT II or CAT III emergencies in the Eastern Africa Region.
  • Based on EW reports, actively follow up with NOs to ensure effective Early Action.
  • Support the RHEAD in managing processes leading to the declaration of Categories of Emergencies and Levels of Response.
  • When required, undertake deployments to provide leadership to CAT II and III interventions in the region.
  • Work closely with EARO communications to ensure quality and timely release of HEA-related communications and marketing materials.
  • Support NO HEA programming through participation in rapid needs assessments, proposal and concept paper writing and reviews, program monitoring, and support to compliance with internal and international standards.
  • Provide guidance and technical support to mainstreaming or integrating cross cutting themes during emergencies(protection, Christian commitment, gender, HIV and AIDS, peace building, environmental issues, etc)
  • Support NOs in identify funding opportunities, and in reviewing applications for funding.
Capacity Building:
  • In coordination with the Regional HEA Capacity Building Advisor, assist in the mentoring, coaching and training of the Regional Surge Capacity.
Coordination and Representation:
  • At a strategic and policy level, represent the EAR HEA Director at various regional and international humanitarian fora / platforms.
  • Support the EARO HEA & DM LC to develop sustainable working linkages with international research centers, national institutes and other agencies that offer services, technologies and other resources that are relevant to WV’s Disaster Risk Management agenda.
  • Actively engage/participate in various WV communities of practices.
HEA & DM Learning:
  • Provide day-to-day coordination of activities under Strategic Objective # 3 of the EAR HEA & DM Learning Center, which is “to promote humanitarian learning through research, documentation, dissemination, and partnerships with the academia.”
  • Support the process of learning from WV’s humanitarian responses in the region and ensure that good practice recommendations are incorporated into future WV humanitarian responses.
Special Focus on fragile counties:
  • Give priority-programming support to WV offices in fragile contexts. These currently include Somalia, North Sudan, South Sudan, and Burundi.
Reporting
  • Coordinate the consolidation of the EA HEA monthly, quarterly and annual reports. This includes early warning reporting.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Required:
  • Graduate degree in Social Sciences, International Development or other related field
  • At least 5 years of relief field experience at senior level
  • Strong experience in research and Evaluation
  • Strong experience in project design and proposal writing
  • Experience in project management and financial management
  • Knowledge of SPHERE, LCP and other programming tools
  • Strong analytical skills
  • High degree of negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Strong written and verbal skills in English and with another language such as French or Swahili
  • Skills and experience as trainer/facilitator
  • Strong empirical knowledge of the humanitarian sector including humanitarian charters, laws and standards
  • Strong commitment to WV’s vision, mission and core values
  • Commitment to partnership and networking, especially those outside of WV itself
Preferred:
  • At least 5 years of relief field experience at senior level.
  • Strong experience in project design and proposal writing
How to apply

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Closing date: 06 Apr 2011

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UNOPS is a self-financing entity of the United Nations system, with more than a decade of experience in providing operational management services in developing nations and post-conflict/emergency situations.

Headquartered in Copenhagen, with regional offices in New York, Johannesburg, Bangkok, and Panama, UNOPS presently operates in over 60 countries providing to UN agencies and developing countries complex project implementations of client operations, loan administration and supervision, and advisory services for operations management.

UNOPS helps its partners in the United Nations system meet the world’s needs for building peace, recovering from disaster, and creating sustainable development. UNOPS is known for its ability to implement complex projects in all types of environments around the globe. In an effort to promote organizational excellence, UNOPS seeks highly qualified individuals for the following position:

Vacancy Code: UNOPS/AFO/SNOC/ 016/2011

Post Title: Media Specialist

Post Level: IICA 2

Position status: Non -rotational

Project Title: Africa Adaptation Programme

Org Unit: SNOC

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 15 April 2011 – 31 December 2011

Closing Date: 31 March, 2011

Background

The Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) was launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with UNIDO, UNICEF and WFP, and with funding of US$92 million from the government of Japan, to support the efforts of 20 countries in Africa to mainstream climate resilience into their development planning.

A key priority of the AAP is to increase public awareness of climate change issues and the kinds of responses and actions that will be required to protect the sustainability of development in Africa from rising temperatures and declining rainfalls, among other effects of climate change.

To this end, a Nairobi-based project of the AAP is focused on improving the role African media can play in investigating, interpreting and reporting on the intersection of climate change and development with a view to better-informing both public debate and policymaking on this issue.

The project will seek to deepen the knowledge of climate change among African print, broadcast and web-based journalists, among other media professionals, and build their capacity to raise awareness among multiple stakeholders including the general public, civil society, the business community, academia and the public sector, in particular opinion leaders, policy shapers and decision-makers.

It will involve such activities as identifying journalists with experience on the climate change file to serve as focal points in each of the 20 AAP countries, convening training workshops, producing a manual on climate change for journalists, and exploring opportunities to make climate courses available to students in African journalism schools, among others.

To implement this project, a small team is being assembled in Nairobi, Kenya, in which each member must be capable of fulfilling multiple functions.

The position of Media Specialist will carry responsibilities in the areas of:
  1. Program
  2. Communications
  3. Administration
Duties and Responsibilities

Program
  • Assist in identifying key journalists, media and press associations, journalism programs and potential civil society organizations throughout the 20-country AAP members which can partner with AAP media capacity building
  • Assist in development of strategic planning and creative development of the AAP media capacity building programme, with a view to opportunities in the sphere of mobile and social networking media, in additional to traditional media sources
  • Liaise with editors and managing editors to support the editor engagement aspect of AAP communications and media capacity building
  • Assist where needed in preparation and sourcing of materials for trainings and workshops
  • Assist in preparation of initial list of media outlets to be monitored
  • Assist supervision and analysis of media monitoring reports
  • Assist in sourcing and editing of articles and programme stories for inclusion in project reports
  • Assist focal trainers in preparation of project reports
Communications
  • Support the communications team in the production of communications products, exhibits, events and campaigns, as required
  • Assist in solicitation and editing of newsletter articles, under the supervision of the communications officer in Nairobi, and liaising with the AAP Marketing and Communications Expert in New York HQ.
Administration
  • Assist in overall conception and preparation of workshop and training materials on as needed basis
  • Assist in planning and implementation of events, workshops and trainings
The Media Specialist is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Require Selection Criteria

Competencies
  • At least 5 years professional experience as a journalist, or interacting with journalists, in reporting on or advancing issues on the development agenda in Africa
  • Understanding of the African media environment, both English and French, the challenges confronting journalists and opportunities to advance issues in that context
  • Knowledge of climate change and its implications for development in Africa an asset
  • Expertise in social networking and non-traditional media
  • Fluency in English. French is an asset
  • Ability to work in a team, under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in web-based media
Education
  • Masters degree in journalism, international affairs, or other relevant discipline.
  • Seven to twelve years of relevant work experience preferably in combination with a bachelor’s degree, may substitute for the requirement for a Master’s degree.
Additional Considerations
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level below the advertised level of the post.
For more information on UNOPS, please visit the UNOPS website at www.unops.org.

How to apply

Submission of Applications

Qualified candidates may submit their application, including a letter of interest, complete Curriculum Vitae and an updated United Nations Personal History Form (P.11) (available on this website), to afosnoc.vacancies@unops.org.

Kindly indicate the vacancy number and the post title in the subject line when applying by email.

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Type of Contract: Individual Contract (IC)

Duration: 15 days

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Closing Date: 31st March 2011

Organizational Context

The Overall mandate of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is to provide leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system to enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the programs and activities of the United Nations System.

The Critical Incident Stress Management Unit-Somalia works to provide psychological support to UN staff members working in the field. One of the objectives of the unit is to establish Critical Incident Intervention Cells (CISCs) and this is done by training of peer helpers.

The peer helper programme has been developed to provide UN staff with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills on stress related issues. Peer Helpers (PHs) are trained by UNDSS CISMU counselors in close collaboration with UN agency counselors. They are supervised by UNDSS CISMU field counselors.

The term Peer Helper refers to UN staff members who are trained to provide nonprofessional, collegial assistance to UN staff and their direct dependents. Simply put, peer helpers are “colleagues helping colleagues.” The PH network, which is developed as a result of the training, has proven to be beneficial to staff, especially during emergencies and when counselors are not immediately available to provide support to staff.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the overall management of Deputy Chief Security Advisor (DCSA) and Under direct supervision of the UN- Stress Counselor Somalia, the TMDE will perform duties and responsibilities in accordance with the objectives and activities in the work plan and other duties as requested by UN Psycho-social Support Office.

Specifically, the duties and responsibilities of the incumbent are:
  • Propose a draft outline of the content of the Training Manual based on this ToR and the materials developed in the CISMU PHP training manuals
  • Collect the relevant practical examples, cases studies, videos on relevant topics for ease of training
  • Develop a final version of the Training and participant Manual to a standard acceptable CISMU-Somalia Stress counselor
  • If needed update the training material with additional material.
  • Provide relevant tools and instruments to be used by the CISMU trainers for the PHP. Include pre workshop questionnaire reflecting motivation and core competencies to become a Peer Helper, provide evaluation of every module at the end of the day to assess the relevance of content and trained material.
  • The training Manual will be written in an interactive and inspiring way so that it encourages reflection, learning culture, dialogue and inclusion (include discussion questions / questionnaires at the end of each module).
Deliverables and time frame
  • The consultant will perform the required duties within a period of up to 15 days.
  • Submission of the final version of the „Training and participant Manual on PHP with integrated feedback and comments from the CISMU-Somalia Stress Counselor.
  • It is expected that the elaboration of a detailed content of the Training & Participant Manual will be done in close cooperation with the CISMU Somalia Stress Counselor.
  • At end product will be two manuals (participant and facilitator) will be written in English.
Monitoring and Progress controls

The Consultant will work under the overall supervision of the UN Stress Counselor. Evaluation of the Individual contract will be made against the benchmarks and deliverables set for the assignment of the consultant at the end of the contract duration.

Competencies

Functional Competencies:

Professionalism:
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge and hands on experience in all aspects of pre-hospital emergency medicine.
  • Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operations.
Planning and organizing:
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan,
  • Coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision.
Teamwork:
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Communication:
  • Strong communication (spoken, written and presentational) skills,
  • Ability to defend and explain difficult issues and positions to staff including senior officials.
  • Previous training experience in international setting required.
Commitment to Continuous learning:
  • Willingness to learn to keep abreast of new developments in the medical field.
  • Technological awareness
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Good knowledge of relevant medical databases
Recruitment Qualifications

Education:
  • Masters degree in Human Resource Management or in any Social Sciences discipline.
Experience:
  • Minimum five years experience in training and development of training materials
  • Additional training or experience in a broad range of related fields, such as mental health and stress related issues
  • Previous UN medical system/international medical experience with priority in international tasks is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience in developing emergency contingency plans
  • Proven experience in writing manuals, booklets or similar training materials.
  • Proven and substantial experience designing and developing training manuals to finalized status, or materials of a similar kind;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) is desirable
Language Requirements:
  • Proficiency in both oral and written English.
How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit electronic application by visiting http://jobs.undp.org/

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31st March 2011

Applicants are required to fill and sign a P11 Form and submit it together with Curriculum Vitae on the online application.

The P11 Form can be obtained from the link below:
Click Here

Women & Somali Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

UNDP will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

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Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA) is a premier Training, Research and Consultancy Institute in Public Service.

We are seeking suitable candidates to fill the positions of:

Systems Engineer

Key Results Areas will include:
  • Configures, Maintain and support Institute’s LAN/WAN environment equipments and related services
  • Identifies, diagnoses, and resolves network problems
  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation for all implemented networks
  • Administration of Windows, Novell and Linux systems, business applications, anti-virus protection, email, and authentication
  • Monitors network traffic to identify problems and make capacity planning recommendations with the help of monitoring tools
  • Maintains and updates the network and security infrastructure, tests and implements vendor security patches, implement workarounds for un- patched security vulnerabilities
  • Develop and complete actions in system specifications, technical and logistical requirements and other disciplines
  • Create and maintain programmatic and technical documentation to insure efficient planning and execution
  • Manage and document system configurations
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Minimum Education: Masters in Computer Science or related field
  • Hands-on experience implementing and administrating network devices, setting and maintaining policies and rights/security within a Windows Server 2003/2008 environment: Firewalls, Cisco, network switches, Cisco routers, Cisco VPN, Wireless Access Points, IBM server platforms, Windows Server 2003/2008 Active Directory, related backup tape drive
  • Desktop and laptop installation and problem resolution in a Windows XP/Vista Environment
Skills for a Systems Engineer Position:
  • Strong coordination, organization, teaming and communication abilities
  • Works well individually or in a group setting
  • Effectively directs other team members
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
  • Successfully presents technical information
Remuneration:

Salary scale: Kshs. 90,982 x 2,620 – 101,463 x 3,013 – 113,515.

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may send their hard copy of applications together with their detailed curriculum vitae Director or Human Resources Manager on or before 25th March 2011.

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may send their applications together with their detailed curriculum to

Director & Chief Executive
Kenya Institute of Administration
P.O Box 23030 0604
Nairobi

or by email director@kia.ac.ke

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