The Cordaid Field Office in Nairobi is rolling out an European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) funded Drought Emergency Assistance 2011 in Moyale, Marsabit, Isiolo, Samburu and Mandera districts. The project will run for the next 8-9 months.

This is a drought emergency response project in Kenya and in line with Drought Cyce Management and Community managed Disaster Risk Reduction strategies and will be implemented by a Cordaid Emergency Team in collaboration with by a number of local facilitating organizations/partner organizations of Cordaid.

For the management of this project the Field Office in Nairobi is looking for a

Project Officer

The project officer will work in close collaboration with a programme manager, financial officer and other staff in the Cordaid Field offices In Nairobi and Moyale. The workstation will be Marsabit, with frequent travelling to all project areas.

Key tasks and responsibilities will include:
  • Overall management of the program in order to ensure achievement of objectives in time and within agreed budget;
  • appraising of project proposals and work plans and advise on decision making;
  • monitoring of approved projects (with regular field visits);
  • accompaniment of partners in implementation of the project;
  • documentation of lessons learnt and sharing of these lessons with stakeholders;
  • organisation of workshops for partners;
  • writing of progress and final reports for Cordaid and external donors,
  • participation in relevant coordination and networks,
  • preparation of TOR’s for specialized consultancy services,
  • organize and facilitate press/campaigning visits from the Netherlands and Kenya.
We invite candidates who hold the qualifications indicated below:
  • University degree in a relevant field, preferably social sciences
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in emergency or food security program management, preferably in the ASAL areas of Kenya
  • Experience and knowledge of drought cycle management/emergency response and Community Managed Disaster Reduction Approaches
  • Experience in procedures, systems and reporting procedures of ECHO and/or Cordaid
  • Social skills for management of relationships with local partners and for accompaniment and guiding of partners in the humanitarian aspects and implementation of their activities
  • Proven ability to communicate at professional level, to work within a team and to participate in (donor) networks
Finance Officer

The finance officer will work in close collaboration with the Programme Manager, Project officer and other staff in the Cordaid Field offices. The workstation will be Marsabit, with frequent travelling to all project areas.

Key tasks and responsibilities will include:
  • Responsible for the financial management of the program through supervision, co-ordination, monitoring and reporting;
  • to assess program proposals financially,
  • to review and verify all purchase and tender procedures and advise on the release of funds to implementing partners;
  • to plan and monitor project expenditure against the budgets and provide monthly updates to program team and programme manager;
  • to provide technical advise to the implementing partners related to financial management, systems and control;
  • to prepare monthly financial reports to Cordaid office and prepare regular reports and final reports to Cordaid;
  • to prepare financial updates; to assist in the organisation of workshops for partners; to facilitate third party visits to the program.
We invite candidates who hold the qualifications indicated below:
  • University degree and professional accounting qualifications of at least CPA II
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in program accounting,
  • Experience in accounting for ECHO funding is a distinct advantage
  • Experience in financial planning, monitoring and reporting to meet donor requirements.
  • Social skills for management of relationships with local partners and for accompaniment and guidance of partners in financial management and accounting of their activities.
  • Proven ability to communicate at professional level and to work within a team.
Only candidates who meet the required qualifications are invited to send their applications including a detailed CV, three references, expected remuneration, and contact telephone number/e-mail address before 28th March 2011.

Applications should be sent via email indicated below:

E-mail: Mohamed Dida: m.dida@cordaid.or.ke with copy to Gijs Aarts: GSA@cordaid.nl; Ton Haverkort: thacor@cordaid.net and cordaid@cordaid.or.ke

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Cordaid offers a responsible position in a professional organization. An open and informal working environment with a good team spirit.

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Due to a recent successful sales campaign, our client is seeking to add more Sales Executives to support the already ongoing sales promotion. A good retainer will be given to all successful candidates.

Job responsibilities
  • Conduct intensive promotion campaigns for a new Life Insurance product.
  • Explain features, advantages of the product
  • Act as the face of the company, ensuring that you present a professional image of the product in the minds of the prospective customers.
Candidate profile
  • Diploma/ Certificate/ in Sales and Marketing
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Confident outgoing personality
  • People person with outstanding presentation skills.
  • Can do attitude.
To apply, send your cv only to recruit@flexi-personnel.com by 28th March 2011.
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The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is the leading international conservation organization focused solely on the African continent. AWF’s mission is, together with the people of Africa, to ensure that the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever.

AWF currently seeks to hire a Director of Human Resources to be based in its Headquarter Offices in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Director of Human Resources (DHR) will report to the Vice President Program Operations and oversee the Foundation’s global Human Resources functions.

The DHR will be expected to implement and maintain an operating framework for the organization that enables the organization to be results driven, accurate and agile, and results in a performance culture where company objectives are achieved and individuals excel in
their respective capabilities.

Key Responsibilities
  • Create a HR strategy to support overall mission and strategic framework of the organization.
  • Lead, manage and supervise HR operations (executed by HR team) including recruitment, contracting, compensation, payroll, benefits administration, performance management, and training.
  • Provide organizational leadership to assess and steer AWF workplace culture.
  • Working with AWF’s management team, assess and improve staff performance assessment system, career development opportunities and succession planning practices.
  • Select and negotiate AWF’s staff benefit and welfare programs to ensure competitive costs to AWF and improve employee satisfaction and retention.
The successful candidate;
  • Must be fully fluent in both French and English.
  • Will have a University degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Will have 10+ years work related experience, preferably in donor-funded organization, with a track record of increasingly responsible positions. 5+ years of experience leading a professional team.
  • Will have excellent knowledge of industry best practices and the ability to translate this knowledge into policies and procedures within AWF.
  • Will have excellent knowledge of labor laws and regulations in AWF’s countries of operation.
  • Will have a professional demeanor with an unwavering commitment to honesty and integrity.
  • Will have a strong team commitment and drive for personal and organizational achievement.
A professional operating environment with latitude to innovate and deliver value as well as a competitive reward package is available to the right person who shares an interest in AWF’s mission and core values.

If your background, experience and competencies match the above specifications please send a cover letter, your detailed CV indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees to Humanresources@awfke.org.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

Closing Date: April 4, 2011

For further information on the position and AWF, please visit www.awf.org

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The Aga Khan University (AKU), an international university and a major component of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is committed to excellence in education, research and service.

The University strives for quality, international standards and relevance in all of its programmes and selects its faculty, staff and students on the basis of merit, irrespective of gender, race, religion or domicile.

AKU is currently planning a major expansion of its existing work in East Africa, in the fields of medical, nursing and teacher education. Planning is also underway for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in East Africa (AKU – FAS, EA) which will constitute the Principal Campus, and aims to be an innovative, responsive, accessible and world-class institution, partnering with major international academic institutions. It will pay special attention to the creation and application of knowledge.

AKU – FAS, EA is seeking to recruit a creative, collegial and deadline oriented individual to fill the position of a Programme Specialist.

Reporting to the Head of Academic Planning, AKU-FAS, EA, the Programme Specialist will plan, coordinate and participate in all activities directed towards the establishment of a hub that will undertake research, policy development, capacity building and public engagement in areas of socio-economics, culture education, science, technology and environment at the level of the East African region.

Requirements:
  • Candidate should hold a Ph.D. Degree in relevant area with substantial teaching, research and practical exposure and at least 5 years experience of an academic setting with an understanding of undergraduate teaching.
  • The candidate should have a good understanding of the East African Community with experience in applied research at the national and preferably the regional level.
  • A background in community engagement and legal affairs will be advantageous.
To Apply:

Applications including curriculum vitae, and copies of academic and professional certificates and addresses (postal and email) of three referees should be sent to, the

Director, Human Resources ,
P.O. Box 30270 - 00100,

Fax: (+254 20) 374 7004, Nairobi, Kenya

or via e-mail: fas.recruitment@aku.edu

so as to reach not later than 7th April, 2011.

For more detailed information on this position, please visit: www.aku.edu

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Functional Title: National WASH Consultant

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Date of Entry of Duty: ASAP

Duration: Maximum 11 months

Closing Date: 31th March 2011

Background

UNHCR is looking for one consultant who will be based in Nairobi to ensure the adequate and timely implementation of WASH projects in the region.

The consultant will be appointed to the post up to the end of December 2011.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent holds a professional management position responsible for provision of expert technical support and advice as well as strategic planning on activities within the areas of water, sanitation, hygiene and related technical sectors as an integral part of UNHCR programmes.

Major duties and responsibilities include:

A. Strategy and Policy:
  • Support the implementation of UNHCR’s Strategic Plan for WASH 2011-13.
  • Help and support the development of new policies and strategies for UNHCR in key aspects of WASH.
  • Provide support on the development, review, update and dissemination of internationally accepted standards, policies, and guidelines within UNHCR and among partners; adapt accordingly to the unique situation of UNHCR’s people of concern.
  • Represent UNHCR in relevant international meetings and conferences when requested.
B. Advocacy:
  • Advocate on all issues relating to WASH and refugees/IDPs and other persons of concern to UNHCR and outside of UNHCR.
  • Work with others in UNHCR to advocate for access of refugees, IDPs, returnees and other persons of concern to UNHCR and to WASH services including support for inclusion of persons of concern in national and regional plans and proposals.
C. Technical Assistance:
  • Consolidate and provide technical guidance and support to IPs on all water, sanitation and hygiene promotion related issues, to ensure quality, cost-effectiveness, sustainability and environmental soundness in their implantation in accordance with UNHCR policies and priorities.
  • Act as a focal point on water, sanitation and hygiene promotion issues within UNHCR and liaise with UN related agencies and governmental and nongovernmental counterparts.
  • Review performance, monitor development and evaluate approaches adopted by partners in water, sanitation and hygiene promotion and related sectors i.e. natural resources management, environment assessment, technical capacity of implementing partners etc. and formulate appropriate designs and corrective measures as deemed necessary.
  • Ensure that regular and up to date assessments of beneficiary needs related to water and sanitation services are undertaken and formulate project submissions that respond to those needs in collaboration with appropriate authorities, implementing partners and UNHCR program and technical sectors at all levels.
  • Ensure that mechanisms to promote and monitor the performance of UNHCR’s partners on water, sanitation and hygiene promotion activities in the refugee camps/ host community are in place and that there is a coordinated delivery of WASH services to beneficiaries that meet UNHCR standards of assistance.
  • Review on a regular basis the quantity and quality of water and sanitation services offered in the camps and host community and ensure the maintenance of records of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion performance indicators for all locations.
  • Put measures in place to ensure that regular and accurate reports that analyse the challenges encountered in providing water, sanitation and hygiene promotion services for beneficiaries are prepared and circulated and that periodic reports required by UNHCR at all levels are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Make provisions for the installation of WASH services in any new camp or camp extension identified for the settlement of refugees.
  • Supervise and monitor the implementation of water and sanitation projects administered by UNHCR, directly by the office or indirectly through NGO partners and facilitate the implementation of appropriate strategies.
D. Capacity Building:
  • Facilitate capacity strengthening activities of UNHCR and its implementing/operational partners to address key areas of WASH importance to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR.
  • Build the capacity and competence of UNHCR’s Public Health and WASH staffs.
  • Ensure WASH is adequately addressed in in-house capacity building activities of the agency such as emergency and operations training.
Perform other duties as required

Qualifications and Experience

Academic:
  • Advanced university degree in water and sanitation engineering / water resources development and/or postgraduate degree in one of the civil engineering disciplines (water supply and/or hydrology) or sanitation/hygiene engineering.
Experience:
  • At least 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible functions in water/sanitary engineering or a related field in developing countries dealing with large scale WASH activities.
  • Proven ability to deal with multiple tasks in courteous and service-oriented manner in demanding working conditions that often have short deadlines.
  • An ability to coordinate a range of diverse actors and activities to achieve a common objective in the area of WASH is essential.
  • Demonstrated experience in organising and conducting training activities and information campaigns in the areas of environmental sanitation, natural resources management, water quality, bore-hole drilling, vector control and appropriate technologies are important elements for this post.
  • Proven technical expertise in area of WASH assessment including surveys, programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and coordination is required.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with local partner agencies with a capacity to provide formal and informal training.
Skills:
  • Ability towards analytical and creative thinking for rapid solutions.
  • A good communicator with strong interpersonal and negotiations skills that enable one to deal with persons of various cultural and educational backgrounds.
  • High ethical and professional standards.
  • A team player with service oriented attitude.
  • Proficiency in basic computer software such as MS Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Word, water modelling sofware and GIS.
Languages:
  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and comprehension) is essential.
  • Working knowledge of another UN language (preferably French).
Desirable:
  • Experience and professional training in either of irrigation, site planning or shelter and a good understanding of the main issues in the other two sectors. To this end, an advanced degree and additional training in one or more of the above sectors would be useful.
  • Applied knowledge in UNHCR programme management, project formulation, programme cycles and reporting standards.
  • Previous exposure to cluster approach, preferably both at the global policy level and at field level.
  • Expertise in planning, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting on humanitarian operations.
Application Procedures

Interested candidates are requested to submit a letter outlining why they are qualified for the position, and attach their curriculum vitae and a UN Personal History Form (P.11) including the numbers of at least two referees who have supervised the applicant’s professional work.

They should also attach or e-mail examples of operational research and M&E reports that they have participated in preparing or prepared, indicating their specific contribution to the product.

Applications may be submitted by

email to the HR Unit kennarsh@unhcr.org

or by fax 4222080

or to the

Senior Admin/Finance Officer,
P.O. Box 43801-00100
Nairobi Kenya.

Please quote Reference: IVN/EVN/11/001

Important: Short listed candidates will be invited for a written and oral interview. Late applications will not be considered.

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