Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract Type and Level: Global, Open ended

Salary: £ 30,464 –39, 558 net per annum + competitive benefits package

Oxfam GB, Horn East & Central Africa (HECA) works in different contexts on humanitarian, development and campaigns programmes in 9 countries across the region.

The regional finance function ensures capacity in the areas of finance, information systems and logistics across the region, to support scale up and rapid response to major humanitarian emergencies, campaigns and development programmes.

The Role

The role is a senior management post reporting to the Regional Director and a member of the regional management team (RMT). This role provides regional strategic leadership in the areas of finance, logistics, funding, information systems and administration.

The post holder contributes to the shaping of the OGB Corporate Management Team (CMT) strategy. The role is accountable for the implementation of the corporate and divisional finance, logistics, funding and information systems strategy.

The role has people management responsibility of the finance team at the regional centre as well as matrix management of country finance managers across the region.

The Person

You will have expertise in strategic financial management and significant exposure in logistics, funding, administration and information system’s management.

You will be a professionally qualified finance expert with the ability to lead on operations improvement. Drive to lead change in a challenging environment will be an asset.

You will have the ability to influence and support a multidisciplinary and multicultural team in appreciating financial standards, procedures and controls.

You must have excellent communication and representation skills. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

If you believe you fit the job and person profile please send your application to hecajobs@oxfam.org.uk or apply online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using REF: INT4441

The closing date for applications is 28th March 2011.

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Re-Advertisement for Associate Field Officer

National Professional Officer (NOB)

Position No. 10011476

Location: Kakuma, Kenya

The Branch Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Kenya is seeking to recruit a qualified Kenyan national as an Associate Field Officer at the National Professional Officer Level (NOB).

Applicants should hold a university degree in Social Sciences, Law, Business or Public Administration or other related field.

Experience required: At least 4 years of experience in the same functional area. Knowledge of Political and Organization Awareness is an added advantage. Candidates should possess excellent Managerial and computer skills.

A detailed job description is available at the UNHCR Branch Office situated on Rhapta Road, No. 35 in Westlands. Only those who qualify should apply in writing attaching copies of relevant academic certificates, testimonials, telephone and Email contacts.

Applicants should also complete a UN Personal History Form (P.11) available in the UN Website, www.un.org.

Applications should be sent to:

The Human Resources Officer
United Nations High Commissioner
For Refugees (UNHCR)
IVN/ENV/KAK/11/005
P.O. Box 43801, 00100
Nairobi, Kenya.

By email to: Kennahr@unhcr.org

Important: Only those candidates who are short listed for interviews will be contacted.

Late applications will not be considered.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Closing date: 04 April 2011

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Location: Nairobi; Kenya

Level: Global B2

Contract: Open Ended

Salary: GBP26,843 – GBP36,006 per annum net

Background

Oxfam GB is part of Oxfam International (OI), an international confederation of 14 organizations working together in 99 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.

Oxfam GB has been operating in Somalia from the late 1960s, supporting a number of communities in public health, disaster recovery, food security and pastoral livelihoods.

The Somalia programme is largely operated through two bases, the Hargesia base, that focuses
on operations in Somaliland and is headed by a programme director, and the South Somalia operations, which is run primarily from our Nairobi base. Overall country coordination is also done through the Nairobi based office

The Somalia country programme is a part of the HORN sub region, which is characterised by large operational programmes mostly financed through institutional funding with a total spend around £25 million.

The region is characterised by short term humanitarian assistance interventions, long term livelihoods interventions with a focus on private sector and market systems approaches, governance and post conflict interventions, and a cross cutting focus on gender, with special focus on women’s rights and equity.

Oxfam GB is currently looking to recruit an Associate Country Director Somalia.

The Role

The role is a senior management post reporting to the Deputy Regional Director. You will be accountable for the delivery of the relevant part of the Oxfam International Joint country strategy to standards as agreed by the governing board and the managing affiliate (Oxfam
Novib).

As a key member of the Country Leadership Team, the Associate Country Director will support the development of the country analysis and strategy, be involved in managing the transition plan to Single Management Structure, ensuring implementation, learning and review within Oxfam GB.

You will be accountable for the delivery of the relevant part of the Oxfam International Joint country strategy to standards as agreed by the governing board and the managing affiliate (Oxfam Novib).

You will also have Operational and people line management responsibility of Oxfam GB staff, including day-to-day performance management of program staff.

You will Develop and manage donor and partnership contracts for direct program work governed by Oxfam GB. You will Input into the fundraising strategy, and coordination of fundraising opportunities alongside and supported by the Country Leadership Team.

The Person

To be successful in this role you will require substantial exposure on strategic leadership and proven senior management experience in leading the development, and ensuring the delivery, of programme strategy, either through partners or directly, in one or more challenging locations.

Specialist Humanitarian/Development or Advocacy experience is a pre requisite for this role.

You will have ability to manage the development of, and contribute to the high level analysis of factors driving poverty, marginalisation and vulnerability in developing country contexts, including the ability to ‘think politically’ by understanding motivations, pressures and challenges faced by colleagues, partners and other actors.

You will be experienced in leading and motivating multi disciplinary, geographically remote teams; a high degree of self-awareness and an understanding of how to drive and support excellent team performance and individual development.

You will have experience of sensitively managing organizational change in a complex environment. You must have excellent communication and representation skills.

Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs.

To be successful in this role you will have active commitment to promoting gender equity and diversity, and promoting the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of the organisation’s work.

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please download the full job description and apply online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using Ref: INT4454

The closing date: 5th April 2011.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.

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Job Title: International Staffing Administrator

Country: Kenya

Location: Nairobi

Closing Date: April 01 2011

Description

Staffing Administration
  • Perform diversified administrative and coordination duties that involve complex information.
  • Answer general inquiries relating to international vacancies.
  • Assist International Staffing Specialists with maintaining and updating applicant tracking system and other databases as required.
  • Schedule and contribute to International Staffing team meetings, project meetings, and conference calls
  • Participate in projects as necessary and requested
Candidate Sourcing & Screening
  • Obtain Pres Screening Questionnaires (PSQ’s) from applicants as part of the screening process.
  • Carry out research and database mining to identify possible sources of candidates, (e.g Recruitment websites)
  • Write advertisement and job postings using WVI guidelines/templates
  • Occasionally assist International Staffing Specialist by conducting effective screening of applicants.
  • Process applications in the recruitment database (applicants screened, PSQ’s requested and make recommendations to International Staffing Specialist)
Interviewing & Selection
  • Undertake reference checks for shortlisted candidates
  • Manage logistics and coordinate field interviews for short-listed candidates with hiring managers (e.g. manage interview schedules, travel and related information to both candidates and hiring offices)
Orientation and Onboarding
  • Assist to receive and process New Hire paperwork and making follow ups as needed (e.g. Police clearance, child protection, medicals, visas, travel, storage, paperwork, orientation to HR policies)
  • Work with International Staffing Specialists to ensure Partnership-level new-hire orientation is provided to new hire prior to in-country arrival
Qualifications
  • Requires Higher Diploma in Human Resources or Related field.
  • At least 3 years experience in office administration
  • Prior Human Resources or Recruitment administrative experience is preferred.
  • Experience in Electronic Mail, Lotus Notes, PowerPoint presentations and Microsoft Excel is required
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to handle extremely confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to complete a variety tasks in an organised and adaptable manner; ability to handle multiply projects or priorities
  • Mature Christian who models Christian leadership in dealing with others
Job Details

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How to Apply

All application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three referees, should be sent to reach the undersigned not later than April 1, 2011.

People and Culture
World Vision East Africa Regional Office
Nairobi, Kenya

Email: wvaro_recruit@wvi.org

Please indicate clearly on the subject line the position you are applying for.

(Only short-listed candidates will be contacted).

Disclaimer: World Vision does not in any event require payment of any fees in order to process details, secure an interview or employment.

For any inquiries contact the email address above.

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Job Title: IPA Manager II

Country: Kenya

Location: IPA

Closing Date: April 05 2011

Purpose of the Position:

The IPA Team Leader will provide the overall leadership and management for the program in accordance with relevant strategies (national, sectoral. disaster preparedness plan etc)policies (e.g. ministry policies, child sponsorship, DME management policy etc) and standards (e.g. LEAP. Sponsorship service, financial, etc)

In order to successfully do so, the IPA Manager must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Specific Responsibilities

A. Team Leadership
  • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, maturity and integrity as an example to staff and others, nurturing staff spirituality as well as facilitating a working environment of mutual trust, respect, and care among all staff.
  • Be responsible for building the capacity of all program staff, enhancing their commitment, character, competence, and critical thinking. Work with them to develop and implement personal capacity building plans.
B. Building Relationships
  • Live in or as close to the program communities as possible and model an incarnation life style.
  • Build and maintain cordial relationships with various sections of the program communities.
  • With development facilitators, visit children, communities and families frequently to encourage, advice, and build relationships.
  • Develop and implement a plan together with development facilitators and technical specialists to form, facilitate and manage effective relationships and networks with various development partners.
  • This would include: government departments, community-based organizations, other NGOs, local businesses, churches, other faith-based organizations, and the community leaders of the area.
  • Be responsible for maintaining and strengthening relationships with key partners.
C. Program Management and Stewardship
  • Work as a primary link between the supervisor of the program at NO base/Sub brannch and coordinate communication for all important issues such as strategy, policy, etc., between them and the program.
  • Ensure good individual and team performance in support of quality ministry and good stewardship, through coaching, mentoring and regular meetings.
  • Ensure effective strategic, operational and administrative coordination between all projects within the program, regardless of funding type.
  • +During times of disasters, provide leadership for all aspects of disaster response as needed and manage necessary transition in program / project activities.
  • Identify and ensure the effective utilization of different funding resources (e.g. sponsorship, non-sponsorship, grant, gifts-in-kind, food, etc.) needed to support program objectives.
  • Monitor funding commitments, project spending against budget, preparation and submission of required program progress and financial reports on a regular basis. Ensure projects responsibly spend up to the level of funding commitment and/or provide adequate explanations for any significant variances.
  • Provide effective customer service management in sponsorship funded programs. Ensure compliance with sponsorship standards and integration of child sponsorship with development programming in accordance with Sponsorship and TD Policies, and sponsorship programming guidelines.
  • Coordinate and host visits of sponsors, donors, and WV staff from other offices and coordinate with Communications Unit all media and film crew visits to the project area
D. Program Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DME)
  • Ensure that the DME enable the program and the projects to make a defined and measurable contribution to the well-being of children in working together with local development partners.
  • Ensure that cross-cutting themes such as gender equity, Christian commitment, peacebuilding, environment and protection are integrated into planning and implementation of projects.
  • Provide regular reporting to the line management as per the national office guideline. Consolidate semi-annual and annual program reports for submission to support office and donor according to LEAP.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:
  • The holder of this position must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
  • An advanced degree in social sciences related to development work is preferred.
  • They must have a minimum of 5 years experience with regards to the designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development, relief and/or advocacy projects;
  • They should have at least 2 years experience as a manager;
  • The holder of this position must be results orientated leader who is able to handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting donor and other stakeholder demands. He /she must also handle public relations and be a strong team player.
Job Details

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How to Apply

All application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three referees, should be sent to reach the undersigned not later than April 5, 2011.

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