Vacancy Number: AP/FO/04/11

Department: Finance and Operations

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 1-year fixed term contract

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI):

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development.

ILRI is one of 15 centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, and Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam) and East Asia (China).

ILRI seeks to recruit an Accountant. Reporting to the Treasury supervisor, the jobholder will be responsible for the following:
  • Update of the supplier list in SUN-Review of all inactive supplier Accounts, reconciling them for informed decision on the way forward for the same.
  • Population of Bank details for suppliers & partners-This will cover both local & foreign suppliers for effective interface with banking systems. It will also include updating all supplier contact details for dispatch of e-remittances & also in readiness for an online order tracking system later.
  • Ensure timely cheque distribution & acknowledgement.
  • Send emails promptly to staff once CBA OTC payments are released to the bank.
  • Ensure cash & cheque receipts are handled in a timely manner & to ensure their safety.
  • VAT exemption administration.
  • Actively involved in digitization of receipting system.
  • Assist payables Accountant in reconciliation of supplier Accounts.
  • Assist in digitization of travel authorization(TA) form, project advances form, travel expense reports, project settlement reports & regular payment request forms.
Requirements
  • Bachelors in Commerce and CPA (K).
  • At least 1 year relevant working experience in accounting in an international NGO or an international organization.
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting software required preferably SUN accounting.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Good personal organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly effective multi-tasking skills, with ability to co-ordinate, prioritize and organize workload and meet deadlines.
Terms of appointment:

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on a 1-year fixed term contract.

Job level and salary:

This position is job level 2C level 1 and starting salary is KES 95,000 per month. This is exclusive of other benefits provided within ILRI’s National Recruited Staff Scheme.

Applications:

Applications addressed to the Human Resources Director, a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience should be emailed to: recruit-ilri-Ken@cgiar.org by 14 April 2011.

The position title and reference number “ACCOUNTANT: AP/FO/04/11” should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email applications.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

To find out more about ILRI, visit our website at www.ilri.org.

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Non State Actors Support Programme: NSA - NET

Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs

Funded by the European Union

Students' Competition - A call to Secondary School, College and University Students to Participate in a Logo Drawing Competition

The Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs (MoJNCCA) with support from the European Union (ninth European Development Fund) is implementing a Programme known as Non State Actors Support Programme: NSA-NET.

The NSA-NET is a democratic governance programme and specifically seeks to strengthen mechanisms, networks and capacity for deepening and broadening the participation of Non State Actors (NSAs) in development processes.

The NSAs funded through the NSA-NET Programme include non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), and cultural actors. The NSAs are supported to implement diverse governance initiatives across the country.

The areas of focus include: youth, women and community empowerment and participation; participation of Kenyans with disability in governance and development issues; promotion of national cohesion; improving access to justice; enhancing accountability and protection of human rights; use of art and cultural actors in promoting good governance, and reflection and action on issues of ethnicity and national identity.

The Programme intends to develop an appropriate "LOGO" that it will use in all its official documents. To promote participation of Kenyan youth and to provide them with an opportunity to innovatively translate their ideas of good governance into art, the Programme is launching a competition among students under the following rules:

Rules of Competition:
  1. The participants are invited to create an original LOGO. In doing so, the participants should be guided by the theme: "NSAs can achieve better results of promoting good governance if they network (or work together) with a common purpose".
  2. The drawing must be produced on one side of a plain A4 size sheet.
  3. The participant must indicate in the back of the sheet the following details (Full names, address and telephone contact; name and address of School/College/University being attended; Class or year of study).
  4. A jury composed of a team drawn from the NSA-NET Programme Management and Facilitation Unit (PMFU), European Union and selected funded NSAs will select 3 winners from among Secondary Schools' participants and 3 from among College/ University participants.
  5. Prizes of Kshs. 25,000, Kshs. 30,000 and Kshs. 40,000 will be offered respectively to the third, runners-up and winner of the secondary schools participants.
  6. Prizes of Kshs. 35,000, Kshs. 40,000 and Kshs. 50,000 will be offered respectively to the third, runners-up and winner of the College/University participants.
  7. All prizes will be made as follows: Kshs. 10,000 will be paid directly to each winner and the balance in form of fees/tuition payments in account of the winner to their respective institutions.
  8. Any of the winning drawings will be used to develop the NSA-NET Programme Logo.
  9. The participants understand that the copyright of all the submitted drawings will be retained by the NSA-NET Support Programme. The participants not have right of return.
  10. The NSA-NET Support Programme cannot be held responsible for force majeure, should the competition have to be modified or cancelled.
  11. Submission of an entry assumes the acceptance of all competition conditions by the participants. No appeal on the organization or on the results of the competition will be accepted. The decision of the jury will be final.
The deadline for receipt of the drawings is 4.00 PM on Tuesday 26th April 2011. Entries should be submitted in an envelope marked "NSA-NET LOGO Competition" to;

The Programme Manager
NSA-NET Support Programme
Extelecoms House, 5th Floor
Haile Selassie Avenue
P.O Box 61978-00200 Nairobi

Contact Person: Samuel Gitau
Tel. 020 2229289
Email: samuel.gitau@justice.go.ke

Note that only pre-selected applicants will be contacted

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Non State Actors Support Programme: NSA- NET

Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs

Funded by the European Union

Expression of Interest

Volunteer Technical Assistants in Networking and Advocacy

Background

The Non State Actors Support Programme: NSA-NET is a democratic governance programme implemented by the Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs (MoJNCCA) with financing from the 9th European Development Fund of the European Union.

The Programme aims to strengthen mechanisms, networks and capacity for deepening and broadening of NSAs (including cultural actors) involvement in development processes.

To support Networking among and Policy Influencing by NSAs, the NSA-NET Programme is seeking to engage four (4) Volunteer Technical Assistants to be based in Nairobi, Rift Valley (Eldoret), North Eastern (Wajir) and Nyanza(Kisumu).

The Volunteer Technical Assistants will support the enhancement of effective communication, information sharing and horizontal learning (effective networking) as well as spearhead policy influencing and advocacy initiatives among the NSAs and cultural actors in their respective regions.

The selected Volunteer Technical Assistants will be contracted for a non-extension period of 12 months.

Academic Qualifications
  • Minimum of University Degree in Social Sciences, Political Science, Economics, Communication, Development Studies or their equivalent.
General Experience
  • At least three (3) years experience working in development projects;
  • Well organized and good organisational skills;
  • Excellent computer skills (familiar with windows, excel, power point, Internet);
  • Experience in facilitating meetings and workshops; and
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team.
Professional Experience
  • One year experience in working in programmes related to networking and policy advocacy; and
  • Strong skills in interpersonal and inter-institutional communication.
Language Requirements
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
All interested candidates are invited to submit their expression of interest including a detailed CV (that provides details of 2 professional referees) by Monday 18th April 2011 to:

Programme Manager
Non State Actors Support Programme: NSA- NET
Extelecoms House, 5th Floor
Haile Selassie Avenue
P.O. Box 61978-00200
Nairobi.

or nsanetvolunteers@gmail.com


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WWF, the global conservation organization, is seeking to recruit a:

People Development Manager – Tanzania Country office

Reporting to the Country Director, WWF Tanzania, the People Development Manager has overall responsibility to provide effective leadership to ensure that WWF Tanzania and trans-boundary (Tanzania, Mozambique and Kenya) Programme apply the highest standards in human resource management to facilitate the implementation of the conservation strategies.

The People Development Manager establishes and implements effective human resource organizational and management structures, policies and procedures.

The position leads the implementation of the Tanzania country office component of the human resources strategic plan;
  • Responsible for recruiting and contracting of staff (local, regional and international);
  • Ensures effective management of performance appraisals, job grading, talent management, compensation and benefits management;
  • Ensures appropriate training and capacity building of staff;
  • Provides advice and collaboration to the country office and CEA NI as appropriate;
  • Develops and implements the Health and Safety Management System;
  • Liaises with audit on HR issues.
Key Competencies:
  • University degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management, or other related field
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management
  • Membership of a relevant professional body would be a strong asset;
  • Proven track record human resources administration and management;
  • At least 8 years professional experience in human resources management at a senior level in an international and/or regional context
  • Knowledge of the institutional, legal and policy framework of employment and HR management in Tanzania
Required Skills:
  • Proven skills in administration and management of human resource;
  • Demonstrated experience in applying human resources management protocols;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, and a good understanding of human relationships;
  • Excellent guidance, conflict management, counselling and negotiation skills, at all levels;
  • Team work and team building skills;
  • Evidence of ability to work in a multi –cultural work environment
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English; and
  • Adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Engaging, Optimistic, Determined and Knowledgeable
Interested candidates should send a letter of application and a detailed CV with three professional referees to the WWF-ESARPO Human Resource Department; email HResource@wwfesarpo.org not later than 25 April 2011.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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