Team / Programme: East and Southern Africa Regional Team

Location: Nairobi, with frequent regional travel (40%)

Grade: International 2.1 or equivalent national post under Kenya programme pay scale
Child Safeguarding Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose:

As a key member of the Regional Team, you will provide leadership around emergency preparedness and response across the region.

Working with country management teams and regional managers you will build capacity and provide support to ensure appropriate response by Save the Children to chronic, complex and rapid onset emergencies across the region.

You will ensure and enable that Country Offices in the East and Southern Africa Region:
  • Meet minimum operating standards for emergency preparedness
  • Build emergency capacity within their country teams around emergency preparedness and response
  • Respond effectively and efficiently to emergencies
  • Access emergency surge capacity and management expertise from Members and other Country Offices
You will support and enable the East and Southern Africa Regional Office to:
  • Meet back office requirements for all emergencies
  • Maintain appropriate regional emergency preparedness
  • Engage with regional emergency partners
Scope of Role:

Reports to: Regional Programme Manager.

Dimensions: Supporting Save the Children members across 15 country programmes in the East and Southern Africa Region, with a current staff complement of approximately 4,500 staff and current expenditure of approximately $350 million each year.

Staff directly reporting to this post: Direct or indirect management of Humanitarian Leadership Development Programme (HLDP/CBHA) – Programme Manager and Programme Assistant (TBA).

Key Areas Of Accountability:

Emergency Preparedness institutionalised across the ESA region and capacity of the regional management team and other Alliance members to respond effectively to emergencies enhanced
  • Ensuring COs meet emergency preparedness MOS, including coordinating emergency preparedness planning.
  • Training, coaching and supporting country programme and regional managers regarding their roles in emergency preparedness and response.
Support the Regional Director and Country Management Teams in maintaining an overview of humanitarian response within the region,
  • Managing the SC early warning system in the region, monitoring triggers and trends and enabling appropriate decision-making and response at CO and RO level
  • Assessing progress and results of work in the region regarding ongoing response to complex, chronic emergencies, any new rapid onset emergencies.
  • Support emergency response through advisory capacity, programme visits and secondment.
  • Support proposal and funding applications in ESA emergencies (including cost recovery of REM role)
  • Participate in development and review of emergency response strategies – with links to the emergency preparedness plans.
  • Promoting the sharing of programme best practice and use of evidence amongst country programmes within the region, with other Alliance members in the region, and the region’s contribution to global sharing of best practice.
  • Maintain active contact with the appropriate people from other Save the Children members who are responsible for emergency response in the region, ensuring a coordinated response to any emergency.
  • Representing our work to relevant humanitarian regional bodies and forums (including RHPT and IAWG), including donors, and identifying changes to their policies and priorities that may create opportunities and threats to our funding.
Supporting Fragile States Initiative (particularly South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Zimbabwe)
  • Working with the Fragile States team to lead or facilitate humanitarian profiling missions, operational reviews and lessons learnt exercises, contributing to the incorporation of recommendations
Enhance regional communications and information on Emergencies
  • Coordinate the publication of quarterly ESA Regional Emergencies Updates and attend internal and external regional meetings
Provide support to the Regional Humanitarian Leadership Development Programme (HLDP) and other emergency capacity building initiative (e.g. ECB Project)
  • Direct or indirect management of the HLDP team
Supporting the Education Cluster leadership in the ESA region.
  • Work with Global Education Cluster Unit, Save the Children Head Office, Country Programmes and UNICEF to ensure cluster leadership is in place across the regional and capacity is built within country programme and partners around education in emergencies.
Disaster Risk Reduction mainstreamed throughout country programmes
  • Work with Save the Children DRR Global Working Group to support Country Programmes to grow, streamline and integrate disaster risk reduction programmes into country office programme portfolio.
Provide inputs to country, regional and global advocacy initiatives relating to children affected by emergencies from across the region.
  • Play active role as a member of the Africa Advocacy Initiative – Technical Advisory Team
Human Resources
  • Work with regional resourcing team to provide support to country programmes in recruitment, retention and succession planning
  • Liaise with head office emergency advisors from across Save the Children members and ACE Initiative
Other support to the regional team
  • Stay abreast of developments within Save the Children International and roll-out of international programming unit, with regard to emergency preparedness and response.
  • Develop closer links between EPP, DRR, Emergency Response and operational capacity building initiatives across Save the Children International and Save the Children members.
  • Engage in regional planning meetings
Promote and monitor understanding and compliance with key standards within the country programmes in the region, including:
  • Save the Children child protection policies and standards during humanitarian response
  • Save the Children staff security policies and standards
  • Minimum standards for logistics, procurement and asset management.
  • Minimum standards for emergency preparedness.
  • Minimum standards in emergency response.
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to;
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach
  • honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • displays consistent excellent judgement
Qualifications and Experience
  • Significant emergency management track record including field operations experience in a senior position in both complex and rapid onset emergencies
  • Substantial knowledge of international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices in emergency management
  • Robust experience of NGO emergency programme cycle management, and with experience of working within a complex and matrix organisation structure
  • Solid experience of emergency preparedness and disaster risk reduction frameworks and approaches
  • Solid project management skills related to organisational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results.
  • Excellent training, facilitation, and team building skills.
  • Cultural sensitivity, with highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Experience of building, advising and developing colleagues and staff with different backgrounds and expertise.
  • Experience of building personal networks at senior levels, resulting in securing significant new opportunities for the organisation.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies
  • Willingness to travel at short notice and for extended periods of time
Deadline: May 1st 2011

Interested candidates may apply through the international jobs site

Job Reference 6327

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The Kenya Episcopal Conference - Catholic Secretariat wishes to announce a vacant post of an Accountant

Duties and Responsibilities
  • To plan, organize and implement accounting operations and objectives; coordinates and integrates all activities toward achievement of established goals and objectives
  • To ensure all functions and programs under charge are performed within established budgetary parameters, to include performing cost control activities, monitoring revenues and expenditures, and ensuring sound fiscal control;
  • To prepare fiscal documentation regarding accounting activities, e.g., weekly, monthly and annual reports
  • Maintain and reconcile balance sheet accounts for all funds
  • To plan, manage, coordinate, and implement the year end closing processes and procedures for the assigned accounting records; conducts year-end closing process; provides information to financial auditors; conducts standard internal audits of various accounting records;
  • To ensure adherence to generally accepted accounting standards and principles; ensures maintenance of proper audit trails and verification and reconciliation actions for all processed work
  • To evaluate receipts, expenditure forms, purchase orders, distributions, and disbursement orders for the purpose of ensuring compliance with policies
  • To perform verification and reconciliation tasks for invoices/ receipts/ balances according to department checks and balances procedures
  • Ensure proper set up and running of accounting systems
  • Compilation and combination of financial reports
  • Preparation of the audit file
  • Plans and directs the activities of accounts assistants engaged in the maintenance of a variety of accounting records and controls applicable to all financial transactions of the KEC-Catholic Secretariat.
  • Has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree Accounting option or its equivalent.
  • Has a minimum of CPA K professional qualification;
  • Excellent MS Excel and Ms Word
Performance Indicators
  • Extent of carrying out duties and responsibility in #4 above.
Personal Traits
  • Is a committed Catholic, with good recommendation from own Parish Priest
  • Is a person of attested integrity, with high degree of stewardship of resources
  • Is innovative and assertive
  • Is able to work under little supervision
  • Is able to serve people of all types of temperament.
Our recruitment procedures shall be followed.

Applications should be addressed to:-

Secretary General
Kenya Episcopal Conference-Catholic Secretariat
P.O Box 13475-00800


To reach him on or before 28th April 2011

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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A leading Travel Management Company is inviting for applications for Travel consultants based in Sudan.

The applicant should be;
  • IATA/UFTAA qualified Travel consultant with minimum of 3 years of experience in a corporate travel environment
  • Familiar with multi GDS systems
  • Familiar with Hotels, Tours and Leisure travel related products
The Applicants to send their CV’S to:

DN.A/ 945
P.O. Box 49010 - 00100

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The Kenya Railways Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme (KRSRBS) is a Pension Scheme established under Trust by the Kenya Railways Corporation to provide retirement and other benefits to its employees.

The scheme has an asset base in excess of Kenya Shillings Seventeen (17) Billion and is managed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Corporation and the members of the Scheme.

In order to comply with the Retirement Benefits Act and to improve its services to the members, the Board of Trustees of the Scheme wishes to recruit dynamic, honest, result oriented and committed individuals to the following vacant positions.

Chief Executive Officer

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for the implementation of strategic goals and objective of the Scheme in consultation with the Chair of the Board of Trustees to enable it meet its mandate for the benefit of its members.

The ideal candidate should not be more than 50 years of age with at least ten (10) years of proven experience in Banking, Finance, Retirement Benefit Administration and Management or related fields at senior management level, be innovative, ICT proficient with demonstrable hands-on experience in change & turnaround management and exceptional leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.

In addition, the person must have:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Law, Land Economics, Economics, Engineering or Analytical Sciences from a recognized University
  • Masters Degree in Business Administration or Public Administration will be an added advantage.
  • Competence in financial, human capital and general administrative management.
  • A professional qualification in Banking, Finance, Accounting, or related fields will be an added advantage.
Manager - Risk & Internal Audit

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and with a functional line to the Audit sub-committee of the Board, the Manager-Risk & Internal Audit will be responsible for the Audit function of the scheme.

Specifically the person will develop and implement suitable risk management policy and ensure overall compliance and controls of all financial and operational functions.

The ideal candidate should not be more than 45 years of age with at least five (5) years of proven experience in Senior Position as an Audit, Risk or Compliance Manager in a reputable organisation with demonstrable ability to prepare timely reports and meet set deadlines.

The candidate must of necessity be proficient in use of ICT.

In addition, the person should possess:
  • Bachelors Degree in Finance, Accounting, Commerce, Business Administration, Economics or Analytical Science from a recognized University.
  • A professional qualification in Banking, Finance, Accounting, or related fields is mandatory.
  • Masters Degree in Business Administration or Public Administration will be an added advantage.
Interested candidates may access detailed information from where you may interactively register and submit a complete application and a brief Curriculum Vitae according to the format specified on the website on or before 26th April 2011

Information and Queries

Osano & Associates
AMREF KCO Building, Wilson Airport Road, Off Langata Road
P.O. Box 6090-00300, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel. + 254-20-6005821/31/0721-930944

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