Plan is an international humanitarian child centered community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation.

Plan started its operations in Kenya in 1982 and is committed to improving the lives and futures of poor children through a child-centered community development approach.

Plan Kenya is recruiting a Senior Accountant to be based at Bondo Program Unit.

This job reports to Country Finance Manager.

The job holder will be responsible for coordinating the provision of accounting and financial management services at the Program Unit.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage and maintain the operations of the General Ledger to ensure timely and accurate processing of all financial transactions
  • Effectively prepare and manage budgets
  • Provide timely submission of accurate consolidated financial reports to the country office
  • Ensure accurate review and approval of financial commitments and payments against budgets and in compliance with Plan policies and procedures
  • Provide timely, accurate review and approval of reconciliation for cash, payroll, receivables, payables and inter-office accounts and timely resolution of reconciling items
  • Oversee timely execution of financial period-end processes and accurate consolidation of PU financial data
  • Enhance capacity of Program Unit staffs, CBOs and Partners in financial accounting
  • Manage performance of Program Unit Accountant
Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
  • Degree in Finance/Accounts and CPA (K) or equivalent
  • At least 5 years accounting experience
  • Well versed in computerised accounting applications
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Training/Facilitation skills
  • Good understanding of statutory requirements
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality
Plan Kenya is a development organization uniting people to advance the rights of all children.

Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

If you meet the requirements of the above position, please send detailed and updated curriculum vitae with current and/or expected remuneration and contacts of three professional references, including your current/latest supervisor to jobs.plankenya@plan-international.org to be received latest by 24th May, 2011.

Your email or envelope should bear the job title for the position applied for i.e. “SENIOR ACCOUNTANT – BOND PU” as the subject.

You are invited to read more about Plan in our website www.plan-international.org.

We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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Job Title: National Coordinator - Building & Construction Engineer

Country: Kenya

Location: Nairobi

Closing Date: May 25 2011

Purpose of the position

To coordinate and ensure the successful implementation of all building and construction works and related activities being implemented by WVK..

Ensuring proper civil engineering, contracting & construction guidelines are followed with all stakeholders' participation in enhancing good engineering practices that will result to and directly contribute to the attainment of child well being outcomes.

Specifically, the incumbent will undertake capacity building of staff, supervise implementation of structural engineering works and support efforts to mobilize appropriate resources.

In order to successfully do so, the National Coordinator - Building and Construction Engineer 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.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
  • The holder of this position must have a minimum of a Bachelors degree in a relevant field from a recognized University preferably in Civil Engineering or Building & Construction;
  • They must have a minimum of 7 years experience with regard to the designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development works in building and construction;
  • The holder must have a wide experience in constructions and contracts management;
  • They should have at least 3 years experience as a manager or senior leadership position;
  • The holder of this position must be a results orientated leader who can handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands and;
  • He /she must also have ample experience in public relations and be a strong team player.
  • Knowledge and application of auto/arch CAD and GIS will be an advantage.
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 May 25, 2011.

Director
People and Culture
World Vision Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya
Email: recruit_kenya@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 Kenya has not engaged any recruitment agencies in this recruitment process, neither are we charging any fees to potential employees for job opportunities.
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Nairobi Java House is expanding and needs more great people to join our team.

We are currently recruiting baristas, cooks, wait staff, bakers, stewards and accountants who have formal training and/or work experience of a minimum of one year.

Please forward your CV and documents (in PDF format) to jobs@nairobijavahouse.com stating clearly the position you are applying for in the subject section of the email.

All Nairobi Java House staff are offered great opportunities for career advancement and enjoy competitive pay, pension and medical cover.

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A leading construction companies in the region is seeking to recruit for the position of Finance Officer .

The successful job holder will primarily be based in Nairobi.

The purpose of this job is, among other things, to effectively apply our methodology and:
·       To coordinate all financial processing and service delivery across the company to ensure effective and efficient processing
·       To ensure compliance with all local statutory & accounting requirements, tax regulations (VAT, customs & duties, Corporate tax, payroll taxes), and treasury requirements to safeguard the Company’s financial position and resources
·       Manage the company’s expenses
·       Report on key aspects of the business
Reporting to the General Manager, the candidate will have the overall responsibility of promoting and developing effective service to the company’s stakeholders. The job holder will also be accountable for the finance function.

The successful job holder will hold a degree in finance, and have CPA K qualification at a minimum. They will also have a minimum of 10 years work experience with a successful record and references of the same. Experience with Hansa software will be an added advantage.

Applications indicating how your experience matches the position requirements and attaching detailed CV indicating current position, salary and names, current fulltime telephone and contacts of three referees should be forwarded by email to tradingbuilders@gmail.com no later than 16th May 2011.

Only Shortlisted Applicants shall be contacted.
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Position: Policy and Engagement Advisor

Reports: National Coordinator

Work Station: EYC Secretariat, Nairobi

Terms of Engagement: Initial 6 months part time contract

Time: Immediately

Job Function:

This senior policy position provides strategic guidance and technical assistance for EYC’s policy and advocacy activities in Kenya.

The position is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to improve the enabling environment in support of Coalition members’ agenda in developing policy positions and pitching for them in national level forums.

S/he facilitates advocacy to national institutions and agencies and builds the capacity of secretariat staff and Urban Slum Basic Education Campaign (USBEC) members on Policy advocacy and pitching presentations to high caliber audiences.

The position requires an exceptional individual with expertise and experience working in advocacy and policy development.

The person will also have direct experience of working with political, governmental and education stakeholders in context to influence change – and will be a confident and experienced communicator in a range of mediums and contexts.

The post-holder will work with EYC partners, especially Concern Worldwide education programme; to develop and implement campaign and advocacy strategies targeting Education institutions and Semi Autonomous Agencies that will aid in the speedy implementation of the provisions on education in the new constitution.

Working closely with colleagues and staff from affiliate organizations, the post-holder will develop and implement policies and advocacy strategies that maximize Elimu Yetu Coalition’s influence on national policies and practices in education.

The post-holder will also support capacity building of EYC secretariat staff and member affiliate to enhance their campaign, policy and advocacy capacity.

Minimum requirements:
  • A Post graduate qualification in education, policy analysis, and/or any relevant field.
  • Excellent knowledge of international development policy issues and debates around education and human rights.
  • Experience and expertise in policy development, desk-based research, advocacy/lobbying and campaigning working at national level engagements
  • experience in budget analysis and tracking
  • 5-10 years’ experience in policy, advocacy or related work and with management experience.
  • Demonstrated political judgment and sensitivity.
  • Experience of successfully working with and engaging with governmental and political targets.
  • Excellent writing and public communication skills, including the ability to write for / speak to political, specialist/academic, media and public audiences.
  • Proven project design/management abilities, and high level of people and process management skills including mediation/arbitration between competing interests.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to deadlines as part of small and / or virtual teams.
  • A demonstrated commitment to gender and other equality issues.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Knowledge and fluency in written and spoken Kiswahili will be a plus
  • An affinity with the aims and objectives of the Education For All Campaigns in the country.
  • Strong written and spoken communications skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Experience in advocacy with development organization is an asset.
  • Experience of working with and/or in a private sector or business environment, or influencing business targets.
  • Experience of working in alliance with external partners, including in an international context.
  • Experience of working in a diverse cultural and/or international work environment.
Key Responsibilities and Deliverables

Responsibilities
  • Research, analysis and monitoring of policy and legislative processes in the education sector in Kenya, and to develop a clear political, advocacy and campaigning strategy in support of the campaign.
  • Direct advocacy and lobbying of policy makers and political representatives and representatives of the private sector.
  • Researching and developing new relationships as required.
  • Provision of briefing and advice to senior EYC staff including the National Coordinator, USBEC Campaign Officer and visiting representatives of Concern affiliates.
  • Developing and maintaining constructive working relationships with colleagues as well as with key allies across the NGO / expert community.
  • Working with the Campaign to ensure messages are communicated to the public but more specifically to policy makers and policy agencies
  • Contributing to broader analysis of politics, government policies positions as part of the Advocacy Team.
Deliverables

Date and Deliverables

By June 30th
  • Develop a legislative/policy brief to present at forums to enlist participation of key education stakeholders in validation of the Basic Education Bill and policy.
  • Develop a budget for the basic education shadow bill and present to Committee on implementation of the Constitution.
  • Facilitate Review and update of “The Falling Short Report”.
  • Develop a policy/ legislative brief for discussion during preparatory meetings with MPs and a Round Table Workshop.
  • Organize Monthly Campaign review meeting
  • Attend Urban slum education coordination meeting at MoE and present priority issues for urban slum education.
  • Attend Education programme strategy development meeting.
  • Develop and share monthly report with relevant focal persons
By July 30th
  • Engage/Meet with members of the Education Committee, Nairobi City Council on urban slum education.
  • Present a brief at the Bi-annual Policy Review Meeting at MoE.
  • Follow up meeting with Members of the Committee on Implementation of the Constitution.
  • 1 follow up meeting with MPs
  • Develop and share monthly report with relevant focal persons
By August 30th
  • Support USBEC to facilitate a policy meeting with the MOE/ and Donors to present USBEC agenda.
  • Organize1 follow up meeting with MPs and NCC
  • Facilitate publishing of “The Falling Short Report”
  • Enhance capacity of USBEC and EYC staff in development of quality policy papers and briefs.
  • Develop and share monthly report with relevant focal persons
By September 30th
  • Organize 1 follow up meeting with MPs and NCC
  • Enhance prioritization of the debate of education legislation in the Kenya
  • Facilitate Monthly Campaign review meeting
  • Develop and share monthly report with relevant focal persons
By October 30th
  • 1 follow up meeting with MPs
  • Facilitate the development of USBEC agenda for 2012
  • Facilitate Monthly Campaign review meeting
  • Develop and share monthly report with relevant focal persons
By November 30th
  • 1 follow up meeting with MPs and NCC
  • Facilitate end of term Campaign review meeting.
  • Develop and share end of term report with relevant focal persons
Key Working Relationships
  • National Coordinator (Head of Secretariat) EYC
  • Human Rights and Advocacy Manager- Concern
  • Worldwide Allies and key external stakeholders in education (special focus on the Directorate of Basic Education)
How to Apply:

Applicants should submit cover letter and CV to:nairobi.hr@concern.net. and copy the same to: info@elimuyetu.net

Phone calls are not accepted.

However, candidates are encouraged to visit the website: www.concern.net and www.elimuyetu.net before applying.

The deadline for receiving applications is: Close of Business on 20th May 2011...

Due to anticipated volume of applications, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
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Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Somalia / Kenya is a two Country Program with four field offices in Dadaab (Kenya), Hargeisa (Somaliland), Bossaso (Puntland) and Mogadishu (South Central).

NRC has been present in Somaliland since early 2004 and expanded to Puntland in 2006, Mogadishu and Dadaab in 2007. In a short time NRC established Education, Shelter/Sanitation, Distribution and Camp Management projects for IDPs, refugees and local population in Somalia and Kenya.

NRC also has a coordination office in Nairobi, Kenya that was established in 2006.

Position Vacant: Fleet In-Charge

Reporting to: Assistant Program Support Manager - Logistics

Duty Station: Nairobi, with frequent travel to the field offices in Somalia

Duration of Contract: ASAP 2011 to 31st December 2011 (with possible extension)

Main Responsibilities include:
·       Plan, schedule, monitor and allocate duties to drivers, maintaining a logbook for all trips undertake.
·       Plan, organize and coordinate vehicle maintenance and repair program
·       Maintain preventative maintenance schedule for every vehicle in the fleet.
·       Oversee and assess all maintenance and repairs carried on vehicles by external mechanics before payment is made.
·       Ensure that all drivers based in Nairobi fill the vehicles log sheets with accurate information of vehicle movement, maintenance and fuel usage.
·       Ensure the renewal of vehicle licenses and insurance covers
·       Ensure that the NRC vehicles are used and maintained as per NRC’s policies, procedures and guidelines.
·       Coordinate and facilitate the timely reporting of eventualities like accidents and breakdowns.
·       Oversee driving staff in picking, dropping and circulating of mail, letters, contracts, proposals and other documents at the required destinations.
·       Assist in processing of visas, passports, clearing and forwarding of import and export documentation.
·       Maintain section records including logbooks, waiver forms and fuel consumption reports.
·       Follow up on prompt payment of parking fees, fuel, repairs and taxis.
·       Ensure that the Mission generator is fueled and in good working condition at all times.
·       Assign, supervise and appraise the work of all NRC Nairobi Driver staff.
·       Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
Required skills and qualifications:
·       Diploma/Certificate on auto mechanical engineering or recognised mechanical apprenticeship
·       At least 5 years working experience as a mechanic or fleet supervisor.
·       Kenya Public Service Vehicle (PSV) Driving License
·       Kenya Police Certificate of Good Conduct
·       Kenya Automobile Association (AA) Certificate of Proficiency in driving.
·       Should possess excellent diagnostic and repair skills
·       Good planner and ability to prioritize conflicting activities
·       A team player
·       Polite, respectful and sociable
·       Basic computer (word processing and email) skills
·       Understanding of security and fleet management.
Deadline for Applications: 20th May 2011

Applications should be submitted to:

Norwegian Refugee Council,
P O Box 21211-00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Email Address: recruitment_nb@som.nrc.no

Or

Norwegian Refugee Council, Dadaab Field Office
P O Box 05, Dadaab

Please indicate the title of the position as the subject for email applications

Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer, with no discrimination in terms of sex, age, religion, ethnic origin or political affiliation.
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APCA is a pan-African organisation located in the capital of Uganda, Kampala.

The organisation exists to ensure that palliative care is underpinned by evidence, widely understood and integrated into all health systems to reduce pain and suffering associated with life-limiting illnesses across Africa.

APCA works through a network of national, regional and international partnerships and we are currently seeking a self- directed and highly motivated individual to join our core staff as a Programmes Manager.

The Programmes Manager has a unique role in ensuring that APCA’s vision of ensuring access to palliative care for all in need across Africa is realised in practice.

He or she is responsible for coordinating all of APCA’s programmes, which aim to increase an understanding of palliative care across Africa as well as strengthening health systems by integrating this form of care.

Main areas of responsibility

The Programmes Manager will support the Programmes Director in overseeing all APCA programmes and will ensure that APCA has compliances with all donor requirements.

This will involve coordinating and guiding the programme development, planning and implementation process, based on funded and unfunded work with guidance from APCA’s strategic plan.

The Manager will liaise with the Programmes Director to ensure that relevant technical input is provided to partners for programme development, planning and implementation and will provide supervision and programme management related mentorship to programmes officers.

Education and Aptitude:

The person is expected to hold a degree in Social Sciences, Development studies or any other disciplines relevant to Programme Planning, Management and Development from a recognised Institution of Higher Learning.

Job related experience and knowledge:

5 years experience in Programmes development, project planning and management with proven experience of working in Africa and a track record of effective management of PEPFAR funded programmes in a reputable organisation.

Salary

APCA will offer a competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience.

How to apply

Please send your full CV, covering letter, and names of two referees to Jobs@africanpalliativecare.org addressed to:

Executive Director
African Palliative Care Association
P.O Box 72518, Kampala

Closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, 20th May 2011.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information about APCA and to receive a full Job description, please contact us through npalliativecare.org or visit our website at www.africanpalliativecare.org
The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, a premier teaching and tertiary care referral hospital, invites applications from appropriately qualified individuals for the following Nairobi based positions;

Full Time Faculty, Anaesthesia

Reporting to the Chair of Anaesthesia, the Full Time Faculty in the Anaesthesia will join a team of Anaesthesiologists that have a major role of supervising the running of a busy Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management service and participate in the Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) programme that is already running.

Applicants must have a recognized Postgraduate Degree/Residency in Anaesthesia and be registered / eligible for registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board. Formal subspecialty training in Anaesthesia, Critical care or Pain management will be an added advantage. Experience of research as evidenced by publications will be desirable for this position.

Clinical Pharmacist

The Clinical Pharmacist will organize the activities in the Pharmacy Department including supervising and reviewing patients’ medication profiles for individual drug dosage monitoring, drug utilization, patient education as well as train Pharmacy staff accordingly.

S/he will guide and help in retrieving drugs and poison related queries and participate in clinical research and investigational drug activities. The ideal candidate will work directly with physicians and other health providers on information regarding patient drug therapy.

Applicants must have a Masters Degree in Clinical Pharmacy. S/he should have a Practicing License from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya. S/he should be registered with Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya and have a minimum of 3 years hospital experience working in pharmaceutical services. Evidence of continuous education will be an added advantage.

Travel and Housing Officer

Reporting to the Human Resources Director, the Travel & Housing Officer will be responsible for the coordination and related administration of immigration, accommodation/ housing and travel of Staff and Faculty members of the Aga Khan University.

Applicants for the position should have a Diploma and/or Degree in Hotel Management or related field, with a minimum of 2 (two) years experience in a busy office. S/he should be proficient in computers with training in IATA as an added advantage.

To Apply:

Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of two referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials should be send to,

The Manager, Recruitment,
Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi.
P. O. Box 30270-00100,
Nairobi

or by email to hr.recruitment@aku.edu

so as to reach not later than 31st May 2011.

Applications by email are preferred.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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