The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kenya serves vulnerable populations in the Turkana region and refugees in the Kakuma and Dadaab (Hagadera) camps.

The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition, sanitation and hygiene and HIV/ AIDS.

The IRC provides an open ended contract, competitive salary and benefits package to its staff as well as a well planned staff development opportunity.

Applications are invited for the position of:

Nurse Nutritionist (Hagadera)

IRC is currently looking for a Nurse Nutritionist who will work under the supervision of the Nutrition Manager; the Nurse Nutritionist shall support coordination of clinical, medical and nutrition aspects of the nutrition program of IRC in Hagadera Refugee Camp.

The post holder will work in close collaboration with the nutrition staff and health workers in the in the camp and host community (MOH).

For a detailed Job Description and person specification, send an email to

All interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter and an updated CV (Do Not attach Certificates) to the following email address: by 27th May, 2011.

Subject Line should read: Nurse Nutritionist (Hagadera)

IRC is an equal opportunity employer
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The CRADLE is a non-governmental, non-partisan and not- for- profit organization committed to the promotion, protection and enhancement of the rights of the child through legal aid; legislative and policy advocacy; awareness creation; and research, monitoring and documentation.

The CRADLE is seeking for 3 qualified and experienced Advocates for the following positions:

Legal Assistant - Eldoret, Malindi and Mombasa

Reporting to: Programme Manager, Legal Aid Program

  • Interviewing clients and drafting pleadings.
  • Undertake litigation on child rights in courts situated in Eldoret, Mombasa and Malindi and their environs
  • Conducting pretrial briefings for children.
  • Undertake fact –finding missions.
  • Managing the Child Help Desk at the Eldoret Law Courts, Tononoka Children’s Court and Malindi Child Protection Unit.
  • Assist in formulation of annual and operational project activity plans and budgets.
  • Assist in overall management, control and coordination of The CRADLE’s Pro Bono Lawyers scheme in the three regions.
  • Undertake research and the development of IEC materials.
  • Preparation of case histories for The CRADLE clients.
  • Assist Programme Manager in mobilization of funds for the project.
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, with a degree in law from a recognized University with at least 2 years experience.
  • Must possess a current practicing certificate.
  • Demonstrated understanding of child rights issues especially in Kenya.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Should have management and organizational skills.
  • Good communication, presentation, research and analysis skills.
  • Ability to handle pressure and work with minimum or no supervision.
  • Should be proactive, self motivated and able to work in a team.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills.
If you meet the above qualifications kindly submit your hard copy application by postal mail or hand delivery to the address below by the 18th May 2011 noting to include the names and addresses of two referees, copies of relevant certificates and telephone and email contacts.

Your application MUST BE in The CRADLE job application format available on our website under the jobs section.

You may also obtain a copy of the same form from our offices.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Selection Panel,
The CRADLE-The Children Foundation,
Wood Avenue,
Opp. Wood Avenue Apts.
Box 10101-00100,


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The international humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres - France / Doctors Without Borders is seeking for its programs in Kenya, the following position:

Human Resource Administration Manager
Based in Nairobi

The successful candidate will be responsible for giving support to the Finance and Human Resource Coordinator, manage human resource administrative activities as well as give technical support to the HIV/TB program administrators based in Mathare and Homabay.

  • Must have a graduate degree in social sciences or general management with post graduate qualification in Human Resource.
  • Must have a minimum of 4 years professional experience in human resources (supervision, administration, coaching, training and legal follow-up).
  • Knowledge of the Kenyan labour laws crucial.
  • HR management skills.
  • Very strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize work and work independently.
  • Excellent computer knowledge (word/excel, HR databases a real plus)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, dynamic, reliable, flexible and honest.
  • Good strategic vision and problem solving skills.
  • Experience in an INGO is an advantage.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Should hold the necessary statutory documents (NSSF, NHIF, PIN Number).
Mention on the envelope: “Application Human Resource Administration Manager”

How to Apply:

The Applicants for the above positions should send a CV together with motivation letters, copy of their diplomas, ID card and of any recommendation letter from previous employers to:

MSF France
Attn: Finance and Human Resource Coordinator
P.O. Box 39719, 00623 - Nairobi

Deadline for Applications: Friday 27th May 2011 (inclusive)

Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Please ensure reliable contact information.

Candidates will be expected to bring the original certificates mentioned in the CV

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The Technical Support Facility (TSF) for Eastern Africa has been established to respond to the growing demand for quality short term technical assistance (STTA) in strategic areas of planning and management for scaling up HIV and AIDS responses across Eastern Africa.

The TSF is managed by CAFS supported by IPPFAR and The Alliance and funded by UNAIDS as part of its strategy to help strengthen co-ordination and capacity for effective HIV and AIDS interventions in line with national priorities and plans. TSF EA currently serves Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania.

Position: Capacity Development Officer (CDO)
Reporting to: Technical Assistance Manager
Location: Nairobi, with travel to TSF EA countries
Application deadline: 27th May 2011

The CDO will leads in the design, implementation and monitoring of the TSF’s comprehensive Capacity Development Program combining professional development of consultants and strengthening the capacity of country partners in planning and managing of technical assistance.

The CDO will work closely with the Technical Resource Consultant (TRC) in charge of Capacity Development and the Technical Assistance Officers under the supervision of the Technical Assistance Manager.

Main Responsibilities/Tasks

Manage & monitor a Comprehensive TSF Capacity Development Strategy and Programme
  • Implement the TSF CD strategy program with appropriate redesigns to ensure a comprehensive program that responds to changing country partner and consultant needs
  • On a semi-annual basis undertake a needs assessment of consultant and country partner capacity strengthening priority requirements
  • On a regular basis, identify HIV-focused courses run by CAFS and IPPFAR that country partners and consultants can access and work with training leaders in both institutions in the development and roll out of the same
  • On a continuous basis, research and circulate available online training programs and resources to consultants and country partners
  • Regularly identify other available trainings offered regionally with a view to creating synergy with other TSFs and potential CD partners
  • Drawing on various needs assessments, ensure the TSF maintains a cutting edge program approach comprising a range of activities e.g. mentoring, mixed-team approaches, peer-reviews, professional development reviews, consultant accreditation etc.
  • With the TAM and other external TA as required, develop needed methodologies, curriculum materials and workplans for components under the CD program inclusive of the TSF’s organizational development approach, mentoring approach, among other areas
  • Undertake mid and annual internal reviews of the CD programme and make recommendations for its strengthening
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the quality of CD services/opportunities provided
  • Regularly review feed-back from clients about consultants and feedback from consultants about clients to inform strengthening of CD programme
  • At regular intervals assess skills gaps of the TSF consultant database and make recommendations on needed training and/or coaching
Implement GFTAM Supported Capacity Development Component for Country Partners
  • In consultation with the TAM, support capacity development of GFTAM funded program of work
  • Identify priority GFATM grantees; design and implement relevant CD initiatives to enhance GFATM grant performance
  • Ensure design of above is incorporated into overall CD strategy document
  • As required, identify and utilize existing tools to assist in strengthening grantee capacity to enhance grant performance; develop new tools on needs basis
  • Identify other relevant trainings in the region offered by GF funded contractors; liaise with contractors to access opportunities for TSF consultants and country partners
  • In consultation with TSF TAM, review and adjust the CD program to integrate any expanded CD activities flowing from new injections of other donor funds
  • Assist in developing a training package on GF process in collaboration with other regional CD organizations
Design and Manage Consultant Professional Skills Development Program
  • Manage any logistics associated with roll-out of CD programme
  • On a continuous basis, gather relevant resources for sharing with targeted national consultants and make available for uploading to online knowledge hub
  • Design and implement a mentoring/shadowing program for national consultants
  • Working closely with TAM, identify consultants for enrollment in the CD Programme and identify a cadre of competent consultants to serve as mentors
  • On a semi-annual basis, assist in organizing a regional sharing forum for consultants
  • Maintain regular contact with country partner stakeholders to identify CD needs as they arise and make recommendations on how TSF should respond
Contribute to broader TSF planning, reporting and marketing processes
  • Adapt and share tools across TSFs
  • Co-ordinate and monitor progress on the implementation of the work plan
  • Ensure timely narrative reports made to the TSF TAM on a quarterly basis or upon request
  • Support in identifying CD and TSF marketing opportunities together with the TAM and design, produce and disseminate materials for marketing the TSF CD program
Education and experience
  • Masters degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. public health, education, etc)
  • Minimum of 5-8 years experience in professional development and/or capacity building/institutional strengthening
  • Extensive experience in the African health sector and HIV/AIDS is essential
  • Demonstrated high level of experience/familiarity with consulting work and/or consulting company preferred
  • Excellent oral and communication skills
  • Track record in either curriculum development, training and/or facilitation
  • Ability to work with all levels of stakeholders
  • Exceptional planning and organising ability
  • Exceptional writing, editing and report writing skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge in monitoring & reporting on development initiatives
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications with a detailed CV to the following address:

Though we appreciate all applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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