Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization, a national grassroots women organization seeks to recruit a Communication Officer to be based at the Head Office, Nairobi.

Qualifications and Attributes
·       Bachelors degree in Computer Science/Information Technology/Communication/Public Relations
·       Computer maintenance skills
·       Proficiency in Ms. Access and Ms. Front Page
·       Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision
·       Outstanding communication skills both oral and written
·       Previous experience in working for an NGO desirable.
·       At least 2 years working experience.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
·       Management of MYWO membership database
·       Maintenance of MYWO website
·       Computer maintenance
·       Managing MYWO’s bulk sms software
·       Advising MYWO’s management on IT issues
·       Documentation
·       Any other duties assigned by the Executive Director.
Mode of Application

Send hard copy CV and cover letter to:

The Executive Director,
Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization,
P.O. Box 44412-00100, Nairobi.

Or send soft copy of CV and cover letter to: mywo@mywokenya.org

Or hand deliver hard copy of CV and cover letter to Maendeleo House, 4th Floor.

Deadline for application is: 27th May 2011

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The MDG Centre East and Southern Africa, in Nairobi provides technical and policy support to governments and other partners in East and Southern Africa.

The MDG Centre plays a unique role in linking global and national commitments with the rich, multi-sectoral field experience being generated by the MVP and other related community-level initiatives that contribute towards achieving the MDGs.

Benefiting from the growing trends in Africa towards decentralized planning and implementation and towards improved governance, The MDG Centre focuses on creative ways and means to achieve impact at scale.

This requires:

(1) identification of best practice across the key sectors,

(2) critical analysis of results from the MVP and related activities with a view to wider understanding and application,

(3) design and adaptation of implementation mechanisms at district and other “meso” levels,

(4) accurate costing of resource requirements, and

(5) political and public sensitization to practical opportunities for achieving the MDGs.

The Centre will recruit a young professional – a Regional Communications Specialist– to undertake a range of activities in support of the above objectives.

A Regional Communications Specialist will report to the Director of The MDG Centre East and Southern Africa, Nairobi.

Principal Responsibilities

1. Media relations:
·       Organize field visits for international, regional and locally-based journalists, in coordination with field teams.
·       Establish a strong relation with the international press corps based in Nairobi, notably through the Foreign Correspondents Association, and update its core members on the MVP's work in the region.
·       Establish a strong relation with national and regional media, with the help of field teams.
·       Field media requests for interviews, village visits, and data, and link journalists to appropriate colleagues and information sources.
·       Identify outreach and media opportunities and write related press releases and media advisories. Disseminate to broad and up-to-date mailing lists.
·       Share MVP, EI and MP press releases with regional media.
·       Generate and coordinate media interest around Jeffrey Sachs, especially when he’s visiting the region.
·       Track media coverage of the MVP. Upload it online and share it with field, regional and NY teams.
2. Regional public relations:
·       Handle visit requests from donors, partners, students, researchers, etc, and field them at the regional level in coordination with team leaders.
·       Support The MDG Centre’s Director with high-level visits. Task includes giving presentations about the MVP and MDGC, going on field visits, taking part in meetings and following up on action points.
·       Act as a PR liaison with regional and pan African organizations such as the African Union (AU) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).
·       Produce The MDG Centre’s annual report, its flagship publication which targets a wide audience and is distributed to field teams, stakeholders, partners and visitors.
·       Supervise the production of videos on the latest initiatives and interventions, such as the Drylands movie and Five Seasons.
·       Supervise the local communications officers in Uganda, Tanzania and soon Malawi.
3. Media Content / Webmaster:
·       Keep the website www.mdgcentre.org up-to-date, by updating it on a regular basis with the latest data from the villages, human interest stories, videos and photos, news coverage, and staff bios.
·       Undertake field trips and bring back human interest stories, text, photo, and if possible video, to be used online and in publications.
·       Solicit stories from field teams, edit and upload them online.
·       Send monthly website updates to field and regional teams.
4. Internal communications:
·       Act as a catalyst for information and knowledge sharing within the 20+ strong regional team, by circulating reports, news stories, press releases and other valuable data to the team.
·       Gather information from the sites and share it with regional and NY-based teams, with a special focus on audiovisual material that is used in all outreach projects (videos, posters, and social media).
·       Advise and coach both regional staff and team leaders on how to address the media and conduct interviews.
·       Help colleagues in organizing and advertising national and regional conferences and workshops.
5. Other communications duties as assigned by EI/MVP Director of Communications in New York and the Director of the MDG Centre in Nairobi

Qualifications and Experience
·       Post-graduate qualification (MSc/MA) in communication studies or related fields.
·       Minimum 5 years relevant experience in an international organisation
·       Demonstrated success in working in cross-sectoral and multi-cultural teams.
·       Excellent communication skills, verbal and written in English.
·       Pan-African experience strongly recommended
·       Ability to travel on short notice
Terms of offer

ICRAF/Millennium Promise/Earth Institute is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package, and a collegial working environment.

The contract is for an initial period of two (2) years, renewable subject to six (6) months probation period, assessment of performance, and availability of resources.

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications/competencies/skills and a detailed curriculum vitae, with names and addresses of three referees (including telephone and fax numbers and email address).

Applications should indicate “Application for a Regional Communications Specialist - MDG” on their application letters OR email submissions.

All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org.

Applications will be considered until 10 June, 2011.

Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

We invite you to learn more about us at:

www.worldagroforestry.org
www.millenniumpromise.org
www.unmillenniumproject.org
www.mdgcentre.org

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We are a non-profit charitable and educational organization based in Washington DC and Nairobi.

Our mission is to provide high quality educational opportunities for marginalized children in Kibera.

We believe that a good education can empower the children of Kibera to overcome extreme poverty, disease, and social alienation.

We emphasize partnerships with organizations and individuals to help us achieve our mission of educating the future of Kenya.

In conjunction with our partner LitWorld, Children of Kibera Foundation (CoKF) is currently hiring a Project Assistant to begin working in July 2011.

We are interested in applicants who have a background in education, who are passionate about working with children, and who take the initiative to innovate and implement effective programs to benefit the youth of Kibera.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications and demonstrate an ability to fulfill the listed job requirements.

Qualifications:
·       Diploma in Education, Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Counseling, or one related to the aforementioned. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
·       Minimum of two years experience working with young people ages 5-18 within socio-economically disadvantaged communities.
·       Experience with program design, implementation, and evaluation.
·       Ability to work well in groups and individually on assigned projects with minimal supervision.
·       Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, digital photography, internet applications and social networking.
·       Strong writing skills for general correspondence, grant proposals, blogging, newsletters, and project reports.
Position Description:
·       Counseling and guidance of students with severe behavioral/emotional problems in school
·       Facilitation of the LitWorld Girls Club meeting every Sunday afternoon in a positive manner, utilizing the established curriculum and additional opportunities
·       Leadership of at least one extra-curricular club or activity such as Art Club, Football Club, Frisbee Club, Debate Club etc.
·       Creation and delivery of high-impact workshops for high school scholar students on topics like life-skills and career planning
·       Participate as needed in CoKF programs, fundraising, community outreach events, etc
·       Using creative writing and powerful photography to raise the organization profile through timely communication of program activities to our supporters via newsletters, blogs, email and other social media
·       Perform day-to-day administrative tasks as needed
Qualified candidates for this position should apply by June 15, 2011.

Please send a Curriculum Vitae and a writing sample to Japheth Ochieng’ Project Coordinator at jeff@childrenofkibera.org.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Children of Kibera Foundation is located in Olympic, Kibera, across from Huduma Clinic and the KAG Church. If you have further inquiries, contact us.
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Kentours Sacco Society is registered under the Co-operatives Act and draws its membership from the hospitality industry.

We wish to recruit an Accountant who will also be deputy to the Manager, and invite applications as follows;

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

Required:
·       Full professional qualification in CPA (K)
·       A degree - Finance/Accounting option will be an added advantage
·       Diploma in Co-operative management from a recognized college
·       Computer skills and knowledge of office software packages
·       Thorough understanding of accounting concepts and financial procedures for Cooperatives societies
·       Minimum aggregate of 5 years full time experience in a supervisory position, 2 of which must be in a Co-operative environment.
Personal skills
·       Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills
·       Judgment and problem solving
·       Planning, organizing and Coaching skills
·       Ability to work under pressure
·       Good leadership skills, initiative, and a team player with track record of integrity
·       Age - 30 years and above
Applications with up-to-date curriculum vitae, citing current & expected remuneration package together with copies of certificates, recent passport size photograph copy of identification card and a certificate of good conduct to reach us through the address below or to be hand delivered to our offices not later than 3rd June 2011

Chairman
Kentours Sacco Society
St. Georges House, First Floor
P. O. Box 79333 – 00200
Nairobi

Email; info@kentours.co.ke

Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be contacted.
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Role
·       Plan and coordinate public affairs, and communications efforts, to include public relations and community outreach.
·       Research and develop strategies and plans which identify marketing opportunities, direct marketing, and new project development.
·       Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of sales, methods, costs, and results
·       Work with department managers and corporate staff to develop five year and ten year business plans for the company.
·       Establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.
·       Supervise the planning and development of company marketing and communications materials.
·       Represent the company at various community and/or business meetings to promote the company.
·       Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of sales, methods, costs, and results.
·       Develop and manage sales and marketing budgets, and oversee the development and management of internal operating budgets.
·       Other duties as assigned
Qualification
·       Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
·       2-3 years experience as a sales coordinator
·       Experience in the ICT sector will be an added advantage.
·       Experience in strategic planning and execution. Knowledge of structuring sales quota goals and revenue expectations.
·       Experience in planning marketing strategies, advertising campaigns, and successful public relations efforts.
·       Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.
·       Experience in the ICT sector will be an added advantage.
To apply for this position send your resume to recruitment@workforceassociates.net on or before 26th May 2011. On the subject line indicate SALES CO-ORDINATOR
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Minimum Qualifications:
·       Secondary Education (O – Level D+)
·       Progressive experience in Security Services
·       Between 24 and 32 years of age
Necessary Skills & Qualities:
·       High level of integrity and commitment.
·       Disciplined, Strong and Principled with ability to take a decisive action without being compromised.
·       Excellent communication skills with fluency in English and Kiswahili languages.
·       Ready to work under pressure or over-time with minimum or no supervision to achieve company set targets.
·       Knowledge of various computer operating systems and programs will be an added advantage.
Closing date:- 21st May 2011

Application procedure:-

To apply for this position, please call 0738 – 952 242

or drop your CV to Erdrmann Property Limited, Finance House – Loita Street - 6th Floor

or email: legal@erdemann.co.ke
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Due to fast and sustained growth, our client, a leading ICT firm, requires a suitable candidate to fill in the following position.

Storekeeper

Duties
·       Receive and inspect all incoming materials and reconcile with purchase orders; processes and distribute documentation with purchase orders; reports, documents and tracks damages and discrepancies on orders received.
·       Maintain records of all deliveries.
·       Fill supply requisitions; assist buyer to order adequate merchandise and supplies; deliver orders to departments and staff.
·       Receive, store, tag and track surplus materials;
·       Receive and store documents as well as maintain records of approved documents.
·       Ship back canceled and damaged items to vendors as appropriate.
·       Deliver and set up products and materials as requested.
·       Maintain the record area and store area in a neat and orderly manner.
·       Answer questions regarding procedures and resolve discrepancies regarding receipts, deliveries, Warranties, repairs and surplus property.
·       Conduct product training for new employees.
·       Maintain accurate manual and computer records
·       Perform physical labour duties
Knowledge and Skills Requirements
·       Degree/Diploma in Stores and Purchasing
·       1 year working experience in stores
·       Must have ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions
·       Must demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for diversity
·       Must be able to perform physical activities such as, lifting, bending, and standing, climbing or walking on a consistent basis.
Qualified candidates can send their resume on or before 27th May 2011 to recruitment@workforceassociates.net

On the subject line indicate STORE KEEPER 2011.
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