Save the Children UK is a leading international child rights organization, fighting to improve the lives of children in the UK and 50 countries around the world.
 
Together with children, we are helping to build a better world for present and future generations by making a reality of children’s rights.

Save the Children UK in Kenya works in the North Eastern Province (Dadaab, Wajir and Mandera) with Programmes in Child Protection, Nutrition, Livelihoods and Health.

We are seeking qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

Finance Coordinator – Wajir East & South
2 positions

Job Purpose:

The Finance Coordinator is responsible for managing the finance activities and operations of Save the Children UK Kenya Programme’s computerised accounting systems in the field office, in line with Save the Children UK Kenya Programme’s financial procedures.

Main Responsibilities:
  1. Maintain robust and adequate financial internal control systems and cash management across the field office in line with SCUK’s Finance Manual, Grants management and good accounting practices.
  2. Work close with Nairobi Finance to ensure sufficient cash in the office by producing monthly cash forecasts for Field Office.
  3. Manage SUN and process sub-office spreadsheets into SUN after verifying their accuracy ensuring that data is submitted to Nairobi office on or before the set deadline.
  4. Support the Area Manager in the preparation and ongoing management of the field office Master Budget.
  5. Verify the accuracy, validity, legitimacy of all payments completeness of financial documents with responsible managers before payments are made while ensuring SCUK creditors are paid promptly.
  6. Provide support to budget holders in reviewing and understanding monthly financial budget monitoring reports and follow up on any recommended changes.
  7. Liaise with the Area Manager to schedule and take lead in planning and convening the monthly finance and grants meetings in the field office.
  8. Induct new staff into SCUK financial policies and procedures.
  9. Support budget holders in developing proposal budgets, as well as phasing of budgets in Field Budgeting System (FBS)
  10. In collaboration with the HR officer, provide information on staff to Finance Manager for monthly payroll preparation.
  11. Adhere to the Finance diary including Monthly Management Controls (MMCs) for field offices, ensuring that all deadlines are met and submissions made to Nairobi Office.
  12. Maintain good working relationships with other stakeholders and support the implementing partners in improving their Finance and Grants Management skills.
  13. Supervise the Assistant Accountant.
  14. Ensure that audit recommendations are followed up & implemented in good time and field staff fully understand and comply to the standard financial procedures.
  15. Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, code of conduct, fraud, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
Person Specification

Essential requirements:
  • Bachelor of Commerce Accounting Degree (or equivalent certification).
  • Part II qualified in a recognized professional qualification in Accounting (CPA, ACCA).
  • Minimum 3 years similar work experience within a busy working environment such as INGOs.
  • Excellent computer skills especially in Ms Excel and Ms Word.
  • High level of integrity and ability to work as part of a professional team.
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence to work with limited direct support.
  • Ability to work under high pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • Good hands-on administrative skills and experience of using computerised systems, including word processing, databases, intranet and email.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills to be able to manage priorities within own workload, identify deadlines and cope with conflicting demands under pressure
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills, with ability to devise appropriate systems and solutions.
  • A flexible approach to working and ability to take the initiative where appropriate.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Commitment to and understanding of SC aims, values and principles.
Desirable requirements:
  • Working knowledge of SUN SYSTEM Accounting package.
If you meet the above requirements, please send your detailed CV together with a cover letter and current contacts of three referees including immediate supervisor addressed to:

Head of Human Resources,
Save the Children UK, Kenya Programme
E-mail: jobskenya@scuk.or.ke

not later than 30th June, 2011.

Quote the job title on the subject line.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Save the Children (UK) recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal employment opportunities and the protection of children from abuse.

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International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.

IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to promote functioning public justice systems.

Social Worker

Reporting to the Director of Aftercare, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing healing resources to treat the effects of oppression and victimization and also in empowering victims to lessen re-victimization and encourage long-term success.

He/She will also facilitate aftercare services to IJM clients and families.

Key Responsibilities
 
  • Complete a needs assessments for all IJM clients in caseload;
  • Develop a treatment plan that clearly details how the needs will be met including the exit plan and seeking for the means of meeting the identified needs;
  • Participate in interviewing clients, especially sexually abused children, to help the investigating team come up with a comprehensive report;
  • Monitor the progress of the Aftercare intervention and report to the Aftercare Director;
  • Assess the emotional and psychological needs of clients of police brutality and illegal detention and suggest the best intervention methodology;
  • Coordinate counseling for all IJM clients and empower them by having them take the leading role in the healing process e.g. by having them contribute to the process;
  • Provide on-going support and encouragement to clients and family during the court process and provide them with information regarding the case at the appropriate time;
  • Facilitate placement of Aftercare clients into education and vocational training opportunities and work towards permanency goals that are in the best interest of children;
  • Provide community education and training on protection against sexual abuse and assault; and Any other duty as may be assigned by the management.
Required Skills and Experience
  • BA Degree in Social Work/Counseling Psychology with 2 years’ experience in social work field;
  • Expertise in Microsoft office software – specifically Word, Power Point and Excel;
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Kiswahili;
  • Excellent listening, typing and report writing skills.
Critical Qualities
  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed, diplomatic, flexible and an effective team player.
Send Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith* by July 15th, 2011 (*description of your Christian faith and how you find it relevant to your position at IJM, including spiritual disciplines – prayer, study etc.)

By E-mail (preferred method): Kenya@ijm.org

By Mail:

International Justice Mission
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 25743 00603
Nairobi
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Supported by headquarters offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, the agency's unified global programs employ 3,500 staff worldwide and reach 9 million people in more than 40 countries. Over the last five years, more than 90 percent of the agency's resources have been allocated directly to programs that help people in need.

The Yes Youth Can initiative is an upcoming USAID program designed to empower Kenya’s youth population in areas recovering from the post-election violence in 2008, through building capacity of youth groups and organizations to engage with markets, governments and communities, and to pursue their legitimate needs and interests more effectively in a way that builds positive inter-ethnic networks.

Mercy Corps Kenya has been responding to the violence in Kenya following disputed presidential elections in December 2007 through the Local Empowerment for Peace (LEAP) program in Rift Valley province. LEAP is working with communities especially affected by the violence to build the capacity local level Peace Committees and stimulate dialogue on the underlying causes of conflict.

The project has a strong Youth focus through cash-fork programming for at-risk beneficiaries and longer-term income generation activities for youth-led microenterprises. The sister program, LEAP Sport is supporting more than 3,000 inter-ethnic sports teams with training in teamwork, cooperation, reconciliation, and non-violent conflict resolution.

In addition to the Rift-Valley Program, MC was also awarded the Central Region Yes Youth Can Program by USAID which is based in Thika Town.

General Position Summary:

The Programme Officer is responsible for assisting in the implementation of the Economic Empowerment component of the Yes Youth Can initiative.

The USAID -funded program seeks to genuinely empower youth in Kenya to develop themselves for greater voice in national and local reforms as well as create new opportunities for livelihoods that meet the aspirations of young Kenyans.

The program will support youth in achieving positive change in three major areas:

(1) increased work skills/employment;

(2) increased citizenship/civic engagement, and

(3) increased inter-ethnic engagement.

It is expected that activities will include youth-driven mobilization initiatives that benefit communities and promote citizenship; creation of opportunities for life and employment skills; and initiatives to bring together youth of different ethnicities.

The Programme Officer will work closely with the Senior Technical Advisor – Economic Empowerment to implement economic empowerment activities for Kenyan youth in Central Province.

Economic Empowerment activities include comprehensive life skills, job-skills, and entrepreneurship training for qualified groups of young people in Central Province. Participants will be eligible for a small-grants program for micro and small enterprises, and job-placement services in urban centers.

The Programme Officer will assist in overseeing the delivery of livelihoods trainings as well as monitoring/reporting of partner and staff activities. The position-holder will also supervise Field Officers for this component.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Support economic empowerment activity implementation in job skills and employment activities as well as assisting on-the-ground identification of constraints and opportunities;
  • Assist in the identification of economic opportunities in various value-chains for young people
  • Support for the management and mentorship of local program staff and other partners, gradually transferring skills and capacities;
  • Work with other project staff on an ongoing basis to ensure smooth planning, preparation, implementation, joint monitoring and evaluation of program activities and achievements towards project goals.
Organizational Learning

As part of Mercy Corps’ agency-wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their work time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.

Accountability to Beneficiaries

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility: Supervision of the Economic Empowerment Field Officers.

Accountability:

Reports Directly To: Senior Technical Advisor – Economic Empowerment, Yes Youth Can

Works Directly With: Field Officers, Programme Manager, Program Officer (General), Gender/Training and Civic Engagement Specialists, Operations/Finance Staff, M&E Officer

Knowledge and Experience:
  • BA/S or equivalent in social sciences, economic development, or international development;
  • Minimum of 3-4 years experience in international development;
  • Technical expertise in youth livelihoods development
  • Experience managing youth, microenterprise, job skills/employment and/or civic education programs;
  • History of working effectively and respectfully with host government, NGOs and other partners;
  • Ability to effectively work with partners, and with a range of program and external stakeholders;
  • Fluency in Kiswahili
Success Factors:
  • Innovative and decisive approach to work
  • Creative and insightful as regards programming for youth and reconciliation
  • Excellent communication and team-building techniques
  • Cultural knowledge, sensitivity and respect
  • Commitment to work in the project for its duration
If you meet the above requirements, are able to take up a position based in Thika and are strongly motivated for working with Mercy Corps to youth empowerment in Kenya, please e-mail your application letter, concise CV, listing three (3) references (including a recent employer) with their e-mail or phone contacts to: hr@ke.mercycorps.org

Please indicate on the subject heading Program Officer – Thika.

Deadline for receiving applications will be 4:00 pm June 28, 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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A Medical Hospital based in Mombasa we would like to tap the talent of a highly efficient Nurse-Female.

The candidate should have the following;
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Should be in possession of a valid practice license.
  • Registered nurse with Kenyan Nurses.
  • Preferably Muslim.
  • At least 4 years experience in a busy hospital.
Key responsibilities will include:-
  • Day to day management of patients.
  • Administration and support to the Doctors in charge.
  • Guidance and counseling of patients in the health unit
Qualified and interested candidates may apply online: jobs@tmskenya.com

Applications Deadline 24th June 2011

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