The UNDP Somalia Country Office, based in Nairobi, is looking for interns in various disciplines. Students from these disciplines are welcome to apply, and depending on qualifications, shall be selected for internships that relate either to the organization's strategic activities or to administrative or technical functions. Internships will allow the successful candidates to have the opportunity to work in a multi-cultural international organization:
Areas of internship include
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Information Technology (ICT) Communication and Journalism
  • Business Administration
  • Project Management.
  • Policy Studies
  • Political Science
  • Constitution.
  • Local Governance
  • Economic
  • Law
  • Procurement (Logistics/Supply)
  • Human Resources.
Internships may be offered at any UNDP office. However, due to security risks, non-family duty stations (i.e. in security phase III or above) may not accept interns from outside the duty station.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main duties that the intern will be expected to carry out are:
  • Conducting research;
  • Assist in the preparation of various documentation and reports;
  • Assist in the cataloguing of information;
  • Assisting in the organization of conferences, forums or other collaborative events;
  • Interns are considered gratis personnel. They are not staff members.
  • Interns may not be sought or accepted as substitutes for staff to be recruited against authorized posts.
  • Interns may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.

Interns’ Expenses.
Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP.
All costs connected with an intern's participation in the Programme must be borne by:
  • the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students;
  • the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel (including to and from the office), visas, accommodation, etc.
UNDP accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. As interns are not covered under any insurance, including MAIP, they should not travel to hazardous locations in the course of their internship with UNDP.
Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical and life/accident insurance for the duty station for which they will work. It must include adequate coverage in the event of an injury or illness during the internship which:
  1. requires transportation to the Home Country or Country of Residence for further treatment 
  2. results in death and requires preparation and return of the remains to the Home Country, or Country of Residence.
Subsequent Employment
The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.
Should an offer of employment be envisaged, a 3-month break, from the end of the internship, must be respected. Interns cannot apply for posts during the period of internship.

Required Skills and Experience
UNDP may accept interns providing the following conditions are met:

  • Enrolled in a bachelors/masters programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) at the time of application and during the internship (if a candidate is graduating before the internship period begins, they are no longer eligible); or
  • Pursuing their university/college studies, having completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree, if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages;
  • Not have graduated prior to the beginning of the internship.
  • Proficiency in English required. Fluency Somali or in Arabic is an asset;
  • Computer literate in standard software applications;
  • Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the UN, and of UNDP in particular, and have a personal commitment to UNDP's Statement of Purpose and to the ideals of the UN Charter; and
  • Demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
Internship assignments vary in length according to the availability and academic requirements of the intern, as well as the needs of UNDP. However, they will normally last no less than six weeks and no more than twelve months.
Internship assignments are available on a part-time and full-time basis throughout the year, depending on the availability of meaningful assignments and the needs and capacity of offices to receive and supervise interns.

Duration: 3 - 6 Months

Deadline: 31st December 2011

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The Standard Group, multi- media house comprising of the Standard newspapers, KTN, Radio Maisha, PDS and Outdoor media services seeks to strengthen its Commercial function.

As part of our strategy to further strengthen and consolidate our lead, we are looking for strong and reputable team player who can join our Coast commercial team as

Team Leader - Coast

The Team Leader will be charged with participating in sales of innovate advertising concepts that will increase revenues and customer service.

Key Responsibilities
  • To increase advertising opportunities through innovative and creative supplements
  • To engage with clients and offer them full value for their communication needs by coming up with innovative concepts
  • Develop strategy to increase sales volumes and market share
  • Build and achieve results through teams
  • Achieve set team targets both annual and quarterly
  • Motivation and leadership of teams
  • A Bachelor's degree in marketing, business administration or any relevant degree.
  • Professional diploma qualification in Marketing
  • Full competence in presentation skills is required
  • Experience of 4 years preferably in media sales
Other Attributes
  • Be creative
  • High integrity
  • Good interpersonal relationships
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Team player
  • Below 35 years old
Interested applicants should send their applications and detailed curriculum vitae to the address below not later than 4th July 2011.

Manager HR & Administration,
Standard Group Limited,
P.O. Box 30080- 00100,

or email to:

The Standard Group is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

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AIC Kijabe Hospital is a church based hospital established in 1915.

Having a bed capacity of 260 beds, we seek to provide excellent compassionate health care, education and spiritual ministry in the name of Jesus Christ summed up with the motto “Health Care to God’s glory!”

Located 65 km from Nairobi, we serve a varied range of clientele from all over Kenya and neighboring countries setting ourselves as a regional beacon of hope.

As a service organization, we recognize that a team of people with great character, compassion and skills are Kijabe Hospital’s most valuable resource.

AIC Kijabe Hospital invites application from competent and qualified candidates for the following positions.

Nursing Director

Responsible to the Hospital’s Executive Director, the main duties of the incumbent (but not limited to) will be:

1. To develop a strong nursing service team through:
  • Participating in recruiting and selection of excellent staff in coordination with HR department.
  • Establishing and maintaining staff development program and appraisal system
  • Enhance strong professionalism, character and ownership of nursing processes among nurses.
  • Develop ethical and disciplined nursing services.
2. To develop and implement annual nursing/health plan for nursing services goals and objectives in liaison with the department supervisors.

3. To devise an annual budget for nursing services. Monitor nursing service revenue and expenditure.

4. To develop and monitor Quality Assurance program for Healthcare services

5. To assist senior management team to develop a patient focus and managing the hospital according to the guidelines of the Operating Board.

6. To liaise with the Ministry of Health, the Nursing Council and other agencies on matters affecting Nursing Services

7. To participate in training of both the registered and BScN nurses in the clinical area.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Technical Skills and Abilities:
  • Education requirement: Bachelor of Science in Nursing with registration in good standing;
  • A Masters qualification in Nursing or Health Care Management or any other related field will be of definite advantage.
  • Experience: Minimum five years in Leadership in Nursing Care or any related management role.
  • Faith and Values: Must be a committed Christian and willing to abide by the AIC Doctrine and statement of faith.
  • People skills: Ability to plan and organize a team effort; Capacity to motivate, lead and boost morale of the teams, ability to maintain a team that is results oriented.
  • Others: Good spoken and written communication skills; Capacity to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
Supply Chain Manager

The purpose of the position is to bring glory to God by developing and coordinating the preparation of strategic procurement plans and tender specifications for purchasing capital equipment, goods and services as provided in the annual budget.

Responsible to the Director of Finance the main duties (but not limited to) include:
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of procurement plans and budgets.
  • Manage and improve the computerised management information system for monitoring, tracking and controlling operating costs as well as maintaining up-to-date inventory of goods and services.
  • Review purchase requisitions against stock records and coordinate the development of detailed tender specifications and performance standards to facilitate procurement of capital equipment, goods and services in strict compliance to policies and procedures and statutory regulations.
  • Confer with vendors and suppliers to obtain product or service information such as price, availability and delivery schedule. This includes estimation of value of goods and services by soliciting for multiple quotations from reliable and competitive suppliers.
  • Coordinate and participate in procurement negotiations with suppliers and vendors to consider tender applications against approved technical specifications and with due regard to market price, cost, quality and speed of delivery as well as economy of operations.
  • Prepare purchase orders, obtain authorized signatures and forward procurement documents to the Finance Director for cheque processing.
  • Receive goods and supplies and verify information on delivery notes and supply requisitions in order to establish the accuracy of orders. In addition, issues goods and supplies against approved requisition orders.
  • Coordinate cost-effective disposal of obsolete machinery, equipment, furniture and other salvage goods in accordance with laid down policies and procedures
Qualifications, Knowledge, Technical Skills and Abilities:

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
  • Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business, commerce, economics or equivalent.
  • Post graduate qualifications in Purchasing and Supplies Management; Professional qualifications such as CPA, CPS, IPS or equivalent qualifications and membership to the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supplies will be of added advantage.
  • Experience: Minimum five (5) years relevant experience in purchasing, logistics and gained from a reputable organization.
  • Key Competencies: Considerable knowledge of procurement and logistics including office administration and security; Ability to analyse and process purchasing requisitions and vouchers and make purchasing decisions and maintain complex inventory records
  • Faith and Values: Must be a committed Christian of high integrity and willing to abide by the AIC Doctrine and statement of faith.
  • Communication: High proficiency in the English language (verbal and written) with ability to develop proposals as well as write reports.
  • Soft skills: Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage a team. Capability and willingness to take responsibility and highly developed sense of rectitude.
  • Others: Be proficient in MicroSoft office applications and computerised procurement and stores software packages.
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in procurement
Paediatric Nursing & Allied Services Manager

Specialty Summary and purpose: Recognizing the unique role and opportunities of BKKH to develop a cadre of highly skills professionals for Bethany Kids overall goals, and its unique context as a division of AIC Kijabe Hospital.

The purpose of this position is to glorify God by planning, organizing, executing and directing nursing services.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Directs nursing and allied health care services for BKKH
  • Spiritual Mentorship:
  1. Provides spiritual and psychological support to staff, patients and relatives where possible and refer appropriately;
  2. Constantly endeavor to develop own technical and leadership skills and knowledge
  • Responsible for ensuring the protection of children and disabled persons receiving services at Bethany Kids facilities;
Qualifications, Knowledge, Technical Skills and Abilities:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing with registration in good standing
  • Committed born again Christian with evidence of spiritual maturity and growth
  • At least five years experience in clinical nursing
  • Experience in pediatric nursing (qualification in Paediatric nursing is desirable);
  • Management and group interaction/facilitation skills
Staff Chaplain

The purpose for this position is to glorify God by providing a variety of pastoral /counselling services to Staff of AIC Kijabe Hospital.

Reporting to the Director of Chaplaincy, the incumbents’ main duties (but not limited to) will be:
  • To provide individual group pastoral counselling for Staff and in psychological crisis.
  • To provide vocational assessment and counselling for Staff.
  • Assess every staff’s spiritual growth on one to one basis.
  • In liaison with the HR Division organize recreation activities.
  • To provide seminar, workshops and Training program for the staff.
  • To assist in specific research and data collection and other projects related to the spiritual well being of the staff.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Technical Skills and Abilities:
  • Bachelors degree in theology and or biblical or Christian counselling from an accredited Institution
  • A minimum of five years related experience
  • Knowledge of broad range of biblical and vocational counselling methods
  • Knowledge of and ability to use crisis intervention skills
  • Ability to teach in the classroom and in workshops, training and seminars
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills
  • AIC Pastor or working with AIC organization will be preferred
Other Available Vacancies:

1. Internal Auditor

2. Systems Administrator

Please visit the Hospital website for detailed job requirements and closing date.

Submission of Applications: Applicant’s who meet the minimum requirements, should submit their applications together with a curriculum vitae (CV) and three referees one of which MUST be their Pastor to The HR Director, AIC Kijabe Hospital through

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