Vacancy Number: AE/MK/RESAKSS/01/11

Department: Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 3-year contract renewable

Base salary from USD 40,000 plus attractive international staff benefits package

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development.

ILRI is one of 15 centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, Vietnam) and East Asia (China).

ILRI seeks to recruit an Agricultural Economist to join a team of professionals working on the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) program for Eastern and Central Africa (ECA).

The objective of ReSAKSS is to provide analysis, data, and tools to promote evidence-based decision making, improve awareness of the role of agriculture for development in Africa, fill knowledge gaps, promote dialogue, and facilitate the implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development and the African Union Commission and other regional agricultural development initiatives in Africa.

Responsibilities
·       Undertaking analytical work based on regional priorities in agriculture and rural development. Areas of research may include regional trade analysis, food security research, agricultural investment analysis, vulnerability assessments and risk analysis, and impact assessment.
·       Synthesis of studies and literature around topical issues affecting agriculture and rural development in the region to generate policy relevant messages.
·       Communication and representation: Participate in the communication of ReSAKSS’ work, e.g. through preparation of ReSAKSS publications such as working papers, policy briefs, technical reports, journal publications, conference papers and presentations at policy fora.
·       Contributing to the capacity building component of ReSAKSS including organizing and implementing policy relevant training for ReSAKSS’ stakeholders.
·       Contributing to the organization of conferences, seminars, and workshops organized or co-organized by ReSAKSS.
Requirements
·       A Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or Economics with emphasis on agricultural trade and poverty analysis.
·       At least 3 years post-Ph.D. working experience in research and policy analysis in developing countries, preferably in Africa.
·       Familiarity with deep understanding of agricultural and rural development issues in Africa, particularly in the COMESA region.
·       A good understanding of policy processes in the COMESA region.
·       Proven analytical and research skills through a track record of scientific publications.
·       Strong English language skills, both written and spoken, with a demonstrated track record of publications in professional outlets. Knowledge of French will be an added advantage.
·       Ability and willingness to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams in a developing country setting. Experience with projects that bridge different approaches and disciplines will be an added advantage.
·       Experience in making presentations to large audiences at national and regional levels.
·       Demonstrated ability to draft high-quality analytical and policy documents and related correspondence.
·       Ability to work under pressure, often to tight deadlines without compromising the quality of deliverables.
·       Demonstrated good organizational skills and ability to work with a minimum of supervision.
·       Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional contacts, and to interact with national officials and experts, other researchers, international organizations, development partners, and other ReSAKSS’ stakeholders.
·       A willingness to travel frequently within and outside the COMESA region.
·       Proven ability to mobilize resources.
Post location: The position is based at ILRI’s Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Duration: 3 year appointment with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding.

Benefits: We offer a competitive international remuneration and benefits package which includes: sPensions Medical insurances Life insurance and allowances for Children’s Educations Housings Securitys DisturbancesRelocations Home leave travel and annual leave entitlement of 30 days per annum plus 11 paid public holidays.

Applications:

Applicants should send a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and indicating earliest availability, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to email: recruit-ilri-Ken@cgiar.org.

Screening of applications will commence on 1 March 2011 until the position is filled, though selections may be made in advance of that date.

The position title and reference number “AE/MK/RESAKSS/01/11” should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email applications. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

To find more about ILRI, visit our Website at www.ilri.org

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer and is keen to further diversify its staff in terms of both gender and nationality.

Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply.
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Vacancy Number: PD/BT02/07/11

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: two years with the possibility of renewal

Base salary from USD 35,000 plus attractive international staff benefits package

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development.

ILRI is one of 15 centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, Vietnam) and East Asia (China).

The position: ILRI seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Scientist to act as the primary driver of the next generation sequencing aspects of ILRI’s component of a project entitled “An Integrated Response System For Emerging Infectious Diseases in East Africa”.

This is a challenging and highly collaborative project which aims to bring current molecular and epidemiological approaches to the detection of pathogens –both known and unknown in field samples.

ILRI’s primary role is in establishing and exploiting a 2nd generation sequencing platform together with data analysis and sample biobanking. Collaborators from Kenya, UK, USA and elsewhere represent world leaders in these areas.

This is an opportunity for a dynamic and motivated post-doc capable of working in dispersed and complex teams, to make important contributions to the understanding of disease in Africa – particularly epidemic viral disease.

Key responsibilities
·       Designing and testing highly multiplexed assays for a range of sequences;
·       Establishing sampling and pooling protocols;
·       Overseeing the Project’s use of a Roche 454 (Titanium) sequencer;
·       Sequence data Quality Assurance/Quality Control.
Requirements
·       A PhD degree obtained no more than 5 years ago in molecular genetics;
·       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to perform in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural research environment;
·       Fluency in spoken and written English;
·       Hands on experience of highly multiplexed PCR, e.g. for diagnostics and of working with complex, mixed and “dirty” biological samples;
·       Evidence of innovation and initiative;
·       Experience of “bench” plus informatics aspects of high throughput sequencing;
·       Experience of RNA virus genome analysis and phylogenetic/population analysis in prokaryotes or eukaryotes would be an important advantage;
·       Ability to work in diverse, multidisciplinary teams.
Post location: The position is based at ILRI’s Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya with travel to other countries where ILRI works.

Terms of appointment:

This is an Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) position with initial appointment of two years with the possibility of renewal for one year, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding.

ILRI offers a competitive international remuneration package which includes: – medical insurance – life insurance – and allowances for: – housing – baggage – and children’s education.

Applications:

Applicants should send a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and indicating earliest availability, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to email: recruit-ilri-Ken@cgiar.org by 27 July 2011.

The position title and reference number POST DOCTORAL SCIENTIST: PD/BT02/07/11 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email applications.

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we regret but only online applications will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.

To find more about ILRI, visit our Website at www.ilri.org

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer
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This position is being advertised by AMREF Kenya on behalf of the Kenya WASH Alliance and the Dutch WASH Alliance

MFS 11 WASH Programme

The Kenya WASH Alliance (KWA) is forum set up by NGOs dealing with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) issues for purposes of collaboration, sharing of experiences and advocacy.

KWA in partnership with the Dutch WASH Alliance (DWA) are initiating a five year WASH Programme in Kajiado County. This programme is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Services (MFS) under its MFS 11 Programme of the Netherlands Government.

The objective of the Programme is to reduce poverty through improved environmental health and economic conditions by empowering people, and creating an enabling environment aiming at achieving increased sustainable access to and use of safe water and sanitation services and improved hygiene practices for the local community particularly women and marginalised groups.

For effective coordination of activities, the KWA will establish a WASH Secretariat. The secretariat will be governed by a National Steering Committee comprising of six implementing partners.

KWA is looking for an individual, who is well organized, highly motivated and results oriented to join the WASH teams and coordinate the delivery of programme objectives, to fill the following position.

National WASH Alliance Co-ordinator
Ref. No. KWA/HR/001/2011

The position reports to the National Steering Committee and is based in Nairobi.

Purpose of the Job

Liaison with other WASH actors to coordinate actions, share experiences and develop joint coherent approaches for sustainable WASH programming in Kenya.

Key Responsibilities
·       Plan, implement and monitor MFS II funded Kenya WASH Alliance joint Project activities.
·       Lead the participatory development of joint project strategies and detailed designs of project activities.
·       Lead in the development and monitoring of work plans and budgets for joint activities.
·       Overall management of the Secretariat, promote and strengthen partnership in line with partnership agreements of the Kenya WASH Alliance.
·       Lead in the production of donor reports and ensure compliance with donor requirements.
·       Support monitoring and evaluation of the project, in line with the Kenya WASH Alliance framework.
·       Oversee implementation of joint project activities conducted by the partners in Kajiado County.
·       Manage recruitment, selection and contracts with external consultants for implementation of joint activities.
·       Effective management of financial, logistical and administrative needs of the Secretariat.
·       Support the development of joint WASH Alliance proposals for fundraising.
Qualifications & Competencies
·       The ideal candidate should have a Masters Degree in Public Health, Sanitary Engineering or relevant Social Science discipline with at least five years programming work experience on social components of WASH service delivery at senior level.
·       Experience in alliance building and networking.
·       In-country knowledge and network within the WASH sector and stakeholders from public, private and civil society.
·       Strong and proven track record in programme development and implementation, including budget and contract management of donor funded projects.
·       Good people management, supervisory and mentoring skills.
·       Must have excellent oral and written skills.
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional.

If you would like to join this team send your CV and application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to the

Human Resources Manager,
AMREF in Kenya
by email to recruitment@amref.org

Please quote the position and reference number in the email subject matter.

Deadline for submission is 20th July 2011.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s development network, bringing the global community together to help countries achieve growth, equity and sustainability.

As a long-time partner of governments and civil society groups, it provides services to 166 countries, including the very poorest.

The position of Manager, Financial Reporting Modules and Interface Control is now available in the Office of Finance and Administration, a dynamic and results-driven office of UNDP based in New York.

Role:

The Manager, Financial Reporting Modules and Interface Control is a key member of the management team of the Office of Finance and Administration and will play a strategic role in the adoption of IPSAS.

He/she will ensure the overall integrity of the financial data and will lead the preparation of the UNDP financial statements and statutory reports.

The Manager oversees the interim financial closures and provides guidance and direction to the UNDP financial community on accounting policies and procedures.

An outstanding communicator, the ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant with experience of financial management at a global or international organization.

Salary (gross/annum): from US$ 162,000, including cost of living allowance, plus applicable standard UN benefits and entitlements.

To learn more and apply, please visit us at:
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=24046

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Number of Positions Open: 1

Location: Kenya

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Summary

We specialize in brand strategy, brand innovation, brand identity and brand alignment.

Primary Responsibilities
·       Reception work – phone calls
·       procurement of stationary and anything else needed in the office
·       They will supervise the drivers and cleaners
·       They will manage the directors diaries
·       Ensure the meetings are well coordinated
·       Manage Office logistics.
Skills and Qualifications
·       Diploma. Bachelor's degree preferred
·       3 years experience in a similar position
·       Proficient in Microsoft Office
Personality

The candidate must be vibrant, welcoming, eloquent, decent, ambitious and passionate about life and work

How to Apply

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CVs, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by:

Sending CV to : recruiter@personnelresource.com

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

“Personnel Resource is an equal opportunity employer”
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A leading ICT firm, requires a suitable candidate to fill the following position.

Account Managers

Roles and Responsibilities - Telecommunication Solutions
·       Brings in sales opportunities for the unit across the assigned accounts, as per his/her sales target.
·       Identifies leads or opportunities for the products across and convert them into sales.
·       Prepares and work on tenders effectively.
·       Prepares and issues a report to the Head of Sales and Marketing, on a monthly basis with the status of the marketing target across designated accounts, for submission to the Managing Director.
·       Manage accounts professionally i.e. Transforms target client accounts into managed accounts by investing heavily in building the client relations.
·       Builds new client relations and brings in new client accounts, in coordination with the Sector Manager.
·       Engages in opportunity assessment of sales opportunities for the unit, as input into the decision to bid and reports it to the Sector Manager.
·       Participates in bidding decisions for unit opportunities together with the Head of Sales and Marketing
·       Handles all communication and problems that arise in the relevant accounts.
·       Follows-up with the Projects Managers to monitor the progress of unit projects or other Teledata projects within designated accounts.
·       Follows up and monitors the profit/ loss status of unit projects with the Project Managers and liaises with other units for the profit/ loss status for common projects.
·       Follows-up on clients proposals and monitors the order processing and cash flow status of the project.
Qualification and skills
·       Minimum 3 years experience
·       Track record of selling power solutions for reputable firm(s)
·       Understanding of Telecommunication concepts and business requirements
·       Good knowledge of IP PABXs and structured cabling solutions
·       A university Degree / Diploma in relevant field a must
Qualified candidates can send their resume indicating current and expected salary to recruitment@workforceassociates.net
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Department: Programmes

Reports to: Humanitarian Aid Programme Coordinator

Summary

Humanitarian Aid programme seeks to enhance accountability mechanisms and the effectiveness of relief programmes with specific reference to food assistant programmes.

The programme will rely on multi stakeholders approach in conducting research on governance in the Food Aid sector and building up capacities of Humanitarian actors to mitigate corruption risks. This will be followed by research based advocacy.

The assistant programme officer will work under the supervision of the Humanitarian Aid programme coordinator to ensure the quality and timely delivery of the project objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator, the assistant programme officer shall;

1. Programme Management
·       Assist in the implementation of the programme activities and ensure timely delivery of project output
·       Assist in preparing and writing programme narrative and financial reports
·       Ensure the logistic and administrative preparation of H.A programme meetings, workshops, conference and field visits
·       Assist liaison with donors, and otherwise assist in fundraising and project development for follow up Humanitarian Aid programmes
·       Assist in developing guidelines for advocacy / communications / policy and research contributions to project.
2. Research
·       Carry out research including desk review, key informant interviews & survey in H.A and food aid sector and write briefings and summary papers
·       Assist in liaising with the consultants and other stakeholders working on the Food Assistance Integrity Study
·       Support the drafting and review of the study methodological approach, survey tools, and stakeholders mapping
·       Assist in mobilizing, training and coordinating teams conducting field surveys
·       Assist reviewing and editing drafts of the Food Assistance Integrity
·       Study, Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of the study
3. Partnerships / Capacity Building
·       Assist identification, liaison and networking with Humanitarian Actors in Kenya and in the Horn of Africa
·       On request, represent TI Kenya in Humanitarian forums or other relevant meetings and conferences
·       Maintain an up to date lists of contact and profile of organizations involved in Humanitarian Aid in Kenya and in the Horn of Africa
·       Assist in the planning, organisation and evaluation of training materials, capacity building modules and curriculums to enhance accountability mechanisms and procedures among humanitarian actors in Kenya and the horn of Africa.
4. Resource Mobilization
·       Assist in developing exceptional proposals and/or concepts for financial support and sustainability of the programme.
·       Includes maintaining a well managed proposal tracking matrix.
Qualifications
·       University degree in related field (International relations / development, Political Sciences, Social Sciences).
·       Minimum two years of relevant working experience (NGOs/International organizations/Institutions that work on humanitarian aid).
·       Experience from ASAL regions will be an added advantage
Competencies
·       Sound knowledge and understanding of governance structure & policies in the Humanitarian Aid sector with emphasis on Food Assistance Sector
·       Ability and willingness to travel to ASAL and other regions in Kenya and neighboring countries
·       Excellent writing and verbal communication skills both in English and Kiswahili.
·       Knowledge of local language (Somali, Borana) spoken in ASAL regions of Kenya will be an added advantage.
·       Highly organized, detail oriented, able to prioritize and consistently produce high standard work.
·       Strong networking, leadership skills & team player.
How to apply:

All interested candidates are invited to submit their applications together with an updated CV and current contacts of three professional referees: transparency@tikenya.org

OR addressed to;

Executive Director
Transparency International-Kenya
P O Box 198, Nairobi, GPO 00200

All applications must reach us on or before Monday 13th July 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

TI-Kenya is an equal opportunity employer!
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