Intern - Knowledge and Information Management

The Regional AIDS Training Network has an opportunity for a fresh graduate to undertake a six month internship programme at its Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya.

The objectives of the internship programme are:
·       To provide fresh graduates with important practical experience to complement their field of study and at the same time be of benefit to the Regional AIDS Training Network.
·       To enable fresh graduates to better understand the operations of an international network organization.
·       To expose the students to Capacity Building on HIV and AIDS in the East and Southern Africa region.
Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall management and administrative leadership of the Knowledge and Information Manager, the incumbent will perform the following functions:
·       First line helpdesk support under the supervision of ICT Specialist
·       Data entry: Under the supervision of ICT Specialist, update courses on the website and any other information under the HIT section of the website
·       Updating mailing lists: both in-house and online mailing lists.
·       Updating and storing KIM (Knowledge and Information Management) documents such as photos
·       Safe keeping of hard copies of CDs, KIM resources etc
·       Media monitoring for HIV-related stories.
·       Help in data entry on workplace databases.
·       Participate in setting up and implementation of workplace systems: E-Library, Online databases and directories etc.
Minimum Requirements

Candidates should meet the following:
·       Have a diploma/degree in Information Science, Management Information Systems (MIS) Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or an equivalent combination in education and work experience.
·       Be knowledgeable about the windows operating systems environments (Windows 2008, 2003 server, Windows 7, XP desktop operating systems etc.
·       Sound working knowledge of Internet/Intranet technologies
·       Sound working knowledge on database concepts.
·       Microsoft certifications will be an added advantage.
·       Exceptional attention to detail and organization
·       A positive attitude and superior work ethic
Selection Criteria

Candidates will be assessed against the following:
·       Extent of familiarity with database technologies.
·       Extent of familiarity with and experience in building data driven Web applications using the PHP and MySQL framework with several successful public deployment.
·       Extent of familiarity with ICT based approaches to knowledge exchange and information management by the HIV and AIDS stakeholders in the ESA region
·       Extent of familiarity and innovativeness with working with multiple stakeholders and varied information needs and approaches for knowledge and information management, including using ICT
·       Extent of both oral and written communication skills and time management skills
·       Extent of analytical abilities, technical aptitude and proven ability to solve problems
·       Extent of abilities to work in a quick paced, evolving environment
Eligible candidates interested in participating in the programme should send their applications either by email or RATN postal address indicated below.

The application should contain

(1) an updated CV including email and working telephone numbers,

(2) names of three referees including their email addresses and working telephone numbers:

Regional AIDS Training Network (RATN),
Navigators Building, 3rd Floor,
Kindaruma Road, Off Ngong Road,
P.O. Box 16035 - 00100 GPO Nairobi, Kenya,

Tel: +254-20-2635929, 2635938

Mobile (Off) + 254-374 999975, 724 255849,

Or Email: vacancies@ratn.org

The closing date for receipt of applications is 20th July 2011.

Only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted by our office via email and phone.

Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

RATN is an equal opportunity employer.
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The Centre for Citizens’ Participation in the African Union (CCP-AU) is a Non-Governmental Organization with the mandate to coordinate and facilitate the activities of civil society organisations in Africa and encourage their participation and engagement with the African Union and its organs.

In order to achieve its main objectives, CCP-AU, which recently established its secretariat in Nairobi, is looking to recruit a Programme/Executive Assistant.

Programme/Executive Assistant’s Job Profile

The principle duties and responsibilities of the Programme/Executive Assistant will include but will not be limited to the following;

Management of Executive Director’s office:
·       Providing secretarial support to the Executive Director
·       Coordinating the ED’s office logistics and diary, including itineraries, hotel bookings, scheduling of meetings etc.
·       Maintaining a comprehensive record filing system;
Communications:
·       Assisting in drafting concept notes and preparing reports
·       Assisting in research and analysis on issues of relevance to the CCP-AU’s overall mandate and objectives
·       Assisting in facilitating communication and information flow between the CCP-AU and all its stakeholders
·       Carrying out tasks requiring English/French abilities on behalf of the Secretariat
·       Disseminating information to CCPAU stakeholders, partners and members;
Event Management and Organization:
·       Organizing and coordinating CCP-AU events including meetings, workshops, Conferences etc
·       Liaising and networking with CCPAU stakeholders
·       Coordinating logistics to CCP-AU events, including travel and hotel accommodation for the organization’s stakeholders and partners
Accounting and Administration:
·       Providing general administration and accounting support to the organization
·       Coordinating with CCP-AU service providers and consultants
·       Undertaking any other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director
Skills & Qualifications
·       Degree in social studies, development studies, international relations or any other equivalent
·       Must be bilingual (French/English)
·       Must have a keen interest in development/policy issues affecting or impacting on the African continent
·       Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
·       Should have a minimum of three years’ working experience;
Attributes:
·       Interpersonal skills
·       Organizational, administration and coordinating skills
·       Analytical, communications and writing skills
·       Bilingual French/English skills, both written and spoken;
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position will be done through a competency based interview.

Remuneration: A competitive remuneration package, commensurate with experience and qualifications will be offered to the successful candidate.

How to apply:

Kindly send your letter of application and CV by email to info@ccpau.org to reach the recipient on or before 31st July 2011

Remarks:

Please note that late applications will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you do not hear from us by 5th August 2011, please consider your application unsuccessful.
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WWF - The Global Conservation Organization, Kenya Country Office (WWF - KCO), is seeking to recruit a Project Officer - Community Mobilization to be based in Naivasha.

Reporting to the Project Executant, the Project Officer will work on full time basis to ensure that the project outputs and activities in his / her area of assignment are carried out as laid down in the project documents and are articulated to meet the laid down project objectives.

The Incumbent will participate in strategic partnership-building at the project level.

Major duties include:
·       Undertaking project implementation, partner identification and develop project lateral and vertical partnership, roles and capacity, and provide strategic analysis and engagement approaches for the partners to ensure active participation in delivering the project vision and goal;
·       Harmonize partner interests and support joint activities amongst partners, including liaising with local communities, partners, local authorities and the government including relevant government agencies;
·       Build effective conflict abetment and resolution intervention among the different project communities/partners to ensure harmonious involvement among all stakeholders;
·       Work closely and strengthen viable local community structures for effective project implementation;
·       Work closely with the Project Resource Economist and WWF-KCO Policy Officer and other consultants to understand the difficulties local communities have on the use of natural resources in the basin and develop a sustainable strategy;
·       Undertake project education programme and assist in the development of project education and communication materials for sharing information, represent and share the vision and goals of WWF project at all levels.
Required Qualifications and Experience;
·       A University Degree in Sociology, Community Development or closely related field;
·       At least 5 years working experience in Community development and mobilization with a strong bias towards community based approaches;
·       Experience in designing and pre-testing and implementing community and stakeholder mobilization and organization processes;
·       Proven community mobilisation skills are essential;
·       Excellent inter-personal skills, with the ability to network and to develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels, both internally and with local communities, government agencies;
·       Excellent oral and written communications skills in English;
·       Excellent knowledge of Kiswahili and local cultures are added advantages.
Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should send a letter of application and a detailed CV to the Human Resources Manager, WWF- KCO, email HResource@wwfesarpo.org by and not later than 15 July 2011.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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2 Positions in Western & Central Region

This Client is based in Kenya as a wholly owned subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company.

That is part of an enlarged group that has had over 100 billion sterling pounds of assets under management. With approximately millions of life assurance policyholders, banking customers, short-term insurance policyholders and more than 1 million unit trust accounts worldwide making our client one of the top forty asset managers of the world.

Our client is looking to recruit two PCK Managers who will report to the Area Manager PCK.

Purpose of the position

To provide leadership in the designated area by ensuring overall branch administration, recruitment, retention, and development of Branch advisors (BA’s) so that the respective area/Branch will be able to meet the sales targets and enhance clients value for the organization.

Duties/Responsibilities

a) Recruitment, Retention and development
·       Recruitment of qualified and competent Advisors in line with the company’s standards and guidelines
·       Training, coaching, mentoring & accreditation of the agents in the various company products and processes
·       Providing structural support to Advisors: ensuring they have the appropriate tools and environment to work in (administrative, HR etc)
b) Sales Targets
·       Developing, managing and delivering the agency sales targets
·       Contracting and monitoring individual targets
·       Agency motivation
·       Liaising with the marketing department to implement the appropriate marketing strategies
·       Facilitating Performance review and planning sessions with the DSA’s
·       Establishing and maintaining a sound client base, leads and service.
·       Activity management for the agency.
c) Client value (quality)
·       Ensuring compliance to Company policies and procedures within the agency
·       Putting customer first, ensure appropriate delivery of customer value/service
d) Branch administration
·       In charge of branch office administration including office equipments and services
·       Ensure compliance to regulatory requirement including licences and branch compliance to local authorities.
·       Manage and minimize risks to the Company.
Knowledge, skills and abilities

Technical Knowledge
·       Requires at least 3 years progressive experience in sales management, a degree/diploma plus a certificate of practice proficiency
Aligning Performance for Success
·       Planning, supporting and guiding/coaching others by focusing them on the accomplishment of work objectives through active performance management and development. This is done to enhance and strengthen their respective skills and abilities that they can fulfil current and future role responsibilities more efficiently.
Team Orientation
·       Willingness to work with others in a team environment. This includes working towards team goals, participating in decision-making, co-operating with others and offering assistance when needed.
Client Focus
·       Exceeding client needs, building inspiring relationships; and taking responsibility for client experience.
Gaining Commitment
·       Using appropriate interpersonal styles and communication techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; adapting one’s own style to accommodate the target audience
Initiating Action
·       Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; pushing beyond the boundaries and being proactive
Decision-making
·       The ability to make balanced and sound recommendations and decisions, by understanding issues and problems, evaluating the consequences of alternative solutions and to select the most appropriate alternative. Recommendations and decisions need to be implementable, effective and well thought through.
Sales Ability
·       Develop approaches that best position products, services and financial advice to prospective clients to illustrate the customer value proposition. This leads to proper closure of the sale/financial advice intervention.
Administration
·       Ensure effective and efficient general administration of the branch
How to apply:

If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you.

Please forward a copy of your updated resume and state clearly which region you prefer on the subject line, and your current salary and benefits package to info@dorbe-leit.co.ke before close of business 18th July 2011.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.
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icipe is an intergovernmental organisation funded by government aid agencies, UN organisations and private foundations to carry out research and training in environmentally sound and sustainable management of arthropods for improving health and agricultural productivity in the tropics.

icipe has approximately 300 staff to support its research and capacity building programmes, located at various sites in Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

icipe wishes to urgently recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Graphic Artist to be based at Duduville campus, Kasarani, Nairobi. This is a local (national) position that offers a two-year contract that is renewable.

The main objective of the position is to provide quality services in typesetting, design, layout and graphics for all icipe publications and in particular provide expertise in the graphics and imagesetting area as DTP Designer/Imagesetter.

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration the Graphic Artist will perform the following duties, among others:

Responsibilities
·       Typeset, design and format layouts of texts for manuscripts, newsletters, brochures and other icipe publications, using desktop publishing and graphic design software.
·       Prepare and suggest layout for icipe logos, publications covers and master copies.
·       Design icipe business cards, staff IDs, advertisements and special occasions cards as necessary.
·       Conceptualise and produce colour schemes for various icipe publications, posters, advertisements and information material.
·       Liaise with the Scientific Illustrator and Typesetter regarding control and design of originals for printing.
·       Keep a small inventory of desktop publishing and graphics design software, and report to SPO in new software needs acquisition.
·       Produce work and liaise with scientists and other professional staff on completion of tasks.
Requirements
·       Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Arts/Design.
·       An advanced certificate in Computer Graphics/DTP.
·       Proficiency in using Apple Macintosh computers is mandatory.
·       Working knowledge of graphics design software packages.
·       At least five years working experience as a Graphic Artist in an international organisation or newspaper.
·       Work with minimum supervision.
·       Good communication skills.
·       Proficiency in computer skills (MS Office suite in addition to DTP expertise).
·       Proficiency in the most important professional graphics design software, such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat and Illustrator, and CorelDRAW, is essential.
Applications will be accepted up to 20 July 2011. Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged. Please send an application with a detailed CV, names and addresses of 3 referees including e-mail addresses, fax numbers and remuneration package to:

icipehr@icipe.org

The Human Resources Department
icipe - African Insect Science for Food and Health
P.O. Box 30772-00100
Nairobi
Kenya
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