The United States Agency for International Development’s Regional Mission for East Africa (USAID/EA) seeks to fill the position of Senior Regional Nutrition Specialist for its Regional Health & HIV/AIDS (RHH) Office.
The incumbent will be one of a team of senior staff providing technical assistance on health and HIV/AIDS technical and program issues in the region.

The primary duties will be to:
1) provide broad expertise on nutrition and food security in support of USAID/EA Mission’s nutrition programming, as part of the overall objectives of USAID, including the Global Health and Feed the Future Initiatives;

2) work collaboratively across various offices of the USAID/EA Mission, including health, agriculture, economic growth and humanitarian assistance; provide strategic leadership in building capacity among U.S. Government (USG) staff in the region on nutrition programming and integration; identify and provide targeted technical assistance to ministries of health, ministries of agriculture, African-led regional institutions, and other regional and national partners to strengthen management and oversight of nutrition resources; and advocate for best practices and facilitate the sharing of experience within the region;

3) establish and maintain USG, donor and partner collaboration in the area of nutrition;

4) provide technical advice, data analysis and reporting, and managerial oversight, including monitoring and evaluation, to support the implementation of nutrition components in selected programs as an Activity Manager or as a Contracting or Agreement Officer Technical Representative. Applicant should be a Kenyan citizen.

Required Qualification
Any applicant that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within one month from the closing date of advertisement, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Education: A Masters degree in a relevant discipline such as public policy, public health, or other field related to nutrition is required.

Experience (40%): Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in design, implementation and management of nutrition and health programs in developing countries. Demonstrated experience with inter-sectoral coordination and advocacy activities. International experience working with the USG, USAID/Washington and Missions, host country governments, cooperating agencies, private voluntary organizations, and the private sector.

Knowledge (40%): Expert knowledge of current public health nutrition standards and evidence-based practices. In-depth knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices employed in nutrition and food security development programs by the USG or international organizations. Knowledge of sound management procedures, including financial management, is essential.

Skills and Abilities (20%): The incumbent should have the ability to develop strategies and detailed implementation plans for nutrition and related health and agriculture elements under the USAID/EA Operational Plan, and work with government officials to strengthen nutrition in the regional health agenda.

The incumbent requires proficient analytical skills that demonstrate an understanding of current nutrition policies, priorities and issues. He/She should have the skills necessary to assure that nutrition activities are implemented in a timely and quality manner; ensure the development of evaluation plans and utilization of evaluation findings; and, prepare the nutrition-related sections of the Mission’s annual reports.

The incumbent should have strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to work well and communicate with diverse teams. The incumbent requires maturity, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy and to analyze and present nutrition information.
Short listed candidates will be requested to submit a writing sample demonstrating technical writing skills.

Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should submit their application together with detailed Curriculum Vitae and all relevant attachments to the following address:

The Human Resource Office
United Sates Agency for International Development
P.O. Box 629. Village Market, 00621,Nairobi, Kenya
Re: Senior Regional Nutrition Specialist

Application must reach the USAID HR office by COB July 27, 2011

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Women Enterprise Fund is a Semi Autonomous Government Agency under the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Development.

The Fund was established under the Government Financial Management (Women Enterprise Fund) Regulations gazetted on 3rd August 2007 and is a flagship project under the social pillar in Vision 2030.

The Fund’s mission is “… to mobilize resources and offer access to affordable credit and business support services to women entrepreneurs”, our vision is “… to socially empower Kenyan women entrepreneurs for economic development”.

The Fund’s mandates are: provision of credit, capacity building of women borrowers, facilitation of local and international marketing, support linkages of women enterprises with big businesses and facilitation of development of infrastructure like markets, business incubators etc to support women businesses.

Due to growth, the organization now seeks to recruit dynamic and energetic Kenyans of unquestionable integrity who are passionate and committed to the cause of women empowerment and gender equality to fill the following positions.

Recruitment of Volunteers
(157 Positions)

Are you a young, dynamic, patriotic & passionate Kenyan yearning for an opportunity to serve your community and make a difference?

Do you believe in women economic empowerment and gender equality?

Do you want to be part of a solution in poverty reduction?

If YES, read on.

The Fund invites applications from qualified Kenyans from the under-listed 157 constituencies.

One vacancy exists in each constituency.

Duties and responsibilities of volunteers will be;
·       Creating awareness about the Fund.
·       Assisting Self Help Groups (SHGs) access and fill loan applications.
·       Building capacity of women borrowers.
·       Monitoring utilization of loans and repayment.
·       Providing the feedback link between SHGs and the Fund’s secretariat.
Qualifications
·       One must be a local resident in a particular constituency
·       Minimum holder of a Diploma in relevant field, e.g. social development, banking, business studies, entrepreneurship or its equivalent from a recognized institution
·       Fluency in the local language(s) and sensitive to the local cultures
·       Age 25 – 45 years
·       Possession of excellent communication skills
·       Computer literacy is a must
Benefits to volunteers:
·       Volunteers will be trained as trainers of trainers (TOTs)
·       Volunteers could easily venture in private consultancies in the provision of business development services to the same communities or elsewhere given the thorough training the Fund will have exposed them to.
·       Volunteership will give them opportunity to maximize on their skills and abilities
·       Volunteers will be offered a unique opportunity to actively participate and address challenges facing their various communities
·       Volunteership will provide them with an opportunity to transform and improve the lives of the members of their community and their own lives.
·       Volunteership offers an excellent opportunity to give back to the community ones time, energy and skills. The feeling of self fulfillment/ living a purpose for doing a noble duty to ones community.
·       In addition to the above, this will strengthen their resumes & improve the employerability of the volunteers in the job market.
To paraphrase a former American President, “Ask not what Kenya can do for you, but what contribution you can make to your country and community.”

It is in this spirit that, “We enjoy political freedom because our grandmothers and fathers volunteered their services to liberate us from colonialists; it is now your turn to volunteer your skills, time and energy to liberate our mothers and sisters from the yoke of poverty and deliver economic freedom/financial abundance.”

Note: “This engagement is not on a full time basis.”

Coast Province, (14 Constituencies): Likoni, Malindi, Magharini, Kisauni, Mvita, Msambweni, Matuga, Bahari, Kaloleni, Lamu East, Lamu West, Mwatate, Voi, and Taveta.

Rift Valley Province, (41 Constituencies): Turkana North, Turkana Central, Turkana South, Kapenguria, Samburu West, Samburu East, Kwanza, Saboti, Cherangany, Eldoret North, Eldoret East, Marakwet East, Marakwet West, Keiyo North, Keiyo South, Mosop, Aldai, Emgwen, Baringo East, Baringo North, Baringo Central, Mogotio, Eldama Ravine, Laikipia West,
Naivasha, Nakuru Town, Kuresoi, Molo, Rongai, Subukia, Kilgoris, Narok North, Kajiado North, Bomet, Chepalungu, Sotik, Konoin, Bureti, Belgut, Ainamoi and Kipkelion.

Central Province, (23 Constituencies): Kinangop, Kipipiri, Ol Kalou, Ndaragwa, Tetu, Othaya, Mukurweini, Nyeri Town, Kieni, Mathira, Gichugu, Ndia, Kerugoya Kutus, Kangema, Kigumo, Juja, Gatanga, Gatundu South, Gatungu North, Limuru, Lari, Mwea and Mathioya.

Eastern Province, (29 Constituencies): Moyale, North Horr, Saku, Isiolo North, Isiolo South, Igembe, Ntonyiri, Tigania West, Tigania East, North Imenti, South Imenti, Nithi, Tharaka, Manyatta, Runyenjes, Gachoka, Siakago, Mwingi North, Mwingi South, Kitui West, Masinga, Kangundo, Kathiani, Machakos Town, Mwala, Mbooni, Makueni, Mutito and Kibwezi

Nyanza Province, ( 26 Constituencies): Gwassi, Rangwe, Ndhiwa, Kitutu Masaba, West Mugirango, Kitutu Chache, Kisumu Rural, Alego, Gem, Ugenya, Borabu, Nyaribari Masaba, Migori, Nyatike, Bondo, Rarieda, Muhoroni, Bonchari, Nyaribari Chache, Bomachoge, South Mugirango, Kuria, Kisumu East, Kisumu West, Karachuonyo and Kasipul Kabondo.

North Eastern Province (7 Constituencies): Wajir West, Wajir North, Dujis, Fafi, Lagdera, Ijara and Mandera East.

Western Province, (16 Constituencies): Malava, Mumias, Matungu, Lurambi, Emuhaya, Sabatia, Vihiga, Hamisi, Kimilili, Sirisia, Kanduyi, Bumula, Nambale, Butula, Funyula and Budalangi.

Nairobi Province, (1 Constituency): Kasarani.

Successful candidates will serve for a period of two years renewable and a small stipend will be paid.

Applicants are required to send in their applications stating why they want to volunteer, accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of testimonials and certificates to “THE DISTRICT GENDER OFFICER OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DISTRICT”

The envelopes should be clearly marked, “application for volunteership and the constituency.”

So as to be received on or before 5th August, 2011.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Any canvassing prior to, during and/or after the interviews will lead to automatic disqualification.

The Women Enterprise Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

This information is available on our website, www.wef.co.ke

“When you empower a woman, you have empowered a family and a whole nation”
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Women Enterprise Fund is a Semi Autonomous Government Agency under the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Development.

The Fund was established under the Government Financial Management (Women Enterprise Fund) Regulations gazetted on 3rd August 2007 and is a flagship project under the social pillar in Vision 2030.

The Fund’s mission is “… to mobilize resources and offer access to affordable credit and business support services to women entrepreneurs”, our vision is “… to socially empower Kenyan women entrepreneurs for economic development”.

The Fund’s mandates are: provision of credit, capacity building of women borrowers, facilitation of local and international marketing, support linkages of women enterprises with big businesses and facilitation of development of infrastructure like markets, business incubators etc to support women businesses.

Due to growth, the organization now seeks to recruit dynamic and energetic Kenyans of unquestionable integrity who are passionate and committed to the cause of women empowerment and gender equality to fill the following positions.

V/No: 1/2011
Deputy Manager, Information Communication Technology
(1 Post)

Reporting to the Chief Executive/Director, the Deputy Manager, Information Communication Technology will be responsible for:
·       Formulation, implementation and coordination of ICT policies, strategies and programmes in the Fund
·       Keeping up to date with emerging information communication technological trends
·       Monitoring and evaluating ICT programmes and policies
·       Ensuring timely implementation of ICT standards in line with the needs of the Fund and effective maintenance of ICT systems
·       Preparing ICT status reports and ensuring professional standards and guidelines are adhered to
·       Guiding and developing staff
Qualifications
·       Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics with a bias in computer science from a recognized university
·       Masters degree in Computer Science or any other Information Communication Technology related discipline from a recognized institution
·       Served satisfactorily in a comparable position in a reputable organization for at least four years
·       Qualifications in database management e.g SQL server, MCSE, web design & management
·       Demonstrated a high level of professional competence and outstanding management qualities in computerised information systems
V/No: 2/2011
Assistant Manager, Credit
(1 Post)

Reporting to the Credit Manager, the Assistant Manager will be responsible for:
·       Coordinating all aspects of lending cycle under the Constituency Women Enterprise Scheme
·       Sensitizing women entrepreneurs about quality standards
·       Preparing monthly reports on loan uptake and repayment
·       Monitoring the operations of the financial intermediary partners
·       Enlisting the support of stakeholders and ensure timely recovery of loans to ensure quality loan portfolio.
Qualifications
·       Bachelors degree in Commerce, Economics or business related degree from a recognized university
·       Masters degree in any of the following:- Economics, Commerce (Finance or Accounting option) Business Administration, Business Management or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution
·       Shown merit and ability in credit control and over four years experience in credit preferably in micro finance institutions
·       Possession of good analytical and report-writing skills
·       Possession of good interpersonal skills to interact with key stakeholders
·       Passion and eagerness to empower the most marginalized women across the country
·       Knowledge of computerized financial and accounting system
V/No: 3/2011
Credit Officers – Credit Department
(11 Posts)

Reporting to the Assistant Manager Credit, the credit officer will undertake duties in the head office or in any of the eight regions in the country.

Duties and responsibilities will entail:-
·       Compiling statistical loan records, receiving, sorting out, filing and dispatching letters
·       Maintaining filing system; receiving loan applications, invoices and other records and filing them accordingly
·       Analyzing loan application forms and preparing reports on loan uptake and repayments in the constituency
·       Monitoring the operations of the financial intermediary partners
·       Monitoring and following up with the assistance of the volunteers and the District Gender and Social Development Officers on problematic groups & Constituencies
Qualifications
·       Bachelors degree in a business related course from a recognized university
·       Served satisfactorily in a comparable position in a reputable organization for at least four years
·       Have passion and commitment to assist and empower the most marginalized women across the country
·       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
·       Proficiency in computer applications
·       The candidate should be prepared to travel to rural areas to monitor women groups
V/No: 4/2011
Assistant Manager, Supply Chain Management
(1 Post)

Reporting to the Chief Executive/Director, the Assistant Manager Supply Chain Management will be responsible for all aspects of procurement for the Fund and will head the procurement unit of the Fund.

Specific responsibilities will be:
·       Initiating policy on procurement
·       Reviewing, updating, interpreting and implementing existing procurement policies, regulations and procedures
·       Coordinating the preparation of and the implementation of procurement manual
·       Conducting market research
·       Preparing procurement plans; carrying out internal monitoring and evaluation; assessing and measuring the performance of suppliers and contractors
·       Introducing modern inventory management techniques and approaches
·       Disposal of unserviceable stores, general welfare, supervising training and development of staff
Qualifications
·       Bachelors Degree in Commerce ( Supplies Management option) or bachelors degree in Business Administration or their equivalent qualification from a from a recognized institution
·       Masters degree in Supplies Management from a recognized institution
·       Served satisfactorily in a comparable position in a reputable organization for at least three years
·       Thorough understanding of the National goals, policies and objectives and the ability to relate them to the procurement function
·       Shown merit and professional competence as reflected in work performance and results
·       Demonstrated general administrative ability required for direction, control and implementation of Public Procurement and Disposal Act
·       Good leadership and interpersonal skills
·       Proficiency in computer applications
·       Must be registered with the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management
V/No: 5/2011
Assistant Manager, Human Resource Management
(1 Post)

Reporting to the Deputy Manager, Human Resource Management & Training, the Assistant Manager, Human Resource Management will be responsible for;
·       Recruitment, selection and placement
·       Processing of appointments, promotions, discipline, transfers, salaries and leave
·       Compliment control and salary administration
·       Building capacity of staff and women entrepreneurs
·       Assisting in the development and maintenance of human resource management information systems, human resource planning and succession management and industrial relations
·       Participating in staff induction program
·       Updating skills inventory for Fund’s employees and women entrepreneurs
·       Conducting regular training needs assessment to identity client training and development needs
Qualifications
·       Masters degree in Human Resource Management/ Development, Entrepreneurship, Business/Public Administration /Labour Management or Industrial relations in addition to a degree in social sciences from a recognized institution.
·       Served satisfactorily for at least four years in a comparable position in a reputable institution
·       Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
·       Proficiency in computer applications
V/No: 6/2011
Senior Marketing, Research and Communication Officer
(1 Post)

Reporting to the Marketing, Research and Communication Manager, the Marketing Research & Communication Officer will undertake duties in marketing, communication or research.

Specific responsibilities will be:
·       Creating awareness of the Fund to the public through organized public rallies and social foras
·       Identifying profitable business linkages for women owned micro, small and medium enterprises
·       Identifying and pursuing market opportunities locally to improve market access for women products and services
·       Disseminating information on the procedures of loan application
·       Gathering and compiling market information; organizing interactive programs to disseminate market information
·       Researching on the performance of business of women entrepreneurs under the Fund’s loans
·       Analyzing the Fund’s services to Fund beneficiaries and recommending areas of improvement
Qualifications
·       Bachelors degree in either of the following fields:- marketing, entrepreneurship strategic management; or its equivalent from a recognized institution
·       Served in a comparable position in a reputable organization for at least four years
·       Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
·       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
·       Proficiency in computer applications
V/No.7/2011
Marketing, Research and Communication Officer
(1 Post)

Reporting to the Marketing, Research and Communication Manager, the Marketing Research and Communication officer will undertake duties in marketing, communication or research.

Specific responsibilities will be:
·       Marketing the Fund through advocacy and awareness creation
·       Facilitating and supporting development of market space for women entrepreneurs
·       Identifying and pursuing market opportunities locally to improve market access for women products and services
·       Organizing interactive programs to disseminate market information
·       Participating in research on the performance of business of women entrepreneurs under the Fund’s loans
·       Analyzing the Fund’s services to Fund beneficiaries and recommending areas of improvement
Qualifications
·       Bachelors degree in either of the following fields: Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution
·       Served in a comparable position in a reputable organization for at least four years.
·       Previous work experience with a media house or advertising agency will be an advantage
·       Possession of excellent communication and interpersonal skills
·       Proficiency in computer applications
V/No.8/2011
Senior Audit and Risk Management Officer
(1 Post)

Reporting to the Audit Manager, the Audit and Risk Management Officer will be responsible for;
·       Undertaking specific audit assignments and preparing detailed audit observations and reports
·       Assisting in carrying out institutional risk evaluation and efficiency audit
·       Conducting financial and systems audit
·       Assisting in ensuring compliance with tax regulations and other statutory requirements
·       Carrying out review of accounting, financial and budgetary systems
·       Developing and updating internal audit manual
Qualifications
·       Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting/Finance option) from a recognized university / institution
·       At least four years experience in a comparable position in a reputable institution
·       Full Professional accounting qualifications i.e. ACCA/CPA(K) and be a member of professional body
·       CIA & CISA certifications will be an added advantage.
·       Proficiency in using Microsoft office applications and preferably Computer Aided Auditing techniques (CAATs)
·       Excellent communication, analytical and report writing skills
·       The candidate should be prepared to travel on assignments
V/No: 9/2011
Audit and Risk Management Officer
(1 Post)

Reporting to the Audit Manager, the Audit and risk management officer will be responsible for;
·       Undertaking audit assignments of loan applications; fund resources and systems
·       Preparing initial audit observations and reports
·       Assisting in carrying out institutional risk evaluation and efficiency audit
·       Conducting financial and systems audit
·       Assisting in ensuring compliance with tax regulations and other statutory requirements
·       Reviewing of accounting, financial and budgetary systems
Qualifications
·       Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting/Finance option) from a recognized university/institution
·       At least four years experience in a comparable position in a reputable institution
·       Qualified certified public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent qualification and be a member of professional body.
·       Excellent communication, analytical and report writing skills
·       Willingness to travel on assignments
·       Proficiency in computer applications
V/No: 10/2011
Senior Information Communication Technology Officer
(1 Post)

The Senior ICT officer will report to Deputy Manager, Information Communication Technology.

Key responsibilities will be:
·       Writing and testing computer programmes according to instructions and specifications
·       Assisting in the implementation of the computer systems and providing user support including training users
·       Performing technical, systems and user documentation
Qualifications
·       Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:- Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics with a bias in computer science from a recognized University/institution
·       Served in a reputable organization for at least four years in a related field
·       Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and result
·       Experience in mobile banking is an added advantage
V/No.11/2011
Senior Administrative Officer
(1 Post)

Reporting to the Assistant Manager Finance & Administration, the Senior Administrative Officer will be responsible for the provision of transport and general office services including assets.

Specific responsibilities will be:
·       Administration and management of transport
·       Overseeing office accommodation, equipment, furniture, office supplies and employment cards
·       Provision and administration of clerical, auxiliary and telephone services staff
·       Settling of bills and facilitating necessary documentation for those travelling
·       Managing leased/rented offices and overseeing office maintenance and cleanliness
Qualifications
·       Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Management, Human Resource Management/Development, Public Administration or equivalent qualifications in a relevant field from a recognized institution
·       Served in a comparable position for at least four years in a reputable institution
·       Demonstrated professional competence and administrative ability in administrative work
·       Proficiency in computer applications
·       Terms of Employment - 3 years renewable contract
The Fund will offer competitive market rate salary package

Those fulfilling the requirements for the above positions should submit their applications together with a detailed C.V and relevant testimonials quoting the position applied for on the face of the envelope to the address below so as to reach us on or before 5th of August 2011.

The Chief Executive Officer
Women Enterprise Fund
P.O. Box 17126 – 00100 Nairobi.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Any canvassing prior to, during and/or after the interviews will lead to automatic disqualification.

Women Enterprise Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

This information is available on our website, www.wef.co.ke

“When you empower a woman, you have empowered a family and a whole nation”
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