Job: Pure Marketing Manager

Key Responsibilities: To develop, establish and maintain marketing strategies. Effective management of all marketing, advertising and promotional activity – good management skills on all levels.

Key Qualifications: Above said experience plus degree in Bus Admin but with concentration in Marketing

Personal Attributes: Excellent communications skills, written and verbal, team leader, good analytical skills - innovative

Salary & Benefits – KSh80,000

Deadline – 27th July 2011

Applications: harriet@summitrecruitment-kenya.com

Please send an up to date CV, stating your current salary, accompanied by at least 3 referee telephone numbers/email addresses to:

Summit recruitment & Training, Rhino House, Karen Road, Karen

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please indicate in your email which position you are interested in.


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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill in the position of Account Assistant / Office Administrator / Marketer

Applicants must:
·       Possess CPA I accounting professional qualification Have good working knowledge of Quick Books, Excel and Word.
·       Aged below 25 years.
·       Excellent negotiation and communication skills
·       Ability to meet set targets
·       Good analytical skills
·       Possess business etiquette
·       Attention to details
·       Fluent in Somali language.
·       Establish new accounts by planning and organizing daily work schedule to call on potential clients.
·       Service existing accounts while maintaining or increasing the Firms wallet share of the clients business.
·       Demonstrate above average understanding of the statutory accounting and tax requirements
·       Should have at least 6 months experience in field of accountancy.
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their applications and c.v by 30th July 2011 to info@bizedgelimited.com
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We are a fast growing and dynamic medium sized company, in the construction and engineering sector with a vision to set new benchmarks in the industry through commitment to integrity and excellence. We seek to have the following people join our team.

1. Foremen

Under the direction of the Projects Coordinator, the incumbent will oversees all works on site ensuring the successful completion of the project.

Qualifications & Requirements
·       Minimum Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering or construction related discipline
·       Well versed with computer applications (MS Excel/MS Word & MS Projects
·       Post graduate qualifications in Project Management shall be added advantage
·       Have a minimum 4 years post-graduate experience in end-to-end execution in the construction of large building projects
·       Have a minimum 4 years post-graduate experience in end-to-end execution of other building works (Commercial buildings, dispensaries, schools)
·       Have at minimum 2 years experience in a supervisory role, fully in charge of a large project.
·       Have good project planning and management skills
2. Site Engineers

Under the direction of the Projects Engineer, the incumbent will oversee and coordinates all aspects of the assigned projects to ensure that they are successful completed.

Qualifications & Requirements:
·       BSC Civil Engineering or other relevant equal degree qualification
·       Higher National Diploma in Building and Construction
·       MS Projects proficiency and fully competent in computer skills
·       Post graduate qualifications in Project Management shall be added advantage
·       Registration with ERB as Graduate or Registered Engineer and membership with IEK shall be added advantage
·       Have a minimum 7 years post-graduate experience in end-to-end execution of large building & civil engineering and in a supervisory role, fully in charge of a large project.
·       Have hands-on experience in BOQ preparation and tendering procedures
3. Procurement Coordinator

Under the direction of the Finance Manager, the incumbent will be required to identify suitable suppliers, regularly liaise with them, procure, deliver and monitor the consumption of materials on site.

Qualifications & Requirements
·       Minimum Diploma in procurement/supplies and logistics or any related course.
·       A Degree in a related course is an added advantage.
·       Minimum 6 years experience in a similar or related position preferably in a FMGC’s.
·       Candidate must have vast experience in procurement and logistics.
·       Computer literate
·       Valid driver’s license
·       Has been responsible for managing teams/ in a leadership position
·       Diploma in project management would be an added advantage
·       Strong numeracy and analytical skills with excellent use of applicable computer skills
·       Good organization and coordination skills
·       Good communication skills
·       Strong negotiation skills
·       Good interpersonal and relationship management skills
·       Attention to detail
·       Registration with chartered institute of purchasing or a similar body is an added advantage
Interested candidates who meet these qualifications should send their application and up to date resume; with three professional referees to personnel.kenya@yahoo.com indicating your current/last and expected salary.

Deadline for submission is 29th July 2011

Only successful candidates will be contacted.
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Eco Cabs primarily focus on the increasing number of companies and organizations that are interested in using green transport services for their executives and staff (airport transfers and other services within the city).

ECO CABS also appeals to individuals who are interested in having less impact on the environment.

Eco Cabs seeks to showcase the concept of environment friendly public transport.

They are all branded in green to signify the green concept they stand for. ECO CABS provides on-the-time pick-up and delivery for customers and reservations can be made in advance or by calling one of the published telephone lines of the company.

Our offices are based in Westlands, on Westlands Rd off Mpaka Rd Madonna House 1st Flr.

To strengthen our team, we are now seeking qualified persons to fill the vacant driving positions:

Female Candidates are encouraged to apply

Main Duties and Responsibilities
·       Prevent and resolve any guest related problems that may arise and be a good ambassador of the company.
·       Transferring clients to and from the respective destinations.
·       Taking good care of company vehicles and report vehicles' defects both mechanical and physical.
·       Notify the superiors on any emergency situation arising out of motor vehicle defect.
·       Report to work in time and at least 30 minutes before pickup time.
Qualifications
·       Age above 18 and below 45years
·       PSV for five years.
·       Valid driving license.
·       Current certificate of good conduct.
·       Presentable, approachable, friendly, responsible, able to communicate and helpful at all times to the guest and the team.
·       Excellent Knowledge of both written and spoken English,
If you believe you are the right candidate and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria

Applications should be submitted to: at the latest 28th July 2011 jobsecocab@gmail.com apply with a detailed curriculum vitae stating your current position, Names of three referees, telephone contact and email address
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An ICT firm is looking for suitable candidates to fill the following position:

Systems Support

The Job:

The successful candidate will provide assistance to the SSA on all call centre, on site and remote IT technical support and network administration to our customers and within the organization, with responsibility for the full life cycle of incidents and problems.

The position will require close working with all departments within the organization

Key Tasks:
·       Resolving Incidents and Problems through Technical Escalation
·       Using existing skills and knowledge as well as appropriate support resources to find resolution to customer incidents
·       Implementing fixes and solutions where appropriate, either via discussing directly with customer, via calls/SMS, email, remote control or on site
·       Escalating calls to GSM Networks, PDNOs etc
·       Visiting customer sites to implement fixes
·       Visiting customer sites to perform proactive support tasks and post installation hand over
·       Administering customer networks as part of managed services provision
·       Analyzing and reporting on call performance and server health checks
Requirements:
·       B. Sc in CS/IT or related field or equivalent experience
·       Experience in working for an ISP is key. Only candidates with this will be contacted.
·       The ability to demonstrate IT support and Customer facing skills
·       Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills for problem resolution
·       Good literacy and report writing skills and be able to provide examples from previous IT Projects where appropriate
·       Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills and the ability to generate strong and lasting relationships with our customers
·       Administer Linux (Debian based) and *BSD servers
·       Configure and maintain networking equipment: firewalls, routers, managed switches, VPNs
·       Administer services including: Apache, LDAP, SAMBA, Postfix, MySQL, subversion etc
·       Database administration, preferably MySQL or PostgreSQL
·       Fluent in a scripting language (preferably Perl/Python)
·       Extensive experience with TCP/IP networking and common network protocols
·       Excellent time management and task prioritization skills. The ability to work under pressure is a necessity.
·       A passion for technology
·       Excellent understanding of Networks, Protocols and Internet Technologies
·       CISCO qualification(s) would be desirable, however knowledge, interest and awareness of CISCO products is essential
·       Awareness of SMPP would be a benefit
·       Awareness of working with Service Level Agreements
·       Driving license required
Applications should be sent to info.orcabay@gmail.com by 31st July 2011.
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Oxfam’s Kenya Programme is a complex programme that incorporates both rapid and slow onset emergencies as well as longer term development and policy work.

Oxfam Kenya applies a one programme approach which means it has multiple activities that support a holistic approach to humanitarian, development and advocacy for long lasting change in poverty reduction.

Oxfam in Kenya works in the north, principally in Turkana, Dadaab and Wajir, the Nairobi informal settlements and on national level advocacy and coordination issues in multi stakeholder fora.

Oxfam has launched its largest ever appeal in Africa in response to the massive food crisis facing more than 12 million people across Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. In Kenya, Oxfam aims to help 1.3 million people with clean water, cash initiatives and veterinary support people’s livestock.

To this end, we are seeking to fill the following positions:

Human Resources Manager

Location: Lodwar, Turkana

Contract: Fixed term, 6 months; National Level D1

The Human Resources Manager will provide support and advice to managers within the drought response program and will be expected to assist with the development of solutions to diverse and complex problems and develop solutions to more complex problems.

The incumbent of this position will advise managers in the programme on interpretation of Oxfam HR policies and practices provide leadership and manage the recruitment and induction processes in collaboration with the line managers ensuring the HR policies and procedures are adhered to with considerations for flexibility where appropriate.

The post holder will provide leadership on HR related issues in the programme, advise line managers and other staff on HR business processes and support interpretation and application of HR policies and practices.

S/he will be responsible for managing and coordinating all administrative aspects of the staff in terms and conditions so as to ensure full compliance with Oxfam HR policies.

To be successful in this role, you will have a diploma in HR or Business Administration or related field, good knowledge of management of communication systems and office management as well as good organization, interpersonal and communication skills. You will have the ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision and have excellent leading, managing and negotiations skills.

Team Leader- Local Market and Trade

Location: Lodwar, Turkana

Contract: Fixed term, 6 months; National Level D1

Attached to the drought response program, the Local Market and Trade advisor will be responsible for giving independent and professional advice to management and the local traders on market and trade issues, identify upcoming key trade issues and concerns for the local traders and ensure that concerns are effectively addressed.

In close collaboration with the emergency response manager, the post holder will assist in the timely preparation of responses to specific demands by the traders as well as advise the traders on the changing needs of the clients/buyers to enable create the balance between the supply and
demand in the market.

To be successful in this role, you will be required to have an understanding and extensive knowledge of the local markets and trade issues, processes and structures, have strong presentation, communication and reporting skills as well as possess the ability to build relationships with traders and implement solutions relating to local trade.

Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Officer

Location: Nairobi

Contract: Fixed Term 6 months; National Level D1

The Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Officer will serve as Oxfam Kenya Humanitarian Advocacy and communication lead and will be expected to lead on developing and delivering Oxfam’s humanitarian related policy analysis, strategy and messages.

The post holder will act as a primary point of contact on humanitarian advocacy and communication work with specific regard to Oxfam’s drought response program and will engage in networking activities; building relationships with Nairobi based humanitarian agencies and in the field to continually inform, challenge, and improve advocacy messaging and tactics.

S/he will undertake advocacy and lobbying as required with in-country organizations such as the Government of Kenya, the UN, donors, and embassies, support the Country Director, Policy & Advocacy Advisor, the ASAL co-ordinator, in their representational roles as well as ensure that the advocacy and communication work on DRR and humanitarian issues is coherent and supports the strategic goals of the team.

The incumbent of this position will be expected to support the development and implementation of humanitarian media and communication strategy and well as undertake and commission
policy research as appropriate and agreed with line manager.

To be successful in this role, you will have a university education in political science, international law, international development, communications or an equivalent qualification, experience in emergency situations with a demonstrated understanding of context, dilemmas, challenges and ways of working, have a track record in advocacy management coupled with experience in influencing government, donors, and other organisations through representation and/or advocacy, especially national governments and multilateral bodies such as the United Nations.

You will be expected to have a strong understanding of humanitarian principles and international humanitarian law, experience in communication and media engagement work, as well as experience in adopting different ways of working in challenging contexts for advocacy

Logistician

Location: Nairobi

Contract: Fixed Term; 6 months; National Level D1

Attached the emergency response program (ERP), the logistician will be expected to maintain an overview of the logistics needs of the ERP and take responsibility for ensuring quality in logistics support across the programme.

The post holder will be required to ensure overall coordination and management of all logistic aspects of the ERP and ensure adherence to Oxfam logistic procedures as well as develop innovative program specific procedures where applicable.

The incumbent will be expected to work with programme managers/coordinators to identify logistics needs and develop strategies and operational plans to meet them, support managers and proactively be involved in other aspects of programme planning, such as proposal writing, budgeting as well as facilitate implementation of innovations that ensure effective logistics and properties management is in place at all times.

The post holder will advise on proper control systems across the supply chain, work closely with programme teams to ensure timely availability of all organisational logistical needs, ensure minimum standards are met across the supply chain management as well as capacity build other staff members, partners on minimum standards and ensures that logistics-related donor conditionality is met across the programme.

To be successful in this role you will have a degree in a relevant field, with proven experience in Humanitarian or development work. You will be required to have well developed interpersonal and team skills, good written and spoken English as well as be organised and able to keep clear and concise records.

Project Officer - Cash

Location: Wajir

Contract: Fixed Term, 6 months; National Level D2

The project officer will take lead in the set up and implementation of systems to monitor and analyse the progress and impact of cash programming as well as monitor the changing external environment within the programme area as it relates to the delivery of the cash programme.

S/he will establish a framework for documenting learning from the cash interventions, so as to contribute towards organisational learning within Oxfam GB, ensure capacity building of local partners for the development and implementation of a high quality cash programme as well as support local partners to initiate activities that enhance awareness and acceptance of cash/food security interventions by the traditional structures.

The post holder will be required to produce regular reports to the Wajir Programme Coordinator on food security and livelihoods activities, ensure effective communication systems are maintained between the food security/livelihoods team and other units within the Kenya programme as well as represent Oxfam GB at certain meetings involving local government, and other stakeholders.

To be successful in this role, you must have a degree in Food Security or related field, have emergency experience ideally with an NGO at field level as well as understanding of and commitment to linking humanitarian programme design with longer-term community-based institution building and livelihoods approaches.

You will be required to have excellent analytical skills, proven ability to analyse complex humanitarian contexts, monitor change and translate into appropriate strategic planning and advocacy as well as well developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations

Demonstrated collaborative approach including working with Government officials with good negotiation skills, diplomacy and tact are all key for this role.

Media/Communication Officer

Location: Wajir

Contract: Fixed term, 6 months; National Level D2

The media/communication officer will be responsible for the overall communication of Oxfam’s work, specifically, the drought response program in Wajir with the view to inform decision making amongst development partners, government and private sector to help achieve Oxfam’s goal of working with others to reduce poverty in Kenya.

The post holder will identify and support the communication needs of Oxfam’s partner network and beneficiaries, and help to raise the profile of partners and their key issues, and promote the voices of the communities in which Oxfam works.

The communication’s officer will act as the contact point to respond to the internal information needs of Oxfam staff at regional and headquarters level in relation to Oxfam’s interventions in Wajir as well as ensure the development of Oxfam publications including situation reports, information summaries.

In collaboration with the programs national Communication Officer, the incumbent of this position will accompany journalists on programme visits where appropriate, support events organization & coverage of Oxfam and partner activities such as campaigns in Wajir as well as produce multimedia stories on Oxfam and partner work in Wajir for Oxfam’s website.

To be successful in this role you will have a degree in a relevant field with proven experience of working in communications, public relations or media as well as demonstrable knowledge of humanitarian/development work.

You will have the ability to digest large amounts of complex information and produce clear, well written summaries, possess excellent English writing skills and working knowledge of Swahili as well as experience working with new media and communications technologies.

You will be expected to be a confident verbal communicator with representation skills, demonstrable ability to identify and write compelling human-interest stories as well as have the ability to present and package information in attractive, accessible formats.

Experience of working as a journalist/with the media in a media liaison role is desirable, whilst tenacity and drive for results, coupled with tactfulness are required for this role.

Monitoring, Evaluation Assessment and Learning (MEAL) Coordinators
2 Positions

Location: Lodwar and Nairobi

Contract: Fixed term, 6 months; National Level C2 (Nairobi) and D1 (Lodwar)

The MEAL Coordinator will lead establish, train and lead a mobile MEAL unit and will be expected to recruit and train qualified field staff for carrying out regular monitoring and evaluation, review and develop tailor-made tools for the MEAL unit as well as support and ensure the design and implementation of baseline/midline/and other surveys according to specific work plans.

The post holder will ensure proper and timely MEAL activities and follow-up in the program and will be required to define and develop MEAL plans at program design stage together with program teams, provide a report of the qualitative and quantitative of the data collected on a monthly basis, ensure that project teams use appropriate methods/tools necessary for the achievement of program quality as well as establish and monitor a real time accountability mechanism across the emergency response program and capture best practices and lessons documentation.

The incumbent will promote and support ownership of MEAL by technical departments in the program and to this end will ensure that lessons in planning, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment are documented, shared and considered in the design of new projects and technical plans and are discussed during periodic program reviews and ultimately fed into current work and future program development.

To be successful in this role, you will have specific knowledge and experience in the definition and implementation of MEAL system in emergencies, have good knowledge of humanitarian work and extended field experience in disaster contexts as well as posses good organizational and computer skills.

You will be required to have excellent communication and team working skills, be motivated to work for justice against poverty and suffering as well as the ability to show perseverance, persistence and patience.

Finance and Administration Manager

Location: Wajir

Contract: Fixed term, 6 months; National Level D1

The Finance and Administration Manager will act as the lead person within the Wajir programme team for all financial, administrative and human resources policy and procedural matters and will be expected to liaise with the Nairobi Office concerning all Wajir programme and partner financial, administrative and HR issues.

The post holder consistently review the programme’s finance, administration and human resources management needs on a regular basis and make recommendations for changes to ensure best practice and provide regular capacity building of finance, administration and HR management skills to all existing and newly recruited staff as well as partner staffs.

The Manager will supervise the preparation of accurate and timely monthly floats, ensure clear internal audit trails and supervise the preparation/maintenance of accounts for external audits.

S/he will supervise assets management and provide a monthly asset register for the Wajir Programme, ensure the timely preparation of cash top up requests to the Nairobi Office in collaboration with the partnership officer, capacity-build local partners on financial management practices.

To be successful in this role, you will be have a degree in Finance, Accounting or related field, strong financial planning and analytical skills with the ability and assurance to analyse current needs and make recommendations for changes when necessary as well as excellent oral and written communications skills with fluent written and spoken English and Swahili.

You will also have the proven ability to work with grass roots communities and conduct capacity building activities in a culturally sensitive manner as well as a strong sense of integrity and personal commitment to Oxfam GB’s mission.

To apply

If you believe you fit the profile, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post, including daytime telephone contact and two referees, preferably your current line managers to kenyajobs@oxfam.org.uk by 31st July 2011.

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Oxfam’s Kenya Programme is a complex programme that incorporates both rapid and slow onset emergencies as well as longer term development and policy work.

Oxfam Kenya applies a one programme approach which means it has multiple activities that support a holistic approach to humanitarian, development and advocacy for long lasting change in poverty reduction.

Oxfam in Kenya works in the north, principally in Turkana, Dadaab and Wajir, the Nairobi informal settlements and on national level advocacy and coordination issues in multi stakeholder fora.

Oxfam has launched its largest ever appeal in Africa in response to the massive food crisis facing more than 12 million people across Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. In Kenya, Oxfam aims to help 1.3 million people with clean water, cash initiatives and veterinary support people’s livestock.

To this end, we are seeking to fill the following positions:

Program Coordinator

Location: Lodwar, Turkana

Contract: Open ended; National Level C1

The Programme Coordinator will take overall responsibility for assessments, designing, proposal development, fundraising, planning, implementation and reporting on the emergency response programme.

On a continuous basis, you will monitor and analyze the humanitarian context and review / evaluate needs and possibilities for Oxfam to work in the required sector.

The post holder will represent Oxfam GB on broader humanitarian issues and liaise with other INGOs, LNGOs and UN agencies working in Turkana and in the country.

You will take overall responsibility for financial monitoring of the programme, ensuring that adequate financial and administrative systems and procedures are in place and adhered to, and that financial reports are submitted as per donor financial reporting schedule.

You will have a minimum of a first degree in any discipline with extensive experience of emergency and understanding of relevant humanitarian and policy issues in a similar context.

You will need to have strong analytical and strategic planning skills with good experience in proposal development and report writing. Equally important is your diplomacy, influencing and negotiating skills and ability to build good relations both internally and externally

Field Business Support Manager

Location: Lodwar, Turkana

Contract: Fixed Term, 6 months; National Level C2

Reporting to the Programme Coordinator in Turkana, your job is no less than to make Oxfam’s emergency response programme work. Without Logistics, Human Resources, Finance, Administration, and Information Technology, the best programme plans cannot succeed.

You provide strategic leadership to a team of qualified managers responsible for programme - level support services.

You ensure appropriate capacities and standards are in place, maximising Oxfam’s ability to respond to emergencies within the programme. You ensure that this team is focussed on timely and quality delivery of services to our growing programme.

At the same time, you carry as the supervising manager the overall responsibility of ensuring consistency and compliance with Oxfam GB policies and procedures, as well as with local laws and regulations.

You are responsible for minimizing legal, financial and brand risks across your departments. This will include liaising effectively with the Programme Coordinator as well as with our country Office in Nairobi.

To be successful in this role, you need a degree in a relevant field and/or – most importantly – several years of field experience in support services up to the level of Assistant/Deputy Programme Coordinator.

You have hands-on knowledge of at least two of the concerned support functions.

You know that effective business support is the foundation upon which the programme stands, that’s why you bring with you a good understanding of how each of the departments work. You will provide your team with direction, coaching, and support, while keeping an overview and manage major risk issues.

Your analytical capacities are outstanding, and you must be able to communicate effectively to different audiences in Swahili and English both verbally and in written form.

Team Leader – Cash Program

Location: Lodwar, Turkana

Contract: Fixed term, 6 months; National Level D1

As the team leader for the drought response program, the incumbent of this position will provide regular updates on the overall food security and livelihoods situation, including areas of food access & availability, market access, coping strategies, livestock and agriculture as well as lead, develop and provide technical input to the implementation of the drought response program in the areas of food distributions and cash transfers.

The team leader will provide support needed to operationalize the cash intervention, lead on the set up and implementation of systems to monitor and analyse the progress and impact of cash programming and food aid intervention as well as monitor the changing external environment within the programme area as it relates to the delivery of food aid and extent of cash programme.

S/he will establish a framework for documenting learning from the cash interventions, so as to contribute towards organisational learning within Oxfam GB, ensure capacity building of local partners for the development and implementation of a high quality cash programme that integrates food security and emergency livelihoods elements; as well as support local partners to initiate activities that enhance awareness and acceptance of cash/food security interventions by the traditional structures.

The post holder will be required to produce regular reports to the Programme Manager on food security and livelihoods activities, ensure effective communication systems are maintained
between the food security/livelihoods team and other units within the Kenya programme as well as represent Oxfam GB at certain meetings involving local government, and other stakeholders.

To be successful in this role, you must have a degree in Food Security or related field, have emergency experience ideally with an NGO at field level as well as understanding of and
commitment to linking humanitarian programme design with longer-term community-based institution building and livelihoods approaches.

You will be required to have excellent analytical skills, proven ability to analyse complex humanitarian contexts, monitor change and translate into appropriate strategic planning and advocacy as well as well developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations

Demonstrated collaborative approach including working with Government officials with good negotiation skills, diplomacy and tact are all key for this role.

Grants Administrator

Location: Nairobi

Contract: Fixed term, 6 months; National Level D1

As Grants Administrator you will provide administrative support to the technical co-ordination and ensure contractual compliance and effective billing for services co-ordinated through Oxfam GB and in line with each of the emergency response programme budgets.

You will provide an initial quality check of submissions for the partners in line with reporting schedules and the emergency response programme’s goal and results frame work.

In consultation with a core team of specialists and in collaboration with programme staff, the Grants Administrator will support the development of annual implementation plans, budget allocation, effective monitoring and overall contractual management.

You will establish and maintain effective and constructive relationships with all parties involved with the drought response, supporting Oxfam’s ability to ensure that the administrative component adds effectively to the evidence-based learning objectives of the programme in its entirety.

To be successful in this role you will have a degree in social sciences or other qualification preferably in a similar role with considerable experience of working with an INGO and a good understanding of principles of rights-based programme, accountability and participation.

You will have proven record of establishing efficient and effective administrative systems and
understanding of internal compliance issues with attention to detail and timely communications and follow up.

You will have demonstrated interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, with an ability to work effectively with others at all levels.

You will have the ability to work independently and take initiative, centred on an ability to understand project parameters and the necessity of excellent team working with proven analytical skills.

Excellent oral and written communication, negotiation skills and tact are essential and ideally in one or more of the local languages (eg Turkana, Somali, Kiswahili).

Data Monitoring Officer

Location: Wajir

Contract: Fixed term, 6 months; National Level E1

The Data Monitoring Officer will support the Wajir drought response program teams in providing accurate, timely and relevant data analysis and insight to meet their diverse requirements. The Data Officer will also work closely with internal teams to generate ongoing reports that can identify programme behaviour patterns.

The post holder will be ensure accurate collection, analysis and reporting of monitoring data on monthly/quarterly basis using the agreed monitoring tools, compile and prepare the program M & E reports on regular basis and submit them to relevant parties as well as assist in the development of supportive supervision and data ‘auditing guidelines for routine data collected by the programme staff and ensure this data is stored, analysed and reported appropriately.

The incumbent of this position will be required to write Data Definition Language and data quality and for designing or presenting conclusions gained from analyzing data using statistical tools like Microsoft Excel, SAS, SPSS and others.

In collaboration with the Assistant Program Manager, the Data Monitoring Officer will support
training of the field staff on data collection methods as well as support capacity building and training of the implementation partners.

To be successful in this role, you will have experience in data processing and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data sets and reporting using statistical data bases as well as demonstrated experience in the management of different sources of data and multiple indicators, with capacity to interpret numerical data using software such as MS Excel, Access, SAS, SPSS and others.

The ability to make good decisions and sound judgment on technical issues is key coupled with the ability to meet deadlines for a wide variety of the project assignments. You will be expected to have knowledge of data quality measurements and analysis methodology and reporting tools as well as knowledge of the current statistical methods and data/web analysis software and data management information systems.

Donor Accountant

Location: Lodwar, Turkana

Contract: Fixed term, 6 months; National Level D2

Under, the supervision of the Business Support Manager, the Donor Accountant will be responsible for the co-ordination of all financial matters relating to the drought response program operations.

The incumbent of this position will be responsible for co-ordinating the management of all cash flow and all bank reconciliation management by ensuring both bank and cash records are updated daily and following up and acting on discrepancies which may arise as well as advising the Finance Manager of cash requirements.

You will be required to oversee the Management of Advances, Floats & Loans and to this
end will be expected to ensure that all recoveries in respect of advances, and floats owed by staff members are appropriately deducted from the staff.

The incumbent of this position will be required to process cheque payments ensuring that invoices are thoroughly checked and cheques together with payment vouchers raised are appropriately approved and filed as well as assist the Finance Manager in supporting and reviewing council budgets and forecasts to ensure they are accurate and in line with set guidelines.

S/he will be expected to prepare and upload the cashbook journals including field offices templates for authorisation by the Finance Manager, prepare monthly accounts as well as assist in the compilation of financial reports in line with donor formats and regulations.

The post holder will be expected to have a professional Accounting qualification with, thorough knowledge of book keeping. A working understanding of project cycle, highly developed interpersonal skills and a proactive approach to issues are key for this role.

The Donor Accountant will also be required to manage resources and deadlines with minimum supervision, recommend and implement improvements, influence ways of working as well as coach junior and peer staff. Experience in grants management with donors such as USAID and OFDA is highly desirable.

To apply

If you believe you fit the profile, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post, including daytime telephone contact and two referees, preferably your current line managers to kenyajobs@oxfam.org.uk by 31st July 2011.

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