Action for Children in Conflict is looking for a dynamic, passionate, resourceful Country Director for our Kenya Programme.

We’re an INGO with 30 staff in Kenya.

We have run highly effective, innovative prevention and rehabilitation programmes for street and other acutely vulnerable children in Thika District since 2004.

Over the last 3 years we’ve helped over 6000 children and their families to access schools, start up their own businesses and reintegrate back into society.

This has led to a substantial drop in street children in the Thika District.

We’re passionate about seeing more children safe and accessing their rights.

If you have the skills, experience and stamina to take our programme to the next level and you want to lead a small dedicated organization where you can have a big impact and still be directly involved with children, families, communities and staff then perhaps you’re the person we’re looking for.

The Country Director is the senior staff person in country.

Reporting to the Kenyan and British Boards of Trustees, employed by UK Board, you will lead on all aspects of the country programme.

This includes strategic leadership, programme development, implementation and monitoring, personnel management and financial accountability.

You will be responsible for donor relationships and fundraising, external liaison, security, contextual knowledge and analysis and communications and media.

To be the right person for this post you’ll be aligned with AfCiC’s mission statement and core values.

You’ll have 3 years management experience,, a degree in social sciences or related field and excellent skills across the range of responsibility of a Country Director.

You’ll also be a certain kind of person – dynamic, reliable and caring, able to manage staff effectively, and many tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines, self-sufficient, independent, innovative and creative with a good sense of humour.

The contract length is for 3 years, with planned start date in October 2011 (TBC).

The salary offered for this post will be in the range of £17,000 to £19,000 commensurate with experience.

To apply for this post:

Firstly, please contact Maria Clemons at maria@actionchildren.org in order to obtain the full Job Profile.

Secondly, please provide, in addition to submitting your CV, a document prepared with reference to the ‘Key Duties’ in the Job Profile to Maria, in which you highlight:
·       how your experience meets the essential requirements of the role;
·       in particular outline your experience of general management and financial management.
·       your motivation in applying and,
·       how you are the best person for the job.
The closing date is midnight on 12th August 2011.

Two rounds of short-listing will take place in August 2011, and candidates short-listed for interviews will be notified by the end of August 2011.

The interviews will take place in the week starting 12th September, with an employment start date planned for the end of October 2011 (TBC).

We will not be able to contact candidates who are not shortlisted
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Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is one of the largest humanitarian organisations in Kenya.

Its vision is to be the most effective, trusted and self-sustaining humanitarian organisation in Kenya.

The Society is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position:

Position Title: ICT Officer – Applications Developer

Reporting to: ICT Manager

Job Location: Headquarters (Nairobi)

Overall Purpose

Responsible to the ICT Manager for providing both technical and functional knowledge of the Microsoft Dynamics product being implemented as well as having good knowledge of related Microsoft technologies required for the implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities:
·       Analyse, design, technically specify, develop and maintain software that satisfies client needs using company and Microsoft methodologies and technologies.
·       Designing code layout for user and software interfaces.
·       Reviewing user and technical documentation to confirm consistency with programme operations and maintaining software written by others.
·       Coordinating with other programmers in respect of revisions.
·       Analysing code to determine causes of errors and revise programmes.
·       Writing and maintaining documentation of changes to code, programmes and specifications and revising programmes for corrections, enhancement of system environment changes.
·       Technical assistance through provision of technical enquiries regarding errors, problems, performance issues or questions in relation to programmes.
Minimum Qualifications:
·       Graduate in Computer Science or related discipline.
·       Must have at least 3 years ERP development experience, preferably in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009.
·       Certified in Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Financials, Trade and Inventory, Installation and Configuration, and Development) NAV 2009 certifications preferred.
·       C/SIDE Development, RTC Experience.
·       Microsoft SQL server experience developing on MS SQL 2005/2008. Certification will be a plus.
·       Solid understanding of relational databases and the ability to write T-SQL queries.
·       Microsoft Visual Studio experience developing applications and user interfaces – C#, WCF, XSL, Web Services interaction, HTML, Scripting, ASP.NET, XML, AJAX.
·       Knowledge in other web developing languages will be a plus.
·       A passion for software development.
Key Competencies
·       Proficiency in using Microsoft Office and other productivity software packages, including use of e-mail, the Internet as well as local and Wide Area Network systems.
·       Effective communication and interpersonal skills with attention to detail, along with and ability to analyse and evaluate different types of information.
·       Knowledge of principles and practices of organisation, planning, records management, research and general administration.
·       Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with employees, volunteers, partners and the general public.
·       Basic knowledge and understanding of KRCS policies and procedures.
Applications must contain: Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant certificates, address and contacts of two referees.

All applications should be sent to:

The Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P.O. Box 40712 – 00100
Nairobi.
Kenya.

So as to reach him not later than Friday, 5th August 2011.
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The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), the umbrella body for the private sector in Kenya, has been tasked with the management of Component 2 of the Kenya Youth Empowerment Project (KYEP).

The KYEP, providing training, private sector internships and work experience to youth of 15 – 29 years of age will run up to 2014, and is supported by the Office of the Prime Minister; and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, with financing from the World Bank.

KEPSA is seeking to appoint a key staff to manage and implement procurement aspects of this project, initially on a two-year contract.

Procurement Officer
Ref No. PO-004/2011

Reporting to Project Director, Component 2 of the KYEP , the Procurement Officer will perform the following duties:

Main Function: The function of the Procurement Officer is to supervise and co-ordinate all procurement activities under Component 2 of the KYEP, to prepare tender documents, to participate in the evaluation of tenders and contract awards.

Duties and Responsibilities:
·       Ensure the procurement of all goods; works and services associated with project activities;
·       Prepares procurement documents and participates in the evaluation process for contractors and consultants for goods, works; services and training (requests for proposals, terms of reference, evaluation of offers with recommendations for contract award, and preparation of documentation for contract signing and payments);
·       Develops and maintains an updated procurement plan;
·       Purchases goods and services in accordance with the World Bank procurement procedures as stipulated in detail in the KEPSA/KYEP Operations Manual;
·       Maintains accurate procurement records, including all actions and documents for review by the World Bank’s supervision missions. This includes advertisement, preparation of bids, invitation to bid, record of bid submissions, bid opening, evaluation of bids, contract award and performance of the contracts;
·       Facilitates post-review and procurement audits on a random basis by the World Bank’s supervision missions.
Minimum Job Requirements:
·       University degree in Supply Chain Management, Accountancy, Business, Management or other related field;
·       At least eight (8) years experience in procuring goods, services and works for social development projects;
·       Good knowledge of international donors’ procurement procedures; preferably World Bank.
·       Experience in contract management;
·       Proficiency in written and spoken English;
·       Good command of Computer Programs and Applications;
·       Familiarity with and capacity to utilize accounting software capable of producing reports to comply with World Bank requirements.
Interested candidates who meet the requirements above are requested to submit their detailed CVs along with a letter motivating their interest in the position to the following address, indicating the post reference number; and providing details of current remuneration, and the names and addresses of at least three (3) referees, not later than Wednesday 3rd August 2011.

Please consider your application to be unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date.

The Human Resources Officer
Kenya Private Sector Alliance
P.O Box 3556 - 00100
Nairobi

Or Email: kyep@kepsa.or.ke
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We are a media production company that prides itself in providing quality productions to our clients.

We are looking for a driver to join our team.

Reporting to the Director, the Driver is responsible for transporting staff and cast to shoot at different locations as well as running errands as required.

Requirements
·       Valid and clean driving license.
·       At least two years driving experience.
·       Certificate of good conduct.
·       Willing to work long hours including on weekends.
If you are interested in any of the above positions and meet the requirements, send an application letter and detailed CV by end of day by 31st July, 2011 to:

jobsmediahouse@gmail.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.

Our staff of more than 2,800 provides research and technical expertise to governments and businesses in more than 40 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory and chemistry services.

The Human Resource Director will serves as the Senior HR Generalist and Advisor for RTI’s Regional Office supporting Africa and Middle East.

Provides strategic HR and operational support services to projects and activities in the Region in all major HR functional areas (employment, salary administration, employee relations, benefits and job descriptions).

Partners, consults and facilitates HR matters and resolutions to business challenges and opportunities. Ensures support and effective management of HR within Region.

Directly manages Regional HR Manager and indirectly managers Project HR Managers within the Region.

Essential Duties:
·       Interact with all levels of IDG and Global Health management and staff including Chiefs of Party advising on Regional and Country HR matters.
·       In collaboration with Home Office Senior HR Management, recommend, make decisions and take appropriate action on regional HR matters.
·       Partner with Business and Corporate HR and Business Unit to serve the business and project HR needs in the area of compensation, benefits, compliance, HRIS, and ODL.
·       Partners with Projects to develop HR programs that support project and Regional HR goals.
·       Ensure compliance, regulatory and legal responsibilities are followed for the Region; oversee the maintenance and adherence to HR standard operating procedures. Partner with senior management to effectively communicate HR policies, procedures, programs and laws in the Region.
·       Implement, review and continuously improve HR services and processes; make recommendations and assist in improving client services and processes for Regional Office.
·       Interpret and apply policies and procedures; recommends and implements changes for the Region. Ensures effective management of Regional HR operational and support service delivery to the Region.
·       Consult with employees and management on various employee relations and functional issues; provide guidance on and assistance in performance management related issues.
·       Oversee and implement the on-boarding process for international assignees in the Region. Support International Assignees on personnel matters.
·       Manage staff through performance planning, development and evaluation process. Ensures staff development and career progression.
·       Performs due diligence within Region in support of RTI business activities.
·       Builds capacity and coordinate training and development activities in support of HR, management and leadership development.
Minimum Required Education & Experience:
·       Bachelor’s degree and 20 years’ related experience; MA degree and 14 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
·       Experience as a Regional Manager or Director implementing and overseeing donor-funded projects and programs throughout multiple regions in Africa and the Middle East is highly desired. Must have more than five years experience working directly with USAID projects.
·       Strong working knowledge of and experience in international and local national HR.
·       Demonstrated experience working in Africa and the Middle East.
·       Working knowledge of and experience in local labor and employment laws and legal resources.
·       Familiarity with international development systems and policies; ability to prioritize issues and make recommendations to policies.
·       High degree of professionalism and discretion; culturally astute.
·       Ability to work independently as well as manage matrix teams; effective partnership and collaboration skills.
·       Strong writing and presentation skills with ability to communicate well within and across diverse groups and perspectives.
·       Solid organizational skills as well as the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast paced multi-tasking environment.
·       Ability to prioritize issues and make recommendations to policies; ability to resolve business issues in interest of RTI; excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.
·       Solid facilitation and training skills. Second language (French or Arabic) preferred.
To apply to this position go to www.rti.org/job13367; or send your application letter and CV to kenyaoffice@rti.org.

Please submit cover letter to the attention of Human Resource Director.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V
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Republic of Kenya, Office of the President, Ministry of State for Defence

Advertisement for the Recruitment of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets and Specialist Officers into The Defence Forces

The Kenya Defence Forces is pleased to announce to the general public that there will be a recruitment of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets and Specialist Officers soon.

Prospective candidates wishing to apply must possess the following relevant requirements.

1. Requirements

a. Must be Kenyan citizens.

b. Age:

·       GSO Cadets: Between 1 8 and 26 years old.
·       Specialist Officers: Between 18 and 30 years old.
c. Be medically fit for military service.

d. Have no criminal record.

e. Minimum Height: 5 ft 3 in. (5’3”).

f. Minimum Weight:
·       Men 54.55 Kg (120 lb).
·       Women 50.00 Kg (110 lb).
g. Women candidates must NOT be pregnant.

h. Education:

(1) General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets

A minimum of mean grade B (Plain) in KCSE up to university degree with minimum subject grade of C+ (Plus) in English, Mathematics and in any one of the Pure Sciences (Physics, Chemistry or Biology)

(2) Specialist Officers

A minimum of mean grade C+ (Plus) KCSE and an undergraduate degree from a recognized University/Institution. Must be registered with the relevant statutory body, where applicable.

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years' working experience for Specialist Officers.

2. Vacancies

a. General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets

b. Specialist Officers

(1) Pathologists

Must have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBCh.B) degree and postgraduate studies in Pathology and be registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB).

(2) Medical Doctors

Must have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBCh.B) degree and be registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB).

(3) Dentists

Must have a Bachelor of Dentistry degree and be registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB).

(4) Clinical Officers

Must have a Bachelor of Clinical Medicine and Surgery degree and be registered with the Clinical Officers’ Council of Kenya (COCK)

(5) Architects

Must have a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree and be registered with the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS).

(6) Lawyers

Must have a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree and a post-graduate diploma from Kenya school of Law, must be admitted as an advocate of the High Court and be in possession of a valid current practising certificate.

(7) Chaplains/Imams

(a) Roman Catholic Chaplains: Must have a professional degree and be an ordained priest.

(b) Anglican Church Chaplains: Must have a professional degree and be an ordained priest.

(c) Muslim Imams: Must have a professional degree and be a qualified Imam.

Clear photocopies of relevant and genuine academic certificates and national identity card must accompany the application and be addressed to the:

Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces
(Personnel and Logistics)
Ministry of State for Defence
Defence Headquarters
Ulinzi House
P.O. Box 40668
Nairobi - 00100

so as to reach him on or before 17th August 2011.

Candidates who are shortlisted will be notified through the print media between 17thSeptember 2011 and 25th September 2011.

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Renowned International Media House searching for television anchors

Journalists

Must be/have:
·       At least a Bachelor’s degree holder.
·       Speak English as fluently as a first language speaker
·       At least two years experience working in TV.
·       Excellent writing skills and a flair for storytelling.
·       Professional presentation skills
·       A team Spirit necessary
·       Have no trace of accent outside the English language so as to appeal to international audiences.
Commentators

Must:
·       Be both intellectually well grounded and stimulating.
·       Well versed in such disciplines as economics & finance, social & human development, international relations & diplomacy, education, culture & the arts, education as well as current affairs.
·       Possess at least a Master’s degree.
·       Have a deep and demonstrable grasp of African affairs.
·       Have previous television or media experience.
·       A team player.
·       Professors or Public Intellectuals working for well-known institutions are encouraged to apply for part-time engagement.
We can negotiate either a part-time or full-time engagement for this position depending on availability.

Producers

Must have:
·       3 to 5 years experience in TV
·       Be in possession of at least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
·       Demonstrate leadership qualities
·       Thorough ability to write and edit
·       Be a team player
Anchors

Must:
·       Be prepared to serve full-time
·       Have at least a Bachelor’s degree qualification or equivalent.
·       Either have English as their first language or be extremely fluent in both spoken and written English
·       Have at least two years experience working in a reputable TV Station
·       Possess exemplary writing skills and a demonstrable flair for storytelling,
·       Possess professional presentation skills
·       Be a team player
·       Have no trace of accent outside the English language so as to appeal to international audiences
Chief Editors

Should have:
·       At least 3 to 5 years experience in TV and a Masters degree
·       Highly-skilled in video and audio editing
·       A flair for story-telling
·       Dependable team spirit and interpersonal skills
Editors

Should have/be:
·       At least 2 years experience in TV
·       Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
·       Editing experience
·       A team player
Cameramen

Should have;
·       2 years experience in TV
·       Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
·       Ability to handle camerawork professionally
Studio Technicians

Should have:
·       2 years experience in TV
·       Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
·       Studio, broadcasting and a technical skills set
Email cover letter and updated CV to hrcctvteam@gmail.com

Kindly indicate the position applied for as the subject heading in your application letter.

The deadline for receiving applications is Wednesday 3rd August 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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