The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) is the Australian Government agency responsible for managing Australia’s overseas aid program.

The Australian Government has an ambitious agenda to rapidly increase its development assistance across Africa while also deepening its engagement with key countries to achieve meaningful development impacts.

One of AusAID’s core principles is to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The aid program seeks to cover the entire African continent and focus on ways in which Australia can make a significant difference in Africa’s efforts to meet the MDGs.

AusAID has a presence in Nairobi, Pretoria, Harare, Accra and Addis Ababa.

The priority sectors for the East and Horn of Africa region include humanitarian assistance, maternal and child health, food security, tertiary education through scholarships and community development programs. AusAID also has a continent-wide initiative (the Australia-Africa Partnerships Facility) that aims to support partnerships between Australian and African institutions in priority areas.

For more information about AusAID’s work, please visit our web site www.ausaid.gov.au.

In order to support the scale-up of the Australian Government’s Development Assistance Program in the East and Horn of Africa, AusAID is expanding its Nairobi Regional Office.

The organisation is looking to recruit exceptional and experienced individuals to fill the following positions, all based in Nairobi.

Senior Program Manager – Food Security

Ref: AUA/SPMFS-07/11

The Senior Program Manager (Food Security) will be a member of the Food Security and Humanitarian team in Nairobi and will work closely with the food security, climate change and Africa teams based in Canberra.

The role will primarily focus on community resilience, social protection and links with climate change adaptation.

Senior Program Manager – South Sudan & Sudan

Ref: AUA/SPMS-07/11

The Senior Program Manager (Sudan) will be a member of a small but growing team that is focused on scaling up Australia’s engagement in a newly independent South Sudan, Sudan and managing Australia’s aid engagement in these countries.

The role will work closely with the humanitarian, health and food security teams based in the region and with the Africa team based in Canberra.

Senior Program Manager – Humanitarian

Ref: AUA/SPMH-07/11

The Senior Program Manager (Humanitarian) will be a member of the Food Security and Humanitarian team in Nairobi and will work closely with the humanitarian and Africa teams based in Canberra.

This role will manage complex programs, analyse and report on humanitarian needs and responses in the region and manage AusAID’s relationships and agreements with partners.

Program Managers

3 Positions

Ref: AUA/PM-07/11

The Program Managers will assist in managing their assigned priority area by administering complex projects and managing AusAID’s relationship with counterparts and key stakeholders.

Further details on each position and Selection Criteria may be found at
http://www.kenya.embassy.gov.au/nair/jobvacancies.html

from 14.00 hours East Africa time (GMT+3).

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for these roles, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, e-mail and telephone contacts, quoting the relevant reference number on application letter.

To be considered your application must be received by 5 August 2011 addressed to the following email address: HR.australianaid@regionaloffice.org and must include statements for each Selection Criteria.

Or by post to:

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place, Waiyaki Way
Muthangari, Westlands
P O Box 40092 00100,
Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254 20 423 0000
Fax: +254 20 444 8966
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AMREF in Kenya is looking for a highly motivated, organised and results oriented individual to join a dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa.

The position reports to the Laboratory Manager and is based in Nairobi.

Purpose of the Job:

To provide technical expertise and support project activities and implementation of the project strategy.

Basic Function of the Position:

The main role of the position is to support the production of External Quality Assessment (EQA) materials as a major component of the East African Regional External Quality Assessment Scheme (EA-REQAS) project and a requirement to support its scale up.

This will involve training technical and administrative staff at national EQA centres that have been identified to undertake this role by the Ministries of Health in all participating East African countries including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda.

Roles and Responsibilities:
·       Preparing materials for EQA and examining standard materials from regional reference laboratories
·       Quality checking of material, preparing and completing documentation for the scheme and maintaining the data base
·       Developing appropriate educational programmmes and health learning materials for the EA-REQAS project
·       Assist in data entry, analysing results and disseminating reports
·       Assist in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project; assist in preparation of annual proposal and progress reports as per donor requirements
·       Provide training in production of EQA materials to staff of the identified EQA centres identified by Ministries of Health in the participating East African countries
·       Examine TB and malaria slides from various NGOs sent for EQA rechecking
·       Give advice on remedial action to the relevant NGO staff
·       Participate in processing EQAS materials e.g. Haematology, Clinical Chemistry and Microbiology sent to AMREF laboratory
·       Support in routine laboratory work in AMREF’s Central Laboratory and adhere to laid down policies and procedures
Qualifications and Competencies:
·       The ideal candidate must have a minimum qualification of Higher National Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science or its equivalent and formal training in proficiency panel sample preparation.
·       At least five (5) years of relevant work experience in a busy clinical/laboratory environment;
·       training others in proficiency testing material production will be an added advantage;
·       experience of working with Ministries of Health and partners;
·       excellent interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to prioritise duties and work under minimal supervision.
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa, please quote the position and reference number (KCO/HR/026/2011) in the subject matter and send your CV and application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to the

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

The closing date for submitting applications is August 5, 2011.

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

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.
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A growing Research and Development Consultancy organization with operations and clients from the Eastern African countries including the Greater Horn of Africa Region (GHA) seeks to update its consultant’s database.

The Consultancy only offers short-term assignments lasting between 2 -12 weeks.

The following are the categories of consultancies under consideration and interested consultants should indicate their preference by quoting the accompanying code on top of CVs.

1. HIV/AIDS Code - 011100

2. Building Construction Code - 011300

3. Energy Code - 011400

4. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Code - 011500

5. Health and Nutrition Code - 011600

6. Livestock Code - 011610

7. Education Code - 011700

8. Gender Code - 011800

9. Governance Code - 011900

10. Organization Development (OD) Code - 011110

11. Strategic Planning Code - 011120

12. Livelihood and Livelihood Programming Code - 011130

13. Competencies in Evaluations Code - 011135

14. Impact assessments Code - 011140

15. Trainings and Skills developments Code - 011150

16. Procurement Specialist Code - 011160

17. Proposal Development and Designs Code - 011170

Qualifications:

Masters Degree or PHD will be required for consultants wishing to be considered as Lead Consultants or Team Leaders in the categories indicated.

Those with Bachelors degree but with over 10 years of demonstrated experience especially as consultants in the indicated categories will also be considered for the same.

Interested candidates are requested to send their CVs to: vacancies@dialafrica.org, and info@dialafrica.org. before 10th August 2011.

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Job Category: Category C2

Location: CBM Regional Office, East Africa, Nairobi

Contract Period: The position is for 6 months, with a possible extension into the position of Emergency/Post Emergency Programme Manager for 1 year based on need, available funding and performance.

Job Requirement: The job requires extensive travel within Kenya and to other countries in East Africa affected by the food crisis emergency.

Purpose

To support the Emergency/Post Emergency Programme Manager, partner organisations, the Regional and Country Coordination Offices to develop, implement and monitor a coherent, inclusive and quality emergency response to the current food crisis

Structure of Authority

The incumbent will report to the Emergency / Post Emergency Programme Manager. The incumbent will coordinate with relevant Country Coordinators and the Emergency Response Unit.

Mandated Aims

Working at the CBM East Africa Regional Office, the incumbent will be responsible for:

Supporting the development of project plans and follow up on implementation of undesignated and designated funding projects (including the development of appropriate monitoring and reporting structures).

Core Responsibilities
·       Write project concepts and proposals
·       Support the implementation and monitoring of existing emergency response projects, ensuring timely and quality reporting, including materials for communication and fund raising
·       Support the development of an emergency (designated) funding strategy in line with the implementation plan, and ensure good financial coverage of emergency/ post emergency response
·       Ensure transparent communication with partners
·       Draft regular emergency situation reports for the East Africa region
·       Support the coordination and the organisation of programmes for visitors / teams travelling to the affected catchment areas.
Qualifications
·       High or continuous education in humanitarian / development sectors
·       Minimum of 2 years experience in project/programme management, preferably in a post emergency/reconstruction context
·       Experience in proposal writing
·       Experience in complex designated funding programme monitoring and reporting
·       Knowledge of project cycle management
·       Knowledge of post emergency and development tools and principles (including quality standards)
·       Knowledge on disability and inclusive development desirable
Competencies and Skills
·       Experience in having worked closely with local partners
·       Excellent coordination skills
·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills
·       Excellent project management skills
·       Good monitoring and reporting knowledge
·       Fluent in English, and any local languages desirable
Personal Attributes
·       Motivated by the CBM Vision
·       Excellent interpersonal skills
·       Excellent team player
·       Able to work under pressure, independently and to multi-task
·       Flexible
·       Able to motivate and enthuse people
The future job holder adheres to CBM beliefs as well as values and commits to CBM’s Child Protection Policy

CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position.

CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world.

CBM works with partner organisations to support persons with disabilities in the developing world to access affordable and comprehensive health care and rehabilitation programmes, quality education programs and livelihood opportunities.

CBM's vision is of an inclusive world in which all persons with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit, a cover letter, CV with three professional references to recruit@cbmi-nbo.org

Application deadline: 29th July, 2011
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Job: Nairobi with extensive travel within Kenya and to other countries affected by the emergency

Duration: 6 months (renewable based on funding and needs)

Contract start: As soon as possible

General Objectives:

1.   To support Partner Organisations, the Regional and Country Coordination Office(s) to implement and monitor a coherent, inclusive and qualitative emergency response to the food crisis in Kenya and other affected parts of East Africa.
2.   To develop a financial strategy, implementation, reporting and monitoring plan.
3.   To develop contacts and foster relationships with in-country donor organisations to attract funding.
4.   To develop contacts and partnerships with relief organisations in Kenya and the region for mainstreaming disability into emergency and post emergency planning and implementation.
General Reporting Reports to: CBM East Africa Regional Programme Manager; coordinates with the Emergency Response Unit Senior Manager and relevant Country Coordinators

Job Profile:
·       Follow up and monitor existing emergency response projects, ensuring timely and quality reporting including the delivery of materials for communications and fundraising.
·       Coordinate with partners, Regional and Country Coordination Offices, Emergency Response Unit, Member Associations and International Office to ensure streamlined communication between all parties.
·       Develop a “designated funding” strategy, develop designated funding proposals, and ensure good financial coverage of emergency response.
·       Advocate to appropriate humanitarian organisations and emergency forums for the inclusion of persons with disabilities within the emergency and post emergency setting.
·       Ensure regular situation reporting to the CBM family of the emergency situation in the East Africa region.
·       Support the coordination and the organisation of programmes for visitors / teams travelling to the affected catchment areas.
Professional and Personal Profile:

Skills
·       Excellent coordination skills
·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills
·       Excellent programme /project management skills
·       Knowledge of post emergency and development tools and principles (including quality standards)
·       Knowledge on disability and inclusive development desirable
·       Able to work under pressure and multi-task
·       Able to work independently and take decisions
·       Cultural sensitivity
Personal Attributes
·       Motivated by the CBM Vision
·       Excellent interpersonal skills
·       Excellent team player.
·       Flexible and resilient
·       Able to motivate and enthuse people
Professional Experience
·       Minimum of 3 years experience in project/ programme management in a post emergency / reconstruction context
·       Experience of coordination in a complex environment involving diverse stakeholders
·       Extensive experience in developing projects for designated funding and managing sizable and complex designated grants
·       Working experience with local partners will be a strong advantage
Education and knowledge
·       High or continuous education in humanitarian / development sectors
·       Project cycle management
·       Fluent in English
·       Master in relevant fields desirable, e.g. humanitarian, disability, planning or equivalent
The future job holder adheres to CBM beliefs as well as values and commits to CBM’s Child Protection Policy.

CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position.

Candidates with the required profile and proven experiences are invited to submit, via e-mail (max 2MB), a cover letter, CV, copies of diplomas, professional references, salary expectations and availability to recruitment@cbm.org

For more information about CBM, please visit: www.cbm.org

Application deadline: 29th July 2011.

Please note that if a suitable candidate is identified prior to this date, the recruitment will stop.
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Unighir Ltd, a Nairobi based company, has primary operations in the design, build and supply of commercial kitchen projects; for hotels, restaurants, fast food outlets etc.

We invite applications for the following job positions (knowledge of stainless steel fabrication and commercial kitchen appliances is preferred):

1. Production Manager

·       Minimum 10 years experience in managing an engineering based production facility
·       Must have a degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering
·       Must have strong managerial, interpersonal and communication skills
·       Experience with CNC machinery is an added bonus
2. Production Draftsman
·       Knowledge of AutoCAD essential - mechanical
·       Minimum 3 years experience in production/shop drawings for sheet metal production
3. Site Managers
·       Must have a technical background
·       Minimum 5 years experience in site/project supervision
·       Must have good communication skills
4. Project/Layouts Designer
·       Knowledge of AutoCAD essential - mechanical
·       Minimum 3 years experience in layout design and creating Bill of Quantities for project proposal
5. Project Sales Managers
·       Technical background preferable
·       Must have a degree in either Marketing or Engineering
·       Must have experience in Project Management and good Public Relations skills
·       Minimum 5 years experience in Project Sales
6. IT Officer/Systems Administrator
·       Minimum 5 years experience
·       Must have knowledge of Network design and management, basic graphics design, web development, and programming.
All interested applicants, kindly submit your CV with 1 colored passport sized photograph and copies of Professional qualifications to the following Physical Address:

Unighir Ltd.
HR Department
Road C - off Enterprise Road
(behind Sameer Africa)

Tel: 0722 236 428 / 0733 974 870
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