The Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS) is a non-profit organization with its headquarters in Kisumu dedicated to improving reproductive health of men and women.

NRHS has several projects researching on HIV prevention; it runs support groups for PLWHA and MARPS, and is working with the Ministry of Health to scale up male circumcision for HIV prevention in various parts of Nairobi, Nyanza, Western and Rift Valley Provinces.

NRHS seeks highly qualified candidates for the position of Director.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the effective management of the Society's projects and overseeing the operations of NRHS, including finance, administration, logistics, procurement and human resources.

He/she will also serve as Principal Investigator on a large CDC/PEPFAR Cooperative Agreement and will assist the Board and collaborators to pursue new initiatives as opportunities arise.

Responsibilities:
  • Overall responsibility for effective management of projects to meet objectives and timelines in accordance with NRHS and donor principles, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure monitoring systems are maintained and that project reviews and evaluations are carried out as planned.
  • Represent NRHS to donors, provincial and national health authorities, NGOs, networks and other parties as necessary.
  • Prepare accurate, timely and innovative project proposals.
  • Ensure NRHS administrative, financial and logistical systems/procedures are adhered to, reports are comprehensive and on time, and that NRHS complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Overall management and appraisal of project staff in collaboration with the Human Resources Officer.
  • Ultimately responsible for staff recruitment, selection, support and dismissal.
Desired Experience, Skills and Training:
  • A Masters in Public Health or related field or equivalent.
  • At least five years experience managing health-related projects.
  • Familiarity with the Kenyan health system and governmental structures
  • Excellent computer skills, report writing and budgeting experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate staff
  • Experience in managing projects funded by U.S. government donors will be an added advantage
  • Experience with research and in writing research grant proposals will be an added advantage
Applications should include:
  • A cover letter detailing current work, prior experience and qualifications in the areas described above telephone and e-mail contact
  • A current CV
  • Names, telephone and e-mail contacts of at least 3 professional referees
Apply via email to humanresources@unimkenya.org with the job title 'DIRECTOR' on the subject line.

Applications will be considered beginning August 5 2011.
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The Kenya Institute of Management - a leading not-for-profit membership-based management and business development organization through the Centre for Enterprise Development (CED) on behalf of the Ministry of Industrialization is running a National Business Plan Competition for Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (MSMEs).

The Project known as "Jitihada" will run for 1 year and is part of a World Bank funded five year project on MSMEs in Kenya.

In this regard, the Institute invites applications for suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Jitihada Project Manager

Job Purpose

The Jitihada Project Manager will be responsible for building a locally managed, self-sustaining national competition. within the one year project period.

The Manager will therefore provide leadership and coordination for all activities required for the successful launch and execution of the competition.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Guide and develop a team of highly motivated professionals to implement the Jitihada Competition
  • Promote the Jitihada brand to a national profile among the leading private sector Companies in Kenya and engage companies to support Jitihada
  • With the support of the PR & Marketing Coordinator, lead the process of refining and implementing the Jitihada Marketing and PR plan
  • Guide the process to develop and execute a strategy to engage the financial sector to provide capital to participants
  • Provide oversight for the Implementation of Jitihada's curriculum and training programs development and implementation as well as formation of an aftercare program
  • Oversee the development of written reports to be presented to the client
Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required
  • Holder of a degree in a relevant field
  • An expert in private sector development with a minimum of 7 years relevant professional experience;
  • Very familiar with the MSMEs sector and private sector initiatives in Kenya
  • Conversant with project aid modality, programme design and management and financial management issues;
  • Experience in directing multi - disciplinary teams
  • Exposed to business plan competition
How to Apply

Interested candidates who satisfy the above requirements should forward their applications accompanied by a detailed resume, email address, day time telephone contact, name and address of three referees.

The applications should reach the undersigned not later than 27 July 2011 at 5pm.

KIM is an equal opportunity employer

Visit our website for more information about KIM - www.kim.ac.ke

The Human Resource Manager
The Kenya Institute of Management
P.O. Box 43706-00100
Nairobi

Email: hr@kim.ac.ke

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The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is the leading international conservation organization focused solely on the African continent. AWF's mission is, working together with the people of Africa, to ensure that the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever.

AWF seeks to recruit a highly motivated and results oriented Director for its Maasai Steppe Heartland to be based in its offices in Makuyuni and Arusha, Tanzania, with significant time spent in the field.

This senior position will be responsible for overall leadership, management and accountability for the activities and performance in AWF's conservation program in the Heartland and is open to Tanzania nationals.

The Maasai Steppe Heartland is an important biodiversity area and forms part of the northern tourism circuit of Tanzania with parks such as Tarangire and Lake Manyara. It predominately occupied by Maasai pastoralists.

The successful candidate will be a highly effective leader in the conservation sector able to manage large programs with ecological, social, political, cultural and economic complexities.

He/she will also be principally responsible for managing the Scaling up Conservation and Livelihood Efforts in northern Tanzania (SCALE) program funded by USAID Tanzania that seeks to deliver transformational conservation and economic impacts in the wider Tarangire-Manyara-Kilimanjaro-Natron ecosystem (TMKNE) through innovation, the replication of lessons learned, and building the capacity of local actors.

He/she should have demonstrated experience in the establishment of wildlife management areas, the national policy for managing wildlife outside protected areas for community benefit. He/she is expected to be results oriented and able to lead a team of highly qualified professionals to meet program targets and goals and achieve results.

The successful candidate will also work with the Regional Director and other senior staff to design heartland strategies and provide leadership to implement field-based conservation actions.

Required qualifications:
  • Post graduate qualification (PhD or MSc) in natural sciences, social science, project management, economics or another field related to conservation;
  • Minimum 10+ years of proven senior leadership, project management, administrative and field experience in conservation;
  • Experience and a proven success record in working and implementing projects in Tanzania or the wider East Africa; proficiency in both English and Kiswahili (spoken and written) is required;
  • Proven experience leading and managing large complex projects budgets;
  • Results focused orientation with proven track record of delivering and reporting results, and ensuring compliance with USAID and other donors requirements, and possesses sound judgment and strong decision making skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build capacity of multiple stakeholders to engage in landscape planning and management;
  • outstanding interpersonal skills including the ability to build coalitions, negotiate, and manage conflict situations; and work with different cultures found in northern Tanzania
  • Sound understanding of and experience implementing landscape-level conservation approaches;
  • familiarity with innovative methods, including community conservation and conservation enterprises; and integration of conservation with health, population, agriculture and gender dimensions.
  • Outstanding communication skills with ability to clarify vision and strategy; good report writing skills and working knowledge of computers and MS Office software package;
  • Proven experience in fundraising and donor liaison.
  • A professional operating environment as well as a competitive remuneration package is available to the right person who shares an interest in AWF's mission and core values.
If your background, experience and competencies match the above specifications please send a cover letter, statement of motivation and a detailed CV indicating your daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees to Senior Human Resources Officer at Humanresources@awfke.org.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: August 5, 2011

For further information on the position and AWF, please visit www.awf.org
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Build Africa Kenya is a Non Governmental Organization that works exclusively in rural areas of Kenya to help young people escape poverty by supporting education and income generation activities.

Our aim is to create sustainable models for increasing incomes of the poor and better access to education and healthcare. We give young people (including parents and the community at large) the chance to save, to work their way out of poverty and to increase the prosperity of their communities.

We work with key stakeholders in Gilgil, Elementaita, Machakos and Mwala regions in implementing integrated programmes in Education, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health, livelihoods and skills development including income generation.

Our vision is for every young person in Africa to fulfill their potential and to make a difference.

Based in Naivasha with significant travel to the field, the Area Program Manager is a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and is responsible for the design and implementation of high quality programs including monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

He/she will ensure the practice and institutionalization of a culture of team work, innovation and creativity in the program area.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Overall responsible for ensuring effective delivery of the program's strategic goal and objectives
  • Coordinate a process of documentation that ensures that key processes, outputs and approaches are continuously documented and submitted via high quality and timely reports
  • Manage the M&E framework at field level by coordinating the regular collection, entry and analysis of data and fostering continuous learning and improvement
  • Capture evidence of program impact through identifying and writing success stories and capturing beneficiary voices.
  • Providing leadership to staff in the program area through supervision, coaching, and mentoring as well as nurturing team work, and cultivating a work environment conducive to continuous learning, innovation and improvement
  • Manage the area program field office operations - including assets, human and financial resources, as well as managing relations with partners and stakeholders
  • Provide technical and programming oversight to mainstreaming of Child Protection issues in programs and activities in the area and constantly monitor and report progress on the same.
Person Specifications and Competencies:

The ideal candidate will be educated at the postgraduate level, with a Masters degree in social sciences from a recognized university.

She/he should have at least 4 years of demonstrated experience managing development projects, preferably with an INGO.

Previous experience working directly with communities will be a distinct advantage.

The position holder should be aware of Child Protection issues and be of high integrity to be able to model Build Africa Kenya's core values.

If you meet the above requirements and consider yourself up to the challenge, please send /email your application and a copy of your CV with daytime contact numbers, details of 3 referees and an indication of your salary expectations so as to reach the following by 5.00 pm, 29th-July 2011.

The Country Director
Build Africa Kenya
PO Box 10604-0100
Nairobi.

Email: bak@build-africakenva.org

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
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