Early Steps kindergarten is a new start up pre-school opening its doors in September 2011 in Rongai town.

We are seeking to appoint a well qualified and enthusiastic Nursery school teacher.

Requirements
  • Must have (Early Childhood development) ECD Diploma holder with at least a credit grade.
  • Must have at least 3 years teaching experience preferably in a private school set up.
  • Should be a motivator and have control of all school administrative duties.
  • Computer literacy is an added advantage
Competitive package will be offered.

Send copies of academic qualifications, testimonials, and resume to earlystepskindergarten@gmail.com not later than 5th August, 2011

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Position: Senior Software Developer

2 positions

Location: Kenya, Nairobi / Uganda, Kampala

Date: August 2011

Reports to: Technology Manager, CKW Uganda

The senior developer should be a self-motivated individual who exhibits proven skills working with, and leading, development teams.

Background

Grameen Foundation (GF) empowers the world’s poorest people to escape poverty through access to financial services and practical technology.

Founded in 1997 Grameen Foundation’s innovations, programs and resources have helped more than 45 million people in Sub Saharan Africa, Asia, the Arab World, and the Americas to begin their journey out of poverty.

With microfinance and technology, we connect people and local institutions across the globe that share our vision of shattering the barriers for the billion people trying to live on less than a dollar a day.

GF’s Mobile Financial Services Initiative is working to help make financial inclusion simple, affordable and accessible to the poor through the use of mobile phones.

There are 2.5 billion adults around the world who lack access to formal or semi-formal financial services – nearly 90 percent of whom live in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.

As developing countries rapidly adopt new communications technologies, more than half of the world's population has access to a mobile phone.

Grameen Foundation is seeking to hire two Senior Software Developers to contribute to our efforts in this space.

Essential Job Functions

The software developer will be required to:
  • Interpret specifications and designs as provided
  • Translate such specifications into appropriate, high quality and documented programs/applications, on time, for Grameen Foundation
  • Adopt Grameen Foundation development processes, best practice methods, tools and coding guidelines
  • Successfully communicate with the rest of the development team throughout the development process, participate in brain storming sessions on design and implementation specifications, aid in code reviews, and incorporate feedback from code reviews into their own code
  • Attend trainings and participate in knowledge transfer exercises. Where the candidate has superior knowledge, they will be expected to guide and train fellow team members
  • Offer input in planning, brainstorming, specification and resource estimation processes prior to development
  • Aid in deployment and technical support of developed systems and applications
  • Be aware of current trends and techniques in the chosen tools, platforms and technologies
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
  • 5 years’ experience as part of a software development team
  • Experience in developing applications for mobile phones. J2ME and Android experience are a plus.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Deep commitment to eradication of poverty and alignment with Grameen Foundation’s mission
Languages/Programming Skills/Tools
  • Knowledge of Java (required)
  • Familiarity with system specification and design as well as various development processes and paradigms (required)
  • Familiarity with Test Driven Development (+)
  • Familiarity with Junit (+)
  • Knowledge of Salesforce Apex Programming (+)
  • Mobile application development (+)
  • Programming in a team environment
  • Source/code control (+)
Database Skills
  • SQL Knowledge (Required)
  • Familiarity with Mysql and MSSQL (+)
Tools
  • Eclipse
  • Tortoise SVN (+)
  • Familiarity with project management tools
Physical and Environmental Conditions
  • This position does not require unusual demands for physical effort. This position may occasionally require physical effort to lift and transport boxes weighing no more than 50 pounds. It will require spending many hours talking on a telephone.
  • Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of places such as offices, meeting or training rooms, residences, or commercial vehicles; e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations and traffic signals.
Additional Comment:

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Interested candidates should send their resume and brief cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and what you will bring to the position.

Resumes will be accepted through August 1, 2011 and should be sent via email to jobs@applab.org.

Please put “Senior Software Developer -MFS” in the subject line.

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CARE International in Kenya is looking for qualified candidates to fill various positions within its Refugee Assistance Program (RAP), Dadaab, North Eastern Kenya.

This is a non- family duty station.

Project Manager

Ref: PM/07/2011

Reporting to the WASH Advisor the Project Manager will provide overall leadership, guidance and support to the project team, coordinate and liaise with key stakeholders to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of project activities.

S/he will be responsible for carrying out the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities of the project in accordance with CARE standards and donors’ contractual obligations.

The incumbent will be responsible for managing the project resources, supervising the project staff and ensuring that technical and financial reports are of high quality and are submitted to the donor on time.

Geographic Information Science /Computer Aided Drafting (GIS/CAD) Analyst

Ref: GIS/CAD/07/2011

Reporting to the Public Health Engineering Team Leader, the Geographic Information Science(GIS) and Computer Aided Drafting ) –GIS/CAD Analyst will be responsible for collecting editing and analyzing a variety of GIS data sets using Mapinfo, ESRI’s Arc View and/or Arc Info 9x, including Arc Map, Arc Toolbox and Arc Catalog.

The Analyst will also produce high quality maps and other graphic products for a variety of natural resource and WASH projects.

The incumbent will perform surface modeling, develop grading plans and volume estimates, prepare civil drawings and report figures, and work with bathymetric and topographic data using surface modeling, and grading tools such as AutoCAD or Civil 3D with a civil engineering emphasis.

Water Quality Officer

Ref: WQO/07/2011

Reporting to the Water Quality Analyst, the Water Quality officer will be responsible for water treatment, and monitoring of Free Residual Chlorine (FRC) to ensure the community is supplied with safe and clean water in accordance with the set standards.

The incumbent will carry out water sampling, and conduct physical chemical and microbial tests.

S/he will be in charge of maintenance and repair of automatic chlorine dosing pumps and evaluating and interpreting all water quality samples analysis results, preparing, reviewing and
implementing water quality programs.

Water Officer - Distribution

Ref: WOD/07/2011

Reporting to Public Health Engineering supervisor, the Water Officer – Distribution will be responsible for ensuring there is an efficient and effective water supply system, inspect and monitor routine water supply and maintenance of the reticulation systems to ensure minimal or no water interruption within water supply time in respective camps.

Hygiene Promotion Officer

Ref: HPO/07/2011

Reporting to the Public Health Promotion Supervisor, the Hygiene Promotion Officer will be responsible for planning, organizing and implementing hygiene promotion activities in order to help the community live a physically, mentally and psychologically healthy and productive life.

The incumbent will supervise 20 hygiene promoters.

Sanitation Officer

Ref: SO/07/2011

Reporting to the Public Health Promotion Supervisor, the Sanitation Officer will be responsible for all aspects of environmental health and sanitation in the refugee camp.

S/he will be responsible for designing and monitoring the use of sanitary facilities, capacity building and monitoring of staff, advising on and ensuring compliance to public health regulations, supervising general camp sanitation, conducting research surveys and reporting
of activities.

Construction Officer

Ref: CO/07/2011

Reporting to the Project Team Leader, the Construction Officer will be responsible for planning and supervising project implementation.

The incumbent shall ensure all infrastructural works are done as per technical specification and to the highest quality standards.

S/he will liaise with community leadership in identification of areas for putting up structures where necessary.

Master Plumber

Ref: MP/07/2011

Reporting to the Public Health Engineering Supervisor, the Master Plumber will be responsible for quality installation of water reticulation systems, repair of burst, fixing all water appurtenances in a professional manner.

The holder will supervisor, train and mentor refugee repair team members to strengthen delivery of services.

Tractor Driver

Ref: TD/07/2011

Reporting to the Sanitation Officer, the Tractor Driver will be responsible for ordinary tractor operations and backup to the public health promotion component in the camp.

The job holder will be responsible for overseeing solid waste management system in the camp and supporting the Public Health Engineering component.

Tractor and Machinery Operator

Ref: TMO/07/2011

Reporting to the Sanitation Officer, the Tractor and Machinery Operator will be responsible for handling the specialized motorized solid waste management equipment such as skip loaders, water browsers and heavy haulage machineries.

The incumbent will also oversee solid waste management system in the camp and give support to the Public Health Engineering component in liaison with the sanitation officer.

Qualified candidates are invited to send their application letters quoting reference number on the subject field together with detailed C.V with three professional referees and daytime telephone contacts by Friday 29th July, 2011 to

The Human Resources & Development Manager,
CARE International in Kenya.
Email: vacancies@care.or.ke

For further details on minimum requirements, please visit our website: www.care.or.ke.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Warning to all applicants: CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).
   
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Regional East African Center for Health Informatics (REACH – Informatics)

Fellowship Vacancy

Application Deadline: October 15, 2011

Post: REACH - Informatics Post - Doctoral Fellowship

The Regional East African Center for Health Informatics (REACH - Informatics) in Eldoret, Kenya, was created in 2009 and builds on the long-term collaboration between Indiana and Moi Universities and the global informatics leadership of the Regenstrief Institute.

REACH-Informatics is offering a 2- year post-doctoral fellowship aimed at developing informatics expertise to implement and use health information technology to enhance research and improve health care quality, efficiency, and outcomes.

Fellows will spend 1 year at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA to complete classroom work.

The second year of the program will be spent in Eldoret, Kenya, at Moi University, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH), and the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH).

Fellows will be eligible for either a Master of Science in Clinical Research or a Master of Science in Health Informatics at the end of the two year period. A stipend will be provided for living expenses and travel to the United States.

Candidates who wish to apply should complete the online application form at http://reach.ampath.or.ke AND submit a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, examples of relevant work, and scanned copies of transcripts to: fogarty.informatics@iukenya.org.

Detailed application instructions can be found at: http://reach.ampath.or.ke.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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