Vacancy No. K82/07/11

Program description: This program is a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It involves conducting research and program support for activities related to malaria, HIV and other diseases.

It is within this remit that the program has a vacancy in Division of Global Health and AIDS supporting provision of HIV Clinical Services Nyanza Provincial Hospital.

Position: Deputy Branch Chief

1 Position

MR 11

Reports to: KEMRI/CDC GAP Branch Chief

Location: Kisumu

Essential Requirements:

  • Master of Public Health and Bachelors degree in Medicine & Surgery (MBChB) or its equivalent.
  • At least 1 year experience in HIV program management
  • Must be registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
  • At least one year relevant work experience in the management of HIV patients, both provision of HAART and management of opportunistic infections.
  • At least one year relevant experience in operational, epidemiological or clinical research
Desirable Requirements:
  • Grants application and management experience.
  • Experience in qualitative research methods
Job Summary:

The Deputy Branch Chief will supervise and coordinate the KEMRI/CDC clinical services program 50 % of the time and spend 50% of the time deputizing the Branch chief in various programmatic activities both in Nyanza and in Nairobi.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • In liaison with the MOH and KEMRI/CDC HIV care & treatment teams, coordinate and offer technical support for HIV care and treatment, and TB/HIV services in the regions supported by KEMRI/CDC
  • Diagnose program implementation problems
  • Design and implement necessary organizational systems to ensure efficient and effective delivery of quality services
  • Manage change during transitions in organizational focus.
  • Develop annual work plans and budgets
  • Coordinate and supervise the monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Supervise and coordinate operational research, including protocol development, data collection, analysis and report writing.
  • Facilitate collaboration between KEMRI/CDC and other partners
  • Any other duty as assigned by the branch chief.
Skills and abilities:
  • Excellent scientific writing and presentation skills
  • Must have a good understanding of HIV clinical management, including provision of ART, Care and management of opportunistic infections, including TB.
  • Must have a good understanding and experience in operational research, including protocol development, data collection, analysis and report writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organization skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team, and be able to collaborate well with the Ministry of Health and other partners.
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken.
  • Ability to offer excellent clinical and research mentorship
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent problem solving skills
Terms of Employment:

A 1 year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service. Probation period for the first 3 months.

Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency.

Applications MUST include the following:
  • Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
  • Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
  • Copies of Certificates and Transcripts
  • Contact telephone number
Applications are due no later than 12th August 2011


Human Resource Manager,
KEMRI/CDC Program,
P.O. Box 1578, Kisumu.

Or e-mail to

Internal candidates interested in applying for this position are strongly advised to access an internal candidate application form available in the CDC Intranet; print and process it through their project Managers and attach it before forwarding their application to HR.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

KEMRI/CDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process including application, interview meeting and processing of offer letter. If asked for a fee, report such request immediately to 0701112145.

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SNV is a Netherlands based, international development organization, working in 36 developing countries across the world. SNV envisions a society where all people enjoy the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development.

We aim to considerably influence production, income and employment in Agriculture through systemic value chain development and substantially improve access to quality basic services in the sectors of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) and Renewable Energy.

We do this by providing transformative change capacity development services, facilitating knowledge development, brokering and networking, strengthening local capacity builder (LCB) services and supporting market development for local capacity development services. We work in five of the eight provinces in Kenya namely: Eastern, Central, Rift Valley, Nyanza and Western.

SNV clients in these regions are served through three portfolio offices located in Eldoret, Nanyuki and Nairobi.

In furtherance to the objective of strengthening local capacity builder (LCB) services, SNV Kenya sub-contract LCBs to participate in the delivery of capacity development services to SNV Clients.

We define LCB as, National, Districts and/or County level individual or organization (public or private organization; CSO, research or academic based) that provides a significant volume of capacity development services to district or national level organization.

LCB services can include sector related expertise i.e. in Agriculture, WASH or Renewable Energy or facilitating change processes i.e. multiactor advisory services, institutional and policy development, organizational development, knowledge brokering and learning, training, coaching and mentoring, among others.


SNV Kenya hereby calls for “EXPRESSION OF INTERESTS” from qualified local capacity development service providers in Agriculture, Water Sanitation and Hygiene and Renewable Energy.

Interested organizations / individuals (based preferably within the regions served by SNV or national level with wider operational mandate) are expected to demonstrate their fulfillment of the following minimum criteria:
  • Evidence of relevant experience and track record in capacity development services in Agriculture value chains, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, and Renewable Energy
  • Experience in SNV’s geographical area(s) of operation and interest to expand services to other location
  • Adequate number and qualification of staff employed (both technical & support)
  • Proof of registration/incorporation.
  • Tax Identification Number (A Must) & VAT number (where applicable)
  • A copy of Income tax clearance certificate or equivalent (where applicable)
  • Financial statements for the past two years (where applicable)
  • Any other relevant documents or statements e.g. recommendation letters from previous clients
Proposal not exceeding three pages, together with the relevant attachments indicated above, including the physical address and phone number, contact person and email address to be submitted not later than 20th September 2011 to:

The Country HR Officer
SNV, Netherlands Development Organization
P. O. Box 30776-00100,

Or via email to with submission title SNV EOI LCBS 2011.

SNV will respond to enquiries on this call until 30th August, please direct your questions to:

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks to hire Senior Acquisition & Assistance Specialist (FSN 12) in the Regional Acquisition & Assistance Office (RAAO), USAID/East Africa.

The position is open to qualified Kenyan citizens and located in Nairobi.

Basic Function of the Position:

The incumbent is a professional Acquisition & Assistance Specialist and has responsibility for managing the procurement portfolio of a large program of the East Africa region.

As the principal assistant to a lead contracting officer with responsibility for the entire EA region programs, the incumbent will be required to perform independently in a program requiring complicated and sensitive contracting operations.

The Regional Senior A&A Specialist plays a key role in negotiating, administering, and modifying various types of contracts for the acquisition of services, equipment, supplies, materials, and other needs for projects having a strong contracting orientation.

Required Qualifications:

Any application that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

If you have not been contacted within one month from the closing date of this advertisement, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Note: The three evaluation factors, i.e., prior work experience, knowledge, and skills and abilities are of approximately equal weight relative to each other.

Education: A master’s degree in business administration, political science, international relations, procurement, supply chain management, social science, or a related field, is required. Specialized training in USG acquisition is desirable, but can occur after employment.

Prior Work Experience:
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of procurement/ acquisition and assistance and management is required.
  • At least five (5) years prior experience with a U.S. government Agency and/or other international organization(s) is preferred.
  • Prior experience and knowledge of U.S. Government contracting regulations and procedures is desirable.
  • Must possess advanced knowledge of the full range of the acquisition and assistance instruments.
  • Advanced practical and theoretical understanding of procurement and fundamentals of contract law is required.
  • Good knowledge of international as well as local business practices and market pricing is also required.
  • Advanced research skills are required to respond to Mission and partner inquires and keep abreast of USAID and USG procurement regulations.
  • Ability to understand and stay current on the policy and political environment that impacts the Mission’s programs, especially the sensitive programs in Somalia, DRC, Kenya and DRC
  • Ability to apply USAID and USG procurement regulations to the overseas environment and to activities that weren’t necessary considered in drafting the regulations, ability to adopt USAID/Washington initiatives to the Mission and explain them to client missions such as the Procurement Reform initiative.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent negotiation skills to negotiate multi-year, multi-million dollar contracts and other instruments.
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Successful applicant must possess the appropriate skills to participate in USAID’s FSN pilot warrant program.
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Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should submit their application, together with a detailed CV and all relevant attachments to the following address:

Human Resources Office,
P.O. Box 629, Village Market 00621,
Nairobi, Kenya

Re: Acquisition & Assistance Specialist

Application must be in the USAID office by August 12th, 2011.

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The New Partnership for African Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (NEPARC) is a non-profit organisation and an African initiative and concept to develop capacity and resources of the African Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in collaboration with African governments, international partners, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement; public and corporate sector in Africa and world over, grounded on the firm foundation of the volunteer spirit of ‘the Power of Humanity’.

NEPARC‘s main objective is to support, mentor, advise and facilitate all Member African Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to take responsibility of their own development, uphold themselves to the highest standard of good governance, management, accountability and transparency, and provide excellent services to the most vulnerable.

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

Position Title: Executive Personal Assistant

Reporting to: NEPARC CEO

Job location: Nairobi

Summary of Activities

The Executive Personal Assistant (EPA) will act as the CEO’s first point of contact with internal and external public.

Main Responsibilities
  • Maintain calendar (business and personal) and ensure the organisation’s CEO and President are kept on schedule.
  • Arrange travel including reservations, trip agendas, hotel accommodations and trips, follow up and post trip activities.
  • Assist in preparation of meetings including gathering documentation, research and coordination of particants.
  • Manage internal and extrnal correspondnce including emails and mails.
  • Plan and oversee company events.
  • Complete projects and special assignments by establishing objectives, determining priorities, managing time, gaining cooperation of others, monitoring progress, problem-solving, making adjustments to plans.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organisations.
  • Assist in streamlining work processes and create written processes.
  • Follow up communication within NEPARC and external communication with partners.
  • Follow up action points from meetings and conferences.
  • Schedule conference calls and manages telephone calls as necessary.
  • Participate in decision-making processes.
  • Enhance CEO›s and the organisation›s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests, exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a bias in Finance
  • Bilingual English and French
  • Seven (7) or more years experience supporting executive leadership
  • Ready to travel to various meetings, activities and assignments
  • Adherence to professional attire and demeanor
Critical Competencies
  • Efficiency, integrity, honesty and reliability
  • Organisation and planning
  • Understanding of confidentiality and discretion
  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Persistent and proactive
  • Two years with possible extension of the contract.
Attractive remuneration package and excellent career development opportunities will be provided to a successful candidate.

Interested applicants should submit their applications and a curriculum vitae quoting the job title, indicating experiences and competencies that match the job requirements.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Applications should be addressed to:

Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 40712-00100,

So as to reach him on or before Friday, 12th August 2011

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