Associate Public Health Officer, National Professional Officer (NOB)

The Branch Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Kenya is seeking to recruit a qualified Kenyan National as an Associate Public Health Officer at the National Professional Officer Level (NOB).

Applicants should hold a University degree in Medicine and a Master’s degree in Public Health or similar qualification.

Applicants should also possess good analytical and writing skills, good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.

Experience required: Minimum of 4 years’ job experience with 2 years’ experience in implementing and overseeing health programs with NGOs or UN agencies.

Language: Fluency in oral and written English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of Somali language
and any other UN language is an added advantage.

A detailed job description is available at the UNHCR Branch Office situated on Rhapta Road, No. 35 in Westlands.

Only those who qualify should apply in writing attaching copies of relevant academic certificates, testimonials, telephone and Email contacts.

Applicants should also complete a UN Personal History Form (P.11) available in the UN Website, www.unon.org/docs/P11.doc

Applications should be sent to:

The Human Resources Officer
United Nations High Commissioner
For Refugees (UNHCR)
EVN/KEN/DDB/11/020
P.O. Box 43801, 00100
Nairobi, Kenya.

By email to: Kennahr@unhcr.org

Important:

Only those candidates who are short listed for interviews will be contacted.

Candidates will be subjected to testing.

Late applications will not be considered.

Closing date: 19 August 2011

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AMREF is the largest indigenous health development non-governmental organization based in Africa.

Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments,
AMREF aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health.

AMREF is headquartered in Nairobi, and has programmes in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan and South Africa.

Employing over 800 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $70 million, AMREF is a knowledge resource for donors and partners.

For more information visit our website www.amref.org

We are looking for individuals who are organized, highly motivated and results-oriented to join a dynamic team working towards better health for Africa to fill the following positions.

Project Officer - Kajiado MFS II WASH Project

Reports to the Project Manager and stationed in Kajiado

Purpose of Job:- To ensure the successful implementation of project activities in the project area.

Key Responsibilities:-
  • Participate in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
  • Facilitate capacity building activities for the project implementation team and other stakeholders including the community.
  • Participate in writing technical project reports for donors as well as for internal purposes.
  • Carry out operations research, documentation and sharing of results to be used in advocacy for policy influence.
  • Work with other project staff to document and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt.
  • Promote partnerships and networking with relevant stakeholders including Government of Kenya Ministries, NGOs and the community.
  • Promote project integration and contribute to project development and growth.
  • Participate in the development of new concepts and proposals for fund raising.
Qualifications and Competencies:-

The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Environmental Health, Public Health or equivalent.

S/he should have at least three (3) years hands on experience in implementation of WASH projects, experience in implementing Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) projects.

S/he should have strong interpersonal & communication skills, ability to work under minimum supervision and a team player.

Assistant Programme Accountant

Reporting to the Programme Accountant and based in Nairobi

Purpose of Job:-

The position will be responsible for providing general accounting support.

Key Responsibilities:-
  • Assisting in financial management and cash flow planning.
  • Supporting the various projects in budget preparation, implementation and monitoring.
  • Accurate coding of payment vouchers and files for data processing and/or payment.
  • Reconciling control and balance sheet accounts and clearing all reconciling items periodically.
  • Updating data in the SUN Accounting System.
  • Preparation of financial reports to donors
  • Monthly reconciliation of suppliers’ statements against ledger balance and liaising with the respective suppliers in a bid to clear any reconciling items.
  • Monthly preparation of internal recharges/recoveries.
Qualifications and Competencies:-
  • The candidate should have a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Commerce (Accounting/ Finance Option) with at least CPA Part II or its equivalent.
  • Two (2) years work experience in a large and busy NGO.
  • In addition, the candidates must have sound ICT knowledge especially in the MS Office Suite.
  • Experience in SUN accounting system will be an added advantage.
  • Furthermore, he/she must have a high level of confidentiality, honesty, integrity and the ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills and team playing ability are also essential to this position.
These are challenging opportunities for dedicated and development-oriented professionals.

If you meet the qualifications specified, send your application letter that includes remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees and a detailed CV to the

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

Please quote the position in the subject matter.

The closing date for submitting applications is 19th August, 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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The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) invites applications for the position of Deputy Regional Director (DRD) for our Horn of Africa and Yemen operations, based at the regional office in Nairobi.

The Regional Office in Nairobi oversees four Country Offices and 16 sub-offices in the Somali region.

There are also non-operational region-wide initiatives, focusing on mixed migration issues, civil society engagement, and regional advocacy and policy influencing on displacement related issues.

Currently the office oversees over 40 expatriate staff and 450 national staff.

Purpose:

In close collaboration with the Regional Director and DRC regional senior programme staff and advisors, the incumbent’s prime objectives will be to provide leadership and strategic management of the programme-strategic aspect of this process, oversee the strengthening of DRC’s programme development, quality and accountability framework and coordinate DRC’s regional engagement in protection and migration issues.

Key responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Regional Director, the incumbent will be responsible for:
  • Direct managerial oversight and support of DRC Regional grant management and programme development section, including a number of regional senior advisors
  • Strategic programme development ensuring DRC Country programmes are guided by a consistent regional strategic framework that promotes a rights based approach to the displacement challenges in the region.
  • Oversee compliance with DRC programme quality and accountability systems.
  • Ensure learning across programme areas by promoting programme learning and ensuring consistency and application of good programme approaches and practices across the region.
  • Donor, grant and relationship management to ensure high quality donor and stakeholders relationships.
  • Policy coordination: play a key role in promoting DRC as a main actor within protection and migration issues in the region.
Requirements:
  • Masters’ degree in International Development studies or related area.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of management experience at senior level in complex humanitarian environments.
  • Proven ability in design, management, monitoring and evaluation of large scale country and/or regional programmes with a focus on protection and durable solutions for refugees and displaced people.
  • Experience of fundraising, donor liaison, networking, advocacy and coordination is highly desirable.
  • Work experience in the Horn of Africa region or similar complex displacement situations.
For a complete job description with full description of requirements and application procedure, please visit www.drc.dk under Vacancies/Current vacancies/Deputy Regional Director-Horn of Africa.

Please note that we will only receive applications sent via the online application system at www.drc.dk.

Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.

Deadline for receiving applications is August 28, 2011.

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Job Title: Emergency Programme Officer, EA.


Job reference: EAP/044/JG

With 140 partners working on Emergency response, secure livelihoods, Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate change adaptation, in 40 countries, we are brilliantly placed to tackle the broad ranging impacts of disasters on livelihoods.

We are a vibrant team, carrying out highly innovative work on emergency response, secure livelihoods, Disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation.

For you, that means the chance to build on your existing knowledge on Emergency Response, DRR, Secure livelihoods and linkage of emergency response to development and other poverty related issues.

About the Role

You will manage the East Africa Emergency Appeal and DEC Appeal funded programmes in Kenya and Somalia in line with the agreed country programme strategy.

You will primarily focus on the delivery of the DEC and Christian Aid Appeal funded programmes but will also play a key role working with the secure livelihoods, climate change and emergency program officer and the Resilience projects officer in the implementation of high quality emergency response, DRR and resilience programmes across the two countries.

You will maintain project financial records and financial and narrative report to DEC and Christian Aid, keep partners and country colleagues informed about contract and compliance procedures, provide support to partners based on frameworks agreed with country team, present case studies of work undertaken to a variety of audiences, represents Christian Aid externally with partners, donors other NGOs, and other agencies.

You will appraise, monitor and review programmes in line with CA and external requirements, develop new initiatives and recommend actions to be taken to further emergency response work in country.

Liaise with relevant stake holders to improve accountability, participation in decision making, information sharing.

You will actively seek back donor funding to build on the work funded by the two appeals.

About You

You will have a good understanding of emergency relief, preparedness and humanitarian aid and their link to development work, experience of disaster risk reduction work.

You will have a good understanding of program cycle management approaches and tools – including Participatory Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment, and Planning.

You will be familiar with issues of governance, power and rights, financial controls and procedures.

Able to work independently, you will have a good knowledge of approaches to livelihoods and resilience, direct experience of programme appraisal, monitoring and evaluation and of developing partners’ capacity, understanding of advocacy, campaigning and lobbying, experience of facilitation and training and project reporting to major institutional donors preferably on a large scale.

You will also need skills in network and alliance building, understanding of partnership approach to international development, gender and exclusion. You will have a good working knowledge of institutional donors, particularly DFID, EU, ECHO policies and funding modalities and rules.

This role requires a university degree in development studies, social work/ sociology or similar; experience in emergency response, DRR, monitoring & Evaluation, understanding of financial controls and procedures.

About Christian Aid

More than half the world lives in poverty. We aim to put a stop to that. So we campaign against the structures and rules that keep people poor.

And we work with local organizations to give people strength to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion.

If you are as determined as we are to end poverty and injustice across the world, work with us to make change happen.

About the Rewards

We value the input of everyone who works for us. That’s why you can expect a wide range of rewards that helps you enjoy a good work/life balance.

To apply for this position you need to access the full advertisement on Christian Aid website on www.christianaid.org.uk/jobs and follow the links to download the international application form and role profile.

Please email your completed application forms to: nairobi@christian-aid.org; (quoting the reference number)


Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 19 August 2011

You will require current and valid permission to work in Kenya.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted and that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in its workforce.

We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

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Head sales manager at one of Nairobi’s biggest developments.

KShs 100k+ p/m, independence and an exciting role

Minimum 5 years experience in real estate sales

Send your CV, covering letter and references by 8/8/2011 to homes.sales.manager@gmail.com

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A Level Teachers

The Aga Khan High School, Mombasa, a leading mixed / day institution in Coast Province, has vacancies for the following positions:
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
KCSE Teachers

Requirements: Applicants must have a B.Ed degree in their respective teaching fields and a minimum of 5 years experience in a reputable school that teaches the A-level curriculum.

Computer studies

Requirements: B.Ed or B.Sc/PGDE with 3 years teaching experience in a reputable school that teaches the subject

Biology

Requirements: B.Ed with 8 years teaching experience in a reputable school that teaches the National Curriculum and a proven record of excellent results (mean of 9.0).

Deadline for application is Friday 19th August 2011.

Interested applicants can submit their CV to:

Aga Khan High School, Mombasa
P.O. Box 90062-80100
Vanga Road, Mombasa
Tel: 020-2408005,
Mobile: +254 733 470 047

Email: akhsm@akesk.org

Educating Our Children for Life

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CAFOD, one of the UK’s leading international aid agencies, is currently looking for an Emergency Programme Manager and a Senior Emergency Response Officer for the East Africa Appeal.

Both these posts will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with significant travel within the region.

You will play a central role as part of the Humanitarian Department in a crucial moment, as CAFOD is increasing the support for the food crisis in Horn and East Africa.

Your main task will be to lead and manage our Emergency and Humanitarian programmes.

You will ensure the overall coordination and effective implementation of the proposed intervention of CAFOD funded activities undertaken by the implementing partners in line with the principles, policies and accountability requirements of CAFOD.

You will also have financial responsibility as well as team management skills while representing CAFOD with local partners.

You should be able to manage complex multi-sector programmes in a varied development/humanitarian context and demonstrate significant knowledge in developing and monitoring programme frameworks at a strategic level.

Due to the nature of the role, we expect you to have an analytical approach, being able to diagnose problems with depth and insight while concurrently displaying sound judgement and decision making.

Come and join us and help make a real difference in the lives of the world’s poorest communities.

To read more and to apply please visit cafod.org.uk/jobs by the closing date.

CAFOD is an equal opportunities employer.

Recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to child protection.

CAFOD is the official development and relief agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and part of the Caritas Internationalis Confederation.

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CIRAD mandate is to contribute to poverty alleviation, food security, and integrated management of natural resources, for the benefit of sustainable development and global public goods in Southern countries and in French overseas regions.

CIRAD is promoting innovative Research for Development, in partnership with various stakeholders: research centres and universities, professional (farmer) organizations and the private sector, local authorities and NGOs, and funding agencies.

Training and capacity building are a major part of CIRAD collaborative activities conducted through extended networks, projects and consortiums in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

CIRAD Regional Direction for Eastern and Southern Africa (CIRAD-AFORA) is hosted by ICRAF at Gigiri.

The position

CIRAD is recruiting for the position of Administrative Assistant to be based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya reporting directly to the Director - CIRAD.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Administering and overseeing the RD office requirements related to travel, finance, procurement (supplies), operations, office filing and archiving, servicing of office equipments and vehicle
  • Follow-up of project activities –notably for information & communication on the Cirad-Afora website.
  • Assisting in planning, organizing, coordinating of internal and external meetings
  • Receiving, screening correspondences, business communications, attaching background information
  • Assisting CIRAD staff in settling in Nairobi and visitors in their mission in Kenya and East Africa (accommodation, banking and other requirements).
  • Updating of the CIRAD Regional Director’s diary and missions
  • Updating Cirad missions and partnerships database in the region
  • Organize and arrange staff travels, pick ups from and to airports, tickets, and hotel bookings.
  • Receiving phone calls, in French as well as in English, and reporting to CIRAD Regional Director
  • Preparing monthly accountings of the Regional
  • Direction and budget follow up
Minimum qualification and experience required for this position
  • A Bachelors degree in Business Administration or in a related field
  • At least two (2) years of experience in a similar position, preferably in an international organization, NGO, research or academic environment with multicultural dimension;
  • Good judgment, ability to take initiative and work under minimal supervision;
  • Proficiency in Ms-office applications (Word & Excel)
  • Maturity, be well organized, and reliable, have initiative and the ability to work with people of different nationalities and disciplines, as well as under pressure; and
  • Knowledge of French is a prerequisite.
  • Kenyan citizenship.
ICRAF/CIRAD is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package, and a collegial working environment.

The contract is for an initial period of two (2) years with potential for extension subject to performance and availability of resources.

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies, skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees.

Applications should indicate “Application for a Administrative Assistant-CIRAD ” on their application letters OR email submissions.

All correspondence should be addressed to the

Human Resources Unit,
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF),
P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya

OR via email: icrafhru@cgiar.org.

Applications will be considered until 14th August 2011.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

We invite you to learn more about CIRAD by accessing our web site:
http://afrique-orientale-australe.cirad.fr/
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MicroSave is a market leader in providing consulting services to retail financial institutions in Africa from offices in Kenya and Uganda, clients in Kenya have included leading commercial banks, microfinance banks, SACCOs, and microfinance institutions and multilateral and bi-lateral donors.

With increasing demand for our services throughout 15 countries in Africa.

MicroSave intends to recruit one or more junior consultants to join its team in Kenya.

For more details on MicroSave see www.MicroSave.org.

Job description: To offer technical assistance to and conduct training for financial service providers. The junior consultant will be trained in the tools and skills necessary to join MicroSave consulting teams on assignment and will subsequently graduate to become a full consultant.

Experience: Interested persons should have at least 3 years professional experience in banking or microfinance in Kenya. Supervisory or managerial capacity and experience in agricultural finance and value chains are a definite advantage.

Education: A first degree required. A second degree and/or part qualification in accounting, banking or Strathmore Diploma in Microfinance are an advantage.

Travel: Willingness to travel internationally extensively is essential for this position.

Age: The applicant is expected to be below 35 years old.

Skills: This position requires a wide range of skills. These include computer skills, typing speed, English language speaking and writing ability and professional demeanour. Evidence of high levels of self motivation and drive is required.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, with enhancement as earning potential is demonstrated. State salary expectations in your covering email.

Language skills: Interested persons must demonstrate proficiency in Kiswahili and English.

French language skills are an added advantage.

Deadline: Applications are invited by 19th August 2011. State availability in your covering email.

Correspondence: Applications by email to associate@microsave.net including a detailed CV to the Director, MicroSave Consulting Limited.

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A Christian based kindergarten seeks to hire a born again Head Teacher to head its Kindergarten.

The position is open to qualified Kenyans either male or female.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To develop and implement curriculum that reflects current approaches to effective learning and teaching based on the Early Child Education (ECE) in Kenya.
  • Provide professional leadership to teaching team.
  • Coordinate the delivery of the curriculum.
  • Carry out appraisals for teaching staff.
  • Act as a liaison between the Board and parents.
Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
  • Hold a Diploma in Early Child Development (ECD) from a recognized institution with minimum of five (5) years professional teaching experience at Early Year’s level.
  • Strong leadership, management and communication skills.
  • Excellent marketing skills.
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures and systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization and planning skills.
  • Must love and be patient with children
Applications must contain:

A letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, Copies of academic certificates, address and contacts of three referees.

Applications are due not later than 13th August 2011, To:

Human Resource,
P.O. Box 27583-00506
Nairobi.

Or email to academicboard.solution@gmail.com

OR Hand delivery to our agent, RCCG (Solution Centre) Mbagathi Way Opposite The Armed Forces Memorial Hospital Nairobi.

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Medecins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland Dagahaley, Daadab Refugee Camp Kenya Programme

Statistician / Data Entry Clerk

MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need. At present, MSFCH operates in three programmes locations in Kenya, Somalia and Sudan

Location: Dagahaley, Dadaab Refugee Camp

Start date: as soon as possible

Type of contract: 1 year (with possibility of extension)

Main Tasks:
·       Ensure timely collection and compilation of accurate morbidity, mortality and pharmacy data
·       Enter medical data into the mission database
·       Maintain a smooth and accurate data processing database for the medical department
·       Ensure good quality of data produced
·       Identify issues arising in the database and medical reporting tools (both at Capital and field level)
·       Follow up on any omissions of data submitted from all the project sites
·       Reports immediately to the line manager any problem arising with data provided or database
·       Ensure proper storage and archiving of data.
·       Ensure compliance to MSF guidelines, standards, policies and procedures for the mission
Requirements:
·       Diploma in statistics or data entry
·       Demonstrated skills in report writing
·       Experience in an NGO will be an added advantage
·       Excellent computer skills – Excel, Word, E-mail and Internet
·       Excellent command of written and spoken English.
·       At least 1 year experience in a clerical position with exposure to figures and computerised data entry.
Personal qualities:
·       Organized, methodical and accurate
·       Able to work to strict deadlines and under pressure.
·       Integrity, discrete and honest.
·       Good team player.
·       Motivated with a demonstrated ability to adapt to new working methods.
·       Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
Send your CV, motivation letter, copies of relevant documents, mentioning on the envelope “Statistician/Data Entry Clerk” to:

The Medical Coordinator
MSF-Switzerland, Kenya Mission
P.O. Box 25091 – 00603,
Lavington, Nairobi

Deadline: Friday, 19th November, 2010.

Only short-listed candidate will be contacted.
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Medecins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland

Dagahaley, Daadab Refugee Camp Kenya Programme

Nutritionist

MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need.

At present, MSFCH operates in three programmes locations in Kenya, Somalia and Sudan.

Location: Dagahaley, Dadaab Refugee Camp
Start date: as soon as possible
Type of contract: 1 year (with possibility of extension)

Main Tasks:
·       Responsible for management of day to day operations and efficient coordination of nutrition program activities in MSF CH catchment area
·       Provide technical guidance in the planning and implementation of the supplementary and therapeutic feeding programmes
·       Lead and supervise team of staff providing nutrition support services in the hospital based therapeutic feeding centres and the outreach based supplementary feeding feeding centres
·       Plan and coordinate community based nutrition education forums and Annual nutrition surveys
·       Lead and supervise the nutrition team at the therapeutic feeding centres and the outreach based supplementary feeding centres
·       Ensure staff training and capacity building (formal and informal) under the supervision of the hierarchical referent
·       Participate in the development of the plan of action.
·       Prepare monthly performance indicator reports on the nutrition sector whilst ensuring continuous monitoring
Requirements:
·       Nurse with diploma/degree recognised by the government and registered and licensed by the Nursing Council of Kenya.
·       2 year experience working in a Nutrition programme
·       MSF/NGO experience an advantage
Personal qualities:
·       Organized, methodical and accurate
·       Able to work to strict deadlines and under pressure.
·       Good team player.
·       Motivated with a demonstrated ability to adapt to new working methods.
·       Ability to live and work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
Send your CV, motivation letter, copies of relevant documents, mentioning on the envelope “NUTRITIONIST” to:

The Medical Coordinator
MSF-Switzerland, Kenya Mission
P.O. Box 25091 – 00603,
Lavington, Nairobi

Deadline: Friday, 19th August, 2011.

Only short-listed candidate will be contacted.
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