This position is contingent on receipt of new program funding

Program / Department Summary:

The Youth Advisor will lead the youth civic engagement and workforce development components of a proposed five-year $18 million program to support formal and non-formal secondary education, vocational training, and economic opportunity for out-of-school youth in Somalia.

The non-formal and youth engagement component aims to increase job placements, salaries/wages and self-employment opportunities for Somali youth through the provision of market-driven skills training, business training and linkages to credit, business development support and job placement services.

The Advisor’s role is, primarily, to support the Somalia Youth Leaders Initiative (SYLI) program and the country programs. It entails giving direction, setting appropriate standards, facilitation and training. It is not one of management or hands-on work in the field unless in a training context or when deployed to assist in establishing a response.

General Position Summary:

The Youth Advisor will provide technical leadership and oversight to the youth component of the Somalia SYLI program, managing a team of specialists to ensure that the program meets its targets and deliverables on time and within budget.

The Youth Advisor will be the technical point person for civic engagement activities (training, community service, advocacy), and economic opportunities for out-of-school youth. Activities may involve vocational training, income generating activities/livelihoods for youth, mentoring or coaching, life skills development, civic engagement and supporting youth organizations.

S/he will share knowledge with other target country Youth Advisors and will receive technical guidance from the SYLI Chief of Party (COP). The Youth Advisor will oversee staff in selected zones and travel as needed within Somalia.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Design, implement and evaluate a variety of activities, programs and events for young people utilizing existing and potential resources.
  • Develop an information and advocacy network;
  • Deliver technical assistance to the targeted workforce development in Somalia;
  • Take the lead in mobilizing and managing potential short-term technical assistants (international consultants), including drafting Scopes of Work, etc.
  • Actively lead consultations with young people in order to seek their opinions, ideas and issues and to keep abreast of emerging needs of young people.
  • Develop programs, activities and initiatives for young people in areas of identified need, utilizing existing and potential resources.
  • Advocate for the rights and needs of young people and build their capacity through personal and professional development;
  • Ensure that young people are consulted and participate in the development of youth activities, programs and events.
  • Collaborate and network with key local authorities, agencies and organizations across the eastern region so that limited resources may be most effectively used for the benefit of young people.
  • Use community development approaches aimed at enabling individuals or groups to help themselves.
  • Develop mechanisms to evaluate the outcomes of the youth activities, programs and services provided.
  • Provide technical expertise to field staff in program design, implementation strategies, and work planning.
  • Monitor field program results and ensure cross-learning of best practices among field programs.
  • Develop innovative ways of strengthening strategic linkages among TVET with public and private players;
  • Performance any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Organizational Learning

As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Direct supervision of civic engagement and economic empowerment team members.

Reports Directly To: SYLI Chief of Party

Works Directly With: Deputy Chief of Party, Other program technical leads including M&E, as well as operation staff in the country and field offices.

Knowledge and Experience:
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in education, international development, or related field experience;
  • 7 – 10 years’ experience in implementing and managing education improvement programs for youth in developing or conflict and transitional countries;
  • Experience in working directly with and training youth, technical expertise in workforce development, and knowledge of youth employment issues including experience with the private sector and market assessments.
  • Knowledge of, vocational training techniques, business and life skills concepts, enterprise development and refugee livelihoods.
  • Willingness working in remote field settings under challenging conditions.
  • Experience in building and effectively supervising a substantially diverse team of employees spread across an expansive region.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, proactive and creative problem solving and ethical management.
  • Prior experience in working with international donors and knowledge of USAID’s policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated exemplary diplomatic, communication, and interpersonal skills;
  • Organizational acumen and cultural sensitivity;
  • Excellent oral and written English language ability.
  • Previous experience in Somalia preferable.
Success Factors:

The successful Youth Advisor will possess in-depth expertise in the youth development sector, both for increasing young people’s engagement with their communities and improving economic opportunities.

S/he will have strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate tactfully with high-level officials regarding their capacity needs. S/he will have demonstrated skills working in challenging environments.

The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.

Living Conditions/Environmental Conditions:

The Youth Advisor will be based in Hargeisa, and manage activities throughout the country.

This is an unaccompanied post in a highly insecure environment.

Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Please apply at http://www.mercycorps.org/jobs

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Borders Consultants is a premier consulting and writing company specializing in aspects of executive consulting, writing services, editing services, tutoring services and admission services at a local and international levels.

Most of our clients are based in the US, Canada and Britain, with some also locally in Kenya.

The Job:

We are seeking to immediately fill in positions for associate writers.

Most of the work will entail writing assignments related to business & research proposals, term papers, dissertations, thesis, article writing, SEO writing, and ghost writing.

If you have the proficiency to write in areas related to economics, accounting and finance, this will be an added advantage. Note that all assignments are strictly customized to exceed customer expectations.

Requirements:
·       Undergraduate in business, economics and English. Other majors will also be considered.
·       Excellent writing proficiency. Your writing aptitude needs to be above average with no spelling mistakes, run-on sentences, etc.
·       Flair for research. You will carry out extensive academic and executive research on many diverse topics.
·       Ability to be proactive under minimal supervision.
·       Ability to work a minimum of 12 hours per day.
·       Availability to work Saturdays.
·       Ability to meet strict deadlines.
·       A clear understanding of plagiarism. No level no matter how minute of plagiarism is tolerated.
·       Clear understanding and mastery of the different writing styles (APA, MLA, Chicago and Harvard) as well as their formatting and referencing.
·       Excellent customer service.
·       Ability to follow instructions to the letter.
** Please note that this is a permanent full-time position. Salary is writer-dependent. There exist excellent opportunities for top writers to earn anything in excess of Kes 30,000 per month**

To be considered, please send a detailed resume, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials and a writing sample of two pages formatted in MLA titled "Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism" to info@bordersconsultants.com

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We need of more Experienced Seo Content Writers.

Apply only if you are good in writing in English or have experience as a SEO writer.

To qualify we will need at least 2 samples from your past work and your CV. We will give you a test article to see your capabilities.

You should also be able to write atleast 5 articles per day (500 words each). You should also be available online from Monday to Friday and half day Saturday.

Here's what you need to work as work at home/freelance SEO article writer
1.   Reliable internet connection Excellent internet research skills
2.   Unmatched English grammar skills. Able to write flawlessly.
3.   A computer
4.   Excellent internet research skills
5.   Ability to write 100% original content. No duplicate articles.
6.   A little understanding of SEO, keyword research,etc will be a plus.
7.   Good typing skills
Remuneration: From. 20,000 per month.

You should be available to start right away or within a week's time.

Apply by email to veritablewriters2@gmail.com

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Background

Jacaranda Health is a start up social enterprise that aims to set a new a new standard for maternity care in East Africa.

We are combining business and clinical innovations to create a self-sustaining and scalable chain of clinics that provide reproductive health services to poor urban women.

Our model is a combination of two tightly-integrated services

(a) Jacaranda Maternities near the slums where women can go for respectful obstetric care, safe delivery, and postnatal care; and

(b) mobile vans that create a direct link with our patients, generate demand and healthy outcomes through antenatal care and birth preparedness.

Jacaranda has received awards for its model, and we are also planning to work as an “innovation laboratory” for new approaches in improving maternal health, from outreach and marketing, to low-cost mobile technologies

We are piloting the model in Nairobi with a Jacaranda Maternity and mobile unit. We have just launched our first mobile clinic and are providing services to women in peri-urban Nairobi. We are working quickly to prepare to launch a fixed clinic for deliveries and basic emergency obstetric care.

Job Summary

Jacaranda Health is looking for a medical student or MPH with experience and interest in maternal health to help us develop evidence-based protocols for our new maternity clinic.

This is an opportunity for an ambitious student or recent graduate to spend three to six months working with some of the most exciting innovations in maternal health. We have a great team in Nairobi, and good advisors internationally, and would like to have some help from someone who has a combination of a clinical and public health research background

Responsibilities

The Maternal Health Fellow would work with our international clinical advisors, our front-line clinical staff, and our operations manager to help develop a set of clinical protocols that are truly world-class and evidence based.

This will require research, compiling protocols from our library of protocols and academic research in maternal health, and vetting them with our clinical staff in the field. We want to take the best practices from maternal health globally and translate it into a set of protocols that provide clear checklists and decision support for our frontline nursing staff.

There will also be an opportunity to get involved in other clinical activities, such as systematizing our clinic processes, working with our partners at Harvard School of Public Health on our impact evaluation, and some of the new technologies that Jacaranda is piloting.

Timing

This is a full-time three to six month position, preferably based in Nairobi. Start date as soon as possible: August or September through November. The position is a volunteer fellowship, but Jacaranda can offer a stipend for expenses and housing.

Qualifications
·       MPH or medical resident, with experience working in maternal health, ideally from both a clinical and a research perspective
·       Highly resourceful, independent, and self-starting
·       Demonstrated professional experience and an interest in maternal health
·       Flexible and easy-going enough to work in a fluid, cross-cultural startup environment in Nairobi
·       Ability to communicate findings compellingly to colleagues and advisors
·       Desired: experience working in East Africa
Benefits
·       Opportunity to work with our advisors and partners from obstetricians at Harvard and internationally, to experienced nurses and midwives in Kenya
·       Exposure to all facets of building innovative maternal health organization. You will have a chance to see first hand the clinical, operations, marketing, technology, and business elements that go into building a successful social enterprise
·       Learn about maternity experience and clinical challenges faced by low-income mothers in peri-urban areas
·       Significant responsibility and independence
Additional Comments

Interested candidates may apply by email with an up to date CV and cover letter to jobs@jacarandahealth.org.

Please put “Maternal Health Fellowship” in the subject line.

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A leading real estate, properties, leisure and lifestyle magazine and Organizers of the biggest Homes expo in East and Central Africa is looking for a Sales Executive.

Duties & Responsibilities:
·       Sell advertising space and Exhibition space.
·       Meet set sales targets
·       Increase client base
·       Provide excellent customer service at all times
·       Monitor competition and carry out market analysis
·       Assist in debt collection
Required qualifications and skills:
·       Degree in Marketing, Communication or related field.
·       Excellent selling skills, aggressive, go-getter and good communicator
·       3 - 5 years of successful advertising sales experience in the publishing sector. A must
·       Ability to work without supervision and multi-task.
·       Should be a presentable person
·       Excellent reporting & presentation skills.
·       Should be of good moral standards
Sent your CV to: info@homeskenya.com / hr@mentorgroup.co.ke

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We are an internet service provider based in Nairobi.

We offer a comprehensive range of internet services which include fiber optic connections, web design, communication equipment, etc. the job entails marketing of our fiber optic services to SMEs and other businesses within the Nairobi central district and its environ.

You will be directed to the specific locations where the fiber has already been installed.

Requirements
·       A diploma/ degree in sales and marketing or information technology from a reputable institution.
·       Individuals with a degree/diploma in any business related field or social sciences and who can show proof of marketing/sales’ experience will also be considered.
·       2 year experience in sales and marketing
·       Individuals in the banking sector, insurance and FMCG will have an added advantage.
·       Good communication skills
·       Ability to work with minimal supervision
·       Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of internet services.
·       Be capable of demonstrating achievement of sales targets and brand.
Remuneration

You will get a retainer of KSh 20,000 plus attractive commissions.

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV and testimonials to maina.recruit@gmail.com on or before Thursday August 10.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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About Us:

KickStart - International (KickStart) is an innovative, 501c3 non-profit, social enterprise with a mission to help millions of people in Africa escape poverty by promoting sustainable employment creation and economic growth.

KickStart believes that impoverished people in the developing world need precisely what any other poor person needs: a way to earn more money.

KickStart works by designing very low cost tools and equipment, and mass marketing them to very poor, but entrepreneurial African men and women, who buy them and use them to establish profitable small-scale family businesses.

KickStart’s best-selling products are manually operated irrigation pumps which are marketed under the brand name “MoneyMaker”. KickStart develops a private-sector supply chain to distribute and sell the equipment, and a large-scale marketing/ extension program to widely promote the equipment to poor farmers.

Finally, KickStart carefully measures its impacts to determine if the families who buy the equipment really do make enough money to get out of poverty. To date over 110,000 families have lifted themselves out of poverty with these tools. In summary, KickStart has developed and proven a cost-effective, replicable and sustainable model with the potential to take many millions of families around the world out of poverty.

KickStart has won many international prizes/accolades and was recently featured as a “Top Project” on Jumo.org and recognized by Fast Company magazine and the Monitor Group.

KickStart was also named “One of the Top 15 Charities for Investors” by Nuwire and has earned the highest possible rating on Charity Navigator. Additionally, the MoneyMaker pump was called one of the “Ten Inventions that Will Change the World” by Newsweek.

For more information, please visit www.kickstart.org

About The Position:

KickStart is seeking an experienced professional to expand and manage its institutional (corporate and foundation), government and multilateral fundraising programs for its Africa Office in Nairobi Kenya.

KickStart is in the midst of a major expansion with a goal of increasing its annual impacts by approximately 4x over the next 5 years.

The Director of Fundraising-Africa will be responsible for generating new revenue from corporations, foundations, government and multilateral funding agencies, and for developing and managing related external relationships and partnerships.

This person will manage a staff of two, and work closely with the Directors of Institutional Development (NY) and Government Relations (Washington, DC), and report directly to the CEO (San Francisco, CA)

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Organizational and Strategic Planning
  • Generate and execute KickStart’s institutional and governmental fundraising strategy and objectives in Africa, designing a detailed fundraising plan and ensuring key performance indicators are met
  • Work closely with KickStart’s development, management and program teams in the US and Africa to manage institutional and government funding proposals from start to finish, including conceptualizing programs, developing budgets, writing proposals and reports, managing implementation and reporting on results
Development Leadership
  • Lead KickStart’s careful tracking of and response to requests for proposals (RFPs) from institutions, government and multilateral agencies
  • Research and apply for new funding opportunities from institutional funders, US government agencies (e.g., USAID missions, bilateral donors, and multilateral agencies (e.g., World Bank/International Finance Corporation, African Development Bank)
  • Identify and secure opportunities for KickStart to provide its services (e.g., MoneyMaker irrigation pumps, supply chain development, training, etc.) to projects worldwide, as lead and/or subcontractor
  • Write and submit proposals, grant applications and reports
External Relations
  • Represent KickStart at Africa based meetings and public forums related to its mission and programs (e.g., development aid, job creation, technology, agriculture, food security)
  • Initiate and maintain strong, ongoing partnerships with relevant community, including governmental consultants, other non-governmental and non-profit organizations , and for-profit corporations to collaborate on government funding proposals
  • Build strong public-private partnerships and actively cultivate and manage relationships with program staff at bilateral, USAID and multilateral funding agencies
Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates should possess the following:

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred
  • Knowledge of international development and/or international agriculture and rural development
  • 10+ years of experience and proven success working within and/or seeking funds from institutional funders, bilateral donors, US government and multilateral funding agencies
  • 1+ year experience living and working in Sub-Saharan Africa or in a developing country in another part of the world
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal (e.g.: public speaking, presentations, correspondence, proposals and reports), including compelling, clear, succinct and jargon-free writing abilities
  • Work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • A drive to cultivate and close new and existing revenue opportunities
  • Sophistication and poise, with the intellectual depth and maturity to work with executives, staff, government officials and other leaders
  • Detail orientation, with an ability to operate in a highly organized fashion
  • Demonstrated competency working with and developing budgets using Excel
  • Charisma, able to articulate KickStart’s mission and programs to inspire across multiple formats (e.g., in-person meetings, phone and video conference)
  • Flexibility and creativity, exhibiting determination while maintaining respect for others’ concerns
  • Emotional maturity and a good sense of humor
  • Ability to work independently and remotely, sometimes on weekends, early in the morning or late in the evening to collaborate with colleagues in Africa and the United States
  • Commitment to KickStart’s mission, purpose and values, and to its methodology, history, culture, programs and constituencies
  • Foreign language skills (French, Portuguese, Swahili) a plus, but not required
  • Willingness to live and work in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Willingness to travel (estimated at 25%), including internationally
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Compensation: Competitive compensation commensurate with experience

Qualified individuals, please apply to: info@kickstart.org

All applicants are asked to type in “Director of Fundraising-Africa” in the subject line of your e-mail.

All candidates MUST include both a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position.

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From its inception, Symphony has been setting new standards in the quality of computer use and maintenance in Kenya.

On the foundation of this excellent quality, Symphony is looking for trainees to be trained to sell power products and solutions.

Technical Pre Sales Trainees

Education and Experience
·       Fresh Higher diploma graduates in Electrical and Electrical Engineering
·       Bright candidates with at least credit passes
·       Prior working experience is not necessary
·       Should be able to work under pressure
·       Should be a faster learner has the ability to pay attention to details.
·       Excellent communication skills
·       Computer proficiency is an added advantage
How to apply

If you believe you have what it takes to handle this challenging position, kindly apply preferably by email, indicating the position applied for, with a short covering note on your suitability, CV (not more than 2 pages) with copies of relevant certifications to reach the Director – Human Resources, not later than 13th August 2011

E-Mail: hrd@symphony.co.ke

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