Ref: CEO-KEBS/08/2011

The Organization

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) is the National Standards Body established under the Standards Act, Cap 496 of the Laws of Kenya.

KEBS mandate is to safeguard the reputation of Kenya's products and services as well as the imports brought into the country by ensuring the quality, reliability and reputation of these products and services, facilitating industrial efficiency and development in order to improve public and industrial welfare.

KEBS vision is to be a global leader in standards based solutions that deliver quality and confidence.

In order to ensure that KEBS delivers on its mandate, we now seek to recruit a high calibre, results oriented and self driven professional who will be employed by KEBS to provide leadership and strategic direction in the capacity of Managing Director.

The Role

Reporting to the National Standards Council, the Managing Director will bear the ultimate responsibility of safeguarding the reputation of Kenya's products and services as well as the quality of imports brought into the country.

S/he will be responsible for directing and managing KEBS' projects, activities, technical and support staff and resources in order to deliver the organization's strategic plan and to meet the country's standardization, quality assurance, metrology and testing needs for facilitation of trade and enhancement of the National Quality Infrastructure.

S/he will direct and coordinate the company's operations and overall administration so as to ensure that the various units of the company operate in conformity with overall performance targets.

The Managing Director will develop and maintain a robust and conducive work environment for attracting, retaining, and motivating employees.

S/he will foster a culture of quality and performance that promotes standards of ethical practices, good corporate citizenship as well as health and safety. S/he will also inculcate a results-based management culture to improve performance and accountability for all staff and top leadership in the organization.

Management and Leadership Competencies

The Managing Director will possess an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Science, Engineering or any other relevant field. A Master's and/or Phd degree in a related field from a recognized university or relevant professional qualification will be an added advantage.

S/he will have a minimum of 10 years in management, 5 years of which should have been at senior management level.

S/he should have excellent interpersonal communication and negotiation skills.

The candidate should also be energetic, self-driven person of impeccable integrity and honesty; possess good knowledge of ethics; governance and operations of boards of directors and management teams will be desirable.

We are looking for a dynamic and visionary leader aged 35 years and above with demonstrated skills and experience in managing diverse teams including technical specialists, as well as delivering significant results in a complex environment.

The Offer

This is a challenging and extremely exciting role that provides the qualifying candidate the opportunity to make a marked difference in the realization of Kenya's development aspirations.

The National Standards Council is prepared to offer an attractive salary and benefit package commensurate with the individual's knowledge, skills, experience and demonstrated character.

The detailed job profile and reference number can be accessed on www.kebs.org

If your carrier aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please write in confidence quoting the position, title and reference number on the subject of your e-mail and cover letter, so as to reach us on or before Friday, 2nd September 2011 by 4.30 pm East African Time.

Applications including your curriculum vitae, a working e-mail address, daytime telephone contacts, qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, names and addresses of three referees should be sent to the address below.

The electronic copies of the application bundle should also be emailed in PDF file format to: chairman@kebs.org

The Chairman
National Standards Council
Kenya Bureau of Standards
P.O. Box 54974-00200
Nairobi

Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kenya Bureau of Standards is an equal opportunity employer

KEBS - Quality products for quality life
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is an International nonprofit, Non partisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.

Program Manager / Senior Program Manager - Elections

NDI is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Program Manager / Senior Program Manager (depending on experience) to work with the Institute's civil society partners to support electoral integrity and implement election monitoring programs.

Program duties will include contribution to the design, implementation and monitoring of NDI Kenya election support programs.

The individual will maintain relationships and communication with NDI civil society partners.

He/She will be responsible for the processing of sub-grant proposals, review of sub-grantee programmatic and financial reports, and supervision of junior program staff.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree, preferably in Law, Political Science or International Relations (Graduate degree will be an added advantage). A minimum of 6 years working experience with Kenyan civil society organizations in the field of democracy and governance is required, preferably in electoral programs.

All the above positions require strong oral and written communication skills (English), proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), well organized and skilled in prioritizing and managing multiple tasks. Flexibility, diligence and team orientation.

Interested candidates should submit their application to kssadmin@ndi.org.

The deadline for applications is 24 August, 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
ICF Macro Health, Education and Social Programs

Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Associate

Nairobi, Kenya

About ICF International

ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets.

The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement

Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,500 employees serve these clients worldwide.

ICFs Web site is www.icfi.com.

Job Description:

The International Health and Development Division of ICF Macro (formerly Macro International Inc.) seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Associate to join our team.

The Associate will work on the portfolio of public health related M&E activities under USAID's technical assistance (TA) project for global health programs.

The portfolio focuses primarily on the monitoring and evaluation of programs directed at improving quality, availability and use of essential health services.

He/She will assist in providing technical inputs to strengthening, integration and use of data management information systems and tools to facilitate data entry, transmission and use.

Key function of this position will be capacity building among information systems users at the national, county, district and community levels of government and health facility personnel.

The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Specific responsibilities include:
 
  • Support development of health system and information requirements, analysis, design, specifications, piloting and testing, implementation and evaluation
  • Support the implementation of one unified integrated system and use of information
  • Work with Kenya MOH and all stakeholders to identify data collection and reporting requirements for strengthening and integrating the Community Health Information System
  • Support Kenya MOH in developing standards, processes, systems and tools for ensuring the quality of routine health information
  • Provide information on the status and progress of program activities and disseminate information and public reporting results, per client instructions, to interested parties
  • Support stakeholder participation in development of information use products
  • Contribute technical expertise to other projects as needed.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Advanced University degree i.e. Masters in Public Health (MPH), or Masters Degree in health information strategy and policy, epidemiology, international health, demography, biostatistics or monitoring and evaluation
  • 5 years professional experience working in health information systems with a demonstrated experience and understanding of stakeholder consultations, requirements analysis, indicator harmonization, data quality improvements and information use
  • Demonstrated experience in organizational capacity building, collaboration with governments and non governmental entities
  • Excellent English oral ad written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment with people of diverse backgrounds
ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF International is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/ D/V

To express interest, please visit our website and apply online to job requisition number 1100001674 at www.icfi.com/careers.

Apply by 26 August 2011.
ICF Macro Health, Education and Social Programs.

Position: HIS Technical Advisor

Nairobi, Kenya

About ICF International

ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets.

The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement.

Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,500 employees serve these clients worldwide.

ICF's Web site is www.icfi.com.

Job Description:

The International Health and Development Division of ICF Macro (formerly Macro International Inc.) seeks a Technical Advisor Health Information Systems (HIS) to join our team. The HIS Technical Advisor will work on the portfolio of public health related M&E activities under USAID's technical assistance (TA) project for global health programs.

The portfolio focuses primarily on the monitoring and evaluation of programs directed at improving quality, availability and use of essential health services.

He/She will assist in providing technical inputs and oversight to the integration and use of data management information systems and tools to facilitate data entry, transmission and use.

Key function of this position will be capacity building among information systems users at the national, county, district and community levels of government and health facility personnel.

The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Specific responsibilities include:
 
  • Provide HIS technical inputs and oversight to systems requirements, analysis, design, specifications, piloting and testing, implementation and evaluation
  • Provide technical inputs and oversight in the integration and use of data management information into one unified integrated system
  • Provide technical, management and leadership oversight to USG partners PEPFAR reporting
  • Work with Kenya MOH and all stakeholders to identify data collection and reporting requirements for strengthening and integration of a Community Health Information System
  • Provide technical support to the Kenya MOH in developing standards, processes, systems and toots for ensuring the quality of routine health information
  • Provide information on the status and progress of program activities and disseminate information and public reporting results, per client instructions, to interested parties
  • Manage client and stakeholder relationships
  • Contribute technical expertise to other projects as needed
Basic Qualifications:
  • Advanced University degree (PhD or MD, MPH or MPH) and experience in health informatics, computer science or social science field (international health, biostatistics, and epidemiology).
  • 10 years professional experience working in health information systems (health information strategy and policy, epidemiology, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of health information systems, design, development, roll out and/ or use
  • Demonstrated experience in organizational capacity building, collaboration with governments and non governmental entities
  • Excellent English oral ad written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment with people of diverse backgrounds
ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF International is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/D/V

To express interest, please visit our website and apply online to job requisition number 1100001661 at www.icfi.com/careers.

Apply by 26th August, 2011

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