Action for Children in Conflict is looking for an Education Advocacy Officer to support its Education Empowerment Programmes in Thika District.

What is Action for Children in Conflict?
Action for Children in Conflict is a small Non-Governmental Organisation working in Thika since 2004, running rehabilitative and preventative programmes to reduce the prevalence of street children in Thika.

AfCiC works with area Primary and Secondary schools to prevent drop outs and improve children’s chances of success in school.  AfCiC also works with local government officials and other NGOs to meet these goals.

Primary Job Responsibilities
  • Be the primary liaison between AfCiC and local schools
  • Working with Head Teachers and other school leaders to identify vulnerable children and ways of preventing drop-outs
  • Organising & implementing Child Advocacy Clubs in local schools & a termly Thika Children’s Parliament
  • Advocacy & lobbying with education officials & other stakeholders to ensure access to free primary education for the most vulnerable
  • Organising & implementing a teacher training programme focused on improving the quality of teaching in the poorest schools & providing better support to the teachers in those schools
  • Supervising, supporting and guiding local and international volunteers
  • Researching new education issues for the most vulnerable children in Thika
  • Effective monitoring & evaluation of school dropout rates in the District
  • Coordinating education campaigns & organising public seminars on education
  • Taking part in publicity and fundraising for organisation
  • Active participation in the Non Formal Education curriculum at our Interim Care Centre for Street Children
Skills/Qualifications/Attributes Required (Person Specification)
Essential
  • Qualification in Teaching/ Education or other relevant field
  • 2 years teaching experience
  • Respect for vulnerable children and their families, putting their interests first
  • Maintains discipline fairly and in keeping with Child Protection Policy
  • Excellent communicator with children, parents, staff, colleagues, and the wider community
  • Excellent spoken & written English
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Flexible and cooperative with team colleagues
  • Competently manages conflicting priorities, works to deadlines and under a high level of pressure
  • Experience in fundraising
Desirable
  • Qualification in Early Childhood Development
  • Experience working with/ supporting international volunteers
  • Experience organising workshops/ training events
How can you apply?
Please submit your CV and a cover letter (either in person or by post) detailing why you feel you would be suitable for the job (detailing how you meet the Person Specification) to the AfCiC Administrator (Nancy Wangui) at the AfCiC Main Office on 2nd Floor, Imara Plaza (next to Thika Farmer’s Hotel), Thika Town.

Please enclose contact details of two professional references (no relatives or personal friends).
Please note we are NOT accepting email applications.
Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 2nd  September 2011

Contact Details
Post: P.O Box 130, Thika
Physical Address: 2nd Floor, Imara Plaza, Thika Town
Telephone: 067 22604/ 0724 509138

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CDCL is a management consulting firm providing support to the public and private sectors.

Our specialisation is in financial and economic modeling; organisation reforms, development and strengthening; business planning and strategy; capacity building in financial management, project management and social economics; and human resource management.
We are looking for qualified and experienced personnel to fill in the position of Business Development Manager.

Key responsibility
The successful candidate will be integral in raising the company’s profile and securing new clients and projects. He/she will also be responsible for:
  • Writing winning business proposals;
  • executing the sales plan formulated by the company’s overall sales and marketing strategy;
  • Identify and develop business opportunities;
  • Increase the company’s involvement with existing clients;
  • Analyze market information and competitive intelligence;
  • Understand customer expectations to enable development of customized products based on identified needs;
  • Adopt hands on approach in monitoring the implementation and execution of marketing strategies of the company.
Culture/ Behavior Competencies
  • Visionary/ hard worker;
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Outstanding presentation skills;
  • Demonstrate outstanding maturity and initiative;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organization and follow-through skills;
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Outstanding proposal writing skills;
  • A proactive self starter.
Requirements:
  • Candidates must possess at least a Masters Degree in Business Administration or equivalent;
  • He/she must not be more than 35 years old;
  • At least 3 year experience working in  a management consultancy firm.
Interested candidates should submit their applications, complete with CV, copies of certificates, testimonials and telephone numbers of four referees to nmbuki@cdclconsult.com by 1st September 2011.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Africa Merchant Assurance Company Limited (AMACO) is undergoing planned rapid growth in its portfolio in the provision of both motor and non motor insurance products.
This has created a strategic need to fill the position of Assistant Marketing Manager – Bancassurance.

The Position
Ref MKT/8/11
The person will report to the Marketing Manager and is expected to assist in the marketing of the services of the Company in accordance with targets set and criteria formulated by the Company.
He/she will promote and sell Bancassurance products and services with financial banking partners.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Manage the overall insurance business with partner banks including all our branches as a single point of contact.
  • Explore and develop new products and opportunities in new channels such as direct marketing, corporate and branch.
  • Liaise with internal departments’ process flow in close co-ordination with banks.
  • Manage, monitor and evaluate sales promotional activities and client events.
  • Develop tools and sales tactics to enhance sales opportunities
  • Train and support the banks’ sales team on insurance products and sales skills.
Experience and Qualifications
  •  A University graduate in a relevant area of insurance or marketing.
  • Have eight (8) years experience in the insurance sector, two of which should be at the managerial level.
  • Track record of dealing with motor and non motor insurance business.
  • Possess strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Proven experience at establishing business partnerships.
  • Self driven individual with impeccable integrity.
AMACO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on grounds of gender, disability, religion or natural origin.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.
Interested candidates should forward their application letter stating the reference number, CV in MS Word format with daytime telephone contact and names & addresses of three referees to:

The Human Resource Manager
Africa Merchant Assurance Company Ltd
P. O. Box 61599-00200
Nairobi.
Or Email: careers@amaco.co.ke
Closing date: 25th August, 2011

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