Hivos East Africa is looking for an Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support to The Africa Biogas Partnership Programme (ABPP) Team. ABPP aims to establish a domestic biogas sector in six African countries: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda.

In each country a local (government) agency is in charge of programme implementation and partnerships have been created with governments, NGOs, micro-finance and vocational training institutions, etc.


Accounting and Finance
  • Manage Petty Cash and perform bank reconciliations;
  • Assist in providing monthly financial reports and other reports as needed
  • Research, price, and purchase office goods and services Prepare and process purchase orders, invoices, manual cheques and contract payments;
  • Check travel expense reports for the ABPP Team.
  • Coordinate and maintain records for staff, managing agendas and timely share monthly/quarterly/annually overviews of due activities to the ABPP team;
  • Manage relations with all ABPP programme administration, follow up their response and keep them updated about periodic requirements and other punctual requests;
  • Setup and coordinate meetings and conferences (reserve meeting rooms and AV equipment, arrange catering, etc.), accommodation, entertainment arrangements for company visitor, assist with and organise travel arrangements as needed including VISAs
  • Arranging appointments & meetings office space, take Minutes at office meetings and meetings with other stakeholders
  • General clerical and programme based work.
Support: Performs support tasks for the local Hivos office such as:
  • All administrative and secretarial duties as well as various support tasks as given out from time to time.
Personal Competencies and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills as well as evident planning and organising skills.

S/he enjoys time management and is talented in office administration, enthusiastically supports a team of committed professionals.

S/he is poised and enjoys personal interaction, is well-organised and self-directed as well as comfortable managing multiple priorities.

The candidate will be proficient in Computers (Sage Pastel, MS Office Suite, especially Word and Excel). Bachelor’s degree (in Accounting / Administration) is strongly preferred or comparable work experience. Knowledge of French is a requirement.

This is a full-time position and will be on a one year renewable contract; to start as soon as possible. Hivos is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply.

Those meeting the requirements of the above position should submit a motivation letter and CV via email to:

ACS Plaza, Lenana Road,
P.O. Box 19875 – 00202,

So as to reach on or before 06th of September 2011.

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Closing Date: Monday, 29 August 2011
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Human Resources Officer, P-1, Nairobi, Kenya CO

Vacancy No:   E-VN-2011-001386
Duty Station:   Nairobi
Country:   Kenya
Region:   ESARO
Job Level:   P-1
Position#:   00058749
Application Close:   29-Aug-11
Contract Type:   Long-term Staff (FT)
Purpose of the Position
Under the supervision of the Chief of Operations/Operations Manager, manage all human resource activities including the supervision of human resource staff in the small-medium size country office in accordance with the HR work plan, consistent with the Country Programme Management Plan.
Key Expected Results
1. Promote equity, transparency and consistency in the interpretation, determination, implementation and administration of HR policy, procedures and guidelines on all HR related matters applicable to the staff in the office.
2. Support, implement and administer the effective and timely recruitment processes in the hiring and retaining the best talents available to support the strategic human recourses needs of the office.
3. Ensure timely, equitable, transparent and systematic administration of all HR benefits, entitlements, contracts renewal and termination, performance management, promotions and other HR activities.
4.  Implement and administer the equitable, transparent and efficient GS job classification system in compliance with the established classification policy, guidelines, procedures and related requirements.
5.  Conduct timely and effective training programmes and briefing on career management to all staff in the office in order to support the capacity building and career development of all staff.
6.  Monitor staff/management issues and support/advise management and staff as appropriate to improve and resolve the issues. Provide administrative support to the staff-management bodies in the capacity of HR focal point in the office.
7. Provides technical analysis and support to the management and planning process in the office as it relates to budget planning, staffing, organization design and other HR planning and development deliberations.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
1. Education: University degree in social sciences or other relevant disciplines (human resources, business administration, international relations, psychology, etc).  Additional professional training an advantage. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
2. Work Experience: One year of relevant professional work experience. Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO). Background/familiarity with Emergency.
3. Language Proficiency: Fluency in English and another UN language. Fluency in the national language of the duty station an asset.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking

Sets high levels of quality and productivity for self

Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment

Demonstrates good skills and relevant knowledge in own area.

Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise

Ensures that team or department follows relevant company policies and procedures

Sets self clearly defined tasks in line objectives set by the line manage

Makes people feel at ease and builds good working relationships with them
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

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We need an intern in our student’s placement section to assist in counseling and placements of students for distance / online learning and studies abroad.

Preferably a recent Diploma / Degree holder in social sciences.

Apply with CV only to:
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Category: Research & Writing

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Employment Type: Part time/ Full time

Pay: Kshs. 200/- per 600 words

Description: You can choose to work from home as the jobs are internet based.

  • Excellent English
  • The ability to stick to strict deadlines and work under no supervision
  • Ready to learn how to write marketing articles (Search Engine Optimized articles)
  • Internet and computer access at home - preferable
  • Clear understanding of PLAGIARISM
Do not send a formal CV, instead write a short paragraph introducing yourself and include reasons why we should consider you for these jobs.

NB: You will undergo 3 days of training on search engine optimized article writing skills, which sets up free to source for other online jobs.

Please send your email to by August 31, 2011.

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