Oxfam’s Kenya Programme is a complex programme that incorporates both rapid and slow onset emergencies as well as longer term development and policy work.

Oxfam Kenya applies a one programme approach which means it has multiple activities that support a holistic approach to humanitarian, development and advocacy for long lasting change in poverty reduction.

Oxfam in Kenya works in the north, principally in Turkana, Dadaab and Wajir, the Nairobi informal settlements and on national level advocacy and coordination issues in multi stakeholder fora.

Oxfam also intends to scale up some social protection safety nets in Mombasa.

Oxfam has launched its largest ever appeal in Africa in response to the massive food crisis facing more than 12 million people across Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.

In Kenya, Oxfam aims to help 1.3 million people with clean water, cash initiatives and veterinary support people’s livestock.

To this end, we are seeking to fill the following positions:

Data Management / Accounts Assistant

Location: Mombasa

Contract: Fixed term 8 months, National Level E1

The Data Management and Accounts Assistant (DMAA) will be responsible for collating and inputting all the information gathered from the field team and according to the agreed mandatory fields for completion in the database. Data will be managed efficiently, with accuracy and in relation to the timing of monthly cash transfers.

The DMAA therefore must ensure all data entries are accurate. The data assistant will also support the Mombasa office in managing the finance requirements including managing the office petty cash. The integrity and professionalism of the post holder is therefore an essential and non-negotiable requirement of this post.

To be successful in this role, you will need a first degree and recognised accounting qualification or intermediate accountancy qualification (CPA, ACCA level two or its equivalent), a highly developed appreciation of the importance of accuracy, rigour and efficiency as integral to effective database and information systems management.

Practical experience of humanitarian context analysis including cash transfer projects and monitoring systems will be an added advantage.

You will have knowledge and a commitment to skills transfer to partners, including training and coaching skills. Proven ability to work independently, organise and prioritise workloads effectively and also work as part of a closely-knit team is needed.

You will have the ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and the ability to plan, liaise and follow tasks through to completion is required. You are expected to have well developed interpersonal and team skills and ability to adapt to rapidly changing external constraints under pressure with minimal supervision.

Confidentiality, tact and diplomacy is essential, with a proven capacity to handle confidential information with sensitivity supported by the necessary controls. Good communication skills in written and spoken English and Kiswahili are essential.

Urban Food Security & Livelihoods Officer

Location: Mombasa

Contract: Fixed term 8 months, National Level D1

The post holder will support the partners in the implementation of the agreed cash transfer intervention. In collaboration with the partners, the Urban Food Security and Livelihoods Adviser, support training of the partners’ and Ministry of Gender Children & Social Development (MGC&SD) on cash transfers as part of a larger Social Protection programme.

The role provides feedback to partners and the MGC&SD on their programme implementation skills.

He/she will support in the implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools and management of databases for the cash transfer project and support if the programme is to be up scaled up.

The post holder will ensure quality project implementation process and document project outcomes. The post holder will coordinate the projects data collection, computation and analysis and making reports available to inform the program.

You will also ensure that the correct targeted beneficiaries are registered and accurately enrolled, including registration into M&E required data management systems.

He/she will support the cash transfer project in Urban Informal Settlements of Mombasa and share relevant information to MGC&SD as part of capacity and ownership building. You are expected to Liaise with local administrative authorities, private sector and other civil society organisations for project linkages and sustainability.

The post holder will ensure that project implementation is sensitive to community needs, women rights, HIV/AIDS and diversity while ensuring the involvement of the poorest members of the community.

To be successful in this role, you will have a degree in social sciences, with intensive experience in project implementation in the urban informal settlements as well as in-depth experience in food security and livelihoods interventions.

He/she will have a good understanding of project cycle management including monitoring and evaluation. Proven experience of participatory programme approaches, monitoring and learning partner management and capacity building skills are essential.

You will need good analysis and report writing skills coupled with strong communication skills in written and spoken English and Swahili. You are expected to be able to thoroughly handle multiple tasks at once, plan and follow tasks through to completion.

You will have well developed interpersonal, team skills and be adaptive to rapidly changing external constraints under pressure with minimal supervision. Confidentiality, tact and diplomacy are required in this role. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, gender and diversity mainstreaming is essential.

Monitoring and Learning Officer

Location: Mombasa

Contract: Fixed term 8 months, National Level D2

The Monitoring and Learning Officer will support the program in the implementation of the agreed monitoring and evaluation system for the Cash Transfer Social Protection Programme of the Government of Kenya, including post-distribution monitoring for cash transfer.

In collaboration with the partners and the Mombasa Urban Livelihoods and Food Security Officer, you will support training of the partners on monitoring and evaluation data collection methods.

He/she will provide feedback to field staff on their data collection skills. The post holder will design the programme monitoring and evaluation tools and databases for the diverse projects of the program.

You will coordinate the Social Protection program data collection, computation, cleaning and data analysis and make the analysis reports available to inform the program.

The role supports the program to document and analyse the effects and impact of the intervention in Urban Informal Settlements of Mombasa. You will ensure that all analysed data is used to inform the program management to influence decisions, and that feedback is made to all relevant parties (beneficiaries, the administration and all partners).

The post holder will assist partners with data compilation and directly manage the storing of crucial monitoring and evaluation program data as well as ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and gender issues while ensuring the involvement of the poorest members of the community and promotes the full and equal participation of women.

The successful candidate will have a degree in social sciences with in-depth experience in project monitoring and evaluation in an international NGO. You will need proven practical experience of humanitarian and development context analysis and programming, including cash transfer projects and monitoring systems.

It is essential to have a good understanding of project cycle management including developing monitoring and evaluation framework.

You will have proven experience of participatory programme approaches, good analysis and report writing skills coupled with strong communication skills in written and spoken English. Working knowledge of Swahili is a must.

You will also have well developed interpersonal and team skills and ability to adapt to rapidly changing external constraints under pressure with minimal supervision. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, gender and diversity mainstreaming is required.

Deputy Programme Manager

Location: Dadaab

Contract: Fixed term 4 months, National Level D1

The Deputy Programme Manager will provide day to day management support to the Programme team, ensuring adequate planning and efficient use of available resources in the implementation of activities in Kambioos refugee camp and also provide overall management / representation cover for the Programme Manager (PM) during periods of absence.

In liaison with the Program Manager, the post holder will be expected to ensure compliance with donor requirements in procurement, financial management reporting and in line with Oxfam’s internal procedures, support the PM in proposal and project development, monitor the overall status of key environmental, social, economic and political indicators and participate in making recommendations as well as support the PM in hosting and briefing visitors (internal and external) including donors and the media and commissioned research or technical inputs of external specialists.

To be successful in this role, you will be expected to have a degree in social sciences or related field coupled with experience in managing development and/or humanitarian projects, proposal development and managing donor commitments.

You will be required to have analytical and strategic planning skills, coordination, influencing and negotiating skills with diverse audiences as well as confident representation skills.

The post holder will be required to posses excellent team abilities to build good relations both internally and externally, good written and spoken English as well as the commitment to Humanitarian Principles and action.

To apply

If you believe you fit the profile, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post and including daytime telephone contact and two referees, preferably your current line managers to kenyajobs@oxfam.org.uk by 21st September 2011.

Indicate in the subject line the position that you are applying for.

Please note that due to the current emergency response we will be reviewing and interviewing applications as they are submitted.

If successful candidate is found we may appoint prior to the 21st of September.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization


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Ref: UNSOM/2011053

Title: Data Management Officer

Category and Grade Level: NOB

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Case number: SOM11046

Organization Unit: Programme (M&E)

Length of Contract: One year

Duty Station: Nairobi

Closing date of Application: 17th September 2011

If you are qualified Kenyan National and looking for a chance to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Somali children while gaining opportunities for career growth, you are invited to apply for the post of Data Management Officer with UNICEF Somalia, to be located at the UNICEF Somalia Support Centre in Nairobi.

If successful, you’ll be part of a dynamic and passionate team in Nairobi and Somalia that works together to improve the health, nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene, and basic education of Somali girls and boys and protect them from violence, exploitation and abuse.

The successful candidate will be offered a Fixed Term Appointment for one year. Further extensions will be based on organizational needs, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

Purpose of the Post:

Under the supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (Data and Research), the Data Management Officer is responsible for the day-to-day management of SomInfo and support with data processing and analysis of surveys, studies and evaluations in the country office including the Multiple Indicator Clusters Survey (MICS) in support of the country programme, covering all zones.

Major duties and responsibilities:
  • Implementation of SomInfo activities in the country office including ensuring that the SomInfo data base is functional and updated with recent data. Frequently following up with government counterparts and supporting them to ensure the roll out of planned SomInfo activities.
  • Assist with capacity building by supporting and conducting periodic SomInfo trainings for UNICEF staff, UN agency staff and national counterparts. Provides technical assistance in SomInfo database set up and development
  • Contribute to the advocacy for the use of SomInfo as a tool for monitoring the Millennium Development Goals alongside national priorities among partners and government counterparts.
  • Contribute to data processing of surveys, studies and evaluations in the country office programme as detailed in the IMEP, including the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS).
  • Designs data entry and analysis templates and supports the implementation of the same.
  • Contributes to capacity building by training data entry teams and also contributing to detailed data analysis and making recommendations for programming in line with the data.
  • Assist in programme data archiving for surveys, studies and evaluations including the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS).
Qualifications, experience & Skills
  • University degree in Social Sciences, Demography, Development Planning, Statistics or a related technical field.
  • Possession of an Advanced degree will be an added advantage.
  • Two years of relevant professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Good understanding of DevInfo technology is required
  • Good understanding of GIS/Spatial statistics
  • Practical experience in data analysis programmes including SPSS and CSPRO.
  • Fluency in English and another UN language is required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is desirable
  • Strong data management skills.
  • Knowledge of computer management skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
  • Specialized training in statistics.
  • Ability to organize and implement training.
  • Good analytical, negotiating and communication skills.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with updated UN Personal History Form (P.11) form, updated CV and copies of academic certificates to the email indicated below. UN staff are requested to provide the last two Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs).
Please quote the vacancy number in your application.

Email to: somaliahrvacancies@unicef.org

Please note that documents submitted along with your applications will not be returned.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply

UNICEF is a non-smoking environment

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FH / Kenya (Food for the Hungry, Kenya) a Christian relief and development agency seeks to fill in the following vacant position at their Marsabit office:

Job Title: Water Sanitation& Hygiene (WASH) Program Coordinator

Reporting to: WASH Program Manager

Duty Station: Marsabit Regional Office with frequent travels to project locations

Contract Duration: 3 years

Closing date: 19th September 2011

Job Summary:-

The WASH program Coordinator will lead the technical implementation of the approved FH Water, sanitation and hygiene projects.

Under this role, he/she will be responsible for carrying out the pre implementation technical and social assessments of the different activities including but not limited to; survey and design, planning of field activities and overall technical supervision of WASH activities and assist the program manager in strategy development and fund raising.

Specific Job Duties

Result 1:- Backstopping on leadership and strategic development for the WASH program
 
  • Provide leadership for technical implementation of the WASH FH/K WASH program for staff under him/her.
  • Assist the Program Manager in formulation of the general framework and strategy of the WASH program in including needs assessment for expansion.
  • Assist in the design of monitoring system and strategic assessment of the program
Result 2:- Technical support, Communication, reporting and fundraising
  • Carry out feasibility studies for proposed projects
  • Survey, plan, design and produce working drawings.
  • Ensure effective communication with staff, community representatives and relevant stakeholders.
  • Write concept papers and proposals as per the need.
  • Compile and submit to the manager quality drafts reports for donor reporting.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting on WASH activities as per the approved work plans
  • Develop detailed monthly, quarterly and annual work plans and ensure that the planned field activities are followed and targets are met.
Result 3:- Staff Management
  • To supervise and ensure that the WASH staff are fulfilling their assigned roles
  • To Assist the manager in provision of capacity building of staff and relevant partners to facilitate implementation of planned activities
Competencies & Skills
  • Holder of BSc. In water and environmental engineering,/civil engineering or its equivalent from a reputable institution.
  • A minimum of five years working in community based WASH program in an NGO setting.
  • Practical knowledge in design of community WASH systems.
  • Experience in concept formulation.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Excellent computer skills with hands on planning and design software.
  • Committed to serve the poor in relation to FH/Kenya’s Christian foundation and beliefs.
  • Posses a driving license with at least three years of experience.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications, updated CV with three referees and day telephone contacts to:

Human Resources Manager,
P.O Box 14978 - 00800
Nairobi

or email address hr_fhkenya@fh.org

NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted (These are urgent positions and short listing will be done on first received basis.

Interviews will also be conducted at short notice.

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 Job Vacancy Number: ICT/CSO/09/11

Department: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 2-year term with possibility of renewal

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development.

ILRI is one of 15 centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, and Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam) and East Asia (China).

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), generates science-based knowledge about the complex role that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and uses its research to ensure that policies and practices benefit the poor and the environment. It’s headquartered in Nairobi.

ILRI and ICRAF are seeking to recruit an ICT Customer Service officer reporting to the ICT Customer Services Manager, to be based on the ILRI campus.

The holder will be expected to provide assistance and support to users ensuring the efficient use of ICT equipment, applications and resources on the campuses through the resolution of high-end problems and passing-on of their knowledge and experience.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical support to users on the campus by diagnoses and resolution of ICT problems;
  • Provide specialised support for non-core applications that the customers have asked the Unit to help support;
  • Take over the resolution of problems that have been escalated by the ICT Customer Service technicians when they have been unable to resolve a problem within the assigned timeframe;
  • Provide the main link between ICT Customer Service team and the infrastructure team;
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to the ICT Customer Service helpdesk/support technicians as well as students on attachment;
  • Monitor the implementation of policies, procedures and standards on the campus and make the necessary corrections where necessary;
  • Identify commonly recurring requests for assistance and provide advice on how these can be prevented or minimised, through training, user awareness, changes in configuration etc
  • Maintain the Software Library and keeping track of licensing while raising requests for renewals where necessary;
  • Coordinate the quarterly preventive maintenance of ICT equipment as per the existing service and maintenance contracts with our service providers;
  • Respond to IT support service requests from Regional Offices by telephone, email or remote support (using ILRI approved remote support tool – Team Viewer) and follow-up to completion;
  • Keep the software available in the Regional offices up to date, ensure the correct number of licenses have been purchased and provide documentation of best practices for implementation and use of the software;
  • Provide backstop support to the Regional ICT Staff in providing technical ICT support to the regions.
  • Under the guidance of the ICT Customer Services manager, participate as required in ICT customer services projects that are implemented by the ICT Customer Services team;
  • Administration of Avaya Telephone Site Administration and Call Accounting Management System.
  • Keep up-to-date with changes and advancements in ICT Customer Services;
  • Carry out regular seminars, user awareness exercises and develop flyers and other informational documents to raise the awareness of staff at the Centres to new and more effective easy of working, ICT security issues, new tools and applications available and other useful ICT information by the ICT Department;
  • In the absence of other staff, take on the helpdesk functions, logging all ICT service requests, assigning the correct priority level, category, type and the appropriate ICT staff or service provider to carry out the request;
  • Be available to work on ICT Customer Services project implementation during evenings and weekends to minimise disruption to those working on the campus;
Job Qualifications:-
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent;
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a busy ICT support environment;
  • Certification as a Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) or Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) or Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) or Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL);
  • Capacity to multitask in dealing with several different problems at the same time and work independently under minimum supervision;
  • Ability to work under high pressure to meet tight deadlines;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate fluently in English.
Terms of appointment: This is Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ICRAF campus and is on initial 2 year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Salary and benefits will be in line with those provided within ILRI’s NRS scheme.

Job level and salary

This position is job level 2C and starting salary is KES 105,833 per month. This is exclusive of other benefits provided within ILRI’s National Recruited Staff Scheme.

Applications addressed to the Human Resources Director, a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience should be emailed to:recruit-ilri-Ken@cgiar.org by 23rd September 2011.

The position title and reference number “ICT CUSTOMER SERVICES OFFICER: ICT/CSO/09/11” should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email applications.

To learn more about ILRI, visit our website at www.ilri.org

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer

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