VSF Belgium is a recognized developmental International NGO founded in 1995 working with disadvantaged communities to increase their standards of living, improve food security and livelihood sustainability through improved animal health and animal production.

In East Africa, our programmes focus on community based animal health services, capacity building of local institutions and governments, conflict mitigation and sustainable natural resource management.

Position Title: Country Programme Manager - Kenya

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 1 Year, renewable

Availability: Immediately

Role

The Country Co-ordinator reports to the Regional Director and his / her role is to coordinate and develop new and existing programs of VSF – Belgium in Kenya and further develop it.

Main Responsibilities and Duties

A) Strategies:
  • Develop the national Strategy and programs and contribute to the regional strategy
B) Programme implementation:
  • Ensure the good implementation of the country strategy and program for Kenya in accordance with VSF – B strategy for East – Africa
C) Quality:
  • Ensure high quality of the programs by monitoring and evaluating.
  • Ensure compliance of donor rules and VSF –B procedures are adhered to.
D) Management of partnerships and grant management by:-
  • Lead and coordinate project activities with the consortium members.
  • Identify and propagate areas of commonality between all partners involved in the consortium
E) Country office management:
  • Ensure that staff in Kenya projects have the capacity to implement the projects / programmes professionally and efficiently
F) Representation:
  • Display positive image of VSF-B as a leading organization among partners in Kenya and sub-region.
Essential or Minimum Requirements

Education
  • Masters degree in a development related field
Knowledge and experience
  • At least 5 years of senior management experience in recognized development and humanitarian organizations
  • Experience in developing and implementing development/humanitarian programs.
  • Experience in budget management, staff management and strategic management.
  • At least 4 years working experience in Africa
  • Knowledge and experience of project cycle management
  • Track record in building capacity of staff and partner organizations
  • Experience with working with multiple stakeholders
Skills
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically and put this into practice
  • Excellent management skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Strong communication skills (interpersonal)
  • Computer literacy (with strong excel skills)
  • Ability to network and prepare and present issues at all levels
  • Fluent in English
  • Basic knowledge of French would be an added value
Attitudes
  • Identify him/herself with the mission, vision and values of VSF-B
  • Display intercultural sensitivity
  • Respect in dealing with others
  • Affinity for NGO work in general
  • Willingness to travel (regular visits to the field locations, to the Regional office in Nairobi)
Please send your application (reference “ CPM-Kenya ”), CV and 3 references (one must be your current employer), by e-mail to recruitment@vsfb.or.ke on or before 23rd September 2011

This vacancy is open to Kenyan male and female candidates.

Qualified Internal candidates will be given preference.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information: www.vsf-belgium.org

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VSF-Belgium is a recognized developmental International NGO founded in 1995 working with disadvantaged communities to increase their standards of living, improve food security and livelihood sustainability through improved animal health and animal production.

In East Africa, our programmes focus on community based animal health services, capacity building of local institutions and governments, conflict mitigation and sustainable natural resource management

Position Title: Community Development Officer

Duty Station: Rumbek, Lakes State, South Sudan

Duration: 1 year, (renewable)

Deadline for Application: 23/09/2011

Availability: Immediately

Role
  1. Take a lead in building asset-based community development (ABCD) and Village Community Based (VICOBA) approaches from the initial stages of a 4-year food security recovery programme.
  2. Build on existing and emerging locally effective institutions and facilitate formation and positive action of Pastoralist Field Schools, Village Banking systems, community animal health care networks, village land-use planning with ABCD at the apex
  3. Stimulate community action and ensure community-Government partnerships (State and County levels) and private-public partnerships in food security strategies and implementation.
  4. Support VSF-Belgium team in the process of ‘new programme’ establishment and consolidation
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Design and implement a four-year ABCD strategy with VSF-B, Government and target communities for the Lakes State programme
  • Ensure that key socio-cultural and institutional benchmarks from the initial baseline survey are integrated into the programme strategy documents and frameworks and are consistently used in tracking and reporting
  • Support the creation and action of local partnerships to build sustainability, ownership, relevance and optimum impact (CBOs, groups, livestock associations etc)
  • Facilitate and equip VSF-Belgium, Government and local partners and institution members with tools to analyse and address food security vulnerability in the agro-pastoral, pastoral and periurban communities of Rumbek North and Rumbek Central Counties
  • Act as the Pastoralist Field School and Village Banking focal point for the Lakes Programme with further link to the Country and regional focal points.
  • Assume full responsibility for assembling and documentation of case studies on a six-monthly basis and package as lesson-learning
  • Create sustainable strategic linkages aimed at enabling local residents and groups to mobilize resources
  • Take a lead in inter-community peace/reconciliation initiatives
  • Participate in project monitoring and evaluation.
Essential or Minimum Requirements

Education
  • Degree in social science, range resource management, community development or related discipline.
Knowledge and experience
  • Minimum 3years experience in participatory and ABCD methodologies
  • Minimum 3 years experience in the field working with livestock-reliant communities preferably in South Sudan in the capacity of a community mobiliser / trainer / facilitator.
  • Experience or demonstrated ability working with women groups or sensitive to the needs, priorities and rights of women and the disadvantaged.
  • Experience in dealing with local partners and building capacity in governance, gender sensitivity, project cycle management
  • Experience and understanding of community mobilization in relation to food security, peacebuilding and empowerment processes
  • Working Knowledge on participatory methodologies of empowerment of communities in livestock and natural resource conservation and utilization
  • Experience of working in a conflict prone area
Skills
  • Participatory, assessment, analytical, planning skills, capacity building, challenge conventional methodologies
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines, work under pressure in response to changing needs.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, fluency in local S Sudan languages an advantage
Attitudes
  • Team player and flexible
  • Happy to live away from large towns and possibly in areas which may experience insecurity
  • Identify him/herself with the mission, vision and values of VSF-B
  • Sensitive towards the poor, pastoralists and women
  • Display of intercultural sensitivity and respect in dealing with others
  • Affinity for NGO work in general
  • Willingness to travel on short notice and frequent visits to the field, and the Regional Office Nairobi)
Please send your application (reference “’Community Development Officer- FRSP”), CV and 3 references (one must be your current employer), by e-mail to recruitment@vsfb.or.ke on or before 23rd September 2011.

This vacancy is open to Kenyan male and female candidates.

Qualified Internal candidates will be given preference.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information: www.vsf-belgium.org

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Kituo Cha Sheria is a leading Human Rights and Legal Aid Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) founded in 1973.

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic, self driven and result oriented person to fill in the following vacant position in our Nairobi Head Office.

Administrative Assistant / Receptionist - Eastleigh

Responsible to the Coordinator of Forced Migration Programme for implementing planned activities in the areas of human resources, procurement and supplies, transport services as well as the maintenance and security of infrastructural facilities.

Also responsible for Operating the PABX telephone switchboard, requisitioning and procurement of goods and services as well as receiving and issuing consumer items against order specifications.

Other duties include the registering of clients at the reception, interpreting and translating Somali language and documents respectively into English and Kiswahili, maintaining accurate records, managing petty cash, lodging insurance claims, supervising the security and maintenance of organisational property as well as administering employee welfare and benefits.

Minimum Qualifications and Training: Must be in possession of a Diploma in Customer Service, Secretarial Studies, Business Administration or their equivalent with specialised training in basic accounting, procurement and supplies, human resources or equivalent qualifications.

Relevant Experience: Must have gained a minimum of one-year relevant experience in a busy office with strong customer focus. Previous engagement within a human rights non-governmental organisation setting will be an added advantage.

Skills:
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills as well as basic accounting, human resources, procurement and computer skills.
  • Must be Somali- Speaking and conversant with refugee issues and circumstances. Must also have the ability to work in multidisciplinary project teams.
  • Being conversant with Nairobi city and its environs is an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in using the telephone switchboard (PABX) as well as the computer, particularly word processing and spreadsheet packages.
Key duties and responsibilities include:
  • Operating the PABX telephone switchboard to relay incoming, outgoing and inter-office calls and connecting callers to the appropriate person.
  • Receiving clients visiting KITUO, noting enquiries and providing relevant information.
  • Obtaining clients name and scheduling appointments. Also directing clients to correct destination and recording details.
  • Receiving and registering letters, documents and supply of goods and despatching them to the appropriate office.
  • Receiving cash and cheque payments from clients, suppliers, donors etc issuing receipts and submitting them to the Administrative Assistant at the close of day.
  • Preparing payment documents such as cheque, petty cash and imprest requisitions, salary advances, claims, bills and invoices etc according to written instructions as well as ensuring that all cheques are dully signed by authorised the designated cheque signatories.
  • Maintaining accurate employee records showing personal details, medical insurance, accident and life insurance, National Insurance Hospital Fund (NHIF), staff provident fund, National Social Security Fund (NSSF), annual leave and other relevant information.
  • Supervising the effective maintenance and security of equipment, machinery, motor vehicles, buildings, compound and infrastructural facilities and ensuring all accidents, breakdowns, losses and other incidents are documented and promptly reported for action.
  • Interpreting and translating Somali language and documents respectively into English and Kiswahili.
  • Preparing reports for the programme.
Applications including a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant testimonials day telephone number, email address and an indication of present remuneration should be addressed to;

Executive Director
Kituo Cha Sheria (Legal Advice Centre)
P. O. Box 7483 - 00300
Ronald Ngala
Nairobi

Or emailed to info@kituochasheria.or.ke

The application must reach us on or before 19th September 2011.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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Kituo Cha Sheria is a leading Human Rights and Legal Aid Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) founded in 1973.

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic, self driven and result oriented person to fill in the following vacant position in our Nairobi Head Office.

Legal Officer - Head Office

Ref: KCS/LO-NBI/APP

Responsible to the Coordinator Legal Aid and Education for providing legal advice, court representation and legal awareness education to clients on matters related to legal and human rights, land, labour and other legal issues.

Also responsible for counselling clients and sensitising communities to build a factual basis for preparing court cases. Other duties include helping communities to develop institutional capacity to enable them advocate and lobby for legal protection

Minimum Qualifications and Training: Bachelor’s degree in Law or equivalent qualification. Must also be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practising certificate.

Relevant Experience: Minimum of 2 years experience in civil and criminal litigation in a human rights organisation or busy law firm.

Skills: Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills as well as proficiency in using word-processing and spreadsheet computer packages. Must also demonstrate skills in arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, counselling and community organisation.

Key duties and responsibilities include:
  • Providing legal and sound advice to individual clients and community groups as well as counselling clients on legal matters.
  • Preparing demand letters on behalf of clients as well as drafting accurate case pleadings, applications for summary judgements, court injunctions and dismissals.
  • Effective representation of clients and community groups in courts of law, tribunals and other legal forums including arbitration proceedings.
  • Assisting individual clients and community groups to negotiate outside court settlements in matters that involve legal disputes.
Applications indicating the job reference number, including a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant testimonials, day telephone number, email address and an indication of present remuneration should be addressed to;

The Executive Director
Kituo Cha Sheria (Centre for Legal Empowerment)
P. O. Box 7483 - 00300
Ronald Ngala
Nairobi

E-mail: info@kituochasheria.or.ke

The application must reach us on or before 19th September 2011.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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Nation Media Group

Career at the leading media house in East and Central Africa

The Nation Media Group, the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media. It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

We are seeking to recruit experienced and self- motivated individuals to various positions within the Group.

1. Commercial Manager

Job Ref: HR-CM-09-11

Reporting to Advertising Director - NND and supervising a team of Business Managers, the position will entail optimizing print profitability by achieving revenue objectives for the Group.

We invite applications from qualified professionals with proven track records and attributes to excel in a complex and highly competitive multi-media commercial environment.

Overall responsibility will be to formulate and coordinate advertising plans and implement them by providing total advertising solutions to our customers that cuts across our print platforms namely; Daily Nation, Saturday Nation, Sunday Nation, Business Daily, Taifa Leo.

Key responsibilities and duties:
  • Plan and coordinate advertising sales strategies for all brands and products, to meet the
  • Division’s and the Group’s business objectives;
  • Grow revenue market shares across the sectors for all brands and products;
  • Develop incentive schemes to motivate staff through dynamic commission schemes and recognition programs;
  • Develop innovative ideas for existing and new products in close liaison with Group Advertising
  • Director for approval and implementation;
  • Managing a team of sales staff to ensure they are well motivated.
Knowledge, skills and experience required
  • Graduate in a business related degree. An MBA will be an added advantage;
  • Expert knowledge with over 5 years experience in Sales & Marketing at a Senior level in FMCG, Advertising agency, media house or relevant business
  • Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven record in managing profit targets in a commercially-oriented environment and experience in leading change management initiatives;
  • Demonstrable ability to grow a profitable business with drive and commercial acumen in an organization embracing change; and
  • Leadership, analytical and commercial skills.
2. Purchasing Officer

Job Ref: HR-PO-09-11

The candidate will report to The GM - Purchasing.

Key responsibilities and duties:
  • Effective sourcing of goods and services both locally and internationally as per laid down procedures;
  • Managing supplier& customers relations;
  • Monitoring market trends; and
  • Ensuring timely supply of quality goods and services.
Knowledge, skills and experience required:
  • University Degree preferably in a Business related field.
  • CIPS Diploma.
  • 2-3 years working experience in a busy commercial environment.
  • Knowledge of SAP Materials Management Module will be an added advantage.
  • Should possess excellent planning and execution skills;
  • Ability to maintain an all round awareness of the business and emerging trends;
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Proactive in developing solutions;
Editorial Vacancies

These positions fall within the Editorial Department.

The candidates should have good understanding of new media, proven writing, editing, and web production abilities and sound knowledge of current affairs.

They should also be innovative, analytical and adaptable to fast-changing news and technology realities and work under tight deadlines.

3. Senior Web Producer - Nation.co.ke

Job Ref: HR-S WP-09-11

Key responsibilities and duties:
  • Coordinate content generation and production operations for Nation.co.ke
  • Drive Nation.co.ke publishing on the mobile
  • Contribute to converged newsroom operations
  • Lead Online Sub Editors to ensure frequent updates across all content channels
  • Drive traffic through content decisions based on web metrics
  • Lead multi-media production
Knowledge, skills and experience required:
  • Excellent headline writing and editing skills and good understanding of multi-media story-telling.
  • Good understanding of current affairs, business, lifestyle and sports issues.
  • Strong computer skills, including working knowledge of web technology such as Flash, HTML and Web Content Management Systems.
  • Good knowledge of SEQ
  • A University Degree and a Diploma in Journalism;
  • 3 to 4 years working experience preferably as a sub editor;
  • Good level of knowledge of African current affairs and issues; and
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and cope with pressure and tight deadlines.
4. Web Producer - BDAfrica.com

Job Ref: HR-WP-09-11

Key responsibilities and duties:
  • Coordinate content generation and production operations for BDAfrica.com
  • Drive BDAfrica.com publishing on the mobile
  • Ensure frequent updates across all content categories
  • Contribute to converged newsroom operations
  • Identify, collect and publish business and business-related reports across Africa.
  • Drive traffic through content decisions based on web metrics
  • Lead multi-media production
Knowledge, skills and experience required:
  • Excellent headline writing and editing skills and
  • Good understanding of multi-media story-telling.
  • Good understanding of economic, business and financial trends.
  • Strong computer skills, including working knowledge of web technology such as Flash, HTML and Web Content Management Systems.
  • Good knowledge of SEQ
  • A University Degree and a Diploma in Journalism;
  • 2 to 3 years working experience preferably as a sub editor; and
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and cope with pressure and tight deadlines.
5. Online Video Producer

Job Ref: HR-OVP-09-11

Key responsibilities and duties:
  • Gatekeeper for video standards for multimedia storytelling on web and mobile.
  • Checking and correcting editorial products for facts, accuracy, taste, house- style, language use, clarity and balance to conform to NMG Editorial Policy
  • Ensure NMG content is properly projected on digital platforms, including SEO.
  • Ensuring timely publishing to digital platforms;
  • Social media engagement.
Knowledge, skills and experience required:
  • University Degree in journalism or a related field;
  • 2 years news production experience in a busy television environment;
  • Good knowledge of African current affairs and issues.
  • Skilled in capturing and editing video and audio for digital audiences; and
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and cope with the pressure and tight deadlines.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may email their applications and detailed CVs online to: http://careers.nationmedia.com before 23rd September, 2011.

Note: We shall only contact the shortlisted applicants.

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