Job Title: Security Liaison Officer

Location: Nairobi with frequent travel to programme sites in Kenya

Department: Programme/Operations

Reports To: Country Director & Regional Security Advisor

About GOAL

GOAL is an international non-governmental, non-political, non-denominational relief and development organisation currently working in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Consistent with its global mission to serve the poorest, the most vulnerable, and those affected by humanitarian crises, GOAL has been working with communities in difficult circumstances to implement relief, rehabilitation and development programmes over the last 30 years.

GOAL started responding to emergencies in Kenya in 1983 through partnerships with local organizations. The current projects are Education, Health, HIV and AIDS, Child Protection, Shelter and Emergency

GOAL Kenya is recruiting a suitable and qualified candidate to fill the position of Security Liaison Officer.

General Description of the Job

The Security Liaison Officer will advise senior management in the field and Nairobi on safety and security related issues, ensuring both are kept informed of all security trends and developments.

The Security Liaison Officer is responsible for ensuring that appropriate systems and procedures are in place to maximize the safety and security of all GOAL staff and that they are adhered to at all times.

The Security Liaison Officer is responsible for working with programme managers at all levels to ensure that safety and security is mainstreamed into all areas of operations.

Overall Objectives of the position:
  • To implement and maintain coordination between security interlockers and actors within the Kenya programme area of operations.
  • Improve threat assessment processes.
  • To ensure that appropriate systems and procedures are in place and fully operational to minimize wherever possible risks to GOAL staff, partners and beneficiaries.
  • To ensure that all GOAL staff have a high awareness of the safety and security risks they face while working in Kenya and that they take all necessary steps to minimize the risks they face or to mitigate the impact of an safety or security event occurring.
This will be achieved through establishing appropriate infrastructure, providing initial and ongoing training and support supervision to all staff and institutionalising the collection, analysis and dissemination of security information.

Travel to field sites, may be up to 50% of the time.

Key Responsibilities:
  • To be a focal point for safety and security issues for GOAL in Kenya.
  • To be familiar with GOAL’s Safety and Security procedures and policies and support the respective Country Director and managers in ensuring that these are adhered to at all times.
  • To keep continually under review all safety and security procedures and policies, ensuring that they are kept relevant to the evolving safety and security context of each location.
  • Ensure that all preparedness measures as laid out in the security guidelines are in place, in particular evacuation plans and security trees.
  • Regularly conduct field visits to assess the field sites compliance with safety and security procedure.
  • Provide recommendations to the Country Directors and management team on any aspect of a field sites safety or security management which requires improvement. Included in the recommendations should be guidance on how to implement the recommended improvements.
  • Implement and advise on in-country training for GOAL staff in relation to safety and security,
  • Develop an individualized training programme for all senior staff and as required source external training to meet identified training needs.
  • Ensuring adequate focus on training / refresher training needs for Drivers and guards.
  • Ensuring regular training / refresher training related to fire fighting and first aid.
  • Ensure vehicle and personnel tracking systems are appropriate, fully resourced and operational
  • Liaise with the UN and the NGO community and any other parties with respect to security issues.
  • Initiate, review and collate security incident reports for each location.
  • Provide security briefings as part of induction for new staff and visitors.
  • Prepare weekly security sitrep for the Country Directors and Regional Security Advisor
  • At least 2 years field experience with an INGO with responsibility for safety and security management
  • Proven ability to produce timely written and verbal situation reports and analyse of events.
  • Strong analytical skills, sound judgment, diplomatic tact, and mature common sense;
  • Experience in facilitating safety and security trainings
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
  • A strong team player, excellent interpersonal skills and adept at creating a strong team spirit;
  • Highly motivated and with a desire to work with local communities;
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Swahili, proficiency in Somali languages an advantage
To apply for the above position, please send your CV (maximum THREE pages—any more will be rejected) listing three reference including your last direct supervisor and salary expectation to the

Human Resources Manager,
GOAL Kenya,
P.O Box 66242-00800,

or by email to

Please put the job title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email.

The closing date for all applications is Friday 30th September 2011.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and responded to after interviews.

No phone calls, please

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GOAL is an equal opportunity employer, qualified male and female applicants are encouraged to apply.

IIRR  Communication Officer Job in Kenya

The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) has over 100years of history in participatory, integrated and peoplecentered development.

The Institute has enhanced the capacity and confidence of over 100,000 development managers, practitioners and community leaders across Asia, Africa and Latin America and is recognized for documenting and disseminating field
based experiences through its publications.

We envision a world of equity, justice, and peace where people achieve their full potential and live a life of quality and dignity in harmony with the environment.

We are looking for a
qualified candidate for the following position:

Knowledge, Documentation & Communication Officer

Job summary

To contribute to IIRR work in documentation and communication of development learning and in the production of information, education and communication (IEC) materials for field development programs.

The post holder will also manage the IIRR Africa website information and supervise the publications process.

Job Description of main duties:
  • Collect, collate and analyze data useful in documenting learning experiences from the IIRR Learning Community Program to be used for IIRR information materials/publications in the region.
  • Coordinate editing and production of various documents from workshops, seminars, writeshops, and conferences organized by IIRR and partners
  • Play a lead role in preparing and disseminating a range of public information materials including newsletters, annual reports, brochures, flyers and website content
  • Maintain high editing and production of all external and internal documents
  • Providing appropriate guidance/support to consultants and staff in designing and production of IIRR training and communication materials.
Person specifications
  • Preferably a Masters Degree in development communication, documentation and/or journalism or related field.
  • At least three (5) years writing, editing, writing and documentation experience from a reputable organization. Development organization would be an added advantage.
  • Good computer skills especially in website management, and desktop publishing.
  • Originality, innovation and creativity in design and packaging of information for communication
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and to beat deadlines.
  • Facilitation/training skills.
Kindly submit a cover letter and CV, including remuneration expectation and contact details of three (3) work-related referees to the undersigned by 26th September 2011.

Do not send your academic documents

Regional Human Resources Manager,
Africa Regional Center,
P. O. Box 66873
00800, Nairobi,

Canvassing leads to automatic disqualification, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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An International Company involved in the distribution of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. They are interested in extending their business to the Kenyan Market.

Job Title: Commercial Representative (Kenya)

Reporting To: Regional Manager

Job Location: Nairobi

Job Overview: To represent the interests of our client in the Kenyan market by creating brand visibility and growing the sales base progressively; To develop a strong team of distributors, importers and wholesalers and to manage ongoing relationships for mutual gains.

Summary of Key Job Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Developing new business relationships, generating and negotiating new income for the organisation to an agreed annual target.
  • Presenting the organisation to potential clients by utilising various communication channels.
  • Sourcing for suitable distributors / importers / wholesalers, and manage the relationships.
  • Actively and successfully managing the sales process
  • Create and be accountable for all client proposals, quotations and any further documentation; developing systems for data management.
  • Follow up the market and competition.
Reporting regularly to the Regional Manager.

Candidate Profile:

Technical Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree in Commerce or Economics.
  • Proven success in sales ability and demonstrable full knowledge of the sales process
  • Excellent knowledge of the beverage market
  • 3 - 5 years experience in beverage sales, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, preferably with an International Company.
  • Experience in working with and managing distributors
Personality Requirements:
  • Motivated, goal oriented, persistent and a skilled negotiator
  • High level of initiative, team player
  • Ability to work with minimal / no supervision.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • High commercial acumen and a record of confidence dealing with middle managers through to decision makers
  • Possess drive, motivation and acute attention to detail in ensuring all sales opportunities are captured and explored
Other Requirements:
  • Valid Driving license with at least 5 years of a clean driving record.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Kenyan nationality
How to Apply

Interested, suitable candidates should forward their applications enclosing copies of their detailed CVs to the following Email address:


  • Do not apply if you do not meet the specifications listed above.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline Date: Friday 23/09/2011

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