World Concern, a Relief and Development Organization, wishes to recruit a qualified and competent person for the following position to be based in Dadaab.

Job: Commodities Officer

Duration: six months
Contract

Overall objective: Manage all the tracking procedures in our voucher system to ensure all vouchers are accounted for and ensure adequate internal controls are put in place and that the donor standards for accountability are maintained.

Major Job Responsibilities:
  • Design voucher implementation plans and ensure plans are monitored as per guidelines
  • Develop tools for use in analyzing reports to help in identifying gaps, trends and key issues and ensure that the Reports are accurate and reliable with the relevant supporting documentation.
  • Coordinate market assessments and analyze the feasibility of food vouchers in targeted regions/areas of Kenya/Somalia.
  • Draft monthly reports in addition to statistical data on the status of Vouchers.
  • Prepare periodic consumptions and projections of cash and voucher requirements/commitments.
  • Liaise with Finance department to ensure the partners payments are processed in time.
  • Identify areas of strengths and weaknesses in the program and provide feedback and solutions.
  • Conduct analysis of existing voucher transfer mechanisms so as to develop programme standards and financial control and oversight mechanisms
  • Conduct regular field travel to provide guidance to ongoing voucher programmes
  • Ensure adequate training is provided to the merchants to enhance effectiveness
  • Prepare distribution plans in coordination with the project partners and the merchants to ensure the timely delivery of the required commodities at each distribution site.
  • Complete lists of all program beneficiaries.
  • Verify with the merchants that distribution has been done as required.
  • Prepare the required monthly quarterly progress reports.
Qualification and Experience
  • Diploma/ degree in social sciences; accounting or supply chain knowledge an advantage.
  • At least two years field experience in community development
  • Cultural sensitivity and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural context are essential.
  • Good interpersonal and people management skills; strong written and spoken English and Swahili. Somali language is desired but not mandatory.
  • Numeric skills.
  • Ability to function independently and take initiative in a constantly changing environment.
  • Tolerance for stress related to working and living in a cross-cultural, unstable, environment.
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV to worldconcernhr@wcdro.org.

Include your current phone contacts, email address and names of three referees.

Application process closes on Sunday 18th September, 2011.


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As part of strengthening the operations of Youth Alive! Kenya we seek to recruit a suitable young person to join our impressive team of professionals as a Project Assistant-Counseling.

Working under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer, Health the position entails supporting the direct implementation of project activities specifically counselling within 6 target institutions in Nairobi and Kiambu Districts.

The engagement is for an initial three months with possibility of extension.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Spearhead the provision of counselling services to children within the project
  • Support the implementation of all direct activities within the institution with a special emphasis on provision of health and life skills education within the partner institution
  • Ensure the establishment and maintenance of ethical cognitive and psychosocial support systems within the partner institutions
  • Conduct ongoing monitoring and periodic evaluation of the institutional psychosocial support systems recommending remedial/corrective action
  • In consultation with relevant governmental authorities and other stakeholders assist in the identification of critical elements for the effective psychosocial support systems as well as in the documentation of the same
  • Under the guidance of the programme officer assist in the development of all technical information strategies and materials necessary to undertake project trainings and drive project activities
  • Mobilize community groups and other relevant stakeholders to actively participate in the project processes
  • Support the reintegration of children into their communities by conducting family tracing, mediation and follow up
  • Any other duty that you may be called upon to execute from time to time
Desired Skills & Qualifications
  • Must be between the ages of 25 and 30 years;
  • Must be a certified counsellor from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Must have demonstrated experience in counselling. Experience in counselling children in difficult circumstances is an added advantage
  • Must have a strong disposition to and experience in working with disadvantaged children and youth
  • Training and/or experience in Public Health and/or Social Work will be an added advantage
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills with fluency in English;
  • Must be a team player with the ability to work with others to achieve high goals in a fast paced and culturally diverse environment;
  • Must be a self-starter with ambition who can work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines;
  • Must be an outstanding role model for young people, of unquestionable integrity and high ethical standards
If you believe you merit our consideration, please email us your letter of application alongside detailed Curriculum Vitae with three referees, email and day-time telephone contacts to be received by the close of business on the September 21st 2011 to hr@youthalivekenya.org.

The email should have a subject line: PROJECT COUNSELOR. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

If you do not hear from us by 7th October 2011, consider your application unsuccessful.
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Church World Service / Resettlement Support Center (CWS / RSC) operates a US refugee resettlement program in sub-Saharan Africa through a Cooperative Agreement with the Department of State / Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.

CWS / RSC is responsible for the preparation of refugee case files for adjudication by Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) officers, as well as the out-processing of all approved cases.

CWS / RSC is administered by Church World Service and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

CWS / RSC seeks qualified individuals for the Travel Logistic Officer position.

The position is based in Nairobi.

Job Description:

This position is primarily responsible for the coordination and follow-up of logistics for RSC circuit rides, as well as preparing travel itineraries of official RSC staff travel, in accordance with the RSC standard operating procedures

Job Requirements:
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, IATA training and equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrated written and verbal English skills
  • Demonstrated computer skills, especially MS Office Package
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work independently and contribute to overall operations
  • Ability to manage a large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities
  • Ability to maintain high performance standards with attention to detail
Send resumes / CV’s to HR@cws-RSCnairobi.org

Include your surname in the subject line

Job: Assistant Procurement Officer

Grade CD

One (1) Post

AD/9/404/11

(R&T)

Applicants must have a Bachelors degree in either Commerce, Business Administration or Economics from a recognized university.

They must have Foundation Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or its equivalent from a recognized institution and three (3) years working experience in Procurement or in Clearing and Forwarding.

Those with additional certificates in Clearing and Forwarding area will have an added advantage.

Applicants are required to have IT skills.

Job: Procurement Assistant

Grade AB

One (1) Post

AD/9/405/11

(R&T)

Applicants should possess Foundation Diploma in Purchasing and Supply from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or its equivalent from a recognized institution.

They must have minimum Grade C in KCSE or equivalent with grade C in Mathematics and English.

In addition they should be computer literate with three (3) years experience in Procurement or in Clearing and Forwarding.

Note:

1. Applicants should submit seven (7) copies of the letter and supporting documents.

2. Applications and related documents should be forwarded through the applicants’ heads of departments and applicants should state current designations and salaries and other benefits attached to those designations. They should quote post reference codes as shown for each post in the advertisement.

3. Applications should be addressed to: -

Deputy Registrar (R & T),
P.O. Box 30197-00100,
Nairobi

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Closing Date: Thursday September 22, 2011

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