Save the Children UK East and Southern Africa Sub-Regional Job Vacancies

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and works in over 120 countries around the world.

The Save the Children UK Regional Office for East and Southern Africa (ESARO) co-ordinates programs in 9 countries. It is our intention to focus increased effort on making positive and lasting change for children across the region.

Save the Children UK is looking to fill the following job positions in the sub regional office in Nairobi Kenya:

Regional Roving Logistics Manager

East and Southern Africa, Based in Nairobi

The Roving Logistics Manager is there to assist the Regional Logistics Manager to improve the capacity of logistics across programmes within the region.

The TOR (terms of reference) for deployment to countries will be designed by the countries and reviewed by the Regional Logistics Manager.

Job Requirements:
  • Extensive overseas experience working in Logistics for International Humanitarian organisations.
  • At least 3 years experience in overall Co-ordination of Logistics in Emergency settings.
  • Skilled in supply chain and warehouse management, with direct experience of designing and implementing logistics systems and procedures for international organisations during emergencies
  • Technical and practical knowledge in set-up and management of satellite and Radio communications networks, Vehicle fleet management and managing power supply.
  • Experience working with large institutional donors and being familiar with their rules and regulations.
  • Experience providing practical and technical logistics support to Programme teams in the form of programme planning and preparation and management of budgets
Regional Finance Manager

East and Southern Africa, Based in Nairobi

The Regional Finance Manager supports the Regional Finance Director to build the capacity of country management teams to make best use of the financial resources and assets available to them and to manage financial risks

The post holder has a specific responsibility for financial and management accounting for the Regional Office as well as donor grant management and compliance for regional and multi-country grants.

Job Requirements:
  • At least 5 years financial management experience in a complex organisation, involving international staff – ability to adapt to cultural differences.
  • Degree in finance or accountancy and completed national professional qualification.
  • Substantial experience with computerised accounting packages and web-based reporting tools.
  • Completed international accountancy qualification
  • NGO experience, especially in a field-based environment
  • Experience in using SUN Accounts and Cognos 8
Regional Grants Officer

East and Southern Africa, Based in Nairobi

The Grants Officer supports the Regional Finance Director with grant management and donor compliance tasks in relation to regional grants and budgets.

The post holder has a specific responsibility for donor grant management and compliance for regional and multicountry grants.

Job Requirements:
  • At least 3 years experience in financial and grant management.
  • Experience in a complex organisation, involving international staff – ability to adapt to cultural differences.
  • Experience with reporting to donors and understanding of donor regulations for key international donor organisations. (ECHO, USAID, DfID and UN agencies
  • Degree in finance, accountancy or similar field and at least intermediate skills in MS Excel.
Regional Human Resource and Administration Officer

East and Southern Africa, Based in Nairobi

The Human Resource & Administration Officer will Support the Regional HR Manager will HR operations and ensuring a smooth running of operational HR and administrative issues in the region

Job Requirements:
  • BA Degree in Management or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in an HR Officer level in a corporate or an NGO environment
  • Solid understanding and practical knowledge and experience of HR issues including recruitment, contractual documentation, interpretation and application of policies and procedures, job evaluation and salary systems
  • A good practical understanding of the immigration laws especially in processing Visa’s, work permits and Government clearances for staff.
Regional Nutrition Advisor

East and Southern Africa, Based in Nairobi

The purpose of this role is to provide nutrition technical support to specific Save the Children country offices that enables high quality nutrition related programmes to achieve innovation in approach, rigour in evidence and nutrition outcomes at scale.

Job Requirements:
  • Internationally recognised third level qualification in nutrition (MSc in public health nutrition or equivalent)
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in nutrition programme management (including CTC/CMAM programmes) in the context of international development as well as emergencies, including the management of budgets and personnel, in low- or middle-income countries
  • Expertise or understanding of technical issues around policy and programming to support the integrated treatment of acute malnutrition within health systems.
  • Thorough understanding of approaches to protect, promote and support optimal infant and young child feeding and infant and young child feeding in emergencies.
  • Experience in working in emergencies, transition and development contexts.
  • A clear commitment to, and experience of, developing and coaching professional and national staff, combined with the ability to give direct actionable feedback.
Our selection processes reflect our commitment to safeguarding children from abuse and exploitation.

For Detailed Job Descriptions of the above posts and to apply on-line please visit our website www.savethechildren.org.uk/jobs

Closing Date for All applications: 5 October 2011

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Job Title: News Anchor / Reporter

Job Ref: HR-NAR-09-2011

The Nation Media Group is 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 the job position of News Anchor / Reporter for NTV within Nation Broadcasting Division.

Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Anchoring news bulletins and current affairs live events
  • Conducting interviews live on location and/or studios
  • Field reporting of news stories and features
  • Writing and editing of news items
Job Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree ¡n Journalism;
  • Exemplary command of local and global current affairs
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and/or Swahili.
  • Authoritative personality with an ability to connect with viewers
  • Skilled in writing and editing;
  • Broad general knowledge and ability to report on a variety of topics
  • Relaxed and confident on camera and with the ability to think on one’s feet;
  • Commitment and willingness to ascribe to our Editorial Policy and journalism code of ethics and standards;
  • Clear and concise in communication and diction;
  • Ability to work ¡n a demanding and fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills;
This position offers an excellent career growth opportunity and a competitive remuneration package.

If you meet the above criteria, apply online at http://careers.nationmedia.com before 30th September 2011.

Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

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Moi University

(An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Institution)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following jobs.

Job: Senior Administrative Officer

(ISO 9001: 2008 / Performance Contract)

Scale 13 (xiii)

1 Position

ADM/9/2/11/2011

Salary: Min of Ksh.69,840/= p.m. - Max of Kshs.92,481/= p.m

Applicants should be holders of a master’s degree in public administration or its equivalent from a recognized University.

In addition, the applicants should have eight (8) years Administrative experience in various aspects of Quality Management Systems (QMS) preferably in a University setting with high work volume and a shared customer focus service environment, three (3) years of which should be in dealing with implementation and monitoring of ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems, implementation, measurement and monitoring of performance contracting including aspects of strategic planning.

The successful applicant will be expected to train staff on Quality Management Systems as well as ISO 9001:2008 internal auditing.

The applicants should be self driven and highly focused individuals with energy and commitment to highest performance standards in the delivery of University services.

The applicant should be computer literate with knowledge, skills and hands-on experience in use and application of computer based platforms for management of performance contract and ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Help in drafting ISO 9001:2008 procedures and performance contracts as required,
  • implementing and monitoring of the Quality Management Systems and performance contracts,
  • receive and consolidate Corrective Action Plans and prepare reports for Management Review and quarterly performance reports,
  • prepare annual performance contract reports, coordinating performance of the Quality Management Systems and monitoring for performance evaluation,
  • maintaining performance contract and Quality Management Systems database and reports among other duties.
Administrative Officer

(ISO 9001:2008 / Performance Contract)

Scale 12 (xii)

1 Position

ADM/9/3/2011

Salary: Min of Ksh.61,792/= p.m.- Max of Kshs.81,385/= p.m

Applicants should be holders of at least a master’s degree in public administration or its equivalent from a recognized University.

In addition, applicants should have six (6) years Administrative experience in the implementation of Quality Management Systems in a University setting, three (3) years of which should be dealing with implementation and monitoring of ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems and measurement and monitoring of performance contracting.

Applicants should be computer literate with knowledge, skills and hands-on experience in use and application of computer based platforms for management of performance contract and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems.

In addition the successful applicant should be able to work with minimum supervision.

The successful candidate will deal with duties related to; implementing and monitoring of the Quality Management Systems performance, serve as secretary to the ISO 9001:2008 steering committee, prepare corrective action plans, prepare reports for management review and quarterly performance reports, receive and consolidate implemented reports of individual performance contracts from various units and maintaining performance contract database and
ISO 9001:2008 reports among other duties.

How to apply

Two (2) copies of applications should be submitted in writing together with an updated curriculum vitae giving details of applicant’s age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, working experience, present post and salary, telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees plus copies of certificates and testimonials.

The reference number of the position applied for should be clearly indicated.

Applications are to be addressed to:-

Chief Administrative Officer
Moi University
P.O Box 3900,
Eldoret,

So as to reach him not later than 30th September, 2011.

Applicants are advised to contact their referees and request them to send their letters of reference to the above address.

The referees should write and send their recommendations under sealed envelope within three weeks from the date of this advertisement.

For those already in employment, applications should be channelled through their Heads of Departments.

N/B: ‘’Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification’’

‘’Moi University is an equal opportunity employer’’
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We are a leading insurance company with operations within the region.

A strong and trusted brand leader in the market, the company seeks to recruit a Senior Human Resources Officer for their Nairobi office.

The overall purpose of the job is to:
  • Ensure that all human resources needs for the business function (s) are met.
  • To Coach and advice Line Management regarding people management and human resources issues.
  • To Align HR objective with the Country’s operational objectives.
  • Contributes to the Development of a performance driven culture in the organization by driving people in order to improve quality of their performance and meet the Company’s objectives as a whole.
The position holder will be reporting to the Group HRM.

He/She will be responsible for:

Define & Execute HR Strategy:
  • Support HRM in driving the creation & execution of the People Strategies & Plans that attract, develop and retain employees to support the organizational short and long term business needs to drive competitive advantage and address opportunities and threats.
  • Coordinate and execute manpower planning for the specific business functions.
Performance & Talent Management:
  • Ensure Performance and Talent Management drive the achievement of business goals through objective and development plan setting, performance appraisals and talent development.
  • Implement business functions, success planning/ talent management plans that support business goals.
  • Ensure People Managers use tools effectively to assist individual and team performance improvement at all levels.
Employee Engagement:
  • Establish and maintain effective win-win working relationships with employees and their representatives through an environment that fosters communication and cooperation.
  • Promote and foster a culture and environment that is productive, open, empowering, safe and equitable and
  • Coach others to behave and make decisions in line with the Company’s Core Values.
HR Functional Services:
  • Ensure Line Managers and employees understand the HR Model and can quickly and efficiently access solutions.
  • Collaborate with Line Managers within Business Functions to ensure initiatives and projects are designed and implemented that support business people plans.
  • Provide objective and timely feedback to them on the quality of HR Service to ensure the overall HR Service to the business function meets or exceeded agreed standards.
Functional Development:
  • Work as part of cross functional HR Teams to develop HR practice and process developments that contribute to enhancing the HR contribution to the business.
The Ideal Candidate should have:

Knowledge & Qualification
  • Bachelors Degree level education or equivalent and Advanced Diploma in HR
  • 4-5 years experience in Generalist HR
  • Business Acumen (understanding of the business, performance drivers and long term direction).
  • Understanding Financial & Non-Financial Business results, & the HR / People impact.
  • Accreditation with relevant Professional body and maintains links with external networks (E.g. IHRM, FKE, DIT etc.)
  • Sound knowledge of Functional HR Expertise, including the Kenya Employment Law & Labour regulations, Compensation, Performance and Talent Management.
Functional Skills and Competencies;
  • Build engagement & commitment (via influencing, coaching, presentation and facilitation skills).
  • Consultancy skills to develop organizational and team solutions to business issues.
  • Create, analyse and utilize metrics to monitor HR effectiveness and support business decisions
  • Ability to work as a part of a multifunctional team and influence the organizational strategy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage time efficiently
If you are qualified and up to the challenge, please send an updated Curriculum Vitae (Ms Word version) to kenyanrecruiter@gmail.com clearly stating the job position (Senior HR Officer - Insurance) in the subject.

Include your daytime contact, current & expected remuneration as well as your notice period in your application cover letter.

Deadline for application is 23rd September 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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