Oxfam Novib (ON), a Dutch based INGO is a member of Oxfam International (OI), a world-wide confederation of more than 14 organizations working for change and development.

Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty. It believes that people are capable of building their own livelihood without poverty, provided they are given the chance to do so.

Oxfam responds to humanitarian needs in more than 120 countries and works with hundreds of thousands of supporters and volunteers who make up its international network of concern, action and solidarity.

Oxfam supports local projects in developing countries, and lobbies governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people, and to increase its impact on development and humanitarian issues

Accountant / Bookkeeper

Ref: HR-04102011- 1

Purpose of the function

To maintain the financial and administration aspects of the country office in such a way that the office running costs are efficiently and effectively administered and accounted for according to the standards and procedures set.

Required knowledge level
  • Bachelor degree in Commerce ( accounting)
  • CPA 2 or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Programme Development and Management
  • Analytical Skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • 3-4 years of relevant work experience, preferably with an international organization
  • Proficiency in computer applications packages and especially knowledge of Pastel Evolution is an asset.
Humanitarian Program Officer - Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods (HPO-VL)

Ref: HR-04102011-2

Purpose of the function

To contribute to the design and implementation of Oxfam Novib humanitarian strategy in Somalia/land.

The job holder will ensure that Oxfam Novib (ON) and its partners have the capacity and are able to respond to and deliver quality Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods interventions.

Required knowledge level
  • At least a degree in a field relevant/related to WASH/ERFS-VL
  • Firsthand experience with emergency response delivery and preparedness work, preferably in more than one country, in the field of EFS-VL/WASH
  • Is willing and able to travel to insecure areas of Somalia/land.
  • Experience in capacity building and support to partners.
  • Experience in coordination
  • Knowledge of Somalia and pastoralist communities is an asset.
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills and proficiency in English.
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work in all partner-working areas if security permits
  • An understanding of Gender and HIV/AIDS protection issues and general community development issues.
  • At least 5 year experience in the relevant field.
  • Ability to speak Somali language is an added advantage
Programme Officer

Ref: HR-04102011- 3

Purpose of the function

Based on Oxfam Novib’s strategic plan, to further refine and implement the organisations country policy and the one programme approach in close co-operation with other Oxfam program staff and local partners.

Required knowledge
  • At least 5 years of experience
  • Special knowledge on integrated programs with a bias on essential services (including health, education, and agriculture), Governance & civil society capacity building is emphasised.
  • Good Command of English Language.
  • Knowledge of Somalia context is an asset and willingness to travel to Somalia and ability to speak Somalia is an added advantage.
Application procedure

Applications (full curriculum vitae and motivation letter) to: vacancy@oxfamnovib.or.ke For full job description can be requested on the above mail address quoting the reference number.

Application deadline is Friday 20th October 2011, COB.

National positions based in Nairobi

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1. Assistant Manager: Food and Beverage


Food and Beverage “Advanced Certificate from Kenya Utalii College”

Minimum 3 yrs. working experience in a busy reputable club/hotel.

Proven record of excellence in food and beverage department.

Excellent supervisory and people management skills.

Be dedicated in customer excellence.

Age 25-35 yrs.

2. Accounts / Clerk
  • Minimum CPA 2
  • Experience 2 yrs.
  • Must know online filling of returns.
  • Computer literacy & knowledge of quick books is an added advantage.
3. Cooks

We are looking for a person who’s honest, tidy and with long experience between 25 and 35 yrs. of age.

Education level – K.C.P.E and above.

4. Receptionists

We are looking for cheerful and honest, tidy with long experience.

Education level – secretarial certificate and computer knowledge.

5. Cashier / Waiter

We are looking for cheerful and honest, tidy with long experience.

Form four leaver with D+ and above and knowledge with accounts will be an added advantage.

6. Housekeeper

Preferred candidate to possess a diploma in housekeeping and a minimum of 3 yrs. experience in similar position or an assistant house keeper.

N/B: Salaries are Negotiable

Deadline of applications to reach management on or before 18th October, 2011.

All Border Palace Staff members should reapply afresh on or before 18th Oct 2011.

Note: Bring your hand written application in person to the Human Resource Manager.

Include a detailed C.V. stating your academic background, courses done including your previous experiences. State your two referees and their telephones numbers.

Attach photocopies of all your necessary certificates.

Send your Cv online to: cvsborderpalace@gmail.com

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Vacancy Announcement No: VA-023/2011

Post Title: National Administration Officer

Post Grade: National Officer (NOB)

Duty Station: Nairobi

Date of issue: 06.10.2011

Contract type: Fixed Term (FT)

Closing date: 19.10.2011

Organizational background

The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance relief, emergency school feeding, humanitarian air and logistics services, food coordination and emergency rehabilitation projects.

This position is only open to qualified Kenyan nationals.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of Finance and Admin Officer and overall supervision of the Deputy Country Director and Country Director, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Evaluate and monitor administrative services and recommend changes in policies, systems and procedures to ensure services aligned with changing business needs and objectives;
  • Ensure WFP’s administrative resources are fully and properly accounted for and that internal control systems are adequate and functioning;
  • Assess expenditure in administration (office premises for the Country Office and field offices, assets, travel, etc.) for previous years; estimate new requirements and prepare budget plans for Administrative Services for both Country Office and Area Office.
  • Supervise the administration of common premises to ensure efficiency in cost-effectiveness and timeliness of operations and services;
  • Assist in the negotiation of contracts with vendors and service providers to ensure cost-effective services and of quality and timely service;
  • Undertake the implementation of WFP official systems in the office pertaining to Administration, protocol, entitlement and benefits upon Re-assignment.
  • Brief international personnel on general administrative matters pertaining to residency;
  • Supervise the recording (inventory), disposal and transfer of office assets for office; evaluate, on a regular basis, the inventory status and transactions in the database; report anomalies and discrepancies for timely action;
  • Draft correspondence and internal procedural directives relating to administrative matters;
  • Contribute to preparedness actions such as early warning, risk analysis and contingency planning and make the necessary recommendations: Periodically monitor the management of risk and report on any actions taken;
  • Supervise staff and train personnel as required;
  • Perform any other duties as may be required including some personnel and financial management functions in small offices.
Minimum Qualifications:

Education: University degree in business/public administration, engineering, or other fields related to office management and administration.

Experience: At least three years of postgraduate professional experience in administration and

Knowledge: Training and/or experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other standard WFP software packages and systems. General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing administration.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.

Desirable skills: Hands on experience in UN or NGO administrative management environments; level C in a second official WFP language.

Quoting standard WFP Somalia VA:

You need to apply on-line by completing the Personal History Form P11 available on the following link

Quote the Vacancy Announcement No. and the job title on the Personal History Form P11.

Applications not clearly showing the VA No indicated above will not be considered.

E-mail: Somalia.Hr@wfp.org

For external applicants inside Somalia only, sealed envelope addressed to The Human Resources Officer, to be dropped at the reception of the nearest WFP office in Somalia.

For UN staff members the two latest appraisal forms MUST be attached.

Hand delivered applications are no longer accepted at the Nairobi office

Applications received later that the deadline will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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Mercy Corps works amid disasters, conflicts, chronic poverty and instability to unleash the potential of people who can win against impossible odds. Since 1979, Mercy Corps has provided $1 billion in assistance to people in 82 nations.

Supported by headquarters offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, the agency's unified global programs employ 3,500 staff worldwide and reach 9 million people in more than 40 countries. Over the last five years, more than 90 percent of the agency's resources have been allocated directly to programs that help people in need.

1) Program Officer Protection

Program / Department Summary:

The Emergency Drought Response in Northeastern, Kenya will provide immediate emergency, rebuild the livelihoods of target communities and build the capacity of local organizations involved in the implementation of the program.

The proposed program integrates the principles of response to immediate needs, restoration of livelihoods, and capacity building for long-term recovery.

General Position Summary:

The Program Officer Protection will organize all activities related to the implementation of protection activities including working with local communities, law enforcement, and health providers to establish and train GBV committees tasked with identifying and reporting cases of violent acts against vulnerable people, especially women and youth, identify champions within each community from elders, advocacy groups, relief committees, or law enforcement figures and develop a referral system through consultation with local health facilities such as the Wajir District Hospital, local authorities and legal representatives.

S/he will report to the Project Manager. S/he will have to show full adherence to MC security protocols.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Review, assess and update the child protection situation in areas affected by emergency (including, but not limited to – depending on the context – the forms of violence, exploitation and abuse in relation to sexual violence and other relevant circumstances affecting child vulnerability to violence). Focus on girls and women
  • Highlight child protection issues requiring a response – both immediate and medium term and make recommendations on specific actions required.
  • Develop a technically sound program work plan and activities consistent with the goals and objectives of the OFDA Emergency Drought Response in Northeastern, Kenya
  • Supervise a pilot Child Friendly Centers and other activities aimed at providing psychosocial support to survivors of GBV including case management and referral activities
  • Lead oversight and monitoring of protection program activities
  • Monitor staff performance and develop staff capacity building plans in coordination with staff.
  • Make frequent field visits to the program area to monitor implementation of activities, identify opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed.
  • Hold planning and progress review meetings with government counterparts and other relevant partners
  • Organize / facilitate child protection coordination meetings involving government counterparts and other key partners.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibility: As delegated by Country Director and Project Manager for the purpose of carrying out work responsibilities.


Reports Directly To: Program Manager

Based on input from other program staff, complete monthly activity reports as per format provided, and ensure that all other staff under your direct supervision complete and submit their reports in a timely manner. Provide monthly reports on all financial matters.

Works Directly With:

Coordinate with the other program team to identify communities which are in need of support. Co-ordinates with Mercy Corps program staff, beneficiary populations, local government and implementing partners, as necessary.

Knowledge and Experience:
  • Degree in Social Work or other related field and 2 years experience working on a Protection or GBV prevention program.
  • Experience leading emergency response projects addressing GBV prevention and response.
  • Experience running a women’s center providing psychosocial support to survivors of GBV.
  • Excellent facilitation, training and research skills.
  • Diplomacy and assertiveness; the ability to confront and discuss sensitive issues with respect.
  • Good communication skills, with good spoken and written English. Somali an advantage.
  • Excellent report writing, research documentation and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience of monitoring and evaluating projects.
  • Familiar with the issues and cultures in Northeastern, Kenya; and ability to interact with people at all levels, individually and/or in groups.
  • Ability to work independently in low resource context.
Success Factors:
  • Ability to live and productively work in insecure, unstable and/or harsh environments.
  • Ability to work remotely in coordinating GBV activities in multiple sites
  • Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player with proven supervisory skills.
  • Familiar with the issues and cultures in Northeastern, Kenya; and ability to interact with people at all levels, individually and/or in groups.
  • Willingness to travel.
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a current or/and previous supervisor) to hr@ke.mercycorps.org

or delivered to Mercy Corps office in Wajir, Airport Road (former VSF office)

on or before 13 October, 2011 4.00 p.m.

Applicants must clearly indicate on the email subject the position that she/he is applying for i.e. “Application for the position of Program Officer Protection”.

Applications without a subject heading will be disqualified.

Please do not attach any certificates.

Only qualified short-listed candidates will be contacted

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