Plan is an international humanitarian child centred community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation.

Plan started its operations in Kenya in 1982 and is committed to protecting and promoting child rights, and to improving the lives and futures of poor children, their families and communities through a child-centred community development approach.

Plan Kenya is seeking to recruit for the position of Procurement Coordinator for Tharaka Program Unit. This position will facilitate purchase of goods and services required while maximising value for money. The position reports to the Administration Manager.

Key Responsibilities
  • Procurement of goods and services for the Program Unit
  • Manage suppliers databank
  • Prepare motor vehicle management reports
  • Prepare and maintain up-to date asset register
  • Facilitate acquisition and disposal of assets
  • Facilitate capacity enhancement of CBOs in procurement and supplies management processes
  • Coordinate security issues in the Program Unit
Qualifications, Experience and skills
  • Diploma in procurement and supplies management;
  • Minimum 3 years experience in procurement and supplies preferable in a reputable organisation;
  • Computer literate (Ms-office suite);
  • Experience in staff and community capacity building and training is an added advantage;
  • Good communication skills and negotiation skills
Plan Kenya is committed to the rights and well-being of children including their protection.

Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate
background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

If you meet the requirements for the above position and would like to be a part of it in our commitment to children, please send a detailed and updated curriculum vitae, current remuneration and contacts of three professional references, including you current/latest line manager to jobs.plankenya@plan–international.org, to be received by latest 21st September 2011.

Your email (or Envelope) should bear the job title of the position you are applying for as the subject.

You are invited to read more about Plan in our website www.plan-international.org.

We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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CRS has been working in Kenya since the early 1960’s at the invitation of the Kenya Episcopal Conference and is currently implementing programs in a number of differing sectoral areas; Agriculture, HIV&AIDS, Peacebuilding, Refugee Assistance, Emergencies to name a few.

In most instances CRS works through a number of partnerships, both faith based and secular.

The program is geographically diverse covering Nairobi, Rift Valley, Nyanza, North Eastern.

In order to ensure quality programming and efficient use of resources CRS is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to fill in the following position;

Position: Program Manager - Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability

Ref.2011/40

Location: Nairobi

Job Summary: The Manager ensures the overall coordination of monitoring, evaluation and beneficiary accountability functions for the entire program. S/he ensures systems are in place to monitor progress toward achieving project results and objectives.

S/he supports CRS and partner staff to ensure M&E and accountability by providing technical assistance and capacity building.

The Manager will support various aspects of the overall program and provide technical support to the M&E team in Dadaab.

Summary of Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
  • Provide overall management, supervision, and administration of M&E activities.
  • Together with CRS and partner program staff and communities, design, develop and implement a monitoring and evaluation system.
  • Establish qualitative and quantitative data-gathering mechanisms, consolidating data against the wider project goal, integrating ICT as opportunities arise.
  • In close co-ordination with Regional Technical Advisor, M&E ICT oversee the launch of a centralized EARO web based data tool of Kenya Country Program, housing raw data, reports, dashboards and maps and ensure accuracy.
  • Recommend any possible changes based on the lessons learned and suggest improvement measures.
  • Build CRS and partner staff capacity to increase beneficiary accountability in programs by providing guidance, training and/or resources
  • Design, pilot and formalize a feedback mechanism that takes into account both beneficiary and staff perspectives.
Desired Qualifications, Skills and Abilities
  • Master’s degree preferred in sociology, statistics, or any other M&E related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Degree in relevant field such as social studies or community development acceptable with significant M&E work experience.
  • At least five years of proven technical expertise in the design, monitoring and evaluation of multisectoral programs.
  • Strong networking and analytical skills, particularly in issues related to monitoring and evaluation.
  • Expertise in community mobilization, including PRA and other participatory techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of humanitarian quality and accountability standards.
  • Experience in staff management, capacity building, including training, mentoring, and coaching.
  • Demonstrable written and oral communication skills, including writing donor reports.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Programs and quantitative data analysis softwares.
  • Proven integrity, objectivity and professional competence; demonstrated sensitivity to cultural diversity and gender issues.
  • Experience with ICT, such as GIS, GPS, and mobile data collection desired.
Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by October 19, 2011.

Human Resources Manager
Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program
E-mail: hr@ke.earo.crs.org

Note: Please indicate the Reference Number of the position you are applying for on the ‘email subject’.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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We are a fast growing National Rural Sacco with our head office based in Kerugoya town.

We invite applications from result oriented persons with high level of public relations for the following positions.

Secretary

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the candidate will be providing administrative and clerical services at the CEO’s office to ensure smooth running of the Sacco, undertake receptionist services as well as managing the Chief Executive Officer’s diary.

The candidate must possess the following qualifications:
  • C (plain) in O level with C+ in English and C in mathematics
  • Diploma in secretarial studies or certificate in secretarial studies and diploma in business Administration/Human resource from a recognized institution.
  • Should have worked for at least 5 years in a busy environment with a track record of achievement.
  • Have excellent written communication skills, attentive to detail, able to maintain confidentiality, planning and organizing skills, time management, interpersonal skills and customer focused.
  • Minimum age 30 years
  • Be able to meet strict deadlines and targets
Microfinance Officers (2)

Reporting to the Branch Manager, the candidates shall ensure quality generation and management of the microfinance loan portfolio.

The candidate must possess the following qualifications;
  • Diploma in Microfinance or a Diploma in Co-operative Management
  • Should have worked for at least 5 years as a microfinance officer
  • Should have strong financial analytical skills and attentive to details
  • Should possess excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Should be ready to meet targets and strict deadlines
  • Minimum age 28 years
Application letters accompanied by current cvs stating current and expected salary and relevant testimonials should be sent to:

Chairman Bingwa Sacco Society
P.O. Box 434 Kerugoya
not later than 24th October 2011.

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Gem Horticulture Farmers Co-operative Society Limited seeks to recruit a Secretary Manager who shall be based at the society in Yala and responsible for implementation and monitoring of all society’s activities in its area of operation.

The incumbent must be dynamic, result oriented, performance driven, good planner and highly motivated.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure implementation of society’s activities on the ground in collaboration with partners and other stakeholders;
  • Ensure timely and accurate development of operational budget’s and manage society’s expenditure.
  • Provide timely technical advice and periodic financial records to the society;
  • Strengthen and support the existing structures in the society’s area of operation;
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of interventions related to the society;
  • Assist the society’s BOD in designing and development of IEC materials and ensure provision of quality services;
  • Manage the society’s resources and assets within its area of operation;
  • Perform all other duties assigned and as referred to in the society’s by-law of article 57.0.
  • Linking the society with potential buyers and marketing the society products.
  • Keeping up to date records of farmers and production process.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • Must have 3 years relevant experience in a reputable horticulture production and marketing organization/society.
  • Diploma in Co-operative Management or Certificate in Agri-business from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years field experience working in an active farmer’s community cooperative society or related field in Kenya.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of local language will be an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in computer (Word, Excel, Access) and MIS (Management Information Systems).
  • Knowledge on horticulture and perishable product sales and marketing is an added advantage.
  • Should be aged between 25-40 years.
If you meet the above requirements, send your application letter, detailed CV, day time phone contact and names of three professional referees not later than 13th October 2011 to pfishhoney@yahoo.com or post to

The Chairman,
Gem Horticulture Farmers Co-Operative Society,
P.O. Box 661 - 40610 Yala
Kenya

Only shortlisted candidates meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

Gem Horticulture farmers Co-operative Society is an equal opportunity employer

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