Trócaire Horn & East Africa Regional Office (HEARO) seeks to fill the following positions within in its Regional Programme.

Trócaire is an Irish Catholic development organization, which works in solidarity with local development actors in over 30 countries throughout the developing world.

All positions are Nairobi Based unless otherwise indicated

Assistant Regional Finance Manager

Purpose: Working with the Regional Finance Manager and Programme Teams, the ARFM has responsibility for the management of donor contracts and for building the financial management capacity of our partner organizations to ensure adherence to quality financial stewardship, sound internal controls and compliance with donor and audit requirements.

  • Bachelors degree in addition to professional accountancy qualifications e.g. CPA-K, ACCA or CIMA
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a similar role
  • Experience in working with local partners and building their capacities
  • Excellent knowledge of donor rules and regulations
  • Strong analytical abilities and ability to prepare concise, informative financial reports
  • Strong interpersonal and team dynamic skills and ability to train and mentor others.
Regional Human Resources and Administration Manager

Purpose: Working with the Regional Manager, HQ and Country Representatives, the HRAM has responsibility for managing the HR function in the region, promoting and supporting best practice, developing and rolling out HR policies and ensuring compliance with both organizational
policies and local labour legislation.

In addition the HRAM will be responsible for managing the administration function in the Regional Office and supporting and advising country offices on Admin issues.

  • Bachelors degree in HR /Social Sciences or Business Administration
  • Must possess a Higher National Diploma / postgraduate Diploma in HR
  • Minimum 5 years experience in HR and Administration at a management level with experience in use of computerised HRIS and payroll
  • Experience of development and implementation of HR policies & procedures
  • Experience of handling grievance & disciplinary matters
  • Understanding of current Employment Legislation and its practical application in Kenya
Kenya Recovery / DRR Coordinator

Purpose: working with the Kenya Livelihoods and Humanitarian team, the successful candidate will coordinate Trócaire’s portfolio of work in humanitarian response, DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction) and Livelihoods, ensuring that programme work with partners is harmonised and that interventions effectively target the poor and vulnerable.

  • MA in Development Studies, Agriculture, or equivalent field
  • Proven technical ability across the humanitarian, DRR, Livelihoods sector
  • Minimum 3 years experience of working with local partner organisations in delivering development results
  • Experience of managing large multi-donor budgets
Kenya Country Programme Manager

Purpose: working with programme staff, the successful candidate will oversee the ongoing development of the Kenya country programme (Governance; Livelihoods; HIV; Gender; Humanitarian) and effectively manage and motivate programme personnel.

  • MA in Development Studies, International Development or equivalent field
  • At least three years experience in a senior management position
  • Evidence of managing and motivating development professionals and delivering programme results
  • Experience of organisational representation to donors and delegations
  • Sound financial management skills
Kenya Humanitarian Project Officer

Purpose: the successful candidate will support the ongoing humanitarian response in Kenya, working closely with programme partners in saving lives and safeguarding livelihoods.

  • BA in Development Studies, International Development or equivalent field
  • Strong technical ability in delivering humanitarian programming and results
  • Proven ability to work with local partner organisation to ensure programme delivery
  • Excellent programme administration skills
Health Advisor

Based in Nairobi with regular travel to Mandera

Purpose: The position will be involved in development of proposals, budgets and reports as well as to develop the capacity building of the Trócaire health technical team of the health and nutrition programme implemented in Gedo Region (Somalia).

  • Masters degree in public health or equivalent.
  • Minimum 10 years international field experience in humanitarian/development work in health in developing countries, especially in the region.
  • Proven experience of writing donor proposals, strategies and reports with various donors and understanding of the logframe or results framework.
  • Ability to collate, manage and analyze epidemiological data, providing high quality narrative and data reports
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly into Somalia, security permitting.
Finance and Administration Manager

Based in Mandera with regular visits to Nairobi

Purpose: the successful candidate will aim to achieve the strategic and operational goals of the programme by monitoring cash flows and trends, ensure adherence to project budgets by tracking income and expense accounts against budgets, analyzing financial data and preparing
financial reports, statements, and projections in addition to coordinating programme support activities in Mandera office.

  • Bachelors degree in Finance/Accounting or Business Administration
  • CPA (III) or ACCA Level II.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience budgeting and reporting for donor funded projects
  • Excellent knowledge of Accounting /Finance Management Software, with the ability to prepare and present concise and accurate financial reports
  • Office management skills is essential
Programme Officer

Based in Mandera with regular travel to Nairobi and Gedo (Somalia)

Purpose: to identify new local partners to work with, support the partners during the project definition and implementation, participate in managing budgets and reporting of the programme activities and coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of the projects implemented by the local partners.

The successful candidate shall also be involved in capacity building of the local partners, as well as network with other partners in the health, nutrition and education programs.

  • Masters level degree in development studies or a relevant subject.
  • Minimum 5 years experience at a senior management roles handling financial budgetary control and grant management, and programme management, working with local authorities, communities and partners
  • Good understanding and experience of project/ programme management cycle, participatory appraisal techniques and building capacity of partner organizations.
  • Knowledge and experience of managing or working on livelihoods and/or education programmes is desirable.
  • Proven track record in high quality report and proposal preparation for donors
Reporting Officer

6 months position

Purpose: the successful candidate will present timely and high quality reports according to donor requirements and Trócaire internal policies

  • Degree in social studies, communications/journalism or a relevant subject
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a similar position, preferably with an international NGO
  • Experience supporting communication work in complex and politically sensitive environments, with strong writing and analytical skills
  • Proven track record of high quality donor reports and case studies
  • Knowledge of Somalia is desirable
Please send your application letter, including an updated CV not exceeding 4 pages indicating and names of three referees one of whom must be current or previous supervisor to:

Application Procedure:

If you meet the criteria herein please submit a CV (max 3 pages) and covering letter to

Regional HR Officer,
P.O. Box 66300, 00800,
Westland’s, Nairobi,

or email to:

by Friday 21st October 2011.

Please include contact number, present salary, and contact details for three referees (including current or most recent supervisor).

Trócaire is an equal opportunity employer

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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Job Title: Project Officer - Child Protection

Country: Kenya

Location: Turkana (Kainuk IPA/ Lokori IPA)

Closing Date: October 28 2011

Purpose of the Position:

To implement the children in emergency project in Turkana (Kainuk and Lokori IPA) promote educational access, quality and protection of vulnerable children; ensure co-ordination of WVK operations with other agencies working with Children in Emergency the field level.

This position will also provide technical backstopping to the IPA in fulfillment of WVK’s Vision, Mission and the project goal of prevention, protection and response to child protection in emergency

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:
  • A Graduate in Bachelor Arts in Social Sciences, Anthropology from a recognized institution with a sound Christian background. Should have a good understanding of Human Rights and Child protection in emergency context.
  • A working knowledge in Computers especially MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) will be an added advantage.
  • Three years working experience in Child Rights, Child Protection and Advocacy with a Non Governmental Organization.
  • Demonstrate ability to coordinate programming interventions at district and provincial levels.
  • Should have good writing skills – that would enable him or have to compile, monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Experience in program planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Child Participation and Protection programs
  • Excellent English and Kiswahili communication skills (both oral and written).
Job Details

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How to Apply

All application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three referees, should be sent to reach the undersigned not later than October 28, 2011.

People and Culture
World Vision Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya

Please indicate clearly on the subject line the position you are applying for.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Disclaimer: World Vision Kenya has not engaged any recruitment agencies in this recruitment process, neither are we charging any fees to potential employees for job opportunities.

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VSO Jitolee is a member of the VSO International Federation based in Nairobi, with an East African regional mandate to promote volunteerism and recruit skilled professionals from Kenya and Uganda.

These professionals serve as volunteers in VSO programmes in 44 countries in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and Latin America. In addition, we contribute to Kenya’s national development through working with local partners in the areas of disability, health and secure livelihoods.

VSO Jitolee is currently looking for committed professionals with skills and expertise in:


  • Fundraisers, Resource Mobilisation, Specialists in Grant Management and Partnership Development.
HIV and AIDS Programme Developers


HIV and AIDS Programming, Advocacy and Policy Formulation, Treatment and Care, HIV and AIDS Project Specialists, Gender and HIV and AIDS.

Natural Resource Management


Agriculturalists, Horticulturalists, Agribusiness, Marketing and Product Development Professionals and Livestock Specialists.

Organization Development Advisors


Specialists in Organisational Design and Management, Strategic Planners, NGO Managers, HR Management and Communication Specialists.

You will need a relevant university degree and more than 4 years work experience in the skill areas listed above.

You should be willing to work overseas for 1 to 2 years and be ready to depart with in the next 3-4 months.

Commitment to using your skills to make a positive and lasting impact towards the development of some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world will be key to your success in the volunteering experience. Knowledge of working with vulnerable groups will be an added advantage.

We will support a modest lifestyle, cover your travel expenses as well as provide medical and insurance cover.

In addition, you can count on our support in preparing you for the personal and professional challenges that lie ahead. Volunteering with VSO is a life changing experience for individuals who want to make a difference by sharing their skills, and an opportunity for professional and personal growth.

If you meet the above criteria, please log on to: and apply online or submit your CV via email to:

Kindly ensure that you include the skill reference number (e.g. NRM-03-KE) for the skill area you are applying. We will only respond to shortlisted applicants.

VSO values inclusion and seeks to have a diverse workforce and therefore welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

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