The UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa would like to recruit a Project Assistant on a Service Contract (SB2).

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is committed to achieving health, security and justice for all by tackling threats from illicit drugs, organized crime, corruption and terrorism worldwide.

UNODC provides legal and technical assistance in a variety of challenging areas, such as preventing and countering corruption, trafficking in drugs, persons, and firearms, money laundering and terrorist financing, among others.

UNODC also works to prevent and treat drug dependence and HIV and AIDS.

The UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) covers thirteen countries: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda.

The Project Assistant will support the Team working under Sub-Programme III: Improving health and human development of the Regional Programme, “Promoting the Rule of Law and Human Security in Eastern Africa.”

  • Diploma in Secretarial Studies, Administration, or similar Educational background.
  • At least 2 years experience in general office support or a related area.
Language Requirements
  • Fluency in English and Swahili is a requirement.
Application Procedure

Interested and qualified persons should apply on the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal located at on or before 4 November 2011.

Click on “e-Recruitment Portal” under “Human Resources” and submit your application online.

Applications received via other means will not be accepted.

Additional considerations
  1. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  2. Acknowledgements will be sent only to applicants who strictly meet the requirements of the post.
  3. UNDP as a matter of practice does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment. If you have any questions as to vacancy announcements you have received please refer to the UNDP website.

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Job Position: Field Officer, Dispenser Choice Evaluation Project

Work location: Nairobi/Various

Application deadline: 5 PM, Monday, 4th November 2011

Start date: Immediately

About Innovations for Poverty Action

IPA is a nonprofit organization that creates and evaluates solutions to social and development problems, and works to scale up successful ideas through implementation and dissemination to policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors.

Job Description:

Field Officers will work individually and in a team to administer surveys to councilors, chiefs, village elders and other political and administrative leaders where necessary.

They will organize data in the field, compile survey information, translate between English and Swahili, and complete other tasks required for the project or assigned by a supervisor.

Though Field Officers will be based in Nairobi, most of the work will be undertaken in Central, Eastern and some parts of Rift Valley Provinces. Working outside of standard business hours in either morning, evening or on weekends will sometimes be necessary.

Work Duration: Successful applicants will initially be hired for one month on a casual basis. Those who demonstrate consistent exceptional performance and ability may be considered for long-term placement.


It is preferred that candidates possess a college diploma, preferably in the social sciences, development studies, political science, economics, education, health, or other related fields.

Candidates must have completed their Form 4.

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills and must be fluent in both English and Swahili; working knowledge of local dialects of study areas will be a plus.

Preference will be given to candidates who have lived and/or worked in the following areas: Nyandarua, Maragua, Murang’a, Laikipia, Mbeere, Meru South, Kirinyaga, Nyeri and Machakos.

They must be team players, possess high attention to detail, and demonstrate punctuality.

Previous experience in data collection and survey administration will be a plus.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address. Your CV should include your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience.

Applications can be submitted to any of our branch offices, or by email to, or by post office using P.O Box 373, Busia area code 50400 Kenya.

Application can also be dropped at our Nairobi Office at (Kipro Plaza, 3rd Floor, DCE/eMobilis Office, Sports Road, Westlands, Nairobi) from 9 AM to 5PM).

If you submit by email, please ensure that the subject line reads: “FIELD OFFICER.”REF NO:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Field Officer.

The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities.

Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.

Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant.

Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to

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Job Vacancy: Community Development Officer (CDO)

The Government of Kenya has received financial assistance from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) towards financing the Mt. Kenya East Pilot Project for Natural Resources Management.

The Project covers 5 Districts namely: Embu, Mbeere, Meru Central, Meru South and Tharaka (2004). The Project duration is 2004-2012.

The Project Management Unit (PMU) is based in Embu.

Ministry of Water and Irrigation
Mt. Kenya East Pilot Project For Natural Resources Management (MKEPP)
P.O. Box 996 - 60100 Embu, Tel: 068-31376, Fax: 068-31357,

The Project wishes to recruit a suitably qualified person who must be a Kenyan Citizen to fill the above mentioned post at the PMU for a duration of one year.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The officer will be reporting to the Project Manager.

He/she will perform the following duties and responsibilities:-

(i) Identifying Capacity Building needs for the district staff and the community group leaders (Focal Development Area Committees (FDACs), Project Management Committees (PMCs), etc) for sustainability of the project activities.

(ii) Develop Terms of Reference for Component Activities’ evaluation and Project Impact assessment, development of credible criteria for awards of technical service provision.

(iii) Liaising with members of the District Implementation Agencies, Divisional and Locational Staff and communities in the Focal Development Areas (FDAs) to ensure their understanding of the intensified community mobilization approach.

(iv) Coordinating group trainings in management and organization together with the District Gender , children and Social Development Officers of respective Districts

(v) Assisting the District teams to monitor and evaluate the results of the Mt. Kenya East Pilot Project interventions in the communities of the FDAs.

(vi) Assisting the District Gender, Children and Social Development teams in the development of computerized data bank on group’s activities.

(vii) Working with the Gender, Children and Social Development intermediaries to ensure that all messages relating to project activities are gender sensitive while ensuring gender mainstreaming in project activities.

(viii) Promote equal participation of women and youth in the management system of participating groups and organizations.

(ix) Promote women groups activities especially developing IGAs of interest to women and the youth, and the formation of support group for vulnerable households.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements
  • A first degree in either Sociology, Public Administration or Social Work from a recognized University; A Masters Degree or Diploma or Certificate in Project Planning and Management will be an added advantage;
  • Experience in Community Development work of more than 10 years, three of which must be at Senior Management;
  • Experience in participatory methodologies such as Participatory Rural Appraisal, Participatory Planning and Participatory Learning and Action among others;
  • Field experience in Project Planning, Implementation and Management;
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Projects and Programmes;
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Word; Excel, PowerPoint and Access);
  • Strong leadership and communication skills;
  • Experience in implementation of GoK and donor funded Projects;
  • Report Writing skills
  • Able to communicate in Kiswahili and English;
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their application letter together with a detailed CV, copies of certificates and testimonials to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Water and Irrigation (Maji House)
P. O. Box 49720-00100

Attn. Head of Human Resources Department, Room No. 145

So as to be received on or before 4th November 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Vacant position: Technical Officer

(medical Abortion and Focused Regional Support)

Fixed Term:
1st January to 31st December 2012

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Africa Regional Office is looking to fill the position of Technical Officer.

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is the world’s largest non-governmental organization working in the field of sexual and reproductive health information and services.

It has six Regional Offices, (Western Hemisphere based New York, East and South East Asia and Oceania Region in Malaysia, Arab World Region in Tunis, South Asia Region in India, European Network in Brussels and the Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya).

The international secretariat is in London, UK.

This is a national position based in Nairobi, Kenya, with a fixed one year contract. The position together with a team of other Advisors will develop and implement a strategy to increase medical abortion across the network of Member Associations.

Specifically the position is to promote the African Region’s core values of sexual and reproductive rights by supporting Member Associations (MAs) in the area of medical abortion, including training materials and information on drug registration and brand availability.

The person will also document best practices in abortion service delivery and advocacy.

Applicants need to be self starters, and have the ability to work with a team of advisers working on the five thematic areas of IPPF (HIV/AIDS, Safe Abortion, Access to SRHR services, Adolescents and Advocacy)

The postholder will need to have advanced technical knowledge/ understanding of abortion – related issues as well as sound programme development and management skills, must be an excellent communicator, planner and also able to form good, trusting relationships with the IPPF Member Associations.

Full job description can be found at

The post will require significant travel, up to 30%, and salary is competitive commensurate with experience and qualifications + benefits.

Please send your CV, including Referees and cover letter indicating your education, experience, skills and why you think you are the best candidate for the position to:

Closing date: 4th November 2011

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Rift Valley Railways (RVR) is a private company, which provides both rail and marine services on Lake Victoria in the transportation of imports and exports cargo.

The company seeks to recruit a Chief Human Resource Officer.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer and indirectly to the Board of Directors, you will oversee the Human Resources function for Rift Valley Railways, Kenya and Uganda offices.

The main purpose of the job will be development and implementation of HR strategy that is focused on assisting the business to meet its corporate objectives.

You will also be expected to:
  • Develop and implement the Human Resources strategy that is aligned to the corporate strategy;
  • Develop and implement manpower planning, recruitment and selection policies procedures that position RVR as a preferred employer and support the attraction and retention high caliber staff;
  • Put in place an optimal remuneration strategy, ensuring that RVR’s remuneration policies and standards and competitive and in line with market standards.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the performance and talent management process, by ensuring the application of best practice standards in respect to performance management, skills development and succession planning, across the region;
  • Manage the staff training and development function including the execution of the training needs assessment process, the development of appropriate training interventions, career development plans, etc.
  • Cultivate sound Employee Relations by undertaking all necessary consultations and negotiations with employee representatives and ensuring effective communication of company policies;
  • Provide sound advice to Senior Managers on HR policies and procedures, ensuring the optimization of employee engagement and productivity and compliance with legal requirements of the respective countries;
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of a Human Resources Information System (HRTS) to guide resource planning, management and ensure regulatory compliance;
  • Lead the preparation of the HR budget and ensure optimum utilization of resources.
  • Degree in Business Studies, Human Resources Management or Social Sciences; a Masters degree in Business Administration or Human Resources Management will be an advantage;
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management;
  • Minimum of 10 years experience relevant and highly progressive Human Resources experience, with minimum 5 years experience in Senior Management;
  • Broad understanding of the Transport Industry will be an advantage;
  • Sound knowledge of each of the Strategic Human Resources functional areas;
  • Proven Strategic Business Partner — expertise in strategic planning and execution and ability to apply a total company perspective in the design of Human Resources programs and systems;
  • Proven management skills including planning, supervision, mentoring and coaching;
  • Superior communication skills.
Your application should demonstrate how your experience matches our requirements.

It should include an up-to-date CV, the names and addresses of three referees, current remuneration package, valid email address and daytime contact telephone number.

Closing date: 4th November 2011

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P.O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

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