Position: Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer

Type of Appointment: Service Contract

Post Level: SB4

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration of the Initial Contract: 12 Months

Application Deadline: 16th November 2011

Background

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Country Office in the East and Horn of Africa, including Kenya focus on addressing issues of women's poverty, violence against women (VAW) and governance in post conflict situation and in peace through initiating and supporting mechanisms and processes that call for accountability of duty bearers to the principles of gender equality and women's Human rights; contributing to the increase of women's security in both the private and public sphere; and providing concrete support to women's organizations and networks.

UN Women is seeking a Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer (PME & R Officer) to support the Kenya country office in ensuring that results are well articulated in the programme development processes; results are tracked and documented; and that both internal and external reports capture the actual changes that are happening as a result of the UN Women initiatives. Special emphasis of the monitoring process will be on monitoring qualitative changes based on the theory of change stated in the programme design.

Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Gender or women's studies, social sciences, international relations, or a related field
  • A minimum of 7 years experience in monitoring, evaluation and results-based management
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in reporting (internal and donors) using results based management principles
  • Demonstrated knowledge of bilateral and multirateral donors reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated experience of assessing progress and sustainability of projects/ programmes of identifying timely corrective action
  • Demonstrated experience of building and maintain a reliable M&E database on the status of project implementation, delivery, evaluations and reporting
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience of supporting capacity of the partner organizations in the 3 areas of planning, M&E and reporting
  • Experience of evaluating the effective and efficient use of project inputs and impact.
  • Experience of working in teams and coordinating with project/programme personnel located in distant offices
  • Experience of producing M&E Guidelines, frameworks, training material
  • Demonstrated experience in capturing learning and documenting knowledge
Application procedure

Interested and qualified Kenyan Nationals are advised to apply online after a careful perusal or the Terms of References with the details of the duties and responsibilities, competencies, qualifications and experience required.

Apply through: http://jobs.undp.org

The successful applicant shall be entitled to an attractive remuneration package as per advertised grade and commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience applicant.

UN WOMEN reserves the right to offer the position to the best suited candidate with re-classification to a lower salary grade, if none of candidates meet all the requirements.

Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing date (16th November 2011) will not be given consideration.

Please note that only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.
 United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Kenya Country Office

Vacancy Announcement – Temporary Appointment

Education Program Officer

Level NOB - Dadaab Duty Station

Date of Issue: 02 November 2011

Closing Date: 15 November 2011

Applications are hereby invited from qualified candidates to fill the above Temporary position in Dadaab Field Office under the Education Section of UNICEF Kenya Country Office.

Purpose of the Post: Under the overall guidance of the UNICEF education specialist in Dadaab, the incumbent will be accountable for the development, design, planning, implementation and management of the Education programme within Dadaab and host community and work in close collaboration with the UNHCR and Implementation Partners (IPs).

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Technical Support:
  • Support Capacity building within the education sector through camp level workshops and trainings to enhance quality education.
  • Support advocacy activities to advance issues in refugee education through use of the evidence and strengthen joint UN and partners’ response to education.
  • Provide technical inputs to the UNHCR counterparts and IPs.
  • Monitor the education programs and interventions by providing technical guidance to education IPs and ensure that the planned activities take place in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate with the Education and Young People (EYP), Social Policy and Monitoring & Evaluation (SPM&P), and other relevant UNICEF officers to develop a solid M&E framework not only for the UNICEF funded interventions but also the key education indicators in Dadaab specified in the Dadaab education strategy.
Programing and Monitoring Intervention:
  • Support the UNICEF and UNHCR Education specialist in co-ordinating the design, preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the education programme in Dadaab.
  • Analyses and evaluates data to ensure that the achievements of objectives are consistent with the education strategic plan for Dadaab, EFA, and MDGs. Take corrective action when necessary to meet programme/project objectives.
  • Developing and maintaining partner relations with the Ministry of Education, the UNHCR and education partners by providing technical guidance and guidelines for further development of their capacities and activities.
  • Ensure the activities of the joint education work plan are implemented in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Support the host community to develop and introduce new approaches and initiatives, methods and practices such as parental education and early learning, education for Orphan and Vulnerable Cchildren, child friendly schools framework, with a focus on the Human Rights Approach to Programming, evidence-based and results-based programming.
Coordination and Communication:

Support the education specialist education in Dadaab and UNHCR;
  • to provide support to bridge the coordination in Dadaab refugee camps and the Kenya education emergency cluster and Ministry of Education;
  • to jointly coordinate education partners in Dadaab and host community and provide support to bridge the coordination in Dadaab refugee camps and the Kenya education emergency cluster and Ministry of Education;
  • in collaboration with UNHCR and other education partners, strengthen mechanisms to address Education in emergencies in and around Dadaab refugee camp; and
  • to liaise with other sectoral clusters, including Health, WASH and Child protection to ensure issues of importance to the education sector are addressed by them.
Resource Mobilization, Partnerships and Advocacy:
  • Identify advocacy issues affecting refugee education.
  • Sustain advocacy for the rights of children and youth to education in Dadaab and host community.
  • Effectively mobilize resources to implement the defined activities by the joint work plan.
  • Draft at least three fund-raising proposals for over 1 million dollars in collaboration with the UNHCR and the UNICEF EYP section in Nairobi.
Required Qualifications:
  • Advanced University degree in Education or related Social Sciences.
Experience:
  • Minimum of five years of significant experience in education development and emergency education with minimum three-year experience in management.
Language: Fluency in English and Swahili as a working language.

Competencies:
  • Knowledge in various education sub-sectors in ECDE, Primary, Secondary, Out-of-school youth, life skills, vocational education, education finance, EMIS, curriculum, Child-Friendly School practices;
  • Demonstrable ability to work with diverse groups of stakeholders and to develop consensus and partnerships;
  • Demonstrable technical expertise in education in emergencies and development, early recovery and post crisis transition.
  • An understanding and training in Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergency (INEE) Minimum Standards for education in emergencies would be an added advantage;
  • Capacity to present ideas in a clear, concise and convincing manner while listening to and acknowledging other people’s perspectives;
  • Solid analytical, organizational, negotiating, advocacy and planning skills;
  • IT skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;
  • Willingness and ability to be stationed in Dadaab and travel to other field locations.
Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their curricula vitae (internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports), to:

The Human Resources Specialist
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address: kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/EDU/2011-29” in the email subject.

“Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply”

Zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse

UNICEF is a smoke-free environment
Here’s your opportunity to kick - off an exciting career

We are looking for suitably qualified candidates to fill the open positions in the following areas.

Airtel Centre of Excellence (ACE) - Based in Kenya

Country Head Financial Reporting

Responsible for overall audited financial reporting (Both IFRS and Local GAAP) of the Operating Country to all stakeholders (internal and external).

Issuing/implementing accounting guidelines and Financial Reporting Processes.

This position wilt act as bridge between Operating Countries and Nairobi Airtel Centre of Excellence.

Qualifications
  • Chartered Accountant / MBA / ICWA, Master Degree.
  • At least 5 years post qualification experience.
  • Expert knowledge of Accounting Policies: Local GAAP, USGAAP & IFRS.
  • Previous usage of Oracle, Hyperion / Gognos is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of French.
Head - Financial Reporting - Francophone

Job Responsibilities
  • Responsible for overall audited financial reporting (Both IFRS and Local GAAP) of African Francophone Operating Countries to all stakeholders (internal and external).
  • Issuing accounting guidelines and Financial Reporting Processes, this also includes End 2 End responsibilities of all Financial Reporting related activities, including monitoring of Airtel Centre Excellent SLA’s.
  • This position will act as bridge between the Francophone Operating Countries and Nairobi Airtel Centre of Excellence.
  • Driving Business for financial controls and efficiency on working capital.
  • Coach, mentor and motivate the team to improve performance on an ongoing basis.
Qualifications
  • Chartered Accountant/MBA/ICWA and any other relevant Post Graduate qualification.
  • At least 10 years post qualification experience.
  • Expert knowledge of Accounting Policies: Local GAAP, US GAAP & IFRS.
  • Previous usage of Oracle or Hyperion/Gognos is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of French.
Head - Service Delivery

Job Purpose
  • Lead the Service Management function of Shared Services Centre and ensure tracking and reporting of the overall quality, performance and control requirements.
  • The primary role of the service management head is to ensure service orientation across the delivery organization and measure and improve client satisfaction.
  • Integrate business intelligence data into a single system for the purpose of providing insight to the senior management that can use the system to manage business strategies on an on-going basis.
Qualifications
  • Professional Degree (Finance / Accounting / Audit or Supply Chain).
  • Post Graduate Qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Experience of 5-7 years in working / managing Finance & Accounting, Supply Chain Management, HR processes, Audit, with significant experience in Service management process in a Opcos / Shared Services environment.
  • Experience of working on various service management tools.
  • Experience in Telco industry.
Application Process:

Interested applicants should send their detailed CV’s and application letters to
Hr.Hq@airtel.com by 14th November, 2011.

Applications should be addressed to The Talent Acquisition Manager, Airtel Africa.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Airtel, the 5th largest telecoms company in the world and a fortune 500 company, is now in Rwanda

Here’s your opportunity to kick - off an exciting career

We are looking for suitably qualified candidates to fill the open positions in the following areas.

Passive Infrastructure (Based in Kenya)

Business Planning & Analysis

Positions Available

Head Business Planning and Analysis:- Experience of 8 - 10 years.

Assistant Manager Business Planning & Analysis:- Experience of 4 - 6 years.

Job purpose
  • Consolidate and report MIS in a multi country environment by Country & by segment.
  • Organize and ensure monthly review of Financial Performance against Budgetary targets of the business for the Head Office.
  • Monitor Financial & Operational KPIs, identify variances, recommend proposals to achieve business target.
  • CPA/MBA.
  • Knowledge of Accounting Standards under Local Country GAAP / IFRS / OHADA norms.
  • Exposure to an ERP environment — preferably Oracle / SAP for a multi country organization.
  • Exposure to working at a Head office of a Multi country operation.
  • Preferred background being telecom / service industry / Infrastructure segment.
  • Knowledge of English / French / Swahili.
Decision Support Systems

Positions available

Head Decision Support Systems:- Experience of 8 to 10 years.

Assistant Manager Decision Support Systems:- Experience of 4 to 6 years.

Job purpose
  • Evaluate and recommend Opex and Capex proposals which are supported with a defined Business Case and aligned to benchmarked KPIs.
  • Define a Decision support System through automated workflows using tools such as Zero Based Costing to evaluate business decisions.
Qualifications & Experience
  • CPA/MBA.
  • Knowledge of Accounting Standards under Local Country GAAP / IFRS / OHADA norms.
  • Exposure to an ERP environment — preferably Oracle / SAP for a multi country organization.
  • Exposure to working at a Head office of a Multi country operation.
  • Preferred background of assessing investments in capital expenditure in telecom / service industry / Infrastructure segment.
  • Knowledge of English / French / Swahili.
Governance

Positions available

Head Governance:- Experience of 10 to 12 years.

Assistant Manager Governance:- Experience of 4 to 6 years.

Job purpose
  • Define and establish a Governance framework for the organization comprising compliance to Statutory norms in a multi country environment covering banking regulations, taxation & financial reporting as per Local GAAP, company policy & procedure.
Qualification & Experience
  • CPA/MBA.
  • Knowledge of Accounting Standards under Local Country GAAP / IFRS / OHADA norms.
  • Knowledge of Statutory norms in a multi country environment.
  • Exposure to an ERP environment — preferably Oracle / SAP for a multi country organization.
  • Preferred background of assessing controls in telecom / service industry / Infrastructure segment.
  • Exposure to working at a Head office of a Multi country operation.
  • Knowledge of SOX procedures & compliance requirements of countries in Africa.
  • Knowledge of English / French / Swahili.
Taxation

Positions available

Head Taxation:- Experience of 10 to 14 years.

Assistant Manager Taxation:- Experience of 4 to 6 years.

Job purpose
  • Define, cascade, manage and monitor systems & processes ensuring compliance of Tax Regulations — both Direct and Indirect Taxes in a multi country environment.
Qualification & Experience
  • CPA/MBA.
  • Knowledge of Accounting Standards under Local Country GAAP / IFRS / OHADA norms.
  • Knowledge of Taxation regulations in a multi country environment.
  • Exposure to working at a Head office of a Multi country operation.
  • Exposure to an ERP environment — preferably Oracle / SAP for a multi country organisation.
  • Knowledge of English / French / Swahili.
Treasury

Positions available

Head Treasury:- Experience of 10 to 14 years.

Assistant Manager Treasury:- Experience of 4 to 6 years.

Job purpose
  • Design and implement efficient cash management practices to support working capital needs of the company.
  • Liaise with Banks in a multi country environment to review and facilitate banking & cash management needs of the company for both fund based and non-fund based facilities at each country.
Qualifications & Experience
  • CPA/MBA.
  • Knowledge of Banking regulations & Compliance as prescribed in a multi country environment.
  • Knowledge of Foreign Currency Regulations in a multi country environment.
  • Exposure to working at a Head office of a Multi country operation.
  • Exposure to an ERP environment — preferably Oracle / SAP for a multi country organisation.
  • Knowledge of English / French / Swahili.
Application Process:

Interested applicants should send their detailed CV’s and application letters to Hr.Hq@airtel.com by 14th November, 2011.

Applications should be addressed to The Talent Acquisition Manager, Airtel Africa.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Airtel, the 5th largest telecoms company in the world and a fortune 500 company, is now in Rwanda

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