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Job Title: Information & Communications Intern – South and Central Somalia

Place of Work: Nairobi

Reports to: Area Representative – South and Central Somalia

Reporting to position: N/A

Function Purpose

The Information & Communications Officer is responsible for meeting the information and communication needs of the South and Central Somalia Programme.

The function will ensure the collection, translation/interpretation, approval and dissemination of information and communication products.

S/He will also ensure monitoring and translation of Somali media as required.

This position is being introduced on a 3 months trial basis and will be reviewed after that period for potentially permanent addition to the team.

We would be looking for an intern currently in their final year of study

Key accountabilities
  • Produce the weekly feedback report to the field team and disseminate
  • Support the CSS team with translations of crucial documents as needed
  • Monitor Somali media and submit daily updates to Area Representative and/or others as required
  • Attendance at information sharing meetings and dissemination of information as required
Core Competencies & Qualifications

  • Excellent Somali and English language skills, both verbal and written
  • Good computer skills
  • Ability to manage large amounts of information and summarize appropriately
  • Ability to manage sensitive information appropriately
  • Demonstrable interest in Somali context and humanitarian aid
  • Ability to work effectively and calmly in a high-pressure environment and to prioritize and effectively manage assignments in a timely fashion
  • Commitment to humanitarian values and principles.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication (or final year student)
  • Knowledge/experience in preparation of newsletters, brochures, documents, reports and correspondence
The last day of accepting applications is Monday 14th Nov 2011.

Applications to be dropped at our offices and the envelope to be marked as

Information & Communications intern
Somalia/ Somaliland programme.
Matundu close Off School Lane Westlands
P.O. Box 39664-00623 Nairobi

Note: Save the Children Somalia/Somaliland will only be paying a minimum internship allowance for their transportation that won’t attract taxation.

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H Young & Co (EA) is one of East Africa’s leading construction groups. For over 50 years H Young & Co (EA) Ltd has been building East Africa's infrastructure in partnership with various international partners making it the contractor of choice in East Africa.

With very wide expertise and experience in Civil, Mechanical & Structural Engineering, H Young has a track record in operating in all industries. The company applies its innovative and practical approach to both big and small projects.

The following positions are available and individuals seeking to be part of H Young’s team are encouraged to apply.

Safety Officer

The Safety Officer will be responsible for offering advisory services to management on all Health, Safety and Environment issues.

These include and not limited to the following range of specialist areas; fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases.

  • Preparing and ensuring implementation of health and safety strategies and developing internal policies.
  • Implementing the company Health and Safety Procedures and developing local work procedures to comply with legal obligations.
  • Carrying out job safety analyses and considering how risks can be reduced or eliminated.
  • Carrying out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented and are working well.
  • Overseeing safety audits and keeping records of inspections’ findings and producing reports that suggest improvements.
  • Ensuring that staff is inducted according to the Safety Procedure.
  • Keeping up to date with new legislation and maintaining a working knowledge of all environmental, health and safety legislation and any developments in the industry, and liaising with regulatory bodies to ensure compliance.
  • Maintaining a system for recording, reporting and investigating injuries, accidents and dangerous occurrences in the site.
  • Providing regular statistical summaries to Management and drawing attention to significant trends and occurrences.
  • Degree in Environmental Sciences.
  • Professional Certification in Occupational Health & Safety.
  • Proven record of at least 4 years HSE experience in a reputable organisation.
  • Flexibility to varying working hours.
  • Customer service oriented.
  • A mature individual with high level of discretion and unquestionable integrity.
Workshop Foreman (Heavy Equipment Workshop)

  • Responsible for maintenance of heavy equipment. This includes and not limited to the following makes; Komatsu, CAT, Volvo and Hitachi.
  • Ensure full utilisation of workshop available labour and resources to achieve planned operationaltargets.
  • Supervise subordinates to produce quality work.
  • Assist the staff technically and train them.
  • Ensure that the technicians carry out the jobs within the allotted time.
  • Ensure the most effective use of available time and equipment.
  • Give practical assistance, on-the-job training and technical advice to subordinates.
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Automotive Option will be an added advantage).
  • Proven record of at least 8 years in maintenance of heavy equipment of which 4 are at a supervisory level.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Flexibility to varying working hours.
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Effective communicator.
Carmix Operator

  • Responsible for the proper mix delivery and proper slump of concrete from the car mixer.
  • Ensuring timely delivery to sites.
  • Inspect the inside of car mixer drum on a daily basis to ascertain excess buildup and/or worn fins and report any deficiencies to the supervisor.
  • Maintain the car mixer in a safe operating condition and report any mechanical problems immediately to the supervisor.
  • Holder of KCE Division III or KCSE mean grade of C- (minus).
  • At least 3 years relevant experience in driving a mixer truck.
  • A clean driving record.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Reliable with high level of integrity.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Interested candidates should submit their application and detailed CV on or before 10th November 2011 to Jobs@hyoung.co.ke or send via post to;

The Human Resources Manager,
H. Young & Co. (E.A) Ltd.
P.O. Box 30118 - 00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Clearly indicating the position on the email subject or the envelope

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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NGO Vacancy Announcement

Business Officers (2), Mombasa

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. Mercy Corps has recently been awarded a 3-year program under USAID’s Yes Youth Can initiative, covering six regions in Kenya; Western, Nyanza, Rift Valley, Central, Nairobi and Coast.

The core of this program is a The Tahidi Youth Fund (TYF), which will be a youth-owned, youth-led and youth-managed financial facility to support local solutions for community economic development as it grows in value.

This program aims to appropriately empower Kenyan youth (15-30yrs) to strengthen their socio-economic and political stakes through youth-led and managed initiatives and institutions.

The TYF will in the first three years provide sustainable financial and skills development assistance to approximately 200,000 youth through a variety of youth-identified social and economic community development projects.
General Position Summary

Working under the direction of the Grant Coordinator, the Business Officer will ensures field-level and institutional compliance with the TYF grant operations manual and any other additional guiding policy under this program.

This position will work with other Business Officers and other stakeholders in a designated geographical area of operations, in order to engage directly with qualify, Youth Bunges (which are mobilized by the Yes Youth Can-Regional projects) to provide Community Development Grants.

The Business Officer will execute a standardized grant application process and procedure in a transparent, client friendly manner.

The Business Officer is a key function in fraud prevention and grant management at the field level.
Essential Job Functions
  • Engage directly with qualify Youth Bunges in an efficient, transparent, client-friendly manner in order to provide Community Development Grants to Youth Bunges. .
  • Provide qualifying Youth Groups with all information regarding the processes, policies and procedures of applying for a TYF Community Development Grant. Specifically highlighting the role and responsibility of the Youth Group.
  • Work in a respectful, transparent manner with the Youth Groups by creating an environment in which the Youth Groups are provided an equal space and opportunity to lead the grant application process in conjunction with the TYF Business Officer. .
  • Drive a client-friendly frontoffice service delivery process to all Youth Bunges that are engaged.
  • Work with the field Finance Officer to ensure smooth disbursement of funds to the Youth Bunges.
  • Ability to provide minimal technical assistance across a variety of areas such as: agriculture, light manufacturing, horticulture, technology etc. etc.
  • Work with the TYF team to gradually and effectively utilize information from the data base for future strategic planning of the fund from the 3rd year of operation.
  • Ensure proper filing of all hard copy documents and correspondences of clients.
  • Maintain a client file for all Youth Groups who apply for a YYF Grant.
  • Oversee effective communication and conduct outreach to all TYF potential clients on procedures for accessing funds, including time frames.
  • Present monthly fund updates to TYF management team.
Supervisory Responsibility:

Accountability Reports Directly To: Grant Coordinator

Works Directly With: Relevant Field Level Colleagues and Head Office Team

Knowledge and Experience:
  • Five or more years of work experience with increasing responsibilities. Solid experience from the private sector preferred.
  • Experience implementing, monitoring and managing Community Development projects at the field-level
  • Bachelor's degree in economic development, or development related filed is preferred. A professional grant making training is desirable.
  • 2 years’ experience in grants making and management especially under a USAID grant.
  • Experience in identifying and managing fraud within the NGO, public or private sector preferred.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills,
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Previous hands-on experience implementing a program of a large community projects portfolio
  • Thorough understanding of project management cycle
  • Proven project management experience
Success Factors
  • Zero tolerance for fraud
  • Demonstrated understanding of multiple business environments
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and communicate effectively with team members to ensure achievement of overall program objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and communicate effectively with target clients to ensure achievement of overall program objectives.
  • Proven ability to learn quickly, take initiative, and be accountable for results.
  • Even temperament and a good sense of humor are appreciated.
  • Commitment to transparency, accountability and compliance with donor, organizational and national policies and regulations.
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor and characteristic to the position
Living /Environmental Conditions:

The position will be based in Mombasa, with 75% field travel.

Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Staff are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit on or before November 14th, 2011 4.00 p.m. a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent or supervisor) to hr@ke.mercycorps.org

Applicants must clearly indicate on the email subject “Application for the position of Business officer”.

Applications without this subject heading will be disqualified.

Please do not attach any certificates.

Only qualified short-listed candidates will be contacted

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