Job title: Driver / Administrative Assistant

Unit / dept / delegation: Norwegian Red Cross, East Africa Regional Representation, Nairobi

Reports to: Programme Officer

Purpose: To provide driving and administrative support to the Norwegian Red Cross staff and programmes managed by the regional representation in Nairobi.

Duties applicable to all staff
  • Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation's goals.
  • Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross Red Crescent principles.
  • Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager.
Key Responsibilities

Vehicle Operation
  • Safely drive Federation fleet vehicles for the transport of passengers and cargo as instructed and ensure that all occupants of the vehicle are wearing safety belts. Driving assignments include field trips to rural areas with overnight stays.
  • Ensure proper use and security of assigned Federation vehicles and equipment. Also ensure the vehicles are cleaned, refuelled and are in operational condition at all times
  • Make correct entries into the log book and ensure proper records are kept of all the spare keys, repairs, equipment (e.g. radios, antennae, etc) and fuel intakes
  • Perform daily inspections for the assigned or any other vehicles and report to the supervisor accordingly
  • Understand and obey all applicable traffic signs, rules and regulations
  • Obey all lawful instructions of Police Officers in respective countries where the assigned vehicle will be driven
  • Comply with working hours as regulated, in accordance with the operational requirements of the East Africa Regional Representation
  • Make any such repairs that are necessary for the efficient operation of the vehicles including changing tyres in case of a puncture, changing oils, car batteries, etc
  • Advise supervisor of needed maintenance of the assigned vehicle
  • Carry out pre-repairs and post-repairs inspection
  • Follow up monthly service repairs and generate reports
  • Perform other technical duties as assigned
Administrative responsibilities
  • Assist the Programme Officer to follow up and ensure timely organisation of all welcome services provided to Norwegian Red Cross delegates, staff, visitors as well as partner national societies in close coordination and communication with the Programme Officer.
  • Assist the Programme Officer to manage incoming and outgoing correspondence and ensure information is passed to the relevant recepients.
  • Assist the Programme Officer in maintaining accurate Asset Inventory for the Norwegian Red Cross Regional Office and follow up on Asset’s register for programmes managed at the office
  • Manage and supervise the cleaning services provided to Norwegian Red Cross offices.
  • Assist the Finance Officer with payment vouchers for all invoices approved for payment; code the payments as appropriate.
  • Assist the Finance Officer check cash books against budget from programmes managed at the Norwegian Red Cross regional office.
  • Assist in filing and labelling payment receipts
  • Follow up repair work at delegates’ houses as instructed.
  • Purchase of small items for office use.
Required Qualifications

Education and Certifications
  • Secondary level education
  • Valid Kenyan driving licence and valid certificate of good conduct
Experience
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in a similar position
  • Working experience with international organisations, NGO or Embassy is highly desirable
Languages
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Kiswahili
Skills and Knowledge
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Mechanical knowledge, training in first aid or security is an advantage
  • Broad understanding of Red Cross/Red Crescent activities
Character Qualities
  • High degree of integrity, discretion and personal conduct
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing working conditions
  • Self-motivated, proactive with good judgement and initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Sensitive to diversity
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work in a multicultural team
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Able to work under minimum supervision
  • Good stress management with a sense of humour
Submission of applications:

Applications should be submitted to zonehr.easternafrica@ifrc.org; to be received not later than 17th November, 2011.

Kindly note that:

1. Only e-mail applications will be accepted.

2. Due to large volume of applications, only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Position: Senior Project Officer – Vital Voices

Responsible to: Project Coordinator – Nairobi

Location: Nairobi

Closing Date: 17th November, 2011

The Organization

Handicap International is an INGO specialising in the field of disability and development.

A strong emphasis is placed on empowering people with disabilities through their integration into mainstream development activities and the provision of appropriate health and rehabilitation services to ensure equal opportunities for all.

The Project

The project entitled Raising the Voice and Participation of Kenyans with Disability in Development and Reform Processes is being implemented in the eight provinces in Kenya in conjunction with DPOs as implementing and associate partners.

The project seeks to engage and strengthen Disabled Persons Organizations at national and grassroots levels, enhance their coordination and networking towards a united voice, thus addressing the need of persons with disability to contribute to the design of policies at a national level to set a framework for an inclusive society.

The Position

The Senior Project Officer (SPO) – Vital Voices is under the supervision of the Project Coordinator - Nairobi and, regarding his/her competence and position, is expected to act as the main liaison with project partners, facilitate the collaboration with DPOs and local authorities and promote disability agenda in collaboration with DPOs at local authorities level and nationally.

The SPO is responsible for planning and implementation of Vital Voices project activities towards empowerment of people with disabilities and their organizations (DPOs -Disabled Persons Organizations) geared towards an effective contribution of key governance reforms and development programs in Kenya

The SPO – Vital Voices is responsible for design, planning and implementation of Vital Voices project activities towards empowerment of people with disabilities and their organisations (DPOs-Disabled Persons Organizations) geared towards an effective contribution of key governance reforms and development programs in Kenya.

He/she will be responsible for :-
  • Providing support and acting as the main liaison with the project’s partners
  • Promoting disability agenda in collaboration with DPOs at local authorities level and nationally
  • Monitoring and tracking progress of civic engagement of people with disability at local authorities
  • Knowledge management
Qualifications

Education

Mandatory: Bachelors degree in the Social Sciences or Education or Community development

Desired: Project Management

Work experience

Mandatory:
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in a humanitarian/development project or set up
  • Experience in promoting inclusion and accessibility for persons with disability
  • Experience working with persons with disability and community initiatives
Desired:
  • Experience of partnership with local organizations
  • Experience working in Human Rights or governance projects
Required skills

Mandatory:
  • Good report writing ,presentation, strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through informal and formal trainings
  • Ability to work in a team
Desired:
  • Experience working with an NGO is an added advantage
If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV(including 3 referees with their current contacts) by email to :-
recruit08@handicap-international.or.ke.

The email subject line should be marked: “Application for SPO Vital Voices position”

Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.

Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.

Any kind of lobbying on behalf of applicants or canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.

Important Notice I:t has come to our attention that there are some fraudulent advertisements circulating on behalf of Handicap International. Be fully aware that Handicap International Does Not request for any fees from applicants during the application and/or induction process. Any occurrence of this kind is to be reported without delay to hrmanager@handicap-international.or.ke for further action.

Handicap International is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females and Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply
We are a leading provider of integrated business and technology solutions across Africa, in the Financial, Telecom, Real Estate, Service Industries and Government.

We work in partnership with global technology industry leaders and collaborative synergies with domain & technology centric eco-system partners.

We deliver business value to customers through a combination of process excellence, quality frameworks and service delivery innovation.

Due to our rapid expansion, we are seeking results oriented, highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to fill the following vacant positions;

Key Account Manager – Managed Services

Ref: SST/KE/KAM/2011

Reporting to the Business Development Manager-Managed Services, the incumbents will develop business objectives and determine the sales operational vision in line with our strategy.

Key responsibilities
  • Achieve sales targets as per agreed business plan and maintain a healthy sales funnel;
  • Develop and maintain a client database;
  • Respond to client enquiries for solutions as received through online tools, hard copies, walk in or telephone enquiries;
  • Support in the preparation of sales strategies to enable the team achieve their set target;
  • Work closely with vendors and partners to pursue client leads and new opportunities as well as keep abreast with their strategy plans and market trends;
  • Compile and follow up feedback from clients and vendors on the solutions with requirements as required by the customers;
  • Prepare monthly sales reports; and
  • Work with the Bid Management Team to ensure all requirements for the bids, scheduled and customized, are acquired and implemented in the bidding process and delivered on time to the clients.
Skills & Competencies
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, IT, Marketing, Sales or related field;
  • Relevant Certification in IT Sales;
  • Sales, Marketing or Customer Service training is an added advantage
  • 3- 4 years of experience in a technology services sales role.
For the above position, you require to have proven experience at liaising, negotiating, influencing, presenting and working with key external and internal stakeholders.

You shall possess, strategic planning skills with excellent verbal and written communication.

You must demonstrate ability to work in a highly driven environment, be results oriented and an innovative thinker.

If you believe you are the right candidate for the position and can clearly demonstrate ability to meet the above criteria, submit your application with a detailed CV, quoting the reference to talent@sevenseastech.com on or before 25th November 2011

Pwani University College, a premier University College at the Coast is an equal opportunity employer, situated in the beautiful scenic tourist resort town of Kilifi, and has the following employment opportunities.

Lecturers

Grade 12

Applicants must have a PhD in the relevant area from a recognized University or have successfully defended PhD thesis.

Holders of Master's degree will also be considered on condition that they meet the following requirements:

Must have
  • Registered for PhD degree and shown satisfactory progress (Completed at least 50% of the core chapters approved by the supervisors).
  • Presented at least three (3) seminar papers or two publications in refereed journals or a university level book by reputable publisher.
  • Must have full time university teaching experience as tutorial fellow or assistant
  • Lecturer for at least three (3) years.
Lecturer Positions available in:
  • Sociology – 1 Position
  • Economics – 2 Positions
  • Tourism Management – 1 Position
  • Commerce (Finance and Banking & Business Administration) - 2 Positions
  • Computer Science – 1 Position
  • Environmental Law - 1 Position
  • Environmental Science (Community Development) – 1 Position
  • Environmental Science (Earth Science, Physics, Biology,) – 1 Position
  • Nursing – 1 Position
This is a re-advertisement. Those who already applied need not apply.

Veterinarian Positions in the Department of Agriculture

Lecturer - Grade 12

Applicants should have a PhD in Veterinary Medicine, those with Master's in Veterinary Medicine with at least three (3) years of teaching, research or professional experience are encouraged to apply, the first degree must be in Veterinary Medicine and should be registered as a Veterinary Surgeon with the Kenya Veterinary Board.

Assistant Lecturer - Grade 11

Applicants should have a Master's degree in Veterinary Medicine. Practicing Veterinary Surgeons with at least three (3) years teaching, research, or professional experience are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be registered as a Veterinary Surgeon with the Kenya Veterinary Board.

Assistant Lecturer in Nursing - Grade 11 - 2 Positions

Requirements
  • Applicants should have a Master's degree in Nursing, and be Registered and licensed by Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • He/she should have broad clinical and teaching experience
  • Must have at least two years experience in teaching in a University or a Research institution
Quantity Surveyor

Grade 10

Applicants must have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Quantity Surveying/Building Economics from a recognized university with a minimum of three (3) years experience in Quantity Surveying work in a busy contractor's environment.

The candidates should be registered with the Board of Registration of Architects and quantity surveyors of Kenya and be a member of a recognized professional body they should also be computer literate in the use of Quantity Surveying software.

Senior Library Assistant / Systems Librarian

Grade E-

1 Position

Candidate Must have a Bachelors' degree in Library and Information Science as well as training in IT or other computer intensive discipline, or equivalent professional experience and at least 2 years experience in a busy, computerized, academic library setting.

In addition the candidate must have experience on using and in the administration of KOHA Integrated Library System, experience with UNIX/Linux operating systems, preferably Debian, knowledge of Apache2 and MySQL-database server, knowledge of computer networking technologies, the Internet, web-based services, and current developments in library applications of information technologies.

The candidate must be conversant with Library 2.0 concept and tools and must be knowledge of the following development environments: PERL, PHP, XML and JavaScript.

Terms of Service

Terms of service for posts include a competitive basic salary, house allowance, medical cover, commuting allowance and membership to a pension scheme.

Interested applicants should send (2 copies) of their application for the above positions. Application should include an up to date CV, providing details of age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, work experience, present post and salary, email address, telephone and names and contacts of three referees who are knowledgeable about the competence of the applicant, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials.

NB: Applicants must specify on their application letters the position they are interested in.

Interested applicants and referees must write to the undersigned so as to reach him not later than Monday 21 st November, 2011. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Principal,
Pwani University College,
P. O Box 195-80108,
Kilifi.

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