icipe is an intergovernmental organisation funded by government aid agencies, UN organisations and private foundations to carry out research and training in environmentally sound and sustainable management of arthropods for improved health and agricultural productivity in the tropics.

icipe has approximately 350 staff to support its research and capacity building programmes, located at various sites in Kenya and Ethiopia.

icipe wishes to urgently recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Graphic Artist to be based at Duduville campus, Kasarani, Nairobi. This is a local (national) position that offers a two-year contract that is renewable.

The main objective of the position is to provide quality services in typesetting, design, layout and graphics for all icipe publications and in particular provide expertise in the graphics and imagesetting area as DTP Designer/Imagesetter.

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration the Graphic Artist will perform the following duties, among others:

  • Typeset, design and format layouts of texts for manuscripts, newsletters, brochures and other icipe publications, using desktop publishing and graphic design software.
  • Prepare and suggest layout for icipe logos, publications covers and master copies.
  • Design icipe business cards, staff IDs, advertisements and special occasions cards as necessary.
  • Conceptualise and produce colour schemes for various icipe publications, posters, advertisements and information material.
  • Liaise with the Scientific Illustrator and Typesetter regarding control and design of originals for printing.
  • Keep a small inventory of desktop publishing and graphics design software, and report to SPO in new software needs acquisition.
  • Produce work and liaise with scientists and other professional staff on completion of tasks.
  • Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Arts/Design.
  • An advanced certificate in Computer Graphics/DTP.
  • Proficiency in using Apple Macintosh computers is mandatory.
  • Working knowledge of graphics design software packages.
  • At least five years working experience as a Graphic Artist in an international organisation or newspaper.
  • Work with minimum supervision.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Proficiency in computer skills (MS Office suite in addition to DTP expertise).
  • Proficiency in the most important professional graphics design software, such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat and Illustrator, and CorelDRAW, is essential.
Applications will be accepted up to 24 November 2011.

Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

Please send an application with a detailed CV, names and addresses of 3 referees including e-mail addresses, fax numbers and remuneration package to:


The Human Resources Department
icipe - African Insect Science for Food and Health
P.O. Box 30772-00100

icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Consultancy Advertisement

Terms of Reference (ToR)

GOAL is seeking a consultancy for evaluation of its child protection and education sectors.


GOAL is an international non-governmental, relief and development organisation.

GOAL began its operations in Kenya in 1983. GOAL’s current programmes include a multi-sectoral Programme of Support for Children and Youth in Difficult Circumstances in Nairobi’s informal settlements.


GOAL’s education sector addresses gaps in access to and quality education in Mukuru, Korogocho and Dandora slums by building the capacity of schools to address the needs of vulnerable children and youth and improving the learning environment.

GOAL also supports out-of-school children and youth to promote matriculation and retention into formal schools. Adult education and parents livelihoods training to increase the demand and support for education in target communities is also implemented.

Child Protection:

GOAL’s child protection programming aims to put in place appropriate interventions to empower children and the community on issues of child rights.

The overall objective is to contribute towards improved child protection services in Kenya.

This is to be achieved through promotion of activities geared towards effective provision of child protection; rehabilitation and reintegration services for child abuse survivors and vulnerable children; scaling up of child protection operations through enhanced partnership, networking and collaboration with local organisations; and to enhance the quality of interventions through mainstreaming of child protection.

Purpose of the Evaluation:

GOAL intends to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the two sectors to assess the following:
  1. Effectiveness of the programme in meeting its stated objectives and outcomes.
  2. Identify the strengths of the programme and define areas for improvement,
  3. Provide a basis for accountability to beneficiaries, partners, donors and the general public.
Timeframe: This evaluation should be completed within approximately 5 weeks. Start on 24 November 2011 and a final report submitted by 9 January 2012.

Scope of Work: The evaluation seeks to measure the outcomes of interventions undertaken in the current phase of GOAL Kenya’s Programme of Support for Children and Youth in Difficult Circumstances (2007-2011).

Please send an email to consultancy@ke.goal.ie for a detailed ToR.

Submit your application to consultancy-app@ke.goal.ie by 21st November 2011.

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We invite applications from qualified candidates for the above position in our offices in Nairobi.

The successful person will report to the Team Leader, PICO-Eastern Africa and will be based in the Nairobi office.

This position is open only to Kenyan residents.


PICOTEAM is a coalition of organizations operating in several African countries as well as in Latin America. We support individuals and organizations in their efforts to bring about change and innovation for sustainable development.

PICOTEAM focuses on fostering participatory learning processes in organizations and amongst stakeholders towards enhancing their performance, creativity and adaptability.

We lead organizations through institutional reform and change processes and have a proven track record in building the capacity of operational, management and strategic teams to improve
organizational and individual performance utilizing a variety of participatory training, mentoring and coaching methodologies.

The position

PICOTEAM seeks to recruit a Research Officer to coordinate the implementation of a project entitled ‘Network for Enhanced Market Access by Smallholders in Eastern and Southern Africa’ (NEMAS).

The project objective is to ‘enable decision makers and implementers to make informed choices about the most effective ways to support transparent, inclusive and competitive markets for agricultural inputs and produce’.

The overall goal is to ‘increase the impact of public and private investments in inclusive market access by smallholders in East and Southern Africa’.

Expected outcomes of the project are:
  1. Improved market efficiency enabling smallholder farmers to benefit from a greater choice of markets locally and regionally
  2. Scaling up of good practice in on-going and new investment programmes through effective cross learning and sharing
  3. Better social and economic returns of public investments in market access.

The Project Officer will be responsible for the following:
  • Day to day management of the project, including:
  1. Taking lead role in the organization of workshops, meetings and other processes required as part of PICOTEAM role as lead facilitator of the project
  2. Undertaking electronic convening and moderation of discussions on specific topics/issues as may be required
  3. Proactively handling communication with project stakeholders
  4. Preparing project reports to donors and other stakeholders as may be required
  • Contribute to the collection, collation and synthesis of data or information (e.g. on best practices) that may be required as part of the project – as input into the project or output from activities of the project.
  • Contribute to the development and nurturing of local learning agenda:
  1. Visit projects and understand contexts, opportunities and challenges
  2. Make intellectual input into project content and processes
  • Perform other duties as may be required to deliver on the objectives of the project
Location: PICO-East Africa offices in Nairobi, Kenya, with extensive travel in eastern
and southern Africa.

  • A PhD degree in marketing or equivalent; or relevant MSc degree with postgraduate training in a markets-related field
  • Excellent understanding of smallholder agriculture in Africa
  • At least 7 years experience working with grass-roots organizations, and track record in participatory processes aimed at empowering communities and local organizations in addressing market access challenges
  • Ability to work in multi-institutional, multi-cultural contexts
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with local organizations and farmers
  • Excellent computer skills (including MS office applications).
How to apply

Applications should be addressed to:

PICO-Eastern Africa
PO Box 1094-00502

e-mail applications with subject ‘NEMAS Project Officer’ should be addressed to
info@picoteamea.org and Ed Rege at: ed.rege@picoteam.org
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Position Title: Finance Executive

Company: SOFGEN Africa Ltd

Responsible To: Chief Financial Officer; with a dotted line to EVP Africa

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Liaises with: Directors, Regional Managers, Group Finance, HR, Recruitment, Resource Allocation, Group Legal

Job Purpose: To perform all finance related work for the Africa division, working closely with the Group CFO and the EVP Africa.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Prepare, supervise and manage SOFGEN Africa budget and the budgeting process
  • Ensure compliance with tax regulation in Africa
  • Ensure/implements that Africa financial function runs in accordance with corporate policies
  • Manage relationship with auditors, conduct/support annual audit
  • Prepare various financial reports for management
  • Perform payroll and wire transfer activities and manage employee benefits schemes
  • Manage bank relationship and day to day bank activities and daily cash flow situation
  • Monitor accounts receivables and accounts payable status
  • Confirm that each invoice has been reviewed/approved by responsible person before it is processed in Navision and paid
  • Manage financial/accounting activities for all group companies within SOGEN Africa
  • Participate in SOFGEN Africa management meetings
  • Liaise with corporate legal on corporate legal activities
  • Ensure safekeeping of all corporate documentation
  • Experience in office administration
Basic Qualifications & Skill Set:
  • 4+ years of Finance and Accounting experience including Payroll, Wire Transfers, Accounts Payable
  • Certified Public Accountant CPA (K)
  • Understanding of international/cross border business and transfer pricing policies
  • Understanding of group consolidation and intercompany billing procedures
  • Audit experience
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Powerpoint) - Advanced Excel skills is a must (pivot tables, vlookups, functions in general)
  • Microsoft Office (Project Publisher, Access)
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to coordinate between divisions and management structure. Take charge attitude to assume responsibility.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
How To Apply:

Send current CVs, certification and application letters, indicating 3 referees with day time contacts to cndolo@sofgen.com by 25th November 2011

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
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