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 (18-35yrs) 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:

The Communication Officer will be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to implementing sites in six regions in Kenya; Western, Nyanza, Rift Valley, Central Province, Nairobi and Coast as as required and surrounding areas.

In collaboration with the Country Director, COP’s and Field Officers understand the mission, vision and activities of YYC National and create effective communications materials.

Similarly collect and compile information about the YYC national program for dissemination to program beneficiaries, stakeholders, the government, CSOs and donors as per the instructions of the country Director.

Essential Job Functions: Responsibilities
  • Provide consistent, reliable, and meaningful communication to various stakeholders in audience-appropriate language and mediums
  • The Communications Officer works with the management team to develop and implement a communications strategy within the budgeted framework.
  • Provide advice on crafting of relevant program messages and promoting them through established media channels and through direct communications with clients and partners.
  • Ensure proper and correct messaging of the YYC Initiative by all staff from the bottom up.
  • Communications to various stakeholders with appropriate frequency and timing
  • Produces program compelling news releases and newsletters in liaison with COP’s and Country Director.
  • Work with Public relations and Branding firm to create documents, presentation materials and other communications products, creates videos of our organization’s work.
  • Maintains and updates further development of our organization’s website and online presence including the Youth social media.
  • Create communications materials in collaboration with the YYC National team. Communications materials will include a print brochure, flyers, business cards, educational materials and other printed materials as required.
  • Oversee and supervise printing and design of publicity materials of Mercy Corps Kenya.
  • To keep attuned to the changes and updates needed on the website and other youth communication channels like face book, twitter etc.
  • To write “Stories” of cases, individuals and projects to be used in various communications materials.
  • Participate in planning films and videos on YYC national programs
  • To document and communicate with Public relations and branding firm, agencies, internet partners in the creation and promotion of YYC national activities.
  • To undertake any other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Roles: None

Reports Directly To: COP (Chief of Party)

Works Directly With: DCOP, Operations, Program and Field Officers

Education, Knowledge and Experience
  • The Communications Officer should have an educational background in public relations, journalism or marketing, but experience and demonstrated skill set will also be taken into consideration.
  • Must have a Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree in Arts or Communications or other relevant degree.
  • Experience and skills from previous employment are a plus.
  • Must have good organizational, management and communications skills. In addition, must be able to develop communications strategies, and negotiate and collaborate with partners and outside teams such as printer, web team, film makers etc.
  • Computer programs and tools the successful candidate should be familiar with:
  • Ability to work effectively as part of team in a cross-cultural and politically sensitive setting.
  • Professional communicator who can recognize a story and tell it in a compelling way to media, in newsletters, videos and online
  • Should demonstrate a passion and a commitment to changing lives of others (especially the Youths) for the better and inspires others in that passion and commitment.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Computer skills beyond e-mail and word processing. Some graphic design and publication design skills are necessary.
  • Should be able to write interesting text to be used on the website, email newsletter, face book and other online communications.
  • Writing must be grammatically correct and in good standard English
  • Should be a dynamic team player and a collaborator with strong networking and negotiation skills.
  • Must be ready to comply and live up to and in accordance with Mercy Corps Kenya ideals and values.
  • Must have demonstrable good relational skills.
Success Factors
  • Excellent communication and team-building techniques
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of cultural and social environment in Central Province & Rift Valley.
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with other project personnel
  • Strong computer and organizational skills
  • Proactive, creative, problem-solver
Living /Environmental Conditions:

The position will be based in Nairobi, 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/TYD 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 30th, 2011 4.00 p.m. a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent or supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org

Applicants must clearly indicate on the email subject “Application for the position of "Communication Officer”.

Applications without this subject heading will be disqualified.

Please do not attach any certificates.

Only qualified short-listed candidates will be contacted


Visit http://myjobtube.blogspot.com for best Jobs in Kenya

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 (18-35yrs) 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:

The M&E Officer will be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to implementing sites in six regions in Kenya; Western, Nyanza, Rift Valley, Central Province, Nairobi and Coast as as required and surrounding areas.

This position will act as a resource for all program staff, to enhance program design, monitoring and evaluation, and quality.

The position will assist with building M&E systems focused on data collection, data aggregation, data analysis and reporting (internal and external). Similarly collect and compile information about the program for dissemination to program beneficiaries, stakeholders, the government, CSOs and donors as per the instructions of the Chief of Party or country Director.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Together with YYC National Carry out assessments of Youth Skills, Labour market and business opportunities and economic situations within the program operational areas and make recommendations for actions that are consistent with program objectives.
  • Identify/design in collaboration with youth comprehensive projects that include activities to promote sustainable enterprises and livelihoods as per the findings of assessments and youth skills gaps. Analyze data with the team and support town hall report dissemination meetings after successful completion of the reports.
  • Train Youth joint monitoring teams and reporting teams and engage them in monitoring their own projects and implementing youth mentorship programs.Train program staff and local partners on the logical framework, data management, data analysis and results-oriented programming, basic surveying and sampling techniques, monitoring and evaluation methods and principles and report writing techniques and requirements for Mercy Corps and USAID.
  • Develop, standardize and deploy survey tools, and other data collection forms to realize the effective use of monitoring plans.
  • Implement and improve existing monitoring tools for the youth & staff to ensure the appropriateness of the program and to gauge its impact, including a system of recording and presenting relevant data.
  • Together with external evaluators, conduct final survey and program evaluation
  • Provide reporting including contributions to regular conflicts reports, as well as more general situation reports.
  • Prepare other documentation for internal Mercy Corps use and external requirements as may be required.
  • Travel to the field to monitor and evaluate project sites, work with beneficiary groups, and organize and conduct assessments as necessary.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Other duties as assigned
Supervisory Roles: None

Reports Directly To: COP( Chief of Party)

Works Directly With: DCOP,Program Officers logistics and procurement

Knowledge and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Sociology, Statistics, Economics or related field
  • 2 – 3 years’ experience or more in Youth Development and livelihoods in a similar role
  • Experience should include conducting assessments and surveys, proposal development, program design, selecting indicators, implementing monitoring plans, and data analysis.
  • Strong English writing skills required
  • Experience with USAID or other donors required
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and basic statistics is required; demonstrated skill in statistical analysis, SPSS, MS Access and other databases formats strongly desired.
  • Work experience in post-conflict zone
  • Ability to work effectively as part of team in a cross-cultural and politically sensitive setting.
  • Strong inter-personal, cultural and diplomatic skills.
Success Factors
  • Excellent communication and team-building techniques
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of cultural and social environment in Central Province & Rift Valley.
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with other project personnel
  • Strong computer and organizational skills
  • Proactive, creative, problem-solver
Living /Environmental Conditions:

The position will be based in Nairobi, 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/TYD 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 30th, 2011 4.00 p.m. a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent or supervisor) to

hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org

Applicants must clearly indicate on the email subject “Application for the position of "Monitoring and Evaluation Officer”.

Applications without this subject heading will be disqualified.

Please do not attach any certificates.

Only qualified short-listed candidates will be contacted
Visit http://myjobtube.blogspot.com for best Jobs in Kenya

Job Title: Senior Team Leader - Social Determinants of Health

Country: Kenya

Location: APHIAplus – Zone 1 - Kisumu

Closing Date: December 02 2011

Purpose of the position:

To Support provide the technical leadership and direction needed to successfully support timely and quality implementation of APHIAplus Social determinants of health to improve the well-being of targeted communities and population of Western Kenya (Nyaza & western province), improve child well being and be responsible for the coordination and overseeing the work of APHIAplus.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:

The holder of this position must have a minimum of a Bachelors’ degree or its equivalent in a relevant field from a recognized University.

An advanced degree is highly preferred;

They must have a minimum of 5 years experience designing, planning, implementing, supervising and reporting on integrated social livelihood and development projects

They must have demonstrated practical command for implementing Social Development;

The holder of this position must be results orientated leader with performance based management knowledge who can manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands;

He /she must also have solid public relations skills and be a strong team player;

Job Details

Download More Job Details Here

How to Apply

All application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three referees, should be sent to reach the undersigned not later than December 2, 2011.

Director
People and Culture
World Vision Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya
Link
Email: recruit_kenya@wvi.org

Please indicate clearly on the subject line the position you are applying for.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Disclaimer: World Vision Kenya has not engaged any recruitment agencies in this recruitment process, neither are we charging any fees to potential employees for job opportunities.
Visit http://myjobtube.blogspot.com for best Jobs in Kenya

Kenyan Jobs Categories

Kenyajobtube. Powered by Blogger.

Music Recording Studio

Get Kenyan Jobs Alerts Via Email

Enter your email address:

Popular Jobs in Kenya

Blog Archive

Join Kenyan Jobs today!