St. Lucie Kiriri is a Private Boarding Secondary School offering the 8-4-4 system of education, and the British National Curriculum.


The school is looking for a mature person with academic qualifications, administrative abilities and experience to take up the post of;

The School Principal

Those who meet these requirements should apply to:

The Director,
St. Lucie Kiriri Girls Secondary School,
P.O. Box 49274 – 00100,
Nairobi.

Closing date 16th December 2011

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Job Purpose

Under the direction of the HR Director provide operational human resources support to managers and staff.

Key Accountabilities
  • Collaborate with the HR Director in implementation of HR Initiatives in relation to reward and compensation, employee retention, Gender & Diversity, training & development, performance management, among others.
  • Closely interact with the National HR Manager (Based in Hargesia) and Nairobi based HR/Admin staff to provide efficient support to managers and staff in all HR operational issues particularly in recruitment, benefits administration, and other routine HR matters.
  • Contribute to development and/or review of HR policies, contractual documents, procedures and processes; ensuring efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and legal compliance is observed.
  • Undertake comparative salary & benefits surveys and identify trends in employees relations with other comparative NGO’s
  • Network with relevant and recognised HR groups, employment bodies and legal counterparts.
  • Contribute to planning, monitoring and reporting activities in relation to the annual plan and budget.
  • Ensure up-to-date personnel records are maintained according to organizational best practice and compliant with both organizational policy and the appropriate local legislation.
  • Update and maintain the organizational chart.
  • Manage disciplinary and grievances issues
  • Conduct HR Field Audits and liaise with Field HR Officers to ensure implementation of audit findings
  • Facilitate evaluation of induction processes and monitoring effectiveness of the induction process and feedback to line managers and HR Director.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety, security, employment equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
  • In conjunction with line managers ensure that all staff understand and observe the Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the HR Director
Essential
  • Undergraduate degree or Higher Diploma qualification in Human Resources Management
  • Minimum five years experience in a similar role
  • Good knowledge and experience of generalist HR issues, including compliance with employment laws, interpretation and application of policies and procedures
  • Strong bias to compliance and quality
  • Solution-focused and confident in operating within a dynamic and fast paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), with the ability to provide clear and effective advice on a range of HR issues.
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Strong team player, collaborative, and capable of building effective relationships across all levels
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and ability to use the Internet to obtain data and reference material.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and other Global Policies
  • Commitment to promoting diversity and equality of opportunity in employment and an empathy with SC UK values and objectives.
  • A willingness to travel occasionally to field offices.
  • Fluent in English
Code of Conduct

Because Save the Children's work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children's rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children's Code of Conduct sets out the standards.

Applications should be forwarded to: jobssomalia@scuk.or.ke

This position is only open to Kenyan nationals.

Only short listed individuals will be notified.

Application Closing Date: Friday 16th Dec 2011, 15:00 pm

Save the Children is an equal opportunities employer and highly encourages women to apply.

We are one of the largest and fastest growing companies dealing in motor vehicle parts with an existing countrywide network of 12 points of sale.

We represent world class brands and use state-of-the-art equipment to deliver to our clients fast, efficient and truly superior service with an identifiable difference.

For more information about AutoXpress log on to www.auto-xpress.com.

Position: Receptionist

Reports To: Directors

Purpose: This position is responsible for answering phones, receiving visitors, handling incoming and providing secretarial, clerical and administrative support to the Heads of Departments and the Directors.

Position Description and Responsibilities:
  • Attend to all incoming calls and also make outgoing calls to the company stakeholders on behalf of the other departmental employees
  • Respond to general queries on phone from clients and dealers
  • Receive visitors and direct them to the relevant office
  • Plan and coordinate arrangements for board meetings and conferences
  • Coordinate and facilitate the Directors’ calendar to arrange meetings, appointments, and conferences
  • Take and transcribe dictation on confidential and technical matters from the Directors
  • Facilitate purchasing of air tickets, initiate the visa application process where required, ensure all other necessary travel documents for the trip are in order
  • Register all incoming and outgoing and mails, distribute the mails to relevant persons, facilitate payment of any utility bills
  • Delegate duties and supervise the messenger, driver and cleaners
  • with written, telephone, and email communications for the department
  • Performs all essential functions of the position and other related duties as assigned
Skills and Requirements:
  • Must have excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks and handle multiple tasks.
  • Must be very pleasant with a warm and pleasant personality.
  • Must be highly organized.
  • Must be enthusiastic, vibrant and energetic.
  • Must have knowledge of office record keeping practices and methods.
  • Can perform with minimal supervision.
Education and Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Office Management/Business Administration
  • Three years minimum working experience in a similar role in a busy environment
  • Proficient in MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Formal secretarial training will be an added advantage
  • Previous experience working with Executive level management will be an added advantage
How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae (including salary history) to: hr@auxpke.com not to reach us later than Wednesday, December 14th, 2011.

We are one of the largest and fastest growing companies dealing in motor vehicle parts with an existing countrywide network of 12 points of sale.

We represent world class brands and use state-of-the-art equipment to deliver to our clients fast, efficient and truly superior service with an identifiable difference.

For more information about AutoXpress log on to www.auto-xpress.com.

Position: Office Cleaner

Reports To: Receptionist

Purpose: Reporting to the Receptionist, the Office Cleaner will ensure that the office is kept clean and office refreshments are prepared on time. She/he will maintain high standards of cleanliness in the Directors’ offices and perform all kitchen duties.

Position Description and Responsibilities:
  • On daily basis, ensure that the Directors’ offices are cleaned to include: sweeping, washing office floors; dusting equipment desks, removing trash, cleaning windows and ensure that the office is in an overall presentable condition.
  • Ensure drinking water is available at the beginning of each work day; prepare requests in advance of need to ensure availability and obtain appropriate approval.
  • Ensure all cutleries and fridges are well cleaned.
  • Prepare refreshments for visitors throughout the workday and as requested for meetings.
  • Prepare and serve tea to senior staff during tea break times.
  • Assist in monitoring and reporting all repair and maintenance requirement for the entire office.
  • Make sure all shutters are closed, lights are off except the security lights after office working hours.
  • Perform all essential functions of the position and other related duties as assigned
Education and Qualifications:

Education: O’ level Certificate

Experience: Similar activities for at least one year.

Competencies:
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to serve different people.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Team player
  • High standards of personal hygiene
  • Willingness to take initiative
How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae (including salary history) to: hr@auxpke.com not to reach us later than Wednesday, December 14th, 2011.

Save the Children has a long history of engagement in Somalia and in Somaliland stretching as far back as 1954. In more recent times (since 1992) Save the Children UK has maintained an operational office in Hiran Region in what is now called the Central South Zone of Somalia (CSS) and since 2000, both Save the Children Denmark and UK have been working in Somaliland.

In response to the Tsunami that hit the coast of Puntland in 2004 Save the Children UK established an office in Puntland State and continues to undertake programmes from this office while Save the Children Denmark in Puntland works through partners.

In the past two years Save the Children Finland has been financially supporting the work of both Save the Children Denmark and UK in Somalia/Somaliland.

The current interventions of the organisations broadly consist of child protection; education including skills training and employment and child survival (emergency, health and livelihood).

It is planned that the programmes being run or supported by Save the Children Denmark, Finland and United Kingdom will follow the global initiative of the Save the Children Alliance and will unify by January 2010 with Save the Children UK as the managing member.

This will increase significantly the work being carried out currently by any single member and will lead to a much larger and complex single programme.

For this reason it has been decided that all senior management positions will be advertised and this Job Description relates to a new position for Advocacy and Communication Coordinator.

This position makes up part of the Partnership and Quality Programming team of the overall SC’s program in Somalia / Somaliland.

Job Purpose

The Advocacy and Communication Coordinator is responsible for identifying advocacy issues, preparing and implementing advocacy plans, documentation and communicating lessons and good practice from implementing programs to various users.

In addition, the coordinator is responsible for building the capacity of staff of SC in identifying and undertaking advocacy initiatives aimed at changing practices and policies for betterment of children’s lives.

Key Accountabilities
  • Play an active role in developing an advocacy strategy of Save the Children program in Somalia/Somaliland
  • Identify key policy and practice related advocacy issues in relation to the situation of children and the programs of Save the Children in Somalia/Somaliland. This include undertaking analysis of the work of SC and/or the sector of children in Somalia/Somaliland in light of advocacy and initiate any possible changes that could improve both the work of SC and the lives of children.
  • To undertake a stakeholders analysis of key players in Somalia and Somaliland and identify potential partners with whom we can work closely in advocacy initiatives.
  • Through extensive networking with partners map out the work and plans of other stakeholders in respect to identified areas of advocacy and suggest possible ways of collaboration and/or addressing the issue by SC.
  • Develop an advocacy plan in consultation with managers and coordinators of various themes and ensure implementation of the same
  • Document lessons and good practices from programs of SC and communicate them with various stakeholders including donors, children, partners and other general users. This includes ensuring that SC’s advocacy efforts are supported by evidence and experience obtained from implementation of programs.
  • Build the capacity of project staff in documenting and communicating lessons and good practices, carrying out practice and policy analysis, identifying and developing advocacy messages, planning and implementing advocacy plans. In this to secure the support of the information and communications officer who is based in Hargeisa
  • Work closely with information and communication officer in documentation and sharing of lessons learned.
  • Work closely with thematic coordinators and program managers in developing project proposals and ensure that proposals include sufficient advocacy components
  • Represent Save the Children in various advocacy fora.
  • Perform other tasks as requested by his/her immediate supervisor.
Working Contacts

Internal: All staff members in the SC Somalia/Somaliland program in general, program managers and thematic coordinators in particular

External: Partners and other important stakeholders

Person Specification
  • Degree in social science, human rights, development, journalism etc.
  • At least four years experience in documentation, communication and advocacy works
  • Strong ability in analyzing the situation of children using the child rights programming/principles framework
  • Experience in policy and practice analysis and implementing advocacy initiatives aimed at bringing changes in these areas
  • Strong inter-organisational skills such as networking, negotiation and communication.
  • Willing and able to travel up to 50% of the time to Somalia/Somaliland to support field teams as security permits
  • Strong computer skills to produce advocacy documents and document and communicate good practices.
Code of Conduct

Because Save the Children's work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children's rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff.

Save the Children's Code of Conduct sets out the standards.

Applications should be forwarded to: vacancies@scsom.org

This position is only open to Kenyan nationals.

Only short listed individuals will be notified.

Application Closing Date: Monday 26th Dec 2011, 15:00 pm

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