Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture / Microfinance

Function: Local Government Officer (two vacancies)

Employer: One Acre Fund

Job Location: Bungoma and Kisii

Commitment: Long Term Career Position

Organization Description

One Acre Fund is an agricultural NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income.

We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.

We are growing quickly. In five years, we have grown to serve 70,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff.

Job Description

One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; increasing the number of sub-locations, districts, and members we serve in each year.

We are seeking two local government officers to serve as: a first point of contact for local officials; an administrator for reports and meetings; a resource for risks and issues involving local officials. They would begin engaging with local government officials through district meetings and forums (DAC, DDC, and DSHF) in Bungoma and Kisii.

This role would report to the government relations analyst and demonstrate a strong understanding of local government structures, have an interest in agriculture, be prepared to travel regularly in western Kenya, and be an effective communicator. The role requires someone with IT skills, and a diploma or undergraduate degree.

Primary Duties of the Local Government Officer
  • Draft reports for new district introductions and quarterly operations updates, in consultation with FDs
  • Arrange new district introduction meetings and track operations meetings
  • Gather information on the activities of government and other non-state actors at the local level
  • Track risks and issues emanating from local officials that affect 1AF’s operations, and coordinate resolutions
  • Report back to operations staff on local government relations, including risk/issue reporting
  • Draft responses to local officials, in consultation with FDs, following reports on risks/issues
  • Maintain key local government official contacts database and track interactions
  • Provide 1AF field staff training on building relations with local officials
  • Provide updates on local government relations at FD meetings
  • Coordinate 1AF involvement in district shows and arrange field days and DAO functions
  • Manage local government engagement budget
If you have these skills and experiences in these areas, please highlight them on your cover letter and resume.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.

Qualifications

We are seeking exceptional professionals with a minimum of three years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for sustainable agricultural development in Kenya.

We are looking for extraordinary candidates that are proactive; please only apply if you fit these criteria:
  • Strong work experiences: Examples include a demanding professional work experience in business or NGO’s, or successful entrepreneurial experience.
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work: Demonstrated experience leading a team and managing other people.
  • Proven ability to set and meet targets on the job
  • Clear communicator/mentor
  • Proactively solve problems
  • Top-performing diploma or undergraduate degree in social sciences, administration, finance, accounting, agriculture or other relevant fields, from a recognized college or university (please include grades and test scores)
  • Minimum C+ in KCSE or equivalent
  • Integrity and a positive attitude
  • Demonstrated computer skills in email, internet usage, Microsoft Office
  • High quality work with a strong attention to detail
  • A willingness to commit to living in Bungoma or Kisii for a long term position
  • Languages: Fluent in Kiswahili and English required
  • Passionate about serving smallholder farmers
Please highlight the following skills if you have them
  • Experience working in agriculture and/or rural development
  • Experience in dealing with government officials at local and national levels
  • Experience in producing neat and timely reports for internal and external audiences
  • Experience in communications across project teams, including coordination of meetings and memos
Timeline: Resumes should be submitted by Dec. 30th.

We will begin interviews in January and plan to have new officers begin in February.

Compensation: Competitive Salary with Performance Based Incentives

Benefits: NSSF and NHIF, airtime and small transportation allowances

Career development: Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume to kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Local Government Officer + the place you heard of the position) and include salary expectations.

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Turkana Integrated Programme

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion for the Millennium Development Goals 2011 - 2014

Call for bids Hydro geological Assessments and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in Turkana County

Background

Turkana is the poorest county in Kenya, with 94.9% of the population below the absolute poverty line.

The District has amongst the lowest coverage levels for water and sanitation in Kenya, estimated to be as low as 15% and 9% respectively compared to the national average of 31% and 59% respectively.

In response to the above, Oxfam GB, along with partners (Practical Action and IRC), secured funding from the EU for a three year project, 2011 – 2014 for WASH interventions in Turkana to help in closing some of the identified gaps with the aim of contributing towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

In 40 targeted communities, 40 boreholes will be drilled in order to address need for safe water in the communities. The 40 boreholes will particularly benefit women and children who are traditionally responsible for collecting water and other domestic work.

Therefore Oxfam, IRC and Practical Action seek the services of a suitable consultant to carry out geophysical, hydro-geological assessments and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), the result of which will be used to establish the most suitable sites for drilling as well as the most suitable means of drilling to minimize environmental degradation.

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge / Experience / Requirements
  • Academic qualifications in geology, hydrogeology, water engineering and geophysics
  • Academic qualifications in Environmental Studies, especially Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Over 5 years experience of conducting Environmental Impact Assessments for ground water development projects
  • Over five years experience in hydro-geological studies for borehole drilling
  • Experience in conducting EIAs and successful hydro-geological studies in Arid and Semi Arid areas are essential.
  • Interested consultants must be registered with Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA) and NEMA
Suitable consultants are invited to submit their technical and financial proposals to Oxfam.

Terms of Reference for the consultancy can be picked up from the Oxfam office in Nairobi at Atrium Building, at the corner of Lenana Road and Chaka Road, P.O. Box 40680, G.P.O Nairobi (00100) from 19th December 2011.

Proposal documents should be submitted in hard copies addressed to the Human Resources Manager, Oxfam GB Kenya Programme and clearly marked as: PROPOSAL FOR EIA AND HYDROGEOLOGICAL STUDIES IN TURKANA COUNTY.

Deadline of submission is Friday, 20th January 2012.

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Logistic Officer Kenya– Médecins Du Monde - Nairobi Office

Médecins Du Monde is an international NGO based in Nairobi Kenya implementing health projects in Somalia and Kenya.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the above vacancy.

General Description of the Role

Logistic officer will be based in Nairobi and he/she will be in charge of providing logistic support to the staff based in Somalia and Kenya. He/she will be answerable to the Logistics Coordinator.

Key Duties
  • Keeping and updating all logistics filing systems
  • Booking MDM cargo as requested on ECHO and UNHAS flights
  • Dealing with Kenya Customs for importation and exportation of goods
  • Ordering items in time after approval of the logistics coordinator
  • Supporting and supplying field projects according to their request and in time
  • Keeping stock cards updated and making sure the real stocks correspond to the stock records
  • Keeping the purchase order overview updated with the items that were sent to the field : the purchase order overview should also be sent to the field
  • Keeping an updated inventory list and ID cards of all MDM permanent properties including field locations
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the MDM cars, logbooks and the supervision of the drivers
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the equipment in the whole office
  • Responsible for the logistical accommodations
  • Organizing accommodation and transport for MDM staff and goods
  • Responsible of the MDM (guest)houses cleanliness and maintenance
Candidate Profile:
  • At least two years experience in a similar position in a nongovernmental organization
  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree
  • Excellent understanding of spreadsheets and databases and good general computer skills
  • Ability to work in an international team
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of Somalia an asset
  • Proactive with capacity to take initiatives to respond to changing requirements
  • Organisational skills, rigor and attention to details
  • Ability to classify and to manage priorities
  • Good writing and communication skills
If you believe you are the ideal candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV to: adminco.somalia@medecinsdumonde.net and genco.somalia@medecinsdumonde.net.

Closing date is January 1st 2012.

MDM is an equal employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only Short listed applicants will be contacted.

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.

It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.

The ICRC’s Somalia Delegation in Nairobi implements the institution’s humanitarian activities in Somalia.

Medical Field Officer (Hospital)

This position is a full time position starting immediately.

The ICRC Somalia Delegation in Nairobi is seeking for an experienced and highly motivated person to fill the above mentioned position.

Job Profile:

The Medical Field Officer (Hospital) forms part of the team working under the supervision of the Health program coordinator.

The incumbent will be responsible to provide advice, as well as to support the Delegation’s strategies on diverse issues related to the implementation and monitoring of hospital projects in Somalia.

These duties require an in-depth knowledge of emergency room and surgical care as well as the social, political and economic context of Somalia.

Responsibilities:
  • He / she will be based in Somalia and work within the frame of the health department’s approaches and of the wider delegation strategy for Somalia; he / she will do regular reporting visit to the Delegation in Nairobi;
  • He / she will work in close collaboration with the general ICRC Field Officers based in the different regions of Somalia as well as with the staff of the Somali Red Crescent;
  • He / she will contribute to the collection and analysis of data gathered in the field;
  • He / she will assist the hospital delegate and will report upon the issues assigned by the Department;
  • He / she will contribute to the assessments, design, implementation and monitoring of the hospital-programs;
  • He / she will contribute to the Delegation internal reporting.
Minimum requirements:
  • MD or Surgeon qualification with a sound knowledge of hospital care programs with a strong focus on trauma management
  • At least 2 years of work experience in a similar field; former experience with humanitarian organizations required
  • Significant knowledge of public health assessment methodologies, including design, implementation, analysis and reporting
  • Fluent Somali speaker with excellent knowledge of English
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Good knowledge of geographically assigned environment
Other requirements:
  • Good organizational and analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal, reporting and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel extensively in Somalia and to spend long periods in the field
Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to the Head of Administration Department of Somalia Delegation on the below address before 07th January 2012.

Please include detailed curriculum vitae, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

International Committee of the Red Cross,
Nairobi Regional Delegation,
Denis Pritt Road,
P.O.Box 73226, Nairobi, 00200, Kenya
E-mail: Somalia.sok@icrc.org

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