Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) KCPE Results for 2011
The 2011 KNEC results are officially out. The best Score this year is 442 Marks compared to last year’s top candidate who scored 434 marks. The results were released this morning by the Minister for Education. During the Ceremony, the Minister flashed out a green sandal and a blue shirt with scribbled answers showing evidence of exam irregularities. A total of 335 Centres Recorded Exam Irregularities. 775 820 Candidates enrolled for the exams. Candidates can use the Sms no. 5052 to get their results. Or http://www.knec-results.ac.ke/ to check for the KCPE 2011 Results online.



A player in the construction industry, providing fire protection and safety solutions in East Africa.

The company is looking for an energetic East African to fill the position of Operations Manager in the Uganda Country office.

The Role:

Reporting to the CEO, the Operations Manager will mainly
work as a catalyst for business development and efficiency, ensuring that all operational tasks are successfully executed in the Kampala office.

The incumbent will also have overall responsibility on the country office, ensuring that the business targets are met consistently.

Responsibilities
  • Assure that all operational tasks are executed
  • Has responsibility for increasing business in the country office
  • Proactively identify gaps, develop and propose solutions, take corrective actions
  • Give leadership to the country office staff to ensure the business meets client requirements satisfactorily
  • Provide support, coaching and practical advice
  • Act as catalyst for effectiveness and efficiency throughout the company
Hard skills
  • At least 3 years business development experience. Technical sales experience will be a definite advantage
  • At least 3 years operations experience.
  • At least 2 years of managing teams of a minimum of 3 people
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Bachelor degree in commerce (marketing option)
  • Strong skills in the use of MS office
Soft skills
  • Diligent, detailed and reliable
  • Good communicator
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to manage people
  • Proactive, result-oriented and high energy person
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should email a statement of capability, their current salary details and CV to the The Recruiter at people.resourcesea@gmail.com not later than 10th January 2012

Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted

Oxfam Novib (ON) is part of Oxfam International (OI), a world-wide confederation of more than 14 organizations working for change and development.

Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty and is driven by a conviction that people are capable of building a livelihood without poverty on their own, provided they are given the chance to do so.

We respond to humanitarian needs in more than 120 countries and work with hundreds of thousands of supporters and volunteers who make up our international network of concern, action and solidarity.

We support local projects in developing countries, and lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people, and to increase our impact on development and humanitarian issues.

Policy & Advocacy Officer

Ref no: 26-112011-PAO

Fulltime National position

Based in Nairobi, Kenya

Purpose of the function

To lead on Oxfam’s engagement with and support to Somali civil society partners and allies on advocacy and media work in relation to peace-building in particular, promoting and facilitating their linkages with potential allies within Somalia, in the wider region and internationally, and ensuring that their analysis and priorities inform Oxfam’s Rights in Crisis campaign work for Somalia.

Main tasks of the function (general)
  1. Lead on the development and delivery of policy and advocacy work under Oxfam’s Rights in Crisis (RiC) strategy in relation to an inclusive peace process for Somalia, in close coordination with Oxfam’s policy lead
  2. In collaboration with the media lead and program staff, and in coordination with other policy team members, work with Oxfam partners to identify priorities, opportunities and capacity for influencing at the local, national and regional level on the inclusion of Somali civil society – and particularly women and young people – in peace and reconciliation efforts in Somalia
  3. On the basis of this consultation and in collaboration with the media lead, organize, facilitate and monitor capacity building activities in conjunction with training/capacity building institutes and other Oxfam affiliates; and design and deliver a program of ongoing support to partners’ influencing efforts in this regard
  4. In consultation with partners and policy and program teams, identify potential allies for partner-led influencing work on inclusive peace and reconciliation within Somali civil society, in the wider region and internationally, establish networks for the effective exchange of information and collaboration on influencing opportunities, and liaise between them and Oxfam’s partners, affiliates and global offices to that end
  5. Lead regular and ad hoc consultation of partners and allies on peace building (and where appropriate on other aspects of Oxfam’s RiC strategy, in collaboration with other policy and media team members), and lead on integrating the conclusions into the design and delivery of the global RiC strategy
  6. Gather and share information related to the development of Oxfam’s campaign work on inclusive peace building for Somalia on a continuous basis, and potentially commission and project manage research under the RiC strategy related to that aim
  7. Contribute to regular analysis reports and communication relevant developments in the country, with a focus on peace building processes, civil society and diaspora, reflecting developments and monitoring progress towards OI strategic objectives
  8. Upon request, provide advice and analytical input into program proposals developed by Oxfam partners, the strategic plan of Oxfam Somalia and other strategic documents within the organization
  9. Represent Oxfam’s peace building position to external stakeholders, in coordination with the policy and media leads
Required knowledge level
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Results orientation: Able to oversee medium terms effects of own activities and those of others, evaluates own activities and those of others on their contribution to agreed objectives.
  • Co-operations: Encourages others to express ideas and convert them into constructive contributions while maintaining a right balance between understanding and acceptance.
  • Flexibility: Should be open to changes and responds constructively to cultural differences and finds alternatives to support when meeting setbacks, but at the same time keeps the eye focused on the long term objectives
  • Vision: Influences the future strategy of Oxfam and communicates it and develops proposals and plans on the basis of the vision.
  • Analysis: Thinks through scenarios, with relationship between cause and effect and desired outcome as well seeing views from different angles a multiplicity of complex issues also when the information is incomplete.
  • Power of conviction: Takes into account different opinions, (cultural) backgrounds and interest when underpinning own opinion, presents own positions with enthusiasm and inspires.
  • At least 5 years’ professional experience
Person Specification

Essential
  • Direct experience of and sophisticated understanding of the political and social realities and civil society environment of Somalia
  • Strong experience of working with and supporting civil society organisations
  • Demonstrable experience and understanding of advocacy work, ideally in the context of campaigning in a developing country
  • Strong analytical ability – proven experience of conducting policy, power and stakeholder analysis
  • Proven experience of collecting and analysing information, and ability to present complex issues in an accessible and compelling way
  • High level of networking and influencing skills, tact and diplomacy
  • Sensitivity to challenging political context and knowledge of risk management processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Somali
  • Highly motivated, self-starter able to lead a process, engage others and create ownership.
Desirable
  • Previous experience of working on peace and reconciliation issues
  • Experience of commissioning and managing research conducted by others
  • Understanding of Oxfam International structure and campaign model
  • Practical experience of risk management in campaigning
  • Understanding of recent global policy dynamics in relation to Somalia
This position is offered for one year with a possibility for further renewal.

Application procedure

Applications (full curriculum vitae and motivation letter) to: vacancy@oxfamnovib.or.ke

Please quote the reference no: 26-112011-PAO

Application deadline is 8th January 2012 by COB.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Oxfam Novib (ON) is part of Oxfam International (OI), a world-wide confederation of more than 14 organizations working for change and development.

Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty and is driven by a conviction that people are capable of building a livelihood without poverty on their own, provided they are given the chance to do so.

We respond to humanitarian needs in more than 120 countries and work with hundreds of thousands of supporters and volunteers who make up our international network of concern, action and solidarity.

We support local projects in developing countries, and lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people, and to increase our impact on development and humanitarian issues.

Security Advisor

Ref no: 26-122011- SA

Fulltime National position

Based in Nairobi, Kenya

Purpose of the job

Ensure that country security strategy is developed, implemented, monitored and reviewed; consistent with Oxfam policies, standards and requirements.

The Security Advisor is responsible for ensuring that appropriate systems and procedures are in place to maximize the safety and security of all Oxfam Somalia and South Sudan staff and that they are adhered to at all times.

The Security Advisor is responsible for working with programme managers at all levels to ensure that safety and security is mainstreamed into all areas of operations.

Analysis
  • Ongoing analysis of the context and developments in relation to the security situation.
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date context analysis and risk assessment.
  • Develop and maintain an incident reporting system.
  • Maintain close contacts with all relevant stakeholders to develop a network and build relationships with key actors to ensure gathering of reliable security information.
  • Undertake regular and ad hoc security assessment missions as necessary, in order to gather information and to analysis the overall security situation in existing and potential areas of intervention.
Security system
  • Support country management staff to develop a security management system which includes a security management strategy (including detailed acceptance strategy) and plan and which allows for the continuous updating of security measures.
  • Advice and support the Country Director with regard to implementing the security management system.
  • Ensure the security management system is in line with existing Oxfam security policy, protocol and approach.
  • Support the Country Director and other senior staff to manage security incidents.
  • Provide crisis management support to the managers senior management for incident response, reporting and analysis.
  • Ensure that the supporting departments (HR, Administration and Logistics) have in place an appropriate system to facilitate good security management.
Security awareness
  • Ensure that staffs have the security skills and awareness that they need to be effective, by providing appropriate learning and development opportunities, including delivering training.
  • Ensure that all staff and visitors receive appropriate briefing.
  • Ensure that an appropriate system is in place to provide security information to travellers in advance of their departure.
Skills, Experience & Knowledge
  • Considerable practical experience of security management, assessment, planning and implementation of procedures in the context of UN or NGO humanitarian operations, especially in Somalia.
  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences including in complex and stressful circumstances.
  • Proven experience of field based training.
  • Ability to advice and support field staff in a consultative manner.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities. Must be organized and efficient.
  • Experience in facilitating safety and security trainings.
  • At least 3 to -5 years experiences in the security field.
  • A sound understanding of the importance of gender.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
  • Willingness to travel at short notice, and often in difficult circumstances.
  • Committed to Oxfam principles
  • Sound Knowledge of Somalia context.
  • Excellent spoken and written English, proficiency in Somali languages is an advantage.
This position is offered for one year with a possibility for further renewal.

Application procedure

Applications (full curriculum vitae and motivation letter) to: vacancy@oxfamnovib.or.ke

Please quote the reference no: 26-112011-SA

Application deadline is 8th January 2012 by COB.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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