We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the IS Operations Department within the Technology Division.

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Principal Enterprise Systems Support Analyst


Reporting to the Senior Manager Enterprise Systems Support, role holder will provide leading expert support to existing and upcoming internal business applications Decision Systems and end user support.

The job holder’s key responsibilities will be to:
  • Building processes and facilitating resolution of operational issues that may impede growth;
  • Proactively analyze performance data to identify immediate  and long term improvement opportunities;
  • Participate in the design and high level modeling of  Enterprise systems;
  • Manage problem and incident resolutions in liaison with technical and operations departments;
  • Research on new trends on systems and advice the business on the best fit models
  • Inspire , up skill and grow  junior analysts in the team;
  • Provide the enterprise with the data management and analytics solutions for making good decisions and expanding their own analysis capacity;
  • Advice Management on resourcing needs, work structure and best fit for support;
  • Work collaboratively with users in relevant business units to understand and define relevant reports and dashboards;
  • Define user objectives and goals and design and lead program strategy based on nature of data, processes and needs;
  • Liaise with all business support units including, Third party developers and Core networks design and Support teams to support the growth and sustainability;
  • Monitor, track and understand industry trends and the factors that drive them;
  • Provide benchmarking and other comparative analyses of similar companies utilizing data mining tools and other data technology tools;
  • Respond to end user queries and request for support;
  • Troubleshoot technical and non-technical challenges ;
  • Manage system capacity and anticipate user demands on resources;
  • Work closely with the third party development teams to ensure that the requirements as documented are clearly understood and consult with the developers teams to validate design assumptions;
  • Ensure that recommended solutions are not sub-optimal, but fit within the overall information management structure of the enterprise;
  • Draw up operational Level Agreements with the development teams to ensure deployed systems are working systems and service levels are maintained ;
  • Manage interfaces to all other enterprise systems.
The ideal candidate should possess the following skills & competencies:
  • A degree in IT, Mathematics or  Engineering (Telecommunications or Electrical & Electronic);
  • Minimum OCP Certification in Oracle e-Business Suite
  • Intermediate Unix Certification required;
  • Intermediate training on networking and security standards  eg CCNA or its Equivalent;
  • Proficiency in programming languages including MSSQL, PL/SQL and Perl;
  • Intermediate training on Database Administration essential (Preferably  Oracle and MS SQL);
  • Minimum of 5 years experience with system analysis, data analysis,  ERP systems, relational database, data warehouse, and OLAP and programming preferable in PLSQL, Perl and MSSQL.
  • Must be a team player with ability to lead teams of people with varied technical skills;
  • Experience with LAN/WAN Support  including Satellite and fiber communication;
  • Knowledge of  Mobile Network  core network systems,  Short Message Service Center (SMSC), routing, Mediation and Intelligent Networks  is an added advantage;
  • Excellent skills demonstrating high proficiency in situational  analysis;
  • Good Communication skills, exceptional interpersonal, presentation and report writing skills is a must
  • Should be proactive, confident and energetic and with ability to meet stringent deadlines as well as high Strategic and creative thinking.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below. 

The deadline for application is Tuesday 07 August, 2012

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd
Via E-mail to hr@safaricom.co.ke

Household Savings Project
Position: Field Assistant
Deadline to Apply: 9th August 2012
Start Date: 15th August 2012
Location: Busia

About Innovations for Poverty Action: 

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit research organization that creates and evaluates approaches to solving development problems and disseminates information about what works and what does not to policymakers, practitioners, investors and donors around the world.
Description of Work:  

The Field Assistants will assist the Household Savings team. Activities include administering surveys to individuals and households, meeting with teachers, village officials, and relatives to locate respondents, and traveling to those areas in order to interview individuals. Android tablets will be used to administer the survey
All of the work in this project will be Busia-based, with limited travel to the surrounding areas. Visiting these respondents can include taking public transport, bodaboda, and walking long distances. Working outside of standard business hours either in the morning or evening or on weekends is sometimes necessary as well. 

Other tasks include liaising with affiliate banks and partner organizations, running economic games, organizing data in the field, office based matching of ID lists, compilation of survey information, photocopying, translation between Kiswahili and English and any other tasks needed to make the project run effectively or assigned by a supervisor.
Work duration: Successful applicants will initially be hired for month on a casual basis. Those who demonstrate consistent exceptional abilities and work performance may be considered for a more long term placement, with the same project.
Academic Qualifications: It is preferred that candidates have obtained a college diploma or university degree, preferably in sociology, statistics, economics, education, development studies, social sciences, health, or related fields. Candidates must have completed secondary schooling
Professional/Technical Skills:  Skills in data collection and survey administration; ability to work with local administrators. Computer knowledge and familiarity with Android OS helpful
Other Qualities and Attributes: 

Most importantly a positive attitude towards the position; able to work in rural settings; comfortable interviewing people in their homes; comfortable traveling in the surrounding areas of Busia; well-organized; ability to work independently and in a team in the field; promptness; attention to detail; initiative.

Candidates must be fluent in Kiswahili and English. Luo, Teso and Luhya speakers preferred.
To apply: 

Please send a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address. 

Your CV should include your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience.
Applications can be submitted to any of our branch offices, 

or by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org ,

or by post office using P.O Box 373, Busia area code 50400 Kenya. 

If you submit by email, please ensure that the subject line reads: “FIELD ASSISTANT.”REF NO: HH SAVE-2012-07-01. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email for an interview. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Field Assistant. 

The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. 

Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. 

Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant. 

Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. 

Please direct questions to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org.

United Nations Population Fund
Somalia Country Office

Leader in Reproductive Health and Population and Development

Vacancy Announcement
Vacancy No: VA/FPA/SOM/07-4/2012
Post Title: Admin/Logistic Assistant
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Level: SC3
Duration: 1 year, Renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
Duty Station: Hargeisa, Somaliland
Date of Issue: 25th July 2012
Closing Date: 8th August 2012
Organisational Unit: ASRO/UNFPA Somalia
Organizational Context
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. 

UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Somalia Country Office Representative and under direct supervision of the Head of UNFPA Field Office Hargeisa, the incumbent will carry out the following functions:
  • Draft responses to incoming correspondence, type and proof-read correspondence and documents and produce the final document.
  • Maintain up-to-date addresses and telephone numbers of staff, partner agencies and vendors.
  • Prepare Travel Authorization (TA), calculate entitlements for staff and other UNFPA personnel travelling, support in the completion of Annual Travel Plans.
  • Assist in hotel bookings for the missions and new arrivals;
  • Monitor vehicle usage and ensure that log books are regularly reviewed and signed;
  • Assist in managing office assets and keep up to date record, ensure that all assets are labeled and room-wise inventory is maintained and displayed in each office; 
  • Compile list of assets for disposal.
  • Assist in booking venues and other logistic arrangements for workshops, trainings and other events under UNFPA direct implementation
  • Assist in procurement by obtaining quotes, analysis, receipts and payments
  • Assist in submit GHG Emission Calculator annually;
  • Contribute to UNFPA Somalia Bi-Monthly staff list for OSC, UNDSS and Nairobi UNFPA, by updating and providing complete information for Field Office Hargeisa;
  • Assist new arrivals and missions in security briefing and other arrangements;
  • Take notes at all office meetings and prepare correspondence as directed by head of sub-office.
  • Follow and prepare report on status of implementation of recommendations and business arising from office meetings.
  • Update and manage the office programme/operation filing system to ensure easy and quick retrieval of information.
  • Provision of support to maintenance of common premises and common services
  • Organization of shipments, customs clearance arrangements, 
  • preparation of documents for shipments (receive/sent), 
  • Preparation of all necessary documents, receipt of quotation, bids or proposals, and their preliminary evaluation.
  • Assist in the implementation of MOSS in field office Hargeisa.
  • Assist in updating the inventory of assets on a regular basis. 
  • Assist in preparing required regular inventory reports on logistics and movement of assets.
  • Receive cargo from flights and process requisite documents for clearance.
  • Keep accurate records of movement of air cargo coming in and going out of Somaliland.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate and up-to-date filing system for correspondence, reports, policy documents, and periodicals for supply & logistics related activities
  • Meet all flights/ships arriving at the local airports in Hargeisa and Berbera, 
  • process duty free documents and clearance of the supplies from the ports including for supplies to other field locations within Somalia.
  • Keep an accurate record of all air cargo coming in and going out of Somalinad. 
  • Make bookings of cargo on flights where required.
  • Oversee UNFPA commodities in the MOH warehouse and keep updated records on distribution and balance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Functional Competencies:
  • Initiative and discretion; 
  • participates effectively in a team-based information-sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others; 
  • plans and produces quality results to meet established goals; 
  • strives for quality client-oriented services; 
  • executes day-to-day tasks systematically and efficiently; good communication skills; 
  • capacity to work under pressure.
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines. 
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within work unit and with internal and external clients. 
  • Anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly and diplomatically.
Corporate Competencies:
  • Integrity/Commitment to mandate
  • Inspires confidence through personal credibility. 
  • Holds themselves accountable for actions taken. 
  • Takes initiative to report on any deviations from established norms/practices.
  • Places UNFPA interest first and foremost, including resisting political and personal pressure.
  • Demonstrates personal commitment to UNFPA’s mandate and to the organizational vision.
Valuing Diversity:
  • Shows respect, tact and consideration for different cultures in all communications.
  • Communicating information and ideas:
  • Prepares written material in a manner that does not require corrections or editing by other.
Conflict and self-management:
  • Remains calm, composed and patient, regardless of her own state of mind.
  • Avoids engaging in unproductive conflict
Education: Diploma in Business and Public Administration or equivalent,
Experience: 3 to 4 years relevant experience in Administration/Logistics, preferably part of it with an International organization or the United Nations.
Languages: Somali language a must and a good command of English language, both written and spoken.
Computer Skills: Proficiency in current office software applications.
Applications with a current CV and P11 (www.escwa.un.org/main/vacancies/P_11.doc) marked: “VA/FPA/SOM/07-4/2012 – Admin/Logistics Assistant-Hargeisa” should be forwarded to email address: recruit.unfpasom@unfpa.org
UNFPA will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

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