AAH-I, an international non-profit making agency that implements health and development projects in Africa, seeks to recruit dynamic research assistants to participate in data collection for its health costing research project in Kenya over a period of three (3) months.

The project will be implemented in 17 counties in different parts of the country.

Research staff will ensure quality data collection as per study protocol and guidelines and are expected to be competent in IT.

Required Qualifications:
  • First degree in social sciences or a science related area (computers, statistics, economics)
  • Experience in research projects especially data collection and analysis
  • Excellent computer skills including data input and analysis packages – SPSS, STATA
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team and to work with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to travel and stay in different parts of Kenya during the course of the study
This is an exciting opportunity for dedicated and highly motivated candidates with a strong commitment to AAH-I's mission.

How to apply:

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please send a brief resume and application letter outlining what extra talents and skills set you will bring on board to this project to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org .

For more details on AAH-I‘s work please visit www.actionafricahelp.org.
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The Nation Media Group, the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media. It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda,Tanzania and Rwanda.

Freelance Business Executives

We are seeking for qualified and experienced Freelance Business Executives who will add value to the operations of the Group.We have opportunities in Nairobi and our regional offices namely; Mombasa, Kisumu, Nyeri, Nakuru and Eldoret.

The Role:

Reporting to a Business Manager, the candidates will have the overall responsibility of initiating and executing sales while promoting and developing effective service to clients to maximize sales volumes and revenue.

Knowledge, skills and experience required:
  • University Degree,
  • Diploma in Sales & Marketing with over 3 years experience in Sales and Marketing,
  • Ability and readiness to work long and odd hours,
  • Results oriented,
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure,
  • Excellent client service skills,
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • A good understanding and experience in the media industry will be an added advantage.
Customer Service Executive

We invite applicants who are performance driven and possess excellent transferable skills with demonstrable records of achievement in past roles. This is a permanent position.

Reporting to the Business Manager — Advertising Center, the successful candidate will be expected to:

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Booking advertising space;
  • Creating advertisements with clients;
  • Effective service to clients to maximize sales volumes and revenue;
  • Accurate input of information into the system;
  • Checking credit worthiness of the clients; and
  • Offering customer service.
Skills and knowledge requirement
  • Business related university degree;
  • Computer literate;
  • 3 years working experience;
  • Confident and pleasant personality;
  • Ability to plan work under variable parameters; and
  • Ability to work in teams.
Interested internal candidates who meet the above criteria may email their applications and detailed CVs online to: http://careers.nationmedia.com before January 26th 2012.

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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Merlin (UK) an International Non-Governmental Organization specializing in the provision of health care worldwide, is looking for qualified candidate with strong experience in Nutrition to fill the following vacant post.

Job Title: Nutrition Coordinator

Line Manager: Country Health Director

Staff Directly Supervised: Nutrition Officers in Merlin SS Projects

Relationships Internally: PHC Supervisors, Reproductive Health program supervisor, Nutrition focal persons in facilities, Project Coordinators, Logistics staff, Finance, Staff, Data Officers, Pharmacy Assistants, PHCCs / PHCUs staff

Relationships Externally: MoH (Nation & State level), County health departments, NGO
Partners, Community volunteers

Main Purpose of the Role

The overall objective of the position is to develop and maintain all nutrition aspects of Merlin’s projects in the RSS.

The post holder will work under the supervision of the Country Health Director and in close collaboration with Senior Health Coordinators, Project Coordinators as well as partners at all levels, including government and other agencies.

Overall Objective
  • Coordination and Implementation of the Outpatient Therapeutic Programme
  • Support and supervision of nutrition activities in all Merlin Projects in the RSS
  • Training and capacity building of staff in nutrition
  • Management of Nutrition data/ information
Main Duties and Responsibilities

Programme Implementation
  • Ensure that the implementation of the Outpatient Therapeutic Programme (OTP) and Stabilization Centre (SC) activities conform to internationally accepted standards and country guidelines
  • Provide support and supervision on nutrition activities to those staff implementing health and nutrition programmes in Merlin South Sudan projects
  • Provides guidance to staff implementing health and nutrition programmes on the integration of a nutrition component into the overall primary health care programmes and curative services
  • In collaboration with partner agencies (UNICEF and WFP) support field sites with the organization of the logistics of food commodities
  • Together with Project health coordinators and country health directors ensure that there is proper Communication, coordination and harmonization of tools with the different stakeholders involved in food/nutrition activities (UNICEF, MSF, ACF etc)
Training and Capacity building
  • Conduct training of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) for project staff and MOH counterparts implementing health and nutrition programmes in Merlin South Sudan programme area
  • Ensure the establishment and strengthening of nutrition monitoring activities and train health staff (Merlin and partners) in case-detection and referral mechanisms
  • Conduct and train health staff on surveys, causal analysis and other assessments of nutritional status of target groups
Information Analysis and Management
  • Ensure proper collection and analysis of data form field sites and participate in the creation of a nutrition data base for Merlin projects in Southern Sudan
  • Ensure the establishment and proper use of nutrition monitoring and evaluation framework
  • Review the outreach and appropriateness of activities for different livelihood groups
  • Ensure the capture and dissemination of lessons learnt and good practice relating to successful integration of nutrition components within existing primary health care services
  • Submit relevant reports and documentation to the Country Health Director
  • Represent Merlin at appropriate co-ordination and health and nutrition programming and collaborate with organizations working in food/nutrition
  • Flexible and able to take on other tasks as might be required
  • Carry-out any other duties and/or responsibilities assigned by line manager
Person Specification


Qualifications, experience and competences
  • Degree/ Diploma in Nutrition
  • Strong previous field coordination and management experience in community-based management of acute malnutrition
  • Experience of gathering and analyzing nutritional data
  • Supportive personnel management style and ability to manage teams
  • Experience of training and capacity building
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English
  • Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office
  • Experience of establishing strong working relationship with colleagues from different functions and cultures
  • Previous experience of working and living in insecure contexts
  • Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritizing a high workload and multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Experience of proactively identifying and addressing issues
  • An understanding of and commitment to Merlin’s mission and values
  • Previous use of SMART nutrition survey methodology
  • Previous experience in support provision to primary health care projects
  • Qualification in Public/Community Health and/or Development studies
  • Good experience in humanitarian programming
Closing date for receipt of applications will be 25th January 2012.

Applications should be sent to the following by e-mail: hr.manager@merlin-southsudan.org

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short-listed on a regular basis.

Merlin South Sudan Programme is an equal opportunities employer.
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We are looking for someone who is:

Ready for freelance work .

Fluent English and Arabic speaker

Has own computer with broadband internet connection

Passionate about customer care with proven experience.

Willing to work with minimum supervision

Focusing on the customer and striving to understand them better than anyone.

Proficient in the use of computers, internet and customer care software

Self-driven to achieve results through determination and commitment.

Committed to treating customers in a fair and consistent way.

Willing to roll their sleeves up to get things done.

Determined to respond energetically to customer feedback.

Motivated to work in partnership with others to achieve individual and team objectives.

Adaptable and flexible to thrive in a 24/7 business.

Devoted to seeking feedback on their performance and investing time in their own development.

If you are the one with the qualities listed here above send your CV and Skype ID to edaseda@placidway.com
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