An NGO is looking for a social worker to work in children's home and in a primary school in Korogocho.

Previous experience as a social worker an added advantage.

Send your CV and cover letter latest 19th March to "eli.terranova@gmail.com"

Position: Field Assistant, Kenya Life Panel Survey - Tracking Project

Deadline to Apply: 18th March 2012

Start Date: 2nd April 2012

Location: Busia, with flexibility to travel within Western province, and occasionally to other parts of Kenya and some parts of Uganda

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 Kenya Life Panel Survey (KLPS) Tracking team. Activities include administering surveys to individuals and households, meeting with teachers, ligurus, and relatives to locate respondents, and traveling to those areas in order to interview individuals. Net books will be used to administer the surveys.

Most of the work in this project will be Busia-based, but some interviews will take place in other locations throughout Kenya and some parts of Uganda. Visiting these respondents can include taking public transport, bodaboda, boats and walking long distances.

Carrying out these interviews can involve staying away from Busia at hotels in distant locations for several weeks at a time. Working outside of standard business hours either in the morning or evening or on weekends is sometimes necessary as well.

Other tasks include taking anthropometric measurements, taking hemoglobin levels, 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.

Qualifications:

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; training in taking anthropometric measurements preferred. Computer knowledge and typing skills required.

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 taking measurements of children and adults; comfortable traveling for extended periods of time; 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. Luhya and Luo 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: KPLS-2012-03-01.

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.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Kenya Life Panel Survey 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.

Position: Field Assistant, UCT Project

Deadline to apply: Accepted on a rolling basis; final deadline is 6 PM, Sunday, March 11 2012.

Start Date: Immediate

Location: Rarieda District

About Innovations for Poverty Action: IPA is a nonprofit organization that creates and evaluates solutions to social and development problems, and
works to scale up successful ideas through implementation and dissemination to policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors.

Job Description: Field Officers will work individually and in a team to administer surveys to adults in villages in Rarieda district, organize data in the field, compile survey information, translate between English and Luo, and complete other tasks required for the project or assigned by a supervisor.

Most of the work will be based in Rarieda. Working outside of standard business hours in either the morning or evening or on weekends will sometimes be necessary.

Work Duration: Successful applicants will initially be hired for one month on a casual basis. Those who demonstrate consistent exceptional performance and ability will be considered for longer -term placement.

Qualifications: It is preferred, but not required, that candidates possess a college diploma, preferably in the social sciences, development studies, education, health, or related fields.

Candidates must have completed their Form 4. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills and must be fluent in both English and Luo. They must be team players, possess high attention to detail, and demonstrate punctuality. Previous experience in data collection and survey administration as well as computer skills are a plus.

To Apply: Interested applicants must submit a short cover letter, CV, three references, and a daytime phone number.
Your CV should include the languages in which you can communicate fluently, your scores or grades, and details about relevant work experience.

Applications can be submitted in person at the IPA Kisumu office (Milimani Estate, Tom Mboya Drive, Kisumu Municipality Block 12/104) from 9 AM to 6 PM any of our branch offices,

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

or by post office using P.O Box 2663, Kisumu area code 40100 Kenya.

If you submit by email, please ensure that the subject line reads: “FIELD ASSISTANT.”REF NO: UCT-2012-03-01.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until vacancies are filled. At the latest, they must be received by 6 PM, Sunday, March 11 2012.

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

Disclaimer: 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.

Position: Field Assistant, UCT Project

Deadline to apply: Accepted on a rolling basis; final deadline is 6 PM, Sunday, March 11 2012.

Start Date: Immediate

Location: Rarieda District

About Innovations for Poverty Action: IPA is a nonprofit organization that creates and evaluates solutions to social and development problems, and
works to scale up successful ideas through implementation and dissemination to policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors.

Job Description: Field Officers will work individually and in a team to administer surveys to adults in villages in Rarieda district, organize data in the field, compile survey information, translate between English and Luo, and complete other tasks required for the project or assigned by a supervisor.

Most of the work will be based in Rarieda. Working outside of standard business hours in either the morning or evening or on weekends will sometimes be necessary.

Work Duration: Successful applicants will initially be hired for one month on a casual basis. Those who demonstrate consistent exceptional performance and ability will be considered for longer -term placement.

Qualifications: It is preferred, but not required, that candidates possess a college diploma, preferably in the social sciences, development studies, education, health, or related fields.

Candidates must have completed their Form 4. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills and must be fluent in both English and Luo. They must be team players, possess high attention to detail, and demonstrate punctuality. Previous experience in data collection and survey administration as well as computer skills are a plus.

To Apply: Interested applicants must submit a short cover letter, CV, three references, and a daytime phone number.
Your CV should include the languages in which you can communicate fluently, your scores or grades, and details about relevant work experience.

Applications can be submitted in person at the IPA Kisumu office (Milimani Estate, Tom Mboya Drive, Kisumu Municipality Block 12/104) from 9 AM to 6 PM any of our branch offices,

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

or by post office using P.O Box 2663, Kisumu area code 40100 Kenya.

If you submit by email, please ensure that the subject line reads: “FIELD ASSISTANT.”REF NO: UCT-2012-03-01.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until vacancies are filled. At the latest, they must be received by 6 PM, Sunday, March 11 2012.

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

Disclaimer: 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.
A new, modern rustic yet comfortable Safari Lodge designed to blend in with its extraordinary natural surroundings in the pristine wilderness of North Rift requires a dynamic, Innovative and result oriented Marketing Manager.

Either an individual or a corporate body.

Applications stating capabilities, experience and records of recent marketing successes should be sent to:

The Director
P.O. Box 66744 - 00800
Nairobi.

Not later than 22nd March 2012.

Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA) is a state corporation established in July 2005, under the provision of the Water Act 2002 of the Laws of Kenya.

The Authority is a non-profit, service oriented corporate body under the Ministry of Water and Irrigation. It is charged with the responsibility of providing leadership in the management of water resources countrywide. It is also subject to the State Corporations Act which guides all state corporations in Kenya.

The Authority wishes to fill the following vacant positions with dynamic, result-oriented and self-driven individuals

1. Chief Human Resource Officer

The Position

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Chief Executive Officer, for all Human Resource
management matters.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Establishment and management of an efficient and effective, professional and sustainable Human Resource (HR) system;
  • Overseeing and managing performance management and incentive systems;
  • Formulating and overseeing implementation of Human resource strategies, policies and programmes/work plans;
  • Establishing and monitoring staff training and development programmes;
  • Ensuring implementation of computerized Human Resources Management infrastructure;
  • Managing all industrial relations issues; and overseeing human resource provision of both technical and support services in WRMA.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have;

Mandatory Requirements
  • Served for at least four (4) years in the grade of Human Resource Management Officer or in a relevant and equivalent position;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: Social Sciences such as Government, Sociology, Economics, Public or Business Administration, Human Resource or Personnel Management or any other relevant qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s degree in Human Resource Management Development/Business Administration or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Attended a Management/Leadership course from a recognized Institution;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and ability to use the Internet to obtain data and reference material.
  • Membership of good standing to a relevant Professional Institution
  • Indicate current and expected consolidated monthly salary
Desired Attributes
  • Computer proficiency skills; and employment laws, interpretation and application of policies and procedures with a strong bias to compliance and quality
  • Solution-focused and confident in operating within a dynamic and fast paced environment/team.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), with the ability to provide clear and effective advice on a range of HR issues.
  • Strong team player, collaborative, and capable of building effective relationships across all levels Commitment to promoting diversity and equality of opportunity in employment and an empathy with the Water Resources Management Authority values and objectives.
  • Shown merit and ability in work performance and results
2. Chief Internal Auditor

The Position


An officer at this level will be responsible to the Chief Executive Officer and will be in charge of the overall operations and programmes of the audit unit in the Authority.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead Development and Maintenance of Institution Risk Register
  • Evaluation and implementation of audit reports;
  • Reviewing audit working papers;
  • Ensuring maintenance of high audit standards and overseeing adherence to plans, budgets and work schedules;
  • Ensuring compliance with existing regulations, instructions and procedures in financial and other operations;
  • Verifying and pre-auditing the Authority’s Accounts, statement of assets and liabilities, fund accounts and annual audited statements;
  • Carrying out targeted investigations and heading special audit tasks; and preparing annual audit reports/returns for the Authority.
Requirement for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must: -
  • Have served in the grade of an Internal Auditor or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Sector for a minimum period of four (6) years;
  • Have Bachelor’s Degree majoring in fields relevant to Audit Function such as Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Be a Certified Public Accountants (K), or an Associate of Certified Chartered Accountant;
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA),or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA),
  • ICPACK Member of good standing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and ability to use the Internet to obtain data and reference material
  • Evidence of attending Senior Management Course
  • Evidence of Risk Management Knowledge
  • Indicate current and expected consolidated monthly salary
Interested candidates should submit a two page cover letter stating their overall suitability for the position and complete WRMA job application form to clearly address their ability to perform the key responsibilities to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Water Resource management Authority
P O Box 45250-00100
Nairobi

Email: recruitment@wrma.or.ke

Website:www.wrma.or.ke

People with disability and Female applicants are specifically encouraged to apply

Submission of these applications close on Friday March 23, 2012 at Noon

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