Employer: AMREF USAID / APHIAPLUS NAL Program

Job Title: Livestock Specialist


Kenyan Jobs Location:
Garissa, Isiolo, Marsabit, Moyale, Mandera, Isiolo

Job Summary:


As part of the AMREF APHIAPlus NAL consortium team implementing the USAID-funded APHIAplus program in the northern arid lands of Kenya, the Livestock Specialist will work to support the consortium’s activities to improve the livestock-based livelihoods of marginalized, poor and underserved populations, including people living with HIV (PLHIV) in their assigned county.

The Livestock Specialist will directly train targeted households in increasing their income and improving their food security through livestock production, value addition, and marketing.

The Livestock Specialist will also provide TOT training of local partner organizations in economic
strengthening and livelihood development activities.

Duty or Area of Responsibility

Under the guidance and supervision of the Livelihoods Advisor
  • Provide leadership in identifying livestock-related household economic strengthening activities for vulnerable households in NAL
  • Provide technical leadership in improving access, adoption, and utilization of such household economic strengthening activities for targeted households and communities.
  • Maintain strong relationships with groups, associations and government partners supporting people living with HIV (PLHIV) and orphans and vulnerable children to participate in the Aphia+ NAL program.
  • Work with target beneficiaries to provide opportunities to participate in entrepreneurial and vocational job readiness training, as well as other market based opportunities by linking with other programs and implementers conducting economic, livestock and nutrition development programs.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in livestock development, community development, agriculture, or related fields.
  • At least 2 years, work experience in household economic strengthening, livelihoods or food security programs.
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations and PLHIV, particularly engaging them in economic strengthening interventions.
  • Previous experience working with and building capacity of community-based organizations
  • Strong written/verbal English communication skills.
  • Willingness to work and be based in the Northern Arid Lands
  • Working knowledge of one/some of the languages spoken in Kenya’s Northern Arid Lands.
  • Previous experience in U.S. Government grants, agreements and/or contracts preferred.
Job Title: Livelihoods Advisor

Kenyan Vacancies Location: Wajir & Lodwar

Job Summary:

As part of the AMREF APHIAPlus NAL consortium technical team implementing the USAID-funded APHIAplus program in Kenya’s Northern Arid Lands, the Livelihoods Advisor will lead a regional multi-disciplinary team implementing interventions that improve the social determinants of health and improve the livelihoods of marginalized, poor and underserved populations.

S/He will also serve as the project’s livestock technical specialists.

Duty or Area of Responsibility
  • Provide technical direction, leadership and training to consortium partners in pastoral Livestock livelihoods, income generation and food security programming;
  • Conduct value chain analyses to identify market opportunities and private sector linkages suited to target beneficiaries;
  • Provide target beneficiaries with opportunities to participate in entrepreneurship and vocational and job-readiness training as well value-chain and other market-based opportunities by coordinating and linking with other programs and implementers conducting economic, agricultural, livestock, and nutrition development programs;
  • Develop and implement strategies to build the capacity of local partners, government, and households to provide economic strengthening support to target beneficiaries;
  • Supervise a team of field officers in day to day operations.
Required Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in livestock development, community development, agriculture and/or related fields.
  • At least 5 years of field experience implementing livestock or economic development programs in Kenya required, preferably in hardship areas like NAL.
  • At least 3 years, recent management-level work experience in USAID-funded economic strengthening, livestock development livelihoods or food security programs.
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations and PLHIV, particularly engaging them in economic strengthening interventions.
  • Previous experience working with and building capacity of community-based organizations.
  • Strong English language skills: written and verbal.
Deadline to Submit

Application (via Email): 6pm 11th April, 2012

Submit to: recruit.kenya@idd.landolakes.com.

State the position being applied for in the subject line.

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1. Deputy Chief of Party (Nairobi)

Program / Department Summary:


The Yes Youth Can initiative is an upcoming USAID program that focuses on building youth-owned, youth-led and youth-managed institutional arrangements and capabilities at both national and county levels.

General Position Summary:

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) – “Yes Youth Can” will work under the direction of the Chief of Party (CoP) and provide oversight of all Yes Youth Can activities.

The DCoP is responsible for ensuring compliance with all donor regulations as well as Mercy Corps policies and procedures.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Work with the CoP and Program Managers to develop future strategy for the program and ensure that it continues to meet USAID requirements and standards.
  • Participate and monitor program spending in appropriate program areas on a monthly basis; ensure that the program spends within budget at all times, and report any anomalies in a timely manner;
  • Ensure that project performance is evaluated effectively, including coordinating internal and external performance review;
  • Management and mentorship of local program staff and other partners, gradually transferring skills and capacities;
  • Representation and coordination with donor, local governance institutions, local partners, private sector, and other project stakeholders;
Reports To: Yes Youth Can Chief of Party

Knowledge and Experience:
  • MA/S or equivalent in social science, management, international development or other relevant field.
  • 5 to 7 years experience in international development;
  • Strong understanding of USAID compliance issues.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English, including report development, writing and editing.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • Proven program leadership, management, project planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
2. Chief Executive Officer, Tahidi Youth Fund (TYF) (Nairobi)

General Position Summary:

Implement the strategic goals and objectives of TYF, Give direction and leadership toward the achievement of TYF vision, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objective and represent TYF and strive to build a positive image in all relevant media.

Essential Job Functions:
  • To ensures that the vision, and mission, purpose, goals, objectives, outputs and policies set by the Board are fully implemented, complied with and met, Develops, monitors and implements annual and three year business plan
  • Recourses mobilization: Develops, acquires and maintains the necessary grants, credit lines, and other financial and non-financial resources necessary to meet TYF ’s objectives
  • Ensure effective and efficient financial management for TYF
  • Ensure effective risk management strategies and tools for TYF.
  • Ensure good public relations with host communities and Youth Bunges and office implementations partners.
  • Ensure adequate implementation adhere to the policies developed by TYF Board/YYC
  • Institutional strengthening and capacity building of implementing partners/Youth Bunges and TYF management board.
Knowledge and Experience:
  • Minimum a Masters degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Management or some other related field
  • Must have at least five to seven year working experience in middle management in a combination of the following: micro-enterprise lending organization, banking institution, a progressive corporate environment, international business, or economic and business development institution.
  • Must have a clear understanding and experience of microfinance industry and technology
  • Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage a team
  • Good knowledge in economic and financial topics
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
Reports To
  • Interim: Yes Youth Can National (YYCN) Fund Manager;
  • Medium and Long Term: TYF Board of Directors
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit their applications for the above careers in Kenya on or before 16th April, 2012 at 4.00 p.m. a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org

Applicants must clearly indicate on the email subject; “Application for the position of Deputy Chief of Party” or Chief Executive Officer

Applications without this subject heading will be disqualified.

Please do not attach any certificates.

(ONLY Qualified short-listed candidates will be contacted)

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CARE International in Kenya is looking for suitable individual to fill various positions within its Refugee Assistance Program in Dadaab, North Eastern Kenya.

This is a non- family duty station.

Education Quality Assurance and Standard Officer

Ref:
QASO/04/2012

Reporting to the Education Team Leader, the EQAS Officer will be responsible for the day to day monitoring of quality education delivery and will contribute to the overall programmatic and methodological development of education activities.

The incumbent will be responsible for capacity building of teaching staffs on curriculum delivery and implementation of safe school concept as outlined by the Ministry of Education.

Early Childhood Development Officer

Ref:
ECDO/04/2012

Reporting to the Education Team Leader, the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Officer will be responsible for coordinating, implementing, supervising, monitoring, and evaluating all educational activities in ECD centers in liaison with the Education Coordinator based in Dadaab main office.

For a detailed job description, please visit our website: www.care.or.ke

LinkApplications:

If you feel you meet the requirements for any of these positions, send your application letter indicating the reference number, title of the position along with an updated CV and telephone contacts of three professional referees to:

The Human Resources & Development Manager,
CARE International in Kenya,
Email: Vacancies@care.or.ke

so as to be received not later than 13th April, 2012.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

CARE International in Kenya does not charge fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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The Lutheran World Federation / Department for World Service, Kakuma Refugee Assistance Project and Host Community Project hereby invites applications from suitably qualified citizens for the following vacant positions.

1. Youth Protection and Development Officer


Reporting directly to the Senior Community Services and Development Officer while working closely on a daily basis with other sectors of LWF and partners.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Building the capacity of both the refugee and immediate host community by the facilitation of workshops and trainings.
  • In consultation with the relevant stakeholders, facilitate the development of the unit’s strategic plan and develop the project proposal based on the community’s identified needs and aspirations.
  • Responsible for making accurate, timely and detailed narrative reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual reports).
  • Responsible for the promotion of livelihood development opportunities for the youth
  • Responsible for ensuring that the community based youth structures are established and maintained for sustainability.
  • Liaises closely with other LWF sectors, implementing partners and related projects to promote coordination and optimize use of project resources to maximize impact.
  • As a team leader, responsible for the general team supervision and staff guidance and development.
  • Responsible for carrying out advocacy through youth activities in health-related issues, the environment, peace and human rights through the rights-based approach.
  • Responsible for the daily monitoring of the unit’s activities and periodical evaluation. This shall include monitoring of the unit’s activities, budget and procurement process.
  • Responsible for the development of measurable and achievable project monitoring and evaluation tools. This includes the development and maintenance of an efficient database and specific monitoring and evaluation templates.
Required Skills and Knowledge
  • Degree in social sciences from a recognized university or its equivalent.
  • 5 years continuous work experience in Youth protection and development in a humanitarian setting.
  • Should possess strong analytical skills on youth protection.
  • Experience in generating accurate, timely and detailed statutory reports.
  • High level of integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent communication and IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office suit applications and organizational and presentation skills.
  • Must be an excellent team player
  • Working knowledge and experience of humanitarian principles, laws and standards.
  • Experience in Training of Trainers/Facilitators skills (TOT & TOF).
2. Water Quality Officer

The incumbent will report directly to the Senior Water Officer, while working closely on a daily basis in collaboration with other sectors of LWF/DWS.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct and monitor water quality tests, analyze samples taken from boreholes, storage tanks, tap stands and house hold jerry cans.
  • Directly responsible for water treatment, and monitoring of Free Residual Chlorine (FRC) to ensure the community is supplied with safe and clean water in accordance with the set WHO standards
  • Ensure chlorination of waters is carried out and records of residual chlorine/PH levels are kept.
  • Monitor boreholes to check on aquifer performance and yield (take meter readings)
  • Supervise field staff in conducting repair maintenance and replacement activities.
  • Prepare and submit monitoring data and implementation reports.
  • Work closely with senior water officer in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the water system.
  • Attend to water issues and represent the department when called upon.
  • Compile sector field activity and assessment reports for improvement and extensions.
  • Conduct monthly water meetings with water committee members.
  • In charge of maintenance and repair of chlorine dozing equipment.
  • Deputize the water sector head and act on behalf when called upon.
Professional Qualifications:
  • A Diploma in water, civil, environmental science or hydrogeology from a recognized institution.
  • At least three years hands on experience in a busy rural water and /or refugee as a water quality officer/technician.
  • Understanding of community based water management will be an added advantage.
Relevant Experience:
  • Practical experience (3 years) in a busy rural water project and/or in an emergency set up.
  • Experience in boreholes installations management and maintenance.
  • Experience in involving the communities in implementing planned activities, training beneficiaries etc.
  • Computer literacy in MS office applications and SPSS.
  • Computer literacy in design software’s eg Auto CAD, Epanet will be added advantage
  • Experience in boreholes installations management and maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of PHAST (‘Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Training)
3. Child Protection Officer

The incumbent will report directly to the Senior Community services and development officer while working closely on a daily basis with other sectors of LWF and partners.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Team leader in the design and implementation holistic child rights project in Kakuma refugee camp.
  • Act as a focal person in child protection and development for LWF/DWS Kakuma, UNHCR and other agencies operating in the camp.
  • Ensure that Unaccompanied and Separated children arriving in the camps are identified upon arrival in school, their social history documented, foster families are identified and the children are successfully fostered.
  • Ensure that weekly situation reports, monthly, quarterly, midyear and annual reports that reflect the impact of child development project and meet donor requirements and standards are written and submitted to the Senior Community Services and Development Officer within the specified time frame.
  • Write concept papers, feature stories and document child rights project milestones in Kakuma refugee Camp.
  • In collaboration with other agencies facilitate tracing and reunification of unaccompanied and separated children with their relatives.
  • Write proposals based on the needs of children in Kakuma Refugee Camp
Required skills and experience;
  • Must possess a degree in social sciences from a recognized university or its equivalent.
  • 3 years work experience in Child protection, care and development in a humanitarian setting.
  • Knowledge of Child Protection and HIV/AIDS issues in the Kenyan context,
  • Working knowledge and experience of humanitarian principles, laws and standards.
  • Experience in production of accurate statutory reports.
  • High level of integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to work independently with guidelines and clear expectations.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, education and religious diversity in the work place.
  • Excellent communication & IT, organizational and presentation skills
4. Child Development Data Entry Clerk

Reporting directly to the Child Development Officer while working closely on a daily basis with other community services and development units.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Performs varied clerical and related data entry tasks in the Child Protection Unit.
  • Ensure the database/system in the unit is functional and in use.
  • Ensure child protection data tools (intake and consent forms) are correctly filled, updated
  • Be responsible for data analysis of child abuse and other related cases and share the report appropriately.
  • Build the capacity of child protection staff on how to access and manage the software.
  • Locate and correct data entry errors, or report them to the supervisor.
  • Maintain logs of activities and completed work.
  • Responsible for data storage and retrieval. This will include the filing and retrieval of both physical and software documents in appropriate locations.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Child Protection Officer or his/her designate.
Required Skills and Knowledge
  • Diploma in Information Technology or a related field from a recognized institution.
  • 3 years continuous work experience in data management in an NGO set up.
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of IT systems and packages including Microsoft Office and SPSS software;
  • Should possess a high level of integrity, commitment & professional responsibility and must be highly confidential.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must be an excellent team player
LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies.

Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment.

They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 14th April, 2012

C/o HR Officer,
P.O. Box 48
Kakuma,

Or e-mailed to: hr-kak@lwfkenya.org

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more details, visit our website www.lwf-kenya.org

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