Organization: Adeso
Position Title: Communications Officer
Position Location: Nairobi
Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension
Reporting to: Communications & Advocacy Officer
Working with: Communications & Advocacy Officer, Program staff, Human Resources Department, Logistics Department
Starting date: Immediate
Application deadline: 6th July 2012. Adeso will conduct interviews on an on-going basis.
Vacancy contact: Please send applications to – Adeso will only respond to short-listed applicants.
Organizational Context
Adeso, formally known as Horn Relief, is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. 

Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. 

We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.
For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan. 

Our current donor portfolio includes the European Commission, USAID, SIDA, CIDA, UNICEF, and the Government of Netherlands, among others.
Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.
Position Summary
The position holder will work closely with Adeso’s Communications and Advocacy Officer and other program staff to support the organization’s communications needs across its three country programs.
Position Purpose
The purpose of this position is to support the overall functioning of the communications department and provide administrative support where needed. 

The Communications Officer will be primarily responsible for management of the website and social media activities, and for ensuring timely execution of the day-to-day work of the department.
Specific Roles and Responsibilities
  • Manage the Adeso website. This includes regularly updating the “In the Spotlight” and “Success stories” sections, as well as the headlines facts, and vacancy announcements
  • Monitor and report on website usage
  • Liaise with external consultants on a needs-basis for development of new website templates
Social media
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of an organizational social media strategy
  • Set targets for increasing Adeso’s visibility and reach via Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other social networking sites
  • Manage posts on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other social networking sites
Communications, publications and materials
  • Develop and maintain a suite of materials to effectively communication Adeso’s mission, vision, main messages and on-going projects to key audiences;
  • Edit or develop and disseminate of Adeso case studies and success stories to maximize their use;
  • Work with project teams to create and regularly update project profiles as well as an organizational profile;
  • Maintain an updated database of available information materials (physical and electronic).
  • Conduct weekly media monitoring and send weekly reports to staff in Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia respectively;
  • Support the Communications and Advocacy Officer in developing media strategy, drafting press releases, responding to media enquiries and building dialogue with journalists.
  • Provide editorial support to colleagues for reports, case studies, articles, and presentations;
  • Any other duty as may be assigned
Skills and Qualifications
  • Masters Degree in Communications/Journalism or related field, or Bachelors degree and demonstrated experience
  • Experience working within a humanitarian or development context an asset
  • Excellent communications skills (oral and written)
  • Excellent written and spoken English is essential, as well as a critical eye for editing and grammar
  • Experience in managing websites and in using social media tools in a professional context
  • Experience and skills in the use of software programs such as MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe
  • Demonstrated effective organizational skills and ability to handle work in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate tasks to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with respect for diversity
  • Knowledge of or interest in humanitarian programs, as well as a commitment to Adeso’s mission and vision
  • Willingness and ability to travel to remote locations
Application Process
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. 

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help contribute to better resilience and economic growth for African communities, please submit your application to, ,

Each application should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager and include the following:
  • An updated CV; and
  • An application letter which should includes full contact details of three work-related referees.
This position is only open to Kenyan Nationals.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

About FilmAid: 

Since 1999, FilmAid has used the unique power of film to reach large numbers of vulnerable communities with critical information in a compelling visual format, overcoming language and literacy barriers.

FilmAid uses films that are both educational and entertaining to draw audiences’ attention to subjects of vital concern to their health and well-being. 

FilmAid International has operational presence in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camp and is one of UNHCR’s Implementing partners. 

Currently FilmAid is implementing a variety of projects with funding support from UNHCR and the US government through Bureau of Population and Migration (BPRM). 

These projects generally correspond to FilmAid’s core response areas of Health, Protection and Community services and involve production and dissemination of various videos.

Job Purpose

To support the Administration manager in the managing human resource for FilmAid Kenya programs

Key Duties

The HR Officer reports to the Administration Manager and fulfils the following functions; 
  • Monitor the implementation of staff benefits schemes including medical insurance, staff development programmes, leave and vacations and any other benefits that may be determined by the organization 
  • Assist supervisors in the day to day interpretation and implementation of the personnel manual 
  • Maintain the leave schedule for all staff and ensure timely requests and receipt of leave forms and updated leave schedule from field offices 
  • Manage the recruitment process upon authorization by the Administration Manager, including posting adverts, receiving and shortlisting applications, organizing interviews and providing necessary assistance and support to the interview panels 
  • Draft letters of offers and job descriptions / terms of reference for prospective staff and consultants and ensure timely approval by the Administration Manager and other relevant staff 
  • Assist supervisors in developing orientation schedule for new staff and monitor the implementation of this schedule including the carrying out the necessary probation appraisals 
  • Assist in managing the process of staff appraisals by ensuring relevant tools are shared on time and that the appraisals conducted at the right time, collate data collected and assist the Administration Manager in the an analysis of the data collected during appraisals 
  • Assist the Administration Manager in drafting a recommendations report on issues arising from performance appraisals.
  • Implement staff development programmes including making recommendations and authorization of staff eligible for such programmes, ensuring reports and records of these are well kept and submitted to the Administration Manager. 
  • Preparing all staff IDs and providing all basic information to new staff
  • Process work permits and other relevant work documents for international staff / consultants / visitors 
  • Maintain staff files and records (including the maintenance of up to date emergency contact list of all staff) 
  • Conduct continuous research on improved staff benefits and make recommendations to senior management 
  • Assist the Administration Manager in managing disciplinary action procedures against staff accused of misconduct
  • Degree in Human Resources with 2 years’ experience in HR Function preferably in a humanitarian organization or Higher Diploma on Human Resources management 
  • Counselling skills 
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills 
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action 
  • Must be able to multitask and enjoy maintaining good relationship with employees 
  • A track record of a committed demeanour to constantly making improvements to all HR services is desirable
How to apply:

Please email applications with only cover letter, CV and 3 references by 29th June 2012 to: 

Note that applicants who send letters of references, testimonials or any other documents apart from those requested will be automatically disqualified. 

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Position: Accountant                                     
Duty Station:  COSV JUBA
Closing Date: 1st of July 2012
Starting Date: immediate
COSV Organizational Background
COSV is a voluntary organization, non-profit making, involved in international solidarity since 1968. With more than 40 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, chronic food insecurity and poverty, COSV promotes and implements multi-sectoral projects in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe. 

Committed to principled humanitarian action, COSV restores dignity, self-sufficiency, and independence to vulnerable populations around the world with aid interventions which are context-specific, needs-based, and customized through direct community participation.
COSV is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Accountant for its office in Juba to assist in all aspects of project and office accounting and financial management.

Job Description:
The Accountant will be responsible for:
  • Overseeing office accountancy, under management (Country representative ) supervision;
  • Ensuring the timely review and correct entry of accounting transactions on a daily basis;
  • Verifying the accuracy of monthly project cashbooks and checking related receipts and bank statements;
  • Reconciling and monitoring cash and bank accounts balances;
  • Updating the staff file (contracts, payroll and other information needed);
  • Preparing staff contract according to requirements given by Country representative/PM
  • Preparing payrolls of COSV Staff;
  • Facilitating the compiling of audit-ready project financial reports by classifying and accurately filing all relevant documents;
  • Facilitating external auditors' evaluations;
Qualifications and Skills Required:
  • Degree in Finance, Business Administration or CPA qualifications;
  • South Sudanese Nationality
  • At least 3 year responsible professional working experience as Administrator for an NGO
  • Knowledge of donors' financial procedures (i.e. UN agencies, European Commission)
  • Excellent knowledge of double-entry accounting
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft programmes, in particular Excel spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of accounting software (in particular NPW will be an advantage)
  • Problem solving and organizational capabilities
Interested candidates are kindly requested to send their applications alongside with an up-to-date CV (including 3 referees and their current contacts) by email to and

The deadline for the submission of applications is on the 1st of July 2012 at 5.00pm. 

The email subject line should be marked: "Application for Accountant"

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