The Parliamentary Service Commission (“PSC”), is constitutionally mandated to manage the administration of parliament. 

This includes the provision of services and facilities to ensure effective and efficient running of parliament, preparation of parliamentary expenditure budgets and estimates, constitution of offices in the parliamentary services and the appointment and supervision of office holders.

The  Constitution of Kenya 2010 introduced the citizens of Kenya to a new parliamentary system through the establishment of a Senate in addition to a National Assembly as set out in Chapter 8.

In recognition that each arm of parliament has a distinct but uniquely different role and function, PSC wishes to recruit for positions in the administration structure of each arm of parliament and the Parliamentary Joint Services (“PJS”) that supports the members of both structures.

The Senate

Clerk of the Senate 

(ESS 465)
As Principal Advisor to the Speaker of the Senate, the jobholder will serve as the Administrative Head of the Senate and the Accounting Officer/Authorised Officer for the Senate.

The jobholder will also serve as the Secretary to the PSC and will be responsible for:
  • All policy and organisational matters;
  • Enhancing public understanding and knowledge of the Senate as well as increasing public accessibility to and awareness of the Senate;
  • Dealing with external relations;
  • Principal advisor to other presiding officers and to all Senators;
  • Chairing the Board of Management;
  • Advising the Speaker in the exercise of the powers and functions of the office;
  • Marshalling all legislative measures passed by the Senate; and
  • Supervision and coordination of all the Directorates of the Senate.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, Humanities or a relevant field and a Masters degree in a relevant field. In the absence of a Masters degree a minimum of seven years relevant working experience will suffice. 

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of three years experience at the level of Assistant Deputy Clerk/ Deputy Director in parliament or a comparable position in the public or private sector. Experience working with the public service will be an added advantage.

Senior Deputy Clerk of the Senate
(ESS 466)
As deputy to the Clerk of the Senate, the jobholder will provide oversight for the proceedings of the Senate and will offer procedural advice to the Speaker and other presiding officers and Senators as required.
The jobholder will also be responsible for:
  • General supervision of all Directorates;
  • External relations;
  • Enhancing public understanding and knowledge of the Senate and increasing public accessibility to and awareness of the Senate;
  • Preparing and presenting orientation programmes for new Senators and staff; and
  • Supervising and managing staff undergoing parliamentary internship programmes.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, Humanities or a relevant field and a Masters degree in a relevant field.

In the absence of a Masters degree a minimum of five years relevant working experience will suffice. 

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of three years experience at the level of Principal Clerk Assistant/ Principal Officer in parliament or a comparable position in the public or private sector.
Director Legislative and Procedural Services of the Senate 
(ESS 467)
Reporting to the Senior Deputy Clerk, the jobholder will be responsible for the coordination and supervision of the functions and operations of the Directorate of Legislative and Procedural Services of the Senate.

The jobholder will also be responsible to the Clerk of the Senate for:
  • The Table Office including marshalling of published bills, motions and sessional papers and processing of weekly programme of business and preparation and timely circulation of order papers, votes and proceedings of the Senate;
  • The Journals Office including keeping custody of Senate journals and records and archiving of those records;
  • Matters connected to parliamentary associations; and
  • Public participation in the legislative process.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, Humanities or a relevant field. A Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of three years at the level of Senior Clerk Assistant in parliament or a comparable position in the public or private sector.

Director, Committee Services of the Senate
(ESS 468)
Reporting to the Senior Deputy Clerk, the jobholder will be responsible for the coordination and supervision of the functions and operations of the Directorate of Committee Services of the Senate.

The jobholder will also be responsible for:
  • Select committees, departmental committees and ad hoc committees of the Senate;
  • Facilitation of public participation and involvement in the activities of the committees; and
  • Safe keeping of records of the Senate committees and responding to inquiries on the activities of the committees from the public and other legislative bodies.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, Humanities or a relevant field. A Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage. 

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of three years at the level of Senior Clerk Assistant in parliament or a comparable position in the public or private sector.

Director Legal Services of the Senate
 
(ESS 469)
As head of the legal services function of the Senate, the jobholder will be the legal advisor to the Speaker, the Clerk, committees and Senators on legislative business including all matters dealing with bills and amendments to bills.

The jobholder will also be responsible for:
  • Preparing legal opinions on matters relating to the functions of the Senate Bills and providing other legal services;
  • Assisting committees and individual Senators with the drafting of bills and amendments to Drafting and preparing legal documents and legal research;
  • Supervising, guiding, counselling, training and developing all the staff in the Directorate of Legal Services; and
  • Coordinating, administering and overall management of the legal services provided to the Senate.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelors degree in Law and be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, or possess an equivalent qualification in a common-law jurisdiction. A Masters degree in Law will be an added advantage. 

The ideal candidate will possess at least seven years experience as an advocate of the High Court, a Judge or a professionally qualified Magistrate; or at least seven years experience as a distinguished academic or legal practitioner or such experience in some other relevant legal field. 

The candidate should also hold a certificate in legislative drafting and a current Advocate’s Practicing Certificate.

Director, Speaker’s Office of the Senate
 
(ESS 470)
Reporting to the Speaker of the Senate, the Director will be responsible for the co-ordination of administrative activities in the Speaker’s Office.

The jobholder will also be responsible for:
  • Acting as the liaison person between the Speaker’s Office and the rest of the parliamentary offices;
  • Carrying out research, preparation of speeches and overseeing travel and protocol arrangements in the Speaker’s Office; and
  • Preparing and reviewing correspondence and reports as directed by the Speaker.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, Humanities or a relevant field.
A Masters degree will be an added advantage. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of three years experience at the level of Senior Clerk Assistant in parliament or a comparable position in the public or private sector.

Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate
(ESS 471)
As head of the Sergeant of Arms Department of the Senate, the jobholder will oversee the day to day security management of the chamber and will be responsible to the Speaker for the maintenance of order in the Senate.

The jobholder will also be responsible for:
  • Controlling access and management of the public within the precincts of parliament;
  • Planning and coordination of security functions and operations in the Senate;
  • Implementation of the Speaker’s rules governing the conduct of Senators in the Chamber;
  • Preservation of order and management of all parliamentary buildings, assets and the safety of the occupants;
  • Coordination of all matters related to and connected with office accommodation and furnishing; and
  • Providing the link between parliamentary security and other security organs.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelors degree in Safety, Security Management or a related field. A Masters degree will be an added advantage. 

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of three years experience at the level of Sergeant-At-Arms in parliament or its equivalent in the public or private sector. 

They will also have served in the disciplined  forces at the level of a Major/Senior Superintendent of Police for a period of not less than ten years with exemplary service and possess demonstrable professional competence and experience in and knowledge of safety and security matters.

Hansard Editor of the Senate
(ESS 472)
Reporting to the Senior Deputy Clerk of the Senate, the jobholder will be responsible for the coordination and production of the Hansard. 

The jobholder will also be responsible for:
  • Editing transcribed records, processing manuscripts and preparing accurate drafts;
  • Maintaining a consistent and accurate Hansard publishing format;
  • Maintaining an accurate database of Hansard publications;
  • Developing and maintaining policies, rules, standards and procedures governing Hansard production;
  • Maintaining links with government ministries/department, the public media and other commonwealth editors’ associations and unions.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics, majoring in either English or Kiswahili. A Masters degree in a relevant discipline from a recognised university and proficiency in sign language will be added advantages.
The ideal candidate will also possess a post-graduate diploma in journalism or mass communication coupled with a minimum of seven years experience, three of which must be at the level of Assistant Hansard Editor in parliament or an equivalent position in the public or private sector. 

They should also have training and experience in Hansard services and excellent writing, typing and editorial skills and adequate knowledge of Hansard style guides.

For all the positions in the Senate, it is important that the jobholders
  • Have attended a senior management or leadership course from a recognised institution;
  • Demonstrated enduring flair for parliamentary procedure and practice, including comparative experience of other parliamentary jurisdictions coupled with wide experience in the role, functions and operations of parliament;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style; and
  • The ability to multitask and work well under pressure.
If you believe you fit the required profile, please send your applications in confidence to ess.ke@ke.pwc.com by Friday 2 0 July 2012 quoting the job reference number and the title of the position you are applying for. 

In addition, please provide your curriculum vitae containing details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration as well as copies of professional/academic certificates. 

Include your day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, names and addresses of three references.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Regional Compliance Officer
 
(Nairobi based with regular travel in the Horn of Africa Region)

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Regional Office for the Horn of Africa & Yemen, is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Regional Compliance Officer. 

The Regional Compliance Officer will assist the grant management team in ensuring that all DRC HoA operations are implemented within the acceptable DRC and donor guidelines.

He/She will be the focal point for DRC HOA compliance matters. 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Implement and maintain testing systems to ensure that all offices are following DRC financial, procurement and administrative policies and accepted accounting principles.
  • Carry out internal financial reviews to ensure that donor guidelines are implemented and followed; including financial, procurement and administrative.
  • Responsible for keeping an updated file and overview of authorizations / delegation of authority for whole region, including bank signatories.
  • Carry out necessary training of finance and non-finance staff to ensure that DRC and donor requirements are met.
  • Conduct partner capacity assessments. 
  • Induct partner organizations in DRC and relevant DRC and donor requirements and monitor their performance against such. 
  • Conduct partner reviews.
  • Receive and review financial donor reports from budget holders prior to submission to donors.
  • Lead on external audits in the region. 
  • Coordinate pre-audit document completion.
  • Lead on compliance issues at kick-off meetings throughout the region.
Qualifications

Essential:

A Degree in Accounting and at least 3 years relevant experience with an international NGO in grant accounting, proven experience working with the major donors. 

EC, ECHO, CHF, USAID, UN & DANIDA, among others, a pro-active person who is able to work independently and who is at the same time a good team-player, excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humour, proven commitment to accountable practices 

Preferable:

Knowledge of working in Somali region or similar challenging environments, experience in training non-finance staff, advanced MS Powerpoint user and audit background

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications including a one-page cover letter with details of current and expected salary and CV to drcjobs@drchoa.org

Please indicate “Regional Compliance Officer” as the subject heading. 

The closing date for receiving applications is 13 July, 2012.

The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, a premier tertiary teaching hospital, is fast growing with a network of over 30 multi-site medical centers in East Africa and a state of the art Heart and Cancer Centre in Nairobi. 

We are looking to recruit Senior House Officers in different areas of specialization who will
partner with us in this exciting venture for both local and regional positions.

Applications are invited from candidates who meet the requirements for the position as outlined below.

Senior House Officer

The successful candidate will be responsible for the effective management and care of patients. S/he will also be expected to work with a team of medical staff to ensure optimal delivery of quality patient care. 

The areas of specialization include Paediatrics, Accident & Emergency, ICU and Internal Medicine.

Applicants must have a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) or equivalent with at least two years relevant experience and should be registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists’ Board. 

Preference will be given to candidates with ACLS, ATLS or PALS/EPLS training.

To Apply

If you are looking for growth and development, send your applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials to, 

the Manager, Recruitment, 
Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. 
P. O. Box 30270- 00100, 
NAIROBI 

or by email to hr.recruitment@aku.edu so as to reach not later than 16th July 2012 Applications by email are preferred. 

Visit our website www.aku.edu for more information.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

BBC East Africa Bureau

Work Experience

BBC East Africa Bureau is pleased to advertise opportunities for Work Experience Programme.

As part of our commitment to promoting excellent journalism, we will be offering a four week attachment to Journalism graduates or other suitably qualified candidates.

The attachment is unpaid but a fixed stipend will be provided to cater for basic expenses.

Candidates will be selected once every 12 months. 

This will apply for the period, August 2012 to July 2013.

Please send your CV and application letter stating why you would like to be considered for the work experience to nairobi.forms@bbc.co.uk.

Deadline for application is 18 July 2012.

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu is an institution of the Aga Khan Health Service, Kenya which is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. 

The hospital is part of a network of health facilities in East Africa which include: clinics, Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa, Aga Khan Hospital Dar es salaam and Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi. 

It provides medical care to the population of western Kenya region and works with leading clinicians in the country in the management of complex cases.

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has attained acknowledgment of its quality by achieving ISO 9001:2008 accreditation and is moving towards new standards of clinical quality improvement and patient safety. 

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu is expanding its services to Kakamega and Busia Counties and is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

Senior House Officer (Resident Medical Officer)

1 Position Busia
1 Position Kisii
5 Positions Kisumu

Overall Responsibility

The successful candidates will be responsible for providing consultations and quality clinical judgment to patients in Ambulatory and Emergency Medicine.

Requirements
  • MBBS from a recognized University
  • At least one- year working experience
  • Must be Registered/Licensed by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
  • Competency in emergency procedures e.g. ACLS, ATLS etc will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent PR and communication skills.
  • Must have organizational skills
Medical Internship -2012

Applications are invited from medical graduates who have successfully completed their M.B.Ch,B (or equivalent) undergraduate degree and have been recommended to do their rotational internship. 

Successful candidates are expected to commence their internship from August 2012 for a period of one year.

Interested Candidates should submit the following documents as part of their application:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement that includes future interests in Medicine
  • Two letters of reference
  • Academic Transcripts where available will be an added advantage
Incomplete documentation will automatically disqualify a candidate from the interview process.

Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for interviews.

Applications including detailed curriculum vitae, names and contact of three referees should be forwarded by 14th July, 2012 to:

The Human Resource Department
Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu
P.O. Box 530-40100, Kisumu, 

Water Supply and Distribution Officer

Based in Kakuma Refugee Camp and reporting to the Senior Water Officer. 

S/he will work to improve the proper operations, management and maintenance of the water production, supply and distribution system.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Respond to and document customer inquiries/complaints about water supply and supply connection/installation requests in a timely manner.
  • Develop service quotes/costs/BOQs for clients, document and track service installations to ensure completion within set timelines.
  • Participates in the identification, planning and prioritization of operations and maintenance projects, including the determination of personnel & materials requirements, and personnel assignments.
  • Take a lead role in performance of specialized work involving installation, maintenance, repairs and testing of the entire water infrastructure.
  • Provides input on budgets, proposals and cost estimates for new projects and maintenance and operations projects.
  • Manage supply and distribution unit record keeping activities; prepares requisitions; prepares weekly and monthly reports
  • Inspect and monitor routine water supply and maintenance of the reticulation systems to ensure minimal water interruption of water supply schedules.
  • Participate in development of sector proposal, work plans and monitoring documents in liaison with the senior water officer.
  • Work closely with senior water officer in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the water supply and distribution system.
  • Compile sector field activity and assessment reports for improvement and extensions.
Professional Qualifications:
  • A Higher National Diploma in water, civil, Water technology (supply option) from a recognised institution.
  • At least three years hands on experience in a busy rural water and /or refugee operation as a water supply officer/technician. Understanding of community based water management will be an added advantage.
Relevant Experience:
  • At least 3 years practical experience in a busy rural water project and/or in an emergency set up.
  • 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.
Personal Attributes:
  • High level of motivation, integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place.
  • Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations (minority groups etc) and demonstrated experience of integrating gender, HIV and diversity issues into WASH Programming.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Understanding of community based water management will be an added advantage.
LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply. 

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 11th July, 2012:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

C/o HR Officer, P.O. Box 48 Kakuma, Or e-mailed to: hr-kak@lwfkenya.org
For more details, visit our website
www.lwf-kenya.org


A leading SACCO wishes to invite suitably qualified individuals to fill in the following positions:

Credit Assistant 

(3 Positions)
  • CPA part 1
  • Diploma in Co-operative Management
  • Age25to3Oyears
  • Computer Literate
  • Promotion — 3 years experience In audit position with relevant qualification
  • Certificate of good conduct
Internal Audit Assistant 

(1 Position)
  • CPA part I
  • Diploma in Co-operative Audit.
  • Age 25 —40 years
  • Computer literate
  • Promotion — 3 years experience in relevant qualifications
Qualified individuals are invited to send in their handwritten applications along with CV to

DNIA. 1325
PO Box 49010, 00100
Nairobi GPO

reach on or before Wednesday 18th July, 2012 by 5.00 p.m.

Only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

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