Advocacy and Policy Advisor - Food Security

Horn & East Africa
 
Based in Nairobi, Kenya
 
Attractive salary and benefits package offered
 
CAFOD, one of the UK’s leading international aid agencies, is currently looking for an Advocacy and Policy Advisor – Food Security for the Horn & East Africa region. 

This post will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with some travel within the region.
Job Profile


Working as part of the Horn and East Africa team you will lead and develop CAFOD’s advocacy and policy work on food security in the region. 

You will work with CAFOD programme and humanitarian teams in the region to integrate advocacy and policy work on food security.

Your Role
You will also contribute to advocacy, policy and campaign work on food security being undertaken by CAFOD and our partners in the North and South, and support partners in advocacy and lobbying work in the region. 

You will also contribute to CAFOD’s international work on food security through producing case studies. 

You will host visits to the region and deal with the international media.

Your Profile
 
You should have relevant experience in research and analysis; knowledge of food security/the food policy environment; policy development and advocacy experience; knowledge of government policy and the role of international institutions involved in food security in the region. 

You should also have knowledge of tools, techniques and ways of working with partners to address advocacy, policy and gender issues.

Come and join us and help make a real difference in the lives of the world’s poorest communities.
 
To read more and to apply please visit cafod.org.uk/jobs by the closing date 17 August 2012.


The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution established by the Government of Kenya through an Act of Parliament (the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Act 2011) and under the United Nations Paris Principles. 

It is a constitutional commission created by Article 59 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 with the core mandate of furthering the protection and promotion of human rights in Kenya. 

The Commission acts as a watchdog over the Government in the area of human rights, and provides leadership in moving the country towards a human rights state.

The Commission fulfils its human rights mandate through a number of programmes, including Research and Compliance, Public Education and Training, Complaints and Investigations, Redress and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. 

The Commissions’ main office is in Nairobi and currently it has two regional offices in Wajir and Kitale.
The Commission is inviting applications for the following position;
Deputy Commission Secretary 

Ref: HR/DCS/12/07/3
Reports To: Commission Secretary
Location: Head Office
Duration: 5 years Contract
Salary Range: Kshs 330, 580 – Kshs 456,410
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Overseeing administrative and program implementation, in line with the Commission SP, mission, vision and goals and approved work plans.
  • Quality control on all departments’ outputs to ensure that the Commission delivers on its mandate.
  • Coordinate annual planning and preparation of annual work plans and budgets for the Commission.
  • Coordination and supervision of work plan implementation including convening and chairing progress review meetings.
  • Coordinate preparation of department quarterly, special and annual reports.
  • Approval of procurement and expenditure for activity implementation in line with approved work plans.
  • Provide capacity building in line with the Commissions knowledge and talent management strategies.
  • Fundraising for various programs of the Commission and preparation and submission of grant reports to donors.
  • Supervision and monitoring of departmental heads including heads of regional offices.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Commission Secretary and Commissioners.
Minimum requirements
  • Minimum of a Masters Degree in Social Sciences (PhD is an added advantage) .
  • Post graduate qualification in Strategic and project Management, planning, proposal writing /Administration, governance and human Rights.
  • Excellent capacity in compilation of reports.
  • Twelve years work Experience with at least five years at a supervisory level.
Other Attributes
In addition to the above qualifications, the suitable candidate should posses the following skills and attributes;
  • Strong Leadership and strategic management skills.
  • Demonsratable financial management, planning and Budgeting knowledge and skills
  • Monitoring and Evaluation knowledge and skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Must be a person of high integrity and self discipline.
  • Good organizational, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
  • Computer literacy, ability to work in a stressful and demanding environment.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.
If you possess the above qualities for the positions, please send your application clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the letter and envelope or on the subject matter of the email, together with a detailed C.V, a daytime telephone contact, and names and telephone contacts of three referees to reach us by 17th August 2012 to:
The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
Nairobi
Email: recruitments@knchr.org

Post Doctoral Research Assistant - Molecular Virology

Reference Number:  PDRA-MV-07-12
Category:  Research, Science and Biotechnology
Grade:  9.1
Location:  Kilifi
Country:  Kenya

Summary:

We seek a molecular virologist of outstanding ability to join a dynamic team of researchers working on the epidemiology, evolution and control of respiratory and enteric viruses, including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) for which the group is internationally recognised. 

The successful candidate will support studies relating to molecular and immuno-epidemiology, transmission dynamics, genetic; antigenic diversity, and evolution of a range of viruses. 

We require post-doctoral level support in relevant molecular biological techniques such as quantitative real time PCR, sequencing and phylogenetics, protein and peptide synthesis and expression. 

We are looking for an individual with the capacity to support on-going studies and, importantly, aptitude to develop independent lines of enquiry. 

Priority will be given to candidates from Kenya or the East Africa Region. This is a two year contract in the first instance.

Principle duties and responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership in all molecular virology activities of the VEC group
  • Work closely with the lab manager in operating molecular biology facility
  • Provide technical support and guidance in molecular biological techniques operated by the research group to technical and research staff involved, including troubleshooting
  • Develop and implement new molecular-based assays, eg quantitative real time PCR
  • Undertake tasks including primer/probe design, cloning, sequencing and protein expression
  • Support viral screen of archived and prospective nasal specimens, including training of staff
  • Extend ongoing investigations of the molecular epidemiology of RSV, adenoviruses, human metapneumovirus, influenza viruses and coronaviruses, etc
  • Develop Group’s interest in Next Generation Sequencing using in-house Ion-Torrent technology
  • Conduct RSV immuno-epidemiology based on strain specific peptides
  • Represent the group at Cluster and Programme level, including committee membership
  • Coordinate group’s involvement in seminar series, journal clubs and lab management
  • Write protocols for scientific/ethical/funder review, reports and scientific papers
Education, experience and skills:

Essential:         
  • PhD in Molecular Virology
  • Experience in PCR, cloning and sequencing
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Aptitude for scientific independence and leadership
Desirable:        
  • Bioinformatics expertise
  • Student supervision
  • Experience in writing funding applications
Application procedure:

To apply for this post you must be a registered user. Log into your account then go to Vacancies, view the post and click on the button: "Apply for this job".  

Please attach also a full academic CV and covering letter describing why you wish to be considered for the position, together with your career aspirations.
http://careers.kemri-wellcome.org/user/login

All applicants are required to state thier current/last salary.

Applicants must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews. The application closing date is 12th August 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information on the appointments contact James Nokes (jnokes@kilifi.kemri-wellcome.org)

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is an equal opportunity employer.  Direct or indirect canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.  

KWTRP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

Oxfam’s Kenya Programme is a complex programme that incorporates both rapid and slow onset emergencies as well as longer term development and policy work. 

Oxfam Kenya applies a one programme approach which means it has multiple activities that support a holistic approach to humanitarian, development and advocacy for long lasting change in poverty reduction.

Oxfam in Kenya works in the north, principally in Turkana, Dadaab and Wajir, the Nairobi informal settlements and on national level advocacy and coordination issues in multi stakeholder fora. 

To this end, we are seeking to fill the following positions:

Project Officer - Echo Consortium (La Lanina 3) 

Ref: PROG 0009
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Contract: Fixed Term, 18 months; 

National Level D1 (Ksh 168,462.00 Gross)
 
Submission Deadline: 10th August 2012
 
Reporting to the ASAL Coordinator, the post-holder will ensure proper communication of consortium issues between the Program Management Unit (PMU) the Technical Support Unit (TSU), and the project sites (Wajir and Turkana) as well as develop partnership relations with implementing partners and ensure that the project is implemented in a consultative, participative manner.

S/he will coordinate to ensure the development of project strategy, plans and service agreements between Oxfam, implementing partners and the donor within the overall program framework. 

The incumbent will encourage unique, innovative and experimental solutions to complex problems using judgement to manage risks to the program success as well as ensure that gender is fully taken into account in all aspects of the program implementation.

The Officer, will be expected to manage project learning processes, produce relevant documentation as well as liaise effectively with other implementing organisations and the Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Advocacy Project (REGLAP).
 
S/he will support the partners and Oxfam staff in mainstreaming the project components through humanitarian and developmental projects and programs as well as act as a point person for Oxfam component of the project both internally and externally.
 
To be considered for this role, you will require a degree in Social Sciences or other development related field, a proven record of designing, managing and reporting on complex programmes across dispersed locations and various implementing partners as well as an understanding and experience of working in a Consortium and collaborating with the lead roles (i.e. Water lead) and as a partner.

You will be expected to have an understanding and experience of programming in humanitarian and/or development sector and be familiar with community managed, disaster risk reduction (CMDRR) and have experience in developing and managing complex relationships and teams across a wide variety of actors. 

Experience in managing EC/ECHO funded proposals is desirable as well as an understanding of research methodologies and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning,

Project Communications Officer, Echo Lanina 

Ref: PROG 0010
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Contract: Fixed term, 18 months; 

National Level D2 

Entry Level Salary Ksh 121,468.00
 
Submission Deadline: 10th August 2012
 
Reporting to the national Campaigns Advisor, the project communication officer will be responsible in consultation with the line manager for the development of a communication plan for the consortium and ensure continuous communication & feedback to communities/beneficiaries. 

The post holder will ensure the development of ECHO La Nina publications including information summaries, annual reports, policy briefs, promotional materials as well as act as the focal point for internal communications work for the Consortium and work in tandem with the Kenya Communications Officer and the Regional Media Officer. 

S/he will be expected to accompany journalists on programme visits where appropriate. 

The incumbent of this position will be expected to develop the capacity of the ECHO Consortium team in relation to media and communications.

The post holder will constantly innovate and pioneer new tools for communicating consortium work and the voices of the beneficiaries as well as support events organization & coverage of ECHO Consortium and partner activities such as campaigns, dissemination forums etc.

To be considered for this role you will have a degree in a relevant field (e.g. Communication, Journalism or Public relations) with proven experience of working in communications, public relations or media as well as demonstrable knowledge of humanitarian/development work and the ability to digest large amounts of complex information and produce clear, well written summaries.
 
You will have excellent English writing skills and working knowledge of Swahili, demonstrable ability to identify and write compelling human-interest stories as well as an ability to present and package information in attractive, accessible formats. 

Tenacity, drive for results and tactfulness are key for this role as well as the ability to juggle large number of projects simultaneously, work to tight deadlines, knowledge of Desk Top Publishing and Multimedia (video, photography and web 2.0)

Urban Coordinator

Ref INT5603
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Contract: Fixed term, 6 months (short term cover for leave of absence); 

National Level C1 (Entry salary Ksh 272,382.00)
 
Submission Deadline: 17th August 2012
 
Covering for a leave of absence, the post holder will provide leadership and direction for the overall urban programme strategy implementation and is expected to ensure the integration of long term development, advocacy as well as humanitarian interventions within the program as well as cross learning between the urban program and other country programs.
 
S/he is expected to play a significant role supporting networking activities with government, private sector, civil society and other special interest groups in the formulation and development of urban poverty programme plans. 

The incumbent will be expected to work with partner organizations to develop proposals and enable them to develop their humanitarian capacity in line with Oxfam’s Humanitarian strategic direction.
 
The post holder will ensure that donor reports and internal reports are of good quality and submitted in a timely manner as well as provide line management to the urban program team.
 
To be considered for this role, you will be expected to possess a degree in Program management, social sciences or other relevant area of study with substantial experience of managing urban development programmes, long-term, multiyear, multi-sector development programming. 

You will be required to have high-level strategic, analytical and conceptual ability coupled with excellent communication & capacity building skills and excellent knowledge and understanding of the causes of urban poverty and a commitment to the poverty eradication.

You will have demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity into programme work, Community liaison and development skills with a proven record of financial management – including experience of proposal writing and donor reporting, budgeting. 

An understanding of livelihoods work, public health, and protection is essential.
 
A more detailed job description and Person Specification can be found online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using Ref: INT5603
 
To apply

If you believe you fit the profile, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post that you are applying for and including daytime telephone contact and two referees, preferably your current line managers to kenyajobs@oxfam.org.uk quoting the title and the reference number of the position you are applying for or apply online. 

For candidates responding to the Urban Coordinator position, you can also apply online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs quoting the reference number of the position.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization

Disclaimer
 
Oxfam is an equal opportunity employer.
 
You are not required to pay any fees to apply for jobs at Oxfam.
 
Oxfam does not conduct recruitments through agents

RF / Communications Technician / Engineer
 
Country of assignment and location
 
South Sudan, Juba
 
Project / Field of activity
 
GIZ supports the South Sudanese Police (SSPS) to establish and run their radio communications network. 

Providing advice and technical support to the SSPS ICT unit, the projects’ focus is now on a workshop and training center that has been set up to maintain equipment and train and develop a nucleus team of police officers specialized in communications.

Responsibilities
 
You will be deployed in the fields of RF communications and maintenance, as well as training. 

In a team of technicians employed by GIZ, you will advise and train the newly formed Police ICT Department. 

You will be responsible for the professional installation of and provide training in the radio equipment and repair processes.

This includes the programming, tuning, installation, maintenance and repair of HF-Codan base and mobile facilities; HF-Codan-SCS-PTC-Pro radio data transmission systems; Motorola VHF repeaters, VHF mobile and VHF portable radio installations and computers, as well as the installation and repair of photovoltaic systems and the training of SSPS technicians to perform these tasks.

Qualifications
 
You are an RF/communications engineer/technician with expert knowledge in your field and profound knowledge in:
  • HF and VHF voice and data-transmission systems, repeaters and their programming
  • HF and VHF electrical measurement, fault diagnosis and troubleshooting
  • Professional use of spectrum analyzers, mobile phone testers, oscilloscope etc. particular SSB operating mode as well as HF and VHF antenna technology
  • Technical documentation and reporting
Experiences in training and advice of trainees are expected.

You are able to work in challenging situations, have experience in working in a multicultural environment and you are fluent in English.

Juba-Arabic, Arabic or any South Sudanese Languages are an asset.

Experience with communication system applications design for large radio networks, particularly of authorities with security tasks such as police, is an asset. 

Expertise in TCP/IT networking; hybrid communication networks; TETRA; VSAT/satellite broadcast; microwave links; or GSM is an asset.

Duration: ASAP until March 2013. Extension possible.
 
Application Deadline:15th August 2012
 
Email: giz-suedsudan-buero@giz.de

Expert in RF / Communications Technology / Engineering
 
Country of assignment and location
 
South Sudan, Juba
 
Project / Field of activity
 
GIZ supports the South Sudanese Police (SSPS) to establish and run their radio communications network.
 
Providing advice and technical support to the SSPS ICT unit, the projects’ focus is now on a workshop and
training center that has been set up to maintain equipment and train and develop a nucleus team of police officers specialized in communications.
 
Responsibilities
 
You will be deployed in the field of RF communications and maintenance, with a focus on training. 

In coordination with the Project Coordinator you will lead and organize the department of technicians employed by GIZ to advise and train the newly formed Police ICT Department. 

You will be responsible for the professional installation, commissioning and quality management of the radio facilities. 

You will be in charge of repair processes, the technical management of the workshop as well as the training center. This includes particularly the programming, tuning, installation, maintenance and repair of HF-Codan base and mobile facilities; HF-Codan-SCS-PTC-Pro radio data transmission systems; Motorola VHF repeaters, VHF mobile and VHF portable radio installations; computers; as well as the installation and repair of photovoltaic systems and the training of SSPS technicians to perform these tasks. 

You will advise the project and the Police on the network’s optimization process and organizational development of their ICT department.

Qualifications
 
You are an RF/communications engineer/technician with expert knowledge in your field and profound knowledge in:
  • HF and VHF voice and data-transmission systems, repeaters and their programming
  • HF and VHF electrical measurement, fault diagnosis and troubleshooting
  • Professional use of spectrum analyzers, mobile phone testers, oscilloscope etc. particular SSB operating mode as well as HF and VHF antenna technology
  • Technical documentation and reporting
Experience in training and instruction of trainees and leadership of small teams are expected. 

You are able to work in challenging situations, have experience in working in a multicultural environment and you are fluent in English.

Living and working conditions in Juba require a good physical health and the ability to cope with stress.

Experience with communications systems applications design and spectrum management for large radio networks, particularly of authorities with security tasks such as police, is an asset. 

Expertise in TCP/IT networking; hybrid communication networks; TETRA; VSAT/satellite broadcast; microwave links; or GSM is an asset.
 
Duration: ASAP until March 2013. Extension possible.
 
Application Deadline: 27th August 2012
 
Email: giz-suedsudan-buero@giz.de

Project Manager
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Industry: ICT
 
An Information Communications Technology firm providing Custom Software Development, Mobile Banking, web solutions, alongside other ICT based services, seeks to recruit a Project Manager.
 
We are specifically looking for a candidate with 3 years experience with programming languages and tools e.g. Java SE, Java EE, PHP, J2ME is a bonus with Rapid Program Execution Skills and procedures is also a bonus

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Create and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing software needs and requirements.
  • Identify resources needed and assign individual responsibilities to self and project team towards achievement of objectives
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope of work and coordinate project reporting
  • Review deliverables prepared by team and conduct quality control and analysis before passing to client
  • Ensure highest quality standards are maintained within the project work flow and the deliverables
  • Document all project workflows and deliverables for easier follow up, coordination, maintenance and support
  • Design, develop and implement sound programmatic solutions to clients with no supervision
  • Provide full information to the other departments of the organization with regard to the project being engaged in including the top management, accounts
Qualifications and Competencies
  • A degree course in a relevant discipline (ICT, Project management or Software development related)
  • At least 2-3 years experience working in similar position with similar responsibilities
  • 3 years experience with programming languages and tools e.g. Java SE, Java EE, PHP, J2ME is a bonus with Rapid Program Execution Skills and procedures is also a bonus
  • Experience with financial management software and financial accounting packages and Graphic design skills (Photoshop, illustrator, Fireworks etc) is a bonus
  • Good human interaction and interpersonal skills
To apply, send your CV ONLY and cover letter to recruit@flexi-personnel.com before Friday 3rd August 2012. 

Clearly indicate the position applied for and the minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

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