Chemonics International Inc., a leading international consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., seeks experienced professionals for an anticipated three-year USAID-funded Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) Project in Kenya. 

The project will support the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) in reducing the burden of malaria in Kenya by implementing a high quality IRS program in identified districts, conducting comprehensive monitoring and evaluation of the program, and developing capacity of the Division of Malaria Control (DOMC) and public sector to conduct IRS. 

Chemonics seeks the following competitive candidates:

Chief of Party:
 
Minimum 10 years of senior-level experience designing, implementing, and managing malaria and health projects, preferably in Africa; USAID experience preferred
 
Minimum five years of experience planning, implementing, and managing IRS programs
 
Familiarity with supply chain and/or logistics management strongly preferred
 
This position will be based in Nairobi, with travel to Western Province expected

Malaria Technical Manager:
 
Minimum five years of experience designing and implementing IRS programs
 
Demonstrated experience interacting with country-level Ministries of Health
 
Strong knowledge of USG environmental regulations and appropriate use of insecticides
 
This position may be based in the Western Province

Finance Manager:
 
Minimum ten years of experience in financial management of large international projects
 
At least three years of experience with USAID- or other donor-funded health, logistics, and/or supply chain management projects in Africa
 
Familiarity with compliance to USG Cost Accounting Standards
 
This position will be based in Nairobi, with travel to Western Province expected

Capacity Building Officer:
 
Minimum seven years of experience building the capacity of local organizations, government ministries, and the public sector in Kenya
 
Capacity building experience on donor-funded projects strongly preferred; USAID experience preferred
 
This position may be based in the Western Province

Environmental Compliance Specialist:
 
Familiarity with Kenyan and United States Government environmental regulations, relating to all aspects of IRS activities
 
Experience monitoring IRS activities for compliance during purchase, implementation, and disposal of pesticide
 
This position may be based in the Western Province

Malaria/IRS Epidemiology and Entomology M&E Specialist:
 
Minimum five years of experience in monitoring epidemiological and entomological qualities of health projects, IRS preferred 
 
At least five years of M&E experience for USAID- or other donor- funded health projects
 
Experience in building and maintaining client relationships
 
Excellent leadership, analytical, and data gathering skills
 
This position may be based in the Western Province

Office Manager:
 
Minimum five years of experience in project administration- a supervisory role of administrative staff with a focus on staff coordination
 
Familiarity with international organizations and USAID rules and regulations
 
Familiarity with Kenyan labor laws and a background in human resources management
 
Ability to interact with a range of staff and project related officials
 
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, attentive to detail and quality conscious
 
Two Office Manager positions available, one in Nairobi and one may be based in the Western Province

Experience in the following areas is also preferred: supply chain and logistics management, USG environmental regulations, monitoring and evaluation, IEC/BCC, epidemiology, and capacity building of government and public sector organizations. 

Application Instructions: 

Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to chemonicskenyairs@gmail.com with the name of the position in the subject line by August 31, 2012. 

No telephone inquiries, please. 

Finalists will be contacted.
Clerk of Works (COW)

Reporting to the ASHA Project Manager, the Clerk of Works will be responsible for proper scoping of works and drive timely delivery of the construction project.

The COWs will be based at the project site at the AMREF International Training Centre on a full-time basis. 

He/she will ensure thorough familiarisation with all the relevant drawings and written instructions.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • To provide skilled supervisory of the contractor’s work during project implementation
  • To assist contractor to interpret correctly all contract documents (drawings, Bills of Quantities, instructions)
  • To monitor on-going works to ensure quality control (materials and workmanship) and effective use of resources.
  • To comply with standards, specifications, time schedules and safety requirements
  • To attend all site meetings convened by AMREF and the AE Service Provider
  • To compile and submit regular project monitoring reports on all construction works.
The ideal candidates will have a diploma in Building Construction or Civil Engineering with at least 7 year relevant work experience.   

S/he should have the knowledge of construction legal requirements and checking that the works comply with the requirement. 

S/he should have a working knowledge of health and safety legislation to bring any shortfalls observed to the attention of the person(s) concerned.

If you feel that you meet the above criteria, please quote reference number and send your details including remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to 

The Director of Human Resources, 
AMREF Headquarters 
by email to jobs@amref.org.  

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  

We encourage those interested to send their applications by Friday 31 August 2012.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

For over 45 years and in 146 countries, ACDI / VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. 

Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. 

ACDI / VOCA currently has approximately 97 projects in 38 countries and revenues of over $140 million.

Training Coordinator

Marsabit, Kenya

We are currently seeking a Training Coordinator for the Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands-Accelerated Growth (REGAL-AG) project, funded by USAID.  

This project will identify, integrate and sustain humanitarian investments that prove to be effective in sustainably increasing resilience and reducing the need for recurrent humanitarian assistance, and to build on these investments to accelerate sustainable economic growth.

The goal of REGAL-AG is to foster an inclusive livestock value chain that increases pastoralists’ resilience and stimulates economic growth in several Kenyan counties and beyond.  

The primary REGAL-AG office will be based in Nairobi, with an office in each of the target operational regions, Marsabit and Garissa. 

The regional Training Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating training activities with the local community and ACDI/VOCA and implementing partner staff.

Responsibilities:
  • Organize all REGAL-AG training activities in Marsabit, including coordinating between the trainers—both ACDI/VOCA and partner organization staff—and the community
  • Provide logistical support to training activities; help project staff coordinate training space, minimize training costs and procure the required resources; work closely with finance officer on tracking current training costs and estimating future expenditures
  • Develop and maintain a tracking system for REGAL-AG trainings, including names of participants, dates of trainings, etc.
  • Attend training sessions and assist in follow-up activities with participants as needed
  • Assist with data collection for REGAL-AG program performance indicators as needed
  • Tailor training materials as needed to the area’s specific needs and level of knowledge
  • Collaborate with partner agencies and other international development organizations operating in the county to share information and adopt collaborative, participatory approaches
  • Provide input to REGAL-AG team on local capacity needs and appropriate responses
  • Ensure quality control and timeliness of relevant deliverables
  • Significant travel required
  • Perform other duties as assigned by senior staff
Minimum qualifications:
  • Minimum of 4 years or more of practical work experience in pastoral communities required. Experience working in Garissa or Marsabit preferred
  • Experience organizing trainings, and good administrative and organizational skills
  • Sensitivity to gender issues
  • A minimum of a diploma certificate in a relevant discipline
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
To be considered for this recruitment, please e-mail your resume to REGALAG@joinav.org.  

Please include the position title in the subject line.  

No phone calls please.  

Only finalists contacted.  

Women and minorities encouraged to apply.  

EOE.  

Please apply by close of business, August 30, 2012.

For over 45 years and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. 

Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. 

ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 97 projects in 38 countries and revenues of over $140 million.

Training Coordinator

Garissa, Kenya

We are currently seeking a Training Coordinator for the Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands-Accelerated Growth (REGAL-AG) project, funded by USAID.  

This project will identify, integrate and sustain humanitarian investments that prove to be effective in sustainably increasing resilience and reducing the need for recurrent humanitarian assistance, and to build on these investments to accelerate sustainable economic growth. 

The goal of REGAL-AG is to foster an inclusive livestock value chain that increases pastoralists’ resilience and stimulates economic growth in several Kenyan counties and beyond.  

The primary REGAL-AG office will be based in Nairobi, with an office in each of the target operational regions, Marsabit and Garissa. 

The regional Training Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating training activities with the local community and ACDI/VOCA and implementing partner staff.

Responsibilities:
  • Organize all REGAL-AG training activities in Garissa, including coordinating between the trainers—both ACDI/VOCA and partner organization staff—and the community
  • Provide logistical support to training activities; help project staff coordinate training space, minimize training costs and procure the required resources; work closely with finance officer on tracking current training costs and estimating future expenditures
  • Develop and maintain a tracking system for REGAL-AG trainings, including names of participants, dates of trainings, etc.
  • Attend training sessions and assist in follow-up activities with participants as needed
  • Assist with data collection for REGAL-AG program performance indicators as needed
  • Tailor training materials as needed to the area’s specific needs and level of knowledge
  • Collaborate with partner agencies and other international development organizations operating in the county to share information and adopt collaborative, participatory approaches
  • Provide input to REGAL-AG team on local capacity needs and appropriate responses
  • Ensure quality control and timeliness of relevant deliverables
  • Significant travel required
Perform other duties as assigned by senior staff

Minimum qualifications:
  • Minimum of 4years or more of practical work experience in pastoral communities required. 
  • Experience working in Garissa or Marsabit preferred
  • Experience organizing trainings, and good administrative and organizational skills
  • Sensitivity to gender issues
  • A minimum of a diploma certificate in a relevant discipline
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
To be considered for this recruitment, please e-mail your resume to REGALAG@joinav.org.  

Please include the position title in the subject line.  

No phone calls please.  

Only finalists contacted.  

Women and minorities encouraged to apply.  

EOE.  

Please apply by close of business, August 30, 2012.

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