We have been in the Freelance Writing service for the last 6 years.

We are currently seeking to hire freelance writers to work from home.

We are paying 200kshs. per double spaced page of an original paper.

We are paying after every 2 weeks.

We offer trainings through skype for free.

The freelance writer applying has to be sure to keep time and ensure constant communication.

You must be ready to work constantly.

The writer applying must have experience in freelance writing. WE DO NOT WANT BEGINNERS

Kindly attach your CV and Cover letter and send it to papersperfect@gmail.com

Legal / Accounts Clerk
 
With Property / Accounts background
 
Minimum 4 years work experience.
 
Send CV, covering letter and salary expectations to yasmin@greenspanhousing.com


Maryhill Girls High School
 
Vacancy for a School Matron
 
Qualification
 
Must have a Diploma in housekeeping and Counseling Skills from recognized institutions.
 
KCSE mean grade of C+ and above.
 
Have excellent interpersonal skills.
 
Be computer literate
 
Must have a 3 years relevant experience and above preferably in a school environment.
 
Must be 35 years and above.
 
Skills in Nursing will be an added advantage.
 
Duties
  • Overseeing early morning and night programmes of the school.
  • Be Custodian of student property in the Hostel.
  • Keeping order and discipline in Boarding.
  • Ensuring cleanliness of the Hostels and related facilities.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and a positive presence of mind.
Interested candidates should send their applications, CVs in own hand writing to reach the undersigned on or before 10.11.2012.
 
The Secretary B.O.G 
Maryhill Girls High School 
P.O. Box 9-01000 Thika

A growing company dealing with fast moving construction materials is looking for dynamic sales executives to sell building and construction materials.

The candidates must have experience in construction and building materials field and knowledge in the building industry. 

Competitive commission rates will be offered to those who meet the above needs. 

We welcome application for this position with detailed CV and copies of relevant qualifications / experience.
 
Application letters should be addressed to:
 
The Human Resource Manager
P.O Box 25988-00100
Nairobi

All applications should be received on or before 10/11/2012.
 
NB: Only the short listed will be contacted

Based in Nairobi, the Media and Peace Project Intern will provide assistance in documentation and media work for the USAID Peace Initiative Kenya project. 

The Project Intern should have exposure in Media and Peace work and have a passion for gender equality.

Key Responsibilities
  • Working alongside the Media and Peace Coordinator to gather information on peace and GBV related issues in all the areas where PIK is working
  • Compiling and editing stories from the PIK Implementing Partners
  • Development and design of messages (visual and audio visual) in line with IRC and USAID Branding and marking procedures
  • Cover events, take shots and caption the photos taken from PIK events
  • Media tracking and monitoring for all events where PIK is covered
  • Mobilization; organizing for press conferences and Media outreach for PIK and her Implementing Partners
  • Prepare and disseminate press releases with guidance from the Media and Peace Coordinator
  • Assist in developing PIK activity Messages for updating to the of the website and social media (facebook and Twitter) as per the schedule from IRC HQ
  • Assist the Media and Peace Coordinator in coming up with briefing packs for all the media events including the Launch and the 16 Days of activism
Minimum requirements
  • A degree in Development Communication and Media studies
  • Training in Peace and Gender issues would be an added advantage
  • Demonstrate ability to write good articles
  • Ability to proof read and editing skills
  • Design and layout of artworks for IEC Materials
  • Photography and video shooting skills
  • Video editing skills
  • A pool of media contacts to rely on in getting coverage
Full job description can be downloaded at http://www.rescue.org/careers.

Please apply on or before November 10, 2012. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

IRC leading the way from harm to home

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.  



TORs Library Developer
 
The World agroforestry Centre is looking for a programmer to assist in configuring INVENIO for its Library.
 
Based on the Library requirements specifications, the developer should customize INVENIO and technically ensure the transition from the present document repository system to it.
 
Specifically he/she should:
  • Configure Invenio to reflect the structure of the existing database;
  • Migrate all library data from Inmagic to Invenio;
  • In close collaboration with the Library team, ensure the front end is customized to reflect the structure defined;
  • Configure the admin section and customize it to be user friendly for administrators;
  • Configure the cataloguing workflow by setting up the various forms
  • With the help of the Library team customize the admin levels scheme for insertion, based on internal structures, and develop a quality check scheme for data validation;
  • Ensure the search facility is available (front end side), with all options available;
  • Enable search availability on the intranet (with Active Directory log in) and public website (without log in);
  • Check that circulation and purchase modules reflect Library needs and identify gaps (if any);
  • Explore stats generation module and provide information on the kind of reports available;
  • Explore report generation module and requirements and define roadmap to customization;
  • Ensure information harvesting is working (based on OAIPMH);
  • Explore possibilities for interaction with other systems and produce a roadmap;
  • define a roadmap for a reminder system for scientists to insert publication;
  • Verify the functioning of all system mechanisms;
  • Secure the installation;
  • Produce technical reports as agreed with supervisor.
Technical knowledge required:
 
Programming language: Python
 
Databases: MySQL
 
Operating systems: Linux
 
Familiar with: OAIPMH, MARC21; MARCXML; LDAP; XML
 
Location: working from ICRAF offices in Gigiri, Next to UNEP for the duration of contract (Note: our offices are open 8.00am to 4:30pm, Monday Friday)
 
Start date: Soonest possible
 
Duration of the assignment: In order to ensure the smoothest transition in the testing phase, it may be required to work parttime in the last period of the assignment.
 
If you would like to apply for this job send an application before Wednesday 7th November 2012 to: icrafwebmaster@cgiar.org with the following attachments
  • Application Letter
  • CV
  • List of projects completed with Python and Mysql
  • Three references
  • No. of days it will take to complete the assignment
INVENIO
 
Summary
 
Invenio is a free software suite enabling you to run your own digital library or document repository on the web. The technology offered by the software covers all aspects of digital library management from document ingestion through classification, indexing, and curation to dissemination.

Invenio complies with standards such as the Open Archives Initiative metadata harvesting protocol (OAI
PMH) and uses MARC 21 as its underlying bibliographic format.

The flexibility and performance of Invenio make it a comprehensive solution for management of document repositories of moderate to large sizes (several millions of records). Developed by CERN. Runs on Linux.


CHF International/Kenya 
Position Description
Job Title: Grants Officer
Department: Finance and Human Resources
Reports To: Director of Finance and Human Resources
Location: Nairobi
Revised Date: 31st October 2012

Job Summary

The Grants Officer (GO) will report to the Director of Finance and Human Resources (DFHR) and will provide assistance to both the Director of Finance & all Program Directors (PDs) in ensuring effective and smooth functioning of the grants component CHF Kenya Field Office.

The GO will support the administration of the CHF Kenya sub-grants and will ensure compliance with grant requirements, manage pre-award and awarding procedures including the issuance, renewal and oversight and closeout of sub-awards. 

The GO will provide training and capacity building to subawardees ensuring that their capacity to manage sub-awards is up to CHF Kenya and donor standards.

The GO will review the financial reports of sub-grantees and ensure that documentation supporting the reports is complete and in accordance with CHF and donor requirements. 

He/She will also support the DFHR & Program Directors in carrying out the grant functions in support of the Blood Safety, Kenya Tuna Uwezo, HOPE, PRESERV and any other CHF Kenya program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Follow policies and procedures for the financial management and reporting component country program;
  • Work directly with the DFHR to develop CHF Kenya grant management policies and procedures and ensure that these are implemented;
  • Oversee maintenance of grant filing systems to ensure adequate documentation all grant management processes;
  • Ensure that funding requests are received on time from the sub-grantees and that payments are made on time and in accordance with CHF grant requirements;
  • Liaise with Program Directors or their designates to ensure that sub-grantee financial reports are received on time and are complete and that these are reviewed regularly and feedback is provided to sub-grantees on areas that require improvement.
  • Liaise with Program Directors or their designates to regularly conduct site visits to review all sub-grantee financial documentation in support of financial reports, including Payment Vouchers, Petty Cash Vouchers, Journal Vouchers, EFT Vouchers and Payroll Vouchers to ensure that they are in accordance with the grant agreement and donor requirements.
  • Work with program staff to review sub-grantee progress including alerting program staff if subgrantees have failed to provide their financial report and following up with program staff to ensure that programmatic reports are in order before funds are disbursed to the sub-grantee.
  • Prepare and submit to the DFHR and PDs, the sub-grantee Expense Tracking Form and other grant management reports and plans on a monthly basis and ensure that these are authorized and filed correctly.
  • Participate in pre-award and annual review of financial, human resource and administrative systems for sub-grantee organizations.
  • Support sub-grantees in the development of annual budgets and budget justifications in line with planned activities, allocated budgets and CHF and donor guidelines.
  • Prepare sub-grant award documents for approval, including grant agreements and grant modifications.
  • Compiling, consolidating and updating the cost share data for sub-grantees in CHF reporting formats and on the Program Tracker.
  • Participate in the development of training curricula and modules for building the capacity of subgrantee organizations in financial management of grants.
  • Carry out trainings and mentorship / capacity development field visits in the areas of financial and human resource management for sub-grantee organizations.
  • Support the DFHR to ensure prepare for External and Internal Audits and to provide financial information to External Auditors and CHF International Internal Auditors as required;
  • Support the sub-grantees in preparing and planning for External Audits and in the development and implementation of the Audit Implementation Plan.
  • Understand and fully comprehend CHF FFAM and donor requirements including USG requirements, ensure that sub-grantees are aware, understand and adhere to those requirements.
  • Adhere to and incorporate into day-to-day operations the standards of professionalism developed by the CHF/Kenya staff.
  • Contribute to and implement the departmental monthly and weekly work plan and ensure that all deliverables are met timely and accurately.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all privileged information regarding both human resources and fiscal matters.
  • Assist other members of the finance team to meet deadlines as required.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the DFHR and PDs
The duties listed above are not inclusive of all your duties at CHF International. CHF reserves the right to change and update position descriptions at any time.

Education and Qualifications
  • Minimum BA or B.Com degree in Finance, accounting, management or related field or Certified Public Accountant (K)
Skills and Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years related work experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working with foreign donors (preferably US (CDC/USAID/OFDA).
  • Minimum 3 years experience in grants management programming.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with accounting software (ACCPAC, SUN, QuickBooks, and MS Office applications.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with USG rules and regulations,
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Software including MS Word, Excel and Power-point,
  • Demonstrate flexibility, cultural sensitivity when working with NGO partners, and the ability to adapt CHF policies and procedures to the local context,
  • Demonstrate the ability to build the capacity of individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds and educational levels, demonstrating respect and a helpful nature at all time,
  • Advance interpersonal communication skills, relationship building and organization skills including ability to train and mentor sub-grantees on required policies and systems
  • Able to read and interpret documents, strong communication skills
  • A person of known integrity.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work constructively in a team.
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Excellent training skills.
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations.
Language Skills
  • Excellent command of English language including written and spoken English.
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili.
Working Conditions
  • Based in the Nairobi office with regular travel to sub-grantee offices
  • Travel outside of Nairobi as required to perform duties.
  • Able to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time.
The deadline for applications is 23 November 2012.

Application letters with detailed CV should be sent to vacancies@chfkenya.org.

Only short listed firms/candidates will be contacted. 
CHF is an equal opportunity employer.

CHF International/Kenya 
Position Description
Job Title: Grants Officer
Department: Finance and Human Resources
Reports To: Director of Finance and Human Resources
Location: Nairobi
Revised Date: 31st October 2012

Job Summary

The Grants Officer (GO) will report to the Director of Finance and Human Resources (DFHR) and will provide assistance to both the Director of Finance & all Program Directors (PDs) in ensuring effective and smooth functioning of the grants component CHF Kenya Field Office.

The GO will support the administration of the CHF Kenya sub-grants and will ensure compliance with grant requirements, manage pre-award and awarding procedures including the issuance, renewal and oversight and closeout of sub-awards. 

The GO will provide training and capacity building to subawardees ensuring that their capacity to manage sub-awards is up to CHF Kenya and donor standards.

The GO will review the financial reports of sub-grantees and ensure that documentation supporting the reports is complete and in accordance with CHF and donor requirements. 

He/She will also support the DFHR & Program Directors in carrying out the grant functions in support of the Blood Safety, Kenya Tuna Uwezo, HOPE, PRESERV and any other CHF Kenya program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Follow policies and procedures for the financial management and reporting component country program;
  • Work directly with the DFHR to develop CHF Kenya grant management policies and procedures and ensure that these are implemented;
  • Oversee maintenance of grant filing systems to ensure adequate documentation all grant management processes;
  • Ensure that funding requests are received on time from the sub-grantees and that payments are made on time and in accordance with CHF grant requirements;
  • Liaise with Program Directors or their designates to ensure that sub-grantee financial reports are received on time and are complete and that these are reviewed regularly and feedback is provided to sub-grantees on areas that require improvement.
  • Liaise with Program Directors or their designates to regularly conduct site visits to review all sub-grantee financial documentation in support of financial reports, including Payment Vouchers, Petty Cash Vouchers, Journal Vouchers, EFT Vouchers and Payroll Vouchers to ensure that they are in accordance with the grant agreement and donor requirements.
  • Work with program staff to review sub-grantee progress including alerting program staff if subgrantees have failed to provide their financial report and following up with program staff to ensure that programmatic reports are in order before funds are disbursed to the sub-grantee.
  • Prepare and submit to the DFHR and PDs, the sub-grantee Expense Tracking Form and other grant management reports and plans on a monthly basis and ensure that these are authorized and filed correctly.
  • Participate in pre-award and annual review of financial, human resource and administrative systems for sub-grantee organizations.
  • Support sub-grantees in the development of annual budgets and budget justifications in line with planned activities, allocated budgets and CHF and donor guidelines.
  • Prepare sub-grant award documents for approval, including grant agreements and grant modifications.
  • Compiling, consolidating and updating the cost share data for sub-grantees in CHF reporting formats and on the Program Tracker.
  • Participate in the development of training curricula and modules for building the capacity of subgrantee organizations in financial management of grants.
  • Carry out trainings and mentorship / capacity development field visits in the areas of financial and human resource management for sub-grantee organizations.
  • Support the DFHR to ensure prepare for External and Internal Audits and to provide financial information to External Auditors and CHF International Internal Auditors as required;
  • Support the sub-grantees in preparing and planning for External Audits and in the development and implementation of the Audit Implementation Plan.
  • Understand and fully comprehend CHF FFAM and donor requirements including USG requirements, ensure that sub-grantees are aware, understand and adhere to those requirements.
  • Adhere to and incorporate into day-to-day operations the standards of professionalism developed by the CHF/Kenya staff.
  • Contribute to and implement the departmental monthly and weekly work plan and ensure that all deliverables are met timely and accurately.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all privileged information regarding both human resources and fiscal matters.
  • Assist other members of the finance team to meet deadlines as required.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the DFHR and PDs
The duties listed above are not inclusive of all your duties at CHF International. CHF reserves the right to change and update position descriptions at any time.

Education and Qualifications
  • Minimum BA or B.Com degree in Finance, accounting, management or related field or Certified Public Accountant (K)
Skills and Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years related work experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working with foreign donors (preferably US (CDC/USAID/OFDA).
  • Minimum 3 years experience in grants management programming.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with accounting software (ACCPAC, SUN, QuickBooks, and MS Office applications.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with USG rules and regulations,
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Software including MS Word, Excel and Power-point,
  • Demonstrate flexibility, cultural sensitivity when working with NGO partners, and the ability to adapt CHF policies and procedures to the local context,
  • Demonstrate the ability to build the capacity of individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds and educational levels, demonstrating respect and a helpful nature at all time,
  • Advance interpersonal communication skills, relationship building and organization skills including ability to train and mentor sub-grantees on required policies and systems
  • Able to read and interpret documents, strong communication skills
  • A person of known integrity.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work constructively in a team.
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Excellent training skills.
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations.
Language Skills
  • Excellent command of English language including written and spoken English.
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili.
Working Conditions
  • Based in the Nairobi office with regular travel to sub-grantee offices
  • Travel outside of Nairobi as required to perform duties.
  • Able to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time.
The deadline for applications is 23 November 2012.

Application letters with detailed CV should be sent to vacancies@chfkenya.org.

Only short listed firms/candidates will be contacted. 
CHF is an equal opportunity employer.

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