Position: Assessment Specialist 

Department: Programme

Contract duration: 6 months 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya 

Starting Date: ASAP 

Background on ACTED

ACTED is an independent international, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization that operates according to principles of strict neutrality, political and religious impartiality, and non discrimination.

ACTED was created in 1993 to support populations affected by the conflict in Afghanistan. Based in Paris, France, ACTED now operates in 32 countries worldwide, with over 200 international and 4000 national staff. 

ACTED has a 110 million € budget for over 350 projects spanning 8 sectors of intervention; including emergency relief, food security, health promotion, economic development, education & training, microfinance, local governance & institutional support, and cultural promotion. 

For more information, please visit our website at www.acted.org.

Country Profile

Capital Office: Nairobi 

National Staff: 64 

International Staff: 14 

Areas: 3 (West Pokot, East Pokot, Maralal) 

On-going programmes:

Budget: 1.8 M €

ACTED launched its Kenya mission in January of 2008 with an emergency assistance program for residents in Nairobi slums affected by the post election violence. Since 2009, Nairobi has also been the home base of ACTED’s relief operation in Southern Somalia. 

In 2011, ACTED responded to the worst drought in Kenya in the past sixty years, providing vulnerable agro-pastoralists in Northern Kenya with emergency water and sanitation assistance, cash injections and destocking. 

ACTED facilitated dialogue and peace negotiations among and between conflicting communities, enabling pastoralists to peaceably access and share scarce water resources and pasture at the height of the crisis. 

Capacity-building and input support for agro-pastoralists in the beginning of the year sought to improve animal health and marketing, strengthen income-generating activities and aid in sustainable management of resources, protecting livelihoods from the impact of the drought and building community resilience.

In 2012, ACTED remains poised to respond to emergency needs in Northern Kenya.

ACTED also continues enhancing community and government capacity to prepare for and manage drought, building stronger, more resilient livelihoods in Samburu county and East Pokot district.

Position Profile

REACH is an online global portal that provides geographical and other information on countries that are in crisis or at-risk of crisis, for the benefit of international and national aid actors. 

REACH facilitates information-management for aid actors through three complementary services: 

(a) need- and situation-assessments facilitated by REACH field teams; 

(b) situation-analysis using satellite imagery; 

(c) provision of related Geo-Database and web-mapping facilities. 

The REACH Assessment officer, in close cooperation with the Program Coordinator and Country Director, will develop and manage the Assessment strategy for the project, improving program quality, monitoring performance and facilitating the transmission of best practices. 

He/she will contribute to building ACTED overall M&E capacity, enhancing the overall use of clear program logic, sound data collection and analysis methods; and facilitating assessments that are integrally linked to program design.

Functions

Data collection 
  • In coordination with IMPACT HQ and Country Director, design and implement assessment methodology 
  • Follow up the day-to-day workings of the assessment team 
  • Coordinate and ensure timely data collection and analysis; 
  • Ensure the writing of timely and accurate assessment reports 
  • Ensure that assessment reports are made useful for fundraising and add to the general base of field knowledge in the country for all organisations working in the area; 
  • Facilitate the project design process with expertise on the log frame approach; 
  • Store, organize and disseminate assessments, project documents and best practices among ACTED and IPs.
  • Keep track of all projects and programmes assessment schedules and work with field staff to design and implement REACH assessment procedures; 
Information system 
  • Work with all departments to follow up project and programmes databases incl. work on the nomenclature used (official names etc.);
  • Ensure that all collected data are geo-referenced (GPS coordinates or geographic layer) 
  • Set and follow up a data management system for all project related and programmatic data
Other tasks 
  • Oversee the development and updating of informational materials such as fact sheets, articles, and audio-visual materials to promote the work of REACH program externally and within ACTED;
  • Represent the REACH program during donor and other guest visits 
  • Coordinate timely and accurate reporting to IMPACT headquarters;
  • Build national staff capacity through the training provision on record keeping, drafting concise and accurate assessment report, and project monitoring.
Qualifications:
  • Masters degree;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting on programme financial performance;
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate financial and monitoring skills of communities through capacity-building efforts;
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;
  • Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements;
  • Prior knowledge of the region an asset;
  • Fluency in English required
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management software
Conditions:
  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
  • Additional monthly living allowance
  • Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse
  • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
  • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package
Submission of applications:

Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to jobs@acted.org Ref: AS/KEN/SA

ACTED Att: Human Resources Department 33, rue Godot de Mauroy 75009 Paris FRANCE

Fax. + 33 (0) 1 42 65 33 46 For more information, visit us at www.acted.org


Position: Country Logistic Manager 

Contract duration: 6 months 

Location: Kenya 

Starting Date: ASAP
 
Department: Logistic
 
Background on ACTED

ACTED is an independent international, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization that operates according to principles of strict neutrality, political and religious impartiality, and non discrimination.

ACTED was created in 1993 to support populations affected by the conflict in Afghanistan. Based in Paris, France, ACTED now operates in 30 countries worldwide, with over 200 international and 4000 national staff. 

ACTED has a 100 million € budget for over 350 projects spanning 8 sectors of intervention; including emergency relief, food security, health promotion, economic development, education & training, microfinance, local governance & institutional support, and cultural promotion. 

For more information, please visit our website at www.acted.org.

Country Profile

Capital Office: Nairobi 

National Staff: 28 Areas: 2 (Pokot, Middle Juba) 

On-going programmes: 6 Budget : 1.3 M

ACTED launched its Kenya mission in January of 2008 with an emergency assistance program for residents in Nairobi slums affected by the post election violence. 

Since 2009, Nairobi has been the home base of ACTED’s relief operation in Southern Somalia aimed at supporting vulnerable famers affected by recurrent droughts. In 2010, ACTED’s mission in Kenya/Somalia sought to address the needs of pastoralist and farmer communities of North Central Kenya and South Somalia arising from multiple shocks such as adverse climatic conditions and disease outbreaks, through emergency food and non-food items distribution. 

In the wake of this emergency context, ACTED also promoted the adoption of sustainable community-based solutions, emphasizing livelihood strengthening and diversification, natural resource rehabilitation and management, good hygiene practices and access to sanitation facilities. 

ACTED is developing its programs in South Somalia, focusing on building capacity to respond to emergency outbreaks, as well as ensuring local populations are integrated into longer term projects aiming at improving their livelihoods. 

This will occur in the form of food, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and livelihood support to vulnerable agro-pastoral and riverine communities. 

Today, ACTED's teams and resources are mobilized on the front of dire needs in our areas of intervention in Somalia and Kenya, as well as other areas in the Horn of Africa.

Position Profile 

Under the direct supervision of the Country Director, key responsibilities include: 

1. Logistical Management 

Logistical management of Mission premises: 
  • Oversee the furnishings of premises (offices and guesthouses); 
  • Supervise maintenance and repairs of premises;   
Provision and replenishing of office supplies: 
  • Identify needs in stationery and office supplies; 
  • Establish a follow-up procedure for the stationery store; 
  • Undertake purchases and storage of supplies; 
Financial Management: 
  • Manage the expenses for the logistical department ; 
  • Provide documentary justification of expenses to the Country Finance Department; 
2. Procurement, Stock Management and Suppliers 

Database of Local Suppliers: 
  • Undertake a market study; Set up and maintain a database of local suppliers, detailing criteria of quality, price, service, ethics etc; 
Follow up of Procurement Procedures, conforming to procurement guidelines: 
  • Undertake quotations or launch Calls for Tender; 
  • Purchase goods, draft contracts; 
  • Receive merchandise and oversee the customs procedures for imported goods; 
  • Check the condition and nature of goods received as required by the contracts; 
  • Manage the presentation, circulation, filing and archiving of procurement documents, conforming to FLAT procedures; 
Management of Stocks and Supplies: 
  • Identify warehouses for storages, ensure premises are furnished and made secure for use; 
  • Establish tools for stock management; 
  • Undertake periodic inventories; 
  • Manage stock movements and distributions of goods in the framework of project implementation; 
3. Management of the Vehicle Pool and Transportation 

Management of the Vehicle Pool:  
  • Organise the allocation and daily availability of vehicles; 
  • Establish tools for vehicles follow-up: log books, technical check-ups etc. Ensure the maintenance of and undertake a monthly inventory of the vehicle pool; 
  • Calculate and check the monthly cost of each vehicle (fuel consumption, repairs) in coordination with the CFO; 
Transportation management: 
  • Identify companies for the transportation of stock; 
  • Elaborate and follow a timetable of stock delivery for projects; 
  • Complete and file waybills ; 
  • Organise and oversee loading and unloading of goods; 
  • Ensure administrative and custom requirements are adhered to;
4. Management of Technical Equipments 

Management of the IT Network: 
  • Organise the installation of computing hardware and software (computers, printers, scanners, photocopiers, Network systems); 
  • Identify suppliers of Internet access and negotiate service contracts;
  • Ensure back-ups of information and files are kept on the server; 
  • Ensure the maintenance and undertake a regular inventory of IT equipment; 
Management of Communication equipment:  
  • Organise the installation of communication equipment: telephones, HF and VHF radios; Train staff in the use of such equipments; 
  • Ensure the maintenance and undertake a monthly inventory of communication equipment; 
  • Calculate and check the monthly communication cost of each base (telephones, e-mail, Internet), in coordination with the CFO;
Management of Power supplies equipment:  
  • Organise the installation of equipment: generators, solar panels etc; 
  • Train staff in the operation of such equipments; 
  • Ensure regular maintenance and undertake a monthly inventory of equipment;
Department Follow-up
 
Team leadership: Update the organization chart and ToRs of the logistics department according to the mission development; Oversee the team and undertake appraisals of directly supervised colleagues; Ensure training and capacity building for logistics team members in order to increase the level of technical ability and skills within the department;
 
Internal Procedures and Information Flows; Develop relevant management procedures within the team; Improve information flows within the department and with other departments and projects

Qualifications:
  • At least 2-3 years of working experience in insecure environments; preferably in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East; 
  • Extensive experience in logistics and/or security management and procedures; 
  • Demonstrated communication and organizational skills; 
  • Ability to train, mobilize, and manage both international and national staff 
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure; 
  • Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments; 
  • Willingness to work and live in often remote areas under basic conditions;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office; 
  • Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English 
  • Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience highly desirable
Conditions:
  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
  • Additional monthly living allowance
  • Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)
  • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
  • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package
Submission of applications:

Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to jobs@acted.org Ref : CLM/KEN/SA

ACTED Att: Human Resources Department 33, rue Godot de Mauroy 75009 Paris FRANCE

Fax. + 33 (0) 1 42 65 33 46

For more information, visit us at www.acted.org

Internship Position for Super Writer

An excellent, focused writer is urgently needed for an internship paying a token of KSH 5,000 Per Month with a chance to grow based on your performance. 

This position is best suited for persons who really want to pursue a career and grow in this line and not just those looking for anything to hold.
 
You MUST be familiar with the following writing types (Please provide precise prove if available): 
  • In-depth News, especially business news
  • Economic Reports
  • Business/Market Analysis
  • Conducting Interviews in person, by phone, online etc
  • Copywriting
  • Blogs
  • Press Releases
  • Research-Driven content
  • WhitePapers
  • Inforgraphics
  • etc 
You must be an all round writer who can quickly comprehend tasks and work through them fast enough with little or no supervision.  

If you don't have a grasp of the above categories of writing, you must be a quick learner plus an amazing writer to qualify, and be willing to go through intense learning/training. 

Your talent to write is much more valuable than anything else. 

Other important requirements: 
  • HONEST
  • Hardworking
  • Quick to learn
  • Easy to work with, free of complications
  • Passionate writer, not just someone looking for something to do.
  • Punctual
  • Ability to go the extra mile to get work done
  • Meets Deadlines without fail nor excuses
Work Location: Ongata Rongai
 
Convenient proximity to Ongata Rongai will indeed be advantageous though this is not a necessary requirement at all, since you can always plan yourself out.

Nature of position
 
This is an internship, serious position with a good working friendly and demanding environment plus good compensation for excellent work. 

The perfect opportunity for anyone looking forward to launch a career in this line.  
 
Please submit your application urgently to wsnets2012@gmail.com

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