Director, Grants & Humanitarian Emergency Operations
 

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
 

Your opportunity to play a role in directing operations in Grants and Humanitarian Emergencies and to be part of a leading organisation dedicated to improving the lives of children living in poverty.
 

World Vision (WV) is a global network of people committed to enhance the well-being of children everywhere by empowering families and communities to overcome the challenges of poverty and injustice. 
 

The Grants and Humanitarian Emergency Operations Director will provide leadership to a team of professionals that oversee operations for a large and varied portfolio of government, multilateral and private grants, both development- and emergency- focused. 


You will ensure the strong management of grants, donor relations and high quality deliverables. 


You will be responsible for tracking progress of grants programs/projects implementation, ensuring that timely and appropriate support is provided to field operations and that the strong technical and financial reporting requirements/standards of donors are met.
 

We are looking for a visionary leader who can combine strong business disciplines with inspirational leadership skills in line with our Christian values and ethos. 


You will have a passionate desire to help others, especially children.

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Provide strategic and operational leadership for implementation of WV Ethiopia’s (WVE’s) extensive and complex grants program across the country.
  • Manage a geographically and functionally varied team of grant management professionals on a day-to-day basis to ensure high-level grant targets are met on a timely and cost-effective basis, to donor, international and WV standards.
  • Provide strategic and operational leadership for the development and implementation of WV Ethiopia’s (WVE’s) humanitarian and emergency response programs in and out of WVE operational areas, including rapid response, recovery, mitigation, preparedness and resilience, all to WV partnership, Sphere, Red Cross Code of Conduct, and other international standards.
  • Ensure that communities, FBOs, local institutions, government partners, and other NGOs are included during the planning processes to ensure programs are responsive to the particular field context
  • Network closely with partner agencies, the UN, government and other global institutions to develop strong operational synergy, encourage innovative partnership and cooperation, and ensure maximum impact for the resources invested.
  • Improve business practices in grant management through innovative approaches to building the capacity of both staff and the organization, looking at skills, practices, structure, systems, policies, strategy and approaches.
  • Contribute to the strategic leadership of WVE as a member of the Senior Leadership Team

Required Skills Include:

  • At least 10 years of experience in the development and humanitarian sectors in increasingly more complex and senior management positions.
  • At least 5 years experience managing multi-sectoral development or humanitarian operations 
  • Successful and verifiable qualification in managing institutional donor grants both in development and emergency contexts.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills
  • The ability to manage and work with a high level of complexity under constant time-pressure
  • A high level of awareness of global, regional socio-economic and political issues.
  • Strong empirical knowledge of the development sector, including generalist knowledge of development sectors, best practice approaches, and institutional donor expectations and standards.
  • Strong empirical knowledge of the humanitarian sector including humanitarian charter, laws, standards, and coordination and response processes.
  • Robust, flexible and dynamic people leadership and relational skills.

Travel:  30% Domestic/international travel is required.

Will you use your experience in a proven emergency or grants operations field to further “life in all its fullness” for children?

For specific details regarding the position, please refer to the full description and apply online by the closing date 15 April 2013. 


For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org


World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.
Project Evaluation Consultancy - Advert

Turkana Safe Motherhood Project Evaluation


Context
 

Turkana County has a population of approximately 850,000 people according to the 2009 census. 


These people are predominantly livestock-herding pastoralists, to varying degrees nomadic, although many flexibly practice a range of other livelihoods (depending on circumstance and opportunity) including small scale cultivation, fishing along the western shore of Lake Turkana, and employment or cash-based trade and business in towns. Almost all these livelihoods are badly hit by chronic and recurring drought. 


Essential health services are inadequate not only because many pastoralist families in Turkana County are scattered across vast distances, but also because the County suffers from chronic under-investment and lack of proper infrastructure.

Since April 1 2010 Merlin has been implementing a EC funded maternal and child health project in partnership with national NGOs targeting pastoral women of child bearing age, children under five years and neonates as final beneficiaries in 3 divisions of Turkana Central, 2 divisions of Loima district and 1 division of Turkana South districts. 


Other project activities focused on capacity building of DHMT personnel, facility and community based health workers, safe motherhood promoters and local NGOs/FBOs to deliver quality health care at both facility and community levels. 


Merlin partners in the implementation of this project are health authorities of the targeted districts who work in collaboration with health facilities owned by the Reformed Church of East Africa (RCEA) and Pentecostal Assembly of God (PAG). 


A third partner the Turkana Pastoralist Development Organization (TUPADO) coordinated the implementation of behavior change communication (BCC) activities. The project supports 3 facilities (1 district hospital (LDH) and 2 health centres- Lokichar, Namorupoth) and 19 outreach sites.

The expected results from the project are:
 

Result 1: Increased capacity of CSOs to support the delivery of primary and neonatal health care services.
 

Result 2: Increased access to primary and neonatal health care services to Turkana women and children.
 

Result 3: Increased awareness amongst communities on issues affecting their health.
 

Result 4: Increased capacity of the DHMT to plan, monitor and coordinate the delivery of health care services in the district.
 

Scope of the evaluation

The evaluation will cover Merlin’s interventions in the safe motherhood project in Turkana County.  


The specific project sites within Turkana to be covered during the field phase of this evaluation will be proposed and selected during the planning meetings with the consultant but a sample of key sites from the 3 districts where the project was implemented will be selected.  


The selection criteria will be agreed upon with the field teams.

Purpose of the evaluation

The primary purpose of this evaluation is to analyze the results obtained by the project compared to the goal and purpose that were defined for it and assess the relevance, impact, sustainability, effectiveness and efficiency of the project that will be important for informing future similar interventions in Turkana County. 


The results of the study will facilitate decision making regarding improvements to be made in future actions and to establish lessons learnt to be shared with partners and health authorities.

Click here to access the detailed terms of reference


Interested consultants are invited to submit their proposals including a detailed budget

To apply for this consultancy
 

All applications  should be sent to:

HR Department,
Merlin, Nairobi Office,
P.O Box 3350 – 00200, 

Nairobi, Kenya

or


Email to: recruitment@merlin-kenya.org

Application deadline is 5:00pm on Monday 15th April 2013. 


Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Data Protection
 

Please note that in accordance with the 1998 Data Protection Act, Merlin will hold and use personal information that you have given for the purpose of recruitment and employment. This information can be stored in manual and/or electronic form. This information may also be disclosed to third parties in accordance with the Data Protection Act. 


In cases where a job offer is conditional on ensuring that potential employees’ names do not appear on counter terrorism lists generated by the United Nations, European Union or the United States due to donor funding requirements, Merlin will use the information that you have given for checking that your name does not appear on these lists.
Logistics Officer - Kenya
 

Team / Programme: Programme Operations    


Location: Nairobi
 

Grade: TBC (Competitive Package)    


Post Type: National
 

Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose:
 

This role will coordinate the logistics functions and responsibilities and will supervise and manage logistics staff, under the supervision of the Country Logistics Manager. 


The role will include logistics support either to a medium sized country programme or to a particular emergency response. As such, the role may include remote management, management of remote field bases or direct line management of a particular logistics function.
 

Logistics Officer is responsible for managing logistics staff, vehicles, assets, stores, communications, procurement and security and for ensuring effective and accountable logistics support to the Save the Children programmes in Nairobi office and coordinate with the relevant field offices.

Scope of Role:

Reports to:
Logistics Manager

Dimensions: Save the Children has supported children in Kenya since before its Independence in 1963 and has had a consistent operational presence in the country since 1984. 


We provide support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 


Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Eldoret, Habaswein, Mandera, Meru and Wajir and has a liaison post in Garissa. 


Currently, we have a staff complement of approximately 350 staff and a confirmed budget of approximately US$15 million this year.

Staff directly reporting to this post: Procurement Assistants, Logistics assistant fleet, Logistics Assistant warehouse and assets.

Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Coordination of programme logistics; implement the country logistics policies and procedures for the management of the supply chain, including one or more of the following areas; procurement, transport and distribution, warehousing and stock management, management of vehicle fleets, communication systems, and assets
  • Ensure that Save the Children  minimum standards of logistics procedures and country policies are implemented and adhered to in the area of responsibility, supporting relevant staff as required
  • Manage and support Nairobi logistics staff including ensuring clear division of responsibilities, clear objectives, and management of performance
  • Ensure that procedures within the specific area of responsibility meet Save the Children  and donor regulations, whether that be a within a given technical sector in logistics, or a specific field base
  • Provide support to senior logistics staff on areas relating to budgets, technical aspects of the programme, and implementation mechanisms as required
  • Provide logistics training and capacity building as required
  • Participate in Grant start up meetings and Monthly BVA meetings as required.
  • Timely processing of procurements as per policy and ensure timely payments of all suppliers.
  • The post-holder will comply with all relevant Save the Children  policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.

General:

  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
 

Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Qualifications and Experience


Essential

  • Prior experience in logistics management in the NGO sector, within complex/large scale country programmes and in emergency response/humanitarian environments
  • Proven experience in all technical areas of logistics operations including procurement, transport/distribution, warehousing and stock management, fleet management, asset management, communications, and security
  • Experience of working in remote field bases with limited infrastructure
  • Experiencing in managing and supervising others in logistics
  • Ability to synthesise and analyse information, and make clear, informed decisions
  • Ability to build relationships quickly with a wide range of people, both internally and externally
  • Strong planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Cultural awareness, with strong written and spoken communication and interpersonal skills in English and French

Desirable

  • Technical experience/training in specific areas of logistics eg fleet mechanics, IT/communications networks
  • Technical experience/knowledge in specific types of humanitarian intervention eg Health, WASH, Food Security
  • Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, or Arabic

How to apply

The application period is now open and will close on Thursday 18th April 2013. 


To apply for open position, please send a short cover letter and CV to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org  indicating the position applied for in the subject line.
Vacancy: Finance Manager


Fafi Integrated Development Association (FaIDA) is an NGO operating in Fafi District.


FaIDA has received funding support from UNHCR, NRC, IUCN, IRC and the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) under the Kenya Drought Recovery Program. 


The project will support restoration of livestock assets and provide training to pastoralists in animal health, improved animal husbandry practices and marketing,project on environment restoration and Water and sanitation project
 

In order to implement the projects successfully FaIDA seeks to fill the positions to be based in Nairobi
 

Key Responsibilities

  • Financial Management in terms of monitoring and ensuring donor compliance and compliance to FaIDA financial policies and regulations on the implementation of accounting standards and procedures at all levels of the programs.
  • Banking and reconciliation by ensuring close liaison with  FaIDA bankers to establish the financial status of the country program; preparing periodic financial cash-flow statements and reports; ensuring regular routine reconciliation of bank statement verses financial records maintained at FaIDA and periodically liaising with respective donors on approved funds disbursed to  FaIDA bank accounts
  • Management of donor funds by extracting information from donor financing agreements and preparing brief statements on confirmed secured funds and potential funding for management action; ensuring that appropriate financial procedures and standards are implemented and monitoring in the country programme in compliance with donor requirements.
  • Budgeting and forecast by providing financial and accounting supports to Program/Projects in regard to preparation of budgets for proposals due for submission to relevant donors and following up on approved budgets for program/projects to ensure adherence to donor contracts;
  • Financial report management both narrative and written including preparation of monthly monitoring financial reports for project managers and Director;
  • Leading and supervising operations and administrative staff members and providing overall leadership and management of general administration and IT support services.
  • Liaising with Internal and External auditors and responding to queries, observations and recommendations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or  Business Administration, Finance, Economics or other related preferable with MBA or graduate degree in financial management , CPA ( East Africa);
  • 5+ years experience as senior Manager in a similar size NGO or company, overseeing multi-departmental responsibilities including Administration, HR and Finance;
  • Responsible for program accountancy.
  • Ensure that accounting files are properly followed up and identified.
  • Responsible for accounting cashbooks follow up.
  • Along with his/her Project Manager, supervise the financial follow up (expenses, cash forecast …).
  • Responsible to ensure that donor’s rules and regulations are respected.
  • Responsible to ensure that cash flow between Garissa and Alinjugur, is properly organized, planned and that all payment made by the local transfer companies are duly documented.
  • Share with the Project Manager every information about Financial needs
  • Participate in the monthly general planning of the program
  • Advanced Knowledge and experience with Accounting  and /or financial management software and MS office applications;
  • Strong Knowledge of kenya financial tax regulations, especially those pertaining to nongovernmental or not for profit organizations;
  • Strong change management, results oriented and decision making skills; Aware of and sensitive to working in multi-cultural groups in a post conflict setting 
  • Good presentation ,verbal and written communications skills  with Excellent team building and staff development ,coaching and mentoring skills
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Knowledge of accounting softwares will be added advantage.

Other Skills Required

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Report writing and editing skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills both in English and Kiswahili
  • Ability to transfer knowledge through formal or non formal trainings
  • Excellent IT skills and data treatment applications

How to apply
 

Interested applicants should submit a CV and one-page cover letter outlining their motivation and suitability for the above position by email to recruitment@faidakenya.org by 7th April 2013.
Our client is a leading engineering consultancy company  in Nairobi, which has been in existence for a long period of time, and is looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join their organization.  


This company provides a wide of range services in industries including: institutions, private businesses, large industries, special projects and project management. 


The organization has a wide range of respectable clientele.

Salary: 150K - 200K

Job Purpose
 

Reporting to the Directors, the Senior Mechanical Engineer will work in liaison with all Department Heads in ensuring that all are performing as planed and that all are aligned to the Corporate Strategy in terms of securing and completing client projects to meet client expectations.

The candidate should have a high potential for growth as s/he will be required to grow in their role to deputise the Managing Directors position. 


This will be as a result of succession planning.

Required Qualifications

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) Kenya
  • Corporate member of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya (IEK)
  • Institute of Construction and Project Managers Kenya (ICPMK)

Experience/ Competencies

  • At least 5 years in a senior management position in the Building and Services Industry
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Critical thinking and problem solving ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong planning and organising skills including a thorough and methodical approach and ability to prioritise
  • Creativity
  • Results orientation
  • Self reliant
  • Personal drive and enthusiasm
  • Ability to achieve results through others
  • Flexibility/Responsiveness
  • Ability to work well with others

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure suitable projects are progressed as per the Corporate Strategy to improve profits
  • Attend site meetings / inspections as required to ensure project requirements and quality are maintained and achieved
  • Ensure all work is fully compliant in terms of statutory and legal requirements (tax, company law, environment, etc)
  • Develop and grow staff capabilities for internal promotions and company expansion
  • Deliver all contracts for building services are delivered meeting the customers’ expectations, within budgetary and time constraints
  • Ensure that positive PR and marketing of the Engineering firm is maintained
  • Authorise the release of all Board papers prior to the meeting
  • Entertain guests and main potential clients while maintaining a good public image of the organization
  • Review Monthly Management Reports to determine if they are on target according to the forecast budget
  • Present prepared Annual Budget to the Board for approval
  • Determine company Vision Mission and Strategy for the next five years with the senior management team

If you meet the above requirements send your CV only, to vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke, indicating the title (Senior Mechanical Engineer – 150-200K) on the subject line.

Recruitment Manager
Corporate Staffing Services
3rd Floor, Nabui House, Unga Lane Westlands 

(Next To Unga House) Nairobi.
Territory Sales Executive - Central Region

Salary:
KShs 35,000 - 45,000 plus attractive commissions.

Our client is a leading FMCG brand. We hereby invite applications from suitably qualified, dynamic, experienced and results driven candidates with proven track record to fill the position of Territory sales executive.

Purpose of the Job: Build business by identifying and selling products and maintaining good relationships with existing, new and prospective customers.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Servicing existing routes/accounts, obtaining orders and establishing new accounts in the specified territory by planning and organizing daily work schedules and route plans.
  • Ensure that the products gain the visibility and that distribution is well managed.
  • Submit orders daily and ensure proper reconciliations of accounts are done.
  • Keep Management informed by submitting activity and results reports, on daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  • Monitors competition by gathering current marketplace information on pricing, products, new products, delivery schedules etc.
  • Resolves customer complaints by investigating problems, developing solutions, preparing reports and making recommendations to management.
  • Grow new areas.
  • Debt control and collection.
  • Supporting Marketing and promotion activities by the management to assist push sales.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of a  diploma in Sales and Marketing.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience selling FMCG and achieving targets,
  • Experience in handling route sales required.
  • Ability to prioritize assigned work.

If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience,  please send your CV only indicating why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title (Territory sales executive Gross salary 35k-45k)on the email subject to vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke.

Kindly indicate current or last salary.

The Recruiting Manager
Corporate staffing Services
3rd Floor, Nabui House, Westlands
Nairobi.

N.B. We do not charge any fee for interviews and neither for having your CV in our database
Our client is a Real Estate Firm seeking to recruit for the position of Property Manager Real Estate with strong account management and relationship building skills.

Position: Property Sales Executive
 

Salary: Gross KShs 30,000 + Commissions

Job Purpose: The Property Sales Executive  is responsible for managing key clients accounts, attracting tenants by advertising vacancies; obtaining referrals from current tenants; explaining advantages of location and services

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares lease or rental agreements and collects specified rents and security deposits.
  • Maintains property by investigating and resolving tenant complaints; inspecting vacant units and completing repairs; contracting with landscaping services
  • Showing units
  • Assists with eviction of tenants in compliance with court order and directions from Lawyers and owner.
  • Enforces occupancy policies and procedures by confronting violators.
  • Performs market surveys of comparable properties
  • Performs daily inspection of the property and arranges for property renovations and maintenance.
  • Preparing inventories, and daily correspondence

Qualifications and Competencies Required:  

  • A degree in a related field
  • At least 2 - 3 years experience in the local property market
  • Previous work experience in real estate management will be an added advantage.
  • Selling to Customer Needs
  • Closing Skills and Prospecting Skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A proven ability to build strong client relationships

This individual must be a professional and dress in like manner. 


He / she must be confident, responsible and demonstrate flexibility in terms of working hours. 


They must be self-motivated, courteous to clients and must have the ability to solve problems and manage stress.
 

If you meet the above requirements send your CV only, to vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke, indicating the title (Property Sales Executive) on the subject line.
 

Recruitment Manager
Corporate Staffing Services
3rd Floor, Nabui House, Unga Lane Westlands
(Next To Unga House) Nairobi.
A leading Event Management company in Kenya and East Africa is seeking to urgently fill the position of Finance Manager.

The preferred candidate must possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Accounting/Actuarial Science/Commerce(finance option);
  • Should be a CPA(K) holder with CFA-Level 1 or 2 certificate;
  • Should have CISA-Certified Information System Audits qualification;
  • Proficiency in  Accounting software Quick books, sage and advanced Excel skills;
  • At least 5-6  years working experience in Finance management with deep background in making budgets; providing Financial reports; Approving Invoices and Quotations; Analyzing Expenses and coming up with Reduction solutions.
  • Auditing experience for more than 2 years.
  • Should possess Excellent leadership qualities with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to handle complex staff matters in a very challenging environment.

All qualified candidates should send their applications including three referees, CVs and expected remunerations URGENTLY to info@ardenafrica.com. 


The candidates should indicate the position applied for in the subject line.
Position: Purchase Executive
 
Industry: Construction
 
Location: Nairobi

Our client, a multi-national construction and manufacturing company is looking for a Purchase Executive. 
The successful candidate will support the purchase department in maintaining the purchasing policy, store management and ensuring that all company purchases adhere to company policy.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Managing supplier communication and documentation as well as maintaining the legal interaction with them
  • Have complete information about the material  required for  purchase, so that requisite quantity of materials may be purchased at reasonable price from reliable suppliers
  • Managing any SLA’s (Service Level Agreements) that may be in place and managing any Master Agreements between the suppliers and the company
  • Liaison with other departments, particularly the accounting, manufacturing and logistics departments in ensuring company maintains appropriate levels of supplies
  • Budgeting, costing and cost saving after reviewing the management information available
  • Inventory management in liaison with the operations department
  • Health and safety, quality and other legal requirements
  • Maintain relevant documents for price list, catalogue, trade journals e.t.c
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Diploma/Degree in Procurement/Logistics/Inventory Management
  • Technical background will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role
  • Must have working experience in Tally Software
To apply, send your CV only to recruit@flexi-personnel.com before Monday, 8th April 2013. 
Clearly indicate the position applied for and your minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

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