Exciting career opportunities at Vivo Energy

Vivo Energy is the new company behind the Shell brand in Africa. A joint venture between Vitol, Helios Investment Partners and Shell, we are here to offer the very best of Shell’s products and services - including high quality differentiated fuels and lubricants, supply reliability, technical expertise and unmatched customers across Africa.


In doing so, we employ industry-leading health and safety standards and are committed to delivering Shell’s products in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
 
1. Lubes Warehousing Supervisor - Nairobi Terminal 

Job Ref: HR/VE/DIS/1

Reporting to the Nairobi Terminal Manager, the Lubes Warehousing Supervisor will be responsible for carrying out and supervising the overall operations in the lubes warehouses relating to safe products receipt ex- Mombasa, warehousing, loading and dispatching the same to customers and upcountry depots while conforming to the laid down group Health Safety Security & Environment procedures.

Key Performance areas for the role:
  • Support delivery & implementation of the Nairobi Terminal Annual Health Safety Security & Environment plan.
  • Conduct daily physical stock count for products & reconcile with the system and investigate/explain any variances.
  • Ensure we maintain optimum stocks levels & deliver on the stock management targets.
  • Manage warehouse manpower plan.
  • Ensure timely and accurate dispatch as per loading order.
  • Ensure own collection orders are properly captured in the system.
  • Ensure accurate receipt of finished packs lubes from Mombasa Terminal and direct-purchases and imports.
  • Review all received invoice / delivery note copies to confirm all are stamped by customers and maintain a register for executed invoice / delivery note copies.
  • Maintain high standards of house keeping both in the warehouse and the drum yard.
  • Conduct end-month and end year stock count.
  • Maintain warehouse equipment breakdown log and follow up with maintenance technician for speedy closure to minimise downtime.
  • Maintain Warehouse operations records/registers safely.
  • Review and update Warehouse Operations procedures to ensure fit for purpose.
Minimum requirements/competencies:
  • Bachelor degree – preferably in Business, with at least three years’ warehousing working experience. Supervisory experience is an added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively and influence others.
  • Ability to work under pressure, long and odd hours including weekends when necessary.
2. Lubes Warehousing Scheduler - Mombasa 

Job Ref: HR/VE/DIS/2

Reporting to the Outbound Logistics Supervisor, the Lubes Warehousing Scheduler will be responsible for monitoring and maintaining sufficient lubricants stocks levels at inland depots as per minimum stock/re-order levels to facilitate timely execution of customer order deliveries on time & in full.

Key Performance areas for the role:
  • Support delivery & implementation of the Mombasa Terminal Annual Health Safety Security & Environment plan.
  • Monitor and maintain sufficient lubricants stocks levels at inland depots as per minimum stock/re-order levels.
  • Raise appropriate documentation for all lubes deliveries as per procedure daily and follow up with concerned parties for corrective action as necessary.
  • Ensure Warehouse procedures are duly adhered to in line with ISO standards and internal Controls.
  • Ensure trucks carry optimum axle weights for both the local and exports.
  • Reduce wastage from leakers delivered to the warehouse and other stock losses and follow up for decantation.
  • Effective supervision of Warehouse staff
  • Manage packed lubes custody transfer from Lubricants Blending plant to ensure accurate transition and the handover reports duly signed.
  • Receive invoice / delivery note copies to confirm all are stamped by customers and maintain a file and register for executed invoice / delivery note copies.
  • Assist in conducting daily stock count. Maintain nil lubricants stock variances.
  • Check, follow up and review the journey plans and vehicle movement reports of the contracted trucks to ensure compliance.
  • Ensure safe and secure arrangement/storage of lubricants at all times to avoid pilferage and obsolescence
Minimum requirements/competencies:
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies/Engineering, working experience in Warehouse operations is preferred
  • Should be self driven; able to work independently to deliver results.
  • Good communication skills and a hands-on team player with ability to work long hours without loosing focus.
  • Good HSSE knowledge and customer service experience
3. Tank Farm Foreman - Mombasa 

Job Ref: HR/VE/DIS/3

Reporting to the Tank farm & Marine Supervisor, the Tank farm Foreman is responsible for preparing storage tanks for product receipts, storage and loadings, manning the actual receipt process, product quality checks, offloading bulk product trucks in a safe, secure manner whilst maintaining Health Safety Security & Environment standards.

Key Performance areas for the role:
  • Monitor tank stock levels and plan safe product receipts with stakeholders to ensure nil stock out.
  • Undertake efficient ship discharges to keep demurrage costs at a minimum
  • Ensure that all product receipt operations are conducted safely and in accordance with the laid down procedures
  • Carry out daily tank dipping and conduct timely reconciliation. Maintain stock variances to within target and conductprompt investigations and explanation for those outside tolerances
  • Avail tanks for gantry operations in a timely manner.
  • Conduct timely and accurate tank sampling/quality checks as part of product receipt/issuance process.
  • Ensure that good housekeeping is maintained at the tank farm and pump areas at all times.
  • Maintain tank farm operations records including Key Performance Indicators.
  • Effectively manage safekeeping of tanks, bund wall valves and interceptor keys and locks to ensure controls assuranceprocess remains intact and accurately recorded in the tank farm seals register.
  • Requisition and securely store seals for Tank farm use, dispense the same and account for all issued seals.
Minimum requirements
  • Higher National Diploma or Equivalent in Technical studies
  • Atleast 2-3 years experience in depot operations preferably in Tank farm
  • Good communication skills with ability to work under pressure, long and odd hours including weekends. Physically fit with no phobia to height.
Applications
 
If you are up to the challenge, and possess the necessary qualifications and experience, please send your detailed resume with your cell phone number via email to hrkenya@vivoenergy.com. 

Please indicate your experience/qualifications, and clearly quote the job title and reference. 

The Deadline for applications is 22nd April 2013.
 
Only short-listed applicants would be contacted.
 
Vivo Energy is an equal opportunity employer!
Republic of Kenya
 

The Kakamega County Government
 
The County Assembly
 
Vacancy
 
Member of The County Assembly Service Board 

(1 Post)
 
Article 176 (1) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 establishes a County Assembly for each County Government. 

To enable effective carrying out of functions of a County Assembly, the County Government Act No. 17 of 2012 has established the County Assembly Service Board which shall be responsible for the following functions:-
 
a) Providing services and facilities to ensure efficient and effective functioning of the County Assembly.
 
b) Constituting offices in the County Assembly Services and appointing and supervising office holders.
 
c) Preparing annual estimates of expenditure of the County Assembly Service and submitting them to the County Assembly for approval and exercising budgetary control over the service.
 
d) Undertaking, singly or jointly with other relevant organizations programmes to promote the ideals of parliamentary democracy; and
 
e) Performing other functions necessary for the well-being of the members and staff of the County Assembly or as prescribed by the National Legislation.
 
Section 12 of the Act further states that the County Assembly Service Board shall comprise the Speaker of  the County Assembly as the Chairperson, the leader of the Majority Party, the leader of the Minority party and one person resident in the County appointed by the County Assembly from among persons who have knowledge and experience in public affairs, but who are not a members of the County Assembly.
 
Pursuant to the statutory requirement, the Kakamega County Assembly wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons resident in Kakamega County, who have knowledge and experience in public affairs, holders of first Degree from a recognized University but who are not members of the County Assembly to be considered for the position of a member of the County Assembly Service Board.
 
How to apply:
 
a) Each application should be accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials and a letter from the Area Chief confirming that the applicant is a resident of an area within the Kakamega County.
 
b) All applications should be clearly marked ‘Application for the position of a Member of the County Assembly Service Board’ on the envelope and hand delivered to:-
 
The Interim Clerk of the County Assembly
Kakamega County
P O Box 36 – 50100
Kakamega

Online applications should be emailed to kakamegacountyassembly@gmail.com So as to reach the Interim Clerk of the County Assembly on or before 19th April, 2013.
 
Note: Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. 

Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
 
Patrick W. Kamwessar
Interim Clerk,
County Assembly of Kakamega
Wajir County Government
 

Office of The Governor
 
Vacancies
 
The office of the Governor, Wajir County wishes to recruit competent and qualified professionals to  fill the following positions as per the Constitution of Kenya 2010 under article 176 (first schedule) and sections44, 46 & 57 of the County Government Act, no. 17/2012:

1. County Executive Committee Members (10 posts), 

County Chief Officers  (10 posts)
 
The following functional areas are essential:
  • Finance & Economic Planning
  • Agriculture and Livestock Development
  • Water, Energy, Forestry, Environment & Natural Resources
  • Public Health, Medical Services and Sanitation
  • Education, Youth Affairs, Culture and Social Services
  • Lands, Physical Planning & Housing
  • Public Works, Roads & Transport
  • County Public Service Management
  • Trade, Industrialization, Cooperative Development Tourism & Wildlife
  • Information, Communication & EGovernment
Requirements for County Executive Committee member, the candidate must:
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Be holder of at least first degree from a recognized University
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years working experience in any of the above relevant functional areas
  • Satisfies the requirement of chapter six of the constitution on Leadership and Integrity
  • Not be a holder of any other state or public office
Requirements for County Chief Officer, the candidate must:
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Be a holder of a first degree from a recognized University
  • Have a minimum of 10 years of Working experience in a relevant functional area
  • Satisfies the requirement of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity
  • Not a holder of any other state of public office
The Key responsibilities of County Chief Officers are but not limited to the following:
 
(i) Responsible to respective County Executive Committee member for administration of one of the functional areas/County  Departments listed as above:
 
(ii) To advice respective County Executive Committee member and provide support needed for the day-to-day Management of the County Departments

(iii) As Accounting Officers of the County Departments will be required to manage a complex set of multiple accountabilities

Read more on duties for the jobs and expectations of the positions as outlined in the County Government Act, no. 17 of 2012.

NB: A masters Degree will be an added advantage for both positions.

2. County Public Service Board:
 
Chairperson  (1 post), 

Members (5 Posts) and
 
Secretary (1 post)
 
For appointment to these positions, the candidate must:
  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Be in possession of a first degree from a recognized university
  • For Chairperson and Vice Chairpersons not less than ten years working experience and for members not less than 5 years working experience
  • Certify the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity
  • Demonstrates professionalism
  • Should not be a public or a state officer
  • Understands the diversity within the County
  • Be visionary and a strategic thinker
  • The Secretary must be a Certified Public Secretary of a good professional standing
NB: A Masters Degree will be an added advantage
 
3. County Secretary 

1 Post

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Secretary to the County Executive Committee
  • Head of County Public Service
  • Implement Policies passed by County Executive Committee
  • Under take other functions as may be directed by the County Executive Committee
For appointment to County Secretary  position, a candidate must:
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Be a graduate with Masters Degree from a recognized University
  • Have working experience of not less than ten (10) years
  • Have track record in managing and implementing projects
  • Satisfies six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity
  • Have done Strategic Leadership Development Programme of not less than six weeks
How to apply:
 
Applicants applying for job should attach a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, national identity card or passport and other relevant supporting documents. 

All applications should be clearly marked on the envelope with applicants stating the position for which they are applying and addressed to:
 
The Interim County Secretary,
Wajir County
P.O.Box 9-70200
Wajir
 
Manual applications should be delivered to  office of The Interim County Secretary’s office located at former Wajir County  Council. 

Online applications should be  emailed to: cswajir2013@yahoo.com.

The applications should reach The Interim  County Secretary not later than 26th April  2013.

Wajir County is an equal opportunity employer hence encourages women and the physically  challenged persons to apply. 

Note: Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. 

Canvassing will  lead to automatic disqualification.

The Governor
Wajir County
Our Client: Saint Gobain Glass

Industry: Construction / Building Materials

Job Title: Key Accounts Manager

Type of Hire: Local

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Gross Salary: USD 2,000 per month
 

Job Responsibilities:
 
The person is responsible to develop project sales for premium products such as coated glass and lacquered glass by working with the architects, builders, consultants and fabricators.
 
Mandatory Requirements:
  • Previous experience in industries dealing with Elevator, Central air-conditioning, Ceiling materials, Premium Construction Products.
  • Preferably Graduate Engineer in Civil / Mechanical / Electrical. Non-engineer candidates with relevant experience may also be considered. 
Required Qualifications and Skills:
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years in sale of Construction / Building Material products in East African countries.
  • Should have successful work experience in working with reputed architects, builders and fa├žade consultants in the region.
  • Selling skills of High end Construction / Building material products Ability to work closely with specifying agencies for large Government projects / Consultants / Architects / selling / contact with general contactors, interior contractors, specialty sub-contactors.
  • Selling personality / Stature & Communication & Influencing Skills Ability to deal with high end Architects / Consultants / Project Managers.
  • Valid driving license.
  • Analytical skills & business acumen; Excellent communication skills – both verbal and oral;
How to Apply:

Please submit your application only if you satisfy “Mandatory Requirements.”

Kindly justify your application by stating similar experience at your previous / current job. 

Send your CV (in PDF format, MS Word will not be considered) titled with your name, to jobs@genesisconsult.net no later than 20th April 2013. 

The subject line of the application should read “Key Accounts Manager.” 

Please do not call the recruitment firm or its respective client, doing so will forfeit your application process.
Dynamic People Consulting is recruiting a Jameson Brand Ambassador for Pernod Ricard Kenya, a global competitor in wines and spirits.

Reporting to the Regional Brand Ambassador - Whiskies, the role of the Brand Ambassador is to conduct the most informative and professional product/brand tasting in Kenya to high profile connected consumers.

The Jameson Brand Ambassador will be responsible for the following;

  • Building relationships with target outlets including consumer and trade promotions, bar staff education, negotiation of brand visibility space/opportunities;
  • Recruiting & converting Key influencers & target consumers to the brand through trial & brand education;
  • Seeking relevant opportunities for brand activation – trade associations, relevant events etc.;
  • Optimising visibility and identifying opportunities (e.g. in-store communication) for Jameson in the off-trade;  assist sales team with store merchandising, incorporating POS materials etc;
  • Representing the Jameson brand to trade & lifestyle press when/where opportunities arise;
  • Representing Jameson best practice to assist in design and implementation of key on/off trade activities to Sales and Marketing team;
  • Promoting and highlighting Jameson PR activities to relevant media / press contacts;
  • Identifying opportunities in the market suitable for Jameson involvement;
  • Identifying & targeting On-Trade accounts for brand image/development in collaboration with the Trade Marketing Manager;
  • Maintaining a database of all prospects collected from events attended, leads and collecting from premium clubs.
The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing;
  • Three – Five (3 – 5) years work experience in a dynamic Marketing environment;
  • Has a strong desire and passion for brand marketing and sales;
  • Ability to embody the Jameson charisma;
  • Strong IT skills;
  • Outgoing, confident and an excellent communicator;
  • A creative & highly enthusiastic self-starter;
  • Independent, self motivated & can work off one’s own initiative.
If you believe you qualify for this position, please apply for the position by uploading your CV to our website: www.dpckenya.com  under vacancies.

Only qualified candidates shall be contacted
Position: Account Assistant
 

Location: Nairobi
 
Industry: NGO

Our client, an International NGO focusing on resource management is looking for an Accounts Assistant.

The ideal candidate will have thorough understanding of accounting concepts and financial procedures for development partners including DFID, EC, USAID among others.

Key roles and responsibilities
  • General ledger posting and bank reconciliations
  • Incoming and receipts accounting
  • Participate in projects and annual budgeting
  • Projects expenditure mapping and reconciliations
  • Maintain the project asset register to ensure expenditure and disposals are correctly recorded and follow specific donor requirements
  • Produce monthly reconciliations between the assets register and the actual register
  • Ensure correct balances for deferred and accrued income
  • Assist in the year-end audit preparations
  • Produce ad hoc financial reports as requested by the Finance Manager and budget holders
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Commerce or Finance and a recognized professional qualification accounting either ACCA or CPA (K)
  • A strong NGO background
  • A minimum of 2 years experience
  • Working experience with computerized accounting systems, standard spreadsheet and Database programs
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines in a pressurized environment
  • A strong team player
To apply, send your CV only to vacancies@flexi-personnel.com before 25th April 2013. 

Clearly indicate the position applied for and minimum salary expectation on the subject line
Color Creations Africa Limited is a leading branding company that develops below the line products / services. 

We are best known for market leadership in the supply of quality assorted promotional and awareness material to corporate and non-governmental / humanitarian organizations.

Position: Sales Account Managers
Job Description
  • Signing off new clients.
  • Account development – Existing key clients.
  • Market research, to gain knowledge on new products based on clients needs and introducing and developing them into the market in conjunction with the Product Development Department.
  • Developing micro sales strategies/plans in line with the overall sales strategy/plan and implementing the same within the assigned clients and markets.
  • Setting the sales targets and following up on sales performance based on these targets.
  • Compilation of the weekly sales reports that indicate the sales conversation rate to be reviewed by the Head of Sales.
Education & professional requirements:
  • Degree in Sales and Marketing or any other business related course/higher diploma in sales with a minimum 4 year proven sales track record.
  • Proficient computer user skills.
  • Selling skills.
  • Management skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Excellent people handling skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • It would be an added advantage if one has done Regional Sales.
Applications to be send to the HR Manager through hr@colorcreations.co.ke.  

Candidates to include current pay package and expected pay package and the subject “SALES ACCOUNT MANAGERS”
We are looking for a creative writer who must
 

Be able to advertise our company by writing articles
 
Be a devoted Christian
 
Have a vivid imagination and be able to handle criticism and rejection.
 
Must be able to work independently and have the ability to promote themselves and their work.
 
Have originality, determination and discipline.

Qualified and interested candidates should email a cover letter and a copy of resume to hr@familymedia.tv by COB 19th April 2013.
We are a reputable construction company with interests in mining. 

We are looking to fill in the following positions:

1) Geologist

2) Quarry Manager


Relevant qualifications and work experience a must. 

Send applications indicating the position applied for on the subject head to jobsfind11@gmail.com by 27th April 2013.
Vetworks Eastern Africa is a Kenyan organisation founded in 2007 and has wide experience in livestock programming. 

Vetworks Eastern Africa works in livestock sector enhancing capacities of communities, institutions and governments in reducing vulnerabilities of the livestock keeping communities and supporting improvement and investments in livestock based livelihoods. 

Vetworks believes in practical applications of sustainable livelihood approaches. 

Project Manager

Reports to: Programmes Coordinator
 
Responsible for: Animal Welfare officer, Community development officer and other staff.
 
Location: Based in Narok town. To support project in Narok and Kericho Counties with occasional travel for meetings in Nairobi.
 
Hours: Normal working hours plus out of hours work as required
 
Conditions: Local appointment. One year with possibility of extension.
 
Closing date: 20th April 2013
 
Role
 
The Project Manager (PM) will provide technical support, direct supervision, facilitation and monitoring of the Vetworks Animal Welfare project implementation process.  

The PM will be responsible for project development processes including development of short and midterm plans and communicating the same to Vetworks implementing partners. 

The PM will support to animal welfare project in a culturally appropriate manner and in accordance with standards and guidelines agreed by Vetworks Eastern Africa and its partners.
 
Reponsibilities
 
Project development
  • Project development and review of Animal welfare strategies, goals and objectives.
  • Development and preparation of project budgets and proposals.
Project management
  • Develop and manage field teams for effective field project implementation.
  • Calling and managing project planning meeting.
  • Plan, develop and review of the monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Ensuring the project acquires necessary project inputs and are utilized to achieve project objectives.
  • Collaborate with other Vetworks departments to ensure Vetworks resources are efficiently utilized.
  • Collate and prepare the donor quarterly, midterm and final reports.
Project finance management
  • Ensure adequate use of finances allocated to project activities
  • Collaborate with the finance manager in preparation of quarterly, midterm and final financial reports.
Staff management
  • Manage the animal welfare project personnel
  • Develop and manage animal welfare staff development plans
Communication and network
  • Inform and collaborate with Programmes Coordinator on continuous basis
  • Represent Vetworks in County and sub-County forums
  • Liaison and network with relevant livestock partners and collaborators to improve coordination of activities and understand the changing policy environment and promote shared agenda.
Minimum requirement
  • At least a first degree (Bachelors) in a relevant livestock development discipline; such as veterinary degree, livestock health or livestock production;  or in a discipline such as rural development studies.
Knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge of basic animal welfare concepts and an understanding of the importance of working equines to the economies of developing countries
  • Programme development, implementation management, monitoring and evaluation experience especially at the field-level through partners at grass roots
  • Financial management experience, including developing, managing, monitoring and reporting on programme budgets in an efficient and effective manner
  • Experience leading and managing multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience in liaising with government authorities
Skills and altitudes
  • Clear strategic thinker with strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Energetic and incisive person able to translate vision into reality
  • A culturally sensitive communicator and manager with excellent negotiation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, working diplomatically with people at all levels in the counties to develop trust, shared understanding and motivation
  • Good organisation, planning and follow up skills
  • Ability to prioritise and handle a diverse and heavy workload, working under pressure and often to tight dead line
  • Strong IT skills
  • Fluent in Swahili and English
  • Good information management skills including the ability to write clear concise reports for a variety of audiences in Swahili and English
  • Willingness to work flexibly and, on occasions, outside of office hours
  • Committed to the aims of the Vetworks, animal welfare and community development
Please send your application and CV with three Referees Reference “PROJECT MANAGER”  to fredme2013@live.com
Vetworks Eastern Africa is a Kenyan organisation founded in 2007 and has wide experience in livestock programming. 

Vetworks Eastern Africa works in livestock sector enhancing capacities of communities, institutions and governments in reducing vulnerabilities of the livestock keeping communities and supporting improvement and investments in livestock based livelihoods. 

Vetworks believes in practical applications of sustainable livelihood approaches. 
 
Accounts Clerk

Reports to: Administration and Operations Manager
 
Location: Based in Nairobi.
 
Hours: Normal working hours plus out of hours work as required
 
Conditions: Local appointment. One year with possibility of extension.
 
Closing date: 20th April 2013
 
Roles
 
To maintain Vetworks Eastern Africa Books of Accounts, manage taxes, statutory deductions, stores and logistics in a culturally appropriate manner and in accordance with standards and guidelines agreed by Vetworks Eastern Africa and its partners.
 
Responsibilities
 
Finance
  • Inspecting and entering accounting data into QuickBooks accounting and MS Excel accounting system clerically managed by Vetworks Eastern Africa,
  • Reconciliation of expenditure with the approved budget
  • Confirmation that all funds received together with all exchange gains/loss were received and correctly recorded.
  • Confirming accuracy of vouchers, accounts and cost centers examination that all vouchers are in accordance with the subject of budget position arithmetical accuracy of vouchers, accounts and cost centers
  • A review of the system of internal accounting donor accounting requirements and administrative control procedures to confirm their adequacy and effectiveness.
  • Monthly checking of NSSF/NHIF/PAYE returns and advice on new policy developments from KRA.
  • Management of Quick Book/MS Excel  accounts and Asset register
  • Management reports, Bank reconciliation, G&L maintenance and internal control review reports
Administrative duties
  • Office errands
  • Logistical support to the projects
  • Store keeping and store ledger maintenance
Minimum requirement
  • At least a higher diploma with a CPA II
Knowledge and Experience
  • Knowledge & experience working in development sector in Administration and finance management.
  • Knowledge and ability to understand and operationalise administrative instructions, financial and accounting policies, rules and procedures is required.
  • Knowledge and experience in using software packages such as Quick books
Skills and Altitude
  • Accounting skills and with CPA II and above
  • Good information management skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and working diplomatically with colleagues
  • Good organisation, planning and follow up skills
  • Ability to prioritise and handle a diverse and heavy workload, working under pressure and often to tight dead line
  • Strong IT skills
  • Fluent in Swahili and English
Please send your application and CV with three Referees Reference “ACCOUNTS CLERK” to fredme2013@live.com

Vetworks Eastern Africa is a Kenyan organisation founded in 2007 and has wide experience in livestock programming. 

Vetworks Eastern Africa works in livestock sector enhancing capacities of communities, institutions and governments in reducing vulnerabilities of the livestock keeping communities and supporting improvement and investments in livestock based livelihoods. 

Vetworks believes in practical applications of sustainable livelihood approaches. 
 
Community Development Officer

Reports to: Project Manager
 
Location: Based in Narok town. To support project in Narok and Kericho Counties with occasional travel for meetings in Nairobi.
 
Hours: Normal working hours plus out of hours work as required
 
Conditions: Local appointment. One year with possibility of extension.
 
Closing date: 20th April 2013
 
Roles
 
To implement, monitor, supervise and provide technical support to the animal welfare activities of the project in a culturally appropriate manner and in accordance with standards and guidelines agreed by Vetworks Eastern Africa and its partners.
 
Responsibilities
 
Project implementation
  • Be at all times a role model for sympathetic and humane handling, treatment and management of working equine animals
  • Responsible for supporting and building the capacities of communities and livestock service providers to develop and effectively implement plans that lead to the desired change at community level in Knowledge, attitudes and practice, which support the overall organizational goal of improving equine welfare
  • Responsible for providing ongoing technical and mentoring support in community engagement and monitoring aspects of the animal welfare project
  • Apply techniques and tool kits such PRA tools to mobilize and engage effectively with equine owning communities to advance equine welfare
  • Monitor and evaluate the community engagement aspects of their project  to ensure desired change is being realized among equine owning communities
  • Responsible in promoting cross-learning between Counties in community mobilisation aspects through gathering, documenting and sharing best practices
  • Support and carry out studies and assessments as required.
Project finance management
  • Ensure adequate use of finances allocated to project activities
Communication and network
  • As required, work closely with the Research Team to support relevant community-based participatory (action) research
  • Representing and communicating the interests of the Vetworks animal welfare work internally and externally
  • Assist the Programme Manager to identify and effectively manage all community development related risks.
Minimum requirement
 
At least a relevant higher Diploma or first degree (Bachelors) in a relevant livestock development discipline; such as livestock production with bias of rural development;  or in a discipline such as rural development studies, development  and social sciences studies.
 
Knowledge and Experience
  • Knowledge of basic animal welfare concepts and an understanding of the importance of working equines to the economies of developing countries
  • Experience in conducting participatory monitoring and planning of programmes at community level,
  • Experience in assessing training needs and capacity building of community groups
  • Proven practical experience in identifying, establishing and managing community development issues and related conflicts
  • Knowledge and experienced in participatory training approaches
Skills and Altitudes
  • Clear strategic thinker with strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • A culturally sensitive communicator and excellent negotiation skills
  • Motivation to engage and learn and be at all times a role model
  • Strong and engaging communication and presentational skills to a variety of audience
  • Have training and facilitator skills
  • Good organisation, planning and follow up skills
  • Ability to prioritise and handle a diverse and heavy workload, working under pressure and often to tight dead line
  • Strong IT skills
  • Fluent in Swahili and English
  • Good information management skills including the ability to write clear concise reports for a variety of audiences in Swahili and English
  • Willingness to work flexibly and, on occasions, outside of office hours
  • Committed to the aims of the Vetworks, animal welfare and community development
Please send your application and CV with three Referees Reference “COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER”  to fredme2013@live.com

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